Person:John Daugherty (14)

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Capt. John Daugherty, Sr.
m. ABT 1737
  1. James Daugherty1737 - 1812
  2. Henry DaughertyABT 1740 - ABT 1821
  3. Capt. John Daugherty, Sr.ABT 1743 - 1828
  4. Joseph Daugherty, Sr., of the Virginia MilitiaABT 1746 - AFT 1830
  5. Michael DaughertyABT 1747 - 1787
  6. Mary Daugherty1750 - 1787
  7. Robert Samuel Daugherty, Sr., of the Kentucky MilitiaABT 1752 - BEF 1822
  8. William Daugherty1754 - 1841
  9. Nicholas DaughertyABT 1756 -
  10. Child Daugherty1760 -
  11. Miss DaughertyABT 1765 -
  • HCapt. John Daugherty, Sr.ABT 1743 - 1828
  • WIsabela Patton1745 - 1830
m. ABT 1768
  1. Michael Daugherty1770 - 1830
  2. George D. DaughertyABT 1773 - 1842
  3. Naomi Daugherty1774 -
  4. William Daugherty, Sr.1775 - 1852
  5. Sarah "Sally" Daugherty1776 - 1826
  6. Ellender Daugherty1777 -
  7. Samuel Daugherty1781 - 1824-1873
  8. Mary DaughertyABT 1783 - ABT 1816
  9. Henry Daugherty1784 - 1846
  10. John Daugherty, Jr.1788 - 1856
  11. Robert Sylvester Daugherty, Sr.1791 - 1865
Facts and Events
Name Capt. John Daugherty, Sr.
Alt Name John Doughert
Alt Name Capt. John Dougherty
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1743 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage ABT 1768 Augusta Co. Isabela Patton
Reference Number 473443
Isabela Patton
Alt Marriage 1769 to Isabela Patton
Military? 1774 Captain in Virginia Militia for Fincastle Co.
Residence? 1775 Moved to near Boonesboro, Lincoln Co., KY
Residence? 1789 Jefferson, now Trimble Co., KY
Residence? 1812 Orange Co., IN
Burial? FEB 1828 Sec. 26, Twn.2, N., Range 1 E., Dugger Cemt., Orange Co., IN.
Death? 14 FEB 1828 Stampers Creek, Orange County, Indiana

John Daugherty was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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  • Vol.2 - Walker vs. Preston--O. S. 93; N. S. 31--William Walker, late of Washington County, died intestate, leaving widow, Elizabeth, and eight children, viz: Nancy (m. Wm. Gallehan), Betsey (m. Wm. Carmack), John, William, Peggy (m. Elijah Tancray), James (infant), Lucy (infant), Elsy (infant). At William's death all were infants except John. In 1773 Henry Dougherty made a settlement on Laurel Fork of Holston River. Dougherty sold to John Newland, who sold to James Crabtree, who sold to William Walker, deceased. William Crabtree deposes he knew the land as a hunter, 1772-1779. Mrs. Nancy Tate, a settler, deposes. Robert Fowler, a settler, 1779, deposes. James Crabtree, a settler, deposes, Robertson County, Tenn, 1805, that his deposition was formerly taken in Russellville,Logan County, Kentucky. Aaron Lewis, a surveyor, deposes, 1804, in Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky. Andrew Marshall deposes that John Dougherty left the county in 1778 and Henry Dougherty in 1779. James Crabtree deposes that in 1780 or 1781, Wm. Walker settled on Laurel Fork. Elisha Dungans, a settler, deposes that Wm. Walker in 1778 or 1779 moved to Middle Fork of Holston. James Tosh deposes he knew no improvement earlier than Parson Terry's. James Stokes lived on it at one time. Charles Thurman deposes he was married in June, 1790, and William Walker, died the winter before. Robert Dennison deposes that Henry and John Dougherty moved from this country in fall of 1779. Joseph Dougherty lived on Reed Creek. Deponent is brother-in-law to the Doughertys.

Information on John Daugherty


1. Broderbund World Family Tree 052, Tree Number 0475/0476. 2. World Family Tree 059, Tree Number: 0544. 3. Look under Patterson-Magill-Daugherty Pedigree.

