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 on 19 Dec 1864.

Thomas married Elizabeth BEYER on 27 Jan 1866 in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland. She was born around 1848. She died in 1926 in Maryland. She is buried with her husband in Bittinger Church Cemetery in Bittinger, Garrett County, Maryland.

Elizabeth lived in Allegany County, Maryland.

Thomas and Elizabeth adopted Ruth McROBIE.

As far as I know, Ruth wasn’t a McRobie by birth. If anyone has any idea who Ruth’s real parents on I’d love to know. I also did not find record of Thomas and Elizabeth having any biological children.


Sources:
Maryland State Record of Marriages: Allegany County
Marriage Licenses of Allegany County, Maryland
1850 Census
1880 Census
1900 Census
1910 Census
Ancestry.com U.S. Civil War Soldiers
Civil War Pension
Garrett County Cemetery Records