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Sunnyvale in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

James and Margaret Loving

(1811-1869) (1820-1877)

 
 
James and Margaret Loving Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, May 31, 2020
1. James and Margaret Loving Marker
Inscription.  

The sixteenth family in Dallas County. Came by covered wagon and flatboat from Kentucky to Texas in 1843 as members of the Peters Colony. Arrived in Dallas County (then unorganized) in 1844.

On a 640-acre grant (2 mi. east) from Mercer's Colony, they built log cabin, raised corn, wove cloth, and boiled soil from salt lick to make own salt.

Had 8 children. Loving, a brother of pioneer trail driver Oliver Loving, was killed by a horse thief in 1869.
Recorded - 1970
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6776.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 49.951′ N, 96° 33.675′ W. Marker is in Sunnyvale, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Barnes Bridge Road west of Bobtown/Collins Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sunnyvale TX 75182, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anderson Family Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tripp Baptist Church
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(approx. 2.6 miles away); First Baptist Church of Sunnyvale (approx. 2.7 miles away); Florence Ranch Home (approx. 3.3 miles away); Long Creek Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Site of Galloway Farmstead (approx. 4.2 miles away); Herfurth House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lawrence Farmstead (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunnyvale.
 
James and Margaret Loving Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, May 31, 2020
2. James and Margaret Loving Marker
James and Margaret Loving Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, May 31, 2020
3. James and Margaret Loving Marker
James and Margaret Loving gravestones image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, May 31, 2020
4. James and Margaret Loving gravestones
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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