Biography of John Doty of Pavilion, NY

John Doty, of Connecticut, married Olive E. Walker, of Rutland, Vt., and came to Covington in 1824, settling on 50 acres, which was finally increased to 1,000 acres, one mile south of the village, where he died in 1876, aged 74 years. He was captain of a boat on the Erie Canal and an active citizen. They were of Dutch descent, and had four children, one of whom, John C., is living. John C. Doty, who was born in Coyington, September 9, 1841, received a common school education, was reared on the farm, and after 19 years of age pursued that calling for seven years, when he took a contract to build 37 miles of the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railroad, between Salamanca and Eagle, and 35 miles of the new four track road on the N. Y. C. & H. R. Railroad. He has been engaged in speculation for the past six years. He is an F. & A. M. In August, 1871, he married Susan Fay Baker, daughter of Dr. Warren Fay, of Walpole, N. H., who, in 1796, when 21 years of age, came to Avon Springs, studied medicine, graduated at Castleton, Vt., and finally located in Pavilion, where he practiced his profession and was the leading physician for 50 years. Dr. Fay married Freelove Palmer; of Stonington, Conn. They were of English origin, and reared four sons and three daughters. Mrs. Doty has one daughter, Blanche, by a former husband. Her brother Casper W. is in Chicago in the insurance business, Joseph is in Hamilton, Neb., engaged in the lumber trade, and another, Lieut Col. Fay, served in the 151st N. Y. Inf., and is a partner of A. P. Laning, of Buffalo.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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