Taken from "The First 200 Years of Pendleton County"
Compiled by Mildred Bowen Belew
Transcribed by Bonnie Snow with permission of the author/compiler.
I am sure the Dougherty/Daugherty researchers will be most grateful to Millie.
The above picture is part of the Original 500 acres (1803)
of John Daugherty.
Now owned by the widow of Russell Bowen, a descendant.
Picture courtesy of Millie Bowen Belew. Thanks Millie!
The Dougherty family first came to Pendleton County, Kentucky
supposedly from Bourbon County ,Kentucky, in the late 1700's. There
were four brothers and three sisters who migrated to Pendleton County
along with their parents. It is
believed that John Dougherty's 1st wife was a Conway, but the only one
we do not have a husband for is Nancy. His wife when he came here was
Elizabeth. We have no maiden name for her. One report states that the
parents were John and Elizabeth Dougherty, who bought 500 acres on the
Middle Fork of Grassy Creek in 1803. John originally came from Ireland.
Another report says William and Elizabeth Conway Dougherty came to
Pendleton County with her parents, John and Elizabeth Bridgewater
Conway, and her brother, Samuel Conway, from Bourbon County. According
to the story told in the Conway records, the Conway and Dougherty
families were captured at Ruddles Station in 1780. William and
Elizabeth had t least three children, Joseph, Jonathan and Jesse.
William had at least two brothers, John and Joseph, who married a
Conway girl and went West.
1. Jesse Dougherty, born circa 1778, in Virginia. He married Elizabeth
"Betsy" Overby in Bourbon County, Kentucky on December 13, 1806.
Elizabeth was born in Nicholas County, Kentucky; she died circa 1850.
She was the daughter of Henry and Polly Conway.
Overby. The children of Jesse & Elizabeth Overby Dougherty were:
1. John N. (Slick) Dougherty, born 1812, died 1872. He married Emily Race in 1841.
2. Evaline Dougherty, born 1814, died 1876. She married
William Clark in 1833, she married second to William Frakes in 1841.
3. Joseph Harrison Dougherty, born 1815, died 1886. He married Elizabeth Ashcraft in 1837.
4. Elizabeth Dougherty, born 1821, died 1851. She married John M.
Dougherty in 1842. A letter written in 1894 to Mrs. Fanny Daugherty
says Elizabeth married a cousin, John M. Dougherty. He was the son of
Joseph and Polly Rafferty Dougherty. If true, William and Joseph
Dougherty who came to Pendleton County together were brothers.
JOHN & ELIZABETH DOUGHERTY
John and Elizabeth Dougherty had at least the following children, their
names were obtained from marriage records John signed and from
1. Jesse Dougherty, there is much confusion concerning this Jesse, nothing has been proven.
2. James Dougherty, born Feb. 22, 1784 in Virginia, died May 19, 1872.
He married Sarah
Belew. Sarah was born in 1872, the daughter of Solomon and Elinia
Belew. From census records their children were John, Joseph, Henry and
3. Sarah Dougherty, born 1787 in Virginia, died 1854 in Pendleton
County. She married first to Thomas Thrasher on April 4, 1805; she
married second to Thomas Belew on June 9, 1809. Thomas Belew was born
1787 in Virginia, the son of Solomon & Elinia
Belew. Sarah and Thomas Thrasher had one son, Thomas. Sarah &
Thomas Belew had three children: Elizabeth, Emily and Joseph.
4. Joseph Dougherty, born 1793 in Bourbon County, Kentucky, died 1851
in Pendleton County. He first married 1813 in Boone County, Kentucky to
Patsy Rafferty. He married second to Elizabeth Jane Collins on January
20, 1831 in Grant County, Kentucky. Elizabeth Collins was born 1812,
the daughter of Ralph Collins and Margaret Wharton Collins. Elizabeth
Collins Dougherty married second to Henry Duckworth. Joseph and
Elizabeth are buried in the Daugherty/Oldham Cemetery on the Middle
Fork of Grassy Creek, originally their homestead.
5. Anna Dougherty, born July 27, 1795 in Kentucky, died December 6,
1868 in Pendleton County. She married Ebeziner Mileham on March 30,
1815 in Pendleton County. Ebeziner
Mileham, son of Samuel Mileham, was born March 25____, in Gulfport
County, North Carolina, died 1932. He is buried in Menefee Cemetery,
Flingsville, Grant County, Kentucky. Anna & Ebeziner Mileham had
three known sons: Alfred, John and Dr. Hampton
6. Jonathan Dougherty, born 1803 in Kentucky, died April 11, 1857 in
Pendleton County. He married first to Sarah Margaret Thrasher on
October 7, 1824. Sarah was born 1802, the daughter of Stephen &
Jane Powers Thrasher. He married second to Sarah Willett on June 4,
1847 in Pendleton County. He had eleven children: Elizabeth Jane, Mary
Ann, Cynthia, Nancy, Sarah Ann,
Malinda, Susannah, Ezra A., Arabell, Harriet and Sarilda/Zarilda
7. Cynthia Ann Dougherty, born 1814 in Pendleton County. She married
Larkin Smith on November 17, 1825. Larkin was born 1790, died 1854.
