Elizabeth CASWELL

Female 1734 - 1784  (49 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth CASWELL 
    Born 07 Mar 1734  Rochester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1784  Amenia, Dutchess Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID P23297  Doty Family in America | Joseph2 Doty, Edward1 Doty
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2017 

    Father Peter CASWELL,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth BARNEY,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F10060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Samuel DOTY,   b. 1716, Rochester, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, Sharon, Litchfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1761  Amenia, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Zerviah DOTY,   b. 08 Feb 1763, Amenia, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1847  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     2. John DOTY,   b. 28 Dec 1769, Sharon, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1775  (Age 5 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F7055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Samuel SOUTHWORTH 
    Married Bef 1761 
    Children 
     1. Hannah SOUTHWORTH,   b. 01 Oct 1746,   d. 24 Mar 1814  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F15138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Southards were a wealthy and influential but not a numerous family at Sharon, and seem to have removed from there soon, as there is apparently no mention of the name there after the Revolution. They may be the same family of which prominent and distinguished members lived at Basking Ridge, NJ, and intermarried with Dotys there. Sons of their descendants claim a late English descent, but it is possible that they are of the Plymouth family of Southworths, descendants of the Edward Southworth, whose widow became the second wife of Gov. William Bradford.
      The opening of hostilities in the Revolution found Capt. Samuel Doty too old to engage in the active events of the war, but his sympathies must have been entirely with the patriot army, for all of his sons and many of his sons-in-law were officers in the service, and gained some distinction. His enterprises were generally financially successful, and he soon became a man of means and of social position, living liberally and educating his children well. His residence was about one mile south of the village of Sharon. Here he passed the later years of his live in quiet happiness, his large family of children well married and settled in the vicinity. Unfortunately an epidemic of smallpox raged through the village and vicinity in 1784, which carried off both Capt. Samuel and his wife. The very nature and extent of the disease prevented any records being made at the time, so that neither the dates of their deaths or the place where they were interred is known. No monument nor headstones mark the spot. Capt. Samuel was probably over seventy years of age at his death, and Mrs. Elizabeth Doty, as appears by records preserved, was sixty-seven. The deaths of the parents and the events connected with the close of the war and establishment of the Independence of the United States and of peace upon a permanent foundation, led to the separation of the children and to emigration to the North and West of many of them. Wherever they have located, the descendants of Capt. Samuel Doty of Sharon, CT, have taken high rank, many in the learned professions, others as men of enterprise in business circles, and all have inherited a measure of ability that speaks well for their ancestor. (Doty)

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