Jesse Doty was born 9 October 1784 in New Jersey to Samuel Doty (1765-1829) and Mary Brown (1761-1844) and died 17 August 1849 in Ohio, USA of unspecified causes. He married Jane Unknown (c1793-?) . Ancestors are from the United States.

Robert Craig in Butler County, Ohio, Marriages 1803-1823 shows that Jesse Doty married Nancy Gregory on August 1, 1816. If this is the Jesse Doty who is the subject of this article, Nancy Gregory was probably not his first wife, as his son Samuel was born in 1809 or 1810 in Pennsylvania, as shown by the 1850 census of Oxford Township, Butler County, Ohio. Apparently she was not his last wife, as the Butler County probate record for Jesse Doty shows that in September, 1849, Jane Doty relinquished her right to administer the estate of her late husband Jesse. She requested that her sons Samuel and John be appointed in her place. The 1850 census of Oxford Township, Butler County, Ohio, shows 56-year-old Jane Doty, who was born in Delaware, living alone. It is possible that the Jesse Doty who married Nancy Gregory in 1816 was not the Jesse Doty who is the son of Samuel Doty (1765-1829), or it is possible that Jesse Doty had three wives. Pending further information, this record shows a single wife named Jane.


Offspring of Jesse M. Doty and Jane Unknown (c1793-?)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Samuel Doty (c1810-1859) 1810 Pennsylvania, United States 11 August 1859 Sally Morris (c1815-1847)
Mary Kincade (c1822-aft1888)

Margaret Doty (1813-1882) 2 February 1813 Pennsylvania, United States 25 March 1882 Isaac Ridenour (1806-1889)

John Doty (c1816-?) 1816 Ohio, USA Mary Unknown (c1824-?)
Mary Murphy (?-aft1848)

Jesse J. Doty (1818-1889) 17 July 1818 Ohio, USA 30 December 1889 Mary Ridenour (1821-?)

Jane Doty (1822-?) 1822 Ohio, USA James Smith (?-?)

Aaron Doty (1822-1842)
Francis Doty (1826-?) 25 December 1826 23 November 1901 Elk Grove, California, USA Maria E. Unknown (1836-1911)

David Doty (1834-?) 1834
Mary Doty (?-?)


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • Butler County Ohio probate records, Jesse Doty.
  • The Pilgrim Edward Doty Society, Descendants of Edward Doty, Mayflower Passenger, 1993.
  • Executor of D. Doty deceased vs. Stephen Doty et al
  • Stroup, H. Butler Co Cemetary and Church Records, suppliment vol. 1 p.44.
  • US Census, 1820, Oxford, Butler, Ohio.
  • US Census, 1830, Oxford, Butler, Ohio.
  • US Census, 1840, Oxford, Butler, Ohio.
  • US Census, 1850, Oxford, Butler, Ohio.