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Rev. James* Lovelady b. 1797 Sevier Co (prob), Tennessee d. 1893 Victoria Co, Texas: Our Family History

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Rev. James* Lovelady

Male 1797 - 1893  (96 years)


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  • Name James* Lovelady 
    Title Rev. 
    Born 1797  Sevier Co (prob), Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • some think Sevier county, but not sure why.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1810  White Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Father bought property at Falling Waters, now Putnam County, Tennessee.
    Property 15 Oct 1828  Jackson Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    40 acres 
    • 1828 Nov 15: 40 ac. James Lovelady 15 Nov 1828 s36 T50 R33
      (from Record of Original Entries to Lands in *Jackson County, MO; O.B. & Joanne Chiles Eakin (1985)).
      * Jackson Co formed from Lafayette Co in 1826
      (Karl Kiser)

      Wikipedia:
      sold (by France) to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
      In 1821, Jackson County became part of the newly-admitted state of Missouri. Jackson County was organized on December 15, 1826 ... Its county seat was designated as Independence, which was at the time only a minuscule settlement near a spring.
    Missouri River, State of Missouri
    Missouri River, State of Missouri
    Census 1830  Jackson Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: James Lovelady
      Home in 1830: Jackson, Missouri


      Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 James
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: (1821-1825) 2
      Sarah (9, gave b.d. as 1820) Jane has to have the older time slot because of her marriage date (1835). Sarah must have been younger than Jane.
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: (1801-1810) 1 Nancy (1800)

      Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 4
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 4

      note: when looking at the actual census page, there is a mark for a female age 10-15, which would be Jane; then Sarah and Ann would be the two daughters 5-9. With a total of 5 persons.
      list of residents on page 3
      Aikman Abrander
      Towler Robert G
      Marters William
      Ford William
      Manship George
      Linville Thomas(poss father-in-law if Nancy is a Linville)
      Linville James (son of Thomas)
      Linville Thomas (Jr. - son of Thomas)
      Trapp Jeremiah (Abraham's mother in law)
      Linville Abrcham (son of Thomas)
      Parish William
      Linch Sarah
      Lewis Joseph
      Campbell Joseph
      Bowers William (hus of Catherine Linville dau of Thomas)
      Johnson Ellot
      Francis William
      Lovelady James <<<
      Self John
      Welch James
      Young Chesney (m Rachel Lewis 1829; Eliz Sanford 1838)
      Johnson John
      Russle Joseph
      Lewis William
      Ross James
      Boggs Lilburn W
      Lilsus Huon
      Owens Samuel C
    1830 Missouri, Jackson County Census
    1830 Missouri, Jackson County Census
    James* Lovelady; William Bowers, William Linville; Jemimiah Trapp, Thomas Linville, Jr.; James Linville
    1830 Missouri, Jackson County - Lovelady, James
    1830 Missouri, Jackson County - Lovelady, James
    Property 1 Nov 1830  Jackson Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    bought 
    • William Bowers and wife Catherine Linville and James Lovelady, paid for these same 80 acres from BLM on Nov 1, 1830, approx 16 months before selling (Dec 24, 1831) the very same property to Thomas Linville (brother to Catherine Linville)

      "24 Dec 1831, William Bowers and Catherine, his wife and James Lovelady and Nancy, his wife, to Thomas Linville sum of $120.00, E 1/2 of SW Quarter of Section 36, Township 50, Range 33, 80 acres. Witness: George Manship J.P., Rec 31 May 1832
    Lovelady, James and William Bowers, Land purchase, Jackson County Missouri
    Lovelady, James and William Bowers, Land purchase, Jackson County Missouri
    Religion Sep 1831  Christian Conference for Missouri, Tarbo Grove, Lafayette Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    made an elder 
    • Christian Messenger: Part 1: (by Ruth E. Browning)

      Christian Conference for Missouri met in September in Tarbo grove, La Fayette County. (Letter from Joel H. Haden, Retireing Valley, Howard Co.). Elders present: Thomas McBride, Duke Young, Zachariah Linville, Sion Bradley, Bryam Lewis, and Joel H. Haden. Unordained: Richmond Roberts, William Burton, James Lovelady. Lovelady was made an elder. Letter mentions that followers of Joseph Smith are settling in Jackson County near the boundary line, perhaps 100 in number, and plan to rebuild the Temple.
    Christian Messenger
    Christian Messenger
    Christian Conference for Missouri met in September in Tarbo grove, La Fayette County. (Letter from Joel H. Haden, Retireing Valley, Howard Co.). Elders present: Thomas McBride, Duke Young, Zachariah Linville, Sion Bradley, Bryam Lewis, and Joel H. Haden. Unordained: Richmond Roberts, William Burton, James Lovelady. Lovelady was made an elder. (d)
    Property 24 Dec 1831  Jackson Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sold 
    • William Bowers and wife Catherine Linville and James Lovelady, paid for these same 80 acres from BLM on Nov 1, 1830, approx 16 months before selling (Dec 24, 1831) the very same property to Thomas Linville (brother to Catherine Linville)

      "24 Dec 1831, William Bowers and Catherine, his wife and James Lovelady and Nancy, his wife, to Thomas Linville sum of $120.00, E 1/2 of SW Quarter of Section 36, Township 50, Range 33, 80 acres. Witness: George Manship J.P., Rec 31 May 1832
    Religion Abt 1832  New Salem Church, Jackson Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Property 31 May 1832  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Missouri Miscellany, Woodruff, (1976),
      William Bowers and his wife, Catherine and James Lovelady and his wife, Nancy to Thomas Linville, sum of $120.00, East 1/2 of the SW Quarter of Section 36, Township 50, Range 33, 80 acres,
      Wit, George Manship, JP,
      Recorded 31 May 1832.

      Bureau of Land Management, The east half of the southwest quarter of Section 36 in Township 50 of Range 33, 80 acres as Tenants in common with William Bowers
    Residence 1833  Jackson Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • referenced in letter from nephew Joseph R. Young written on 28 Dec 1866. Joseph remembered: I fought at your old place near Blue Bridge.

      I thought of the time that Branch run blood when you [ James Lovelady] lived there. [Battle of the Mormons, Kaw township, Jackson county, MO, Oct. 1833]
    Religion Between 1834 and 1836  Independence, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    preaching 
    • Christian Messenger (No column headings)
      locations of preaching -- I guess

      Lovelady, Js Independence,Mo. 1834 1835 1836
    Religion 9 Jul 1834  Jackson Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Performed the marriage of William Linville and Leah Bowers 9 Jul 1834 in Jackson Co, Missouri.
    Religion Abt 1835  First Christian Congregation, Platte Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Christian Church in Missouri, Chapter XXI, Platte County; page 364.
      "Founded by James Lovelady, James Cox, James McBride, and Elihu Randolph, local preachers who resided in the neighborhood.
      Charter members:
      James White, Polly Lovelady, Jane Lovelady, John Bounds, Elizabeth Bounds, Andrew Henson and Nancy Lovelady, (now Mrs. Newby)"
      snip
      In 1840, James Lovelady, James Cox and James McBride moved to Oregon" (James Lovelady went to Texas, not Oregon.)
      (see attachment)
    Christian Church - Platte County, Missouri
    Christian Church - Platte County, Missouri
    "The Christian Church in Missouri" Chapter XXI, Platte County. (d)

    Historical and biographical sketches of the early churches and pioneer preachers of the Christian church in Missouri

    It was founded by James Lovelady, James Cox, James McBride, and Elihu Randolph, local preachers who resided in the neighborhood. The first meeting house was "a little log cabin."

