Hi. I'm searching on information concerning my maternal great-great grandparets Marion Love and Katy (Catie) Love and family, originally of the Waynesville, Haywood County area of North Carolina, moving to Greenville, SC around the year 1880. They were an interracial couple, Marion was black and Katy was white, although they have described themselves as "mulatto" on 1880 and 1900 US Census forms and other records for legal reasons, I believe. Marion may also have Cherokee Indian heritage. Here are the facts and dates I currently have:
Marion Love--black, born May 1843, likely in Haywood County, NC, likely a descendant of the Robert Haywood family slaves, parents also born in NC.
Katy Love--white, maiden name unknown yet could be "Love" if she is a Love descendant who married a Love slave, born Jan 1858 in the Waynesville, NC area, parents also from NC.
Date of Marriage: 1873 in North Carolina.
Produced 15 mulatto/black children, 2 of which likely died in childbirth, and others later of Tuberculosis, most of whom were born in Greenville, County, SC:
William Love (1872)
Dillard Love (1877)
Eugenia Love (1879)
Lavinia Love (1881)
Rebecca Love (July 1885)
Annie Love-Smith (Mar 10 1887)
Lucier (?) Love (Mar 1889)
Marion Love (Mar 1891)
Alberta (Birdie) Love-Smith (Jun 1893)
Esther Love (Mar 1896)
Queen (Queenie) Love
Any information about this family in Waynesville, Haywood County, black families in Haywood County in the early and mid-19th century would be appreciated. Thanks!
Pic of Marion Love attached.