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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 11
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Lydia Margaret Kight Bosley

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Lydia Margaret KIGHT (Malinda Jane McRobie, John William, William) was born 25 Jul 1864 in Garrett County, Maryland. She died 11 Mar 1944 of cardiac failure in Parsons, Tucker County, West Virginia. She is buried in the Kight Cemetery in New Creek, Mineral County, West Virginia.
Lydia married Hamilton BOSLEY in 1893. Hamilton was born 3 Dec 1855 in Claysville, West Virginia. He was the son of Solomon BOSLEY and Mary Ann LILLER. He died 29 …

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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 4
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Mary Ellen Kight Hawk

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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

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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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Nov 8
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Francis Marion McRobie

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Francis Marion McROBIE (John William) was born 19 May 1840 in Maryland. He died 15 Apr 1904. He is buried in the McRobie Cemetery on Green Glade Road in Swanton, Garrett County, Maryland.
Francis was a farmer. He served in the Union Army in the American Civil War. Francis 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 rank of …

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Nov 8
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Abraham Archibald McRobie

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Abraham Archibald McROBIE (John William) was born on 26 Feb 1836 in Maryland. He died 31 Dec 1917 in Altamont, Garrett County, Maryland. It is thought he is buried in the McRobie Cemetery on Green Glade Road in Swanton, Garrett County, Maryland.
Abraham lived in Allegany County, Maryland. He worked as a farmer. He also fought for the Union Army in the American Civil War. Abraham was mustered in at the rank of Private in the …

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Sep 8
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Andrew McRobie

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I’ve been doing so much research these past few weeks, I wasn’t even sure how to go about presenting it. First things first, I’ve found an awesome site that provides vital records for most West Virginian counties. Through this, I’ve managed to find birth registers, marriage registers, and death certificates (all scanned originals). The site is: http://www.wvculture.org. It’s been an amazing wealth of information.
So I’ve decided to slowly focus on one person and their family at …

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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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Aug 6
Posted by Gina.

Elisha Dewitt’s line and WWI Registrations

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So after a few weeks of a research lull, I was slammed with information this weekend and my obsession came back in full force. Thanks to a very distant cousin I was able to add a lot of Elisha Dewitt’s line to my tree. Previously I had only focused on John William and William (Jr.) as those are the two I’m directly related to. So now that I have more distant relatives than I know what to …

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