I guess I am a Doty somewhere in the middle. I am from IN. My ancestors came to Johnson Co. In Are you sure they came to Franklin CO? Franklin, IN is the county seat of Johnson Co the first COunty south of Indianapolis and that is where dozens (literally) of Dotys have been bred and born for 5 generations. I do have a Schoonover connection a couple of counties over in the Lester Family. My husbands grandmother was grace LESTER. Her father was Henry LESTER> His mother was known in the community as "Ma" Schoonover but we don't know why. She died before my fatherin law was born. He said there was some speculation that she was widowed by LESTER and SCHOONOVER was a second marriage. Can you shed any light on this.