    Charter members were James White, Polly Lovelady, Jane Lovelady, John Bounds, Elizabeth Bounds, Andrew Henson and Nancy Lovelady Newby.
    Religion 1835  Huntsville, Randolph Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    preaching 
    • Christian Messenger (No column headings)
      locations of preaching -- I guess

      Lovelady, Js. Huntsville, Mo 1835
    Census 1839  Platte Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Platte Co. Tax List 
    • Platte Co. MO Tax List, (1839), also, William Lovelady, Thomas Lovelady, Moses Lovelady and Richard Linville, Abraham Linville, John Linville, Granville Linvill e and Harrison Linville.
      Also Stephen Jones and John B. Bounds who married James' sister Elizabeth.
    Occupation 1840  Platte Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    learned professional engineers 
    Religion 1840  Platte Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    reporter for Platt Co. 
    • Christian Messenger (No column headings)
      locations of preaching -- I guess

      Lovelady, J reporter for Platt co. Mo 1840
    Other-Begin 22 Aug 1840  Platte Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Performed the marriage of his brother Andrew Jackson and Judah Newby on 2 Jun 1840; recorded 22 Aug 1840. Signed James Lovelady, C.C.C.
    Lovelady, Andrew Jackson, and Judah Newby, attested to by his brother James Lovelady
    Lovelady, Andrew Jackson, and Judah Newby, attested to by his brother James Lovelady
    Census Nov 1840  Platte Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    study of related families 
    • page 1 closes out on 24 Nov 1840

      1840 Platte Co, Missouri
      (ancestry scans numbering, pg 22 or 92)

      Nathan Newby
      2nd married to Nancy Bounds who was 1st married to Jesse Lovelady, brother of James*. His daughter Judah m Andrew Jackson Lovelady, also James* brother.
      1840
      Name: Nathan Newby
      County: Platte
      State: Missouri
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 (1831-1835) son 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 (1826-1830) son 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 (1791-1800) Nathan
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 (1831-1835) dau 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 (1801-1810) Nancy Bounds Newby
      _________________
      Thomas J. Lovelady
      Thomas J. and Amanda Mary Bounds
      (Thomas is James brother; and Amanda Bounds brother is
      married to James sister Elizabeth)
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 Andrew (1)
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 Thomas (8)
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 Preston (12)
      Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 Thomas (34)
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 Ann (1)
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 Eliza (3)
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 Margaret (15)
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 Amanda 29
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 8
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
      No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1


      ___________
      William M. Lovelady
      Name: William M Lovelady
      brother of James* and John W and Elizabeth
      Andrew Jackson another brother whose wife, Judah Newby, dau of Newton Newby.
      Newton Newby 2nd m Nancy Bounds, dau of yet another Lovelday brother Jesse.

      County: Platte
      State: Missouri
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 2 (1811-1820) William (not married yet); Andrew Jackson b 1815
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 (1826-1830) Judah Newby (1826)
      Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1 (1771-1780) prob Jane Wear Lovelady b 1769

      Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 4
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
      (father of these Lovelady brothers Thomas died 1830; mother Jane Wear d 1860.

      ____________
      James White

      _____________________
      Joseph Shammon (Shannon?) unidentified Mabra M Jones, b. 1792, Virginia, m Lily D (Silla) Shannon, b. 1797, Kentucky 15 Jan 1823 in Henry Co, Kentucky (see Mabra M Jones 1850 census)

      Name: Joseph Shammon
      [Joseph Shannon]
      County: Platte
      State: Missouri
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 (1791-1800)
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 9
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 9
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 9

      ______________________
      Joseph Davis
      Henry Bradley

      ____________
      Nov 1840:
      ____________
      Name: James Lovelady
      County: Platte
      State: Missouri
      James Lovelady
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 James (43)
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 Ann (1821-1825)
      Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 Nancy (40)
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 3
      Persons Employed in Learned Professional Engineers: 1

      Jane: married 1835; so she's gone.
      Sarah (19) - probably newlywed living with Mara at Stephen's.
      Ann married in 1847. If this is Sarah -- then where is Ann? Ann would be under 10 per the 1830 census when she wasn't born yet. This has to be Ann even though it's the wrong age group. That means Sarah isn't accounted for here.

      ________________
      John Lewis
      Thomas Easburn
      Nathan Towe
      Benjamin Yocum

      ___________________
      John Young
      Name: John Young
      County: Platte
      State: Missouri
      Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1 John
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 (1821-1825) (dau)
      Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1 (spouse)
      (this is probably 2nd wife; no wife was indicated in 1820)

      Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 3
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
      No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2

      ____________________
      Lewis Edwards
      John McAdam

      ___________________
      Thomas s. Dyes [Thomas S. Dyer]
      Name: Thomas S Dys
      [Thomas J Dye]
      County: Platte
      State: Missouri
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: (1811-1820) 1 Thomas
      Slaves [sic]- Females - 10 thru 23: 1

      Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 2
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
      Total Free White Persons: 1
      Total Slaves: 1
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 2

      comment: Looking at the image, there is no mark in the slave column. Appears to be a translation error.
      The couple were newly wed as they were just married in Oct.

      ___________________
      ancestry scans page 14 of 92

      Name: John Linville
      (Son of Richard, brother of Harrison, 1st cousin of Nancy Linville Lovelady

      County: Platte
      State: Missouri
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 Richard (5)
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 John (8)
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2 William (13)
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 John (40)
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 Julia (2)
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 Nancy (37)

      -----
      John Scott
      Nathaniel Scott
      -----

      Andrew Brown
      Name: Andrew Brown
      County: Platte
      State: Missouri
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 8
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
      No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 8
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 8



      ------
      Rachel Cox


      ____________________
      ancestry scans page 12 of 92
      Richard Linville
      Name: Ruhard Lenville (father of Harrison; brother of Thomas (Nancy Linville Lovelady's uncle)
      [Richard Lenville]
      County: Platte
      State: Missouri
      Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1 Richard 63
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 1811-1820
      Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1 molly 60
      Free Colored Persons - Males - 36 thru 54: 1 1786-1804
      Slaves - Males - Under 10: 2
      Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 1
      Slaves - Females - Under 10: 1
      Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1
      Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 2
      Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 1

      ________

      Name: Harrison Lenville (son of Richard Linville, brother of John, 1st cousin to Nancy Linville Lovelady)
      County: Platte
      State: Missouri
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 (1801-1810) Harrison (1813)
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2 Mary (2) Harriet (1)
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 Nancy Bounds (1819)

