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 I’ve really been able to track is Jacob Henry. So here’s a list of their children. If anyone has ANY info on any of them, I’m begging you to send it!! (Specifically for the girls, as without any Maryland marriage records at my fingertips, it’s proving the hardest to find them.)

Susan Gower (b. 1869, MD) [I believe she died before 1880, but no confirmation yet]
Jacob Gower (b. 1870, MD) [The only one I've found after 1900 so far]
Sarah Gower (b. 1871, MD)
William T Gower (b. 1872, MD)
George Gower (b. 1875, MD)
John Gower (b. 1877, MD)
Burleigh Gower (b. 1879, MD)
Charles J Gower (b. 24 Mar 1882, MD) [according to 1900 Census]
Rosie M Gower (b. 10 Feb 1884, MD) [according to 1900 Census]
Wilbur Wilbert N Gower (b. 21 Nov 1886, MD) [according to 1900 Census]
Bailey C Gower (b. 22 Dec 1888, MD) [according to 1900 Census]
Benjamin M Gower (b. 21 Jun 1890, MD) [according to 1900 Census]
Ettie F Gower (b. 31 Aug 1898, MD) [according to 1900 Census]

I’ve seen the last name spelled both Gower and Gauer. I’m sure there are more variations.