Family:Samuel Doak and Jane Mitchell (3)

Facts and Events
Marriage? Abt. 1737 Chester County, Pennsylvania
Children
BirthDeath
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bef. 28 June 1802 Augusta County, Virginia
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Bef. 23 June 1806 Augusta County, Virginia
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1 AUG 1749 Virginia
12 Dec 1830 Bethel, Tennessee
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WFT Est 1750-1760
 
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Descendants of Samuel Doak


Generation No. 1

1. SAMUEL3 DOAK (SAMUEL2, SAMUEL1) was born Abt. 1716 in Northern Ireland, and died 19 May 1772 in Augusta County, Virginia. He married JANE MITCHELL Abt. 1737 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. She was born Bef. 1720 in Northern Ireland.

Notes for SAMUEL DOAK: From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:

Page 497 - - 5th November, 1771. Saml Doak's will, farmer - - To wife, Jane; to daughter, Elinor, unmarried; to wife, to have disposal of all household furniture at her Pleasure to her 3 daughters, Elinor, Mary, Isbel; to son, John; to oldest son, David, plantation David now lives on as Robert Doak laid it off; to son, Samuel, plantation at head waters of Rockfish in Amherst; to son, John, plantation testator lives on; to son, Robert, tract testator formerly lived on in Rockfish, joining Capt. Crawford; daughters, Jane and Elizabeth. Executors, wife, Jane, son David, son-in-law Wm. Brown. Brother-in-law John Finley and John Tate to advise executors. Teste: John and James Mitchell, William Tate, Jr. Proved, 19th May 1772. by James Mitchel and the Tates. David Doack qualifies with John Tate. Nathaniel Steel.



http://www.doak.ws/sources.htm

Samuel Doak, father of Reverend Samuel Doak, was married to Jane Mitchell in Chester County, Pa. before going to Augusta County, Va.. They were both from Northern Ireland. They had at least three sons - the third being Reverend Samuel. Source (As Directly Above.)


http://www.rootsweb.com/~vaaugust/doak.htm page 294 - August 1746

Patrick Hays vs. Samuel Doak.--Defendant brother of John Doak. 17th April, 1746.


http://www.theellisons.net/ghtout/gp1680.htm#head4


Family Group


Husband Samuel Doak

Born:               - Ulster, Ireland
Marr:    ABT 1740   - Chester County, PA  			
Died:    ABT 1772   - Augusta County, VA

Father: Mother: Other Spouses:

Wife Jane Mitchell

Born:               -  
Died:               - Augusta County, VA  

Father: Mother: Other Spouses:

Children 1. David Doak

Born:    ABT 1740   - Greenville, Augusta County, VA
Marr:           - Elanor Turner  (other spouses)
Died:    ABT 1802   - Greenville, Augusta County, VA

2. Samuel Doak, Rev. N7090

Born:  1 AUG 1749   - Augusta County, VA
Marr:    1775   - Esther Houston Montgomery  (other spouses)
Died: 12 DEC 1830   - Bethel, TN


Notes for JANE MITCHELL: Jane's father MAY possibly be Thomas Mitchell, but not proven, need further research.


From Genforum.com post:

Re: MITCHELL- DOAK connection Posted by: Robert John Mitchell Date: April 30, 1998 at 21:54:53 In Reply to: MITCHELL- DOAK connection by Cindy Brock of 12816

Get a copy of "A Mitchell Group / Adam Jane and Robert; and Some Of Their Descendents", by Capt. Harry E. Mitchell, 1963.

Jane Mitchell, possible sister to Adam & Robert Mitchell, married Samuel Doak Ireland/Penn- sylvania? Migrated from Pennsylvania to Augusta Co., Virginia. Samuel Doak Jr. born 01 August 1749. A Presbyterian Minister. married, 1776, Esther Houston Montgomery. Children:

Samuel Witherspoon Doak b. 24 March 1785 Julia Doak b. 10 August 1776 Rev, John Whitfield Doak b. 10 August 1778 Jane Rowe Doak b. 13 Sepember 1787, mar- ried a man named Mitchell. Lucina Doak b. 23 may 1782 Nancy Doak b. 09 June 1790 married William Mitchell Polly Doak b. 01 June 1794

seeking information on David Cunningham Mitchell, born 07 February 1822 in Ohio, possibly Preble Co. Parents/siblings unknown.

married 07 November 1844 Sarah Lorena Glover in Decatur Co., Indiana

died 18 January 1898, buried Dixon, Missouri


Children of SAMUEL DOAK and JANE MITCHELL are:

  • i. ELEANOR4 DOAK, b. Abt. 1738, Pennsylvania or Virginia; d. 06 Jul 1834, Augusta County, Virginia.

