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DNA Tested Family Lines



Lineage 1- Peter Robb / Raub of Pennsylvania
This family descends from Peter Raab/Raub/Robb, who was born in Germany or PA, and died in Ohio. This family is haplogroup E1b1b1.


Lineage 2- Robb / Robe of Scotland and Ireland
William Robe was born, probably in Scotland, in about 1719, and came to Monongalia County, Virginia, now West Virginia. Information on the descendants of William Robe from descendant and researcher Margaret Summitt can be found here . This family is haplogroup I2b1.


The line of Robert Robb of Cumberland and Lycoming Counties, Pennsylvania has an 63/67 match with the descendants of Joseph Robb below. There is an 80% chance of a common relative within 12 generations and a 93% chance within 16 generations, so these families are certainly connected. Robb researcher John B. Robb has good evidence to support that many of these lineage 2 families connect to John Robb b. say 1695, who appears first on the 1726 tax list for Sadsbury Township, Chester Co., PA, and continues there until at least 1748. He is found on the tax list for Cumberland Co. in 1751, and made his will in that county on 10 Jun 1761.
  • John Robb b. say 1695, d. bef 21 Jun 1762 Cumberland Co., PA, m. Mary [McKnight?}
    • James Robb b. abt 1726 Sadsbury Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, d. bef 20 Jun 1809 Mercer Co., PA, m. [Martha Pollock?]
    • Robert Robb b. 11 Sep 1727 Sadsbury Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, d. 10 Sep 1814 Muncy Township, Lycoming Co., PA, m. Susannah Flemming- Marie Robb [marie.robb AT thomsonreuters.com]
      • John Robb b. 21 Jan 1761 Cumberland Co., PA, d. 1831 Lycoming Co., PA, m. Ira Waldron
        • John Robb. b. abt 1785 PA, d. 1872 Laporte, IN
      • James Robb b. 15 Mar 1775 Muncy Twp., Northumberland Co., PA, d. 5 Mar 1857 Lycoming Co., PA, m. Mary Smith
        • Robert Thomas Robb b. 30 May 1816 Muncy Township, Lycoming Co., PA, d. 4 Dec 1902 Lycoming Co., PA, m. Elizabeth McConnell
        • Nathaniel Robb b. 15 Apr 1819 Muncy Township, Lycoming Co., PA, d. 29 Jul 1863 Lycoming Co., PA, m. Elizabeth Thompson
          • John Thompson Robb b. 13 Nov 1856 Muncy Township, Lycoming Co., PA, d. 31 Oct. 1930 Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS, m. Clara B. Crow
            • Arthur Francis Robb b. 12 Feb. 1888 Wakarusa, Shawnee Co., KS, d. 12 Sep 1974 Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS, m. Sarah A. Baxter-R-24
      • William Fleming Robb b. 12 Dec 1782 Muncy Twp., Northumberland Co., PA, d. Aug 1863 Lycoming Co., PA, m. Mary Shoemaker
        • David Robb b. 1808 Lycoming Co., PA
        • Robert Robb b. 1813 Lycoming Co., PA, d. 1884, m. Nancy Snowden
        • Fleming W. Robb b. 31 Aug 1815 Muncy Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, d. 10 Apr 1896 Nebraska, m. Ellen Montgomery
        • Daniel Robb b. abt 1815 Lycoming Co., PA
        • Henry Robb b. abt 1815 Lycoming Co., PA
        • Charles William Robb b. 1822 Lycoming Co., PA, d. 3 Apr 1894 Allegheny Co., PA, m. Rosetta Bennet
        • John Quincy Robb b. 1824 Muncy Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, d. 14 Nov 1850 San Francisco, CA
    • John Robb b. say 1740 Sadsbury Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, m. Jerusha Craft
    • David Robb b. say 1742 Sadsbury Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, d. bef 6 Aug 1819, m. Margaret Ross


The line of William Robb b.1750 in Ireland matches the line of William Robe, born 1719 in Scotland, and the line of James Robb, who died in 1814 in Indiana, on 34 of 37 markers. This means that there is a 90% probability that there is a common ancestor within 16 generations for all three families.
  • William Robb b. 2 Mar 1750/51 Ireland, d. 1 Jan 1830 Maury Co., TN -Norene Allen [nallen630 AT kc.rr.com]
    • Joseph Eli Robb b. 11 Apr 1781 Ireland, d. 11 Nov 1861 Maury Co., TN, m. Anna Whiteside
      • James Eli Robb b. 21 Nov 1807 Charleston, SC, d. 7 Jul 1854 Marion Co., IL, m. Martha Ann Young
        • Samuel Eli Robb b. 21 Jun 1827, d. 18 Jan 1881, m. Agnes Pruett
        • James Wesley Robb b. 7 Jan 1829, d. 15 dec 1916 m. Christiann Allman
        • John Henry Robb b. 28 Dec 1833, d. after 1910, m. Martha Nevins
        • William Young Robb b. 29 Jan 1844 Patoka Twp., Marion Co., IL, d. 22 Dec 1871 Kinmundy Twp., Marion Co., IL, m. Mary Ann Jones
          • Charles Eli Robb b. 2 Feb 1864 Kinmundy Twp., Marion Co., IL, d. 25 Jan 1942 Hurley, Stone Co., MO, m1. Nora Ann Watson, m2. Lutitia Rosella Chick-R-14
    • John Robb b. 28 Oct 1791, d. 2 Jun 1866


  • Joseph Robb b. c1765 Ireland, d. 1816 Maury Co., TN, m. Ann - Greg Robb [acwlogcabin AT mesanetworks.net]
    • John Robb b. 29 Oct 1791 York Co., SC, d. 2 Jun 1866 Waynesville, Dewitt Co., IL, m. Barbara Robison
      • Eli Hugh Robb. b. 27 Jul 1825 Maury Co., TN, d. 2 Feb 1904 Clinton, Dewitt Co., IL, m. Clarissa Lanterman
        • James Henry Robb b. 24 Jan 1849 Waynesville, Dewitt Co., IL, d. 22 Mar 1907 Warsaw, IL, m. Margaret Martin
          • James Owen Robb b. 6 Jul 1892 Old Ursa, Adams Co., IL, d. 1 Jan 1977 Davenport, Scott Co., Iowa, m. Emily Cooper -R-38


The William Rab of Lancaster Co., PA line
Information on William Rabb, b. 1770, can be found in the Handbook of Texas Online at: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/RR/fra7.html . William Rabb was one of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colonists, and his biography on the Handbook of Texas website makes for fascinating reading. The descendants of Andrew Robb are related to the Robb lineage above, with an 80% chance of a common ancestor within the last 16 generations, and a 98% chance of a common ancestor within the last 25 generations. While more distant from Andrew, the descendants of John Robb b. abt 1729 still show a close relationship to R-2 above.
  • William Rab b. say 1700 Northern Ireland, d. c1753, m1. Isabella
    • John Robb b. c1728, d. c1804, m. Barbara McKnight
      • William Robb bapt. 13 Nov1757 Lancaster Co., PA
      • John Robb bapt. 15 Apr1759 Lancaster Co., PA
      • James Robb bapt. 28 Jun1761 Lancaster Co., PA
      • Andrew Robb bapt. 22 Feb1770 Lancaster Co., PA
      • Samuel Robb bapt. 8 Sep1770 Lancaster Co., PA
      • David Robb b. c1775 Lancaster Co., PA
      • Joseph Robb bapt. 8 Apr 1777 Lancaster Co., PA
      • Moses Robb bapt. 5 Sep 1779 Lancaster Co., PA
    • Samuel Robb b. say 1732, m. Eleanor Dicks
      • William Robb bapt. 17 Mar 1763 Lancaster Co., PA
      • Benjamin Robb bapt. 16 Jun 1765 Lancaster Co., PA
      • Joseph Robb bapt. 13 Sep 1767 Lancaster Co., PA
      • Elijah Robb bapt. 22 Feb 1770 Lancaster Co., PA
      • Samuel Robb bapt. 2 Dec 1772 Lancaster Co., PA
      • Hamilton Dicky Robb bapt. 12 Nov 1775 Lancaster Co., PA
      • James Robb bapt. 3 May 1778 Lancaster Co., PA
    • William Robb b. say 1737, m. Alice McLean
      • John Robb bapt. 21 Jun 1767 Lancaster Co., PA
    • Joseph Robb b. say 1741 PA, d. aft 1810, m. Jean Vogan
      • William Robb bapt. 23 Jun 1771 Lancaster Co., PA
      • John Robb bapt. 25 Jul 1778 Lancaster Co., PA
      • James Robb bapt. 25 Jun 1780 Lancaster Co., PA
      • Josiah Robb bapt. 1 Aug 1784 Lancaster Co., PA
  • William Rab b. say 1700 Northern Ireland, d. c1753, m2. Margaret -Roberta Mueller [scull AT softcom.net]
    • Andrew Robb b. c1747 Drumore, Lancaster Co., PA, d. 5 Spt 1804 Hot Springs, Bath Co., VA, m. Mary Scott
      • William Rabb b. 21 Dec 1770 Fayette Co., PA, d. 1831, m. Mary Smalley
        • Andrew Rabb. b. 1793 Fayette Co., PA, d. 1869 Fayette Co., TX, m. Margaret Ragsdale
          • Thomas Rabb b. 1831 TX
        • John Rabb b. 31 Dec 1798 Fayette Co., PA, d. 5 Jun 1861 Barton Springs, Travis Co., TX, m. Mary Crownover
          • Zebulon Montgomery Pike Rabb b. 7 Oct 1822 Spanish Territory of Mexico, now La Grange, Fayette Co, TX, d. 22 Apr 1894 TX, m. Nancy Hamblin
            • William E. Rabb b. 25 Oct 1855 TX
            • John Rabb b. 1858 Travis Co, TX, d. 1916, m. Ellen Virginia Wilson
              • James Richard Rabb b. 30 Aug 1881, d. 1938, m. Mamie Ann Hartmann-R-11
        • Thomas J. Rabb b. abt 1801 Fayette Co., PA, d. 29 Oct 1846 Fayette Co., TX, m. Serena Gilbert
          • Ulysses Rabb b. 12 Aug 1830 Colorado District, Austin's Colony, d. 14 Jan 1887 Fayette Co., TX
        • Ulysses Rabb b. abt 1800 Fayette Co., PA
      • John Rabb b. 1 Dec 1772 Fayette Co., PA, d. New Orleans, LA


