(Bushrod, Richard, Rev. Benjamin)
346 BENJAMIN DOGGETT, son of Bushrod and Anne
(Stripling) Doggett; b. VA; d. 1778; m. ANN
("Nancy" or "Nanny") PEACH, dau. of
Thomas Peach, b. abt 1756, VA. She m(2) Mar 1778, Henry
346:2 Thomas Bushrod d. 1840 m. 1794 Sarah Ward
Benjamin Doggett was the eldest son of Bushrod and Anne
Doggett. We have no documentary evidence as to his date of birth,
but it would appear that he was probably born in the early
1750's. As a boy, Benjamin lived with his parents and his three
brothers and five sisters in Fauquier County, Virginia. He was
married, probably in Fauquier County, to Ann ("Nancy")
Peach, the daughter of Thomas Peach. They lived on a farm in
Fauquier County and had three children: one son, Thomas Bushrod,
named after his two grandfathers, who became the progenitor of a
major line of Doggetts, and two daughters, Mary, and Susanna, who
was called "Sukey." Nothing is known about the
daughters, although Susanna may be the Susanna Doggett who
married William Poe in 1794.
At the commencement of the Revolutionary War, Benjamin and his
three brothers all entered military service. Benjamin enlisted in
the Virginia Continental Line for three years. In late 1777 or
early 1778, he became ill, and as the consequence of an accident
while crossing a river in a wagon he became wet, had a relapse,
and died. Much of what we know about Benjamin is found in
numerous affidavits submitted to the Virginia authorities in
support of the claim of Benjamin's son Thomas for land bounty due
for Benjamin's service. Thomas was granted 100 acres of land in
Kentucky for his father's service as a private. An additional
claim was filed on the basis that Benjamin had been appointed a
wagon master, which position would be entitled to more land. This
claim was rejected, however, as sufficient proof could not be
Benjamin's estate was appraised on 26 Nov 1778, and the inventory
was filed with the Fauquier County Court on 24 May 1779. The
total personal property amounted to L501/12/6 sterling, including
one negro woman and child appraised at L350. This was a fairly
substantial estate for a young man. The 150 acre plantation on
which he lived was apparently owned by his father Bushrod
Doggett, as Bushrod in his will devised the land to Benjamin' son
Thomas Bushrod. At the same time as the estate inventory was
filed, the Court appointed Benjamin's brother George Doggett as
guardian of the three small children of Benjamin and Nancy.
Nancy remarried soon after Benjamin's death, to Henry
("Harry") Settle, probably the son of Joel and
Elizabeth Settle. Their Marriage Bond, dated 13 Mar 1778, was
filed in Fauquier County. Nancy and Henry had three additional
children: Linney, Reuben, and Henry, Jr.
346:1 MARY DOGGETT. No
346:3 SUSANNA DOGGETT.
This may be the Susanna Doggett who married
William Poe (Culpeper County, VA, Marriage Bond dated 24 Oct
1794.). No other information.
BUSHROD DOGGETT, son of Benjamin and Ann
("Nancy") (Peach) Doggett; b. Fauquier Co., VA ; d. 2
Jul 1840, Bath Co., KY; m. Dec 1794, Culpeper Co., VA, SARAH
WARD, prob. dau. of Henry Ward of Culpeper Co., VA, b.
abt 1780, Culpeper Co., VA, d. 4 Jan 1857, Bath Co., KY.
346:21 Henry b. 1795 d. 1836 m. Nancy Ann Smith
346:22 Benjamin b. 1796 d. 1839 m. 1819 Frances H. Thomas
346:23 Arthur b. 1797 d. 1858 unm.
346:24 Cyntha b. 1802 d. 1852 unm.
346:25 Elizabeth m. 1822 William Boyd
346:26 Leslie b. 1806 m. 1824 Elizabeth
346:28 Nancy m. 1824 Zachariah Corbin
346:29 Joel b. 1811 m. 1833 Luvica Smoot
346:2A Richard b. 1814 d. 1854 m. 1839 Margaret Pauline Vice
346:2B Daniel Ward b. 1819 d. 1862 m. 1842 Eliza Myers
For details and descendants, see separate page.