Biography of Charles H. Daugherty



Allegan County

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Charles H. Daugherty was born in Penfield, Monroe Co., N. Y., Nov. 22, 1829. His father, a native of Ireland, emigrated to America when quite young, and settled in the State of New York, where he married a lady of Scotch parentage. About 1833 he removed to the State of Ohio, purchased a farm in Spencer township, Medina Co., and resided upon the same until his death, which occurred in April, 1879, at the age of eighty-nine years. His wife died suddenly of apoplexy in 1845.

Charles H., the third child, the only son, and the only surviving member of his father’s family, remained under the parental roof assisting his father in farm labor until 1852, when he married Miss Armina N. Inman, March 31st of the same year, a young lady who had engaged in teaching in Spencer, Ohio, for several years, and where her parents still reside.

In the autumn of 1858, Mr. Daugherty removed to the present township of Dorr, where he has since successfully engaged in the pursuits of farming and lumbering, and is now conspicuous as one of its most prominent citizens. An elegant farm residence, erected in 1875, surrounded by necessary out-buildings and one hundred and fifty wellcultivated acres, silently yet eloquently attest to the facts of which we speak.

He enlisted in the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics in the fall of 1864, joined his regiment at Atlanta, Ga., soon after, served as regimental inspector of elections, in November of the same year participated in the memorable march through Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia, in 1864-65 was present at the siege of Savannah, Ga., the battles of Averysboro’ and Bentonville, N. C., the grand review at Washington, D. C., continued with his regiment until its honorable muster out of the service, and during all that time was never in an ambulance or absent one day from his company.

In his political convictions Mr. Daugherty is a Republican, and represented his party in the State Convention held at Detroit, May 12, 1880. He has also served his townsmen in many other official capacities. (See township civil list.)

To Mr. and Mrs. Daugherty have been born four children, who all survive, viz.: Julia O., Sept. 27, 1853; Chester C., April 12, 1856 ; Eugene A., Dee. 21, 1858; and Stella S., April 6, 1868.

History of Allegan and Berry Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Their Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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