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Re: Katie and William Gaines, Chickasaw Freedmen
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Perhaps you may want to go back over your information to make sure you have the correct information on your grandfather and who his father is. If you mean your "grandfather" was Robert Howard Love, who was born in 1818, the son of Thomas Love then some of your information is not correct.
You seem to be making a connection to the Chickasaw Love's a major slave owning family and strictly by the dates it would seem improbable this is your grandfather because that would mean you were born in the late 1880's, highly unlikely or I want some of that elixir you are taking from the fountain of youth.
Don Martini's book clearly states who Robert Love was and as I recall there may have been another but he too would have been born at a time that makes it difficult for you to be a grandson unless you are in your 90's +.
The Loves descend from William Love who married into the Chickasaw Nation and resided in Holly Springs, MS before removal circa 1840's.
Just a note, my great grandmother was a daughter of Robert Howard Love, your grandfather, she was born in 1865 and her mother was an enslaved woman by the name of Margaret Ann Wilson nee Love.
Robert Love is reported to have enslaved over 200 persons of so called African descent and the nation denied the children fathered by men like Robert their rights as citizens based on the presence of African blood, even if it was less than the Chickasaw blood inherited from their fathers.
The information you have posted seems to be conflicting from what I know and I would suggest you go back and check your sources and information to make a better connection than the one you have now.
For a more thorough genealogical history of the slave owning family of Chickasaw Love's, you may want to get a copy of Marie Garland's book, "The Chickasaw Loves" this may be a better source for what you are looking for.
Here's what I have:
Descendants of William LOVE?
1 William LOVE?
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