Friday, December 18, 2009

80 Loftis-Goodlet

80. Job Loftis & 81. Elvira Goodlet {Kent Co. DE, Spartanburg Co. SC}


~ 1739 born in Muderkill Hund, Kent, DE, s/o 160. John Loftis & 161. Ann ?.
~ 1741 Elvira born in VA, d/o 162. John Goodlet Jr.
1769, Job and his brother Solomon deeded land from their mother.
Job probably met and married married Elvira while traveling through VA on his way to NC.
11/28/1778, Job purchased land in Guilford Co. (later Rockingham Co.), NC.
10/22/1782, in Guilford Co., NC, Job Loftis granted 482 acres on both sides of Lick fork of Hogans creek. (S) NC Land Grants, 1693-1960, No. 490.
Bef. 1789 Job sold the land in Guilford Co., NC. [Likely after his father’s death – ~1781.]
(S) 1790 Census, SC, Newberry Co. according to neighbors listed with him in the 1790 Census, Job resided on Indian Creek between the Enoree and Tyger Rivers. Many of those neighbors were from Caswell and Rockingham Counties, N.C.
6/18/1794, Job moved to Spartanburg Co., SC, up the Tyger River, as shown by a deed transaction: 94 acres in Greenville District from James Amos, “said lands being on the branch waters of the Tyger Rivers” (Book D, PP 219-220).
10/24/1794 shows Job Loftis bought 270 acres of land on Tyger River from Ephriam Reese and James Clark (Book D, P416). This land was located near the crossroads where Few’s Chapel Methodist Church stands today; known as the “old Ignatius Few home” and later the “Ben Jenkins farm”.
1796, Job purchased more land in Spartanburg Co., SC from Reese & Clark.
1798 at Spartanburgh, Job served as a petit juror in the January session.
(S) 1800 Census, SC, Spartanburg Co. Job’s son John lives nearby. 3 persons unidentified.
(S) 1810 Census, SC, Spartanburg Co. Job and Elvira have 2 slaves, with one adult female living with them.
1812, Job sold the land bought in 1794 to “James Loftis, my son.” (S) Greenville Dist., Book N, P122. There was no dower to this land which denotes that the wife of Job was deceased or else she did not sign a dower [possibly because the deed was to a son.]
(S) 1820 Census, SC, Greenville Co. Job, wife, 1 female slave.
4/8/1823, Job Loftis to his daughter Sarah Loftis, 2 slaves to wit, Harriet and her child, Silva for her use now and to be hers effective at death of Job Loftis. (S) Greenville Co., V–N, P45, Deed of Gift.

Children of Job and Elvira:

i. Solomon Loftis, born 1763.
1782, Solomon entered Revolutionary War service as a volunteer at Caswell (later called Person) County, NC. He served under Capt. Henry Cobb and Col. O’Neel in the area of Salisbury, NC.
1786 in Greenville Co., NC, Solomon married Margaret B Dill. (S) Rev. War Pension Appl.
2/16/1799, Solomon sold 111 acres on Beaverdam Creek of S. Tyger River to Archer Holcombe
2/10/1804, Solomon mentioned in a survey on Pax Cr. [Solomon’s land was near Pax Mountain and was located on the South Tyger River, Beaverdam Creek and Pax Creek.]
2/24/1804, a matter of dispute brought in between Br. Solomon Loftis & Sister Dill. (S) Excerpts of Tyger Baptist Church of Christ Minutes, Greenville Co., SC, Microfile at Furman Univ.
11/22/1805, “Also called upon Bro Solomon Loftis for quarreling and offering to fight.” (S) Excerpts of Tyger Baptist Church.
9/27/1806, Br. Solomon Loftis confessed he got angry with Br. Joseph Dill & wife.
(S) 1810 Census, SC, Greenville, Tyger: 11001,33001. Most of Solomon’s land was near Pax Mountain, located on the South Tyger River, Beaverdam Creek and Pax Creek.
2/23/1811, Solomon Loftis & John Page rose up and said there was no such path as Bro Forrest said he went. Br Forrest at his own house acknowledged that he was in the bushes with the woman. (S) Excerpts of Tyger Baptist Church.
10/1/1814–3/12/1815, Solomon served in the War of 1812 as a Private in Manley Ford’s Company, 3rd Regiment, S.C. Militia (Aiston’s) commanded by Major William Fields.
11/25/1825, “Solomon Loftis rose and unfellowshipped himself for getting angry and saying more than he ought to sometimes past.” (S) Excerpts of Tyger Baptist Church.
11/24/1827, Solomon made a statement in the Church. (S) Excerpts of Tyger Baptist Church.
3/16/1843, Solomon sold 200 acres for $300 lands on Pax Mountain and Pax Creek which runs into Tyger River; witnessed by his daughter Prudy Loftis and Joel Youngblood
2/20/1844, Solomon sold this same 200 acres to (his son) Jordan Loftis.
1844, Solomon sold 50 acres on Pax Creek of S. Tyger River to (his son) Jordan Loftis. He also sold 50 acres on Pax Creek of S. Tyger River to (his son) James Loftis
1/8/1847, Solomon wrote his will. In none of his papers nor in his will does he name any children except three unmarried daughters (Phenia, Prudence, and Lotty Ann). However, in his will it states, “a portion equal to that received by their sisters now married.” [Other records indicate he had 4-5 sons and 10-12 daughters.]
1/14/1848, Solomon Loftis made an application for a U.S. pension for his service as a soldier in the American Revolution. [In it he stated that he was born in S.C. in either 1763 or 1764.] He appeared in person in Greenville Distr. court. [The pension was rejected.]
8/3/1849 in SC, Solomon died.
4/8/1853, Margaret applied for widow’s pension benefits.
Children:
Elizabeth Loftis
She married Solomon Pittman.
Sarah Loftis, born 1798 in SC.
She married William Barton.
Phenia Loftis, born 1804, in SC.
Prudence Loftis, born 1806, in SC.
Charlotte Loftis, born 1810, in SC.
Solomon Jordan Loftis –, born 1/5/1815, in SC.
He married Nancy Bailey, 1816–1897.
12/22/1863, he died in SC; both buried in Tyger Baptist Church Cem., Greenville Co., SC.
James Loftis, born ~1824 in SC.
9/27/1844, he married Margaret Brock.
Amanda Loftis
She married Ephriam Few.

