So many clues; so few conclusions...
I am seeking any information on William James Troth and Samuel Troth, both born in Vienna, Dorchester Co., MD about 1813-1820.Samuel resided in Pittsburg yet ended up in Hannibal, MO after 1850 while Wm. J. settled and rests in Pittsburg, PA.Descendents of both migrated to CA in the early 1900's and are fully documented.I can only assume, att, that they were either brothers or 1st cousins.
Baring my soul:
1.Joseph Troth. b.1790, Vienna, MD; m.1812, MD. d.1843, Pittsburg, PA, farmer; bur. Allegheny, PA
1+Susanna Huffington Grumbles.b. 1789, Sussex, DE; d. 1862; bur. Allegheny, PA
2. William James Troth.b. 1813, Vienna, MD; financier; d. 1895; bur. Allegheny, PA.
2+(a)Mary [Morrison] Ihmsen, b. 1810, Ireland; md 1847 OH; d. 1852; (no known children.)
2+(b)Margaret C. [Scott] Devenney, b.1855, NS; d. 1911, PA.Both buried Allegheny, PA.
3. Frank Devenney.b.1861, PA; financier; d.1934, CA; md 1889, PA; bur. Riverside, CA.
3+Elizabeth Jahn.b.1865, PA; d.1960, CA; bur. Riverside, CA.
The 'Unlinked' person, who I always called Aunt Bertha, 1858-1937, (never married), turns out to be my probable 2nd or 3rd cousin, as she may be a neice of William James Troth.Her recently read Death Cert. states her father to be Samuel Troth of Vienna, MD and mother, Emily Robb of unknown origin.(I can only guess Sam and Emily's birth dates as 1810-1830.)Their Bertha, born in Hannibal, died in Riverside, CA and buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hannibal, Missouri.
There is a relationship of:
Joseph Troth/Susan Grumble; MD/DE to PA, non-denominational;
Wm. James Troth/Margaret [Scott] Devenney; Methodist; MD/NS to PA; and
Samuel Troth/Emily Robb; 1st Congregational; MD to PA to MO.
Were Wm. James and Samuel brothers or cousins?Who were their fathers/mothers?
Can anyone offer any more clues/conclusions/proofs?
Since all court records from Dorchester Co, MD were destroyed by fire in 1856 (or so), there is little to find except localized church and personal records prior to that time.Hence that time, there is much to share.
Seeking:TROTH, ROBB, SCOTT, JAHN, BREHM, GRUMBLE, RENNER, WHITSON, TURNER, BLACKMAN, McQUOWN, & more.(Then we can get to my father's side - my wife's too, GOD willing.)