This line is closely related to the line of William Robb of Lancaster, above. It is likely that Johnston Rabb was a great-grandson of William, but it is not yet clear which from which line he descends.
  • Johnston Rabb b. 18 Oct 1790 PA d. 3 Sep 1868 Fountain Co., IN, m. Mary Elizabeth Ainsworth
    • Andrew Rabb b. 1818 Warren Co., OH d. 1867 IN, m. Rhoda Maxwell
      • Franklin J. Rabb b. 20 Feb 1854 Covington, Fountain Co., IN, d. 19 Jan 1927 Redbird, Gasconade Co., MO, m. Elizabeth Teegarden
        • Asa I. Rabb b. 9 Feb 1883 Attica, Fountain Co., IN, d. 20 Jul 1941 Turner, Wyandotte Co., KS
        • Otto M. Rabb b. 20 Aug 1889 Niotaze, Chautaqua Co., KS, d. 3 Mar 1974 St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL
        • Uil T. Rabb b. 28 Sep 1893 Niotaze, Chautaqua Co., KS, d. 5 Aug 1947 Granite City, Henry Co., IL - R-12
    • Smith Rabb b. Aug 1822 OH, d. 28 Nov 1902 Vermillion Co., IN, m. Mary Ann Carwile
    • Levi Rabb b. abt 1827 OH, m. MJ Conover


The Joseph Robb of York and Washington Counties, Pennsylvania Line
The immigrant ancestor, Joseph, appears first in the 1760s in the records of York Co., PA, where most of his children were presumably born, but removed late in life to Washington Co, PA, Cross Creek Township, where he died about 1812, leaving a will. Descendants of Joseph are found in many of the same counties of western PA, OH, and IA as descendants of the immigrant ancestor William Rab, also of Lineage 2. There is a 64/67 match between this line and the line of James Robb b. c1780 above. Descendants of this lineage include John Barrett Robb.

  • Joseph Robb b.say 1735, d. abt Jan 1812 Washington Co., PA, m. Mary
    • John Robb b.abt 1761, d. say 1772
    • Robert Robb b. abt 1763
    • Joseph Robb b. abt 1765
    • Samuel Robb b. 8 Sep 1770, d. abt 1842, m. Elizabeth Strain-Gail Robb [g_robb7 AT hotmail.com]
      • Joseph Patterson Robb b. 8 Feb 1799 PA, d. aft 1870, m. Ann/Hannah
      • Joel Robb b. 1 May 1804 Washington Co., PA, d. 8 Sep 1880 Gays Mills, WI, m. Jane Patton
        • Joseph Patterson Robb b. 23 Apr 1832, d. Apr 1853
        • Samuel Henry Robb b. 27 May 1834, d. 17 Nov 1911, m. Mary Ann Smethurst
        • James Alexander Robb b. 2 Feb 1836 McConnelsville, OH, d. 22 Nov 1911 Gays Mills, WI, m. Frances Eliza Gay
        • John George Robb b. 14 Feb 1843 McConnelsville, OH, d. 7 Jul 1924 Minneapolis, MN, m. Harriet Anna Gay
          • Edward Gay Robb b. 24 Sep 1873, d. 19 Aug 1971, m. Maude Muckey
          • Paul Raymond Robb b. 14 Feb 1877, d. 29 Apr 1949, m. Maude Katherine Orth
            • father of R-18 b. 17 Mar 1910 -R-18
          • James Alexander Robb b. 14 Aug 1882, d. 2 Jun 1976, m1. Marion Ireys, m2. Murrell Roche
          • Walter Clarence Robb b. 2 Feb 1885, d. 12 Mar 1972, m. Esther J. Chapman
          • John Donald Robb b. 12 Jun 1892, d. 5 Jan 1989, m. Harriet Block
      • Sylvester Robb b. 23 May 1807 Washington Co., PA, d. abt 31 Mar 1896 Washington Co., PA, m. Isabel Moore
        • Thomas Belville Robb b. 23 Oct 1843 Cross Creek, Washington Co., PA, d. 20 Sep 1918 Moravia, IA, m. Ester Ann Proctor-Bivins
          • Theodore Jasper Robb b. 28 Feb 1883 Doniphan, NE, d. 1961 Doniphan, NE, m. Dora White-R-34
      • Uel Robb b. 25 Sep 1815 VA, d. aft 1850
    • John Robb (again) b. abt 1773, d. 8 Jul 1850, m. Nancy Smith?
    • William Robb b. abt 1774
    • James Robb b. abt 1778, d. 1814 Jefferson Co., IN, m. Margaret (High or Kelly) - Ernest Robb [e.w.robb AT verizon.net]
      • John High Robb b. c1804 KY, m. Eliza Key
        • Milton Lafayette Robb b. 1835 Dyersburg, TN, m. Malissa Jane Holliday
          • James William Robb b. 1861 Litchfield, IL, m. Clara Lucinda Griffith
            • Vernie Calvin Robb b. 22 Oct 1886 Talmage Co., NE, d. 23 Apr 1936 Trinidad, Las Animas Co., CO m. Minnie Catherine Bird-R-23
            • Ernest W. Robb b. 1901 Wentworth, MO, m. Rachel Jane Hamilton -R-2
    • David Robb b. abt 1781
    • Joshua Robb b. abt 1783, d. aft 1850