ii. Laban Loftis, born ~1765 in MD.
~1790, Laban married Elizabeth Holcombe, born ~1769 in MD.
8/17/1790, they lived in Greenville Co., SC, on 150 acres situated in the District of NinetySix, north side of Saluda, on the east branches of South Tyger River. [Laban’s land was between the South and Middle Tyger Rivers in Greenville Co.]
(S) 1810 Census, SC, Greenville: 31010,12010. Laban’s land was between the South and Middle Tyger Rivers.
11/20/1816, Laban sold 325 acres of land.
12/1816, they left by wagon train for Jackson Co., TN. Laban and his wife and 9 children settled in Jackson County, TN about 10 miles southeast and upstream of present day Gainesboro on Morrison’s Creek; which is a tributary to Roaring River which runs in to Cumberland River. Laban owned several tracts of land of ~275 acres on Morrison’s Creek.
(S) 1830 Census, TN, Jackson Co. 2 males and 2 females live with them.
(S) 1840 Census, TN, Jackson Co. Laban 70-80. Elizabeth is listed separately, but near Laban. She has one son living with her.
11/8/1850, Laban died; both are buried in the Loftis Cemetery located approximately 200 yards up the creek from the Morrison’s Creek Church of Christ in Jackson County, TN.
12/29/1859, Elizabeth died.
Children:
John L. Loftis, born 10/7/1791 in SC.
~1818, he married Ermilla “Millie” Dill.
~1843 he died in TN. [Said to have been killed by a millstone.]
Polly Loftis, born ~1798 in SC.
She married Thomas H. Smith.
William Loftis, born 5/7/1801 in SC.
4/3/1828 in Jackson Co., TN, he married married Betsy Loveall, 1802–1874.
2/16/1875, he died in Jackson Co., TN; both buried in Old Mat Loftis Cem., Morrisons Creek, Jackson Co., TN.
Lemuel Loftis, born ~1806 in SC.
He married Elizabeth ?.
(S) 1830 Census, TN, Jackson Co. He lives near his father.
He moved to Logan Co., AR.
6/9/1863, he married widow Martha Teel.
Thomas Jefferson Loftis, ~1808 in SC.
He married Parlitha Gallion, 1808–1884.
(S) 1830 Census, TN, Jackson Co. He lives near his father.
Elizabeth Loftis, born ~1809 in SC.
She married Jesse Mansell.
3/8/1879, she died in Jackson Co., TN.
James Madison Loftis, born 2/13/1811 in Tigerville, Greenville Co., SC.
3/22/1832 in Jackson Co., TN, he married Sarah Elvira Dowell, born 1811–1897.
1902 he died in TN; both buried in Loftis Cem., Morrison’s Creek, TN.
Laban Loftis Jr., born 12/25/1813 in Greenville Co., SC.
He married Sally Bean.
5/15/1882, he died in Jackson Co., TN; Both Buried: Hurricane Cem., Jackson Co.

