Betty, sorry for the delay. The woods must have been full of Loftins. The will(Carteret Co., NC)of 1766, has the names Canady and Coale in it. There is another one for a Loftin probated in 1774. Both are on file in the NC Dept. of Archives History. I plan to be in Raleigh next week and time permitting, I will get copies of them and send you copies. The Loftin who married Olive(Ollie) Hatcher(Hatch), as best as we (my daughter Elizabeth is working with me) can gather, is our line -- and possibly the same line you are working on. The legend is that two brothers settled in a section of Carteret Co. that is now Jones Co. The old home site for the Quinns is at Comfort, NC
I'll be in touch with you later -- somehow!