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PETER ELDREDGE, b. 16 Apr 1797 in Georgia/North Carolina; d. 17 Aug 1884 in Oak Island, Bexar Co., TX. He was buried at Old Rock Baptist Church Atascosa Co., TX. He married four times:
(1) SEALY CUMBY/CRIMBY/CRIMBSON/KIMBREW, 1 Oct 1817 in Jasper Co., Georgia. She was b. Abt.1800 in Georgia; d. 10 May 1826 in Twiggs Co., Georgia. Buried Twiggs Co., Georgia
(2) JANE RANDOLPH 26 Oct 1826 in Georgia. She was b. Abt. 1800; d. 23 June1848 in Sabine Co., TX. Buried Twiggs Co., Georgia
(3) MARY WIGGINS 12 Dec 1848 in Shelby Co., TX. She was b. Abt. 1812 in Massachusetts; d. Sept 1849 in Sabine Co., TX.
(4) SARAH MINERVA SMITH 22Jan 1850 in Sabine Co., TX. She was b. Jan 27, 1833 in Mississippi; d. 20 July 1906 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.
Notes for PETER ELDREDGE: Proof: Records cited: History of Baptist in TX, Chapter XIX, p.113; Something About Brown: a History of Brown Co. by Havins, 1958; The Slaughter Ranches and Their Makers by Clarke; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, TX Baptist Historical Collection; Transcriptions from War of 1812 Pension Records containing most of Peter's Bible records; 1812 Ancestor Index War of 1812 Veterans of TX, p167; Burnet Co., TX Marriage, Deed Records, Criminal, and Civil Court Records; Census Records; Other supporting researchers include: Donna Eldredge, Wanema Bullard, and Verna Bice.
Peter Eldredge was one of the first missionary Baptists in the Republic of TX and then in the State of TX. He figured prominently in the 1836-1845 period and more so in the next period. He settled near the present town of Zephyr in Brown Co. in 1858. A son, Nathan, made his home in the Co. about 1861. Nathan was on the census for Palo Pinto Co. in 1860. Peter was on the Burnet Co. census in 1860 and 1870, as was his son, Daniel, who is listed in Oatmeal in 1870. Peter preached from Llano to Brown Co. during that time. He was 73 on the 1870 census.
Peter came to preach at the home of his son, Nathan, on Stepps Creek. From the Brown Co. History it is quoted "on occasions the people overflowed his house out into the yard under a spreading live-oak tree." Peter traveled as far as Palo Pinto Co. on the northeast and Llano Co. on the south.
He influenced the lives of many people of his period. One being, George Webb Slaughter, who joined the Baptist Church after attending a revival held by Peter. After that Slaughter was ordained and began to preach in 1845. His first revival was held in San Augine Co. and lasted 11 days. Slaughter named his third son Peter Eldridge Slaughter, who was b. in Sabine Co. in 1846. Records from the Baptist Seminary state that Peter's father was a sea captain who came from Scotland or Ireland w/2 brothers and their families about the time of the Revolutionary War; first to Maryland...then Captain Eldredge moved to Georgia where Peter, b.. Peter was a soldier in the War of 1812... at the Battle of New Orleans w/ Andrew Jackson. He was a private in Captain John Reid's Co., Col. Wimberly's 3rd Regiment, Georgia Militia. He was discharged at Darien, Georgia. Peter was about 20 years old when he was ordained by Rev. Jesse Mercer and Rev. Tommy Rhodes.
Marriage Notes for PETER ELDREDGE and SEALY CUMBY/CRIMBY/CRIMBSON/KIMBREW: Proof: Marriage was verified in Peter Eldredge's Bible recorded in the Pension Records for the War of 1812. Marriage to Celia Kimbrew is filed of record Oct 1, 1817, Jasper Co., Georgia. Proof: Children born of this marriage were verified by name and birth/death date in the Pension Record from Peter Eldredge Bible.
Notes for JANE RANDOLPH: Proof: Death date from Family Bible of Peter Eldredge submitted and recorded in the Pension Records for the War of 1812. Proof: Bible records recorded for the War of 1812 Pension verify all children's birth/death dates except for Daniel Eldredge born about 1835. While in Sabine Peter Eldredge became friends with George Webb Slaughter. They preached together and were in the cattle business together for some time.
