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John LOUGH, Sr.

Male Abt 1750 - 1816  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name John LOUGH 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1750 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1816  Monongalia County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Burnt Meeting House Cemetery, Monongalia County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Source: Emolene Lynch .

      (2) Some sources claim that John LOUGH was born in Philadelphia, and that his parents were John LOUGH and Elizabeth MITCHELL. The compiler has found no proof of these claims.

      Also, some sources claim that John LOUGH's father came to America on the ship "Friendship" in 1739. The compiler has found no proof of this claim. In Pennsylvania Foreign Oaths of Allegiance [database online], Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 1998, there appears a list of passengers imported into Pennsylvania in the ship "Friendship," William Vittery, commander, from Rotterdam, on September 3, 1739. The only passenger whose name resembles John LOUGH was a German named Johannes (or Johanis) LOCH, who was then 16 years of age. The compiler has found no proof that Johannes (or Johanis) LOCH was the father of the John LOUGH who was born in about 1750 and died in 1816.

      Lori Bell reports that she has learned, through DNA tests, that the passenger on the Friendship in 1739 was not closely related to the John LOUGH who was born in about 1750 and died in 1816. Ms. Bell also reports that the earliest record that she can find on the latter John LOUGH is when he married Elizabeth SPEEDY on 13 April 1773 in the Presbyterian Church, Abington, PA.

      (3) Brand, Franklin Marion, The Brand Family of Monongalia County, Virginia (Now West Virginia), Charleston, WV: Tribune Printing Co., 1922, pp. 130-133:

      John Lough, who is said to have come from Scotland, was one of the early settlers of Monongalia County. His farm was about a mile up Dent's Run from the home of John Brand. A part of his land is still in the Lough name. He was twice married; and there were at least nine children in his family: Joseph, John, Sarah, Nelly, Robert, Samuel, George, Easter (Esther), and Thomas. Joseph and John are said to have been children of his first marriage, while Samuel and Thomas were sons of the second wife. The proper relationship of the others cannot be stated with certainty. For reasons that are obvious a brief mention will here be made of some members of this Lough family.

      Joseph Lough, probably the eldest son in the family, spent his entire life in Monongalia County. In his will he mentions the following children: John, Matthew, Andrew, Joseph, David, Mary Kelly, Elizabeth Cole, Jane Mercer, and Nancy Fleming. A daughter of this Matthew married William Hart Brand. Lena Brand, wife of John T. Brand, is his granddaughter. Andrew Lough was the father of J. Marshall Lough, who married Nancy Ellen Brand. Ellery Judson Lough, two of whose daughters are hereafter mentioned in this history, was also a son of Andrew. The name of Jane Mercer will appear hereafter in connection with the large Mercer family. Nancy Fleming was the wife of Waitman Fleming, an uncle of Mary Alice Brand, wife of James C. Brand.

      John Lough, the son of John, was known as "Major John." His children were: Mary, who married Henry Jones; Elizabeth, who married Curtis Cordray; Matthew W.; Sarah, who married William L. Cordray; Jane, the first wife of Isaac Cordray, who afterwards married Mary Elizabeth Brand; and Julia Ann, who married Curtis Arnett.

      Not much can be said with respect to the daughters Sarah and Nelly. One of them married a Lynch, a brother of William Lynch, and lived in the State of Indiana.

      Robert Lough at one time owned several large tracts of land in Monongalia County. His son, John Lough, married Mary Ann Brand, daughter of "Blacksmith" John Brand. The wife of Otto Henry is also said to be one of his descendants. Moreover, his family was connected with one branch of the Brand family in another respect. His wife was Sarah Lynch, a sister of Nancy Bussey, who was the wife of Edward Bussey and the mother of the first wife of Alexander W. Brand.

      George Lough married Sarah Neely, May 20, 1813. He went to Decatur County, Indiana, and had at least two sons, James and Samuel. Anna Lough, a daughter of this Samuel, married Warner Evans, son of Hester and David Evans and grandson of Jane (Brand) Lough.

      The marriage records show that Easter (Esther) Lough married William Lynch, October 20, 1808. He was a son of John Lynch, an Irishman, whose wife was Nancy Pierce. Erma Violet Brand, wife of Elmer Clyde Brand, is a great-granddaughter of this member of the Lough family.

      Thomas Lough also married a Lynch. He lived in Decatur County, Indiana. George W. Lough, one of his sons, was still living at the Soldiers Home in Tennessee, March 17, 1920. One of his grandsons, son of William Lough, whose name is Thomas, is now (1921) living at Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa.

      But little is shown in the public records of Monongalia County with respect to Samuel Lough. He and Joseph Lough were securities for John Lough as administrator of his father, February 13, 1816. He was clerk of his father's sale in June of the same year. At this sale, he bought one looking-glass for $1.50, one meat tub for $0.90, one steel cutting knife and screw for $0.51, one barrel for $0.17, one reel for $1.12??, one table for $1.61, one loom for $10.00, two hogs for $2.00, one-third of a field of grain for $5.10, and two-thirds of the orchard field of grain for $1.50.

