Alberta W. Lofton1

b. 1849, d. 28 August 1853
Father*Thomas G. Lofton1,2 b. 8 Jul 1797, d. 26 Feb 1862
Mother*Nancy Valentine1,3 b. 21 Jul 1812, d. 6 Oct 1855
Birth*1849Alberta W. Lofton was born in 18491
Death*28 August 1853 and died on 28 August 1853 in Illinois at age 14 years, 11 days.1
Burial*She was buried in Rural Methodist Cemetery, Womac, Macoupin County, Illinois.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, Alberta W. Lofton, Memorial# 170661111. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas G. Lofton, Memorial# 11665932.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Meldrim) Lofton, Memorial# 11665930.

Barbara Ann Lofton1

b. 1819, d. February 1849
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas G. Lofton1,2 b. 8 Jul 1797, d. 26 Feb 1862
Mother*Betsey Heaton1,2 b. 1797, d. b 26 Jun 1836
Birth*1819Barbara Ann Lofton was born about 1819 in that part of Madison County, Illinois, that would become Greene County in 1821.1
Marriage*16 November 1837She married first Thomas Isaiah Dunnagan Jr. on 16 November 1837 in Madison County.1,3,4
(Wife) Death3 October 1838Barbara became a widow when Thomas Isaiah Dunnagan Jr. died on 3 October 1838 at age 24, and less than one year after their marriage.3
Marriage*6 February 1840She married second James G. Gillham, son of Thomas Gillham and Margaret Letitia Davidson, on 6 February 1840 in Madison County, Illinois.5,1,6
Death*February 1849She died in February 1849 in Macoupin County, Illinois, at about age 301
Burial* and was buried in Rural Methodist Cemetery, Womac, Madison County.1

Family 1

Thomas Isaiah Dunnagan Jr. b. 8 Feb 1814, d. 3 Oct 1838
Child1.Elizabeth Ann Dunnagan7 b. 1838, d. 1861

Family 2

James G. Gillham b. 1827, d. 21 Apr 1885
Child1.Benjamin Irish Gillham+1 b. 1849, d. 7 May 1891

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, Barbara Ann (Lofton) Gillham, Memorial# 31261654. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas G. Lofton, Memorial# 11665932.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Isaiah Dunnagan, Jr., Memorial# 91334855.
  4. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Isaiah Dunnagan and Barbara Ann Lofton on 16 November 1837 in Madison County, referencing film# 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James G. Gillham, Memorial# 121065521.
  6. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of James G. Gillham and Barbara A. Dunnagan on 6 February 1840 in Madison County, referencing film# 001306457.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth Ann (Dunnagan) Gillham, Memorial# 29624794.

Eliza Lofton1

b. 1838, d. 4 September 1846
Father*Thomas G. Lofton1 b. 8 Jul 1797, d. 26 Feb 1862
Mother*Ruth Smith1 d. b 11 Mar 1845
Birth*1838Eliza Lofton was born in 1838 in Illinois1,2
Death*4 September 1846 and died on 4 September 1846 in Illinois at the age of 8 years, 9 months and 14 days.1,2
Burial*She was buried in Rural Methodist Cemetery, Womac, Macoupin County, Illinois.2

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, Thomas G. Lofton, Memorial# 11665932. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza Lofton, Memorial# 170661226.

Esther Matilda Lofton1

b. 1847, d. 1927
Father*Thomas G. Lofton1 b. 8 Jul 1797, d. 26 Feb 1862
Mother*Nancy Valentine1 b. 21 Jul 1812, d. 6 Oct 1855
Birth*1847Esther Matilda Lofton was born in 1847 in Illinois.1,2
Name VariationShe was called Matilda.3
(Daughter) Census US 18501 November 1850Matilda was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 1 November 1850 in the household of her parents in Macoupin County, Illinois. She was 2 years old.4
(Daughter) Census US 186018 June 1860Matilda appeared on the 1860 census taken on 18 June 1860 in the household of her father and stepmother in Township 10, Range 7, Macoupin County, Illinois. She was 12 years old and had attended school within the year.3
Marriage*25 December 1867She married John Calvin Davidson, son of Isaac Milton Davidson and Mary W. Rankin, on 25 December 1867 in Macoupin County, Illinois.5,1,6
(Wife) Death1918Esther became a widow when John Calvin Davidson died in 1918 at about age 79.5
Death*1927She died in 1927 in Strathmore, Wheatland County, Alberta Province, Canada, at about age 801
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Block 20 of Golden Cemetery, Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado.1

Family

John Calvin Davidson b. Aug 1839, d. 1918

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, Esther Matilda (Lofton) Davidson, Memorial# 50579723. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas G. Lofton, Memorial# 11665932.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of T.G. Lofton (transcribed by Ancestry as T. "J." Lofton), Township 10 Range 7, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M653_206; Page: 293; Family History Library Film: 803206. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas G. Lofton, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M432_118; Page: 273A; Image: 303. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Calvin Davidson, Memorial# 50579656.
  6. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Davidson and E. M. Lofton on 25 December 1867 in Macoupin County. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.

Ethalinda Lofton1,2,3

b. 30 July 1845, d. 1 May 1850
Father*Thomas G. Lofton2,3 b. 8 Jul 1797, d. 26 Feb 1862
Mother*Nancy Valentine2,3 b. 21 Jul 1812, d. 6 Oct 1855
Birth*30 July 1845Ethalinda Lofton was born on 30 July 1845 in Illinois1,3,2
Death*1 May 1850 and died on 1 May 1850 at age 4.1,3
Burial*She was buried in Rural Methodist Cemetery, Womac, Macoupin County, Illinois.3
(Daughter) Census US 18501 November 1850Ethalinda was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 1 November 1850 in the household of her parents in Macoupin County, Illinois. She was 4 years old and had attended school within the year.2

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, Thomas G. Lofton, Memorial# 11665932. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas G. Lofton, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M432_118; Page: 273A; Image: 303. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ethalinda M. Lofton, Memorial# 11664157.