Marriage Notes for PETER ELDREDGE and JANE RANDOLPH: Proof: Peter Eldredge's marriages to his wives was proven in his Bible records submitted and recorded for Pension Record's for the War of 1812. War of 1812 numbers: SO 28680; SC 20752; WO 43708: WC 34195...
Marriage Notes for PETER ELDREDGE and MARY WIGGINS: There were no children born of this marriage. Marriage date to Peter Eldredge and death date of Mary was verified through Pension Records that contained Peter Eldredge Bible Records. Listed with Peter Eldridge household in 1850 Census of Sabine Co..
Marriage Notes for PETER ELDREDGE and SARAH SMITH: Marriage was verified for War of 1812 Pension through Peter Eldredge's Bible records. All children born of this marriage are recorded and verified in the pension record. Recorded that marriage was performed by George Webb Slaughter.
Children of PETER ELDREDGE and SEALY CUMBY/CRIMBY/CRIMBSON/KIMBREW are:
1 JAMES MADISON ELDREDGE, b. Sept 09, 1818.
...+ ELIZABETH Abt. 1848. She was b. Abt. 1833 in Kentucky. He was listed as an overseer in 1850 Sabine Co. Census.
Child of JAMES ELDREDGE and ELIZABETH is:
1-1 ARAMINTA ELDRIDGE, b. Abt. 1849.
2 WILLIAM WILKINS ELDREDGE, b. Nov 15, 1820.
...+ALPHIA A. Abt. 1849. She was b. Abt. 1833 in Mississippi. He was listed as a physician in the 1850 Sabine Co. Census.
Child of WILLIAM ELDREDGE and ALPHIA A. is:
2-1 MARY A. ELDRIDGE, b. Abt. 1850, TX.
3 FRANCIS MARAN/MARION ELDREDGE, b. May 25, 1825.
...+SUSAN MCGRIFFEN Abt. 1845 in Sabine Parish, Louisana. Francis was listed as a farmer in the 1850 Sabine Co. Census.
Children of FRANCIS ELDREDGE and SUSAN MCGRIFFEN are:
3-1 ELIZABETH JANE ELDREDGE, b. Abt. 1846, Louisiana.
3-2 MARY ALPHIA ELDREDGE, b. Abt. 1849, Louisiana.
Children of PETER ELDREDGE and JANE RANDOLPH are:
4 SEALY ANN ELDREDGE, b. Sept 05, 1827, Georgia; d. Apr 10, 1830, Georgia.
5 NATHAN ELDREDGE, b. Mar 18, 1828, Twiggs Co., Georgia; d. Abt. 1902, Oklahoma; Buried in Foster Cemetery, Garvin Co., Oklahoma.
...+LAURA (POSSIBLY COOPER) 1841 in possibly Sabine Co., TX. She was b. 1824 in Arkansas; d. Abt. 1889, place unknown.
Notes for NATHAN ELDREDGE: Proof: Nathan, listed as father-in-law, was living with his daughter, Sarah, and her husband in the 1900,Township 2, NR 3 West, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, Oklahoma Census.
Children of NATHAN ELDREDGE and LAURA COOPER) are:
5-1 SARAH JANE ELDRIDGE, b. Dec 25, 1851, Sabine Co., TX; d. 1919, buried Foster Cemetery, Foster, Oklahoma
...+JOHN HENRY BISHOP, Dec 20, 1866, Brown Co., TX.
Notes for JOHN HENRY BISHOP: John Henry Bishop enlisted Nov 5, 1861 in Coryell Co., TX Company H, 10th TX under Col. Allison and Roger Q. Mills and Captain Grandbury. "Paroled" at the end of the war in Indianaplis, Indiana. From Pension Application #3171 for widows of Confederate Soldiers Apr 5, 1916 by Sarah J. Bishop.
5-2 JOHN COOPER, b. 1842, TX.
Notes for JOHN COOPER: Nathan may have married a widow with child, John Cooper. Or this may be his child. In the 1870 census he is listed as J. G. Cooper in Nathan's Household.
5-3 DAVEY A. ELDRIDGE, b. 1846.
5-4 DOVIE ELDRIDGE, b. 1856, TX.
