In the gov't records for civil war soldiers, William Whitney Meglone's records state that he was also known as "Robert McGlone." I have no idea why he would use an alias. If you notice the other records for Meglone/McGlone for the same regiment, they should all be for him (some listed him as W.W., etc.).
Whitney and his sister Mary were the children of Montgomery Meglone and Maria Sharp, and Montgomery died when the children were still babies. I am running on a hunch that Montgomery was either the brother to my Martha Meglone (possibly even twin) or was a first cousin. Meglone wasn't a popular name, and all of those with the name seem to come from the same part of KY
My Martha Meglone was born 1808 and died 1833 after the birth of her daughter, Martha McIntyre, who was then raised by her Meglone grandmother. The family legend says that Grandma Meglone also raised a female cousin of Martha's who later married a Hutchinson, and Mr. Hutchinson's efforts may have deprived Martha McIntyre of her Meglone inheritance. After learning about Montgomery, I recently found out that his daughter, Mary, married a Hutchinson. This is the only Meglone/Hutchinson connection I have. But Martha's cousin was supposed to have been orphaned, and it was only Mary's father (Montgomery) who died. From all the records I have found, it would seem that Mary stayed with her mother until she was married to Mr. Hutchinson (after 1859). In the 1860 census, Mary was living with her mother and stepfather Atterson Walden. In 1859, the Lexington City Directory lists Maria and Whitney (gunsmith) at the same address. I don't know how Maria would have met Atterson, unless she was a merchant and he came into town and met her that way. He apparently had a large piece of property and many slaves southwest of Lexington before the Civil War.
It is my hope that somehow, someday we can connect all of our Meglones to Hugh Meglone, merchant of Lexington, who died in 1811. I am hoping Hugh is the father of Martha and Montgomery and possibly another male child, and that he was the grandfather of Martha McIntyre, Whitney and Mary Meglone, and Lewis/Louis who was born in Louisville.
MEGLONE-WALDEN BIBLE RECORD
From "Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records" by H.K. McAdams, Lexington, 1929:
-Donated by Miss Mattie HUTCHINSON-
Montgomery Meglone - Born June 31st, 1808
Maria Strother Sharp - Born May 15, 1820
Montgomery Meglone and Maria Sharp were married March 29, 1937, by the Reverend Edward Stevenson.
William Whitney Meglone - Born Dec. 25, 1837.
Mary Morton Meglone - Born Oct. 5, 1839.
Montgomery Meglone died Aug. 17, 1840.
Atterson L. Walden and Maria Sharp Meglone were married in Lexington, KY, on the 22nd day of September, 1859, by the Reverend T.L. McAdams.
Atterson L. Walden died Aug. 16, 1892.
Maria Sharp Walden died May 8, 1907.
Things for us all to look into:
Could Grandma Meglone's first name have been Mary?
Are there any maternal connections to Whitney or Morton surnames?
Could William and Mary have been named for grandparents?
My Martha McIntyre married Napoleon Bonaparte Milton, and their children were Ben Berkeley, Martha Susan, William Napoleon, Will Ella, Mary Elizabeth, Jane Houston, James Allen, and Hugh Meglone. I am listing these in case there are any surname or first name crossovers that anyone finds in any of their research. Notice the recurrence of William, Mary, Martha, Meglone. As far as I can tell, Grandma Meglone may have had long term ties to Lexington, but there is conflicting information as to whether Martha McIntyre was born in Nelson County (possibly near Bloomfield) or in Cynthiana. Her mother's obituary states that she was "Of Cynthiana, late of Lexington." But her husband, Napoleon Bonaparte Milton, was of the Nelson County area, and they later moved to Lexington before his death in a fall from a ladder when he was repairing a roof. I have not seen any Meglones tied to the Nelson County area, so this information could be incorrect. Also, there was a mass epidemic in Lexington in the summer of 1833, so if Martha Meglone had family in Lexington, she probably would not have been sent there to give birth (even though she gave birth in October). I expect she stayed in Cynthiana, where she and her husband, Benjamin McIntyre, were supposed to have lived. I have no information on Benjamin, but did find a cemetery record of Jones Cemetery in Bath Co. KY, SE of Harrison Co. (where Cynthiana is) for a Benjamin H. McIntire b. April 17, 1804, d. May 13, 1845. I am really hoping this is my Benjamin McIntyre.
I am also wondering if Montgomery Meglone was married and widowed before he married Maria Sharp. Maybe he is also the father of Lewis/Louis of Louisville?
William Whitney's maternal grandfather was WILLIAM Sharp (gm was Frances Sebree), so maybe Mary Morton Meglone was named for a paternal grandmother?
In the 1859 LOUISVILLE City Directory, there is an Edward W. Meglone, clerk, living at National Hotel, and an Arthur McGlone, laborer, living at Hancock between Jefferson and Market. I would assume that both would have had to have been born ca. 1840 or earlier.
In the Louisville State Guard there was an E.H. Meglone listed as Assistant Surgeon on Jan 8, 1861. This may actually be the same man as Edward W. (the "W" and "H" could be confused in handwriting).
Big question, why did William Whitney also go by the name Robert McGlone? If he was still alive in 1880, will this "Robert" identity help us track him down, since he seems to have disappeared after the Civil War?
Where was Grandma Meglone living during the 1840 and 1850 census? Was she a head of household, or did she live with a family member (a son or son-in-law, perhaps?)?
We've got to keep this board going, folks! We've got to be getting close!