Notes for ELEANOR DOAK: Deaths from Bethel Church Register Augusta County, Virginia

Doak, Eleanor - d. Jul 6, 1834 (95 yr) "She was the sister of Col. R. Doak and the eldest of the family"

  • ii. DAVID DOAK, b. Abt. 1740, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia; d. 1802, Augusta County, Virginia; m. JENNET ALEXANDER; b. WFT Est. 1737-1748.

Notes for DAVID DOAK: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vaaugust/doak.htm

Page 215.--26th June, 1799. David Doak's will--To wife, Jennet; to sons. Samuel and David; to daughter, Jenny Berry; daughter, Rosannah Doak; to daughter, Betsy; to 5 daughters, viz: Aggy, Fanny, Darcos, Polly, Elly; to son, Hugh. Executors, wife Jennet, sons Samuel and David. Guardian. James Berry. Teste: Thos. Mitchell, James and Samuel Meteer. Proved, 28th June, 1802. Jennet refuses. Others qualify.


http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/augusta/wills/w-doa01.txt

Will: David Doak, Dated 20 June 1799, Proved 28 June 1803 Source: Augusta Co., VA Will Book 9, Page 215 Contributor: Carol Vass <SVass@aol.com>


IN the name of God amen. I David Doak of Augusta County and State of Virginia being weak in body by reason of sickness but sound of mind memory and Judgment Blessed be God and calling to mind the mortality of the body that it is for all men to die do this 26th day of June in the year of out Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine make ordain and publish this my last will and testament in manner following to wit I resign up my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the last day both shall be united in Glory and respecting that part of the good things of this world which it hath pleased God to bless me with after my just debts is paid I dispose of and Bequeath as follows Viz: Imprimis I Bequeath to my Beloved wife Jennet Doak her living off this plantation that I now live on during her natural life & while she remains my widow and I allow my two sons Samuel and David Doak who gets the land to support her and the rest of my children that is to get their living off this plantation and each of my sons to be at equal Expense in supporting s.d. family. But if my wife thinks proper to live by herself without depending on her two sons I allow her a certain part of my plantation (during her natural life or while she remains my widow) for her support that is to say I allow her to have the management of and the Benefits arising from all my lands that lies on the South side of the great -?- including the dwelling house and to --?-- from line to line and after her decease s.d. land is to go to my two sons agreeable to the division that is to be made to them. I also bequeath to her my negro named Abraham (during her natural life or widdowhood) for the support of her and my children and at her Decease he is to be sold & divided between my two sons to enable them to make up the Legacies that is left to the rest of my Children. I also bequeath to my wife one third of all my stock and farming tools after just debt and specific Legacies is made up an the disposal and management of all the household furniture which stock farming tools and household is to be given to her agreeable to the appraisement of such things as she thinks proper to take. Item I Bequeath to my daughter to my daughter Jenny Berry five shillings for her Birth right Item I Bequeath to my daughter Rosanah Doak my negro girl named Hannah to her during her natural life and to desc.ds to her issue but is she dies without issue then s.d negro girl is to come

