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Grubb/Spangler Family from Delaware and Pennsylvania

Updated January 18, 2003

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The Grubb family described here are the descendents of John Grubb, Cornwall, England who step ashore on the banks of the Delaware River in 1677. Since then we have had 10 generations born in America. The Grubb family has been traced to 1329 in Cornwall and was most likely of Anglo-Saxon origin.

The Spanglers original roots where German and have been in America since the early part of the 18th Century. One family tree has traced this branch back to 1190. This is perhaps a slight flight of fancy. Unless your lineage can be traced to a line of nobility no one was interested in your family roots until the birth of the property-holding middle classes sometime in the 14th-15th Centuries. Then to pass title to family assets, legal wills had to recorded.

The families described in this genealogy are proud of their work ethic and the perseverance that enable their families to survive the centuries. We do have some that have declared a smidgen of noble lines.

The Delaware Grubb family is impeccably documented in a soon to be published manuscript. Various Grubb family members have taken it upon themselves to document the Grubb genealogy in a very thorough and professional manner. Research has been conducted in Cornwall, England and some very distant Cornish “cousins” have been found. This document went to great lengths to record every family member that could be identified for 10 generations. This included searches of census records, wills, birth, death, marriage and baptismal records for over 400 hundred years. The most recent information has been obtained from family records, which has included family, bibles, birth, death and military service records. The internet and sites such as Genealogy.Com, Ancestry .Com, and many others have done an incredible service in the documenting of family histories.

The Spangler family has been documented from family records, which has included family bibles, birth, death and military service records. Historical archives of the State of Pennsylvania, Lebanon County documented part of the family tree of to my great great gandfather. Much research had been accomplished by my mother Lily May Spangler Grubb and it is to her memory that this site is dedicated. Both she and a great Aunt were members of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution and as a result of the membership requirements much family documentation had to be provided.

Since that time much information has been gathered from long-lost “cousins” who have been found through the Internet. It is the dawning of the new information age.

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