Larkin married first to Elizabeth Bonar and third to Nancy P. Ford.
Cynthia Ann and Larkin Smith had four children: Elmira, Elvira, Oliver
Perry and Mary Helen Smith.
4. JOSEPH DOUGHERTY
Joseph Dougherty, born 1793 in Bourbon County, Kentucky, died 1851 in
Pendleton County, Kentucky. Joseph married twice and had twenty
children. His first family used the spelling of DOUGHERTY and the
second family used the spelling of DAUGHERTY; thus the different
spelling of the name. His father, John, used the spelling of DOUGHERTY,
although there were dozens of spellings for the Irish name. He owned
and lived on 500 acres on the Middle Fork of Grassy Creek. He served a
term in the House of Representatives of Kentucky in the years 1849
through 1851. He first married Patsy Rafferty, daughter of Malcolm
Rafferty, on July 26, 1813, in Boone County, Kentucky. Joseph and Patsy
had ten children. Joseph married second to Elizabeth Jane Collins on
January 20, 1831, in Grant County, Kentucky. Elizabeth was born 1812,
the daughter of Ralph and Margaret Wharton Collins.
Joseph and Patsy Rafferty Dougherty had the following children:
1. Jesse Dougherty
2. Julia Anna Dougherty, born circa 1813. She married first to
Isaac Tomlin on July 11, 1832. Isaac was born circa 1810, he died
before 1851; he was the son of Christian and Lucy White Tomlin. Julia
is buried in the Dougherty/Oldham Cemetery. She had the following
Parthina, Oliver Perry, Asa, William Harvey, Ezra and Cynthia.
3. Sarah C. Dougherty, born circa 1815. She married first to
William R. Andrews on December 20, 1837, in Pendleton County. William
was a native of New York. She married second to Charley Wakefield. The
1850 census for Pendleton County lists six children: William B.,
Martha, Emily, Mary, Zachary and
4. John Malcum Dougherty, born 1818, died 1851, in Pendleton
County. He married Elizabeth B. Daugherty on March 2, 1842. Elizabeth
was born 1812, died 1851. She was the daughter of Jesse & Elizabeth
Overby Dougherty. John and Elizabeth died of Cholera within a few days
of each other; they are buried in the Dougherty/Oldham Cemetery. They
had the following children: Sanford, Annie Elizabeth, Arnis and Evaline
5. Joseph "Green" Granville Dougherty, died circa 1868, in
Campbell County, Kentucky. He married first to Mary Jane Green on March
25, 1842 in Pendleton County. Joseph was called Joe Green, because of
his wife's name and there being so many Josephs, it was their
distinguishing one from the other. He married second to America Jane
Orcutt, born May 16, 1859, in Campbell County, died July 22, 1921 the
daughter of William & Elizabeth Smith
Orcutt. America Orcutt Dougherty married second to Hardin Perin
Anderson, son of Mason and Margaret Crawley Anderson. Hardin was born
March 9, 1822, in Mason County, Kentucky, died May 31, 1891. Joseph
Dougherty had twelve children, America and Hardin Anderson had nine
children. Joseph's children were: William F., Nancy M., Nathaniel G.,
Louisiana, Julia A., Mary Alice, Elizabeth Jane, James Buchanan,
Joseph, Cynthia Ann, Margaret and Ellen Dougherty.
6. William Dougherty, born March, 1822. William married first to Eliza
Dougherty, born 1822, she was the daughter of William & Elizabeth
Smith Dougherty. William married second to Ellen Northcutt McCarty.
William had two children, one by each wife: Mary F. and Mollie.
7. Newton Dougherty, born 1826. Newton married Sarah Ann Blackburn
on November 28, 1845, in Pendleton County. Sarah was born 1829/30. They
had the following children: Oliver P., Patsy and
8. Jasper Dougherty, born September, 1826, died January 19, 1889,
in Pendleton County. Jasper married to Priscilla Ella Simpson Mileham
on August 28, 1852, in Pendleton County. Priscilla was born December,
1827, in North Carolina, she was the daughter of Nathan & Patience
Hilman Simpson. Pricilla married first to John
Mileham, Jr.; they had no children. Jaspar & Priscilla had the
1. James Dougherty, married Rose Bowen
2. Jeanette Dougherty, married William Thomas Bowen. Refer to Bowen Records.
9. Mary Angeline Dougherty, married Henry/Harvey Dial on April 6,
1848, in Pendleton County. They lived in Iowa and had one daughter,
Margaret Dial. Margaret married John C. Simpson.
