To my knowledge, we are not related to this line of the McAdams family. I met two descendants of this branch through the Internet, and was pleased to exchange information with them.
Robert McAdams, born on September 30, 1860, Missouri was the oldest of four children of William McAdams and Margaret Kern. His brother William was born about 1863 in Pennsylvania. Blanch was born on February 28, 1865 in Pittsburgh. Lilly was born about 1873 in Pennsylvania.
Blanch's April 26, 1887 Marriage License to Richard Harris appears in the Allegheny County Marriage License Docket Volume 4 page 476. Richard was born on November 5, 1855 in Bellville Ohio. Both Richard and Blanch were residing in the 17th Ward of Pittsburgh at the time. Richard's occupation was listed as clerk.
In 1910, Richard and "C. Blanch" were living in Bellvue with three children. The Census indicates that Richard and Blanch had three children, all of whom were still living in 1910. Richard was born in Ohio but both of his parents were born in Ireland. All three children were born in Pennsylvania. Blanch and Richard's children were: Marguerite, born in May 1889, Walter C., born in August 1894, and Richard Jr., born about 1903.
According to Theresa and Robert's May 29, 1895 Marriage License, Robert was born in Missouri and Theresa was born in Sharpsburg. Robert was living in Aspinwall.
Theresa and her family appear in the Sharpsburg Federal Census of 1870 page 209 which reads:
Shide, Nicolas 40 - Works in Rolling MillKelly Shaginaw writes:
Magdalena - 39 - Keeping House
Mary - 14
Lizzie - 12
George - 10
Jacob - 6
Teresa - 3
John - 1
Magdalena and the children were all born in Pennsylvania. The age for Teresa is consistent with the birth date of May 3, 1867 which she gives on her May 29, 1895 Marriage License.
Mary Scheid (Teresa's sister) was my great great grandmother. My grandmother (still living) remembers her and an "Aunt Lizzie Ritter" who is apparently their other sister. Mary married Leonard Stegman. They had 8 children 1 son and 7 daughters. One was my great grandmother who died when I was 11. I knew three of her sisters. The last one died two years ago. I appreciate your help in fitting the pieces together.In 1880, the family is in O'Hara Township. Their record is in Enumeration District 75 for Allegheny County, written page no. 11, printed page 72. The notation at the top of the page is difficult to read but seems to say, "Outskirts of Sharpsburg."
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April 23, 2000
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