Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Love

Male 1760 - 1834  (74 years)

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  • Name John Love 
    Born 1760  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jun 1834  Greene County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Timber Ridge Presbyterian Cemetery, Greene County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I061305  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father Samuel Love,   b. Abt 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1787, Buckland Estates, Buckland, Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Sarah Garner,   b. Bef 1741, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1802, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1757  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • marriage is unproved
    Family ID F12401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Watson,   b. 1773, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F29489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Emily Housen Wheeler 
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F29490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • http://genforum.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?prince,william::love::5698.html

      John Love of Buckland, Virginia (Prince William County) moved to Greene County, Tennessee later in life, where he married a second time and had four children (genealogical information below). I would appreciate any information on or from their descendants.

      It is an understatement to say that John Love was an interesting and accomplished person. He was a U.S. Congressman during the Jefferson and Madison administrations, a lawyer, experimental agriculturalist, horse breeder, friend of several Presidents, and land speculator in the new territories/counties of Tennessee and Kentucky. He was also one of several figures instrumental in the establishment of the town of Buckland, a small mercantile center where he lived until his land speculation led to debts and cases in Tennessee.

      Here are details regarding his life and family in Tennessee, where he died:

      Love family genealogical file (undated; file number 7-3). T. Elmer Cox Historical and Genealogical Collection of Greeneville, Tennessee.

      Husbandís Name: John Love
      Wifeís Maiden Name: Mary Emily Housen Wheeler [no marriage date on record]
      Other Husband: Alfred Russell [married December 22, 1835 in Greeneville, TN]

      1 - Penelope A. Love
      Married William A. Stover November 15, 1862 in Greene County, TN
      2 - Elizabeth S. Love
      Married Henry Elliott [no date given; residence listed as New Orleans in deed book]
      3 - Jane W. Love
      Married Henry Elliott January 1, 1862 in Greene County, TN
      4 - John S. Love [no marriage data in Greene County]
      Captain, Company I, 64th North Carolina Infantry

      Names given as heirs of John Love, Deed Book 25, Page 167, Greene County, TN.
      Marriage dates from Greene County, TN Marriages, 1783-1868 (T. Elmer Cox Collection).
      Civil War Regimental reference for John S. Love taken from Greeneville: One-Hundred Year Portrait (1775-1875), by Richard Harrison Doughty (1975), p. 217.

      John Love died June 4, 1834 and is buried in the Timber Ridge Presbyterian Cemetery in rural Greene County, TN. His age at death is 64 on his gravestone, which may be an error.

      His will is dated October 4, 1828; proven in court April 28, 1835. Greene County, Tennessee Will Book 2, Page 45. Greene County, TN Wills, Inventories, Settlements, Etc. Vol. 1: 1800 - January 1873 (Mss. Roll 164, p. 133). Tennessee State Library and Archives: Nashville, TN.

      His estate was recorded July 29, 1835, Minutes 18, Page 99. Greene County, TN Inventories of Estates, Jan. 1828 - June 1843 (Mss. Roll 88, p. 376). Tennessee State Library and Archives: Nashville, TN.

      Questions that remain:
      What happened to his son John S. Love? Did he survive the Civil War (he was in the 64th North Carolina Infantry), and if so, who are his descendants?

      What genealogies are there for his daughters (they married into the Stover and Elliott families; Elizabeth S. Love Elliott moved to New Orleans)?

      I also have more information on John Love of Buckland, and there is an organization in Virginia that is preserving the town and farm. Please respond if you have any questions for me.
      Loves in Prince William Co., VA, 1794

      I am not researching this family, just entering information from my booklet "This Was Prince William" by R. Jackson Racliffe, 1978:

      "Kinsley Mill, near Buckland, was built about 1794 by John and Charles Love. It was connected by a second story bridge to the old stone granary, with the miller's family quarters in the upper story. The mill was closed in the early 1900s and a few years ago moved to another location. The granary still stands." (Two photographs.)
      1778-1791 Prince William Co VA Will Book G
      Pages 377-380. Will of Samuel Love:
      Sons: John Love and Charles Love to have water grist mill on Broad Run and 2 a. of land belonging to it, tenants in common.
      Son: Charles all my land I now live on adj. to mill 240 a .... line of Henry Taylor .... to it intersects a line bounded of land I now live on purchased of Walter Taliaferro. Also to Charles a bond of William Augustine Washington for 500 lbs. payable to Augustine Love & by him assigned to me.
      Son: John Love remainder of my land I live on not already sold or devised of 560 a.
      Son: Augustine Love negroes Venses?, also Lidia, and Frank, dau. of Patte
      Niece: Elizabeth Chinn 10 lbs. saddle and horse.
      Niece: Jennitt Ewin Urquhart saddle & horse, also 10 lbs. yearly until she marries.
      Sons: Remainder of estate be divided between John & Charles.
      Exors: Sons Samuel, Charles, and John.
      Dated: April 3, 1785.
      Signed: Samuel Love
      Wits: Dixon Robinson, Samuel Foster, Joshua Foster.
      Codecil: To son Charles 300 a. on Broad Run adj. mill.
      To son John 500 a. being residue of land I now live on, and only by this codicil to add 60 a. of land to that part given to son Charles and revoke so much and no more of my former gift to my son John.
      To my niece Jennett Ewine Urquhart, who is now happily setted with her brother I do herely revoke my former bequest to her and in lieu I devise to her sum of 30 lbs. within term of 2 yrs. after my death.
      To son Augustine I hereby revoke the gift to him of 10 barrels of corn during his life time, now only till term of 7 years only.
      Wife: Sarah Love 2 cows & calves, 2 heifers out of my stock at Mattox.
      Signed: Samuel Love
      Wits: Henry Taylor, Samuel Foster, Nathaniel Fostor.
      Dated: March 31, 1787.
      Proven: Oct. 1, 1787.
      Prince William County, Virginia Wills, Part 2, 1734-1920
      Charles Love inventory book
      John Love inventory book

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