Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Nancy (Dougherty) Yoho

Nancy (Dougherty) Yoho

FATHER: Edward Dougherty

Problem:  Was the surname, Daughtery or Dougherty?  The Ancestral File has Nancy Dougherty.

BIRTH-EMIGRATION-QUESTION: Some researchers say Nancy Doughtery was born in Ireland and accompanied her parents to America.  Can this statement be proven? The 1880 census (living with son, Jacob Yoho) lists her birth place as PA and that of her parents as Ireland.  The census records of other of her offspring also list her as born in PA.

MARRIAGE: Abt. 1825, John Yoho

OBITUARY: Mrs. Nancy Yoho, one of Wayne township's [Lawrence Co., PA] oldest inhabitants, died on Friday last [5 Apr 1889 at Chewton, Lawrence Co., PA].

She was the mother of 'Squire Yoho, of Newport, and had reached that good old age of 89 years [born 26 Feb 1800 in Pennsylvania].

She had been a good Christian and a kind mother of a large family.  She had not walked with out the aid of crutches for the past 24 years.
(Source: unknown newspaper, Wampum Correspondence column, hand dated 11 Apr 1889 - furnished by Larry McCullough)
2 March 2016

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