I. How to read this genealogy.
     This genealogy is in the form of an outline where each
     entry in the outline contains biographical information
     about an individual. Each individual's children are listed
     on the next level of the outline below and to the right of
     the entry for that individual.  An individual's
     grandchildren are shown two levels below that individual,
     grouped under the grandchildren's parents.  Thus the
     outline continues, going down and to the right one level
     for each generation.
     Each biographical entry begins with the person's name,
     surname first, followed by his birth date and birth place
     if they are known.  Surnames are always given in capital
     letters.  When a father has more than one wife, the mother
     is indicated after the child's name as "by 1", "by 2", etc.
     Whenever an event like birth, marriage, a move, or death is
     listed it is followed by the date and place if known, the
     date preceding the place.  Dates are always given in
     YYYY/MM/DD format, with < meaning before and > meaning
     after.  If the day or the day and month are not known, they
     are omitted.  For example the death of Edward Doty's fourth
     son, Samuel, is given as 1715>9/18<11/8, which means in the
     year 1715 after September 18 (when he signed his will) and
     before November 8 (when the will was submitted to the
     This genealogy does not abbreviate born with a b. as many
     genealogies do; the date and place following a person's
     name is always the date and place of birth.  Other
     abbreviations are as follows:
          c. stands for circa, around, or about.
          d. stands for died.
          m. or m1., m2., etc. stands for married, or married
              first, married second, etc.
          p. stands for page.
          prob. stands for probably.
          r. stands for removed or resided.
          v. stands for volume.
     References are given in parentheses, each source is
     represented by one to three captal letters, which can be
     looked up in the list of references.  Two of the major
     references are Ethan Allen Doty's "The Doty-Doten Family in
     America", represented by a single D followed by either the
     number he assigns to each Doty descendant or a page number,
     and the Pilgrim Edward Doty Society's "Descendants of
     Edward Doty, Mayflower Passenger", represented by PED
     followed by a volume and page number.

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