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*William Love

Male 1842 - 1895  (52 years)


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  • Name *William Love 
    Born 16 Apr 1842  7th Oldest; Knockahollet, County Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Feb 1895  Western Township Cemetery, Hwy 150, North Of Orion In Henry County, Illinois; Buried With His Wife Per Monument. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 Feb 1895  Western Township, Orion, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10165  My Genealogy

    Father *John Love,   b. 1802, County Antrim, Ireland; Parents Are Of English Ancestry Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1849, 46 Years Old; Fallsington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother *Mary Ann Duncan,   b. 19 Jun 1809, County Antrim, Ireland; Her Parents Were Both From Scotland Per The 1880 Census Of Alex Love. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1892, 82 Yrs, 7 Mos, 20 Ds Old; Western, Orion, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1825  Knockahollet, County Antrim, Ireland; In A Little Village "North Of Ireland" Not Fr From The Sea, Near Ballymena Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F65352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family *Isabel Lloyd,   b. 1 Nov 1849, East Of Orion, Western Township, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1909, Western Township, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 27 May 1869  Henry County, Illinois, Henry County Marriage Book B, Record Number 135, Henry County Genealogical Society, Dated: 5 Jan 1869-5 May 1878. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Per Illinois Marriage data base of the years 1851-1900 William &Isabella Lloyd Love were married in Henry county, Illinois on May 27,1869. Information obtained from http://www.Ancestry.com om 08 April2006, and copy of record is kept in the Blair/McCoy Family Records.[SLJuhl, compiler]
    Children 
     1. John Love,   b. 16 Aug 1870, Western Township, Orion, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1870, Western Township, Orion, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Mahlon Lloyd Love, Sr.,   b. 15 Mar 1872, Western Township, Orion, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1902, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     3. Lizzie Lloyd Love,   b. 27 Nov 1873, Western Township, Orion, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Arthur Love,   b. 14 Apr 1877, Western Township, Orion, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1962, 85 Years Old; Hammond Henry Hospital, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Edgar Charles Love,   b. 29 Nov 1882, Western Township, Orion, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1970, 87 Years Old; Moline Public Hospital, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F65357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth & death dates taken from photo of grave stone at WesternCemetery, Henry County, Illinois on 18 Mar 2006 per SLJuhl, compiler.Photo kept in Blair Family records.

      Source: Henry County Book, page 644, contributed per Carol Combs ofCalifornia, May 2006. The article is kept in the Blair Familyrecords.
      "WILLIAM LOVE, a farmer and stock-raiser, residing on section 27 ofWestern Township, and a native of Antrim County, Ireland, was bornApril 15, 1841 (His head stone states 1842). His father, John Love,of whom a sketch is given elsewhere, came to this country in 1849, andlocated in Bucks Co., Pa. William was the seventh of a family of tenchildren, consisting of three sons and seven daughters. Coming toAmerica when a small boy, he received most of his education in thecommon schools of Bucks County (Pa), and when a young man of 20, inMarch, 1851, he started for the West, and soon found his way to HenryCounty (IL). Not long after his arrival the war broke out, and thepatriotism so characteristic of his nationality was throbbing in hisbreast and he desired to defend the flag of his adopted country. Hispatriotism was publicly demonstrated on the 22d of February 1862, byhis enlistment in Co. B. 65th Ill. Inf., under Colonel Carner. Hisregiment was asigned to the Second Brigade, Third division, and 23dArmy Corps, and was in the army under Sherman on his march to Atlanta. His corps was afterward sent back North. Mr. Love participated inall the active engagements of the campaign and also fought at Franklinand Nashville. He was then sent to Washington, D.C., and later toFort Fisher, and fought with his regiment at Wilmington, and thenjoining Sherman marched with him through to the sea. He was honorablydischarged at Greensburg, N.C., July, 1865, after having servedfaithfully for more than three years and five months. At the skirmishat Harper's Ferry, three months after his enlistment, he was takenprisoner, but was soon afterward paroled, and was soon discharged. Hewas slightly wounded at Columbia, Tenn., and at Pine Mountain, Ga. Heenlisted as a private, but was afterward made a Corporal and thenSergeant, and finally Second Lieutenant.
      At the close of the war, he returned to Illinois and began work forthe most extensive and successful farmer of Western Township, whichgentleman was destined to be his father-in-law. A few years later,upon May 27th, 1869, he was united in marriage to his daughter, MissIsabella Lloyd. She was born on her father's homestead, in WesternTownship, Nov. 1, 1849. Her father, Mahlon B. Lloyd, had come fromBucks Co., Pa., early in the history of Henry County, and was thefirst settler to locate in Western Township. He was one of the mostsuccessful farmers and business men of the county, and for a time wasengaged in the banking business at Orion, where he established thefirst bank at the place. When seven years of age, Mrs. Love went toBucks Co., Pa., where she lived with an uncle and attended school atMillersville, until she was 17 years of age, when she returned to herWestern home. She is the mother of five children,--Mahlon R., Arthurand Edgar, besides two deceased.
      Mr. Love made his first purchase of land, consisting of 160 acres, in1867, upon section 13, Western Township. Here he settled and operateda farm for some years, but after the death of his father-in-law hetook possession of the old Love homestead. Both Mr. and Mrs. Love aremembers of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and politically, Mr. L. isa stanch Republican. Though not an office-seeker he has held numerousoffices of his township." [Transcribed 08 June 2006, SLJuhl,compiler]

