Person:Hugh Donaghe (2)

Hugh Donaghe
m. ABT 1728
  1. Hugh Donagheabt 1728 - 1809
m. est. 1748
  1. Elizabeth Donagheabt 1749 -
  2. John Donagheest 1750-1763 -
  3. Sarah Donagheest 1755/57 - 1789-1792
  4. James Donaghoabt 1760 - 1801
  • HHugh Donagheabt 1728 - 1809
  • WAnne Usherabt 1773 - bef 1807
m. 21 August 1795
  1. James Donagheaft 1795 -
  2. Sarah "Sally" Donagheaft 1795 -
  3. William W. Donaghe1797 - 1873
Facts and Events
Name Hugh Donaghe
Alt Name Hugh Donaho
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1728 Roass, Kilkief Down, Ireland
Marriage est. 1748 to Elizabeth Walker
Marriage 21 August 1795 Augusta County, Virginiato Anne Usher
Death? 5 DEC 1809 Augusta County, VirginiaOther: 1801 Mercer County, KY

Hugh Donaghe was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's: [unless otherwise listed]

  • Page 188.--25th November, 1761. Robert (Robin) ( ) Reburn and Jean to Hugh Donachy, £60, 380 acres on the Buffalo Draft on the south side of the North River, cor. James Beard's land. Teste: John Lowrie, Jno. Burk, Robert McMechen. Delivered: Hugh Donaho, December, 1771.
  • Page 418.--15th January, 1763. James and Kitrin ( ) Blair to Hugh Doneghe, £65, 144 acres on south side Middle River Shanando, crossing the Bald Hill. Teste: John King, Thos. Stevenson, John ( ) Dowell.
  • Page 228.--23d September, 1765. William Baskin and Mary ( ) to Hugh Donaghe (Donaho), 232 acres on a branch of Buffelo Run; corner James Beard, patented to William, 8th February, 1749. Teste: Edward Sampson, James Gamwell, Thos. Patterson. Delivered: Grantee, 9th Dec., 1803.
  • Page 493.--21st October, 1705 (s/b 1765). Robert McMahon and Margaret ( ) to Hugh Donehge, £30.18, 300 acres on a draft of North River of Shanando, patented to Robert, 12th May. 1759. Teste: John Reburn, John Ritchey, Andrew Ralston. Delivered: Hugh Donaho. January, 1768.
  • Page 525.--19th August, 1766. John Ritchcv and Margret to Hugh Donagha, £55, 159 acres, part of 179 acres patented to Samuel Lockhart, 30th August, 1748, and conveyed to him to Ritchie, 1763, by North River of Shanandnre. Delivered: Hugh Donaho, February, 1773.
  • Page 207.--16th March, 1767. Robert Scott to Hugh Donaho, £50, 170 acres on Shanando River opposite mouth of South River, patented to Robert Scott 16th August, 1756; corner Thomas Lewis' land. Delivered: Hugh Donaho, December, 1771.
  • Land Grant Survey: Page 125 - Hugh Donaho, 231 acres, Naked Creek. Adjoining Gawin Leeper and his own line. March 7, 1768. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 45].
  • Page 135.--12th March, 1768. David Frame and Mary to Hugh Donaho, 5 shillings, 68 acres a moiety of 136 acres patented 12th May, 1759, on a draft of Naked Creek, east side of the Pennsylvania road. Teste: Edward Womer, Thomas Smith, Joseph Dickens0n, Samuel Cowdan. Delivered: Hugh Donaho, December, 1771.
  • Page 418.--20th June, 1769. Henry Picket and Jean to Hugh Donaghoe, £10, 174 acres on a draft of North River of Shanandoe, corner Robert McMahon. Teste: John McMahon, James Coulter, Samuel Erwin. Delivered: Hugh Donaho, 8th March, 1775.
  • Page 81.--26th August, 1771. Nicholas Leeper, eldest son and heir-at-law of James Leeper, deceased, of Tryon County, North Carolina, by his son and attorney, James Leeper, to Hugh Donaghe. Patents to James Leeper, Sr., 12th July, 1746, and 26th April, 1742. Teste: Mathew and William Robertson. Delivered.
