In March 1822 sixty one (or two?) families migrated from NC (Rutherford Co. and Burke Co.) to settle Nacoochee Valley, GA (Habersham Co.)Among these was a Jesse Lovelady and family.
1850 Habersham Co., GA census doesn't show a Jesse Lovelady, but it does list a J. J. Lovelady (male age 14) living with Thomas and Susan Loudermilk.Also there is a John and Mary Lovelady living with an Elizabeth Johnson age 16 VA living with them.I am wondering if the Jesse Johnson appearing in Sumter Co. AL and Kemper Co. MS migrated from this family group.
One of my ancestors...Martha Haskins (1836 AL - d.aft 1890 census) first married a Thomas Johnson, who died probably in the Civil War.At the time they were living in Sumter Co., AL...just across the border from Kemper Co., MS.She remarried a Jesse Lovelady (b. abt 1803-6 d.1883 Kemper Co. MS).
I hope that someone can fill in some of the blanks for me.