4. From family history obtained from Mrs. Pearl Wilson of Paoli, Indiana, who served for many years as a registrar and Record Chairman of the Lost River Chapter DAR Orange County, Indiana----Michael Daugherty-II in 1737/1738 was a merchant in Londonderry, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He later moved to north central Virginia where some of his children were born including fore-father , Capt. John Daugherty, Sr. Michael Mor Daugherty-I along with his wife Catherine nee Rodgers Daugherty, father of Michael Mor Daugherty-II, came to America from Lagan Valley, landing at New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware on 10 December, 1727. The family immediately moved to Londonderry, Chester County, Pennsylvania were the family remained until 1737/1738 when they all moved to Augusta County, Virginia to start a new life on the frontier.

5. Reference: World Family Tree 059, Tree Number: 0544 :

John married Isabella Allen Patton and in 1776 they moved their family in what later became Kentucky. John owned 1500 acres of land. John's Military career began in 1774 with the Fincastle County, Virginia Militia. He delivered horses prior to the Battle of Point Pleasant which occurred in October 1774. He served in the Revolutionary War. In July of 1780, he was in Logan's Expedition. In 1782 he was commissioned a Captain in in the Lincoln County, Kentucky Militia by Virginia Governor Benjamin Harrison (the grandfather of the President). John and his company, under the command of George Rogers Clark, built forts on the frontier and successfully repelled Indian Attacks on the few White settlers that was on the frontier.

Captain John Daugherty, Sr. moved his family to Indiana in 1810. In 1815 he entered another 160 acres in Section 32. In 1825 he bought land near Stampers Creek Church in Orange County, Indiana, Section 26, Township 2ND Range IE. John, Isabelle, their son George and his wife Hannah Daugherty are buried on the land.


"The first important step in the march of the early settler to the Pacific was the thrust of emigration into Kentucky dating from 1775. Among the small company of frontiersmen always in the van of this movement were the Daugherty's, (The name Dougherty also is spelled Daugherty, Doherty, Daughetee, Dockerty, Doghity, Daughity, Dohity, Dogherty, O'Docharty and in various other ways, but all trace back to Dochartach of the Province of Ulster, Ireland). The name was occasionally spelled Doughty or Dowty in Kentucky but usually this spelling indicates English rather than Irish derivation. It is not unusual to find the name spelled as many ways in one Kentucky document). five generations in little more than seventy years spanned the continent from the permanent settlements, helped to evolve the new culture of the spreading frontier, as it had in the Valley of Virginia, and then many of its members moved on: Into Indiana, into Missouri Territory and so, ever westward, up the Missouri across the Rockies, and down the Columbia River, all before the nineteenth century was well begun. Some remained in Kentucky, and are represented by descendants today; most followed the moving frontier, down the Mississippi, across the prairies to Texas, over the deserts to California. Among them were hunters and trappers, traders, soldiers, lawyers, legislators, but most were farmers and Indian Fighters. In the fifth generation from Atlantic tidewater was the nation's first notable Indian Agent.

The date of John Daugherty, Capt., Rev. War first trip to Kentucky is not known, but he was exercising his talent for locating land in 1775 (Lewis Collins, History of Kentucky, Volume 2, page 519), and after a trip back to the settlements beyond Clinch Mountain with John Wilson of Harrod's company that winter, was entering land along the waters of Dix River near the Falls of the Ohio in early January of 1776 (John Wilson, deposition, Nelson County, Kentucky, Circuit Court October 7, 1794). It is not likely that John Daugherty was himself among Harrod's company returning down the Ohio in March, 1775, to what was to be Harrodsburg, for he had land and a family on Laurel Creek of North Holston, on the road from Virginia to Kentucky through Cumberland Gap. John's older brother Henry was the first known settler so far into the wilderness on the waters of North Holston (Lyman Chalkley, Gates of the Wilderness Road, Virginia Magazine of History, Volume 30, Page 201) and John may have made an unrecorded visit through the Gap before 1775; if not, he heard of the wonderfully fertile soil and abundant game of the Kentucky country from neighboring Long Hunters, and from Daniel Boone. Boone is seen in Virginia in the fall of 1774, carrying a letter concerning John's brother Michael, and a late newspaper, from Major Arthur Campbell to Colonel William Preston (Draper Mss., Wisconsin State Historical Society, 3 QQ 123).

