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    JOSHUA GRUBB, who resides on his well improved farm of 120 acres, which lies in Section 31, Newberry Township, one and one- half miles southwest of Covington, is one of the leading citizens of this part of Miami County. He was born October 23, 1844, on a farm in Newberry Township, one mile west of Covington, and is a son of John and Catherine (Walmer) Grubb, both of whom were born in Pennsylvania, but were married in Miami, County.

    Joshua Grubb went to school and grew to manhood in Newberry Township. He was nineteen years old when he enlisted for service in the Civil War, entering Company F, 147th Regt., O.Vol. Inf., on May 1, 1864, and was stationed in West Virginia and at Washington, D.C., until his term of enlistment was over, September 15th of the same year. He saw a large, amount of the suffering caused by war, but escaped any personal injury, and after he returned home he resumed farming, which has been his main occupation. For seven years he was also interested in contracting, and built many pikes and house foundations in the county, living then at Bradford. In 1880 he bought his farm, on which he has resided ever since. It is excellent land, and is well improved and carefully cultivated.

    Mr. Grubb married Miss Frances E. Cable, and they had two children, Bertha, who is the widow of Harry Bowers; and Audrey, who lives at home. Mr. Grubb was bereaved of his wife on July 24, 1908. She was a most estimable woman in every relation of life. In politics Mr. Grubb is a Republican, and he has acceptably served as township trustee. He is identified with the Grand Army of the Republic and the Masons.

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