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Col Curtis Grubb
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Birth: 1731
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 1789
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA

Curtis Grubb was a Cornwall, Pennsylvania ironmaster and patriot, the majority owner of the Cornwall Iron Works who served four terms in the Pennsylvania Assembly. He and his brother Peter Jr., second-generation members of the Grubb Family Iron Dynasty, inherited the ironworks from their father Peter Grubb and operated it successfully from about 1765 through the 1780's. They were significant providers of cannon and munitions to the Revolutionary War effort and were both elected militia Colonels, Curtis' was the 6th Lancaster Battalion. He was commissioned the military rank of Sub-lieutenant on October 23, 1777.

Curtis' majority interest in the ironworks gradually fell out of the family's hands during the 1790's, to Robert Coleman who became Pennsylvania's first millionaire. Peter's heirs, however, developed their small remainder into one of Pennsylvania's largest iron empires through the late 1800's, operating out of Mount Hope in Lancaster County.

Curtis' mother was Martha Bates Grubb, who died around 1741.

Curtis Grubb was thrice married, first to Ann Few. His divorce from her in 1769 was granted by a special act of the Pennsylvania Assembly. He later married Elizabeth Carpenter, who died after the birth of their second child. He then had a long relationship with his cousin Hannah Bellarby Grubb, who bore him a son in 1781. His marriage to another cousin Ann Grubb in 1783 spawned serious inheritance issues that led to the breakup of the family iron business.

The fascinating story of Curtis (and Peter) Grubb can be found at:

Curtis Grubb, Ironmaster and Patriot
and also
The Grubb Family Iron Dynasty
Family links: 
  Peter Grubb (1702 - 1754)
  Martha Bates Wall Grubb (1702 - 1741)
  Ann Few McNeal
  Elizabeth Carpenter Grubb (1752 - 1775)
  Ann Grubb Grubb (1763 - 1795)*
  Peter Few Grubb (1757 - 1805)*
  Curtis Grubb (1772 - 1790)*
  Jehu Grubb (1781 - 1854)*
  Martha Grubb (1784 - 1802)*
  Samuel Grubb (1784 - 1805)*
  Juliana Grubb (1786 - 1803)*
  Curtis Grubb (1731 - 1789)
  Peter Grubb (1740 - 1786)*
*Calculated relationship

This marker is a cenotaph. His remains were re-interred, about 1935 for unknown reasons, at Curtis Grubb, Hebron Moravian Church Cemetery.
First Reformed Church Cemetery
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Lynn S. Grubb
Originally Created by: Greg Keller
Record added: Jun 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38222005

- Charles Alcaraz
 Added: Apr. 3, 2015
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- Neil D Scheidt
 Added: May. 31, 2014
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- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: May. 11, 2014
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