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Posted by: Tom Doherty (ID *****4677) Date: June 23, 2003 at 18:15:17
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This is everything I have on my family. I hope it will help someone.

In the Tithe Applotments 1823-38 there is a Benjamin DOUGHERTY entered as living in Mulinaloghog townland, Clonoe parish Tyrone. Clonoe is fairly close to Drumglass parish. Also a Joseph DOUGHERTY in the same place (Benjamin has a brother Joseph so this could be our Benjamin.)
Benjamin Dougherty, b. 1796 Co. Down, Ireland, d. 18 Nov. 1882, Anglican Cemetery, Lower Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, arrived Canada 1839 with 5 children and 4 more were born in Canada. Benjamin’s tombstone (which is broken) in the Anglican Cemetery in Lower Woodstock, NB gives his name as Dougherty but the burial record from the church records reads “#126 Dogherty, Benjamin of Richmond (burried) d. 21 Nov 1882 86 years”. Sarah’s stone “In Memory of Sarah wife of Benjamin Dougherty died June 20, 1875 aged 69 years”.

Sarah Anne Anderson, b. 1806 Ireland, d. 20 June 1875
Married: 21 April 1824 at Durmglass Church, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Ireland

Benjamin Dougherty & Saran Anderson family
1851 Census NB Carleton Co. Woodstock Parish (PANB printed book p. 252) Daugherty p. 40 in Census. NOTE: Name spelling changes from Census to Census and you have to look at all the information to determine if you have a match.

Daugherty Benjamin Irish Farmer (arrived) 1839
Sarah Anne Anderson 45
Isaac 24
Ann 19
Thomas E. 16
John 14
Jane 12 (Microfilm reads James) Jane and all above listed are Irish, those below b. NB
Hugh A. 10
Augustus 7
Irena 3 (Microfilm reads Julia) (1861-1871-1881 Census NB Carleton Co. South Richmond Parish from Microfilm C-999 reads Julia also, don’t know where Irena came from)
George R. 5

Some family history

Excerpt taken from” History of Glassville” compiled by Pioneer Senior Citizens Club.

Dougherty (Don’t think this first part is our family)
(Patrick Dougherty was granted two lots of land fronting on the West side of the Meduxnekeag River, in 1829, in the Parish of Richmond.
George Dougherty was granted a lot in the Parish of Woodstock, in 1831. Isaac Dougherty was granted a lot of land in the Parish of Richmond, just over the Parish line from the George Dougherty lot, in 1861. Joseph A. Dougherty was granted a lot in the Parish of Woodstock, about two miles south from the George and Isaac Dougherty lots, in 1862.

Just how these four men were related cannot be determined. The census of 1851, lists Isaac Dougherty and his wife, Catherine, and nine children. The parents were born in Ireland, but the children were born in New Brunswick. Both of the parents arrived in New Brunswick in 1822. The oldest child was born in 1832, suggesting that the parents married about 1830, in New Brunswick. Isaac Dougherty was probably a son of either Patrick Dougherty or George Dougherty, who may also have arrived in New Brunswick in 1822, since their grants were issued in 1829 and 1831.)

