Loudermilk Lineage

(Loudermilk Name History)

(Loudermilk Coat of Arms)


Hans Veltin Lautermilch 
Migrated from Switzerland to Germany in the Kirchard region..
m. unknown

     children:  Hans Melchoir Lautermilch

                    Valentini Lautermilch (b. 1674, d. 1724)

Valentini Lautermilch (b. 1674, d. 12-15-1724, m. 7-22-1694)
Born in Germany; the family was from Michelfeld in the Northern Kraichgau region of Germany, and they were affiliated with the Michelfeld Lutheran Congregation; he was a shepherd.
m. Anna Christina Dorner (d. 12-29-1723)
        children:   Anna Rosina Lautermilch (b. 5-12-1695)
                        Hans Jacob Lautermilch (b. 7-10-1696, d, 3-14-1734/5)
                        Johann Leonhard Lautermilch (b. 12-23-1698, d. 1700)
                        Johann Wolgang Lautermilch (b. 11-7-1700, d. 7-27-1702)
                        Johann Michel Lautermilch (10-10-1702, d. 1703)
                        Hans Wegrich Lautermilch (b. 1704)
                        Anna Catherine Lautermilch (b. 3-26-1706)
                        Anna Elizabeth Lautermilch (b. 11-18-1709, d. 8-16-1713
                        Mathias Lautermilch (b. 4-9-1714)
 

Hans Jacob Lautermilch (b. 7-10-1696 , d. 3-14-1734/35, m. 8-21-1725)
m. Maria Catherine Rockel
        children:   Johann Jacob Lautermilch (b. 6-6-1726, d. 6-16-1807)
                        Anna Catherine Lautermilch (b. 1-13-1728/29)
                        Johann Michel Lautermilch (b. 5-7-1733, d. 4-14-1745)
 

Johann Jacob Lautermilche (b. 6-6-1726, d. 6-16-1807, m. about 1750 in Bavaria, Germany)
Born in Michelfeld, Northern Kraichgau Region, Germany and died in Randolph County, NC in Pleasant Hill Cemetery; he arrived in Philadelphia on April 15, 1749 aboard the Phoenix. He first settled in Pennsylvania and later went to Randolph County, NC where he was a Revolutionary War Veteran. From the War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, D.C.:
“The records of this office show that one Jacob Lowdermilch served in the Revolutionary War as an Ensign in Capt. John Davis Woelpper’s Company of the German Battalion of Continental Troops, commanded successively by Col. Baron Atendt; Lt. Col. George Stricker, Col. Ludwig Weltner, and Col. N. Housegger. Jacob was appointed Sergeant July 24, 1776; Commissioned Ensign Nov. 19, 1776 and 2nd Lt. May 15, 1777. He resigned April 8, 1778. File No. ORD-fjm.” Jacob appears in the 1779 Randolph County, NC Tax list next to James Lathem. He is the only Laudermilk in Randolph County. The War Department placed a tombstone on Jacob’s grave in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
m. Mary Rebecca Meyers (b. 1714, d. 7-10-1805)

Born in Switzerland, died in Randolph County, North Carolina.
        children:   Jacob Lowdermilk (b. 1751, d. 1805)
                        John Harrison Lowdermilk, Sr. (b. 6-10-1763, d. 8-8-1848)
                                m. 1) Mary Rachel Elliott, 2) Cynthia Swain Elliott, 3) Jane Jenkins
 

Jacob Lowdermilk (b. 1751, d. 7-1805, m. 1772)
born in Ashboro, NC; died in Burke County, NC; his wife probated his will in July, 1805; issued land warrant #340 on June 2, 1789 by Sam Millikan to Jacob "Louther Milk" for 200 acres on "Crucked" Creek; issued land warrant #182 by John Arnold to Jacob "Loudermilk" on December 10, 1793 for 100 acres on Crooked Creek waters of Deep River; issued land warrant #889 by Jacob Elliott to Jacob Lowdermilk on June 10, 1802 for 50 acres on waters of Deep River; issued land warrant #751 by Jacob Elliott to Jacob Lowdermilk on May 4, 1802 for 100 acres on waters of Deep River.
m. Elizabeth ----- (b. 1753)
        children:    Jacob Lowdermilk, Jr. (b. 1773, d. 5-12-1843) - m. Catherine Von Cannon (b. 1-1-1785, d. 8-10-1827)
                        Henry Lowdermilk (b. 1781, d. 1840) - m. 1) unknown, 2) Margaret Peggy Taylor (m. 1-20-1821)
                        Solomon Lowdermilk (b. 1785, d. 1838) - m. 1) Sally Starnes (m. 10-2-1823), 2) Malinda Pence (m. 7-1831)
 