Frank L. Lofton1

b. 1867
Relationship5th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas G. Lofton Jr.1 b. 9 Sep 1831, d. 26 Jul 1869
Mother*Julia Meldrum1 b. 12 Oct 1833, d. 20 Oct 1886
Birth*1867Frank L. Lofton was born about 1867 in Illinois.1
(Son) Census US 18802 June 1880Frank appeared on the 1880 census in the household of his mother and stepfather, Julia and Charley Harrington, taken on 2 June 1880 in Shaw's Point, Macoupin County, Illinois. He was 13 years old, had attended school within the year and worked with his stepfather and brothers on the farm.1

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charley and Julia Harrington, (their surname transcribed as "Warrington"), Shaws Point, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: 232; Page: 293C; Enumeration District: 124. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

George V. Lofton1

b. 1 September 1855, d. 9 October 1855
Father*Thomas G. Lofton1 b. 8 Jul 1797, d. 26 Feb 1862
Mother*Nancy Valentine1 b. 21 Jul 1812, d. 6 Oct 1855
Birth*1 September 1855George V. Lofton was born on 1 September 18551
Death*9 October 1855 and died on 9 October 1855 at the age of 1 month.1
Burial*He was buried in Rural Methodist Cemetery, Womac, Macoupin County, Illinois.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, George V. Lofton, Memorial# 11664110. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

James Lofton1

b. 1862
Relationship5th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas G. Lofton Jr.1 b. 9 Sep 1831, d. 26 Jul 1869
Mother*Julia Meldrum1 b. 12 Oct 1833, d. 20 Oct 1886
Birth*1862James Lofton was born about 1862 in Illinois.1
(Son) Census US 18802 June 1880James appeared on the 1880 census in the household of his mother and stepfather, Julia and Charley Harrington, taken on 2 June 1880 in Shaw's Point, Macoupin County, Illinois. He was 18 years old, had attended school within the year and worked with his stepfather and brothers on the farm.1

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charley and Julia Harrington, (their surname transcribed as "Warrington"), Shaws Point, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: 232; Page: 293C; Enumeration District: 124. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

John Guy Lofton1

b. 19 May 1773, d. 7 April 1832
Birth*19 May 1773John Guy Lofton was born on 19 May 1773.1
Marriage*He married Agness Gillham, daughter of William Campbell Gillham Sr. and Jane McDow.2,1,3
Death*7 April 1832He died on 7 April 1832 in Jersey County, Illinois, at age 581
Burial* and was buried in Newbern Cemetery, East Newbern, Jersey County.1

Family

Agness Gillham b. 19 Oct 1776, d. 12 Feb 1844
Child1.Thomas G. Lofton+4 b. 8 Jul 1797, d. 26 Feb 1862

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 Guy Lofton, Memorial# 121326268. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, Gillham family, pages 71-75. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Agness (Gillham) Lofton, Memorial# 158718501.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas G. Lofton, Memorial# 11665932.

Josephine Lofton1

b. 1850
Father*Thomas G. Lofton1 b. 8 Jul 1797, d. 26 Feb 1862
Mother*Nancy Valentine1 b. 21 Jul 1812, d. 6 Oct 1855
Birth*1850Josephine Lofton was born in 1850 in Illinois.1
(Daughter) Census US 18501 November 1850Josephine was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 1 November 1850 in the household of her parents in Macoupin County, Illinois. She was 6 months old.1
(Daughter) Census US 186018 June 1860Josephine appeared on the 1860 census taken on 18 June 1860 in the household of her father and stepmother in Township 10, Range 7, Macoupin County, Illinois. She was 10 years old and had attended school within the year.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas G. Lofton, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M432_118; Page: 273A; Image: 303. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of T.G. Lofton (transcribed by Ancestry as T. "J." Lofton), Township 10 Range 7, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M653_206; Page: 293; Family History Library Film: 803206. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.

Mary Ann Lofton1,2

b. 30 September 1828, d. 5 October 1865
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas G. Lofton1 b. 8 Jul 1797, d. 26 Feb 1862
Mother*Betsey Heaton1,3 b. 1797, d. b 26 Jun 1836
Birth*30 September 1828Mary Ann Lofton was born on 30 September 1828.1
Marriage*23 December 1847She married, as his first wife, John J. Womack on 23 December 1847 in Macoupin County, Illinois.1,2
Census US 1850*19 October 1850Mary Ann and John J. Womack appeared on the 1850 census taken on 19 October 1850 in Macoupin County, Illinois. John was 30 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $720, and Mary Ann was 21 years of age. Also in the household were the couple's son, Thomas W. Womack, who was 1 year old, and Mary Ann's niece, Elizabeth Ann Dunnagan, who was 11 years old and had attended school within the year.4
Death*5 October 1865She died on 5 October 1865 at age 371
Burial* and was buried in Rural Methodist Cemetery, Womac, Macoupin County, Illinois.1

Family

John J. Womack b. 2 Nov 1819, d. 7 Apr 1893
Children1.Thomas W. Womack1 b. 1849
2.Steven William Womack+1 b. 8 Dec 1854, d. 14 Aug 1926
3.John W. Womack1,5 b. 20 Feb 1859, d. 23 Aug 1938
4.George E. Womack6,1 b. 10 Oct 1862, d. 16 Mar 1883
5.Albartis Womack1,7 b. 5 May 1865, d. 27 Apr 1883

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 A. (Lofton) Womack, Memorial# 11664153. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John J. Womack and Mary Ann Lofton on 23 December 1847 in Macoupin County. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Betsey (Heaton) Lofton, Memorial# 202194149.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John J. and Mary A. Womack, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M432_118; Page: 256B; Image: 270. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John W. Womack, Memorial# 11667512.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George E. Womack, Memorial# 11664107.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Albartis Womack, Memorial# 11664106.

