Nov 25
Posted by Gina.

Graving Gets Attention

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I was recently on one of my favorite websites, Slate.com, when I came across this article:
I Spend My Free Time With Dead People
The article is a great explanation on the hobby of “graving” and why it’s not as creepy as it initially sounds. I know when I first became interested in genealogy, I mentioned my interest going graving to my husband (then fiance). He must have looked at me like I had three heads. And I distinctly …

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Nov 23
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: William McRobie

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William McROBIE (Andrew, John William) was born in 1849 in Maryland. His date of death is unknown. He was a teamster and worked in a saw mill.
William married Rachel LEWIS on 19 Sep 1870 in Allegany County, Maryland. She died before 1893.
William and Rachel had the following children:
George W McROBIE was born in 1871 in Maryland.
Robert Thomas McROBIE was born in 1872 in Maryland.
Charles Edward McROBIE was born in 1873 in Maryland.
Asa McROBIE was born in …

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Nov 20
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Jane McRobie Bowser

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Jane McROBIE (Andrew, John William, William) was born in 10 May 1845 in Maryland. She died 21 May 1887. Jane is buried next to her husband in the Bear Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery in Accident, Garrett County, Maryland.
Jane married Peter BOWSER on 8 Jun 1867 in Allegany County, Maryland. Peter was born on 11 Nov 1835 in Allegany County, Maryland. He died on 13 Apr 1915 in Garrett County, Maryland. Peter is buried …

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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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Nov 12
Posted by Gina.

Back From Hiatus

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I’m finally back and ready to pick up where I left off!
Before I begin again, I feel it’s pertinent to note a few changes that I’ve made. First you might notice that I moved the blog from Blogger to WordPress. This is mainly due to comments. Blogger doesn’t require commenters to submit an email address. Unfortunately, that means a lot of people would comment, but I would have no way of getting back to them. …

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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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