|Birth: ||Dec., 1847|
|Death: ||Jul. 17, 1929|
Father: Jim Shepard (born in Kentucky)(Based on death certificate)
This article written about this family was published in 1925. It certainly is inappropriate today, but does demonstrate attitudes of the time and tells some history of the family. I am posting it with mixed feelings. If someone from the family wants it removed, I will do so immediately.
Kemp Doty, a respected old colored man living in the Lewisville suburb of our city came in to renew his Daily Courier-Gazette subscription. He worked for about thirty years at the McKinney compress. A few years ago he suffered a partial stroke of paralysis of his right side incapacitating him for further hard labor. There are five of the Doty brothers all of them readers of the Daily Courier-Gazette and respected McKinney negroes. They are Prof. E. S. Doty for eighteen or twenty years principal of the McKinney colored school; Kemp Doty, Douglas Doty, Darius Doty and Layne Doty. They are all home owners and two of them - Prof. E. S. Doty and Douglas Doty, also own little farms near McKinney. Three of them - Douglas, Darius and Layne Doty all work for the McKinney Compress Company, having worked for periods of from five to twenty-five years each. They have one sister who is the wife of D. Kirkham who lives in North McKinney. Their ages mother Agnes Doty is also living. She was a slave of the Muse family and is now somewhere in her eighties and also resides in McKinney. Her husband, Dave Doty, died in McKinney a few years ago. Dave Doty and wife were old time Southern slaves, respectful, industrious and obedient to their white masters who took good care of them and instilled principles of correct living in them by both precept and example. Dave and Agnes raised a family of respected children as the facts above referred to set forth and indicate. These Doty children and descendents are never in trouble or in the toils of the law. Possibly six or seven of these children have been given college educations by their parents and two or three of them are now away in college at Prairie View State Normal or other colored colleges of the state. Two or Three other children are engaged in teaching schools for their race in McKinney or elsewhere. It is a pleasure to give credit where credit is due to white or black and we especially take pleasure in conferring ti the humble, industrious and useful lives of the Doty family back for three generations and commend them as worthy of emulation for other members of their race.
"Doty Family, EARLY SETTLERS OF COLLIN COUNTY." Collin County, Texas History and Genealogy Webpage by Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries, Inc.,
Information from Michael Timmons:
I have learned that Agnes' parents were
Louis Minor & Melvina Minor both born in Virginia in 1815. I believe that Melvina Minor is buried in this cemetery.
Edward Sewell Doty (1866 - 1947)*
Kemp Doty (1868 - 1954)*
Douglas Doty (1870 - 1951)*
Lane Doty (1892 - 1942)*
Margie Doty Kirkum (1897 - 1960)*
Created by: Sherry
Record added: Feb 18, 2012
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