Jeannine, I have just read your message #1311. Vickie Doty and I have been corresponding.
The information that I have on the Doty family was given to me by a cousin of my husband.That cousin corresponded with Don Doty through the years. I have no primary sources for the info that I have from this secondary source.
Would you be willing to share photo copies of the source material - the Doty Family Bible, and you mentioned in one message that Henry Rickard had died in 1853 naming ... sons and daughters ...was this from a will?
I have Henry Rickard (s?) listed as the father of Esther Rickard Doty - but only that it was thought that she was the daughter of Henry Rickard.
I have hand printed copies of pedigree chartsfor the wife (Harriet J. Wells) of Ira Smith Doty going a long, long way back.
I will happily share what I have if there is anything you are interested in.I have gotten the material that I was given entered in my Family Tree Maker genealogy program, but have not gotten much in the way of primary sources to prove/disprove the information.