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The following Family History information is the results of my own research. Some is documented and some is not. As with any information on line, you should verify it yourself before accepting it as fact.


Descendants of John Love


Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 LOVE was born Bet. 1770 - 1780 in New York, and died Bet. 1840 - 1846 in Putnam Co., Indiana. He married HANNAH OSBORN Bet. 1790 - 1792, daughter of JAMES OSBORN and ASENATH BRADY. She was born Abt. 1772 probably in Orange County, New York, and died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in (age 78 in 1850) Putnam County, Indiana.

Notes: John's trail seems to have been from NY, to PA, to OH, to Nelson Co., KY, to Owen Co., IN to Putnam Co., IN.

Hannah is listed as a widow on page 484 in Madison Twp., Putnam Co., Indiana on the 1850 census.

Children of JOHN LOVE and HANNAH UNKNOWN are:

2. i. MARGARET2 LOVE, b. Pennsylvania.

ii. RHODA LOVE, b. Abt. 1794, New York; m. JOHN KEEL; b. Abt. 1789, Maryland.

3. iii. MARY (POLLY) LOVE, b. Abt. 1803, Pennsylvania.

iv. ABIGAIL LOVE, b. Abt. 1807, Pennsylvania; m. DAVID HALL; b. Abt. 1809, Kentucky.

4. v. LYMAN LOVE, b. Abt. 1813, Ohio; d. 1880, Newton, Missouri.

5. vi. DELILA LOVE, b. October 30, 1813; d. Abt. 1892, Putnam County, Indiana.

6. vii. SARAH LOVE, b. Abt. 1825, Indiana; d. Aft. 1880, Putnam Co, Indiana.


Generation No. 2

2. MARGARET2 LOVE (JOHN1) was born in Pennsylvania. She married SAMUEL BOLDEN June 26, 1818 in Bardstown, Nelson County, KY, son of THOMAS BALDWIN (BOLDEN). He was born Abt. 1796 in Pennsylvania or Maryland, and died June 05, 1885 in Forest Township, Vernon County, Wisconsin.

War of 1812 Pension Papers:

War of 1812: Enlisted 10 Nov 1814 discharged 10 May 1815

Replacement soldier for Zachariah Green


Rank - Induction: PRIVATE  Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE  Roll Box: 9  Roll Exct: 602

Notes on Slaughter's War 1812:

10 November 1814, Lieutenant Colonel, Slaughter's Regiment, Kentucky Detached Militia. Commanded his regiment at the Battle of New Orleans - the only Kentucky regiment that participated as a whole in the battle. It was his regiment, with Major Harrison's battalion of Mitchusson's regiment and Caroll's Tennesseeans, occupying the center and left center of the long American line, that stood the full brunt of the fierce and desperate attacks of the British, and won that incomparable victory. Slaughter received special thanks of the Legislature for his gallantry on the field.


i. WILLIAM3 BOLDEN, b. Abt. 1830, Indiana.

ii. SAMUEL BOLDEN, b. Abt. 1832, Indiana.

iii. MCKENZIE BOLDEN, b. Abt. 1834, Indiana.

iv. MARGARET BOLDEN, b. Abt. 1837, Indiana.

v. HANNAH BOLDEN, b. Abt. 1843, Indiana.


3. MARY (POLLY)2 LOVE (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1803 in Pennsylvania. She married THOMAS BALDWIN (BOLDEN) February 15, 1823 in Nelson County, Kentucky, son of THOMAS BALDWIN (BOLDEN). He was born Abt. 1801 in Kentucky.

note: This family used Boldon, Baldwin and several other spellings of the name, and still do.

Children of MARY LOVE and THOMAS BOLDEN are:

i. SARAH3 BALDWIN, b. Abt. 1826, Kentucky.

ii. SAMUEL BALDWIN, b. Abt. 1835, Indiana.

iii. ELIZABETH BALDWIN, b. Abt. 1839, Indiana.

iv. EDWIN BALDWIN, b. Abt. 1843, Indiana.


