Sarah* Lovelady

Female 1820 - 1863  (40 years)


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  • Name Sarah* Lovelady 
    Born 1820  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1830 census
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: (1821-1825) 2
      Sarah (9, gave b.d. as 1820 in 1850 and 1860) Jane cannot be less than 1820 due to her marriage date. Sarah must have been younger than 1820.

      1840 census, newlywed living with Stephen Jones
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: (1811-1820) 1
      (could be Nancy Jones; or Nancy could be married and
      this is Sarah Lovelady who was b 1820 (1821?) - depending on months, she could have been 19 at this time
    Gender Female 
    Census 1840  Platte Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • census closed out 23 Nov 1840

      Name: Stephen Jones
      County: Platte
      State: Missouri
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2 John (18), Thomas 19
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 Mabra (20)
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 Stephen (48)
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2 Emmeline (4) Eliza (10 - b.d.?)
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 Susan (16? - age discrepancy)
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: (1811-1820) 1
      (could be Nancy; or Nancy could be married and
      this is Sarah Lovelady who was b 1820 (1822?) - depending on months, she could have been 19 at this time
      Mabra is not in any census records on his own; and he is accounted for here.
      Sarah is not accounted for in her father James Lovelady's
      cenus record in this same county. Looks like Mabra and Sarah are newly weds and living with his father.


      Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 8
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 4
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
      Total Free White Persons: 8
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 8

      _____________________

      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

      Girls: Sarah (19) - probably newlywed living with Mabra at Stephen's.
      Jane: age unk, but married 1835; so she's gone.
      Ann: age unk, she married in 1847 - this is Ann.
    1840 Missouri, Platte County census
    1840 Missouri, Platte County census
    Stephen Jones, and wife Mariah and children, Mabra, Nancy John, Susan, Thomas, Eliza and Emmeline.

    Also Joseph Cox and son William Cox are on this census page
    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, Victoria Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 20 Aug 1850 Victoria, Victoria Co, Texas
      1850 - Victoria Co census:
      M.M. Jones 30 Blacksmith 300 KY
      Sarah 30 MO
      G.W. Jones 9 MO
      Mary A 7 TX
      Susan M 4 TX
      Nancy J 2 TX
      Richard Bonum 22 Blacksmith MO (b 1828)
      Catherine Seber 9 DEU (Germany)

      next door, John (37) and Catherine (39) Seber, from Germany. Probably the Jones had taken in their child for some neighborly reason
    1850 Texas, Victoria Co, Victoria, Census
    1850 Texas, Victoria Co, Victoria, Census
    Mabra and Sarah Lovelady Jones and family, also Richard Bonum and Catherine Seber, age 9 (born in Germany). Richard Bonum is obviously a family member who traveled with them to Texas but not yet determined how.
    Next door, John (37) and Catherine (39) Seber, from Germany. Probably the Jones had taken in their child for some neighborly reason.
    Residence 15 Jan 1856  Manahuilla, Dewitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    per letter 
    Letter - 1856, 01/15
    Letter - 1856, 01/15
    from Mary M Jones to her aunt, Susan Bounds Butts. Mentions some friends, one being that Susan received a letter from Aurela Seal. Aurela. a child at this time, was the same age as Susan (b 1846), and was the daughter of John Seal, a blacksmith, and his wife Eliza. They were from Mississippi and living in Victoria (1850 census). Mabra worked as a blacksmith, as well, in Victoria; so quite likely he was a co-worker and family friends.
    linked to:
    Manahuilla, Dewitt Co, Texas
    Alfred Alonzo Lee Allee (I1539)
    Eliza Ann Bosworth (I32832)
    Susan Evaline Bounds, (foster?) (I8850)
    Andrew Jackson Butts, Jr (I1371)
    John William Butts (I1415)
    Margaret Ann Butts, (DNA-circle-g) (I2492)
    Cyrus Young Jones, Sr. (I637)
    George Washington Jones, Dr (I604)
    Mabra* Madden Jones, Rev (I583)
    Residence 7 Aug 1856  Yorktown, Dewitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    per letter 
    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 14 Dec 1856  Yorktown, Dewitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    per letter 
    Letter - 1856, 12/14
    Letter - 1856, 12/14
    from Mary M Jones to aunt and uncle, Andrew Butts and Susan Bounds and cousins
    linked to:
    Yorktown, Dewitt Co, Texas
    Alfred Alonzo Lee Allee (I1539)
    Eliza Ann Bosworth (I32832)
    Susan Evaline Bounds, (foster?) (I8850)
    Andrew Jackson Butts, Jr (I1371)
    Andrew Jackson Butts, Sr (I1463)
    John William Butts (I1415)
    George Washington Jones, Dr (I604)
    Mabra* Madden Jones, Rev (I583)
    Mary Madden Jones (I615)
    Died Between 1860 and 1863  Dewitt Co, or Lavaca Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 11 Jul 1860  Dewitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    per letter 
    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

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

      (Ancestry translators had the Jones name spelled Louer, Mabre and Lovelady was written aas 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.
    Notes 
    • (From Leonard B Meyer)
      July 24, 1997
      Dear Sherry Sharp:

      Your letter came yesterday, and some material from Wilma came today. I told my wife Ruth that it seems I have acquired another fan in Wilma, that making two, Ruth being the other one! I am glad that what I have contributed is appreciated,d I appreciate what I have received also.

