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Nancy Agnes Daugherty and John Sloan are my 3rd Great-Grandparents. 

Very little is known about the Daugherty family except that they were in Pittsburgh, PA at the time of the Civil War - and that Archibald Daugherty is most probably her brother.

It seems Nancy immigrated 1818 with her family, at between about 3 and 8 years of age. Archibald was probably born c1805-c1820.

Agnes may also have married a Wilson, however no information has yet been found about this union. I've found Nancy in the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 Census and in each one she is not with spouse. In 1880 Agnes Daugherty confirms she is a widow.

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See my Sloan page for more Daugherty Research.

1840 Census: There's just one Archibald Dougherty in the US Census (soundex): Henry Co., OH, Napoleon Twp:
These three Dougherty families (brothers?) are living nearly next to each other: Next to and between them are the families of Patrick Dunn, Georg Doolittle, Daniel Cajan?, John Smith, Patrick Nary and William Vandorn.

Patrick Dougherty
Males:
1 30-39
1 Under 5
Females:
1 30-39
1 5-9
1 under 5

Archibald Dougherty
Males:
1 20-29
Females:
1 20-29
2 under 5

Auther Dougherty
Males:
1 30-39

1846: Jim says Archibald living in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA when he enlisted in the Mexican War.

1850 Census: Nancy is shown alone with children in Pittsburgh and Archibald is with family in Ritchie Co., VA (now WV):

Nancy Sloan, 38, Ireland
Samr, 15, PA [m. Georgia SHAUTON]
James, 13, PA [m. Eliza STEELE]
John, 11, PA [m. Rebecca Jane McCLELLAND]
Thomas, 9, PA [m. Margaret THOMPSON]
Elizabeth, 6, PA [died at age 14]
Mary, 4, PA [died at age 4]
Martha, 2, PA [m. George Reed SLATER]
Archibald Dougherty, 34, Farmer, Ireland
Margaret, 27, PA
Robert B., 5, VA
William J., 2, PA
Arch. 2/12, VA

Worthy of note, at least so that the two are not confused since they are of similar age and have the same wife's name, is the one Archibald Dougherty found in PA...living next to Hugh Dougherty:

Archibald Dougherty, 30, IRE
Margaret, 30, IRE
Mary, 6, IRE
Jane, 4, IRE
Margaret, 1, IRE
Hugh Dougherty, 50, IRE
Sarah, 48, IRE
Ann, 15, IRE
James, 14, IRE
Samuel, 13, IRE
Patrick, 10, IRE
John, 7, IRE
Hugh, 5, IRE
Francis, 2, IRE
Both families apparently immigrated 1848-1849.

With all the births in IRE we should assume these folks immigrated in 1849...much later than the date thought for Nancy.
There are no AWTs for Hugh or Archibald. Struck out in finding any of these folks at ISTG for about 1849 but did find:

On the Bark Marchianess, London to NY 1 May 1849:
73. D?oley* Dougherty age 22,
114. Cathe* Dougherty age 48
115. Jas Dougherty age 17
116. Hugh Dougherty age 12
117. Wm. Dougherty age 10
118. John Dougherty age 8
126. Eliza Dougherty age 42
127. Mary Dougherty age 18
131. Daniel Doherty age 24
132. Michael Doherty age 24
139. John Dougherty age 26
147. Jane Dougherty age 25
148. Susanna Dougherty age 10
149. Edward Dougherty age 10
155. Ge? Dougherty age 27
177. Robt* Doherty age 18
178. Edward Doherty age 16
On the Ship Mary Ann, Liverpool to Boston 10 Mar 1847:
Mary Dougherty, 40
- Hugh Dougherty, 18
- Fanny Dougherty, 15
- Thomas Dougherty, 11
- John Dougherty, 12
- Philip Dougherty, 7 ...all together.
and James Dougherty, 16.
All these are noted as from Ireland.
On the General Putnam, Ireland to NY 20 Jun 1825:
27. James Dougherty, 30
28. Nancy Dougherty, 50
30. Nancy Dougherty, 26
74. Wm Dougherty, 50
75. Ann Dougherty, 50
76. John Dougherty, 28
77. Chas Dougherty, 18...all from Ireland.
On the Ship Wooddrop Sims, Liverpool to Philadelphia 1 Aug 1818:
John Dougherty, no age given.
This ship has a very small passenger list. Next to some of the names is "with family" but not with John Dougherty.

1859-1860 Pittsburgh City Directory:
McKee James, segar maker, 588 Liberty
Sloan Agnes, widow of John M., 588 Liberty
Sloan James W., machinist, b 588 Liberty
Sloan James W., nail cutter, h 588 Liberty
Sloan Samuel, nailor, h 588 Liberty
Sloan Samuel R., nail cutter, h 588 Liberty
Sloan William, J., nail cutter, h 588 Liberty

1860 Census: The only Archibald:

Archibald Dougherty, 45, IRE
Margaret, 36, PA
Robert?, 14, VA
Wm John, 10, PA
Archibald, 9, VA
Mary R., 3, OH
Jim says this is him; and that at discharge [23 Jan 1862] he named Birmingham, in Allegheny Co., as his residence. After the war he moved to Ritchie Co., VA (now WV).

1870 Census: Ancestry.com nets 2 matches (but Genealogy.com finds none!). Both are in Allegheny Co.:

East Birmingham:
Magg? (female), 46, PA
female, 14, OH
Sarah, 11, OH
Margaret, 8, PA
Archibald, 24, VA (Steam Boat, Runs River)
Wilkins:
Adam Dougherty, 52, IRE
Jane, 50, PA
William, 20, PA
Jane, 16, PA
James, 15, PA
Marg. A., 15, PA
Archibald, 11, PA
Nancy, 7, PA
Sarah, 5, PA

No doubt neither of these Archibalds is our man. But we do find Nancy's son Thomas S. Sloan and his family living next to a Dougherty family in Pittsburgh:

Thoamas S. Sloan, 29, Clerk in Brewery, 0, 150, PA
Margaret, 26, Keeping House, PA
Blanche, 1, PA
Roger Dougherty, 30, IRE
Catherine Dougherty, 26, IRE
Bridget Dougherty, 5, PA
Lennis? Dougherty, 29, IRE
Samuel Madden, 26, IRE
Thomas Houghton, 18, IRE
Bernard Doherty, 18, IRE
Mary McConnel, 14, PA

1870 and 1880 Census: Here are two entries worth checking into because of the Dougherty link in one of them...are these two separate families? Is either one of them Nancy's son James? If so then we are likely wrong that our James married Eliza Steele. This is the only James found so far whose the right age:

1870 Philadelphia:
1880 Philadelphia
Jas. Sloan, 33, S_rentine? Builder, PA
Catherine, 28, PA
Sarah A., 7, PA
Cath, 5, PA
Henry, 3, PA
Mary Ann, 11/12, PA
James Readdy, 22, MA
John Kelly, 23, MA
James, 26, Ireland
John, 19, Ireland
John, 21, Ireland
This James lists neither parent as foreign birth.
James Sloan, 44, PA PA PA
Cathrine, wife, 39, IRE IRE IRE
John, son, 6, PA PA IRE
Ellen, dau, 4, PA PA IRE
Peter, son, 1, PA PA IRE
Jame Dougherty, other, 30 PA

As for the 1870; this is the only James that would be the right age to be Nancy's son.

 

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