~ CORNELIUS C. DAUGHERTY, b. 10 Aug 1850 ~
Related Surnames - CAMPBELL
Cornelius C. Daugherty, a gentleman in the prime of life - still on the sunny side of
forty - settled on his present farm in 1885. He is making good headway as an
agriculturist and stock-raiser, and is classed among the leading citizens of this part of
the county. His property lies on sections 13 and 14, Bellevue Township, and comprises a
fine farm 230 acres in extent.
Our subject is a native of this county, and was born in Richland Township, Aug. 10, 1850.
He is the son of that well-known citizen Cornelius, and his wife Catherine (Campbell)
Daugherty, the former of whom was a native of Ireland, and the latter of Scotland. In his
parents there were thus combined two of the best nationalities on the face of the globe.
The paternal grandfather, Patrick Daugherty, also a native of Ireland, emigrated to
American during the early settlement of this county, of which he became one of its most
worthy pioneer citizens. He occupied himself as a farmer, and spent his last years in
There are only two living of the family of children born to the parents of our subject,
Cornelius and his sister Sarah. The latter is unmarried, and a resident of Richland
Township. The mother, now quite well advanced in years, resides on the old homestead in
Richland Township. The parents endured their full share of the toils and sacrifices
incident to pioneer life, and made many friends among the people of their community.
Cornelius Daugherty, Sr., was a stanch Democrat politically, but in voting at the local
elections gave his support to measures rather than men. He was recognized by all as an
honest and straightforward citizen, held in universal respect.
The subject of this sketch spent his boyhood and youth after the manner of the sons of
most pioneer farmers, and assisted his parents in building up the honestead. He pursued
his first studies in the district schools of his native township, and subsequently
attended St. John's College, at Prairie du Chein, three terms. Later he engaged as a
teacher. In 1876 he started for the farther West, and spent about six years in Colorado,
Our subject served as Assessor of Richland Township two years, and is at present Secretary
of the School Board of his district. Religiously, he is a member of the Catholic Church.
He intends taking up bee culture in the near future in connection with farming. All his
undertakings are characterized by the enterprise and energy which form the leading traits
in his character, and by which he has become successful in farming as well as his business
transactions. He has one of the most desireable homesteads in the township, and occupies
no secondary position among its leading men.
("Portrait and Biographical Album of Jackson County, Iowa", originally published
in 1889, by the Chapman Brothers, of Chicago, Illinois.)