Page 216 back and her Value to be divided between my sons Saml & David Doak. I also bequeath to Rosannah a young mare Equal to Samls mare N--?-- --?-- her saddle bridle bed and bedding or furniture fitting for the Sorrel and such a quantity of Stock and household furniture as her mother thinks fit to give her living and maintainance for herself and negro and cratures of that part of the land alloted to my wife during her unmarried State. Item I Bequeath to my daughter Betsy five shillings for her Birth right as I intend o give her her divide immedietly. Item I Bequeath to my two sons Samuel and David Doak to each of them one half of this land that I now live on part to ther theirs after my Decease and the other part after their mother's decease which said Land is to be Equally divided considering quantity quality and improvement to be theirs and their heirs and assigns forever. I also Bequeath to Each of them a negro boy that is to Saml his negro boy Andw. and to David Dinnise I allow bequeath to then an Equal Share in my Grist Mill and saw mill and still with the appartainance thereto belonging reserving to my wife if she thinks proper to live by herself one fourth of the profits arising from the Grist Mill I also Bequeath to Each of my sons a young mare that is to say to Saml N-?- and to David a young filly named his with the remainder of all personal Estate not Bequeathed I also allow my negro woman June to be sold and her price to be appropriated for to enable my two sons to make up the following Legacys and to pay and to pay my just debts and my waggon I allow to be continued on the plantation for the use of my widow and all my children that lives thereon. Item I Bequeath to my five daughters (Viz) Paggy, Fanny, Dorces, Polly and Elly Doak to Each of them a l ittle negro girl to be given to Each of them by my two sons Saml & David out of the Land to them and their issue but is no issue to return --?-- back to my two sons. I Bequeath to each of my above named daughers a tolerable good horse creature saddle and ridle and such Stock and household furniture as their mother thinks proper to give them but if their mother should be Called off before the[y] get married I allow my Executors to Give them nearly as much as Rosannah gets. I also allow all of my children to be Schooled what is common out of the profits of my Mills and Still or to be Learned as fare as is necessary for children. I also my five daughters and son Hugh to get their living with their mother or to be supported off this plantation until the[y] change their way of living. Item I Bequeath to my son Hugh Doak his schooling as far as a good English Schoolar to paid out of the profits arising out of the land and if he appars to have a turn for learning and an inclination thereto I allow my two sons Saml & David to put him to learning and support him at the same until he gets through and them to give him a horse and saddle but if he appears to have no capacity no inclination for the same after he is --?-- Page 217 English scholar I allow him to be put to a trade such as he with the advise of my Executors will Choose and when he has learned the trade and is of age I Bequeath to him one hundren pounds and a horse and saddle for to enable him to follow his trade which money is to be given him out of the land and appurtance thereto belonging & I hereby by Constitute and appoint my beloved wife Jennet Doak Executrix and my sons Samuel and David Doak Executors of my whole Estate and I appoint and choose James Berry Guardian for my infant Children and I do hereby revoak and disanul and wills and Testaments by me heretofore made and do ---?--- Establish and publish this my las will and Testament. In Witness I David Doak have hereto set my hand seal this day and year above written.

Sign.d Sealed and acknowledged by David Doak as his last will and testament in the presence of us who David Doak (seal) were at the sign Sealing and acknowledging of the same Thomas Mitchell James Meteer Samuel Meteer)

At a Court held for Augusta County for Monday the 28th day of June 1803 This last Will Testament of David Doak deceased was proved by the oaths of Thomas Mitchell James Meteer & Samuel Meteer the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Samuel Doak and David Doak the Executors therein named, who made oath according to law and together with Robert Doak and James Mitchell their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty them for obtaining a probat thereof in due form. It appearing from the Certificate of Jennet Doak the Executors therein named that she refuses to take upon herself the burden of the execution thereof. Teste.


  • iii. JANE DOAK, b. 1745, Augusta County, Virginia; m. WILLIAM BROWN, JR., 1757; b. 20 May 1730, Augusta County, Virginia; d. May 1809, Monroe County, West Virginia.

Notes for JANE DOAK: http://count.exitexchange.com/exit/1182699 (Note: not sure of this information, more research may be necessary)

Family of Samuel Doak (2) & Jane Mitchell

3. Jane Doak. Born in 1745 in Augusta Co VA. Jane died in Greenbrier Co Va in 1758, she was 13.

In 1757 when Jane was 12, she married William Brown II, son of William Brown I & Mary Unknown, in Augusta Co VA. Born on May 20, 1730 in Augusta Co VA. William died in Monroe Co VA in May 1809, he was 78.

