394. Documentation for John Dougherty
(unknown to after 13 Feb 1777 and before 12 Nov 1777 )
father of Mary Dougherty
(about 1747 to after 13 Dec 1809 and before 02 Apr 1819)
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John Dougherty was the father of Mary Dougherty according to his will. His wife’s name was Lilly and one source indicates her maiden name was Blair. Per the will of John Dougherty, his children were as follows:
Children (Dougherty) of John Dougherty and Lilly ??:
(2) Mary, wife of John Kerr
(3) Sarah, wife of David Maughan
(4) John, deceased by 13 February 1777
(5) Samuel, deceased by 13 February 1777
ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
JOHN DOUGHERTY and his daughter MARY DOUGHERTY
1) Will of John Dougherty, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Wills, Book C, No. 39, Pages 63 through 66. The will lists "my daughter Mary, wife to John Kerr."
2) American Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin County Pennsylvania, compiled by Virginia Shannon Fendrick, published by Historical Works Committee of the Franklin County Chapter DAR, page 150, JOHN KERR.
1. Will of John Dougherty, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Will Book C, No. 39, Pages 63 through 65.
Will of John Dougherty
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Wills, Book C, Page 63, No. 39
(page 1) (page 63) John Dougherty’s } In the name of God Amen. I John
Last Will & Test } Dougherty of Peters Township Cumberland (page 2) (page 64) County and Province of Pennsylvania Farmer being through age & Infirmity weak & frail in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of my body do make and ordain constitute and appoint this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking and disannulling all others and appointing this to be my last. Commending my soul to the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my dearly beloved wife Lilley and my beloved son Moses Whom I do hereby constitute & appoint to execute this my last will and testament and first it is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid out of my personal estate by my before named Executors . . . Item I give and devise unto my beloved wife Lilley the one full third part of all my personal estate after my just debts & funeral expenses are discharged together the one full third part of the profits arriving from my real estate enduring her natural life as also my Negro woman named Silvea and my Negro girl named Ruth to be wholly at her disposal enduring her life and the privilege of disposing of them as she pleases at her death so being my said beloved wife continues unmarried until death but if she does marry then in such case my said slaves to her bequeathed shall become my daughters Viz. Silvea to my daughter Sarah wife of David Maughan and Ruth to my daughter Mary wife to John Kerr as also I do bequeath unto my beloved wife my bay colt mare and the colt wc. said mare has now rising two years old with her my said wife’s bed and clothing and the privilege of this my dwelling house enduring her life or widowhood as also any two of my cows which my said wife shall choose . . . Item I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved son Moses and to his heirs or assigns for ever all my plantation or tract of land whereon I now live as also the plantation or tract of land whereon my son John deceased lived together with the remaining two thirds of my personal estate he paying the following legacies Viz. Unto my daughter Mary wife to John Kerr or to her heirs the sum of fifty pounds four years after my decease also to my daughter Sarah wife to David Maughan or to her heirs the sum of fifty pounds two years after my decease . . . . . Item I give devise and bequeath unto my two grandsons James and Samuel sons to my son Samuel deceased and to their heirs or assigns for ever one hundred acres of my land where on their father lived when they arrive at the years of twenty one to be equally divided between them and in case any of them dies before they are of age then the deceased’s parts shall descend to the other and if both dies then the said bequeathed one hundred acres shall descend to their sister Mary or her heirs and if my son Moses dies before he has lawful issue then my lands above to him bequeathed shall be equally divided between all my grand children only my two (before) (page 3) (65) before mentioned grand sons James and Samuel have each of? ? two shares this I confirm as my last will and testament and I? do hereby revoke and disannul all former will as witnesseth ?my? hand and seal this thirteenth day of February Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven . . .
Signed sealed & acknowledged}
In presence of us} P. S.? Before this is assigned and acknowledged
Stephen Mackey} I do will unto by beloved wife Lilly my Negro
Joseph Vanlear} boy Isaac to be by her disposed of as she shall
Wm. Scott} see meet either at or before her death Nothwith-
Standing he is before included in my son Moses
Two thirds of any personal estate . . . . .
John (S) Dougherty (seal)
Before me John Creigh Register for the ?probate? of wills and granting letters of administration for the county aforesaid personally came Joseph Vanlear one of the subscribing witnesses to the within instrument of writing who being duly sworn according to law deposed and said that he was personally present & saw and John Dougherty the testator therein mentioned sign by making his mark seal publish and declare the same as and for his last will and testament that at the doing thereof he was of sound and disposing mind and memory that he subscribed his name as a witness to the same in his presence and at his request and in the presence of the other two subscribing witnesses whom he also saw subscribe their names to the same in the same room where said testator then was . . . . . Joseph Vanlear
Sworn and subscribed May the 28th 1777
Before John Creigh Regr.
Before me John Creigh Register for the Probate of wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for the County aforesaid personally came Stephen Mackey and Wm. Scott two of the three subscribing witnesses to the within Instrument of writing who being duly sworn according to law deposed and said that they were personally present and saw and heard John Dougherty the testator therein mentioned sign (by making his mark) seal publish and declare the same as and for the last will and testament that at the doing thereof he was of sound and disposing mind and memory that they subscribed their names as witnesses to the ?? In the presence of the said testator at his request and in his presence ?? (the) (page 4) (page 66) the presence of the other subscribing witness
Sworn and subscribed by Stephen Mackey Novem the 11th 1777
& by William Scott November 12th 1777 Stephen Mackay
Before John Creigh} Wm. Scott Regr} (compared with ? original)
Be it remembered that on 12th day of November A.D. 1777
The testament and last will of John Dougherty decd. Was legally proved, of which the foregoing record is a true copy and letters testamentary issued to Lilley Dougherty his widow and Moses son of ye sd. decsd. Exrs. therein named Inventory and account to be exhibited in the time appointed by law. Witness my hand.
John Creigh Regr.