5-5 PETER WEBSTER ELDRIDGE, b. 1861.
Notes for PETER WEBSTER ELDRIDGE: Became a Baptist Preacher and graduated from Baylor.
5-6 DANIEL ELDRIDGE, b. 1864.
5-7 NEWTON ELDRIDGE, b. 1867.
5-8 EMMA ELDRIDGE, b. July 06, 1871, Alvarado, Johnson Co., TX; d. Jan 07, 1966, Anadarko, Caddo Co., Oklahoma, buried Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko
......+CLIFTON C. PERRY.
5-9 FLORRIE G. ELDRIDGE, b. Jan 19, 1874, Alvardo, Johnson Co., TX; d. Aug 08, 1962, Anadarko, Caddo Co., Oklahoma.
6 SEMION JEMIAS RANDOLPH ELDREDGE, b. July 04, 1831, Georgia; d. Oct 17, 1831, Georgia.
7 SARAH ANN ELDREDGE, b. Oct 07, 1832, Twiggs Co., Georgia; d. Abt. 1910, Maryneal, Nolan Co., TX; buried at Maryneal, Nolan Co., TX. She married four times:
...+(1) WILLIAM D. LOVING Abt. 1849 in Sabine Co., TX or Sabine Parish, Louisiana, son of MANUEL LOVING and ELIZABETH CHILES. He was b. 1826 in Pulaski Co., Georgia; d. Bet. 1862 - 1865 in Sabine Co., TX.
...+(2) SOLOMON NEATHERLIN Oct 19, 1865 in Williamson Co., TX. He was b. Aug 02, 1802; d. Oct 06, 1868.
...+(3) N. D. NELSON Nov 26, 1878 in Burnet Co., TX.
...+(4) HARDEN Unknown in Mitchell Co., TX.
Notes for WILLIAM D. LOVING: William D. Loving was agent for his father, Manuel, while he was exploring. William; as well as his brothers, Benjamin, John, and Manuel Walton, enlisted in the Confederate Army. William, Benjamin, and John were listed in Captain Cotton's Company of Sabine TX Volunteers as of June 10, 1861. Benjamin was listed in Company I of the "Crockett Southrons" the First Regiment of Hood's TX Brigade. He was listed also as a dying of TB at Camp Quantico, Virginia in Oct of 1861. At this time I do not have military records for William or the others.
Mary Loving Bell states that family stories state that William was hung for stealing a horse: that his brother-in-law, Bradford Carter, tried to stop it, but was too late. Oliver Loving's brother, James, was shot and killed in the presence of his family by a neighbor who believed he had stolen his horse. This may have been part of that story that sifted down through the Loving families. William's wife, Sarah, was married again to Solomon Neatherlin on Oct 19, 1865 and living in Williamson Co.. There is an account of a hanging by the Regulators in Williamson Co. in Aug of 1861. This is recorded in Williamson Co., TX: It's History and It's People page 43. Could this have been William D Loving?
Children of SARAH ELDREDGE and WILLIAM LOVING are:
7-1 MARY F. LOVING, b. Sept 1850, Sabine Co., TX; d. Unknown, unknown.
.......+WILLIAM F. SAPP Aug 12, 1866 in Williamson Co., TX. He was b. Mar 1844 in Indiana.
Children of MARY LOVING and WILLIAM SAPP are:
7-1-1 FRANK SAPP, b. 1868.
7-1-2 ANNA SAPP, b. 1870.
7-1-3 ELLEN SAPP, b. 1873.
7-1-4 OLLY SAPP, b. Dec 1880.
7-1-5 LOUIE MAY SAPP, b. Feb 1882.
7-1-6 ROSOR SAPP, b. Feb 1884.
7-2 ELIZABETH JANE LOVING, b. May 1852, Milam, Sabine Co, TX; d. Apr 21, 1929, Pleasanton, Atascosa Co, TX.
......+FRANKLIN WARD (DOC) NEATHERLIN July 22, 1866 in Williamson Co., TX. He was b. Jan 05, 1846 in Mississippi; d. Mar 07, 1901 in Friotown, TX.
Children of ELIZABETH LOVING and FRANKLIN NEATHERLIN are:
7-2-1 WILLIE W., b. Feb 1868.
