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Re: M Henry Lovelady, Williams, Fryars AR AL TN
Posted by: William Owens (ID *****9892) Date: May 22, 2007 at 21:34:07
In Reply to: Re: M Henry Lovelady, Williams, Fryars AR AL TN by Glendle Griggs of 992

Glendle, have you seen the following entries in the book "Fathers of the Ridge"?

John Lovelady was born in Tennessee in 1787. His wife, Mary, was born in the same state in 1789. In 1850 the family was living in Hamilton County, Tennessee and their children were: Molinda, 1826; Elbert, 1831; Ephraim,
1833; and John, 1836. In 1850 another Lovelady family lived next to John and Mary Lovelady in Hamilton County, Tennessee. This was the family of Joseph and Deborah
Lovelady, born in Tennessee and Virginia in 1820 and 1822 respectively. Their children at this time were: John, 1843; Robert, 1845; and Manah,1847. There is some reason to believe that Joseph was the son of John and Mary Lovelady. There is no evidence that John and Mary Lovelady ever came to Greene County but it is known that their two sons, John and Elbert, came to this area and settled in Union Township during the 1850's. Elbert Lovelady married a woman named Isabella, born in Alabama in 1836. In 1860 their children were: Joshua, 1855; and John D., 1859. Both children were born in Arkansas.
John Lovelady, son of John and Mary, married a woman named Eliza, born in North Carolina in 1842. In 1860 their children were: Sarah E., 1857; and Henry L. 1860. Amanda Taylor, born in 1851, was living with the family at this time. Joseph Lovelady, possibly a son of John and Mary, and his wife, Deborah, moved to Greene County during the 1850's and settled in Union Township. By 1860 two more children had been added to the~ family: Joseph, 1854; and
Sevier, 1857. Both children were born in Arkansas. Robert Lovelady, son of Joseph and Deborah, married Margaret A. Morgan in Greene County on Dec. 29, 1879. Robert's occupation is listed in the 1880 census as "physician."
Sevier Lovelady, son of Joseph and Deborah, married Josephine Boyd in Greene County on Nov. 2, 1882. Josephine was twenty-one years of age at the time. The burial places of most of the members of the Lovelady families are not
known. However, Sevier Lovelady is buried at the Beech Grove Cemetery in western Greene County and his marker shows dates of 1857 and 1926. The marker for his wife, Josephine , bears dates of 1861 and 1917.


Henry Lovelady was the patriarch of the Lovelady family in Greene County. He was born in Tennessee in 1813. He moved to Alabama in about 1834 and remained there for several years. In about 1843 he moved to Greene County where he resided in Union Township and followed the blacksmith trade. Henry's wife was named Sarah, born in Tennessee in 1814. Their known children were: Elizabeth, 1833; John, 1835; Jane, 1838; Madison, 1840; Jefferson, 1842; Cynthia, 1844; Mary Ann, 1847; Caroline, 1850; and George W., 1857. The five older children were born in Alabama while the remainder were born in Arkansas.
Madison Lovelady, son of Henry, married a woman named Minerva, born in Tennessee in 1844.
George W., son of Henry, married a woman named Martha and they had at least two children: Orleans, 1877; and Mewry, 1878. Both children were born in Arkansas. In 1880, George's sister, Caroline, was living in his household in Union Township.

Norah Lovelady, (Sevier's dau.) married Emery Marion Butler in Beech Grove and they had 3 girls, Ouida, Rada (my mother), and Reba.

I still live in AR and also have a Greene County history book that was published about 5 years ago and I will see if it has more information. You can do a Google search on "Fathers of the Ridges" to read about other families in Greene Cty in the 1800s.


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