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Frederick
Thompson
Loftin

(1889 - 19??)

Jacob
Philo
Loftin

(1854 - 1891)

Langdon A.
Loftin

(1825 - 1891)

Eldridge
Edward
Loftin

(178? - 1842)

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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Jacob Philo Loftin

                             

 

                           

Born: 16 Jan 1854, NC

Died: 11 Sep 1891

 
 
Jacob Philo Loftin was the fifth child born to Langdon Loftin and Sarah Ann "Sena" LinkPhilo was born 16 Jan 1854 in North Carolina.
 
 
Children of Langdon Loftin and Sarah Ann "Sena" Link
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Epsie Loftin 26 Jun 1846
Lincoln Co, NC
19 Feb 1934
Lincoln Co, NC
(Never Married)
Marion David Loftin 24 Dec 1847
Lincoln Co, NC
16 Aug 1880
Lincoln Co, NC
Sara Frances Beal
m. 14 Jan 1868
Caleb Murchison Loftin 23 Apr 1849
Lincoln Co, NC
29 Apr 1922
Lincoln Co, NC
Rachel Ann Harar
Vardrey Forney Loftin 22 Mar 1852
Lincoln Co, NC
02 Jul 1917
Lincoln Co, NC
(Never Married)
Jacob Philo Loftin 16 Jan 1854
Lincoln Co, NC
11 Sep 1891
Lincoln Co, NC
Rachel Patterson
Alonzo Kelly "A.K." Loftin 30 Jun 1857
Lincoln Co, NC
13 Jun 1914
Catawba Co, NC
Sarah Ida Octavia Sigmon
Margaret Francis "Frankie" Loftin 26 Mar 1860
Lincoln Co, NC
07 Dec 1929
Lincoln Co, NC
(Never Married)
Sarah "Sallie" Elizabeth Loftin 20 May 1863
Lincoln Co, NC
26 Dec 1932
Burke Co, NC
(Never Married)
(Unknown Female) After War Ended
Lincoln Co, NC
   
(Unknown Female) After War Ended
Lincoln Co, NC
   
Ida Lavina Loftin 30 Mar 1870
Lincoln Co, NC
06 Apr 1939
Mecklenburg Co, NC
Lorenzo D. Sigmon
 
 
According to the 1860 Lincoln County Census, Langdon and Sena were living on the family farm with seven of their children: Epsy, Marion, Murchison, Vardry, Philo, Alonzo and FrancesLangdon was 35 and Sena was 34.  Philo was 7 years old at the time of the census.
 

1860 Lincoln County, North Carolina Census

 
First Name Last Name Age Sex Occupation Real Estate Value Personal Estate Value Birth School
Langdon Lofton 35 M Farmer $800 $30 NC  
Sena " 34 F       "  
Epsy " 14 F       " X
Marion " 12 M       " X
Murchison " 11 M       " X
Vardry " 9 M       " X
Philo " 7 M       " X
Alonzo " 3 M       "  
Frances " 3/12 F       "  
                 
Jift Sanry 40 M Farm Laborer   $25 Mecklenburg  
                 
Lafayette Lofton 29 M Farmer $1500 $400 NC  
 
 
 
According to the 1880 Lincoln County Census, Langdon and Cenie/Sena were living in the Catawba Springs Township of Lincoln County.  There were six children living in the home: Epsie, Vardrey, Philo, Frances, Alonzo, Sarah and Ida.  Eldest son Marion was living nearby with his wife, Sarah, and their children. 
 

1880 Lincoln County, North Carolina Census

 
Last Name First Name Race Sex Age Relation Single Married Occupation Attend
School
No
Write
Birth
Loftin,  Langdon W M 55     X Farmer     NC
-------  Cenie W F 54 Wife   X Keeping House     NC
------- Epsie W F 35 Daughter X         NC
------- Vardrey W M 29 Son X   Works on Farm     NC
-------  Philo W M 26 Son X   Works on Farm     NC
-------  Frances W F 19 Daughter X         NC
-------  Alonzo W M 22 Son X   Works on Farm     NC
-------  Sarah W F 17 Daughter X         NC
-------  Ida W F 10 Daughter           NC
                       
Loftin,  Marion W M 32     X Farmer     NC
------- Sarah W F 35 Wife   X Keeping House     NC
-------  Laura W F 10 Daughter X     X X NC
-------  Dona W F 8 Daughter X     X   NC
------- Callie W F 6 Daughter X         NC
-------  Forney W M 4 Son X         NC
------- Minnie W F 1 Daughter X         NC
Mancy,  Willis B M 20 Boarder X   Distiller     NC
 
 
 
Philo married Rachel Patterson on 12 Sep 1882.  He was 28 at the time and she was 21.  She was the daughter of J. A. Patterson of Ash County, NC, and Sarah (Unknown) of Lincoln County, NC.  Their marriage produced the following children:
 
 
Children of Jacob Philo Loftin and Rachel Patterson
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Annie Carey Loftin Mar 1884   (Unknown) Kimbirl
James H. Loftin Mar 1887 Bet. 1900 - 1910  
Frederick Thompson Loftin 26 Feb 1889    
Frances "Fannie" Parvelle Loftin Feb 1891 1968 (Unknown) Grier
 
 
Jacob Philo Loftin died on 11 Sep 1891 at the age of 37. 

