Who were Anna Rowland Doty's parents?

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Hi all,

I have been researching one of my ancestors, Anna Rowland Doty, and struggling to put the pieces of her story together with the sources I have access to.

Here is her FamilySearch profile: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9WNG-KFT

So, to whoever has access to records better than FamilySearch, I'm trying to figure out:

1. When was Anna Rowland born (in Virginia)?

2. Who were Anna Rowland's parents?

3. Is there proof Anna Rowland was the mother of Juliet Doty?

Thank you to anyone who wants to help out here!

WikiTree profile: Nancy Doty
in Genealogy Help by Zachary Jon Smith G2G6 Mach 2 (21.2k points)
Suggest first of all finding a census for John and Anna and if possible at least their first born child. And check the 1850 Census in whatever locales are indicated by this 1880 through 1920 Census you discover. Sometimes several different birth locations are offered from one census to another.

Look for a death record for both of them in the particular state. If Anna outlived John, she may have married a second time.

If you locate children, track them down, esp. their death records which often provide indications about the parents

www.familysearch.org is a good place to start, you might want to see what www.findagrave has to offer. You might want to look at familytrees at roots.web, and those can be verified quite often
Have looked in FMP and Ancestry, found nothing other than marriage record, that you already have.
Whole lot of stuff relatively speaking at familysearch on John Doty, some census and such; grave site at findagrave, lists his wife as Anna Rowland b. 1885, d. 1900/1920; dau Juliet listed in John's hh 1920 at familysearch; listed in a cousin's hh (John Martin) in 1910, so one supposes that Anna Rowland died before the 1910 Census or was seriously ill and incapacitated

Since this is all in TN I'm reasonably certain that Anna's death record is recorded there -- Tennessee kept statewide records 1908-1912, and 1914-9168, since apparently no one died in 1913, or none were reported. Information on searches at https://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/death-records

I googled <death records 1900 to 1920 tennessee> and that is the major URL that popped up

Name could be recorded under Nan or Nancy, Ann, Anne, Anna or even Mrs Doty / Mrs John Doty
Thank you to everyone who made an effort here! It's appreciated. I've done more digging but have had no luck yet.

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Best answer

Found a FAG reference at:


It gives her spouse as listed on profile and one child Juliet as mentioned as well on this source. 

However it has Anna born in Tennessee, but no death date. But it's a start prehaps!

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