Dougherty ( Our Family)
Benjamin Dougherty, his wife Sarah, and five children, arrived in New Brunswick, in 1839. Four more children were born in New Brunswick. The new arrivals appear to have been related to the earlier settlers. By 1875, Benjamin Dougherty was still living in the parish of Woodstock, not far from Mrs. Catherine Dougherty who was now a widow. Five sons of Benjamin Dougherty had taken up lots in West Glassville, as did one of the sons of Isaac and Catherine Dougherty. All in all, ten lots, each containing one hundred acres, were granted to members of the Dougherty Family.
Isaac Dougherty and Joseph Dougherty, two brothers who had married sisters before leaving the Parish of Richmond, arrived in West Glassville about 1865 or earlier. It would appear that there were no vacant lots South of the Shiktehawk Stream, when the Dougherty brothers decided to join the new settlement.
Isaac Dougherty settled first on lot #31. He brought his wife and two small children with him. His brothers, Hugh and Thomas had lots on either side of the Isaac lot. No doubt the first log cabin sheltered the extended family. Thomas is listed as a lumberman in the 1871 census, and may have been away in the logging camps for much of the time. Thomas, found a wife after arriving in West Glassville. He was still living in West Glassville, in 1881, now with a 67 wife, Jane, and children. Hugh A. Dougherty did not remain long in West Glassville. Another brother, John, also obtained a lot nearby. He returned to the Parish of Richmond, having sold his lot to George Reeleder.
Isaac Dougherty remained in Glassville for the remainder of his life. William Isaac Dougherty and Hannah Marie Segee (our great grandparents, see below) raised a large family. Three of their sons, Benjamin, Richard and Rastus, my grandfather, (Rastus is Erastus as in the 1871 Census Aberdeen, Carleton Co. NB, in 1881 Erastus was listed as James, his whole name was Erastus James Dougherty, Doherty comes later, and in the 1891 Census he dropped the E and became Rastus), remained in the area. All three sons married sisters, Brooker girls from Fielding. Rastus (Erastus) may have been named for Augustus Dougherty, a brother of Isaac, who was also granted a lot in the West Glassville Settlement. Augustus Dougherty did not remain long in West Glassville, after receiving the grant to his lot.
Isaac Dougherty's son, Benjamin, nick-named "Black Ben", remained in West Glassville, all his life. His descendants, are still living in West Glassville and nearby Gordonsville, and from time to time, the jet black hair, which gave rise to the "Black Ben" nick-name, appears. Joseph Dougherty, a brother of Isaac, arrived in West Glassville about the same time as did Isaac and Hannah. Joseph and Lucy chose a lot a mile or so away from lsaac's homestead. Their son, Thomas W. was, in due course, granted a lot next to that of his parents.
Joseph and Lucy also raised a large family. They too had a son named Benjamin. This Ben was not blessed with the Jet-black hair, so he was always referred to as 'White Ben". Thomas and Benjamin farmed all of their lives in West Glassville. Thomas W. Dougherty had one son, Hugh, who also farmed in West Glassville and left his farm to his son, Frank, who also farmed in West Glassville. Thomas W. Dougherty and his wife, Grace had three daughters. Two of the daughters, Josephine and Aurilla, married and lived in Glassville. Josephine married John Black and raised a large family, as did Aurilia who married Frederick Elliot. The Black and Elliot Families will be dealt with in greater detail elsewhere. The sons of White Ben Dougherty were not farmers. Two of them, Albert and Edward, worked as millwrights and saw filers, at Juniper. The third son, George, became a jeweller and watch maker. In the days when horses supplied the power on the farms and in the woods, the Dougherty men, from West Glassville, always had good horses and were willing to work them. When produce from farm and wood lot was hauled to market, often in winter, the Dougherty teams were among the best and well handled. One of the few viable farms continuing in production in West Glassville is operated by the father and son team of Cecil and Allan Doherty, as the name is now spelled. The farmland was 99, I to members of the Dougherty Family over a century ago.

Children of Isaac Dougherty (1827) and Hannah Segee(1839): (gggrandfather)
Benjamin (Black Ben), b. 1861, Lydia Ann Brooker;
Thomas, b.1865;
Annie, b. 1868, m. Patrick McCarthy;
James Erastus, b.1870, m. Kate Brooker; 21 Dec 1920 (second marriage)
Richard, b. 1873, m. Lavinia Brooker;
Lucy, b.1875, m. James McCarthy;
Minnie, b. 1880.

Children of Benjamin (Black Ben) Dougherty (1861) and Linda Ann Brooker       
William, b. 1900, d. 1918;
Julia, b. 1903, m. Elmer Glenn, d. 1963;
Isaac, b. 1909, d. 1918.

