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Dec 7
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Laura Alice Kight Likens/Likins


Laura Alice KIGHT (Malinda Jane McRobie, John William, William) was born in 1862 in Maryland. She died of kidney failure 28 Aug 1904 in Mineral County, West Virginia. She is buried in the Kight Cemetery in Claysville, Mineral County, West Virginia.
According to her daughter, Ola, Laura was crippled and walked with a cane. Laura had an illegitimate son before her marriage.
Charles Wilbert KIGHT was born 1 Aug 1882 in Mineral County, West Virginia.
Laura married Henry Grant LIKENS …

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Dec 4
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Mary Ellen Kight Hawk


Mary Ellen KIGHT (Malinda Jane McRobie, John William, William) was born in Dec of 1855 in Allegany County Maryland.
Mary married George Stingley HAWK on 10 Feb 1875 in Claysville, West Virginia. George was born in April of 1851 in Barbour County, West Virginia. He is the son of Enoch HAWK and Sarah [UNKNOWN]. He died sometime before 1920. He was a farmer.
Mary and George had the following children:
Stella F HAWK was born in 1876 in …

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Dec 2
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Ezra Charles Kight


Ezra Charles KIGHT (Malinda Jane McRobie, John William) was born 6 Nov 1852 in Maryland. He died 12 Feb 1905 in Keyser, West Virginia. Ezra worked as a store clerk, a laborer at New Creek Tannery, and in multiple positions for the B&O Railroad. He was a member of Grace Methodist Church, South.
Ezra married Caroline PATTON on 4 Jul 1876 in Keyser, Mineral County, West Virginia. Caroline was born on 20 Apr 1856 in Barbour County, …

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Nov 30
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Percilla Ann Kight Gower/Gauer


Percilla Ann KIGHT (Malinda Jane McRobie, John William) was born 29 Jun 1851 in Franklin, West Virginia. She died 14 Jun 1932 in Patterson Creek, Mineral County, West Virginia. She is buried with her husband in Gortner Union Church Cemetery in Gortner, Garrett County, Maryland.
Percilla married David Adam GOWER in 1868. David was born 2 Mar 1845 in Maryland. He died 19 Jul 1918 in Oakland, Garrett County, Maryland. He is buried with his wife …

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Nov 23
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: William McRobie


William McROBIE (Andrew, John William) was born in 1849 in Maryland. His date of death is unknown. He was a teamster and worked in a saw mill.
William married Rachel LEWIS on 19 Sep 1870 in Allegany County, Maryland. She died before 1893.
William and Rachel had the following children:
George W McROBIE was born in 1871 in Maryland.
Robert Thomas McROBIE was born in 1872 in Maryland.
Charles Edward McROBIE was born in 1873 in Maryland.
Asa McROBIE was born in …

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Nov 13
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Archibald McRobie


Archibald McROBIE (Andrew, John William, William) was born on 30 Dec 1840 in Maryland.  He died 13 Jul 1920. He worked as a farmer, a teamster, and a trucker at a saw mill.
Archibald married Catherine Louise STAHL before 1866. Catherine was born in 1842, in Pennsylvania. Catherine died before 1900. She worked as a domestic servant for the Tromble family in Preston County, Virginia before marrying Archibald.
Archibald and Catherine had the following children:
Ida Florence …

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Jun 16
Posted by Gina.

Family Photos


A very big thank you to Carolyn McNeff who sent me this photo of her great grandfather Columbus Lafayette McCrobie this weekend. Columbus was the oldest son of Abraham Archibald McCrobie.
Columbus is third from the left (with two of his sons to the left of him) working on the railroad in Tunnelton, West Virginia.
Special thanks again to Carolyn!

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Nov 14
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Hester Alice McRobie Mason


Hester Alice McROBIE (John William) was born in June of 1842 in Maryland. She died on 31 Jan 1911.
Hester married Joshua James MASON on 17 Jan 1861 in Allegany County, Maryland. Joshua was born on 5 May 1822 in Maryland. He died on 22 Jun 1906.
Joshua lived in Allegany County, Maryland. He was a Farm Laborer.
Hester and Joshua had the following children:
Mary Ellen MASON was born in 12 Nov 1861 in Maryland. She died 9 …

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Sep 28
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Malinda Jane McRobie Kight


Malinda Jane McROBIE was born in 20 Apr 1829 in Maryland. Malinda was the daughter of John William and his second wife. It’s thought that his second wife died in childbirth or shortly after Malinda was born. Malinda is the only child to live to a late age out of John’s second wife’s children. She died on 30 Apr 1896. She is buried with her husband in the Kight Cemetery on Maplewood Farm in …

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