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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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J. H. ROBB (deceased) was born in this county, in 1813. His father was Joseph Robb, a farmer of the county for many years, who married Sarah Fletcher, by whom he had thirteen children, J. H. being among the youngest. At the death of his father our subject purchased the farm which he owned for a number of years. He retired from agricultural pursuits in 1855 to Mt. Lebanon, where he remained until his death, in 1880. He married, in 1838, Miss Margaret, daughter of William and Margaret (Herdman) Glenn, of an old family of the county. Mrs. Robb, now in her seventy-second year, resides at her pleasant home in Mt. Lebanon, highly respected by all who know her. She is a member of the U. P. Church, of which Mr. Robb was also a member; politically he was a republican.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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