Nannie Lofton1

b. 1853
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas G. Lofton Jr.1 b. 9 Sep 1831, d. 26 Jul 1869
Mother*Julia Meldrum1 b. 12 Oct 1833, d. 20 Oct 1886
Birth*1853Nannie Lofton was born about 1853 in Illinois.1
(Daughter) Census US 187021 July 1870Nannie was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in the household of her parents in Township 10, Range 6, Macoupin County, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Julia Lofton, Township 10 Range 6, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M593_250; Page: 42A; Family History Library Film: 545749. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Sarah Love Lofton1,2

b. 24 June 1798, d. 11 August 1881
Birth*24 June 1798Sarah Love Lofton was born on 24 June 1798 in South Carolina.1,3
Marriage*27 March 1818She married James Gillham, son of Isaac Gillham and Jane Kirkpatrick, in 27 March 1818 in Madison County, Illinois.1,4,2,5
(Wife) Death5 May 1870Sarah became a widow when James Gillham died on 5 May 1870 at age 74.6
Death*11 August 1881She died on 11 August 1881 in Illinois at age 831
Burial* and was buried in Gillham Cemetery, Winchester, Scott County, Illinois.1

Family

James Gillham b. 8 Apr 1796, d. 5 May 1870
Child1.William Asbury Gillham+1,7 b. 6 Sep 1834, d. 27 Jul 1902

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, Sarah (Lofton) Gillham, Memorial# 5086189. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1763] Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 115 : 1915, online at www.ancestry.com, page 103, Mrs. Ethel McMillan Bower #114333. Hereinafter cited as Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 115 : 1915.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William A. and Rebecca Gillham, Point Pleasant, Scott, Illinois; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0136; FHL microfilm: 1240344, recording William's father and mother were both born in South Carolina. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  4. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, Gillham family, pages 71-75, identifying her name as "Polly", the name used by her sister Mary. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  5. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, James Gillham and Sarah Lofton, Madison County, 27 March 1818, referencing Film Number: 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Gillham, Memorial# 5086187.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Asbury Gillham, Memorial# 5085668.

Sherman Lofton1

b. 1864
Relationship5th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas G. Lofton Jr.1 b. 9 Sep 1831, d. 26 Jul 1869
Mother*Julia Meldrum1 b. 12 Oct 1833, d. 20 Oct 1886
Birth*1864Sherman Lofton was born about 1864 in Illinois.1
(Son) Census US 18802 June 1880Sherman appeared on the 1880 census in the household of his mother and stepfather, Julia and Charley Harrington, taken on 2 June 1880 in Shaw's Point, Macoupin County, Illinois. He was 16 years old, had attended school within the year and worked with his stepfather and brothers on the farm.1

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charley and Julia Harrington, (their surname transcribed as "Warrington"), Shaws Point, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: 232; Page: 293C; Enumeration District: 124. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

Thomas Lofton1

b. 1859
Relationship5th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas G. Lofton Jr.1 b. 9 Sep 1831, d. 26 Jul 1869
Mother*Julia Meldrum1 b. 12 Oct 1833, d. 20 Oct 1886
Birth*1859Thomas Lofton was born about 1859 in Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Julia Lofton, Township 10 Range 6, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M593_250; Page: 42A; Family History Library Film: 545749. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Thomas G. Lofton1

