Old Family Photo Collections

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Lovelady, Burns, Dean Family Photo Collection Index


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Family Information

Rev. West D. Lovelady and wife Malinda Callaway Lovelady of the Hopkins County and Van Zandt County areas had the following children:

Sarah Elizabeth Lovelady married Edward Marshall King. He died about 1899-1900 and she then married James Finley of Denton. E.M. King was a member of the Frontier Battalion, the early Texas Rangers. Sarah died in Oklahoma and is buried there.

Martha Lovelady, who was for a time, an "old maid," married late in life to James Barfield and raised his children. She was known as "Jennie."

Mary "Mollie" Lovelady married a Byrd and moved to Oklahoma.

Larkin L. Lovelady died as a very young man, of disease, on his way to the Civil War.

Rhoda Lovelady married Thomas Clarence Burns of County Wicklow, Ireland, who came in 1860-61, and was in the regular army during and after the Civil War; then while working on the railroad moved to Texas and married Rhoda in Van Zandt County.

Malinda Callaway and West D. Lovelady were from the Noxubee, MS area, and came to Texas about 1854. He was a Methodist minister.


Rhoda Lovelady Burns, 1897

Rhoda Lovelady Burns with her family

Henry Schluter Dean b. 1874

Rhoda Lovelady Burns and child

Thomas Clarence Burns and Rhoda Lovelady Burns, ca late 1880, early 1900's

Kathleen Alice Dean Burns, wedding photo 1901

Hugh Dean

The Dean Girls, 1902


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