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in Maryland in 1789, Frederick Robb, was the son of Michael Robb and Elizabeth
Markee of Alsace-Lorraine Germany. His grandfather, Frederick B. Robb
also a native of Germany. Frederick migrated to Jessamine County, Kentucky before 1800, later coming to Franklin County, where he settled in the Bridgeport area. He
began purchasing various tracts of land suitable for tavern sites; one parcel which he sold to Shelah Bailey.
married Mary Neat, daughter of John and Susan Neat. By Mary, eleven
children were born; Michael, George W., Susan, Eliza, Mary Ann, Sallie, Martha,
William N., Jonas, James, and Joseph. Mary Neat Robb died in 1855. Frederick remarried Julia A. ___. He died in Shelby County in 1861.
Old Bridgeport, by Jillson
Forks of Elkhorn Church, by Ermina Jett Darnell
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