iii. William Loftis, born ~1767.
8/22/1801, “Opened for experience came forward, Wm LeVann and William Loftis.” (S) Excerpts of Tyger Baptist Church of Christ Minutes, Greenville Co., SC, Microfile at Furman Univ.
1802, William in Greenville Co. SC.
1802, William and his family attended the Tyger Baptist Church in Greenville Co., SC with his brother Solomon. (S) Minutes of Tyger Baptist Church of Christ.
9/27/1806, “Bro William Loftis confess he had got angry with a man and offered him a fight....Rose up Solomon Loftis and frankly confessed he had got angry.” (S) Excerpts of Tyger Baptist Church.
12/27/1806, Runnels Dill laid in acct. against Wm Loftis.
(S) 1810 Census, SC, Greenville; 5 sons, 2 daughters.
4/21/1810, Also that matter of Bro Wm Loftis came forward & he gave full satifaction & restored to fellowship. (S) Excerpts of Tyger Baptist Church.

iv. John Loftis ( 40), born ~1770 in SC.

v. Lemuel Loftis, born ~1773 in SC.
1799, Lemuel sold to Edward Smith 50 acres on Tyger Riv. (GrnvCo., Bk F, P16)
1797, Lemuel bought from Joseph Davis 125 acres on Beaverdam Crk. of Tyger Riv. (GrnvCo., Bk D, P532).
11/27/1799, “Lemuele” Loftis sold 50 acres for £50 to Edward Smith. (S) Greenville Co., DB-F, P16.
~1800 Lemuel married Susanah Leech, born 1783 in NC; d/o John & Sarah. Lemuel’s land was mostly between the South and Middle Tyger Riv.s on Beaverdam Crk. in Greenville County, and on the Middle and NorthTyger Riv.s in Spartanburg County. The home of Lemuel Loftis was a two room, log house with a dogtrot in the middle and located on the hilltop overlooking the South Tyger Riv.. It burned in 1970 and was near where the Few’s Chapel Methodist Church stands today. It was bought by his daughter Ashsah and Ignatius Few and later by Ben Jenkins. Lemuel Loftis once owned more than 1500 acres of land on the South and Middle Tyger Riv.s.
(S) 1800 Census, SC, GrnvCo.: 00010, 00010. He lives near his brother Solomon.
1801, Lemuel sold to Alexander Thompson 200 acres on Middle Tyger Riv. (SpartCo., Bk H, P101). 1801, Lemuel sold to Thomas Bker several tracts (SpartCo., Bk H, P171). Lemuel sold to Samuel Underwood 117 acres on North Tyger Riv. (SpartCo., Bk H, P188). Lemuel sold to Alexander Cunningham 340 acres on Oheds Crk. (SpartCo., Bk I, P411)
1802, Lemuel sold to Richard Henson 125 acres on Middle Tyger Riv. (GrnvCo., Bk G, P289)
1802, Lemuel bought from John Motley 200 acres (SpartCo., Bk H, P189)
1804, Lemuel bought from John Hampton 175 acres (SpartCo., Bk L, P110-111)
1806, Lemuel bought from John Carr 200 acres on Middle Tyger Riv. (SpartCo., Bk K, P244-245)
1807, Lemuel sold to Alexander McCarter, Jr. 200 acres on Middle Tyger Riv. (SpartCo., Bk K, P483)
1809, Lemuel bought from Alexander W. Thompson 12 acres on Beaverdam Crk. (SpartCo., Bk M, P124-125)
1816, Lemuel bought from Jesse Allen of Overton Co., TN 170 acres on S. Tyger Riv. (GrnvCo., Bk Q, P511). Lemuel bought from Robert Nelson 30 acres on Wildcat Crk. (GrnvCo., Bk 0, P513). Lemuel bought from Joseph Nelson 100 acres on waters of South Tyger Riv. (GrnvCo., Bk Q, P514).
1817, Lemuel bought from Benjamin West 100 acres on waters of South Tyger Riv. (GrnvCo., Bk O, P512).
1818, Lemuel sold to Bird Linthiam 200 acres on Beaverdam Crk. (SpartCo., Bk Q, P278)
(S) 1820 Census, SC, GrnvCo.: 210001, 12001. He lives near his brother Solomon.
1826, Lemuel bought from Sarah Clements 640 acres on Thompsons Beaverdam Crk. (GrnvCo., Bk P, P283).
1827, Lemuel bought from Hugh Montgomery [probably his estate] 52 acres on Thompsons Beaverdam Crk. (GrnvCo., Bk P, P286).
(S) 1830 Census, SC, GrnvCo.: 2 males 15–20, 1 female 15–20, and a wife 50-60. He has 1 male, and 1 female slave, each 24–36. His son Madison is listed next to him in the census.
