Finding Aid of the Dough Family Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1825/1950">1825 - 1950</date>, PC.5103

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Finding Aid of the Dough Family Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1825/1950">1825 - 1950</date>, PC.5103

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Dough Family Papers
Call Number
PC.5103
Creator
Dough family
Date
1825-1950
Extent
0.24 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Collection Overview

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 and the 1866 wreck of the 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.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged topically.

Biographical Note

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.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Finding Aid
1:1.1
Family Papers
5594

Subject Headings

  • 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.)
  • Acquisitions Information

    Acquired by the Outer Banks History Center prior to 1991.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Kelly R. Grimm, January, 2010
  • Encoded by Kelly R. Grimm, January, 2010