Name: Ephraim "The Immigrant" LOVE
Birth: ABT 1712 in Ardmore Twld, Donaghedy Parish, IRELAND
Death: 1798 in Rockingham County, Virginia USA
Burial: 1798 Rockingham County, Virginia USA
Immigration: 5 SEP 1749 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania USA
Immigration: ABT 1750 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Augusta County, Virginia USA
Note Ephraim LOVE and Mary DONOVAN are my maternal 6th great grandparents.
Military Service: 1753 Captain in the French and Indian War (Virginia, USA)
Residence: Muddy Creek in the present county of Rockingham about 8 miles NW of Harrisonburg, Virginia USA
Reference Number: IND12260
Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, June 1990, vol vii, p. 252, "Eph riam Love came from Lancaster County, PA to Augusta County prior to 1750 a nd settled at the head of Muddy Creek in the present county of Rockingh am about 8 miles NW of Harrisonburg. During the French and Indian War he c ommanded a company of Augusta county militia and on Sept. 2 1760, Daniel C alhoun and Major Calhoun were members of his company."
AUGUSTA MEN IN THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR
Beginning in 1753 war raged along the frontier of VA, for more than 10 yea rs. War in its most horrible form, for it was war waged with a savage peop le of the most cruel nature, encouraged and aided by one of the most civil ized nations of Europe. This was the French and Indian War; the traditio ns of whose ambuscades, butcheries and scalpings are yet repeated by the d escendents of those Scotch-Irish pioneers of Augusta, which at that time e xtended from the Great Lakes on the north of Tennessee on the south and t he Mississippi on the west. It is seen that the present state of West Virg inia was therefore a part of that county. A large part of West Virginia w as peopled by growth westward of the Augusta settlements, and so it m ay be of interest to West Virginians to learn something of their warrior a ncestors.
The battles, if they may be called such, and the isolated murders of th is war with its other horrors have been so well written up by Hon. Jo s. A. Waddell in his Annuals of Augusta County, that I shall not attem pt to touch upon that part of the war. Some one probably asks, what th en is left to tell. It may be answered, the names of those who had pa rt in the war. In this day of patriotic societies, such as Sons of Coloni al Wars, sons of the Revolution, etc. and ancestor hunting, a list of sold iers of those early days is welcomed warmly by a great many people who ha ve not the opportunity themselves of searching original records or rare o ld books for the military record of some ancestor.
In Richmond is a great mass of certificates of soldiers who proved their s ervices in the French and Indian War, and received grants of land from Vir ginia inn payment thereof.
The following lists of more than a thousand names are taken from Volume Se ven of Huming's Statutes at Large of Virginia, which has been out of pri nt since 1820, from the so called Preston Register, a part of the Draper h istorical collection belonging to the Wisconsin Historical
Society. This list was printed in the VA Historical Magazine in 1894, a nd in the Annals of Augusta Co in 1902. I have also picked out the Augus ta men from some lists published several years ago by the VA Historical So ciety. My object in reprinting these lists is to bring them to the noti ce of a greater number of people in this State than would have in the fir st named publications.
My first list of 729 names is taken from Henning. I wish to first off er a few explanatory notes before giving the list of names. In the origina l
there are 22 pages of names jumbled together without any arrangement eith er alphabetically or by commands. Mixed through the list of soldiers are t he names of people who furnished provisions and horses to the troops, a nd others who worked on the forts, etc. Many of the names appear several t imes, although the different items probably refer to the same man. Where t here is no distinguishing mark as Sen., Jun., or rank, I have designated t he number of entries for that name by a number immediately preceding the n ame.
Several of the names show some slight changes in spelling, and these I ha ve grouped under the commonly accepted form, as for example McClung, appea rs as McClong, McClunge and McClung. I have thought best to not take up t he large amount of space in the magazine that would be needed to give t he amount of money each person received.
Although there are some names in the following lists of undoubted Engli sh or German origin I have thought it best to include them with those of t he Scotch-Irish.
In Sept 1758, the House of Burgesses appropriated L20,000 to settle the ar rears in the pay of militia, that had been engaged in the French and Indi an War previous to that date, together with the accounts due for furnishi ng provisions, etch to the troops, and for work on the forts. Of this amou nt the Augusta people received L3,866-3s-5d or nearly three times the s um received by any other county.
LIST OF MILITIAMEN (the entire list is at the website above)
LOVE, Ephraim ** My ancestor
LIST OF MILITIAMEN FROM THE JC SANDERS PAPERS
Rolston 79 -- "Settlers by The Long Grey Trail, pg 209: In 1760, George I II came to the throne of England. This year the Processioners again Made t heir rounds in Augusta. In the Cook's Creek neighborhood the officers appo inted were John Hopkins, and David Ralston, of Capt. Ephraim Love's compan y, and the lines viewed were those of--Francis Green, Jeremiah Harrison, D aniel Love, Daniel Callkin, Robert Cravens, Thomas Harrison, Ephraim Lov e, Widow Johnson, Alex. Herring, Edward Shanklin, Widow Logan, William Log in, John Cravens, Widow McDonel (McDonald), Joseph Cravens, William Hopkin s, John Hopkins, Thomas Shanklin, Alex. Miller, Matthew Black, Thomas Camp bell, Daniel Harrison, Daniel Harrison, Jr., Samuel Harrison. Robert Harri son, Pat Quin (Quinn), Wm. Snoding, John Fowler, David Nelson, Samuel Brid ges, John McGill, Christopher Thompson, Archibald Hopkins, John Wright, a nd Thomas Gordon. (Augusta Parish Vestry Book, p. 295.)
Love 1 -- "A History of Rockingham County", pp 52 & 53: In a list of soldi ers to whom pay was due from the Colony of Virginia for service
during The French & Indian War (September, 1758) is found the name of Cap t. Ephraim Love. In a footnote: "Capt. Love probably lived near the si te of Singer's Glen. On July 29, 1748, Jacob Dye and Mary his wife so ld to Ephraim Love, late of Lancaster County, PA., 377 acres of land " on ye head Draughts of Muddy Creek under the North Mountain," adjoining Da niel Harrison. Witnesses, William carroll, William White, and Peter Schol l.
Father: James "of Ardmore" LOVE b: ABT 1652 in Strabane, County Tyrone, IRELAND
Mother: Margaret MILLER b: 1689 in IRELAND
Mary DONOVAN b: 19 MAR 1699 in Dublin, County Dublin, IRELAND c: 26 MAR 1699 in Saint Nicholas Church, Dublin, County Dublin, IRELAND
7 APR 1720
in Dublin, County Dublin, IRELAND
- Mary LOVE b: 1725 in Craigatempan, County Antrim, IRELAND
- Janet LOVE b: 1727 in Craigatempan, County Antrim, IRELAND
- Joseph LOVE b: 10 NOV 1728 in Craigatempan, County Antrim, IRELAND
- Daniel LOVE b: 1729 in Craigatempan, County Antrim, IRELAND
- David LOVE b: 1730 in Craigatempan, County Antrim, IRELAND
- Samuel LOVE b: 1738 in Craigatempan, County Antrim, IRELAND