© Clark L. Carley April 6, 1992
James Daigh, born in state of Virginia, died in Illinois, was a farmer, married Elizabeth Stith in Virginia, Mason County. James Daigh's sons, John, James, Charles, Lewis, Thomas, William, daughters, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Nancy, Margaret, Francis, Ruth.
Charles Cameron Daigh, born in Mason County, Virginia, January 18, 1808, came to Illinois in 1829 and settled near Springfield, Sangamon county. Served in the Black Hawk war of 1831-32 under General Whitesides, took a Homestead in Sangamon County, in Cooper Township, was married in 1832 to Elizabeth Patton, moved to southwest Missouri in 1855. Settled near Mt. Vernon, Laurence County and continued to live there till July 13, 1861. Went to Christian county Illinois and lived there till September 11, 1884 when he died. Charles Cameron Daigh's sons, Alexander P., James L., Thomas J., David G., George w., Charles William Hamilton, John R., Joseph R., Daughters, Mary E., Flemin A., both died while small.
Elizabeth Patton, Her father, Matthew Patton was born in Scotland and was married in old Virginia to Isabel Cockburn who was born in 1776 on the sea between Scotland and the U. S. Her fathers name was Robert Cockburn of Glasgow, Scotland, Lived in Virginia for some time then moved to Galio county Ohio. He served in the war of 1812 and in Ohio. His family came to Ill., Sagamon Co. Matthew Patton's sons were Robert, John, George, and Samuel. His daughters Agnes, Hanna, Mary, Elizabeth and Francis. Elizabeth Patton was born in Gallio Co. Ohio Aug.,31, 1814, died in Parsons Kansas, February 1, 1900.
Charles William Hamilton Daigh, born November 19, 1843, Mt. Vernon, Laurence County Missouri, lived there till 1861 when he went with his parents to Christian county Illinois. Was married in Christian County Illinois, near Edinburg, to Elize Jane Firey in 1874, lived there till March 25, 1891 when he and family moved to Fullerton, Nancy county, Nebraska where lived till 1901 when he moved to Edmond, Oklahoma county, Oklahoma where he and family lived till Oct., 1901 when they came back to Nebraska where he died May 12, 1925 at the age of 81. His wife Elize Jane Firey was born in 1851 and died March 14, 1914. Both died in Boone county Nebraska and were buried at Auburn, Nebraska. Charles William Hamilton Daigh's sons, John Henry, Charles L., William, Joseph F., daughters, Mary L. Minerva, Lydia.
John Henry Daigh was born near Edinburgh, Christian County Illinois, Dec. 25, 1874. Came to Nebraska in March 1891, with his parents, Located near Fullerton, Nancy County, Nebr. Lived there till Oct. 1901 when he went with his parents to Edmond, Okla. Lived there till Oct. 1901, then he came to Belgrade, Nebr. Nancy county. Was married in 1902 at Edmond, Oklahoma county, Oklahoma, to Miss. Evaline Isle. Lived at Belgrade till June 26, 1903 when he moved to Boone county near Auburn, Nebr. where he farmed and raised his family. John Henry Daigh's sons, Charles Wesley, Robert Henry, Juanita Bernice, Bessie Viola, Dorothy Rosalind, Edith Evaline. John Henry Daigh died Jan. 1944. His wife Willie Evaline died Jan. 21, 1957. Both are buried at Albion, Boone County, Nebraska.
Robert Henry was born Dec., 7, 1906, near Albion Nebr. in Boone county. and lived in Boone county till 1933 when he moved to Harrison County, Iowa where he married Opal Ettie Wilkins, and raised his family and he is still farming his own 200 acres in Harrison county. Iowa. Robert Henry Daigh's sons, Robert Henry Jr., Donald Charles, Kenneth LeRoy, Twins, Dale Eldon and Darrell Sheldon, Kermit Lee, Daughters, Donna Darlene, Ilda Ruth, Betty Jean, and Shirley Rose.
William Henry Daigh 1849-1920 & Emma Susan Pettus Daigh 1853-1920 The family moved to Oklahoma in a covered wagon in 1895, and the house was built as soon as possible. This picture was taken in 1896 or 1897.
PORTER AND DAIGH FAMILY BITS
Daigh: Scotch Irish, came at the invitation of Wm. Penn and soon crossed mountains into Virginia and located on the Kanawha River.
James Daigh was born in Pa. or Va. in 1784. He is buried in Buckhart Commentary East of Springfield, Ill.
Colonel Peter Porter 1791-1869 was a Colonel in the War of 1812. The Porters were from Parkersburg, W. Va.; and then moved to a farm near Jamestown, Wis., in the SE corner of the state.
Daigh family lived in Greenbrier County West Virginia near White Sulpher Springs. Also lived in Parkersburg W Va. where Grandpa left sweetheart Agnes.
Peter Porter was a Colonel in the Black Hawk Indian War. Inscription on his monument in Grove City, Ill. He was one of the early settlers on the Buckhart or Sangamon River.
George Lewis Daigh 1843-1925 was a Lt. in the Civil War.
William Henry Daigh 1849-1920 was born in Jamestown or Jamestown, Wis. He moved to Grove City, Ill., and then to Nebr. in 1881, and to Okla. in 1895.