7-2-2 CALEB MABRY NEATHERLIN, b. Mar 13, 1871.
7-2-3 VAUGHAN NEATHERLIN, b. Feb 13, 1874.
7-2-4 WILLIAM BEXAR NEATHERLIN, b. Oct 20, 1881.
7-2-5 ESSIE LEE NEATHERLIN, b. Nov 12, 1884.
7-3 WILLIAM (BILLY) LOVING, b. Abt. 1855, Sabine Co., TX; d. Unknown, unknown.
......+ELIZABETH (BETSEY) GRINDSTAFF Abt. 1873 in Burnet Co., daughter of HENRY GRINDSTAFF and ABIGAIL. She was b. Abt. 1853 in unknown; d. Unknown in unknown.
Notes for WILLIAM (BILLY) LOVING: William, along with cousin, Peter Eldredge, Jr., was sentenced to four years in Huntsville Mar 15, 1875 for breaking into a house. There is no further record or research except Elizabeth Jane Loving Neatherlin's letter of 1890 to their aunt Melissa Jane Loving Moran in Sabine Co. indicating that William left one child and that Ben was the only brother she had left.
Notes for ELIZABETH (BETSEY) GRINDSTAFF: Elizabeth and her two children were living in the home of her parents, Henry and Abigail Grindstaff, in the 1880 census of Burnet Co.. No marriage or divorce record found to date. William (Billy) Loving and Peter Eldredge, Jr. were sentenced to four years at hard labor in Huntsville Mar 15, 1875 for breaking into a house. Records in Burnet Co. Courthouse. No prison records to date. No information as to what happened to William or Peter beyond that time. Marriage record of Elizabeth Loving to Samuel D. Woods both of Burnet Co. July 13, 1881. There was no divorce record found to date for her. Not sure that daughter Martha was William's. No further record.
Children of WILLIAM LOVING and ELIZABETH GRINDSTAFF are:
7-3-1 WILLIAM H. LOVING, b. Abt. 1874.
7-3-2 MARTHA LOVING, b. Abt. 1876.
7-4 MALISSA (LIZZIE) LOVING, b. 1857, Sabine Co., TX; d. Abt. 1888, Fairland, Burnet Co., TX.
.....+(1) ISAAC RILEY TRENT 1874 in Llano Co., TX, son of JOHN TRENT and JANE CONNER. He was b. Mar 04, 1852 in TX; d. Sept 14, 1929 in Sweetwater, Nolan Co., TX. She married
.....+(2) RUBEN ESTES LEVINGSTON July 13, 1879 in Burnet, Burnet Co., TX.
Notes for RUBEN ESTES LEVINGSTON: Proof: death certificate filed, May 27, 1911, Vol 1, pg 76, Burnet Co., TX. Proof: Will Records Vol E, Pg 97, Burnet Co., TX.
Children of MALISSA LOVING and ISAAC TRENT are:
7-4-1 SABRA ANN TRENT, Jan 17, 1875, Llano Co., TX; d. July 15, 1943, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX, Cook Hospital, buried Sweetwater, TX;
........+(1) NEWTON H. FRAKES, Jan 17, 1893, Eskota ,Fisher Co., TX; d. 1904, TX;
........+(2) W. A. SMELKER, June 01, 1903, Parker Co., TX; d. 1920.
7-4-2 WILDA TRENT, b. 22 Apr1876, Llano Co, TX; d. 8 Apr 1913, Trent, Taylor Co, TX
..........+CHARLES R. HUTCHESON, Jan 18, 1894, Eskota, Fisher Co., TX.
Children of MALISSA LOVING and RUBEN LEVINGSTON are:
7-4-3 GEORGE WILEY LEVINGSTON, b. July 12, 1882, Burnet Co., TX; d. Sept 13, 1958, Austin, TX; m. JESSE KOLB.
7-4-4 KATHERINE PRISCILLA ANNE (KATIE) LEVINGSTON, b. 14 Dec1884, Fairland, Burnet Co., TX; d. Aug 12, 1965, Ojai, California; buried Fairland Cemetery, Burnet Co., TX
..........+ JOHN HARVEY EDWARDS; b. June 07, 1882, Fairland, Burnet Co., TX; d. Jan 26, 1958, Johnson City, Blanco Co., TX; buried Fairland Cemetery, Burnet Co., TX.
