Hi!yes, it's been quite awhile...I have always been troubled by not being able to exactly prove that my thomas jefferson ROBY was descended from thomas galloway roby.
I wrote to a small oklahoma community,, I had done this before, but they told me no info was available .(where my thomas jefferson roby died)and a lady sent me a small clippingfrom a small community paper that thomas jefferson roby was born in AUGUST..and the one I had researched for over 20 years was born in JAN. It ws as simple as that..
I had always found discrepancies on the census records and dismissed them.. MY thomas jefferson was born 1851 in Allegany Co. MD. to Hezekiah Roby & Susanna HOffman.
the other thomas jefferson roby was born 1849 in MS.
Many years ago, I found a thomas jeff roby who married his first wife frances stringham anda man named winfield scott roby who married in the same place to another lady..I had thought they were brothers, and I forget why now, but dismissed that theory..Well I should have stuck with that one, because he is indeed my ggrandpas brother..
I found some roby cousins in texas who are related to the other thomas jeffon the galloway line. and did tons of research for them, but that's o.k. as I like to help others( and I still thought I was in that line too..too).. however, things justdidn't "equal up"...
So after all of these years,, I have had to start over.I know NOTHING about Hezekiah's family , but he was living next door to a Zadok ROBY in the 1830 Allegany co MD. census .
If you can help me AT ALLI would appreciate it so very much.