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Benjamin DOTY

Male 1691 - 1746  (54 years)

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  • Name Benjamin DOTY 
    Born 14 May 1691  Piscataway, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1746  Princeton, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID P175  Doty Family in America
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2021 

    Father Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In recent years the Mayflower Society has denied that the Benjamin Doty/Doughty who married Abigail Whitehead was the Benjamin Doughty who was the son of Samuel Doty. On page 7 of Volume 11, Part 2 of their publication "Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, they state, "With respect to son Benjamin, Doty Gen. says that 'in all probability, under the name Benjamin Doughty, he m. Abigail Whitehead...' However, the Benjamin Doughty who m. Abigail Whitehead in Jamaica, Long Island NY (license 23 Apr. 1720) was identified as 'of Flushing, carpenter.' His guardianship of Samuel Stockton, who descended from the Long Island Doughty and Whitehead families is further evidence that Benjamin Doughty, husband of Abigail Whitehead, was descended from Rev. Francis Doughty of Long Island, and not from Edward Doty of the 'Mayflower." They have since recanted on the supposition that Benjamin was descended from Rev. Francis Doughty, which is a well researched and documented family, and which has no place for Benjamin. Others counter this argument with the following: As to location in Long Island, Ethen Allen Doty says, in his book "Genealogies of Long Island Families, "Members of both the Doty and Doughty families frequently settled in the same town, and lived, neighbors, though seldom intermarrying. This was notably the case on the North Shore of Long Island in Westchester co., Dutchess Co., and Saratoga Co., in New York State, in New Jersey and in Maine." (Vol 1., p 336). Regarding the guardianship of 215-year-old Samuel Stockten when his parents had both died, Abigail whitehead Doughty/Doty was the first cousin of Samuel's mother, reason enough for them to have custody of Samuel, especially if the cousins had a close relationship. Finally, even the Mayflower Society has been unable to find any other information for Benjamin, the son of Samuel. Mayflower Society also states that Benjamin served in Col. Farmar's Regiment in 1715.

  • Sources 
    1. [S611500215] Register Births Marriages Deaths Piscataway, 1676 to 1790.

    2. [S611502524] between 11 March & 2 May, dates of writing and proving will.