Thomas Byrd Lovejoy

14 February 1833–30 July 1900 (Age 67)
Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Byrd

When Thomas Byrd Lovejoy was born on 14 February 1833, in Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States, his father, Samuel Dare Lovejoy, was 53 and his mother, Sophia Mabry, was 38. He married Rachel Elizabeth White on 2 December 1852, in Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 3, Coryell, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 30 July 1900, in Copperas Cove, Coryell, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Pidcoke, Coryell, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Byrd Lovejoy
Rachel Elizabeth White
Marriage: 2 December 1852
Emma Boone Lovejoy
Samuel John Lovejoy
Judsen Lovejoy
Mabry Lovejoy
William Holmes Lovejoy
Sophia Mary Lovejoy
Kitt Lovejoy
Dorothy Lovejoy
Ann Corinne Lovejoy
Thomas Byrd Lovejoy Jr.
Viola Lovejoy
Minnie Moriah Lovejoy
James Henry Lovejoy
Oceola Kyle Lovejoy
Jaunita Lovejoy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 December 1852Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire
    Age 16
    The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
    Age 24
    Historical Boundaries: 1857: Coryell, Texas, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English love(n), luve(n) ‘to love’ (Old English lufian) + Middle English joie ‘joy’ (Old French joie), possibly ironic.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (28)

    • Thos Lovejoy, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thomas B Lovejoy, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • Tom Lovejoy in entry for Anna Corene Seay, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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