b. 8 July 1797, d. 26 February 1862
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*John Guy Lofton1 b. 19 May 1773, d. 7 Apr 1832
Mother*Agness Gillham1 b. 19 Oct 1776, d. 12 Feb 1844
Birth*8 July 1797He was born Thomas Gillham Lofton on 8 July 1797 in South Carolina.1,2
Marriage License6 March 1819A marriage license was issued to Thomas G. Lofton and Betsey Heaton in Madison County, Illinois, on 6 March 1819. Her surname was spelled "Hayton" on the marriage license.3
Marriage*11 March 1819He married first Betsey Heaton, daughter of James Heaton and Barbara Kinder, on 11 March 1819 in Madison County, Illinois.4,5
(Administrator) Administration20 December 1831Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham were appointed administrators of the estate of their mother-in-law, Barbara (Kinder) Heaton Laughlin, deceased, on 20 December 1831 in Madison County. They made their sworn statement to the probate court that, in their opinion, the total value of the personal estate of which Barbara died possessed would not exceed $800 and John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson were appointed by the judge to appraise the estate of the deceased. John Gilliam was a brother-in-law of two of Barbara's daughters, Rebecca (Hayden) Gillham and Barbara (Heaton) Gillham, Jacob Kensler was the father-in-law of Barbara's son, John Heaton, and Ephraim Davidson was the future father-in-law of Barbara's son, James Laughlin. A third son-in-law, Isaac Gillham Jr., joined Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham in posting a bond of $1,600 with the probate court.6,7,8,9
(Administrator) Inventory10 January 1832John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson, acting as the probate court appointed appraisers of the estate of Barbara Laughlin, deceased, submitted their certified inventory list with appraised value of $560.75 to the probate court in Madison County on 10 January 1832. After items were sold and adjustments were made by her administrators, Thomas G. Lofton and Isaac Gillham Jr., the value of her estate had increased to $747.98½ and was submitted to the court on 4 April 1832 and filed by the court on 7 April 1832. Barbara's inventory analysis was confusing, both then and now, because the probates of Valentine Kinder and Alexander Laughlin, her father and husband, respectively, were at times being probated simultaneously with Barbara's. Her father's case had some legal issues which dragged things out. The paperwork of the three probates overlapped at times, and some documents were interchanged and misfiled by the court. Additionally, two probate packets were found for Barbara, causing her to be indexed twice. We found one folder with her surname spelled correctly and the other with it spelled "Langhlin."10,11
(Purchaser) Estate Sale11 January 1832Thomas was among the purchasers of items from the sale of the estate of his mother-in-law, Barbara Laughlin, deceased, lately of Madison County, Illinois, his name appearing several times on the Bill of Sale list dated 11 January 1832. Almost all of the purchasers were members of her immediate and extended family. Those on the list of the most interest to us for the purpose of this project were John Heaton, Valentine Heaton, Thomas G. Lofton, Isaac Gillham Jr., Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Gallatin Kinder, Samuel Kinder, Hiram Arthur, Thomas Gillham, Jacob Kensler, Isaac Braden, Ephraim Davidson and Margaret Letitia Davidson.11
(Purchaser) Estate SaleAugust 1832Thomas was among those relatives, friends and neighbors who purchased items from the estate of Jacob Kensler of Madison County, Illinois, in August 1832. The list of purchasers included the names of Jacob's widow, Mary Kensler, their son Jacob Kensler, the administrator of the estate, Thomas Gillham, the fourth party to the probate bond, James Botkin, Jacob's son-in-law, John Heaton, his brother, Valentine Heaton, Thomas G. Lofton, Ephraim Davidson and Hiram Arthur.12
(Husband) Estate Distribution6 April 1833Thomas's wife was a daughter, and one of several heirs, of Barbara Laughlin, deceased, and Thomas received $40.50, the remainder of his wife's heir's share, on 6 April 1833 from the administrators of his mother-in-law's estate. The shares of the two older sons, John and Valentine Heaton, were paid by the estate administrators directly to them, the shares of the four married daughters were paid to each of their husbands, and the shares of the two minor children were paid to their half-brother, Valentine Heaton, as their guardian. On 13 February 1846 Rebecca Gillham, daughter of the deceased, provided a written statement to the probate court stating that she was one of the several heirs of Barbara Laughlin and that, to her knowledge, the several heirs of said deceased received of the administrators of her estate the sum of $105.50 each, by themselves or through their guardians.13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20
Marriage*26 June 1836He married second Ruth Smith on 26 June 1836 in Madison County, Illinois.21
(Husband) Deathbefore 11 March 1845Thomas became a widower for the second time when Ruth (Smith) Lofton died before 11 March 1845.22
Marriage*11 March 1845He married third, as her second husband, Nancy (Valentine) Meldrum on 11 March 1845 in Greene County, Illinois.22,23
Census US 1850*1 November 1850Nancy and Thomas G. Lofton were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 1 November 1850 in Macoupin County, Illinois. Thomas was 51 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $6,440, and Nancy was also 51 years of age. The couple lived with their blended and extended family in 1850. Thomas's son Thomas Jr. was 18 years old, Julia Meldrum, possibly Nancy's daughter, was 17 years old, two Harrington brothers, Thomas W. and Charles K., believed to have been recently orphaned, were 13 and 8, respectively, and Thomas and Nancy's daughters, Ethalinda, Matilda and Josephine, were 4, 2 and 6 months, respectively. All of the children, with the exception of Matilda and Josephine, had attended school within the year. We'll learn later that Julia Meldrum will marry Thomas Jr. first and, after his death, marry Charles Harrington.2
(Husband) Death6 October 1855Thomas became a widower for the third time when Nancy (Valentine) Meldrum Lofton died on 6 October 1855 at age 43.23
Marriage*15 April 1856He married fourth Eliza S.L. Smith on 15 April 1856 in Madison County, Illinois.24,25,26
Census US 1860*18 June 1860Eliza and Thomas G. Lofton were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 18 June 1860 in Township 10, Range 7, Macoupin County, Illinois. Thomas's age was recorded as 52, although he was actually 62, and his occupation was Methodist Minister. He had real estate valued at $4,000 and a personal estate valued at $6,000. His new wife of 4 years, Eliza, was 52 years of age. Thomas's daughters Matilda and Josephine, ages 12 and 10 respectively, lived in the household as did Mary J. Hunt who was 20 years old and had been born in England, and was likely a household servant.27
Death*26 February 1862He died on 26 February 1862 in Macoupin County, Illinois, at age 641
Burial* and was buried in Rural Methodist Cemetery, Womac, Macoupin County.1

Family 1

Betsey Heaton b. 1797, d. b 26 Jun 1836
Children1.Barbara Ann Lofton+28,1 b. 1819, d. Feb 1849
2.Mary Ann Lofton+29 b. 30 Sep 1828, d. 5 Oct 1865
3.Thomas G. Lofton Jr.+30 b. 9 Sep 1831, d. 26 Jul 1869

