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Two Elizabeth Jacksons - Conflicting Data on which one was Colonel John's daughter
 

Folks may run across the conflicting data concerning which man married Elizabeth, the daughter of Col. John Jackson and Elizabeth Seaman so I thought it would be good to address that issue.

The book The Doty-Doten Family in America by Ethan Allen Doty, 1897, pg 500, says "Isaac Doty, son of Isaac Doty and Elizabeth England, b Oyster Bay, NY abt 1673; m there Elizabeth Jackson, dau of Colonel John Jackson and Elizabeth Seaman. They lived Oyster Bay. . . "   And many folks have used this as the source for their connection to Elizabeth and her father, Colonel John Jackson (1645-1725), s/o Robert of Hempstead, L.I.

Ethan Allen Doty also wrote a book or article that was published in the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society publication The Record, Vol 43, July 1912, page 282, entitled The Doughty Family of Long Island.  In it he says "Charles Doughty b in Flushing, Queens Co, New York b 1667; m in Flushing, Queens County, New York, about 1690, Elizabeth Jackson, born in Flushing, Queens County, abt 1668."  He does not state who Elizabeth's parents are, so supposedly this could be a different Elizabeth.

BUT Col. John Jacksons 1724 Will names as one of his heirs, his daughter Elizabeth Doughty;
and
Long Island Genealogies by Mary Powell Bunker 1895, pg 220 says that Elizabeth, daughter of John Jackson and Elizabeth Seaman married Charles Doughty;
and
History of the Jackson Family of Hempstead, Long Island by Oscar Burton Robbins, 1951, pg 5 struggles with conflicting data both on Col. John's wife (or wives) and the issue of who Elizabeth married. He first says that Elizabeth m Charles Doughty abt 1673, but also lists Isaac Doty and two of Isaac's children saying the info came from the above Doty-Doten book.  On my copy of the book, someone has crossed out Isaac's name and changed the marriage date to Charles Doughty to be 1688; and also wrote in the name of one of Charles Doughty's children;
and
Descendants of Elias Doughty, History compiled between 1905 and 1960, transcribed by Antony Maitland, 1998, online, says Charles Doughty, b 1667 m at Flushing about 1690, Elizabeth Jackson, born at Flushing in 1666, died there in Jan 1758, daughter of Col. John and Elizabeth (Seaman) Jackson.

The children listed for Elizabeth and Charles Doughty, were born in about the same time frame as Elizabeth and Isaac's children, and are not named the same.

Studying the Doty book, the author says that only rarely have any of the Dotys used the spelling of Doughty and that one was James Doty.  Both the Dotys and the Doughtys settled on Long Island, just in different locations.   Isaac and his Elizabeth lived at Oyster Bay and Charles and his Elizabeth lived at Flushing.

The following 1698 Census for Flushing, contains the listing of Charles & Elizabeth and their first four children:
From: http://www.genealogy-quest.com/collections/nyflush.html
O'Callaghan, E. B., The Documentary History of the State of New York, Vol. 1, (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., Public Printers, 1850) pp. 432-437.
An Exact List of all Ye Inhabitants Names within Ye Towne of fflushing and P'cincts of Old and Young ffreemen and Servants White & Blacke &c. 1698:
Charles Doughty and Elizabeth his wife
John and Charles
Sarah and Elizabeth
1 negro black boy

So it looks like there were two Elizabeths and which one was the daughter of Col John?  On this website, I have indicated that the Colonel's daughter, Elizabeth, married Charles Doughty because I think the mention of Elizabeth Doughty in the Colonel's will swings the weight of evidence that direction.

Later:  But the final resolution of this apparent conflicting data is in the book "Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Edward Doty", Volume Eleven Part 3, Published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants 2000, page 9,  ISBN 0-930270-12-6.  Clay West Abrams, a member of the Mayflower Society, brought this book to my attention.  The Mayflower books are some of the best researched records available and I consider this the final answer to this question.  A quote from page 9:
     "Isaac Doty (Isaac, Edward) born in Oyster Bay NY prob. ca. 1672-4, but certainly by 9 Apr. 1674 since he was of age to receive a plot of land from George Downing on 9 Apr. 1695.  He was living 3 Apr. 1722, when Isaac Doty, Jr. was chosen to be a fence viewer.
     "He married prob. ca. 1700, ELIZABETH ________. Her maiden name may have been Jackson as reported by Seaman, but she was not the daughter of Col. John and Elizabeth (Seaman) Jackson as stated by (Ethan Allen) Doty. That Elizabeth Jackson m Charles Doughty."

Janie Kimble 29 Apr 2007

 

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