Fourth Mayor of Vineland
Elias Doughty, son of Enoch and Beulah (Taylor) Doughty was born in Gloucester County, N. J., Nov 19, 1821. At the age of seven years his parents moved to Millville, where he acquired the rudiments of an education. He learned the trade of moulder and followed that occupation for twelve years. Desiring a change he purchased the stage line running from Millville to Philadelphia, which he operated for fifteen years until the construction of the railroad rendered it unprofitable.
During his residence in Millville he married, May, 27, 1843, Harriet M. C. Tice. Their children were: John F., Beulah, Eldridge G. and David W. Mrs. Doughty died April 20, 1858, and he married for the second time Oct. 29, 1873, Mrs Elmira H. Lord, daughter of Col. Michael Hay of Burlington, N. J.
In 1866 Mr. Doughty removed to Vineland and for a number of years was agent for the West Jersey Railroad. Mr. Doughty's religious affiliations was with the Methodist Church. In politics he was a Democrat, serving as a member of the Legislature in 1857. He was chosen Associate Judge of Cumberland County Court, and at the Spring election in 1884 was elected Mayor of Vineland having secured 283 votes, his opponent Albro S. Brown, Republican, having 118 votes. Mr. Doughty served but one year, the same candidates being nominated in 1885, Mr. Brown receiving the most votes. Mr. Doughty resided on the north west corner of East Avenue and Peach St. He died September 7, 1887, and was buried in Millville. Mrs. Doughty died January 17, 1912.