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Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri
Biographies of Scott County, 1888


Samuel F. M. Darby

Samuel F.M. Darby, farmer and a member of the firm of Stallcup & Co. grain merchants, was born in Scott County, Mo., on September 1, 1843. He is a son of William T. and Delpha C. (Kirkpatrick) Darby, the former a native of South Carolina and the latter of Tennessee. William T. Darby immigrated to Scott County about 1838, and stopped near Price's Landing, where he remained a short time, when he entered 120 acres of land at Sandywoods. He removed to the latter place, and remained there until his death, on December 12, 1883, aged sixty-five years six months and fourteen days. His widow still resides there. They were the parents of eight children, five of whom are living: William, Casper, James A., John W. and Martha Jane. Those deceased are Nancy E., Mary L. and Margaret Ann. Samuel remained on his father's farm until he was twenty-four years of age, when he was married to America Ballard, and located six miles north of Charleston. After three years he moved to Wayne County, Mo., and remained there until December 1873, when he removed to his present home near Sikeston. Seven children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Darby: Grady C., Effie E., Charles M., Mary C. and Samuel E., living and James William and Albert King, deceased. Mr. Darby is a member of the A.O.U.W. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

John W. Daugherty

John W. Daugherty, a stock farmer and fruit grower, of Scott County, Mo., was born in Cape Girardeau County, Mo., February 28, 1835 and is the son of William and Pauline (Mansfield) Daugherty. William Daugherty was born in Cape Girardeau, in the same house in which the subject of this sketch was born. Pauline Mansfield was born in Kentucky, 1806, and came to Missouri with her parents about 1809. The family located in New Madrid County, but after the earthquake of 1812, removed to Scott County. William Daugherty was a son of Elijah Daugherty, a native of Virginia, who removed to Missouri, and located near Jackson in the early settlement of Cape Girardeau County. He died in 1856, at about seventy-eight years of age. His wife, Patty Daugherty, died about 1840. Their children were William, John H., Jarvis, Joseph Sarah, Betsy, Emily, Mary and Martha (all deceased). To William and Pauline Daugherty were born six children, viz: Elijah (deceased), Agnes (also deceased), Mary (living in Illinois), John W., Joseph (of Scott County), and Jarvis (of New Madrid County). Their mother died on December 24, 1839 after which Mr. Daugherty married Jane Griffin, a native of Indiana, who died in 1859, leaving three children, Sarah, Matilda and Patty. William Daugherty died in April 1873. John W. Daugherty commenced work for himself in 1857, but made his home with his father until his marriage in 1861, when he located on a farm in Scott County, but removed to his present improved farm in 1866. He was married February 28, 1861, in this county, by Rev. Rucker, to Elizabeth Price, who was born March 6, 1839 and reared in Scott County, Mo., but was educated at Hopkinsville, Ky. She is the daughter of Thomas H. and Mary (Baldwin) Price, early settlers in Scott County. Thomas Harrison Price was born March 2, 1808, in Alexander County, Md., near the Potomac River. His parents died when he was quite young, leaving a family of two girls and six or eight boys. Harriet and Ann were the daughters. One of them married a John Wood, the first settler of Woodville, Ky.; the other married John Wilcox. The sons were Richard, Robert, Joseph and William Elgin. William Price lived in Hopkinsville, Ky., about fifty years, and died there about 1869 or 1870. He was married to Miss Margaret Coleman, of Hopkinsville. Thomas H. Price's first wife was from Kentucky - Miss Mildred Mansfield. They moved to Missouri, about 1831 or 1832 and had two children: John Wesley and Mary. Mrs. Price died about 1834. Mary Baldwin, his second wife, was born August 8, 1813. They were married October 20, 1836, and had the following named children: Thomas William (deceased), born September 7, 1837; Elizabeth Winafred, March 6, 1839; Termelia Adaline, March 20, 1841; Ann Eliza, November 1, 1843; Edward Harrison, March 14, 1846; Washington Price (deceased), January 28, 1849; Charles Robert, April 7, 1851; Benjamin Franklin (deceased), May 25, 1854 and Richard Jefferson, February 1, 1856. Mr. Price died October 7, 1864. His widow lives in Texas with her youngest son. Her children are Elizabeth, Adaline, Anna, Edward, Robert and Jefferson. Mr. Daugherty is a member of the A.F. & A.M. and of the Agricultural Wheel. Mr. and Mrs. Daugherty have eight boys and two girls, one of whom is dead, Elijah M., born April 14, 1862, died September 28, 1863. Those living, with dates of birth, are as follows: Margaret Elnora, March 18, 1864; William Thomas May 18, 1866; Pearl Edward, August 27, 1868; John Alexander, September 14, 1870; Mary Alberty, February 10, 1873; Benjamin Robert, April 13, 1875; Marshal Ernest October 31, 1877; Holcombe May, December 12, 1879; Paul Batten, August 10, 1882.

