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20/10/2017 8:58 am  

To keep Margie's previous posts all in one thread, instead of scattered throughout various blog posts, and to make it easier for others to find, I have moved our previous conversations here. 

Margie Puckett Barton, September 7 2017 at 7:20 a.m.

I am researching the Loy family for cousin’s wife, Donna Loy Puckett, she is trying to join the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). I am stuck, most of her Loy family are in Tennessee in from 1870 to present day.

My problem is John William Sanford Loy born 1870 died 1829. I’m trying to connect him to his father ??.

ANY help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Margie Puckett Barton

loyhistory, september 7, 2017 at 11:45 a.m.

Hi Margie,

Actually, his name was Joseph William Sanford Loy. He is "Joseph W." on his death certificate, with his widow Summer being informant. What really throws things off was, someone writing the death certificate was apparently confused and wrote HER parents Moss and Mary as his Loy parents! It also states his mother's maiden surname was "Morris," when in fact it was Nancy E. Meyers. (Maybe "Meyers" sounded like "Morris"??)

Some time ago I did a post on Sanford's grandfather, Henderson Loy. Sanford's wife was also a Loy-blood cousin. Sanford's father was Frelinghuysen ("Freelin(g)") Loy, who obviously must have been named for Theodore Frelinghuysen, one of the ministers in the Great Awakening of the 1720s.

I found Sarah Marie Loy's obituary some time back and I know Donna is her cousin. But though I could place Sarah's direct branch, I don't know which of Sanford's children Donna descends from, but am guessing Donald Thomas Loy. BTW, if you come across any Wisconsin Pucketts, that is, descendants of Grover Francis Jones who married Nora Bell(e) Puckett in 1908, both groom and bride were of Loy-blood. Nora's mother Lucinda Jane (Foust) Puckett was third cousin to Joseph William Sanford Loy.


Margie Puckett Barton
September 26, 2017 at 8:08 pm

I would LOVE to discuss LOY from Knoxville, TN. I’m Margie Puckett Barton and I’m trying to help my cousin, Timothy Puckett with connecting his wife Donna Loy daughter of Donald Thomas Loy (1934 -2001) and Wanda Prudy, to her LOY ancestors.
Donald Thomas Loy (1934-2001) son of
Claude Thomas Loy (1915-1986) son of
John William Sanford Loy (1870 – 1929) son of (can not prove to father)
Freeling H Loy (suppose to be father of John William Sanford LOY)
Please reply, Donna really wanting to know about her LOY ancestors.
Thank you, Margie Puckett Barton

Margie Puckett Barton
October 20, 2017 at 6:16 am

I think you for this site. I need help in putting ancestors together from the TN state any help or suggestion would be wonderful.

Thank you,
Margie Puckett Barton

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