refuge in Macon County, Mo., until
the troubles were over.
Mr. Brady in the spring of 1863
returned to this county during the progress of the
Civil War, but in the meantime had served as a
Confederate soldier in Company I, 4th Missouri
Infantry. He located permanently on his present farm
in September, 1870, and is now the owner of one of the
most desirable estates in this part of the county.
Our subject was married, in May,
1870, to Mrs. Sarah Nestor, widow of George W. Nestor.
and daughter of Dudley and Kerby Abbott. Mrs. Brady
was born Oct. 9, 1843, in Missouri. Her parents were
natives of Ohio, and their household consisted of
fourteen children. Of her union with our subject there
have been born five children, four of whom are living,
namely: Thomas H., John D., Edward W. and Andrew J.
The eldest is sixteen years of age and the youngest
nine. Of the first marriage of Mrs. Brady there had
been born two children. both daughters, Caroline and
Martha, who are living in Oregon and married. Mr.
Brady, politically, is a Democrat, and socially, in
1883 identified himself with the Masonic fraternity.
FLEMING W. ROBB, ex-member of the Nebraska
Legislature, and one of the early pioneers of this
county, first crossed the Missouri on the 23d of June,
1856, at the old town site of Wyoming, and at once
pre-empted the quarter of section 3, where he has now
a well-developed farm, which yields in abundance the
products of Southern Nebraska. Subsequently he added
120 acres to his first purchase, eighty acres of which
he has since presented to his son, Montgomery Robb. He
came to Nebraska with moderate means, but has now a
good property, and socially, occupies a high position
among the leading men of his community and county.
Prior to casting his lot with the
pioneers of Nebraska Territory our subject had spent
his years in Lycoming County, Pa., having been born
near the town of Muncie, that county Aug. 31, 1815.
His father, William F. Robb, was a native of Carlisle,
that State, and of excellent Scotch-Irish stock. When
two years of age he removed with his father, Robert
Robb, to Lycoming County, when that section of country
was peopled principally by Indians and wild animals.
Robert Robb settled upon a tract of land where he made
some improvements, but was finally driven off by the
Indians. He finally located in Muncie Township, where
he spent the remainder of his life, and where his
death took place at the home of his son William F.
The father of our subject became
intimately acquainted with the privations and
hardships of life in a new country, such as was
Pennsylvania during his boyhood and youth, and
developed into manhood in Lycoming County. He was
there married in Muncie Township to Miss Mary
Shoemaker, a native of Lycoming County, and of Dutch
ancestry. Her family had lived for a time in Berks
County, and were people well-to-do and highly
respected. After marriage the elder Robb and his young
wife located on a farm in Muncie Township, where they
spent the remainder of their lives, doing good to all
around them and building up for themselves and their
children a comfortable homestead. Their sons and
daughters were given a practical education and trained
to habits of industry and principles of honor. The
father in religious belief was a Presbyterian, while
the mother held to the doctrines of the Lutheran
Our subject was the fourth son and
fifth child of his parents. Of the parental family
only he and his brother Charles W., a prominent
attorney of Pittsburgh, Pa., are living. Fleming W.
was reared to manhood in his native county, where he
learned the trade of a tanner, which he followed a
number of years in Pennsylvania. In common with the
young men of his time, his chief ambition was to have
a pleasant and comfortable home of his own, and with
this end in view he was married, June 23, 1846, to
Miss Ellen W. Montgomery. This lady was burn in
Clinton Township, Lycoming Co., Pa., Feb. 28, 1826,
and is the daughter of John and Mary (Hammond)
Montgomery, who died in their native State,
Pennsylvania, many years ago, the mother while a young
woman and the father at the age of forty-eight years.
Their family consisted of seven children, two of whom
are living; the sister Elizabeth is the widow of
Edward L. Lloyd, of Williamsport, Pa.