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William Alexander
Loftin

(1851 - 1939)

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Franklin
Loftin

(1827 - 1864)

Thomas
Loftin

(1798 - 185?)

James
Loftin

(1768 - 1836)

John
Loftin

(1740 - 1793)

Cornelius
Loftin III

(1714 - 1785)

Cornelius
Loftin II

(1675 - 1735)

Cornelius
Loftin I

(1648 - 1735)

Leonard
"Laughton"
Loftin

(1610 - 1678)
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Arthur
Lee's
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Alonzo
Lester
Loftin

(1876 - 1937)

Mary
Frances
Loftin

(1978 - 1958)

Zettie
Wilson
Loftin

(1881 - 1956)

Arthur
Lee
Loftin

(1884 - 1950)

W. Garland
Loftin

(1887 - 1912)

Hattie
Pearl
Loftin

(1890 - 1966)

Cordie
Bland
Loftin

(1894 - 1981)

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Coyte James Loftin

 

 

Born: 08 May 1918, Catawba County, NC
Died:  16 Feb 1992, Catawba County, NC

 

Coyte James Loftin was the seventh child born to Arthur Lee Loftin and Alice Josephine Gilleland.  Coyte was born 08 May 1918 in Catawba County, NC.

 
 

Coyte James Loftin

  

 
 
 
Children of Arthur Lee Loftin and Alice Josephine Gilleland
Name  Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Infant Son Loftin 19 Aug 1907 19 Sep 1907  
Lois Virginia Loftin 13 Dec 1908   Preston Mundy
Zettie Marie Loftin 16 Dec 1910   Herman Flake Robinson
Glenn Lee Loftin 01 Dec 1912 24 Dec 1981 Oda Bell Stewart
William Ray Loftin 19 Aug 1914 02 Oct 1988 Martha Null
Frances Bernice Loftin 21 Oct 1916 09 Oct 2012 Raymond Eugene Gilmer
Coyte James Loftin 08 May 1918 16 Feb 1992 Kathleen Morrow
Willard Gilleland Loftin 09 Dec 1919 17 Apr 1921 (died in infancy)
Foy Max Loftin, PFC 24 Jul 1921 01 Dec 1943  
Helen Josephine Loftin 15 Jun 1926 24 Jul 2014
Statesville, NC
Willard White
                             
 
 
 

The 1920 Census shows Lee and Josie living in the Catawba Township of Catawba County.  They had seven children: Lois V. (Virginia) age 11, Zettie M. (Marie) age 9, Glenn L. (Lee) age7, William R. (Ray) age 5, Frances B. (Bernice) age 3 2/12, Coyte J. (James) age 1 6/12 and Willard G. (Gilleland) 4/12.  Lee was 34 and Josie was 28.  Glenn (spelled "Gleene" on the Census) was misidentified as a "daughter".

 

1920 Catawba County Census

 
Name Relation Home Sex Race Age S/M/W Read
Write
Birth Occupation Occupation
Last First Own
Rent
House
Farm
Loftin Lee O. Head O F M W 34 M Yes NC Farmer General Farm
----- Jocie A Wife     F W 28 M Yes NC none  
----- Lois V. Daughter     F W 11 S Yes NC none  
----- Zettie M. Daughter     F W 9 S   NC none  
----- Gleene L. Daughter     F W 7 S   NC none  
----- William R. Son     M W 5 S   NC none  
----- Frances B. Daughter     F W 3 2/12 S   NC none  
----- Coyt J. Son     M W 1 6/12 S   NC none  
----- Willard G. Son     M W 4/12 S   NC none  
 

 

 
 
The 1930 Census shows Lee Loftin living in the Catawba Township of Catawba County near his brother Alonzo.  Lee is show on the Census as being widowed and 44 years old.  He has six children at home: Glenn age 17, Ray age 15, Bernice age 13, Coyte age 11, Foy age 8 and Helen age 3. 
 
1930 Catawba County Census

 
Name Relation Sex Race Age S/M/W Age
Md.
School
this Yr.
Read
Write
Birth Occupation Occupation
Last First
Loftin Lee A. Head M W 44 Wd 22 No Yes NC Farmer  
---- Glenn Son M W 17 S   No Yes NC Farm Help  
---- Ray Son M W 15 S   Yes Yes NC Farm Help  
---- Bernice Daughter F W 14 S   Yes Yes NC none  
---- Coyt Son M W 11 S   Yes Yes NC none  
---- Foy Son N W 8 S   Yes Yes NC    
---- Helen Daughter F W 3 S   No   NC    
 
 
 
Lee & Josephine Loftin's Children
Helen, Foy, Coyte, Bernice, Ray, Glenn, Marie, Lois

 
 
Coyte married Kathleen Naomi Morrow.  Kathleen was born 13 Nov 1921.  Their marriage produced three children.

 

 

Children of Coyte James Lofttin and Kathleen Morrow
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Judy Kay Loftin 05 Dec 1942   Stephen Ray Sims, Sr.
James Boyd Loftin 06 Aug 1946   (1) Johnsie Winebarger
(2) Jean Fox
Teresa Dawn Loftin 12 Feb 1959   John Robert Tharpe, Jr.
24 Sep 1977
 
 

Home of Coyte and Kathleen in Claremont, NC

Photo taken June 2013

 
 
Military Service
Coyte enlisted in the US Army during WWII on 11 Jul 1944 in South Carolina at Camp Croft as a Private for the duration of the war (plus 6 months).  His enlistment shows he had two years of high school education and civil occupation was listed as "semi-skilled occupations in building aircraft".
 

Coyte with wife Kathleen and daughter Judy

 
 
For additional information of Coyte and his brothers Ray and Foy in the military, be sure to check out the World War II page.
 
 

The Children of Arthur Lee Loftin & Alice Josephine Gilleland (and their Spouses)

(Left to Right) Flake Robinson, Marie Loftin Robinson, Ray Gilmer, Martha Null Loftin, Ray Loftin, Bernice Loftin Gilmer, Helen Loftin White, Oda Bell Stewart Loftin, Preston Mundy, Glenn Loftin, Loise Loftin Mundy, Coyte Loftin and Kathleen Morrow Loftin

 
 
 

(Below) A small group of Lee Loftin's children

Ray, Marie, Bernice, Lois, Coyte, Glenn, Helen

 
 
 
Coyte James Loftin died 16 Feb 1992 in Catawba County, NC.  He is buried in the Claremont Town Cemetery.
 
 

Gravemarkers for Coyte and Kathleen Morrow Loftin in the Claremont Town Cemetery

 

 

 

 
 
 

Coyte and Kathleen's daughter, Teresa

 
 
 
 

SOURCES

 

A special thanks to James Loftin & Judy Sims (Coyte's children) and Pam Loftin Williamson (Coyte's niece)
for the WWII military photos.  You can contact James at jbloftin46@charter.net

 

Thanks to Phyllis White Mills for her help with the Arthur Lee Loftin lineage. 
You can contact Phyllis at pmills@ju.edu

 

A special thanks to Lois Loftin Mundy, Cathleen Morrow Loftin and Peggy Loftin Brotherton for the photos of Lee.

 
                             
                             

If you have additional photos or information about the Coyte James Loftin family, please contact me.