Hugh Daugherty, farmer; P. O. Oakland; born in Coles Co., Ill., Jan. 25, 1830, in which county he has always lived; he is the son of John Daugherty, one of the earliest pioneers of Illinois, who emigrated from North Carolina and located in Illinois about the year 1828; he died about the year 1860, in East Oakland Tp., Coles Co.; the subject of this sketch, assisted his father farming until 17 years of age, when he was employed as farm laborer for two years, when he commenced farming, renting for a period of five years, when he purchased forty acres, since which time he has farmed his own land; he now owns eighty-seven acres on Sec. 29; when he first commenced farming, his capital consisted of one horse and two cows, and he was in debt about $200; his first tax was 50 cents. He married, March 27, 1851, to Matilda Hite; she was born in Ohio Oct. 6, 1823; she died Jan 2, 1872, leaving five children, now living – Sarah A., Andrew, John M., Mahalia and Ellen; his marriage with Martha E. Burton was celebrated Dec. 12, 1872; she was born in Fountain Co., hid., March 20, 1847; they have three children now living – Hugh F., Samuel Wesley and James Calvin.
Biographical Sketch of Hugh Daugherty
MLA Source Citation:Chapman Brothers Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Illinois Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 21 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/illinois/biography-of-hugh-daugherty.htm - Last updated on Aug 31st, 2011
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