John Lovering1

Marriage*He married Mary Stone in England.1

Family

Mary Stone
Child1.John Lovering1 b. s 1583, d. bt 4 Oct 1638 - 9 Nov 1638

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 3: Henry Sherman the Younger and His Wife, Volume 167, pages 149-156. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Sally Lovis1

(Applicant) Religion29 March 1805Zilpah Bolton and Nathaniel Everett, along with eight others which included George Briggs Cox, Peter Vallett, John Woodward, Lydia Sweetser, Sally Lovis, Mary Marnson, Ruth Thayer and Venus Sylvester, applied for membership in the Second Baptist Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at a Friday evening meeting on 29 March 1805. The applicants spoke "with regard to works of grace upon their souls and after a candid and full examination, they were unanimously received into the fellowship as Candidates for baptism."2
(Member) Religion31 March 1805Zilpah Bolton and Nathaniel Everett, along with several others including Thomas Ditson, John Hayden, George Briggs Cox, Simeon Blanchard, Francis Green, Peter Vallett, John Woodward, Mary Marnson, Ruth Thayer, Venus Sylvester, Kezia Booth, Lydia Leeds, Botsey Jones, Versan Adams, Zebudah Hayden, Martha Farrar, Betsey Mirth Horton, Catherine Thayer, Lydia Sweetser and Sally Lovis, were baptized and became members of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, on Sunday, 31 March 1805. In the baptismal records, the men and women were listed separately.3,4,5
Description* "Ditson" was written later into the church records following her name, although whether it was her maiden or married name was not indicated.3

Citations

  1. [S893] Records of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, 1788-1809, original manuscript, Reference Item# 26, Franklin Trask Library, 210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA, pages 114 and 118.
  2. [S893] Records of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, 1788-1809, original manuscript, Franklin Trask Library, page 114.
  3. [S893] Records of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, 1788-1809, original manuscript, Franklin Trask Library, page 118.
  4. [S183] Boston, Massachusetts, Church Records, 1789-1811; FHL# 856700 Item# 5, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Second Baptist Church Records, 1789-1811.
  5. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Daniel Heston Lovit1

b. 15 May 1769, d. 28 September 1821
Birth*15 May 1769Daniel Heston Lovit was born on 15 May 1769 in Maryland.1
Marriage*11 September 1794He married Polly James on 11 September 1794 in Allegany County, Maryland.2,1,3
Death*28 September 1821He died on 28 September 1821 in Muskingum County, Ohio, at age 521
Burial* and was buried in Irville Cemetery, Nashport, Muskingum County.1

Family

Mary J. James b. 14 Jun 1776, d. 10 May 1841
Children1.John William Lovit+4,1 b. 28 Feb 1795, d. 31 Aug 1877
2.Evan James Lovitt+1,5 b. 15 Apr 1799, d. 15 Aug 1888

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Daniel Heston Lovit, Memorial# 54448431. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary J “Polly” (James) Lovit, Memorial# 48269041.
  3. [S2489] Maryland, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 11 September 1794 of Daniel Lovett and Polly James in Allegany County. Hereinafter cited as Maryland, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John William Lovit, Memorial# 53736744.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Evan James Lovitt, Memorial# 54448268.

Jarvis Lovit1

b. 1827
Father*John William Lovit1 b. 28 Feb 1795, d. 31 Aug 1877
Mother*Anna Price1 d. 1827
Birth*1827Jarvis Lovit was born in 1827.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John William Lovit, Memorial# 53736744. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

John William Lovit1

b. 28 February 1795, d. 31 August 1877
Father*Daniel Heston Lovit1,2 b. 15 May 1769, d. 28 Sep 1821
Mother*Mary J. James3,1 b. 14 Jun 1776, d. 10 May 1841
Birth*28 February 1795John William Lovit was born on 28 February 1795 in Maryland.1
Marriage*3 September 1821He married first Anna Price, daughter of John Price and Winifred Scott, on 3 September 1821 in Licking County, Ohio.4,1
(Husband) Death1827John became a widower with three young children when Anna Clara (Price) Lovit died following the death of their third son in 1827.1
Marriage*14 August 1829He married second Ann Hollenback, daughter of George Hollenback and Hannah __?__, on 14 August 1829 in Muskingum County, Ohio.5,1
Children*John and Ann (Hollenback) Lovit had two children together, Mary Jane Lovitt who married Isaac Morgan, and John W. Lovitt who married Louisa Baker, first, and Julia T. Civer, second.5,1,6
(Husband) Death8 November 1870John became a widower for the second time when Ann (Hollenback) Lovit died on 8 November 1870 at age 74.5
Death*31 August 1877He died on 31 August 1877 in Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois, at age 821
Burial* and was buried with his second wife in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute.1,5

Family 1

Anna Price d. 1827
Children1.Price Lovitt+1,7 b. 22 Feb 1822, d. 7 Dec 1880
2.Daniel Lovitt8,1 b. 21 Feb 1824
3.Jarvis Lovit1 b. 1827

Family 2

Ann Hollenback b. 16 Nov 1795, d. 8 Nov 1870

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John William Lovit, Memorial# 53736744. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Daniel Heston Lovit, Memorial# 54448431.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary J “Polly” (James) Lovit, Memorial# 48269041.
  4. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Lovit and Anna Price on 3 September 1821 in Licking County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000384300. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ann (Hollenback) Lovit, Memorial# 53736745.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John W. Lovitt, Memorial# 192256699.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Price Lovitt, Memorial# 53736747.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Daniel Lovitt, Memorial# 53736753.

Clarance G. Lovitt1

b. 10 November 1881, d. 3 November 1882
Father*Marion Lovitt1,3 b. 20 Jun 1857, d. 11 Jul 1938
Mother*Laura Kern1,2 b. 16 Jan 1859, d. 17 Oct 1904
Birth*10 November 1881Clarance G. Lovitt was born on 10 November 1881 in Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois,1
Death*3 November 1882 and died there on 3 November 1882 at the age of 11 months, 23 days.1
Burial*He was buried in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Clarance G. Lovitt, Memorial# 60813383. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Laura (Kern) Lovitt, Memorial# 60813319.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Marion Lovitt, Memorial# 60813273.

Cyril Clinton Lovitt1

b. 21 March 1884
Father*Marion Lovitt1,2 b. 20 Jun 1857, d. 11 Jul 1938
Mother*Laura Kern1,3 b. 16 Jan 1859, d. 17 Oct 1904
Birth*21 March 1884Cyril Clinton Lovitt was born on 21 March 1884.1
(Son) Census US 19006 June 1900Cyril C. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 6 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois. He was 16 years old and had attended school for 7 months of the census year.4
(Son) Death17 October 1904He was 20 years old when his mother died on 17 October 1904 at age 45.3
(Son) Marriage28 October 1905One year after his mother's death, his father married, on 28 October 1905, Mary A. Lovitt, a widow with two children. She had been widowed by Willis Harris Lovitt, who was Cyril's father's 1st cousin one time removed. That meant that his stepmother's two children, Leah and Willis Lovitt, who were Cyril's 2nd cousins one time removed, became his new stepsiblings.2,5,6

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Cyril Clinton Lovitt, Memorial# 130552421. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Marion Lovitt, Memorial# 60813273.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Laura (Kern) Lovitt, Memorial# 60813319.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marion and Laura Lovitt, Year: 1900; Census Place: Terre Haute, Henderson, Illinois; Roll: 305; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1240305. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary A. (Harris) Lovitt, Memorial# 92359144.
  6. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 October 1905 in Hancock County, Illinois, USA, of Mary Alice Lovitt, age 44, born about 1861, daughter of Sarah Harris, married Marion Lovitt, age 48, born about 1857, son of Price Lovitt and Mary Jane Grigsby, referencing Various Illinois County Courthouses. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.

