Bailey Cook LOVIN Nancy Charlotte LOVIN Nathan Morris LOVIN Bailey Cook LOVIN Bailey Edward LOVIN James Henry LOVIN Ada C LOVIN Isabella WIGGLEY Ida Lucinda LOVIN Nemmie LOVIN Sarah Alice LOVIN Rosa Lee LOVIN Mattie Arletta LOVIN Annie L LOVIN Benjamin Franklin LOVIN Minnie Mae LOVIN Lucinda Pink BREWER Martha Elizabeth LOVIN William M LOVIN Lucretia LOVIN Abigail C LOVIN Thomas Wright LOVIN Joseph L LOVIN Martha Jane MORRIS Mini tree diagram
Benjamin Franklin LOVIN

Benjamin Franklin LOVIN4,13,3,6,14,7,8,9,2,15,15,10

10th Mar 18483,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 - 12th Jan 191312,5,11,9,10

Baptist Minister

Life History

10th Mar 1848

Born in Holmes County, Mississippi.3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10


Resident in Eulogy Beat, Holmes, Mississippi.8

between 1st Sep 1864 and 18th May 1865

Military in Mississippi, Company F, Gillam's Calvalry, Confederate Mounted Infantry.1,2

4th May 1865

Military: Regiment surrendered at end of the was in Citronelle, Mobile, Alabama, USA.2

18th May 1865

Military: Paroled to return home in Grenada, Grenada, Mississippi, USA.2

May 1865

Resident Residence on war surrender documents reported as Yazoo County in Yazoo County, Mississippi.2

before Jan 1866

Married Isabella WIGGLEY in Holmes County, Mississippi.37

15th Oct 1866

Birth of son Bailey Edward LOVIN in Mississippi.4,36,37,14,38,39

1st Mar 1869

Birth of son James Henry LOVIN in Holmes County, Mississippi.40,4,41,42,37,43,9,44,45,10

Apr 1874

Birth of daughter Ada C LOVIN in Texas.46,1,4

1st Jun 1876

Death of Isabella WIGGLEY in Hunt County, Texas.47,1,9,10

5th Sep 1876

Married Lucinda Pink BREWER in Hunt County, Texas.5,35

27th Jul 1877

Birth of daughter Ida Lucinda LOVIN in Texas.16,4,1,17,18,19

about 1878

Birth of daughter Nemmie LOVIN in Texas.1,20

17th Mar 1879

Birth of daughter Sarah Alice LOVIN in Greenville, Hunt, Texas.4,9,21


Resident in Precinct 6, Hunt, Texas.11

before Jun 1880

Death of daughter Nemmie LOVIN in Hunt County, Texas

18th Aug 1881

Birth of daughter Rosa Lee LOVIN in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma.1,9

5th Nov 1884

Birth of daughter Mattie Arletta LOVIN in Davis, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.22,23,24,25,13,26,27,3,9,28

Aug 1886

Birth of daughter Annie L LOVIN in Indian Territory.3,6

28th Jul 1890

Birth of son Benjamin Franklin LOVIN in Washita, Caddo, Oklahoma Territory.29,1,30,31,32,33

24th Mar 1894

Birth of daughter Minnie Mae LOVIN in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.6,3,1,34


Resident in Burnett town, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma Territory.11


Resident in Burnett, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma.11


Resident in Burnett, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma.3


Resident in Wall, Stephens, Oklahoma.6,11

12th Jan 1913

Died in Alice, Jim Wells, Texas.12,5,11,9,10


13th Jan 1913

Buried in Alice Cemetery, Alice, Jim Wells County, Texas.9


  • Benjamin Franklin Lovin was Baptist preacher, as was his son JamesHenry.
    Jerry Cherry comments that the family moved around a lot, due to Ben'spastoral calling.  He comments also in regard to Pink Brewer, that shewas part or full Native American, which would mean, of course, thatone or both her parents were also:
    "We have reason to believe that she is either full or part NativeAmerican. She had a sister named Lieu (or Lou) and possibly a brothernamed Oscar.

    "Benjamin Franklin Lovin married 'Pink' Brewer and had children named:Allie, Mattie, Anna, Minnie, Ida, Ben Lovin Jr.

    "B F Lovin was a minister and they lived at different times inArkansas, Oklahoma and Texas."

