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Twiggs of Allegheny County, MD
Posted by: Robert P. Davis (ID *****7640) Date: July 12, 2007 at 06:24:01
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I am in search of Twigg family descendent information specifically leading from Robert (b. 1810, d. ?, Allegany, MD) and Eliza (b. 1818, d. ?) Twigg to Gilbert A. Twigg (b. 1867, Flintstone, Allegany, MD; d. Aug 1903, Winfield, KS.) The information I am seeking includes births, deaths, relationships, and migrations from Maryland to Kansas, and any other comparative information (photos, letters, diaries, etc.)

According to information that I have thus far: Robert and Eliza had 5 children: Garvox (Garvos); Isaiah; Moses (m. 1864, Lizzie (Bender); Israel (b. 1838 d. 13 Nov 1920),
(buried Winfield, Cowley Cty Kansas, Union Cemetery); Argeil (Argyle) (b.1847-8 d. 12 May 1921) (m. Barbara E. ), (buried Winfield, Cowley Cty, Kansas, Graham Cemetery) [daughter: Lydia A. (Mrs Harlan A. Wilt (b. May 1870, d. Oct 1895]); and
Maria. Further, according to the US Census of 1870 and 1880 there were three sibling grandchildren living with their grandmother, Eliza, however their parents are unknown:
John Francis (b. 1864) (m.Annie), (1888 City Directory lists residence as 14 Iowa Street, Winfield, KS); Gilbert A. (b. 1867 d. 1903); Isaiah (b.1870), all born in Flintstone, Allegany, MD.

I can reasonably exclude Israel and Argeil (both of whom migrated to Kansas, possibly in the early 1880ís) as the parents of Gilbert A. It therefore falls to further reason that Moses and Lizzie may have been Gilbertís parents.

For the record, I am not relative. Part of my research venture is studying the background, personal experiences, and character of Gilbert A. Twigg, to ascertain what drove him to commit the largest massacre in Kansas history (1903). I am thus far reasonably convinced that he became mentally unstable as a result of his military service in Cuba (Spanish-American War) and the Philippine-American War and was suffering from what is now known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.)

Any and all assistance will be gratefully appreciated. Please contact me on this forum and/or directly to my personal e-mail address: robert.paul.davis@us.army.mil.


Robert P. Davis


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