Stephen Doty was born 5 December 1800 in Pennsylvania, United States to Samuel Doty (1765-1829) and Mary Brown (1761-1844) and died 2 June 1874 Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, United States of unspecified causes. He married Rebecca Bake (1808-1885) 29 September 1825 in Franklin County, Indiana, United States.

Stephen Doty's birth date is based on his tombstone which reads "died June 2 1874 aged 73 ys 5 mo 27d." The census of 1850 shows that he was born in Pennsylvania, probably Irwin Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, where his father resided at the time of the 1800 census. In 1814 Stephen moved with his family to a farm in Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio. The farm was part of a quarter section of land that Stephen's father and his father's brother Daniel had purchased and then divided between themselves after selling off two 20-acre parcels. One of those 20-acre-parcels was resold to Stephen's brother John J. Doty, who resold it to another brother Samuel Doty Junior, both transactions occurring in 1818. Sometime after that Samuel Doty Junior sold the twenty acres to Stephen. On January 13, 1828, Stephen purchased from his father 16 acres adjacent to the 20-acre parcel. In 1830 Stephen signed a contract with his uncle Daniel to exchange 35 of the 36 acres he had thus acquired plus $325 in five annual installments for his uncle's share of the original quarter section amounting to 77.88 acres. No deeds were ever recorded for any of the transactions which occurred after the initial purchase of the quarter section in 1814. As a result when Stephen's uncle Daniel died in 1832, his executor could not obtain a valid title to the 35-acres he had purchased from Stephen. The lawsuit that followed confirmed all of the unrecorded transactions and ended with Stephen in possession of the 77.88 acres that had belonged to his uncle. By 1840 Stephen had moved to Oxford Township in Butler County where he owned 106 acres in section 18, a sawmill worth $75, and a distillery worth $150.[1]


Offspring of Stephen Doty and Rebecca Bake (1808-1885)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary J. Doty (-1873) 28 June 1873 Enoch W. Proctor (1826-)
Samuel B. Doty (1828-1871) 5 November 1828 Ohio, United States 15 October 1871 Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, United States Olive S. Adams (1831-1871)
Amanda Doty (1830-1864) April 1830 10 December 1864 Marker (?-?) Marker (?-?) David D. Dunbar (?-?)
David Doty (1834-) 1834
Barbary Ann Doty (c1835-) 1835 Ohio, United States Enoch W. Proctor (1826-)
Sara Jane Doty (1836-1837) 1836 Butler County, Ohio, United States 16 January 1837
Jeremiah Doty (c1836-c1836)
Julianne Doty (1838-c1839)
Catherine Doty (1839-1929) 29 March 1839 Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, United States 1929 Miller (bef1929-)
Lewis S. Doty (c1841-1848)
Stephen Gerard Doty (1844-1921) 13 April 1844 Oxford Township, Butler County, Ohio, United States February 1921 Union County, Indiana, United States Evarilla Steele Brown (1846-1937)
Adeline Doty (1846-) 1846 Thomas Shook (c1837-?)
Clarisa J. Doty (c1848-1906) 1848 Ohio, United States 1906 Asberry Jabez Harrison (1857-1937)
Franklin Bake Doty (1850-1935) 8 April 1850 Oxford Township, Butler County, Ohio, United States 17 May 1935 Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois, United States Esther Ann Davison (1853-1920)
Margaret A. Doty (c1852-?) 1852 George W. Chatten (c1846-?)


#g1: Offspring of Samuel Doty (1765-1829) and Mary Brown (1761-1844)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hannah Doty (1783-1865) 1783, New Jersey, United States 1865, Aaron Austin (c1777-1860)
Jesse M. Doty (1784-1849) 9 October 1784, New Jersey 17 August 1849, Ohio, USA Jane Unknown (c1793-?)
Jacob Doty (c1784-1866) 1784, New Jersey 23 October 1866, Indiana, USA Isabelle Trippe (1791-1874) + Margaret Garrigus (1795-1838)
William Doty (1786-1865) 1786, New Jersey, United States 1865, Randolph County, Indiana, United States Phebe Sutton (c1796-1865)
Samuel B. Doty (1786-1832) September 1786, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States 1832, Ohio, United States Margaret Moore (1794-1844)
Prudence Doty (1792-1863) 25 December 1792, New Jersey 17 October 1863, John Moore (?-?)
Elizabeth Doty (c1793-?) 1793, New Jersey , Moses Davison (?-?)
Joseph Doty (1795-1889) 1 May 1795, Pennsylvania, United States 6 November 1889, Independence, Warren County, Indiana, United States Euphemia Thompson (1801-1847) + Cynthia Ann Freeman (1812-1890)
Daniel Jonas Doty (1797-1889) 1797, Pennsylvania, USA 10 January 1889, Warren County, Indiana, USA Nancy Bullman (1811-?)
Rachel Doty (1798-1865) 1798, Pennsylvania, USA 1865, Daniel McClatchey
John J. Doty (?-?) 9999, Pennsylvania , Sarah Chivington (bef1816-)
David Doty (1798-bef1832) 1798, Pennsylvania, USA October 1831, Julianna (?-?)
Stephen Doty (1800-1874) 5 December 1800, Pennsylvania, United States 2 June 1874, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, United States Rebecca Bake (1808-1885)
Elijah Doty (1803-1860) 1803, Pennsylvania, United States 18 March 1860, Macoupin County, Illinois, United States Elizabeth Gough (1802-1888)
Mary Doty (?-bef1829) , 1829, James Davidson (bef1812-)

Last Will and Testament

The following is excerpted from the will of Stephen Doty filed in Butler County, Ohio:

  • To wife Rebecca Doty farm at Oxford Twp. being Lot Number 1 Section number 18 containing 106 acres.
  • To grandchildren Stephen Marker and Alonzo Marker children of my daughter Amanda Marker deceased $500 each.
  • To granddaughter Viola Doty daughter of Barbary Ann Proctor $300.
  • Residue to children of my deceased daughter Polly Procter, Barbary Ann Procter, Catherine Miller, Stephen G. Doty, Adeline Shook, Clarrisa J. Doty, and Franklin B. Doty...the children of Poly Proctor draw the seventh of their mother.
  • signed June 6, 1873

The probate file for Stephen Doty shows that he owned:

  • 40 acres in Decatur County, Indiana which was sold for $420.
  • His 106 acre farm in section 18 of Oxford Township, Butler County, Ohio, valued at $6222.51.
  • Other real estate in Butler County, Ohio, which was sold for $1564

The probate file lists the children of Polly Proctor as:

  • Mary C. Jordan
  • Louisa O. Jordan
  • Ollie Proctor
  • Amanda E. Hill
  • Rebecca J. Alexander
  • Clara J. Thurston


  1. ^ Smith Library, Oxford, Ohio, Doty folder.

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • Butler County, Ohio. Court of Common Pleas, September 1848, p308.
  • Butler County, Ohio. Death records, v.1, p.84.
  • Executor of D. Doty deceased vs. Stephen Doty et al
  • O'Byrne, Mrs. Roscoe C. Wedding Records of Franklin County, Indiana 1811-1852. Kokomo IN: Selby Publishing, 1985.
  • WorldConnect: db: :2540298, id: I531430758
  • US Census, 1850, Oxford, Butler, OH
  • US Census, 1870, Oxford, Butler, OH
  • Wills filed in Butler County, Ohio, Stephen Doty.