His name was Elijah in his grandfather's will but other researchers called him Elias.
He remained behind on Long Island when his father moved south, becoming a prominent citizen. He was a farmer.
*signed Flushing, L.I. Remonstrance, 1657; see complete quote under Richard Stockton (1)
*The Doughty Family of Long Island, 1912, Ethan Allen Doty, pg 279; Elias Doughty, born in Eng., abt 1632; married in Flushing, NY about 1658-60, Sarah.
He first appears on record at Flushing in 1666.
From the "Calendar of NY Hist. Mss, part 2, English," in Sec. of State's Office, Documentary Hist of NY, Vol. 3, pp 91-99, 28 JUL 1673, Order issued to Lt. Willet and Cornet Doughty to send out scouts, and the next day, a letter from Capt. Manning thanking Cornet Doughty for his activity. The same day a letter from Cornet Elias Doughty respecting his endeavors to raise men.
4 OCT 1676, Order of the Court of Assizes. Hempstead men to be told that whosoever act by way of combination will run themselves into a new pre-munire (sic) and that if Mr. Cornell Doughy and others will not immediately settle on Long Island there are them that will.
*21 MAR 1679: Elias Doughty of Flushing writes to Sect'y Nicholls, requesting a grant of Bomams Neck near Cow Bay, L.I., with bounds of said land.
*20 APR 1680: Town of Flushing grants to Elias Doughty 200 acres of land.
*2 OCT 1684: License to Thomas Willet, Elias Doughty, Thomas Hicks, Richard and John Cornwall to purchase of the Indian proprietors a tract of unoccupied land on east side of Cow Neck, L.I.
*29 SEP 1683: in the Flushing list of rates, Elias Doughty, 3 males, 30 upland acres, 20 meadow acres, 4 oxen, 10 cows, 8 two year olds, 6 one year olds, 20 swine, 20 sheep, 19 s 6d.
*11 NOV 1684: Warrant appointing Elias Doughty and others a committee to audit accounts of Sherins of L.I. since 1674;
*20 OCT 1685: Elias Doughty, Thomas Hicks and other commissioned as Justices of Peace of Queens County.