HENRY T. ALBRO, farmer, sec. 36, Big Rapids Tp., was born in Greenfield,
Wayne Co., Mich., Jan. 5, 1841. The place of his birth is now within the
limits of the city of Detroit. He is a son of Clark and Catherine (O'Neil)
Albro, the former born July 5, 1819, at Cortland, N.Y., of French and
English extraction. The mother was a native of County Tyrone, Ireland, born
in 1821, and first came to the United States when very young. Her father
was a sea captain and she was on the Atlantic Ocean, chiefly when she was
six years old. She died April 26, 1883, at Detroit.
Mr. Albro was married May 9, 1867, to Cynthia R., daughter of William and
Rosanna Butler of English and German descent on the paternal side, and on
the mother's, of Scotch and French origin. Mrs. Albro was born in Detroit,
Mich., Jan. 15, 1852.
Mr. Albro came to Mecosta County in September, 1867, and took up 33 acres of
government land on sec. 36, on which he now resides, and has a good portion
under fine cultivation.