Luther Lee Roby 1
- Born: Jul 1844, Sherrodsville, Carroll, OH
- Marriage (1): Lucinda Allmon on 26 Sep 1867 in Canton, Stark, OH
- Died: 3 Jun 1922, Sherrodsville, Carroll, OH at age 77
- Buried: Sherrodsville: Roby Cemetery, Carroll, OH
Noted events in his life were:
1. Census in 1850 in Monroe Twp., Carroll County, OH. 2 The 1850 Census recorded farmer B. Roby, 46, living with T., 36; E., 16; D., 14; Geo, 12; L. L., 6; J. L, 3; and M. J., 1. Everyone was born in Ohio except B. in Maryland.
A neighbor is Jacob Justice, 30; with wife E., 27; I, 10; S., 8; June, 6; A. L., 2; and M., 1. All were born in Ohio except E. in New Jersey.
David Roby, 14, would later marry his neighor, Elizabeth Justus, 8, nine years later in 1859.
2. Book: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Harrison and Carroll, Ohio, 1891. 1
LUTHER L. ROBY. Among the residents of Carroll County, Ohio, the Roby family occupy a prominent place, both as to the time of their settlement in the county, and as to the influence they have exerted on its growth, prosperity and development. James Roby, the founder of the family, was a native of Maryland, where he was married, and reared a family of children as follows: Horatio, Benoni, Findlay, John, Hannibal C. and Precious. With his family he came to Leesville, Ohio, where he entered a piece of land, on the improvement of which he spent many years of toil. He was one of the early settlers, and fully experienced the trials and hardships of pioneer life. Politically he was an active Whig, and he and his family were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. At the advanced age of eighty-five he passed away, having been preceded to the grave by his wife a few years previously.
Benoni Roby was born in Maryland, October 28, 1800, where his early life was spent, and his youth was passed much in the early manner of all settlers' children. He early evinced a strong inclination for study, though his school advantages were limited; nothing daunted, however, he continued his self improvement until he was fitted to teach-a profession he followed for many years. In his early manhood he was married to Susan, daughter of George Peterson, of Carroll County, and the names of their children are Elizabeth, David, George, James, Luther L., John, Eliza E., Mary J. (Mrs. G. H. Moore) and Isabell. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Roby settled on a small farm in Orange Township, Carroll County, where they remained a few years, and then purchased a farm in Monroe Township, on which they spent the remainder of their lives. He was a strong advocate of Abolition, and was among its first champions in his section. On the organization of the Republican party he united with it, becoming one of its leaders, and for many years he held the office of justice of the peace, whose duties he discharged satisfactorily and well; in religion he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and died in the faith. In 1869 Mrs. Roby died, being followed to the grave by her husband in 1873, and they now rest side by side in the Queen sborough burying-ground.
Luther L. Roby spent his life in Monroe Township until the past few years, which he passed in Sherrodsville. He received the instruction of the common schools, and was one of the best students in his neighborhood. His youth was spent on the farm, where he received the knowledge which has made him one of the successful men of his section. He has always been engaged in farming and stock-raising, and has been unusually successful. In 1885, having built one of the finest residences in Sherrodsville, he moved to the town, and has since managed his farm, though not residing thereon. He has always been a Republican, and while not accepting office still has taken an active interest in the success of his party. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he has been class leader, steward and trustee. On September 26, 1867, he was married to Lucinda, daughter of Barney Allmon, of Stark County, Ohio. Mr Allmon was born in Washington County, Penn., May 26, 1806, and moved with his parents to Stark County, in 1810, and in December, 1831, was married to Eve Stump, who bore him eight children. In politics Mr. Allmon was a Democrat until 1856, when he became a Republican. He was class leader in the Methodist Episcopal Church for several years, and in 1874 passed away, his wife dying August 31, 1886.
Luther married Lucinda Allmon on 26 Sep 1867 in Canton, Stark, OH. (Lucinda Allmon was born in 1842 in , Stark, OH.)