Lineage 3- Robb of Lanarkshire, Scotland & County Down, Ireland
The line of Daniel Robb of County Down, Ireland has descendants in the United States and Australia. According to family history, the family came to County Down from Scotland. This would help explain the close match with the family of David Robb, who was born about 1775, probably in Lanarkshire, Scotland. They share a common ancestor, and are haplogroup R1b1a2.
  • Daniel Robb b. 1700 Co. Down, Ireland
    • Alexander Robb b. 1734 Upper Ballysallagh, Co. Down, Ireland, d. 11 Mar 1808 Upper Ballysallagh, Co. Down, Ireland, m. Jenny Carr- Christopher Robb [robb271251 AT optusnet.com.au]
      • Daniel Robb b. 21 Jul 1759 Lower Ballysallagh, Co. Down, Ireland, d. abt. 1843, m. Eleanor Jane Bryson
        • Alexander Robb b. 19 Apr 1800, d. 30 Dec 1887, m. Elizabeth White
          • David Robb b. 30 Oct 1832, d. 8 Apr 1851
          • James Robb b. 27 Mar 1834, d. 9 Oct 1863
          • John Robb b. 27 Sep 1835, d. 1 Apr 1895, m. Martha Gibson
          • Alexander Robb b. 23 Jan 1839 Ballybeen, Dundonald, Co. Down, Ireland, d. 9 Mar 1910, m. Jane Finlay
          • Andrew Robb b. 9 Aug 1842, d. 28 Mar 1874
          • William Robb b. Nov 1846, d. 9 Aug 1851
          • Samuel White Robb b. 8 Sep 1848, d. 27 Aug 1877
        • Andrew Robb b. 26 Aug 1806, d. 12 Jan 1866 USA, m. Martha Turner
        • James Robb b. 2 Sep 1810 Bangor, Co., Down, Ireland, d. 21 Feb 1898 Enon Valley, Lawrence Co., PA, m. Mina Ritchie
          • Alexander Robb b. 17 Dec 1838, d. 18 Oct 1918 USA , m. Martha Spence
          • Francis Robb b. 2 Jul 1844, d. 1930 Fresno, CA, m. Mary L. Wood
          • Thomas Robb b. 3 May 1846 Co. Clare, Ireland, d. 10 Aug 1921 Salina, KS, m. Charlotte Robinson Seanor
            • Francis Robb b. 14 Nov 1874 Salina, KS, d. summer 1959 Salina KS, m. Florence May Dow - R-9, R-39
          • James Robb b. 20 Oct 1849, d. 29 Apr 1877 Enon, PA
      • Alexander Robb b. 1776 Upper Ballysallagh, Co. Down, Ireland, d. 24 Dec 1852 Dundonald, Co. Down, Ireland
        • Alexander Robb b. abt 1810 Dundonald, Co. Down, Ireland, m. Eliza McDowell
        • Andrew Robb b. abt 1820, d. abt 1850, m. Jane Trotter
          • Alexander Robb b. abt 1849, d. 25 Feb 1877
        • William Finlay Robb b. 13 Oct 1822 Ballybeen, Dundonald, Co. Down, Ireland, d. 20 Dec 1896 Thornton, Victoria, Australia, m. Susanna McCullough
          • Thomas Alexander Robb b. 4 Jul 1853 at sea, d. 13 Oct 1935 Alexandra, Victoria, Australia, m. Mary Ann Frances Ward
            • Norman James Robb b. 1891 Australia, d. 1965 -R-4
          • William James Robb b. 4 May 1860 Epping, Victoria, Australia, d. 26 Dec 1913 Alexandra, Victoria, Australia, m. Emily Mary Robinson
          • John Robb b. 1864 Epping, Victoria, Australia, d. 1934 Hampton, Victoria, Australia, m. Marion Orchard
          • Henry Robb b. 1868 Alexandra, Victoria, Australia, d. 1 May 1949 Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia, m. Alice Jane Langford
          • George Francis Robb b. 1872 Alexandra, Victoria, Australia, d. 1885 Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
          • Walter Arthur Robb b. 1875 Alexandra, Victoria, Australia, d. 1946 Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
    • James Robb b. 1747 Newtownards, Co. Down, Ireland, d.1825 Jefferson Co., KY, m. Margaret Barr- Earl Robb [erobb48 AT sbcglobal.net]
      • John Thomas Robb b. 10 Aug 1769 Newtownards, Co. Down, d. 24 Jun 1818 Posey Co., IN, m. Lydia Waller
        • William Small Robb b. 1803 Jefferson Co., IN, d. 1877, Vanderburgh Co., IN, m. Lavina Finch
          • James William Robb b. 1833 Posey Co., IN, d. 1914 White Co., IL, m. Hannah Allyn
            • Oscar Robb b. 1862 Posey Co., IN, d. 1947 Clark Co., IL, m. Laura Norris
              • Earl Robb b. 1897 White Co., IL, d. 1970 Saline Co., IL, m. Lillie Edna Sheldon - R-3
      • David Robb b. 12 Jul 1771 Ireland, d. 15 Apr 1844 Indiana
      • James Robb, II b. 2 Oct 1773 Atlantic Ocean, d. 19 Jul 1828 Gibson Co., IN, m. Elizabeth Hyneman
        • Jehu John Robb b. 22 Nov 1804, d. 1855
        • Edwin Robb b. 1808, d. 1877
        • Moses K. Robb b. 22 Feb 1811 IN
        • James Barr Robb b. 8 Oct 1813 Gibson Co., IN, d. 19 Sep 1891 Gibson Co, IN, m. Elizabeth Ann Hyneman
          • John Alexander Robb b. 1853 Gibson Co., IN, d 1926 Willows, CA, m. Nany May Deffendall - Ken Berry [krb2 AT earthlink.net]
          • James Barr Robb b. 1861, d. 1937, m. Cassandra Jane Woods
            • John Howards Robb b. 8 Jan 1882 Gibson Co., IN, d. 11 Jun 1931 Gibson Co., IN, m. Susan Hart
        • David Robb b. 9 Dec 1815, d. 1894
        • John B. Robb b. 30 Oct 1823
      • John Robb b. 1775, d. 1818
      • Henry Robb b. 1778, d. 1861
      • Hugh Robb b. 1784, d. 1859
      • William Robb b. 1788, d. 1870
      • Samuel Robb b. abt 1790
  • Alexander Robb b. 1705 Co. Down, Ireland
  • James Robb b. 1710 Co. Down, Ireland

The line of David Robb is a close match, 62/67 markers, with the line of Daniel Robb of County Down, so there is a 90% probability of a common ancestor in the last 16 generations, or within roughly the last 400 years.
  • David Robb b. abt 1775 Scotland, m. Janet MacGregor -Charles Robb [csr612 AT cox.net]
    • David Robb b. 1801 Lanarkshire, Scotland, d. bef 1851 Lanarkshire, Scotland, m. Jean MacDonald
      • James Robb b. 1831 Lanarkshire, Scotland, m. Cecilia Spittal
        • James Robb b. Sep 1850 Lanarkshire, Scotland
        • William Robb b. 1854 Lanarkshire, Scotland
          • Charles Spittal Robb b. 18 Jul 1873 Hutchesontown, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, d. 26 Aug 1941, m. Susan Gay Estill
            • James Spittal Robb b. 1 Nov 1908 Elkins, WV, d. 17 Oct 1995 Hume, Fauquier Co., VA, m. Frances Howard Wooley-R-13
      • Charles Robb b. 1840 Lanarkshire, Scotland
      • Daniel Robb b. 1846 Lanarkshire, Scotland


The line of Robert Robb of Co.Down, Ireland, matches that of R-9 above on 36/37, and R-3 on 35/37, indicating a close relationship between these lines.
  • Robert Robb b. abt 1785 Ireland, d. about 1855 Hannastown, PA, m. Margaret Lowery - Duane Robb [duaner3 AT atlanticbb.net]
    • William H. Robb b. 6 May 1807 PA, d. 2 Feb 1896 Westmoreland Co., PA, m. Ann Crawford
      • Samuel Crawford Robb b. abt 1837 PA
      • George Robb b. 28 Feb 1839
      • William Lowery Robb b. abt 1843
    • James Robb b. 8 Jan 1812 PA, d. 1 Sep 1882 Johnstown, PA, m. Catherine Gore
      • John Robb b. 1846 PA
    • John Robb b. 8 Feb 1813 Hannastown, PA, d. 9 Apr 1886 St. Clair Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA, m. Margaret Haines
      • Benjamin Haines Robb b. abt 1837 PA
      • Augustus John Robb b. abt 1838 St. Clair Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
      • Isaac Jarrett Robb b. 1840 St. Clair Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA, d. New Florence, PA, m. Elizabeth Heacox
      • Samuel Miller Robb b. 1841 St. Clair Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 1 May 1896 New Florence, PA, m. Katherine Dorney
        • Hudson Robb b. abt 1875 PA, m. Anna Bowers
        • Richard Robb b. abt 1878 PA, m. Rosa Mae Hutchinson
        • Fred Hanes Robb b. 24 Jan 1880 PA, d. 13 Sep 1963 New Florence, PA, m. Odessa Cameron
          • Clarence Benjamin Robb b. 12 Jan 1907, d. May 1968 -R-22
      • George Hudson Robb b. 1846 PA, d. 1897, m. Sarah Junkins
      • John Wagoner Robb b. 15 Dec 1856 PA, d. 6 Dec 1903, m. Margaretta
    • Robert Robb b. 8 Jan 1816 Hannastown, PA, d. 14 Oct 1890, m. Polly Rugh
    • Matthew Robb b. 15 May 1817 Westmoreland Co., PA, d. Sep 1854 Westmoreland Co., PA, m. Isabel Johnson
      • Samuel Lowery Robb b. 12 Apr 1850 Ligonier, PA, d. 15 Feb 1923 Novinger, Adair Co., MO
      • Robert Johnson Robb. b. abt 1852 Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 14 Jan 1914 Westmoreland Co., PA
    • Samuel Robb b. 17 Nov 1818 Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 9 Sep 1829 Westmoreland Co., PA
    • Isaac Jarrett Robb b. 8 Jan 1821 Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 21 Jan 1902 Westmoreland Co., PA, m. Jane Brady
      • Isaac J. Robb b. 1854 Westmoreland Co., PA
      • Andrew H. Robb b. 1861 Westmoreland Co., PA
    • Augustus John Robb b. 1 Jan 1825 Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 1872 Westmoreland Co., PA
    • Benjamin F. Robb b. 27 Nov 1829 Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 29 May 1890 Johnstown, PA
      • Matthew Robb b. abt 1850 Westmoreland Co., PA
      • Frank Robb b. abt 1852 Westmoreland Co., PA


