DAUGHERTY

O'Dogherty

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 1996, Judy Parsons Smith

William Daugherty

William Daugherty , b. 1761-1762; 23 Dec 1835, Lee County , Virginia ; m. * Elizabeth (possibly Reynolds ) Harber , b. ca. 1760-1770; d. unknown .  William & Elizabeth Daugherty  had at least (1) one child:

1.  Charles Daugherty ,  b. 1808

Charles Daugherty

1.  Charles Daugherty , son of William & Elizabeth Daugherty , b. 1808 (From 1850 Census); d. prior 1883, Lee County, Virginia; m. ca. 1828-1829 to Mary Trotter,  daughter of Isaac  & Rebecca Trotter,  b. ca. 1811.  No children.

*$ According to family, Elizabeth was the daughter of R. J. Reynolds .  According to Vernon Harber , the family received a letter after the death of R. J. Reynolds stating that she was his daughter.  However, the family was not entitled to any inheritance.  According to "Early Settler's of Lee County Virginia and Adjacent Counties , Vol. 1",p.__, in court records Elias Harber , her son, is declared the illegitimate child of Jeremiah  & Elizabeth ( Reynolds ) Harber .  According to records she shows up with a fourth child, Charles Daugherty , b. 1808.  According to tradition, Jeremiah Harber  left Elizabeth and the children and went into Kentucky and was not heard from again.  Perhaps after several years alone, she felt that her husband was dead and that since she was alone with children a second husband was needed. Elizabeth Harber  most likely married William Daugherty  around 1807/1808 .  Her son Charles Daugherty was b. 1808.  Elizabeth remained William Daugherty for the rest of her life.