Sunday, February 27, 2011

A New Chapter

Between Facebook and my other blog I forgot that those of you who follow me here have no idea what is going on in my life right now. It took an email from Mary Warren at Mary's Musings to point this out to me. Thanks Mary! Here's what has been going on, with a little background information.

Way back in March of last year, based solely on pictures and a quick walk through by my sister-in-law, we bought a mobile home in Orlando, Florida. It was too good a deal to pass up but we were still at least two years from our plan to retire.

In April I had surgery on my foot to correct a previous surgery. My mother became very ill. I did not heal as I should have. Fast forward to July and while still on crutches I fell and broke the other side of my foot. We finally got to Florida to see our new place but being in a wheel chair we couldn't do much while we were here. We crunched numbers and made a new plan to retire at the end of the year. I went back to work in September in much pain but determined to work to the end of the year so our finances would be in order. Mom got better. Life improved.

In late October it was determined that I would have to have more surgery. It was put off until mid December which fit with the plans we had already made. Surgery went well and it was determined that I was allergic to the plate used in the earlier surgery. I felt better almost immediately. We would have been all set except -

We didn't get out of Snowville fast enough! My husband gave himself a hernia shoveling. So now it was his turn to have surgery. That went well but we had to count on others for snow removal and it snowed every day.

He finally was released by his doctor the last week in January and we hit the road. Made it as far south as Syracuse before we were stopped by snow - in the south. It's been bad everywhere this year! We finally arrived in Orlando at the very end of January.

It took a couple of weeks to get internet access. And as with any new place we are doing repairs and making changes. The weather here has been perfect so there has also been a lot of doing nothing but enjoying it! My husband seems to be completely healed. I'm getting around better everyday.

As for genealogy I have had some time to do a little work. Nothing exciting and mostly eliminating possibilities rather than making any new and wonderful discoveries. Once we got back online I had several emails for information and have poked around on those lines some.

I have no idea when I'll get back to regular posts here but we are starting to feel settled, so I expect it will be soon.

Thanks for following along!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Doughty, Douty, Dowty - Surname Saturday

I feel like I am just on the brink of pushing back another generation on my Doughty line. Close, but not quite there yet.

>>Pearl Vivian Camfield 1886-1972
>>>Susan Arazina "Rose" Graham 1852-1931
>>>>Elizabeth Doughty 1826-1880
>>>>>Littleton Doughty c1799-c1842
>>>>>>>Thomas S. Doughty c 1770-?

Thomas S. Doughty married Susanna Turner 2 Aug 1797, Northampton County, Virgina. They are siad to have had six children:
Thomas Doughty c 1798
Littleton Doughty c 1799-1844
William Doughty c 1800-1833
John Doughty c 1801
Caty or Catherine Doughty c 1803, married Mr Taylor
Margaret Doughty c 1804-1838, married William W. Andrews.

Beyond Thomas S. Doughty I'm just guessing but I think there may be a clue in the name of his son, Littleton. Of course if there is a family connection it could from the Turner side of the family but I found the following quite interesting.

So Anne Southey Littleton mentioned Rev. Francis Doughty in her will. This of course proves nothing but it is proving an interesting line to look at. Francis Doughty was quite a character and much has been written about him. So while I am at a standstill working back from Thomas I'll take a little detour and see if Francis leads me anywhere.