I am a great-grandson of Eli Hunter and Cynthia Woodworth Doty.I've visited Eli Doty's birthplace, Doty Hill in Wyoming County, New York.Also, I've visited the towns where Eli and Cynthia lived as teenagers:Madison and Unionville, Ohio.I've seen a newspaper announcement of their marriage in 1856.
I would be able to join the Mayflower Society except that I can't yet prove the Eli Hunter Doty was the son of Gerard "Jerry" Doty, who moved from Wyoming County, NY, to Madison, OH, about 1837.
Further, I've read the history of Corporal Eli Hunter Doty's Civil War regiment, the One Hundreth Illinois Infantry.I have a copy of Corporal Doty's service record.
Also, I have a transcription of a letter that one of Eli Doty's sons, Orlin Doty, wrote in the 1970's.The letter relates much of the history of Eli Doty's family after the Civil War.
Eli and Cynthia Doty are remarkable in the success of their children.Three of their daughters graduated college:Remarkable for young women in the 1880's.Then a son, Hubert Doty, became Professor of Chemistry at Monmouth College in Illinois.
Their son whom I knew personally was Great-Uncle Frank Doty, a master carpenter in Arkansas County, Arkansas."Uncle Frank" built the home that I was born into.He also built many rice granaries in Arkansas County.He was a quiet and gentle man.He once gave me a canary.Another time he gave me a white rabbitt.
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