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LOFTIN:
 Beatty
 Corzine
 Cranford
 Fisher
 Givens
 Harwell
 Kaiser
 Lanier
 Lomax
 McCorkle
 Rudisill
 Sherrill
 Upright
 Washington
 Work


SETZER:
Aderholdt
Barringer
Bovey
Bushart
Deal
Heavner
Herman
Ikert
Miller
Motz
Rankin
Witherspoon

GOBLE:
Babst/Bobst
Douglas
Faber
Fink
Fulbright
Hefner
Meinhert
Miller
Muller
Pabst/Bobst
Robinson

JOHNSON:
Corzine
Fink
Hamilton
Kaiser
Leslie
Lewis
Moore
Sherrill
Upright
Wilkinson

 

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Recent Genealogy News 

 
 

 
For some of you, this might be your first time to visit our family genealogy website. For other, you may have been here many times before. Regardless, since this website has over 700 pages, and about 50 different family name, I'd like to make a few recommendations for pages you might find interesting. Enjoy. Also, I continue try to keep the family apprised of deaths in the family, therefore I always welcome your emails or phone calls informing me when there has been a death in the family.
 
I personally began working on my family genealogy shortly after I retired from teaching in 2005. In 2007, I created our "Family Genealogy" website as a place to share the photos and information that I collected. The first page on this website was the Loftin Family Descendancy. I created it so that I could share the information with family members at the upcoming Loftin Family Reunion in May of 2007. Since then, the website has grown immensely. There are now over 700 individual pages that cover everything from family descendancies, to individual pages for various ancestors, to pages about the churches, schools and cities where our ancestors lived and worked. This data changes daily but I thought you might find it interesting.
 
Family Genealogy Website Statistics for 2007 to 2016
We've currently hosted over 2,180,00 visits as of 08 February 2016
No. Page Visits No. Page Visits No. Page Visits
1 Index/Home 55,631 11 GOBLE 12,308 21 HAMILTON 9,512
2 LOFTIN 24,876 12 DNA Testing 11,461 22 DEAL 9,454
3 Civil War 22,318 13 Catawba Station 11,274 23 Wm. Henry Harrison 9,341
4 Slavery 21,833 14 Adam Sherrill 11,133 24 BEATTY 8,999
5 SETZER 20,403 15 WITHERSPOON 10,769 25 World War II 8,977
6 Royal Lineage 18,510 16 LANIER 10,718 26 JOHNSON 8,933
7 News 17,008 17 Where to Find 'Em 10,528 27 McCORKLE 8,545
8 LEWIS 14,269 18 Family Surnames 10,129 28 LOMAX 7,855
9 SHERRILL 13,173 19 FINK 10,016 29 Cemeteries 5,215
10 MILLER 12,668 20 KAISER 9,308 30 DNA 2 5,075
 
 
 
 
Webpages You Might Find Interesting
 
Name   Name   Name   Name   Name
Bunker Hill Covered Bridge   Civil War Reenactment   Family Surnames   Interesting Stories   Slavery
Cars: My Miata Story   Claremont, NC   Find-A-Grave   Loftin Locations   Stories of Faith
Catawba Station   Dodd, Ambassador William E.   Hamilton Letters   Murder, Mayhem & Mystery   Washington, G.
Catawba County History   Family Cookbook   Hart's Square   Notable Relatives   Where to Find 'Em
Cemeteries   Family Letters: Willie G. Loftin   Homes   Royal Lineage   WWI
Civil War   Family Relationships   Humor: Genealogy   Scrapbook 1940   WWII
 
 
 
 

2017 April

 
 
FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)
 
1. I recently connected with Kevin Daniel Loftin from Lincoln County, NC. Kevin and I talked on the phone and email then eventually meet at my church in Lincolnton. Kevin shared information about his lineage from Grady Woodrow Loftin. I added that information to the Loftin Family Descendancy and the Eldridge Loftin Family Descendancy. I created new pages for Grady Woodrow Loftin (1916-1961) and Harold Gene Loftin (1937-1998). Kevin's lineage connects with mine through John and Martha Lanier Loftin's sons James Loftin (1768-1836) and Eldridge Edward Loftin (1782-1842).  Kevin's father, Harold Douglass Loftin, and I are 6th cousins - making Kevin and me 6th cousins once removed.
 
