I have nothing more than you have.
I am sending my notes to you in hopes you may find a clue to this long held mystery:
G. Keith McLain of 211 N. 8th St. in Fairview, Okla. 73737-1740
Sent a family group sheet stating that the wife of Thomas McLain is Elizabeth McBride Rin 1799May File
America's First Families
Ancestor Roll Of Honor
Edward DOTY, an indentured servant of Steven HOPKINS, was born in England, some say in 1595, some say 1600. The Register of the Society of the Mayflower Descendants in the District of Columbia says 1600. Edward died at Plymouth on 2 Sept. 1655.
Edward married, supposedly for the second time, at Plymouth on 16 Jan. 1635 to Faith CLARK. Faith was born in England about 1618, and died at Marshfield, MA in 1675. They had nine children. All had proven documents, but Elizabeth's children did not live to maturity. Nothing is definately known of Edward DOTY'S origin or ancestry. We have no information on his first marriage, but BRADFORD tells us in his History, OF PLIMOTH PLANTATION, that, "Edward DOTY, by his second wife hath seven children, and that both he and they are living."
Faith CLARK was the daughter of Tristram and Faith CLARK who came from Ipswich, England on the Francis in 1634. Faith married second, on 14 March 1667 to John PHILLIPS of Marshfield.
Edward DOTY, described as a London youth, came aboard the MAYFLOWER while it was in anchor in the Thames, near London. Then a lad of about twenty, he was listed as a servant to Steven HOPKINS.
In the cabin of the MAYFLOWER on 21 November 1620, where the Compact was signed, Edward DOTY'S name is fourtienth on the list. He was a member of the third expedition which set out in the shallop on the 16th of December, 1620. This was the exploration party that had the first encounter with the Indians at Cape Cod and went on to select the Plymouth site for the first settlement. His name is entered in the Colony records of 18 June 1621, for breach of peace when he and Edward LEISTER fought a duel with the cutlasses in which some blood was shed. They were sentenced to have their heads and feet tied together for twenty-four hours without food or drink.
In the 1623 allotment of land, Edward DOTY, being single, was allotted one acre next to that of Steven HOPKINS. In the 1627 division of livestock, Edward is listed with the group headed by John HOWLAND, which indicates an independent status at the time. His name appears often as "Yeoman," "Planter," and "Freeman". His name is on the first list of "Freeman of Plymouth," in 1633.
Edward DOTY was often in court either as a plaintiff or complainant in civil cases. Although, a large purchaser of lands at Yarmouth, Cohasset, and Dartmouth, he evidently did not live at any of those places, but made his home in the northern part of Plymouth. His will and an inventory of his estate are on record at Plymouth
The name DOTY was not a common one in those days, yet is was spelled in a variety of ways. Several variations were as follows; DOTEN, DOTIN, DOTTEN, DOTTIE, DOWTIE and DOTEY.
Reference The Doty/Shepperd and Allied Families by Carl V. Wright.
Submitted by Danny Lee Crosby of New Caney, Texas
The Children of Edward DOTY and Faith CLARK were.
1. Edward, Jr. b.1637
2. John, b. c1640
3. Thomas, b.c1641/42
4. Samuel, b. prob 1643/4
5. Desire, b.c1645/6
6. Elizabeth, b.c1647
7. Isac b. 1648/9
8. Joseph, b. 1651
9. Mary, b.c1653
NOMINATED TO AMERICA'S FIRST FAMILIES ANCESTOR ROLL OF HONOR BY;
EDWARD DOTY'S 13TH GENERATION GREAT GRANDSON
DANNY LEE CROSBY
of NEW CANEY, TEXAS
I saw your post on Greene Co., TN. I some down Thomas & Elizabeth's son John
McLain. The pages I am sending are from a diary of Rev. Dickey. He
interviewed people in Clay Co., Perry Co. Ky. This interview gives
Elizabeth's maiden name as Duff. There is a Thomas McLain living next to a
Elizabeth Duff in the 1790 NC census.
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, ourinclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams
John McLain was the son of Thomas McLain, 1771-1855, and Elizabeth Doty,
1773-1862. They came to Greene County from Wilmington, N.C. Thomas was said to be a true pioneer Babtist preacher. Thomas and Elizabeth had 10 children.
Sources: Family Bible and other documents of Mahala Florence McLain in the
possession of Isabelle B. Sams; Genealogical research by Doug Jenkins and Ralph McLain. Submitted by Isabelle Sams, Rt. 14 bx 224, Greenville, TN. 37743, and Douglas Jenkins.
