Descendants of Abraham Taylor
Generation One
ABRAHAM TAYLOR was born Abt. 1640. He married DEBORAH KECHINE November 03, 1660.
i ABRAHAM TAYLOR II, b. Abt. 1661, Northampton Co., VA; d. July 19, 1719, Johnston Co., NC.
Generation Two
ABRAHAM TAYLOR II was born Abt. 1661 in Northampton Co., VA, and died July 19, 1719 in Johnston Co., NC. He married JANE COURKIN Abt. 1682 in Northampton Co., VA.
i ABRAHAM TAYLOR III, b. Abt. 1685, Baltimore, MD; d. Abt. 1751, Johnston Co., NC.
Generation Three
ABRAHAM TAYLOR III was born Abt. 1685 in Baltimore, MD, and died Abt. 1751 in Johnston Co., NC. He married DINAH WHITE Abt. 1708 in Baltimore, MD. She was born Abt. 1685.
i ROBERT TAYLOR, b. October 13, 1709, Baltimore, MD; d. December 1751, Johnston Co., NC.
Generation Four
ROBERT TAYLOR was born October 13, 1709 in Baltimore, MD, and died December 1751 in Johnston Co., NC. He married CATHERINE XXX.
i MARY TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1736, Baltimore Co., MD; d. Aft. 1785.
Generation Five
MARY TAYLOR was born Abt. 1736 in Baltimore Co., MD, and died Aft. 1785. She married OWEN DAUGHERTY III1, son of OWEN DAUGHERTY, JR.. He was born Abt. 1740 in Craven Co., NC, and died Abt. 1785 in Craven Co., NC. From here see the Daughtery line.
Notes for OWEN DAUGHERTY III: Owen was a land owner in Craven Co., NC in 1751. His will dated 23 Feb 1785 was probated in the Craven Co. Court of NC, June Term 1786. He had married twice, and named in his will "his last wife Mary" and five children "had by her": Robert, Daniel, Ephraim, Reuben and daughter Holland. He mentioned in his will having had five children by his first wife, but didn't name them, and he gave each child a heifer with the remainder of the estate going to Mary and her children. His will spelled out in detail what was to be done, especially as to his "Negro wench and children she may have."
Deed to First Five Children, 5 Jan 1762: To all to whome these Presents shall come know he that Owen Daughrty of the County of Craven and provence of North Carolina send greating know ye that I the said Owen Daugherty for and in the consideration of the natrel love and affection which I have and do beare unto my five children viz two son and three daughters Owen, Richard, Suzanna, Elizabeth and Sarah. Have given grante and confirmed unto them in manner and form as follows in the first place I Owen granted and confirmed unto my kidest son Owen Daugherty a plantation where on I now live containing one hundred and forty acres to have hold use or dispose of posses and enjoy the said land unto the said Owen Daugherty his ears admrs, and assigns for ever. Secondly I have been granted and by these presents I do give grant and confirm unto my second son Richard Daugherty a piece of land lying above the Bone Brave Branch to Zoh Cormacks line to have hold use and dispose of posses and enjoy the said land unto the said Richard Daugherty his ears, admrs. and assigns for ever. Thirdly I have given granted and confirmed and by these present do give grant and confirm unto my kidest daughter Suzana Brown and Elizabeth Daugherty the low part to Suzana and the upper to Elizabeth to be equally to be divided between them both the land which I had of Benjamin Cooper to have and to hold the use and dispose of an enjoy the said land unto my said daughters the lands unto them both for ever. Fifthly and lastly I owe and bequave unto my youngest daughter Sarah tire lands where Edward Clark lived to have and to hold the said lands unto my five children to them their exers, admrs. and assigns I will warrent and for ever defend by these presents from the lawfull claims or claims of all and manner of persons whatsoever I witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of January 1762.
Owen Daugherty (seal)
Seal and delivered in presence of Benja. Keeth Richard Covellon
His Hon Yales Jurat
Will of Owen Daugherty, 23 Feb 1758: In the name of God, Amen, I Owen Daugherty of the County of Craven in the state of North Carolina plantor, being sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
That is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of almighty God that give it. My body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors. Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again, by the mighty power of God.
First I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife, Mary Daugherty, one horse and saddle, one feather bed, one cow and calf, one-half Hoe and Tankard. And to my well beloved son Robert Daugherty, I give and bequeath my land and plantation. And to my son, Daniel Daugherty, I give one yearling. To Ephraim, I give a young two year old mare and one cow. And as for the Negro wench, the first child she has to be for my son Daniel Daugherty, and the second for my son Ephrim, and the third child for my son Rubin, and the fourth Negro child for my daughter, Holland. If it please God for her to bring the fifth child, for it to be for my five children I had by my first wife and likewise for each of them a two year heifer a piece.
