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Joseph Robb
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Birth: Oct. 7, 1808
Death: May 22, 1898

JOSEPH ROBB, farmer; P. O. Chippewa Lake; was born Oct. 7, 1808 in Chester Co Penn., of a family of thirteen children, he being the second in order of birth, all of whom were born to James and Sarah (Russell) Robb; his father's name was Joseph, who was a native of Scotland. The Russells are likewise of Scotch extraction. Joseph's father had four sisters and three brothers William. John and James; the sisters were Isabella, Hannah, Jane and Mary. Joseph was raised to farming pursuits. In 1827, he removed West with his parents to Milton Township, Wayne Co, Ohio. His father was in limited circumstances, and was not in possession of means to purchase land at his coming, but rented several years before purchasing. Joseph lived with his father several years after he became a man, and attended to his father's business. On April 2, 1835 he wed Mary L. Lance, who was born 1814 in Jefferson Co Ohio. She was a daughter of Henry and Lucinda (Lee) Lance. The Lances are from New Jersey, and the Lees from Virginia. After Mr. Robb was married, he lived one year in Guilford; then returned to Wayne Co, where he lived three years. In 1839, he came to Lafayette township, and has since remained; first purchased 100 acres of unimproved land and began in the woods; the first year he cleared 15 acres and continuing on, he in time transferred the forest growth to cultivated fields. He has devoted his life to agricultural pursuits, and though beginning with nothing, he has, by patient industry and frugality, acquired a good home and a competence for his declining years. To him have been born two children Henry N. and Sarah. Henry died February 21, 1870, aged 29; his death fell with such force upon the mind of his mother that her reason became dethroned, and she died in 1871. Sarah is the wife of John Stone, of Milton Township, Wayne Co. On March 5, 1874, Mr. Robb married second, Mrs. Sarah (Hawley) Chapin. She was born in Solon, Cortland Co N. Y. April 9, 1813. She was a daughter of Stephen and Polly (Welch) Hawley; he was a native of' Connecticut; she of Dutchess Co N. Y. To them were born a family of seven children. The family came West in 1837, and located in Pittsfield, Lorain Co, Ohio. Mrs. Robb's first husband was Norman Chapin, a native of Cortland Co, N. Y.; to them were born two children, none living, he died in 1868. Mr. Robb has three brothers Jackson in Weymouth; Franklin in Kansas, and John in Henry Co Ill. Mr. Robb has for many years been a consistent member of the Baptist Church. He has now an excellent farm of 125 acres. ["History of Medina County & Ohio" Illus. Chicago: Baskin & Battey Historical Publishers, 1881; Part III, Biographical Sketches : Lafayette Township, p854]. 
 
Note: s/o James & Sarah (Russell) h/o Mary L. & Sarah
 
Burial:
Mound Hill Cemetery
Seville
Medina County
Ohio, USA
Plot: SE2 390:06
 
Created by: Laurie H
Record added: Jan 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32990041
Joseph Robb
Added by: Beverly Sprowl Teibel
 
Joseph Robb
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Do not stand there at my grave and weep; I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn's rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the s...(Read more)
- Laurie H
 Added: Feb. 4, 2009
 
 
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