Notes So Far
Time for another head count. I now have on my list 205 confirmed direct descendants of William McRobie. This is based solely on census and marriage records. I’m going to take a break from censuses for a little while and focus on trying to confirm dates (birth dates, marriage dates, death dates…) for as many people as I can. I’m also in the middle of compiling Civil War information including: soldiers, regiments, battles, deaths, pensions, etc. That should be up here soon as well.
Here is the most recent descendant chart:
Here is the most recent gedcom:
Some notes on these files:
Joseph McRobie is still not included, though I have talked to another researcher that has shown me evidence that he is actually John McRobie’s and Mary Margaret Murphy’s son. I am trying to collect a little more evidence, and hope to include this in the next round. Here is what she had to say:
” Joseph McRobie was the son of John (Josh) and Mary Margaret Murphy McRobie. This John was the son of Elisha McRobie. John (Josh) McRobie died Feb. 1858 and his wife died before 1860. John and Mary Margaret McRobie died in Allegany Co. WV. They had 8 children.”
Jane McRobie is listed as a daughter of Andrew (son of John William). This information comes via another researcher that says to have found it in the Sanders book. There are no census records to confirm this.
All birthdates are approximate and based on census records. A lot of times ages will vary a few years from census to census as opposed to just adding 10 years. (i.e. A person will be listed as 26 on the 1860 census and 38 on the 1870 census.) I attribute this mostly to the enumerator mishearing, guessing, or being lazy. I have saved copies of all of the census records transcribed, if anyone would like to see them.