My  Doughty  Ancestors
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You may see these ancestors, along with my other ancestors, on my Ahnentafel Page.   Be sure and let me know if we share ancestors and if we can provide new information to each other.

The Mayflower Society has now accepted this line back to Edward Doughty.  Because of the work I will need to do on this page, I will need time but wanted those of you who share this line to know.   I, personally, would have liked a bit more documentation but - having said that - will add the generational gaps in the near future from Jeremiah back to Edward.

448.    poss. John Doughty

224.    Jeremiah Doughty b. ca. 1740 poss. NJ;  m. Sarah ____; m/2: Susannah Stovall.
    Children of JEREMIAH DOUGHTY and SARAH ____ are:
    1.        JAMES DOUGHTY, b. Bet. 1765 - 1775, SC/VA.
    3.        SARAH DOUGHTY, m. WILLIAM BRATTON, 05-Jul-1805.
    4.        DANIEL DOUGHTY, b. 16-Aug-1765.
    5.        SAMUEL DOUGHTY, b. 20-Dec-1771, South Carolina; d. 13-Dec-1833, Edwards Co., IL.

112.    Samuel b. ca. 1771, d. 1833 Edwards Co., IL;  m. ca. 1790 to  Polly Lamb
b.   ca. 1772 SC.    Sources:   Hoosier Genealogist (Oct.-Dec 1872 - Vol. 12#4) "Samuel Doty & wife Polly rec'd by letter March 9, 1822.  He licensed to preach Dec. 14, 1822.  Both granted letters of dismissal April 12, 1823.    Monroe Co., IN records of Vernol Baptist Church 1817-1850"
    Their children:
    1.       Jeremiah Doughty b. 29 Jan 1794 Barren/Warren Co., KY; d. 10 May 1861
    2.       John M. Doughty b. 30 Apr 1797 Barren/Warren Co., KY; d. 2 Sept 1875 Clark Co., IL
    3.        Daniel Doughty b. 24 Dec 1800 Warren Co., KY; d. 12 Aug 1872 Jasper Co., IL; m.
               7 Nov 1819 Washington Co., IN to Isabel Ritter
    4.        Joseph Doughty b. 1805 KY; m. Hannah
    5.        Featherston Doughty
    6.        Preston Doughty b. 22 Apr 1807 KY; d. 1 Jan 1887 Harrison Co., IA
    7.        Prudence Doughty b. ca. 1803; m. ___ Gadbury
    8.        James Doughty b. 21 July 1808; d. 14 Apr 1843 Edwards Co., IL; m.. Deborah
    9.        Maston Doughty b. ca. 1806; d. IA; m. 13 July 1824 Mary Fletcher
   10.       Rubin Doughty

56.    John M.  Doughty b. 30 Apr 1797 KY, d. 2 Sept 1875 Clark Co., IL;  m. 2 Nov 1817 Washington Co., IN to  Jane Mcguire b. 25 Dec 1800 IN, d. 20 Nov 1874 Clark Co., IL, d/o Francis McGuire and Elizabeth ????
              Their children:
    1.        Featherston  Born May 8,1818
    2.        McGuire  Born July 9, 1820
    3.        John M.  Born April 6, 1822
    4.        Elizabeth  Born August 28, 1824 Married Thomas Jefferson Rose, Died May 1904
    5.        Samuel  Born October 5, 1826
    6.        Francis M. Born March 12, 1830 - Baptist Preacher
    7.        Mary (Polly) Ann Born April 29, 1832, Married Western Humphrey, Lawyer
    8.        Prudence Jane Born March 7,1834, Married John Meyers
    9.        Johnathan Jones Born August 26, 1836
    10.     James Preston Born April 23, 1840, Died 1919, Married Mariah Caroline Ellis, March 28, 1866.  She was born September 26,
               1848, Died in 1925
    11.     Daniel Stanley Born January 31, 1842
    12.     Joseph Jetha Born June 26, 1844

28.  McGuire Doughty b. 9 July 1820, d. ca. 1845 prob. AR; m. ca. 1842 Mary Ann Gooden b. ca. 1827 IN, d/o Lewis/Louis Gooden/Goodwin and Lydia (poss. Watts)
             Child of MCGUIRE DOUGHTY and MARY GOODEN is:
    1.     JOHN LOUIS/LEWISTON6 DOUGHTY, b. 11-Mar-1843, Benton Co., AR; d. 04-Dec-1911, Quay, Payne Co., OK.