The remainder of my estate to be for my wife during her natural life or widowhood, and for my son Daniel Daugherty to keep said wench till she brings the five children weanable.
Leaving my well beloved wife Mary Daugherty and Robert Daugherty my whole and sole executors and all my whole estate to be equally divided by the five children I had by my last wife, Mary Daugherty.
In witness where unto I have here unto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty five. Signed, sealed, published, and pronounced and declared by the said Owen Daugherty as his last will and testament in the presence of us.
Daniel Daugherty Owen Daugherty
Elizabeth Daugherty James Arnold
Both the deed and the will were published in KY Traces, Winter 1997, Volume 21, Number 2.
It has been recorded that Owen Daugherty's sons Robert, Daniel and Reuben moved to KY with the Moses Taylor caravan in 1795 but that Ephraim remained in NC. When he arrived in Warren Co. (created in 1796 from Lincoln Co.), he settled in the vicinity of the Gasper River near present-day Hadley where the Moses Taylor, Sr., family settled. Holland's brothers, Robert and Daniel, married daughters of Moses.
In the 1860 Butler Co. Census, Welches Creek Dist, 29 Jun: #313/299, John Daugherty, age 71, (no occupation), real estate $400, personal $50, NC, can't read/write; Elizabeth P. age 70, serving, can't read/write, KY; Elizabeth T., age 27, KY; Dorcas D. Findley (female), age 5.
1. Butler Co. Gen. Soc., "KY Traces," Quarterly: Winter 1997, Vol 21 #2.
From here see the Daughtery line.
Other information from the Daugherty website
THE DAUGHERTY FAMILY NAME IS DERIVED FROM AN OLD ENGLISH WORD "DYHTIG", MEANING VALIANT AND STRONG. IT SEEMS TO BE THAT THEY WERE PART OF THE FLIGHT OF WILD GEESE INCLUDING THOSE WHO FLED FROM IRELAND FOR RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION. DOUGHERTY ORIGINS IN THE INISHOWEN PENINSULA. Who so ever asks me of my birth - I will tell them l am born of Irish Princes who ruled in Donegal a thousand years ago; that l am descended from the High Kings of Ireland, and my name is from the Clann Dochartaigh!
1. OWEN DAUGHERTY from Donegal County Ireland had the following:
1. Owen Daugherty II
2. OWEN DAUGHERTY II was from Donegal County, Ireland and had the following child:
1. Owen Daugherty III
3. OWEN DAUGHERTY III was born in Donegal County, North Ireland between 1720/1740. He immigrated to New Norfolk, Virginia where he obtained a land grant. He family consisted of: 1) Solomon 2) *Owen 3) Daniel 4)Margaret. Owen's brother, Solomon, obtained a land grant in 1745 in Craven County, North Carolina, which is about 440 miles South of where they had first settled in Virginia. Solomon sold the land to his brother Owen in 1749. Owen and his brother Daniel were listed in the Craven County Militia Row 1751/1753. Their sister Margaret stayed in Virginia. Owen's first wife, Susanna, gave him five children: 1)Owen Junior 2)Richard 3)Susanna 4)Sarah. They were deeded some land by their father in 1764. Owen married second wife MARY TAYLOR about 1759 in Craven County, North Carolina. She is the daughter of Robert and Catherine Taylor. Owen raised another family of five children, four of which moved West with the Moses Taylor and Elizabeth Prevette Taylor family in 1795. Moses Taylor is the father-in-law of two of Owen's sons. Owen died 1785 in New Bern, North Carolina in Craven County. His wife Mary died about 1795. Owen and Mary are parents of the following children:
1. Robert Daugherty, a minister, who married November 18, 1784 in Craven County, North Carolina to Sarah "Sally" Taylor, daughter of Moses Taylor and Elizabeth Prevette. He moved to Kentucky with Moses Taylor, his father-in-law and performed many marriages there in Warren and Butler Counties.
2. *Daniel Daugherty born 1760 in Craven County, North Carolina and married there April 23, 1786 to Nancy Taylor, daughter of Moses Taylor and Elizabeth Prevette. Brothers married sisters. He also moved to Kentucky with his father-in-law Moses Taylor. Daniel died 1846 in Butler County, Kentucky.
3. Rueben Daugherty born in North Carolina and married to Charity Gough in Logan County, Kentucky.
4. Ephriam Daugherty born in North Carolina and married 1)Sarah McCoy 2)Delaney McCoy. He remained in North Carolina.
5. Holland Daugherty born in North Carolina and married Willis B. McCoy December 9, 1795 in Craven County, North Carolina and came to Warren County and then Butler County in Kentucky. They also migrated to Kentucky with the Moses Taylor Clan.