      Harrison Linville married James Lovelady's niece.
      James' sister Elizabeth's child Nancy Bounds
      _____________________
      ancestry scans page 10 of 92
      J.B. Bounds
      ______________________

      ______________________
      ancestry scans page 26 of 92
      George W. Yeochum
      ______________________
      ancestry scans page 28 of 92

      Stephen Jones

      ______________________
      ancestry scans page 30 of 92
      Jesse Yoacum


      _______________________
      ancestry scans page 32 of 92
      Moses Lovelady
      Name: Moses Lovelady (James* 2nd cousin 1 removed)
      County: Platte
      State: Missouri
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 Elijah 11
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1 1821-1825
      Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 moses 37
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2 Rebecca,1; eliz 3
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 Sarah 6
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 2 susan 15, malinda 11
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 nancy ward 37

      ________________________
      Washington Dyer


      _______________________
      ancestry scans page 34 of 92
      Rodham Jones


      _______________________
      ancestry scans page 40 of 92
      Thomas Campbell
      George Campbell
      ________________________
      ancestry scans page 42 of 92
      George Jones

      ________________________
      ancestry scans page 44 of 92
      William Jones


      ________________________
      ancestry scans page 66 of 92
      Name: Abraham Linville (Nancy's brother?)
      [Abraham ??Ville]
      County: Platte
      State: Missouri
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 John T (abt 8)
      Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 Abraham (35)
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2 Catherine (4), Mahala (5)
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 (1831-1835) Jemimia
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 (1826-1830) Sarah/Sally
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 (1801-1810) Nancy
      ________________________
    1840 Missouri, Platte County Census - Lovelady
    1840 Missouri, Platte County Census - Lovelady
    Jane Wear Lovelady (widowed mother, living with William)
    sons:
    James* Lovelady, wife Nancy, dau Ann
    Thomas J. Lovelady and wife Amanda Mary Bounds
    William Lovelady
    Andrew Jackson Lovelady (living with William)
    granddau Jane Lovelady (dau of another brother Jesse) and newlywed husband Thomas Dyer

    also:
    Nathan Newby, (In-law He 2nd m Nancy Bounds, mother of Jane, 1st wife of Jesse. Newby's dau later m Andrew Jackson Lovelady.)

    John Young, father of Duke Young who married Sarah Lovelady, sister of Lovelady brothers.
    Religion 1841  Bear Creek, Platte Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    elder 
    • Christian Messenger (no column headings)
      elder at Bear Creek, Platte co Mo 1841

    Residence 1844  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    moved to Texas 
    • 1867 Voter registration: how long in the state of Texas:
      23 years.
    Census 1846  Cass Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cass Co. Tax List 
    • James Lovelady and M.M. Jones listed
    Religion 28 Mar 1849  First Christian Congregation of Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    church formed 
    • Victoria, Crossroads of So TX, (1982), FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF VICTORIA, TEXAS
      In Deed Book 4, page 145, Victoria County Courthouse, the following entry was made 28 March 1849

      "We the undersigned, entertaining the same views of Christian Doctrine, Practice & Church Government as those held by the Denomination usually called Christians, do hereby organize Ourselves into a corporate body as contemplated by an act of the Republic of Texas, approved Jan. 20th 1845. Do authorize the appointment of Trustees in Certain Cases and adopt the name of 'The First Christian Congregation of Victoria'. In order that we may recieve the benefits of said act we hereby constitute and appoint Felix B. Webb, Mayberry M. Jones, James Lovelady, Ann Allie and their successors in Office a board of trustees to take & hold such property both real and personal for the use & benefit of said Congregation, as may hereafter be conveyed to the same. In testimony whereof, we hereunto Affix our names this 28th day March A. D. 1849."
      Signed, Nancy Lovelady
      James Lovelady
      Felix B. Webb
      Sarah Jones
      M. M. Jones
      Jackson Butts
      Ann Allie
    Census 20 Aug 1850  Victoria Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    agriculture 
    1850 Texas Victoria County, Agriculture Census
    1850 Texas Victoria County, Agriculture Census
    Mabra Madden Jones and James Lovelady
    Census 22 Aug 1850  Victoria Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1850 Victoria, Texas Census: (res: 153)
      James age 53 farmer 600 TN
      Nancy age 50 SC
      Alfred Allice 30 mechanic 1600 PA (their son-in-law)

      Next door: (res 154)
      (relation unknown)
      David M. Jones 38 M Carpenter 1000 VA
      Lidia 34 F MS
      P.T. Hall 22 M Farmer MS
      Felix G. Hall 13 M MS
      H.M.C. Hall 10 M TX



    1850 Texas, Lavaca County census
    1850 Texas, Lavaca County census
    James and Nancy Linville Lovelady and Alfred Allie (widowered son-in-law)
    Religion Between 4 Nov 1851 and 31 Aug 1854  Lavaca Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    performed marriages 
    • On record as having performed marriages in Lavaca County during this time period.
    Possessions 24 Apr 1852  Victoria Co, Lot 1, Block 117, Range 8, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sold
     
