|Birth: ||May 4, 1817|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 1894|
aka "Sandy" Lothlen
* 1817 -- born 04 May in Wayne Co., TN, as ALFRED YOUNG LAUGHLIN.
* 1831 -- (age 14) ALFRED YOUNG "Sandy" LOTHLEN first went to Caldwell (Burleson Co), Texas, from Wayne County, TN, with members of the Robert Carter family -- when Lothlen was 14. By this time, AY had inadvertantly changed the spelling of Laughlin to "Lothlen." (Note: Landis doc indicates the destination was "Washington Co., TX" and that Carter later fought at San Jacinto)
* 1837 -- (age 20) returned to TN, where -- over a 10-year period -- he studied medicine, became a doctor, married MARY JANE CARTER (relative of Robert Carter), and had a few children. During this period, the family lived on 535 acres on Duck Creek northeast of Waynesboro, TN
* c1840 -- (age 23) Newly married and with children, Sandy Lothlen made the decision to continue use of the spelling "Lothlen"-- when he learned that his ancestors had used "Laughlin."
* 1846 -- (age 29) returned to TX with his growing family, brought two slave families, and bought land in Burleson (later Lee) Co. near Lexington and in Coryell County near Fort Gates. Coryell County at the time was a frontier area frequently raided by Indians. Despite this, Lothlen dircted slaves in construction of a two-story rock home on Plum Creek. (Location: roughly nine miles WNW of Gatesville, TX, via route 2412.) Today (1998), this house stands with a Texas historic marker on it.
* 1846 -- (age 29) joined Dove Baptist Church, Caldwell, TX (ref: researcher Hill) Also during this period, AYL acquired a land grant for acreage in Navarro Co. (ref: Navarro land grant records). Note: Navarro Co., TX, records of Texas Land Grants indicates one "Alfred Y. Lothlen" was granted abstract 489 in Navarro County. This grant was filed in the Navarro County Court House and at the Texas General Land Office in Austin.-- Source: Rootsweb searches.
* 1850 -- (age 34) Due to continuing raiding by Indians at Gatesville, AYL moved his family periodically to safety in Burleson County. Apparently, the family maintained residence in both counties during this period. He was a circuit-riding frontier doctor in both areas until the Civil War.
* 1850 -- (age 34) Shown as "Sandy Lothlen" on the 1850 federal census as a resident in Burleson County. He is listed as head of household 141. (See detail below)
* 1853 -- (age 37) doc as County Commissioner in Burleson Co., TX (ref: History of Burleson Co. in FWPL)
* c1857 -- moved the family to Coryell Co.
* 1860 -- (age 44) doc on the 1860 federal census in Coryell Co., TX, as head of househ p. 291 as a 44-yr-old farmer, native of TN
* 1861-65 -- moved the family back to Burleson Co. during the Civil War
* 1864-6 -- documented as a County Commissioner in Coryell Co., TX
* 1866 -- (age 50) returned to live in Lee County
* 1888 -- wife Mary Jane died suddenly visiting a daughter in Coryell Co.
* 1894 -- (age 77) died 16 Jul in Lexington (Lee Co), TX; died at home of daughter Elizabeth "Betty"; (dod: 05 Jan 1894, recorded by the Landis family); burial: Guthrie Cemetery, near the Beulah community in Lee Co., TX;
Nearby in the same cemetery are--
+ "David Young Lothlen" (son/AYL, b 1848, TN, d 1866 -- age 18)
+ Wm. H. Milton Rouse (1857-1877) a grandson, son of Letitia Lothlen Rouse
+ J J Rouse (grandson of AYL, son of Letitia Lothlen Rouse)
+ Robert G., TJ, and George Moore (perhaps relatives of Elizabeth Lothlen Moore)
Alfred Young Lothlen
Tombstone inscription: "04 May 1817-16 Jul 1894 -- Our father has gone to a mansion of rest, to the glorious land by the diety blest." Also: "Mason"
Note: Medical Doctor
Guthrie Cemetery (old)
Created by: Gary Todd
Record added: Aug 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20973861