1831, Lemuel sold to Duke Harhin 150 acres on Thompsons Beaverdam Crk. (GrnvCo., Bk R, P69)
1833, Lemuel sold to William Crane 150 acres on Thompsons Beaverdam Crk. (GrnvCo., Bk 5, P512)
1834, Lemuel sold to J. H. Randolph a contract to buy a slave woman named Flora (GrnvCo., Bk U, P504)
1835, Lemuel sold to Pennington Cunningham 143 acres on Beaverdam Crk. (GrnvCo., Bk S, P390)
1836, Lemuel sold to Andrew Loftis 124 acres on Wildcat Crk., South Tyger Riv. (GrnvCo., Bk 5, P392)
4/23/1838, Lemuel wrote his will. Greenville District, Will Typescript (MSS WB-B, P160). (S) SCDA&H, S-108093, Reel-13, F-381. Persons mentioned: Soloman (Slave)/Loftis, Pleasant A./Lurana (Slave)/Dill, Prudence/West, Sarah L./Loftis, Spartan L./Vaughn, John/Jackson, D./Loftis, Susannah/Alsa (Slave)/Gilbert (Slave)/Green, Martha/Loftis, Madison D./Crane, Lottyann/Few, Achsah/Jackson, Massey H.
7/1838 Lemuel died in GrnvCo., SC.
7/1848 Susanah died in SC.
Children:
Martha Loftis, born 1802 in Greenville Dist., SC.
She married Thomas Green.
They moved to Winston Co., MS.
Sarah Leech Loftis, born 1804 in Greenville Dist., SC.
(S) A Mem. and Bio. Hist. of Johnson Co., TX by Hudson, 1892, P149.
1/18/1822 in Spartanburg, Sarah married William Hargrove West, born 10/28/1799 near Spartanburg, SC.
12/24/1850, (S) 1850 Census, AL, Fayette Co., Bt7, Div16. Wm is a farmer with land valued at $500.
4/13/1872, Sarah died in Fayette [now Lamar] Co., AL; buried in Poplar Springs Cem.
11/23/1875, William died in Fayette Co., AL; buried with Sarah.
They were members of the Primitive Baptist Church.
     Children:
     Benjamin Franklin West, born 2/29/1824 in SC.
     1/23/1849, he married Massa Miriam King.
     7/15/1862, he died.
     Lemuel Leech West, born ~1827 in SC.
     12/18/1856, in Lowndes Co., MS, he married Amanda J Hughson.
     9/27/1876, he died.
     James Madison West, born 1829 in SC. (S) 1850 Census.
     12/2/1856, in Lowndes Co., MS, he married Mariett Harriett Ussery [died 9/24/1900].
     7/20/1886, he died.
     William Leech West, born 9/13/1834 in AL. (S) 1850 Census.
     1/17/1867, he married his 2nd cousin Cordelia M Loftis ( 20iv.), a gd/o Sarah’s uncle John. [For more info see Cordelia.]
     Juley A West, born 2/11/1837 in AL.
     She married ? Mordecai.
     11/15/1899,, she died.
     Andrew Berry West, born 9/2/1839 in AL.
     He married Mary Wood [9/10/1841–10/31/1903].
     Frances Perry West, born 1842 in AL. (S) 1850 Census.
     12/17/1868, he 1st married Felecia Ann Ussery, born 1846.
     He 2nd married Cherokee Nickels, born 1871; d/o Helena Loftis ( 20iii).
     1910 Census, they live in Lamar Co., TX. They have 1 son & 1 daughter.
     Johnson C West, born 1845 in AL. (S) 1850 Census.
     11/17/1870, he married Lillie Vaughn.
     2/28/1893, he died.
     Lewis Cass West, born 2/101849 in AL.
     2/3/1876, he married Lucy Eleanor Dowdle.
     5/27/1910, he died.
Charlotte Ann Loftis, born 1805 in Greenville Dist., SC.
She married Samuel Crane.
1890, she died in Greenville Co., SC.
Prudence Loftis, born 1807 in Greenville Dist., SC.
She married George Washington Dill.
1873, she died in Greenville Co., SC.
Madison David Loftis, born 6/6/1808 in Greenville Dist., SC.
7/20/1826 ,he 1st married Hester Smith, born 5/12/1806.
Aft 2/1849, he 2nd married Mariah Poe.
4/14/1875, he died in Lamar Co., AL.
Axie” Achsah Loftis, born 7/4/1810 in Greenville Dist., SC.
She married Ignatius Few.
12/11/1875, she died in SC; both buried at Few’s Chapel Methodist Church north of Greer, SC.
Spartan W Loftis, born 1812 in Greenville Dist., SC.
He married Sarah ? in Polk Co., AR.
Pleasant Andew Loftis, born 6/28/1814 in Greenville Dist., SC.
He married Eliza Russell.
3/1/1883, he died in Lamar Co., AL.

