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My father was Barney Doyle Dokey, his father was Edward Dokey, his father was Edward Dokey, and his father was Stephen Dokey (listed as Doke) on the 1850 Ny census. I believe Stephen was French Canadian. This group left NY and moved to Mi, Il, and IN. It was a large family according to my ggrandfather's discharge papers from the Civil War. It stated that he had come from a large family of brothers and sisters. I know he had a brother Emory, a brother William, a brother David, a brother Stephen, and a few others that I think fit. In the 1880's my great grandfather moved to Arkansas. My grandfather was born in Cass Co., MI. You are right about this being an unusual last name. It is what got me started in genealogy. Can you share any of your line?