m. 26 Feb 1801
Facts and Events
John Dugger was born 1 Oct 1780 (per Mrs. Vaught) in NC (probably Elk Creek area of Wilkes County).
He married Mary Engle on 26 Feb 1801 (source?) in Carter Co, TN. They had 20 children.
They resided in the section of Carter County that became Johnson County in 1836.
John Dugger, along with his brothers Abel and William Dugger (and Solomon and Joseph Asher) were listed together on th 1820 Manufacturer’s census in Carter Co., TN with an Iron Works on Watauga River.
John Dugger was listed on the 1830 census in Carter Co., TN. Analysis:
John Dugger was listed on the 1840 census in Johnson Co., TN. Analysis (the enumerations aren’t a perfect match for at least one child):
John Dugger was listed on the 1850 census in Johnson Co., TN.
John and family were listed on the 1860 census in Johnson Co., TN.
1st. I, John Dugger, Sen. desire that hereafter my decease bury me in plain and decent form.
2nd. I give my soul to God who gave it to me.
3rd. I desire my sons, that is alive shall all have an equal share in my part of the forge and saw mill. I desire that my oldest son, John Dugger, Jr. shall have one hudnred and fifty acres of land including the place where Soloman Younce now lives and join Esq. Morgan Swifts which is that much more than the rest of his brothers gets of the Forge lands than the rest of his brothers get, minerals excepted, he shall have equal share of all the rest of hte Iron Works land.
4th. I desire that my son Samuel Dugger, shall have one hundred acres of land where he now lives on and an equal share in the Forge land and saw mill, mines & minerals excepted.
6th(sic) I desire, that my son Wm. B. Dugger, have the land he now lives on it is thought to be one hundred acres more or less and an equal share in the Forge and saw Mill and Forge land, mines & minerals excepted.
7th. I desire that my son Joseph F. Dugger shall have the land he now lives on the minerals of Iron are to be divided with his brothers if they want to work it in their forge if any of my sons want to sell their claim in the Forge & sawmill I desire them to sell to some of their brothers. I desire that Jacob F. Dugger have equal. share in my forge and Iron Works land and sawmill. I desire that my son Hiram Dugger shall have a piece of land on the chestnut ridge thought to be one hundred and twenty acres more or less adjoining Peter E. Dugger and Joseph Dugger and joining the flat of Dugger Branch and an equal share in my Forge and sawmill and Forge land only his brother John Dugger who has two shares in the Forge land the minerals & Mines excepted for me and my heirs.
8th. I desire that my son Benjamin C. Dugger shall have one hundred acres of land at the foot of the Stone Mountain and Bakers Gap road and joins Thomas Wards land, mine & minerals excepted. I also desire that my son B. C. Dugger shall have an equal share with his brother in my Forge and saw mill and Forge land, only John dugger, Junior, he has two shares mine & minerals excepted for me and my heirs.
9th. I desire that Joseph Dugger shall have an equal share with his brothers in my part of the Forge and Saw mill and an equal part in my share of the Forge land with the rest of his brothers, only his brother John he has two shares in the Forge land, mines and minerals excepted for my use and the use of my heirs.
10th. I desire that Solomon Qunice Dugger, my youngest son have the land I sold to him for his part of my land. I also desire that he shall have equal share in my Forge and Sawmill and Forge lands with the rest of his brothes, only his brother John Dugger has two shares in the Forge lands, mines & minerals excepted for me & my heirs.
11th. I desire that my son Peter E. Dugger, shall have the land I sold to him and he paid me for the same. I aso desire that he, Peter Dugger shall have an equal share with the rest of his brothers in my part of the Forge and Forge lands and sawmill and his brother John has two shares in the Forge lands, mine and minerals excepted for me and my heirs.
12th. I, John Dugger, Sen. desire that my daughter Charlotte Cable, wife of Claborn Cable, shall have one hundred acres of land known by the name of the Flat Springs land lying in Watauga County, N.C. it being a two hundred arce tract granted to me by the State of North Carolina. I also desire that my daughter Emily Bunton, wife of Elijah Bunton have the other half of said Flat Spring land to be equally divided by them and a line made through said land with the courses and distances and they shall have deeds for it, mines & minerals excepted for my use.
13th. I desire that my daughter, Nancy Anderson, wife of Thomas Anderson, shall have first choice of Two hundred acres of land in a Thousand acre tract that joins a thousand acre tract of Iron Works land on dry run. I also desire that my daughter Nancy Anderson have thirty three acres of land that joins on the upper end of the land that Samuel Dugger lives on and joins Elijah Buntons land, mines & minerals excepted for my use.
14th. I desire that my daughter Mary Whitehead, wife of Thomas Whitehead have two hundred acres of land in a Thousand acres tract of land that joins a thousand acre tract of land on the east end, joins the land Esq. Dougherty used to own on Dry Run, joins the foot of the Stone Mountain on Bakers Gap Road, mines & minerals excepted for me and my heirs.
15th. I desire that my grandson George W. Dugger and Elizabeth Angeline Dugger and Nancy Gaddy, wife of Charley Gaddy and Martha Green have one hundred acres of land each of them in the thousand acre tract joins the foot of Stone Mountain in part along the Bakers Gap Road, mines and minerals excepted for my own use.
16th. I desire that my grandson Hiram Gragg shall have one bed and bedding.
17th. I desire that my grandson, Harrison Gragg shall have if he find a good vein of on any of my lands only the fifty acres of mine and Wm. Dugger shall have fifty dollars worth of minerals or the value of it when smeltered.
18th. I desire that my daughter Mildred Anderson and John Anderson have the place where I now live on and has sold it to Mildred and John Anderson her husband for four hundred dollars and they are to take good care of me and my property, feed me and clothe me all the rest of my lifetime and on the above conditions the house and one hundred acres of land shall be theirs, otherwise they must pay me one thousand dollars or give my house and land and make me a title to it and all will be right.
19. I desire that Col. Herk have privilege to work my lead mine if he comes to do it soon; and if he finds mettle let him melt it and give what is right of the mettle.
20. I desire that S. Quince Dugger and Peter E. Dugger and Joseph Dugger, my sons shall make settlement with their brothers and sisters and all others that has lawful claims.
21. I desire that my well beloved brother, Wm. Dugger help my heirs in their settlement and keep them at peace if he can and that Peter or Joseph and S. Q. Dugger, pay him for his trouble out of my estate.
22. I desire that my son S. Q. Dugger have a power of attorney or a general Letter of Attorney to do my business as I am not able to see to all of it myself. I hope he will see to it faithfully and honestly and take an oath to do it without fear or favor and honestly this June 2, day 1869.
23. I desire that my children all meet together and settle with each other in love peace. I desire my son Solomon Quince Dugger to write to them as soon after my decease as he can and set a time for them to meet here.
24. I desire that John Anderson and Mildred Anderson if I die before I sell what little stock and property I have to see it be sold and divided among themselves the scraps of land that I have not divided you may divide and sell for money to help in paying my debts &C.
25. I hereby revoke all former wills by me made. In Testimony whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal this 8th day of June 1869. John Dugger, Seal
Signed, sealed and delivered in the Presence of us who have here unto Subscribed our names in the presence of the Testator.
Test: Benjamin D. Cable, William Dugger, Sen.
A true copy of John Dugger Will. R. E. Berry, Clk. County Court.
John Dugger died on 2 Aug 1869 in Johnson Co., TN.
He was named in the Will of his brother William Dugger (1784-1875) written in 1872 as “Heirs of John Dugger, decd.”