Early Days of Greenbush: John Rubart



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John Rubart was born in Kentucky, July 21, 1797. In his boyhood days he moved with his parents to Ohio; afterwards moved to Morgan county, Illinois, where he resided for several years. He was married to Miss Phebe Arnold, July 31, 1822. To them were born the following-named children: Ann, Nancy, James F., Enos, Marion, Asenath, and Jacob, all of whom are deceased. His wife Phebe died January 17, 1845.

Mr. Rubart‘s second marriage was to Nancy Lahman, which occurred May 24, 1850. She was born October 21, 1827, near Mansfield, Penn. They moved to Greenbush township, Warren county, Illinois, in 1852, where they purchased a farm on sections one and two. To this union were born the following-named children:

  • Phebe J., who married Ancil F. Griffith, in November, 1879.
  • Joseph M., born March 16, 1856; married Effie Armstrong, March 18, 1887.
  • Albert E., born December 28, 1861; married Nellie L. Lloyd, September 18, 1887.
  • Abram L., married Mary Crowley, July 4, 1893.
  • Benjamin W., born January 17, 1858.
  • John Rubart, the subject of this sketch, was a soldier in the Black Hawk war. His son Marion died in the Union army during the War of the Rebellion. John Rubart died December 30, 1872. His wife Nancy died April 21, 1902.

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