Person:Edward Dougherty (5)

Edward Dougherty, Tailor
b.1766 Ireland
m. bef. 1770
  1. Edward Dougherty, Tailor1766 - 1841
m. 9 November 1796
  1. Barbara Dougherty1797 - 1818
  2. John Dougherty1803 - 1886
Facts and Events
Name Edward Dougherty, Tailor
Gender Male
Birth[3] 1766 Ireland
Alt Birth[1] 1770
Marriage 9 November 1796 Pennsylvaniato Margaret Stackpole
Death[2] 10 January 1841 McVeytown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
  1. Jordan, John W. (John Woolf). A history of the Juniata Valley and its people. (Alexandria, Virginia: Retrospect Publishing, c2003)
    pg. 747-748.

    (III) Edward Dougherty, son of John Dougherty, was probably born in 1770. He followed the family occupation and was a tailor by trade. He married Margaret Stackpole, whose father most probably came direct from Ireland to Philadelphia as there is a record that Isaac Stackpole landed in that town in 1780. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Dougherty: i. Rosanna. 2. Margaret. 3. Nancy. 4. Barbara. 5. John, of whom further. 6. James, a merchant tailor.

  2. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).
  3. Find A Grave.

    Edward Dougherty
    Birth: 1766, Ireland
    Death: Jan. 10, 1841
    Pennsylvania, USA

    Edward Dougherty was a tailor, and in 1821 opened a tavern on the Diamond, when the turnpike was building from Blairsville to Harrisburg. He died in 1842 at his home. His son John remained at McVeytown and engaged in mercantile business until 1831, when he went to Hollidaysburg as a contractor with James Stackpole. They graded the summit-level of Allegheny Portage road and Incline Plane No. 6, and the first incline from Hollidaysburg. He invented, in 1834, the section boats, the first one passing over in October of that year. In April, 1848, he moved to Mount Union, which he laid out, and where he still resides. Rosanna, a daughter of Edward Dougherty, married Dr. Elijah Davis, of McVeytown, who for many years kept the tavern on the Diamond.

    (Source: History of that part of the Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys embraced in the Counties of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union and Snyder, Pa., Everts, Peck & Richards, Philadelphia: 1886.)