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The various Census records show that Dock Dooley was born in Georgia, as were his father and mother. He was born January 28, 1885 and died June 14, 1935, in Murray County. He was buried in Center Valley Cemetery, Murray County. His tombstone lists his name as Dock H. Dooley.

Dock married Ida Keith, January 14, 1912, in Murray County.

The 1920 Census lists the family living in the McDonald District of Murray County, and show that every member listed was born in Georgia. The father and mother of each person listed in the household was also born in Georgia. Dock Dooley, age 34; Ida Dooley, age 24; Marten (Martin) Dooley, age 8; Keith Dooley, age 6; Imogene Dooley, age 4; Dorothy Dooley, age 2; and John T. Dooley, one month old.

In 1930 the Census listed the family, still in same location, as: Doctor H. Dooley, age 48; Idah K. Dooley, age 38; Martin C. Dooley, age 17; Keith Dooley, age 16; Omagene Dooley, age 14; Dorthy Dooley, age 12; John T. Dooley, age 10; Pauline Dooley, age 8; Calvin S. Dooley, age 6; Addie M. Dooley, age 5, Loreda Dooley, age 2.

Dock died in 1935, so the 1940 Census listed the family: Mes Ida Dosley, age 44, head of household, housewife; Martin Dosley, age 27, Farmer; Dorothy Dosley, age 21, machine operator; John Dosley, age 19, machine operator; Pauline Dosley, age 17, in school; Calvin Dosley, age 16, in school; Addie Dosley, age 14, in school; and Loretta Dosley, age 12, in school. They still lived in the McDonald District of Murray.

Dock's parents were Cager Dooley and Eliza Dooley.

The 1860 Census listed the family name as Dooly, living in Tunnel Hill, Whitfield County, Georgia. The family consisted of M. C. Dooly, age 28; Eliza Dooly, age 18; Thomas A. Dooly, age 7; Mary J. Dooly, age 5; Susan E. Dooly, age 4, and William M. Dooly, age 1.

This is one of the confusing times when names seem to change. The M.C. listed above had been listed as Micajah in the 1850 Census below. His gravestone lists him with a different initial–Micajah E. Dooly.

Wife had been Eliza Jane Smith.

M.C.'s parents were William and Tabitha Dooly. The Census of 1850 listed that family as William, age 37, Tabitha, age 42, Micajah, age 17, James P. Age 16, Sarah A, age 14, Ruth age 13, Nancy, age 12, Elizabeth, age 8, and Adaline, age 5.

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records, 1861-65, indicate that M. C. Dooley, a resident of Georgia, enlisted in Company G, Georgia 36th Infantry Regiment, January 10, 1863 and was mustered on on December 15, 1862. Documents state that he survived the war.

The 1870 Census spelled the family name as Duly. It indicated that they owned real estate valued at $116 and personal property valued at $625. They were living in District 4, Bradley County, Tennessee. The household included Cager Duly, head, age 39, born in Georgia; Eliza J. Duly, wife, age 39, born in Tenn.; Thomas A. Duly, son, age 17, born in Tenn.; Mary J. Duly, daughter, age 15, born in Tenn.; Susan C. Duly, daughter, age 12, born in Tenn.; William Duly, son, age 12, born in Georgia; Dolly A. Duly, daughter, age 9, born in Georgia; Joseph L. Duly, son, age 5, born in Georgia; and Martha A. Duly, daughter, age 4, born in Georgia.

Eliza Jane (Smith) Dooley, born in 1831, died in 1875. She was buried in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Bradley County, Tennessee.

The 1880 Census listed the family living in the Tenth District of Murray County, as McCager C. Dooley, head of household, age 49, born in Georgia; Arta A. Dooley, wife, age 34, born in Georgia, William Dooley, son, age 21, born in Georgia; Dolly A. L. Dooley, daughter, age 18, born in Georgia; Josie B. Dooley, daughter, age 16, born in Tenn.; Martha P. Dooley, daughter, age 13, born in Tenn., James B. Dooley, son, age 4, born in Georgia; Calvin E. Dooley, son, age 3, born in Georgia; and Minnie D. Dooley, daughter, age 1, born in Georgia.

The second wife's maiden name was Arta A. Abernetha, born 1846.

Census records for 1890 were destroyed in a fire.

The 1900 Census listed Doctor H. Dooly, then age 15, living with his parents in Civil District 14, Bradley County, Tenn. The list included Cager Dooly, head of household, age 64; Carie Dooly, daughter, age 17; Doctor H. Dooly, son, age 15; Calven G. Dooly, son, age 23; and Lillie Dooly, age 21, daughter-in-law.


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