Loves of Pennsylvania and Tennessee

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  • ID: I0022
  • Name: THOMAS LOVE
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 28 Jan 1738/39 in Faggs Manor Parish, Chester County, Pennsylvania
  • Death: 20 Dec 1825 in Chester or Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
  • Note:
    I have not seen any documentary evidence personally that John Love's father was Thomas. However, the DAR records of Maryland and Tennessee both show that John, husband of Margaret Fleming, was Thomas's son. The DAR does not accept anyone without documentary evidence.

    1754-1763: French and Indian War against the British and their Indians. Many battles fought in mid- and western PA, and elsewhere.

    1757-1767: Thomas Love is mentioned in "A History of Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church" pg. 18, 21, 22.

    1763-1764: Chief Pontiac's War against the British. Many battles fought in mid- and western PA, and elsewhere.

    1776-1781? A Thomas Love was a Lieutenant in the 4th Batalion Infantry, Chester Co., PA, Contingent under Gen. Samuel Cochrans.

    1777: February 9, a Thomas Love served in Capt. McCormack's Co., 13th Virginia Reg., then transferred to Pennsylvania jurisdiction. Allotted pay 30 pounds, 5 shillings, 0 pence ~ no home county listed. [Source: "Pay Abstract for the unit, 10 Jan. 1778", Military Accounts Records of the Comptroller General at D.P.R. via www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us, "Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File]

    1777-1778: June 1 thru Jan. 8, a Thomas Love was a Cpl. in the Continental Marines in Capt. James Willings' Company, aboard the boat "Rattle Trap" destined for New Orleans ~ no home county mentioned. [Source: "Pay Abstract for the unit, 10 Jan. 1778", Military Accounts Records of the Comptroller General at D.P.R. via www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us, "Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File]

    1778: Jan 10 thru Apr. 12, Cpl. Thomas Love was "ordered to proceed to the Illinois and Fort Pitt" (later to become Pittsburg) under command of Lt. Robert George. Taken prisoner April 12. Rate of pay 9 dollars per month ~ no home county mentioned. [Source: "Pay Abstract for the unit, May 15, 1782 Military Accounts Records of the Comptroller General at D.P.R. via www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us, "Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File]

    1778: May 7, Thomas Love of Chester Co. served in the 5th Co., 8th Btn. [Source: "Bn. Return for the period 1778 dated May 7, 1778," Military Accounts Records A(5)V, 813-20, of the Comptroller General at D.P.R. via www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us, "Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File]

    1780: Thomas Love of Chester Co. served in 7th Co., 8th Btn. [Source: "Class List" dated June 20, 1780", Military Accounts Records A(5) v.822-33 of the Comptroller General at D.P.R. via www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us, "Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File]

    1781: Pvt. Thomas Love of Chester Co., PA, [was he demoted, or was this another Thomas Love or was the rank listed wrong?] served in the infantry of Capt. Robert Cochran, 8th Btn. [Source: Muster Roll, Sept. 1781 Military Accounts Records A(5)V, 839 of the Comptroller General, via www. digitalarchives. state.pa.us, "Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File]

    [Note: There was a Pvt. Thomas Love, Pvt., of Lancaster Co. who served in the 7th Btn. 5th Co. 1777-1780, then in the 5th, 6th, and 7th Cos. 1781 under Capt. Martin Huyey in Bucks Co., and then back to the 5th Co. to 1783. ~ Same source as above. So, were there two Thomas Loves ~ one in Lancaster and one in Chester Co.?]

    1790: Both his father and father-in-law died this year. Thomas received all his father's real estate and farm implements at his mother's decease. I think he may have moved into the family home at this time. See census below:

    1790: "Thomas & Son Love" in census, Fallowfield Twp., Chester Co., as follows:

    1 Free White Male 16+ - Head Thomas age 51
    1 Free White Male 16+ - Son John age 22
    1 Free White Male 16+ - Son James age 20
    1 Free White Male1-16 - Son Robert age 18

    1 Female - Wife Martha age 45
    1 Female - Mother Ann Love age c. 75? (she died April 1790)
    1 Female - Mother-in-law Ann Guthrie age c. 75?
    1 Female - Dtr Ann age 16
    1 Female - Dtr-in-law Margaret Fleming Love age 18

    Note: Thomas's father, John Love, died about January 1790. Also his father-in-law, John Guthrie, died about the same time. Thomas was an executor for both wills, and it is likely he took in both widows. He now had two elderly women named Ann and a dtr. named Ann in the same household.

    "Thomas Love lived on the farm in West Fallowfield, Chester Co., Pa., lying on the Octorara River, now known as the Pattie Ross farm (a grand dtr?). He married Martha Guthrie of Guthrie's Ford, now known as Andrews' Bridge. She was a sister of Abigail Andrews of Andrews Bridge; also a sister of Mrs. Samuel Martin who came from Londonderry, Ireland. She was blind for twenty years prior to her death on Dec. 23, 1825. The old arm chair in which she sat during those years of darkness, and the family Bible, are in possession of the family.

    "Thomas Love helped cut and haul the timber for the first church at or near Fagg's Manor, in Chester Co., and which he helped to build. He died Dec. 20, 1825, age 85 yrs, 10 mos. Pattie Ross died Feb. 1870, aged 87 yrs. Sarah Gilkerson, daughter of Thomas Love, moved to Augusta, Va., and died May 27, 1820. There are many descendants of the Love and Guthrie families." [Reference: Excerpt from "History of the Morrison Family" sent to me by Crystal ____]

    1781-1793: Thomas Love is mentioned in "A History of Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church" pg. 24.
    1799-1800: Thomas Love is mentioned in "A History of Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church" pg. 27
    1809-1835: Rev. Thomas Love is mentioned in "A History of Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church" pg. 30.
    1809-1835: Thomas Love is mentioned in "A History of Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church" pg. 33

    1825: December 20, Thomas Love died. His wife of 57 years, Martha Guthrie Love, died nine days later.




    Father: JOHN LOVE b: 6 Feb 1704/05 in Ireland?
    Mother: Alse\Alice "ANN" b: 20 Apr 1713

    Marriage 1 Martha Ann GUTHRIE b: Feb 1744/45 in Chester County, Pennsylvania
    • Married: 24 Feb 1768 in Faggs Manor Parish, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Children
    1. Has Children JOHN LOVE b: 6 Dec 1768 in West Fallowfield Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    2. Has Children James LOVE b: 15 Jun 1770 in West Fallowfield Township Chester County, Pennsylvania
    3. Has Children Robert LOVE b: 17 Aug 1772 in West Fallowfield Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    4. Has Children Ann LOVE b: 21 Sep 1774 in West Fallowfield Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
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