Joseph Alfred Dove

Male17 May 1817–1897

Brief Life History of Joseph Alfred

When Joseph Alfred Dove was born on 17 May 1817, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, his father, Aaron Dove, was 31 and his mother, Sarah “Salley” Baker, was 25. He married Jemima Riggleman in 1836, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pleasant Valley, Rockingham, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died in 1897, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rockingham, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Alfred Dove
1817–1897
Jemima Riggleman
1815–1897
Marriage: 1836
Catherine Dove
1837–1880
Sarah Jane Dove
1846–1919
Barbara Frances Dove
1839–1896
Oliver Albert Dove
1844–1904
Rueben Romelus Dove
1850–1870
Franklin Reboham Dove
1852–1928

Sources (23)

  • Joseph Dove in household of Sarah Dove, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Alfred Dove - Published information: Family genealogies: birth: 17 May 1817; Rockingham, Virginia, United States
  • Joseph, "Virginia, Rockingham County, Marriage Registers, 1864-1926"

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  • Marriage
    1836Rockingham, Virginia, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 7

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 27

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    Name Meaning

    English: from an Old English female personal name Dūfe, from Old English dūfe ‘dove’, occasionally perhaps from Old Norse dúfa ‘dove’, used also as a byname. The name might also have been applied as a nickname for a mild and gentle person or as a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of doves.

    Scottish: variant of Duff .

    North German and Dutch: nickname for a deaf or dull man, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch dōf, do(o)ve.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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