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W. H. DAUGHERTY 12172 - Bath Co.

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W. H. DAUGHERTY 12172 - Bath Co.

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Classification: Biography
Surnames: Daugherty, Hood, Hart, Magowan, Darnell, Davis, Bartlett
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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume 8B – Battle – Perrin – Kniffin, 1886

W. H. DAUGHERTY was born in Owingsville, Ky., (in the same house in which Gen. John B. Hood was born, the stone foundation of which was laid by Joel T. Hart), on March 19, 1834, and is a son of John C. and Louisa (Magowan) Daugherty. John C. Daugherty was born in Estill County, Ky., May 31, 1810; he moved to Owingsville in 1832; he was a tailor by trade, and died April 16, 1878, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He was a son of Moses and Sallie (Darnell) Daugherty. Moses Daugherty was a native of Virginia, settled in Estill County, Ky., at an early day, and was a Baptist preacher for many years before his death. Mrs. Louisa Daugherty is a native of Montgomery County, Ky.; is a daughter of William and Mary (Davis) Magowan. W. H. Daugherty received his education in Owingsville, and clerked for six years, when he opened a dry-goods store, which he conducted until 1861. In 1865 he again engaged in merchandising, continuing until 1883. About twenty years ago he established the Adams Express at Owingsville, of which he continues to be agent. He has been school superintendent for twenty-three years, and still holds that position. On January 17, 1856, he married Miss Emma Virginia Bartlett, a daughter of Dr. Benjamin F. Bartlett, of the State of Maine. They are the parents of six children, viz: Mary Eleanor, Alice Lee, Lizzie Towson, Emma Louisa, Frances Preston and William Theodore. Mrs. Daugherty is a member of the Christian Church, while Mr. Daugherty is a member of the Baptist Church, and the children all belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Mr. Daugherty is a Royal Arch Mason, having been a member of the Masonic fraternity for thirty-two years. He is at present Master of the Blue Lodge and High Priest of the Chapter in Owingsville. In politics he has always cast his vote with the Democrats.

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