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Colonel / General Doughty
« on: Wednesday 23 May 18 08:20 BST (UK) »
I am searching for any information on any Colonel and/or General Doughty's from around the late 1700's / early 1800's in the USA.

I have copies of family letters from an Eliza (Elizabeth) Doughty (5x G Grandmother) writing to her daughter Emma in the UK from the USA, referencing her husband (presumably), a Colonel Doughty. Later letters refer to him as General Doughty.

Further, we understand Emma Doughty married a Captain Wild, who fought in the Peninsular Wars for the British who had a child named Emma Caroline Wild (born in France).

The only Colonel / General Doughty I can find that would fit timing wise would be General John Doughty (b.1754), but any genealogy links only show he has one son - James.

Generals George S. Doughty (b.1795), Enoch Doughty (b.1792) and Solomon Doughty (b.1772) - would all be likely too late.

Any help appreciated

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Re: Colonel / General Doughty
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 23 May 18 08:35 BST (UK) »
Hello,

Emma Caroline Wild, father Benjamin Wild married Thomas Hesslegrave, a Land Surveyor  at Manchester Cathedral 1st September 1836.
A witness was Ann Jane Wild.

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Re: Colonel / General Doughty
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 23 May 18 09:05 BST (UK) »
Previous thread with back ground info

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=608108.0

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Re: Colonel / General Doughty
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 23 May 18 09:10 BST (UK) »
Thanks Sandra.

So my information is redundant  :-\

I thought from the wording that Emma Caroline was ‘understood’ to be the daughter but no information.
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Re: Colonel / General Doughty
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 23 May 18 09:20 BST (UK) »
In the previous thread, mention is made of ‘Benjamin Wild’ being present at the marriage of Emma.
This isn’t quite right. He is named as her father and as a witness.

Information was given re a possible Benjamin Wild on the thread but no acknowledgment from mjtaylor1978.
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Re: Colonel / General Doughty
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 23 May 18 09:47 BST (UK) »
Hi Heywood / *Sandra*

Thanks - I appreciate you looking at this and responding so swiftly.

My real concern / area for research is the Doughty connection in the US (through either Colonel / General Doughty or Elizabeth / Emma). The Wild part I have and was provided for info.

Thanks
Marcus


As a side note - Apologies for not acknowledging in public for the prior responses, but private messages between myself and prior respondents to my posts have led to further securing of information to which I have been very grateful. I didn't feel the need to clog up a public message board with a thank you to the world. You will note on my other posts however where I have not followed up privately and people have gone to the effort of responding I have acknowledged graciously.


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Re: Colonel / General Doughty
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 23 May 18 10:04 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the clarification Marcus.

I realise from your posting on US board, that that is the focus but I had thought you were rather vague re Emma Wild and was hoping to help you find more about her. However that is no problem now. I was interested too, as I always am, when families are in my local area. ;)

With regard to the other thread, you have highlighted a problem where information is passed through personal messages and not on the public forum. You would not be ‘clogging up a public message board’ if you just pointed out that you now had the information. It helps others who might search unnecessarily  on your behalf.

Good luck with your research

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Re: Colonel / General Doughty
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 23 May 18 10:10 BST (UK) »
Noted re message boards and thank you again.

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Re: Colonel / General Doughty
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 23 May 18 10:14 BST (UK) »
It’s a pleasure and not a negative criticism ;)

Going back to your request, was Mrs Doughty resident in US or just there temporarily with her husband?

What dates re the letter/s?
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