1871 – Sarah Collins Doty Dies

On this date Sarah Collins Doty died in Oshkosh. She was born in 1800, in Whitesboro,  New York. The daughter of Oliver Collins and Catherine Kellogg, she married James Duane Doty on April 14, 1823 in Whitesboro, New York. The Dotys lived briefly in Detroit where James served as first federal judge for the western Michigan Territory. They relocated to Prairie du Chien, Green Bay, and finally Fond du Lac County as Doty advanced in his legal career. Doty was appointed Territorial Governor in 1841 and served until 1844. During his tenure, the Dotys resided on Doty Street in Madison. Sarah Collins Doty gave birth to four children, all of whom lived to adulthood. After her husband died in 1865, she lived with her daughter in Oshkosh until her own death in 1871. Sarah Collins Doty is buried in Riverside Cemetery. [Source: , by Nancy G. Williams, pg. 11]