Daniel Lovitt1

b. 21 February 1824
Father*John William Lovit1,2 b. 28 Feb 1795, d. 31 Aug 1877
Mother*Anna Price1,2 d. 1827
Birth*21 February 1824Daniel Lovitt was born on 21 February 1824 in Newark, Licking County, Ohio.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Daniel Lovitt, Memorial# 53736753. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John William Lovit, Memorial# 53736744.

Evan James Lovitt1

b. 15 April 1799, d. 15 August 1888
Father*Daniel Heston Lovit2,1 b. 15 May 1769, d. 28 Sep 1821
Mother*Mary J. James3,1 b. 14 Jun 1776, d. 10 May 1841
Birth*15 April 1799Evan James Lovitt was born on 15 April 1799 in Allegany County, Maryland.1
Marriage*7 March 1830He married Leah Stamets on 7 March 1830 in Muskingum County, Ohio. They were married by John R. Ruckle, a Minister of the Gospel.4,1,5
Death*15 August 1888He died on 15 August 1888 in Henderson County, Illinois, at age 891
Burial* and was buried in Old Bedford Cemetery, McDonough County, Illinois.1

Family

Leah Stamets b. 2 Mar 1809, d. 10 Aug 1897
Children1.Willis Harris Lovitt+6,1 b. 8 Sep 1844, d. 26 Feb 1900
2.Mary Jane Lovitt+1,7 b. Mar 1853, d. 11 Feb 1907

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Evan James Lovitt, Memorial# 54448268. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Daniel Heston Lovit, Memorial# 54448431.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary J “Polly” (James) Lovit, Memorial# 48269041.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Leah (Stamets) Lovitt, Memorial# 54448293.
  5. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Evan J "Lovet" and Leah "Staymetz" on 7 March 1830 in Muskingum, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000865142. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Harris Lovitt, Memorial# 92359120.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Jane (Lovitt) Hill, Memorial# 148511888.

Fred H. Lovitt1

b. January 1890
Father*Marion Lovitt1,2 b. 20 Jun 1857, d. 11 Jul 1938
Mother*Laura Kern1,3 b. 16 Jan 1859, d. 17 Oct 1904
Birth*January 1890Fred H. Lovitt was born in January 1890 in Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois.1
Name VariationHe was called Freddie.4
(Son) Census US 19006 June 1900Freddie H. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 6 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois. He was 9 years old and had attended school for 9 months of the census year.5
(Son) Death17 October 1904He was 14 years old when his mother died on 17 October 1904 at age 45.3
(Son) Marriage28 October 1905One year after his mother's death, his father married, on 28 October 1905, Mary A. Lovitt, a widow with two children. She had been widowed by Willis Harris Lovitt, who was Freddie's father's 1st cousin one time removed. That meant that his stepmother's two children, Leah and Willis Lovitt, who were Freddie's 2nd cousins one time removed, became his new stepsiblings.2,6,7
(Son) Census US 191025 April 1910Freddie H. was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 25 April 1910 in the household of his father and stepmother, Mary A. and Marion Lovitt, in Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois. He was 19 years old, reported not occupation, was able to read and write and had not attended school within the census year.4,8

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Fred H Lovitt, Memorial# 53523353. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Marion Lovitt, Memorial# 60813273.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Laura (Kern) Lovitt, Memorial# 60813319.
  4. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marion and Mary A. Lovitt, Year: 1910; Census Place: Terre Haute, Henderson, Illinois; Roll: T624_289; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 1374302. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marion and Laura Lovitt, Year: 1900; Census Place: Terre Haute, Henderson, Illinois; Roll: 305; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1240305. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary A. (Harris) Lovitt, Memorial# 92359144.
  7. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 October 1905 in Hancock County, Illinois, USA, of Mary Alice Lovitt, age 44, born about 1861, daughter of Sarah Harris, married Marion Lovitt, age 48, born about 1857, son of Price Lovitt and Mary Jane Grigsby, referencing Various Illinois County Courthouses. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  8. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Cyril R. and Margaret I. Lovitt, Year: 1910; Census Place: Township 3, Kern, California; Roll: T624_78; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 1374091.

Keith H. Lovitt1

b. 5 March 1893, d. 16 April 1894
Father*Willis Harris Lovitt1,2 b. 8 Sep 1844, d. 26 Feb 1900
Mother*Mary A. Harris1,3 b. 23 Jan 1860, d. 24 Jun 1948
Birth*5 March 1893Keith H. Lovitt was born on 5 March 1893 in La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois,1
Death*16 April 1894 and died there on 16 April 1894 at age 1.1
Burial*He was buried in La Harpe Cemetery, La Harpe.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Keith H Lovitt, Memorial# 196396734. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Harris Lovitt, Memorial# 92359120.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary A. (Harris) Lovitt, Memorial# 92359144.

Leah R. Lovitt1,2

b. 1889
Father*Willis Harris Lovitt1,3 b. 8 Sep 1844, d. 26 Feb 1900
Mother*Mary A. Harris1,4 b. 23 Jan 1860, d. 24 Jun 1948
Birth*1889Leah R. Lovitt was born in 1889.1
(Daughter) Death26 February 1900She was about 10 years old when her father died on 26 February 1900 at age 55.3
(Daughter) Census US 19004 June 1900Leah R. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 4 June 1900 in the household of her widowed mother in La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois. She was 11 years old, at school, and had attended school for 8 months of the census year.5
(Daughter) Marriage28 October 1905Five years after her father's death, her mother married, on 28 October 1905, Marion Lovitt, a widower with three sons, and who had been Leah's father's 1st cousin one time removed. That meant that her stepfather's three sons, Cyril, Freddie and Vernon Lovitt, who were Leah's 2nd cousins one time removed, became her new stepbrothers.6,4,7
(Stepdaughter) Census US 191025 April 1910Leah R. was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 25 April 1910 in the household of her mother and stepfather, Mary A. and Marion Lovitt, in Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois. She was 20 years old, able to read and write, had attended school with the census year, was working for wages as a Trainer Nurse at a hospital, and had not worked for 20 weeks of 1909.2,8

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Leah (Lovitt) Nelson, Memorial# 58447519. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marion and Mary A. Lovitt, Year: 1910; Census Place: Terre Haute, Henderson, Illinois; Roll: T624_289; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 1374302. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Harris Lovitt, Memorial# 92359120.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary A. (Harris) Lovitt, Memorial# 92359144.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of M. A. Lovitt, Year: 1900; Census Place: La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois; Roll: 304; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0022; FHL microfilm: 1240304. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Marion Lovitt, Memorial# 60813273.
  7. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 October 1905 in Hancock County, Illinois, USA, of Mary Alice Lovitt, age 44, born about 1861, daughter of Sarah Harris, married Marion Lovitt, age 48, born about 1857, son of Price Lovitt and Mary Jane Grigsby, referencing Various Illinois County Courthouses. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  8. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Cyril R. and Margaret I. Lovitt, Year: 1910; Census Place: Township 3, Kern, California; Roll: T624_78; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 1374091.

