m. abt. 1710
m. ABT 1730
Facts and Events
William Daugherty was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Processioning List of 1767-68
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on William Daugherty
1. Broderbund World Family Tree: Volume 052, Tree Numbers: 0475/047 2. Broderbund World Family Tree: Volume 059, Tree Number: 0455. 3. Broderbund World Family Tree: Volume 053, Tree Number: 0683.
4. Emigrated from Ireland before 1755. William first settled in Augusta County, Virginia. Later in 1766, he sold part of his land in Augusta and moved to Botetourt County, Virginia. William was an Indian Agent and it is believed that Elizabeth Bunch his first wife may have been a Cherokee Indian? Another Bunch Girl (believed to be Elizabeth's sister Sally nee Bunch) married another Dougherty/O'Dochartaight at about the same time.
5. It is believed that William Daugherty-I's wife; Elizabeth nee Bunch Daugherty was a Cherokee Indian whom William married upon his arrival in America, i.e., Chester County, Pennsylvania and/or Augusta County, Virginia?. History indicates that he married Elizabeth Bunch c1730 while still living in Chester County, Pennsylvania? Since the Daugherty family had landed at New Castle, Delaware on 10 December, 1727 and moved immediately to Chester County, Pennsylvania the marriage and date of the marriage fits? Additionally, later on in historical documentation it indicates that William Daugherty-1 along with his wife Elizabeth and family moved from Chester County, Pennsylvania c1738 to the Cow Pasture River area of Augusta County, Virginia from Chester County, Pennsylvania, by 29 October, 1743.
6. Historical documents, i.e. THE PATTON S, A Pioneer Family in Kentucky and Thier Descendants, by Sara G. Clark, Captain John McKinley Chapter, D.A.R. state: "In the earliest days of Augusta County, from which Rockbridge County, home of the Patton's, was set off, there were four Daugherty Families, between 1737/1738 and 1778 and each should be examined. All four of the families may be related; certainly the two nearest the seat of John Patton and his son James, were:
7. William Daugherty-1 was a blacksmith who settled on the Cowpasture River, then a part of Augusta County, but now in Bath County, on or before October 29, 1743. The land was officially granted to him on November 3, 1750. Three of his children, William, Joseph and Agnes, were baptized by the Rev. John Craig in 1749. The Indians were so bad in 1755 that summonses could not be served on William, or on Charles Daugherty, (William's brother), over on Kerr Creek. Additionally, in The document "Additional Notes on the French and Indian War., by Charles E. Kemper it states: "2. John Quarles vs. William (Daugherty-1) and James Beard. Summons issued May 28, 1755, and returned not executed by reason of the disturbances of the Indians." File 397, Augusta Co. VA Records. William Daugherty-1 lived on James River, in present Rockbridge County, Virginia, and so did James Beard."
8. A series of forts was built the following year (1756), but the Indians continued raids, and William's neighbor, Archibald Clendenning, Jr. was killed by them in 1761. William's wife, Elizabeth, proved a heroine in the terrible raid by Cornstalk in 1763. The Shawnees were seen from Fort Young on Jackson River and an express was sent to William Daugherty's house. He was away from home at the time, so Elizabeth mounted a horse and raced up the valley of the Cowpasture, warning the settlers, who were able to flee to safety in the mountains before the Indians arrived. The residents of Kerr Creek were not so fortunate, and on July 17, 1763, Charles Daugherty (William's brother), among others, was killed.
The above data is taken from THE DOUGHERTYS OF KENTUCKY BY WILLIAM C. STEWART, Part II, MARY PATTON: A THEORY.
9. Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records: Individual: William Dougherty Date: Aug 11, 1747 Location: Augusta Co., VA Record Type: Probate Record ID: 35980 Description: Appraiser Book-Page: WB1-55 Remarks: Joseph Watson's appraisement : By Hugh Coffey, Wm. Daugherty, Andrew Moldrow. 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
10. Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records: Individual: William Dougherty Date: Aug 18, 1773 Location: Augusta Co., VA Record Type: Probate Record ID: 37689 Description: Creditor Book-Page: WB5-133 Remarks: Settlement recorded of Thomas Thompson's estate, Edward Thompson, administrator -- To paid John Montgomery, William Dougherty, Michael Riney, 15 gallons liquor for the venue; Mary Moore. 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
11. Letter written by Dr. James Daugherty Magill, descendant of Daugherty-Magill-Patterson of August County, Virginia: Quote-
12. "William Daugherty the blacksmith (Michael Mor Daugherty 17, Liam O'Dougherty 6, Liam O'Dougherty 5, Sean O'Dochartaigh 4, Conn O'Dochartaigh 3, Aodh O'Dochartaigh 2, Cornelius O'Dochartaigh 1), was born about 1712? in Muff Inishowen, Donegal, Ireland, and died 06 July, 1773 in Montgomery County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Bunch about 1730? in Pennsylvania? She was born about 1715: Three of their children were baptized by the Rev. John Craig. They moved with his father about 1738 onto Borden's Great Grant on Cowpasture River in Augusta (now Rockbridge) County, Virginia from Chester County, Pennsylvania, by 29 October, 1743.
William was officially granted the land on Cowpasture River (Botetourt County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, page 38; and Virginia Land Patents and Grants in the land Office, Book 30, page 384). Neither William, nor his brother Charles Dougherty, over on Kerr Creek could be served summonses because the Indians were so bad. A series of forts was built the following year, the Indians continued to raid, and William's neighbor Archibald Clendenning, Jr., was killed by them in 1761. ("The Dougherts of Kentucky," in The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Volume 53, pages 124-137, 1955; reprinted as Part I of the Doughertys of Kentucky (pages 233-246), with added Part II )pages 247-265), in Genealogies of Kentucky Families: From the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Volume A-M (Allen-Moss), 1981; pages 250-251.)"