JACOB DOGGETT - Jacob was an early settler in St. Francois County, Missouri. He discovered Doggett's Mine (formerly known as Mine a la Platte) in 1799 on both banks of Flat River. Austin said that the mine was located two miles from it's junction with Grand River. Jacob filed a claim for 640 acres of land to develop a plantation which was granted by Francois Valle at Ste. Genevieve who was unaware that there was a previous claim on the land. Later Jacob was ordered off the land under threat of imprisonment. In 1802 he signed a waiver relinquishing his claim. Jacob then purchased a tract of land on Big River including a house. Jacob was deceased by 1807 & Phillippe McGuier & Alexander McCoy were appointed administrators of his estate. The document was signed by J.L. Platt, Thomas Maddin, Phillipe McGuier, Alexander McCoy, Abraham Baker, John Smith T. NOTE: John Smith "T" was among the most powerful men in Washington County. He had a notorious reputation as a duelist & was considered one of the most dangerous men in the state of Missouri. It was rumored that he had killed as many as fifteen men during his lifetime.
Jacob's wife was named Susannah & they were the parents of four children:
daughter: b: d: m: John Sullens
daughter: b: d: m: Henry D. Tripp
Mary - b: d: buried in Simms Cem., St.FranCoMo. m: Wm. Douthit
Olivia - b: d: buried in Simms Cem., St.FranCoMo. m: Lewis Simms
Washington County Missouri Deeds
(on micro-film at library)
This indenture made this 27th day of March 1817 between Henry D. Tripp of the county of Washington Territory of Missouri & Lewis Sims of county of Ste. Genevieve Territory of Missouri witnesseth that said Henry D. Tripp for & in consideration of the sum of $300 to him in hand paid the receipt of which is acknowledged both bargained, sold & conveyed to said Lewis Simms a certain parcel of tract of land lying & being on Hazel Creek waters of ______?_______ being an improvement made by Solomon Dally in 1811 & by him conveyed to Thomas Holt & by him conveyed to Wm. Davis & by him convetyed to said Henry D. Tripp bounded on the south east by Moses Canady at a dry branch & on the north west by ?Abar? & Greeneirs spanish concession to have & to hold the above improvement or right of occupancy to him the said Lewis Sims.......................
Witnesses: Moses Ferguson, John
Brickey, Henry D. Tripp