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Reuben Daugherty, Sr.

Male 1778 - 1860  (81 years)

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  • Name Reuben Daugherty 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Nickname Rubin 
    Born 15 Dec 1778  Craven Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Feb 1860  Tippah Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried The Chambersville Cemetery, Fayette Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6614  MyTree
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2011 

    Father Owen Daugherty, II,   b. Bef 1712, Donegal, Ireland (Ulster) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1785, New Bern, Craven Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Taylor,   b. 1740, Baltimore Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, Craven Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 1759  Craven Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3659  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charity Gough,   b. 1780, Logan Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1823 and 1830, Washington Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1800  Logan Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Arnet Daugherty, Sr.,   b. 16 May 1802, Logan Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1883, Isney, Choctaw Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Reuben Daugherty, Jr.,   b. 1803, Logan Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Martin B. Daugherty,   b. Abt 1805, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1879, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    +4. William S. Daugherty,   b. 20 May 1806, Logan Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1890, Fayette Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +5. Celia Daugherty,   b. 1810, Logan Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Win Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F3655  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • ID: I19721
      Name: Reuben DAUGHERTY
      NPFX: Rev.
      Sex: M
      Birth: Abt 1779 in North Carolina
      Death: FEB 1860 in Tippah Co.,MS

      1860 US Mortality Index
      Dougherty, Reuben
      Age: 81
      Gender: M
      Occupation: Clergyman, Priest
      Death Date: February, 1860
      Death Location: Tippah, Mississippi
      Cause: Old Age
      Birth Location: North Carolina
      (Note: Confusion between two Reuben Daugherty's. One (born 1771)
      married to Charity Gough, the other (born 1779) married to Martha
      Jane Smith)

      Reuben Daugherty, the second son of Owen II, born abt 1764, grew up
      in NC but did not marry there. At the age of probably 34 or so,
      Reuben traveled with his brother Daniel and the Moses Taylor I family
      to KY about 1795 where he met and married Charity Gough April 12, 1800
      in Logan Co., KY. In KY, Reuben acquired land with deeds recorded in
      1804. Two children were born in KY; a son, Arnett, born in 1803 and a
      daughter, Celia, born about 1810. Arnett grew up in KY and appears to
      have married there, and had a son, Arnett Jr., born in KY in 1823. His
      1st wife is unknown. Reuben, Charity and daughter, Celia, remained in
      KY probably for about 15 years before again relocating to AL, a
      Territory prior to 1819. In AL, Reuben became a landholder, a
      preacher and a Justice of the Peace.

      Arnett Daugherty moved to Washington Co. and married about 1843. His wife is unknown. Arnett, Jr.'s wife must have died before 1870.
      Near the end of the Civil War, probably around 1865, Arnett, Jr., the
      stepson of Sally Earle Daugherty, moved from Washington Co., to
      Choctaw Co., AL, taking Arnette, Sr.'s wife, Sally, along with them
      where she would be housekeeper for him in Choctaw. Arnett, Jr. is
      known to have a daughter, Eugene E. Daugherty, born 1864.

