ca. 1811-after 1875. Farmer/miller in Alma, Page County, Va. in 1860. Census taker in Page County in 1850.
1860s - during the Civil War, as seen in the papers in the service records of Milton F. and Hiram P. Strole (both killed in action), served as notary public in Page County.
See this post that provides a story about Dorraugh in the Civil War.
1870s - served as Commissioner in US Court, Rockingham Co.
"Wm. M. Dorraugh
Commissioner in U.S. Court, and
Solicitor in Bankrupcy,(late of Page county), Harrisonburg, Va., attends faithfully and promptly to all cases in Bankruptcy. Has had much experience and remarkable success in this business. Judge Rives has appointed Mr. Dorraugh a Commissioner of the Circuit Court of the United States to administer oaths of bankruptcy, and I have and do hereby authorize Mr. Dorraugh to receive the money for me for fees in any case, and will regard his receipt for the same as binding on me as my own receipt.
Jan 9 C. DOUGLASS GRAY, Register"
Sarah Ann Ham Dorraugh*
Mary Ann Dorraugh Davis (____ - 1880)*
James Hiram Dorraugh (1836 - 1870)*
Sarah Elizabeth Dorraugh Emerson (1841 - 1914)*
Elijah Russell Dorraugh (1844 - 1923)*
Created by: Cenantua
Record added: Feb 25, 2010
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