Thomas Byrd Lovejoy

Brief Life History 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 registered for military service in 1861. He died on 30 July 1900, in Copperas Cove, Coryell, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Pidcoke Cemetery, 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

Sources (29)

  • Thos Lovejoy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas B Lovejoy, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Thomas Byrd Lovejoy, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.


Historical Boundaries: 1860: 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.

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