Besides I wrote Frank Sadler and he gave me a lot of information. Our Great Great Grandfather Joshua Porter was a first Lieutenant Baltimore Co. Maryland Militia. He served as an officer in the Rev. War. Was appointed May 13, 1776 and commissioned June 6, 1776. Joshua's son married Ann Barnes (her father James Barnes was a Revolutionary soldier - an Ensign or Third Lieutenant-the same place as Joshua Porter). They had five sons. Great Grandfather Peter Porter was one of them. James Porter, Jr., his brother served three enlistments in the War of 1812. His sister, Nancy married William Sadler who was Frank's Grandfather.
The records of the first four generations of the Porter family are taken from the "First Families of America" as given on page 433 in volume IV of the "Compendium of American Genealogy".
In a D.A.R. application (22and day of May -1926), Clara Eleanor Ord traced her lineage back to James Dorsey Porter, child of Joshua Porter and Rosanna Shipley Porter. And he the said Joshua Porter is the ancestor who assisted in establishing our Independence while acting in capacity of First Lieut. Baltimore Co Militia Md. Military record: Vol. XI Page 467 of the Journal of Correspondence of The Council of Safety 1775-1776. SAR 40434 also 39,981.
Bits by Alice Flagg: Grandpa Daigh's sisters: Aunt Becky Hazlett whose sons Bob; John at Bolivia in Christian Co. (she is buried in Buckhart cemetery near Rochester in Christian Co. where all the Daigh's including Grandpa Daigh's father and mother are buried, also Grandma Daigh's father and mother). Grandpa mother's maiden name was Elizabeth Stith which is his middle name. His Father was James for whom the twin son James Helm was named. Bob Hazletts son, a big stock man of Kansas attended the International Stock Shows at Chicago for years & in 1938 came in a wheel chair & in a Tribune interview promised to come in 1939 on a stretcher - but died.
Uncle Pete bought part of G. Grandfather James Daigh farm at Pine Ridge in Christian Co. near Grove City. John S. Daighs other sisters were Aunt Nancy Fletcher whose son was Grif Fletcher; & Aunt Frank Igoe. His brothers were Lou, Charlie, Bill, (who had son George in Springfield). Lou's 2nd son was Big Charlie Daigh near 600 lbs. & a daughter Emma Daigh. There was also a brother of Grandpa's names James who lived in Western part of Ill. whose grandson now, (Clarence) a school teacher near La Grange. Grandma Daighs mother died in Grove City when Alice Flagg went to funeral. She was 92 years old. Her husband Peter Porter was a Methodist preacher there & neighboring churches. He objected to a church organ so strongly that he threatened to kick it out if it were used at his funeral. His wife softly asked him "How can you Pappy, you'll be dead!" But at his funeral the organ was pushed to the back of the church, locked and covered. Grandpa Daigh brothers were Jim, John and Eli Porter. grandpa Daigh also had a sister named Cline Vauhn (?). She and her husband were deaf and dumb. Their son Lou's daughter Eva married Parish near Table Rock, Nebr. The relatives were so concerned when Lou was born for fear he too would be deaf that they resorted to 3 quick somersaults as soon as he was born & the 3rd day brought in a huge rock which was dropped on the floor to see if he could hear! grandpa & Grandma Daigh raised an Irish girl named Molly, but they never adopted her. Grandpa Daigh sold farm in Christian Co. & moved to Jamestown, Wis. hoping to cure Grandma's asthma. He sold this farm while Uncle George was in the Army, stationed at Brownsville,Texas. His house at Auburn Nebr. was bought by Uncle Sam Richards who promised to pay Uncle George 500.00 as his share, but did not ever pay! (ADG)
There is a Porter monument at Grove City churchyard cemetery. William Henry Daigh & Emma Susan Pettus Daigh buried Auburn, Nebr.
Winnie Annetta Daigh Born Feb. 19, 1875 in Grove City, Christian County, Illinois. Moved to Nebraska in 1881. Graduated Auburn, Nebr. High School in 1893. Came to Oklahoma in a covered wagon in 1895 with her parents settling in the Kickapoo country north-east of Harrah. Taught the first school in Peach Grove District three miles north of Harrah. Also taught Millwood and Home Valley. Three years at Shawnee, one year at McCook, Nebraska. Then came to Oklahoma City and taught thirty-eight years at Jefferson School in the primary department. Died May 15, 1954. (Buried N. Auburn, Nb. (clc 1994) (MDG)
Agnes Ione Daigh Gerhardt 1882-1967 was born on a farm in Richardson County near Humboldt, Nebraska (SE corner). About 4 years later the family moved to a farm on the outskirts of Auburn (Nehama Co.) (Auburn Nb. is in Nehama Co.) is where they lived until she was 14 years old. This was a hillside dairy farm where her father, **Wm. Henry raised dairy cattle and delivered milk at 5@ a quart; he also raised corn and hogs. And graduated from Shawnee High School in 1902, one of a class of three. The ceremony was at the Opera House at eight o'clock.
The Class Yell: Hi, linkity, lankilty lo!
She taught school in the area, and then went up to Buffalo, NY to marry her Oklahoma sweetheart, Philip Gerhardt on 11-8-1906.
**(Two Henry girls, married two Carley brothers, Pottawatomie Co. Louisville, Ks.)
Congressman Wilbur Daigh Mills, Arkansas, is Chm. of The House Ways and Means Committee. He appeared on the cover of Time Magazine on 1-11-1963. Watch for him in the news in 1972; we may all get to the White House!
I made no attempt to edit or correct the Family Bits. Please send me any corrections or additions; I may put out some supplements. (Tried to call her Oct of 96, not listed.)
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