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 Robert Grandison McCubbins

Robert Grandison McCubbins

Birth
Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, USA
Death 27 Jun 1902 (aged 78)
Edgar County, Illinois, USA
Burial Paris, Edgar County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section D Lot 1129
Memorial ID 131654691 · View Source
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The death of Robert G. McCubbins, one of the sturdy pioneers of Edgar Count, occurred at his home on East Court Street, at 5:30 A. M. today, being consequent to long and painful illness with chronic gastritis.
Mr. McCubbins located in this county as early as 1840, and after various hazards in distant fields, took up his final residence here in 1865. He was born in Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, September 15, 1823, and lived part of the time in Claiborne and Grainger Counties, that state, until 17 years of age. He came with his mother and a younger brother to Illinois, making the journey overland with a team and being on the road two weeks. They arrived here in the fall and made their home during the winter with Colonel Mayo. The following spring Mr. McCubbins purchased a partially improved farm one and one-half miles south of Paris, which nearly ten years of hard and earnest work, brought to a high state of cultivation.
During the California gold excitement in 1850, Mr. McCubbins crossed the plains, driving his own team and taking with him several others. The journey was beset with hardship and peril, including an occasional brush with hostile Indians. He remained in Sacramento until the following spring, and then went up to the mouth of Rabbit Creek on the Feather River, where he remained for a year and a half. Later he went to Virginia City, where he engaged in mining with very fair success. He was on the Pacific Coast about ten years, and then went to Virginia City, Nevada, where he remained five years, mining and carpentering. In March, 1865, he returned to Tennessee and on the 4th of July following, was married to Miss Martha Jane Huddleston, who survives him.
They returned at once to this county and settled on the old farm, heretofore spoken of, where they lived until 1882. In that year Mr. McCubbins retired from active labor and took up his residence in Paris, where the family has since resided. Of the four children born to Mr. and Mrs. McCubbins, three survive, Lulu Belle, wife of James Hartley, Robert and Kate, all of this city. The eldest son, John, died a few years ago. Aside from his wife and children, Mr. McCubbins is survived by one brother, Zach, who is now lying at the point of death at his home in Perry, Oklahoma.
Mr. McCubbins was a successful farmer, his land holdings aggregating about 400 acres, all well improved and highly productive. He was in every sense a good and upright citizen, whose death will be widely and sincerely deplored.
Funeral services will be conducted from the family residence, 506 East Court Street, Sunday at 2 o'clock P.M., Rev. L.H. Williams officiating. Interment at Edgar Cemetery.
Paris Daily Beacon-News, Friday Evening, June 27, 1902, Page 1.


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  • Created by: Sylvia
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131654691
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Grandison McCubbins (15 Sep 1823–27 Jun 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131654691, citing Edgar Cemetery, Paris, Edgar County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Sylvia (contributor 47904065) .