I think I've tried posting this request before, but I'm trying again. We have had my husband's DNA tested through 37 markers with FTDNA.BIG PROBLEM....no one to match up to.There is no Lovelady Surname Project.It would be really helpful if some other Loveladys/Lovelady lines would have DNA testing done.Please consider.
My husband, Ernest Jesse Lovelady's (b:Oct 26, 1938 in Highland, KS) family is:
Ernest Jesse Lovelady, Sr., born: May 4, 1915 in Mound City, MO, d:Jan. 29, 1992 in St. Joseph, MO.Married Elinor Nell Snyder Sept 8, 1937.My husband is the only child of this union.
William Jesse (Jess) Lovelady b:Aug 28, 1877 in Seneca KS, d:Oct 23, 1951 in Highland, KS.He married Della Mae Hensley June 30, 1901 in Oregon, MO.They had Naomi Hester, Alvin Elijah, Loren Alonzo, William Robert (Pete), Ernest Jesse Lovelady, Melba Marguerite, Claribel Colene and Calvin Eugene.
William Benton Lovelady, b: May 15, 1842 in Platte Co, MO, d: Mar 31, 1928 in Craig, MO.He married Sarah Thacker Feb 4, 1861.They had Malinda (Alice), Elizabeth (died as an infant), John A., Francis (Frank), Moses (died as a child), Joel (Joseph), Susan Ellen, Nancy (died as an infant), Sarah Evalyne (Eva), and William Jesse.
Moses Jones Lovelady -- b:Mar 1803 in Nashville, TN, d:1896 in Arcadia, OK.He appears to have married two ladies named Nancy..one Nancy Ward and one Nancy Cash??
Children of Moses and Nancy Ward include William Benton Lovelady.
John Henry Lovelady - b:1770 in SC and d:1841-1850? in TN.One of children of John H. and Mary Ellis was Moses Jones.I need to doublecheck dates on some of this info as it doesn't jibe.I have verified through census records and in some cases, death certificates, some of the aboveHowever, the Moses Jones and John Henry info needs some work.
It would be great if we could delineate -- through DNA -- as well as family, census, etc., records the various Lovelady lines and, perhaps, we could get back to the original Lovelady, Lovelatty, or whoever first came to this country.Thanks for listening and any help greatly appreciated.