|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1740|
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 1786|
Peter was a Patriot ironmaster and second-generation member of Pennsylvania's Grubb Family Iron Dynasty. He was the minority owner and operator of the Cornwall (Pennsylvania) Iron Works with his brother Curtis Grubb, from about 1765 until his death in 1786. The brothers provided significant cannon and munitions to the Revolutionary War effort, and were both elected Colonels of their respective militias, Peter's the 8th Lancaster Battalion.
While most of the Cornwall Iron Works had fallen out of the Grubb family's hands by the late 1790's, Peter's heirs developed their remaining portion and became one of Pennsylvania's largest iron producers well into the late 1800's, operating out of Mount Hope in Manheim, Lancaster County.
Peter married Mary Shippen Burd in 1771 and they had two sons. Following her death shortly after childbirth, he also had a relationship with his uncle Samuel Grubb's adopted daughter Hannah Bellarby Grubb, who had volunteered to help out in the household. She bore him a daughter, Hannah Elizabeth, but Peter was so distraught of his wife's death that he never married again.
More information about Peter Grubb, Jr. and the Cornwall Iron Works can be found at:
Peter Grubb, Jr., Ironmaster and Patriot
The Grubb Family Iron Dynasty
Peter Grubb (1702 - 1754)
Martha Bates Grubb (____ - 1741)
Mary Shippen Burd (1753 - 1774)
Alan Burd Grubb (1772 - 1828)*
Henry Bates Grubb (1774 - 1823)*
Hannah Elizabeth Grubb Heintzelman (1774 - 1812)*
Curtis Grubb (1731 - 1789)*
Peter Grubb (1740 - 1786)
Specifically: Buried at Hopewell Forge by Family
Created by: Lynn S. Grubb
Record added: May 09, 2010
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