Person:Chesley Dugger (4)

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Chesley Dugger
  • HChesley Dugger1822 - After 1860
  • WMary E Clifton1824 - After 1860
m. 23 May 1849
  1. Charles Dugger1854 - After 1860
  2. Georgia Dugger1855 - After 1860
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Name Chesley Dugger
Gender Male
Birth? 1822/1823 Effingham, Georgia, United States
Marriage 23 May 1849 Chatham, Georgia, United Statesto Mary E Clifton
Death? After 1860 Chatham, Georgia, United States

Chesley Dugger was born in Effingham Co., GA as proven by his 1860 census entry which gives the county and state. His approximate birth year is less specific. He was listed twice on the 1850 census, once as age 38 (born ca 1811/12) and also as age 27 (born ca 1822/23). In 1860 he was 40, or born ca 1819/1820. I don't know which is more accurate.

Chesley's parents are unproven, but it is clear he was named for the older Chesley Dugger (c1782) who could be his father, or perhaps an uncle.

On 23 May 1849 Chesley Dugger married Mary E. Clifton in Chatham Co., GA.

They were listed twice on the 1850 census, both times in Chatham County. The entries were slightly different.

7th Census of the United States - 1850
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real $ Birth Place
Chatham Co, GA - District 13
Page 259b, House # 514, Family # 514
Dugger Chesley 38 M W Ship Carpenter GA
Dugger Mary E 27 F W GA
Bowen J 26 M W Joiner GA
Page 281b, House # 866, Family # 895
Dugger Chelsy 27 M W Ship Carpenter GA
Dugger Mary E 25 F W GA
Bowers James 25 M W Twiner NY

They were on the 1860 census in Chatham Co., GA. He was listed clearly as "Christopher" instead of Chesley. This census taker recorded the county of birth as well as the state. Very helpful.

8th Census of the United States - 1860
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real $ Pers $ Birth Place
Chatham Co, GA - Ogeechee 7th Dist
Page 401, H # 2932, F # 3215 - Savannah PO
Dugger Christopher 40 M W Effingham Co GA
Dugger Mary 40 F W Beaufort Dist SC
Dugger Charles 5 M W Chatham Co GA
Dugger Georgia 4 F W Chatham Co GA

Chesley appears to be listed a second time on the 1860 census. This other entry is in neighboring Bryan Co., GA, and it isn't certain that it is him, but it must be.

8th Census of the United States - 1860
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real $ Pers $ Birth Place
Bryan Co, GA - Ways Station PO
Page 733b, H # 12, F # 12
Maxwell John F 57 M W Mechanic 3000 GA
Maxwell Amelia A 42 F W GA
Maxwell Henry 18 M W Clerk in Store GA
Maxwell Stephen 16 M W Clerk in Store GA
Maxwell Regina 14 F W GA
Maxwell Mary 8 F W GA
Maxwell William 6 M W GA
Maxwell Barbary 4 F W GA
Dugger C 40 M W Agent for R. Road 8000 GA