      Reuben Daugherty and his nephew, Peter Patrick Daugherty
      established two branches of the Daugherty family in southwest AL.
      Reuben must have arrived in AL prior to 1820 since land documents of
      that date in KY refer to him being a resident of AL. Peter Patrick
      probably chose to settle there because Reuben had previously done so.
      At the time, the Irish tended to settle in clans. Both Reuben's
      family and Peter Patrick's family must have had a high regard for the
      Earle family, who lived in the area and are listed in the census.
      Reuben's son married Sally Earle and Peter Patrick's son and grandson
      were given the middle name of Earle, spelled with the "e" at the end.
      Reuben arrived in present day Washington Co., AL when it was still
      frontier country, probably before AL's admission as a state. From
      1800 - 1819 Washington Co., covered the entire lower portion of
      present day AL and MS. Within this vast area, later divided into 26
      counties, the population in 1800 was 733 whites and 404 blacks. Reuben
      and Patrick, who must have arrived shortly after Reuben, were indeed
      in a sparsely settled area. The exact location of their settlement in
      Washington Co. is not known, but it must have been the area of present
      day McIntosh where many descendants still live.
      At the time of their arrival, the area was still occupied to a
      large extent by Indians. Mobile and Pensacola were part of West
      Florida, held by the Spanish. The area west of the Tombigbee was
      occupied by Choctaw Indians, while east of the AL river into GA was
      occupied by Creek Indians. During the most of the 18th Century, the
      ruler of the Creeks was probably the most famous Indian Chief in the
      southeast, Alexander McGillivray, an old halfbreed who was 1/2 Scotch
      and 1/2 Creek. One of McGillivray's trading locations was McIntosh
      Blulff and one of his "cowpens", actually a plantation, was on Little
      River. The area was well known. The Creeks were called so because
      their towns were built on streams.(Source: Hal Daugherty - 2005)
      MCM Note: The "Creek" Indians included the Choctaw. There were a number of tribes referred to by the English as Creeks because they lived by the riverlets and creeks. The Muscogee Indians in AL, GA, TN and FL claimed to be from the area now known as Mexico City, Mexico. Their legends said they were Aztecs and came up from that area in Mexico about the time Cortez was taking over Mexico.

      Reubin Daugherty: Located on the 1820 Butler Co., KY census,
      HH #71:
      Doughety Rubin - 30010; 01010; 00. (4 males Rubin Sr., Arnet, Rubin Jr. & ?; 2 females, Charity and Celia)

      In Logan Co. KY., Reuben bought 100 ac, 1804, from Thomas & Fanny
      Gough. WFT Vol. 19 #1590 says that Owen Daugherty and Mary Taylor m.
      c1759 in Craven Co., NC. A list of their children is included on that
      tree, but not copied here. Mary Taylor's parents, according to this
      same tree, were Robert and Catherine Taylor. Robert Taylor was born 13
      Oct 1709 in Baltimore, MD and he married Catherine Unknown c1728 in
      Craven Co., NC.

      Reubin's parent's names were also provided on the Internet homepage of
      Steve L. Smoot, Email Another Internet
      site, "The Daugherty Generations", gives more information on Reubin's
      parents, Owen and Mary (Taylor) Daugherty. Their children appear to
      have been born in Craven Co., NC. Reubin's brother, Robert married
      Sarah Taylor in Craven Co., NC in 1784. She was the daughter of Moses
      and Elizabeth (Prevatte) Taylor. Clicking on the underlined title here
      will take you the "The Daugherty Generations". E-mail dated July 1999,
      from Donna Corbett , added the daughter Celia Daugherty/Dougherty Fox
      Visit her home page with Fox/Daugherty data here. In the Barren Co KY
      Will Book 3- Part 1, online transcription, Oct 1828 thru May 1852 the
      names Henry Daugherty & Reuben Doughty were included.
      1. Arnett Daugherty b. c1803 in KY, d. 28 Aug 1883 in Isney, Choctaw
      Co, AL, m. 13 Oct. 1826 in Washington Co. to Sarah A. Earle b. c1807
      in TN (source: Frederick Atchley Genforum postings)
      2. Reuben Daugherty , Jr. m. Mary Moss December 28, 1830 in Madison
      Co., TN (source: Steve Smoot's website).
      3. Celia Daugherty b. 1808 KY; m. Edwin G. Fox b.1810 in AL (source:
      Donna Corbett). A list of their children can be found on the Fox
      GenForum site.

