Aug 26
Posted by Gina.

Births, Deaths, Military Service

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Here’s just what I’ve organized so far:
Births1. Malinda Jane [McRobie] Kight – 20 Apr 1829 (see Gravestone transcription).
2. Henry Thomas Kight – 12 Nov 1828 (see Gravestone transcription).
3. Abraham Archibald McRobie – 26 Feb 1836 (see Death Certificate transcription).
Deaths1. John William McRobie – 19 Feb 1877 in Swanton, Garrett County, MD (see pension application transcription under Military Service).
2. Malinda Jane [McRobie] Kight – 30 Apr 1896Kight Cemetery Transcription, online transcription. Mineral County West Virginia Genealogy. http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvminera/mineral.htm (accessed 25 Aug …

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Aug 23
Posted by Gina.

Clan Donnachaidh

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So this post doesn’t have much to do with our family tree, but I thought you all would find it interesting. I did a little digging about the McRobies in Scotland and came across this lovely little page about the Donnachaidh Clan.
Clan Donnachaidh
It’s the story of the Robertsons, one of the oldest (if not the oldest family in Scotland). The name Donnachaidh is actually Gaelic for Duncan. Duncan is considered the first chief of what was to …

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Aug 19
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Notes So Far

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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. …

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Aug 18
Posted by Gina.

Marriage Records until 1870

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Some notes on the following marriage records:
1. These are all pulled from online databases. Some are transcriptions from books and others are compilations from Ancestry.com records. They should not be considered fact in anyway, but rather a guideline for further research.
2. Everything under the headline (bolded names) is pulled directly from the source. This should account for any date and spelling discrepancies.
3. I have made personal notes in italics. All the notes refer to …

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Aug 12
Posted by Gina.

Info Update

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So here is the all new confirmed descendant chart:
William_McRobie_Confirmed_Descendants.rtf
For those of you with genealogy software I have even created a gedcom file:
William_McRobie_Descendants.ged
This lists only those who I have confirmed via censuses and other reliable sources up until 1860. Some notes on them:
Sarah McRobie (daughter of John William & [Unknown])–thanks to an exchange with Marylynn Glover, I have confirmed that John William was indeed married twice before Delilah Murphy. Sarah is a daughter by his second wife that was …

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Aug 11
Posted by Gina.

Hey There, Delilah

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This post was edited on 12 Aug 2007. See below for details.
So here are some things I find it poignant to bring up about John William and Delilah Murphy that I’ve noticed in my return to real research. I’m sure others have noticed these discrepancies before, but I haven’t found any discussions on them online yet. So here it goes.
[The following has been compiled from second-hand research through Wilma Sander’s book. The people I’ve spoken with …

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Aug 8
Posted by Gina.

Great Links

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Here’s some great links I’ve found that have come to be pretty useful over time:
My favorite and often amusing genealogy blog: Genealogy Roots Blog
Olive Tree Genealogy Blog
Genealogy Research Blog
Lorelle VanFossen’s Blog – a personal family blog with some great updates on the world of Genealogy from time to time.
The standards:
Ancestry.com
Family Search
The National Archives
Rootsweb
Footnote.com ($10 off membership if you sign up through the Olive Tree Genealogy site until Aug 14, 2007!)
The specifics:
Maryland Historical Society
Garrett County, Maryland Genealogy
Marion County, West Virginia Genealogy
Hope …

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Aug 6
Posted by Gina.

Elisha Dewitt’s line and WWI Registrations

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So after a few weeks of a research lull, I was slammed with information this weekend and my obsession came back in full force. Thanks to a very distant cousin I was able to add a lot of Elisha Dewitt’s line to my tree. Previously I had only focused on John William and William (Jr.) as those are the two I’m directly related to. So now that I have more distant relatives than I know what to …

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Aug 5
Posted by Gina.

McRobie Genealogy Project

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Welcome to my genealogy blog. My name is Gina, and recently I was bit by the genealogy bug. My little side project has become a bit of an obsession. Being new to this whole research thing, I soon found myself swamped with a ton of information and began to drown. So the purpose of this blog is to collect my thoughts in some sort of organized fashion and be able to present them in some organized …

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