Theophilus F. Loftin

1820–1854 (Age 34)
Putnam, Georgia, United States

The Life of Theophilus F.

When Theophilus F. Loftin was born in 1820, in Putnam, Georgia, United States, his father, William Marion Loftin, was 35 and his mother, Catherine Boyles, was 28. He married Mary Louisa Loftin on 9 April 1840, in Benton, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. In 1850, at the age of 30, his occupation is listed as teacher in Alabama, United States. He died in 1854, in Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States.

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Theophilus F. Loftin
Mary Louisa Loftin
Marriage: 9 April 1840
Elizabeth Catherine Loftin
William Marion Loftin
Charles D. Loftin

Spouse and Children

9 April 1840
Benton, Alabama, United States


    Elizabeth Catherine Loftin



    Charles D. Loftin


Parents and Siblings

    William Marion Loftin


    Catherine Boyles




World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Alabama Supreme Court Convenes

Age 0

The Alabama Supreme Court convened for the first time on May 8, 1820.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 10

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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Sources (2)

  • Theo F Loftin, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Theophilus F. Loftin, "Find A Grave Index"

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