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Apr 21
Posted by Gina.

A Few Words on William McRobie (1761-1835)

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William is a bit of an enigma in this family tree equation. Not much is known about him. It’s commonly accepted that he lived from 1761-1835. He settled in what is now the Garrett County, Maryland area on bounty land for Revolutionary War service. (While it is plausible that he served at the young age of 15/16 in the war, it’s also just as likely that he bought the tract of land from someone who did …

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Jan 1
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Bailey Carlton Kight

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Bailey Carlton KIGHT (Malinda Jane McRobie, John William) was born 11 Jul 1874 in Mineral County, West Virginia. Bailey established the Claysville Church of the Brethren. He owned Maplewood Farm, but sold it at the insistence of his wife who was tired of farm life.
Bailey married Nancy Ellen BRAHAM in 1896. Nancy was born Nov 1874 in West Virginia. She was a type setter for the Keyser Newspaper.
Bailey and Nancy had the following children:
Ray …

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Dec 30
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Sylvia Leanna Kight Abernathy Likens

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Sylvia Leanna KIGHT (Malinda Jane McRobie, John William, William) was born 4 Jul 1872 in Claysville, Mineral County, West Virginia. She died 10 Oct 1935 in Keyser, Mineral County, West Virginia.
Sylvia married William ABERNATHY on 30 Dec 1891 at Henry Kight’s residence in Claysville, Mineral County, West Virginia. William was born on 5 Jan 1866 in Mineral County, West Virginia. He is the son of Ezekial ABERNATHY and Sarah [UNKNOWN]. He died before 1910. …

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Dec 16
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Jacob Rotruck Kight

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Jacob Rotruck KIGHT (Malinda Jane McRobie, John William, William) was born 12 Apr 1868 in New Creek, Mineral County, West Virginia. Jacob died 31 Mar 1942 in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia. He worked at a glass factory.
Jacob married Martha Ellen ELLIS in 1891 in Marion County, West Virginia. She was born 28 Oct 1866 in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia. She was the daughter of Samuel ELLIS and Louisa FREEMAN. She died 12 Apr …

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Dec 14
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Henry Johnson Kight

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Henry Johnson KIGHT (Malinda Jane McRobie, John William, William) was born 2 Oct 1866 in Allegany County, Maryland. He died 2 Dec 1928 in Ridgley, West Virginia. He worked as a farmer and then as a watchman at a Tannery.
Henry married Nannie C LINTHICUM on 11 Apr 1893 in Keyser, West Virginia. Nannie was born in 1873 in Hardy County, West Virginia. She was the daughter of J M LINTHICUM and Bettie [UNKNOWN]. After …

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Dec 7
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Laura Alice Kight Likens/Likins

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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 2
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Ezra Charles Kight

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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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Jan 4
Posted by Gina.

Ola Florence Likens

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My newest mystery seems to surround Ola Florence Likens. She was the daughter of <a href=”http://www.mcrobiefamilytree.com/?p=137″>Laura Alice Kight and Henry Grant Likens</a>. According to her birth register, she was born 20 Sep 1895 in Mineral County, West Virginia. The mystery comes with her death. According to the West Virginia death records, Ola died on 5 Oct 1895. She was 16 days old. Yet, miraculously, she appears with her father and siblings in 1910, …

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Aug 26
Posted by Gina.

Births, Deaths, Military Service

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Here’s just what I’ve organized so far:
Births1. Malinda Jane [McRobie] Kight – 20 Apr 1829 (see Gravestone transcription).
2. Henry Thomas Kight – 12 Nov 1828 (see Gravestone transcription).
3. Abraham Archibald McRobie – 26 Feb 1836 (see Death Certificate transcription).
Deaths1. John William McRobie – 19 Feb 1877 in Swanton, Garrett County, MD (see pension application transcription under Military Service).
2. Malinda Jane [McRobie] Kight – 30 Apr 1896Kight Cemetery Transcription, online transcription. Mineral County West Virginia Genealogy. http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvminera/mineral.htm (accessed 25 Aug …

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