160. Capt. John Dougherty & 161. Isabella Anna Patton
1743, John born in Forks of James River, Augusta [now Rockbridge] Co., VA; s/o 320. Michael Daugherty & 321. Mary Clark.
1755, Isabella born in VA; d/o 322. John Patton & 323. Agnes Snodgrass.
1757, Isabella named in the will of her father in Augusta Co., VA.
1766, John and Henry Daugherty explored KY.
Bef. 1769, John married Isabella; their farm was on Reedy Creek of New River Valley [later Rockbridge Co.]
6/1769, John moved to Augusta Co, VA.
5/3/1774, John in court in Fincastle Co., VA, charged with unlawfully quarreling [in the fray he had part of his left ear bitten off.]
1774 at Fincastle Co., VA, John began military service as a Capt. in the VA militia. One assignment was to deliver horses to the Battle of Point Pleasant.
Aft. 2/7/1775, , John left without his family for KY.
1775, John raised a crop of corn in Locust Thicket near Danville, KY.
3/1776, John continued to explore the area including making a trip to the Falls of Ohio.
1776, John acquired land for his brother Joseph in Jefferson Co., KY [near present Louisville]; settling at Locust Thicket near Danville.
4/20/1776, John opened an account with Henderson’s Transylvania Co.
1776, John continued to live on his land during Indian raids in which his neighbor Archibald NcNeil was killed. [Likely the family was still back in VA.]
1778, John was the Capt. of a militia company.
4/1779, John served in Capt. Benjamin Logan’s Co. in KY.
10/27/1779–2/16/1780, John appeared multiple times in the VA Commissioners’ land court.
10/1782–11/1782, following the “Blue Licks disaster”, Capt. John led a contigent of 42 men, including his brothers Robert and George, in Gen. George Rogers Clark’s expedition against the Indians.
1783, John on the Lincoln Co. [now Boyle], KY tax list.
3/2/1785, John surveyed 1000 acres on Goose Creek in Jefferson Co., adjoining the land of his brother Joseph.
1786, John began selling his land in the Danville area.
1/17/1789, John acquired 1600 acres in Jefferson Co. [now Trimble] on Mill Creek.
1793, John was living in Jefferson Co.; Isabella and the younger children living on Goose Creek near Louisville.
1802, John appointed his son George as an agent to sell his Mill Creek land.
3/7/1811, John settled in Harrison Co., Indian Terr. [IN], where he was appointed Justice of the Peace. [Only son Michael remined in KY.]
1820, (S) 1820 Census, IN, Orange Co., Paoli. John “Dougherty Senr”, over age 45, a daughter 15-26, and wife over age 45.
2/14/1828, John died in Orange Co., IN; buried on family property.
1828, Isabella died soon after John; buried with him.
• The basic family information, including the names of all 11 children, is preserved on one side of a memorial in the Dugger Cem. at Stamper Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Paoli, IN. The other side of the memorial is engraved the Dougherty coat of arms: “Original Coat of arms worn by the Lords of Innisowen of Dougherty Castle on Lock Swilley, Donegal Co. Ire. Its meaning: translated ' For My Hereditary Right.'” There is also an engraving of a castle and under, “Ingraved in stone above the fireplace in main room of the castle: These words: 'Accepted Christianity 652 AD' Our first known ancestor was: Sir Cahir O’Dogherty.”
• John owned thousands of acres and had Dougherty Station just below below Danville on a branch of Clark’s Run then known as Dougherty’s Creek, but now as Balls Branch, near the Wilderness Trace. John built his house on an eminence about 200 yards from the confluence of Dougherty's Creek and Clark’s Run, which was visible from the Trace.
Children of John and Isabella:
i. Michael Daugherty, born ~1769 in VA.
1830, Michael died in Henry Co., KY.
ii. George D Daugherty, born 1773 in Tazwell Co., VA.
3/14/1842, George died in Orange Co., IN.
iii. Naomi Daugherty, born 1774 in VA.
3/12/1795 in Jefferson Co., KY, Naomi married Thomas Motley.
iv. William Dougherty (80), born 10/19/1775 in VA.
v. Sarah Daugherty, born 1776 in KY.
4/2/1807, Sarah married Michael Miller in Jeffeson Co., KY.
8/10/1826, Sarah died in Orange Co., IN.
vi. Ellender Daugherty, born 1777 in KY.
6/19/1789 in Jefferson Co., KY, Elllender married Charles Beasley.
vii. Samuel Daugherty, born 1781 in Danville, Lincoln Co., KY.
Samuel married Mary Bland.
viii. Henry Daugherty, born 1784 in KY.
Bef. 11/14/1846, Henry died in Orange Co., IN.
viii. John Daugherty Jr, born 1788 in Danville, KY.
1/2/1856, John died in IL.
ix. Robert S Daugherty, born 4/15/1791 in KY.
Robert married Sarah Tanner; sister of William’s wife.
(S) 1840, Robert S Daugherty lived in Trimble Co., KY. They appear to have another younger relatives living with them.
1/21/1865, Robert died in Orange Co., IN; buried at Stamper Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Paoli, IN.
x. Mary Daugherty, born 1793 in KY.
3/19/1811, Mary married William Charles in Harrison Co., IN.
1816, Mary died in Orange Co., IN.