Part 663d – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1919 Death – GG-Grandmother Margaret (née Doherty) Doherty – Wilmington, Delaware

17 April 2012

Good Day,

Well being home yesterday, I was somewhat exhausted from our trip and showing at MQX East, but I did not want to eat at any restaurant... and I wanted something simple.

And I found it - Chicken Jalfrezi, a Pakistani curry with tomatoes and capsicum. Extremely easy to make - Chicken thighs, onions, garlic, peppers, tomatoes, ginger, turmeric, cumin, salt, cinnamon, ground cloves, ground cardamon and nutmeg, zucchini, and cilantro. Topped with some plain yogurt, with Basmati rice and Naan bread. It certainly was good and easy.

Last night as I kept searching and following the trail of the Doherty Family genealogy I chanced upon the 29 December 1919 Certificate of Death of gg-grandmother Margaret (née Doherty) Doherty. But here it gets a wee bit confusing, or not… It just might be the way the information was taken down, as provided by the Informant, one of her daughters.

Note the spelling of gg-grandmother Margaret’s maiden name – Doherty, and her married name – Doherty. According to family information her maiden name may have been Dougherty, but as I have encountered since the 1870 Census, I have noted three different presentations of the surname: Docherty, Doherty, and Dougherty. The Certificate of Death certainly doesn’t alleviate the muddle in the way the surname may have originated. It certainly does provide various spellings.

Here is the image as obtained from the Delaware Vital Records from the Delaware Public Archives at Dover, Delaware. Copy was downloaded from

The copy is extremely legible and I will not transcribe the actual document. But here is the firsthand news… gg-grandmother Margaret’s parents are listed as Gerald and Ellen (née McGuiness) Doherty. These are Andy’s great-great-great-grandparents Gerald and Ellen (née McGuiness) Doherty.

The ancestry search continues. Stay tuned for my updated Doherty Descendant Chart.




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