Did Wendy ever respond to you on Hoven Genforum? It seems that she was quite knowledgeable, but I can't make contact with her.
I am helping a professor at the university of South Alabama trying to make a complete (as possible) and verifiable list of the participants of Fort Mims.
Do you have data and sources on the Hoven family that we may have copies of, please?Either scans or paper copies?Much has been written on Fort Mims, but this is an effort to gather more comprehensive and documented material on the folks who were there.
In a Hoven Genforum posting a couple of years ago, Wendyhad the following information:
I have the folllowing information through several court documents: Benjamin Hoven leaves South Carolina in 1800 for Tensaw Settlement,Al. Settles near Fort Mims. He sits on first court of Alabama at McIntosh Bluff. Moves to Baldwin County in 1810 ( precise location, Pine Log Creek, according to tax roll 1805 for Washington County, Mississippi Territory and remains mentioned on tax roll until 1807) He has several childern but all are killed in Fort Mims Massacre except John Hoven (b 1794 South Carolina d 1850 Jackson, Al) First Marriage (1823):(children) William, Elizabeth,Margaret.(wife unknown) Second marriage to Mary Howell daughter of Henry Howell, marriage date 1830. Children: Rebecca(1834), John Lafayette(1838), Mary Jane(1840), Sarah(1842), Virgina Harriet(1844), Ann C. (1846), Rufus K (1849), Ella (1850). All information taken from will executed in Clarke County. I have all of these children's marriages and their children. What I am unable to locate is Benjamin's marriage, his parents and first known entrance to America. History: When John (b 1794) marries Mary Howell shortly after her father dies and he becomes administrator and executor of his estate and head of the family, by coindience when John dies his son William is left to the same position since their are several minor childern left without a father. William returns to Clarke County and settles in the Stave Creek area. At first owning a large section of land from the river back to Stave Creek. There is a spring located approximately 2 miles from the river on Jackson side called Hoven Springs. He is reported to be buried close to that area. ------------- Do you have copies of the materials and their sources?
Also, one person said that John had a sister Elizabeth who also escaped?All I have on the list right now are Benjamin Hoven, Mrs. Benjamin Hoven, and John Hoven as being at Fort Mims.