Daniel Doane, Sr. (c.1636 - 1712) MP

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Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Occupation: Deacon
Managed by: George Floyd Dent
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About Daniel Doane, Sr.

Daniel Doane was born about 1637 and died in Eastham, Mass. On December 20, 1712. He was buried in Cove Burying Ground, Eastham.

He married:

  1. (poss. Constance Snow) by 1669 and had nine children.
  2. Hepsibah (Cole) Crispe after July 28, 1682 and had one daughter.[2]

brief biography

"Like his father, he was a person of considerable consequence, both in church and town affairs ...He had lands granted him by the town and acquired other tracts by purchase, so that he became possessed of a good estate in lands and other property. According to the inventory, his total estate [1712] was of the value of more than five hundred and fifty pounds."

From "The Doane Family" by AA Doan vol. I, pp 26:

He went from Plymouth to Eastham with his father's family in 1645. He settled in that part of Eastham now known as East Orleans. He was a prominent man in the affairs of the town and church. He was a selectman each year from 1691 to 1696; a juryman in 1677, 1686, 1687, 1689; a surveyor of highways in 1667, 1673, 1699,1700, 1704. He was a deacon of the First Church for many years, probably succeeding his father. He was an extensive landholder, the Eastham records showing many grants to him nearly all of which were within the limits of the present town of Orleans.

One of his children, evidently the eldest, was accidentally drowned in a well at Eastham, and an investigating jury was impanelled Sept. 22, 1667.

He was buried in the old Town Cove burial ground where a small slatestone still legible marks his grave, and bears this inscription:

Here lyes ye body

of Deacon Daniel

Doane Dec Dec ye 20th 1712

In the 76 year of his age


Children all by 1st wife:

  1. A son drowned in a well, September, 1667.
  2. Joseph, born about 1668.
  3. Constant (son), March 7, 1669-70.
  4. Israel, born about 1672.
  5. Daniel, see forward.
  6. Nathaniel, died in Harwich in 1758.
  7. Constant (daughter), died May 2, 1720; married George Shaw.
  8. Rebecca, married Benjamin Myrick, of Eastham.
  9. Abigail, married Timothy Dimock and settled in Mansfield, Connecticut.
  10. Ruth, died before March 15, 1722; married Nathaniel Mayo.

By 2nd wife:

  1. Hepzibah, born of her father's second marriage.

Will of John Doane

In his will dated May 18, 1678, inventory taken May 21, 1686 and sworn by Abigail Doane May 29, 1686, he named his "loving wife," daughter Abigail, sons John, Daniel and Ephraim, and granddaughter Margaret Hicks, and left the remainder of his estate to "all my sons and daughters". He described himself in the will as "aged eighty and eight or there about" and in the inventory he was said to have died February 21, 1685/86, "aged about a hundred years" - a typical overstatement of age which occurred in those times.


  1. Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Doane Vol. I, pp. 392-397 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911)
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Dea. Daniel Doane's Timeline

Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Age 26
Age 27
Age 28
Eastham, Barnstable, MA
Age 30
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Age 30
Bef. 1666
June 27, 1669
Age 33
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
March 7, 1670
Age 34
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
Age 36
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Age 37
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)