Marion Lovitt1

b. 20 June 1857, d. 11 July 1938
Father*Price Lovitt2,1 b. 22 Feb 1822, d. 7 Dec 1880
Mother*Mary Jane Grigsby3,1 b. 27 Feb 1825, d. 2 Mar 1914
Birth*20 June 1857Marion Lovitt was born on 20 June 1857 in Illinois.1,4
Marriage*8 January 1880He married first Laura Kern, daughter of Adam Berry Kern and Martha Porch, on 8 January 1880 in Henderson County, Illinois.1,5,6
Census US 1900*6 June 1900Laura and Marion Lovitt were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 6 June 1900 in Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois. Marion was 42 years of age and a farmer, and Laura was age 41. They owned their farm free of mortgage, had been married for 20 years, and Laura had given birth to four children, three of whom were living and enumerated with their parents in 1900. Cyril C. was 16 years old and had attended school for 7 months of the census year; and Freddie H. and Vernon M. were ages 9 and 7 years, respectively, and had both attended school for 9 months of the census year.4
(Husband) Death17 October 1904Marion became a widower when Laura Kern died on 17 October 1904 at age 45.5
Marriage*28 October 1905He married second, as her second husband, Mary A. Lovitt, daughter of James R. Harris and Sarah Bates, on 28 October 1905 in Hancock County, Illinois. Mary was the widow of Willis Harris Lovitt, Marion's 1st cousin one time removed, and had two children.1,7,8
Census US 1910*25 April 1910Mary A. and Marion Lovitt were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 25 April 1910 in Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois. Marion was 52 years of age and a general farmer and employer, and Mary was 50 years of age. They had been married for four years, the second marriage for each, and Mary had given birth to four children, two of whom were living. They owned their farm with a mortgage. Four children, two from each of their first marriages, were enumerated with the couple in 1910. Marion's sons, Freddie H. and Vernon M., ages 19 and 17 years, respectively, reported no occupations, were able to read and write, and had not attended school within the census year; and Mary's children, Willis H. and Leah R., ages 13 and 20 years, respectively, were able to read and write, had both attended school with the census year, and Leah was working for wages as a Trainer Nurse at a hospital, and had not worked for 20 weeks during 1909. Marion's eldest son, Cyril Clinton Lovitt, had married and was enumerated with his wife and baby daughter in Kern County, California.9,10
Death*11 July 1938He died on 11 July 1938 at age 811
Burial* and was buried with his first wife in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois.1,5

Family 1

Laura Kern b. 16 Jan 1859, d. 17 Oct 1904
Children1.Clarance G. Lovitt11,1 b. 10 Nov 1881, d. 3 Nov 1882
2.Cyril Clinton Lovitt12,1 b. 21 Mar 1884
3.Fred H. Lovitt13,1 b. Jan 1890
4.Vernon Marion Lovitt14,1 b. 11 Feb 1893

Family 2

Mary A. Harris b. 23 Jan 1860, d. 24 Jun 1948

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Marion Lovitt, Memorial# 60813273. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Price Lovitt, Memorial# 53736747.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Jane (Grigsby) Lovitt, Memorial# 53736750.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marion and Laura Lovitt, Year: 1900; Census Place: Terre Haute, Henderson, Illinois; Roll: 305; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1240305. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Laura (Kern) Lovitt, Memorial# 60813319.
  6. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Marion Lovitt and Laura Kern on 8 January 1880 in Henderson, Illinois, USA. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary A. (Harris) Lovitt, Memorial# 92359144.
  8. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 October 1905 in Hancock County, Illinois, USA, of Mary Alice Lovitt, age 44, born about 1861, daughter of Sarah Harris, married Marion Lovitt, age 48, born about 1857, son of Price Lovitt and Mary Jane Grigsby, referencing Various Illinois County Courthouses. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  9. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marion and Mary A. Lovitt, Year: 1910; Census Place: Terre Haute, Henderson, Illinois; Roll: T624_289; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 1374302. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Cyril R. and Margaret I. Lovitt, Year: 1910; Census Place: Township 3, Kern, California; Roll: T624_78; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 1374091.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Clarance G. Lovitt, Memorial# 60813383.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Cyril Clinton Lovitt, Memorial# 130552421.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Fred H Lovitt, Memorial# 53523353.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Vernon Marion Lovitt, Memorial# 73932643.

Mary Jane Lovitt1

b. March 1853, d. 11 February 1907
Father*Evan James Lovitt2,1 b. 15 Apr 1799, d. 15 Aug 1888
Mother*Leah Stamets3,1 b. 2 Mar 1809, d. 10 Aug 1897
Birth*March 1853Mary Jane Lovitt was born in March 1853 in Jackson Township, Muskingum County, Ohio.1,4
Marriage*August 1869She married first, as his first wife, Mark L. Isom in August 1869.1,5,6
Census US 1880*22 June 1880Mary J. and Mark L. Isom were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 22 June 1880 in Blandinsville, McDonough County, Illinois. Mark was 44 years of age and a farmer, and Mary was 27 years of age and keeping house. Their two surviving children, Addie and Amy, were ages 10 and 8 years, respectively, and both were recorded as at home.7
Divorce*21 June 1894Mary Jane and Mark separated, and were likely divorced.8
Marriage*21 June 1894She married second, as his second wife, Willis L. Godfrey, son of Hugh Y. Godfrey and Frances E. McCance, on 21 June 1894 in Peoria County, Illinois.8
(Wife) Death9 January 1897Mary became a widow when Willis L. Godfrey committed suicide on 9 January 1897.9,10
(Wife) Illness9 January 1897Long before alcoholism was recognized as a disease, her husband, Willis, was likely a serious alcoholic. The newspaper describing the events of his suicide on the evening of 9 January 1897 in Peoria, Illinois, began their story by reporting that his wife, Mary Jane Lovitt, who was not named in the article, had separated from him and had been living in La Harpe for the past year with her brother, Willis Harris Lovitt, his wife, Mary, and their family. It was also not mentioned that Willis and Mary Jane's mother, Leah (Stamets) Lovitt, also resided with her son's family in La Harpe in 1897.

The news article, returning to the evening of January 9, reported that Godfrey had gone into a saloon in Peoria and called for a drink. When he was unable to pay for it, he and the bartender exchanged words, and Godfrey threw his coat on the bar and left the saloon. No one witnessed what happened next, although the supposition was that Godfrey went straight to the Illinois River and plunged in. Eleven weeks later, on Sunday, March 21, his body was found floating in the river and was identified by friends.

