Descendants of Thomas Grubb

Eighth Generation

Family of James GRUBB (39) & Sarah FORD

62. Wellington GRUBB. Born on 25 Dec 1811 in Brandywine Hd, New Castel Co, DE.[5],[4],[14],[3] [Note: Of Stockdales, Delaware.]. Wellington died in Wilmington, DE on 10 Feb 1853; he was 41.[5],[4],[14],[3],[50] [Note: Delaware Gazette obit gives date as 11 Feb 1853.].

Wellington owned valuable farming timber and city properties. [14]

GRUBB, Wellington, in Wilm, of erysipelas, 11 Feb 1853, in his 43rd yr. (Delaware Gazette, 15 Feb 1853) [50]

Wellington married Beulah Caroline ALLMOND, daughter of John ALLMOND Esq. & Beulah BUCKLEY. Born abt 1813.[50] Beulah Caroline died in Wilmington, DE on 10 Sep 1852; she was 39.[50]

Beulah was a granddaughter of Captain John Allmond, commissioned 1747. She was also a descendant of Adam Buckley, a justice of the colonial courts, 1736, and of John Buckley, member of Penn's Assembly, 1697. [14]

GRUBB, Beulah C., wife of Wellington Grubb, in Wilm., 10 Sep 1852, aged c 39 yrs. (Delaware Gazette, 14 Sep 1852) [50]

They had one child:
i. Ignatius Cooper. Born on 12 Apr 1841 in Grubb's Landing, Brandywine Hd, New Castle Co, DE.[5],[4],[14] [Note: Born in the colonial homestead of his family, called "Stockdales" which had been in the continuous possession of his paternal ancestors from the date of the original Penn conveyance.]. Ignatius Cooper died ? . Occupation: Lawyer [admitted to the Delaware bar in Nov 1862]; judge.[14] Education: Delaware Academy; Yale College.[14] Religion: Vestryman of Old Swedes' Trinity P. E. Church, Wilmington, Delaware.[14]

In March 1849 Ignatius moved with his parents from Grubb's Landing to Wilmington, Delaware. In November 1862 he was admitted to the Delaware bar. In 1867 he was elected clerk of the Delaware House of Representatives. In 1869 he was appointed Deputy Attorney-general by Attorney-general Paynter. In 1871 he was elected city solicitor for the city of Wilmington. Ignatius was appointed Secretary of State by Governor Cochran January 19, 1875, and served until the close of his term in 1879. In February 1879 he was appointed a member of the National Democratic Campaign Committee. In June 1880 he was appointed the member for Delaware of the Democratic National Committee, by the Cincinnati convention; and in July 1884 was reappointed by the Democratic National Convention at Chicago. In 1884, due to impaired health, he accepted the office of Register of Wills for New Castle county. While holding this office, he was also appointed by Governor Stockley to the position of Associate Judge for the state of Delaware May 25, 1886; and in March 1893 the office of Chief Justice of Delaware was tendered to him by Governor Reynolds which Ignatius declined being then unwilling to increase the physical strain of more exacting duties. Therefore, he continued to hold the office of Associate Judge until June 10, 1897. Two days later on June 12, 1897, he was appointed by Governor Tunnell to the new office of Associate Judge-at-Large of the Supreme Court of Delaware. [14]

Ignatius remained a bachelor.[14]

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