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Subject: Re: DOVE Family Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Author: Spencer Hanshaw
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Classification: Query

In the 1870 Federal Census of Jackson County, Mississippi, there were two Dove families that of Basil Dove (1815-1870+) and Osbourne Dove (1835-1870+). Both men were native of the District of Columbia. It appears that the only male Dove to remain in the area was Charles Dove (1862-1900+), a son of Basil Dove, who was married to Louisa Henshaw. They had a son, Albert Dove (1899-1900+), who was adopted, as his parents were from Virginia.

Circa 1884, Alexander (Alec) Hanshaw married Berthemia Dove (1863-1900+), the daughter of Osburn Dove (1812-1900+) and Sarah Dove (1840-1870+).

I dont know if this helps or not. Louisa I do not know her parents but I guess it had to be from a male Hanshaw