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Andrew Love, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1747
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1821

He married Anna Lattimore on 22 Mar 1770 in New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA. They had the following children: Alexander Love Sr.(1771-1830), Robert Love (1772-1827), Mary Love Walker (1774-1831), Nancy Love Lacey (1776-1837), James Love (1778-1835), Andrew Love Jr. (1780-1805), Margaret Love (1783-1784), Arthur Love (1785-1853), William Love Sr. (1787-1851), Anna Love (1789-1791).

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ANDREW, b. 9-12-1747, m. 3-22-1770, to Anna Latimore. Andrew was a planter. He was a very active Whig, and when the Revolutionary war broke out, he was one of the first to take up arms in the cause of his country. Served with General Sumter. He rose to the rank of Colonel, and was wounded at the battle of 'King's Mountain.' He was, in common with the rest of the Americans of Scotch-Irish ancestry, particularly severe on those who remained loyal to the British Crown, and were
termed by their neighbors, 'Tories.' One of Col. Love's sisters married a Loyalist. It was reported to Col. Love that there was to be a meeting of Loyalists at his brotherin-law's house on a certain evening. With a portion of his command, he surrounded the building, and ordered the inmates to surrender. This of course they refused to do. Col. Love then notified them he would shoot the first
one who came out. His sister, no doubt thinking she could appease her brother, appeared at the door and came out, unfortunately wearing a hat. One of the soldiers, mistaking her for a man, fired and killed her. This was of course a great cause of regret to all parties. Col. Love was a daring officer, and being a man of great physical power, was beloved by his men and equally as much hated by his enemies. After the close of the war, he returned to his plantation on Fishing Creek, York Co., S. C, where he resided until 1805, when he removed to Livingston, (now Crittenden) Co., Ky., where some of his children had previously removed. He represented York Co., S. C., for several years in the Legislature. Col. Love had that rich vein of humor for which so many of our Irish ancestors were noted. He is said to have been full of jokes, and very fond of practicing them on his friends. He was a very industrious man; even in his old age, he could not bear to be idle. For many years after removing to Kentucky, he was actively engaged in farming. 3-26-1821, he went out to work on his farm; not returning when he' was expected, search was made for him, and he was found in one of his fields, dead. In the "Legend of Ford's Ferry," it is stated, that, "Col. Love was the only witness for the Plff. in a case against the notorious Major James Ford, proprietor of Ford's Ferry. This Ferry was located about fiftyfour miles from Paducah, Ky., on the Ohio river, and is still known by that name. On the day before the trial was to come off, Col. Love, bearing marks of violence, was found dead on his own farm, no doubt the victim of some of Ford's outlaws." James Ford was afterwards shot on the veranda of his own house, whilst in the custody of officers, by some one unknown, though it was vaguely hinted it was Col. Love's son, Robert. Col. Love was buried on his farm, about fourteen miles from Marion, Crittenden Co., Ky. Anna d. 5-18-1814.

Source (Book): p. 59-60, Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Moore, 1612-1897

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Thanks to Darell Murphy for providing this information.

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A user Carolyn-cmlove46 writes:

I believe he was born in Lancaster (or possibly Chester) Co. PA (that part of Lancaster became York Co in 1749, just 2 years after he was born). His father, Alexander, was elected coroner of York Co, PA in 1751 and 1752 and is named in various court records in that county until 1763. In 1765 Alexander bought land on Fishing Creek in that portion of NC that became part of SC in 1772 when the line between the 2 states was settled. Because Alexander was in the Carolinas by 1765, it is probable that Andrew and Ann were married in SC rather than PA but I haven't found proof of either place.

Regarding Andrew's mother, Margaret Moore (I've never seen her middle name as being Miller) wrote her will in 1806 and it was probated in early 1807 so she died between those dates in SC.

One other point: The suggestion that Andrew's son, Robert, was involved in the death of James Ford is erroneous as Robert died in SC well before James Ford was killed.

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Sarah Dickinson DAR Chapter Members under the record of Andrew Love: (# is DAR number)

#131894 F. M. Bryant (Sallie Simril)
#131985 Miss Frances Marian Bryant
#155755 Mrs. E. C. Goodwyn (Malina Simril)
#155756 Miss Corinne Simril
#131986 Mrs. Russell Wilkinson (Ellen Simril)

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Family links: 
  Alexander Love (1718 - 1784)
  Margaret Miller Moore Love (1719 - 1775)
  Anna Lattimore Love (1749 - 1814)*
  Alexander Love (1771 - 1830)*
  Robert Love (1772 - 1827)*
  Mary Love Walker (1774 - 1831)*
  Arthur Love (1785 - 1853)*
  Andrew Love (1747 - 1821)
  Rachel Love Ross (1750 - 1790)*
  William Love (1758 - 1840)*
*Calculated relationship
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: buried on his farm, about fourteen miles from Marion, Crittenden Co., Ky.
Created by: Lanie
Record added: Jan 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63708240

In honor and respect for my 1st cousin, 6x removed,
- Barbara Love Moss
 Added: Sep. 14, 2014

- Lydia
 Added: Jul. 26, 2014
Honoring DAR Ancestor #: A071805
- Vonnie Cantrell
 Added: Jan. 26, 2014
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