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Washington
Lafayette
Loftin

(1859 - 1932)

James
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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Lafayette's
SIBLINGS:

Harriet
Jone
Loftin

(1849 - 1908)

William Alexander
Loftin

(1851 - 1939)

James
Edmund
Loftin

(1853 - 1925)

Mary
Frances
Loftin

(1855 - 19??)

Alonzo
Loftin

(1857 - 1???)

Oliver
Cromwell
Loftin

(1861 - 1930)
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Washington Lafayette Loftin

 

Born: 20 Jun 1859, Catawba County, NC

Died: 18 May 1932, Catawba County, NC

 
Washington Lafayette Loftin was the sixth child born to James Franklin Loftin and Frances "Franky" Elizabeth Fisher.  Fate, as he was called by family and friends, was born 20 Jun 1859 in Catawba County.
 
 
According to the 1860 Catawba County, NC, Census, Lafayette was 1 year old and living in Catawba Station with his parents and siblings.
 
 

1860 Catawba County, North Carolina Census

 
First Name Last Name Age Sex Occupation Real Estate Value Personal Estate Value Birth Attended School Can't Read or
Write
Franklin Loftin 36 M Farmer $600 $210 NC    
Elizabeth " 36 F       "   X
Harriette " 11 F       " X  
Alexander " 9 M       " X  
James " 7 M       "    
Mary " 5 F       "    
Alonzo " 3 M       "    
Lafayette ' 1 M       "    
 
 
Fate's father, James Franklin Loftin, was killed during the Civil War in 1864.  According to the 1870 Catawba County Census, Fate was 13 years old and living with his mother and siblings in the Hamilton Township of Catawba Station.  According to the census, Fate could read but could not write.
 
 

1870 Catawba County, North Carolina Census

 
Last Name First Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real Estate Value Personal Estate Value Birth Can't Write
Loftin Elizabeth 42 F W Keeping House $400 $150 NC  
" Alexander 18 M W Farm Laborer     NC  
" James 16 M W Farm Laborer     NC  
" Mary 15 F W At Home     NC  
" Lafayette 13 M W At Home     NC X
" Oliver 9 M W       NC  

 

 
 
According to the 1880 Catawba County Census, Fate (Washington L.) was 20 years old and still living at home with his 52 year old mother and 17 year old brother, Oliver Cromwell Loftin.  Fate's occupation was listed as working on the family farm.  His elder brother, Alonzo Lester Loftin, had married Laura Cranford and they lived nearby with their young family.
 
 

1880 Catawba County, North Carolina Census

 
Last Name First Name Race Sex Age Relation S/M/W Occupation Attended
School
Birth
Loftin Elizabeth W F 52   Widow Farmer   NC
----- Washington L. W M 20 Son Single Work on Farm   NC
----- Oliver C. D. W M 17 Son Single Work on Farm X NC
                   
Loftin William A. W M 28   Married Farmer   NC
----- Laura R. W F 24 Wife Married     NC
  Alonzo F. W M 4 Son Single     NC
  Franes J. W F 1 Daughter Single     NC
 
 
 
Fate married Margaret Jane Lackey on 28 Apr 1881.  She was the daughter of A. S. & Catherine Lackey.  Margaret was born 25 Aug 1858. 
 
 

Washington Lafayette Loftin & Margaret Jane Lackey's Marriage License

 
 
 
Fate and Margaret's marriage produced four children.

 

Children of Washington Lafayette Loftin and Margaret Jane Lackey
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Pearl Mabelle Loftin 29 Jan 1882 26 Jul 1932 [Never Married]
Patrick H. Loftin Oct 1884   Docil Fisher
Other Frederick Loftin 20 Jun 1886 14 Jan 1946 Nannie Elizabeth Lowarnce
Infant Son Loftin 06 Oct 1906    
 
 
 
According to the 1900 Catawba County Census, Fate and Margaret were living in the Caldwell Township. There were three children living in the house as well as Margaret's 80 year old Aunt.  Fate's age was 40 and his occupation was listed as a salesman.
 
 

1900 Catawba County, North Carolina Census

 
Last Name First Name Relation Sex Birth Mth Year Age Occupation Read Write
Loftin Washington L. Head M Jun 1859 40 Salesman Yes Yes
------- Margaret J. Wife F Aug 1858 41   Yes Yes
------- Pearl M. Daughter F Jan 1883 17   Yes Yes
------- Pat H. Son M Oct 1884 15 Farm Laborer Yes Yes
------- Fred O. Son M Jun 1885 14 Farm Laborer Yes Yes
Lackey Elvira Aunt F May 1820 80   Yes Yes
 
 
By 1910, only Fate and Margaret's daughter Pearl was living in the family home.  There had been an Infant Son born 06 Oct 1906 but he didn't live.  Sons Patrick and Other Frederick Loftin had married.  Fred's farm was nearby that of Fate and Margaret.
 
 

1910 Catawba County, North Carolina Census

 
Last Name First Name Relation Sex Race Age Md. Ys.
Md.
Children Birth Occupation
Born Living
Loftin Washington L. Head M W 50 M 28 3 3 NC Farmer
------- Margaret Wife F W 51 M 28   NC None
------- Pearl Daughter F W 27 S     NC None
                     
Loftin Fred Head M W 23 M 5   NC Farmer
------- Lizzie Wife F W 26 M 6 2 1 NC None
------- Gladys Daughter F W 3/12 S     NC None
 
 
According to the 1920 Catawba County Census, Lafayatte, Margaret and Pearl were still living on the family farm in Caldwell Township.  Fate's age is listed as 60.  Fate and Margaret's son, Fred, continued to live nearby with his growing family.
 
 

1920 Catawba County, North Carolina Census

 
Last Name First Name Relation Sex Race Age Md. Read Write Birth Occupation
Loftin Lafat W. Head M W 60 M Yes Yes NC Farmer
------- Margret L. Wife F W 61 M Yes Yes NC None
------- Pearl M. Daughter F W 38 S Yes Yes NC None
                     
Loftin Fred O. Head M W 34 M Yes Yes NC Farmer
------- Nannie E. Wife F W 36 M Yes Yes NC None
------- Glattice E. Daughter F W 10 S Yes Yes NC None
------- Ollivia B. Daughter F W 6 S     NC None
------- L. D. Son M W 34/12 S     NC None
------- Infant Daughter F W 1/12 S     NC None
Carmel Cleveland Hired Hand M W 24 S Yes Yes NC Farm Hand
 
 
 
Margaret died 27 Mar 1928 and Fate married Charlotte Caroline Drum.  Charlotte was born on 21 Jul 1861.  Pearl continued to live with her father.  The 1930 Catawba County Census lists Pearl's occupation as missionary.  Fate's age was 70.
 
 

1930 Catawba County, North Carolina Census

 
Last Name First Name Relation Home
Value
Sex Race Age Md. Age
1st
Mrg.
Read Write Birth Occupation
Loftin Washington L. Head $3000 M W 70 M 22 Yes Yes NC Farmer
------- Charlotte C. Wife II   F W 68 M 23 Yes Yes NC None
------- Pearl M. Daughter   F W 48 S   Yes Yes NC Missionary
 
 
 
Fate died 18 May 1932.  He was buried beside of Margaret and their Infant Son at Center Methodist Church in Catawba County, NC.
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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