A man long identified with the business in Bloomingburg, Ohio, is Robert B. Greenlee, who is now living a retired life in that town. He was born April 29, 1846, in Marion township, Fayette county, Ohio, the son of Samuel and Anna (Hess) Greenlee. His father came from Fayette county, Pennsylvania, and settled in Marion township in this county about 1836. His mother came from Hesse, Germany, and his mother's grandfather was in the Revolutionary War. Samuel Greenlee and wife were the parents of five children, Mrs. Mary Parrett. Caroline, Anna, Robert B. and Charles.
Robert B. Greenlee was educated in the country schools and later finished in Bloomingburg Academy. He started to work for himself before reaching his majority and after his marriage became interested in the mercantile business in Bloomingburg. He proved to be a very successful business man and retired several years ago from active business life, having laid by a very comfortable competence for his declining years.
Mr. Greenlee married Jane Holland and to this union three children have been born, two of whom are living, Pauline and Mary. Pauline is the wife of Howard Jefferson and has two daughters, Jane H. and Charlotte. Mary is a grackiate of the Wooster high school as well as her sister, Pauline. His daughters are members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, being entitled to this honor because their great-grandfather on their mother's side was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.
Mr. Greenlee is a member of the Presbyterian church, as are the other members of his family. Politically, he has long been identified with the Republican party but has never taken an active part in the councils of his party. He is a man of high character and has lived such a life in his community as to merit the high esteem in which he is held.
From History of Fayette County Ohio - Her People, Industries and Institutions by Frank M. Allen (1914, R. F. Bowen & Company, Inc.)