They had the following children:

i. Rosanna

ii. William (1759-1822)

iii. Mary (1761-)

iv. John (1763-)

v. Sarah (1767-)

vi. Alexander (~1784-~1839)

vii. Jane (1789-~1891)

viii. Margaret (~1790-~1895)

ix. Elizabeth


  • iv. ELISABETH THANKFUL DOAK, b. 13 Jan 1746/47, Fishersville, Tinkling Springs, Augusta County, Virginia; d. 20 Dec 1848, Johnson City, Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee; m. (1) JAMES MCTEER, WFT Est. 1765-1775; b. WFT Est. 1735-1748; d. Abt. 1793, Augusta County, Virginia; m. (2) NATHANIEL HALL, Aft. 1793; b. 13 Mar 1749/50, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. 16 Oct 1833, Hall Farm, Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Notes for ELISABETH THANKFUL DOAK: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genehall/ps03/ps03_458.html

Name Elizabeth Thankful Doak253,255 Birth 13 Jan 1747, Fishersville, Tinkling Springs, Augusta County, VA255 Death 20 Dec 1848, Johnson City, Kingsport, Sullivan County, TN Burial under Boone Lake, Sullivan County, TN Flags Proven, Web Page Father Samual Doak Sr (~1700-1771) Mother Jane Mitchell (~1711-)

Misc. Notes " James McTeer, of Maryland and Virginia, married sister of Rev. Samuel Doak. James McTeer, a brother of Andrew McTeer, and the uncle of Robert McTeer, the earliest settler of Blount County, TN. married Elizabeth Doak, the sister of Rev. Samuel Doak, the famous Tn pioneer and minister. ELIZABETH DOAK was the daughter of SAMUEL DOAK and and his wife JANE MITCHELL, and brother of John , David, (Rev) Samuel, and Robert Daok. Her sister Mary Doak married Abner Weatherly, who was the Sherriff of Gulliford County, North Carolina (Buffalo Church section) succeeding Zaza Brashears, whose sister Martha Brashears married David Morrow, as heretofore shown in the Morrow notations herein. Another brother-in-law of this James McTeer was William Brown, who married Jane Doak and had among others a son Samuel Brown, who married the daughter of Edward Murphy and is mentioned in the will of Mary McTeer - widow of Frizzell McTeer, in the year 1829, down in Georgia. James McTeer died in Augusta County, Virginia and left a will which was proved at the September term of the court in 1793. This will was witnessed by Samuel McCutcheon, John Wallace, and David Doak, James Mitchell and Samuel Doak. His children, according to his will and that of his son, Samuel McTeer (in 1803) were: 1. William McTeer 2. James McTeer 3. Samuel McTeer 4. Sarah McTeer 5. Elizabeth McTeer

James McTeer, the son of James McTeer and ELIZABETH DOAK died leaving will in Agusta County, VA. in 1812 and his legatees were: 1. Wife Jane (Jane Mitchell) 2. William McTeer 3. Mitchell McTeer 4. Elizabeth McTeer 5. Isabella McTeer 6. Brother, William McTeer Executors were: Wife Jane Thomas Mitchell, Jr. Daniel Henderson (Thomas Mitchell, Jr. was his wife's brother) Witnesses were: Thomas Jackson Robert Doak Dorcas M. Doak Nancy Doak ."256 [3/26/96 This may be a DIFFERENT Elizabeth Thankful Doak. Many writers seem to be confusing her with the Daughter of Samuel the immigrant.] Spouses 1 James McTeer Death abt 1793, August County, VA


Children William

James 
Samuel 
Sarah 
Elizabeth 

2 Nathaniel Hall252,253 Birth 13 Mar 1750, Albemarle County, VA Death 16 Oct 1833, Hall Farm, Sullivan County, TN Burial Under Boone Lake, Hall farm, Sullivan County, TN Father William Hall (1702-1773) Mother Jean , Jane, or Janet Unknown (~1710-)

Marriage bef 1771, Virginia

Children Alexander (~1769-<1854)

William (1771-1846) 
James Nathaniel (1776-1830) 




http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jlopp/janebuchananancestry.htm

Notes for Elizabeth Thankful Doak:

" James McTeer, of Maryland and Virginia, married sister of Rev. Samuel

Doak. James McTeer, a brother of Andrew McTeer, and the uncle of Robert

McTeer, the earliest settler of Blount County, TN. married Elizabeth

Doak, the sister of Rev. Samuel Doak, the famous Tn pioneer and minister.

ELIZABETH DOAK was the daughter of SAMUEL DOAK and and his wife JANE

MITCHELL, and brother of John , David, (Rev) Samuel, and Robert Daok. Her

sister Mary Doak married Abner Weatherly, who was the Sherriff of

Gulliford County, North Carolina (Buffalo Church section) succeeding Zaza

Brashears, whose sister Martha Brashears married David Morrow, as

heretofore shown in the Morrow notations herein.