4. LYMAN2 LOVE (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1813 in Ohio, and died 1880 in Newton, Missouri. He married MARY MOSS May 21, 1832 in Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana, daughter of WILLIAM MOSS and MARTHA WRIGHT. She was born Abt. 1817 in North Carolina, and died 1865 in Jasper Co., Missouri.

Children of LYMAN LOVE and MARY MOSS are:

7. i. JOHN Wiley3 LOVE, b. January 1835, Putnam Co., Indiana; d. August 02, 1901, Spurgeon, Newton County, Missouri.

ii. DAVID LOVE, b. 1842; m. NANCY JANE.

Notes for DAVID LOVE: Served in Union Army from Appanoose County, Iowa along with brother, John.

iii. ABIGAIL LOVE, b. 1845.

iv. JAMES LOVE, b. 1847.

Notes for JAMES LOVE: James served as a Trumpeter in Co. F, Regt. 131, 2nd Vol. Cavalry from 5 Feb. 1864 to 18 Nov. 1865. Served one year, 9 months and 13 days. He lived at Diamond, Mo. He is listed on the 1890 Veteran's Census in Marion Twp.

v. HARVEY LOVE, b. 1853.

vi. MARY JANE (MARTHA) LOVE, b. 1854; m. H. H. FLINN, March 10, 1872, Jasper Co., Missouri.

vii. DELILIA LOVE, b. Abt. 1859, Missouri.


5. DELILA2 LOVE (JOHN1) was born October 30, 1813, and died Abt. 1892 in Putnam County, Indiana. She married (1) RANSOM MOSS October 27, 1831 in Putnam County, Indiana, son of WILLIAM MOSS and MARTHA WRIGHT. He died Bet. 1846 - 1847 in Putnam County, Indiana. She married (2) JOSEPH WELLS 1856 in Putnam County, Indiana. He was born Abt. 1793 in North Carolina.

Children of DELILA LOVE and RANSOM MOSS are:


ii. MALINDA MOSS, b. 1836.

iii. WILLIAM MOSS, b. 1841.

iv. MARTHA MOSS, b. 1845.

v. ELIZABETH MOSS, b. May 04, 1846; d. November 04, 1923; m. JOHN W. RUSSELL.

Children of DELILA LOVE and JOSEPH WELLS are:

vi. MARY3 WELLS, b. August 1857.

vii. LUCY WELLS, b. 1860.


6. SARAH2 LOVE (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1825 in Indiana, and died Aft. 1880 in Putnam Co, Indiana. She married DANIEL SWARTZ June 15, 1846 in Putnam Co., Indiana. He was born Abt. 1830 in Indiana, and died Bet. 1870 - 1880 in Putnam Co, Indiana.

Children of SARAH LOVE and DANIEL SWARTZ are:

i. MARY A.3 SWARTZ, b. Abt. 1858.

ii. IDA F. SWARTZ, b. Abt. 1861.

iii. MARTHA C. SWARTZ, b. Abt. 1862.

iv. FLORENCE A. SWARTZ, b. Abt. 1864.

v. JAMES M. SWARTZ, b. Abt. 1865.

vi. JOSEPH B. SWARTZ, b. Abt. 1867.

vii. DANIEL B. SWARTZ, b. 1859.

viii. SARAH SWARTZ, b. Abt. 1872.

ix. LILLY SWARTZ, b. 1874.


Generation No. 3

7. JOHN WILEY3 LOVE (LYMAN2, JOHN1) was born January 1835 in Putnam Co., Indiana, and died August 02, 1901 in Spurgeon, Newton County, Missouri. He married (1) SARAH (SALLY) GILSTRAP July 19, 1853 in Jasper Co., Missouri, daughter of JEREMIAH GILSTRAP and RACHEL COPPLE. She was born October 1833 in Taylor County, Iowa, and died Bet. January - May 1875 in Newton County, Missouri. He married (2) (MRS.) SUSAN WILLIAMS May 16, 1875 in Newton County, Mo. - Divorced in Neosho, Mo.. He married (3) MARTHA COLE Abt. 1894 in Galena, Kansas-divorced in Newton Mo. 20 June 1895. He married (4) MARTHA ELLEN (ELLA) COX April 14, 1896 in Neosho, Newton County, Missouri (Married by J.A. Jackson), daughter of JOSHUA COX and MARY JANE. She was born July 1860 in Missouri, and died April 27, 1902 in Spurgeon, Newton County, Missouri.

