Posted By:Ron DeLord
Subject:Re: Texas Ranger Robert E. DOUGHTY, d. 22 March 1892
Post Date:August 04, 2009 at 14:18:03
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Forum:Duval County, TX Genealogy Forum
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Here what I put in my summary to the memorials. He enlisted under Doaty but his name was actually Doughty.

Unable to locate Doaty (Doughty) in 1860 census and the 1890 census was destroyed. The 1870 US census for Duval County reported that Robert, 10 (no last name recorded) and his sister, Mary, 8 lived with their mother, Elizabeth, 29, and their step father, Frank C. Gravis, 33, and step brother, Charles K., 4 months old. The 1880 US census for Duval County reports Robert E. Doughty, 20, living with his sister, Mary Doughty, 17, and his mother, Elizabeth Gravis, 39, and their step father, Frances C. Gravis, 42, and step siblings, Charles K. Gravis, 10, Irene Gravis, 8, James Gravis, 5 and Walter Gravis, 3. Robert was identified as a sheep raiser.

Frank C. Gravis (1837-1897) and Elizabeth Gravis (1841-1909) are buried in a family plot in the San Diego Cemetery in Duval County. Contemporary newspaper accounts report his body shipped to his mother in San Diego. While no cemetery records exist as to Robert E. Doaty or Doughty, there are empty spaces in the plot and it would appear he is buried here without a marker.

The Texas Adjutant General archives report dated March 22, 1892 that R. E. Doaty enlisted as a private in the Frontier Battalion, Company E, on March 1, 1892 and notes in handwriting that he was killed in action. His mother, Mrs. Frank Gravis was given his pay of $22 for 21 days of service.