Wednesday, August 01, 2012


Born: 1754 in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Pension Claim: W - 4182 Pennsylvania In 1851 this pension was still being paid to his widow, Lydia, then living in Clinton County, Ohio.

Service Record: While a resident of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, James Daugherty volunteered in August 1777, and served three weeks as a private in the Pennsylvania troops under Colonel Thomas Gaddis, stationed at Fort Swearingen. He served one month later in that year in Captain Samuel Swindler's company guarding against the invasions of the Indians. He enlisted September 1, 1778 and served in Captain James Dougherty's and John Evans' regiment; joined General Mcintosh's expedition to Fort Pitt, where he assisted in building Fort Mcintosh. He also helped in building Fort Laurens, and was discharged at Fort Mcintosh, March 1, 1779. He was afterwards called out on frequent alarms against the Indians. His service in all, amounting to nine months and three weeks.

After the Revolution, he lived twelve years in Bourbon County, Kentucky, then moved to Clinton County, Ohio, where he lived thirteen years. He then moved to Delaware County, Indiana.

The soldier, William Daugherty was allowed pension on his application February 12, 1834, at which time he was a resident of Delaware County, Indiana, where he had lived for five years.

Married: William Daugherty married in Pennsylvania, September 19, 1776, to Lydia Cox. After the death of William, the widow Lydia moved to Clinton County, Ohio, where she applied for a pension at 84 years of age. The pension was allowed. She died May 9, 1851. Their children were: Bridget Bell of Highland County, Ohio; James Daugherty of Clinton County, Ohio; Hannah Reed of Clinton County, Ohio; William Daugherty of Delaware County, Indiana; and Lydia Somers of Henry County, Indiana.

Died: August 31, 1841 in Delaware County, Indiana.

Buried: On land owned by David Campbell in Yorktown, Indiana, now the Yorktown Cemetery on the bank of White River.

Reference : Taken from the War Record, procured through the General Services Administration in Washington D.C.

Research by: Cecil Beeson

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