Notes for KATHERINE PRISCILLA ANNE (KATIE) LEVINGSTON: Proof: delayed birth record filed Dec 15, 1941, certificate # 910009, Volume P2 page 60, Burnet Co., TX. Proof: death record filed San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California '65-100386/6115. Proof: statement of heirship Nov 22, 1905 at 4:30 P.M., filed Deed Records Vol. 44, Pg. 47, Burnet Co., TX. Katie was named for her grandmother, Sarah Ann Eldridge, and Alice Priscilla Levingston Sorrels Neatherlin. Do not know where the name Katherine came from.
Notes for JOHN HARVEY EDWARDS: Proof: delayed birth record filed Feb 8, 1943, certificate # 910008, Volume P4 page 544, Birth Records, Burnet Co., TX Proof: death filed first day of Feb 1958 under certificate # 302 and found in volume 3 page 15, Death Records, Blanco Co., TX
Marriage Notes for KATHERINE LEVINGSTON and JOHN EDWARDS: Proof: Marriage Record filed Vol H, pg 367, Burnet Co., TX
7-4-5 OBADIAH HANCOCK LEVINGSTON, b. Aug 17, 1887; d. Jan 08, 1959, Fairland, Burnet Co., TX.
7-5 BENJAMIN (BEN F.) LOVING, b. 1860, Sabine Co., TX; d. Unknown, unknown.
......+SUSAN BEASLEY Dec 24, 1880 in Burnet Co..
Notes for BENJAMIN (BEN F.) LOVING: Ben Loving was on the LLano Co. District Court Docket Oct 29, 1880 for unlawfully carrying a pistol and assault with intent to murder. On June 24, 1881, he was found guilty and fined $25 for the first one. On June 27, 1881 he was found guilty for the second offense and fined $25.
Child of BENJAMIN LOVING and SUSAN BEASLEY is:
7-5-1 IRA B. LOVING, b. Abt. 1881.
Children of SARAH ELDREDGE and SOLOMON NEATHERLIN are:
7-6 SUSAN SAVANNA NEATHERLIN, b. July 11, 1867.
7-7 GEORGE WASHINGTON NEATHERLIN, b. Aug 1870.
8 DANIEL ELDREDGE, b. Abt. 1835, Alabama; d. Unknown, possibly Franklin Co., Florida. [Obituary Here]
...+JULIA SCOTT Abt. 1865 in Burnet Co., TX. She was born Abt. 1846 in Missouri; d. in possibly Franklin Co., Florida.
Notes for DANIEL ELDREDGE: Daniel was listed as a physician in the Burnet Co. Census records. He testified for Peter Eldredge's widow, Sarar Minerva, in 1885 as to marriages and deaths for widow's pension, War of 1812 Veterans in TX Ancestor Index p.167, Mary Smith Fay, 1979. Daniel was listed in the household with Peter in the 1850 Sabine Co. Census. He was listed as head of hoousehold in Oatmeal, Burnet Co., TX 1870 Census and in JP #3 Burnet Co. in 1880. In Mar of 1891 he was living in Franklin Co., Florida. He stated that he was a resident in Burnet Co., TX at the time his father sold some property there in 1882. He was trying to help clear some deeds after Peter had died. See Vol H p. 330 and Vol W p. 612 Burnet Co. Deed Records.
Children of DANIEL ELDREDGE and JULIA SCOTT are:
8-1 WILLIAM F.10 ELDRIDGE, b. Abt. 1866.
8-2 NOAH C. ELDRIDGE, b. Abt. 1867.
8-3 ADELAIDE ELDRIDGE, b. Abt. 1869.
8-4 GEORGE M. ELDRIDGE, b. Abt. 1871.
8-5 HENRY ELDRIDGE, b. Abt. 1873.
8-6 CLEMENT A. ELDRIDGE, b. Abt. 1876.
8-7 SAMUEL E. ELDRIDGE, b. Abt. 1879.
