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Ralph Doak (#48068219)
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Bio Photo b 1954
Manchester, England
now a resident of:
Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland
[moved to Ireland in 1978]
Fa: ND
Mo: CO

My interest in Find-a-Grave comes from the work I've done over a few years into my father's family - many of whom were NC Doaks

The next stage in 'the plan' is a Virtual Cemetery for
'The Descendants of 'Immigrant John' Doak'
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Linda Dukes
RE: Robert Doak(e)
Are you familiar with the Polk County Missouri Doke family? Check out memorial #44880735
The name Merrick rings a bell with me...
Maybe an early Merrick Doak from Scotland, or?
Added by Linda Dukes on Jul 02, 2015 6:07 PM
Linda Dukes
RE: Robert Doak(e)
Sounds Interesting! You must have been busy, digging up all that info. I will be interested to hear the results.
Thanks for keeping me in the loop :-)
Added by Linda Dukes on Apr 22, 2015 2:16 PM
Gregory Hancks
Jesse Evans's mother-in-law
I'm glad to tell you what I know, which isn't much. Jesse Evans's wife's mother is said to have been born Ann Doak.* I have no other information about her. It is quite possible she met George Breckenridge in central/western Virginia, where his parents were founders of the Tinkling Spring church near Staunton. I have also run across Doak families in the Fincastle/Montgomery/Wythe county records however. Ann apparently died prior to 1790 because by the time George wrote his will that year, he named his present wife as "Agness" (unless those two names refer to the same person). Wythe Co. WB 1, pp. 1-4. I ran across no other references to either Ann or Agness in my extensive research into Jesse and his family.
*Mary Selden Kennedy, Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families, Vol. I (New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1911) (citing correspondence from James M. Breckenridge). Correspondence ca. 1900 between James and one of his relatives in the archives of the State Historical Society of Missouri provides no more information on this point.
Added by Gregory Hancks on Apr 09, 2015 7:45 PM
William Bosley Doak
Hi Ralph,

Got your message to add William as a son of Henry Doak.

I've found William's Find A Grave entry in a cemetery in Kokomo, Indiana I believe. (Died in 1946). Wife is Mary Ellen Nicholson Doak.

Let me know for sure if he's the right person before I a send a request for his Find A Grave contributor to connect him to his father, Henry. (I can't connect someone else's "child" to the parents.)

Nice to hear from you!!

Added by SleepingDog on Jan 15, 2015 5:30 AM
William Doak.
I believe both of the items in question came from assertions made by other find a grave members, I do not have those data items in my notes.
Added by SierraBravo on Jan 14, 2015 10:45 AM
Gregory Hancks
RE: Wordpress
You're quite welcome.
Added by Gregory Hancks on Dec 23, 2014 9:01 AM
Amber Douglas
David Doak Sr memorial

I had made a mental note to change the date after my DAR application had gone through, but I never got around to it until now. Thank you for reminding me!

Amber Douglas
5x great granddaughter of John, son of David Doak Sr.
Added by Amber Douglas on Apr 24, 2014 10:08 AM
Ralph, My records show David Doak Jr. married first to Mary Campbell 07 June 1802 and second to Nancy Ann Best 11 Feb. 1812.

Peggy never married and seems to have died young. I have this in my notes:

David and Ann Doak sold the land he inherited from his father David, who in turn had inherited it from Samuel Doak. Deed Book 48 page 527, Aug. 10, 1819 Augusta Co., Va. On page 338 Deed Book 54, a Power of Attorney was granted to David Doak to sell to John Merritt the land David Doak Sr. willed to them (James Finley and wife Dorcas Doak, Samuel Cunningham and wife Fanny Doak, Polly Doak, William Cunningham and Elly(Eleanor) Doak, Levi Smith and wife Rosannah Doak, all of Adams Co., Ohio. Granters of Power of Attorney to brother, David) in 1799 and heirs of sister Peggy (single)
Added by Priscilla on Apr 08, 2014 9:12 AM
Henry Andrew Doak
Nice to hear from you!!! We're freezing over here---just 15 degrees and icy.

I've added the information that you just sent to Henry's Find A Grave entry. You might want to look at it, and see if I did the right thing.

I'll also add your father's name to the bio if you will tell me what it was. (I might have known, but I've forgotten). If your father has a Find A Grave entry, we can hopefully get him connected to his dad also.

Let me know.
Added by SleepingDog on Mar 04, 2014 5:42 AM
Marie Varrelman Melchiori
Emily Ann (Watson) DOAK
Hi Ralph, Are you using the 1861 census for the place of Emily's birth? I have her as a niece in the household of Thomas WATSON. I have a birth record for an Emily Ann daughter of Henry and Emma (BULLMAN) WATSON that has a different year and place. Please contact me at
Marie (#46846900)
Added by Marie Varrelman Melchiori on Jan 04, 2014 7:47 PM
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