Henry Loudermilk (b. 1781, d. 1840)
Born in Randolph County, NC and was in Buncombe County, NC around 1800; recorded in the Burke County, NC Census of 1820 with 2 sons and 2 daughters; after the death of his Irish Quaker wife, Henry moved with his children to Habersham County, GA, in 1831 and settled in the Hazel Creek Community. He purchased his land from Joseph Habersham who had received the land as a grant from the Queen of England.  He farmed and had many vineyards.  He died in 1840 and was buried on his farm, but the location of the grave has been lost.
m. Margaret Peggy Taylor - m. 1-20-1821
        children:    William Cannon Lowdermilk (b. 9-17-1807, m. 4-18-1829) - m. Susannah Bradford
                        Daughter Lowdermilk (b. 1809)
                       Jacob Lowdermilk (b. 11-6-1814, d. 6-18-1898) - m. 1) Mary A. Washburn, 2) Sarah Lucinda Smith Dockins
                        Gullie Ann Lowdermilk (b. 1818) - never married; died as a teenager

m. Sarah "Sally" Butt (b. 1816, m. 4-13-1835 in Union County, GA)
 

Jacob (Jake) Loudermilk (b. 11-6-1814, d. 6-18-1898, m. 2-27-1834)
born in Buncombe County, NC; came to Georgia in 1831 with his father; Married in Habersham County, GA; buried at Hazel Creek Church Cemetery. Jake died at the age of 83 after fathering 19 children, the second set of seven after the age of 60.  During the Civil War, Jacob and five of his sons served in the Confederacy.  Jacob served in the Georgia Militia, 31st Senatorial District #752, joining at age 50 on December 14, 1863 in Habersham County.  The enrollment list states that he was a tanner by trade.  It is told by those that remember that when Jake became ill, never to leave his room again, he had his room (16 x 16) papered with $100 Confederate bills.  For years he had kept this old paper money stuffed in a tin trunk, but he realized he would never live to see this paper turned into gold again.  He wanted to spend his last days surrounded by luxury in the luxury that might have been. His youngest child, Annie, spoke of her father as being very tall and legend says about 7' and that he had a long beard.  Jacob was 76 when she was born and died when she was 9 years old.
m. Mary A. “Polly” Washburn (b. 1816, d. 10-18-1872) - daughter of Thomas Washburn

buried in the Washburn-Latham Cemetery
        children:   William Cannon Loudermilk (b. 12-16-1834, d. 1910, m. 4-19-1857) - m. Matilda Anne Landers

                                both are buried in the Loudermilk/Stephens/Mize Cemetery
                        David Washington Loudermilk (b. 1837, d. 1863, m. 8-28-1856)

                                killed in the Civil War and is buried at "Our Soldiers Cemetery" in Mt. Jackson, VA; marker in the Loudermilk-Stephens-Mize Cemetery

                                m. 1) Caroline Rice
                        *Thomas Asbury Loudermilk (b. 4-1-1844, d. 2-20-1916, m. 5-3-1868) - m. Susie Ann Whitehead (b. 1850, d. 1928)
                        *Henry Ervin Loudermilk (b. 1-12-1840, d. 9-2-1917, m. 9-8-1867) m. Martha Jane Landers Cawthorn
                        *Jacob Walton Loudermilk (b. 8-1-1849, d. 2-14-1918, m. 11-25-1873) - m. Mary Etta Kinney (b. 12-8-1855, d. 5-10-1929)
                        *John M. Loudermilk (b. 1854, d. 1917, m. 1-4-1874) - m. Fannie M. Dodd (b. 1853, d. 1945)
                        Sarah Ann Loudermilk Smith (b. 1851, m. 6-19-1864) - m. J. D. Smith
                        *Eliza Ann Loudermilk Smith (b. 4-3-1851, d. 5-11-1924) - m. William S. Smith (b. 7-23-1849, 10-23-1920)

