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 Jonathan Loven “Love” McCarty

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Jonathan Loven “Love” McCarty

  • Birth 24 Aug 1812 Grainger County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 20 Aug 1903 Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas, USA
  • Burial Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 25565726

Jonathan was born August 24, 1812 in Grainger County, TN. He was a child of John McCarty and Elizabeth Mayes. He was known as Love McCarty.

On March 26, 1832 he married Sytha (Sissy) Kirk in Grainger County, TN. In the spring of 1833 Love and Sissy moved to Greene County, MO. They went there with his mother, father, several brothers and one sister. Love and Sissy's first four children would be born on Love's parent's farm. Love and family moved to Madison County, AR after his father's death. Where their daughter, Martha Angeline McCarty, was born. Love, with his brother Sterling, would return to Grainger County, TN. While Love and Sissy lived there another son, Isaac Levi Sterling McCarty, known as Levi was born. They returned to Greene County, MO. where Sissy dies. Levi was about three years old when she died.

Love joined in the California gold rush. Leaving his children in the care of his daughter, Elizabeth, and other members of his family. He would be gone for years. When he returned he had a new wife, Elizabeth, who was only five years older than his daughter Elizabeth. Love and Elizabeth wouldn't have any children.

The Civil War was hard on Love. Two of his children, Thomas and Levi, and his brother Sterling, all died during the war.

Love and Elizabeth moved to Lead Hill, Boone County, AR. Where Love died on Aug. 20, 1903.

Love played the guitar and banjo, and loved to make his grandchildren laugh.

Children with Find A Grave links
James Fugate M McCarty

Elizabeth J McCarty

William Franklin Sanders McCarty
Thomas Loven McCarty
Martha Angeline McCarty
Isaac Levi Sterling McCarty

Link to his brother Andrew Sterling McCarty

GPS 36 22.113
92 56.868

11/9/2008 On farm owned by Bill Gilbert.



Gravesite Details Fieldstone marked J L M was broken and is now missing.
  • Created by: Mike McCarty
  • Added: 27 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25565726
  • Mike McCarty
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jonathan Loven “Love” McCarty (24 Aug 1812–20 Aug 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25565726, citing Jackson Cemetery, Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Mike McCarty (contributor 46875638) .