Donalyn,Wow , it is good to find someone that has studyed this area as much or more than i have - I agree with most all you say and am aware of most of it - Maybe can add some...... First let me say i could do a book on Jeremiah Dutton - He in 1789 signed as a witness on land that my ancestor Joseph Doughty sold in Upper SC, and one of Joseph's oldest boys was a Jeremiah born in 1777 who i come from........... I will send a seperate email regarding him .... It will give you additional info regarding his doings and goings.... He first got land on the New River in 1769 as Jeremiah Doaty and he did come on down to SC about 1772 and when he left SC he went to KT with his known family and they never again apeared as Dutton but always as Doty or Doughty...Almost 100% sure he did not go back to VA. Many of the fellows in the Upper New River and Upper Catawba River area seemed to be conservative... Heck i have even read that the South could not hardly even get them to fight against the Union....You could be right about Daniel Manning Doty being part of Riddle's tory bunch, not sure, And i know there were lots of mixed-blood in the area of what became Ashe County NC including Riddle, Collins, Gibson familys and others .The Pennington family that came up from Rowan County was living near them.It does seem you are right and many of these mixed-blood familys in the area were tory, but as i have seen there were others also........ like several of William Herbert's Company, as you know many of these were the Welch Miners from Bristol England that came around 1765 to WilliamsBurg and right on over to New River VA to mine Lead.......... Also i suspect that some of the fellows that came up from Rowan like Micajah Pennington and perhaps Daniel Manning Doty were satisfied with the old ways........... I certainly do not rule out an Indian connection for my Joseph Doughty..... I have some good reason to believe he is both connected to Jeremiah Dutton/Doaty, and to John Doaty that was in the 1790 Burke County NC census.......... But so far i have not been able to see any connection between John Doaty's father which was John Doty Sr of RowanAnd this Jeremiah Dutton/Doty.
I worked six months with a John T Doty of Indiana last year - he comes from John Doty Jr who we are fairly sure is the John Doaty 1790 of Burke and Nancy Goss.... John Doaty spelled that way shows up in 1800 back in Rowan, and the John T traces he and his brother Moses to KT - Leaves family in Rowan shortly after 1800.
I do not have any records of John Doaty in Wilkes NC in 1790,,,,,,,,, However John Doaty 1790 Burke was in court with my Joseph Doughty in SC in 1788 ...John was found not quilty in early 1789.And before that we think we find John Jr mustered in the 10th NC Cont. Line in 1782. He was "Destd." on June 1,1783......... Not sure that is him but sure of this : He was put on a Burke County List for Suspected Tories - All to be cited Tories To Janry Session 1783.....Several of the fellows on this list were living around him in 1790 - Upper Catawba, Morgan district of Burke County NC.This is not too far through the woods to where my Joseph Doughty had land down in what now is Greenville County SC...... In fact Joseph was on this land when it was still in Cherokee Hands..... got paper rights to it in 1785.Like to know what you have on a John Doaty Wilkes NC 1790..could be john jr or john sr of Rowan or John Doty the brother of Azariah Doty that both got land on the upper Catawba in 1778 moving on to TN right after the War...... Will email you later too much puzzle to spin around here........ Joe Doughty, Arkansas