Notes for JOHN W. LOVE:

John was in Co. F, 18th Regt. Iowa Vol. Infantry (Capt. William H. Cravens Co.) Pension No. 439632

Enlisted 7 July 1862 Centerville, Iowa-Discharged 19 Feb. 1863 Springfield, Missouri.

According to John Love's pension file (439.632) from the National Archives, on March 16, 1896, John claimed that his health troubles began "in the fall of 1862 on a force[d] march from Springfield, Mo., to Fayetteville, Arkansas"; Jesse Gilstrap and Rachel Watson vouched for him. In 1897, Jesse Gilstrap, 52, and William Gilstrap, 50, vouched for John. John's Claimant's Affidavit in his own hand showed that he could write with effort: " i have the same disabilty i had when i was discharged at Springfeld MO fer the same disability that i have now. . . ." Beginning March 25, 1896, John was pensioned at the rate of $8 per month, apparently up from $6. On June 2, 1898, Elias Moss Fox, who was first cousin to John Love, sent a General Affidavit from Appanoose County, testifying about John's afflictions "due to his exposures incident to army life." John died on or near a mining dump, falling down and seeming to smother to death, according to Thomas Napier and to James Cox, who was working in John's place. Apparently, Newton County issued no birth or death certicates, so personal testimony was necessary to prove such events.

John's Certificate of Disability for Discharge from the army on February 19, 1863, specified the source of his problems as "hard marches in Missouri and Arkansas in October and November 1862." The same certificate described him as 5' 9' tall with a dark complexion, grey eyes and dark hair. A physical examination on July 17, 1901, recorded that John was 66 years old, 5' 7" tall, weighed 135 pounds, and had a light complexion, light hair and blue eyes.

On February 8, 1884, John summarized the record of his residences following the Civil War; he is silent about his family's exodus from Jasper County, Missouri, during the war. "Before my enlistment I was a farmer. After my discharge at Springfield, Mo., I returned to Centerville, Iowa, and remained one year, from thence . . . to Unionville, Putnam County, MO, where I remained two years. . . from thence I removed to Eddyville, Iowa . . . from thence I removed back to Unionville, MO, and remained one year, from thence to Fort Scott, Kansas, where I remained about 18 months . . . from thence to Carthage, MO., and remained about 18 months and removed to Racine, Newton County, MO., and remained three years . . . from thence to Galena, Kansas, where I remained about four years . . . from thence I removed to ***** Newton County, where I have remained."

After that 1884 affidavit, John lived in the following locations: Carthage. Mo. 1884 Empire City, Cherokee Co., Kansas 1887 Columbus, Kansas 1889 Neosho, Mo. 1889 Neosho, Mo. 1901

On February 10, 1903, Amos Love, 32, resident near Spurgeon in Newton County, Missouri, and J. M. Anderson, 46, of the same place, made a General Affidavit concerning the marriages of John Love:

1.John Love was first married to Sarah Gilstrap in Putnam Co., Indiana and the above named Amos Love is a child of this marriage. Said Sarah Gilstrap died in the spring of 1875 . . . .

2.John Love then married a Mrs. Williams of Neosho, Missouri, who afterwards separated from said John Love and then died. Neither witness attending the funeral.

3.John Love then married Martha Cole of Galena, Kansas, but secured a divorce from her in the Circuit Court of Newton County, Missouri.

4.John Love then married Martha E. Love, the mother of said Cleveland, a minor aged about 3 years. . . . the only child living of said last marriage of John Love and Martha E. Love."

On December 28, 1916, a woman claiming to be Martha Ellen Love of Galena, Kansas, wrote the Bureau of pensions requesting a pension as a widow of John Love, who had been dead nearly 20 years. On June 9, 1917, her request was denied because she was divorced from the soldier. This was probably the third wife, Martha Cole, that he had divorced.

