As I followed a google search for the words "Doty Settlement Cemetery," I clicked on a Linn County, Iowa, link.My reason for doing this was because Linn County is where my grandfather (Wilbert Green CUE) was born.There is no CUE/DOTY connection that I know of but I clicked on it anyway.
There was a "Linn County History" book published in 1911.On page 145 of that book starts a chapter (XIX) called "Some of the Old Settlers."The first paragraph states that during the year 1836: "We have pretty good evidence that late during the summer came Daniel C. Doty, his two sons James and Elias, and nephew Jacob Crane, as far as Bertram, and viewed the country, expecting to locate when land was thrown open to settlement.Mr Doty was born in Essex county, New Jersey, in 1764, had early drifted west to Cincinnati, and by boat had come down the Ohio and up the Mississippi, landing at what is now Muscatine.His children were born in Ohio.They followed the Cedar River until they until they struck what became later Linn County to locate claims.There were no settlers here, and they found no people with whom to converse, but figured that here would be a good location to get cheap land when this land was opened to settlement.They returned to Ohio for their families, expecting to return the following spring, but they did not, in fact, return for three years on account of the financial depression.Israel Mitchell staked out the town of Westport in July, 1838, which town was later called Newark, named in honor of Newark, New Jersey, where the family originally came from.Here, Elias Doty, Jr. was born in October, 1841.Elias Doty, Sr. erected the first sawmill on on Big creek in 1841, in the erection of which he was killed in the raising of the timbers.Daniel Doty, Sr. had the following sons, to wit: James, Elias, John and Daniel, all young men who early drifted west.Daniel C. Doty, the father of these sons, was never a residentof this county, but simply came here to find homes for his children.He died in Ohio in 1849; the widow died in Ohio in 1863 at the advanced age of ninety-eight.
James Doty, born in 1809, was the first real pottery maker in Iowa.He had learned the trade in Ohio.This crude pottery building was standing on the old homestead up to within a few years ago.At the time of his death, January 17, 1847, he had over three hundred jugs, jars, crocks, etc., ready for delivery.In this early day there was great demand for such merchandise as it was something every farmer had to have, and it could only be obtained in a few places and at high prices on account of the transportation."
Compare this account of the travel down the Ohio with the ohituary of Marcella Jane (BRANDON) CRANE, who died in Nebraska.(Taken from the Centerville, South Dakota, Journal, Dec 1, 1927)...
"Marcella Jane Brandon was born at Bradford, Penn., July 19, 1850.When a young child she, with her parents and older brothers and sisters moved to Iowa, coming by boat down the Ohio River and crossed the Mississippi at Muscatine, Ia. They lived there and at Marshalltown until she was sixteen years of age when in the company of three other families, one of which was the Crane family, they drove across the state to Dakota Territory, settling at Vermillion."Marcella married William CRANE (1850/1925), whose mother-in-law is/was Eunice (DOTY) COLLINS/GARDNER.
And, my reason for doing all this...Eunice DOTY is my g/g/g/grandmother.I do not know of a Jacob CRANE, however, and the relationship between Jacob and my g/g/grandfather (William CRANE - 1824/1899) must go back at least two more generations.