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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 P30302  Doty Family in America
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2021 

    Father Jabez COBB,   b. 06 Sep 1721, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah BARTLETT,   b. 25 Apr 1733, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 16 Nov 1750  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6023  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)