Andrew Rabb

Andrew Rabb

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 27 Aug 1869 (aged 76)
La Grange, Fayette County, Texas, USA
Burial Fayette County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 53793939 · View Source
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Judge Rabb
Andrew Rabb, Old Three Hundred colonist, legislator, and first chief justice of Fayette and Bastrop counties, son of Mary (Smalley) and William Rabb, was born in Pennsylvania in 1793. The family moved to Illinois in 1804, to the Red River in Arkansas in 1818, and to the Colorado River in Texas in 1823. Rabb and one of his brothers cleared land on the west side of the river above the site of present LaGrange in 1823 and 1824, but because of Indian depredations they moved down the Colorado to locate permanently in the Egypt settlement.
As one of Stephen F. Austin's colonists, Rabb received title to 1½ sitios of land in what is now Wharton County on August 10, 1824. The census of March 1826 classified Rabb as a farmer and stock raiser with a wife, Margaret (Ragsdale), two sons, and a daughter. In 1827 Rabb signed resolutions declaring allegiance to the Mexican government and condemning the Fredonian Rebellion. He represented the Fayette County area in the Convention of 1833 and was nominated as chief justice of Mina (Bastrop) County in December 1836. He petitioned for the organization of Fayette County in 1837 and represented the new county in the Third Congress of the Republic of Texas. He was a member of the board of trustees of Rutersville College in the 1840's and was elected to the Eighth Congress in 1843.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 53793939
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Rabb (6 Jan 1793–27 Aug 1869), Find a Grave Memorial no. 53793939, citing Mantan Cemetery, Fayette County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Bobbie Camp Floyd (contributor 46638110) .