Francis Marion McROBIE (John William) was born 19 May 1840 in Maryland. He died 15 Apr 1904. He is buried in the McRobie Cemetery on Green Glade Road in Swanton, Garrett County, Maryland.
Francis was a farmer. He served in the Union Army in the American Civil War. Francis enlisted at the rank of Private on 19 Dec 1861 in the 3rd Potomac Home Brigade, Maryland Infantry, Company D. He mustered out at the rank of Private on 29 May 1865. Francis also served in the 12th Maryland Infantry (an emergency 100 days infantry, created to guard the B&O Railroad) from 25 Jul 1864 to 6 Nov 1864.
Francis married Lucy McROBIE on 22 Jul 1865 in Allegany County, Maryland. Lucy was born on 18 Jun 1842 in Maryland. She was the daughter of William McROBIE and Sarah PAUGH. She died on 4 Sept 1922 in Maryland.
Francis and Lucy had the following children:
Flora Alice McROBIE was born 19 Mar 1867 in Maryland.
Virginia Elizabeth McROBIE was born 19 Jun 1868 in Maryland.
John William McROBIE was born 2 Feb 1871 in Maryland.
Thomas Allen McROBIE was born 24 Dec 1872 in Maryland.
Albert A McROBIE was born 3 Oct 1875 in Maryland.
Mary McROBIE was born 10 Oct 1880 in Maryland.
Civil War Service from Ancestry.com
Civil War Pension
Picture of Gravestone for Francis Marion McRobie
Entry in Marriage Licenses of Allegany County