Thomas Dougherty

Thomas Dougherty
b: Abt. 1820
d: Bet. 1886–1900
Biography
Immigrant Thomas Dougherty doesn't appear to have come to America alone. We know by Thomas 1850 Census transcript that he resided at Georgia, VT at that time, but had been previously married at Milton, VT. His 1850 census looks like this:

Thomas Dougherty, b. 1821 in Ireland
Ann Dougherty, b. 1826 in Ireland
James Dougherty, b. 1845 in Vermont
Thomas Dougherty, b. 1847 in Vermont
Jane Dougherty, b. 1848 in Vermont

Also in the 1850 census for Georgia, Franklin, Vermont another Dougherty family is listed:

Patrick Dougherty, b. 1818 in Ireland
Mary Dougherty, b. 1822 in Ireland
James Dougherty, b. 1766 in Ireland
Sarah Dougherty, b. 1770 in Ireland

In Milton, which was marriage location of Thomas Dougherty and Ann McCarty can be found the following family:

James Dougherty, b. 1796 in Ireland
Mary Dougherty, b 1795 in Vermont
Sarah Dougherty, b. 1834 in Vermont
Isabella Dougherty, b. 1837 in Vermont
Louisa Dougherty, b 1839 in Vermont

Also, I found the following family, same town:

Henry Dougherty, b. 1819 in Ireland
Ann Dougherty, b. 1826 in Canada
Ann Dougherty, b. 1846 in Vermont
Elizabeth Dougherty b. 1849 in Vermont

I also found a Martin Dority, same town, which by the 1840 census, we'll see was really a Dougherty.

Martin Dority, b. 1810 in Ireland
Catharine Dority, b. 1824 in Ireland
Charles Dority, b. 1838 in Vermont
Julia Dority, b. 1840 in Vermont
Andrew Dority, b. 1843 in Vermont
Mary Dority, b. 1846 in Vermont
Allmi? Dority b 1848 in Vermont

Catherine having a child at 14 isn't unheard of back then, but is highly unlikely. It's more likely that Catherine was Martin's second wife.

In nearby St. Albans, there appears another family:

James Dougherty, b. 1822 in Ireland
Margaret Dougherty, b. 1822 in Ireland
Mary Dougherty, b 1850 in Vermont

When I track back to the 1840 census, the family relationship becomes a little clearer, as both of the older James appear, along with a Martin Dougherty, all residing in Milton. Unfortunately, this census only gives us the head of household name, along with the number and approximate grouping of others by age. But both of the younger men listed above, Patrick and James, should appear in the appropriate age group in one or more of the families, and they do.

James Dougherty
1 male 40-50 (obviously James, and the only male)
2 female under 5 (Isabella and Louisa)
1 female 5-10 (Sarah)
1 female10-15 (unknown)
1 female 30-40 (unknown)
1 female 40-50 (probably Mary, James wife)

None of the boys were in this family.

Martin Dougherty
1 male 30-40 (Martin)
1 male under 5 (Charles)
1 female 20-30 (Catherine?)
1 female 10-15 (unknown)
1 female under 5 (Julia?)

None of the boys were in this family as the one son, was too young in 1840, he would have been under 15 in 1850.

James Dougherty
1 male 60-70 (James ?, age is 10 short)
2 males 20-30 (Patrick and Henry)
2 males 10-20 (James and Thomas)
1 female 60-70 (Sarah)

And there we have the boys neatly packaged in what appears James and Sarah's family. This also places all 4 in the same family together and that's important as some of them become quite populous in Vermont, making them easier to track.


I tried the 1830 census and did find a Dougherty, one Mark Dougherty, residing in South Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont.

1 male 30-40
2 male under 5
1 female 20-30
1 female 5-10

While I cannot connect Mark with any of the other families, South Hero becomes a stomping ground for Thomas Dougherty just a few decades later, as he resided there in 1860 census and had several children there. The two sons of Mark however would have been under the age of 25 in 1850, and Thomas was 29 at the time, so I think placing Thomas in James family is correct.Michael Doherty is not a son of James, but rather a son of Daniel, as a later marriage record of his confirms. So we now have James (b. 1796), Daniel, and this Mark, all of which I cannot yet place.

