Loflin Ancestry


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John Loflin
(1730-1812, NC)



Richard appeared to have made money selling whiskey and brandy. The 1800 US Federal Census shows Richard Loflin. The 1840 US Federal Census shows later in life that either Richard or his wife was blind and neither could read or write. Randolph County, NC, Genealogical Journal, Winter 2001, p. 60, shows that the blind individual was Richard and that his wife was crippled. Richard had a slave named Luke (Randolph County, NC, Genealogical Journal, Winter 2001, p. 59) who worked Richard's farm in Davidson Co., NC, according to estate papers.

North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, Vol. VI, Book 23, p. 518 lists Richard Lofton (possibly Richard Loflin since Loftin was also a derivative of the surname) as a veteran of the American Revolution. This is somewhat corraborated by a Richard Loflin being listed in Capt. Cox's district in the Rowan County, North Carolina, Tax List. Though there were multiple Richard Loflins, further evidence that this Richard Loflin is the Revolutionary Patriot is supported by his being of rank "Patriotic Service" in his Oath of Allegiance to make land entry in Rowan Co., NC, 8 February 1780 (abstracted by Richard A. Enochs, 1988). Other land documents: 18 June 1785 and its summary (Source: Secretary of State Land Grants... Rowan Co.), 1795

Richard Loflin

  Mary "Polley" Tolson
(Some sources have her listed as Mary "Polly" Tolson Nelson, but Randolph Co. Marriage Bonds, p. 171, lists her as "Polley Tolson")

Richard and Mary had several children: The below John Loflin, Rebecca who married Davis Hix (Hicks) (He administered Richard's will), Mary who married Isaiah Hix (Hicks), Eleazer and Cornelius.

b. ca. 1746, Rowan/Davidson Co., North Carolina, USA
d. December 1843, Davidson Co., North Carolina, USA
Clarification on date of death not being ante 27 Nov. 1843
m. 23 July 1813 b. 1752
d. ?

The Genealogical Journal, Volume XXV, No. 4, Winter 2001, by the Randolph County Genealogical Society (Asheboro, NC) includes in its contents "Randolph County Estates," Loflin by Carol L. Vidales. It mentions Richard Loflin/Laughlin and his heirs on p. 58. The document further mentions Richard's heirs, but also the heirs of his son John who predeceased him on p. 59. The document describes Richard's blindness and his wife's being crippled on p. 60.

      John Loflin, Sr.   Nancy Hall  

John pre-deceased his father. He was the father of 9 girls (Susannah who married Rix Newby, Winney who married Joshua Crow, Polly who married Wyatt Hughlin, Sarah who married Issac Luther, Rebecca who married Warner Bingham, Hannah who married Lewis Shaw, Nancy who married William Luther, Lucinda seen below who married Godfrey Bisher and Elizabeth who married Sawney Ingram) and one boy (William).

Randolph County, NC, Genealogical Journal, Winter 2001, mentions the heirs of John who predeceased his father Richard on p. 59.

b. 1774, NC
d. before December 1843, Davidson Co., NC
m. 1798 b. 1775
d. ca. 1840-1842

Godfrey was a farmer. Lucinda had a residence on 27 January 1848 in Davidson County, North Carolina. They had seven children: John, William, Jane, Angeline, Julia, James and Sarah. More information about Godfrey and Lucinda is available at the link below.

(Laughlin, Loftin)
  his ancestry

      b. 21 Oct. 1817, Randolph Co., NC
d. 2 Dec. 1881, Randolph Co., NC
m. 1838 b.1 Dec. 1818, Atlantic Ocean
d. 7 Sept. 1897

descendants through daughter
Nancy "Jane" Bescher (Bischer)
via her marriage to
Allen Gilbert Morris