9 JOHN ROSS ELDREDGE, b. Jan 27, 1838, Georgia; d. July 07, 1848, Sabine Co., TX.
10 ELIZABETH JANE ELDREDGE, b. Sept 03, 1840, Alabama; d. Feb 21, 1918, Round Rock, TX, Williamson Co..
....+(1) JOHN A. LOVING Abt. 1858 in Sabine Co., TX, son of MANUEL LOVING and ELIZABETH CHILES. He was b. 1830 in Georgia; d. in posssibly Oklahoma. She married
...+(2) HUGO H. RAVEN Aft. 1880. He was b.Oct 10, 1837; d. Mar 13, 1918 in Williamson Co., TX.
Children of ELIZABETH ELDREDGE and JOHN LOVING are:
10-1 WILLIAM PETER LOVING, b. 1859.
More About WILLIAM PETER LOVING:
Fact 1: Peter Loving was sentenced to a term in the state penitentiary at Huntsville...
Fact 2: stealing a saddle, Mar 1875...see notes for cousins, William and Peter Eldredge, Jr....
10-2 PAUL LOVING, b. 1863.
10-3 MARGARET LOVING, b. 1866.
10-4 SAMUEL EDWARD LOVING, b. Apr 20, 1868, Llano Co., TX; d. Mar 07, 1953, Round Rock, Williamson Co., TX.
........+(1) CARRIE EWING
........+(2) RUTH MERRITT Dec 24, 1901. She was b. Apr 08, 1882; d. Jan 20, 1902 in Round Rock, Williamson Co., TX.
........+(3) HATTIE WILSON BROADWAY Sept 21, 1905 in Lampasas Co., TX. She was b. Dec 29, 1879; d. Nov 08, 1949 in Round Rock, TX, Williamson Co..
Child of SAMUEL LOVING and CARRIE EWING is:
10-4-1 JAMES EWING LOVING.
Children of SAMUEL LOVING and HATTIE BROADWAY are:
10-4-2 EUGENE EDWARD LOVING, b. 1908; d. 1972.
More About EUGENE EDWARD LOVING: Fact 1: Eugene Loving was a self-taught artist who became known for his etchings...water colors, and graphic art...He settled in New Orleans...
10-4-3 HUGO LOVING, b. 1910; d. 1912.
10-4-4 BONSILENE LOVING, b. 1913; d. 1944.
10-4-5 JOHN MALCOM LOVING, b. 1914; d. 1973.
10-4-6 SAMUEL PASCAL LOVING, b. 1918.
10-4-7 MARY LOVING, b. 1915; d. 1997, Amesterdam, Europe;buried in TX. m. CAHILL.
11 MARTHA ELDRIDGE, b. Feb 07, 1843, Alabama;
....+m. JOHN GRINDSTAFF, Jan 26, 1859, Burnet Co., TX; b. Abt. 1840. Marriage recorded Burnet Co., p 142.
12 INFANT SON ELDREDGE, b. 1846; d. 1846.
Children of PETER ELDREDGE and SARAH SMITH are:
13 PETER ELDREDGE, JR., b. Apr 30, 1854, TX.
Notes for PETER ELDREDGE, JR.: Sentenced to four years in the state penitentiary in Huntsville in Mar 1875 along with cousin, William Loving, for breaking into a house. Records in Burnet Co. Court House. See notes on Peter Loving and William Loving. No further record to date.
14 JONATHAN DAVIS/DAVID ELDREDGE, b. Jan 22, 1859, TX.
Child of JONATHAN ELDREDGE and ME is:
14-1 "LITTLE" WALTER ELDREDGE, b. July 17, 1888; d. Oct 20, 1888, Oak Island, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX buried Oak Island Cemetery Hwy 1604.
15 TITUS ARAMSTED ELDREDGE, b. Dec 16, 1861.
.....+NELLIE. She was b. Feb 10, 1865; d. Mar 28, 1898 in Oak Island,San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, buried Oak Island Cemetery Hwy 1604.
Child of TITUS ELDREDGE and NELLIE is:
15-1 "LITTLE" MAUD ELDREDGE, b. Aug 08, 1889; d. Apr 02, 1890, Oak Island San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX buried Oak Island Cemetery Hwy 1604.
16 SARAH AMANDA ELDREDGE, b. Aug 25, 1864.
17 TENNESSEE ELIZABETH ELDREDGE, b. Mar 19, 1872.