Godfrey was twice married. His first wife, Nancy Elizabeth Masters, who was not named in the article, secured a divorce, remarried and was living in Monroe, Nebraska; his second wife, as stated above, was living in La Harpe. Godfrey had been employed on several roads as a brakeman, but could not keep a job "due to his dissipated habits." The article concluded with the newspaper's editorial judgements that, "His evil ways dragged him down and when he did not have the price of a drink of whiskey he went to the river and drowned himself. This sad history is but the old story of the dreadful power of the demon rum."10,11
Marriage*23 December 1897She married third, as his second wife, Thomas J. Hill, son of Thomas Hill and Ann Owen, on 23 December 1897 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois.12
Census US 1900*7 June 1900Mary and Thomas Hill were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 7 June 1900 at 2212 North Jefferson Street, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois. Thomas was 57 years of age and worked as a foreman at a plow works company, and Mary was 47 years of age. They had been married for three years, owned their house with a mortgage, and Mary was reported to have given birth to three children, two of whom were living. We note that she had actually given birth to at least five children; three with her first husband, Mark Isom, and only one was living in 1900; had had no children with her second husband, Willis Godfrey; and had two living children with her third husband, Thomas Hill, and both were enumerated with their parents in 1900. Alice, born in March 1898, was 2 years old; and Benjamin, born in February 1900, was four months old.4
Death*11 February 1907She died of dropsy in her home at 2212 North Jefferson Street, Peoria, on 11 February 1907 at age 531,13
Burial* and was buried in La Harpe Cemetery, La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois.1

Family 1

Mark L. Isom b. Apr 1836, d. 28 Feb 1909
Children1.Addie Isom7,14,1 b. 1870
2.Amy Isom7,15,1 b. 25 Jan 1872
3.Willmoth Isom16,1 b. 1876, d. 6 May 1877

Family 2

Willis L. Godfrey b. 9 Jun 1857, d. 9 Jan 1897

Family 3

Thomas J. Hill b. Feb 1843

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Jane (Lovitt) Hill, Memorial# 148511888. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Evan James Lovitt, Memorial# 54448268.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Leah (Stamets) Lovitt, Memorial# 54448293.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Mary Hill, Year: 1900; Census Place: Peoria Ward 1, Peoria, Illinois; Roll: 333; Page: 12; Enumeration District: 0087; FHL microfilm: 1240333. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2358] Mark Lowry Isom 1909 Newspaper Obituary, online at www.ancestry.com, two newspaper pages containing the obituary of Mark Lowry Isom included in the gallery of the Ancestry Tree of "ClarkJWC66", titled “John Clark Family Tree” , both pages shared originally by CharleaLayneHarris on 10 January 2009 and neither providing the name or date of the newspaper, both pages linked to Mary Jane Lovitt and viewed on 29 June 2022; page one online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/…. Hereinafter cited as Mark Lowry Isom 1909 Newspaper Obituary.
  6. [S2358] Mark Lowry Isom 1909 Newspaper Obituary, online at www.ancestry.com, two newspaper pages containing the obituary of Mark Lowry Isom included in the gallery of the Ancestry Tree of "ClarkJWC66", titled “John Clark Family Tree” , both pages shared originally by CharleaLayneHarris on 10 January 2009 and neither providing the name or date of the newspaper, both pages linked to Mary Jane Lovitt and viewed on 29 June 2022; page two online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/….
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Mark L. and Mary J. Isom, Year: 1880; Census Place: Blandinsville, McDonough, Illinois; Roll: 227; Page: 304B; Enumeration District: 154. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 21 June 1894 in Peoria County, Illinois, USA, of Willis L Godfrey, age 38, his second marriage, born about 1856 in Toulon, Stark County, Illinois, to Hugh Y Godfrey and Frances E McCance, married Mary J Isom, age 42, her second marriage, born about 1852 in Ohio to Evan J Lovitt and Leah "Slummontes", referencing Peoria County Courthouse; Peoria, IL, USA; Peoria County Marriages, 1825-1915; Collection Title: Peoria County Marriages, 1825-1915, citing Marriage Register 1891-1895, Certificate# 1950. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Leaming Godfrey, Memorial# 227007267.
  10. [S2362] Willis L. Godfrey 1897 Suicide, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Quill, (La Harpe, Illinois), Thursday, 25 March 1897, page 1, article title reads "W. L. Godfrey Suicides", and crediting the Peoria, Illinois, papers of the previous Tuesday, reported the tragic death of Willis L. Godfrey, whose wife had been making her home in La Harpe, with her brother W. H. Lovitt and family, for the past year; on the evening of January 9, Godfrey, "the unfortunate man", went into a saloon and called for a drink; being unable to pay for it a few words passed between the bartender and Godfrey, when the latter threw his coat on the bar and left the place; the supposition is that he went straight to the river and plunged in; last Sunday his body was found floating in the river and was identified by friends; he was twice married; his first wife secured a divorce, is married again, and is living in Monroe, Nebraska; his second wife, as stated above, is living here; he had been employed on several roads as brakeman, but could not hold a job owing to his dissipated habits; his evil ways dragged him down and when he did not have the price of a drink of whiskey he went to the river and drowned himself; this said history is but the old story of the dreadful power of the demon rum. Hereinafter cited as Willis L. Godfrey 1897 Suicide.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Leah (Stamets) Lovitt, Memorial# 54448293, from the news article about her 87th birthday celebration posted on her memorial page.
  12. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 23 December 1897 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA, of Mrs. Mary J Godfrey of Peoria, Illinois, age 45, her third marriage, born about 1852 in Ohio to Evan J Lovitt and Leah Stamets, married Thomas Hill of Peoria, Illinois, machinist, age 55, his second marriage, born about 1842 in Connecticut to Thomas Hill and Ann Owen, referencing Peoria County Courthouse; Peoria, IL, USA; Peoria County Marriages, 1825-1915; Collection Title: Peoria County Marriages, 1825-1915, citing Marriage Register 1895-1900, Certificate# 4718.
  13. [S2363] Peoria County, Illinois, U.S., Deaths 1878-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 11 February 1907 in her home at 2212 N Jefferson Street, Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, USA, of Mary Jane Hill, age 55, married, housewife, cause of death dropsy, born about 1852 in Ohio, referencing Peoria County Courthouse; Peoria, IL, USA; Peoria County Death, 1878-1915. Hereinafter cited as Peoria County, Illinois, U.S., Deaths 1878-1915.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Addie (Isom) Thomas, Memorial# 148511747.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Amy (Isom) Duncan, Memorial# 135259876.
  16. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Willmoth Isom, Memorial# 43579453.

Price Lovitt1

b. 22 February 1822, d. 7 December 1880
Father*John William Lovit2,1 b. 28 Feb 1795, d. 31 Aug 1877
Mother*Anna Price3 d. 1827
Birth*22 February 1822Price Lovitt was born on 22 February 1822 in Ohio.1
Marriage*27 April 1843He married Mary Jane Grigsby, daughter of John Grigsby, on 27 April 1843 in Muskingum County, Ohio.4,1,5
Death*7 December 1880He died on 7 December 1880 in Henderson County, Illinois, at age 581
Burial* and was buried in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute, Henderson County.1

Family

Mary Jane Grigsby b. 27 Feb 1825, d. 2 Mar 1914
Child1.Marion Lovitt+1,6 b. 20 Jun 1857, d. 11 Jul 1938

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Price Lovitt, Memorial# 53736747. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John William Lovit, Memorial# 53736744.
  3. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Lovit and Anna Price on 3 September 1821 in Licking County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000384300. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Jane (Grigsby) Lovitt, Memorial# 53736750.
  5. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Price Lovitt and Mary Jane Grigsby on 27 April 1843 in Muskingum County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000865137.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Marion Lovitt, Memorial# 60813273.