14.    John L. (Louis/Lewiston) Doughty b. 11 Mar 1843 Benton Co., AR; d. 4 Dec 1911 Quay, Payne Co., OK; m. 1 Feb 1866 Coles Co., IL to Cynthia Ann Barrett b. 8 May 1843 IL, d. 5 Apr 1926 Quay, Payne Co., OK, d/o Aden Barrett and Nancy Anna Ro(d)gers.  John is shown as John Lewiston Doughty on his death certificate.    However, remember that he was deceased and did not  provide this information.   He has been shown as John L. Doughty and I feel that his middle name is more likely "Lewis or Louis" after his grandfathers - John Doughty and Lewis Gooden.   Sources:  1850 Washington Co., AR census where he is actually shown as John Carter in the household of John Carter aged 48 and Mary (Gooden) Carter aged 23.  Also in this household is Lewis Goodin aged 58 b. VA; 1880 Neosho Co., KS Census; 1900 Pawnee Co., OK Census; Civil War Record; Homestead Record
            Children of John L. Doughty and Cynthia Ann Barrett:
    1.    John Edward "Ed" Doughty b. 29 Oct 1869 MO, d. 29 Dec 1927 Colville, Stevens Co., WA; m. Lucinda Endicott
    2.    James F. Doughty b. 4 Apr 1873 KS, d. 11 July 1947; m. Mary E. Barrett (his first cousin)
    3.    Mary Adalaide Doughty b. 25 Jan 1879 KS; d. 11 Mar 1967 Spokane, WA; m. James Francis Fay
    4.    Nora Doughty d.y.
    5.    Susan Doughty b. ca. 1871, d. aft. 1880, d.y.

7.    Mary Adalaide Doughty m. James Francis Fay.    My grandmother was Mary Adalaide Doughty.  It is with her marriage we lose the surname Doughty and continue on with Fay/Fahey.

Notes for JOHN M. DOUGHTY:
Tombstone in Casey Twp reads:
"Rev. John Doughty d. Sept. 2, 1875, 78y,4m,2d
Jane, wife of Rev. John Doughty d. Nov. 20, 1874, 73y,11m,27d"

I have copies of pictures of these tombstones.
One stone, John on one side and Jane on the other.  Inscription says total 16
children.  Other 4 must  have been infant deaths.  Jane's inscription difficult to read at bottom.  Apparently a poem or eulogy.


I have a copy of the marriage record from Washington Co., IN.
 It reads:  Was married on the 1st of Nov. 1817
                John Doughty and Jane McGuire
                                                     Jonathan Jones

Note:  I don't know who this Jonathan Jones is but John and Jane named one of their sons Jonathan Jones Doughty.
Note:  Washington County was formed by an act of December 21, 1813, effective January 17, 1814.  It included within its original boundaries portins of the present Scott, Orange and Jackson counties.


Clark Co., IL Deed Book "B", p.371 26 Nov 1836
John and Jane Doughty to Joseph Doughty S.20 Casey Twp.


1850 Clark Co., IL Census - Cumberland District - Page 206, Dwg. 1466
Doughty,  John 53 KY farmer      $200
 Jane 40 IN
 Mary 18 IN
 Jane 16 IL
 Jonathan 11 IL
 James 10 IL
 Daniel   8 IL

1855 Clark Co., IL State Census - page 86, line 31
Doughty, J. M.
3 males under 10 years           1 female under 10 years
1 male between 30-40 years  1 female between 20-30 years.

1855 Clark Co., IL State Census - page 86,line 32
Doughty, John
4 males between 10-20 years  1 female between 50-60 years
1 male between 50-60 years


1860 Clark Co., IL Census
Cumberland Twp - P.O. Casey
p.73 - Dwg. 20
Doughty, John  63 KY R.B. Baptist $2000/$600
 Jane  59 IN
 Stanley  18 IN
 Jonathon J. 20 IN F. L.
 James P.  21 IN Shoemaker


1870 Clark Co., IL Census - Cumberland District - Page 17-18, Dwg. 157-153
Doughty, John 73 KY
 Jane 70 IN
 Luther   9 IL
 Martha   4 IL
Living a few houses away is Jones Doughty, Franklin Doughty and Mary Doughty in household of Mary How


