Thursday, December 3, 2009

Daniel Dove Dulaney

Daniel Dove Dulaney, pictured above, was the youngest child of James M. Dulaney and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Senter. Next to Dove in the photo is his wife, Elizabeth Sula Brown, daughter of Andrew Lafayette Brown and Talitha "Cumi" Stephens. Another one of Andrew and Cumi Brown's daughters, Mary Ophelia, married Dove's brother, James Robert Dulaney.

It is said that Dove once commented that his initials stood for "Dead, Damned and Delivered."

Dove was a Baptist preacher, and at one time served Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church near his home in eastern Itawamba County. It is in this church's cemetery that he and his wife are buried, along with a host of other Dulaney and Brown family members. Dove died in 1957 while visiting his son in Birmingham. Sula died in 1976.

In addition to being a preacher and a farmer, Dove also was an early telephone man, as evidenced by the following news article from 1909.

Itawamba County News
November 4, 1909
Local News
Mr. Dove Dulaney was here Monday, and got specifications to construct a telephone from Fulton northeast, through his community.

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