Biography of Job Doty
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Doty, Job, was born on the old homestead at Melrose, N. Y., April 21, 1857 He was educated in the public schools and at the Lansingburgh Academy. He taught school ten terms, has been a farmer and, is now a produce and coal dealer. October 3, 1889, he married Nellie Chapman of Schuylerville, N. Y. Mr. Doty's father, John L., was born here November 12, 1812. He was educated in Lansingburgh Academy; he taught school and was a farmer by occupation. He married Olive R. Brown of this town and she was born in the year 1823. They had seven children, four sons and three daughters: Augusta, who died in infancy; Ormon J., John D., Antoinette, Job, Ida and Charles, who died at the age of twenty nine years. He was a member of the Masonic order. Orman J. married Jessie F. Eaton of Troy; they have two children: Ollie F. and Leonard. Mr. Doty died November 18. 1884, and his wife survives at this date, 1896. He was a captain in the State militia and in the home guards during the late war. Job Doty's grandfather was Orman Doty. This farm has been owned in the family for over 100 years without mortgage. Mr. Doty is a member of Victoria Lodge No. 680, F. & A. M., Phoenix Chapter, Lansingburgh. R. A. M., Bloss Council No. 13, R. & S. M., and Apollo Commandery No. 15. The ancestry of the family was Dutch and English.

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


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