Here is another possibility. Does anyone know what happend to Phebe Doten (b. October 6,1761 in Nova Scotia)? She was the daughter of Edward Doty and Phebe Phinney. (Edward's children seemed to go by the name of Doten.) Her sister Hannah married Hosea Washburn and moved to Wayne, Maine. Betsey Doten (b. abt. 1760) married Ebenezer Besse and lived in Wayne, Maine during the same period. Hannah and several of her siblings named daughters Betsey. Is it possible that Phebe's middle name was Elizabeth and she was called Betsey to distinguish her from her mother? Her mother's grandmother's name was Elizabeth. There was also a gap between Edward's son Lemuel's birth (1753) and his son James' birth (1757). Is it possible that Betsey was born between the two in Nova Scotia? At some point after Edward's children were born he went back to Plymouth because Hannah married Hosea Washburn in Plymouth.