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Thomas McLain4 Jun 1855$8,000
To wife, Elizabeth, Plantation where I live, provisions and profits from land, then it is to go to Jonathan who is to take care of us. Children: Jonathan, Daniel, Joseph, George, John, Clark, McNea, Nancy, Harvey, Deborah Henry, Elizabeth Vernon and Murrel. To son, Murrel McLain, 50 acres on Cany Creek, Executors: Sons Murrel and Jonathan McLain. Witness: James Murphey, James Davis, Michael Maltsbarger. Signes Thomas McLain
WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
THOMAS McLEAN, S 38939, Pennsylvania Line, 7th Regiment, Capt. A. Parker
State of Tennessee, Washington County } June 6, 1818. Third personally appeared before me Thomas Emmerson One of the Judges of the Circuit Court of Law & Equity for the first Judicial Circuit of sd State the subscriber
THOMAS McLAIN and in pursuance to an act of Congrefs of the United States entitled an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and navel Service of the United States in the Revolutionary War made & subscribed the following declaration after first being duly sworn -- Towit that he
said THOMAS McLAIN enlisted in the continental service in the Revolutionary
War at Little York in the State of Pennsylvania in the Company commanded
by Captain Alexander Parker of the 7th Pennsylvania Regiment (or line.)
that he continued in said Regiment and company from the time of his enlistment
until the end of the war, that he was enlisted by then Lieutenant John
Blair of Said Parkers Company of sd Regiment in 1775 that at the end of
the war he obtained an honorable discharge from said service from and under the hand of an officer named Fullerton (whose first name he does not now recollect that he kept said discharge for some considerable length of time untill by casuatly he has lost the same and had it not in his power now to produce it. he further states that he is now a citizen of Washington County of State of Tennefsee and has been a citizen of said county upwards of therty years that he is now aged sixty six years and is intirely destituteof property and so much reduced in circumstances that he with out the
afsistance of his country in the towment of the generous provision thereby
made will be and now is entirely dependant upon the charity & benevolence of
the vicinity in which he now resides he further states that he never has been
placed on any pension test of the United States nor has he ever before
this make any applications for the service he would also beg leave to state
that during the service which he rendered his country from the year 1777
the time of Enlistment until 1783 the date of his discharge. that he was
in the Battle of Germantown, Brandywine, Monmouth, Piola, Stony point,
greensprings and the Capture of the British army at Little York (in Virginia)
and that his own disclosure in the widened at this late period he has within
the compafs of his power except the proof of Lieutenant John
Blair under whom he enlisted herewith mmets the records or of the Amry
of the Revolution will evidence the same. Sworn to & subscribed before
me this day & date before written THOMAS M'LEAN
I do certify that I am satisified the above named THOMAS McCLAIN is in reduced Circumstances & stands in need of the assistance of his Country for support given under my hand this 9th day of October 1818 Tho: Emmerson
Addenda THOMAS McLEAN shortly after making the foregoing Declaration called on John Blair late a Lieutenant in the army of the Revolution to to provide his affordand of Enlistment & Service for five year but before the same could be provided, the sd John Blair died in consequence of which the same could not be provided but the sd John Blair on his death bed stated that he enlisted the sd THOMAS McLAIN & that he served as before stated by him and that the Rolls of the company to which sd Lieut. Blair belonged would the same this statement I make for sd McLAIN upon Oaths sworn to & subscribed
before me. John Blair Jr.
William F. Chester
Justice of peace
State of Tennesee, Washington County } November 9th 1818 I James V. Anderson
Clerk of the Coircuit Court of Law for sd County do certify that Thomas
Emmerson before whom the foregoing declaration was made is & then was one
of the Circuit Judges of sd State. I further certify that Wm. P. Chester
before whom the additional statement of John Blair was made is an acting
Justice of peace for sd County given under my hand & private seal having
no seal of office at this day & dates above Jas. V. Anderson Clk
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Sullivan County, TN, Abstract of Pensions, Pg. 9
THOMAS McLAIN of New Jersey Service, S 38933. Applied in Washington County,
TN June 1818. States he was in the militia service of the Revolutionary
War to Ambury in the State of Jersey early in the Revolution and afterwards;
when the flying camp was formed he was enlisted in same for a short period
after which service in said camp, he enlisted in the regiment - regular
army of the Revolution on the Continental service sometime in 1776 as well
as he now recollects a fifer under Lt. Duncan in Capt Reed's company, Col
Hazen regiment or brigade or commonly called the Congress one, which was
made up of men and company collected through the U.S. and served for six
years and 8 months and was discharged in 1783 at Pompton Plains in New
Jersey by Gen Hazen, then Colonel Hazen, that he kept his discharge for
many years and until this last war when he entered again the service of his country for eighteen months and by the vilany of some person when in service was robbed of pocket book and all papers among which was his
discharge, that during said service was in Brandywine battle at the taking of
Cornwallis and several other battles that he is now aged 63 and states he is now a citizen of Sullivan County, Tennessee and has resided within the United
States ever since his discharge from the army of the Revolution.
STATE OF TENNESSEE: KNOX COUNTY 1820 July session 6 July 1820 personally
appeared THOMAS McLAIN or McCLAIN age 65 resident in Knox Co Tenn stated then
he served six years and 8 months in the Revolution, states he has a wife age
about 47, and he and wife are the only persons in family.
ELLIZABETH MCLAINPage 612
Wife of Thomas McLain decd. To grand-daughter, Sarah Elizabeth daughter of my son Jonathan, horse and saddle. To grand-daughter, Elizabeth daughter of my son Joseph, a spinning wheel. To my three daughters, Nancy Harvey, Deborah Henry and Elizabeth Vernon - my wearing clothes. To my son, Jonathan and wife Catharine, all household furniture for their kind care of me.
Executors Son - Murrel McLain.
Dateds March 11, 1856.
Witnesses& William Niel, Lewis S. Ball.
Signeds Elizabeth X- McLain
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