2. I updated several of the Decendancy pages, including: the Loftin Family Descendancy, the James Loftin Family Descendancy and the Eldridge Loftin Family Descendancy.
 
3. Recently I was talking with my two oldest granddaughters about cousins. They only have "ONE" first cousin. It started me thinking, "How many first cousins do I actually have?" - so I created a page called Cousins By the Dozens to display the data.
 
4. I received a really nice email from Michael Locke McCorkle this week. Mike shared information about his lineage through Catawba County Judge, Alexander Locke McCorkle. I've added Mike's lineage to the McCorkle Family Descendancy. Mike's grandfather, Maj. General Charles Milton "Sandy" McCorkle, Jr. (1915-2009) attended West Point and spent his life in military service to our country - serving during World War 2 as a pilot. I've added information about Maj. General McCorkle to the World War II page - including photos and other information about his military service. Mike is from Texas but is currently living in Colombia, South America with his wife, Sandra, and son Alejandro McCorkle. Mike says, "there are some Indian tombs in the property we bought which I am now excavating them." You never know where you're gonna find another "cousin". Thanks Mike for sharing. You can contact Michael Locke McCorkle at michael_mccorkle@yahoo.com .
 

Michael Locke McCorkle walking and sitting in one of the Indian Tombs on his property, 10-year-old Alejandro McCorkle,
and a beautiful landscape scene where Michael lives in a small town near Pereira, Colombia

 

 

 
4. I updated the webpage for James Franklin Loftin, (b. Abt. 1827).
 
 
 
FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin, Witherspoon)
 
1. Jacob Lanier Setzer's first wife was Delilah Deal. The Death Certificate of their son, Patrick Sylvanus Sezer, lists his mother's name as Eliza Deal. It's likely that her full name was Delilah Eliza/Elizabeth Deal. That information has been added to Jacob's page as well as the Setzer Family Descendancy and the Deal Family Descendancy.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
DNA & MISCELLANEOUS
 
1. I've updated the Stories of Faith page and hope to add additional stories by family members.
 
2. I continue to add pages with photos from family vacations. The Curtis Loftin Vacation Log is updated and a new page was created for Cirikli - The Wandering Stilt-Birds, one of our favorite acts at Disney World's Epcot in 1997. I've also created a page for The Aviators - Stilt Butterflies that we saw at Disney World in 2000. There will eventually be pages for the various theme parks at Disney World, but that will take some time.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Weeks (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Avera, Cobb, Cogdell, Dodd, Eason, Griswold, Harrell, Hocutt, King, Liles, Weeks)
 
1. The Eason Family Reunion is scheduled for Sunday, 23 Apr 2017, at the former home of Carl & Coneta Daniels Eason.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Seese (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Denniston, Earnshaw, Gardner, Hameister, Hart, Seese)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Robinson (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Caldwell, Robinson)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
 

2017 March

 
 
FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)
 
1. I continue to work on pages with photos and information on the traveling Carolyn & I have done over the years. In February I added the following pages: Big Red Boat Cruise to the Bahamas (1996), Biltmore Estate (2004), Cancun, Mexico (1995), The Grand Canyon (2006) and The Outer Banks (2001). I needed one centralized location where I could go to access all of them so I created a Vacation Log Page.

As I've moved into March, I've added the following vacation pages: Beach 2001 (Outer Banks, Kill Devil Hills, NC), Las Vegas, Nevada (2006) which takes a close look at the various themed hotels & casinos; Two Cirque du Soleil Shows - "Ka" and "O"; and The Star Trek Experience, Disney Wonder Cruise (2003) ...
 
 
 
 
FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin, Witherspoon)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
DNA & MISCELLANEOUS
 
1. I've updated the Stories of Faith page and hope to add additional stories by family members.
 
 
 
 

2017 February

 
 
FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)
 
1. I've updated the Sadie Elizabeth Loftin Murray Lee (b.1909) page with updated information on Paul Murray's ancestry and the siblings of Vernon Lee.
 
2. I've added several new pages for my granddaughters, Savanna and Alexandria. They are Savanna 2002, Savanna 2003, Savanna 2004, Savanna 2005Alexandria 2002, Alexandria 2003, Alexandria 2004 and Alexandria 2005.
 
