Biography of James W. Robb
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Robb, James W., was born in Holley, June 17, 1837, a son of Joseph W. Robb, who was born at Dublin, N. H., October 18, 1807, and the father of the latter came from the north of Ireland at an early date, settling in Dublin, N. H. Joseph W. was the first of the family to come to Orleans county, where he traveled on the road with goods for a time, and later was a prominent business man, grocer, owner of a market, etc., in Holley. He finally erected a store and took in his son James W. as partner, until it was destroyed by fire, when his son rebuilt it, having bought the site from his father. James W. was engaged in business at Churchville, for a time, and for several years was traveling salesman. Mr. Robb has been burnt out several times, but has always rebuilt and persevered in his business, in which he has met with success. He married Camelia, daughter of Ephraim Thompson, of Kendall, and their children living are: Harriet, Albert W., and Florence. Joseph W. Robb married Maria T. Pierce, of Clarendon, and their children were: Agnes, Mary, Helen, Julia. and James W., all of whom grew to maturity. One son and one daughter died young.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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