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Waiting For Answers

I am just sitting here outside the tent with my coffee thinking about going fishing. I haven't done any researching this week, just waiting for the weekend to get back at it again.

We decided to go to the UEL cemetery renaming on Saturday afternoon, but we are going to stay in the area and visit Fort Erie afterward instead of going to St. Catherines to check out the Friends of the Loyalists Collection, we'll go in August instead, we'll have more time.

We are going to the Doan family reunion S…

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Surname Saturday - Doan

I have been waiting patiently for Ancestry to update the death records so that I can find out who the parents of my paternal great-grandmother, Harriet Doan Hines were. I assumed that my maternal 2nd great grandfather, A.C.Doan, and she were siblings until I found the obituary for my 3rd great-grandfather, Linus Doan and Harriet wasn't named as one of his children.

I made this assumption from information on my granduncle's delayed birth certificate. Since both of his parents were deceased when h…

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Surname Saturday - Doan, Doane

I have learned recently that I am a descendant of two different lines from my immigrant ancestor John Doane. As well as being descended from the Quaker Doans from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, I am also descended from the ones in the Cape Cod area through my 2nd great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Robbins Doan. She is a direct descendant of Benjamin Doane and Hannah Small.

Benjamin Doane was Daniel Doane, Jr.'s great-grandnephew, the great-grandson of Daniel's brother, Joseph. He was born in Harwic…

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I Am Sooo Going!!!

I just read my email and my Loyalist Trails came yesterday. There was an article in it about the 2010 Olympics and loyalist heritage. The article mentions an article in the Bicentennial Branch Newsletter by Ted Steele about the Doan family and some famous and infamous relations.

I was surprised to read the next article:

Doan Reunion and Aaron Doan UE Heritage Designation
The Port Colborne Heritage Committee will be honoring the name of Aaron Doan UE with a Heritage Designation and name change…

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Treasure Thursday - Doane Collection


I found this book at a yard sale, "Searching For Your Ancestors" written by Gilbert H. Doane. There is a lot of great information in it for amateur genealogists about how to research your family, where to look, what to look for, etc. It is the third edition printed in 1960. The first edition was printed in 1937. If anyone knows of a first edition available, I'm interested in getting a copy.
As for the Doan's Pills tin, I bought it from eBay a few years ago for a couple of dollars. James Doan inve…

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Tombstone Tuesday - Doan's Ridge Cemetery

Doan's Ridge Cemetery is located on Ridge Road near Welland, Ontario. The Doan families arrived in the Niagara area after the Revolutionary War from Pennsylvania.

 
The early Doan family gravestones are illegible.
  
My 3rd Great-grandmother, Polly Charlotte Doan
  
  

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The Willett Genealogy - Imperfect and Incomplete

I ran across the genealogies of the Willet families of England and America at InternetArchive.org. It has been an attempt to discover the origins of the branches of the families with the surname of Willetts/Willet/Willits in America and if and how they are related, written a century ago.


" It is not at all impossible that there are errors in this genealogy; and we will be pleased to have pointed out to us such as may be discovered. In the main, however, we believe it to be fairly perfect. The…

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Elijah Doane

My sixth great-grandfather, Elijah Doane, was born in Cape Cod, Massechusets, on April 3, 1694, the son of Daniel Doane, Jr. and Mehitabel Twining. His family was the first New England family to go to Pennsylvania in 1695 after getting a certificate of removal from the Middletown Monthly Meeting. His family was the first in the family to leave Cape Cod and the first to forsake the church and join the Society of Friends.
He grew up in Wrightstown, Bucks County and was married to Catherine Wilson…

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Deacon John Doane

Deacon John Doane

 


IN MEMORY OF JOHN DOANE

FOUNDER OF THE DOANE FAMILY IN AMERICA

BORN ABOUT 1590 - DIED FEBRUARY 1 1685

CAME TO PLYMOUTH ABOUT 1630 WHERE HE WAS DEACON OF THE CHURCH; DEPUTY TO THE GENERAL COURT; ONE OF THE ASSISTANTS TO THE GOVERNOR; MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE TO REVISE THE LAWS IN 1636; ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF EASTHAM IN 1644; DEACON OF THE FIRST CHURCH HERE AND DEPUTY TO THE COURT.

ERECTED BY HIS DESCENDANTS 1907


(plaque in Eastam Town Hall)

MR. JOHN DOANE WHO CAME TO PLYMOUT…

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