To Whom it May Concern:
Taken from Family record, dated March 28, 1867.
John Doughty - Baptist Preacher - Born April 30,1797
          Died Sept. 2, 1875 - Married in 1817 to
                  Jane McGuire, who was born December 25, 1800.
                         Died November 20, 1874.  Both are buried at Casey, Illinois
Their children: -
Featherston  Born May 8,1818
McGuire  Born July 9, 1820
John M.  Born April 6, 1822
Elizabeth  Born August 28, 1824 Married Thomas Jefferson Rose, Died May 1904
Samuel  Born October 5, 1826
Francis M. Born March 12, 1830 - Baptist Preacher
Mary (Polly) Ann Born April 29, 1832, Married Western Humphrey, Lawyer
Prudence Jane Born March 7,1834, Married John Meyers
Johnathan Jones Born August 26, 1836
James Preston Born April 23, 1840, Died 1919, Married Mariah Caroline Ellis, March 28, 1866.  She was born September 26, 1848, Died in 1925
Daniel Stanley Born January 31, 1842
Joseph Jetha Born June 26, 1844

James Preston Doughty and Elizabeth Doughty Rose with their families moved from Illinois to Kansas in July of 1874 and settled on farms; the Doughtys in Allen County and the Rose family in Bourbon County.
 Signed by Oril C. Doughty
 "My Commission Expires 11/29/77 - Clint Whisenhunt"


"Up From The Prairie", A History of Casey, IL 1853-1953, June Staley and Doris Whitton.  History Committee for the Centennial of Casey, IL .
 "The first permanent settler was John Doughty, in the year 1833.  Too much cannot be said in praise of this staunch old pioneer who did as much, if not more, than any other man toward building up the township and developing its resources.  He came to this State from Indiana and was the first preacher to locate in the western part of the county.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and assisted in organizing the first religious society that had an existance in Cumberland.  He watched over his flock with a fatherly interest for a period of more than forty years.  He died in September of 1875.
 Doughty and Chancellor were the only permanent residents until 1834, although many highway workers continued to come and go."
 "The town of Cumberland was laid out by Ewing Chancellor, his brothers John and Joshua, and John Doughty, and dates its history from the year 1836.  The first house in the village was a log building erected by John Chancellor for the two-fold purpose of home and store.  The store, which he operated for ten years before selling out to Doughty and Co., was stocked with goods --- brought overland by stage and later, from Ashmore by ox teams."

===this article was sent to me by Marie Knorpp who researched it in the 42nd Street Public Library in New York City, NY in 1973===


Info from Nedra Nitcher via email 23 Oct 1998

John M. Doughty, married 6/11/1875 (Clark Co., IL Marriages 1860-1881, Vol. 2, p. 151), Mary Crane (and in the Clark County, IL Herald (abstracts) June 16, 1875, quotes:  "Rev. John Doty, a divine of eighty-four summers, was married east of Casey on Friday eve. last, to Mrs. Mary Crane, widow of Tommy Crane, who was killed in the cut east of Marshall a year and a half ago.  He has been a widow(er) only a few months.")  John M.'s wife Jane had died 11/20/1874, so he would have been a widower only about 6 months.  John M. died 9/2/1875 so they were only married slightly more than a year.  Do you know if Tommy and Mary Crane were the parents of the Mary Jane Crane who married Jonathan Jones Doughty?


21568 Metcalfe Rd.
Hammond, B.C.
Feb. 16, 1957
Mr. Clarence Doughty
312 N. Third St.
Casey, Illinois

Dear Cousin Clarence:
 I presume we are second cousins anyway as John M. Doughty is our great grandfather.  I was very happy to get your letter and hope that we can find out some more of the family history.  My father was born in Casey in 1861 and died about years ago [sic].  His father was John Doughty who died in 1865.  Perhaps we are about the same age; I am now 66 and was a school teacher in Alberta for forty years but retired two years ago and moved out here to the coast for a milder climate.
 According to Dad, Great grandfather John M. Doughty came to Casey in 1833.  He had eleven sons and three daughters but six of his sons died before he died.  Some of the sons were John, Featherstone, Francis, Preston, Maguire, Jonathan, Jonas Stanley so Preston was our great-uncle.  John was my grandfather and Jonas was yours.  My grandfather, John, married Mahala Moore and they had two sons Frank and John and two daughters.  His wife died and he married Armetta Howe in 1860.  Of this marriage there three [sic] chidlren: my father, Luther and two girls, Mary and Martha.  Aunt Mary married a man named Johnson and I was at their place once when I was a small boy.  Grandfather Doughty died of measles in 1865 and father lived mostly with his grandparents as his mother remarried in a year or two.  I think great grandfather died about 1875 and father went to Kansas where he lived with his half-brother, Uncle Frank, until he was 21.  He then returned to Illinois and worked as a farm hand for some years.  In 1888 he married my mother, Dora Gilbert, also of Clark County and the next year went to collage at Eureka, Illinois, to study for the ministry.  I was born there in 1890.  In 1901 he moved to Alberta and became a farmer and lived there until his death.  My mother is still living although she is now past ninety years of age.
 Mr. Burkybile of the court house at Marshall, told me that he thought a Mrs. Lippincott of Gary, Indiana, owned the original farm of Great Grandfather Doughty and I wrote her but have not yet received a reply.
 I appreciate your letter very much and will be most happy to hear from you again and to get any further information that may be available.  I hope to make a trip back there before long and try to look up some of the places I have heard about.
Yours sincerely,
Hiram B. Doughty