His wife Rachel married Edward Hand in 1895.  He had been a worker on the family farm.  Her marriage to Ed produced a son, Thomas Leonard Hand, born March 1896.
 
 
 
Children of Edward W. Hand and Rachel Patterson Loftin
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Thomas Leonard Hand March 1896    
 
 
 
The 1900 Census for Mount Holly, Gaston County, NC, shows Rachel married to Ed.  The census shows Ed's age as 21 and Rachel as 31.  It also shows that they have been married for five years, meaning that when they married, she was 26 and he was 16.  Their son Thomas Leonard Hand was 4-years-old. 
 
Rachel's four children from her previous marriage to Philo were living with she and Ed.  They were Annie R. (age 16), James H. (age 13), Freddie T. (age 11) and Fannie P. (age 7)
 
The census further shows that they have been married for five years and gives each person's birth month and year.
 

1900 River Bend Township, Gaston County, North Carolina Census

 
Last Name First Name Relation Race Sex Birth Month Birth Year Age Married Birth Trade Read Write
Hand Ed Head W M June 1871 21 M-5   Farmer Yes Yes
----- Rachel Wife W F Mar 1861 31 M-5 5   Yes Yes
----- Thomas L Son W M Mar 1896 4          
Loftin Annie R StepDght W F Mar 1884 16     Farm Labor Yes Yes
----- James H Step-Son W M Mar 1887 13     Farm Labor Yes Yes
----- Freddie T Step-Son W M Feb 1889 11     Farm
Labor
Yes Yes
----- Fannie P StepDght W F Feb 1891 7          
 
 
 
The 1910 Census reveals that Rachel and Ed were still living in the River Bend Township of Gaston County, NC.  The census shows Rachel's age as 50 and Ed as 39.  Living in the family home were Parvell (age 19), and Rachel's son with Ed, Leonard (age 14).  Ed and step-daughter Parvell were all working at a cotton mill in the area.  Even 14-year-old Leonard Hand had not attended school that year, but instead was working at the cotton mill.  The census further states that everyone in the family could read and write.
 
Under the section for children, the census indicates that Rachel had birthed 5 children but only 4 were living - meaning her son James H. Loftin had died between 1900 and 1910.
 

1910  River Bend Township, Gaston County,  North Carolina Census

 
Last Name First Name Relation Sex Race Age S/M/W Md. Children Birth Trade
Born Living
Hand Edward Head M W 39 M1 15   NC Cotton Mill
----- Rachel Wife F W 50 M2 15 5 4 NC  
Loftin Parvell Stp-Dght F W 19 S     NC Cotton Mill
Hand Leonard Son M W 14 S     NC Cotton Mill
 
 
 
The 1920 North Carolina Census reveals that Edward and Rachel were still living in the River Bend Township of Gaston County.  All the children were married or away from home and Edward was working as a machinist at the cotton mill.
 

1920  River Bend Township, Gaston County,  North Carolina Census

 
Last Name First Name Relation Age Occupation Occupation

Hand

Edward W. Head 48 Machinist Cotton Mill
----- Rachel Wife 58 None  
 
 
Rachel died 05 May 1923 at the age of 62.  The death certificate lists the cause of death as "Hemiplegia".  Hemiplegia is total paralysis of the arm, leg, and trunk on the same side of the body - more than likely acquired from an illness or stroke.  The death certificate lists her father as J. A. Patterson from Ash County, NC, and her mother as Sarah (Unknown) from Lincoln County, NC.  Rachel was buried in the Mt. Holly Cemetery.
 
 
 
 
 
Edward W. Hand died 16 March 1940 in Cramerton, Gaston County, NC, at the age of 68 from heart disease.  His death certificate reveals that he was born 01 Jun 1871 in Gaston County.  The informant was T. L. Hand (more than likely his son, Thomas Leonard Hand).  Edward's address is listed as 359 Woodlawn Ave, Cramerton - and son Thomas Leonard was also living in Cramerton.  Edward was also buried at the Mt. Holly Cemetery.
 
 

 
 
 
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