The line of Elijah Robb is connected to lineage 3. There is a 34/37 marker match to the line, so there is likely a connection several hundred years ago either in Scotland, Ireland, or the US colonies.
  • Unknown Robb b. abt 1830 AR, m. Elizabeth-John Robb [jdrobb AT ntelos.net]
    • Frederick E. Robb b. 1852 AR
    • Elijah Franklin Robb b. 1 Jan 1860 Masona, Chicot Co., AR, d. 5 Feb 1918 Texas, m. Lula Jones
      • John Franklin Robb b. 11 July 1881, d. abt 1914, m. Pearl Mayfield
        • David Young Robb b. 27 Feb 1909-R-33
      • Harvey Alvin Robb b. Jan 1885 TX


Lineage 4- Rabb of Lincoln County, NC
This Rabb line is from Lincoln County, North Carolina, but is not related to the Rabbs of Lineage 5. The families of John Rabb b. 1810 and William Rabb b. abt. 1831 are closely related. This line is haplogroup G.
  • John Rabb b. abt 1810 possibly Lincoln Co., NC, d. bef 3 Jul 1871, Cedar Mountain, Transylvania Co., NC, m. Nancy Pennix -Sandra Kidd [skkidd AT bellsouth.net]
    • Noah O. Rabb b. Sep 1839 NC, res. Haywood Co., NC, m. Ruth Elvira Cagle
      • Jacob E. Rabb b. Oct 1857 Transylvania Co., NC, res. Swain Co., NC
      • Henry Leonard Rabb b. 30 Jan 1860 Transylvannia Co., NC, d. 12 Jun 1937 Waynesville, Haywood Co., NC, m. Mary Julia Foster
        • Hugh L. Rabb b. 1893 Haywood Co., NC, m. Dora Mull -R-8
      • Ota Rabb b. abt 1868 NC
    • Felix Rabb b. May 1842 NC, m. Jennie
      • N. Jasper Rabb b. abt 1865 NC
      • John M. Rabb b. abt 1865 NC
    • Hezekiah Rabb b. abt 1848 NC
      • Isaac Monroe Rabb b. abt 1870 NC
    • Zachariah Rabb b. Jan 1850 NC, m. Mary
      • John Rabb b. abt 1875 NC
      • James Rabb b. abt 1875 NC
      • George L. Rabb b. Feb 1884 NC
      • Noah Rabb b. Mar 1886 NC
    • Peter Rabb b. abt 1859 NC

  • William Rabb b. c 1831 Lincoln Co., NC, m1. Rebecca Shitle-Wanda Rabb [wcr1951 AT yahoo.com]
    • Noah Henry Rabb b. abt 1866 NC
  • William Rabb b. c 1831 Lincoln Co., NC, m2. Milly Adeline Gantt
    • William Jacob Rabb b. abt 1878 Henderson Co., NC, m. Frances Elizabeth Black
      • Clarence Emmitt Rabb b. Mar 3, 1915 Cleveland Co., NC, m. Dovie Pauline Laws -R-7
    • Thomas Felix Rabb b. Jul 1879 Gaston Co., NC


Lineage 5- Rabb of SC and Lincoln County, NC
This family descends from Alexander Rabb b. abt 1713 SC. This line is haplogroup R1b1a2.
  • Alexander Rabb b. abt 1713 SC -Laura Rabb [laurarabb1 AT bellsouth.net]
    • William Rabb b. abt 1740 SC
    • Robert Rabb b. abt 1742 SC
    • James Rabb b. abt 1750 SC, d. 1814 Fairfield Co., SC, m. Hannah Barnett
      • William Rabb b. abt 1779 SC
      • James Rabb b. abt 1781 SC
      • John Rabb b. May 6, 1781 Fairfield Co, SC, d. 1 Oct 1844, m. Renthea Glazier
        • James Bell Rabb b. 17 June 1810 Fairfield Co., SC, d. 28 Aug 1841 Fairfield Co., SC
        • John Glazier Rabb b. 1 Oct 1813 Fairfield Co., SC, m. Nancy Watt
          • John Watt Rabb b. 24 Mar 1841 Fairfield Co., SC
          • James Kincaid Rabb b. 10 Mar 1846 Fairfield Co., SC
          • Clarence William Rabb b. 1849 Fairfield Co., SC
          • Jesse M. Rabb b. 1843 Fairfield Co., SC
          • Edwin Belser Rabb b. 27 Jul 1850 Fairfield Co., SC
          • Horace Rabb b. 1855 Fairfield Co., SC
          • Charles K. Rabb. b. 12 Feb 1860 Fairfield Co., SC
        • William B. Rabb b. 4 February 1817 Fairfield Co., SC, 25 Sep 1839
        • Robert A. Rabb b. 26 April 1822 Fairfield Co., SC, d. TX, m. Mary Proctor
          • John R. Rabb b. Aug 1848 Fairfield Co., SC
        • Calvin W. Rabb b. 15 Oct 1829 Fairfield Co, SC, d. 8 Aug 1864, m. Malissa King
          • Calvin Belser Rabb b. 12 May 1861 Fairfield Co SC, m. Margaret McMeekin
            • Calvin H. Rabb b. Dec 1889 Fairfield Co., SC
            • Ernest King Rabb b. 31 July 1893 Fairfield Co., SC
            • Augustus "Gus" Rabb b. Sep 1898 Fairfield Co., SC
            • Thomas Rabb b. Apr 1900 Fairfield Co., SC
            • James Marion Rabb b. 22 December 1902 Fairfield Co., SC, d. in infancy
            • Edwin Donald Bill Rabb b. 15 May 1904 Fairfield Co. SC -R-19
        • Thomas W. Rabb b. 6 July 1833 Fairfield Co., SC, m. Caroline
          • James W. Rabb b. 1855 Fairfield Co., SC
        • Joel Rabb b. 17 June 1836 Fairfield Co., SC, d. 19 Dec 1863 Knoxville, Knox Co., TN, m. Charity Crosby
          • William Baxter Rabb b. 13 Jul 1861 Fairfield Co., SC
          • Joel Franklin Rabb b. 26 Sep 1862 Fairfield Co., SC
      • Robert Rabb b. abt 1787
      • Barnett Rabb b. abt 1789

The line of William Rabb, who lived in Lincoln County, NC, but is not related to the Rabbs of Lineage 4, matches the line of Alexander Rabb on 35 of 37 markers, indicating a close relationship between these families.
  • William Rabb b. 1768 Lincoln Co., NC, m. Judith Bradshaw
    • William Rabb b. abt 1788 Lincoln Co., NC, m. Elizabeth Huson
    • Hezekiah Rabb b. abt 1790 Lincoln Co., NC
    • James Rabb b. abt 1795 NC, m. Hannah Keever
      • John Franklin Rabb b. 22 Feb 1818 NC, d. 21 Jun 1865 NC Newton, Catawba Co., NC, m. Rebecca Keener
        • John Franklin Rabb b. 12 Dec 1839 Catawba Co., NC, d. 5 May 1913, m. Suzanna Arndt
          • George Washington Rabb b. 21 Feb 1863 Catawba Co., NC
          • Logan Elias Rabb b. 10 Oct 1865 Catawba Co., NC, d. 1929
          • Charles Rabb b. 10 May 1874 Catawba Co., NC, d. 1876 Catawba Co., NC
        • George Washington Rabb b. 21 Dec 1841 Catawba Co., NC, m. Sarah Robinson
        • James Pinckney Rabb b. 4 May 1853 Catawba Co., NC, d. 18 Sep 1945 Lenoir Co., NC, m. Sarah Ann Bost
          • Ira Gaither Rabb b. 24 Jun 1879 Catawba Co., NC, d. 1956
          • John Preston Rabb b. 18 Dec 1880 Catawba Co., NC
          • Clarence Dennis Rabb b. 20 Sep 1882 Catawba Co., NC
          • Carroll Edgar Rabb b. 4 Sep 1884 Catawba Co., NC
          • William Franklin Rabb b. 6 Feb 1887 Catawba Co., NC, d. 19 Sept 1887 Catawba Co., NC
          • James Clyde Rabb b. 10 Feb 1891 Lenoir, Caldwell Co., NC, d. 27 Jun 1979 Marion, McDowell Co., NC, m. Beatrice Iris Patton
            • Clyde Guy Rabb b. 1 Jul 1918 -R-10
          • George Everette Rabb b. 27 Jun 1900 Lenoir, Caldwell Co., NC
        • William Harrison Rabb b. Mar 1854 Catawba Co., NC, m. Catherine Setzer


