Saturday, June 11, 2011

Update: Coop Loftin's Mother

Previous post Some How This Is Worse.

I think I may have found her! I spent hours on looking through Loftin records and now I think I have a name for her, MARY A. E. LOFTIN, Dau of Jesse and Nancy McBroom and wife of Eschew (Askew) Loftin.

I started out with this Census record from 1900.
 1900 United States Federal Census about Coop Loftin
Name: Coop Loftin
[Thadeus Henderson 'Coop' Loftin]
Home in 1900: Boston, Washington, Arkansas
[Vineyard, Washington, Arkansas]
Age: 45
Birth Date: Mar 1855
Birthplace: Alabama
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Spouse's Name: Sarah P Loftin
Marriage year: 1882
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 18
Household Members: Name Age
Coop Loftin 45
Sarah P Loftin 37
Henry Loftin 17
James Loftin 14
Annie Loftin 6

Thadeus Henderson 'Coop' Loftin is also buried in Antioch Cemetery.  But the nickname "Coop" was not on his headstone.
Sarah F. Loftin
July 4, 1861 - Apr 9, 1928

T.H. Loftin
Mar 1, 1858 - Apr 2, 1938

So I started backtracking from there. And I found a 1860 Census that listed Thadues's parents as Eschew (Aschew) Loftin and Mary A E Loftin.
1860 United States Federal Census about Mary A E Loftin
Name: Mary A E Loftin
Age in 1860: 31
Birth Year: abt 1829
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1860: District 2, Cherokee, Alabama
Gender: Female
Post Office: Centre
Household Members: Name Age
Eschew Loftin 28
Mary A E Loftin 31
Sarah C Loftin 8
Jesse Loftin 6
Mary E Loftin 4
Thadeus H Loftin 1

This is an article listing Askew Loftin's muster roll of Cherokee County AL.
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about Askew Loftin
Name: Askew Loftin
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: Alabama
Regiment Name: 48 Alabama Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
Company: H
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Film Number: M374 roll 27

If you look at you will notice Askew went to battle with a few of Mary's brothers.

I recently recieved an email from a family member of Askew's who has been working on their family tree who confirmed that this is Mary A. E. McBroom Loftin's grave.  She also informed me that "Askew died 11 Sept 1862 in Richmond, VA after the Battle of Manassas.  It is believed that he died of disease in the hospital, rather than from a battle wound.  I have been in contact with the national cemeteries in the area and none have a record of his grave.  They feel that he may have been buried in a mass grave, which was not uncommon during the war."
By 1870 she was widowed.
1870 United States Federal Census bout M A E Lofton
Name: M A E Lofton
Birth Year: abt 1829
Age in 1870: 41
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1870: Township 10 Range 9, Cherokee, Alabama
Race: White
Gender: Female
Household Members: Name Age
M A E Lofton 41
Jessee Lofton 15
Elisabeth Lofton 13
Thadius H Lofton 12
George W Lofton 8

Here is the 1850 Census stating her parents names.
1850 United States Federal Census about Mary Mcbroom
Name: Mary Mcbroom
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827
Birth Place: Alabama
Gender: Female
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): District 27, Cherokee, Alabama
Family Number: 1016
Household Members: Name Age
Jesse Mcbroom 51
Nancy Mcbroom 37
Mary Mcbroom 23
Wm Mcbroom 18
Louisa Mcbroom 16
James Mcbroom 14
Margaret Mcbroom 12
Mariah Mcbroom 9
Enoch Mcbroom 7
Naomi Mcbroom 4

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You put a lot of work into this one... good sleuthing!