The only record I have found for a Wm. Lovely In Ireland is from familysearch.org - a christening 12 Aug 1694 Saint Peter and Saint Kevin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Father Tho. Lovely -mother Mary. Source Call No. 0824049 Item 2. This is too early but may be a connection.
I have been researching William Lewis Lovely for at least 10 years to discover the connection w/Catherine Lovely and Samuel Reed(Reid) married in Maysville Mason Co Ky 26 Oct 1829. Her father is listed as John V. Lovely on the marriage document. Believe him to be the postmaster of Paris Bourbon Co KY age 46 just found in 1860 Census. Catherine's son, John Irwin Reed was born in Maysville in 1832.
Family stories refer to William Lewis Lovely but I have not found any record of his children to make a connection.
Have received 2 monographs(written in1986) from Evalyn King 601 East 5th St Russellville, Ark 72801 re Persis Brown Lovely & Major William Lewis Lovely & have accumulated other info from many other sources. They appear to have had no children of their own.
I am sending this same info to firstname.lastname@example.org
who mentions a will of Oct 28.1817 of Persis that is not in anything
I have found so far. Would like a copy of that will and any info on William's children.
Will share my findings. Thanks, Dorothy