Elizabeth GILBERT

Female 1760 - 1815  (55 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth GILBERT 
    Born 08 Jun 1760  Brookfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aug 1815  Leverett, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P30095  Doty Family in America | Edward1 Doty, Joseph2 Doty
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2019 

    Father John GILBERT,   b. 28 Jul 1723,   d. 13 Jan 1806  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah ABBOTT,   b. 1725,   d. 1793  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 03 Nov 1744  Brookfield, Worchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James DOTY,   b. 06 Aug 1752, Plympton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1826, Bernhardston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 01 May 1785  Brookfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Dr. Lebbeus Edward DOTY, M.D.,   b. 30 Jun 1786, Brookfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1866, E. Smithfield, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    +2. Rachel DOTY,   b. 02 Jul 1788, Leverett, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1873, Montague, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
    +3. Elizabeth 'Betsey' DOTY,   b. 28 May 1790, Leverett, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1825, Leverett, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)  [natural]
    +4. James DOTY,   b. 03 Nov 1795, Leverett, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1857, Shelburne Falls, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
    +5. Joel DOTY,   b. 23 May 1798, Leverett, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
    +6. John DOTY,   b. 18 May 1800, Leverett, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1867, East Smithfield, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F5997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Her death was "greatly lamented for her many amiable qualities" (Doty-Doten book, 1897). At the opening of hostilities in the Rev. War, James Doty joined the patriot army. He fortified Dorchester Heights, and after the evacuation of Boston by the British, he was with the army about New York City and New Jersey. His rank was Commissary Sergeant. He was with Washington when he crossed the Delaware in December, 1776, and was present at the battles of Trenton and Princeton. For six months further he served in Rhode Island and then joined a privateer, of which Captain Hardy was in command, and made several trips with him. His sons relate that on one occasion, when delivering beef to the different mess squads, he came to a barrel marked "Beef T.", and suspecting that it was a choice morsel, he rolled it to one side till his own squad came up and delivered it to them. They found it to contain beef tongues, all meat and no bones. At the close of the war, he married and settled in Leverett, Mass. Mrs. Elizabeth Gilbert Doty is said to have been a most excellent wife and mother, with an intellect above the average and very well educated for the time in which she lived, indeed, as her grandchildren report, of superior attainments, and nearly all her children partook of the strong thirst for knowledge that she posessed. Many letters, still in existence, show her to have been of a poetic nature, and after the fashion of the day she wrote an acrostic for each of her family containing some kind wish and words of encouragement. It will be noted that James Doty along of the thirteen children of Edward Doten spells, as do all his descendants, the family name DOTY. He ws probably the first of his family to leave his native town of Carver, and in doing so to adopt the spelling generally accepted by the family away from the coast. (Doty)