Jan 4
Posted by Gina.

Ola Florence Likens

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My newest mystery seems to surround Ola Florence Likens. She was the daughter of <a href=”http://www.mcrobiefamilytree.com/?p=137″>Laura Alice Kight and Henry Grant Likens</a>. According to her birth register, she was born 20 Sep 1895 in Mineral County, West Virginia. The mystery comes with her death. According to the West Virginia death records, Ola died on 5 Oct 1895. She was 16 days old. Yet, miraculously, she appears with her father and siblings in 1910, …

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Dec 28
Posted by Gina.

Updates and Rebecca Kight’s Family

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Hi everyone,
So I was able to find a little bit of info on the rest of Percilla Kight’s children. I’m still looking for most of the daughters, but I did find info for Jacob, William, Wilbert, Benjamin and Ettie.
I’m now on to Rebecca Kight’s family with Conrad Burk. I haven’t been able to find any information on her children:
Richard BURK was born in 1893 in West Virginia.
Bernadette BURK was born in 1894 in West Virginia.
Josephine BURK was born …

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Dec 8
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Percilla Ann Kight Gower [Gauer]

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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 …

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Nov 14
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Thomas R McRobie

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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 …

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Nov 14
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Hester Alice McRobie Mason

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Hester Alice McROBIE (John William) was born in June of 1842 in Maryland. She died on 31 Jan 1911.
Hester married Joshua James MASON on 17 Jan 1861 in Allegany County, Maryland. Joshua was born on 5 May 1822 in Maryland. He died on 22 Jun 1906.
Joshua lived in Allegany County, Maryland. He was a Farm Laborer.
Hester and Joshua had the following children:
Mary Ellen MASON was born in 12 Nov 1861 in Maryland. She died 9 …

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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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Oct 7
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Eleanora Silena McRobie Kelley

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Eleanora Silena McROBIE (John William) was born in 1834 in Maryland. She was the oldest child of Delilah Murphy. Her date of death and place of burial are currently unknown.
Eleanora married Samuel J KELLEY on 17 Jun 1856. His date of birth and date of death are unknown.
Eleanora and Samuel had the following children:
Delilah L KELLEY was born in 1858 in Maryland.
David KELLEY was born in 1860 in Maryland.
Elizabeth KELLEY was born in 1862 in Maryland.
Roda A …

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Sep 28
Posted by Gina.

Family Focus: Malinda Jane McRobie Kight

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Malinda Jane McROBIE was born in 20 Apr 1829 in Maryland. Malinda was the daughter of John William and his second wife. It’s thought that his second wife died in childbirth or shortly after Malinda was born. Malinda is the only child to live to a late age out of John’s second wife’s children. She died on 30 Apr 1896. She is buried with her husband in the Kight Cemetery on Maplewood Farm in …

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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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