Margaret, daughter of Henry Highland Corel and Nancy Matney has been quite elusive since she was enumerated on the 1865 Kansas State Census in Clinton, Township, Douglas County, Kansas. In fact, it has long been believed that she died shortly after the census was taken and is the Margaret Corel listed as being re-interred at Oak Hill Cemetery about 1871 after being initially buried in the Pioneer Cemetery at Mt Oread.
I’m still struggling with those darn McGhee/McGee ancestors of mine!
For today’s Madness Monday I have decided to not search for an individual or a family, but
see if any of my fellow genealogists can help me figure out a bit of a mystery! Before I have even wrapped things up here, I think I have solved my own mystery!
This past week I have been working on the last family to marry the children of William and Rebecca Oney Corel, the McGhee/McGee family. The father of the three children who married three Corel siblings was James Joseph McGhee, born October 28, 1796 in Treanamullin, Stranorlar, County Donegal, Ireland to Margaret Stewart and Thomas M’Ghee. James Joseph was the oldest of eight children all born in Stranorlar Parish, Ireland. The other children are Robert, Adam, Thomas, William, Nancy “Sarah”, Margaret, and Caldwell S. (possibly Stewart).
When I first began researching the McGlothlin men that had married daughters of William and Rebecca Oney Corel, I had found that many researchers before me believed that both David (who married Jemima) and Robert Emmitt (who married Rebecca Ann) McGlothlin were the sons of Revolutionary Veteran John McLaughlin and his wife, Judith Leathers.
I’ve received comments from several cousins that I should not be so hard on myself during this time of moving slowly on the website. I want to thank you all for your never-ending support!
First and foremost, I want to wish you all a very Happy Easter!
I have done a lot of work on the site this week, but unfortunately, my update does not show it! I have lost about 3 days of work, but not to a computer error. I decided I didn’t like the changes I had made, so yesterday morning I scrapped it all and downloaded what I had online and started over! I am proud of how much I accomplished in the past 24 hours, tho!
Wow, this is hard to believe, but I’ve done it. I didn’t think I would get to this point, but now I’m here! All of the children of William Corel and Rebecca Oney now have their own page!
I just had to come back and tell you all thank you so very much for all of the comments and emails from my last blog! In case you missed anything, read the blog early before many comments were posted, or didn’t even realize that the comments existed, you can click here to go back and read what everyone talked about! Sorry, comments are no longer available.