Visiting My Love Family

July 2013

Maylon and Billy are descendants from Jefferson Davis Love my grandfather George Francis Love's brother. Maylon found the connection and shared it with me.
A fun thing for Marlene and I is to go to Alexander City and visit my Love cousins, Maylon Love Mullins on the right and her brother Billy Bob Love and his wife Ann. Maylon always prepares lunch for us and this year what she prepared just overwhelmed us!!
Our wonderful host Edsel Mullins, myself and Billy Love. The picture of the table say's it all, BEAUTIFUL!! After lunch, Maylon invited all of us out side to see her wonderful garden and her backyard? Above is my wife Marlene, Maylon, Billy and Edsel!!
Maylon and Edsel had acquired the property next door which includes the pond in the distance. This is the pastoral view from their house!! Edsel shared with us all the work they had put into restoring the pond to good health including many different types of fish.
This picture will give you and idea of the size of the pond, looking at Marlene and Maylon on the other side.
Maylon standing in front of this rustic cottage which is also part of the property. It likely housed a sharecropper family when all this land was planted in cotton!!
This is just a beautiful picture of the cabin by itself. Maylon said the cabin was very clean and liveable, it just needed a bathroom!! After visiting a few hours with Edsel, Maylon and Billy. Marlene and I had been invited to the city of Dadeville, just about 30 minutes away to share information with a relative of Grandmother Josephine Nance Love's side of the Family!! Her name was Linda Nance Vogt. We had been exchanging information with her and her brother Bobby Nance for several years with email but had never met either of them, so off to Dadeville we went!!
As you can see in the middle picture Linda was well prepared to share her research with me!! She was kind enough to give me much of the infomation she had printed out. Many of the Nance Family served the Confedrate cause in the War between the States. Also the Nance side of the Family were land owners. That is important because they likely had sharecroppers work the land for them? Linda's sister Lucy who lived close came over to join in and afterward we all went outside to celebrate the occasion and took a few pictures !! The time together was informative and enjoyable time for Marlene and I.
Saturday July the 6th, Marlene and I went to Linville. AL and picked up cousin Bill Brown, the youngest son of Aunt Lizzie Love, and her husband Pinkney Leroy Brown. He had lived in La Grange, Georgia and was willing to take us to the cemetery where Aunt Barsie and her husband Troy were buried. It was a tough driving day because of the rain, but cousin Bill had lots of jokes to share with us!!

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