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Samuel Doak

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Ulster, Ireland
Death: May 19, 1772 (62)
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of James Samuel Doak and Elizabeth Doak
Husband of Jane Doak
Father of Mary Tate; Jane Brown; Eleanor Doak; David Davis Doak; John Doak and 7 others
Brother of Robert Doak; John Doak; Thankful Finley; Nathaniel Doak; Ann Breckenridge and 3 others

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About Samuel Doak

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

Samuel 2 DOAK, (James 1 DOAK)

  • was born about 1710 at Ulster, Ireland, and about 1740 at CHESTER CO, Pa,
  • married (34) Jane MITCHELL who was born about 1710 at Ireland.
  • Samuel died in 1771 at Augusta Co, Va.

From Historic Greene Co., Tn and It's People, 1783 - 1992:

The first Doaks in this area were Samuel Doak (1749-1830) and his wife Ester Houston Montgomery (1760-1807). His father, also Samuel Doak, emigrated from northern Ireland about 1740, along with three brothers and two sisters.

He married Jane Mitchell enroute, and they settled in Augusta Co., Va near Lexington. The family roots go back to Scotland, possibly Ayrshire.

The Samuel Doak who came to Tennessee was interested in education and ministry.

After graduating from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) in 1775, he taught at Hampton Sydney and studied for the ministry. He was licensed to preach in 1777 and ordained about a year later. He came to this area about 1777. In 1780 he started Martin's Academy later named Washington College. In this period he orgainized several churches including one in Greenville.

In 1818 Samuel Doak and his son, Samuel Witherspoon Doak (1785-1864), founded Tusculum Academy in Greene County.


  • 35 + Elizabeth Thankful3 DOAK b. Jan 14 1736+
  • 36 + Samuel DOAK b. Aug 1 1749 d. Dec 12 1830
  • 37 + Isabella DOAK b. 1766 d. 1814


Note: His will dated 5 November 1771 is found in Chalkey, Volume 3, Page 123. He leaves to his wife Jane (Mitchell) to have the disposal of all the household furniture to her three daughters, Elinor, Mary, Isbel. To oldest son David the plantation he lives on, to son Samuel the plantation at the head waters of Rockfish, to son John the plantation he lives on, to son Robert the tract that his father formerly lived on in Rockfish. The executors are his wife Jane, his son David, his son in law William Brown, brothers-in-law John Finley and John Tate to advise.

Samuel Doak Sr. was born about 1700 in Antrim Co., Ulster Provence, N. IRL. He immigrated in 1740. He died before 19 May 1772 in Augusta Co., VA. He will was proven on 19 May 1772 in Augusta Co., VA.

He was married to America Jane Mitchell (daughter of Thomas Mitchell and Eleanor (?)) about 1740 in Chester Co., PA. America Jane Mitchell was born about 1711 in N. IRL. She immigrated in 1740. She died after 1772 in Augusta Co., VA. Samuel Doak Sr. and America Jane Mitchell had the following children:

David Doak Eleanor Doak Jane Doak John Doak Elizabeth Thankful Doak Robert Doak Rev. Samuel Doak Jr. Mary (Nancy?) Doak Isabel Doak

Robin Johnson ( - November 20, 1999 at 20:38:16 - GenForum Doak forum - re: Samuel Doak II ) found the following information in a very old book bought at a swap meet. The book is in very bad condition - missing cover and first pages-- the last third of the book is titled "The IRVINS, DOAKS, LOGANS, & McCAMPBELLS of Virginia & Kentucky" by Margaret Logan MORRIS-- (the book may be from 1916 - it certainly looks old enough - on page 79 of this part of the book is the following:

"....I received the following from Mrs. Virgina DOAK BURWELL..of Staunton, VA--- 'I am the great great granddaughter of Samuel DOAK, the original emigrant, who married Jane MITCHELL, either on their voyage over to America, or soon after they landed in PA. A deed was made to him by William BEVERLY, owner of Beverly Manor, Sep. 23, 1741. His will was probated in Augusta Co., May 1772. The following were his children: 1.David 2.John 3.Samuel 4.Robert 5. Mary 6.Jane 7.Isabell 9.Elizabeth A son-in-law, William Brown TEST A brother-in-law, John FINLEY A brother-in-law, John TATE


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Samuel Doak's Timeline

Ulster, Ireland
Age 10
Bedford Springs, Bedford County, Province of Pennsylvania
Age 27
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
December 9, 1740
Age 30
Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Age 30
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Age 34
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
May 14, 1747
Age 37
Fisherville, Tinkling Springs, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
August 1, 1749
Age 39
Greenville, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Age 41
Augusta County, Province of Virginia