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Dough Family Papers


Most of the papers in this collection relate to the Walter Townsend Dough line of the Dough family. A native of Roanoke Island, Walter Dough was born in 1834 to Thomas Allen and Sarah Etheridge Dough. He was a commercial fisherman and was appointed the Dare County sheriff in 1875. The Dough family, which can trace its roots on Roanoke Island back to the 18th century, has a long history of working in the commercial fishing industry, the boatbuilding industry, as well as serving in the U. S. Lifesaving Service and U. S. Coast Guard.The Dough Family Papers include correspondence, land surveys, land deeds, receipts, and court summons.

Title

Dough Family Papers

Collection Number

PC.5103

Date(s)

1825-1950

Box 1
Language

English

Physical Description
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Abstract

Most of the papers in this collection relate to the Walter Townsend Dough line of the Dough family. A native of Roanoke Island, Walter Dough was born in 1834 to Thomas Allen and Sarah Etheridge Dough. He was a commercial fisherman and was appointed the Dare County sheriff in 1875. The Dough family, which can trace its roots on Roanoke Island back to the 18th century, has a long history of working in the commercial fishing industry, the boatbuilding industry, as well as serving in the U. S. Lifesaving Service and U. S. Coast Guard.

The Dough Family Papers include correspondence, land surveys, land deeds, receipts, and court summons.

Physical Location

4B1

Creator

Dough family

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


This collection is arranged topically.


Available for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Processed by Kelly R. Grimm, January, 2010

Encoded by Kelly R. Grimm, January, 2010


The Dough family is one of the oldest families on Roanoke Island and the surrounding areas. Their roots can be traced back to the 18th century. The family has a long history of working in the commercial fishing industry, the boatbuilding industry, as well as serving in the U. S. Lifesaving Service and U. S. Coast Guard. Most of the papers in this collection relate to the Walter Townsend Dough line of the family. A native of Roanoke Island, Walter Townsend Dough was born in 1834 to Thomas Allen and Sarah Etheridge Dough. He was a commercial fisherman and was appointed the sherriff of Dare County in 1875.

Walter Dough married his first wife, Margaret E. Meekins (1829-1866) in 1855. They had three children, Edgar St. Clair, Blanche, and Thomas Allen Dough, III. Following Margaret's death, Walter married Mary Elizabeth Etheridge in 1867. They had three children, Walter Otis, Elizabeth, and Mary.


[Identification of item], PC.5103, Dough Family Papers, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.


Acquired by the Outer Banks History Center prior to 1991.


33BOK-0-10122:  My Ancestors of Roanoke Island, North Carolina, by Robert Lyle Dough, Sr., 2006.


The Dough Family Papers include correspondence, land surveys, land deeds, receipts, court summons, and "fish receipts" which were given to W. T. Dough as a record of how many pounds of fish he sold to various dealers. There is an account of the sale of materials from the 1889 wreck of the schooner  Lizzie S. Haynes and the 1866 wreck of the  Vera Cruz and an inventory of supplies from "Caroons Point" Light Station, one of North Carolina's river lights. Some of the documents in this collection are very fragile.


  • Dough, Walter Townsend, b. 1834
  • Dough family
  • Fisheries--North Carolina--Currituck County
  • Lighthouses--North Carolina--Croatan Sound
  • Shipwrecks--North Carolina
  • Currituck County (N.C.)
  • Elizabeth City (N.C.)
  • Roanoke Island (N.C.)

Folder: 1:2.1  
Correspondence
1885-1946

Folder: 1:2.2  
Marriage Certificate, Walter T. Dough and Mary Etheridge
1867

Folder: 1:2.3  
Notice to Walter T. Dough Appointing him Sheriff
1875

Folder: 1:2.4  
A Hymn Written for Levenia Dough by Aleatha A. Sutton
Jan. 3, 1860

Folder: 1:2.5  
Accounting of Illuminating Apparatus, Fixtures, and Other Property at Caroons Point Light Station, S. A. Dough Keeper
1861

Folder: 1:2.6  
Land Surveys
1859-1899

Folder: 1:2.7  
Land Deeds
1825-1945

Folder: 1:2.8  
Deeds of Trust
1825-1932

Folder: 1:2.9  
Bank Statements, Bank of Manteo
1949

Folder: 1:2.10  
Receipt of Sales of the Estate of Stephen Wescott

5605  
Fish Receipts

Folder: 1:2.11  
Sold to North Carolina, Virginia, and New York Fish Company
1873-1875
Folder: 1:2.12  
Sold to J. W. Etheridge
1874
Folder: 1:2.13  
Sold to Fulton Fish Company

Folder: 1:2.14  
Receipts
1866-1942

Folder: 1:2.15  
County and State Tax Receipts
1948-1950

Folder: 1:2.16  
Court Summons
1858-1944

Folder: 1:2.17  
Law Suit: Hattie Dough v. W. O. Dough, etc.
1927

Folder: 1:2.18  
Report of Cases Tried Before Provost Court at Santonville, South Carolina
July 1866

Folder: 1:2.19  
Account of Sales of Materials of the Wrecked Schooner <title xlink:type="simple" render="italic">Lizzie S. Haynes</title>
Nov. 16, 1889

Folder: 1:2.20  
Receipt for Items Bought from the Wreck of the <title xlink:type="simple" render="italic">Vera Cruz</title>
1866

Folder: 1:2.21  
Amount Paid out for Pauper Funds
1873

Folder: 1:2.22  
Amount Paid out for County on Regular Issue
1873

Folder: 1:2.23  
List of Insolvents
1883-1884

Folder: 1:2.24  
Outward Clearance Document, Issued in Elizabeth City, North Carolina
1860

Folder: 1:2.25  
Copy of Manifest Cargo (Blank)