seeking parents of Joseph Doty.
Following is the information I have so far.I really need documation to tie this Joseph to his parents.
BORN:1812 – 1818
1812– Born in Ohio according to 1900 Census
1813- Born in New York according to 1870 census
1815- Year Born according to 1852 Marriage
Certificate (2nd marriage).
1816- Born in New York according to 1850 Census
1816- Born in New York according to 1860 Census
1818- Born in Ontario Co. New York according to
Military records. (Civil War)
WHERE:Ontario County, New Yorkor Ohio
(1821 Boundaries of Ontario Co.&
Monroe changed.Possibly why Ontario Co.
Was listed as place of birth on Civil
1840:Joseph Doty was in Perinton, Monroe
County New York.
“there was a male child less than 5 yrs.
old.this would of been William, One male
20-30 yrs.(My Joseph would of been abt.
24 yrs. in 1840. One female 20-30 yrs. old.
probably Joseph 1st wife.
1850:Joseph in Eckford, Calhoun County,
Joseph is 34 years old. Born in New York,
has 5 children in household, no wife.
William age 10, b. New York
Daniel age 8, b. New York
Mary age 6, b. New York
Henrietta age 4 b. Michigan
John E. age 2 b. Michigan
1870:JOSEPH,ELIZA DOATY & children:James,Mondy
Were living at: Madison Twps. Clarke Co.
Iowa, P.O. Murray, Iowa.
(NOTICE: the spelling of Doty)
Sideline note: Joseph & 1st wife apparently moved from
New York to Michigan Ca. 1844-1846.This 1st wife apparently died in Michigan Ca. 1848-1850 since she doesn’t show up on the census.
On the same census page just a couple households later there is the following:
Edwin Doty age 30 MaleB. N.Y.
Betsey Dotyage 70 female B. N.J.
Dorcas Dotyage 40 femaleB. N.J.
this could be Joseph’s brother (Edwin), Mother (Betsey) and sister (Dorcas).This would mean that Joseph parents lived in New Jersey in 1810 (Dorcas’s approximate birthdate & moved into Ontario County, N.Y. ca. 1812-1818.Joseph’s younger brother Edwin was also born in N.Y.ca. 1820.
Update: June 1999
Circumstantial evidence drawn from census and deeds suggests that my Joseph Doty was the son of an older Joseph Doty who resided with his family in the town of Farmington, Ontario Co. New York at least from the mid-1810’s until probably the late 1830’s.By 1839, the elder Joseph Doty had moved with his wife Betsey, sons Edwin and Stephen, and daughter Dorcas to Calhound Co. Michigan.The elder Joseph Doty apparently died in the 1840’s in calhound Co. Michigan.
The younger Joseph Doty, recently married, remained behind in New York living in the Town of Perinton, Monroe Co.
From the ages of his children in 1850, I know that he moved to Calhound Co, Michigan in abt 1845, possibly following the death of his father.
On the basis of available information, the younger Joseph Doty, born abt 1816, probably was the older man’s eldest son and fifth child.His brothers Edwin, and Stephen probably were born abt 1818 and 1820 respectively.Dorcas and another sister of the younger Joseph Doty probably were born between 1805 and a fifth sister born in the early 1820’s.
The elder Joseph Doty was born abt 1775 and his wife Betsey was born abt 1780.Since both Betsey and presumed daughter Dorcas were born in New Jersey, it seems likely that the family migrated from New Jersey to Ontario Co. New York between abt 1810 and 1815.
Update: July, 2000
– Further research efforts to try to prove the
Parentage of my “Joseph Doty” has produced mixed results thus far.Some helpful information was found, but concrete answers continue to be elusive.
1880 Census returns for Kansas and Michigan provide support for the supposition that my “Joseph Doty” and Stephen Doty of Michigan were brothers.For both men, their mother was listed as being born in New Jersey, adding to the likelihood that the Betsey Doty of the 1850 Calhound County, Michigan census could be their mother.However, contradictory census entries make it unclear whether their father was born in New York or New Jersey.
According to census, Stephen Doty lived in Carlton, Twp, Barry County, Michigan, which is adjacent to Calhound Co.
From at least 1850 to 1880.He was no longer in Barry Co. in 1894.Apparently, neither Stephen Doty nor his wife died in Barry County.
The actual deed records for the Doty land purchases and sales in Calhound Co., Michigan were reviewed.Three different tracts were involved.The records identified Stephen Doty’s wife as Hannah and made it possible to determine that the Barry Co. Stephen was the correct man.Also, the sales dates suggested possible movement dates.
