Michael Doherty, Charles' son, was elected unopposed as a member of the Barrabool Shire council in 1889 and served until 1896. He was shire president in 1892 and 1895. He was appointed to be a member of the school Board of Advice for the Moriac riding of the shire in 1899. In 1896 he advertised his farm at Modewarre for lease and soon became licensee of the Barwon Hotel at Winchelsea. He held this license until 1901. A smoke social was held in December 1901 to mark his departure from the district. He moved to Camperdown to become an auctioneer, trading under the name of M Doherty & Co. He was also a stock and station agent. In 1909 he went into partnership with J Brodie Mackie, trading under the name of Doherty, Mackie & Co. I cannot find any details of any descendants or his death.