JOHN H. LOVELESS, who for many years was a prominent farmer and highly esteemed citizen of Macoupin county, was born in eastern Tennessee, December 30, 1825, and was sixteen years of age when he accompanied his parents on their removal to Macoupin county. He remained under the parental roof until his marriage, when he removed to a farm not farm from the old homestead and continued to reside in this county until his death with the exception of two years spent in Champaign county, this state. Throughout life he engaged in agricultural pursuits.
On the 23d of December, 1847, Mr. Loveless was united in marriage to Miss Rhuhama Brown, a daughter of John M. and Christina (Etter) Brown, who removed from Virginia to Indiana at an early day and later came to Illinois, becoming residents of Western Mound township, Macoupin county, in 1842. Mrs. Loveless was the seventh daughter in her family and was born near Indianapolis, Indiana, January 1, 1826. Mr. and Mrs. Loveless became the parents of eleven children, namely: William R., who married Anna Crowder; James M., who married Mary Clark and died in November, 1876; Elizabeth J., who died in infancy; Emanuel; Matilda, the wife of Lewis Keorner; George, who married Alano Hoover; Sarah E., the wife of J. W. Wheeler; Mary V., who died in childhood; Robert A., who married Hannah Ward; Cyrus O.; and John B.
Mr. Loveless died in this county on the 17th of July, 1908, having survived his wife for about six years, as she passed away September 23, 1902. Both were earnest and consistent members of the Baptist church and in politics he was an ardent democrat, taking a commendable interest in public affairs, especially along educational lines. They had many friends throughout this section of the state, where almost their entire lives were passed.