(Benjamin, Benjamin, Rev.
112 BENJAMIN DOGGETT, son of Benjamin
and Mary Doggett.
112:1 George d. 1785 unm.
112:4 Mary d. 1794
We have no definite proof that these children
are children of this Benjamin Doggett. However, this seems to be
the most likely scenario. The only other possibile identity of
the father would seem to be that of Benjamin the son of William
Doggett of Northumberland County , a first cousin of this
112:1 GEORGE DOGGETT;
d. 1785, Lancaster Co., VA.
George Doggett was one of two George Doggetts
who served as ships carpenters in the Virginia Navy during
the Revolution. Papers pertaining to the claim for land bounty
filed by this George Doggett are on file in the Virginia
Archives, and a court order dated June 1838 is on file in
Northumberland County court records. The court order contains
findings with respect to the heirs of George Doggett, as follows:
George Doggett resided in Northumberland Co., VA, and served as a
carpenter in the Virginia Navy until its end. He died testate in
Lancaster Co. in 1785, leaving two sisters, Mary and Nancy
Doggett. His brother William Doggett had died intestate in
Northumberland Co. before 1787, leaving the following children:
William, Clement, Jane, Nancy, Judith and Stephen. William
Doggett was living in Portsmouth, VA. Jane married Joseph
Coleman. Jane died about 1818, leaving three children, Alice,
Polly and Betsy. Alice married John Berry, died intestate in
Northumberland Co., leaving children William, Catherine, Judith,
John and Joseph Berry. Nancy Doggett married John Flynt. She died
intestate about 1818 leaving five children: Thomas, Richard,
Catharine, Emily and Eliza. Thomas and Richard died without
issue. Thomas Flynt died about 1825 intestate and Richard Flynt
died intestate in 1837. Catharine Flynt married George Robinson.
Emily Flynt married Nathan Moore. Eliza Flynt married I.
Robinson. She died intestate leaving one child who died as an
infant. Judith Doggett died intestate in Northumberland Co.
leaving two children: Clement and John Doggett. Clement died
intestate leaving two children: Martin and William Doggett, both
of whom live in Baltimore. John Doggett died intestate in
Northumberland Co. leaving one child Rodah Ann Doggett. Stephen
Doggett "has not been heard of for forty years by any of the
family and was supposed to have been lost at sea. He was a young
man when he went from Va."
The Bounty Warrant files in the Archives
contain affidavits of William Doggett of Portsmouth and William
James of Lancaster county, with respect to the naval service of
In 1838, a Bounty Land Warrant was issued to
the "heirs of George Doggett." Litigation ensued
between the heirs of this George Doggett and the George Doggett
who was a ships carpenter from Lancaster County as to who
were entitled to receive the 2,667 acres of land represented by
the warrant. The suit reached the Court of Appeals of Virginia in
1866 in a case entitled "Doggett, et al. v. Helm, et
al.," and the court returned the case to the executive
department for final decision. The Lancaster County court records
contain a common law court order issued in 1848 in the course of
the litigation pursuant to a reference from the Chancery Court of
Richmond City and Henrico County to determine whether there were
two George Doggetts, or only one, who served as carpenters in the
Virginia Navy, and who were the heirs. The court found that there
were two George Doggetts, but made no independent finding of
112:4 MARY DOGGETT; d. 1794,
Lancaster Co., VA.
112:2 WILLIAM DOGGETT, son of Benjamin Doggett; d. bef
1781. Identity of wife unknown.
112:21 William b. 1767 d. 1839 m. 1803 Elizabeth Totterdale
112:23 Jane m. Joseph Coleman
112:24 Nancy m. John Flynt
112:25 Judith m. Mr. Doggett (?)
112:2x Elizabeth d.y.?
For details and descendants, see separate page.
Revised 2 Nov 2007
© 2005 James D. Doggett