      Perhaps I should make it clear how I acquired this much information regarding such a limited time span. A few years ago, I got possession of a bunch of old letters and documents far long enough to transcribe them by hand, into three bindef legal paper. I started out trying to learn more about the Butts family from which I am descended, and from there the search proliferated into the Lovelady, Bownds (Bounds?) and other families.

      My great-grandfather, Jackson Butts, married Jane Lovelady as his first wife. She died August 31, 1847. He married a second wife, Catherine Poland, who died within a year or so, then in 1852 he married Susan Bownds who was my great-grandm. So, you see, there is no blood relationship between me and the Loveladys, except for Jackson's oldest daughter Margaret Ann, who was Jane's only survivor who had children. But Pappy Lovelady wrote to Jackson and Susan as son and daughter, Mary Jones addressed her as "beloved aunt," and Stephen wrote to my grandfather as "Cousin Berry."

      I think there is no doubt that the Loveladys, Buttses, and Joneses were in Victoria County in 1844, as one of Jackson's sons, Andrew, appears as born in Texas about that time. Also I have a copy of a handwritten receipt which goes "Receif Jackson Butts the sum of five dollars in full of his state and county tax for the year 1849 - F.U. Fordham, Ass & Coll, V.C., Victoria County."

      Also, Ann, the youngest Lovelady girl, married Alfred Allee November 4, 1847. And I have a copy of the Bill of Sale of the home of James Lovelady to Edward Fink, Lot #1, Block 117, Range 8, Victoria, April 24, 1852.

      In the statement in the summation sent by Wilma regarding the organization of the First Christian Congregation in Victoria, about James and Nancy being on the board, there is a little error. Those named, James and Nancy, Jackson, Sarah any Jones, A. Allee (Ann had already died) and perhaps Felix Webb, were the whole congregation!

      It must have been in 1852 that the Loveladys and Joneses moved over into Dewitt County on the Manahurla Minnuvee Creek, also called Buzzard Roost Country.

      There was quite a lot of communication between the Joneses and Butts families in the '50s. In 1860, George was going to school in Goliad. A letter from Mary goes thus: "We are all about to leave this country. Pap (James) and Grandmaf going to the mountains. They have sold their cattle." There seems to have been a terrible drought that caused many people to leave that area. Added in a postscript at the beginning of the letter is "I have got the sweetest little brother. He can sit alone. He is as fat as a pig." That must have been Henry at several months old; and it is apparent that Sarah must have died soon after Henry's birth. So my date of 1860 must be an error of reading an indistinct date.

      So, Mabry and Mary, and perhaps others moved to Terryville, on the line between Dewitt and Lavaca Counties. But Susan Mariah must have married to A Wiggins and was still living at Middletown or Weesatche. Susan later lived at Hoss Bluffrty County and urged George to come out there, as that area needed a doctor and singing school teacher. But that was in 1872, after the war! Instead, he seems to have married Frances Bosworth and was living near Schulenburg in Lavaca County. From there, in connection with the Bosworth family, we find him living up in Central Texas, Red Rock, Pettytown, maybe San Saba and finally Stephenville. He and Frances are buried in West End Cemetery, Stephenville, Erath Co, Texas.

      I have no date for Mary's marriage, but she and Mr. Norton moved to Oak Hill near LaGrange, Texas. After several years, they moved to North Texas, then moved back. Mary was living in Burleson County about 1914. According to the reuni, Mary had married a Moore, and Sue had married a Linthicum.

      Mary never had any children (by choice), and I am of the opinion that the friction between her and Mabry was because she married and did not continue to take care of his "four little motherless boys" as she put it. Anyway, she tried toe of the boys, as George and Sue did. Mabry farmed the boys out at times, some of them to my great-grandmother Susan. But the 1870 Census reveals that Stephen and Andrew were living with Mabry and Martha then, as well as daughter Nancy and Nellie (b 1864 & 1868) and the 1880 lists a son Joel A, born November 28, 1874.

      I am confused about the children of Martha listed as being born in Chambers Co, after Nancy (Nannie) and Nellie, also Joel A. I know nothing about Laura, Tom, Anna, Alice and John, but those named above were in the 1870 and 1880 Lavaca Cos records and must have been in Lavaca Co at that time. Also, it is a matter of record that Mabry officiated at the wedding of his father-in-law, Dr. Joel Ponton, to Harriet Koonce on October 1, 1871, near where I now live in Lavaca Co. However, it may well explain Stephen's reference to having been to Beaumont on one occasion.

      Incidentally, I have noticed that Mabry and Sarah had a daughter Nancy J, born 1848, next after Sue. About the name ---- in the document about the Organization of the First Christian Congregation, the name is Mayberry, which no doubt is t, shortened to Mabry usually, but spelled Mabarie by Margaret Ann Butts Cooley.

      I have just been checking the list of Mabry's children and the dates given for their births seems to have been made from a faulty memory. Assuming, I think correctly, that the three families came to Texas in 1844, it seems obvious that Ge841 and Mary 1843 were born in Missouri, but there is some doubt about Susan 1846 and Nancy 1848, though I think they were born in Texas. But Cyrus 1852, Stephen 1854, Andrew 1857, were born in Texas because the document of the Organization of the First Christian Congregation in Victoria has the names of M.M. and Sarah, date of March 28, 1849. Henry was not listed in the census of 1860, so his birth date 1863 is probably correct. It is on record that Cyrus Jones was in Goliad Co in 1870, age 18, seemingly living with relatives after the breakup of the Jones family. But in a letter from Mary she wrote that Susan Mariah (Margaret Ann Butts spelled Mariar) wrote that Mr. Wiggins had "joined the church" and that Cyrus intended to. I wonder if this Cyrus was one of the Wiggins children. In this letter Mary complains that Mabry had George and Susan a brother to keep, but had refused to give her one.

      As far as I had known previously, Margaret Ann, Jackson's daughter, Sue Wiggins, and George were the only Lovelady descendents, and I am glad to find there were others. I have been trying to find some of the Jones descendents for some ythout success.

      I was born, not many miles from where the Joneses and the Loveladys lived, in Goliad County, at a later date, Dec 7, 1906. From that you will notice that I will be 91 on my next birthday. My handwriting has deteriorated considerably spied these letters.

      I am sending this information for you to consider, before I send any copies. I will have to go through the letters to find some that will illustrate what I have written. But as I wrote Wilma, I have three binders full of writings, ant want to let them get away, possibly in the mail. I have suggested that Ron Lehde, who lives in Victoria, copy those he wants to, but she/Wilma reports that his copier is in need of repair. Since Sherry Sharp has a son John in Houston, I might make the same offer to him. Or I might leave the material at my son's place, 30211 Charlie Lane, Magnolia, Texas 77355. Maybe something can be arranged.
      Sincerely,
      Leonard B. Meyer
      ----


    Person ID I594  Roots
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2017 

    Father James* Lovelady,   b. 1797, Sevier Co (prob), Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1893, Victoria Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Mother 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 
    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
    Family ID F308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mabra* Madden Jones, Rev,   b. 1820, Cark Co, Kentucky (probably) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, Palestine, Anderson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Between Jun 1840 and 23 Nov 1840  Platte Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
      Name: Mabry Madden Jones
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: KY
      Birth Year: 1820
      Spouse Name: Sarah Lovelady
      Spouse Birth Year: 1820
      Marriage
      Year: 1840
      Marriage State: MO
      Number Pages: 1

      appear to be married and living with Mabra's father, Stephen in census dated November, 1840.
    Children 
    +1. George Washington Jones, Dr,   b. Jun 1841, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1917, Stephenville, Erath Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
    +2. Mary Madden Jones,   b. 1843, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1920, Waco, McLennan Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Susan Maria (or Mariah) Jones,   b. 1846, Cass Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1929, Waco, McLennan Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Nancy J Jones,   b. 1848, Victoria, Victoria Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Victoria or Dewitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
    +5. Cyrus Young Jones, Sr.,   b. 1 Mar 1852, Goliad, Goliad Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1933, Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +6. Stephen Lovelady Jones,   b. 14 Nov 1855, Dewitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1923, Waco, McLennan Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +7. Andrew* Prather Jones,   b. 14 Apr 1857, Dewitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1929, Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +8. Henry M. Jones,   b. 22 Feb 1860, Dewitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1925, Galveston, Galveston Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     9. Richard Bonham, (occupant 1850),   b. 1828, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, of, Clinton, DeWitt Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 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
    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.
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Platte Co, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between Jun 1840 and 23 Nov 1840 - Platte Co, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 20 Aug 1850 - Victoria, Victoria Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between 1860 and 1863 - Dewitt Co, or Lavaca 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 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. [S92] 1860 DeWitt Co Census.
      1860 DeWitt Co Census states she was born in Missouri.