Another brother-in-law of this James McTeer was William Brown, who

married Jane Doak and had among others a son Samuel Brown, who married

the daughter of Edward Murphy and is mentioned in the will of Mary McTeer

- widow of Frizzell McTeer, in the year 1829, down in Georgia.

James McTeer died in Augusta County, Virginia and left a will which was

proved at the September term of the court in 1793. This will was

witnessed by Samuel McCutcheon, John Wallace, and David Doak, James

Mitchell and Samuel Doak. His children, according to his will and that of

his son, Samuel McTeer (in 1803) were:

1. William McTeer

2. James McTeer

3. Samuel McTeer

4. Sarah McTeer

5. Elizabeth McTeer

James McTeer, the son of James McTeer and ELIZABETH DOAK died leaving

will in Agusta County, VA. in 1812 and his legatees were:

1. Wife Jane (Jane Mitchell)

2. William McTeer

3. Mitchell McTeer

4. Elizabeth McTeer

5. Isabella McTeer

6. Brother, William McTeer

Executors were:

Wife Jane

Thomas Mitchell, Jr.

Daniel Henderson

(Thomas Mitchell, Jr. was his wife's brother)

Witnesses were:

Thomas Jackson

Robert Doak

Dorcas M. Doak

Nancy Doak ." [3/26/96 This may be a DIFFERENT Elizabeth Thankful Doak.

Many writers seem to be confusing her with the Daughter of Samuel the

immigrant.]

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jlopp/doak.htm

Notes for Elizabeth Thankful Doak:

" James McTeer, of Maryland and Virginia, married sister of Rev. Samuel

Doak. James McTeer, a brother of Andrew McTeer, and the uncle of Robert

McTeer, the earliest settler of Blount County, TN. married Elizabeth

Doak, the sister of Rev. Samuel Doak, the famous Tn pioneer and minister.

ELIZABETH DOAK was the daughter of SAMUEL DOAK and and his wife JANE

MITCHELL, and brother of John , David, (Rev) Samuel, and Robert Daok. Her

sister Mary Doak married Abner Weatherly, who was the Sherriff of

Gulliford County, North Carolina (Buffalo Church section) succeeding Zaza

Brashears, whose sister Martha Brashears married David Morrow, as

heretofore shown in the Morrow notations herein.

Another brother-in-law of this James McTeer was William Brown, who

married Jane Doak and had among others a son Samuel Brown, who married

the daughter of Edward Murphy and is mentioned in the will of Mary McTeer

- widow of Frizzell McTeer, in the year 1829, down in Georgia.

James McTeer died in Augusta County, Virginia and left a will which was

proved at the September term of the court in 1793. This will was

witnessed by Samuel McCutcheon, John Wallace, and David Doak, James

Mitchell and Samuel Doak.

Notes for JAMES MCTEER: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/augusta/court/3court52.txt

Page 265.--20th May, 1772. Beverley to James Meteer, in Beverley

Manor at Cave Hill. 36 acres. Delivered: James Meteer. 11th March, 1796.


Possibly this James McTeer was in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1734: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/chester/taxlists/faggsmanor.txt

from Futhey and Cope's THE HISTORY OF CHESTER COUNTY (1881);

 There seems to have been an intention to make a township of Fagg's manor, 

and in 1734 there was a separate assessment made, which contained the following names; John Ffreaser, James Hall, John Rogers, JAMES MCTEER, John McMurray, Samuel ffleming, Henry Charleston, David Kennedy, Daniel Hammond, Robert Callswell, David McClaskey, Robert Robson, Wm McClanican, John Croswell, John Douglass, Widow Thomson, Daniel McClain, Thomas Province, Thomas Wetherspoon, Joseph Kenegan, William Neal, William Grimes, Arthur Steward.

WRIGHT, SAMUEL. (Will in Chester County, PA) March 10, 1732/3. Adm. to James McTeer.



http://lib-operations.sonoma.edu/fin/aaa-0224.html

page 201: will book VIII (66) 2d August, 1793. James Meteer's will--To wife, Elizabeth; to 3 sons, William, James, Samuel. Executors, wife Elizabeth and son William. Teste: Samuel McCutchen, DAVID DOAK, James Mitchell, John Walce, SAMUEL DOAK. Proved, September Court, 1793, by the Doaks and James Mitchell, Jr. Executors qualify.


