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William Ransom Love, Jr

William Ransom Love, Jr

Male 1858 - Bef 1905  (46 years)


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  • Name William Ransom Love, Jr 
    Suffix Jr 
    Nickname Bud 
    Born 31 May 1858  , , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Rich Valley, Smyth, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1870 United States Federal Census
      Name: Ransom Love
      Age in 1870: 12
      Birth Year: abt 1858
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1870: Rich Valley, Smyth, Virginia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Saltville
      Value of real estate:
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      James Welch 63 (grandfather)
      Nancy Welch 63 (grandmother)
      Lear Welch 32
      Clarissa Welch 22
      Nancy Welch 78
      James Welch 13
      James Love 17 (brother)
      Ransom Love 12 (marked as deformed)
      John Love 8 (brother)
      Reason Welch 13
      Charles V Welch 12
      Susan E Welch 3
      Nancy A Welch 1
    1870 US Census, Virginia, Smyth, Rich Valley James Welch and Love kids
    1870 US Census, Virginia, Smyth, Rich Valley James Welch and Love kids
    Children of William Ransom and Susan Welch) James Love 17
    Ransom Love 12 (NOTE: severely handicapped)John Love 8
    James Love is the grandfather of Elbert H. Love
    Census 1880  Rich Valley, Smyth, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: William Love
      Age: 16
      Birth Year: abt 1864
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Home in 1880: Rich Valley, Smyth, Virginia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Brother
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's Birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
      Neighbors:
      Cannot read/write:

      Blind:

      Deaf and dumb:

      Otherwise disabled: deform all over

      Idiotic or insane: (this column was checked)
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      James Love 30
      Frances Love 20
      George Love 3
      Caledonia Love 1
      William Love 16
    1880 US Census, Virginia, Smyth, Rich Valley James and Frances Love family
    1880 US Census, Virginia, Smyth, Rich Valley James and Frances Love family
    William (brother) 16, deformed, disabled, idiot/insane. Charlotte Sharp Donathan, (Mary Jane Frances Donathan's mother and brother Lee lived next door) James Love is the grandfather of Elbert Howard Love
    Died Bef 1905  , , Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Ransom did not come west to Washington, if he did may have died during the move. A note in the records of Mildred Love indicate he may have been killed in Tennessee. That may have been his father.
    Age 46 years 
    Notes 
    • INTERVIEW: Grandpa James Love said he was Pennsylvania Dutch, their family came from Holland bacame Pennsylvania Dutch when family came to Pennsylvania.States his sister Nancy married a Welch (thinks he was much older)recalls an uncle and a cousin Jim Welch. He was raised by grandparent he, Nancy and Ransom "Bud".Notes taken by Granddaughter Mildred Love
    • Medical
      1880 Census, lists as brother to James, age 16, deformed.all over, insane & lunatic (born in 1864), the 1870 Census also states that Ransom was deformed.
      CENSUS: 1900 Viginia, Smyth, Marion, the Virginia Southwestern State Hospital., ED # 145 on 20 Jun 1900, two patients: George W. Love bn 1850 age 50 and RW or RN Love, bn 18??, age 60. viewed on Ancestry.com on 23 Apr 2008; NOTE: does not appear to be Ransom.

      Contacted the facility and they have no record of a William or Ransom Love as a patient

      Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute
      340 Bagley Circle
      Marion, VA 24354
      276-783-1200
      TDD 276-783-1365
      http://www.swvmhi.dmhmrsas.virginia.gov/About%20Us.htm

      History
      The first two patients were admitted to what was then called "Southwestern Lunatic Asylum" on May 17, 1887. By 1906, there were 507 patients treated at an annual operating cost of $71,693.96. Several improvements were made to the facility to alleviate over crowding: In 1908, a tubercular building was erected and housed 50 patients. In 1930, a 100-bed building was erected (known as the Harmon Building). In 1935, a building for the criminally insane was added with an average annual population of 138 inmates. Additionally, twelve hundred acres were rented out for farming.

      By 1935, the facility became known as "Southwestern State Hospital." The average patient population had also grown to 1,339. By 1964, there were 1,493 patients -- staff numbered just 513. As deinstitutionalization took place, the patient population decreased to 1,266 in 1972 and by 1981, there were just 500 patients. In 1986, demolition commenced on the original Henderson Complex and construction of Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute (SWVMHI) began.

      On March 9, 1990, all adult and geriatric patients were moved into the new SWVMHI. Sixteen adolescent beds remained in a separate building. And even though the status of the facility changed from hospital to institute, SWVMHI continued to serve as the primary hospital for patients requiring substance detoxification, and as backup to Catawba Hospital and Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute for adult and geriatric patients.

      SWVMHI has formally housed forensic patients since around 1935. In the late 1960's, the Finley Gayle Building was constructed for the criminally insane, a secure building similar in construction to that of Central State Hospital's Forensic Unit. In the early 1980's, the population was divided and the Department of Corrections began receiving adjudicated patients/inmates, and SWVMHI kept the patients who had not been adjudicated (e.g. those in local jails awaiting trial, those sent here for restoration of competency and those deemed "not guilty by reason of insanity," or NGRI.) The Department of Corrections eventually took over the maintenance of the Finley Gayle building and it is now known as Marion Correctional Treatment Center.

    Person ID I3383  Our Family
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2013 

    Father Ancestors William Ransom Love 2x ,   b. 4 Sep 1828, , Ashe, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1869, , Smyth, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ancestors Susan Welch,   b. 7 Apr 1831, , , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1863, , , Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 7 Apr 1851  , Ashe, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
      Name: Ransom Love
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: NC
      Birth Year: 1828
      Spouse Name: Susan Welch
      Spouse
      Birth Place: NC
      Spouse Birth Year: 1831
      Marriage
      Year: 1850
      Marriage State: NC
      Number Pages: 1 [1]
    Family ID F563  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Rich Valley, Smyth, Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Rich Valley, Smyth, Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Bible Records: Love, James Bible entries (pages 1-2)
    Bible Records: Love, James Bible entries (pages 1-2)
    L page: Ransom Love was bornd May the 31 1858; Susan Love dide January the 15th 1863 R page: Ransom Love borne September the 4th ; Susan Love wous borne April the 7th 1831; Nancy Love wous bourne April the 9th 1852; James Love wous borne November the 17th 1853; Ransom Love bornd May the 31th 1858; John Love bornd March the 19th 1862; Ransom marid E Gross ... August 28 1865; Becky Emiline Love was bornd the 14 Dec 1866
    (document very faded)

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] Ancestry.Com, Generations Network, Inc, (Ancestry.com.[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.), U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Reliability: 2), 20 "Apr 2013.



    2. [S23] Personal record of James Love, Notations cover 1800-1980 (Reliability: 4).
      !MARRIAGE: Records of Dora May Abbott Love; 1800-1980; Mutliple names and dates on various families;;In possession of Loretta Love Grover, Morgan, Utah,