Sunday, June 19, 2011

Black Sheep Sunday: Doty

"The first duel of New England is said to be that between Edward Doty and Edward Leister, servants of Steven Hopkins. They fought with sword and dagger and both were wounded. Having no statute agains the offense, the Pilgrims met in council to determine the punishment. It was, according to observers, exemplary. The parties were ordered to be tied together, hand and foot, and to remain twenty-four hours without food or drink. The intercession of their master and their own entreties procured their release before the sentence was carried out."   (http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/enquirer/front.htm)

Edward is my 10th great grandfather.  My line from him is:
Edward Doty
Samuel

Samuel
John
Samuel
Samuel
Jesse
Francis
Mary Louisa
Myra Belle Hulse
Ethyl Maxine Shelton
Mom
Me

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