Facts and Events
James Donaghe was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Page 229.--Dr. James McCausland, guardian of Hugh Donaghe, orphan of James Donaghe--By James Bobkins, paid him in part of his wife's legacy bequeathed her by her grandfather, Hugh Donaghe. (Note: Hugh Donaghe was the son of James Donaghe).
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Page 452--1st November, 1798, Peter Blake, Jeremiah Smith, Ro. Campbell have moved to Green County, North Carolina, and John and James Donaghe are preparing to move thither.
- Vol. 2 - Donaghe vs. Donaghe--O. S. 232; N. S. 82--Bill, 1811. Complainants are, viz: John Dougherty and Elizabeth; James Dobkin and Jane and Hugh Donaghe, representatives and children of James Donaghe, deceased, who died 1801 intestate. James was son of Hugh Donaghe, who contracted to buy from Jane land on Noly Chucky in Tennessee, Green County. Hugh is dead testate, and his administrator, John Donaghe, is also dead. Hugh's three youngest children were William W., Sarah and James Donaghe. Deed 25th April, 1808, by Thomas Gillaspie of Washington County, Tennessee, to Hugh Donihoo of Augusta, Va., tract in Green County, Tenn., on Nolochucky River, 114 acres. Recorded in Green County, Tenn., April, 1808.
- 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.