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Daugherty, W. H.

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Daugherty, W. H.
February 25, 2007 04:55PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B, 1887
Bath County

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 18, 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 on Owingsville. In
politics he has always cast his vote with the Democrats.
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