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- Name: John Dugger
- Born: October 1, 1780
- Location: Wilkes County, North Carolina
- 1) 26 February 1801 - Mary Engle
- Died: August 2, 1860
- Location: Johnson County, Tennessee
- Elizabeth Dugger
- George Dugger
- Julius Dugger
- John Dugger, Jr.
- Samuel L. Dugger
- William B Dugger
- Abel N. Dugger
- Hiram Dugger
- Jacob F. Dugger
- Benjamin Carter Dugger
- Peter Engle Dugger
- Charlotte Dugger
- Joseph M. Dugger
- James B. Dugger
- Mary Dugger
- Nancy Dugger
- Margaret Jenkins Dugger
- Solomon Quincy Dugger
- Emily Dugger
- Mildred Dugger
- U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about
Name: John Dugger
Birth Place: NC
- Birth Year: 1780
SpouseName: Mary Engle
Spouse Birth Place: VA
Spouse Birth Year: 1785
Number Pages: 2
- 1850 Census, Johnson Co., TN
REFERENCE: Enumerated on the 1st of Oct. 1850 by Alex D. Smith.
Page 33 House/Family # 74/ 76 - Civil District 5 Twp
Name age sex race occupation
DUGGER JOHN Sr 69 M W FARMER 27500 NC 1780/1781
DUGGER MARY 64 F W VA 1785/1786
DUGGER JAMES B 29 M W GUN SMITH TN 1820/1821
DUGGER JOSEPH 27 M W FARMER TN 1822/1823
DUGGER NANCY 24 F W TN 1825/1826
DUGGER SOLOMON Q 22 M W FARMER TN 1827/1828
DUGGER MILDRED 16 F W TN 1833/1834
- Notes 2:
- Military: (from Rowan's The Dugger Family, p. 8)
"John served in the War of 1812, having been drafted with
a Carter County company and sworn in on January 6, 1814. He served
as Ensign in Captain Adam Vincell's 2nd Regiment of the Tennessee
Militaia, commanded by Colonel Ewen Allison. This Regiment marched
into the Creek nation by the way of Little Washington, through
Lookout Mountain to Fort Storder and on to Alabama to Fort Williams.
Dugger described his experiences as he told of an attack of fever
brought on by "the severity of the weather, great exposure
and hardships to which the army was exposed in the midst of winter
among hostile and savage people in a wild Tennessee wilderness
filled with streams through which the whole army was forced to
wade, there being no bridges or other means of transportation
for the soldiers."
- "During this time, Dugger engaged in battle with the
Creek Indians, and was with General Jackson in the "Battle
of Horseshoe Bend" on March 27, 1814. In the book, "Tennessee,
The Volunteer State," Moore states, "After the battle
Dugger was on the picket line with a squad when Weatherford,
the half-breed Chief presented himself for surrender. Dugger
received him with the courtesy becoming a Chief and escorted
him to Jackson's headquarters, where he signed the peace treaty."
He served only 4 1/2 months during this time, but later, on Nov
14, 1814, he entered the service again and was with General Jackson
in the "Battle of New Orleans" on Jan 8, 1815. It is
interesting to note in pension records, that Dugger received
$32.20 for subsistance and clothing allowance for his services
from Jan 26-May 18, 1814. Later, in 1853, Dugger filed for and
received a pension for his services in the war with Great Britain.
Witnesses to his affidavit for pension were Ephrium Buck and
- Notes 3:
- Tennessee Marriage & Bible Records (Ancestry.com)
- Pg. 307 & 309
- Last Will and Testament of John Dugger
- From the records of County Court Clerk of Carter County.
- Sent by Mrs. W. M. Faught, Elizabethton, Tn.
- Last Will and Testament of John Dugger, deceased:
- 1. I, John Dugger Senior, Desire that here after my death
bury me in plain and decent form.
- 2. I give my soul to God who gave it to me.
- 3. I desire that my sons that are alive shall have one equal
share of my part in the forge and sawmill. I desire that my oldest
son John Dugger, Junior, shall have 105 acres of land including
the place where Soloman Younce now lives, and to join Esquire
Morgan Swift's which is that much more than the rest of his brothers
gets of the Forge lands. The rest of his brothers get minerals
except he shall have equal share of all the rest of the Iron
- 4. I desire that my daughter, Milred Anderson, shall have
an equal share in my part of the sawmill with her brothers.
- 5. I desire that my son, Samuel Dugger, shall have one hundred
acres of land where he now lives on, and an equal share in the
Forge land and sawmill, mines an minerals excepted.
- 6. I desire that my son, William B Dugger have the land he
now lives on. It is thought to be one hundred acres ore or less,
and an equal share in the Forge and sawmill and Forge land mines
and minerals expected.
- 7. I desire that my son, Joseph Dugger, shall have the land
he now lives on. The minerals of iron ore to be divided wit his
brothers if they want to work in the Forge and sawmill. I desire
them to sell to some of their brothers. I desire that Jacob F.
Dugger have an equal share in my forge and Iron Works lands and
sawmill. I desire that my son, Hiram Dugger, shall have a piece
of land on the Chestnut Ridge, thought to be one hundred and
twenty acres, more or less, adjoining the flat of Dugger Branch,
and an equal share in my Forge and sawmill and Forge land with
his brothers that has a part in said Forge land, only his brother,
John Dugger, has two shares in the Forge land, the mines and
minerals expected for me and my heirs.
