Person:James Dugger (7)

m. BEF 1771
  1. Sally Duggerbef 1765 - after 1810
  2. James Dugger1765 - After 1830
  3. Jerman DuggerBefore 1766 - 1801
  4. Mary Dugger1771 - 1845
  5. Susanna Duggerbefore 1777 - after 1810
  6. Fanny Dugger1784 - after 1810
  7. Thomas DuggerBefore 1786 - 1815
  • HJames Dugger1765 - After 1830
  • WNancy Edwards1765 - After 1820
m. 24 Dec 1791
  1. John S Dugger1813 - 1883
  2. Mary DuggerBefore 1815 - After 1815
Facts and Events
Name James Dugger
Gender Male
Birth? 1765/1770 Brunswick, Virginia, United States
Marriage 24 Dec 1791 Brunswick, Virginia, United Statesto Nancy Edwards
Death? After 1830 Giles, Tennessee, United States

James Dugger was born ca 1770 or earlier assuming he was at least 21 when he married in 1791. He must have been for he didn’t need his father’s consent.

On 20 Oct 1789 John Dugger Jr, James Dugger and Fanny Dugger witnessed a deed from John Andrews Sr to Alexander Andrews. (Brunswick Co., VA Deed Book 14 page 539).

On 14 Dec 1791 James dugger obtained a marriage bond in Brunswick Co., VA to marry Nancy Edwards. Jesse Edwards and Edward Birchett were bondsmen.

On 29 Jun 1794 John Dugger Jr, Edwin Fort and James Dugger witnessed a deed from John Dugger Sr to Sampson Dugger. (Brunswick Co., VA Deed Book 17 page 448).

In Sep 1799 court the deed from John Dugger to Sampson Dugger was proven by the oath of James Dugger one of the witnesses. (Brunswick Co., VA Order Book 18 page 190).

On 9 Oct 1801 John Dugger Jr made his Will in Brunswick Co., VA naming, among others, his “son James Dugger.” (Brunswick Co., VA Will Book 6 page 389).

On 6 Apr 1802 John Dugger Sr made his Will in Brunswick naming his grandson James Dugger. (Brunswick Co., VA Will Book 6 page 467).

On – Jun 1803 James Dugger and wife Nancy and Fanny Dugger Sr (his mother) deeded 73 acres to Joel Tally for L54. (Brunswick Co., VA Deed Book 18 page 395).

On 10 Oct 1803 Jordan Richardson and James Dugger were bondsmen for the Brunswick Co., VA marriage bond of Littleberry Rawlings and Fanny Dugger (his sister).

On 1 Jan 1807 James Dugger of Brunswick Co., VA deeded to Richmond Dugger his ⅓ interest in the Negro woman Hannah and her children Jane and Sarah. Hannah was left to him in his grandfather John Dugger Sr.’s Will. Witnessed by B. Rawlings and Thomas Randolph Rawlings. (Brunswick Co., VA Deed Book 20 page 479).

On 23 Feb 1808 James Dugger deeded 60 acres to John W. Stith for $1.00. (Brunswick Co., VA Deed Book 21 page 3).

In the 1800-1810 time period, James Dugger’s cousin James Dugger (son of Daniel and Mary) came of age. This could cause a little confusion in the records. They had a slightly older cousin James Dugger (son of Henry and Ann) left the county around this same time so that helps a little. James, son of Daniel used “Jr” and James son of John used “Sr” on some records to help keep them straight.

Both James Duggers were listed on the 1810 census in Brunswick. Daniel’s son as “Jr” and this one (son of John) as “SJ” which presumably stands for “son of John.” Analysis:

  • Brunswick Co., VA page 709 James Dugger SJ, 00110-32010
  • 1 male 26-44 (1765/1784)=James Dugger (1765/70)
  • 1 male 16-25 (1784/1794)=Unknown
  • 1 female 26-44 (1765/1784)=Nancy Edwards Dugger (1765/75) wife
  • 2 females 10-15 (1794/1800)=1-Unknown daughter; 2-Unknown daughter
  • 3 females 0-9 (1800/1810)=1-Unknown daughter; 2-Unknown daughter; 3-Unknown Daughter

On 23 Aug 1810 James Dugger “Sr” made a Mortgage deed to Joseph Percival and Will Rice. (Brunswick Co., VA Deed Book 21 page 80).

On 5 Nov 1810 William Kirkland, Richmond Dugger and James Dugger made a mortgage deed amongst themselves. Witnessed by Harriet B. Dugger, Nancy B. Dugger and Thomas Ray. (Brunswick Co., VA Deed Book 24 page 318).

On 27 Sep 1819 James Dugger Sr and wife Nancy sold 134 acres to William Davis for $336. (Brunswick Co., VA Deed Book 24 page 370).

They appear to have moved to Giles Co., TN around the time of the above deed. They were listed there for the 1820 census. In fact there were two James Duggers listed there, being this one (son of John) and his cousin son of Henry and Ann. Analysis:

  • Giles Co., TN page 15, James Dugger, 100001-11301
  • 1 male 45+ (bef 1775)=James Dugger (1765/70)
  • 1 male 0-9 (1810/1820)=John S. Dugger (1813) son
  • 1 female 45+ (bef 1775)=Nancy Edwards Dugger (1765/75) wife
  • 3 females 16-25 (1794/1804)=1-Unknown daughter; 2-Unknown daughter; 3-Unknown Daughter
  • 1 female 10-15 (1804/18)=Unknown daughter
  • 1 female 0-9 (1810/1820)=Unknown daughter

They were listed in Giles for the 1830 census. James had "MH" after his name for some reason. It was right on the vertical line and hard to read so perhaps it said something else. I'm reasonably sure it is this James and not his cousin son of Henry. Analysis:

  • Giles Co., TN page 208 James Dugger, MH, 1000000010000-0010031001000
  • 1 male 60-69 (1760/1770)=James Dugger (1765/70)
  • 1 male 0-4 (1825/1830)=Unknown son
  • 1 female 70-79 (1750/1760)=Unknown
  • 1 female 40-49 (1780/1790)=Nancy Edwards Dugger? (1765/75) doesn't quite match age-wise
  • 3 females 30-39 (1790/1800)=1-Unknown daughter; 2-Unknown daughter; 3-Unknown daughter
  • 1 female 10-14 (1815/1820)=Unknown daughter

I didn’t find this James Dugger on the 1840 census anywhere.