Samuel Doty was born in 1809 or 1810 in Pennsylvania[1] to Jesse M. Doty (1784-1849). In the probate record of Jesse M. Doty's estate, Jesse's widow, Jane Doty, refers to Samuel as her son.[2] Samuel Doty died August 11, 1859, and was buried in the Campbellite Cemetery near his home in Oxford Township of Butler County, Ohio.[3]

Samuel Doty married Sally Morris on July 21, 1833, in Butler County, Ohio.[4] He married a second time to Mary Kincade.[5]This second marriage must have occurred between the death of Sally Morris on May 9, 1847[5] and the 1850 census where the oldest female in Samuel's household was Mary Doty, born in 1822 or 1823.[1]

The 1850 census shows four children living with Samuel and Mary Doty: Morris, age 13; Isaac, age 12; Jane, age 4; and Osborne, age 2.[1] The estate of Samuel Doty, which was filed March 21, 1861, lists his children as: Hiram O. Doty, age 12; Edmund Doty, "aged 9 years next October"; Banthena Doty, age 6; Clarissa Doty, age 4; Samuel Doty, age 1; and Jane.[6] Because of their closeness in age, Osborne and Hiram O. are likely to be the same child, represented here as Hiram Osborne Doty. Since Osborne was two years old at the time of the 1850 census, he was born in 1847 or 1848, and thus he could be the child of either Sally Morris or Mary Kincade. Here he is arbitrarily placed with May Kincade's children.

In March of 1842 Samuel Doty purchased lot 6 in section 3 of Oxford Township, Butler County, Ohio, containing 58 acres and a brick house, appraised at $175 in 1836. Samuel Doty's widow, Mary, sold this farm in 1890. Today the land is part of Hueston Woods State Park and the house is part of the Pioneer Farm and House Museum.[7]

Pioneer Farm and House Museum.JPG Samuel Doty's house in 1990.

Samuel Doty was a prominent member of the Christian Church, which was organized in 1844 in what was known as the Doty Settlement.[8] The Christian Church was also known as the Campbellite Church or the Disciples of Christ.[9] The Doty children attended school in a log structure which was erected near the church.[8]


Offspring of Samuel Doty and Sally Morris (c1815-1847)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Morris Doty (c1837)
Isaac Doty (c1838)
Jane Doty (c1846)

Offspring of Samuel Doty and Mary Kincade (c1822-aft1888)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hiram Osborne Doty (c1848)
Edmund Doty (c1852)
Banthena Doty (c1855)
Clarissa Doty (c1857)
Samuel Doty (c1860)



  1. ^ a b c US Census, 1850, Oxford Township, Butler County, Ohio.
  2. ^ Butler County, Ohio, probate records, Jesse Doty.
  3. ^ Stroup, H. Butler County Cemetery and Church Records.
  4. ^ Daughters of the American Revolution, Early Marriage Records of Butler County, Ohio, p. 51. The International Genealogical Index gives August 22, 1832, as the date of this wedding.
  5. ^ a b The Pilgrim Edward Doty Society, Descendants of Edward Doty, Mayflower Passenger, 1993, vol. 4, p. 179.
  6. ^ Butler County, Ohio, probate records, Samuel Doty.
  7. ^ Oxford Museum Association, Inc. "The Pioneer Farm and House Museum", pamphlet from 1990.
  8. ^ a b A History and Biographical Cyclopedia of Butler County, Ohio. 1882, pp. 504-505.
  9. ^ Hardwick, Elizabeth. "Wind from the Prairie" in Sontag, Susan Ed. The Best American Essays 1992. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1992.



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