John N. Albin, farmer, [Athens Township] section 31, is a son of Joseph Albin, and a grandson of William Albin. Joseph Albin, a native of Kentucky, emigrated to Indiana in an early day, locating in Lawrence County, where John N. Albin was born, on the 10th day of June, 1826. In 1831 his parents moved to Putnam County, Indiana. He was reared on a farm, and has made farming his occupation during life, except while in Indiana, where for a time he was engaged in teaching. In the spring of 1854 he came to Missouri and located in Gentry County, where he now has a landed estate of about 900 acres. His home farm, containing 423 acres, is one of the best improved farms in the township. During the war he served in the State Militia, and was one of a few who voted for Lincoln in Gentry County at his first election. Mr. Albin married in February, 1855, Miss Rebecca Young, of Tennessee, who died in August 1859, leaving a family of two children, Joseph F. and Mary R. His second marriage occured in August 1860 to Miss Mary J. Rund of Ohio, by whom he has eight children: Ida M., Charles F., Caroline R., Rosanna F., Delulia A., Lola B., Walter L. and Homer.
The History of Gentry and Worth Counties, Missouri, National Historical Co., St. Joseph, Missouri, p. 294.