Hi Rick, Apologies for being Several Months in getting back to you on my query.I post these things as I am researching them and then my research takes me on another path and I forget where I've posted what until I get back to that particular research point again.
Anyway, as luck would have it, I ran slap head on back into these Doughty's again last night while researching a branch of my MOODY family (that's my name and main line of interest...Clement Moody line). Brunswick, ME VR's which leave a lot to be desired in that I am convinced whomever were their record keepers of old, must have Always been inebriated due to the fluctuation in month, day, year of births that are recorded for the same person.
On one page it will say one thing an on another of the old Forsaith book records it will have another.(eyes rolling) Really keeps you on your toes when you do research via the Brunswick VR's.
As I digress terribly here, to get to the point, I have now seen for myself these VR's from Brunswick and yes, as you said Charles was born after his father died but he was nonetheless BORN a DOUGHTY. His family and my Moody family were neighbors in Brunswick for many years and Charles' Uncle Isaac Doughty and my 4th grt. grandfather's son William C. Moody were enlisted into the Civil War in the same Reg. and same Company....5th ME Comp. D.And, both men were at Spotsylvania Courthouse when poor Isaac was killed and my William severely wounded through the sciatic nerve which crippled him for life. He never could stand or walk without the aid of crutches or human help from that time foward.
Also in William's NARA papers are several affadavits signed by DOUGHTY's on behalf of William. Its all pretty interesting.The Coburn name is one that was very common in Brunswick and in the VR's I have run across that name over and over again.
What is really peculiar though is that also in the Brunswick VR's is a Charles L. DOUGHTY born March 1818 whose wife was Mary BLAISDELL b. Nvo. 1822. They too had a son Charles H. DOUGHTY who was born June 16, 1859! Very close to Charles H. Doughty/Coburn b.1857.
Going backwards a bit...Brunswick VR's reveal that John DOUGHTY was 1st married to Susanna HOUSE (intent filed in 1818 no marriage date given) and she died June 27, 1830. John m. 2nd to Esther GREEN and by her they had Charles A. DOUGHTY b. March 2, 1835 (among their other children of course). However, this is what I mean about the VR's of Brunswick....the record shows that John Doughty and Miss Esther GREEN both of Brunswick, filed their Intent to marry, March 12, 1801!!!???This is preposterous since John was only 5 or 6 years old at that time. Then it says their marriage was Certified on April 7, 1831...which is more like it. Since John's 1st wife Susanna / Susan HOUSE died in 1829. (just for the record...John Mallet Doughty and Miss Susanna HOUSE both of Brunswick intend marriage Aug. 15, 1818...but again no date of actual marriage or certificate issue was given...its just blank.
John Doughty and Esther Green's son John born 1832...his middle name is Henry. Their son George b. 1844, his middle name was Emery. (per VR's).
Death dates for some of John's family are: John Doughty died May 1857 no date for Esther B. GREEN but her birth date was Aug. 18, 1807. John H. DOUGHTY Charles A. d. April 1857 William H. d. Sept. 1857 Isaac G. d. May 10, 1864 and George E. DOUGHTY d. Feb. 28, 1865.
There is a Charles DOUGHTY and Caroline M. RICHARDSON who filed their intent to marry in Brunswick on July 7th, 1847. Received their certificate on July 21st, 1847.
William H. DOUGHTY of Brunswick and Jedida F. NORRIS of Wayne, ME intend marriage on March 27, 1847 recvd. certif. on April 10, 1847.
I have several pages of Doughty VR photocopies from Brunswick that I am going to try to assemble and will post on this page when I get them done. I Hope it will be sooner than I replied to this message. Thank you again for the information you supplied.