Vernon Marion Lovitt1

b. 11 February 1893
Father*Marion Lovitt1,2 b. 20 Jun 1857, d. 11 Jul 1938
Mother*Laura Kern1,3 b. 16 Jan 1859, d. 17 Oct 1904
Birth*11 February 1893Vernon Marion Lovitt was born on 11 February 1893 in Henderson County, Illinois.1
(Son) Census US 19006 June 1900Vernon M. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 6 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois. He was 7 years old and had attended school for 9 months of the census year.4
(Son) Death17 October 1904He was 11 years old when his mother died on 17 October 1904 at age 45.3
(Son) Marriage28 October 1905One year after his mother's death, his father married, on 28 October 1905, Mary A. Lovitt, a widow with two children. She had been widowed by Willis Harris Lovitt, who was Vernon's father's 1st cousin one time removed. That meant that his stepmother's two children, Leah and Willis Lovitt, who were Vernon's 2nd cousins one time removed, became his new stepsiblings.2,5,6
(Son) Census US 191025 April 1910Vernon M. was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 25 April 1910 in the household of his father and stepmother, Mary A. and Marion Lovitt, in Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois. He was 17 years old, reported not occupation, was able to read and write and had not attended school within the census year.7,8

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Vernon Marion Lovitt, Memorial# 73932643. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Marion Lovitt, Memorial# 60813273.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Laura (Kern) Lovitt, Memorial# 60813319.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marion and Laura Lovitt, Year: 1900; Census Place: Terre Haute, Henderson, Illinois; Roll: 305; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1240305. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary A. (Harris) Lovitt, Memorial# 92359144.
  6. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 October 1905 in Hancock County, Illinois, USA, of Mary Alice Lovitt, age 44, born about 1861, daughter of Sarah Harris, married Marion Lovitt, age 48, born about 1857, son of Price Lovitt and Mary Jane Grigsby, referencing Various Illinois County Courthouses. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  7. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marion and Mary A. Lovitt, Year: 1910; Census Place: Terre Haute, Henderson, Illinois; Roll: T624_289; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 1374302. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Cyril R. and Margaret I. Lovitt, Year: 1910; Census Place: Township 3, Kern, California; Roll: T624_78; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 1374091.

Willis Harris Lovitt1

b. 8 September 1844, d. 26 February 1900
Father*Evan James Lovitt1,2 b. 15 Apr 1799, d. 15 Aug 1888
Mother*Leah Stamets1,3 b. 2 Mar 1809, d. 10 Aug 1897
Birth*8 September 1844Willis Harris Lovitt was born on 8 September 1844 in Muskingum County, Ohio.1
Marriage*28 January 1886He married, as her first husband, Mary A. Harris, daughter of James R. Harris and Sarah Bates, on 28 January 1886 in Hancock County, Illinois.4,1,5
(Son) ResidenceAfter the death of his father in 1888, his mother made her home, for the greater part of the time, in La Harpe, Hancock County, with Willis, his wife, Mary, and their family.6
(Brother-in-Law) Death9 January 1897His brother-in-law, Willis L. Godfrey, committed suicide on 9 January 1897 in Peoria County, Illinois, at age 39.7,8
(Brother) Illness9 January 1897Long before alcoholism was recognized as a disease, his brother-in-law, Willis L. Godfrey, was likely a serious alcoholic. The newspaper describing the events of his suicide on the evening of 9 January 1897 in Peoria, Illinois, began their story by reporting that his wife, Mary Jane Lovitt, who was not named in the article, had separated from him and had been living in La Harpe for the past year with her brother, Willis Harris Lovitt, his wife, Mary, and their family. It was also not mentioned that Willis and Mary Jane's mother, Leah (Stamets) Lovitt, also resided with her son's family in La Harpe in 1897.

The news article, returning to the evening of January 9, reported that Godfrey had gone into a saloon in Peoria and called for a drink. When he was unable to pay for it, he and the bartender exchanged words, and Godfrey threw his coat on the bar and left the saloon. No one witnessed what happened next, although the supposition was that Godfrey went straight to the Illinois River and plunged in. Eleven weeks later, on Sunday, March 21, his body was found floating in the river and was identified by friends.

Godfrey was twice married. His first wife, Nancy Elizabeth Masters, who was not named in the article, secured a divorce, remarried and was living in Monroe, Nebraska; his second wife, as stated above, was living in La Harpe. Godfrey had been employed on several roads as a brakeman, but could not keep a job "due to his dissipated habits." The article concluded with the newspaper's editorial judgements that, "His evil ways dragged him down and when he did not have the price of a drink of whiskey he went to the river and drowned himself. This sad history is but the old story of the dreadful power of the demon rum."8,6
Death*26 February 1900He died on 26 February 1900 in Henderson County, Illinois, at age 55.1
Obituary His obituary, posted to his Find a Grave memorial page, tells of a well-loved man, and was transcribed for the page as: "Died - At his home [missing] Monday morning, 9 o'clock February 26th, 1900, Prof. W. H. Lovitt aged 56 years, 5 months and 19 days.

"The above announcement will be read with sorrow by hundreds who knew the gentleman and loved and respected him as a friend and neighbor. For years he has gone in and out among us, mingling with old and young, his calling, that of singing teacher, bringing him into prominence and closest friendships where he taught, and throughout Hancock and adjoining counties his name has been a household word. He conducted some of the largest musical gatherings in the land and thus brought together the best musical talent.

"The Lovitt Concert Company toured Western Illinois a few years ago and thus he has identified himself with the best people and this has no doubt made him the best known man in this section. His knowledge of his music and tact in teaching it gave him a wide acquaintance which was profitable. He was industrious, energetic, faithful to his calling and being in robust health and with a strong constitution he did not realize the effects with the exposure of long night drives after an evening's entertainment might have upon him. He met every appointment, no matter what condition the roads or weather and it was the exposure that fastened upon him the disease which brought him to his death.

"Willis H. Lovitt was born in Muskingum county, Ohio, Sept. 7th, 1843. He came to Illinois with his father, Ivan Lovitt and family, when eleven years of age. The Lovitt home near the Old Bedford church was always a retreat for the young people of the neighborhood who loved music and singing, music being a family trait. Prof. Lovitt, with his natural and acquired talent was always a leader and never happier than when in dramatic or musical work. He was liberal - too liberal - in contributing his services to church and society enterprises. He united with the congregation of Old Bedford church in 1862 and was ever faithful to his obligations. He was made a Mason in Raritan about the year 1882 and was affiliated with La Harpe lodge Aug. 6th, 1892.

"He was married to Miss Mary Harris, of Fountain Green, Jan. 28th, 1886. Four children were born to them; two dying in infancy and two, Leah and Ivan, are left to the wife and mother's care. They are provided for through the Aetna and another insurance company with a small competence, together with a home.

