Yours and Allen Doty's little discussion has been interesting.I have been trying to keep up with all the possible information on Henry Doty's descendants - sort of my contribution to the Doty geneology.
I have to admit that my work is weak in the female lines, even though I go through 4 of them - starting at Henry Doty & Sally Campbell, Harriet M. Doty & Aquilla Gilbert Martha Ann Gilbert & Edward H. Showalter Emma Belle Showalter & Samuel Brady Black Harry Samuel Black & Margaret Hilda Hartman (my granparents, then my Mother).
I've got that Selina (Lina) E. Tyrrell married William H. Gallaher (son of Wood Gallaher & Mary Fryman) on March 12,1903 in Belmont Co.She apparently married twice before that. I have a Mr. Parker and Mr. Wooster for the other 2.I hadn't research her any further.
Lavina Doty first married Isaac Bennington, then Isaac Newton Tyrrell (son of Daniel Terrell & Mary) in Belmont Co.Her sister Eliza Jane Doty married Isaac Bennington after she did, so I suppose that their might possibly be divorce records?
The surnames Fryman, Bennington, Tyrrell, and Cutshall occur several times in the Henry Doty line.
For Allen Doty: I'm not sure why the Mayflower Society needs proof of Henry & Sally's marriage, although I can somewhat see about Joseph's birth.The book "The Doty-Doten Family in America" gives Joseph as a son of Henry per Hannah Gatts - who is Joseph's first cousin, once removed - Henry would be her great uncle.Furthermore, Joseph lived in Marshall Co. bef 1827-aft 1841, so I would expect Hannah to know something about him.In fact, in the above book is the following statement - Mrs. Hannah Gatts (No. 4009) mentions as descendants of above (i.e. Henry Doty) mostly in Ohio: Joseph, Nancy, Mary, James, Ezekiel, Jackson, George, Melvina,...(followed by some 16 other names).The names listed are of Joseph, his wife, and their 6 children in almost the correct order of age (Jackson & Ezekiel are switched, but then they are only 2 years apart).Somewhat circumstantial but still suggestive.
As far as proof of Henry Doty's marriage to Sally Campbell, I didn't think to check the son's marriage records.I have not checked the actual records in Belmont Co, but rather an index or transcriptions, which might have left off useful information.I hadn't actually thought about Reuben's marriage record.The Sarah Doty of the 1850 census might be Sally Campbell, although I've never been quite convinced about that.The names Sally & Sarah are not that close.Sarah Doty could be a 2nd wife or even somebody totally different.The only other choice would be to start searching Sussex Co, NJ records.One option is to check the wills for Campbells and keep your fingers crossed.
I'd greatly appeciate if you keep me up to date with your latest findings.