Lillie Withers was made guardian of the minor son Cleveland Love after John and Martha's deaths. Guardianship was later transferred to James R. Love. Cleveland was living with them in 1910.

Notes for MARTHA ELLEN (ELLA) COX: She is with John in 1900. They have been married 4 years. She has had 8 children, 5 are living. she had been married before because Cleveland was the only one born since her marriage to John, but all children are mistakenly listed as Loves on the census.


i. JAMES R.4 LOVE, b. March 1857, Jasper Co., Missouri; m. SARAH SAMANTHA COX, January 10, 1881, Newton, Missouri; b. February 1863, Missouri.

ii. LYMAN J. LOVE, b. Abt. 1859, Missouri.

8. iii. WILLIAM LOVE, b. August 1859, Jasper County, Missouri; d. 1902, Nevada, Missouri (Deepwood Cemetery).

iv. CYRUS DAVID LOVE, b. March 1861, Illinois.

v. JESSIE LOVE, b. Abt. 1866, Missouri; d. Bef. 1870, Missouri.

vi. MARY JANE LOVE, b. Abt. 1866, Kansas.

vii. AMOS LOVE, b. April 1871, Missouri.

Children of JOHN WILEY LOVE and MARTHA COX are:

viii. CLEVELAND4 LOVE, b. July 22, 1899.

ix. RUTH LOVE, b. October 28, 1897, Spurgeon, Newton County, Missouri; d. December 14, 1898, Spurgeon, Newton County, Missouri.


Generation No. 4

8. WILLIAM4 LOVE (JOHN W.3, LYMAN2, JOHN1) was born August 1859 in Jasper County, Missouri, and died 1902 in Nevada, Missouri (Deepwood Cemetery). He married NELLIE PUTNAM April 27, 1887 in Split Log, McDonald Co., Missouri, daughter of JOHN PUTNAM and RACHEL PHILBRICK. She was born April 26, 1869 in Clayton, Iowa, and died September 09, 1935 in Lincoln, Nebraska (Lincoln Memorial Cemetery). after William Love's death, Nellie married Frank Cartner.


i. ELMER THEODORE5 LOVE, b. June 17, 1892, Neosho, Missouri; d. January 21, 1978, Nevada, Missouri; m. MAGGIE LUCILLE PHILLIPS, November 21, 1921, Nevada, Missouri; b. July 20, 1905; d. June 1977, Nevada, Vernon Co. , MO.

ii. LEROY LOVE, b. September 08, 1894, Neosho, Missouri; m. DAISY L. SILOUS, April 02, 1927, Council Bluffs, Iowa; b. Abt. 1910, Minnesota.

iii. OLIVER LOVE, b. February 1896, Neosho, Missouri; d. January 09, 1943, Omaha. Nebraska; m. BELLE; b. Abt. 1899, Kansas.

iv. JAMES RICHARD LOVE, b. June 09, 1899, Neosho, Missouri; d. June 25, 1919, Ronanafla, Siberia.

Notes for JAMES RICHARD LOVE: In 1919, the U.S. government sent U.S. Army troops to Russia to help the Czar in his fight against the Communists, during the revolution. James was one of those soldiers and was killed by machine gun fire in Siberia. His body was returned and he was buried in the Military Cemetery at Fort Riley, Kansas.

v. URSAL (BETTY) MAE LOVE, b. December 18, 1902, Kansas; m. WILLIAM EARL PEGAN, November 23, 1917, Junction City, Kansas; b. Abt. 1895, Virginia.

vi. BERTHA RACHEL LOVE, b. June 23, 1889, Diamond, Missouri; d. August 06, 1960, Nevada (Vernon Co.) Missouri; m. (1) JAMES OTIS BAKER, July 27, 1905, Nevada (Vernon Co.) Missouri; b. January 22, 1882, Gunn City (Cass Co.) Missouri; d. January 01, 1950, Nevada (Vernon Co.) Missouri; m. (2) JOHN FRANCIS SPENCER, Abt. 1952; b. October 25, 1891, Norton, Kansas; d. February 1965, Nevada, Vernon Co. , MO.




James R. Baker Jr.

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