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
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
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.
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.