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Nov 18
Posted by Gina.

Photos of John William and Other Family

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A collection of photos donated by various family members.
 
 
 

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Nov 16
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Daniel McRobie

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Daniel McROBIE (Andrew, John William, William) was born in 1843 in Maryland. His date of death is unknown. He was a farmer.
Daniel married Keziah KISNER around 1870. Keziah was born in 1844 in Maryland. She was the daughter of John KISNER and Mary [UNKNOWN]. Her date of death is unknown.
Daniel and Keziah had the following children:
Mary Kisner McROBIE was born in 1869 in Maryland.
Mehala McROBIE was born in 1871 in Maryland. Mahala married Charles …

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Nov 13
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Archibald McRobie

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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

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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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Jan 19
Posted by Gina.

Kight & Likins Family Pictures

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Here are some Kight and Likins family pictures that Franklin Bishop sent me.
Henry Thomas Kight III and Malinda Jane McRobie
Henry Grant Likins and Laura Alice Kight
Back: Hazel Frances Likins, Henry Thomas Kight III, Joseph Earl Likins Front: Sylvia Leanna Likins, William Baker Likins
Henry Likins and Sylvia Leanna Kight

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Jan 14
Posted by Gina.

Ola Florence Likens – Mystery Solved

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So I’m very happy to report that my mystery surrounding Ola has been solved, and much more quickly than anticipated. Thanks to my newly found, distant cousin, Franklin Bishop, I have confirmed that Ola did not die when she was just a few months old, and did indeed live until the 1970′s. Franklin is Ola’s adopted son and has been a huge wealth of information. We’re still not sure why there is a death register for Ola …

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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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Dec 28
Posted by Gina.

Updates and Rebecca Kight’s Family

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Hi everyone,
So I was able to find a little bit of info on the rest of Percilla Kight’s children. I’m still looking for most of the daughters, but I did find info for Jacob, William, Wilbert, Benjamin and Ettie.
I’m now on to Rebecca Kight’s family with Conrad Burk. I haven’t been able to find any information on her children:
Richard BURK was born in 1893 in West Virginia.
Bernadette BURK was born in 1894 in West Virginia.
Josephine BURK was born …

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Dec 8
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Percilla Ann Kight Gower [Gauer]

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Hi everyone,
Quick update: I have internet at home! It took long enough but I no longer have to bring my laptop to work in order to get online, this is very exciting.
That being said, I’ve started up more research and right now I’ve hit a roadblock with the Gower/Gauer family. What I have so far: Percilla Kight (<a href=”http://www.mcrobiefamilytree.com/?p=21″>Malinda Jane McRobie</a>, John William) married David Gower/Gauer. They had 13 surviving children, but for some reason the only one …

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Nov 14
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Thomas R McRobie

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Thomas R McROBIE (John William) was born in 1844 in Maryland. He died 22 May 1901 in Maryland. He was buried in Bittinger Church Cemetery in Bittinger, Garrett County, Maryland.
Thomas lived in Allegany County, Maryland. He fought for the Union Army in the American Civil War. He enlisted at the rank of Private on 19 Dec 1861 in the 3rd Potomac Home Brigade, Maryland Infantry, Company D. He mustered out at the rand of Sergeant …

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