Albert Washburn, a native of Franklin County, Vermont, was born 17 Mar 1823. He was the son of Phineas and Sylvia (Wright) Washburn. In Lucas County, Ohio Albert married Emily Green on the first of January in 1848. She was born 5 May 1827 to Nathan S. and Mary (Jordan) Green in Summit County, Ohio. The family settled in Montcalm County 16 March 1856.
Emily died in 1891 and is buried in Ferris Center Cemetery, Vestaburg, Montcalm County, MI.
Albert and Emily had three children: Nathan G. (1849-1864) born in Ohio; Mary D. (1858-1918) born in Michigan, wife of Sylvester Goldner; and Emily Jane (1865-1892) born in Michigan.
|Service||At the age of 42 Albert Washburn enlisted from Montcalm County on 22 Sep 1864. He was in Company E, 14th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th A. C. as a private. He fought at Clintonville, NC, 20 Mar 1865 , where he was captured and confined in Libby prison for ten days. On 12 Apr 1865 he was given a furlough of 30 days, rejoining his command May 12, at Camp Chase, Ohio, and receiving an honorable discharge 15 June 1865. He was pensioned.|
|Siblings||Two brothers were in the service: Archibald in 5th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, who was wounded in action, and William in 9th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Henry Green, brother to Emily, served in an Ohio regiment. Albert's father, Phineas, fought in the War of 1812, and was in the battle of Plattsburg. Phineas' father served during the Revolution.|
|Records||1850 Census||Richfield Township, Lucas County, OH|
|1860 Census||Ferris Township, Montcalm County, MI|
|1870 Census||Ferris Township, Montcalm County, MI||also in ag census in 1870|
|1880 Census||Ferris Township, Montcalm County, MI||also in ag census in 1880|
|1884 MI Census||Ferris Township, Montcalm County, MI||farmer|
|1890 Veteran Census||Ferris Township, Montcalm County, MI||Vestaburg|
|Burial||Ferris Center Cemetery
Vestaburg, Montcalm County, MI
Find A Grave #97171448
|Some biographical information from Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol II, 1892.|
|contributed by Paula Johnson|