On this 25th Day of August, 2002, I will attempt to give a brief history of Bernard Doughty & Susan McGarvey, who arrived in America between 1878 and 1884, they married at St Agatha Church in Philadelphia in 1885. Their 3rd child, Mary Doughty, my Paternal Grandmother, married Daniel Dukes in 1908. Mary and Daniel had 6 children. Their son Daniel Thomas Dukes, later merged with the Jenkins family, by marrying Martha Jenkins, whose family immigrated from Wales. For the past two years, I have been researching these three groups with some success, though frequently a slow and frustrating progress. All individuals who would have memories or paperwork on the immigration of the early Doughty, Dukes and Jenkins ancestors are dead also, or whatever their knowledge or memories, are unable to fill in the blanks. I plod on.
I wish for this research information, however much there be, to be a blessing and a joy to future generations of Doughty/Dukes/Jenkins clans.
Ruth Ann Cecilia Dukes
Daughter of Daniel T. Dukes and Martha Jenkins,
Grandaughter of Daniel Dukes and Mary Doughty and
Isaac Jenkins and Jessie Yeamans,
GGrandaughter of Daniel Dukes and Ellen Kilroy,
Bernard Doughty and Susan McGarvey,
John Jenkins and Sarah?