    1860 Federal Census, Holmes County, Mississippi, 22 October, EulogyBeat, Pages 143, Hse/Family #1019
    B C Lovin 41 M Farmer $5000 Real Estate $7600 Personal bornMississippi [b abt 1819]
    Martha Lovin 28 F born Mississippi [b abt 1832]
    Benjm F Lovin 12 M born Mississippi [b abt 1848]

    Ben served in the Confederate mounted infantry as a member of CompanyF, Gillam's Regiment, Confederate Mounted Infantry of Mississippi,which surrendered to the Union forces at Citronelle, Alabama on 4 May1865, and was paroled 14 days later.  This was at the end of the CivilWar, and this surrender was part of the general surrender ofConfederate troops to the Union.

    Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865
    Lovin, B F;  Lovin, N M;  Lovin B C
    Private, Co F, Gillam's Mounted Rifles, Surrendered 4 May 1865,Citronelle, Alabama (end of the war 19 May 1865), Paroled 18 May 1865in Grenada MS; residence Yazoo Co MS
    Sources Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records; CivilWar Prisoner of War Records

    May 10, 1865  Confederate President Jefferson Davis is captured nearIrwinville, Georgia
    May 10, 1865  Union President Johnson declares armed resistance at anend
    May 12, 1865- May 13, 1865  The last significant fighting of the CivilWar takes place at the Palmito Ranch, Texas, along the Rio Grande,between Col. Theodore Barrett and John S. "RIP" Ford
    May 22, 1865  Jefferson Davis imprisoned at Fort Monroe
    May 23, 1865  Grand Review of the Army of the Potomac
    May 24, 1865  Grand Review of Sherman's Army
    --  Georgia's Blue and Gray Trail,

    Peggy Conley reports on other documentation of Ben's participation inthe Civil War for the Confederacy, which also reports his parole inGrenada.

    "According to Pink's application [for a confederate widow's pension],B F served in Mississippi from September 1, 1864 until the close ofthe war in Company F Gilliam's cavalry.  There is a letter from theTexas Controller to the War Department inquiring about B F's warrecord. The answer from the War Department, Adjutant General's Office,dated June 10, 1919, states:
    'The name B. F. Lovin has not been found in the roll of Company F,Gillam's regiment, Confederate Mounted Infty, dated June 20, 1864, theonly roll of company on file. Prisoner of war records show that B. F.Lovin, a private in Company 4, said organization, was surrendered May4, 1865 and paroled May 18, 1865 at Grenada, Mississippi. Signed byAdjutant General'"
    --  RootsWeb Tree,

    1880 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas, 16 June, Precinct 6, District71, Pages 561D-562A, Hse #136. Family #137
    Loving, Frank W M 32 Farmer, Miss Miss Miss
    Loving, Lucinda W F 27 Wife Keeping House Ark Ark Ark
    Loving, Eddie W M 13 Son  Farm Laborer  Cannot write Miss Miss Ark
    Loving, Henry W M 10 Son Farm Laborer Miss Miss Ark
    Loving, Ada W F 6 Daughter Texas Miss Ark
    Loving, Ida W F 3 Daughter Texas Miss Ark
    Loving, Ally W F 1 Daughter Texas Miss Ark

    Eddie, Henry and Ada are the children of Benjamin Franklin's firstwife, Isabella Wigley (also spelled Wiggley).  His wife here isLucinda Pink Brewer, mother of Ida and Ally here.  the older chidlrenare the chidlren of Ben's first wife Isabella Wigley.  A Lovin Familygenealogy on RootsWeb gives us the exact birth dates for Eddie andHenry.

    Eddie is Bailey Edward Lovin, born 15 October 1866 in Mississippi.  Iwould think he was born in Holmes County, Mississippi, since this iswhere both his parents were born, and the next child is reported asborn in Holmes County.  Henry is James Henry Lovin, who became apreacher like his father.  He was born on 1 March 1869 in HolmesCounty, Mississippi.  Ada was born in April 1874 in Hunt County,Texas, according the "BlueBonnetGal" in her anonymous genealogy of theLovin and related families.

    There was a fourth child not reported in the 1880 census, Rosa Lee,who was born 18 August 1882 in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahomaafter they moved north of the Red River into Chickasaw Nation.

    "Winna Burns  B.F. Lovin was my  great grandfather, father of Rosa LeeLovin Hogue, my grandmother."
    --  Winna Burns, comment on a photo in this genealogy on,29 March 2016

    Pink and B F married in Hunt County, Texas, on 5 September 1876,according to the Texas Marriage Index for 1876.  This tells us thatIsabella died in 1876 or earlier.

