Mathew Dougherty was the only son of his father, who died when he was quite a lad, in Chester county, Pennsylvania. He married Susan Minar)', daughter of Joseph Minary, an old resident of Philadelphia, where he was a carpenter before he moved to Juniata county, at an advanced age, and died in the home of his daughter.
Mathew Dougherty was born in the state of Delaware, December 22, 1810, and, owing to the death of his father when he was quite young, he was reared by an aunt. He married Susan Minary, February 8, 1837, in Philadelphia, and soon moved to Juniata county. They located near Mifflin, and in 1857 moved to Tuscarora township and bought a farm, and later added two more to the land holdings, aggre- gating two hundred and seventy-five acres. He died February 15, 1889, and his wife died February i, i88g. They were both devout members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and he was a Democrat.
Children: I. William, a farmer, and died in Juniata county. 2. Joseph, died on homestead. 3. John, lives in Harrisburg. 4. Thomas, one of the wealthy men of Iowa. 5. Sarah, married John Andrews; died in Ohio. 6. Mathias Day, lives in Iowa. 7. Lemuel Emory, lives in Iowa. 8. Susan Evans, born January 22, 1849, married James Lou- don (see Loudon III). 9. Ellen, married Moses Felmlee and lives at Shade Gap. 10. Charles, died aged eight. 11. Juniata, died in infancy. 12. Wilson McCullough, died on homestead. 13. Martha Jane Irvin, married David Milliken, and lives in Reedsville, Penn- sylvania.(History of Juniata County, Pennsylvania)