Dr Robert George Dovener

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Death 1886 (aged 69–70)
Burial Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 11823207 · View Source
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Ref. Hardesty's Biographical Atlas of West Virginia, Vol. 6 (Wirt County), p. 146.

"ROBERT G. DOVENER, M.D. - born June 10, 1816, in Otsego county, New York, was a son of George and Margaret (Davidson) Dovener, who are no longer living. July 7, 1841, in what is now Cabell county, West Virginia, Robert G. Dovener and Julia H. Barrett were united in marriage, and in 1844 they took up their residence in what is now Wirt county, West Virginia. The wife of Dr. Dovener was born in Cabell county, April 7, 1820, a daughter of Andrew and Dicy Barrett. Her parents are long since deceased. The birth of two sons and one daughter blessed the union of Dr. and Mrs. Dovener; Blackburn B., born April 20, 1842, now a resident and lawyer in Wheeling, West Virginia; Andrew B., born December 4, 1846, died same year in Mason county, West Virginia; Mary L. (Campbell), born February 13, 1846, died in Newark, made her home at Williamstown, Wood county, West Virginia, when living. During the war between the States, Dr. Dovener acted as surgeon of the 15th West Virginia Infantry, and his son Blackburn B., was captain of Company A, same regiment. In addition to his professional duties, which engross much of his time, Dr. Dovener has served as circuit clerk of Wirt county. His postoffice address is Newark, Wirt county, West Virginia."


Robert George Dovener married twice. He married first Julia Ann Barrett born 1820 d. Feb 1861 Parkersburg, Wood Co VA. Julia was the daughter of Andrew J. Barrett and his wife Dicey McComas who married 2 Dec 1818 in Cabell Co VA. They had: Blackburn B Dovener born 20 Apr 1844, Mary L. Dovener b.ca. 1848. After her death Robert G Dovener remarried Elizabeth Worsey b. 1838 d. 1918.


From "HISTORY OF THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY," Vol. I, pages 271-273. Brant & Fuller, 1890.

Capt. B. B. Dovener, prominent in the legal profession of West Virginia, was born April 20, 1844, at Teays Valley, in what was then a part of Cabell county, Va., but now Putnam county W.Va. He is the son of Dr. R. G. Dovener, a native of Cherry Valley, N. Y., who was educated for the practice of medicine at Cincinnati. His wife, the mother of the subject of this mention, was Julia Ann, daughter of Andrew Barrett, and his wife, Dicey McComas, natives of Virginia. She was also born in Cabell county, Va., and was a cousin of Judge McComas, and of Elisha W. McComas, lieutenant-governor of Virginia at the time Henry A. Wise was governor. During the infancy of their son, the parents removed to Elizabeth, Wirt county, and when be was twelve years old, they changed their residence to Parkersburgh, where they remained until he was nineteen, when the father removed to Davisville, Wood county, the mother having died at Parkersburgh, in February, 1861. The outbreak of the civil war occurring shortly after her decease, young Dovener, though still considerably under age, entered into the service of the Union with remarkable vigor and energy. He raised a company, which became Company A, of the
Fifteenth regiment of West Virginia volunteer infantry, but on account of his youth, declined to accept the captaincy, serving as first lieutenant until after the battle of Cedar Creek, when he was made captain. His services throughout the war were distinguished and valuable to the national cause.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 11823207
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Robert George Dovener (10 Jun 1816–1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11823207, citing Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Crystal (contributor 46975682) .