THE RECORD OF THE DOTY FAMILY.
The first record of the name Doty is believed to have been found in Surrey County, England in 1066, and believed to have been derived from the Anglo-Saxon nickname "the Doughty" meaning the strong and valiant and to have been adopted as a surname by the sons of one so called.
Families of this name were to be found at early dates in English Counties, they were prominent in Social, Civic, and Military life.
The first of the family in America was Edward Doty, who came when but a youth in the Mayflower in 1620. He joined the Pilgrims at London and came with them to Plymouth, Mass. He married Faith Clark in 1635 and their children were William, Faith, Edward, John, Thomas, Samuel, Desire, Mary Elizabeth, Isaac and Joseph.
, son of the immigrant Edward, married Sarah Faunce in 1663. Their children were, Edward, Sarah, John, Martha, Elizabeth, Patience, Mercy, Samuel, and Benjamin.
John, son of the immigrant Edward, was father of John, Edward, Jacob, Elizabeth, Isaac, Samuel, Elisha, Josiah, and Martha.
Thomas son of the immigrant Edward, resided in Middleton and was father of Hannah and Thomas.
Samuel, son of the immigrant Edward , who moved to New Jersey, was father of Samuel, Sarah, Isaac, Edward, James, Jonathan, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Joseph, Daniel, Margaret, John, and Nathaniel, this Samuel and his descendents frequently spelled their name Doughty.
Isaac,son of the immigrant Edward, frequently used the Doughty form, moved to New York and was father of Isaac, Joseph, Jacob, Solomon, James, and Samuel.
Joseph 1, youngest son of the immigrant Edward, resided at Rochester, Mass. His children were Theophilus, Elizabeth, Ellis, Joseph, Deborah, John, Mercy, Faith, and Mary.
John Doty, son of Joseph Doty, was born about the year 1706, and was married about 1732. And Jerry Doty, his son, was born about l740, married about l762. Sam Doty, son of Jerry Doty, was born about 1771, married about 1792. Joseph Doty, son of Sam Doty, was born in 1804.
[Jerry Doty, Captain under Gen.Morgan Battle of Coe Pen was fought on his place, and he was wounded there. Among those who distinguished themselves in the Revolutionary war were Waggonmaster General David Doty of Connecticut; Captain Samuel Doty of Pennsylvania; Lieutenant Colonel John Doughty of New Jersey and others.
Sam Doty was first settler of Warren County, Kentucky. His children were Jerry, John Daniel, Prudy, Joseph, Masten, Preston, and Featherson. Sam Doty was a Primitive Baptist Preacher. His father, Jerry, was an infidel. He moved from Kentucky to Indiana and later to Illinois, where he died. Maston and Preston died in Iowa. Preston's youngest son, Evans Doty, is a fiddler.
Joseph Doty (b 1804) came from Illinois to Missouri in 1836. His children were Polly, Sam, John, Daniel, Nancy, Eli, Joseph, Edward, Hannah, Valentine, Prudy and Davis. Joseph was the first Doty known to have settled in Barry County.
H. J. and V. A. DOTY
Aug. 17, 1941
Richard Collins' notes taken from Martha Ethel Price Garretts material to summarize the marriages of Martha Jane Malicote, July, 1995 :
Martha Jane Malicote
James K. Malicote
Nancy Martin Malicote
Martha Jane Malicote b ca 1830 Grainger County, TN
Married : William Baxter, Apr 18, 1847 Polk County, MO, died Greene County ca 1853-1854
Martha Jane Malicote-Baxter
Married : Samuel Austin, Oct 19, 1854
Martha Jane Malicote-Baxter-Austin
Marrried : John M. Baxter, ca 1859-1860
Martha Jane Malicote-Baxter-Austin-Baxter
Married : Henry H. Paxton, July 26, 1866, Lawrence County, MO, died Oct 15, 1866 in Illinois.