  • Page 207 - Hugh Donohue, 1,227 acres, Naked Creek. Adjoining Robert McCutcheon, John King, John Seawright, William Blair. Mentioned James Leeper. June 18, 1773. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 75].
  • Page 252.--22nd February, 1775. Patrick ( ) Dickson and Mary to Hugh Donaghe, tract patented to Patrick, 16th March, 1771, on Shanando. Teste: Ralph Lofftus, Wm. Blair, Samuel Craige.
  • Page 1 - Hugh Donoho, 206 acres, between South River and South Mountain. Adjoining Glaves, Hannah, Boswell. April 4, 1780. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 97].
  • Page 261.--21st October, 1788. John and Thomas Story to Hugh Donaghe. (Note: need to examine record for more information).
  • Page 336.--19th May, 1789. James Oliver and Mary to Hugh Donaghe, of Green County, North Carolina. (Note: need to examine record for more information).
  • Page 288.--5th September, 1799. Wm. Chambers et als., to Hugh Donaghe, 50 acres on Naked Creek devised to Elizabeth Blair by her brother, John Blair, by will 15th April, 1788. Elizabeth has married Joseph Byert and he gave deed of trust to grantors here.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 432.--12th November, 1763. Hugh Donaghey and Elisabeth ( ) to Alexander Blair, £63, 144 acres on south side Middle River Shanando, crossing the Bald Hill. Teste: John Blear, Robert Stevenson, John Anderson. Delivered: Alex. Blair, Jr., January, 1766.
  • Page 152.--15th March, 1768. Hugh Donaho, farmer, and Elizabeth to James Anderson, son of John Anderson, £68.15, on a draft of North River of Shanando; corner Charles Campbell's land on northwest side of the Pennsylvania road, field of Robert McMahon's, being 300 acres patented to Robert McMahon 12th May, 1759, and conveyed by Robert to Hugh 21st October, 1765. Delivered: John Anderson, November, 1767.
  • Page 2.--19th November, 1771. Hugh Donaghe (Donoho) and Ehazbeth to Thomas Rankin, £100, on head of Buffalo and Diver's Lick Drafts, patented to Hugh, 7th July, 1763, corner John Strain's survey. Teste: John Reaburn. James Henderson, Andrew Ralston. Delivered: James Neal, 10th March, 1772.
  • Page 151.-- Hugh Donachey and Elisabeth. Delivered: Robert Campbell, 31st [sic] June, 1773. (Note: Robert Campbell was the son-in-law of Hugh and Elizabeth Donaghe, he married their daughter Elizabeth).
  • Page 192.--19th November, 1771. Hugh Donaho and Elizabeth to Thomas Rankin. Privy examination of Elizabeth 12th March, 1772.
  • 18 Mar 1782 - Hugh Donahe and Elizabeth his wife of Augusta County of the one part and Peter Blake of the Said County and Commonwealth of Virginia for ten shillings, sold a tract of land containing 232 acres being granted to William Thompson by Patent bearing the date the first day of June 1741 being in the County of Augusta on the South Side of the North River of Shannadore, on the west side of a branch of Buffalo run an estate in fee simple. (signed) Hugh Donahe LS
At a Court held for Augusta Co. 18 Mar 1783 Elizabeth Donahe LS
This Indenture of Bargain and Sale for Land from Hugh Donahe and Elizabeth his wife to Peter Bleke was acknowledged by the Said Donahe and ordered to be recorded.
VA, Augusta Co., Deed Book 24, 1783-1785, p. 6-9
  • Page 221.--15th September, 1788. Hugh Donaghe to David Laird, executor of John Buts (Brits ?). (Note: not clear if this was a land transaction, need to examine the actual record).

