Rev. A. B. Robbins 1817 – 1896
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 11/22/2020 at 13:07:56
Source: Decorah Republican Jan. 7, 1897 P 1 C 5
Another death worthy of record, was that of Rev. A. B. Robbins, D. D., which occurred at Muscatine, on Sunday morning, before Christmas. He was one of the famed “Andover Band,” that came to Iowa in 1843, to preach the gospel. Locating in Bloomington, since renamed Muscatine, he sustained himself in a pastorate of the Congregational church that lasted 53 years. The amount of good such a life accomplishes cannot be estimated. There are but two of the original band now living in Iowa. These are Rev. Ephraim Adams, of Waterloo, and Rev. Wm. Salter, of Burlington. A third still lives, but his home is in Massachusetts.
Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he was born Feb. 18, 1817 and died December 17, 1896. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
Muscatine Obituaries maintained by Lynn McCleary.
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