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Benjamin Albee was an early settler in Cass County. He improved a farm and made a home in Bear Grove Township, where he lived most of the time until 1882, when he went to Oregon, returning during the fall of 1884. He was a native of New York. His wife was Miss E. N. Dickenson, and they had five children, all of whom are now living. William Albee, the oldest son, and the present deputy sheriff, was born in New York, on May 19, 1844, where his youth was spent. He enlisted August 8, 1862, in Company K, One Hundred and Tenth New York Regiment, for three years, and participated in numerous engagements. He was mustered out of the service on August 28, 1865, and came directly to Iowa, to which State his people had moved, and made his home with them in Polk County, until the time of his marriage to Sarah E. McKibbon, July 3, 1867. They removed to this county and made a settlement in Atlantic township in 1868, on the northeast quarter of section 15. In 1880 he went to Griswold, where he served as marshal two years. Mr. and Mrs. William Albee were the parents of two children, Vinnie, born in 1868, and Charles B., born in 1880.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex, from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 369.

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