J. Robb Bank

Into the New Year! I am looking at my bank …. ouch. I bet you didn’t know there was a J. Robb bank in New Orleans. I wish I could see the bank note prior to December 13, 1858.  I would read the bank note:

“J. Robb Bank – 5 dollars”

The bank changed its name after that date to Merchants Bank.

LOUISiana Digital Library April 1859

Google Newspaper Archive and Search is over…. and it has wreaked havoc on my newspaper archive searching. Google decided mid year to stop processing its newspaper archive. I suppose this also included archive newspaper search for the individual newspaper chosen.  Can’t seem to get the archive search to do what I want it to these days. There is more about Mr. J Robb from the NY TIMES Archive. Click the photo for the original.  (Also there was a steamboat disaster reported in January of  1855 which names the James Robb steamship and two others from St. Louis to New Orleans which sunk. The James Robb steamboat was owned by Capt. Carroll of Cincinnatti and Louisville. URL)


About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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