Joseph & Elizabeth Jane Collin Dougherty had the following children, their last name was spelled DAUGHERTY:
1. Louisa A. Daugherty, born February 12, 1836/37, died March 1,
1907, in Menefee County, Kentucky. Louisa married Thomas Winn/Wynn on
October 10, 1855, in Pendleton County. Thomas Winn/Wynn was born May
16, 1833, he died November 6, 1899, in Menefee County. He was the son
of Thomas & Louisa "Polly" Seals Wynn. Louisa & Thomas moved to
Menefee County about 1880; they are buried in Rangee Cemetery, located
near Wynn Flats, Menefee County. They had seven children: James E.,
George V., Thomas F., Jonathan W., Sarah G., Isaac E. and John Wesley.
2. Martha Jane Daugherty, born 1838, died before 1900. She married
to Thomas Coleman Bullock on February 16, 1853. Thomas was born
January, 1832. Martha Jane & Thomas had nine children: George M.,
John Henry, Thomas J., Catherine, Sarah E., Mary E., Frank A., Wesley
D. and Malinda Bullock.
3. James L. Daugherty, born January 19, 1839/40, died May 5, 1889.
James married Ellen Callahan December 29, 1864, in Pendleton County.
James was known as "Brittle Top". He was a lawyer and served as mayor
of Falmouth from 1884 - 1885. Ellen Callahan was born August, 1849,
died 1901, she was the daughter of William S. Callahan. James &
Ellen had eleven children: William C., Charles M., Arthur D., Eva, Ida,
Daisey, James, Joseph and Harriet Daugherty.
4. Orville Sylvester Daugherty, born December 14, 1842, died March
3, 1923. Orville married first to Lucinda Akins Sims on October 29,
1860. Lucinda was born March 26, 1840, died August 14, 1900. Orville
married second to Mariah Ware on August 12, 1902. Orville & Lucinda
had fourteen children: Joseph, Sarah E., Miles, Sylvester, Ralph,
Lydia, Lucinda, Ada Mae, Eunice, Orville, Jr., Sylvester, Lydia, Mary
and Arminta Daugherty. (I am not sure the number of children are
correct as there are two listings for Sylvester and Lydia; it could be
that they followed the tradition of the time and named children after
children who had died,
5. Hampton E. Daugherty, born 1844. Hampton married first on
August 1, 1866 to Elizabeth "Betsy" J. Dougherty, daughter of Jesse
& Julianna Tomlin Dougherty. Elizabeth died in April, 1877. Hampton
married second to Martha Ellen Courtney on July 31, 1877. Martha Ellen
was born in 1852, she was the daughter of James & Nancy Draper
Courtney. Hampton and Elizabeth had four children: Jesse, John, Orville
and Arminta Daugherty. Hampton and Martha had three children: Cash,
Manard and M. Ellen Daugherty.
6. Arminta Daugherty, born 1846. Arminta married first to ____
Meyers; they had two children: Rafe and Lewis Meyers. Arminta married
second to Caseous Cram, an attorney who practiced in Williamstown,
Grant County, Kentucky. Arminta & Caseous had four children:
Luzaetta, Mary, Glydon and Henry Cram.
7. Rev. Alexander Hamilton Daugherty, born January 18, 1848, died
August 4, 1932 in Menefee County, Kentucky. Alexander married Rosetta
Belew on September 1, 1867 in Pendleton County. Rosetta was the
daughter of Madison & Julianna Tomlin
Belew. Alexander and Rosetta are buried in the Hamilton Cemetery,
Menefee County, Kentucky. Alexander & Rosetta had ten children:
Louisa, Thomas, Lawrence, Narve G., George E., Myrtle, Sarah Emma,
Willie, Alexander and Cashious Daugherty.
8. Margaret Daugherty, born 1849.
9. Norvin Green Daugherty, born 1851, died June 19, 1931, in
Pendleton County. Norvin married first to Sarah C. Egleston in
Pendleton County on December 22, 1870. Novin married second to Melinda
Egleston on January 27, 1876. Norvin married third in 1885 to Rosa L.
Plunkett. Rosa died circa 1910 in Dayton, Campbell County, Kentucky;
she was the daughter of John Plunkett. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery,
Southgate, Campbell County, Kentucky. Norvin had two children, one died
in infancy and Arminta Daugherty who married Ray Reid.
10. Ralph Collins Daugherty, Since writing her book, Mrs. Belew
has found some information on Ralph Collins Dougherty, he
md. 1853, Mary E. Sims, daughter of Simeon P. Sims and had the
1. Lucy J. Daugherty
2. Warfield S. Daugherty
3. Arminta D. Note: she may have been his sister. This information
was from 1860 census of Scottland Co., MO. and we know Arminta was in
MO. when her 1st husband died.