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Re: Bushrod Doggett, Rutherford County, NC
Posted by: Von Hamrick (ID *****6962) Date: July 07, 2012 at 11:43:09
In Reply to: Bushrod Doggett, Rutherford County, NC by Charlie Smith of 717

Hi Charlie,
My mother was a Doggett and I grew up in Forest City. Bushrod Doggett is not burried at Tanners Grove Methodist. THe stone for him was placed there by some Doggett discendants in the 1950's. Bushrod died in 1829 and Tanners Grove church was not organized until around 1850. Bushrod is said to be buried in the Bulter cemetery, "on land he once owned." His youngest daughter married a Bulter. There is no marker and the descendants wanted a marker for him and felt it would be better cared for at the church. They should have noted it "In Memory". No war record can be found for Bushrod but it is accepted in the family that he did fight in the war. The Old Hester Hope ledger in library of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County states that he was injuried in one of the battles and had a crippled arm for the rest of his life. If you have not looked at this old ledger, It would be worth your while.

I have proof that Sarah Ann and her new husband, William Byars.brought young Bushrod to Tryon/Rutherford county. If you will email me at, I will be happy to share it with you.

For years, I have looked for someone that might have a picture of Bushrod or his son William but to no avail. If you might know of one, I will be happy to pay for a copy.

My mother was the daughter of George Plato Doggett who grew up on part of Bushrod's original tract of land.

Von Hamrick
Winston-Salem, NC

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