I am a descendant of Ebenezer Besse and Betsey Doten through their daughter Lucy, and I have puzzled over this one for almost twenty years. Here is my best possibility thus far, but it needs to be proven. Elizabeth Churchill, born 24 Jan 1755, PLymouth, the daughter of Zacheus Churchill and Mary Trask, had a marriage intention recorded in November 1774 (Plymouth Vitla Records to 1850, p. 263) to marry Paul Doten, Jr. Paul died in December 1774. If, and that's the question that this Elizabeth Churchill married Paul Doten, then she would have been a young widow when she married Ebenezer Besse. Note the same spelling of the name Doten.