Facts
  • Abt. 1820 - Birth - ; Ireland
  • Abt. 1821 - Birth - ; Ireland
  • Abt. 1822 - Birth - ; Ireland
  • 10 Sep 1824 - Birth - ; Ireland
  • Abt. 1822 - Birth - ; Ireland
  • Bet. 1886–1900 - Death - ; Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States
  • 1885 - Residence - Blacksmith ; Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States
  • 1860 - Residence - Age: 40 ; South Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States
  • 1850 - Residence - Age: 29 ; Georgia, Franklin, Vermont
  • 1880 - Residence - Age: 58Marital Status: Widower; Relation to Head of House: Self ; Colchester, Chittenden, Vermont, USA
  • 1860 - Residence - Age in 1860: 40 ; South Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States
  • 1850 - Residence - ; Georgia, Franklin, Vermont, USA
  • 1860 - Residence - Blacksmith ; South Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States
  • 1870 - Residence - ; South Hero Town, Grand Isle, Vermont
  • 1880 - Residence - ; Colchester, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
  • 1880 - Residence - Age: 58Marital Status: Widower; Relation to Head of House: Self ; Colchester, Chittenden, Vermont, USA
  • Race - White
  • 1885 - Residence - Blacksmith ; Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States
  • 1860 - Residence - Age: 40 ; South Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States
  • 1850 - Residence - Age: 29 ; Georgia, Franklin, Vermont
  • 1880 - Residence - Age: 58Marital Status: Widower; Relation to Head of House: Self ; Colchester, Chittenden, Vermont, USA
  • 1860 - Residence - Age in 1860: 40 ; South Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States
  • 1850 - Residence - ; Georgia, Franklin, Vermont, USA
  • 1860 - Residence - Blacksmith ; South Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States
  • 1870 - Residence - ; South Hero Town, Grand Isle, Vermont
  • 1880 - Residence - ; Colchester, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
  • 1880 - Residence - Age: 58Marital Status: Widower; Relation to Head of House: Self ; Colchester, Chittenden, Vermont, USA
Ancestors
   
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Thomas Dougherty
Abt. 1820 - Bet. 1886–1900
  
 
  