This family obviously had a close relation with the Doak family, based upon the will listed above, and the following will:

page 222: will book IX (215) 26th June, 1799. DAVID DOAK'S will--To wife, Jennet; to sons, Samuel and David; to daughter, Jenny Berry; daughter, Rosannah Doak; to daughter, Betsy; to 5 daughters, viz: Aggy, Fanny, Darcos, Polly, Elly; to son, Hugh. Executors, wife Jennet, sons Samuel and David. Guardian. James Berry. Teste: Thos. Mitchell, James and Samuel Meteer. Proved, 28th June, 1802. Jennet refuses.

Others qualify.

http://www.sonic.net/mustang/familyquest/html/fam/fam00680.html


Husband: James McTeer
Born: at:

Married: at:

  Died:                  at:   
Father:
Mother:
       Other Spouses: 

Wife: Elizabeth Thankful Doak
Born: at:
  Died:                  at:   
Father:Samuel Doak
Mother:Jane Mitchell
       Other Spouses: 

CHILDREN
Name: James McTeer
  Born:                  at:   

Married: at:

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses: Jane Mitchell


Name: William McTeer
  Born:                  at:   

Married: at:

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses:


Name: Samuel McTeer
  Born:                  at:   

Married: at:

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses:


Name: Sarah McTeer
  Born:                  at:   

Married: at:

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses:


Name: Elizabeth McTeer
  Born:                  at:   

Married: at:

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses:



http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/chester/taxlists/faggsmanor.txt

from Futhey and Cope's THE HISTORY OF CHESTER COUNTY (1881);

 There seems to have been an intention to make a township of Fagg's manor, 

and in 1734 there was a separate assessment made, which contained the following names; John Ffreaser, James Hall, John Rogers, James McTeer, John McMurray, Samuel ffleming, Henry Charleston, David Kennedy, Daniel Hammond, Robert Callswell, David McClaskey, Robert Robson, Wm McClanican, John Croswell, John Douglass, Widow Thomson, Daniel McClain, Thomas Province, Thomas Wetherspoon, Joseph Kenegan, William Neal, William Grimes, Arthur Steward.


  • v. SAMUEL DOAK, REV., b. 01 Aug 1749, Virginia; d. 12 Dec 1830, Bethel, Tennessee; m. (1) ESTHER HOUSTON MONTGOMERY, 31 Oct 1775, Rockbridge County, Virginia; b. 27 Feb 1755, Virginia; d. 1807; m. (2) MARGARET HOUSTON, 1818; b. WFT Est. 1755-1770; d. 22 Sep 1831.

Notes for SAMUEL DOAK, REV.: From "Early American Presbyterians" (http://sdsspc1.physics.lsa.umich.edu/amckay/presbiod.htm#Rev. William Dickey)


Rev. Samuel Doak (1749-aft 1818) He was born within the bounds of the New Providence congregation, Virginia, in August, 1749; was admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, in the College of New Jersey, in 1775; taught for a short time in the school of the Rev. Robert Smith, of Pequea, Pennsylvania, then became Tutor in Hampden Sydney College, where he remained about two years, pursuing the study of theology under the Rev. John Blair Smith, which he subsequently continued from some time under the Rev. William Graham. He was licensed to preach the gospel by the Presbytery of Hanover, October 31st, 1777, and having preached for some time in Washington county, Virginia, he removed to the Holston settlement, in what was then a part of North Carolina, but is now a part of East Tennessee. After residing in this settlement a year or two, he removed in the hope of finding a more promising field of usefulness, to the settlement on Little Limestone, in Washington county, and there purchased a farm, on which he built a log house for purposes of education and a small church edifice, and founded a congregation known as the "Salem Congregation." The literary institution which he established was the first that was ever established in the great Valley of the Mississippi, and he presided over it from the time of its incorporation, in 1785, till the year 1818, when he removed to Bethel, and opened a private school, which he called Tusculum Academy. Dr Doak organized a number of churches in the county in which he lived. His ministry was attended with no small success. His style of preaching was original, bold, pungent, and sometimes pathetic. He was eminently successful in training up young men for the ministry. See, students, Rev. John Rankin, Rev. Gideon Blackburn


http://www.doak.ws/sources.htm

Samuel Doak (Reverend) (August 1749 - Dec. 12, 1830) on October 31, 1775 married Esther Montgomery. Source (Montgomery-Houston Family, Rockbridge Co., Va.)



