This what is in the Eathen Allen Book on Daniel and Elizabeth Potter and second wife Elizabeth Crane
Daniel Doty, son John and Sarah Clark, b New Providence, N, J., March 23,1765m 1st, there prob. about 1788, Elizabeth Potter,b.there 1766, bap.there Jan 25, 1767, daughter Amos Potter, and she died there about 1782. He married 2nd, New Providence, May 1,1794Elizabeth Crane born Dec 26, 1771, daughter of Joseph Crane and Ruth Miller
He Died Middletown, O., May 8, 1848; she died there later
Daniel Doty was an early pioneer of the State of Ohio. A History of his life was published In" McBride's Pioneer Blographies, Sketches of the lives of some of the Early Settlers of Bluter County, Ohio," Cincinnatt, O., 1871, from which this account is abridged.
Daniel Doty received such an educastion as could be acquired at the common schools of that day, but when he had arrived at manhood, the fame of the fertillity and beauty of the fine country then opening in the Far West, attracted him, and he fromed the resolution of exploring the country and judging for himself. Accordingly, on the 10th of September 1790, he left his home and proceeded to Fort Pitt. ( Now Pittsburgh,Pa), whence he descended the Ohio River in a flat-boat to the then infant settlement of Columbla (now Cincinnatt, O.) at the mouth of little Miami, where he arrived October 23, and coneluded to remain. There were two howed log houses standing near the bank of tho river when Mr. Doty landed, one occupled by Major Benjamin Stites and the and other by John S. Gano.
Almost his first atcion was a enlist as a member of the Militia company of the place, of which Gano was a captian and Ephraim Kirby was Lieutenant, Every able-bodied man had to be enrolled.
During the years 1790-2 the country was almost contimually in a state of alarm on account of the depredations committed bt the Indians, and Doty with others were continumally called upon to relieve and defend stations in their immediate vicinity.They were obliged to constanty keep their arms by them, were called upon to drill twice a week, and subject to alarms almost nightly. In June 1791, Daniel Doty, and a man named French,made an expediytion to Danville, Ky., for the purpose of escorting the first Presbyterian minister to their county. This was Rev.James Kemper, and he with his wife and eight children were safely escorted through the wilderness to Columbia, April 24, 1792. Mr Doty left Columbia in a flat-boat desconed the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans, from whence he went by sea to New York and returned to native place in New Jersey. He remanied there till the fall of 1795 when, with his second wife and child he returned to the miami country. In the spring of 1796 he with his wife Betsey and their children removed to near where Middletown,
O., now is at the time a Wildreness where he commenced to improve a tract of land which he had previously purchesed. Here he spent the remainder of his life.
and died near where he had built his fist log cabin, on the bank of the Great Minia River, about one mile below where the town of Middletown is now situatied No track od wagon had then marked the ground to that place.
When his cabin was raised and enclosed, he had no table, chair, bedstead nor cradle, and no boards to make them of. But using the abundant timber he speedily improvised furniture from the slabs, sapilings and trees, a hollow sycanmore forming a cradle in which the babies were soon rocked to sleep.
There were but few settlers in the neighborhood, and no crops to supply the new comers. Mr. Doty had consequently to go to Cincinntia for a portion of the corn meal home on horseback, and the wild game. which was pentiful, fuurnished all the meat desired. Mr. Doty took great delight in hunting and his adventures and hair-breadth escapes fill many pages of the "Blography." to which the reader is referred.
He was the first collected of taxes in the part of the country where he settled, and must have travelled over 1,00 miles in the discharge of his duties.
He visted New Jersey again in 1800. He lived to witness the Miami country rise from a wildreness covered with dense forests, inhabited by wild beasts of proy,and Indians still more wild savage than the beasts,to its present high state of cultivation and Improvement.
From a poor adventurer in a strange land, he became a man of wealth and influence in the community. On May 2, 1848, he was attacked with a bilious fever, and on the 8th breathed his last at theage of eighty-three years. His remains were interred in the burying ground, east of Middletown, followed to the grave by a large number of relatives and friends, and a vast concoures of citizens. Daniel Doty and wife Betsey lived together on their farm, near Middletown, more then fifty-four years. At the time of his death she was seventy-seven years of age.
Children by 2wife
Joel n New Providence, N.J. Feb 9, 1795; drowned in Great Mimi River O
Noah b. Middletown, Dec 15, 1797
Daniel C. b. Middletown Aug 9, 1799
Betsy b. Middletown Jan 16, 1801, married there Nov 28, 1819 to her cousin Ambrose Doty
Hulda b. Middletown Jan 8, 1803
Orpha b Middletown June or Jan 7,1808
Sarepta b. Middletown Frb 16, 1806
Joseph b. Middletown June or Jan 7 1808
James b. Middletown Oct 8, 1809
Jerusha b. Middletown Jan 9, 1814
Elias b. Middletown June 23, 1815
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