We have added three new volumes to the searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880:
- Doty, Edward (Vol. 11, part 1)
- Doty, Edward (Vol. 11, part 2)
- Doty, Edward (Vol. 11, part 3)
This database is being constructed from the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) very well-known series of books Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620 which document the first generation of descendants of the Pilgrims. Through our partnership with GSMD, American Ancestors is delivering this database with a full index of the fifth-generation descendants, and their children, coupled with the page images for those people.
Edward Doty was a planter. He traveled on Mayflower as a servant to Stephen Hopkins. Within months of landing at Plymouth, Edward fought in what Bradford called “the first duel fought in New England.” The incident was between him and Edward Leister, a fellow servant of Stephen Hopkins. Both parties were wounded but not killed, and received punishment for their involvement. Edward was likely near the end of his servitude at that time. In 1635, Edward Doty married Faith Clark, with whom he had nine children. He died in Plymouth in 1655. This biographical information is also available on the American Ancestors Mayflower 2020 site here.
These three volumes adds 55,000 new searchable names, bringing the total to 275,000 for the database in total. The graphic below shows the top 50 last names that have been indexed for Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880. This database index includes birth, baptism, marriage, death, and deed records for these individuals, and where available, the names of parents and spouses.
This update is made possible by the invaluable efforts of our team of volunteers, including; David, Anderson, Nancy Borman, Jeanne Brown, Fran Danico, Jackie Horton, Jan Livingston, Margaret Parker, and Rich Wood. We appreciate the work of all our volunteers. If you would like to join the team please contact Bianca Renzoni, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.