You folks need a copy of the book, "A History of the Lovingood Family", by Noah W. and Beatrice Lovingood. Pages 166 to 173 covers all this in detail. If you can't get a copy, email me and I'll be happy to see that you get the Info. Its A great story lasting to 1913. I have some other minor details by word of mouth. Robert was my gg grandfather.
I just stumbled into this site a few days ago and have found all sorts of info...like a kid in a candy store.