Reality TV shows like “Who Do You Think You Are” follow celebrities as they discover their ancestry – sometimes including notable people of the past. Working in the opposite direction, here are some notable descendants of Edward Doty.
Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)
Famous Doty Kin
Here are a some Doty kin – in no particular order – who became famous, prominent or notorious.. Go to Wikipedia for their stories.
|John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.||1872-1933||10th Gen.||Governor of Massachusetts; 30th President of the United States|
|Eliphalet Remington||1793-1861||?||Inventor; Founder of Remington Arms Co.|
|James Duane Doty||1799-1865||7th Gen.||Territorial Governor of Wisconsin; Congressman|
|4th Gen.||Paymaster General of Continental Army|
|James Otis, Sr.||1702-1778
|4th Gen.||Attorney General of Massachusetts Province|
|James Otis, Jr.||1725-1783
|5th Gen.||Revolutionary War Patriot|
|Samuel Allyn Oits
|1740-1814||5th Gen.||Revolutionary War Patriot; Secretary of U.S. Senate|
|Mercy Otis Warren||1728-1814||5th Gen.||Revolutionary
|Harrison Gray Otis||1765-1848||6th Gen.||Federalist Party Leader; U.S. Senator; Mayor of Boston|
|Sile (Silas) Doty||1801-1876||7th Gen.||Outlaw|
Do you know of any other famous Doty kin? If Wikipedia lists his/her story, then we’d like to list him/her here.
Doty Soldiers, Sailors & Airmen
Doty kin have served in the military from the founding of our country: Samuel Doty, Edward’s son, served as a lieutenant in the Piscataway (NJ) Militia Company. Here are those in Edward’s Tree whom we have identified as soldiers, sailors, and airmen.
Many Doty kin became preachers in their day. Here are those in Edward’s Tree whom we have identified as “men of the cloth”.
Doty Places in America
The following places in America are named “Doty” (although we don’t know which, if any, are named after Edward’s descendants). Do you know anything about them?
- Doty County, Minnesota – former name of St. Louis County (Duluth)
- Doty, Michigan – named after Marcus A Doty
- Doty, Nebraska – post office from 1881-1902
- Doty, Oklahoma
- Doty, Washington – named after C.A. Doty, sawmill operator
- Doty Hills, Washington
- Doty, Wisconsin
- Doty Island, Wisconsin – named after James Duane Doty (see above)