Debbie, I am also a descendant of Thomas R. Doty through his son David A. Doty. As you probably already know, David married Lorinda Rutherford. I am the greatgrandaughter of David and Lorinda's daughter Mary Elizabeth Doty. She married John Wesley Waters. Thier daughter Ellen Lorinda Waters was my grandmother. She married Oliver Bornie Warn Hendrix in Butler, Co. MO. My Mother Barbara Elaine Hendrix is Ellen and Oliver's last child. We are also researching Thomas R. Doty but are like you and haven't been able to find anything on him. their are several Thomas's in NY. but none of them are our Thomas R. Doty.