Family 2

Ruth Smith d. b 11 Mar 1845
Child1.Eliza Lofton1 b. 1838, d. 4 Sep 1846

Family 3

Nancy Valentine b. 21 Jul 1812, d. 6 Oct 1855
Children1.Ethalinda Lofton2,31 b. 30 Jul 1845, d. 1 May 1850
2.Esther Matilda Lofton32 b. 1847, d. 1927
3.Alberta W. Lofton33,1 b. 1849, d. 28 Aug 1853
4.Josephine Lofton2 b. 1850
5.George V. Lofton34 b. 1 Sep 1855, d. 9 Oct 1855

Family 4

Eliza S.L. Smith b. 1808

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, Thomas G. Lofton, Memorial# 11665932. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas G. Lofton, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M432_118; Page: 273A; Image: 303. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, Gillham family, page 90. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  4. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, Thomas G. Lofton and Betsey Heaton, Madison County, 11 March 1819, referencing the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Microfilm# 1306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  5. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, Gillham family, page 91.
  6. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, Barbara Laughlin, Madison County Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 146 of 725; 20 Dec 1831, Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham appointed administrators of estate of Barbara Laughlin who died intestate on or about 9 Dec 1831. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  7. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 530; 20 Dec 1831 Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham, administrators, made their sworn statement to the probate court that in their opinion the total value of the personal estate of which Barbara died possessed would not exceed $800.
  8. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 536; 20 Dec 1831 John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson appointed to appraise Barbara's estate.
  9. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 538-539; 20 Dec 1831, Thomas G. Lofton, William Gillham and Isaac Gillham posted bond of $1600.
  10. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 550-554; completed 10 January 1832, certified 4 April 1832, filed 7 Apr 1832, inventory of estate totaling $560.75.
  11. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 555-562; list of purchasers dated 11 January 1832, acceptance 3 April 1832, sale amount of estate totaling $747.98½.
  12. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, for Jacob Kensler, Madison County, Probate case files, box 4, tray 11, K’s, No. 6-31; box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, Probate Packet images 1375-1430 of 1996, images 1388-1395.
  13. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 532, 13 Feb 1846, written statement of Rebecca Gillham that she was one of several heirs of Barbara Laughlin and that to her knowledge the several heirs of said deceased received of the administrators of said estate the sum of $105.50 each by themselves or through their guardians.
  14. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 578-579, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $55.50 to heir William Gillham.
  15. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 580-581, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $105.50 to heir Isaac Gillham.
  16. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 582-583, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $40.50 to heir Thomas G. Lofton.
  17. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 590-591, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $105.50 to heir Valentine Heaton.
  18. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 592-593, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $93.50 to heir John Heaton.
  19. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 594-595, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $211.00 to Valentine Heaton as guardian of Sarah and James Laughlin, minor heirs to Barbara Laughlin.
  20. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Alexander Laughlin, Madison County, 1825, Case Number 15, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 370-423 of 1980, image 412, 6 Apr 1833, Misfiled, a payment of $90.50 to Fielding Lewis from the administrators of the estate of Barbara Laughlin.
  21. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Thomas G. Lofton and Ruth Smith on 26 June 1836 in Madison County, referencing film# 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  22. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Thomas G. Lofton and Nancy "Meldrim" on 11 March 1845 in Greene County, referencing film# 001310037.
  23. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Meldrim) Lofton, Memorial# 11665930.
  24. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Thomas G. Lofton and Eliza S.L. Smith on 15 April 1856 in Madison County, referencing film# 001306457.
  25. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth S. Smith, Memorial# 202194191, reporting only her birth year and place and not using the Lofton surname.
  26. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Gillham Lofton, Memorial# 11665932.
  27. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of T.G. Lofton (transcribed by Ancestry as T. "J." Lofton), Township 10 Range 7, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M653_206; Page: 293; Family History Library Film: 803206. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  28. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Barbara Ann (Lofton) Gillham, Memorial# 31261654.
  29. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary A. (Lofton) Womack, Memorial# 11664153.
  30. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas G. Lofton, Jr., Memorial# 11665486.
  31. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ethalinda M. Lofton, Memorial# 11664157.
  32. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Esther Matilda (Lofton) Davidson, Memorial# 50579723.
  33. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alberta W. Lofton, Memorial# 170661111.
  34. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George V. Lofton, Memorial# 11664110.

Thomas G. Lofton Jr.1

b. 9 September 1831, d. 26 July 1869
Relationship4th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas G. Lofton1 b. 8 Jul 1797, d. 26 Feb 1862
Mother*Betsey Heaton1 b. 1797, d. b 26 Jun 1836
Birth*9 September 1831Thomas G. Lofton Jr. was born on 9 September 1831.1
(Son) Census US 18501 November 1850Thomas appeared on the 1850 census taken on 1 November 1850 in the household of his father and stepmother in Macoupin County, Illinois. He was 18 years old and had attended school within the year. We learned later that he would marry his stepmother's daughter, Julia Meldrum, two years later.2
Marriage*27 May 1852He married, as her first husband, Julia Meldrum, daughter of Wesley Meldrum and Nancy Valentine, on 27 May 1852 in Macoupin County, Illinois.1,3,4
Death*26 July 1869He died on 26 July 1869 at age 371
Burial* and was buried in Rural Methodist Cemetery, Womac, Macoupin County, Illinois.1

Family

Julia Meldrum b. 12 Oct 1833, d. 20 Oct 1886
Children1.Nannie Lofton5 b. 1853
2.Thomas Lofton5 b. 1859
3.James Lofton6 b. 1862
4.Sherman Lofton6 b. 1864
5.Frank L. Lofton6 b. 1867

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, Thomas G. Lofton, Jr., Memorial# 11665486. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas G. Lofton, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M432_118; Page: 273A; Image: 303. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Julia Ann Meldrum Harrington, Memorial# 11665487.
  4. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Thomas G. Lofton Jr. and Julia Meldrum on 27 May 1852 in Macoupin County. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Julia Lofton, Township 10 Range 6, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M593_250; Page: 42A; Family History Library Film: 545749. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  6. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charley and Julia Harrington, (their surname transcribed as "Warrington"), Shaws Point, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: 232; Page: 293C; Enumeration District: 124. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

John Loker1

Marriage*He married Mary Draper.1

Family

Mary Draper
Child1.Mary Loker+1 b. 28 Sep 1653, d. 28 Oct 1735

Citations

  1. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), pages 41-44. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.

