William Henry Doty

1793–1866 (Age 72)
Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Doty was born on 7 March 1793, in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Dr. Ezra Doty, was 25 and his mother, Damaria Hamlin, was 26. He married Elizabeth Jane Kenney on 2 April 1818, in Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Monongalia, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Greene, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 4 February 1866, in Adel, Dallas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Dallas, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Doty
Elizabeth Jane Kenney
Marriage: 2 April 1818
Lorenzo Hamilton Doty
Ezra Southard Doty
Elizabeth Damaris Doty
Hiram Allison Doty
Milo Lee Doty
Elizabeth Areline Doty
James Parker Doty
Martha Ellen Doty

Spouse & Children

  • Male1793–1866Male

  • Elizabeth Jane Kenney


2 April 1818
Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States


  • Male1818–1897Male

  • Male1820–1892Male

  • Elizabeth Damaris Doty


  • Hiram Allison Doty


  • Milo Lee Doty


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • John Doty


  • Ezra C Doty


  • Male1793–1866Male

  • Ezra DOTY


World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 19

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 26

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: probably an early variant of Doughty .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • W H Doty in household of Ezra S Doty, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William H Doty, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Henry Doty in entry for Martha E Doty, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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