    • Bill of Sale of the home of James Lovelady to Edward Fink, Lot #1, Block 117, Range 8, Victoria, April 24, 1852.
    Residence 17 Jul 1854  Victoria Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    per letter 
    • Letter from Margaret Butts,addressed to her father Andrew Jackson Butts, Bear Den Post Office, Texas. Wishes her mother and grandfather to read the letter and write her back. "Mother" has to be Susan Bounds Butts, as her birth mother Jane Lovelady had passed when Margaret was only 10 years old. Grandfather would be James Lovelady.
    Letter - 1854, 07/17
    Letter - 1854, 07/17
    from Margaret Ann Butts Cooley to her father, Andrew Jackson Butts, Sr.
    linked to:
    Susan Evaline Bounds, (foster?) (I8850)
    Andrew Jackson Butts, Sr (I1463)
    Margaret Ann Butts, (DNA-circle-g) (I2492)
    Easter Jane Cooley (I1393)
    Harband Cooley, (DNA-Circle-g) (I28797)
    James* Lovelady (I1020)
    Residence 16 May 1855  Manahuilla Minnuvee Creek at Buzzard Roost Country, Dewitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    per letter 
    Letter - 1855 05/16
    Letter - 1855 05/16
    From James Lovelady, in his handwriting, to Jackson Butts, his son in law (husband of his daughter Jane) regarding grandsons Andrew Butts and John Butts, who are staying with the Loveladys to attend school. Loveladys are living Manahula, Dewitt County, Texas, and Jackson Butts is in Lavaca County.
    linked to:
    Manahuilla Minnuvee Creek at Buzzard Roost Country, Dewitt Co, Texas
    Andrew Jackson Butts, Jr (I1371)
    Andrew Jackson Butts, Sr (I1463)
    John William Butts (I1415)
    Nancy* Linville (maybe), (dau?) (I1031)
    James* Lovelady (I1020)
    Residence 28 Jun 1856  Dewitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Letter - 1856 06/18
    Letter - 1856 06/18
    Letter from Nancy Lovelady, in her handwriting, to Jackson and Susan Bounds Butts telling of camp meetings and encouraging them "to attend to Christianity." The Loveladys are living in Manahula, Dewitt County Texas, and the Butts are living in Lavaca County.
    linked to:
    Dewitt Co, Texas
    Susan Evaline Bounds, (foster?) (I8850)
    Andrew Jackson Butts, Sr (I1463)
    Nancy* Linville (maybe), (dau?) (I1031)
    James* Lovelady (I1020)
    Religion 7 Aug 1856  Yorktown, Dewitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    camp meeting 
    Letter - 1856, 08/07
    Letter - 1856, 08/07
    Mary M Jones to her aunt and uncle, Susan Bounds and Andrew Jackson Butts, Sr., and cousins, tells of camp meeting where she, her sister Susan and her friend Aurela Seal from Victoria, brother George, and cousin John Butts (son of Susan and Andrew Jackson), John and Charlie Middleton, her cousins she says, and many others (47 total) joined the church. This would be the Christian church, pastor is her grandfather, James Lovelady. She also mentions "Grandma (Nancy Lovelady) is not well."
    linked to:
    Yorktown, Dewitt Co, Texas
    Susan Evaline Bounds, (foster?) (I8850)
    Andrew Jackson Butts, Jr (I1371)
    Andrew Jackson Butts, Sr (I1463)
    John William Butts (I1415)
    Margaret Ann Butts, (DNA-circle-g) (I2492)
    Andrew Moses Cooley (I1424)
    Easter Jane Cooley (I1393)
    Cyrus Young Jones, Sr. (I637)
    George Washington Jones, Dr (I604)
    Residence 11 Jul 1860  Dewitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    per letter 
    Letter - 1860, 07/11
    Letter - 1860, 07/11
    from Mary to Aunt Susan Bounds Butts, referencing her new bro, Andrew (my g-gf), and other family news. Written in Dewitt Co, mailed from Helena, Texas.

    "Mr. Bean" referred to in this letter was Russell Bean, a 30 yr-old gentleman from Alabama, with a wife and two small children. She states Mr. Bean had bought Uncle "Alec's property and had a wonderful well, sustaining 4 families thru a drought. She states that he had been hurt in an explosion while blasting a well for George Jacobs who was son of Andrew Jacobs.
    A.J. Jacobs and Bean were neighbors with only one residence between them. George Jacobs was connected to the Jones family by marriage as his sister-in-law Julie Wilcox was 2nd wife of Alfred Allee, who was widower of Ann Lovelady, daughter of James and Nancy Lovelady. George was living next door to the Loveladys.

    Thanks to Geneva Garrett's voluntary search, she found the transaction where Russell Bean bought 252 acres from A. Allee, etux (Book J pg 239)
    A. Allee must be Alfred Allee, who was indeed Mary's uncle, but odd that he would be referred to as "Uncle Alec."

    She also states "Pap and Grandma talks of going to the mountains they have sold their cattle." (Pap=James Lovelady; Grandma=Nancy)

    She also mentions of Ann Bosworth's marriage: "I was surprised to hear of Annís wedding. I think she is quite young."

    Linked to:
    Dewitt Co, Texas
    Hallettsville, Texas
    Alfred Alonzo Lee Allee (I1539)
    Eliza Ann Bosworth (I32832)
    Susan Evaline Bounds, (foster?) (I8850)
    Andrew Jackson Butts, Jr (I1371)
    John William Butts (I1415)
    George W. Jacobs (I32535)
    Andrew* Prather Jones (I1209)
    Cyrus Young Jones, Sr. (I637)

    Russell Bean "Findagrave Memorial #11364534"
    (d)
    Census 13 Jul 1860  Dewitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • residence 298
      Mabra Jones 40 1820 blacksmith 3500 1500 Kentucky
      checked "attended school within the year"
      Sarah 39 1821 Missouri
      George W. 19 1841 Missouri
      Mary M 17 1843 Missouri
      Susan D. 13 1847 Texas
      Cyrus 8 1852 Texas
      Stephen L. 6 1854 Texas
      Andrew 3 1857 Texas
      M.H. 5/12 1860 Texas
      John F. Graves 25 1835 blacksmith Virginia

      residence 299
      Parker, M. 59 1801 Georgia (Matthew)
      Elizabeth 49 1811 Tennessee
      Amanda 17 1843 Texas
      Mary T. 15 1845 Texas
      Susan 10 1850 Texas
      Isiah 8 1852 Texas
      M.A. 5 1855 female Texas

      residence 300
      Parker, A.H. 23 1837 Texas (Alexander H.)
      Elizabeth 23 1837 Alabama (Mary Elizabeth Ann P. Caddell)
      Mary 1/23 1860 Alabama

      residence 301
      Jones, Enoch 74 1786 Delaware
      Nancy 67 1793 North Carolina
      Lewis B. 22 1838 Mississippi
      Rabb Ulesses 29 1831 Texas
      Rabb Malissa 27 1833 Mississippi
      Tumlinson, Robert F. 7 1853 Texas
      Rabb, L.B. 3 1857 Texas
      Rabb, Paul M. 10/12 1859 Texas
      Steddom, N.B. 13 1847 Texas

      residence 302
      James Lovelate 62 1798 minister 300 1,000 Tennessee
      Nancy 60 1800 South Carolina

      residence 303
      Jacobs, G.W. 37 1823 Mississippi
      Ellena 35 1825 Mississippi
      Nancy T. 8 1852 Mississippi
      Emeline E. 6 1854 Texas
      Mary 2 1858 Texas

      residence 304 (prob not related)
      Stewart, Joseph 44 1816 Tennessee

      (Ancestry translators had the Jones name spelled Louer, Mabre and Lovelady was written as Lovelate.)

    1860 Texas, Dewitt County, Census
    1860 Texas, Dewitt County, Census
    Mabra and Sarah Lovelady Jones and children, George, Mary, Susan, Cyrus, Stephen, Andrew, and Henry; and James and Nancy Lovelady, Sarah's parents.
    Residence 14 Aug 1861 
    per letter 
    Letter - 1861, 08/14
    Letter - 1861, 08/14
    from Mary M Jones to Aunt Susan Bounds, news they moved into their new home (Middletown, Goliad Co, Texas) and are closer to her aunt, can now "come easy in a day." Aunt Susan lived in Halletsville, Lavaca Co.

