Gen. Thomas Love

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Gen. Thomas Love

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Augusta Co Va
Death: Died in Henry, Henry County, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Henry, Henry County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Love and Dorcas Love
Husband of Martha Ann Love
Father of Sarah Love; Martha M. Prather; Albert Gallatin Love; Thomas B Love; John D. Love and 7 others
Brother of Lt. Robert Love; Nancy Bell Love; James Love; Mary Montgomery and Dorcas Dillard

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About Gen. Thomas Love

HON. THOMAS LOVE - SON OF SAMUEL LOVE

THOMAS LOVE was a brother of HON. ROBERT LOVE, a son of SAMUEL LOVE and Dorcas Bell and grandson of EPHRAIM LOVE of Augusta County, Va. He was younger than ROBERT LOVE & born in 1765. He also moved to Washington County, North Carolina, (afterwards Tennessee) following the revolution and participated in the Sevier-Tipton controversy, and was a great friend of Sevier, tho he appears to have been aligned with Col. Tipton's forces.

'General" THOMAS LOVE, as he was called, also removed to North Carolina and settled in Buncombe County, where he lived for thirty years, serving most of the time in the Legislature. Later he moved to Macon County, and then to Tennessee, where he also served the balance of his life in the Legislature, being, it is said, Speaker of the Senate.

His wife died in Macon County after he moved there. Her name is unknown.

Only one son of ROBERT LOVE remained in North Carolina, after his decease, and all of the children of THOMAS LOVE moved over into Tennessee and settled in Knox and other Counties, where they played important parts in the progress of the country - one having served as the Sheriff of Knox County, and another as deputy Sheriff under his own brother. Their names are mostly lost."

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Thomas Love settled in Macon County after driving Gideon and Rebecca Morris off their reservation and claiming it for himself. His son Robert Love was head of the survey party of 1820. The Loves were one of the most powerful and influential families of the frontier.

Thomas Love is buried in Henry County, TN in the old Blake (also called Springhill) Cemetery. He served as the first Speaker of the Senate west of the Tennessee River in the year 1839 (Tennessee Blue Book).

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Gen. Thomas Love's Timeline

1766
November 16, 1766
Augusta Co Va
1792
1792
Age 25
NC, USA
1792
Age 25
NC, USA
1794
1794
Age 27
North Carolina
1796
1796
Age 29
1798
December 27, 1798
Age 32
Haywood, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States
1800
1800
Age 33
1802
1802
Age 35
NC, USA
1807
1807
Age 40