08 May 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Andrew Daugherty


30 JUL 1805 - 01 OCT 1896
Monmouth Cemetery, Root Township, Adams County, Indiana

**ANDREW DAUGHERTY, farmer, owns 120 acres of land on section 8 and 16, Root Township. He was born July 29, 1805, in Monongalia County, West Virginia, and when five years of age removed with his parents to Fairfield County, Ohio. When he was thirty-one years old he came to this county and entered forty acres of land from the Government, and has since added eighty acres. He entered this land in September, 1836, then returned to Fairfield County and remained until May, 1839, when he brought his wife and three children to his new home. Three children have also been born in Adams County. He built a one-story log cabin, 18 x 20, covered it with clapboards that he himself prepared, and made a floor that was part puncheon and part boards. The first assessor that visited him after he came here asked how much his cabin cost. Having built it himself, he answered, "$1.50," which was the actual cost. Mr. Daugherty was married in Columbus, August 23, 1832, to Miss Jane Montgomery, who was born in Fairfield County, June 25, 1810. She died in this county, March 18, 1882, leaving six children - Leonard L., born June 28, 1834, lives in Chautaugua County, Kansas; Hester A., born March 29, 1836, wife of William Eagee, living in Madison Township, Allen County; Oliver S., born January 14, 1838, was a soldier in the late war, being a member of the Eleventh Indiana Zouaves. He lost his health while in the service, and died at Indianapolis in March, 1878, leaving a wife and four children. Alvin W., born August 21, 1839, in Root Township, lives in Madison Township, Allen County; he also lost his health in the army, but is still living; Angeline, born in April, 1841, in Root Township, is the wife of John Shookman, and lives at Fort Wayne; Andrew B., born June 28, 1847, lives in Monroe Township, this county. September 6, 1883, Mr. Daugherty was married to Miss Rachel Compton, who was born in St. Mary's, Ohio, January 18, 1832, where she lived until she was eight years of age, when her parents removed to Fort Wayne, and lived ten years. They afterward removed to Tama County, Iowa, where the parents died. Mrs. Daugherty then returned to Fort Wayne, and lived with her sister until her marriage. Her father was born in Charleston, South Carolina, March 22, 1793, and when a child was brought by his parents to Dayton, Ohio, where he was reared and married. He died January 17, 1864, and is buried in Marshalltown, Iowa.

 The mother was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, July 10, 1794, and was brought when a child to Dayton, Ohio, where she was reared. Mr. Daugherty's father, Andrew Daugherty, was born in Delaware, in 1773, where he was reared to manhood. When twenty-one years of age he removed to Monongalia County, West Virginia, where he was married to Mary Furby. He died in Fairfield County, Ohio, March 17, 1856. The mother, Mary (Furby) Daugherty, was born in Kent County, Delaware, in 1778, and died in October, 1834, at Fairfield, Ohio. Both parents are buried in Fairfield County, Ohio. The father was a remarkable peacemaker, and could settle quarrels and disputes when no one else could. He was always a Methodist, and a good Christian man. Mr. Daugherty's grandfather, George Daugherty, was a native of Ireland. He and three brothers were kidnapped on the coast of Ireland, brought to America and sold to pay for their fare. This was about 1738. George was sold on the seacoast, to a man who lived in Delaware. He died there. Nothing is known of the grandmother Daugherty. His grandfather, Caleb Furby, was an officer in the Revolutionary war, under Washington. He was born in Delaware, and died in Monongalia County, Virginia. His maternal grandmother, Sarah (Davis) Furby, was born in Delaware, and died in Franklin County, Ohio. The year 1843 was one of great scarcity. The season was a very wet one and very little was raised. Every family was engaged in burning and leeching ashes to make black salts to sell to the merchants in order to get their supplies. Indians were plenty, as well as game of many kinds. Mr. Daugherty was originally a Democrat. At the time of the Pierce campaign, in 1852, he voted for John P. Hale, the Free-soil candidate. After that he voted the Republican ticket until four years ago, when he became a Prohibitionist. He is a member of the Baptist church, and Mrs. Daugherty is a member of the Methodist church.

**Biographical and Historical Record - Adams and Wells Co. Indiana Lewis Publishing Co. Chicago, IL 1887, No page
Headstone photo by Jim Cox, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, 2011

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