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Descendants of Henry ( Desolate Baker) Loveall




Generation No. 1


1. HENRY ( DESOLATE BAKER)1 LOVEALL was born 1694 in Cambridge, England, and died 1778 in Piscataway, New Jersey. He married MARTHA.

Notes for H
ENRY ( DESOLATE BAKER) LOVEALL:
Genealogists report that it is not known why Desolate Baker changed his name to Henry Loveall when he came to America although several speculations have been made.
Following are excerpts taken from the "Genealogies of Selected TROUGH CREEK VALLEY FAMILIES of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania--The Descendants of Rev. Henry Loveall aka Desolate Baker." Researched and Compiled by Doris Schutte in 1993. There are several sources recognized and cited for the compilation of the report.
Rev. Henry Loveall, whose real name was Desolate Baker, was born in 1694 in Cambridge, England and died after 1772 in Mexico, near Westminister, Baltimore (now Carroll) County, Maryland. When he came to America, he first settled at Newport, Rhode Island, 1729-1730. He was ordained at Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey and was churched at Stilton, Raritan County New Jersey in 1730. He lived at Piscataway from 1730 to 1739. Before 1742, he moved to Chestnut Ridge, Baltimore County, Maryland, where he was one of the first ministers at Sater's Baptist Church on Fall's Road.
Sater's Baptist Church. About the year 1709, Mr. Henry Sater of England, purchased a tract of land on what was then known as Chestnut Ridge about nine miles west of "Baltimore Town." He belonged to the "General Baptists" as distinguished from the "Particular" or more properly called Calvinistic Baptists. He was frequently called upon to entertain strangers and among the travelers there was found occasionally a Baptist minister who Mr. Sater invited to preach at his dwelling. Encouraged by those who attended the services, Mr. Sater erected a meeting house on his own land at his own expense. On November 17, 1742, he deeded the building and "one acre of land for the meeting house, burying place and all other conveniences for the Church and Congregation forever, to the end of the world."
Other ministers spoke at the church, but Henry Loveall was regarded as the first pastor. He baptized forty-eight persons and with nine others, organized a church of fifty-seven members. Mr. Loveall "is said to have been a man of talent and an acceptable preacher." During the first four years of Reverend Loveall's pastorate of the Chestnut Ridge Church (1742-1746) the membership enlarged to 181. It is quoted: "After this, they increased fast and began to spread over the country, even to Ketokton in Virginia, insomuch that in 1746, the number of communicants amounted to 181; but their minister's misconduct the said year, checked their growth and caused them to disperse and dwindle away."
In 1746, Reverend Loveall went to Mill Creek of Berkeley County (now West Virginia) where he organized a church and served the church from 1743 to 1751. It is quoted: "The families are about 12, whereof 21 persons are baptized, but hold no communion by reason of the unhappy situation of their minister, Reverend Henry Loveall. Laying on of hands, and washing feet were practiced in this church."
He later returned to Baltimore County and remained in the neighborhood, but was no longer the pastor of Sater's church. Some of his practices caused him to fall out of favor of the parishioners. One excerpt quoted: "Loveall, a controversial figure, was sometimes accused of living in a manner not in keeping with the teachings of the church."
Henry Loveall was married at least twice. The first wife's name is unknown, either having died or was abandoned when he came to Newport, Rhode Island with his two elder sons. His second wife was Martha, the mother of the later children born in either New Jersey or Maryland.

It is quoted as recorded in the Baltimore County Deeds.
"Indenture; 16 Nov 1742 between Henry Sater, of Baltimore County of the one part, planter, and Henry Loveall, Thomas West, William Towson and William Browne of the said County of the other part. Witnesseth that Henry Sater, for two shillings, paid by Henry Loveall, Thomas West, William Townson and William Browne, gives, grants and bargains, and sells to Henry Loveall as Pastor, and Thomas West, William Towson and William Browne, as Deacons and Elders of the Church Congregation of People of God commonly called General Baptists and their successors as such forever, as representatives of the Church Congregation above named to the end of the world, one acre of land situated in or on his dwelling plantation, otherwise called Sater's Addition, beginning at a red oak, marked on four sides of said tree." Signed by Henry Sater. Attested by Doreal (Dorcas) Sater, wife.

"Indenture: 8 April 1749, between Henry Loveall, of Baltimore County of the one part, and Thomas Sleigh of the same county on the other part,. Witnesseth that Henry Loveall, for 100T of tobacco, and also the sum of four pounds and five shillings, paid by Thomas Sleigh, sells land called Addison Buds Prospect, in Baltimore County lying on the west side of the main fork or Falls of Gunpowder River, beginning at two bounded oaks standing in the upper fork of the Beaver Dam run of Gunpowder River, laid out for fifty acres of land." Signed by Henry Loveall. Attested by Martha Loveall his wife.
(Another entry indicates Henry purchased this land from Henry Sater).

(It is interesting to note the property descriptions using oak trees as descriptive markers and also the bartering items--shillings and tobacco).

Several Loveall names are included in the registry of the first members of the Sater Church where Henry served as pastor: Zebulon Loveall, Luther Loveall, Henry Loveall II, Ethan Loveall, Martha Loveall, three listings of Mary Loveall, Eleanor Loveall, and Ann Loveall.

NOTE: These entries were found as a citation references in the Trough Creek Valley Families genealogy compilation.

DAR Patriot Index, published by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution
Vol. I (1966 p. 424 lists Loveall, Henry b. 1755 d. 3-10,1829 m. Mary
Vol. II (1979) p. 133, lists Loveall, Zebulon b. 1728 d 1-9-1786

Zebulon and Henry were father and son. Zebulon was the first son of Reverend Henry Loveall. There is another citation which lists Ethan Loveall as a signer to the Oath of Fidelity, which would qualify him as a DAR Patriot. Ethan Loveall was the second son of Reverend Henry Loveall.
     
Children of H
ENRY LOVEALL and MARTHA are:
2. i.   ZEBULON2 LOVEALL, b. 1725, Long Island, New York; d. January 9, 1786, Baltimore, Maryland.
  ii.   ETHAN LOVEALL, b. Abt. 1728, Long Island, New York; d. 1795.
  Notes for ETHAN LOVEALL:
Ethan Loveall is listed as a signer of the Joppa Petition in 1768 (to move the courthouse from Joppatown to Baltimore) and of the Oath of Fidelity to Maryland during the Revolutionary War in 1778.
Ethan and his family acquired a great deal of land in what was known as Hickory Ridge. Ethan was listed on the 1783 tax list for the Pipe Creek Hundred, Baltimore County, Maryland with 93 acres and a family of ten persons.
He and his wife Mary Alspaugh had five children: Eleanor, William, Nancy, Mary, and Martha (Nelly) whose husband was a Captain in the Baltimore County Militia.

  iii.   LUTHER LOVEALL, b. 1731, Piscataway, New Jersey; d. 1821, Baltimore County, Maryland.
  Notes for LUTHER LOVEALL:
Luther Loveall first married Mary Lane and secondly, Rebecca Arnold, and had seven children (not listed).

  iv.   CALVIN LOVEALL, b. 1734, Piscataway, New Jersey; d. 1734.
  v.   SUSANNA LOVEALL, b. 1745.
  Notes for SUSANNA LOVEALL:
Susanna Loveall married Joshua Dean. Joshua served in the Revolutionary War at Valley Forge and in 1783 received Military Warrant #1380 for 100 acres. They lived in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 1782 and later moved to Wayne County, Kentucky where several Loveall families had settled.

  vi.   MARY LOVEALL.
  vii.   ANN LOVEALL.



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