Daniel Doty was born circa 1761 to John Doty (c1725-bef1803) and Sarah Clark (?-?) and died 8 May 1848 in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, USA of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Potter (c1767-1789) 20 December 1787 in New Providence, New Jersey. He married Elizabeth Crane (1771-aft1847) 1 May 1794 .

From September 10 through October 23, 1790, Daniel Doty traveled from New Jersey to Columbia, Ohio, where he joined the militia. In 1791 he escorted Presyterian preacher James Kemper from Danville, Kentucky, to Columbia. In 1792 he traveled back to New Jersey via the the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and by sea from New Orleans to New York City. In the spring of 1796 he moved with his wife and children to the bank of the Great Miami River about a mile below present day Middleton in Butler County, Ohio, where he built a log cabin on land he had previously purchased. He was the first collector of taxes in his region.[1] In 1805 he was the resident owner of 2955 acres in Lemon Township, Butler County, Ohio.[2]


Offspring of Daniel Doty and Elizabeth Crane (1771-aft1847)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Joel Doty (1795-c1806)
Noah Doty (1796-c1803)
John Doty (1797-aft1885)
Daniel C. Doty (1799-1873) 9 August 1799 Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, United States 22 January 1873 Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, United States Mary Birge (1802-1834)
Catherine Crane (1812-aft1879)

Betsey Doty (1801-?)
Huldah Doty (1803-?)
Orpha Doty (1804-?)
Sarepta Doty (1806-?) 16 February 1806 Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, United States James Jewell (?-?)
Aretas Crane (?-?)

Joseph Doty (1808-?)
James Miller Doty (1809-?)
Jerusha Doty (1814-?)


  1. ^ McBride, James. Pioneer biography, sketches of some of the early settlers of Butler County, Ohio. Vol. 2. Cincinnati:Robert & Clark Co., 1871.
  2. ^ Hover, John C., et al. Memoirs of the Miami Valley. vol. 2 p. 425. Chicago: Robert O. Law Co., 1919.

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • Doty, Ethan Allen. The Doty-Doten Family in America. Brooklyn, NY: Published by the author, 1897, pp. 321-323.
  • Mayflower Families Through Five Generations Vol 11 Edward Doty. Plymouth MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1996.
  • The Pilgrim Edward Doty Society. Descendants of Edward Doty, Mayflower Passenger 1993.