Facts and Events
Charles Daugherty was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's
Charles Daugherty settled as early as 1745, when he witnessed some deeds.
- On 10 Mar 1756, he obtained an 80-acre Virginia patent on a branch of the James River, Kerr (Cunningham) Creek, where he had probably lived for several years, between House Mountain and North Mountain; which was later in Rockbridge Co. at Augusta Co., VA (Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents, by Nell M. Nugent. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD. Part 6, Patent Book 34, p. 46); and (Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800, by Lyman Chalkley. Vol. II, p. 415). (Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~madgenealogist/DaughertyMichaelM-sonChas.html)
The Kerr's Creek Massacres
According to several accounts, Charles Daugherty (and possibly other family members) were killed in the 2nd Kerr's Creek Massacre on 17 July, 1763. Other reports claim he was killed in the first attack in 1759, but it appears based upon evidence presented below that he died in the second attack. An article detailing the Kerr's Creek Massacres is located here:
The Kerr's Creek Massacres 1759-1763
- Page 277.--20th September, 1763. Rebecca Dougherty's bond (with Edward Rutledge, Henry Campbell) as administratrix of Charles Dougherty. (Note: it appears that Charles Dougherty died intestate).
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 391.--6th August, 1753. James Coningham and Margaret to Jacob Conningham, 100 acres, part of 400 acres patented to James, 20th August, 1745. On Tees Crick of James, cor. Moses Coningham. Teste: Chas. Daugherty, Isaac Coningham, Henry (X) Campbell.
- Page 273.--13th February, 1756. James ( ) Cunningham, yeoman, to Isaac Cunningham, £10, 128 acres, part of 400 acres by patent 20th August, 1745, on Tees Creek, cor. Wm. Gillmer. Signed by Margnt Cunningham, but certificates say wife Mary. Teste: Jacob Cunningham, Charly Dougherty, Jno. Gillmer, John Coler, James Simson (Coler, Collier ?).
Information on Charles Daugherty
- Charles DAUGHERTY was born circa 1716 at Lagan Valley, Donegal, Ireland. He married Rebecca CUNNINGHAM before 1729? daughter of James Cunningham and Margaret ____ Cunningham. She was born abt 1715?, and died AFT 22 MAR 1768 in Augusta Co., VA. He immigrated with his father and brothers from Chester Co., PA, to Augusta Co., VA, by 1738, the year Augusta Co. was cut out of Orange Co, to Borden's Great Grant in what is now Rockbridge Co. He settled on Kerr Creek, Augusta Co. (the year its records began) as early as 1745, when he witnessed some deeds. On 6 Aug 1753, he witnessed a deed of James Cunningham for 100 acres of land on Tees Creek of James River, cornering the land of Moses Cunningham on 6 Aug 1753 at Augusta Co., VA.
Sources: ("The Doughertys of Kentucky," in The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Vol. 53, 1955, pp. 124-137; reprinted as Part I of The Doughertys of Kentucky (pp. 233-246), with added Part II (pp. 247-265), in Genealogies of Kentucky Families: From the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Vol. A-M (Allen-Moss), 1981, by William C. Stewart. Kentucky Historical Society, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1955, 1981, p. 251; and Augusta County, VA, Deed Book 1, p. 391.)