- 8. I desire that my son, Benjamin C. Dugger, shall have one
hundred acres of land at the foot of Stone Mountain and Baker's
Gap Road, and joins Thomas Ward's land, mines and minerals excepted.
I desire that my son, B.C. Dugger, shall have an equal share
with his brothers in my Forge and sawmill and Forge land, only
John Dugger, Jr., he has two shares of mines and minerals excepted
for me and my heirs.
- 9. I desire that Joseph Dugger shall have an equal share
with his brothers in my part of the Forge and sawmill and an
equal part in my share of the Forge land with the rest of his
brothers, only his brother, John, he has two shares in the Forge
land, mines and minerals excepted for my use and the use of my
- 10. I desire that Soloman Quince Dugger, my youngest son,
have the land I sold him for his part of my land. I also desire
that he shall have equal share in my Forge and sawmill and Forge
lands with the rest of his brothers, only his brother John Dugger,
shares in the Forge lands, mines and minerals excepted for me
and my heirs.
- 11. I desire that my son, Peter E. Dugger, shall have an
equal share with the rest of his brothers in my part of the Forge
and Forge lands and sawmill, and his brother John, has two shares
in the Forge lands, mines and minerals excepted for me and my
- 12. I, John Dugger, Senior, desire that my daughter, Charlotte
Cable, wife of Claiborn Cable, shall have one hundred acres of
land known by the name of the Flat Springs land, lying in Watauga
County, North Carolina, it being a two hundred acre tract of
land, being granted to me by the Sate of North Carolina. I also
desire that my daughter, Emmy Bunton, wife of Elijah Bunton,
have the other half of the said Flat Spring land to be equally
divided by them and a line made through said land with the courses
and distances, and they shall have deeds for it, mines and minerals
excepted for my use.
- 13. I desire that my daughter, Nancy Anderson, wife of Thomas
Anderson, shall have first choice of two hundred acres of land
in a thousand acre tract which joins a thousand acre tract of
iron works land on Dry Run. I also desire that my daughter, Nancy
Anderson, have thirty-three acres of land that joins in the upper
end of the land that Samuel Dugger lived on and joins Elijah
Bunton's land, mines and minerals excepted for my use.
- 14. I desire that my daughter, Mary Whitehead, wife of Thomas
Whitehead, have two hundred acres of land in a thousand acre
tract of land that joins a thousand acre tract of land on the
East end. Joins the land that Esquire Dougherty used to own on
Dry Run, joins the foot of the Iron Mountain and Baker's Gap
Road, mines and minerals excepted for me and my heirs.
- 15. I desire that my grandson, George W. Dugger, and Elizabeth
Angeline Dugger and Nancy Goddy, wife of Charlie Goddy, and Martha
Green have one hundred acres of land, each of them in the thousand
acre tract-joins the foot of Stone Mountain in part along the
Baker's Gap Road, mines and minerals excepted for my own use.
- 16. I desire that my grandson, Hiram Gregg, have one bed
- 17. I desire that my son-in-law, Harrison Gregg, shall have
if he find a good vein of lead on any of my lands only the fifty
acres of mine, and William Dugger shall have fifty dollars worth
of minerals or the value of it when smelted.
- 18. I desire that my daughter, Mildred Anderson, and John
Anderson have the place where I now live on and has sold it to
Mildred and John Anderson, her husband for $400.00, and they
are to take good care of me and my property, feed and clothe
me all the rest of my life time, and on the above conditions
the house and one hundred acres of land shall be their's; otherwise
they must pay me one thousand dollars or give my house and land
and make me a title to it and all will be right.
- 19. I desire that Col. Kerk have privilege to work my lead
mine if he cares to do it soon, and if he finds metal let him
melt it and give what is right of the metal.
- 20. I desire that S. Quince Dugger and Peter E. Dugger and
Joseph Dugger, my sons, shall make settlement with their brothers
and sisters and all others that have lawful claims.
- 21. I desire that my well beloved brother, William Dugger,
help my heirs in their settlement and keep them at peace if he
can, and that Peter and Joseph and S. Quince Dugger pay him for
his trouble out of my estate.
- 22. I desire that my son, S. Quince Dugger, have power of
attorney or a general letter of attorney to do my business as
I am not able to see to it myself. I hope you will see to it
faithfully and honestly and take an oath t do it without fear
or favor and honestly. This June, 2nd day, 1869.
- 23. I desire that my children all meet together and settle
with each other in love and peace. I desire my son, Solomon Quince
Dugger, to write to them soon after my death as he can and set
a time for them to meet here.
- 24. I desire that John Anderson and Mildred Anderson, if
I die before I sell what little stock and property I have, to
let it be sold or divided among themselves. The scraps of land
that I have not divided you may divide or sell for money to help
paying my debts, ect.
- 25. I hereby revoke all former wills made in witness whereof
I have set my hand and affixed my seal this 8th day of June,
John Dugger, Sen.
- Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us who have
hereunto subscribed our names in the presence of the testator.
- Benjiman D. Cable.
- William Dugger, Sen.
- A true copy of John Dugger's will.
R.E. Berry, Clerk,