Charles Doty

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Charles Doty (August 17, 1824 – December 17, 1918) was a Wisconsin pioneer, surveyor, United States military officer, and state legislator.[1]

Doty was born in Green Bay, Michigan Territory, on August 17, 1824[2] and was a descendant of Mayflower immigrant Edward Doty.[3] He was trained to be a civil engineer and surveyor in Derry, New Hampshire.[2] He was the son of Wisconsin territorial governor James Duane Doty and served as his father's private secretary.[2] Doty married Sarah Jane Webster in 1846,[2] and they had three sons.[3] He served in the United States Army during the Civil War.[2] After the war, Doty took inventory of supplies for the Native Americans and eventually retired to St. Andrews in Bay County, Florida, where he died.[2][4][5]

In 1848, he served in the 1st Wisconsin Legislature[2] as a Whig member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.[6]


  1. ^ Bio data
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Doty Played Feature Part in State History". The Capital Times. April 11, 1919. p. 6. Retrieved March 18, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ a b "Neenah Teacher Completes Genealogical Table of Doty Family after Long Research". The Post-Crescent. July 26, 1939. p. 8. Retrieved March 18, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Colonel Charles Doty, Wisconsin Historical Society
  5. ^ Obituary
  6. ^ Wisconsin State Legislature Archived December 9, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.

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