The progenitor of the Daughtrey families found in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and other states is believed to have been a James Daughtrey Sr. who can be found in Virginia in the mid to late 1600s. The surname can be found in records spelled Daughtrey, Daughtry, Daughtery, and other variations mispelled by record keepers such as Dauntry, Doughtry, etc. There were several marriages between the Daughtrey family and the Lawrence family in the 1600s and 1700s in Isle of Wight Co., Nansemond Co., and Southampton Co., Virginia. I have added information on Daughtrey families that has recently been shared among several researchers of the family and have further expanded on that information based on research of census records up through 1930. Please feel free to contact me with corrections and additions to this information.
My main concentration has been on the family line that I have traced back to a Thomas Daughtrey Sr. who settled in Northampton Co., North Carolina, and is a grandson of the above James Daughtrey Sr. His son, Jesse Daughtrey, was the father of Elizabeth Daughtrey who married Charles Lawrence in my direct family line. Thomas Daughtrey Sr. was married twice. First to Martha Lawrence, daughter of Henry Lawrence and Elizabeth Edey, and second to Mary Garland. The mother of Jesse Daughtrey in my line of descent appears to have been Thomas's second wife, Mary Garland.