Robb, Alfred A. (1818 - 1862)

HOUSE, 34th (Confederate) General Assembly, 1861 - to Feb 17, 1862; representing counties of Montgomery, Cheatham, Davidson, and Robertson; Confederate Party. Born in Sumner County, Dec 4, 1818, son of Joseph Robb. Graduated from University of Nashville, Davidson County, 1837; studied law. Married, date not found, to Mary E. Conrad, daughter of George Conrad, of Robertson County; children - Emma and Ed C. Began practice of law in Gallatin, Sumner County; moved to Clarksville, Montgomery County, 1850, to continue law practice. One of founders of Bank of America, Clarksville, 1856; one of incorporators of Stewart College, Clarksville, 1856; Robb Hall on college campus named in his honor. Delegate to Democratic National Conventions of 1860 at Charleston and Baltimore. In Confederate Army; enlisted at Clarksville, Nov 29, 1861, Co. A, 49th TN Infantry; elected Lieut. Col. of regiment, Dec 26, 1861; mortally wounded at Fort Donelson, Feb 15, 1862; died two days later, Feb 17; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville.

Sources: Titus, Picturesque Clarksville, 25; Goodspeed, History of Montgomery County, 1091; Montgomery County Tombstone Records, 50, 52; microcopy TN Confederate Service Records, roll 318; Nashville Union-American, Apr 24, June 22, 1860; Beach, Along the Warioto, 129, 138, 139, 160, 199, 216, 280.

Biographies submitted by Jill Hastings-Johnson, Montgomery County Archivist

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