David Robb Genealogy
1812-1907, undated
1 folder

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Processed by: Christina Baich, May 2006

Biographical Note:

David Barr Robb was born on July 12, 1771, in Ireland. He came to America in 1775, settling first in Pennsylvania. He later moved to Kentucky (1786) and finally settled in Gibson County, Indiana (1800). In 1800, he married Nancy Eckley with whom he had ten children. Robb was justice of the peace in Knox and Gibson counties (1801); Gibson County Surveyor (1814); and register of the U.S. Land Office in LaPorte, Indiana (1833-1837). He served in the War of 1812 and was a captain in the 26th Regiment (1826) and 83rd Regiment (1834) of the Indiana Infantry. He served in the territorial House of Representatives (1813-1814); the Indiana House of Representatives (1820-1823, 1825, 1828-1829); and the Indiana Senate (1829-1833). Robb was also a member of Indiana’s 1816 Constitutional Convention. He died on April 15, 1844.


Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Volume 1, 1816-1899. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1980.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains copies of family charts, a page from the family Bible, and other materials providing biographical and genealogical information about David Robb.

Item Listing:

1812-1906	Family Record page of family Bible
1830	                Speech about David Robb and settling of Gibson County, given by Eliza Brownlee
1907 June 1	Ainsworth, Adjutant General F. C., to Mrs. James Rockwell, transcript, with biographical 
                                and genealogical information about David Robb and Joseph Eckley, 5 p.
undated	                Photostat copies of family charts, 4 p.
undated	                Photostat copy of geographical charting of the Robb family (2 copies)
undated	                Photostat copy of Robb family births and deaths
undated	                Photostat copies of list of family names, 3 p.

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder

Collection Dates:

1812-1907, undated


Louise Embree, 8 March 1962

Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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