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Bushrod Doggett, Rutherford County, NC
Posted by: Charlie Smith (ID *****9899) Date: May 08, 2012 at 04:55:26
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There are many messages over the years about Bushrod D., the illegitimate son of Sarah Ann Doggett, and gSon of the other Bushrod. What I know is this: He is buried at Tanners Grove Methodist Church cemetary south of Forest City, NC. His grave marker states that he was a Pvt. in the 1st Continental Lines in the Revolutionary War. His dates are 1760 to 1829. He was granted 200(?)acres of land along Floyds Creek in what was then Tryon County (now Rutherford) for service in the war. (The Doggett family still lives there.) Records of this land transaction and other Doggett data is in either the Rutherford County Court House or an office of old Tryon County records in Forest City. I don't remember which, but they're there.

Bushrod's mother probably never came to Tryon County since it was frontier in 1760, and Bushrod probably didn't come until he claimed the land. William Tapp (originally Taptico) was of the Wicocomico branch of the Powhatan Nation in tidewater Virginia, so the dalience spoken of in this forum probably occured in Virginia.

I am descended from Bushrod's son, George Chatman D., his gSon, Elias Ross Doggett, his ggDaughter Minnie Ross D. Henderson, whose daughter Willilee Henderson was my mother.


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