Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Double Gant Line and Lollar Family

The double line because our paternal 5-time great-grandfather, John Spencer Gant and our maternal 6-time great-grandfather, William Gant were brothers.

I have written quite a few posts about John Spencer's father John and his descendants, our ancestors but somehow, I missed William's side. Time to make it up!

Both William and John were sons of John Gant and Anna Brantley. William was their oldest child who was born on 2 May 1732 in Isle of Wight, Virginia. About 1756, when he was 24, William married Miss Ann Wood, the daughter of John Wood and Martha Anna Britain. William's bride was born on 12 August 1736 in Lincolnshire County, North Carolina. The marriage took place in Granville County, North Carolina.

William and Ann had eleven children. Their oldest son was Giles (b. 2 August 1756 in Granville, NC), their third child and second daughter was Elizabeth (b. circa 1757 in Granville, NC as well). The two, Giles and Elizabeth are our direct ancestors (which actually makes a triple Gant line).

How come?

Giles married six years younger Elizabeth Armstrong on 17 January 1783. She was born on 4 Feb. 1762 in Mecklenburg, NC to William Armstrong and Margaret Woods.

Elizabeth, Giles' sister married Mr. Jacob Lollar (born about 1750 in Burke, NC) to Isaac K Lollar and Elizabeth Hellums. Jacob was a Revolutionary War soldier - he served in North Carolina.

And then, one of Elizabeth and Jacob Lollar's sons, Hugh Gant Lollar (b. about 1786 in Lincoln County, NC) married one of Giles and Elizabeth Gant's daughters, Margaret Gant (b. 1791, NC).

Hugh Gant Lollar and Margaret Gant are our 4-time great-grandparents.



The posters show clearly that both Hugh Gant Lollar and Margaret Gant Lollar had the same grandparent (William Gant) and great-grandfather (John Gant).

Hugh Gant Lollar Jr. was Hugh Sr. and Margaret Lollar's sixth child, the fourth son.

Hugh Gant Jr. married at the age of 23, on 6 Jan. 1840 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. His spouse was Nancy Bagwell.

Nancy Bagwell
mentioned in the record of Hugh G. Loller and Nancy Bagwell
Name: Hugh G. Loller
Spouse's Name: Nancy Bagwell
Event Date: 06 Jan 1840
Event Place: Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

Record Source:
"Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F315-Q5P : 9 February 2018), Hugh G. Loller and Nancy Bagwell, 06 Jan 1840; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1,290,745.


Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Gant Lollar Jr. had five daughters and five sons. Their fourth child and second son, our great-great-grandfather James Wiley Lollar, was born circa 1846 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Lake Tuscaloosa

His first wife was Malvina Donoretta (Dunreath) Bradley (b. 1845 in Panola, Texas), the daughter of John Mortimer Bradley and Elizabeth McFadden.


Hawthorn-Clabaugh-Patterson House is now the location of the Carthage Chamber of Commerce, Panola, TX

Melvina D Bradly
mentioned in the record of James W Loller and Melvina D Bradly
Name: James W Loller
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 18 Jul 1867
Event Place: Hopkins, Texas, United States
Spouse's Name: Melvina D Bradly

Record Source:
"Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXGD-FH2 : 22 December 2016), James W Loller and Melvina D Bradly, 18 Jul 1867; citing Hopkins, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 1,298,848.

Three years later, the couple lived in Texas with two children.

Wiley Lollar
United States Census, 1870
Name: Wiley Lollar
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Race: White
Race: (Original) W
Birth Year: (Estimated) 1845-1846
Birthplace: Alabama
Page Number: 57

Household
Wiley Lollar Male, age 24, born Alabama
Donaretta Lollar, F, age 22, born Texas
Joseph Lollar, M, 2, born Texas
Sarah Lollar, F, 0, born Texas

Record Source:
"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXGM-X2P : 12 April 2016), Wiley Lollar, Texas, United States; citing p. 57, family 396, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,091.

