John Doty, a native of New York, was educated at King's College in that city (now Columbia). As there were no Anglican bishops in North America at that time, he was ordained in England in 1770 and returned to become rector of Peekskill, New York. In 1774 he moved to Schenectady. By this time hostilities in the thirteen revolting colonies were increasing. John Duty, professing his loyalty to Great Britain, was twice taken prisoner. By 1777 his church was closed and n October 23rd, he sought refuge with his family in Canada.
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John Doty continued his ministry in William Henry until January, 1803. After nineteen years of incumbency, he resigned the Rectory and retired to Three Rivers, where he died at a very advanced age sometime after 1826. Mr. Doty appears to have been a man of superior attainments, living in stirring times, and leaving the impress of his own marked individuality of character behind him, both in the country which he had left and the country to which he had come. He had firmly planted the seeds of religion in William Henry. Now it was the task of another to care for them and to encourage their growth.