Lineage 6- James Robb of Grundy County, IL
This Robb line came from New York and settled in the mid-west. The family is haplogroup I2b1, but does not appear to be closely related to the Robbs of Lineage 2. Further testing could provide a stronger genetic link if the match at 37 markers is closer than the 12 marker match.
  • James Robb b. 1804 NY, d. 1855 Wauponsee, Grundy Co., IL, m. Rosanna Jones -Don Robb [robb AT directcon.net]
    • Andrew Jackson Robb b. 1829 Brown Co., OH, d. 1893 Morris, IL, m. Elizabeth "Betsey" Hulse
      • Emery Robb, b. Aug 1848 Mazon, Grundy Co., IL, d. 1935 Rocky Ford, Otero Co., CO., m. Sara Jane
        • Eugene Emery Robb b. 15 Aug 1879 Greeley, Weld Co., CO, d. 1919 Rocky Ford, Otero Co., CO, m. Mae Charlotte -R-15
        • Howard Robb b. May 1890 Greely, Weld Co., CO
      • John Wesley Robb b. 1855 IL
    • John W. Robb b. 1829 OH, m. Mary
    • William Marion Robb b. 10 May 1837 Grundy Co., IL, d. 28 Apr 1910 Smithville, Gosper Co., NV, m. Harriet Wyman
    • Cyrus M. Robb b. 1845 IL


Lineage 7- Arthur Robb of Chicago, IL, & Washington, DC Pennsylvania
Arthur Robb was raised by Silas Clark Robb and his second wife Henrietta Maria Stern; however, there was adoption event in this line as Silas Robb (lineage 1) is haplogroup E1b1b1, and this family is haplogroup I1.

  • Silas Robb b. 1833 Trumbull Co., OH, d. 1908 Washington, DC, m. Henrietta Stern - John Harrison [jharrison3 AT nc.rr.com]
    • Arthur Robb b. 1873 Springfield, IL, d. 1946 Fairfax Co., VA, m. Margaret Emily Thomas
      • David Robb b. 1906 Herndon, Fairfax Co., VA, d. 1973, m. Katherine Mayers -R-1


Lineage 8- Robb of Timpany, Co. Down, Ireland
This family descends from James Robb of Drumna Hall, Ballynahinch, County Down, Ireland. He came to Ireland from Edinburgh to serve as Chief Mason of the King's Works. The line is given in Burke's, The Landed Gentry of Ireland, p. 603. This line is haplogroup R1b1a2.
  • James Robb b. Scotland, to Ireland 1660, d. 1723 Drumna Hall, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Ireland, m. Anne Asken
    • Capt. James Robb b. abt 1665 Co. Down, Ireland, d. 27 Jul 1689 killed in action at Battle of Killiecrankie, Scotland
      • James Robb b. 1689 Drumna Hall, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Ireland, d. 10 Nov 1757 Drumna Hall, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Ireland, m2. Mary Arnold
        • James Robb b. 1743 Drumna Hall, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Ireland, d. 1805 Timpany, Co. Down, Ireland, m. Jane Arnold
          • John Robb b. 10 Sep 1794 Timpany, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Ireland, d. 9 Feb 1864, never married
          • Hugh Robb b. 9 Aug 1795 Timpany, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Ireland, d. 1853, m. Mary Arnold
            • James Robb b. 7 Mar 1826 Timpany, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Ireland, d. 1893, m. Mary Jane Wightman
            • Samuel Robb b. 18 Jul 1828 Timpany, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Ireland, died young
            • Alexander Robb b. 5 Oct 1833 Timpany, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Ireland, d. 1912 Timpany, Co. Down, Ireland, m. Sarah Gordon
              • Alexander Robb b. 9 Sep 1868 Timpany, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Ireland, d. 25 Aug 1942, never married
              • Hugh Arnold Robb b. 7 Apr 1871 Timpany, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Ireland, d. 17 Jul 1908 Meadowbank, Belfast, Ireland, m. Evelyn Johnston
                • Roy Thomas Alexander Robb b. 23 Feb 1892, d. 24 Jan 1928, never married
                • Colin Johnston Robb b. 3 Oct 1901 Timpany, Co. Down, Ireland, d. 1976, m. Elizabeth Moore Watson-R-16
              • William Robb b. 8 Jun 1875, d. 3 Sep 1945 Cassalecchio, Italy, never married
              • Samuel Robb b. 17 Jun 1876, m. Antonietta Carrara
              • David Robb b. 20 Jan 1881, d. 17 Jan 1948, never married
              • John Robb b. 20 Mar 1882, d. Detroit, MI
            • John Robb b. 1835 Timpany, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Ireland
          • James Robb b. abt 1798 Timpany, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Ireland, d. NY
            • James Renwick Wilson Robb b. abt 1820, never married
        • William Robb b. 6 May 1745 Drumna Hall, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Ireland, d. 1813 Magheratimpany, Co. Down, Ireland, never married
        • John Robb b. 1747 Drumna Hall, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Ireland, d. 1 Jun 1799 exiled in Norway, m. Magdelena


Lineage 9- Robb of Logie, Perthshire, Scotland
This family descends from Finlay Robb of Logie, Perthshire. This line is haplogroup R1b1a2, but does not closely match any of the other R1b haplogroup Robbs.
  • Finlay Rob b. c1670 Logie Parish, Perthshire, Scotland, d. 1733 Easter Roughburn, Airthrey, Perthshire, m. Margaret Telford - Steven Robb [stevenmrobb AT yahoo.co.uk]
    • John Robb. 1698 Logie Parish, Perthshire, d. 1764 Logie, Perthshire, m2. Agnes Wright
      • William Rob b. 1749 Logie, Perthshire, d.1818 Logie, Perthshire, m. Lilias Jaffrey
        • John Robb b.1787 Logie, Perthshire, d.1870 Doune, m. Janet Galloway
        • James Robb b.1790 Logie, Perthshire, d. c1860 Charleston, South Carolina
        • William Robb b.1794 Logie, Perthshire, d. c1875 Charleston, South Carolina
        • Andrew Robb b.1798 Logie, Perthshire, d.1870 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
        • Rev. Ralph Robb b.1800 Logie, Perthshire, d.1850 Hamilton, Ontario
        • Alexander Robb b.1803 Logie, Perthshire, d. 1858 New Orleans, Louisiana
    • James Robb b.1706 Logie, Perthshire, d.1752
    • Andrew Rob b. 1714 Pathfoot, Logie, Perthshire, d. 1784 m Sophia Ker
      • John Rob b. 1755 Pathfoot, Logie, Perthshire, d. c1825, m. Mary Baird
        • John Robb b. 1785 Logie, Perthshire, d. 1863 Menstrie, Logie, Perthshire, m. Catherine Heggie
          • John Robb b.1819 Menstrie d.1896 Blairlogie m.1850 Marg. Mitchell
          • Andrew Robb b. 1825 Menstrie, Logie, Perthshire, d. 1900 Peebles, m. Mary Bennie Swanson
            • Andrew Robb b. 1869 Alloa, d. 1926 Edinburgh, m. Christina T. Clark -R-21


Lineage 10- Samuel Robb of Beaver Co., Pennsylvania
This family descends from Samuel Robb, who died in Beaver Co., PA in 1816. While the naming pattern is similar to the Robbs of lineage 2, it has an unrelated haplogroup and cannot be genetically related. This line is haplogroup E1b1b1, but does not closely closely match the other E1b1b1 haplogroup Robbs of lineage 7.
  • Samuel Robb b. 1799, d. 13 Apr 1862 Shippingport, Beaver Co., PA, m. Elizabeth Thornburgh-Patricia Robb [per AT cfn.net]
    • William N. Robb b. 23 Jul 1830 PA, d. Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, m. Margaret Gray
      • James Samuel Robb b. 10 Apr 1859 Shippingport, Beaver Co., PA, d. 3 Jan 1949 Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, m. Fredricka Regina Johanna DeHaan
        • William Ira Robb b. 23 Jul 1885, d. 23 Nov 1909 Oklahoma City, OK
        • James Elmore Robb b. 12 Oct 1889 St. Paul, Hennepin Co., MN, d. 14 Apr 1976 Des Moines, Polk Co., IA -R-27
        • Matthew Robb b. 5 Mar 1894, d. 17 Aug 1894
      • John E. Robb b. 1863 PA
      • William Edward b. 1865 PA, m. Isabelle
    • James Robb b. 1834 PA, m. Isabella