    1900 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Territory, 25 June,Burnett Township, District 194, page 15B, Hse/Fam #278
    Lovin, Benjamin F Head W M May 1850 50 Married 25 yrs MS MS MS
    Lovin, Lucinda P Wife W F June 1852 47 Married 25 yrs AR MS MS
    Lovin, Mattie A Dau W F Nov 1884 15 Ind Terr MS MS
    Lovin, Anna L Dau W F Aug 1886 13 Ind Terr MS MS
    Lovin, Benjamin F Son W M Aug 1891 9 Ind Terr MS AR
    Lovin, Minnie M Dau W F Mar 1894 6 Ind Terr MS AR

    Ben's birth here is different from that given by the Linda Dudleygenealogy.  That genealogy reports an exact birth date for Ben as 10Mar 1848.  But in the 1900 census, the birth month and year arerecorded as May 1850.  The enumerator's hand is somewhat scribbly, sothe month could be Mar instead of May, but the year is clearly 1850,which also matches his reported age as 50.  The 1910 report, though,correctly reports his age consistent with birth in 1848.

    Note that the report for the last two children show that their motherwas born in Arkansas.  This would match the birth place of LucindaPink Brewer, 2nd wife of Benjamin.  The mother of the first two wasborn in Mississippi, but both these children, Mattie and Anna, werealso born after the death of Isabella Wiggley and the marriage of Bento Lucinda.  So it appears the mother of all the children listed hereshould have been born in Arkansas.

    "My husband, Jerry Cherry, is the grandson of Minnie Mae Lovin, theyoungest of B.F. Lovin's children."
    --  Linda, "jcld123," comment on a photo in this genealogy, 29 March 2016

    In the 1910 census, the mother of Annie (Anna) is also reported asborn in Arkansas.  Perhaps in the 1900 census the enumeratorinadvertently repeated the MS from the parents' entry for the firsttwo children.

    1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 15 April, WallTownship, District 245, page 1A, Hse/Fam #10
    King, Dewitt W  Head M W 28 Married 2 yrs TX TN TN Farmer
    King, Annie L  Wife F W 22 Married 2 yrs OK MS AR
    King, Ruby V Dau F W 15 OK TX OK
    Lovin, Benjamin F Father-in-Law M W 62 Married 35 yrs MS MS MS
    Lovin, Lucinda P Mother-in-Law F W 58 Married 35 yrs AR AR AR
    Lovin, Minnie M Sister-in-Law F W 16 Single OK MS AR Farm Laborer

    In this census the place of birth of Lucinda's parents is changed fromMississippi to Arkansas, the correct state of her birth.

    A descendant Jerry Cherry reports from family tradition that the deathof Ben occurred in Alice, Jim Wells County, Texas.  I have not beenable to find the Texas Death Index record or other documentation,  Theodd thing is that they were living in Oklahoma at the time, as far asother indications show.  Lucinda Pink Lovin died in Okfuskee County,Oklahoma.  Jim Wells County is in the area where Ben had lived at onetime, and he may have been back there on a visit when he died.  I'dlike to learn more, but those details are hiding from me.

    "Benjamin Franklin Lovin was my maternal great-grandfather and was anitinerant Baptist minister. He lived at various times in various townsin OK, and Alice and Sonora TX, and likely Arkansas.  Family traditionstates that he died in Alice, Texas sometime in the early 1900s."
    --  Jerry Cherry, September 30, 2001, DIscussion Group,"Benjamin Franklin Lovin, Baptist Minister Alice TX,"

    James Henry Lovin b Mar 1st 1869 Holmes Co Miss d June (?) 1949Weleetka Oklahoma
    Miss M(ary?) A(nn?) Conley b Aug 1st 1874 Grayson Co Tex d PharoahOkla
    B F Lovin b Mar 10 1848 d June 12 1913
    Isabella Wigley b Jan 20 1846 d January 1st 1876
    J R Conley b 1851 5-13th NC d 1916 Aug 29 Cedar Lane Tex
    Miss Nancy Elizabeth Winter b 1849 d 1891 Jan 12 Davis IT
    Great Grandparents:
    Baily C Lovin b 1819 d 1879 Hunt Co Tex
    Martha Morris b 1821 d 1882 Hunt co Tex
    J M Wigley, (Unknown) Pickford
    Jason Conley d Oct 9 1891 IT
    Polly Ann Bryson b 1827 NC d Mar 25 1905 Wetumka IT
    Steve Winter (wife unknown)
    --  From the Lovin Family Bible, Courtesy of the Bowles-Perry FamilyTree,

    Benjamin Franklin "Bf" Lovin
    Birth Mar. 10, 1848 Holmes County, Mississippi
    Death Jan. 12, 1913 Alice, Jim Wells County, Texas

    Mr B F Lovin died of Apoplexy Jan 12 at his home near Alice. TheFuneral took place on Monday. Rev J F Franks delivered the funeralsermon at the Baptist Church, at the conclusion of which the Masonsescorted the body to the Fraternal Cem. where it was laid to rest withMasonic Honors.

