Person:George Dougherty (2)

George Dougherty
m. 3 October 1787
  1. James Dougherty1791 - 1855
  2. Philip Andrew Dougherty1795 - 1871
  3. Mary Dougherty1799 - 1865
Facts and Events
Name George Dougherty
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 April 1750 York County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 3 October 1787 Greenbrier County, Virginiato Juda Holsapple
Death? 4 June 1837 Greenbrier County, Virginia

George Dougherty was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 2, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Dougherty, George - entered service 1777 in Pennsylvania; born 4/10/1750; granted Pension 1833 in Greenbrier County, Virginia, when wife & 11 children mentioned but not named, except daughter Mary who was wife of Samuel Wilson; died 6/4/1837; query letter in file 1915 from great grandson Allen H. Daugherty, Boston, Massachusetts states soldier was brother of Charles. F-S39456, R839.


Possibly related to William Dougherty that married in Greenbrier County, Virginia in 1787.
  1. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).
    Note: this Ancestry Member Tree has date of death as 4 June 1831, but George was granted his Revolutionary War Pension in 1833, and his death of 4 June 1837 is listed in his Revolutionary War Pension file.

  2.   Johnston, Ross B. West Virginians in the American Revolution. (Parkersburg, West Virginia: West Augusta Historical and Genealogical Society, 1959)
    pg. 75.

    Service - Pennsylvania
    Va. No. 19208, No. S. 39456

    Enlisted, 1775, In Pennsylvania, in a company commanded by Captain Henry Miller, Fifth Regiment, Continental Establishment, under Colonel Magory. Was taken prisoner at Fort Washington, and carried to New York. Then exchanged and discharged. Reenlisted, 1777, in Pennsylvania, in company commanded by Captain Jacob Mays, Second Pennsylvania Regiment, under Colonel Walter Stewart, known as the "Irish Beauty." He fought at Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth.

    The detachment was discharged near Elizabethtown, New York. Daughter's discharge, signed by Colonel Stewart, was given to Major William Preston. Pension was granted to the soldier in Greenbrier County, Virginia, March 5, 1824. Applicant stated that he lived apart from his wife, aged 58. Eleven children were mentioned but the soldier only named his daughter, Mary, wife of Sam. Wilson, with whom he was living.