Friday, March 21, 2014

Lewis Penny Doty Marries Mrs. Emily Taylor

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
Hymeneal Notes
 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:



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.

Lewis and Emily Doty

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