                        Mary Ann Loudermilk Perry Clark (b. 1846, d. 1914)

                                m. 1) Phillip Jefferson Perry (b. 1841, d. 1862)

                                     2) George Norris Clark (b. 1845, d. 1867)
                        Rosilla Ann Loudermilk Lathan (b.3-15-1857, d. 5-13-1919, m. 4-28-1878) - m. William Lathan
                        Lucy Ann Loudermilk Kytle (b. 1860) - m. Willie C. Kytle (b. 2-2-1856, d. 3-4-1922)
                        Gullie Ann Loudermilk Hartley - m. Waightsel Hartley
m. Sarah Lucinda Smith Dockins (b. 2-22-1847, d. 12-16-1921, m. 12-8-1873)
        children:    Anna Dianna Loudermilk (m. 11-11-1888) - m. James A. Mullinax
                        *James Calloway Loudermilk (b. 1877, d. 1945, m. 5-24-1900)- m. Anna Cash (b. 1878, d. 1945)
                        *Jeannette "Net" Rosetta Loudermilk Cody (b. 7-27-1880, d. 1-2-1973)

                                m. 1) Bill Thomas  2) James Alec Cody (b. 11-17-1885, d. 2-10-1977)
                        *Bessie Loudermilk Moore (b. 3-29-1884, d. 10-16-1916, m. 12-21-1902) - m. Charles A. Moore
                        *Essie M. Loudermilk (b. 3-8-1882, d. 7-29-1884)
                        Claude M. Loudermilk (b. 1886) - m. Clemmie Cody (m. 7-16-1905)
                        *Annie Mae Loudermilk McCrackin (b. 3-29-1889, d. 2-18-1979) - m. Tim McCrackin (b. 3-4-1886, d. 6-19-1965)
 

Henry Ervin Loudermilk (b. 1-12-1840, d. 9-2-1917, m. 9-8-1867)
He was twenty-two and single when he enlisted March 19, 1862 in the C.S.A., Company C Phillip's Georgia Legion; he was later captured at Knoxville, Tennessee on December 3, 1863 and spent one year and eight months in the prison in Rock Island, Illinois under the name Raven Loudermilk.  It has been told through family tradition, that Henry believed if a soldier was captured twice, after being exchanged the first time, he would be shot; so he changed his name to avoid any chance of being shot.  By the time he was released on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance, he was a Corporal and twenty four years old.  Oath shows him to be 5'9" with dark brown hair and hazel eyes.  He married in Habersham County and is buried at Hazel Creek Church Cemetery in Mt. Airy, GA; his epitaph reads:  "In my Father's house are many mansions."
m. Martha Jane Landers Cawthorn (b. 2-6-1840, d. 8-22-1910)

Buried at Hazel Creek Church Cemetery in Mt. Airy, GA; her epitaph reads, "I am waiting for thee."
        children:    *Elenor Adel (Leckie) Loudermilk Ansley (b. 6-10-1878, d. 3-3-1936, m. 2-11-1906)

                                m. Hamp Ansley (b. 12-7-1881, d. 1-23-1963)
                       *Alex Ervin Loudermilk (b. 3-3-1880, d. 1938) - m. Mary Victoria Grant
                        William Henry Loudermilk (b. 5-22-1873, d. 2-7-1940, m. 12-20-1891) - m. Beulah Lee Ayers (b. 1877, d. 1944; buried in Demorist City Cemetery)
                        Charles Loudermilk (b. 8-1886, d. 1969, m. 5-5-1912) - m. Fannelle Perkins
                        *Joe Meridy (Ricky) Loudermilk (b. 11-21-1883, d. 3-10-1885)
                        Celestial (Lessie) Jane Loudermilk McMillen (b. 8-14-1869, d. 8-31-1948, m. 12-25-1887) - m. William Henry McMillen
                        Martha Vastine Loudermilk Barron (b. 3-21-1876, d. 1938, m. 6-11-1899) - m. William Ervin Barron
                        Zonnie Mary Loudermilk Brown (b. 6-13-1871, d. 12-22-1938, m. 1-10-1889) - m. James Brown
                        Sarah Loudermilk (b. 1869) - listed in 1870 Census; buried in Loudermilk-Stephens-Mize Cemetery

