OK this is the information I have about the oldest Detty in my file that connects to my line.I could use some help figuring this all out.
In the 1820 Census of Scioto Twp., Jackson, Ohio there is an Elijah Doty listed with 1 M 16-26 (Elijah) 1 M under 10 1 F under 10 1 F 16-26 (unknown wife, possibly Elizabeth Flora)
in 1830 still same location we have: 1 M 30-40 (Elijah) making him b. 1794-1800 1 M5-10 2 F5-10 1 F 20-30 (Still Elizabeth? b. 1800-1804)
in 1840 still same location 1 M 40-50 Elijah 3 F0- 5 2 F5-10 1 F 15-20 1 F 20-30 1 F 30-40
In 1850 we have names for the first time: Elisha57 born Ohio Elizabeth 18Ohio Sienda16Ohio Nancy14Ohio Sally13Ohio Prudence12Ohio Hannah10Ohio Hetty T.9Ohio David7Ohio
An Elijah is mentioned in marriage records as marrying: Elizabeth Flora22 Sep 1818 in Ross County Susannah Throckmorton 19 Jun 1831 in Jackson County Natt Johnson13 Jun 1857 in Jackson County
This led me to the following assumptions: I have not seen another Elijah so these may all be marriages for the same man, if so: Elizabeth Flora b. 1800-1804 and married as above.She died sometime between the census and 1831. Susannah is the wife listed as 30-40 years old in 1840, making her born between 1800 and 1810.At that time it would have been unusual for a woman to marry so late, so possibly some of the girls in the home were hers from a previous marriage. Natt had no children, but I also have not seen an 1860 census with the family at this time.
This gives me: Elizabeth's Children Maleborn 1818-1820 William Harrison? Not sure of reason for the connection. Female born 1818-1820 Maleborn 1820-1825 David? For some reason I have David Detty who married Isabelle Crago linked to this family.I never sourced the reason for the link, so I am not sure why I think this.He was born about 1819/1820 Female born 1820-1825 Margaret? She was born about 1821. Female born 1820 Matilda? She was born about 1820 (This would explain the additional female 20-30 and the missing female 15-20 in 1840)
Susannah's Children Female born 1835-1840 Probably Prudence Female born 1835-1840 Probably Sally Female born 1835-1840 Probably Nancy Female born 1830-1835 Probably Elizabeth Female born 1830-1835 Probably Sienda Hannah born 1840 after census Hettyborn 1841 Davidborn 1843 likely David Pikens Detty who I have confused with my David before.