John Love – Born about 1790

My 3rd great grandfather John Love was born somewhere between 1790 &

John Love & Nancy Anne McAlister Headstone

John Love & Nancy Anne McAlister Headstone

1795 in Drumramer, Co. Londonderry; which is the Limavady area! He married Anne McAlister (known as Nancy) 2 Dec 1882 at Christ Church Drumachose Church of Ireland. He died 18 Feb 1854; Nancy died 21 Mar 1890. They are both buried in the Love Family Plot at Limavady, Drumachose Church of Ireland; Plot 11/14.

They had 7 sons & 2 daughters; one of their sons was John Love our 2nd great grandfather. He was christened 7 Mar 1830; so presumably born Feb of that year. John married Leah McLaughlin at the Killowen Church of Ireland in Coleraine 3 May 1865. At some point they moved to Londonderry and had 5 sons & 4 daughters; also raising a niece (Leah) as their daughter. John died 28 Oct 1907 and Leah on 12 Sep 1911. They are both buried in the Derry City Cemetery.

One of their sons was Johnston Alexander Love (known as Alex); our great grandfather. He married Isabella Fisher Chambers (known as Bella) at Saint Augustines (the little Church on the Wall) 5 Oct 1903. Alex died 25 Sep 1951 and Bella on 23 Dec 1962; both are interred at the Derry City Cemetery. They had 3 daughters and 2 sons; one of which was Jane Elvin Love… our granny! And… you know the rest of the story!

About CJ Murdoch

Looking For "Dead People"! My Journey Back In Time - Tracing my ancestors and researching the counties, cities and towns where they resided. Taking a “Glimpse” into their lives and stories and the times in which they lived; all in an effort to learn about their “Dash”! “I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning – to the end. He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the second with tears, but he said that what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.” I have always been interested in researching my family tree and “hanging out” in cemeteries. Like most of us... I didn't ask enough questions when elderly family were still living. Oh, what I would give for 24 hours and a camera with my ancestors… just to sit and listen! I'm researching many family lines, including: Murdoch, Wilson, Berry, Love, Scott, Beattie/Beatty, Hendren, Sweeney, Robinson and Elvin; just to name a few. My families are predominantly from counties Antrim, Donegal and Londonderry. However, it seems that many of them, both maternal and paternal lines, originally hailed from Co. Donegal. I was born and raised in Northern Ireland and now live in Ottawa, Canada, making frequent trips back home to visit with my family. Of course those visits also include treks to the many burial grounds of my ancestors. My most recent trip back home was during the summer of 2019! Looking forward to August of 2020 when I will return. If you are interested in help tracing your ancestors I’d love to hear from you!
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