vi. Martin Loftis, born ~1774 in NC.
Martin married Mary Carr.
(S) 1800 Census, SC, Abbyville Co.: 40010,10010.
11/7/1803, Martin, Milton Paschall and William Kerr are bound to the court when Milton Paschall is made guardian of Mary Gill, a minor.
12/13/1805, Martin and others are appointed administrators of the estate of Lattice Kerr.
2/4/1811, Martin Loftis and others are appointed administrators of estate of James Hubbard.
6/14/1814, Martin: Plat for 34 acres an Karrs Creek, Abiville District.
Bef. 1829, Martin died.
1829, Mary died in SC. Her estate was administered by James J. McClung. Margaret McClung was the only heir named.
Children:
Margaret McClung, born ?.
She married James J. McClung.

vii. James Loftis, born ~1776 in NC.
James married Catherine Morris, born 1783 in NC.
1799, James bought 286 acres in Pinckney Dist. (later Spartanburg Co.) from Young Griffin. (S) Book F, P454.
12/2/1799, James a received land grant for 61 acres in Pinckney Dist. on a branch of North Fork of Tygar River. (S) SCDA&H, S213192, V37, P441; “said lands being bounded by lands of Watkins, Wadsworth, Williams and Underwood.”
1812, Job sold land to “James Loftis, my son.”
1799, James bought 200 acres from James Riding. (S) Book N, P121.
1818, James bought 100 acres from John Sloan. (S) Book U, P440. & 100 acres in from Samuel Fowler. (S) Book U, P441.
1828, James bought 390 acres from James Whitten. (S) Book U, P439. These lands were on Motley’s Creek and Holstein Creek of North Tyger River.
(S) 1830 Census, SC, Spartanburg. James born 1770–1780; 3 sons, 2 daughters.
1/24/1839, James recorded a series of deeds on 961 acres for his children.
2/15/1839, Katsey Loftis, wife of James Loftis, received all of his “notes and accounts”. Witnessed by William Golightly, William Holcombe and Alexander Miller.
3/1839, James died in Spartanburg, SC.
3/21/1839, Catherine Loftis, widow of the late James Loftis, was appointed executrix of his estate. James P. Loftis and Morris Loftis signed her bond. Appraisers were Morris Loftis, James P. Loftis and James Caldwell.
1848, Catherine died in SC.
Children:
Perry A Loftis, born 1800 in SC.
He married Mary ?.
(S) 1860 Census, GA, Forsythe Co.
Morris Loftis, born 1803 in SC.
He married Priscilla ?.
(S) 1860 Census, GA, Forsythe Co.
John Loftis, born 1805 in SC.
He married Jane ?.
(S) 1850 Census, SC, Spartanburg Co.
1862 he died.
Candice W Loftis, born 1807 in SC.
She married William D Holcombe.
Catherine Loftis, born 1809 in SC.
James Powel Loftis, born 1814 in SC.
1878 he died.
Anna Loftis, born 1816 in SC.
She married Andrew Henderson.
Tolson Loftis, born 1817 in SC.
Jane “Jinsey” Loftis, born 1819 in SC.
2/12/1843, she married Henry King.

viii. Sarah Loftis, born ~1780 in NC.
4/8/1823, Job Loftis to his daughter Sarah Loftis, 2 slaves to wit, Harriet and her child, Silva for her use now and to be hers effective at death of Job Loftis. (S) Greenville Co., V–N, P45, Deed of Gift.
(S) 1830 Census, SC, Spartanburg Co. “Sally” lives near her brother John.
(S) 1840 Census, SC, Spartanburg Co. Sarah lives alone.

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