"Funeral services were held at the Church, in the city, Thursday at 1 o'clock, conducted by Eld. K.C. Ventress, assisted by Rev. Stewart of the Congregational church and Eld. Swartz, of Lomax. A large congregation of sympathizing friends were present, more than could gain admittance to pay their respect to the memory of a good man. The burial was under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity."1
Burial*He was buried in La Harpe Cemetery, La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois, with his memorial stone identifying him as Professor W. H. Lovitt.1

Family

Mary A. Harris b. 23 Jan 1860, d. 24 Jun 1948
Children1.Leah R. Lovitt9,1 b. 1889
2.Keith H. Lovitt10,1 b. 5 Mar 1893, d. 16 Apr 1894
3.Willis Huston Lovitt11,1 b. 13 Jun 1896

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Harris Lovitt, Memorial# 92359120. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Evan James Lovitt, Memorial# 54448268.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Leah (Stamets) Lovitt, Memorial# 54448293.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary A. (Harris) Lovitt, Memorial# 92359144.
  5. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Willis H Lovitt and Mary Harris on 28 January 1886 in Hancock, Illinois, USA. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Leah (Stamets) Lovitt, Memorial# 54448293, from the news article about her 87th birthday celebration posted on her memorial page.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Leaming Godfrey, Memorial# 227007267.
  8. [S2362] Willis L. Godfrey 1897 Suicide, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Quill, (La Harpe, Illinois), Thursday, 25 March 1897, page 1, article title reads "W. L. Godfrey Suicides", and crediting the Peoria, Illinois, papers of the previous Tuesday, reported the tragic death of Willis L. Godfrey, whose wife had been making her home in La Harpe, with her brother W. H. Lovitt and family, for the past year; on the evening of January 9, Godfrey, "the unfortunate man", went into a saloon and called for a drink; being unable to pay for it a few words passed between the bartender and Godfrey, when the latter threw his coat on the bar and left the place; the supposition is that he went straight to the river and plunged in; last Sunday his body was found floating in the river and was identified by friends; he was twice married; his first wife secured a divorce, is married again, and is living in Monroe, Nebraska; his second wife, as stated above, is living here; he had been employed on several roads as brakeman, but could not hold a job owing to his dissipated habits; his evil ways dragged him down and when he did not have the price of a drink of whiskey he went to the river and drowned himself; this said history is but the old story of the dreadful power of the demon rum. Hereinafter cited as Willis L. Godfrey 1897 Suicide.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Leah (Lovitt) Nelson, Memorial# 58447519.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Keith H Lovitt, Memorial# 196396734.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Huston Lovitt, Memorial# 196498674.

Willis Huston Lovitt1

b. 13 June 1896
Father*Willis Harris Lovitt1,2 b. 8 Sep 1844, d. 26 Feb 1900
Mother*Mary A. Harris1,3 b. 23 Jan 1860, d. 24 Jun 1948
Birth*13 June 1896Willis Huston Lovitt was born on 13 June 1896 in La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois.4,5
Name VariationHis given name at birth may have been Evan, after his paternal grandfather, because he was enumerated as Evan H. Lovitt, born in June 1897, age 2, on the 1900 census. Less than two weeks after the census was taken, he would have been 3 years old; then, on the 1910 census, in the household of his stepfather, he was enumerated as Willis H. Lovitt, and appears to have been named Willis thereafter.6,7,8
(Son) Death26 February 1900He was 3 years old when his father died on 26 February 1900 at age 55.2
(Son) Census US 19004 June 1900Evan H. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 4 June 1900 in the household of his widowed mother in La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois. He was 2 years old and would be age 3 in nine more days.6
(Son) Marriage28 October 1905Five years after his father's death, his mother married, on 28 October 1905, Marion Lovitt, a widower with three sons, and who had been Willis's father's 1st cousin one time removed. That meant that his stepfather's three sons, Cyril, Freddie and Vernon Lovitt, who were Willis's 2nd cousins one time removed, became his new stepbrothers.9,3,10
(Stepson) Census US 191025 April 1910Willis H. was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 25 April 1910 in the household of his mother and stepfather, Mary A. and Marion Lovitt, in Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois. He was 13 years old, able to read and write and had attended school within the census year.11,12

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Huston Lovitt, Memorial# 196498674. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Harris Lovitt, Memorial# 92359120.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary A. (Harris) Lovitt, Memorial# 92359144.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Huston Lovitt, Memorial# 196498674, recording his date of birth as 13 June 1896.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of M. A. Lovitt, Year: 1900; Census Place: La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois; Roll: 304; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0022; FHL microfilm: 1240304, reporting Evan's date of birth as June 1897. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of M. A. Lovitt, Year: 1900; Census Place: La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois; Roll: 304; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0022; FHL microfilm: 1240304.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Harris Lovitt, Memorial# 92359120, his obituary named his surviving son "Ivan."
  8. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marion and Mary A. Lovitt, Year: 1910; Census Place: Terre Haute, Henderson, Illinois; Roll: T624_289; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 1374302, Evan was recorded as Willis H. Lovitt, age 13, stepson of Marion. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Marion Lovitt, Memorial# 60813273.
  10. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 October 1905 in Hancock County, Illinois, USA, of Mary Alice Lovitt, age 44, born about 1861, daughter of Sarah Harris, married Marion Lovitt, age 48, born about 1857, son of Price Lovitt and Mary Jane Grigsby, referencing Various Illinois County Courthouses. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  11. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marion and Mary A. Lovitt, Year: 1910; Census Place: Terre Haute, Henderson, Illinois; Roll: T624_289; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 1374302.
  12. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Cyril R. and Margaret I. Lovitt, Year: 1910; Census Place: Township 3, Kern, California; Roll: T624_78; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 1374091.

Mary Lowe1

b. 18 February 1769, d. 9 July 1847
Birth*18 February 1769Mary Lowe was born on 18 February 1769 in St. George, Hanover Square, London, Mayfair, England.1
Occupation*She was an actress and singer.1
Marriage*11 July 1801She married Francis Fowke on 11 July 1801 in Gretna Green, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.1
(Heir) Will7 July 1813She was named as a beneficiary in the will of Francis Fowke dated 7 July 1813. The list of heirs mentioned in the will included Mary (Lowe) Fowke, Mary Fowke, Captain John Fowke, Richard Fowke, Edward Fowke, Elisabeth Fowke, Robert Fowke, Philip Fowke, Charles Fowke, Dr. Frederick Fowke, Henrietta Fowke and Eliza Fowke.1
Marriage19 July 1813Mary (Lowe) Fowke and Francis Fowke married again for the second, or possibly even the third, time on 19 July 1813 in Saint Olave, London, Southwark, England. The birth of the first child attributed to them both was as early as 1789, so they may have married before 1801. They appear by the consistent dates of their children's births to have been together between their 1801 and 1813 marriage ceremonies, and the reason they married again is unclear. Possibilities being explored include the laws of inheritance and the differences between the marriage laws of England and Scotland at the time.1
Census Wales 1841*Mary Fowke was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1841 census on St. Mary's Street, St. Mary Within, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Her age was 70, and her occupation was recorded as "Independent Means". Living with her was daughter Henrietta, also of independent means and age 40, son Philip, independent means and age 35, Charles age 15, probably a grandson, and two household servants. Her son Sunderland and his two young daughters were enumerated at the neighboring home.2
Death*9 July 1847She died on 9 July 1847 in 1 Paragon Bldgs., Little Paragon, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, at age 78.1

