Rev. Samuel Doak, Jr., D.D.

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Samuel Doak, Jr., D.D.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Greenville, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Bethel, Washington County, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Salem Cemetery, Washington County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Doak, Sr. and Jane Doak (Mitchell)
Husband of Esther Houston Doak and Margaretta Doak
Father of Julia Lowry; Rev. John W. Doak; Lucinda Baldridge; Rev. Samuel Witherspoon Doak; Jane Rowe Rice and 2 others
Brother of Mary Tate (Doak); Jane Brown; Elizabeth Thankful McTeer (Doak); David Davis Doak; Eleanor Doak and 4 others

Occupation: Reverend, University founder
Managed by: Private User
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About Rev. Samuel Doak, Jr., D.D.

Samuel Doak (1749–1830) was an American Presbyterian clergyman and educator, a pioneer in the movement for the abolition of slavery. Wikipedia

From "Descendants of James Doak" by Joseph A. Payne:

http://joepayne.org/doak.htm

Samuel3 DOAK, (Samuel2 DOAK, James1)

  • was born Aug 1, 1749 at Augusta Co., Va, and
  • married (101) Esther Houston MONTGOMERY, daughter of John MONTGOMERY and Esther HOUSTON, who was born in 1760 at Augusta Co., Va.
  • Samuel died on Dec 12, 1830 at Washington Co., Tn.
  • Esther Houston died in 1807 at Greene Co., Tn.

Rev. Samuel Doak was married twice.

  • His first wife was Esther Houston Montgomery, daughter of John Montgomery and his wife Esther Houston.
  • His second wife was a Margaretta Houston McEwen, widow of Alexander McEwen.

The first wife of Rev. Samuel Doak was a first cousin of Rev. Sam Houston, and the second wife was a sister of Rev. Samuel Houston. Also Rev. Samuel Houston was related to the famous Gen. Samuel Houston, as will later appear, and not far removed as a close relative of the Rev. Samuel Doak and his wives.

Rev. Doak was the first president of Washington College near Greenville, Tn, which was first chartered under the name of Martin Academy. His son, Dr. John Whitfield Doak, succeeded him as President, in later years.

Samuel Doak was in the Battle of Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780.

Children:

  • 1. 102 + Julia4 DOAK b.c 1776
  • 2. 103 + John Whitfield DOAK b. Oct 1778 d. Oct 1820
  • 3. 104 + Samuel Witherspoon DOAK b. 1785 d. 1864
  • 4. 105 + Jane Rowe DOAK b. 1787 d. 1828
  • 5. 106 + Lucinda DOAK b. 1788 d. 1825
  • 6. 107 + Nancy DOAK b. 1790
  • 7. 108 + Mary Montgomery DOAK b. 1792

He also married (109) Margaretta HOUSTON who was born about 1750 at Va. Margaretta was married to Alexander MCEWEN. -------------------- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10321845

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Rev. Samuel Doak, Jr., D.D.'s Timeline

1749
August 1, 1749
Greenville, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
1773
1773
- 1775
Age 23
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
1775
October 31, 1775
Age 26
New Providence, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
1776
August 10, 1776
Age 27
Ballymena, County Antrim, Ulster, Ireland (Present Northern Ireland)
1778
October 18, 1778
Age 29
Washington County, North Carolina (Present Tennessee), United States
1782
May 23, 1782
Age 32
Washington County, North Carolina, United States
1785
March 24, 1785
Age 35
Washington County, Southwestern Territory, United States
1787
September 13, 1787
Age 38
Washington County, North Carolina (Present Tennessee), United States
1790
June 9, 1790
Age 40
Washington County, Southwest Territory (Present Tennessee), United States
1792
June 19, 1792
Age 42
Washington County, Southwest Territory (Present Tennessee), United States