The Daugherty family had started westward (after landing at New Castle County Delaware on 10 December, 1727 from Donegal County, Ireland, then immediately moving to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where they spent the next ten years). Michael Mor Daugherty-I, storekeeper of "Newlondon Derry", Chester County, Pennsylvania, established himself in Borden's Great Grant in what is now Rockbridge County, Virginia, at the headwaters of Cedar and Mill and Broad Creeks of the James River. (Court Judgments, File 393, Augusta County, Virginia; and Surveyor's Book 1, page 5; and Deed Book 4, page 104 et sec). This Michael Mor Daugherty-I was a brother to Thomas Daugherty who arrived at New Castle, Delaware, December 10, 1727 with Michael Mor Daugherty-I, his family a host of other relatives including, Thomas and several other members of the Daugherty Family including John Caldwell and his family (later to become famous for settling the Cub Creek Presbyterian Settlement along with Thomas Daugherty, (Michael Mor Daugherty-I's brother).

John Caldwell and his family lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, before going to Virginia eventually to help establish the Presbyterian Cub Creek settlement, "key that unlocked the floodgates to unlimited emigration from Pennsylvania and Ireland." (Dr. Howard McKnight Wilson, The Tinkling Spring, Headwater of Freedom, page 42, referring to the permission for settlement in the back parts of Virginia, given by Governor Gooch in response to request by the Donegal Presbytery of Pennsylvania, instigated by John Caldwell April 11, 1738). The Cub Creek settlement was later than estimated by its historian, not until 1740 at the earliest and probably not until 1742, a conclusion separately arrived at by Dr. Wilson and the author). Thomas Daugherty's descendants reached Kentucky, too, but by other roads.

Mill creek is a branch of Poague's Run, and Michael's neighbors included Robert Poague, Erwin Patterson, John Maxwell, George Wilson, James McGavock, James Gilmore, James Crow, James Spratt, Robert McAfee, the Thompson's, Salling's, Walkers, McDowell's and others who were to be represented in the migrations up the valley and into Kentucky. Michael Mor Dougherty-I was in Capt. John Buchanan's militia company, listed for the first and last time as O'Doeherty, in 1742 (F. B. Kegley, Virginia Frontier, page 141). Michael was appointed Constable in 1747 (Order Book 1, page 251, Augusta County, Virginia) , and through the 1740s and 1750s he and his sons continued accumulating land in the Forks of the James. Incursions by the Indians were not uncommon. Three of the Dougherty boys are listed in the militia in 1756 and Michael Mor Dougherty-I was paid for furnishing provisions. (Court Martial Book 2, August 1756, Augusta County, Virginia, and Hening, Virginia Statutes, Volume 7, page 190). One of the boys, Charles was killed in the 1763 raid by Cornstalk's braves; and that year Michael Mor Daugherty-I also died, aged more than 61. His estate was appraised November 16, 1763 by Joseph Culton, John McKee, John Gilmore and William Edmonston. (Will Book 3, page 304, Augusta County, Virginia).

The family began to break up after that, some remaining for a time on the James River farms, others moving South and West into the wilderness. Michael's son Michae-II was at the Reed Creek settlement in what is now Wythe County, Virginia, in 1763, with the Bedford County militia to help James Davies and two or three other families menaced by the Indian raids of that terrible year. (Thomas L. Preston, Historical Sketches, page 119). Some time between then and 1768, Michael-II acquired a considerable acreage at Boiling Springs, adjacent to Fort Chiswell and the Great Road and Graham's Forge. His old neighbor on the James River, James McGavavock, purchased Fort Chiswell property in 1768 and Robert Graham eventually acquired the Boiling Springs property.

