The Doherty family of Prospect descends from Peter Doherty (1815-1889) and his wife Mary Ann Fawson (ca. 1822-1898). The Doherty's had 14 children who themselves produced 70 grandchildren all born between the early 1860s and 1915. The Doherty family lived on The Lane in a white duplex which still has a Doherty decendant living in it. 

Bernard and Joseph Doherty

Bernard Doherty (1902-1971) and Joseph Doherty (1904-1930) were the children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Coppin) Doherty. This photo was likely taken when they were both living in Boston in the 1920s.

Contributed by Kathleen (Doherty) Coolen.


Bernard Doherty

Bernard Doherty (1902-1971) s/o Joseph and Elizabeth (Copping) Doherty. This photo was taken when Bernard would have been about age 14, ca. 1916.

Contributed by Kathleen (Doherty) Coolen.


Richard "Dick" Johnson

Richard James Johnson, known as Dick, was born at Prospect, N.S. 16 March 1884 the son of Alice Doherty and Lawrence Johnson.

Contributed by Kathleen (Doherty) Coolen.


Elizabeth (Coppin) Doherty and Mary Saul

Elizabeth (Copping) Doherty was born at Halifax, N.S. the daughter of David and Elizabeth (McGuire) Coppin, she was the wife of Joseph Doherty. Mary (Doherty) Saul was the daughter the daughter of George and Cecilia (Purcell) Doherty.

Contributed by Kathleen (Doherty) Coolen.

 


Joseph Doherty

Joseph Doherty (1904-1930), s/o of Joseph and Elizabeth (Coppin) Doherty.

Contributed by Kathleen (Doherty) Coolen.


Elizabeth (Coppin) Doherty w/ son David O. Doherty and sister May Coppin

Elizabeth (Coppin) Doherty (1872-1961) with her son David Owen Doherty (1907-1962) and her sister May Lauretta (Coppin) Ross (1877-1948). The three are standing in front of the family's horse Ben.

Contributed by Kathleen (Doherty) Coolen.


Ned Walsh and David Owen Doherty

David Owen Doherty, s/o of Joseph and Elizabeth (Coppin) Doherty, b. 1907 and his friend Ned Walsh, ca. 1930.

Contributed Kathleen (Doherty) Coolen


James and Bridget (Coolen) Doherty

Bridget Coolen (1855-1938), d/o of James and Rebecca (Duggan) Coolen married James Owen Doherty (1859-1925), s/o Peter and Mary Ann (Fawson) Doherty on 12 November 1888. They would not have any children. James Doherty was known locally as Doc Doherty. 

Contributed by Ellen (White) Ryan.


Mary Ann (Fawson) Doherty

Mary Ann (Fawson) Doherty was born at Prospect, N.S. ca. 1822 the daughter of William and Mary (McCarthy) Fawson. She married Peter Doherty (1815-1889) at Prospect on 18 April 1844. As mentioned above they would have 14 children and the majority of their 70 grandchildren were born before she passed away in 1898.

Contributed by Kathleen (Doherty) Coolen.


Joseph Doherty

Joseph Doherty was born at Prospect, N.S. 3 November 1861 the son of Peter and Mary Ann (Fawson) Doherty. He married Elizabeth Coppin on 26 November 1900 and they would have six children with three surviving to adulthood.

Contributed by Kathleen (Doherty) Coolen.


David Doherty and Nell Doherty

David Doherty, s/o of Joseph and Elizabeth (Coppin) and Nell Doherty, d/o of Raymond and Anastasia (Coolen) Doherty, b. ca. 1927.

Contributed by Louise (Doherty) Christian.


David Doherty

David Doherty, s/o Joseph and Elizabeth (Coppin) Doherty dressed in his alter gown.

Contributed by Louise (Doherty) Christian.


David Doherty

David Doherty, s/o Joseph and Elizabeth (Coppin) Doherty. It is believed that David was in his 20s in this photo, taken sometime between 1927 and 1930.

Contributed by Louise (Doherty) Christian.


James Owen Doherty w/ nephew David Owen Doherty

This picture was taken likely around 1915.

Contributed by Louise (Doherty) Christian.


The Doherty Brothers

The three Doherty Brothers, children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Coppin) Doherty, left to right: David Owen Doherty (b. 1907), Bernard Doherty (b. 1902) and Joseph Doherty (b. 1904). This picture was taken likely circa 1915.

Contributed by Louise (Doherty) Christian.


The Extended Doherty Family

This picture shows many members of the extended Doherty Family. From left to Right

Front Row: John Clarence Power (b. ca. 1840 s/o John and Jane (White) Power); Mary Beatrice (McGrath) Power (b. 1872, d/o John and Margaret (Leary) McGrath); John Michael Power (b. 1867, s/o John Clarence and Mary Ann (Doherty) Power) holding Kathleen Doherty (b. 1931, d/o David and Marian (Beck) Doherty); Elizabeth (Coppin) Doherty.

Back Row: Unknown; Unknown; Margaret (Rita) Power and Joseph Morgan Power (b. 1895 s/o John Michael and Mary Beatrice (McGrath) Power) parents of the two girls in the back row who are Shirley and Beatrice (Honey) Power

Contributed by Louise (Doherty) Christian.


Joseph Doherty and Family

This picture shows the family of Joseph and Elizabeth (Coppin) Doherty in the hay fields at the top of Coolen's Hill.

Left to Right: Joseph Doherty, his three boys in the hay: David, Bernard, and Joseph. His sister-in-law Louise Coppin and wife ELizabeth (Coppin) Doherty.

Contributed by Louise (Doherty) Christian.