Well, I have been working on George's family and have found a little bit so far.
In the 1880 census records, District 4, Sullivan County, Tn I have found George's father and mother James R. Dove and Almira Dove. The Census was taken on June 18, 1880.
They are listed as
James R. Dove 64 Farmer born in Virginia
Almira Dove 57 wife born in Virginia
Salle Dove 34 Daughter born in Virginia
John Dove 32 son born in Virginia
James Dove 26 born in Virginia
So in 1850 he was living in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and by 1880 he was in Sullivan County, TN which is not unusual. I cannot find James Dove or Almira Dove in Find A Grave.
I have been trying to find information on the Dove family at other sources. I found on Dove family genealogy forum site that Joseph and Mary Dove lived in Charles City, MD in 1743. Their children were Leonard, Amily, James, William, Elijah and Ann. William is the revolutionary war sailor/soldier that ended up in Pittsylvania County.
I couldn't find a Dove in the tithe records that were provided in the pittsylvania county web site. I looked in the death records that provided. I found the following Dove information.
Pamelia Dove died May 17, 1853 at the age of 42 of Dropsy. I looked Dropsy up and it has to do with Kidney or heart failure. She was the daughter of William R. and Ann Irby and her husband was William Dove, Jr.
In the 1855 death records a 15 day old child died. The parents were Elisha and Salley Dove. The death was reported by a neighbor Thomas Bobbitt.
Hartwell I. Dove died on October 10, 1855 at Reed Creek. He was killed. He was 13 years 2 months and 24 days old. He was the son of William and Pamelia Dove.
Dove Armorial History with Coat of Arms on Elegant 11 x 17 Parchment Paper
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Historic Sullivan, a History of Sullivan County, Tennessee with Brief BiographieHistoric Sullivan, a History of Sullivan County, Tennessee with Brief Biographie
Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee : Volume One : 1779 - 1992