Saturday, November 28, 2009
Bell 40 Loftis-Powell
~1770, John born in SC; s/o 80. Job Loftis & 81. Elvira Goodlet.
1781 Ann born in Culpeper Co., VA; d/o 82. James Powell & 83. Frances ?.
No.80:(S) 1790 Census, SC, Newberry Co.
1794, the family moved to Spartanburg Co.
4/14/1798 in Spartanburg Co., SC, John married Ann. John owned land between the Middle and North Tyger Rivers.
1799, John bought 200 acres in Spartanburg County, SC from Young Griffin; “said tract being an original grant to Ephriam Reese and James Powell and by them sold to Young Griffin, or rather first sold to James Powell.” (S) Book F, P455.
(S) 1800 Census, SC, Spartanburg Co. John lives near his father. 1 m < 10 & 1f < 10 not identified.
(S) 1810 Census, SC, Spartanburg Co. 41110,21010
Bef. 1820 Ann died in Spartanburg Co., SC.
(S) 1820 Census, SC, Spartanburg Co.: 230101,01100. They have 7 slaves.
John married 2nd Milissa Clements, born ~1810.
6/23/1824, John Loftis, a plat for 410 acres on Middle Tyger river, Spartanburg Dist. (S) SCDA&H, S-213192, V-47, P-272, I-1.
(S) 1830 Census, SC, Spartanburg Co. John born 1770–1780; Milissa born 1800–1810.
10/13/1836, John mentioned in a survey on the
. Middle Tyger
1838, John bought 70 acres from R. F. Loftis [his son who had moved to MS.] (S) Book W, P584.
(S) 1840 Census, SC, Spartanburg Co. John has a 10-15 year old male, and 2 females under 10 living with him and Malissa.
1845, John sold 76.5 acres on
to Joseph Walden
[who later married his 2nd wife Malissa]. (S) Book Z, P87. Middle Tyger
1847, John sold 135 acres on Motlow’s Creek to Jacob Rudisail, et. al. (S) Book AA, P209.
[Milissa married 2nd Joseph Walden.]
· Lamar Co., AL is right next to
. LownCo., MS
· Persons mentioned in John’s will: Anderson (Slave)/Loftis, Margaret Ellen/Powel, W./Bomar, John/Loftis, Millissa/Loftis, Eliza Jane/Loftis, Sarah Elizabeth/Clements, Edward/Wheeler, William/Goodlett, S./
· There is a memorial marker in Vaughn’s cemetery to Joseph H Loftis.
Children of John and Ann:
i. Lemuel Loftis, born 1798 in Spartanburg Co., SC.
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Lemuel 1st married Elizabeth Smith, d/o Edward Smith & Sarah ?.
Lemuel 2nd married Minerva Z Hutchinson, born
3/3/1813 in SC, died 4/12/1891 in Lamar Co., AL.
(S) 1840 Census, AL, Fayette Co. b: 1790–1800. 4 females and a wife 20-30. Daughters: 1 < age 5, 1 age 5 < 10, < 15, < 20.
1849 Lemuel died in Lamar Co., AL.
Children of Elizabeth: (S) Family Bible.
Mary A “Polly” Loftis, born
She married Peter Gilliam, born in NC, 1818–1863.
Achsah Loftis, born 1829 in SC.
She married William Franklin Cash, born 1821 in GA.
(S) 1860 Census, AL, Fayette Co. They have 4 children all born in
~1869 she died in Sanford Co., AL.
Louisa J Loftis, born 1830 in SC.
She married Henry Cash, brother of William.
(S) 1870 Census, AL, Sanford Co. She is a widow with 5 children.
Children of Minerva:
Sarah Emma Loftis, born
She married William A Johnson, born 1831 in
AL. [Brother of husband
of Sarah Leech Loftis.]
(S) 1870 Census, AL, Sanford Co. They have 5 children.
Alfred N Loftis, born
(S) 1880 Census, TX, Comanche Co. They have 6 children.
1/25/1918 she died. Both buried in Oakwood Cem. [Center section.]
Jincy A Loftis, born 1845 in
Henry Loftis, born ~1847 in
Died young – not in 1850 census.
ii. David Loftis, born
in Spartanburg Co., SC.
No.40:(S) 1820 Census, m:16-26.
~1828, David married Sarah Ann Collins, d/o John M Collins & Edith McCarter, born 1810 in SC.
Bef. 1830 Ann Collins died.
(S) 1830 Census, SC, Spartanburg Co. 1f < 5.
David married 2nd Sarah S McMakin, born 1805 in SC.
(S) 1833-1835 LownCo., MS Tax Rolls.
