George Doggett (my 5th great grandfather) came from Tennessee to Missouri. George is believed to be the son of Miller Doggett the Revolutionary War soldier. George & several of his siblings - Isaac, Jacob & Susannah were early settlers in Missouri Territory. They settled in the area that was first Ste. Genevieve County, then Washington County & finally St. Francois County.
1800 - George is mentioned in Missouri records as early as 1800.
1813 - In January of 1813 in Big River Township George Doggett along with George McGahan (George Doggett's son-in-law) & James Martin were chosen as arbitrators in a case between William Alley & Moses Ferguson. George McGahan failed to meet on the designated day so James Perry was chosen in his place.
1814 - March - in Big River Township, Washington County, George took up a stray black horse aged about five years & appraised at $20.
1816 - On 24 December 1816 George & five others - Isaac Doggett, Leanah Edes, John Sullens, Henry Tripp & Louis Sims, all of Missouri sold their three combined shares of Miller Doggett's 200 acres of land in Jefferson County, Tennessee to Thomas Doggett of Tennessee.
1822 - George Doggett died intestate in St.Louis, Missouri. John & Asa Doggett were the executors of his estate. In the probate record the sons were listed first: Asa, Isaac, John Doggett's widow Nancy. Then the daughters: Rachel, Mary, Rhodey. Each child inherited $15.34.
In most probate records/wills the children are usually listed with oldest first going down to the youngest. And this is they way George Doggett's daughters are listed - oldest to youngest. One would think that the sons would be listed the same way so I am having trouble accepting the birthdates of Isaac & John. And haven't been able to calculate a birthdate for Asa.
A History of Missouri by Houck - pg. 56 - In 1800, Pierre Guerette, dit Dumont (or Dumond) from Kaskaskia; George Doggett was a witness to events in this year..........
George Doggett, sworn, says that in the year 1800 claimant had forty acres under fence, & that about thirty-five of which were under cultivation. Early Settlers of Missouri As Taken From Land Claims In The Missouri Territory - pg. 494
THE HEIRS OF GEORGE DOGGETT
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