Census: 1870, Clark Co., IL

Jane McGuire was born 25 Dec 1800 in Indiana according to the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census.
In Indiana in 1800 the following counties were formed:
Clark Co., IN formed 1801 from Knox Co.
Knox Co., IN formed 1790 from Indiana Territory 1800 - unorganized land
Washington Co., IN formed 1814 from Clark/Harrison.  Records for land, probate and court begin 1814.
Harrison Co., IN formed 1808 from Clark/Knox.  Records begin for land 1807, probate 1809 and court 1809.
Knox Co., IN Land records begin 1783 - Probate records begin1790 - Court records begin 1801.  Knox Co., Northwest Territory, was formed from non-county area in 1790.  This included segments of present Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, plus all of Indiana.  Knox county became part of Indiana Territory in 1800 although much of the original county had been formed into other counties by the time,  It became an Indiana county in 1816.  Record loss, 1814.
Randolph County (old) - formed 1790 (Indiana Territory, 1800) (Illinois Territory, 1809) St. Clair - Northwest Territory.  In 1800 Randolph became an Indiana territorial county.  The records for land, probate and court are not shown.  Randolph County (present) - formed 1818 from Wayne Co., IN and these records begin in 1820.
St. Clair Co., IN formed 1790 (Indiana Terr., 1800) (Illinois Terr. 1809) - unorganized land.  No records for land, probate and court are not shown.
Wayne Co., IN  - Northwest Territory formed 1796 (abolished, 1800)  Formed 1796 from Knox/unorganized land.  Wayne Co., NW Terr, was formed in 1796 fromterritorial Knox Co. and unorganized land.  This included portions of modern Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.  Wayne Co., outside NW Terr., was eliminated in 1800.  In 1803 Wayne Co., IN Terr., was created from territorial Knox and St. Clair County and unorganized area.  This included parts of today's Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and most of Michigan.  In 1811 Wayne Co., IN Terr., was created fromClark, Dearborn, and Knox counties.  This became an Indiana state county in 1816.

Washington Co., IN 1815-1846
Jane McGuire m. 01-Nov-1817 to John Doughty
Harriet McGuire m. 11-Apr-1823 to Henry Johnston

Clark Co., IN (1802-1901)
Francis McGuire m. 05-Aug-1819 to Mary Johnson
Edward McGuire m.15-Aug-1811 to Polly Lucas
Sarah McGuire m. 17-Jan-1819 to Hector Sparks

28.    McGuire Doughty m. Mary Ann Gooden
13.  MCGUIRE5 DOUGHTY (JOHN M.4, SAMUEL3, JEREMIAH2, (POSS. JOHN)1)15 was born 09-Jul-1820 in IN16, and died Abt. 1845.  He married (1) MARY ANN GOODEN, daughter of LOUIS/LEWIS GOODEN and WATTS (POSS).  She was born Abt. 1827 in IN, and died Aft. 1850 in prob. AR.

Doughty McGurie on 24 July 1837 purchased 40 acres
(SENW, Rge 14W
Section 28, Twp. 10N,
Record ID: 113755
Info from net:

1850 Washington Co., AR Census
Illinois Township
family 69-69
Carter, John 48 M W  VA $350
 Mary             23 F  W  IL
 Lucy             16 F  W VA
 Mary             12 F  W AR *
 George         15 M W  AR
 Marget         11 F  W AR
 Martha           9 F  W AR
 James             8 M W AR
 John               8 M W  AR ***
 Lemuel           1 M W  AR
Gooden, Lewis 58 M W VA ***
Hillum, William R. 11 M W MO

*This is no doubt Mary Gooden who m/1: McGuire Doughty
**This is no doubt Mary Gooden's son, John Doughty, son of McGuire Doughty
***This is no doubt Lewis Gooden/Goodwin, the father of Mary Gooden as found in the IL census record above.

John L. Doughty (** above) was probably named after his two grandfathers, John after his grandfather John M. Doughty, and Louis/Lewiston Gooden.

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