    linked to:
    Susan Evaline Bounds, (foster?) (I8850)
    Andrew Jackson Butts, Jr (I1371)
    John William Butts (I1415)
    Andrew* Prather Jones (I1209)
    Cyrus Young Jones, Sr. (I637)
    Henry M. Jones (I660)
    Mabra* Madden Jones, Rev (I583)
    Mary Madden Jones (I615)
    Stephen Lovelady Jones (I648)
    Susan Maria (or Mariah) Jones (I626)
    Religion 9 Jul 1863  Lavaca Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    performed marriage 
    • performed marriage of Mabra Jones and Martha Ponton.
    1863 7/9 - Jones, Mabra and Martha Ponton marriage certificate
    1863 7/9 - Jones, Mabra and Martha Ponton marriage certificate
    officiating minister was Rev. James Lovelady, father of Sarah Lovelady Jones, Mabra's first wife.
    Residence 8 Dec 1866  Terryville, Lavaca Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    per letter 
    Letter - 1866, 12/08
    Letter - 1866, 12/08
    from Mary M Jones to Aunt Susan Bounds Butts, speaks of move to Terryville, Dewitt Co. Also speaks of upcoming singing school, apparenty in Lavaca, says she will at least be going to stay with Sue for about a month.
    linked to:
    Terryville, Lavaca Co, Texas
    Susan Evaline Bounds, (foster?) (I8850)
    Mary Elizabeth "Lizzy" Butts (I32435)
    Mabra* Madden Jones, Rev (I583)
    Mary Madden Jones (I615)
    Susan Maria (or Mariah) Jones (I626)
    James* Lovelady (I1020)
    Other-Begin 28 Dec 1866  Lavaca Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    letter 
    • Letter from Joseph R. Young, nephew, son of Duke Young and Sarah Lovelady, James sister.
    Letter - Young, Joseph R.
    Letter - Young, Joseph R.
    Written to his aunt and uncle, James and Nancy Lovelady, tells of his and several family members' experiences in the Civil War.

    Provided to me by Berny McCaul Calhoun who had received it from Karl Kiser in 2010. Annotations are by Karl Kiser.

    linked to:
    James Allison, III (I34211)
    John B. Dysart, (maybe grandson??) (I7276)
    Cyrus Jackson Elliott (I9541)
    James Knox Polk Elliott (I9539)
    Jesse Washington Elliott (I9473)
    William Mann Elliott, Sr. (I9453)
    Nancy* Linville (maybe), (dau?) (I1031)
    James* Lovelady (I1020)
    John W. Lovelady (I1445)
    Thomas Lovelady (I9413)
    Residence Jan 1867  Dewitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    moved to Dewitt 
    • August 1867 voter registration: how long in the county and precinct 4:
      7 mos.
    Residence 2 Aug 1867  Dewitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    voter registration 
    • Name: James Lovelady
      Birthplace: United States
      Registry Date: 2 Aug 1867
      County: DeWitt
      Line Number: 665
      Archive Name: Texas State Library and Archives
      Archive Collection Title: 1867 Voter Registration Lists
      Archive Reel Number: 4

      next entry:
      George W. Jones
    Religion Between 1869 and 1871  Lavaca Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    performed marriages 
    • On record as having performed marriages in Lavaca County during this time period.
    Census 1870 
    cannot find 
    Residence 25 Aug 1872  maybe near Lyons, Burleson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    per letter 
    • Mary writes, "I had lost all trace of Pa's and George's whereabouts. I had written to Henry Shapes to know if he knew where Grandpa was. I have not received an answer."
      "Mr. Dabney and Brother came by on their way home from Lyons where they had been holding a meeting. He said they had seen Grandpa and George."
      Lyons is in Burleson County, but this only indicates there were at a meeting there. Perhaps they were living nearby. Frances writes a letter, estimated as 1877, stating she had "not heard from Burleson" She and George were in Red Rock and she stated that James Lovelady had left there - so, not sure who was in Burleson.
    Letter - 1872, 08/25
    Letter - 1872, 08/25
    Mary M Jones Norton to her beloved aunt, lamenting about family affairs and speaks word that Pa had moved into the "Devils Pocket" (?), and speaks of her and Mr. Norton's possible move to Northern Texas.
    She speaks of a family Rabb. Mrs. Rabb was a Jones, and interestingly enough, they lived next door to the Loveladys and only a two or three residences down from the Mabra Jones in Dewitt County in 1860. However, further research has not found any connection of the two Jones families. Ulysses Rabb served as sheriff in Fayette County in the 1880s.

    linked to:
    Oak Hill (near LaGrange), Fayette Co, Texas
    Frances Elizabeth Bosworth (I921)
    Susan Evaline Bounds, (foster?) (I8850)
    Berry Alexander Butts (I9060)
    Mary Elizabeth "Lizzy" Butts (I32435)
    Susan Delanie Butts (I9061)
    Andrew* Prather Jones (I1209)
    Cyrus Young Jones, Sr. (I637)
    George Washington Jones, Dr (I604)
    Henry M. Jones (I660)
    Census Abt May 1877  in transit Find all individuals with events at this location 
    per letter 
    • Frances living in Red Rock, dates her letter simply "May." Guessing this is about 1877. She writes to Susan Bounds Butts
      "Pap started down to Lavaca about two or three weeks ago. He went by Mary's. I expect he will stay there some time. I got a letter from Mary the same day I got yours. She was well and doing well."
      Leonard surmised Mary was in Burleson, but that would not be enroute from Red Rock to Lavaca. Perhaps this was after Nancy died, or perhaps it was after Mr. Norton died. Mary might have still been living near LaGrange.

    Letter - 1877 (about), May
    Letter - 1877 (about), May
    from Frances Bosworth, wife of George W. Jones, brother of Susan and Mary Jones, writing to Susan Bounds Botts of family news, church, and daily life. Stated that Pap had left there and was going to Lavaca, but would stop by Mary's to stay awhile. Perhaps this is when Mr. Norton died.
    linked to:

    Red Rock, Bastrop Co, Texas
    Dotia Olevia Bosworth (I32838)
    Frances Elizabeth Bosworth (I921)
    Henry Chipman Bosworth (I32498)
    William M. Bosworth (I32500)
    Martha Bounds (I32497)
    Mary Madden Jones (I615)
    James* Lovelady (I1020)
    Census 15 Jun 1880  San Saba Co (District 112), Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1880 Census, James Lovelady age 82 is living with George and Frances, San Saba Co, Texas, (abt 120 m NW of Austin, halfway between Austin & Abilene).
      153/153
      George Jones 39 farmer MO KY MO
      Frances 29 TX MS MS
      James 11 TX MO TX
      George 8 TX MO TX
      Drusie 2 TX MO TX
      Lovelady, Jas 83 TN TN TN (minister of the Gospel, boarder)
    1880 Texas, San Saba County census
    1880 Texas, San Saba County census
    Lovelady, James, George and Frances Bosworth Jones, James, George, and Drussie.
    Research Notes Bounds/McBride/Parker relations? 
    • 1850 census: Jasper Co, Mississippi
      Residence 329/350
      (Ancestry transcribed this name as Gragson)
      Lee Grayson 50 farmer 1000 Kentucky
      * Biddy (Bridget "Biddy" Parker) Grayson 36 1814 Mississippi
      Mahalia Grayson 22 1828 Mississippi
      Mary Ann Grayson 21 1829 Mississippi
      Emiline Grayson 19 1831 Mississippi
      Andrew J. Grayson 17 1833 Mississippi
      Oliver Grayson 14 1836 Mississippi
      George Grayson 13 1837 Mississippi
      Sarah Ann Grayson 11 1839 Mississippilee
      Claiborne Grayson 10 1840 Mississippi
      Lucretia Grayson 9 1841 Mississippi
      William Grayson 7 1843 Mississippi
      Dorinda Grayson 5 1845 Mississippi
      Thomas Grayson 3 1847 Mississippi
      Alert G. Grayson 2 1848 Mississippi