John D. Daugherty, Capt., Rev. War was the 2nd oldest son of Michael Mor Daugherty-II (son of Michael Mor Daugherty-I) was born in 1743 in Augusta County, Virginia which later was divided up and the section that John was born in became Rockbridge County, Virginia. John married a Isabella Anna Patton around 1768 in Tazewell County, Virginia. John and his family were in Kentucky as early as 1775, lived in what is now Boyle County, Kentucky and Jefferson County, Kentucky and moved to Harrison/Orange County, Indiana about 1810-1811 and died there on 14 February, 1828. Captain John Daugherty died on 14 February, 1828, in his 85th year and was buried in a field in Section 26, Township 2 North, Range 1 East, Orange County, Indiana. By his side is buried his wife Isabelle, who died on February 14, perhaps the same year; his son George, who died March 14, 1842 and his wife Hannah nee Boyd Daugherty, who died July 11, 1846. The field has long been plowed over, and the gravestones were found against the fence near the family graveyard in the course of the search for Captain John's history. As had been the case in Virginia and in Kentucky, some of the Daugherty's remained in Indiana, others pushed on westward. At the Stamper Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Paoli, Orange County, indiana there is a memorial about four feet wide. On the west side of the monument there is Capt. John Daugherty and his wife Isabella's birth and death date, and then there is nine of their children and there wives; Robert b. 1790 and his wife Sarah, and their son Robert S. b. 1818 are also buried there. William b. 1779 and Elizabeth "Betsy" nee Tanner Daugherty are also listed. James Tanner born 1812 and Amanda Jane nee Snyder are buried at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Missouri. On the East side of the monument is engraved the Dougherty Coat of Arms...engraved under it is "Original Coat of arms worn by the Lords of innishowen of Dougherty Castle on Lock Swilley, Donegal Co. Ire. Its meaning: translated 'For My Hereditary Right.' "On the right side is an engraving of a castle and under, "Ingraved in stone above the fireplace in main room of the castle: These words: 'Accepted Christianity 652 AD' Our first known ancestor was: Sir Cahir O'Dochartaigh" it is unknown just who placed the memorial or when (Register of the Kentucky historical Society, pp. 131-132)

John and Isabelle had children: Michael Daugherty, born 1769/70 in now Wythe or Tazewell County, Virginia who married Miss Jane Stephenson in Nelson County, Kentucky on 18 August, 1790. Michael died in Trimble County, Kentucky around 1830; George D. Daugherty who was born around 1773 in what is now Tazewell County, Virginia. George married a Hannah Boyde who was the daughter of a John Boyd of Barren County, Kentucky. George and his family moved to Harrison/Orange County, Indiana when his father Captain John Daugherty and Mother Isabelle nee Patton Daugherty move there in 1810. On 14 March, 1842 George Daugherty died in Orange County, Indiana: John S. Daugherty, Jr. who was born around 1788 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky and married a Mary Hollowell, daughter of a John Hollowell in Harrison County, Indiana on 11 February, 1810. John S. Daugherty, Jr. and his family moved to Knox County, Illinois where John died on 2 January, 1856. John and his wife Mary nee Hollowell Daugherty, Jr. are both buried in Knox County, Illinois; Henry Daugherty who was born around 1784 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky and married a Miss Catherine Cynthia (?nee) Daugherty from North Carolina around 1810 in Orange County, Indiana, as he too had traveled with his mother and father to Orange County, Indiana around 1810. Henry Daugherty died in Orange County, Indiana on 14 November, 1846; Sarah "Sally" Daugherty who was born on 5 August, 1786 in Knob Lick, Lincoln County, Kentucky. Sarah also had moved to Orange County, Indiana with her parents John and Isabelle in 1810. She married a Michael Miller on 2 April, 1807 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Sarah died in Orange County, Indiana on 10 August, 1826 and is believed to be buried at the Stampers Creek Cemetery, Orange County, Indiana?; Mary Daugherty who was born around 1783 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky. Mary Dougherty married a William Charles in Harrison County, Indiana on 19 October, 1811. Mary died in 1816 and is buried in Orange County, Indiana; William Daugherty who was born on 1 November, 1748 in Augusta County, Virginia and who had married a Miss Elizabeth "Betsy" Tanner, daughter of a John Tanner, on 6 May, 1802 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. William Daugherty, Sr. and his family moved to Lawrence County, Indiana and he died in Green County, Indiana in November, 1852. It is believed that both William Daugherty, Sr. and his wife Betsy nee Tanner Daugherty are both buried in Green County, Indiana?; Robert Sylvester Daugherty who was who was born on 15 April, 1791 in Knob Lick, Lincoln County, Kentucky. Robert married a Sarah Tanner (sister of his brother William Daugherty) around 1810 in Orange County, Indiana. Robert S. died around 1850 and both him and his wife Sarah nee Tanner Daugherty are buried in Orange County, Indiana; Samuel Daugherty who was born around 1781 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky married a Mary Bland in Orange County, Indiana on 5 November, 1819, both Samuel and Mary Dougherty are believed to have died and are buried in Orange County, Indiana?; Ellender Daugherty who born in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky around 1777 and married a Charles Beasley in Jefferson County, Kentucky on 19 July, 1798; and last is daughter Naomi Daugherty who was born around 1777 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky and married a Thomas Motley from Virginia on 12 March, 1795 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. It is not know if Naomi and her husband Thomas accompanied the rest of the family to Indiana or not but it is documented that only John and Isabelle's son Michael remained behind in Kentucky when the family moved to Indiana?

7. Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records: Individual: John Doughert Location: Augusta Co., VA Record Type: Land Record ID: 31852 Description: Grantor Book-Page: 5-490 Property: 94 acres; Craig's Creek at Indian Camp. Remarks: John Doughert, signed Jocort. From Patton 1751. This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley

8. Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 Individual: Dougherty, John County/State: Jefferson Co., KY Page #: 17 Year: 1810 Age ranges in household: 10311-1110106 The Census numbers above equate to: 1 male 10 & under; 0 males 11-15 years old; 3 males 16-20 years old; 1 male 21-45 years old: 1 male over 46 years old: Females: 1 female 10 & under; 1 female 11-15 years old; 1 female 16-20 years old; 0 females 21-45 years old; 1 female over 46 years old; & 0 free Negro or Indians; 6 slaves.

9. Military Services: John Daugherty/Dougherty (the family spelled it both ways since John's Grandfather Michael Mor Dougherty/Daugherty and family landed on 10 December, 1727 at New Castle Delaware) began his military service in 1774 at Fincastle County, Virginia and was a Captain in the Virginia Militia, including a chore of delivering horses prior to the Battle of Point Pleasant on the ohio River. He and a friend (John Wilson) settled on a plot of disputed land at Locust Thicket near the present day Danville, Kentucky and raised a crop of corn ther in 1775. During the Indian attacks of 1776 when other settlers left for the safety of the nearest Fort John Daugherty did not but chose to remain on the disputed land he had filed on. His near neighbor , Archibald McNeil, was killed by indians in 1777; in 1778 John was a Captain of a militia company in what is now Boyle County, Kentucky. John and his brother Robert appear to have participated in Capt. Benjamin Logan's expedition against the Shawnees and the Chillicothe Town on the Little Miami River in 1778. Captain John Daugherty did serve under logan, second in command to GeneralGeorge Rogers Clark in the July 1780 expedition across the ohio in April 1779 at Centucky County, Kentucky. He led a company of 42 men, including his brother's Robert and George, on Clark's expedition following the Blue Licks disaster. The Indians never gave Kentucky any great trouble after this expedition, and the number of settlers increased rapidly between 24 October, 1782 and 24 November, 1782 at Kentucky. Following John and most of his family's move to Indiana Territory (they are believed to have started moving to indiana Territory around 1803 and all were in indiana by 1811) and John was made Justice of the Peace on 7 March, 1811. Only his son Michael remained in Kentucky; all of his and Isabelle Anna nee Patton,s children moved from Kentucky to Indiana with John and Isabella. They ended up moving first to Harrison County, Indiana and then to Orange County, Indiana where John died on 14 February, 1828 in a town in Orange County, Indiana called Paoli where John, his wife Isabele nee Patton Daugherty and several of their son's and wives are buried.

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buried in his field in Sect. 26, Twp. 2 N, Range 1 E, Orange Co., IN, his wife Isabella by his side a few months later, and in due course, their son George and his wife Hannah, in Stamper Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Paoli, IN. There is a memorial about 4 feet wide. On the west side is Captain John & Isabella's birth and death date and then their children are listed with their wives. All eleven of them. Capt. John's son, Robert b. 1790 and his wife Sarah, and their son Robert S. b. 1818 are also buried there. William b. 1779 and Elizabeth (Betsy Tanner) are buried in the old Dugger Cemetery in Dugger, IN. James Tanner b. 1812 and Amanda Jane (Snyder) are buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, MO. On the East side on the left is engraved the Dougherty coat of arms ... engraved under it is "Original Coat of arms worn by the Lords of Innisowen of Dougherty Castle on Lock Swilley, Donegal Co. Ire. It's meaning: translated ' For My Hereditary Right.' " On the right is an engraving of a castle and engraved under it is "Ingraved in stone above the fireplace in main room of the castle: These words: 'Accepted Christianity 652 AD' Our first known ancestor was: Sir Cahir O'Dogherty" Unknown who placed the memorial or when