Washington County, Pa. seemed to be a magnet for Doak families in the late 1700's and early 1800's. The records show several large Doak families in the area. To the West at Hanover in Beaver County was Robert Doak and his many generations. A State park (Racoon Creek State Park) now sits on top of the original Doak homestead which was called "Cherry Hill Farm". . Check in to Wes Doak's web site to learn all about this family group. Here is the link. www.mousemagic.com. Because this family is not directly connected to the Boston 1718 group, we will not devote any space to expanding on the Cherry Hill Farm clan.
Joseph Doak shows up at South Strabane between 1820 and 1830. He eventually has a large family on his farm there. In 1830 he was 22.
Mathew Doak shows up in the same timeframe. He was 29.
Robert Doak also shows up in this timeframe. He was 25.
Anne Doak also shows up. Age unknown.
That means that between 1820 and 1830 four new Doaks show up at South Strabane. All are about the same age. Are they related? Brothers and sister? Their father is reportedly named Robert and married to a Miss Dille. There was a Robert Doak at Maytown in 1800 with a wife and one daughter. He then shows up at Washington County, Bethlehem Twp in 1810 with 4 sons and one daughter. No record of him in 1820 or 1830. We think he may be an anomaly and not related to any of the Doak's discussed above.