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The History of Merrimack and Belknap Counties, New Hampshire

Edited by D.
Hamilton Hurd and Published in 1885.

Moses Lovering came from Exeter, New Hampshire and settled in Loudon in 1784. He married Nellie Taylor, of Exeter, and had a family of 13 children, named Willabee, Nellie, Osgood, Taylor, Nancy, Moses, Jesse, Mary, Zebulon, John, Daniel, William and Sarah, all of whom lived till from 45 to 90 years of age, and were married and raised families of children. He came with nine children on horseback, and drove one cow, upon which depended sustenance of the family in a large degree. The country through which he had to travel, when near Loudon, was a wilderness, and the settlers in those towns below furnished him aid in getting through. He moved into a log house between the dwelling of S.B Lovering and the highway near the sawmill. Zebulon had a family of 11 children; 9 of them lived, and were named, Samuel B., True, Almira, Annis J., Sarah B., Louisa, Laura L., Abigail and Alonzo B.
Samuel D. Lovering married three times and had a family of 10 children, named Nancy A., James P., Harlan P., Abigail M., Clara A., Frank O., Clara A. (2d.) Frank O. (2d.) and Edward E.
the Lovering families settled the adjoining land, and owned at one time nearly 500 acres. Samuel B. Lovering married, first Mary S. Rogers; second, Lucy Grace; third Lavina Hoyt. He owns and has run a sawmill for fifty years, besides being a thrifty farmer. He has represented the town in the Legislature in the years 1866 to 67, and been a justice of the peace for forty years.

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