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John Dougherty (abt. 1807)

John Dougherty
Born about in New York, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1831 in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United Statesmap
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 11 Oct 2019
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"He is an American by birth having been born in New York." (Waggoner, 18a)

“His daughter married John Dougherty an Indian trader Doughertry’s affidavit made in 1836 stated that she was the daughter of a Winnebago woman named Kenoko and the grandaughter of a Winnebago chieftain known in Washington as the Winnebago General. He also stated that he was married in 1831 in Galena by a Catholic priest, and that by said wife, Mary, he had four children, viz. Sarah Bridget aged six years, James Philip aged four, Ann aged two years and Logan aged one year.” (Jipson, 236)


"He resides in Iowa County, Wisconsin, and has done so for 13 years." (Waggoner, 18a) Since this affidavit was filed in 24 September 1838, his residency there began in the year 1825.

In an 1838 census, John Dougherty's household was located at Fever River and consisted of 7 individuals. (History of Iowa County, 474)


“[Her husband's] death occurred about the year 18__; but his widow lived to be about one hundred years old and died about the year 1889.” (Jipson, 236)


  • Norton William Jipson, Story of the Winnebagoes (Chicago: The Chicago Historical Society, 1923). This is an unpublished typescript.
  • Linda M. Waggoner (ed.), “Neither White Men Nor Indians: Affidavits from the Winnebago Mixed-blood Claim Commissions, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, 1838-1839” (Roseville, Minnesota: Park Genealogical Books, 2002). Extracted from Territorial Papers of the United States, Wisconsin, 1836-1848. M236. “Special Files of the Office of Indian Affairs,” 1836- 46. “Special File 161” (Roll 41). “Special File 190” (Roll 42). National Archives, Washington D.C., Documents on Microfilm, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75).
  • History of Iowa County, Wisconsin (Chicago: Western History Company, 1881).

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