Doane Family Association


Tombstone of Deacon John DoaneThe Doane Family Association was organized to create interest in the history and welfare of the descendants of Deacon John Doane, who came to America in 1630. 


Deacon John Doane was born about 1590, in England, and came to Plymouth, Massachusetts about 1630. Research continues to attempt to learn about his parentage and where in England he originated, the family name of his wife, as well as when he arrived and upon what vessel. Deacon John Doane was one of the few who bore the title of "Mr." In 1633, he was on the list of Freemen. By 1632/33, he began serving on the General Court. He preferred to be a Deacon in the church, rather than an Assistant to the Governor. In 1644, Deacon John Doane was among those leading the enterprise of new settlement in the Nauset (now Eastham) area of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.


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