Facts and Events
This handwritten document was sent to me many years ago by my cousin Helen C. Davis. I don't know the original source for it. I have transcribed it. --Martygrant 01:04, 2 September 2007 (EDT)
Comments: A very interesting story. However, John Dugger of Sumner Co., TN is a proven son of Lydia Dugger, and he was born out of wedlock, which is also proven. Perhaps this story was invented to cover up his illegitimate birth. It certainly makes the claim that this branch of Duggers was of French origin.
Mary Hunter Austin wrote an autobiography "Earth Horizons" many years ago (date unknown to me at this time). She is a descendant of Leonard Dugger through his son Jarrott Dugger, and in her book she referred to Pierre Dugger as the ancestor of the Illinois Duggers. This information was probably based on family tradition or perhaps on tall tales, for it certainly isn't correct. The story goes back to at least 1935.