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Below is a family biography included in The History of Morgan County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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J. P. Daugherty. Among the prosperous tillers of the soil of Morgan County, Mo., worthy of mention is Mr. Daugherty, who is a native of Washington County, Ohio, and was born on the 7th of October, 1841, his parents being John and Malinda (Strawther) Daugherty, who were the parents of four sons and five daughters. All the sons are dead with the exception of J. P., the eldest brother having been killed during the late war. The father died April 6, 1885, at the age of eighty-five years, and the mother in 1845. J. P. Daugherty assisted in tilling his father’s farm during the summer months, and attended school during the winter seasons, until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted in Company B, Seventy-seventh Ohio Infantry, and was mustered out on the 8th of March, 1866. He entered as a private, and afterward held commissions as second and first lieutenant. He participated in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Fallen Timber, capture of Little Rock, Ark., and was detailed to guard a supply train from Camden to Pine Bluff, and was captured, but made his escape, and reached Little Rock in safety. He then went to Mobile, Ala., and was at Ft. Spanish, Ft. Blakely, the capture of Mobile, then went with Steele to Texas, but no fighting was done there. He was wounded twice, and his right hand is now disabled from the effects of one of the wounds. After the close of the war Mr. Daugherty returned to Washington County, Ohio, where he was married October 22, 1868, to Miss Rebecca A. Bell, of Vinton County, a daughter of John Bell, by whom he has six children: John W., Charles W., Sarah E., Howard C., Clarence G. and Blanche. Previous to his marriage he had purchased a farm in Vinton County, but he afterward sold it and bought a farm in Washington County, then traded that for the farm on which he now lives, and came here in 1878. It comprises 170 acres, all under fence, and nearly all under cultivation. His buildings are all in good repair, and he keeps a good grade of stock, being the owner of a fine Norman stallion. He is a Republican politically, a member of the G. A. R. and Agricultural Wheel. It was chiefly due to his and one or two others’ influence that the bridge across Flat Creek was built. At the present writing it is the only bridge of the kind that spans the network of creeks of Morgan County, many of which are frequently impassable for many days at a time. Mrs. Daugherty died on the 17th of November, 1888, and her children have since kept house for their father.

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This family biography is one of 120 biographies included in The History of Morgan County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Morgan County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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