Mary Loker1,2

b. 28 September 1653, d. 28 October 1735
Father*John Loker2
Mother*Mary Draper2
Birth*28 September 1653Mary Loker was born on 28 September 1653.2
Marriage*14 December 1672She married Captain Jonas Prescott, son of John Prescott and Mary Platts, on 14 December 1672.1,2
Death*28 October 1735She died on 28 October 1735 in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 82.2

Family

Captain Jonas Prescott b. 1648
Children1.Mary Prescott+1,3 b. 3 Feb 1674
2.Benjamin Prescott+1,3,4 b. 4 Jan 1695/96

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  2. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), pages 41-44. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.
  3. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial, pages 47-49.
  4. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Malinda Lomax1

Father*Thomas Lomax2
Marriage*5 December 1811She married Joseph Howard on 5 December 1811 in Warren County, Kentucky.1,2

Family

Joseph Howard b. 1790
Child1.Cordelia Howard+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, Adaline M. (Shipman) Hall, Memorial# 23733839. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, Joseph Howard, born about 21 years of age, and Malinda Lomax, Warren County, 5 December 1811. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

Thomas Lomax1

Family

Child1.Malinda Lomax+1

Citations

  1. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, Joseph Howard, born about 21 years of age, and Malinda Lomax, Warren County, 5 December 1811. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

Hannah Lombard1

Marriage-Possible*26 April 1707She may have married, as his first wife, Daniel Pratt, son of Aaron Pratt, on 26 April 1707. In reporting this marriage, The Pratt Directory stated their source as only Phineas Pratt and Some of His Descendants (Eleazer Franklin Pratt; Boston, Massachusetts: 1897). It further notes that no record was found in either the Needham or Newton vital records or in the Descendants of Degory Priest of the Mayflower, Five Generations published by the Mayflower Society.1

Family

Daniel Pratt b. 2 Feb 1687/88, d. 17 Feb 1749/50

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 188. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Jerusha Long1

d. 11 January 1722/23
Father*Thomas Long1 d. 8 Nov 1711
Mother*Sarah Wilcox1 b. 3 Oct 1648, d. 3 Feb 1717/18
Death*11 January 1722/23She died on 11 January 1722/23 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.1
Estate*Administration of her estate in Hartford County was granted to her brothers William Long and David Ensign Jr., and distribution to her brothers and sisters was ordered. They were named as the heirs of Mary Bushnell, deceased, Joseph Long, William Long and David Ensign Jr., Sarah Colver, and Hannah Moore. Included in the probate file was a demand from her brother John Colver, her sister Sarah's husband, for 10s for reimbursement of money he had loaned to Jerusha, and also for wool and the combing of it.1

Citations

  1. [S1394] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Culver and Winthrop", The American Genealogist, Volume 22, pages 107-110 (July 1945). Hereinafter cited as "Culver and Winthrop."

Joseph Long1

Marriage*He married Mary Lane.1

Family

Mary Lane
Child1.Thomas Long+1 d. 8 Nov 1711

Citations

  1. [S1394] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Culver and Winthrop", The American Genealogist, Volume 22, pages 107-110 (July 1945). Hereinafter cited as "Culver and Winthrop."

Sarah Long1

b. circa 1673, d. 1756
Father*Thomas Long2 d. 8 Nov 1711
Mother*Sarah Wilcox2 b. 3 Oct 1648, d. 3 Feb 1717/18
Birth*circa 1673Sarah Long was born, based upon her reported age at death, circa 1673.2,3,4
Marriage*She married John Colver, son of John Colver and Mercy Clark, probably in New London, Connecticut.1,5,2
Name-SpellingsAnother spelling of the COLVER surname found in our research was Culver. The original spelling of the name, and therefore the "correct" spelling, was COLVER. In early New England, where the name was spelled CULVER, it was usually the spelling used by persons not members of the family, especially in the copying of records or preparing indexes. As members of the family moved away from Massachusetts to Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and beyond, CULVER became more common with later generations. For the most part, after the fifth generation, COLVER had been replaced by CULVER.6
(Sister) EstateAfter Sarah's sister Jerusha died on 11 January 1722/23, her brothers William Long and David Ensign Jr. were granted Administration of her estate in Hartford County. Distribution to Jerusha's brothers and sisters was ordered, and they were named as: the heirs of Mary Bushnell, deceased, Joseph Long, William Long and David Ensign Jr., Sarah Colver, and Hannah Moore. Included in the probate file was a demand from John Colver, Sarah's husband, for 10s for reimbursement of money he had loaned to Jerusha, and also for wool and the combing of it.2
Religion*26 July 1725Sarah and John Colver were members of the Rogerenes, a small religious sect that originated in the vicinity of New London, Connecticut before the year 1700. They strongly opposed the established Puritan church, and initially held to a Seventh Day, Saturday, Sabbath. Over the years, however, they began to regard each day as equally holy. Their disdain for Sunday worship, which they expressed disruptively and aggressively, often brought them into sharp conflict with their neighbors. On Sunday, 26 July 1725, a party of eight Rogerenes, which included John Colver and his wife Sarah Colver, who was called their "singing sister," were arrested and committed to prison for traveling on the Sabbath. They were tried the next day and said they were going to Lebanon at the request of Mary (Colver) Mann, the Culver's daughter, who had requested to be baptized by the Society. She was baptized after they arrived in Lebanon, and a few days later they baptized her brother-in-law, Elisha Mann.7,8
RelocationIn the early 1730s, Sarah and John Colver moved with at least some of their children from the New London area of Connecticut to New Jersey with a group of Rogerenes. The group, which totaled 21 in all, included their daughter Sarah and her husband, Ephraim Tuttle, John's brother Jabez Colver and other members of the Culver's extended family. They settled on the west side of Schooley's Mountain, Morris County, and were the earliest group of settlers in that part of Morris County for whom there is any record9,1,10
Relocation1746 and about eleven years later Sarah and John Colver returned to Schooley's Mountain with their sons Thomas and Robert.9
Death*1756She died in 1756 in Schooley's Mountain at age 8311,12
Burial* and was buried in the Culver Burying Ground located on the farm of her son Robert at Schooley's Mountain.3

