William McFarland came from Cappah Parish, County Tyrone,
Ireland on the ship "North Star" and landed at Cape
Ann because New York was blockaded (thus, 1812); in 1828 sent
for wife and remainder of family. The initial foursome was William
Sr, William Jr, "his youngest brother and a sister"
[Robert and Mary]. They settled in Providence, Rhode Island. The
remainder of the family came over in 1828, to Washington County,
PA, then Marshall County, WV.  William is estimated
to have been born in 1752-1753, and to have died in 1836. It is
unknown when he married Jane Brown.
William McFarland, Jr was born 1792.
Robert McFarland was born 1794. He married Jane Bushfield
sometime before 1830, as their daughter Margaret Bushfield McFarland
was born November 22, 1830. Their other children are Samuel and
James who "died young" (don't know where); Elizabeth
who married her cousin John, and moved to Linn Co, IA; Jane who
married William Darling, and moved to Missouri; William who married
Alice Curtis and moved to California (SF area I think); John who
married Ella Low (Gow), and lived in Delaware, Delaware Co, OH.
Courthouse records list McFARLAND, Robt., DOD 8/11/1858, age 64,
birthplace Ireland. Parents Wm & Jane McFarland; wife June
McFarland  in West Liberty, Ohio County, WV. Jane died
in West Liberty, Ohio Co., WV in 1866.
McFarland, was born November 22, 1830, in West Liberty, Ohio
Co, WV(VA at the time), met and married Abner Doble March 26,
1856, in Wheeling, VA/WV. They travelled to San Francisco during
April and May 1856 via the East Coast and Panama. Her first child,
daughter Elizabeth Margaret Doble, was born just over a year later.
She, husband Abner and daughter Lizzie are all enumerated in the
1860 Census, living in the 12th District of San Francisco. She
is noted to have been born in Virginia. She travelled back to
her home at least once, as son Robert McFarland Doble was born
in Short Creek, WV in 1863. In addition, she carried on a correspondance
with a variety of cousins while traveling. I have two letters
which were sent to her while she stayed at other cousin's houses.
They include moving comments about the Civil War. (They also prompted
me to try to look up Pension Records, etc.)
She and Abner and the four children are all listed in the1870
Census, still living in the 12th Ward. She is still listed as
being born VA, although WV has been a state for 7 years at this
She died February 14, 1904 in Berkeley, Alameda Co., CA. Obituary
in the SF Chronicle according to the CAIF, as well as the Berkeley
 Portrait and
Biographical Album of Linn County, Iowa, containing Full Page
Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative
Citizens of the County...; Chicago, Chapman Brothers, 1887. (from
the DAR Library)
 Ohio Co, WV Births, Deaths, Wills (from Wheeling Court
House Records), page 145.