Person:John Dougherty (17)

John Dougherty
d.12 November 1886
m. 9 November 1796
  1. Barbara Dougherty1797 - 1818
  2. John Dougherty1803 - 1886
Facts and Events
Name John Dougherty
Gender Male
Birth[1] 25 July 1803 Mcveytown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 15 February 1829 to Catherine McElhenney
Death[1] 12 November 1886
  1. 1.0 1.1 Jordan, John W. (John Woolf). A history of the Juniata Valley and its people. (Alexandria, Virginia: Retrospect Publishing, c2003)
    pg. 748.

    (IV) John Dougherty, son of Edward and Margaret (Stackpole) Dougherty, was born July 25, 1803, at McVeytown, Mifflin county, Pennsylvania. He was educated in a school of Lewistown presided over by his mother, also assisted by his father, and on reaching his majority he entered the mercantile business, continuing in that line of endeavor for some time. Later he engaged in construction work on the Allegheny Portage railroad. He was of an inventive turn of mind and among his notable inventions was the section boat, one of the most useful that transportation men had had up to that time. He became interested in transportation between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, during which time he moved to the former place and took up his abode, remaining in that city for three years. At the expiration of that time he moved back to Hollidaysburg, where he became interested in the Democratic Standard, a newspaper of the town, which he edited with notable success. Later he purchased a farm at Blair Station, and yet later bought and operated Blair's Furnace. Seeing the possibilities of that section, in conjunction with George W. Spear, he laid out the town of Mt. Union, after which he engaged in the Adams Express Company as one of its organizers, and also dealt in lumber and coal. He married, February 15, 1829, Catherine McElhenney, born August 5, 1810, daughter of James and Jane McElhenney.
    I. Margaret, born in 1830.
    2. Edward James, born November 21, 1831.
    3. Mary Felicitus, born October 13, 1833.
    4. Theodore, born in 1836.
    5. Eugene, bom about 1838.
    6. Victor V., born March 4, 1841.
    7. Victoria E. Marie, of whom further.
    8. Gerald J., born April 5, 1847.

    Mr. Dougherty died November 12, 1886.