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Re: Lofton/Loftin

Posted: 1435182303000
Classification: Query
Joel I just saw your note 13 years later. How can I connect Leonard Loftin to my Elizabeth Lofton? Then if I can do that can we find where Leonard's family came from prior to his leaving England. It is my understanding it was not uncommon to travel from Ireland to England then board a ship to North America. I just found out Elizabeth's mother was Elizabeth Lingo Rodgers she married a Lofton, his first name unknown. It says her mom was from NC. I just have a feeling Lofton died young and that's why there is so little info. I bet Elizabeth was their only child. Do you have any idea how I can research for marriage records and birth records, maybe in SC or NC. Elizabeth the daughter, later married Council Grooms in Putnam County, Georgia. The family oral history says she stated, "If you ever run into a Lofton you can be sure you are related because only one family came over from Ireland." My Grandmother, the family historian, was very sure the Lofton's originated in Ireland and maybe Scotland before that. We were told she was Scots/Irish, lace curtain Irish, Black Irish. I know more Loftons came over later during the potato famine. I have found it very hard to follow a female line. Something tells me her father may have died when she was a child and her mother remarried. She may have had five brothers. I am hoping to trace her back to Ireland and then to Scotland. This has been an obsession since I was a child. I'm disabled and unable to travel to do the research I crave. Any help would be greatly appreciated. One more note, my grandmother believed her name to be Lanie Elizabeth Lofton, but as you know oral history can be unreliable. As you can see my name is very similar with a slight change in spelling. If you can help or point me in the right direction I would be very grateful. Sincerely, Layne Elizabeth Davis
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