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Judge Alfred Otto Grubb
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Birth: Aug. 23, 1799
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1867

Occupation: listed as Lawyer by 1860 previously a farmer.. oral history states he was a Judge verified by documents deposited in the Pike County Court House in Illinois.
Election Aug. 1, 1836
Benj. C. Dunniway, dem 406 136
Alfred Grubb 270
E. W. Hickerson 41
Cornelius Jones 62
Alfred Grubb 1838
Alfred Grubb,1840
Alfred Grubb 1857-61
Election Nov. 8, 1857
-- County Judge
Alfred Grubb, dem 1785 169
C. Harrington, rep 1616
Election Nov. 4, 1844
-- Representatives
Thomas Hull, whig 1358
Jon. Frye, whig 1374
B. B. Metz, whig 1416
Alfred Grubb, dem 1563
James M. Higgins, dem 1587
Wm. P. Harpole, dem 1559

Information for the ancestors of Alfred rec'd from Anthony Elam, on 19 Mar 2003 [verified from info obtained from various sources including the Noted Bio's and History of Pike County, Illinois]
in the village of Barry, in 1838. Alfred Grubb was the first justice of the Peace
Known as the 'Little Bay Horse' he had his brick dwelling mowed down by a Cyclone [tornado] abt 1846 a note of this incident is written in the 'Past and present of Pike County, Illinois. Massie, M. D.. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co.. 1906.'
Atlas Map, Pike Co., Illinois, 1872. pg 50.
Hon. Alfred Grubb, Sr. was born near Pittsylvania Court House, in New Bedford County, Virginia, August 24, 1801. His mother died when he was but twelve years old, and as his father was from home most of the time, following his trade, - that of miller and millwright, the care of two younger brothers and one sister devolved upon Alfred. At the age of nineteen he was married to a Miss Jemima Greer, and moved to Somerset, Kentucky. In 1826, his wife died, leaving four children to the care of their father. In 1827 Mr. Grubb married for his second wife Miss Eliza January Porter. In 1830 - 1836 he removed with his family to Pike County, Ill., and located in Pleasant Vale. At that time there but four families on the Pleasant Vale and Kinderhook road; viz: John Melhiser, S.A. January, Harvey Blair, and Samuel Blair, Mr. Grubb making the fifth. Mr. Grubb had six children born to him by his second wife. Their township increased in population so fast that in 1843 or 1844 they found it necessary to elect a justice of the peace in Barry township; consequently Mr. Grubb was selected to fill that office, but he soon tired of it and resigned. He was soon after elected county commissioner, and in 1840 was elected Sheriff of the county. In 1845 he was elected to represent his county in the legislature, which he did to the entire satisfaction of his constituents. Mr. Grubb had become so well known for his many good qualities, both as a man and an officer, that he was called upon to fill offices much oftener that was agreeable to him. In 1850 he was chosen Judge of the Probate Court, much against his will - so much so, that he threatened to decline. A friend hearing him, said, "That will never do; the people want an honest man in that office, and have called on you to take it." With reluctance he accepted the office, and once each month rode from Barry to Pittsfield, remaining two weeks to attend to the duties of his office. This he continued four years, on a small salary. The Judge was noted for his kindness of heart, as shown by his liberality to the widows and orphans, in assigning them dower. His health failing him, the Judge refused to accept the office for the second term, but gave way for another, and resumed the practice of law. He was often appealed to by poor women who thought had not been dealt with fairly. He never turned them off, but always pleaded their cases for them. Besides his law business, the Judge was engaged the real estate business and was also agent for obtaining bounty warrants for soldiers of the war of 1812. His whole life was spent on doing. 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth January Porter Grubb (1811 - 1883)
  Lucy F Grubb McAtee (1820 - 1902)*
  Sarah Porter Grubb Allen (1828 - 1899)*
  Alfred O. Grubb (1828 - 1841)*
  John Burwell Grubb (1830 - 1887)*
  Susan F P Grubb Fletcher (1837 - 1874)*
  Malrina F. Grubb (1842 - 1845)*
  Henry T. Grubb (1849 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Barry Cemetery
Pike County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Jean MC
Record added: May 19, 2012
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Judge Alfred Otto Grubb
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Judge Alfred Otto Grubb
Added by: Kathy Robinson
Judge Alfred Otto Grubb
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