Welcome to my family history blog. I hope you enjoy your time with the ancestors. My mother's ancestral lines begin in Orange County, New York extending into New England. Augusta County,Virginia is home to my father's family. Do you have a question or suggestion? Leave a comment or contact me privately using the 'Contact Me' box below.
Copy of Lewis P. Doty and Emily Taylor Marriage Certificate
Great grandparents Lewis Penny Doty and Emily (Wight)
Taylor were married Jan. 22, 1897 at Port Jervis, Orange Co., New York.
From the Port Jervis Union,
Monday, Jan. 25, 1897
Lewis P. Doty of Slate Hill and Emily Taylor of Port Jervis were united
in marriage in Port Jervis, Friday night, by Rev. George E. Gillespie
Lewis Penny was born August 17, 1867 in Ulsterville,
Ulster Co., NY. His parents were Albert Doty and Fanny Jane Bennett. The
marriage certificate states Lewis Penny was born in Slate Hill. That’s not true
although he was living in the Slate Hill area when he married.
Emily Taylor was born Emily Wight Sept. 13, 1870 in the
Town of Wawayanda, Orange Co., NY to Richard Wight and Emily Brundage. You’ll
notice her marriage certificate says this is her 1st marriage but
this isn’t the case. Emily was married previously to Ellsworth Taylor Sept. 24,
1887 in Goshen, NY. They had a daughter, Mabel, born August 4, 1891. Ellsworth
was a drinking man and met his end much too soon because of it. He died April
18, 1896 near Springside, (Town of Wawayanda) NY. The local newspaper headline
says it all:
ELLSWORTH TAYLOR KILLED BY THE CARS
FOUND ALONG THE S. & W. TRACKS
He Had Bought a Horse, Became Intoxicated, Horse Escaped--He Started to
Recover It, and When Night Came Got in Front of a Train
[Middletown Daily Press,
Middletown, New York, Monday, April 20, 1896]
Emily was pregnant when Ellsworth was killed as Harrison Benjamin Taylor was born about
six months later on Oct. 4, 1896 in Port Jervis, NY.
Not even four months
later, Emily married Lewis Penny Doty bringing financial stability to her
family. The Taylor children were raised in Lewis Penny’s home. A few years
later on Oct. 3, 1901 my grandfather, Frank Leroy Doty, was born. His sister,
Florence Adelia Doty, followed on Sept. 19, 1903.
Lewis Penny and Emily
lived in the Wawayanda and Middletown/Wallkill after their marriage.