The line of Thomas J. Robb has a 34/37 marker match to the line of Samuel Robb, meaning that there is a 78% chance of a common Robb ancestor within 12 generations between these Beaver Co., PA Robbs, and a 92% chance of a common ancestor within 16 generations.
  • Thomas J. Robb b. 5 Oct 1840 Hopewell, Beaver Co., PA, d. 5 Jan 1915 Adams Co., IL m. Eleanor Veazy- Barbara Meehan [brobbmeehan AT gmail.com]
    • Frank Robb b. 1863 Hopewell, Beaver Co., PA
    • William Ward Robb b. Nov 1867 PA, d. between 1902 and 1910, m. Margaret Agnew
      • Thomas Jefferson Robb aka Richard T Robb b. 13 Jul 1900 PA, d. Jan. 1947 DuPage Cty, IL, m. Agnes Dorothy Seuss-R-35
    • Henry E. Robb b. 1870
    • John A. Robb b. 1874
    • Lawrence V. Robb b. 1878

The line of Samuel Robb has a 36/37 marker match to the line of Samuel Robb above, meaning that there is a 97% chance of a common Robb ancestor within 12 generations between these PA Robbs, and an 99% chance of a common ancestor within 16 generations. There is also a 35/37 match to the line of Thomas J. Robb aboce, indicating a very strong connection between these three Robb lines.
  • Samuel Robb b. abt 1772 PA, d. Hardin Co., OH, m. Dorcas Ried - Jeff Robb [jeff.robb AT att.net]
    • James L. Robb; b. 7 Aug 1809 Washington Co., PA, d. 18 Mar 1894 in Vinton, Ohio, m . Nancy Leach
      • Samuel Adams Robb; b. May 1842 in Ohio, d. 26 Feb 1918 in Vinton, Ohio, m. Lydia Davis
        • Edward E. Robb; b. 25 Aug 1878 in McArthur, Ohio, d. 3 Jun 1951 in Columbus, Ohio -R-41
      • William Hutchinson Robb b. 1862 Salt Lick, Perry Co., OH, d. 1922 OH
      • James Finley Robb b. 1865 Salt Lick, Perry Co., OH, d. 1910, m. Viola Fitzgerald


Lineage 11- The William Robbs of Orange Co., NC, SC, and TN Line
This family is first found in Orange and Granville County, NC before the Revolutionary War. William Robbs and his children were in South Carolina and Tennessee,and this line is haplogroup R1b1a2a1a1b4
  • William Robbs b. c1756 probably NC, d. 1831 Greenville Co., SC, m. Susannah Watson - John Harrison [jharrison3 AT nc.rr.com]
    • Alexander Robbs b. 1782 Orange Co., NC, d. 1822 Greenville Co., SC, m. Mary Cleveland
      • William Robert Cleveland Robbs b. 1811 Greenville Co., SC, d. 1846 Nacogdoches Co., TX, m. Jane
    • Edward Robbs b. 1784 Orange Co., NC, d. 22 Feb 1869 Missouri
    • Watson Robbs b. 1802 South Carolina, d. 1860 Alabama
    • James Robbs b. 1804 South Carolina
    • Abraham Robbs b. abt 1810, d. 1850 SC, m. Gilla
      • William Robbs b. Apr 1844, d. Union Co., SC, m. Mary Ann
        • William Thomas Robbs b. 20 Aug 1867 SC, d. 28 Jun 1946 Buffalo, Union Co., SC, m2. Ena Mae Faulks -R-40
        • Green W. Robbs b. Mar 1871 SC, d. bef 1920, m. Margaret

This family came from Stewart Co., Tennessee, and has a 34/37 match to the family of William Robbs above. This means there is an 88% chance of a common ancestor within the last 12 generations. This family probably connects to the line above through one of the sons of William Robbs b. c1756.
  • James W. Robbs b. 5 Nov 1829, Stewart Co., TN., d. 19 Dec 1872 McClure, Alexander Co., IL, m. Sophia Catherine Randolph - Sharon Brown [wbrown14 AT comcast.net]
    • John Harrison Robbs b. 30 Mar 1852 Sulfur Springs, Pope Co., IL., d. 1 Oct 1934 Robbs, Pope Co., IL, m. Sarah Drucilla King
      • Albert Lamanual Robbs b. 22 Jan 1877 Raum, Pope Co., IL, d. 22 Jan 1959 Robbs, Pope Co. IL., m. Minnie Lands
        • Buel Aubrey Robbs b. 19 Oct 1903 Pope Co. IL., d. 8 Jun 1960 Paducah, McCracken Co., KY-R-26
    • William A. Robbs b. 1853 Sulfur Springs, Pope Co., IL.
    • James N. Robbs b. 4 May 1862, d. 6 Nov 1884 Sulfur Springs, Pope Co., IL.
    • Stephen Sherman Robbs b. 9 Jan 1867 Sulfur Springs, Pope Co., IL., d. 18 Dec 1881


Lineage 12- Raab / Rabb of Bavaria
The early generations of this line were proven by Prienzing, Cham, records found in the Archives of the Dioceses of Regensburg, Germany. Their descendants were in Loibling, Cham, Bavaria, and it is believed that three brothers came to the United States. This family is haplogroup I2b1.
  • Joannis Raab b. abt 1700 probably Loibling, Cham, Bavaria, Germany, d. bef 1750, m. Margaretha-Jon Robb [jonrobb62 AT comcast.net]
    • Andreas Raab b. abt 1725, d. 18 Feb 1804 Prienzing, Cham, Bavaria, Germany, m. Magdalena Wagner
      • Joannes Georg Rabb b. 17 Sep 1751 Prienzing, Cham, Bavaria, Germany
      • Georg Michael Raab b. 13 Mar 1758 Prienzing, Cham, Bavaria, Germany, d. 24 Apr 1830 Prienzing, Cham, Bavaria, Germany, m. Maria Barbara Dietl
        • Johann Georg Raab b. 17 Jan 1792 Prienzing, Cham, Bavaria, Germany, d. 23 Feb 1862 Prienzing, Cham, Bavaria, Germany, m. Catharina Schwagerl
          • Johann Georg Raab b. 28 Jan 1816 Prienzing, Cham, Bavaria, Germany, d. 10 Feb 1816 Prienzing, Cham, Bavaria, Germany
          • Georg Raab b. 29 May 1820 Prienzing, Cham, Bavaria, Germany
          • Joseph Raab b. 21 Jan 1824 Prienzing, Cham, Bavaria, Germany
          • Wolfgang Raab b. 6 Dec 1826 Prienzing, Cham, Bavaria, Germany,d. 13 Jan 1828 Prienzing, Cham, Bavaria, Germany
          • Johann Michael Raab b. 3 Aug 1831 Prienzing, Cham, Bavaria, Germany d. 30 Jul 1881 Loibling, Cham, Bavaria, Germany, m. Margaretha Bucher
            • Andreas/Andrew Rabb b. 4 Dec 1862 Loibling, Cham, Bavaria, d. 21 Apr 1939 Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska, m. Theresia Preis/Pries
            • Thomas Rabb b. 30 Oct 1870, Loibling, Cham, Bavaria, Germany, d. 26 Mar 1952, Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., California, m. Mary Rinnert
              • Carl Louis Rabb b. 01 Feb 1906, near Wymore, Gage Co., NE, d. 11 Jun 1944, Norfolk, Nebraska, m. Effie Laurel Peterson -R-28

Lineage 13- Johann Rapp of Hesse
This early line of Rapps is found in Habitzheim, Hesse, and later generations migrated to Maryland. More information can be found on the family website of Warren Brenner here. This family is haplogroup R1b1a2.

  • Johann Burckhard Rapp b. abt 1625 Hesse, m. Judith Weber -John Vanko [j_vanko AT verizon.net]
    • Georg Rapp b. Jul 1653, res. Habitzheim, Hesse, Germany, d. 6 Sep 1733, m. Anna Elisabetha Hock
      • Johann Valentin Rapp b. 13 Sep 1689 Hesse, Germany, d. 18 May 1768, m. Anna Elisabetha Wetterhahn
        • Johann Georg Rapp b. 14 Apr 1715 Habitzheim, Hesse, Germany, d. 30 Sep 1772
        • Johann Heinrich Rapp b. 19 Feb 1717/8, d. 3 May 1793 Habitzheim, Hesse, Germany, m. Anna Elisabetha Voltz
          • Johann Wilhelm Rapp b. 6 Nov 1756, d. 5 Apr 1845 Habitzheim, Hesse, Germany
          • Johann Henirich Rapp b. 8 Mar 1759 Habitzheim, Hesse, Germany, d. 29 Jul 1820 Habitzheim, Hesse, Germany
          • Johann Balthasar Rapp b. 5 Apr 1762 Habitzheim, Hesse, Germany, d. 19 Jul 1815 Habitzheim, Hesse, Germany
            • Johann Heinrich Rapp b. 29 Mar 1791 Habitzheim, Hesse, Germany, d. 18 Sep 1852 Habitzheim, Hesse, Germany
              • Johann Wilhelm Rapp b. 23 Jun 1816 Habitzheim, Hesse, Germany, d. 11 Dec 1891 Baltimore, Maryland
                • Henry Rapp b. 27 May 1850 Baltimore, Maryland, d. 23 Apr 1939 Thomasville, NC
                  • Edwin Henry Rapp b. 24 Aug 1885 Baltimore, Maryland, d. 17 Nov 1931 Baltimore, Maryland -R-30
        • Johannes Rapp b. 21 Jun 1723 Habitzheim, Hesse, Germany, d. 20 Apr 1765
        • Johann Valentin Rapp b. 21 May 1726 Habitzheim, Hesse, Germany, d. 25 Apr 1727 Habitzheim, Hesse, Germany
      • Johann Georg Rapp b. 2 Jan 1691/2, d. 28 May 1761

Lineage 14- Alexander Robb of Aberdeenshire, Scotland
This line of Robbs was from Aberdeen, Scotland. This family is haplogroup R1b1a2.

