Happy Birthday Mary Loverin

Loverin-Boyce, marriage record.

Mary Loverin (1792-1884)

With the help of a family bible, an application for an 1812 War Pension, and the memoir of her granddaughter, Gertrude Lovin Boyce Phillips, we can get a glimpse into “Polly” Loverin Boyce’s  life as she lived in New Hampshire and Vermont and finally on a farm in Illinois.

Mary Loverin was born on 01 Feb 1792 in Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire as the fourth child of John Loverin and Betty Hall. She had ten siblings, namely: Eunice, Aehsa, Kimbell, Caleb, Betty, Eunice, Hannah Hall, Lydia Hall, John Caleb, and Loisa Jane Printice. Mary Loverin … Continue reading

Happy Birthday John Loverin

John Loverin (1762-1843)

It has been written that the most interesting parts of a person’s life were the parts that fell in the “-” between their dates on a tombstone. John Loverin, like a lot of our ancestors, didn’t leave us a lot of clues to what went on in his life. There is likely much, much, much more to know than what is documented below. Maybe someday more of the story will reveal itself, but for now, we celebrate him by reviewing what we do know about his life.

Birth

254 years ago, John Loverin was born on 07 Apr 1762 in Exeter, Rockingham, New … Continue reading