      residence 330/351
      James D Lee 45 1805 farmer Georgia Doctor
      Rebecca Lee 38 1812 Tennessee
      Rebecca Jane (Street) Lee 16 1834 Mississippi
      William Lee 14 1836 Mississippi
      Caroline Lee 12 1838
      Mary Lee 10 1840
      Sarah Lee 9 1841
      Amanda Lee 8 1842
      James H Lee 2 1848
      Eliza Julia Lee 0 1850
      Margaret Grayson 4 1846 Mississippi
      (prob child of family above)

      residence 331/351
      Thomas Woodward 28 1822 farmer South Carolina
      ** Elizabeth Louisa (McBride) Woodward 22 1828 SC
      William McBride 5 SC
      Eleanor L McBride 3 1847 SC
      WILLIAM C BOUNDS 45 1805 farmer Tennessee <<<
      Nancy Anne (Freeman) Bounds 31 1819 Tennessee
      Jesse M Bounds 16 1834 laborer Mississippi
      Talitha Bounds 13 1837 Mississippi
      William A Bounds 11 1839 Mississippi
      Elizabeth Bounds 9 1841 Mississippi
      Nancy C Bounds 4 1846 Mississippi
      *** Jane Clark 50 1800 North Carolina
      **** Julia Wilcox 22 1828 Mississippi


      ________

      * Thomas McBride & Martha Brink
      daughter: Elizabeth McBride b 1835
      m Thomas Lovelady Bounds b 1824
      s/o John Bird Bounds & Elizabeth Lovelady (Jas L sister)

      Nancy Jane and Elizabeth McBride are sisters.
      Thomas and John are brothers

      ___________

      ** Bridget "Biddy" Parker Grayson b 1814
      Her family seems to be:
      http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4580007/person/624433109
      William Jacob Parker (s/o John 1731 & Rhoda Renfro 1726
      abt 1786 TN
      d 1860 MS
      Lucretia Bradley Davis 1786 - 1850
      William Parker 1808 - 1870
      Martha Bridgett "Biddy" Parker 1810 - 1866
      Levi Bradley Parker 1812 -
      Thomas Parker 1814 -
      Sarah Parker 1816 - Mary Parker 1818 -
      ADDISON PARKER 1820 - 1880
      John BOUNDS PARKER 1823 - 1861
      Jessee S Parker 1824 - 1893
      Elizabeth Parker 1825 -
      Jacob B Parker 1828 - 1850
      James William Parker

      http://genforum.genealogy.com/ms/jones/messages/598.html

      Note: brothers named Addison and John BOUNDS Parker.
      There is a Addison Bounds b 1796 TN to Obediah and Patterson.

      _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

      Parker/Bounds marriage:
      Mary Alice Bounds b 1876 m William H Parker
      dau of John Armstrong Bounds 1837 and Nancy Jane McBride

      _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

      Also a Parker/Cooley marriage, might be a different line of Parkers
      Joshua Duncan Parker b 1855 m Susan Maria Cooley b 1869
      (earliest Parker is Thomas Parker 1716 NC)
      Susan Cooley is dau of Margaret Butts Cooley, dau of Jane Lovelady, daughter of James* Lovelady


      Parker/Dyer marriage:
      William Dyer b 1864 m Della Parker (her father not yet ID'd)
      son of Jane Lovelady, sister to James* Lovelady


      _____________

      *** Jane Clark 1800 NC (50 yrs old)
      Nancy Ann Bounds b abt 1770 m Isaac Clark b 1794
      child: Tempy Clark 1812

      Nancy is dau of Jesse A. Bounds, Sr b. 1730 and
      Nancy Ann Bird

      _____________

      **** Julie Wilcox later married Alfred Allee, who was widowered by Ann Lovelady, daughter of James Lovelady. unsure of her relation at time of this census. Her sister married a Jackson Jacobs whose brother lived next door to James Lovelady in 1850. again, relation not determined.

      ______________
      ** FURTHER INFO FOUND ON BRIDGET PARKER:
      ___________________
      Bridget Biddy Parker 1814 Mississippi
      father Jacob Parker abt 1796 Tennessee aft 1860 MS
      mother Lucretia Bradley Parker b 1796 Georgia aft 1850 MS

      1853 JASPER CO., MISS. PROBATE COURT RECORD-REF: THE HEIRS OF LUCRETIA PARKER

      probate court record (acquired from MS Dept. of Archives and History in Jackson) dated 1853 from Jasper Co. MS which lists her heirs, as follows:

      "In the matter of the Estate of Lucretia (Bradley) Parker deceased for sale of land.

      On reading and filing the petition of William Parker, Administrator of Lucretia Parker deceased, It is ordered by the court that Mary Chambers and Thomas H. Chambers her husband, Beedy Grayson and Lee Grayson her husband, Sarah
      Davis and Thomas Davis her husband, Elizabeth McDonald and Henry McDonald her husband, Levi B. Parker, Jacob Parker, Thomas Parker, John Parker, the heirs of James D. Parker, deceased, and the heirs of (empty space here) Hargrove, deceased who was the wife of James A.Hargrove be cited to be
      and appear before this court on the third Monday of May next, uniting then and there to answer said petition and to show cause if any can why the lands, teniments and hereditaments described in said petition should not be sold;
      and that said petitioners cause said citation to be published in the Whig Intelligence, a newspaper printed and published in the town of Paulding Jasper County Mississippi for the space of six weeks successively citing these said
      heirs and all persons interested in said lands to be and appear at the time and term aforesaid to show cause as aforesaid."