H.H. Daugherty

H.H. Daugherty, sheriff of Scott County, Mo., was born in Dunklin County, in 1849, and is a son of John H. and Catherine (Summers) Daugherty, both natives of Southeast Missouri. John H. Daugherty was born in 1816, and died on December 14, 1887. He was a son of Elijah Daugherty, one of the first settlers of the Cape Girardeau District. The former went from Cape Girardeau County to Dunklin County in 1849, and served as sheriff of the county for two terms. Returning to Cape Girardeau County he remained until 1855 or 1856, when he removed to Scott County, but at the beginning of the Civil War he went to Illinois and remained until the war was over, when he returned to Scott County and resided on what is known as Daugherty Landing, until eight years before his death, when he removed to Morley. He was a farmer by vocation. To him and wife were born twelve children, eight of whom are living, viz: Columbia (Mrs. John T. Gaither, of commerce), Alexander, Henry H., James A. (a resident of St. Louis), Elijah (a merchant of Morley), Ruth, Llewellyn (a druggist of Benton) and John. Those deceased are: Ashley (who died in March 1886), Minnie, Martha (the wife of A.M. Massey), and an infant. Mrs. Daugherty is still residing in Morley. Henry H. remained with his parents until he was twenty-two years of age, when he married Luttice Singleton, a native of Marietta, Ohio. She died in 1875, having borne three children, all of whom died in infancy. Their names are: Fannie, Ella and Eva. Mr. Daugherty afterward married Sarah Batts, a native of Tennessee. To them have been born five children: Leda, Marvin, Willie and John (deceased) and one that died in infancy. In November 1884, Mr. Daugherty was elected sheriff of Scott County, and was re-elected in 1886. From 1875 to 1883 he served as postmaster of Morley. Since 1873 he as resided in Morley. Besides his town property he has two farms near town, and a drug-store in Benton. Mr. and Mrs. Daugherty are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a member of the A.F. & A.M. and of the A.O.U.W.

Carter F. De Wint

Carter F. De Wint, a druggist of Commerce, Mo., was born in Kansas City, Mo., in 1852, and is the son of Dr. Frederick and Sarah De Wint. Frederick De Wint was a graduate of the St. Louis Medical College. He came to Commerce in 1866, and remained until his death. During the Civil War he served as surgeon in the Federal army. By his first wife, the mother of the subject of this sketch, he ad three children: Carter F., John (who died in 1866), and Sarah A. (widow of Madison Petty), of commerce. The second time, Dr. De Wint married Maggie Arnold, who was born and reared in Cape Girardeau County, Mo. To this union were born two children, Ada and Alma, now residing with Mrs. Petty, and attending school in commerce. Their mother is dead. Carter F. De Wint engaged in business on his own account, in Commerce, in 1881. After the death of his father he continued the business at his father's old stand. In 1877 his marriage with Miss Maggie Billing was celebrated. She was born and reared in Commerce, and is a daughter of D.C. Billing, a ferryman on the Mississippi River. Their union has been blessed by the birth of three children, viz: Harry C., Alta and Grace. Mr. and Mrs. De Wint are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Thomas B. Dodge

Thomas B. Dodge, a substantial farmer of Scott County, was born in Jefferson County, Ky., on December 11, 1845. His parents, Martin B. and Lucinda E. (Bacon) Dodge, were natives of New York and Kentucky, respectively. The grandfather, Jerrod Dodge, emigrated from his native land, Scotland, to America, and settled in Erie County, N.Y., where he resided until his death. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. Martin B. Dodge was reared at his father's home near New York City, and when a young man, immigrated to Kentucky, where he married and reared a family. In 1860 he brought his family and goods in wagons to Mississippi County, Mo., and located about fifteen miles from Charleston. Several years later he purchased and removed to a farm near Charleston, where he resided until his death, September 4, 1874. His widow still resides there. They were the parents of four children: Thomas B., Emma (Mrs. Richard Harris), Melvina A. (Mrs. Frank Grayson) and Mabel Harper (deceased). The subject of this sketch left the home of his parents soon after coming to Missouri, and worked out until he was married, on December 27, 1868, to Mary, a daughter of John and Almiranda (Kirkpatrick) Martin, natives of Virginia. He then settled on a farm near Price's Landing, but after one year, he removed to Charleston. In November 1878, he purchased his present farm. At that time the land was in the forest, and it has required several years of hard labor to put it all under its present state of cultivation. Mr. and Mrs. Dodge have four children: Ida, John M., Thomas R. and David E. Mrs. Dodge is a consistent member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Dodge is a member of the Wheeler Society.

Joseph Dohogne

Joseph Dohogne, an enterprising farmer of Kelso Township, Scott county, Mo., was born in Belgium in 1848, and in 1854 came to the United States with his parents, John Joseph and Mary Ann Dohogne, both natives of Belgium. They engaged in agricultural pursuits on a farm near New Hamburg, Scott County, Mo., where the parents died in 1875, within four weeks of each other. To them were born seven children, five of whom are living: Josephine (now the wife of Philip Mueller, of Wisconsin), Angeline (wife of Philip Rassman, of Wisconsin), Constantine (residing in Kelso, Mo.), Joseph and Adolph (residing in New Hamburg). Those dead are John and Clementine. Joseph lived with his parents until their deaths. In December, 1873, he married Miss Victoria Heisserer, who was born and reared in Scott County. Their union has been blessed by the birth of five children, all boys, two of whom died in infancy. Those living are John, Louis and William. In 1881 Mr. Dohogne removed to his present farm, consisting of 100 acres. In religious belief the family are members of the Catholic Church. Mr. Dohogne served seven months in 1864, in the State Militia, under Capt. Samuel Tanner, now of Sikeston, Mo.