Martha Jane Malicote-Baxter-Austin-Baxter-Paxton
Married : Ezekial G. Brimmage, Mar 28, 1868, Greene County, MO
Martha Jane Malicote-Baxter-Austin-Baxter-Paxton-Brimmage
Married : Jessee King, Sept 1879, Barry County, MO
Additional Information Concerning
Martha Ann BAXTER DOTY
and her mother
daughter of James K. MALICOAT and Nancy MARTIN
by Martha Ethel PRICE GARRETT
According to our family's oral history, my grandmother, Martha Ann DOTY, was a midwife in Barry County, near Jenkins, Missouri. The family helped her gather herbs that were taken into Aurora. From there the herbs were sent to St. Louis to be made into medicine. After the herbs were made into medicine, my cousin Jewel (Jewel Anna Truhitte Collins) says, "Our grandmother (Martha Ann DOTY) went to a druggist in Aurora to pick up the medicine." I have not yet documented who the druggist was or who did the processing in St. Louis.
Circuit Court records show the State vs. Martha DOTY for practicing medicine without a license. The charges were first filed 8 December 1911, continued 8 March 1912, and dismissed 15 July 1912. I have not yet docwnented why they were filed or why they were dropped. The oral tradition concerning this is that "She went away to school and came back a full-fledged M.D." My cousin Jewel remembers, "Some nurses in Aurora gave Grandmother a dinner when she returned with her license to practice medicine."
In my research I have learned that it was not necessary to attend medical school for four years as it is today. During this period of history, it was possible to study under another doctor then take an exam. I have also come across several references to "reading medicine." I have a copy of what my mother always referred .to as our grandma's doctor book," but the first few pages are missing, so I do not know the name of the book or how she obtained it. I recall my mother once told me that a doctor gave it to her.
Martha Ann BAXTER DOTY, according to oral history, learned midwifery from her mother, Martha Jane. When Martha Ann was young, she went with Martha Jane on most of her calls. When Martha Ann was ten years old (1872), she began helping Martha Jane (b 1830, 42 years). The oral tradition is that Martha Jane helped a doctor in Springfield during the Civil War. This doctor is the one who helped Martha Ann when the "other doctors said she was practicing medicine without a license." I have found no documentation as to who the doctor was that Martha Jane helped.
There is also oral history indicating that Martha Jane's family came from France when there was a war there and that several members of the family were trained in medicine in France--one brother, a doctor, stayed there. The rest of the family left France. I believe that it is very possible that the fcanizy were Huguenot, as Martha Jane's branch of the family were always staunch Baptists. I hope in my research to determine if this was the MALICOTE (Sic) line, as I had always believed, or the MARTIN line. The oral tradition of other MALICOATS is that they are Scotch-Irish or English.
When I began my search, the information that I had from oral history was that Martha DOTY'S father was named "Jim" and that he was killed in the Civil War. I now have documentation that her father was John M. BAXTER and that an older half-brother, James H. BAXTER, was at one time her guardian. Martha Jane MALICOTE was married several times. I have copies of the various documents verifying these marriages, along with copies of the report from Dorothy Deck, C.G.R.S.
Summary of an affidavit sworn in Greene County, 8 February 1867: Martha Ann BAXTER, the only child of Martha Jane & John M.BAXTER, was born 16 April 1862. It appears that she was only 14 when she married Davis DOTY in January 1877.
James A. BAXTER, b. October 1858, was the son of John M. BAXTER by a previous marriage to Mary DESKINS who died a few months after he was born. Apparently Martha Jane took responsibility for his care until he designated his uncle Aaron A. BAXTER as his guardian. According to this affidavit, Martha Jane had two children under age 16 by her first marriage to William BAXTER: George W. BAXTER, b. 20 August 1857 and William BAXTER, b. 24 April 1855,
and she had other children by this marriage over the age of 16 at the time of the affidavit. It also states that she married Henry PAXTON, 10 August 1866, in Lawrence Co., Missouri, and that he died 15 October 1866, while visiting relatives in Illinois.
This affidavit also contains a sworn statement by James H. BAXTER that Martha PAXTON is his mother and that she is the same person who filed claim for a pension as Martha J. BAXTER, widow of John M. BAXTER. Other records show that a William BAXTER died in Greene County in 1853 or 1854. A Martha J. BAXTER married a Samuel AUSTIN, 19 October 1854.
GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI, PROBATE
FILE #379 - WILLIAM BAXTER
15 Nov. 1854 - Receipt of Martha Austin, to Elisha Headleel, Public Adm r . of Greene County for estate of Wm. Baxter, dec d. - $75.00
21 Nov. 1859 - Receipt of Martha Austin to Elisha Headlee, Public Adm r of Greene County for estate of Wm. Baxter, dec d. - $50.00
Allowed by Court 21 August 1860 - The estate of William Baxter deceased - to Samuel Austin to the Care Clothing and reporting of three children, namely :
James Baxter - aged about 6 years
Nancy Jane Baxter - aged about 3 years
William Mason Baxter - aged about 7 months
orphin heirs to the Estate of William Baxter deceased, late of Greene County, Mo. for the term of two years and some over the time being from about the 23 of October 1854 until about the 15 of December 1856. In all = $100.00
Final settlement of estate of Wm. Baxter, Dec d. to be made 3rd Monday in February 1861 by Elisha Headlee, Public Administrator. (No real estate shown - personal property sold at sale 19 Sept. 1857)
17 November 1863 - Receipt of Martha Baxter to Elisha Headlee public administrator of estate of Wm. Baxter, dec d. $187.95 'being full amount belonging to James H. Baxter, Nancy Jane Baxter and William A. Baxter miner heirs of estate of said deceased f or the support of said miners".
I believe that when Martha Jane made the 8 February 1867 affidavit, she did not mention this marriage and said that the children from the AUSTIN marriage were by her first husband, William BAXTER. It would have been very difficult to explain the BAXTER-AUSTIN-BAXTER-PAXTON marriages. Explaining three deceased husbands must have been a traumatic experience. Explaining the other marriage was probably more than she could cope with emotionally. This omission could have been done with the assistance of the county clerk because the affidavit was already complicated enough without mentioning the AUSTIN marriage, and as only the children of John M. BAXTER were receiving money from the government, it was less complicated if the AUSTIN marriage was omitted. Any information or interpretations will be appreciated.
Martha Ethel PRICE GARRETT
134 Royal Place
Santa Maria, California 93454
MISSOURI CENSUS 1880 - BARRY COUNTY
Mountain Township - 1 June 1880 born born born
005/005 KING, JESSEE WM 57 Farmer Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
Martha J. WF 48, Wife Mid-Wife Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Martha Ann s Mother
Baxter, William WM 23, Stepson Work on Farm Missouri Tennessee Tennessee b ca 1857
Baxter, Delila WF 5/12, GrandChild Missouri Missouri Missouri
Mountain Township - 4 June 1880
9/053 BAXTER, JAMES WM 30 Farming Missour Kentucky Tennessee
Baxter, Roda WF 27, Wife Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
Baxter, Martha WF 9, Daughter Missouri Misssouri Tennessee
Baxter, Roda WF 8, Daughter Missouri Missouri Tennessee
Baxter, George WM 6, Son Missouri Missouri Tennessee
Baxter, Rosetta WF 4, Daughter Missouri Missouri Tennessee
Baxter, James WM 1,Son Missouri Missouri Tennessee
Mountain, Township - 9 June 1880
5/120 DOTY, JOSEPH WM 42 Farmer Illinois Kentucky Louisiana
Doty, Catharine WF 39, Wife Arkansas Ohio Alabama
Doty, Martha J. WF 13, Daughter Missouri Illinois Arkansas
Doty, Rebecca WF 11, Daughter Missouri Illinois Arkansas
Doty, Nancy M. WF 7, Daughter Missouri Illinois Arkansas
Doty, Ella WF 5, Daughter Missouri Illinois Arkansas
Doty, Mary WF 3, Daughter Missouri Illinois Arkansas
Doty, Joseph WM 1, Son Missouri Illinois Arkansas
6/121 DOTY, DAVIS WM 27 Farmer Missouri Kentucky Louisiana
Doty, Martha (Ann) WF 18, Wife Missouri Kentucky Tennessee
Doty, Zrenda J. WF 2, Daughter Missouri Missouri Missouri
Doty, Joseph WM 75, Father (Dropsy of the Chest) Kentucky SCarolina S.Carolina
Doty, Hannah WF 67, Mother Louisiana Virginia Virginia
Dorothy M. Deck, C.G.R.S.
924 East Elm Street
Springfield, Missouri 65806 - May 23, 1981
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