      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=barjeanf&id=I4256

      - - - - - -
      Jacob Parker of Wayne died between 1820 and 1830.
      His family went to Hinds County and later to Jasper
      before going to TX. He was married to Lucretia Bradley.

      http://genforum.genealogy.com/ms/jones/messages/598.html

      _______________
    Died 1893  Victoria Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Memorial Square, Victoria, Victoria Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Victoria Memorial Square
    Victoria Memorial Square
    Memorial Square was Once a Public Cemetery
    Memorial Square was Once a Public Cemetery
    article published in Victoria Advocate
    Apr 17, 2002
    written by Henry Wolff, Jr.
    Victoria Memorial Square Cemetery
    Victoria Memorial Square Cemetery
    Listing of Interred at Victoria Square - shows "Parson Lovelady" and "Mrs Lovelady." Considering that our James Lovelady was a Chrisitan preacher in Victoria and surrounding areas, it seems a safe assumption that this is our James and Nancy Linville Lovelady. Though it is curious why their names are not listed on their headstones.
    Victoria County Cemeteries
Memorial Square Cemetery (partial list)
Parson Lovelady
Mrs. Lovelady
    Victoria County Cemeteries Memorial Square Cemetery (partial list) Parson Lovelady Mrs. Lovelady
    Victoria Memorial Square
    Victoria Memorial Square
    Notes 
    • information from Wilma B Moore (wbmoore@ticfin.com)
      9418 Deervale Court
      Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
      (615) 370-0744
      (July 1997)

      James Lovelady was a minister of the Christian Church (restoration movement, known as Cambellites - Karl Kiser). James and Nancy removed from White County, Tennessee, with other members of their family to Missouri by 1831, where James helped to organize the Salem Christian Church in Platte Co, Missouri. The family was in Victoria County, Texas by 1845, when James and Nancy were on the Board of the First Christian Church. James and Nancy had three children, all daughters.
      (1.) Jane (married Jackson Butts on 29 Jan 1835, in Jackson Co., Missouri);
      (2.) Sarah (married M. M. Jones and died in DeWitt County, Texas, in 1860); and
      (3.) Ann (married A. Lee on 4 Nov 1847, in Victoria County, Texas).
      Sadly, all three of James and Nancy's daughters died relatively young. However, they remained on close terms with their sons-in-law.

      the following provided by Mary Ehlers, 3665 N. Bond, Fresno CA 93726:
      James was born 1790-1800 according to 1840 Census (Platte Co, Missouri), married Nancy; died in Texas after 1880 when he was listed in the household of grandson George Jones in San Saba County.
      James was in Missouri by 1831 when he and wife Nancy, with William Bowers and wife Catherine, deeded land to Thomas Linville. (see notes of Nancy Linville Lovelady).

      ... but you might be able to find it at the State Historical Society of Missouri, 1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO 65201. Phone:
      573-882-7083; website: http://www.system.missouri.edu/shs/

      from: John Reedy
      to: Sherry and Alice,
      Our local library has "Missouri Miscellany". It is nothing more than a hodgepodge of genealogical items that some publisher threw together into a series of volumes. From Volume I, Woodruff, 1976:
      "24 Dec 1831, William Bowers and Catherine, his wife & James Lovelady and Nancy, his wife, to Thomas Linville sum of $120.00, E 1/2 of SW Quarter of Section 36, Township 50, Range 33, 80 acres. Witness: George Manship J.P., Rec 31 May 1832 Jackson County, MO)

      This is all there is and probably would not be considered a 'source' as it does not give any other details like a deed would.

      October 15, 1998
      Jackson County Courthouse
      415 East 12th Street
      Records Department
      Room 104
      Kansas City, Missouri 61406
      Dear Clerk,
      Would you please send me a copy of the deed reflected in the following citation and mail to the address indicated in the letterhead. I have enclosed a check for $10.00 to cover the look-up and copy fees.
      "24 Dec 1831, William Bowers and Catherine, his wife and James Lovelady and Nancy, his wife, to Thomas Linville sum of $120.00, E 1/2 of SW Quarter of Section 36, Township 50, Range 33, 80 acres. Witness: George Manship J.P., Rec 31 May 18
      Thank you very much for your assistance.
      ______________________
      The Salem Christian Church, Platte Co, Missouri, was organized 31 Dec 1837. Among its constituent members were James Lovelady, an Elder, and his wife Nancy. He was a minister of the Christian Church. By 1845 he was in Victoria, Texas, where was on the Board of Directors of the First Christian Congregation with Nancy Lovelady and Jackson Butts. He and his wife Nancy are shown on the 1860 Census (Dewitt Co, Texas)

      1820 Smith Co , TN-
      James (1797);
      1 male under 10;
      1 male 26-45 (1775-1794) (James 1797) a bit old
      1 female under 10 (1810-1820) this would be Jane, but 1830 census did not show a daughter born before 1820.
      1 female 16-26 (1794-1804) (Nancy 1800)

      (This is not our James. It is the son of John Lovelady. He was born in 1760 and died in 1837 or so. John was the brother of Thomas Lovelady (John Reedy)

      However, interesting that White Co formed from Smith Co in 1806.


      1820 White Co, TN - James' father Thomas confirmed there, family profile fits.

      1828 Nov 15: 40 ac. James Lovelady 15 Nov 1828 s36 T50 R33
      (from Record of Original Entries to Lands in *Jackson County, MO; O.B. & Joanne Chiles Eakin (1985)).
      * Jackson Co formed from Lafayette Co in 1826
      (Karl Kiser)

      1830 Missouri Census - Jackson County

      1833: James Lovelady is likely to have some additional interesting details from October 1833 (Battle of Mormons or Battle of Big Blue--Kaw township, Jackson county, MO). I have not had a chance to fully follow the clues. The Mormons had a colony west of the Big Blue and there was violence because the Mormons voted in block and others took exception. A Thomas Linville was killed 31 Oct 1833. (Karl Kiser, 4 Mar 2010)

      1835 Platt Co, Missouri with church
      1836 August - from: "Adam Hill Credit Account Book 1833-1836"--Mrs. Donald B. Erlich (1980) p90 James Lovelady; Jackson county, MO Aug 1836 pd blacksmith bill in full.
      1840 Jackson Co Census shows John Wear, James Wear, and Sarah Wear
      1840 Platte Co, Missouri Census shows a James Lovelady:
      male - 40-50
      female - 40-50
      2 females - 5-10
      1846 Cass Co, Texas (Tax Rolls) with Mabra Jones family
      1850 Victoria, Texas Census: (res: 153)
      James age 53 farmer 600 TN
      Nancy age 50 SC
      Alfred Allice 30 mechanic 1600 PA (their son-in-law)
      Next door: (res 154) David M. Jones 38 M Carpenter 1000 VA
      Lidia 34 F MS
      P.T. Hall 22 M Farmer MS
      Felix G. Hall 13 M MS
      H.M.C. Hall 10 M TX

      1860 DeWitt , TX -
      (Lovelate) James 67 TN
      Nancy 60 b S.C.
      (residence 302)

      Mabra Jones 40 KY (their son-in-law)
      Sarah 39 MO
      (kids listed)
      (residence 298)

      1860- May - from: "History of DeWitt County, TX"--DCHS (1991)
      p185 Church of Christ at Victoria, Elder James Lovelady; May 1860 he requested a preacher to come to this "large and vacant field". Churches at Victoria, Yorktown, Golilad, Beeville

      After 1860:
      Letter from Mary (g-daughter) dated Dec 22, 1862 states: "He asked about Grandma & Pap (James Lovelady) he said if he knew where to write to he would write to them.... We have not heard from any of you nor Grandma and Pap."
      (Nancy living in 1862)

      probably between 1866-1970)
      Letter from Frances (wife of George, Mary's brother, g-daughter-in-law of Loveladys) wrote from Red Rock (Central TX) in May (no further date) "Pap started down to Lavaca about two or three weeks ago. He went by Mary's. I expect he will stay there some time."
      Mary was in Oak Hill, near LaGrange, TX, Oct 17th '70, per dated letter. (county?)
      (This is apparently after the war as it is said that George lived in near Schulenburg in Lavaca Co. at that time, later moving to Central TX. Nancy must have died by this time.)

