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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  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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ELDER JACKSON P. DAUGHERTY, pastor of the Christian Church, Higginsport, was born in Union Township, Brown County, Ohio, May 5, 1819, on the farm now occupied by R. P. Cahall, Esq., four miles northwest of Ripley. He is the son of James and Mary (Kirkpatrick) Daugherty, who came from Westmoreland County, Penn., and settled in what is now Brown County, shortly before their marriage, which was solemnized in 1799. The Kirkpatrick family was quite large, and settled in the present limits of the county when yet a wilderness. Of James Daugherty’s relatives none came West save one brother, Francis, who settled in Pleasant Township, three miles south of Georgetown, and was afterward familiarly known as “Uncle Frank Daugherty,” during his thirty years’ residence in the county. Elder Daugherty is the eighth child of a family of ten children, three sons and seven daughters. Of that number, Mrs. Rachel J. Manchester, Mrs. Louisa Mitchell and the subject of this sketch are the only survivors. Elder Daugherty was married August 17, 1840, to Mrs. Jane, widow of William Denniston, of Ripley, Ohio, and daughter of the late William and Mary (Blair) Barnet, who came from Tennessee and settled in what is now Brown County, Ohio, in 1813. The officiating minister at the marriage was Elder C. S. Manchester. Mrs. Daugherty had by her first husband two children, and by the present one, eight, of whom they have raised one son and seven daughters, all of whom are now living. These children all reside in the county, and have married as follows: Miss Elvena M. Savage, Josiah Richey, Cary Mitchell, John H. Pangburn, D. S. Guthrie, M. D., Lewis Lyon, A. P. Cahall and Lewis Meranda. The subject of this sketch was left an orphan at the age of seven years, his father having died in September, 1826. Although his mother remained to care for the family, yet he having an early ambition to make his own living, and to obtain, at least, a common English education, soon set out to work for wages in the summer, and attend school in the winter. He continued this method of schooling himself until the age of nineteen, when he commenced teaching in the same house in which he had received most of his instruction. Since then he has taught twenty-three years in the same district, averaging six months in the year, besides teaching four years elsewhere. He embraced the Christian religion, and united with the Christian Church at Pisgah, in Union Township, November, 1842. As a member of the church, he has continued in fellowship and communion ever since. His convictions of duty led him to unite with the Southern Ohio Christian Conference, and commenced preaching the Gospel in September, 1849. At the earnest request of his brethren, he was ordained to the work of the ministry September 15, 1850, and has ever since sustained the relation of pastor in the bounds of said Conference (with but a brief exception while on a Western tour for his health), having had the care of from two to four churches all the time. For the first fifteen years of his ministry, he rode an average about 700 miles annually, between nightfall and sunrise, in order to preach the Gospel; thus enabling him to devote five days in the week to the work of teaching school during the fall and winter, and farming during the summer. Since 1869, he has made the ministry his principal occupation, and is now pastor of the Christian Church at Higginsport, and Union Church on Shinkle’s Ridge, having taken the care of the former in 1874.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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