Will of Hugh Donaghe

  • Page 325.--25th June, 1805. Hugh Donaghe's will--To wife, Anne; son William W. Donaghe, infant; daughter, Elisabeth Campbell, wife to Robert Campbell; to son, John; grandson, Hugh Donaghe, son to son James, deceased, and sisters of said grandson Hugh; to children, Sarah and James. Executors, Archibald Stuart and son, Jno. Donaghe. 26th February, 1807. Codicil--Wife Anne is dead, their children were three, viz: William W., Sarah, and James. Robert Campbell and family have conducted themselves improperly towards testator. Teste: Eleanor Stuart, Mary P. Hall. Proved, 25th December, 1809. Executors qualify.

Records of Hugh Donaghe in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 215.--2d October, 1757. William Bell's appraisement, by Andrew Leeper, James Leeper, Hugh Donohy.
  • Page 50.--22d July, 1762. Joseph Hanna and Anna ( ) to David Frame, £10, 68 acres, part of a moiety of 136 acres patented, 12th May, 1759, on a draft of Naked Creek, east side the Pennsylvania Road. Teste: Samuel Henderson, William Lamme, James Frame. Delivered: Hugh Donaho, 29th September, 1767.
  • Page 831.--20th March, 1765. William Shannon to Edward Erwin, mortgage, £29, 400 acres on North River of Shanandore, David Davies' line, top of Castle Hill. Teste: Charles Lewis, Hugh Donaghe. Delivered: Ed. Erwin, May, 1767.
  • Page 80.--20th August, 1765. Hugh ( ) Botkin and Easter (Esther) to Henry Pickett, £20, 174 acres on a draft of North River Shanandoe corner Robert McMahon. Delivered: Hugh Donaho, 1st June, 1769.
  • Page 483.--15th July, 1766. Randal Lockhart to Mathew Reed and Hugh Johnston, merchants in Staunton, power attorney to sue for, &c., all sums of money, debts, rents, goods, wares, dues, accounts and other demands from Hugh Allen, Hugh Donahoe, James McDowell, James Ward, John Robertson, Daniel Harrison, John Brown, Walter Daviss and Michael Waring; above claims asigned to secure indebtedness to Reed and Johnston. Teste: William, Jacob, Anthony Rodgers.
  • Page 7.--4th May, 1767. Dower assigned to Margaret Leeper in land of James Leeper, allowing Hugh Donotho the benefit of the timber on the Bigg Spring.
  • Page 248.-- 17th October, 1769. Saml. Erwin's bond (with Hugh Donaghe, Joseph Reburn) as administrator of James Frew.
  • Page 175.--20th November, 1770. Henry Pickett to Hugh Donaghe (Donaho), £28, slaves and furniture, conditioned for payment of £98. Teste: Benj. Morgan and Audley Hamilton. Delivered: Hugh Donaho, 10th August, 1772.
  • Page 256.--29th December, 1770. Joseph Reaburn and Margaret to William Robertson, £125, 100 acres on Long Meadow, corner land formerly belonging to William Skillern, and now Isaac White's, William Robertson's line. Teste: Samuel McKee, Hugh Donaghe, James Kerr.
  • Page 77.--2d May, 1772. William Arn (Arwen) (signed Erwin) to Hugh Donaghe, mortgage of chattels. Teste: Edward Warner, Minian ( ) Curry.
  • Page 505.--21st July, 1772. Nicholas Leeper, of Tryon County, Province North Carolina, planter, to his son, James Leeper. Attorney to execute deed to Hugh Donaghough. Teste: Ezekiel Polk, Nicholas Corry. Proved by Nicholas Corry.
  • Page 305.--8th May, 1776. John Boyd, formerly of Augusta County, to Joseph Douglass, tract patented to Robert Boyd 20th September, 1768, and vested in John as son and right heir of Robert on head of Fisher's Creek, a branch of North River of Shanando; corner Hugh Douglass. Teste: Hugh Donaghe, Thomas Patterson, John Reaburn. William Magill. John Huston. Nathaniel Douglass.
  • Page 6.--17th March, 1778. John Poage's bond as sheriff (with James Allen, Hugh Donaghee, Daniel McNare).
  • Page 224.--2d March, 1782. James Ritchey's estate appraised by Hugh Donaghe, John Lowry, Joseph Campbell.
  • Page 435.--16th November, 1784. Recorded. John McMahon's appraisement by William Johnston, Arthur Connly, Jno. Campbell, Hugh Donaghe.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 454--Deed, _____, 1787, by David Laird and Anne to Hugh Donaghe, assignee of Jeremiah Smith, 315 acres on North River, Shenandoah, on the mouth of Fought's Run. Recorded in Rockingham.
