Friday, October 26, 2007

Pictures Pictures

So this really has nothing to do with genealogy, but I figured I could at least plug myself on my own blog right? I've been doing a lot of photo restoration and retouching lately and decided to make a gallery blog to showcase. Anyone who's interested can see it here -- > Picture Perfect. If you have a photo you want restored, just email me.

Friday, October 12, 2007

302 and Counting

So I've finally got around to putting all that research onto a descendant chart which can be downloaded here.

All 302 descendants on this list are confirmed. All of the dates are correct to the best of my knowledge. This list so far has been about 3 months in the making, so feel free to ask any questions you may have. As you can see I've slowly been posting on each individual family. I'm going to slow down on research a tad until I catch up with myself again. I'm also in the process of putting all of this, plus sourcing info, into a Gedcom file which I hope to post shortly.

Some helpful links:
Pat Thompson found a great website for looking up land records and deeds:
Check it out here!
It can be a little confusing at first, so if you need help let me know.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Family Focus: Eleanora Silena McRobie Kelley

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 lived in Allegany County, Maryland.

Here are the records for Eleanora:
1. 1850 Census. John McRobie Household.
2. 1870 Census. Eleanora is listed as "Ellen Kelley." She is head of the household (assumably because her husband has died), and living next door to her sister Hester and her father John, and a few doors down from her brother Francis.

Eleanora married Samuel J KELLEY on 17 Jun 1856. His date of birth and date of death are unknown.

Records for Samuel:
1. Marriage Record.

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 KELLEY was born in 1864 in Maryland.

Unfortunately I have found very little information on Eleanora, and almost nothing on Samuel. I have looked for the children in later records and still haven't managed to find them. I believe that Eleanora most likely remarried and that her and her children are listed with a new last name. If anyone knows of something that I missed, I would love to see it. I haven't seen any trees or charts that list even Eleanora's children.