James I. Doig, Sergeant, Co. C, 7th Florida Infantry

1839

  • August 11: James Irons Doing is born in Angus, Scotland to parents George and Margaret Irons Doig. James’ mother died shortly after his birth.

1841

  • Scotland Census taken in Dundee, Angus County, Scotland shows 2 year old James living with his siblings, his father and stepmother, George and Ann Doig. George is a machine maker by trade.

1860

  • July 20: The United States Federal Census taken in Alachua County, Florida shows a single James working as an engineer.

1862

  • March 20: Enlisted into the 7th Florida Infantry, Rank 3rd Sergeant in Gainesville, FL
  • May 1: Promoted to full 2nd Sergeant in 1862.

1863

  • February 1: Promoted to full 1st Sergeant.

1864

  • November 30: Fought at the Battle of Franklin. James was with Bullock on the Western Flank.

1865

  • April 26: Surrendered at Durham Station, NC
  • May 1: Takes Oath of Allegiance in Greensboro, NC

1866

  • February 22: James Doing and Frances Robertson are married.

1869

  • James was chairman on a committee to establish name and boundaries for Gainesville, Florida.

1870

  • June 2: The United States Federal Census taken in Alachua County, Florida shows James, a machinist, and Fanny living with their 3 young children: Mary, George and unnamed baby.

1875

  • Florida State Census shows James and Francis living in Alachua County.

1880

  • June 10:  The United States Federal Census taken in Alachua County, Florida shows James, a mill owner, and Francis living with children: George, Margaret and Annie. Also living with the family is a Belgian boarder, Francis Corcoran.

1885

  • July 15: Receipt from James’ Mill.

1895

  • James and E. Voyle patented a cotton gin.

1900

  • June 4: The United States Federal Census taken in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida shows James, a machinist, and Frances living with their adult daughter Maggie.

1904

  • June 3:  The Gainesville Star, Gainesville, Florida

1905

  • November 28: Gainesville Daily Sun, Gainesville, Florida

1906

  • January 27: Gainesville Daily Sun, Gainesville, Florida
  • March 29:  Gainesville Daily Sun, Gainesville, Florida

1908

  • January 9: Gainesville Daily Sun, Gainesville, Florida

1910

  • April 16: The United States Federal Census taken in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida shows James, a machinist manufacturing cotton, and Francis living with their daughter Margaret and 2 adult “lodgers.”

ca. 1917

  • Contemporary Biographical Sketch.

1920

  • November 20:  The United States Federal Census taken in Gainesville, Alachua, Florida shows a retired James and Frances living with their adult children George and Maggie.

1923

  • January 23: James I. Doig dies. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville FL.