Family

Francis Fowke b. 28 Oct 1755, d. 20 Oct 1819
Children1.Francis Fowke1 b. 6 Jan 1789, d. 3 May 1826
2.Henry Fowke1 b. 6 Aug 1790, d. 20 Feb 1793
3.Mary Fowke+1 b. 8 Feb 1792, d. 2 Jul 1852
4.Captain John Fowke1 b. 4 Jul 1794, d. 26 Oct 1851
5.Richard Fowke1 b. 27 Nov 1795, d. 1855
6.Henrietta Fowke1 b. 22 Dec 1796, d. 1860
7.Robert Fowke1 b. 4 Apr 1798, d. b 4 Apr 1801
8.Sunderland Clay Fowke1 b. 3 May 1798, d. 1 Jul 1873
9.Edward Fowke1 b. 2 May 1800, d. 9 Nov 1872
10.Robert Fowke1 b. 4 Apr 1801, d. 1865
11.Philip Fowke1 b. 8 Sep 1802, d. 8 Sep 1852
12.Emmeline Fowke1 b. 1804, d. 1807
13.Charles Fowke1 b. 25 Mar 1805, d. 2 Feb 1882
14.Dr. Frederick Fowke1 b. 29 Jan 1807, d. 24 Jan 1863
15.Elisabeth Fowke1 b. 9 Jan 1809, d. 19 Mar 1882
16.Eliza Fowke1 b. 19 Jan 1809, d. 24 Jan 1849

Citations

  1. [S765] The Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org. Compiled by Camilla von Massenbach at e-mail address. Even though the database is a beta version and sourcing is incomplete, hard to find or absent, it provided some confirming information and new clues about the Bell family. Hereinafter cited as Bell Family at Links - Genealogy.
  2. [S310] 1841 Wales Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Mary Fowke, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales; Class: HO107; Piece: 1452; Book: 1; Civil Parish: St. Mary Within; Enumeration District: 9; Folio: 36; Page: 18; Line: 23; GSU roll: 464347. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Wales Census.

Anthony Lowther1

d. 1692
Residence*He lived at Maske, Yorkshire, England.1
Marriage*14 February 1666/67He married Margaret Penn, daughter of William Penn and Margaret Jasper, on 14 February 1666/67.1
Death*1692Anthony died in 16921
Burial* and was buried at Walthamstow, Essex County.1

Family

Margaret Penn d. 1718

Citations

  1. [S1419] Howard M. Jenkins, "The Family of William Penn", The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 20 (1896), downloaded from www.familysearch.org: pages 174-175. Hereinafter cited as "The Family of William Penn - PMHB Volume 20."

______ Loxton1

Name-SpellingsSeveral variations of the spelling of the LOXTON surname were found in our research, including LOYSTON, LAXTON and LOCKSTON.2,3,1
(Husband) Death20 July 1664His wife, Jane (__?__) Loxton, was identified as a widow in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), by 20 July 1664 when Richard Collicott of Boston, a merchant, and Richard Way, also of Boston, a cooper, were acting as trustees on her behalf.2,1

Citations

  1. [S927] Published by order of the Boston Board of Aldermen acting as county commissioners for the county of Suffolk, Suffolk Deeds, in 14 volumes. Includes indexes. (Boston, Massachusetts: city printers Rockwell and Churchill, 1880-1906), Volume VI, Item# 155, from images 744-B-745-A online at www.americanancestors.org; her widowed surname spelled "Loxton". Hereinafter cited as Suffolk Deeds.
  2. [S1215] Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection), online at www.americanancestors.org, Reference Code 4411, pages 2346-2348, her first married surname spelled "Loyston". Hereinafter cited as Boston Inhabitants and Estates (Thwing).
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 42, her surname spelled "Laxton". Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.

Charity Ann Loyd1

b. January 1846, d. 18 June 1900
Father*William Loyd2
Mother*Emeline Gee2
Birth*January 1846Charity Ann Loyd was born in January 1846 in Bedford County, Tennessee.2
Name VariationShe was called Annie.3
Marriage*20 August 1866She married, as his second wife, John Wallis, son of Rockmore Wallis and Mary McFadden, on 20 August 1866 in Iron County, Missouri.1,4,2
Census US 1870*28 June 1870Annie and John Wallis were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 28 June 1870 in Township 31, Range 3 East, Iron County, Missouri. John was 37 years of age and farming, with real estate valued at $500 and a personal estate valued at $300, and Annie was 23 years of age and keeping house. They both could neither read nor write. Their two daughters, Mary C. and Martha E., ages 3 and 2 years, respectively, were enumerated with them. John's mother, Mary (McFadden) Wallis, was enumerated with the family of John's sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and William Marlow, in the next household on the same census page.3
(Wife) Death1890Annie became a widow when John Wallis died in 1890.4
Death*18 June 1900She died on 18 June 1900 in St. Francois County, Missouri, at age 54.2

Family

John Wallis b. 1834, d. 1890

Citations

  1. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 20 August 1866 in Iron, Missouri, USA, of John Wallis and Charity Ann "Loid", referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Charity Ann (Loyd) Wallis, Memorial# 215225494. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Annie Wallis, Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 31 Range 3 East, Iron, Missouri; Roll: M593_780; Page: 530B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Wallis, Memorial# 182861228.

William Loyd1

Marriage*He married Emeline Gee.1

Family

Emeline Gee
Child1.Charity Ann Loyd1 b. Jan 1846, d. 18 Jun 1900

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Charity Ann (Loyd) Wallis, Memorial# 215225494. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Henry J. Lubben1

b. 16 September 1883
Father*Henry Jacob Lubben2,3,1 b. Dec 1849
Mother*Ida Fooken2,3,1 b. Jan 1860
Birth*16 September 1883Henry J. Lubben was born on 16 September 1883 in Wiota, Cass County, Iowa.1,2
Marriage*18 October 1905He married Pearl E. Olson, daughter of Charles Olson and Kate Shriner, on 18 October 1905 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.1
(Brother-in-Law) Arrest9 April 1909Henry's brother-in-law, Vernon Olson, was arrested the morning of 9 April 1909 in Medical Lake, Spokane County, Washington, on the charge of deserting his wife, Hazel Olson, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The arrest was made on instructions received by wire at the Medical Lake sheriff's office from the constable's office at Council Bluffs. Olson was working as a plumber in Washington, and his sister, Pearl, and her husband, Henry J. Lubben, were employed at a summer resort at Medical Lake. Olson claimed to the officer who made the arrest that "no such charge would lie against him." He stated he left his Iowa home in April of the previous year and came west for the purpose of bettering his condition. He did not desert his wife, he claimed, but left her $50, all the money he had except what he needed for the trip, and the plan was understood by her that he would send for her as soon as he could become located in Washington.4
Census US 1910*2 May 1910Pearl and Henry J. Lubben were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 2 May 1910 at 408 Fairview Avenue, Ward 5, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. Henry was 25 years of age and worked in real estate on his own account, and Pearl was 24 years of age and possibly worked as a monogrammer on her own account. They rented their house, had been married for four years and had no children. Pearl's brother, Vernon E. Olson, whose name was recorded as "Victor E. Oleson", was enumerated with them in 1910. He was 29 years of age and a plumber, and reported as single. He had not been working on April 15, and had been out of work for 36 weeks in 1909.5