    From the Alice Echo, Jan 16, 1913
    Father--Bailey Cook Lovin 1819 to 1879
    Mother--Martha Jane Morris 1821 to 1882
    Isabella Wiggley Lovin (1846 - 1876)
    Lucinda Pink Brewer Lovin (1852 - 1932)
    Children James Henry Lovin (1869 - 1949)

    Burial Alice Cemetery, Alice, Jim Wells County, Texas

    Created by LadyDi_60 Apr 16, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #88611003,


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Peggy Conley,
  • 2. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865
  • 3. 1900 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Territory
    • 25 June, Burnett Township, District 194, page 15B, Hse/Fam #278
  • 4. 1880 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas
    • 16 June, Precinct 6, District 71, Pages 561D-562A, Hse #136. Family
  • 5. Linda Dudley Genealogy
  • 6. 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 15 April, Wall Township, District 245, page 1A, Hse/Fam #10
  • 7. 1860 Federal Census, Holmes County, Mississippi
    • 22 October, Eulogy Beat, Page 143, Hse/Family #1019
  • 8. Ancestry Trees
    • Guess Family,
  • 9. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 10. Lovin-Conley Bible
  • 11. Ancestry Trees
  • 12. Jerry Cherry, Genealogy Discussion Group, September 2001
  • 13. Linda Dudley Genealogy
  • 14. 1940 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • 1 April, Allen, District 62-9, page 8A, Hse #78, Owns $400
  • 15. Ancestry Comments
  • 16. 1940 Federal Census, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma
    • 16 April, Lincoln Township, District 54-10B, page 5A, Hse #79, Owns
  • 17. 1920 Federal Census, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma
    • 21 January, Lincoln Township, District 147, page 8B, Hse/Fam #115
  • 18. 1930 Federal Census, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma
    • 3 April, Lincoln Township, District 10, page 3A, Hse #57, Fam #59
  • 19. 1910 Federal Census, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma
    • 28 April, Morse Township, District 139, page 28A, Hse/Fam #407
  • 20. RootsWeb -- Green-Lovin-Brewer Genealogy
  • 21. 1910 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma
    • 18 April, Rush Springs, District 106, Page 2A, Hse/Fam #22
  • 22. 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 29 April, Wall Township, Marlow City, District 239, page 14B, Hse
  • 23. Social Security Death Index
  • 24. Texas Death Certificate
  • 25. 1930 Federal Census, Parmer County, Texas
    • 23 April, Justice Precinct 2, District 185, page 6A, Hse #100, Fam
  • 26. Texas Death Certificate
    • Certificate #74801
  • 27. 1920 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 28 January, Marlow, District 257, page 13B, Hse #441, Fam #562
  • 28. 1940 Federal Census, Parmer County, Texas
    • 4 April, Friona, District 185-2, page 1B, Hse #31, Owns $23 [? the
  • 29. 1910 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma
    • 30 April, Alex Township, District 89, page 6B, Hse/Family #94
  • 30. U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 31. 1920 Federal Census, Dallas County, Texas
    • 2 January, Dallas, Precinct 10, District 27, page 1A, 3404 Swiss
  • 32. Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932
  • 33. British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1990
  • 34. RootsWeb -- Green-Lovin-Brewer Genealogy
  • 35. Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
  • 36. 1910 Federal Census, Hughes County, Oklahoma
    • 22 April, Calvin Township, District 101, page 4B, Hse/Fam #63
  • 37. RootsWeb -- Green-Lovin-Brewer Genealogy
  • 38. 1930 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • 12 April, Allen City Ward 5, District 7, page 13A, Hse #285, Fam #313
  • 39. 1920 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • 5 January, Allen City Ward 3, District 166, page 6A, Hse #120, Fam
  • 40. 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • 19 June, Township 4, District 120, page 21B, Hse/Fam #399
  • 41. 1920 Federal Census, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma
    • 5 January, Lincoln Township, District 147, page 2A, (No Hse #), Family
  • 42. 1910 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
    • 23 April, Avoca Township, District 192, page 4B, Konawa Route 2,
  • 43. Find a Grave Comment
  • 44. 1940 Federal Census, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma
    • 5 April, Lincoln Township, District 54-10A, Page 4B, Hse #72, Owns
  • 45. 1930 Federal Census, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma
    • 23 April, Lincoln Township, District 54-10, page 15A, Hse  #298, Fam
  • 46. 1900 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Territory
    • 28 June, Avoca Township, District 191, page 15A, Hse/Fam #257
  • 47. Lovin Genealogy

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