This account in Augusta County, Virginia gives a little information regarding the migration of Rev. Samuel Doak:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~vaaugust/doak.htm CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS, SECTION "I." JUDGMENTS. page 80

Peter Kinder vs. Samuel Doak--O. S. 40; N. S. 14--Bill 16th June, 1802. In 1770 Andrew Little made a settlement on waters of Reed Creek, then in Fincastle, now Wythe, and a short time afterwards transferred it to John Riley, who sold to orator. In 1775 Samuel Doak, from a military warrant under the King of Great Britain's proclamation, had a survey made including above settlement. The warrant to Samuel was dated 1773, and under the proclamation of 1763. Samuel Doak went to live in North Carolina (now Tennessee) about 1789, and has never returned. Answer states that in 1768 Robert Doak, for and on behalf of Samuel Doak, sowed some turnips on the land but made no actual settlement. In 1770 Jacob Young made an improvement on the same tract but removed to Holstein and conveyed his claim to Samuel. In 1771 Samuel built a cabin and afterwards Andrew Little built a cabin but never lived in it. George Boyd, of Stuart County, Tenn., deposes 3d December, 1804.



Mrs. Elizabeth Doak Kennedy. DAR ID Number: 65266 Born in Russellville, Tenn. Wife of Rev. Byng David Kennedy. Descendant of Rev. Samuel Doak, D. D. [p.92] Daughter of Wiley Harvey Doak, M. D., and Katherine Nenney, his wife. Granddaughter of Samuel Harvey Doak and Elizabeth Galbreath, his wife. Gr-granddaughter of John Whitfield Doak and Jane Alexander, his wife. Gr-gr-granddaughter of Rev. Samuel Doak, D. D., and Esther Montgomery, his wife. Samuel Doak (1749-1828) was a patriot preacher and member of the Convention of Franklin County, Tenn. He was born in Augusta County, Va.; died at Washington College, Tenn. Also Nos. 56462, 60042.

Mrs. Willis Lawrence Marks. DAR ID Number: 84843 Born in Greenville, Tenn. Wife of Dr. Louis T. S. Marks. [p.324] Descendant of Rev. Samuel Doak, D. D., Alexander McEwen, and Margaret Houston McEwen, as follows: 1. Lacy Lyle Lawrence (b. 1857), m. 1878, Mary Katherine Doak (b. 1860). 2. Robert Ebenezer Doak (1824-65), m. 1847, Anna Katherine Kreger (1830-60). 3. Samuel W. Doak (1785-1864), m. 1808, Sarah McEwen (d. 1864). 4. Samuel Doak, m. 1775, Esther H. Montgomery (d. 1807); Alexander

McEwen, m. 1780, Margaret Houston.

Samuel Doak (1749-1828) was a patriot preacher and member of the Convention of Franklin County, Tenn. He was born in Augusta County, Va.; died in Washington County, Tenn. Alexander McEwen (1750-95) was a defender of Fort Houston, as was also his wife. The garrison had some fine riflemen, but none better than this heroine. He was born in Augusta County, Va.; died in Tennessee. Also No. 83378.


  • vi. ISABEL DOAK, b. WFT Est. 1750-1760, Prob. Augusta County, Virginia.
  • vii. JOHN DOAK, b. WFT Est. 1750-1760, Prob. Augusta County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1804.

Notes for JOHN DOAK: Possibly this John Doak's will?:

http://www.doak.ws/sources.htm John Doak has a Will dated March 21, 1804. Children were John, Samuel, Thomas Mitchell, Julia, Nancy, Rosannah, Betsey Wilson, Washington, David. Executors were Samuel Doak Sr. and David.


Did this John Doak marry a Mitchell?

  • viii. MARY DOAK, b. WFT Est. 1750-1760, Prob. Augusta County, Virginia; m. ABNER WEATHERLY.

Notes for ABNER WEATHERLY: Sherriff of Gulliford County, North Carolina (Buffalo Church section)

  • ix. ROBERT DOAK, COL., b. WFT Est. 1750-1760.