      He was given fifty acres of land by his father's will. His residence while he remained in Monongalia County was near the place where Sherman Lough lives now. A pile of stones that formerly furnished the chimney for his house marks the spot. On October 25, 1817, he sold his land to Joseph Lough, who also bought George's share. This is the last record we find of Samuel Lough in Monongalia County. He went to Butler County, Ohio, probably soon after this. Their home in that county was about one mile from Okeana, originally called Tariff. Samuel Lough died about 1851. After his death Jane Lough made her home with her daughter Mary Davis. Her death occurred in the year 1857. Both found a resting place in a. little cemetery near Okeana.

      The record of their children has been furnished by Charles T. Evans, who has the family Bible of the Samuel Lough family. Judging from some of the dates that appear in this book, it would seem quite likely that it was carried away from Monongalia County by the family, for it was printed in 1767 and bought, May 25, 1774. There is some writing in the book also that indicates that the Bible originally belonged to Jane McCray, mother of Jane Lough. If it was hers, she probably brought it with her from Ireland. Children: (1) Mary, born September 18, 1809; (2) Jean, born January 8, 1812; (3) George, born May 6, 1814; (4) John, born May 7, 1817; (5) William, born November 24, 1819 ; (6) Hester, born March 6, 1822; and (7) Samuel, born November 12, 1824.

      (4) History of Franklin County, Chicago, IL: Warner, Beers & Co., 1887, p. 592:

      CHAPTER XXIII.

      TOWNSHIPS. . . .

      LIST OF TAXABLES?1786.

      The present boundary of Montgomery Township, in 1786, contained the following taxables: . . .

      John Lough.

      (6) A household headed by John LOUGH is listed in the 1790 census of Franklin County, PA.

      Listed in John's household are 1 free white male over 16 years of age; 3 free white males under 16 years of age; and 4 free white females.

      (7) A household headed by Jno. LOUGH is listed in the 1810 census of Monongalia County, VA [now WV]. [His name is listed as LAUGH in the index to the 1810 census.]

      Listed in Jno.'s household are 1 free white male under 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 16 and 26 years of age; 1 free white male over 45 years of age; 1 free white female under 10 years of age; 3 free white females between 10 and 16 years of age; and 1 free white female over 45 years of age.

      Assuming that Jno. is the free white male listed in the 1810 census as then being over 45 years of age, he would have been born before 1765, according to the 1810 census.

      Assuming that Jno.'s wife is the free white female listed in the 1810 census as then being over 45 years of age, she would have been born before 1765, according to the 1810 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Jno.'s household are children of Jno. and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 2 sons (1 of which sons would have been born between 1800 and 1810, and 1 of which sons would have been born between 1784 and 1794, according to the 1810 census) and 4 daughters (1 of which daughters would have been born between 1800 and 1810, and 3 of which daughters would have been born between 1794 and 1800, according to the 1810 census).

      (8) Early West Virginia Settlers, 1600s-1900s [database online}, Genealogy.com:

      West Virginia Estate Settlements, Monongalia County, p. 78:

      LOUGH, JOHN, WILL, 4-1814. Dev.: Jean, wife; Sam., Geo., Robt., Thomis, sons; Sarah, Nelly, daus.

      LOUGH, JOHN, Inv., 3-15-1816.

      LOUGH, JOHN, S.B., 4-1816.

      LOUGH, JOHN, Set., 4-1822.

      (9) Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-:

      Name: John LOUGH
      Cemetery: Burnt Mtg Hs Cem
      Location: Grant Dist, Monongalia Co WV 40
      Reference: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.3, p. Serial: 10468-A; Volume: 23

      (10) Monongalia County, West Virginia?Burnt Meeting House Cemetary [sic] <http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/monongalia/cemetery/burnt.txt >:

      Lough

      John; Pvt. 14CE PA MI Rev. War 181?
    Person ID I13634  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 

    Family 1 Elizabeth (SPEEDY),   b. Abt 1750, PA? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 Oct 1785, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1773  Presbyterian Church, Abington, Philadelphia [now Montgomery] County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Children 
     1. John LOUGH, Jr.,   b. 7 Mar 1776, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1842, Monongalia County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth LOUGH,   b. Abt 1778, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1847  (Age ~ 69 years)  [natural]
     3. Joseph LOUGH,   b. Abt 1774, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1850, Monongalia County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)  [natural]
     4. James LOUGH,   b. Abt 1774, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1821 and 1828, Monongalia County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 11:25:31 
    Family ID F1270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane (HART),   b. Abt 1752, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1820, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1785  Presbyterian Church, Mercersburg, Franklin County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) According to Phyllis A. Vines, Jane HART was the widow of Charles HART when she married John LOUGH.
    Children 
     1. Sarah LOUGH,   b. Abt 1797, Monongalia County, VA [now WV]? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1816  (Age ~ 20 years)  [natural]
     2. Eleanor LOUGH,   b. Abt 1799, Monongalia County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Greene County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Thomas LOUGH, Sr.,   b. Abt 1799, Monongalia County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1862  (Age ~ 63 years)  [natural]
     4. Robert LOUGH,   b. Abt 1795, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875, Vermilion County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
     5. Samuel LOUGH,   b. Abt 1790, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1851, Butler County, OH? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)  [natural]
     6. George LOUGH,   b. Abt 1793, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 2 Aug 1860, Bartholomew County, IN? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)  [natural]
     7. Esther LOUGH,   b. Abt 1795, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1867  (Age ~ 72 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 11:25:31 
    Family ID F6149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart