Facts and Events
Hugh C. Donaghe was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of Hugh C. Donaghe in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Watson vs. Donaghe--O. S. 273; N. S. 96--Bill, 14th July, 1814. Orator Samuel Watson is only son and heir of John Watson, who died in Augusta in 1775. John was in possession (under contract to convey) of a tract owned by Hugh Donaghe. John's widow was Mary. Orator at father's death was 5 or 6 years old. Mary moved with all her children to Washington County, then returned to Augusta and then removed to Tennessee. Orator has since resided in Tennessee and Kentucky. Answer by Margaret Donaghe, widow of James, son of Hugh. She first came to Augusta in 1787. Answer by Hugh C. Donaghe, 21st June, 1815, is 22 years old. Henry Painter deposes, in Augusta, 6th April, 1816, about 35 or 36 years ago he settled on a tract belonging to James Searight near the tract in dispute, where he lived 19 years and became acquainted with Mary Watson.