m. abt. 1710
m. ABT 1737
Facts and Events
Michael Daugherty (Dougherty) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
Information on Michael Daugherty
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Re: CHARLES DAUGHERTY...an illustrious family history! Posted by: jc (ID *****5058) Date: July 14, 2007 at 15:47:03 In Reply to: CHARLES DAUGHERTY by Elizabeth Clarke of 3016
Throughout this document the Author Bernie Daugherty has chosen to quote wills, statements, appraisals just as they were written. Realizing that there are both spelling and grammatical errors in the quotes and statements, however, to preserve actual historical documentation just as it was written and recorded the above has been accomplished throughout the ent ire Document/Family Tree. The only place that the author has taken any deviation from the above is in the spelling of the last names of many of he individuals within this family tree. Some of the spelling are obviously incorrect and were changed with accompanying notes as to why the change was made, and other surnames were changed to predominately Daugherty with the actual surname spelling contained within the individuals name block preceding the surname Daugherty. As documentation and authors will tell you that the surname Dougherty /Daugherty, Dorty. Dogherty, etc., etc. has many , many different ways of spelling, some different within the immediate family, but that no matter what the spelling the O'Dochartaigh Clan all started Thier journ ey in life from. Some went on through life with prominence and others did not. The family has within its family branches everything from princes to thieves and scattered throughout the tree a bunch of Irishmen and Irishwomen who loved Ireland, freedom and fought many a battle to defend Ireland and Thier new home America. As with any family we had our share of heros and also a few cowards. Everyone identified within the tree has been recorded just as the author has interpreted the documentation or inform ation on the individuals, no favoritism was given to the actual historical events the Daugherty's were in, nor was there any changes as to the documentation as it was written in history to make a Clan member look anything more or less than he or she actually was. It is very apparent to anyone reading this document that the O'Doughar taigh/Dougherty/Daugherty Family Crest and shield whose motto is "AR NDUTH CHAS", which interprets as meaning "FOR OUR HERITAGE" is supported through out history by the actions, historical records and personal personaliti es of the O'Dochartaigh, Dougherty's or Daugherty's wherever they may resi de in this world. As an additional note of interest in the O'Dochartaight /Dougherty/Daugherty Clan all did Thier duty to the "Old Country" while still in Ireland and after immigrating to America they can be found throughout history in all war's fought by America in support of Freedom starting with the Revolutionary War to present date. To anyone reading this document it must be known that the entire effort by the author, and many other family members and untold non related ind ividuals was not done for financial gain, but rather to give our descendants a written document that will hopefully tell them from where and what they came from. The author: Joseph Bernard "Bernie" Daugherty, Jr. believes that this document is a living document and as such is subject to any criticisms, corrections, suggestions and corrections. All are greatly appreciated by anyone reading the document.
Marriage 1 Sarce MCDAVITT b: ABT 1445 in Inishowen, Tyroconnell, Co., Donegal, Ireland Children Rosa O'DOCHARTAIGH b: 1478 in Inishowen,Tyrconnel,Ireland Aodh O'DOCHARTAIGH b: ABT 1480 in Inishowen, Tyroconnell, Co. Donegal, Ireland Conn O'DOCHARTAIGH b: 1484 in Inishowen, Ireland
1. Broderbund World Family Tree: 052, Tree number: 0475/0476.
From family history obtained from Mrs. Pearl Wilson of Paoli, Indiana, who served for many years as registrar and record chairman of the Lost River Chapter DAR Orange County, Indiana------Michael Dougherty-II in 1737/1738 was a merchant in Londoner, 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 Dougherty-I, father of Michael Mor Dougherty-II, came to America from Ireland. Michael's Will was dated 7 April, 1787.
2. Reference: THE DOUGHERTYS OF KENTUCKY, BY WILLIAM C. STEWART, Part II, MARY PATTON: A THEORY.
Per the above reference, "West of the North Fork of the James, at the headwaters of Mill Creek of Paogue's Run and of Cedar and Broad Creeks, the Dougherty's had been living since about 1738. First there was Michael Mor Dougherty-I who had died in 1763, and then his son, Michael Mor Dougherty-II, who moved to now Wythe County, Virginia, during the 1760's. Some members of the family probably continued to live there because the land was not sold until 1782, when Michael Mor Dougherty-II died, and his son, Henry, returned from Kentucky long enough to settle the estate."
Michael-II had a daughter who married a ?Robert Dennison, and perhaps one who married an Allen of Rockbridge County, Virginia? There was a Doherty Allen in that period, which indicates an Allen-Dougherty marriage. In addition to this when James Allen, father of Colonel John Allen, moved to Kentucky in the fall of 1780, he and his family lived at Dougherty's Station one and one-half miles below Danville until he and Joseph Davies built a station for themselves.
Dougherty Station was the seat of Captain John Dougherty, son of Michael Mor Dougherty-II. John's wife was named Isabelle, and it has been conjectured that she was Isabelle Allen, daughter of James Allen, who was baptized by the Rev. John Craig in 1746 in the Rockbridge County, Virginia area? Or, she may have been Isabelle, the daughter of John Patton, mentioned in his will of 1756, and who also probably was born around 1750-1754? Proof supporting that Isabelle the wife of Captain John Dougherty is contained within the will of her father Captain John Patton which names both Isabelle nee Patton Dougherty and a Grandchild named Dougherty.
3. Reference: Scotch-Irish Settlers in Virginia, Volume I, Augusta County, Virginia County Court Records, August 19, 1747, page 251: "John Holms appointed Constable, vice David Stewart; Michael Dougherty, appointed Constable, vice Thomas Williams."
4. Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records: Individual: Michael Dougherty Date: Nov 16, 1763 Location: Augusta Co., VA Record Type: Probate Record ID: 37049 Description: Decedent Book-Page: WB3-304 Remarks: Michael Dougherty's appraisement (by Jos. Culton, Jno. McKee, Jno. Gilmore, William Edmondston). Recorded -- Cash due by Wm. Christy. This probate 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
5. Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records: Individual: Michael Dougherty Date: Aug 17, 1769 Location: Augusta Co., VA Record Type: Probate Record ID: 37431 Description: Buyer Book-Page: WB4-237 Remarks: The estate of Col. James Patton, Dr. -- By cash from, viz (apparently in payment of piece of land belonging to Col. Patton's estate): Robt. Armstrong, Wm. Foster, Michl. Dougherty, Danl. Droudy, James Wiley (by James Davies), James Campbell. Wm. Pr This probate 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
6. Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records: Individual: Michael Dougherty Date: Mar 4, 1769 Location: Augusta Co., VA Record Type: Land Record ID: 33854 Description: Grantee Book-Page: 15-251 Property: 84 acres in Forks of James; corner Michael Docherty's land; corner James McGavock's land. Remarks: £10. Property part of 170 acres purchased by John Buchanan from John Moffet. Delivered: Oct 1777. Grantee, Michael Dougherty/Docherty. 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
7. Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records: Individual: Michael Dougherty Date: Oct 3, 1780 Location: Augusta Co., VA Record Type: Probate Record ID: 38082 Description: Witness Prove Date: Jun 18, 1782 Book-Page: WB6-243 Remarks: John P. Vance's will (yeoman) -- To wife, Martha; to daughter, Margaret; to son, Benjamin; to eldest son, Samuel, plantation on Back Creek; to sons, James and William, tract near Staunton. Executors, John Moffett, Jacob Warrick, John Baller, of Boutourt County, Virginia. This probate 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. Virginia County Court Records: Augusta County, Virginia, Land Tax Books 1782-1788, by Ruth & Sam Sparacio. The Antient Press, McLean, Virginia, 1997, page 39. Augusta County, Virginia, Deeds, Book 4, page 104 etc., and Court Judgments, File 393, and Surveyor's Book 1, page 5 states that Michael Mor Daugherty-II immigrated to Augusta County, Virginia in 1738 from Chester County, Pennsylvania, with his parents, brothers, and possibly unknown sisters. The Daugherty's settled in the portion of Augusta County, Virginia which later on became Rockbridge County on the Borden's Great Grant at the headwater of Cedar and Mill and Broad Creeks of the James River.
9. In 1763 Michael Mor Daugherty-II was at the Reed Creek Settlement in what is now Wythe County, Virginia with the Bedford County militia to help James Davies and two or three other families that were being menaced by Indian raids during that terrible year (reference: Thomas L. Preston, Historical Sketches, page 119). Michael-II was appointed constable in 1773 had a busy day as both he and his son was called into court: Michael was called into court because he had marketed some 1500 pounds of hemp (my guess is that there was a law as to the amount of hemp a person could grow or sell and not knowing if the hemp was the kind you make rope out of or not?), and Michael-II's son John went into court to prove that part of his left ear had been bitten off in an affray. The Grand Jury, numbering among its members Benjamin Logan, soon to be a neighbor of John Daugherty in Lincoln County, Kentucky, indicted Isaac Spratt for this act, but also presented John Daugherty for unlawfully quarreling (reference: note 19 " Summers, page 624 on page 245 of the DOUGHERTY'S OF KENTUCKY by William C. Stewart). Back to the quarrelling between John Dougherty and Isaac Spratt, who were neighbors on the James River, it probably was about the purchase of some land by George Daugherty (John's brother) from Isaac Spratt, which had taken place about the same time the ear was bitten off. Judge Lewis Preston Summer, writing of the incident in his history of Southwest Virginia, was puzzled why John Daugherty wanted a court record of his loss of part of the ear. Such procedure, not unknown in Virginia and Pennsylvania, was so that one might have proof that the ear had not been cropped as punishment by a court order.
Some time between then and 1766, 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 McGavock, purchased the Fort Chiswell property in 1768 and Robert Graham eventually acquired the Boiling Springs property.
Michael-II's family consisted of: his eldest son , James; Henry and his wife Jane; William, who was involved with a dispute over a dept with Arthur Campbell and Colonel Henry Pauling (reference: Order Book 1770/1, part 1, pages 383, 415, 319, Botetourt County, Virginia) and who died in the summer of 1773 (ref: Lewis Preston Summers, Annals of Southwest Virginia, page 617); John and his wife Isabelle (possibly Allen or Patton); Joseph and his wife Elizabeth Drake, widow of William Sayers; Michael-III, who was wounded at the Battle of Whitsell's Mills March 6, 1781, and died at the Reed Creek Farm in 1787; Robert; George; a daughter Elizabeth who married a Robert Dennison; Unknown daughter who married an Unknown Allen; Nicholas; Mary Dougherty, wife of Capt. James Patton, one of the founders of Louisville, Kentucky, appears to have been a daughter or a niece of Michael-II. Of the latter's son's, John, Henry, Robert, George and Joseph all in time migrated from Virginia to Kentucky.
10. Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records
Individual: William Buchanan Date: Aug 17, 1769 Location: Augusta Co., VA Record Type: Probate Record ID: 37431 Description: Debtor Book-Page: WB4-237
Remarks: The estate of Col. James Patton, Dr. -- By cash from, viz (apparently in payment of piece of land belonging to Col. Patton's estate): Robt. Armstrong, Wm. Foster, Michl. Dougherty, Danl. Droudy, James Wiley (by James Davies), James Campbell. Wm. Pr
This probate 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