      William Love (First_Last) Regiment Name 15 Illinois Infantry. SideUnion Company A Soldier's Rank_In Pvt. Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.Alternate Name Notes Film Number M539 roll 54
      http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm
      UNION ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS

      15th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

      Organized at Freeport, Ill., and mustered in May 24, 1861. Ordered toAlton, Ill., June 1, 1861, and duty there till July 15, 1861. Moved toSt. Charles, Mo., thence to Hannibal, Jefferson Barracks and Rolla,Mo., July 15-August 7. Advance toward Columbus August 29-September 8.Join Fremont's Army at Tlpton, Mo., October 1. Attached to Dept. ofMissouri to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District WestTennessee, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of WestTennessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4thDivision, District of Memphis, Tenn., to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade,4th Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 2ndBrigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of theTennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th ArmyCorps, Army of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4thDivision, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division,13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th ArmyCorps, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps,to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to June,1865. Dept. of Missouri to September, 1865.

      SERVICE.-Fremont's advance on Springfield, Mo., October 13-November 3,1861. Moved to Sedalia, thence to Otterville, and duty there tillFebruary, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Fort Donelson,Tenn., February 1-16. Capture of Fort Donelson February 16. Expeditionto Crump's Landing and occupation of Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March14-17. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege ofCorinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via GrandJunction, Holly Springs and Lagrange, June 1-July 21. Duty at Memphistill September 6. March to Bolivar and forced march to Hatchie RiverSeptember 6-October 4. Battle of Hatchie River, or Metamora, October5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the MississippiCentral R. R. from Bolivar to Coffeeville October 31, 1862, to January10, 1863. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., till May, 1863. Ordered toVicksburg, Miss., May 13. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 22-July 4.Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17.Assault on Jackson July 12. Reconnoissance to Pearl River July 15.Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 15, and duty there till November 10.Expedition to Harrisonburg September 1-7. Near Harrisonburg andcapture of Fort Beauregard September 4. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss.,November 10, and duty there till February, 1864. Meridian CampaignFebruary 3-March 5. Champion's Hill, Baker's Creek, February 4.Movement to Cairo, Ill., thence to Clifton, Tenn., and march toAckworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April28-June 8. Atlanta Campaign June 8 to September 8. Assigned togarrison duty at Allatoona Pass, Ackworth, Big Shanty and Mariettatill November. Regiment consolidated with 14th Illinois Infantry July1, 1864, as 14th and 15th Illinois Battalion Infantry. Action at BigShanty October 3 (2 Cos.). Ackworth October 4 (3 Cos.). Morris StationOctober 4 (Detachment). Allatoona Pass October 5 (Detachment). Marchto the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21.Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaliga, S. C.,January 14-16. Combahee River January 25. Salkehatchie Swamps February2-5. Rivers' Bridge, Salkehatchie River, February 3. South EdistoRiver, Binnaker's Bridge. February 9. Orangeburg, North Edisto River,February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Cheraw March 3. Battle ofBentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24, and ofRaleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston andhis army. Regiment reorganized at Raleigh, N. C., April 28, 1865, from14th and 15th Battalion Infantry. March to Washington, D. C., viaRichmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved toLouisville, Ky., June 7-10, thence to St. Louis, Mo., and FortLeavenworth, Kansas. March to Fort Kearney July 1-14, and duty on theplains till September 1. Ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Musteredout at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September 16, 1865.

      Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 81 Enlisted men killed andmortally wounded and 5 Officers and 135 Enlisted men by disease. Total227.
      [Obtained 23 March 2006, SLJuhl, compiler]