Adair County Obituaries


Dohoney Obituaries

Adair County News, January 29, 1908 (two entries)

Born, to the wife of Chapman Dohoney, [Tuesday] January 21, 1908, a daughter. The child lived only a few hours.


Mrs. Fannie Dohoney, who was the wife of Mr. C.H. Dohoney, died at her late home on Butler's Fork, last Saturday night [Jan. 25th] at 10 o'clock. A few days ago she became a mother and after the birth of the child pneumonia set in up with the result as above stated.
Mrs. Dohoney was only nineteen years old, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Cheatham, of Milltown, and great-niece of Josh, William and James Butler, and had many other relatives throughout the county. She was a young woman highly respected,and her death brought sorrow, not only to the surviving young husband, but to many relatives and and a large circle of friends.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W.H.C. Sandidge, and interment was near Milltown. There were many present to express their sympathy for those who have been so sorely bereft.

The Adair County News, March 15, 1905

(no headline)

Mr. Payton Dohoney died at the home of his son, Judge R.B. Dohoney, in Glasgow [Barren Co.], last Saturday evening [March 11th], last Saturday evening, the chief cause due to the effects of old age. He was in his 100th year and for some time had been in a feeble state of health.
He was born and reared on Big Creek, this county, but removed to Edmonton [Metcalfe Co.] where he spent many years and not until three or four years ago would he consent to leave and make his home with his son. He had been an active, useful man until old age restricted his coming and going. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church and in all walks of life he was a most highly respected citizen and the last member of one of the old prominent Adair county families.
The body was brought to the burying ground at the old homestead on Big creek, Tuesday morning [March 14th], and placed beside departed loved ones of many years ago. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.H.C. Sandidge, many relatives and friends being present to pay the last tribute of respect. Col. E.L. Dohoney, Paris, Texas; Mrs. Mary Carter, Dodds City, Texas; Judge R.B. Dohoney, Glasgow, Ky.; and Mrs. Harriet A. Walker and Miss Kate Dohoney, Chicago, Ill., are the surviving children.

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The Adair County News, March 22, 1905

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The death of Peyton Dohoney has removed one of the oldest men from this section. He lacked only seventeen months of being one hundred years old. His grandfather was the son of an Irish peasant [who] left his home in Ireland when a boy and slipped on a vessel for America, [and] hid himself on the ship until he was too far out at sea to be returned. So he was brought over and landed in America, and was hired to a man in Virginia by the ship company until he paid the cost of his passage. He became a resident of Virginia and grew wealthy, and reared a large family, one of which was Rhodes Dohoney, who came to Adair county more than one hundred years ago and settled on Russell's Creek, near Milltown, where he reared a large family, Peyton among the number.
After [Peyton] arrived at the age of maturity he married Polly Hindman, the only daughter of Robert Hindman, who had emigrated from Virginia also. he purchased the farm on Big creek, now owned by J.W. Thompson, where he lived to raise a family, the names of whom were published in last week's News.
Peyton Dohoney seemed to understand the philosophy of time well; he was a fine farmer; accumulated enough of this world's goods to live in comfort. He lived an easy, placid life, never worried, but took life easily and no one seemed to enjoy life more. He was never a robust, strong man, but because of his even temper and great patience, and practical philosophy of life, he lived be the oldest man in this section of the State. No man ever lived in Adair county who was more highly appreciated by all who knew him; all liked Uncle Pate.
For more than twenty years past, he lived in Edmonton and Glasgow, but was brought home to be buried in the old place, on Big creek, all of which, with other particulars, appeared in this paper last week. As a ripe sheaf, he has been gathered home.       J.R.H.

(The author of the eulogy, "J.R.H.," almost certainly was Adair County native and former Lt. Gov. J.R. Hindman.)


The Adair County News, September 6, 1905 (in the "Personal Mention" column)

Mrs. Harriet Walker of Chicago, Ill., is visiting Adair county. Mrs. Walker is a daughter of the late Payton Dohoney, an she is in Adair to arrange for erecting a double monument in memory of her deceased parents.