      1850 United States Federal Census
      about Jessee T Gaff
      Name: Jessee T Gaff
      Age: 26
      Estimated birth year: abt 1824
      Birth Place: Alabama
      Gender: Male
      Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Hardeman, Tennessee
      Family Number: 666
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Jessee T Gaff 26
      Elizabeth Gaff 20
      Elisha Gaff 2
      Rubin Darity 72

      Obituary of Reubin Daugherty:
      Hardin County, Tennessee, June, 1860, Reuben Daugherty, he was born in
      Craven Co, December 15, 1778 from thence he removed with his widowed
      mother about the year 1800 to Kentucky on the Green River where he
      married Charity Gaugh 1801 in about a year or two, after he united
      with the Baptist Church at Sandy Creek Meeting House and was baptized
      by Elder Benjamin Talbert where he remained until 1818. He moved to
      South Alabama where within a short time, he commenced preaching a
      Crucified Savior which he continued to do until a few months before
      his death when his bodily strength failed. He departed this life
      February 18, 1860. His disease was a failure of the urinal organs.
      He was consistent Old School Baptist and publicly contended for the
      faith once delivered to the saints about 40 years. In his last days
      of weakness, his mind was much exercised in the scriptures and also
      much upon his Christian experience. The night before he died, he was
      almost constantly quoting scriptures and trying to sing. "Jesus my
      all to heaven is gone;" this seemed to be his favorite song . From
      South Alabama he came to this country in the winter of 1829 and a few
      years ago, he settled in Tippah County, Mississippi and joined New
      Salem Church where he died and I have no doubt but that he entered
      into that rest that remains for the people of God although he was my
      father, yet amidst my grief I feel a degree of joy and gladness that
      he is gone from the evils and troubles of this world to meet with
      Jesus the Christian to all and be like him and sing his praises all
      Signed by William S. Daugherty

      Logan Co. KY Marriages
      Reuben DAUGHERTY Charity GOUGH 12 May 1800
      (Source: Early Marriages of Logan Co. KY, A-L, Contributed by Russelville Chapter, N.S.D.A.)

      1804 Thomas & Fanny GOUGH sold 50 ac to David HOWARD, wit. Jonathan GOUGH. Thomas & Fanny GOUGH sold 100 ac to Reuben DAUGHTERY, wit. Jesse GOUGH. Thomas & Fanny GOUGH sold 50 ac to Thomas LAWRENCE. This adds up to 200 ac - the 1796 land grant to Thomas.
      (Actually, I have 3-4 other contracts for deed for Warren and Butler Counties in Kentucky, but I can't access them right now.) (Source: Donna Hart)

      1790 Craven County, NC Census.
      Reuben appears to be living with his mother, Mary Taylor Doherty (that's the spelling in the NC census).

      1810 Butler County, KY Census.
      Household 71,
      Doughety, Rubin. 3 0 0 1 0 / 0 1 0 1 0

      1830 Census Gibson County, TN:
      Dougherty, Reubin 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 // 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 // 0 (slaves)
      We don't know that this is our guy, but it COULD be. Charity is dead by this time, and William S., in his obituary of his father, states that he returned to TN in 1829. Also, Gibson Co. is adjacent to Hardeman, where there are so many other Daughety records. So here it is, for what it's worth.

      1850 Hardeman County, TN Census.
      Reuben is living with Jesse T. Gough.

      Hardeman County Will and Guardian Book 4, Nov 1845 – Feb 1850, p. 617:
      "March Term 1850
      An Inventory of the Property of Jno. B. Doughety
      Inventory of the property of Jno. B. Doughety a minor wich has come to the hands of Guardian Reubin Daughety.
      1 Negro Boy John about 10 or 12 years of age
      Also, Two hundred and one dollars & 67c $201.67 Dec'd Ja’y 1850
      The above is all the effects in my hands
      Sworn to before me 28 Feby 1849
      R.P. Neely Clk Reubin Daughety"
      (Source: Hardeman Co., TN Wills, 1824-1920)

      Tippah County Land Deeds, 1836 – 1870. Ripley, MS:
      Martini, Don, and Bill Gurney.
      Old Timer Press, 1983.
      M-528: James O. Mohundro to Reuben Daugherty. December 29, 1853.
      1856 Tippah County, MS State Tax List:
      Ruben and John B. Daugherty are listed in Haley’s District of the County. No other information. William S. is not listed.