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Daughtery Cemetery, Pin Oak Township


The Daugherty Cemetery is located in Pin Oak Township, at Goshen & Black Ash Road, which is off of Highway 143, between Marine and Edwardsville.

In March 2009, Darrel Dexter visited the cemetery and provided the following information and photos. Thank you Darrel!



There are only four markers there with inscriptions.  I think many more people are buried there, and we found a pile of small granite stones which I think were once used to mark graves. It was interesting to see and walk on the farm that Harry Daugherty purchased from the government in 1837.  He received the patent in 1840.  I was amazed to discover that about 18 acres of the original farm, including the cemetery, is still owned by his descendants 172 years later. I am not sure, but the little bit of research I have done so far suggests that there was a church near the cemetery.  The 1861 map shows "Jes. Church" north and adjacent to the cemetery in section 15.  (The cemetery is in section 22, township 4 north, range 7 west, called Pin Oak Township, on the line separating sections 15 and 22).  There was supposed to be a brick church there and I found a pile of old white bricks.  There was also supposed to be a subscription school nearby for African Americans living in the township.  There was a large bluish colored granite marker which read only  "Daugherty."  It was overturned and we set it upright again, but it only said "Daugherty" on the opposite side.  A small marker the same color and type of stone read "Rose M. Daugherty expired Oct. 2, 1944."  This was Rose, the wife of Edward Daugherty.  Edward was the son of Harry Dougherty, a runaway slave who settled in Madison Co., Ill., from Union Co., Ill. Edward Daugherty also had a marker identical in size and style to that of Rose.  I think it has been moved, since it was not behind the large "Daugherty" marker but about 50 feet away to the north.  It read, "Edward Daugherty, Sr. expired Feb. 14, 1917."   There are two other markers identical to Edward's and Rosa's, which  have no dates, but read: "Jeanette Daugherty" and "Tranna D. McDougal."


Daugherty, Edward February 14, 1917  
Daugherty, Jeanette ?  
Daugherty, Rose M. October 2, 1944 Wife of Edward
McDougal, Tranna D. ?  

Daugherty Cemetery

Daugherty Family Stone





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