Biography of John S. Doig
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Doig, John S., was born in Salem, Washington county, N. Y., November 7, 1843. He was educated in the district schools, and has always been a farmer. He enlisted twice, first September 4, 1861, in Co. A, 7th N. Y. Cavalry, and was honorably discharged March 31, 1862. August 6, 1862, he enlisted in Co. H, 123d N. Y. Vols., and participated in all the battles with his regiment until Chancellorsville; in this battle he was shot in the head and right arm, which completely disabled him; he was honorably discharged with his regiment at the close of the war. This regiment after the battle of Gettysburg was transferred from the Army of the Potomac, to the Army of the Cumberland. They were with General Sherman in his glorious march to the sea. March 17, 1869, he married Elizabeth Hunt of Greenwich, Washington county, N. Y. They have one daughter, Anna M. Abeel, living in South Glens Falls, N. Y. She has two sons, Elmer and Raymond. Mr. Doig's father, John B., was born at the old home in Salem, June 7, 1804. He married Margaret Steel of the same place; they had five children that grew to maturity; Robert, Mary, John S., Andrew and James, who was a soldier in the 112th N. Y. Vols.; he was killed at the battle of Cold Harbor in 1864. Mr. Doig died in 1880 and his wife in 1850. Mrs. Doig's father, Edward Hunt, was born in the town of Pittstown, March 12, 1812. He was educated in the district schools, and in his latter days was a farmer. He married Almira Pratt, of Cambridge, Washington county, N. Y. They had six children that grew to be men and women: Helen, Mary, Elizabeth, Delia, Adeline, and Edward. Mr. Hunt died January 1, 1893, and his wife July 15, 1888. Mr. Doig is a member of A. M. Cook Post of Greenwich, No. 326, G. A. R. The ancestry of the family is Scotch, English, and Irish.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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