1st Sergeant James I. Doig, Co. C, 7th Florida Infantry, CSA

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1839

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

1841

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

1860

  • July 20: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Alachua County, FL showed a single James working as an engineer.

1862

  • March 20: James enlisted into the 7th FL 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 married Frances Robertson.

1869

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

1870

  • June 2: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Alachua County, Florida showed 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 U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Alachua County, Florida showed James, a mill owner, and Francis living with children: George, Margaret and Annie. Also living with the family is a Belgian boarder, Francis Corcoran.
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1885

  • July 15: Receipt from James’ Mill (right).

1895

  • James and E. Voyle patented a cotton gin.

1900

  • June 4: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Gainesville, Alachua County, FL showed James, a machinist, and Frances living with their adult daughter Maggie.

1904

  • June 3:  The Gainesville Star, Gainesville, Florida
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1905

  • November 28: Gainesville Daily Sun, Gainesville, FL.
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1906 

  • January 27: Gainesville Daily Sun, Gainesville, FL.
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  • March 29:  Gainesville Daily Sun, Gainesville, FL.

1908

  • January 9: Gainesville Daily Sun, Gainesville, FL.
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1910

  • April 16: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Gainesville, Alachua County, FL showed James, a machinist manufacturing cotton, and Francis living with their daughter Margaret and 2 adult “lodgers.”

1917 (abt)

  • Contemporary Biographical Sketch.
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1920

  • November 20: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Gainesville, Alachua, FL showed a retired James and Frances living with their adult children George and Maggie.

1923

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