Family

John Colver b. c 1672, d. 1760
Children1.Sarah Colver+1
2.Mary Colver+13
3.Esther Colver14 b. 5 Jun 1698
4.John Colver14 b. 21 Jul 1700, d. b 20 Aug 1733
5.Thankful Colver14 b. 2 Aug 1702
6.Thomas Colver+9 d. b 27 Sep 1786
7.Timothy Colver4
8.Samuel Colver15,16
9.Robert Colver9 b. 10 Jun 1713, d. 7 Jan 1783

Citations

  1. [S1393] Alva M. Tuttle, Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Cleveland, Ohio: published by the compiler, 1968), page 174. Hereinafter cited as Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America.
  2. [S1394] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Culver and Winthrop", The American Genealogist, Volume 22, pages 107-110 (July 1945). Hereinafter cited as "Culver and Winthrop."
  3. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), Second Generation, footnote, page 48. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  4. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): pages 140-143. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  5. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 196. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  6. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Colver-Culver (The correct spelling), pages 18-19.
  7. [S1395] Frances Manwaring Caulkins, History of Norwich, Connecticut: from its possession by the Indians, to the year 1866, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Hartford, Connecticut: published by the author, Press of Case, Lockwood and Company, 1866), Chapter XIX, The Rogerene Episode, pages 290-292. Hereinafter cited as History of Norwich, Connecticut, to 1866.
  8. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, The Rogerenes (also known as the Rogerens Quakers or Rogerines) were a religious sect founded in 1674 by John Rogers (1648–1721) in New London, Connecticut. Rogers was imprisoned and spent some years there. He was influenced by the Seventh Day Baptists and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and opposed the Established Puritan church. Rogerenes initially held to a Seventh Day (Saturday) Sabbath, but over the years began to regard each day as equally holy. Their disdain for Sunday worship often brought them into sharp conflict with their neighbors. Increasingly they adopted a Pacifist stance, including war tax resistance, which further brought them the ridicule of the larger community. Some of the Rogerenes left Connecticut and migrated to New Jersey settling in parts of present-day Morris County. One such group settled in what is now the Landing section of Roxbury Township, New Jersey near Lake Rogerine, then known as Mountain Pond in about 1700. Another smaller group of Rogerenes in about 1734 settled on the eastern side of Schooley's Mountain near present-day Hackettstown, New Jersey. Rogerene worship services continued through the early 20th century in Connecticut. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  9. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Third Generation, pages 59-61.
  10. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, The Rogerenes (also known as the Rogerens Quakers or Rogerines) was a religious sect founded in 1674 by John Rogers (1648–1721) in New London, Connecticut. Rogers was imprisoned and spent some years there. He was influenced by the Seventh Day Baptists and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and opposed the Established Puritan church. Rogerenes initially held to a Seventh Day (Saturday) Sabbath, but over the years began to regard each day as equally holy. Their disdain for Sunday worship often brought them into sharp conflict with their neighbors. Increasingly they adopted a Pacifist stance, including war tax resistance, which further brought them the ridicule of the larger community. Some of the Rogerenes left Connecticut and migrated to New Jersey settling in parts of present-day Morris County. One such group settled in what is now the Landing section of Roxbury Township, New Jersey near Lake Rogerine, then known as Mountain Pond in about 1700. Another smaller group of Rogerenes in about 1734 settled on the eastern side of Schooley's Mountain near present-day Hackettstown, New Jersey. Rogerene worship services continued through the early 20th century in Connecticut.
  11. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Second Generation, footnote, page 48, noting her death in 1766 at age 83.
  12. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", pages 140-143, noting her death in 1756 with the explanation that the inscription on her gravestone was read in 1938 by the Inscriptions Committee of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey. Then, in 1948, Mr. Wood, author of Colver-Culver Genealogy, found the stone in poor condition and read the year as 1766. "It should be noted, however, that this would place her birth in 1683, whereas her parents were divorced in 1681; also that John Culver's first child was baptized in 1696, and we have no reason to suppose that he had an earlier wife."
  13. [S1395] Frances Manwaring Caulkins, History of Norwich, Connecticut, to 1866, Chapter XIX, footnote, page 292.
  14. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 142.
  15. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Third Generation, pages 59-61, noting Samuel as a child of John Colver.
  16. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 143, reporting he had found no history for Samuel, a son of John Colver.