      1870 - cannot find

      1880 San Saba, TX George Jones 39 MO (Father KY) (Mother MO)
      Frances 29 TX MS MS
      (kids listed)
      Lovelady, Jas 82 boarder minister of Gospel TN TN TN
      (don't think his parents were born in TN, however they were married there; so, likely error on his part)
      ________________
      http://www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/texts/resources/index/index.html

      Sep, 1831, Tarbo Grove, Lafayette Co. MO Christian Conference,
      Restoration Movement

      NAME INDEX TO THE CHRISTIAN MESSENGER
      PART I:

      by Ruth E. Browning
      -----------------------------------------------------------
      Letters with information about the churches, obituaries, death notices, names of subscribers, letters from preachers, etc. were published in the Christian Messenger. These have been abstracted with information of genealogical interest. Search for all possible spellings of names--often times I may have copied names wrongly due to the poor print of this reprint or it may be spelled "wrongly" in the original. In Part I the main entry is in alphabetial order by surname. A death reference is in bold face. In Part 2 information is entered by the volume of the Christian Messenger.

      Lovelady, Js Independence,Mo. 1834 1835 1836
      Lovelady, J reporter for Platt co. Mo 1840; elder at Bear Creek,
      Platte co Mo 1841

      Lovelady, Js. Huntsville, Mo 1835

      Young, Duke Lexington, Mo. 1834 Missouri (Jackson Co?) 1836;
      Lafayette Co. Mo 1840; elder at Republican, Lafayette co Mo
      1841

      Bounds, Js Lexington,Mo. 1833 1835
      Elliott, A Athens, Ky 1833; Lexington, Mo 1836
      Zachariah Linville - (not found)
      _________
      http://www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/texts/resources/index/index.html
      PART 2
      Vol. 5 Jan. 1831-Dec. 1831

      Christian Conference for Missouri met in September in Tarbo grove, La Fayette County. (Letter from Joel H. Haden, Retireing Valley, Howard Co.). Elders present: Thomas McBride, Duke Young, Zachariah Linville, Sion Bradley, Bryam Lewis, and Joel H. Haden. Unordained: Richmond Roberts, William Burton, James Lovelady. Lovelady was made an elder. Letter mentions that followers of Joseph Smith are settling in Jackson County near the boundary line, perhaps 100 in number, and plan to rebuild the Temple.

      http://www.viptx.net/vcgs/cemetery.html#memorial
      Victoria Co, Texas; Memorial Square Cemetery, listed as "Parson Lovelady"
      Gladys Arnold provided names of those known to be buried in this cemetery
      (361-575-0560)
    Person ID I1020  Roots
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2016 

    Father Thomas* Lovelady,   b. 1767, Orange Co, North Carolina or Laurens Co, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1826 and 1830, White Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Jane* Wear,   b. 1773, Staunton, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1860, Andrew Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1792  Greene Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F447  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy* Linville (maybe), (dau?),   b. 1800, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1872, Victoria, Victoria Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 72 years) 
    Married Between 1814 and 1817  White Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Jane Lovelady,   b. Between 1815 and 1818, White Co, Tennessee (prob) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1847, Victoria Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
    +2. Sarah* Lovelady,   b. 1820, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1860 and 1863, Dewitt Co, or Lavaca Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     3. Ann Lovelady,   b. Between 1823 and 1825, Jackson Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Victoria Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
    Documents
    Texas, Dewitt Colony Land Grants map 1 of 2 (d)
    Texas, Dewitt Colony Land Grants map 1 of 2 (d)
    Lavaca and Dewitt County maps
    Texas, Lavaca County, map 2 of 2 (d)
    Texas, Lavaca County, map 2 of 2 (d)
    Lavaca and Dewitt County maps
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1810 - White Co, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between 1814 and 1817 - White Co, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - made an elder - Sep 1831 - Christian Conference for Missouri, Tarbo Grove, Lafayette Co, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Abt 1835 - First Christian Congregation, Platte Co, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Platte Co. Tax List - 1839 - Platte Co, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - learned professional engineers - 1840 - Platte Co, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - reporter for Platt Co. - 1840 - Platte Co, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - study of related families - Nov 1840 - Platte Co, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - elder - 1841 - Bear Creek, Platte Co, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Cass Co. Tax List - 1846 - Cass Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - agriculture - 20 Aug 1850 - Victoria Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 22 Aug 1850 - Victoria Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - performed marriages - Between 4 Nov 1851 and 31 Aug 1854 - Lavaca Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - per letter - 17 Jul 1854 - Victoria Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - per letter - 16 May 1855 - Manahuilla Minnuvee Creek at Buzzard Roost Country, Dewitt Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 28 Jun 1856 - Dewitt Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - per letter - 11 Jul 1860 - Dewitt Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 13 Jul 1860 - Dewitt Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - performed marriage - 9 Jul 1863 - Lavaca Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - per letter - 8 Dec 1866 - Terryville, Lavaca Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOther-Begin - letter - 28 Dec 1866 - Lavaca Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - moved to Dewitt - Jan 1867 - Dewitt Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - voter registration - 2 Aug 1867 - Dewitt Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - performed marriages - Between 1869 and 1871 - Lavaca Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1893 - Victoria Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Memorial Square, Victoria, Victoria Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Albums
    Mabra Madden Jones and James Lovelady Families
    Mabra Madden Jones and James Lovelady Families (70)
    Mabra Jones and wife Sarah Lovelady, daughter of Rev James Lovelady and Nancy Linville (maiden name unproven) - this family settled in Dewitt and Lavaca counties area of Texas before 1850, eventually spreading out to places like Waco and Beaumont and Palestine. This album is dedicated to that family unit. Letters written by some of these family members, mostly Mary Jones, are included. These letters span a time from 1855 on through in the 1920s. They were transcribed and supplied to me by Leonard Meyer in the late 1990s. He was from Halletsville and a descendent of the Butts, Bounds, Coolie families. James Lovelady's daughter Jane died with a young family of her own. Her husband, Andrew Butts, stayed a "son" to the family, even after he remarried Susan Bounds. Susan became the beloved Aunt to the Jones children who most of these letters were written to. While the Jones children were still young, Sarah Lovelady, daughter of James, and sister to Jane, died at an early age. Mabra remarried Martha Ponton and had several more children. But it's through these letters that we get a good view of the whole family and indeed brings them all to life and allows us to share their memories.

  • Sources 
    1. Texas death record, not confirmed this James Lovelady (from John Reedy).
      death record, not confirmed this James Lovelady (from John Reedy)

    2. [S283] http://www.viptx.net/vcgs/cemetery.html#memorial.

    3. 35000 TN Marriage Records & Bonds 1783-1870.