James Loftin

1768–7 October 1836 (Age 68)
Sussex, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of James

When James Loftin was born in 1768, in Sussex, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, John Loftin, was 28 and his mother, Martha Lanier, was 26. He married Susannah Sherrill on 27 December 1796, in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 7 October 1836, in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States.

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James Loftin
Susannah Sherrill
Marriage: 27 December 1796
John Loftin
Henderson Loftin
Elizabeth Loftin
Thomas Loftin
Elizabeth Mary Loftin
Edmond Loftin
Nancy Loftin

Spouse and Children

27 December 1796
Lincoln, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 8

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 18

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + the suffix -in, from Latin -in(i)us ‘descendant of’. Compare Loften . This is a common name in TX and NC.

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

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  • James Lofton, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • James Loftin, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1796"
  • 1830 Census in the household of James Lofton (Loftin), Lincoln, North Carolina

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