Nothing was found to establish the whereabouts of fate of Edwin, Betsey, and Dorcas Doty after 1850.Also, nothing was found concerning estate records for the elder Joseph Doty.Farmington, New York Quaker records did not provide any information with regard to my Dotys.Deed records for Ontario and Monroe Counties in New York were quickly rechecked, but nothing useful was found.
Date: Dec. 21, 2001 –there was a Rachel Doty, age 30 that died April 1850 in Calhoun Co. MI, she was born in NY, her residence at time of death was: Eckford,& she died of Consumption. (This might have been Joseph’s 1st wife as he remarried Dec. 1852 to Mrs. Eliza Monda.)
Update: Jan. 28,2002 – Mary Pettinger enumerated with
Joseph Doty in 1850 could this be his Mother-in-law?
Assuming that Mary was related in some way, she may tie
In with the John Pettinger recorded in the town of
Farmington, Ontario County, New York in the 1840 Census.
In my New Jersey research, I noticed that there were Pittengers there.
MARRIAGE:1852 DECEMBER 30, CASS COUNTY MICHIGAN.
Residence: Mishawaka, Indiana
Joseph Doty & Eliza Monda (Mrs.)
(Eliza maiden name: Coffee/Coffy)
Eliza’s 1st Husband: William Mondy
Marriage date of 26 Feb. 1846. Mr
WM.Mondy died: May 1850 of Cholera
Along with Son Levi age 2 yrs.
Hancook Co. IL.)
Eliza Coffee Parents were:
SAMUEL COFFEE/COFFY & CYNTHIA BEALS.
1882Joseph & Eliza were living at Wager,
Benton Co. Arkansas.
1884Joseph & Eliza were living in Tipton,
Mitchell Co. Kansas.
1889:Nov. 15, 1889 -Joseph & Eliza Doty
signed an statement for Wm. Coffey
Widow, saying that they knew her
husband. She was applying for Wm.
Coffey pension from the civil war.
WM. Coffey was Eliza brother.
1860:JOSEPH IN JACKSON TOWNSHIP, VAN BUREN CO.
Joseph age 44, b. New York
Eliza age 34, b. New York
William age 21 b. New York
Mary age 17, b. New York
Henrietta age 15, B. New York
James age 10, b. Iowa
Oscar age 6, b. Iowa
Edwin age 2 born Iowa
1862:ROSTER OF IOWA VOLUNTEERS:
Joseph Doty, age 43. Residence Keosauqua,
Nativity New York. Enlisted 18 Nov. 1861
Mustered 13 Feb. 1862. discharged for
disability 1 Aug. 1862. (company “K”).
Children born to Joseph & Eliza:
1864:JOSEPH A. DOTY Born: 10 Jan 1864
McComb, McDonough Co. ILL
Died: 20 March 1900; Southwest City,
Wife: Laura Beck
1867:WILLIS DOTY; Born August 22,1867
Wife: Ella M. Castle (Margaret Ella)
Died:June 21,1927 At: Lookout, Woods Co.OK
Buried: Lookout Cemetery, Woods Co. OK
Census:Clarke County, IA – Madison Twp.
1870FHL Film:( I don’t have number of film)
1874:ADJUTANT GENERAL’S OFFICE.
Application for pension No.189,951
For Joseph Doty. (Civil War)
1880:Jackson, Osborne, Kansas
FHL Film 1254392
National Archives Film T9-0392Page 224B
Joseph Doty SelfMM W67 NY
Fa NYMo: NJOcc: Farmer
Eliza Doty WifeF MW 53 NY
FA:NYMo:NY Occ: Keeping House
Joseph Doty Son M S W 16 IL
Fa: NYMo: NY Occ: at home
Willis Doty SonMS W12 MO
Fa: NYMo: NY Occ: at Home
Joseph Doty, B. 1812, New York, age 87.
Eliza Doty B. New Jersey, Sept.1824 age 75.
1903:30 Dec.1903, wife Eliza died.
Buried: Alva City Cemetery, Alva, Woods Co.
OK(A.O.U.W. Cemetery in 1903)
Listed on record & bill from funeral home:
Joseph Doty being husband.
1906:DEATH: Joseph Doty died at age 94 years.
April, Near Lookout, Woods, County
Oklahoma.Buried at Alva, Woods County,Oklahoma
In the A.O.U.W. Cemetery, Now the City
Have picture of military headstone; also
copy of obit from newspaper. Only survivors
listed were: Oscar, Willis,& Geanellen’s gt.
grandfather Edwin Doty.
I truly appreciate and value your time for all your ideas, and suggestions.
Geanellen Doty Kuranko
P.O. Box 260
South Prairie, Wa 98385-0260