Submitted by Descendant: William Thomas TUTTLE
Nicholas Grubb was newly married at age 29 when he and his wife, Elizabeth K. Nathans settled in Florida in late 1829 or early 1830. Nicholas quickly became interested in politics. His name can be found on the voter list for an election in Gadsden County in 1830. He was a carpenter by trade and considered a master carpenter later in life. Upon his death, after living in Florida for about forty years, he was buried with his wife, Elizabeth, in Quincy’s West Cemetery.
Nicholas was the father of nine children. In a letter o 6 Mar 1843 to his sibling, Mellin Grubb, living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nicholas complained about the poorly managed and costly schools. He had three children going to school at the time at a total cost of $60 a year. He also complained about being “much harassed by the Indians for the last 5 or 6 years”. It appears that life may not have been easy for Pioneer families in Florida.
On the other hand, in the same letter, Nicholas informed Mellin that he “has gotten himself out of debt”, that “we have finally got rid of them (the Indians) at last”, and that “I shall be able to give you the name of one more (child) in a few days”. John Allison Grubb was born 1 Apr 1843.
Nicholas Grubb was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2001