Children of Joseph Dougherty and Lucy Segee ;
Thomas, b. 1857, m. Grace Lindsay, d. 1934;
Annie, b. 1859, m. Sanford Viguhart;
Uzzie, b. 1867, m. Randolph Lapointe;
Sarah, 1861; m. George Brown;
Rachel, b. 1865, m. Tom Alcorn;
Benjamin (White Ben), b. 1869, m. Flora Banks;
Laura, b. 1871, m. Tom McEwen;
Howard, b. 1873.

GGgrandfather William Isaac Dougherty

1871 census - Aberdeen, Carleton Co., NB:

William Isaac Dougherty, 44, b. 1826 Ireland, Church of England, Farmer, d. West Glassville
Hannah, wife, 32, b. NB, Ch. of E.b. 1838 Carleton Co. d. 1910 West Glassville, m 19 July 1859
Benjamin, son, 10, b. NB, Ch. of E., at school
Thomas, son, 6, b. NB, Ch. of E.
Annie, dau., 3, b. NB, Ch. of E.
Erastus, son, 1, b. NB, Ch. of E. (My grandfather)

1881 - Aberdeen, Carleton Co., NB:

Isaac Dougherty, 54, b. Ireland, Ch. of E., Farmer
Hannah, wife, 42, b. NB, Ch. of E.
Thomas, son, 20, b. NB, Ch. of E.
Benjamin, son, 16, b. NB, Ch. of E.
Annie, dau., 13, b. NB, Ch. of E.
James, son, 10, b. NB, Ch. of E. (My grandfather, Erastus James)
Richard, son, 8, b. NB, Ch. of E.
Lucy, dau., 6, b. NB, Ch. of E.
Minnie, dau., b. May, NB, Ch. of E.

Evidently Erastus dropped his first name and was using his middle name "James" for the above census. Ten years later he was back to using his first name again, but just dropped the "E".

1891 census - Aberdeen, Carleton Co., NB:

Isaac Dougherty, 65, b. Ireland, both parents b. Ireland, Church of England, Farmer.
Hannah, wife, 51, b. NB, both parents b. NB, Ch. of E.
Rastus, son, 21, b. NB (My grandfather Erastus)
Richard, son, 18, b. NB
Lucy, dau., 16, b. NB
Minnie, dau., 10, b. NB

Lucy Maria Doherty, b. 1874 in Carleton Co.,NB, daughter of Isaac Doherty and Hanna Maria Segee. (Provincial Archives birth index)

The York County, New Brunswick Marriage records show Isaac Dougherty of Fredericton and Hannah Marie Segee of Fredericton being married on 19 July 1859 in Fredericton. Wit Henry Bradford Segee & Sophie Amanda Thomas.

The 1861 Census for "Kings Ward" in Fredericton, York County has:

Doherty, Isaac age 32 b. Ireland - General Labourer
Doherty, Hannah age 23 b. New Brunswick
Doherty, Thomas H - son age 1

Isaac and his family were living next door to Thomas Segee, age 27 and his wife Elizabeth age 25 and 3 year old daughter Elizabeth in Fredericton.

My Grandfather Erastus James Doherty

Erastus James Doherty, b. 18 Dec 1869 in West Glassville and lived in Fielding, Carleton Co. NB Canada d. 9 June 1945 in Royalton, Carleton Co., burried in Fielding, m. 27 June 1897 in Bridgewater, Maine
Mary Janette Bell (Nettie) b. 1876 d 1920 Fielding NB, Canada (first wife)
William, b 1900 West Glassville, Carleton Co., NB Canada
Alfred (Uncle Pat) b. 14 Jan 1903, Limestone Maine (I thought this name was Albert) Pat was his nickname which came from his Uncle Patrick on the Bell side of the family
Henry (Dad) b. 20 April 1906 Limestone Maine
Kathleen (Married a Curtis of Mars Hill Maine).

After my grandmother died in 1920 my grandfather married Kate Brooker, a divorce. They were married 21 Dec 1920. Kate (Kathleem) was born 26 April and died 13 November 1950. Several of the Doherty boys married the Brooker girls as stated in a news paper article. I don’t have much information on my grandmother yet, but I will keep looking.

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