Donalyn, You mention Scots-Irish in the New Jersey Settlement of NC and on the New River. Here are some of my thoughts......... I think Daniel Manning Doty the Loyalist, John Doty Sr of the Jersey Settlement and Jeremiah Dutton/Doaty were not Scots-from Ireland......... The New Jersey Settlement got started i think around 1756 before the wave of Scots and the main Church there was Baptist not Scotch-Irish Presbyterians.
It seems to me as to the New River area along the VA and NC border that the first settlers there as in most cases on the edge was the Welch, Welch-English, and some Irish, along with mixed familys, and some French Huguenots.
When the Scoth-Irish wave came it was great in number and overshadowed the early people....example...a quoat from THE NEW RIVER FRONTIER SETTLEMENT :"Although a majority of the settlers on the northwest Carolina frontier were Scotch-Irish Presbyterians or German Lutherans, a significant number were of English or Welsh origin and of Quaker or Baptist persuasion.The importance of this group on the frontier was considerable, for most of the sheriffs, clerks of the court, lawyers, and justices of the peace were of Quaker or Baptist orgin."
What this quoat fails to mention is that in most cases some of these peoples other than S-I were already there.
Jeremiah Doty was made Constable here in 1770....If this note above holds true - He would be more likely to be Quaker or Baptist.
Example before the main wave of S-I got to the Popular Camp area of the New River where Jeremiah Dutton/Doaty was - The Power Seat seemed to reside at Popular Camp and with William Herbert a Welshman from Bristol... shortly thereafter when the new comers outnumbered the old fellows the power seat was moved to Evansham (A Welsh name) and the Scots renamed it Wytheville.
David and John Sayers just 3 and 4 houses away from Jeremiah Dutton/Doaty - Fairly sure the Sayers family was from French Huguenots. Also in William Herbert's tax list and all living close to Jeremiah Dutton are Evan Williams, John Jenkins, Roger Ottes , Charles Devrox --- All these fellows were from Wales or Bristol England.Several others are surely members of the Welsh Miners that came over from Bristol in 1765 to mine Lead here on the New River. Some of the Osborne on William Herbert's 1771 List of Tithables most likely come the old Osborne eastern seaboard family.
The Daniel Manning Doty family may be like the Osborne family and part of the sons of early New England Puritans who were part of the "spill over" into New Jersey.Many could not get rights to land - there was an Elizabethtown petition and court case that went on for almost 100 years.
These people gave up and went west........quote again from THE NEW RIVER FRONTIER SETTLEMENT :"It is interesting to note that many surnames on the petition in New Jersey later show up in the New River frontier" "The Osbornes and several other leading New River families were among the pioneers of English or Weslh ancestry."
I see Samuel and John Collins on this 1771 Tithable list of William Herbert..... info says they are part of the Mixed-Blood group - Eastern Indian moving West - Saponi Indian some people call Melungeons.
A few years later than 1771 William Herbert started having trouble with the other Companys of the area even some of his own men did not want him as there leader to help fight the Indian........ My guess here is that the area was in rapid growth and change to a Scotch Area and they were sure going to make it hard on this Welshman from Bristol and records show that they did.
Jeremiah Dutton Doaty shows up on the next years 1772 List of Wm Herbert Tax/Tithables but late in that year he goes strait to the Spartanburg, SC area and buys land.
Who knows,,,,,maybe he had enough of the Scotch from Ireland ?Jeremiah could have been a Frenchman from Ireland ?That is enough to move away being outnumbered ! Joedoughtyarkansas