3. As I was putting together photos for the various pages for my granddaughters, I decided to create a page with photos that highlight the various years in my family's life - starting with Loftin, Curtis - 2004 Family Photos .
 
4. We've not done a lot of traveling over the years but we have done some. I decided to create a place to showcase photos from our various trips and vacations. These are the ones I have completed thus far (alphabetically): Big Red Boat Cruise to the Bahamas (1996), Biltmore Estate (2004), followed by Canaun, Mexico (1995), The Grand Canyon (2006), The Outer Banks - Lighthouses - Elizabethian Gardens - Wright Brothers Museum (2001). I needed one centralized location where I could go to access all of them so I created a Vacation Log Page.
 

(Left to Right) Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC / Chichen Itza, MEXICO / The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 
 
 
FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin, Witherspoon)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
DNA & MISCELLANEOUS
 
1. I've started putting together a chart on the HOMEPAGE of this website that lists the various family names and their origins. I hope you'll take a look at it.
 
2. In 2013 I created a tribute page for my dear friend Betty/Bettie Orr Daniel Wessell (1934-1995). I was recently contacted by Elizabeth Marshall whose father is a cousin of Bettie's first husband, Jaquelin Ambler Marshall. Elizabeth shared some additional information with me, which motivated me to update the data on Bettie's page. I've added census documents, school photos, marriage licenses, and much more. Thanks Elizabeth for sharing with me. As I researched documents at Ancestry.com, I came across a number of photos and documents for Betty/Bettie's sister, Barbara Orr Daniel Smiley. I started to put them on the bottom of Bettie's page, but as the amount of information increased, I decided to create a separate page for Barbara.
 
 
 
 

2017 January

 
 
FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)
 
1. Each year I create a new page for each of my granddaughters to show the various photos and talk about some of the various activities they've been involved in. I've got two of the three completed - Alexandria 2016 and Savanna 2016.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin, Witherspoon)
 
1. I've updated the page for Frederick William Aderhold (b.1748) with additional documents and information - including a copy of his will and a tax document from when he lived in Pennsylvania.
 
2. I've worked extensively updating the page for Jacob Israel Aderhold (b. 1775), adding Census records for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840 and 1850 - as well as photo of headstones. I've also updated the list of Jacob & Elizabeth Heavner Aderhold's children to include birth and death dates with locations as well as spouses and marriage dates.
 
3. I've updated the pages of Sarah Elizabeth Aderhold (b. 1818) and her husband Miles Rankin Witherspoon (b. 1817) with new information. Because of limited connection with other groups of people during this period of time, it wasn't unusual for siblings in one family to marry siblings in another family. Sarah's youngest brother, John Jacob Aderhold (b. 1822), married Miles' youngest sister, Anna Witherspoon (b. 1819) on 13 Nov 1843.
 
4. The Aderhold family name is spelled various ways on Headstones, Census and other records - including Aderhold, Adderhold, Aderholt and Aderholdt. Since everyone listed on this website comes from the same common ancestors, I've decided to make all of the spellings "Aderhold". If your branch in this family spells your name other than Aderhold and you would like to have it changed, contact me with the pertinent information and I'll be glad to make the changes. My email is located at the bottom of this page.
 
 
 
 
FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)
 
1. I've not done very much work on the Pabst/Bobst branch of the family thus far, but I was recently emailed by David Pope who shared some updated information which I added to the Abraham "the Younger" Pabst (b.1664) page. As time passes, location names sometime change. This happened in 1842 when the upper half of Lincoln County, North Carolina, became Catawba County. David visited the location of the birth of Abraham "the Younger" Pabst with his two granddaughters in 2015. The area where Abraham was born was Bavaria, GERMANY but today it is called Rheinland-Pfalz, GERMANY. David shared photos of his trip to Germany with me several years ago. I now have them added to the bottom of the Pabst Descendancy Page. I've also made slight modifications to all the other Pabst/Bobst pages.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
DNA & MISCELLANEOUS
 
1. I've started putting together a chart on the HOMEPAGE of this website that lists the various family names and their origins. I hope you'll take a look at it.
 