  • Page 69.--17th April, 1788. James Culbertson's will--(Sets out transactions with Maj. Robt. Burns and Isabella Burns in 1782 and since showing indebtedness to him); also that out of his 4,000 acres to which he is entitled as Captain in the Virginia Line, he has sold 1,000 acres to Hugh Donaho, lying near Mouth of Miami; also Thomas Johnston, of Louisa, is to have 800 acres; Richard Bruce, of Albemarle, owes him £4 balance for a watch, &c., after deducting £3.0.0 allowed him to pay his brother, George Bruce. His accounts for services as Commissary and Quarter Master and Forage Master to Polaski's Legion (vouchers in hands of Capt. Geo. Rice (Brice) have not been paid. Also for services as issuing Commissary for the Prisoners stationed at Staunton of Burgoyne's Army (also in hands of Capt. Geo. Brice) also unsettled. Capt. Wm. Long owes £60 for money lent and other transactions in 1776. Robert Draffors (ons), of Charlottesville; Geo. Divers, of Albemarle: Wm. Holliday, of Winchester; Col. Thomas Rell and Mrs. Brice's claim for washing which she has charged to Robert Gamble to be paid. Then all debts to be paid (after deducting his reasonable wages as storekeeper for Gamble; John North). John Parris to be allowed 500 acres military lands for making clothes. Estate to be divided between brothers and sisters, viz: Robert Culbertson, Molly, Anne, and Margaret. Executors, brother Robert Culbertson, of Sherman's Valley, Penna.; Thomas Bell, Anthony Mustoe, Robert Gamble. Teste: Alex. St. Clair, Hugh McDowell, John Boys. Proved, 17th June, 1788. Anthony Mustoe qualifies.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1792. - Joseph Thompson vs. Hugh Donaghe.--Elizabeth, wife of William Thompson, John Donaghe, son of Hugh Donaghe. Joseph Thompson removed to Botetourt about 1781 on Jackson's River. William and Joseph were brothers.
  • Vol. 2 - EXECUTIONS. - APRIL, 1792 (L to Z). David Laird vs. James Donaghe--Trespass. Writ, 28th March, 1795, Copy of grant to Samuel Lockhart, 179 acres on Shenandore, 20th August, 1747. Deed of David Laird and Anna, his wife, to Hugh Donaghe, assignee of Jeremiah Smith, 1787, 315 acres on Shenandore. Recorded in Rockingham, June 24, 1787. John Brown, signature, 19th September, 1768. Question as to bed of North River as a fishery and common _____.
  • Vol. 2 - JUDGEMENTS - APRIL, 1793 (A to Q). - Donaghe vs. Laird--Copy of deed, David Laird and Anne, his wife, of Augusta County, to Hugh Donaghe, assignee of Jeremiah Smith, 1787, recorded in Rockingham, 24th June, 1787. Depositions of Jeremiah Smith and John Donaghe to be taken at the house of David Ruable, in Greene County, North Carolina, 11th November, 1789. Also of James and John Donaghe, and Thomas Davis, on 15th May, 1789, at house of Russell, Greene County, North Carolina. Deposition of Thomas Davis, Samuel Lamb. Donaghe spelled Donaghoe. Commissions to David Russell and Robert Campbeel in Greene County, North Carolina, to take depositions.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond: 1795--August 19, Hugh Donaghe and Archd. Stuart, surety. Hugh Donaghe and Ann Usher, daughter of Robert Usher.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Record: 1795, -By Rev. Wm. Wilson: August 21st, Hugh Donaho and Ann Usher.
  • Vol. 2 - Kayser vs. Mathews--O. S. 307; N. S. 109--Bill, 28th March, 1811, by Joseph Kayser and Letitia, his wife, who was widow of Archer Mathews who died 13th August, 1786. Archer owned lot No. 5 in Staunton which he conveyed to Sampson and George Mathews, but she has never released dower. Sampson Mathews is dead, leaving children, viz: Sampson; Nancy, wife of Alexr. Nelson; Jane, wife of Samuel Clarke. Hugh Donaghe, left children, John, James, William W., Sarah. Jacob Peck deposes, 1821, he came to Staunton in 1771, August. On that part of lot 5 now occupied by Dr. Waddell, there were no improvements in 1771. The stables that lately stood thereon were built in fall of 1772. The rental after 1786 was about $5 per annum. In 1773-4 Thomas Smith offered to sell the lot on which Mr. Wayt's stone house and the adjoining white house now stands for £10 and could not get it. He afterwards made a present of it to a young lady. Jacob Swoope deposes, he came to Staunton in 1790. Letitia Keyser died before 16th March, 1815.
  • Vol. 2 - Watson vs. Donaghe--O. S. 273; N. S. 96--Bill, 14th July, 1814. Orator Samuel Watson is only son and heir of John Watson, who died in Augusta in 1775. John was in possession (under contract to convey) of a tract owned by Hugh Donaghe. John's widow was Mary. Orator at father's death was 5 or 6 years old. Mary moved with all her children to Washington County, then returned to Augusta and then removed to Tennessee. Orator has since resided in Tennessee and Kentucky. Answer by Margaret Donaghe, widow of James, son of Hugh. She first came to Augusta in 1787. Answer by Hugh C. Donaghe, 21st June, 1815, is 22 years old. Henry Painter deposes, in Augusta, 6th April, 1816, about 35 or 36 years ago he settled on a tract belonging to James Searight near the tract in dispute, where he lived 19 years and became acquainted with Mary Watson.
  • Vol. 2 - William Miller vs. Rochester--O. S. 283; N. S. 100--Samuel Rochester removed from Virginia, but was entitled in right of his wife, daughter of _____ Campbell and granddaughter of Hugh Donaghe, to a legacy of £50 under Hugh's will.

  1.   additional information for Hugh Donage: See Johnson Diggings
  2.   Hugh had 3 wives; Elizabeth Walker, Debra Elizabeth McMahan and Ann Usher