Family

Pearl E. Olson b. 1885

Citations

  1. [S1700] Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1947, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Pearl E Olson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, age 20 on next birthday, born about 1885 in Nebraska, daughter of Chas Olsen and C Shriner, her first marriage, married Henry J Lubben of Council Bluffs, Iowa, RR man, age 22 on next birthday, born about 1883 in Iowa, son of J S Lubben and Ida Fooken, his first marriage, married on 18 October 1905 in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA, referencing Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines, Iowa, Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1947.
  2. [S2403] Iowa, U.S., Births (series) 1880-1904, 1921-1944 and Delayed Births (series), 1856-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, delayed certificate of birth for Henry Jacob Lubben, born on 16 September 1883 in Wiota, Cass County, Iowa, USA, son of Jacob Henry Lubben and Ida Fooken, referencing State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Births (series) 1880-1904, 1921-1944 and Delayed Births (series), 1856-1940.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry J. and Ida Lubben, Year: 1900; Census Place: Kane, Pottawattamie, Iowa; Roll: 455; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0136; FHL microfilm: 1240455. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2437] Vernon Olsen 1909 Arrest in Medical Lake, Washington, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Spokane Chronicle, (Spokane, Washington), Friday, 9 April 1909, page 3, under the large headline "WANTED IN IOWA", Vernon Olson was arrested at Medical Lake, Washington, that morning by Constable W. R. Bartholomew; Olson was wanted in Council Bluffs, Iowa for wife desertion; the arrest was made on instructions received by wire at the Medical Lake sheriff's office from Constable J. C. Baker of the Iowa city; Olson is a plumber; his sister, Mrs. H. J. Lobben, and husband are employed at the summer resort of G. A. Davis at Medical Lake; Olson claimed to the officer who made the arrest that no such charge would lie against him; he left his home in April and came west for the purpose of bettering his condition; he did not desert his wife, he claims, but left her $50, all the money he had except what he needed for the trip, and the plan was understood by her that he would send for her as soon as he could become located here. Hereinafter cited as Vernon Olsen 1909 Arrest in Medical Lake, Washington.
  5. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry J. and Pearl Lubben, (his surname transcribed as "Gabbin" and her surname transcribed as "Tubben" by Ancestry), Year: 1910; Census Place: Spokane Ward 5, Spokane, Washington; Roll: T624_1671; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0201; FHL microfilm: 1375684. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.

Henry Jacob Lubben1

b. December 1849
Birth*December 1849Henry Jacob Lubben was born in December 1849 in Germany.1,2
Marriage*1881He married Ida Fooken about 1881.1,2

Family

Ida Fooken b. Jan 1860
Child1.Henry J. Lubben1,2,3 b. 16 Sep 1883

Citations

  1. [S2403] Iowa, U.S., Births (series) 1880-1904, 1921-1944 and Delayed Births (series), 1856-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, delayed certificate of birth for Henry Jacob Lubben, born on 16 September 1883 in Wiota, Cass County, Iowa, USA, son of Jacob Henry Lubben and Ida Fooken, referencing State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Births (series) 1880-1904, 1921-1944 and Delayed Births (series), 1856-1940.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry J. and Ida Lubben, Year: 1900; Census Place: Kane, Pottawattamie, Iowa; Roll: 455; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0136; FHL microfilm: 1240455. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1700] Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1947, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Pearl E Olson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, age 20 on next birthday, born about 1885 in Nebraska, daughter of Chas Olsen and C Shriner, her first marriage, married Henry J Lubben of Council Bluffs, Iowa, RR man, age 22 on next birthday, born about 1883 in Iowa, son of J S Lubben and Ida Fooken, his first marriage, married on 18 October 1905 in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA, referencing Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines, Iowa, Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1947.

Charlotte Luce1

Relationship6th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Samuel Luce1,2 b. 1762
Mother*Mary Heaton1 b. 2 Dec 1762, d. 7 Nov 1838
Birth*Charlotte Luce was probably born in Greene County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*She married William Russell, probably in Greene County, Pennsylvania.3

Citations

  1. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, pages 282-284. Note: Rachel was 3 months short of being 81 years old when she wrote this letter on 25 January 1861 from her "best recollection." Howard Leckey, the author of Tenmile County, in doing his own research, found Rachel's information to be "fairly correct" and reportedly adjusted any discrepancies he found. (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993). Hereinafter cited as Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 287-288. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  3. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 243. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Delilah Luce1

Relationship6th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father-Probable*Samuel Luce1 b. 1762
Mother*Mary Heaton1 b. 2 Dec 1762, d. 7 Nov 1838
Birth*Delilah Luce was probably born in Washington County, Pennsylvania.1
Name VariationShe may have been called Jane2
Death* and died in childhood.3

Citations

  1. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, pages 282-284. Note: Rachel was 3 months short of being 81 years old when she wrote this letter on 25 January 1861 from her "best recollection." Howard Leckey, the author of Tenmile County, in doing his own research, found Rachel's information to be "fairly correct" and reportedly adjusted any discrepancies he found. (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993). Hereinafter cited as Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 287-288. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  3. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 242. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Eleazer Luce1

Name-SpellingsAnother spelling of the LUCE surname found in our research was LUSE.1
Marriage*He married Elizabeth __?__, possibly in New Jersey.2

Family

Elizabeth __?__
Children1.Zephaniah Luce+1
2.Samuel Luce+2 b. 1762

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 287-288, his surname spelled "Luse". Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, pages 287-288.

Henry Luce1

b. 13 May 1794, d. 17 August 1873
Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Samuel Luce1,2 b. 1762
Mother*Mary Heaton1 b. 2 Dec 1762, d. 7 Nov 1838
Name-SpellingsAnother spelling of the LUCE surname found in our research was LUSE.3
Birth*13 May 1794Henry Luce was born on 13 May 1794, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania.1,4,3
Marriage*He married first Mary Buckingham, daughter of John Buckingham II and Mary Bell.4,5
(Husband) Death14 April 1845Henry became a widower when Mary (Buckingham) Luce died on 14 April 1845.3
Marriage*He married second Mary Nelson.4
Death*17 August 1873He died on 17 August 1873 at age 79.6,7

Family 1

Mary Buckingham b. 29 Dec 1790, d. 14 Apr 1845

Family 2

Mary Nelson

Citations

  1. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, pages 282-284. Note: Rachel was 3 months short of being 81 years old when she wrote this letter on 25 January 1861 from her "best recollection." Howard Leckey, the author of Tenmile County, in doing his own research, found Rachel's information to be "fairly correct" and reportedly adjusted any discrepancies he found. (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993). Hereinafter cited as Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 299, stating he was the son of Samuel and Mary (Heaton) Luse. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  3. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 299.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 242. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  5. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 299, Henry identified as Henry K. Luse.
  6. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 299, noting his date of death as 17 August 1783.
  7. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 242, noting his date of death as 19 August 1873.

James Luce1

Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father-Probable*Samuel Luce1 b. 1762
Mother*Mary Heaton1 b. 2 Dec 1762, d. 7 Nov 1838
Birth*James Luce was probably born in Washington County, Pennsylvania,1
Death* and died at age 14.2

Citations

  1. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, pages 282-284. Note: Rachel was 3 months short of being 81 years old when she wrote this letter on 25 January 1861 from her "best recollection." Howard Leckey, the author of Tenmile County, in doing his own research, found Rachel's information to be "fairly correct" and reportedly adjusted any discrepancies he found. (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993). Hereinafter cited as Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 242. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.