Thomas Long1

d. 8 November 1711
Father*Joseph Long1
Mother*Mary Lane1
Marriage*3 October 1666He married first Sarah Wilcox, daughter of John Wilcox and Sarah Wadsworth, on 3 October 1666.1
Divorce*1681Sarah and Thomas Long were divorced in 1681.1
MarriageHe married second Sarah Elmer.1
Death*8 November 1711He died on 8 November 1711 in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.1

Family

Sarah Wilcox b. 3 Oct 1648, d. 3 Feb 1717/18
Children1.William Long2 b. 4 Feb 1669, d. Jul 1740
2.Sarah Long+1 b. c 1673, d. 1756
3.Jerusha Long1 d. 11 Jan 1722/23

Citations

  1. [S1394] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Culver and Winthrop", The American Genealogist, Volume 22, pages 107-110 (July 1945). Hereinafter cited as "Culver and Winthrop."
  2. [S550] Connecticut vital records (Jacquelyn L. Ricker), The Ricker compilation of vital records of early Connecticut : based on the Barbour Collection of Connecticut town vital records and other statistical sources, CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Publishing Co., c2006), Available now directly from computers located in the FHL, page 8110, citing Hartford Vital Records. Hereinafter cited as Ricker compilation of Connecticut vital records.

William Long1

b. 4 February 1669, d. July 1740
Father*Thomas Long1 d. 8 Nov 1711
Mother*Sarah Wilcox1 b. 3 Oct 1648, d. 3 Feb 1717/18
Birth*4 February 1669William Long was born on 4 February 1669 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.1
(Brother) EstateBrothers William Long and David Ensign Jr. were granted Administration of the estate of their sister Jerusha Long in Hartford County after her death on 11 January 1722/23. Distribution to her brothers and sisters was ordered, and they were named as: the heirs of Mary Bushnell, deceased, Joseph Long, William Long and David Ensign Jr., Sarah Colver, and Hannah Moore. Included in the probate file was a demand from John Colver, their sister Sarah's husband, for 10s for reimbursement of money he had loaned to Jerusha, and also for wool and the combing of it.2
Death*July 1740He died in July 1740 in Coventry, Tolland County, at age 71.1

Citations

  1. [S550] Connecticut vital records (Jacquelyn L. Ricker), The Ricker compilation of vital records of early Connecticut : based on the Barbour Collection of Connecticut town vital records and other statistical sources, CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Publishing Co., c2006), Available now directly from computers located in the FHL, page 8110, citing Hartford Vital Records. Hereinafter cited as Ricker compilation of Connecticut vital records.
  2. [S1394] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Culver and Winthrop", The American Genealogist, Volume 22, pages 107-110 (July 1945). Hereinafter cited as "Culver and Winthrop."

Daniel Good Longanecker1

b. 20 January 1775, d. 28 June 1854
Birth*20 January 1775Daniel Good Longanecker was born on 20 January 1775 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*1799He married Sarah Mack in 1799.2,1
Death*28 June 1854He died on 28 June 1854 in Columbiana County, Ohio, at age 791
Burial* and was buried in Switzer Cemetery, Leetonia, Columbiana County.1

Family

Sarah Mack b. 16 Jan 1775, d. 8 Jun 1857
Child1.Daniel Mack Longanecker1,3 b. 13 Jun 1813, d. 23 Aug 1886

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 Good Longanecker, Memorial# 79815767. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Mack) Longanecker, Memorial# 79814838.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Daniel Mack Longanecker, Memorial# 34623455.

Daniel Mack Longanecker1,2

b. 13 June 1813, d. 23 August 1886
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Daniel Good Longanecker3,2 b. 20 Jan 1775, d. 28 Jun 1854
Mother*Sarah Mack4,2 b. 16 Jan 1775, d. 8 Jun 1857
Birth*13 June 1813Daniel Mack Longanecker was born on 13 June 1813 in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio.2
Marriage*11 April 1839He married Elizabeth Heaton, daughter of Thomas Heaton and Mary Haldeman, on 11 April 1839 in Columbiana County, Ohio.1,2
Name VariationHe was called Dan.5
Census US 1870*9 July 1870Lizzie and Dan Longanecker were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 9 July 1870 in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio. Dan was 58 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $8,000 and a personal estate valued at $1,200. Lizzie was 59 years of age and keeping house. Their niece, Jane P. Heaton, resided with them in 1870. She was 17 years old and attending school. Also enumerated in the Longanecker household was Mary Newhouse, who was 21 years old and had been born in England. No relationship to the family was identified.5
Death*23 August 1886He died on 23 August 1886 in Leetonia, Columbiana County, at age 732
Burial* and was buried in Section 6, Row 16 of Hope Cemetery, Salem, Columbiana County.2

Family

Elizabeth Heaton b. 16 Jun 1811, d. 21 Mar 1887

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, Elizabeth (Heaton) Longanecker, Memorial# 34623414. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Daniel Mack Longanecker, Memorial# 34623455.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Daniel Good Longanecker, Memorial# 79815767.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Mack) Longanecker, Memorial# 79814838.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Dan and Lizzie Longanecker, (transcribed as "Longneker" by Ancestry), Salem, Columbiana, Ohio; Roll: M593_1184; Page: 317A; Family History Library Film: 552683. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Lydia Longley1

Marriage*She married Amos Farnsworth, son of Benjamin Farnsworth and Lydia Longley.1

Family 1

Benjamin Farnsworth b. c 1667
Child1.Amos Farnsworth+1

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.