Person:Henry Dugger (10)

Henry Dugger
d.30 Mar 1863
m. 1800/1807
  1. Mary "Polly" Dugger1805 - After 1860
  2. Elizabeth Dugger1806 - After 1850
  3. Henry Dugger1809 - 1863
  4. William H Dugger1814 - 1899
  • HHenry Dugger1809 - 1863
  • WSarah Green1811 - 1882
m. Before 1829
  1. John W Dugger1829 - 1914
  2. David A Dugger1832 - After 1860
  3. Eliza E Dugger1835 - After 1850
  4. Wiley T Dugger1837 - 1862
  5. Hardin G Dugger1840 - After 1870
  6. Enoch Arden Dugger1843 - 1922
  7. Benjamin F Dugger1845 - 1845
  8. Finley P Dugger1848 - After 1850
  9. Margaret E Dugger1850 - After 1860
Facts and Events
Name Henry Dugger
Alt Name Mr. Henry Dugger
Gender Male
Birth? 14 Jun 1809 Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Marriage Before 1829 Ashe, North Carolina, United Statesto Sarah Green
Alt Death? abt. 1860? Sweetwater, Tennessee
Death? 30 Mar 1863 Civil War

Special thanks to Juanita Goulart and Julie Bishop for data shared on this family.

Henry Dugger was born 14 Jun 1809 (per Family Bible, no longer extant) in Ashe Co, NC (now Watauga Co, NC).

Henry Dugger is very likely a son of David Dugger and Margaret Earnest. I've never seen any direct evidence of this connection, but it seems to be correct. In "A History of Watauga County, North Carolina" by John Preston Arthur. 1915, on page 303 he wrote about the Dugger family.

Circumstantial evidence supports what Arthur wrote in 1915. Henry Dugger was born in North Carolina (per the 1850 census), and his first three children were born in NC (1829, 1832 and 1835). Henry Dugger was listed on the 1830 census in Ashe Co, NC. Henry named children "David" and "Margaret", presumably after his parents. All combined, we have a strong case for Henry being David's son.

Henry Dugger married Sarah Green ca 1828 in Ashe (now Watauga) Co, NC. Her maiden name is based on what John Preston Arthur wrote in 1915. I don't know if there is any other evidence for this being her maiden name. There were numerous Green families in the area, so it is certainly reasonable to assume that Arthur was correct. The Family Bible record does not give Sarah's maiden name, but gives her birth date as 29 Dec 1811. (Thanks to Juanita Goulart for that).

Henry Dugger was listed on the 1830 census in Ashe County, NC. He was several pages from his father David. He was not near any other Duggers. There were no Green families nearby either. He was listed between Thomas Swift, and Sylvia Winkler.

  • Ashe Co., NC page 28 Henry Duger 1000100000000-0001000000000
  • Analysis:
  • 1 male 20-29 (1800/1810)=Henry Dugger (1809)
  • 1 male 0-4 (1825/1830)=John W. Dugger (1829) son
  • 1 female 15-19 (1810/1815)=Sarah Green Dugger (1811) wife

Henry and family left Ashe County between 1835 and 1837 and moved to Bledsoe Co, Tennessee.

Henry Dugger was listed on the 1840 census in Bledsoe Co, TN. His was the only Dugger family listed. There were several Green families listed there, including these on the same page: Enoch Green, John Green, John C. Green, Morgan Green and Richard Green. It seems reasonable to assume these could be relatives of Sarah Green Dugger.

  • Bledsoe Co., TN page 147 Henry Dugger 2110010000000-0100110000000
  • Analysis:
  • 1 male 30-39 (1800/1810)=Henry Dugger (1809)
  • 1 male 10-14 (1825/1830)=John W. Dugger (1829) son
  • 1 male 5-9 (1830/1835)=David A. Dugger (1832) son
  • 2 males 0-4 (1835/1840)=1-Wiley T. Dugger (1837); 2-Hardin G. Dugger (1840) sons
  • 1 female 30-39 (1800/1810)=Unknown
  • 1 female 20-29 (1810/1820)=Sarah Green Dugger (1811) wife
  • 1 female 5-9 (1830/1835)=Eliza Dugger (1835) daughter

Henry and family moved into neighboring White County, Tennessee in the 1840's.

Henry Dugger and family were listed on the 1850 census in White Co, TN in Civil District Number 10. Their married son John W. Dugger was next door. There were no Green families nearby, nor any in District 10 at all.

7th Census of the United States - 1850
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real $ Birth Place
White Co, TN - District No 10
Page 121b, House # 1663, Family # 1663
Dugger Henry 41 M W Farmer 400 NC
Dugger Sarah 39 F W NC
Dugger David A 28 M W Farmer NC
Dugger Eliza E 15 F W NC
Dugger Wiley 13 M W TN
Dugger Hardin 10 M W TN
Dugger Enoch H 7 M W TN
Dugger Ferney P 2 M W TN

Cumberland County, Tennessee was created in 1855 from parts of White and other counties, including the area where the Duggers lived.

Henry Dugger and family were listed on the 1860 census in Cumberland County, TN. The had an Elender Hedgeman, and Lydia Dyer with them. I don't know how they are related.

Apparently, Henry Dugger served in the Civil War as a Union Soldier. He died on 30 Mar 1863. I don't have his Civil War record, so I have no details. This death date was shared by Juanita Goulart.

Sarah Green Dugger died on 12 Jan 1882 (date from Juanita Goulart). I don't know if she died in Cumberland Co, TN or if they moved elsewhere before then.