James and Melvina had only two children - a boy Joesph W (b. 19 April 1868 in Hopkins, Texas) and a girl Sarah (b. 1870). Melvina passed on 3 Nov. 1873 in Hopkins, TX).

Joseph W, our great-grandfather, married at the age of 21. His wife was Emma Pierce, the daughter of Jesse Pierce and Florence Edwards. It was in Marion County, TX on 26 Sept. 1889.


Record Source:
"Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1H-W36N : accessed 27 July 2018), Joseph Lollar and Emma W Pierce, 29 Sep 1889, Marriage; citing Marion, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,481,608.

An interesting thing is that on Emma's gravestone the date of her birthday shows 15 March 1879.


If Emma had been born in 1879, on the day of her marriage she would have been 10 years old. It seems like a mistake, especially that Census records say Emma Pierce, daughter of Florence was born in 1876. 14-year-old bride makes more sense.

Emma Pierce
United States Census, 1880

Name: Emma Pierce
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Precinct 6, Harrison, Texas, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 4
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Relationship to Head of Household: Granddaughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): GDau
Birth Year (Estimated): 1876
Birthplace: Texas, United States
Father's Birthplace: Georgia, United States
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Sheet Letter: B
Sheet Number: 539
Person Number: 3
Volume 1
 

Household
Danl Brown, Male, age 76, North Carolina, United StatesNaomi Brown,  Wife, F, 60, North Carolina, United States
Florrence Pierce, Daughter, F, 23. Mississippi, United States
Emma Pierce, Granddaughter, F, 4, Texas, United States


Record Source:
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNV-42Y : 15 July 2017), Emma Pierce in household of Danl Brown, Precinct 6, Harrison, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 51, sheet 539B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1310; FHL microfilm 1,255,310.

Daniel and Naomi Brown were Emma's mother's (Florence's) parents. Emma's father Jesse died before the 1880 Census.

Harrison County Courthouse, Texas

 The Census from 1900 confirms that Emma, Joseph's wife was born in February 1876, not in 1879.

Joseph Lollar
United States Census, 1900
Name: Joseph Lollar
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Commissioner's Precinct 3 (south of T.& P. R.R.), Bowie, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original) W
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Years Married: 10
Birth Date: Apr 1868
Birthplace: Texas
Marriage: Year (Estimated) 1890
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Texas

Household
Joseph Lollar Head, Male, age 32, born Texas
Emma Lollar, Wife, F, age 24, b. Texas
Jesse Lollar, Son, M, age 10, b. Texas
Ethel Lollar, Daughter, F, age 5, b. Texas
Ivy Lollar, Daughter, F, age 3, Texas
Infant Lollar, Son, M, age 0, Texas

Record Source:
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M32B-7LR : accessed 27 July 2018), Joseph Lollar, Commissioner's Precinct 3 (south of T.& P. R.R.), Bowie, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 10, sheet 20A, family 221, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,613.

The Infant Lollar recorded in the Census was most probably George Isabell Lollar, born 16 June 1900.

Joseph and Emma had thirteen surviving children. Ethel B. Lollar was our grandmother.

Joseph W Lollar (Joe) passed on 28 September 1931 in Harrison, Texas.

His wife Emma died three months later from heart failure, on 9 December 1931.

Their daughter Ethel contracted TB at the age of 58. She was sick for six months and passed away in McKnight State Sanatorium on 5 July 1954 at 12:40 pm. The Sanatorium was situated at 110 Pecos Street in Terrel, Tom Green County, Texas. Ethel and her parents were buried in Harleton, Texas at Smyrna Cemetary.

I wrote more about Ethel B Lollar, her husband Samuel Hollie McIntosh and their children in that post.

Credits
Posters made with MyHeritage software,
Photos of gravemarkers: 
Emma Lollar Pierce - gabby
 Hugh Gant Lollar Jr. and Nancy Bagwell: Craig Burton
Lake Tuscaloosa: By RollTide13 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14580632,
Carthage Chamber of Commerce: By Michael Barera, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61253412
Harrison County Courthouse: By Renelibrary - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=59746190



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