(S) 1840 Census, AL, Fayette Co. b: 1800–1810. 2 sons 5–10. 2 girls under 5, 1 girl 10–15.
1847, David a JOP.
2/2/1862, David died in Fayette Co., AL.
(S) 1870 Census, AL, Sanford Co. Sarah lives with her neice Sarah Emma Loftis, d/o Lemuel.
Children of Ann Collins:
Judah Powell Loftis, born
Spartanburg Co., SC.
She married Peter Carr Wheeler, born 1817 in SC.
(S) 1860 Census, AL, Fayette Co. They have 4 children.
Children of Sarah McMakin:
Samuel William Loftis, born
1/3/1832 in AL.
He married Mary Ann Robertson, born 1841 in
1862–1865 he died in
Richard Thomas Loftis, born
AL. (S) 1850, 1860 Census.
He married Emily Hardy.
Margaret E Loftis, born 1838 in AL. (S) 1850 Census.
1st she married James Sims.
(S) 1870 Census,
Stickland. A widow, she has 4 children.
2nd she married James W Hardy.
Sarah Leech Loftis, born
AL. (S) 1850 Census.
She married Jacob Clure Johnson, born 1830 in
AL. [Brother of husband
of Sarah Emma Loftis.]
(S) 1860 Census, AL, Fayette Co. 1 girl, “Sarah L”, 6 months old.
Winea Minerva Loftis, born 1841 in AL. (S) 1850 Census.
She married George Washington Allen, born 1826 in NC.
(S) 1970 Census,
Stickland. 5 children.
John Hiram Loftis, born 1842 in AL. (S) 1850, 1860 Census.
He married Susan M ?, born 1856 in TN.
(S) 1880 Census, MO, Dunklin Co.,
Francis Emiline Loftis, born 1844 in AL. (S) 1850, 1860 Census.
David M Loftis, born
2/14/1849 in AL. (S)
1850, 1860 Census.
1st he married Rachel Robertson.
2nd he married Polly Ann Collins.
3rd he married Amanda Priscilla Robertson.
iii. Mary Polly Loftis, born ~1803 in Spartanburg Co., SC.
Mary married W Perry Smith, born ~1800.
(S) 1830 Census, SC, Spartanburg Co. No children.
(S) 1840 Census, SC, Spartanburg Co. No children.
They had no children. (S) Will of Perry.
iv. Powell Loftis ( 20), born ~1805 in Spartanburg Co., SC.
v. Winifred Loftis, born
in Spartanburg Co., SC.
No.40:(S) 1820 Census, f:10-16.
1830 Winifred married Hiram Smith, born 1/17/1804 in SC.
11/27/1838, Hiram Smith, plat for 701 acres on Pee Dee River, Lynches Creek, Schoolhouse Branch, Darlington Dist. (S) SCDA&H, S-213192, V-52, P-201.
(S) 1840 Census, AL, Fayette Co. Winifred lives between her brothers Lemuel and David. 1 son age 10 < 15 unidentified.
7/19/1878, The Hon. B. B. Lewis will address the people of Lamar at the following times and places: Dr. Kennedy’s store, July 25th; Hiram Smith’s store, July 26th; … (S) Vernon Pioneer Newspaper.
Mary E Smith, born 1832 in AL. (S) 1840,1850 Census.
Nancy C Smith, born 1835 in AL. (S) 1840,1850 Census.
Rachel M Smith, born 1838 in AL. (S) 1840,1850 Census.
Martin V Smith, born 1840 in AL. (S) 1850 Census.
He married Matilda ?, born 1855 in
(S) 1910 Census, AL, Lamar Co., Wilson. 2 sons [1 married] at home.
Hiram David Smith Jr, born 1843 in AL. (S) 1850,1860 Census.
Henry F Smith, born 1845 in AL. (S) 1850,1860 Census.
Sarah F Smith, born 1849 in AL. (S) 1850,1860 Census.
vi. Nancy Loftis, born 1811 in Spartanburg Co., SC.
vii. Richard Foster Loftis, born 1811 in Spartanburg Co., SC.
No.40:(S) 1820 Census, m age < 10.
(S) 1833 LownCo., MS Tax Rolls.
(S) 1836-1837 LownCo., MS Tax Rolls.
1838 Richard became a member of the Masons, Columbus Lodge (5), LownCo., MS. (S) 1819–1849, MS Free & Accepted Masons, Jeanne Henry, 1969.
(S) 1839 LownCo., MS Tax Rolls.
1839, Richard a Masonic member.
1840, Richard withdrew from Columbus Masonic lodge.
2/1/1841, Richard sold 39.81 acres in
Huntsville. (S) Columbus,
MS Land Office.
Richard died in Lafayette Co., AR.
Children: see Martha.