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Sarah
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) James Dougherty
Birth1766Ireland
Death
Marriageto Sarah
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Sarah
Birth1770Ireland
Death
Marriageto James Dougherty
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MThomas Dougherty
BirthAbt. 1820Ireland
DeathBet. 1886–1900Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States
Marriage20 Apr 1844to Ann McCarty at Miton, Chittenden, Vermont
MPatrick Dougherty
Birth1818Ireland
Death
Marriageto Mary
MJames Dougherty
Birth1822Ireland
Death
MHenry Dougherty
Birth1819Ireland
Death
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Thomas Dougherty
BirthAbt. 1820Ireland
DeathBet. 1886–1900 Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States
Marriage20 Apr 1844to Ann McCarty at Miton, Chittenden, Vermont
FatherJames Dougherty
MotherSarah
PARENT (F) Ann McCarty
Birth1826Ireland
Death03 Dec 1872 South Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont
Marriage20 Apr 1844to Thomas Dougherty at Miton, Chittenden, Vermont
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MGeorge F Dougherty
BirthMar 1853Grand Isle, Grand Isle, Vermont, USA
Death1910Granville Township (Excl. Granvill Vill.), Washington, New York
Marriage01 May 1883to Ellen F. Tully at Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, United States
FAbigail Dougherty
Birth1859South Hero Town, Grand Isle, Vermont
Death
FAnna Dougherty
Birth1851Georgia, Franklin, Vermont, USA
Death
MWilliam Dougherty
Birth03 Apr 1856Montpelier, Washington, Vermont
Death29 Jan 1926Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Marriage30 Dec 1891to Nellie Kirkland at Humphrey, Platte, Nebraska
MThomas Dougherty
Birth1847Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death
FJane Dougherty
Birth1848Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death
MJames Dougherty
BirthFeb 1845Georgia, Franklin, Vermont
Death18 Apr 1913Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, USA
Marriage12 Jan 1874to Margaret "Maggie" Clinton at South Hero, Vermont, USA
Marriage12 Jan 1874to Margaret "Maggie" Clinton at South Hero Town, Grand Isle, Vermont
MFrank Dougherty
Birth1862South Hero Town, Grand Isle, Vermont
DeathBet. 1893–1900Nebraska
Marriage07 Jan 1892to Anna May Burrows at Madison, Madison, Nebraska, USA
FIsabella Dougherty
Birth1864South Hero Town, Grand Isle, Vermont
Death
MHenry Dougherty
Birth1860South Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont
Death30 Jan 1863South Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont
Evidence
[S-1606187645] Ancestry Family Trees
[S-1642652933] 1860 United States Federal Census
[S-1646905292] 1880 United States Federal Census
[S-1640205147] 1930 United States Federal Census
[S-1640307401] 1910 United States Federal Census
[S-1640307617] 1920 United States Federal Census
[S-1640307595] 1900 United States Federal Census
[S-1645870621] 1850 United States Federal Census
Descendancy Chart
Thomas Dougherty b: Abt. 1820 d: Bet. 1886–1900
Ann McCarty b: 1826 d: 03 Dec 1872
George F Dougherty b: Mar 1853 d: 1910
Ellen F. Tully b: Dec 1857
Edward Peter Dougherty b: 31 Dec 1890 d: Bef. 1940
Bridget Agnes O'Brien b: 1897 d: Bef. 1940
John Dempsey Dougherty b: 20 Sep 1927 d: 15 May 1999
Joan H Schaefer b: 1930 d: 20 Jan 1967
Mary Dougherty b: Abt. 1926 d: 26 Sep 2008
Thomas Joseph Devine b: 15 Jul 1923 d: 1988
Edward Peter Dougherty b: 02 Oct 1919 d: 16 Dec 1985
Geraldine Caroline Schaad b: 16 Dec 1920 d: 15 Mar 1982
Patricia Mary Dougherty b: 14 Jan 1944 d: 29 Apr 1998
John Andrew Service b: 15 Jul 1942 d: 08 Sep 1971
Anna E Dougherty b: Mar 1895
Mary F Dougherty b: Jul 1888
John Emmett Dougherty b: 06 Jan 1885 d: 17 May 1943
Mary Agnes Dalton b: 11 Oct 1886 d: 19 Oct 1961
Helen Marie Dougherty b: 30 Aug 1911 d: 20 Jan 1981
Vernal Edward Rhicard b: 18 Jan 1910 d: 14 May 1984
George Francis Dougherty b: 06 Sep 1886 d: 20 Feb 1935
Helene Elizabeth Tyrell b: 12 Oct 1890 d: Jan 1971
Anna Dougherty b: 1851
William Dougherty b: 03 Apr 1856 d: 29 Jan 1926
Nellie Kirkland b: 27 Aug 1870 d: 04 Apr 1935
Agnes M. Dougherty b: 27 Aug 1894 d: 13 Nov 1976
George Turner Dougherty b: 23 Oct 1893 d: 11 Apr 1940
Isabelle Dougherty b: Aug 1897 d: 04 Mar 1941
Thomas Dougherty b: 1847
Jane Dougherty b: 1848
James Dougherty b: Feb 1845 d: 18 Apr 1913
Margaret "Maggie" Clinton b: 1845 d: 20 Nov 1910
Rogene Margaret Dougherty Hart b: Jul 1880 d: 1971
Margaret "Maggie" Clinton b: 1845 d: 20 Nov 1910
Rogene Margaret Dougherty Hart b: Jul 1880 d: 1971
Frank Dougherty b: 1862 d: Bet. 1893–1900
Anna May Burrows b: 08 Oct 1868
Bert Frank Dougherty b: 31 Dec 1894 d: 08 Apr 1960
Henry Dougherty b: 1860 d: 30 Jan 1863

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