        Step Children:    Emily Francis Cawthorn (b. 6-22-1861)
 

Alex Ervin Loudermilk (b. 11-3-1880, d. 4-10-1938, m. 5-18-1897)

Born in Habersham County, GA.; married in White County, GA
m. Mary Victoria Grant (b. 9-13-1883, d. 5-13-1957)

Born in Habersham County, GA.
        children:    *Paul Ervin Loudermilk (b. 10-16-1903, d. 4-8-1953, m. 7-13-1925) - m. Minnie Belle Franklin
                        *Charles William Loudermilk (b. 12-15-1906, d. 12-21-1968)

                                m. 1) Lena Duncan (m. 7-26-1926), 2) Dessie Dithulia Swaney Phillips (m. 1-25-1941)

                        Ruth Violet Loudermilk Rush (b. 2-17-1909, d. 9-18-1977, m. 12-23-1927) - m. Bert Rush
                        Joe Merideth Loudermilk (b. 3-19-1913, d. 2-5-1969) - m. Azalea Ellerfair Amerson (b. 3-16-1909, d. 12-15-1969)
                        *William Alec "Bill" Loudermilk (b. 9-17-1915, d. 7-13-1944) - killed in World War II in Normandy, France
                        *Jake Grant Loudermilk (b. 8-28-1918, d. 3-30-1988) - m. Lorraine -----
                       
 

Charles William Loudermilk (b. 12-15-1906, d. 12-21-1968, m. 1-25-1941)

Born in Habersham County, GA; died in Atlanta, GA; buried at Hazel Creek Church Cemetery in Mt. Airy, GA.
m. Lena Duncan Loudermilk (b. 12-13-1905, d. 1-28-1928) - Lena died at home, 437 Central Avenue, Atlanta, GA due to childbirth complications; buried at Hazel Creek Church Cemetery in Mt. Airy, GA.  She was the daughter of B. F. Duncan.
        children:    unknown child died at birth (b. 1-8-1928)
m. Dessie Dithulia Swaney Phillips (b. 5-29-1913, d. 9-15-1994, m. 2-13-1933)

Born in Fairmount, GA; died in Perry, GA; buried at Hazel Creek Church Cemetery in Mt. Airy, GA
        children:   William Alex Loudermilk (b. 2-27-1949, m. 6-22-1968) - m. Ellie Drawdy
 

William Alex Loudermilk (b. 2-27-1949, m. 6-22-1968)
born in Birmingham, AL
m. Ellie Drawdy (b. 9-9-1949)
born in Waycross, GA
        children:    Jason Wayne Loudermilk (b. 1975, m. 6-12-2004) - m. Margaret Courtney McCammon
                        Sherri Lynn Loudermilk Underwood (b. 1978, m. 6-8-2002) - m. Chris Underwood
                        John David Loudermilk (b. 1985)
 
 

Note* denotes burial in Hazel Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Bibliography:

Habersham County Marriage Books B (1843-1873), D (1872-1889), D (1889-1905, and E (1896-1905)

Family Bible of Alex Ervin Loudermilk

Miscellaneous Records, Habersham County, GA.  Daughters of the American Revolution.  GA.  Tomochichi Chapter, PP. 20-22.

Randolph County, NC, Land Warrants 1778-1948.  pp. 64, 112, 148, and 177.

Hazel Creek Baptist Church 1855-2001, Hazel Creek History Committee, c2002.

Hazel Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

Loudermilk-Stephens-Mize Cemetery, Demorest, Georgia