 
2. Are you proud of your Scottish heritage? There are many branches in our family with Scottish origins. I've researched and found the tartan for these branches of our family. A Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Tartans are particularly associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns

The Douglas Family

The Hamilton Family
The Johnston Family
The Leslie Family - Leslie Green
The Leslie Family - Leslie Red

 The McCorkle Family

The Rankin Family

The Witherspoon Family

 
 
 
 
FAMILY: Weeks (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Avera, Cobb, Cogdell, Dodd, Eason, Griswold, Harrell, Hocutt, King, Liles, Weeks)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Seese (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Denniston, Earnshaw, Gardner, Hameister, Hart, Seese)
 
1. Each year I create a new page for each of my granddaughters to show the various photos and talk about some of the various activities they've been involved in. I've got two of the three completed - Alexandria 2016 and Savanna 2016.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Robinson (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Caldwell, Robinson)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Descendants of Alonzo Lester Loftin

 
 
 
 
 
Children of Alonzo Lester Loftin and (1) Cornelia “Nelia” Estelle Lowrance
 
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Nannie May Loftin 08 Nov 1895 15 Jul 1982 Wade Vernon Martin
m. 1915
Lillie Stamey Loftin 06 Sep 1897 04 Aug 1988 [Never Married]
Roy Henry Loftin 27 Jul 1899 24 Jun 1972 Sarah Mae Morrow
m. 22 Jun 1925
Floye Hovis Loftin 26 Jul 1901 06 Jan 1973 William Ellers
Verdie Lee Loftin 07 Sep 1903 06 Mar 1993 (1) Fitzhugh Boggs
(2) Ralph Copeny
(3) Harold Yount
 
Children of Alonzo Lester Loftin and (2) Ida Lillian Setzer
 
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Charlie Roosevelt Loftin 22 Oct 1905 30 Sep 1988 Edna Jones
Theodore Roosevelt Loftin 25 Dec 1906 20 Dec 1969 Fannie Marie Hoke
"Infant Son" Loftin 1908 1908 [Died in Infancy]
Sadie Elizabeth Loftin 08 Jun 1909 15 Dec 2007 (1) Paul Abraham Murray
(2) Vernon Asbury Lee
*Willie Thelma Loftin 31 May 1911 28 Nov 1977 (1) Dewey D. Connor
(2) Dewey M Lanier
*Callie Elma Loftin 31 May 1911 28 June 1992 John Henry Huffman
Sallie Allie Loftin 12 Sep 1913 10 Feb 1986 Glenn Clustus Lee
**Daisy Pearl Loftin 06 Jun 1914 07 Jan 1994 Ruel Franklin Herman
**"Infant Son 2" Loftin 06 Jun 1914 13 Jun 1914 [Died in Infancy]
Mike Whitener Loftin 18 Feb 1916 24 Feb 1949 Eleanor Carolyn Ervin
Sam William Loftin 13 May 1918 18 Sep 1979 Willie Aleen Goble
Oscar Sherrill Loftin 22 Oct 1920 22 Jul 1986 Annie Ruth Travis
*** "Infant Son 3" Loftin 26 Oct 1922 27 Oct 1922 [Died in Infancy]
Glennie Frances Loftin 13 Jul 1926 17 Sep 2015 Robert Alvin Cook
**** "Infant Son 4" Loftin 1928 1928 [Died in Infancy]
* Willie Thelma Loftin and Callie Elma Loftin were twins - born on 31 May 1911 in Catawba County, North Carolina.
**Daisy Pearl Loftin and "Infant Son 2" Were twins - born on 06 Jun 1914. "Infant Son 2" only lived a few days before his death.
*** The Catawba County Birth Index for this child, "Infant Son 33, shows that he was born 22 Oct 1922 (the same day and month as his older brother Oscar).  This child's Death Certificate shows that he died 27 Oct 1922 and that he lived for 1 day and 2 hours - so it's more likely that the child was born on 26 Oct 1922 - instead of 22 Oct 1922 as the Birth Index shows.  Cause of death was "malformation of upper air passage".
**** It's possible that this last "Infant Son" of Alonzo and Ida was born in 1927.  It is also possible that the grave marker for this "Infant Son" born in 1928 was incorrectly dated and should have been for the 1922 "Infant Son".
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

A special thanks to those who continue to provide photos and information.

If you have additional photos of the family that you'd think others
would enjoy seeing on the website, let me know.

 
 
 
 
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Additional photos or information, contact Curtis D. Loftin