  • Alexander Robb b. abt 1740 Aberdeenshire, Scotland -Robert Robb [robert.robb AT gmail.com]
    • James Robb b. 15 Feb 1769 probably Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, d. 29 Nov 1836 Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, m. Jean Sim
      • Alexander Robb b. 19 Aug 1807 Methlick, Aberdeenshire, d. 11 Feb 1890 Methlick, Aberdeenshire, m. Barbara Gray
        • William Robb b. 2 Nov 1842 Methlick, Aberdeenshire, d. 12 Feb 1908 Edinburgh, Scotland, m. Mary Barclay
          • George Robb b. 4 Dec 1881 Edinburgh, d. 14 Sep 1916 Battle of the Somme, France (WWI), m. Christina Bruce -R-36

Lineage 15- John Robb of Scotland
This line of Robbs was from Moray, Scotland. This family is haplogroup R1b1a2.

  • John Robb b. abt 1795 Scotland, m. Sara Batchen John Robb [Johnrobb AT eircom.net]
    • James Robb b. 1818 New Spynie, Morayshire, Scotland, m. Jane
    • Alexander Robb b. 16 Mar 1823 Burghead, Moray, Scotland, d. 11 Oct 1904 Amdilly Gardens, Graigellachie, Scotland, m. Margaret Riach
      • Alexander Batchen Robb b. 25 Mar 1856 Arndilly, Boharm, Banff, Moray, Scotland, m. Jane Grant
      • William Batchan Robb b. 11 Oct 1861 Boharm, Banff, Moray, Scotland
      • Hay McDowall Grant Robb b. 28 Apr 1866 Boharm, Banff, Moray, Scotland, m. Hannah Grant
        • Hay McDowall Grant Robb b. 8 Apr 1901 Orton, Rothes, Scotland
        • John Grant Robb b. 28 Sep 1905 -R-37
      • Peter Batchan Robb b. 20 Mar 1868 Boharm, Banff, Moray, Scotland

Lineage 16- William Robbe of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
This line of Robbs came from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and settled in New England and later the mid-west. This family is haplogroup R1b1a2.

  • William Robbe b. 1692 Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland, d. 5 Sep 1769 Peterborough, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, m2. Agnes Patterson -Terry Robbe [terryrobbe AT comcast.net]
    • John Robbe b. 1719 Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland, d. aft 1795 prob. New Hampshire, m. Elizabeth Creighton
      • David Robbe b. 13 Oct 1752 Peterborough, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, m. Hannah Scott
        • John Robbe b. 1777 Peterborough, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, d. 18 Nov 1851 Oak Creek, Milwaukee, WI, m. Susannah Weddle
          • John Weddle Robbe b. 7 Oct 1814 Monroe Co., Michigan, d. 8 Nov 1872 California, m. Sarah Jane Hitchcock
            • Warren Fletcher Robbe b. 7 Mar 1840 Waterloo, Monroe Co., IL, d. 3 Dec 1885 Iowa, m. Mary Ann Frost
              • Wenrick Marion Robbe b. 7 Oct 1867 Lamar, Barton Co., Missouri, d. 1 May 1943 Eureka, Lincoln Co., Montana, m. Minnie May Foster -R-42

Family Lines Not Yet DNA Tested

These lines have been submitted by Robb/Rabb Family DNA Project Members. We hope that someone from each of these lines will get tested so we can connect them to their ancestral line.

Robb/Rob/Raub/Raab/Rabb
  • James? Robb of Westmoreland Co., PA, m. Martha - [jrstclair AT aol.com]
    • Samuel Robb b. 1773 Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 1853 Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA, m. Louisa St. Clair
      • Arthur St. Clair Robb. b. 1800 Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 1829 Indiana, and Catherine Noel
        • John Murray Robb b. 1827 Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 9 Jun 1900, m. Catherine McVicker
          • John C. Robb b. 1854 Bedford Co., PA
          • Jesse Robb b. 1856 Bedford Co., PA, d. 3 Nov 1918, m. Sarah
          • Samuel L. Robb b. Oct 1859 Bedford Co., PA, d.1937, m. Sarah Moser
          • Mary Amanda Robb m. unknown Boylan (children kept Robb name but Y-DNA is Boylan)
            • George Edward Robb b. Oct 1866 PA, d. 1939 Bedford Co., PA, m. Emma Comp
              • William McKinley Robb b. 1900 Bedford Co., PA, d.1975
          • Samuel Robb m. Sarah Corley
          • George Washington Robb d. Civil War, no issue
        • George Washington Robbb. 1803 Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 6 Oct 1866, m. Christine Palmer
        • John Murray Robb b. 1807 Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA, d. Jul 1847 New Orleans, LA, m. Barbara Schoenfeldt


    This Robb line originates in Stonebyres, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and descendants migrated to Michigan. According to a researcher of this line, Scott Pomeroy, early searches of parish records show that a John Robb and Mary MacLeod, both of Lesmahagow Parish, had a son John Robb baptized in 1646, and a son James Robb baptized in 1650. Either of these sons could be the grandfather of Thomas Robb. b. 1715.
    • Thomas Robb b. 1715 Stonebyres, Lesmahagow Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland, d. 1810, m. Janet Melvil-Scott Pomeroy [Scott.Pomeroy AT sca.com]
      • John Robb b. abt 1740 Stonebyres, Lesmahagow Parish, Lanarkshire, m. Anne Young
        • James Robb (possible son) b. bef 1761 Stonebyres, Lesmahagow Parish, Lanarkshire
        • John Robb b. 1761 Stonebyres, Lesmahagow Parish, Lanarkshire, d. 1825, m. Mary Thomson
          • Thomas Robb b. 1790 Stonebyres, Lesmahagow Parish, Lanarkshire
          • James Robb b. 1799 Stonebyres, Lesmahagow Parish, Lanarkshire, d. 1891, m. Mary Donald
            • John Robb b. 1827 Lanarkshire, d. 1911, m. Janet Wilson
              • William Robb b. 1853 Lanarkshire, m. Jessie Joan McNaught
                • James Robb b. 1887 Lanarkshire, d. 1937, m. Elizabeth Murray Morgan
          • John Robb b. 1803 Stonebyres, Lesmahagow Parish, Lanarkshire, d. 17 Mar 1890 Crowswell, Sanilac Co., Michigan, m. Marion Stuart
            • John Stuart Robb b. 26 Jun 1830 Lanarkshire, Scotland, d. 22 Feb 1901, m. Mary Hart
              • William John Robb. b. 27 Mar 1865 MI, m. Sarah Smith
            • Thomas Robb b. Jul 1834 Scotland, d. Croswell, Sanilac Co., MI, m. Elizabeth A.
              • Leonard Robb b. Feb 1875 Sanilac Co., MI, d. White City, St. Lucie, FL, m. Bertha M.
            • James Robb b. Jan 1839 Scotland, d. Croswell, Sanilac Co., MI, m. Anna Curry
              • Norman J. Robb b. 25 Jan 1892 Sanilac Co., MI, d. 25 Apr 1964 MI, m. Laura Belle Sheldon
            • William Robb b. 1840
        • Thomas Robb b. 1766 Stonebyres, Lesmahagow Parish, Lanarkshire


    The Jubilee History of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria indicates that Walter Robb was the first minister in Gippsland, South Wales, Australia, and was sent there from Sydney in 1851.

