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William Loving
Born 1740?
Died 1806? Burke Co. NC

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Father
SPOUSE CHILDREN
Jane White

m. Culpeper Co. VA

d. Sep 1821
Burke Co. NC
?Elizabeth

b. 1767?
?SC
d. bef 1804
NC
Mary

b. 1768
?SC
d. May 1852
John

b. 1773?
NC
d. 1818
Monroe Co. IN
William

b. 1775?

d. after 1839
Gabriel



Culpeper County Virginia was formed in 1748 (see present day map for location), and was bounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west. The Rappahannock River forms one of its eastern boundaries.
William applied for a land grant in Craven County SC. The land was surveyed on Oct 16, 1767. He received a land grant on Mar 5, 1770, but he may have sold the grant (or pending grant) after an incident less than year after the survey was done because of an incident that occurred when he was a member of the South Carolina militia.
William Loving, his father-in-law James Taylor White, and his two sons William and Reuben White, along with their brother-in-law John Holloway, were members of a SC militia defeated at Marr's Bluff SC, at the hands of Regulators, on July 25, 1768.
Excerpt from the book The South Carolina Regulators by Richard Maxwell Brown gives a background and summary of the incident.
In 1771, William Loving and Thomas White, believed to be the younger brother of William's father-in-law James Taylor White (see Thomas White Jr. of Virginia), both appear on the first tax list for Surry County NC. They both register their stock marks in February of the same year in Rowan County. Thomas White lived there on Swan Creek until 1776 when he moved to Johns River (located in what would becomes Burke Co.). William Loving also moved, but to the Yadkin River in what would become Wilkes Co.
Part of Rowan County became Surry County in 1770. Burke and Wilkes Counties were formed in 1777. Wilkes was formed from Surry County and Burke was formed from another part of Rowan County. Compare Map of North Carolina Counties in 1775, with Map in 1780.
In 1778 William and his brother, Gabriel, entered tracts of land that were on opposite sides of the Yadkin River in Wilkes County NC. The surveys done in October of that year indicated that they had been there for some time, having made improvements on the land.
In 1781, daughter Elizabeth married John Wesley Fox, 1764-1840, who had fought and was wounded at the Battle of Kings Mountain in Oct 1780, at the age of 16.
About 1784 or 1785, William acquired land next to George Holloway on Mulberry Creek in Burke Co. NC. George had acquired his land about a year earlier in 1783. Both tracts of land had probably belonged to William White (1830?-1818), who was George's uncle and William Loving's brother-in-law. William's daughter Mary married George Holloway in Oct 1787.
William and his family were not only patriots but also religious. When George Holloway was converted to the local Methodist movement by Rev. Jesse Lee in 1795, he founded a Methodist group that produced a manuscript titled Class Papers for Holloway's Society", 1810-1821. Loving family members were some of the original members of the society and lived near George and the present Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Collettsville NC which is said to have been known as Holloway's Chapel.
Present day map shows Collettsville, Mulberry Creek and John's River. Holloway Mountain is further east on Route 90.
Son John named his first son James Taylor Loving after John's grandfather James Taylor White.
In the 1790 Burke Co. NC Census, William Loving is listed as a head of household of 5 members (Wife Jane, 3 children). Daughter Mary would have been counted under husband George Holloway with 5 members.
In a 1796 list of land acreage sorted by militia units, William is listed as "Sr." under Capt. Moore's Company in Burke Co. NC, along with George Holloway, a Gabriel Loving (probably William's brother who also owned land there), son John Loving, and Thomas White, and William White. William White and William Loving were militia members together in SC also (see above).
Sources:
Brown, Richard Maxwell, The South Carolina Regulators, Cambridge, Mass., 1963.
Company Lists, Burke Co. NC Records, Vol IV, p. 117.
Holloway, George, record keeper, "Holloway Society Papers," 1810,&c,; publ. in Wm Wiseman & the Davenports, Pioneers Of Old Burke County, North Carolina, v.2 by M.L.Vineyard & E.M.Wiseman, Franklin NC, 1997, pp.113-128.
Phifer, Edward Jr., BURKE: The History of a North Carolina County 1777-1926, Morganton, NC, 1977, Appendix D, pp. 400-401.
1790, 1800, 1850 Census, Burke Co. NC.
Tax List 1771, Surry Co. NC.
Tax Lists 1803, 1804, 1807, Burke Co. NC.