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Lorene,I had a fine time in NC this past weekend and did find a lot of info. I would have acquired more but Mt.Airy Library's copier was down. We had a most interesting visit with some cousins who were kind enough to share some family information, we visited some of the cemeteries in and around Mt. Airy,NC and the Library at Pilot Mt.,N.C. I found the information I was looking for on my Inman line for which I am grateful, and a neighbor of a cousin shared a write up about Willie Loftis who was over 100 years old when she passed away - such an interesting lady. I took some pictures of homesteads. I want to go back soon and camp out in the libraries up there and check into some land Robert Martin Loftis bought from the Patterson family. I'd really like to locate that. Weekends really isn't the time to do much research since the court houses and county seats close. I was hoping to find some proof that Robert Martin Loftis married after Mary Minerva Inman died. Two cousins insist that they visited "Miss Susie" and that she had two sons, they recall their names being Joseph and Fred or Frederick when they visited and that they were big/grown boys; therefore, they must have been "Miss Susie's" boys by a former marriage because there was only 5 years between R. M. Loftis's death and his first wife. Since Mary Inman had a sister named Susan, I have tried to locate who she was married to but have not had any luck, nor any finding her two sons. Apparently they would be listed under her first husband's name which I do not know. Do you have any inkling who "Miss Susie" could be? All the cousins could tell me was that she lived up on a hill and that she had two sons. When they visited Robert Martin was long deceased.
Keep in touch. If I had your correct e-mail I would send you a copy when I transcribe any Loftis info from the cemeteries, if you would like this. firstname.lastname@example.org