Biography of John L. Daugherty

John L. Daugherty, one of the prominent educators of Dadeville, Mo., was born in Tazewell County, Va., January 22, 1858. His parents, George G. and Mary (Gillispie) Daugherty, were both natives of Virginia, the father born in 1829, and the mother in 1838. The former was a tailor by trade, and of Irish descent. He first left his native State for Missouri in 1860, and after remaining there two years, returned to Virginia, and resided in that State until 1870, when he again returned to Missouri, locating in Gentry county. He resided there until 1876, when he moved to Dade County, where he died in 1880. His wife is now living in Ash Grove, Mo. They were the parents of five children, all living. John L. Daugherty is the eldest of these children. He remained with his parents until he had attained his majority, and received most of his education in the common schools, although he attended one term in Ash Grove, Mo., College. At the age of nineteen years he taught his first term in Dade County, Polk township, in what is known as Pemberton District, and has, since then, taught sixteen terms of school, teaching one year in Dadeville, and giving general satisfaction. He is a courteous, obliging gentleman, and is highly respected by all who know him. In 1882 he married Miss Flora Wheeler, who was born in Dade County, Mo., in 1864, and who is the daughter of James and Mary E. Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler was born in Tennessee, and died in Dade County, Mo., in May, 1876. His wife is now living in Harper County, Kan. Mr. Daugherty is a member of the Masonic order, and he and his wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


Goodspeed, History of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade and Barton Counties, Missouri; Chicago, The Goodspeed publishing co., 1889.

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