    • Andrew Robb b. abt Feb 1787 Peeblesshire, Scotland, d. 1853 Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, m. Lillias Watson -Walter Robb [wfrobb AT bigpond.net.au]
      • Andrew Robb b. 1821 Scotland
      • Adam Robb b. 1823 Scotland
      • Walter Robb b. 10 May 1826 West Linton, Peeblesshire, Scotland, d. 25 Oct 1877 Warnambool, Victoria, Australia, m. Marion McDonald
        • Andrew Robb b. 26 Apr 1858 Australia, d. 19 Jun 1922 Sydney, Australia, m. Eva Snell Chauncy
          • Walter Robb b. 1880 Sydney, Australia, d. 1945 Sydney, Australia


    This Robb family came to the United States from Bangor, near Belfast, Ireland, and settled in Nova Scotia, Canada before moving to California in the late 1800s.
    • John Robb b. Ireland, m. Rosina Ferguson -Bonnie Gorman [bonniekgorman AT comcast.net]
      • Alexander Robb b. 1793 Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland, d. 4 Apr 1875 West Amherst, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, m. Anne Brown
        • Alexander Graham Robb b. 4 Mar 1827 Leicester, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, d. 14 Jan 1891, m. Emeline Logan
          • Walter Russel Robb b. 20 Oct 1861 Amherst, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, d. Oct 1932 Huntington Park, California, m. Eliza Caroline Powell
            • Alexander Logan Robb b. 6 Feb 1891 Amherst, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, d. 31 Jan 1970 San Mateo, California, m. Helen Louise Eby -R-43.


    Major Ancestral Family Lines

    These lines are included because they represent major colonial and European and ancestral Robb families from whom many researchers are descended. While many of these lines are well documented, you are encouraged in the strongest possible manner to carefully document your own family lines to ensure that a) these lines are correct and b) that you are really connected to them. Please e-mail John Harrison at jharrison3@nc.rr.com with any corrections. As we get more members tested, we will be able to move these lines to the top of the page where our DNA confirmed lines reside, and you will be able to see if your own DNA results match them.

    German Raub, Raup, Robb Lines

    The Hans Herg Raub Line
    The line of many Robb, Raub, Raup, Roop, etc. families who came from Northampton and Northumberland County seem to point back to Hans Jerg, or Henry George Raub, who came to America on the ship "Loyal Judith" from Germany via Rotterdam, and arrived in Philadelphia in 1732. There were a number of Raub, Raup, Rapp, and Roups listed on the passenger list, and while some were likely related, it is not certain how--if at all--the different men were related. Now, thanks to genetic genealogy and DNA testing, we have the ability to sort out these lines. The list below is compiled from a number of sources including Pennsylvania German Pioneers A list of ships arriving in Philadelphia 1727 to 1808 , Vol. 1, 1727 to 1775 by Ralph Strassburger; the Ancestral File; and a number of very well done family research sites including http://www.raub-and-more.com.

    Please e-mail John Harrison at jharrison3@nc.rr.com with any additions or corrections. Again, please remember that this information is provided to show possible connection points. I have not verified these lines, so please ensure that they are correct before pasting them into your family tree as "yours."

    As we get members of these lines tested, we will be able to move them to the top of the page in the proper lineage group.

    • Hans Jurg Raub b. c1705 Germany, d. abt Jan 1781 Williams Twp., Northampton Co., PA, m. Maria Barbara Eckert
      • Andrew Raub b. 25 Apr 1734 Bucks Co., PA, d. 19 Jun 1809 Williams Twp., Northampton Co., PA
        • Michael Raub b. c1759 PA, d. 1833 Knowlton, Sussex Co., NJ, m. Anna Kuhl
          • Andrew Raub b. 29 Mar 1783, d. 21 Feb 1860 Knowlton, Sussex Co., NJ, m. Catharine Butts
          • William Raub b. c1790, m. Elizabeth Shackleton
          • Michael Raub b. 12 Feb 1792, d. 1 Jun 1869, m. Mary Read
          • Jacob Raub b. 12 Dec 1799
        • Andrew Raub b. 1766 PA, d. 1826, m. Susannah Nyce
        • Jacob Raub b. 29 Jan 1768, d. 9 Mar 1832, m. Catharine Vought
          • Andrew Raub b. 29 Jun 1797, d. 1798
          • John Raub b. 8 Jan 1799, d. 2 Sept 1866, m. Elizabeth Swayze
          • Philip Raub b. 19 Apr 1801, d. 29 May 1850, m. Sabra Angle
      • Leonard Raub b. c1736 Bucks Co., PA, d. Jun 1820 Williams Twp., Northampton Co., PA, m. Anna Christina
        • George Leonard Raup b. c1760 Williams Twp., Northampton Co., PA, d. c1835 Catawissa Twp, Columbia Co., PA, m. Susanne Kressler
          • George Raup b. 18 Oct 1794 Williams Twp, Northampton Co., PA, d. 26 Sep 1867 Columbia Co., PA, m. Martha Marks
            • John Raup b. 3 Nov 1830 Columbia Co., PA, d. 29 Jun 1916 Mt. Carmel, Northumberland Co., PA
            • George M. Raup b. 15 Oct 1832 Columbia Co., PA, d. 13 Apr 1913 Northumberland Co., PA
            • Jonas M. Raup b. 12 Apr 1835 Columbia Co., PA, d. 6 Oct 1920 Columbia Co., PA
            • David Raup b. 14 Jan 1837 Columbia Co., PA, d. 23 Mar 1907 Columbia Co., PA
            • William Raup b. 4 Sep 1839 Columbia Co., PA, d. 14 Aug 1906 Norwich, Kingman Co., KS, m. Mary Elizabeth Kunkel
            • Charles Raup b. c1844 Columbia Co., PA
          • Jacob Raup b. 1795 Williams Twp., Northampton Co., PA
          • Johannes Raup b. 1799 Williams Twp., Northampton Co., PA
          • Samuel Raup b. 12 Sep 1803 Elysburg, Northumberland Co., PA, d. 22 Mar 1861 Columbia Co., PA
          • Leonard Raup b. 5 May 1806 Elysburg, Northumberland Co., PA, d. 30 Jan 1877 PA
          • Henry Raup b. 6 Dec 1808 Catawissa Twp, Columbia Co., PA, d. 1862 Roaring River Twp., Montour Co., PA
          • Daniel Raup b. 18 Aug 1810 Catawissa Twp., Columbia Co., PA, d. 5 Mar 1883 Columbia Co., PA
        • Philip Raub b. 16 Apr 1766 Williams Twp., Northampton Co., PA, d. 3 May 1862 Turbotville, Northumberland Co., PA
        • Ludwig Lewis Raub b. 21 May 1772 Williams Twp., Northampton Co., PA, d. 1 Jun 1858 PA
        • Johann Bernhardt Raub b. 1 Apr 1772 Williams Twp., Northampton Co., PA
        • Johann Jacob Raub b. 12 Apr 1774 Williams Twp., Northampton Co., PA
      • George Wilhelm Raub b. 10 Feb 1741 Williams Twp., Northampton Co., PA, d. 1815 Easton, Northampton Co., PA
      • Jacob Raub b. 2 May 1747 Williams Twp., Northampton Co., PA, d. abt. 1772
      • Johannes Raub b. 16 Mar 1750 Williams Twp., Northampton Co., PA


    The Peter Raub Line
    Peter Raub may have been a son of Philip Raub, who came over from Germany in 1732 on the ship, "Loyal Judith." We need to get a descendant on this line DNA tested so we can ascertain if there was, in fact, a connection. Peter died intestate 13 June 1740.
    • Peter Raub b. c1710 Germany, d. 13 Jun 1740 PA
      • Michael Raub b. 17 Apr 1733, d. 1816, m. Maria Elizabeth Mayer
        • Christopher Raub b. 1755, d. 1820, m. Elizabeth Schneider
          • Peter Raub b. c1780
          • Jacob Raub b. c1780
          • Wilhelm Raub b. c1785
          • Christopher Raub b. c1785
        • Peter Raub b. 10 Jan 1759, d. 22 Sep 1840, m. Maria Elizabeth
          • Michael Raub b. 18 Feb 1796 Bucks Co., PA, d. 7 Jul 1846
          • Joseph Raub b. 12 Feb 1799 Bucks Co., PA, d. 1 Sep 1875, m. Magdelena Transue
        • Jacob Raub b. 10 Jan 1759, d. bef 1850, m. Susanna Raub
          • Isaac Raub b. c1785
        • George William Raub b. 16 Dec 1778, d. 16 Apr 1852
          • Daniel Raub b. 21 Jun 1807
          • Samuel Raub b. 6 Oct 1817, d. 2 Feb 1898
          • William Raub b. 27 May 1818, d. 28 Feb 1844
        • George Heinrich Raub b. 26 Feb 1780
      • John Jacob Raub b. c1735


    The Philip Raub Line
    Philip Raub may have been the father of some of the Raubs, Raups, etc. who accompanied him on the "Loyal Judith" from Germany to Philadelphia. While at this time the relationships are not clear, DNA testing should be able to sort this out.

    • Philip Raub b. c1680 Karlsruhe, Harsfeld, Germany, d. Dec 1753 Bucks Co., PA, m. Maria Sarah Schoffel
      • Andrew Raub b. abt 1700
      • Peter Raub b. abt 1705 (possibly the Peter listed above)


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