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183. Sarah Redford "Sally" POINDEXTER was born on 6 April 1784 in Surry County, North Carolina.60 She died on 13 April 1862 at the age of 78 in Grassy Creek, Surry County, North Carolina.216

Samuel Martin, bondsman, for the marriage of Sally & James.

1850 Census. Pilot, Surry Co., Hh 65
James Lovill, age 69. Sally R. 66. J. A. age 21 [male]

1860 Census. Rockford, Surry Co, NC, Hh 249
James Lovill, age 80, farmer. Sarah R., age 76
Jas. A. 30. Elizabeth 26. Augusta 20. M. Rose, age 17
W. W. age 7, Sarah C. age 5
[Obviously some of the younger children are grandchildren. Elizabeth probably the wife of James, but they aren't old enough to have Augusta and Rose and both young ladies are too young to be children of Sarah R.]

In 1850 in Surry Co, there was a household headed by Eliza Lovell, apparently a widow. She had James H. age 12, Augusta age 10, Margaret R. age 8, and Sarah M. age 6. Eliza could be the widow of Sarah & James' oldest son Thomas as he is the only one who has not otherwise been given a wife and I've seen no death date for him.

Sarah Redford "Sally" POINDEXTER and James LOVILL were married on 3 June 1807 in Surry County, North Carolina.60,63,166 James LOVILL, son of Edward LOVILL, was born in 1780 in North Carolina.216 He died in Centerville, Reynolds County, Missouri.216

James was a son of Edward Lovill.

When Edward Lovill died in 1816, he had minor children, born to a second wife. James was guardian for minor Jane Lovill, his half-sister.
From the Surry Co NC book of Inventories, Bonds, etc. dated 1809-1818 and digitized on FamilySearch.org.
p.217
9 Aug 1817. We agreeable to your order ...to settle with Jiles H. Coe, Guardian of Armstead F. Lovill. Edward Lovill Guardian of Thursa Lovill. William Lovill Guardian of Sarah Lovill. Joseph Lovill Guardian of Thomas J. Lovill. James Lovill Guardian of Jane Lovill. Charles Coe Guardian of Mehala Lovill. William Uptegrove Guardian of Rebecca Lovill. and we find on examination that the above named Guardians have not as yet received any property of other effects of their several wards. Before us: Edward Sweatt, JP. Thomas Douglass, JP John A. McGehe, JP
Report returned and recorded. Aug Term 1817.

Sarah Redford "Sally" POINDEXTER and James LOVILL had the following children:

391

i.

Thomas P. LOVILL (private).

+392

ii.

Edward F. "Ned" LOVILL.

393

iii.

William Radford LOVILL217 was born on 5 April 1813. He died on 9 February 1908 at the age of 94 in Missouri.

William moved from North Carolina to Johnson Co, MO about 1866. He was an officer in the CSA. [I have been unable to find any record of her service.] He married Eliza Green Reaves.

1860 Census. Bundy's Dist, Surry Co, NC, Hh 222
Wm R Lovill, age 47, b. NC as was the entire family, farmer. Eliza, age 41
Henry 22. Sarah E. 19. E. F. 18 [male]. M.C. 16 [male], Mary R. 14, Nancy 12, Rufus 10, Eliza 6, Charley 3.

1870 Census. Columbus Twp, Johnson Co MO, Hh 19
William R. Lovell, age 59, b. NC as was the entire family, Farmer
Eliza J., age 50.
Micajah 25. Nancy P. 23, Rufus J. 21. Charles 12. Jerimia A. 10. Robert Lee 6.
Dick Lovell, age 14, Black.

1880 Census. Washington, Vernon Co, MO, Hh 129
W. R. Lovill, age 67, physician E. G., 60 [female]
C. P., age 22, son. Jeremiah A. 19, son. R.L. 16, son.
A. E. 14, granddaughter. E. E. 10, granddaughter. E. C. 7, granddaughter.

1900 Census. Henry, Vernon Co, MO, Hh 138
Nancy Howard, b. Feb 1848, age 52, wd, married 32 years, had 3 children, all are living, she and both parents b. NC
James Howard, son, b. Oct 1869, age 30, age 30, b. MO, parents both born NC
William Lovell, father, b. Apr 1813, age 87, wd, born NC as were his parents
Charles B. Lovell, brother, b. Sept 1857, age 42, born NC

Here is testimony of a daughter to the Guion Miller Commision, circa 1908.
Mary R. Marion, was 63, lived in Surry Co. She was related to the Poindexters through her father, his mother being Sally R. Poindexter, daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth Pledge Poindexter. My father died a month ago at age 95 and he told me Betty Pledge Poindexter's father was William Pledge. The wife of William Pledge was Betty Donahoo and her father was Donahoo, a Cherokee Indian Chief who lived in his last home in Yadkin. [We think he did.] My father never got money from the Indians except when he worked as a doctor among the Western Cherokee at Vinita, Indian Territory. He practiced there for about 10 years beginning in 1867. The Cherokee offered tribal rights if he would stay; he moved to Missouri and died there. Sally R. Poindexter was born 6 Apr 1784.
Mary's father was obviously William Radford Lovill, son of Sarah R. Poindexter who married James Lovill. Sarah was a daughter of Thomas & Betty. William R. Lovill was a officer in the CSA. The Poindexter book says he moved from Surry Co to Johnson Co MO about 1866, Mary would have been then about age 20 - apparently she did not go with the family to Missouri. She married first a Freeman, 2nd Lewis M. Marion, about 1908.


394

iv.

Mary Jane LOVILL was born in 1827. She died in 1834 at the age of 7 in Missouri. She was buried in Centerview Cemetery, Johnson County, Missouri.

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v.

James Alexander LOVILL218 was born on 4 April 1829. He died on 18 September 1861 at the age of 32 in Manassas {City] Virginia.

James married Elizabeth "Betty" Franklin. He died at the Battle of Manassas during the Civil War - he was age 36. Betty died about 1868. Only one son, Walter Wiley Lovill, b. 1853, grew to manhood.

1860 Census. Rockford, Surry Co, NC, Hh 249
James Lovill, age 80, farmer. Sarah R., age 76
Jas. A. 30. Elizabeth 26. Augusta 20. M. Rose, age 17
W. W. age 7, Sarah C. age 5
[Augusta & Rose were nieces of James]


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American Civil War Soldiers
Name: James Lovell
Residence: Surry County, North Carolina
Enlistment Date: 5 Jun 1861
Enlistment Place: Surry County, North Carolina
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 5 June 1861 at the age of 32.
Enlisted in Company I, 21st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 5 Jun 1861.
Died of disease Company I, 21st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 18 Sep 1861 at Manassas, VA.

The Battle of Manassas is also known as Bull Run - the First battle took place 1 Jul 1861 so James survived the battle only to died of disease.

396

vi.

Nancy LOVILL (private).

397

vii.

Sally LOVILL (private).