I initially went to Bracken County several years ago researching the Daugherty family because the History of Brown and Clermont Counties (Ohio) in the bio of Thomas Daugherty, son of James Daugherty, said: "James Daugherty was born May 1, 1818, in Bracken county, Kentucky..." James was the brother of my George Washington Daugherty born 10 Jul 1817. George and James married in Clermont County in the 1840s and were employed as coopers in Stonelick Township by 1850.
In an era of handfast marriage I am not surprised that James D. Daugherty and Mary "Polly" Mains did not obtain a marriage bond until 21 Sep 1818.
Abraham Thorp was enumerated in Stonelick Twp., Clermont County in 1840. The 1850 census gave the birthplace of Mary Thorp/Tharp as PA. Abraham (born 1804 PA; a basket maker and farmer) and Mary Thorp (born 1794 PA) were enumerated twice in the 1850 census: Jackson Township (next to Stonelick) on 20 July and Union Township on 31 Oct. Their children are Mary A.E. (born 1837 OH) and Samuel (born 1838 OH). In 1850 George Daugherty and brother Joseph lived in Jackson Township while James Daugherty and brother Andrew lived in Boston (Owensville), Stonelick Township.
I could not find the Thorp family in 1860. All of the Daughertys lived in Owensville, Stonelick Twp.
On 11 Jul 1870 the Thorp family lived in Owensville, Stonelick Twp., as did the Daughertys. The birthplace of Mary was given as KY.
On 2 Jun 1880, widow Mary Tharp, age 92, was living in Jackson Township with her granddaughter, Martha J. Daugherty South. Her birthplace and that of her parents was given as Penn. The home where she lived was located between the home of son George W. Daugherty and Sarah Osborn, George's mother-in-law.
I spent a lot of time confused about the James Daughertys of Bracken County because I assumed that the son outlived the father. James D. Daugherty, the son, was born about 1794 in either PA or Ireland and had his estate probated in Bracken County in Jun 1825. His Estate Sale on 3 Sep 1825 names as purchasers Enos Woodward, Mary Daugherty, Jacob Mains, Silas Woodward, John Mains, Susan Mains and Saml Wood. His father James was born 1770-1775 in Ireland, married Catherine ? in PA circa 1790, served in Bracken County during the War of 1812, received a military pension (found at the NARA in DC) 18 May 1832 and died 4 Feb 1833 in Bracken County. This all had to be untangled before I realized that Mary Mains Daugherty Tharp, my 4th great-grandmother, had lived in Clermont County.