Ezra Southard Doty

1820–1892 (Age 71)
Mifflintown, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ezra Southard

When Ezra Southard Doty was born on 21 September 1820, in Mifflintown, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Henry Doty, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Kenney, was 22. He married Elizabeth Cross on 15 April 1841. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Springfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and West Virginia, United States in 1870. He died on 21 March 1892, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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Ezra Southard Doty
Elizabeth Cross
Marriage: 15 April 1841
William Jerome Doty
Samuel Logan Doty
Edmund Cloid Doty
Sanford Lemoin Doty
George Nelson Doty
Everella Cecelia Doty
John Lee Doty
Ezra Southard Doty Jr
Elizabeth Abelline Doty
Owen Parker Doty

Spouse & Children

15 April 1841


  • William Jerome Doty


  • Samuel Logan Doty


  • Male1846–1922Male

  • Male1848–1926Male

  • George Nelson Doty


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1793–1866Male

  • Elizabeth Jane Kenney




  • Male1818–1897Male

  • Male1820–1892Male

  • Elizabeth Damaris Doty


  • Hiram Allison Doty


  • Milo Lee Doty


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 4

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 24

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

English: probably an early variant of Doughty .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • E S Doty, "United States Census, 1880"
  • E ? Doty, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Ezra L Dotey, "United States Census, 1870"

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