From History & Directory of Yates County:
Dr. Elisha Doubleday settled in 1820 on a part of lot 2, South Survey. He was the first physician that lived in the town. He at once took a high rank in his profession and held it till his death in April 1863, at the age of sixty-seven. For many years while the roads were rough he kept and used three and sometimes five horses, exclusively under the saddle. His practice took him from Penn Yan on the east to Conhocton on the west, and from Hammondsport south to Rushville north. His vigorous constitution and great power of endurance enabled him to perform a great amount of labor. He was a leading Democratic politician and held an almost unlimited personal influence in Italy for many years. He was an associate Judge of the Yates County Courts, Commissioner of Deeds, Supervisor, and for thirty years Justice of the Peace, in which office he was a model magistrate, always discouraging litigation, especially among his neighbors. He was the first postmaster at Italy Hill and held the office for many years, and held it again at the time of his death. In 1836 he was a Presidential Elector. In 1860 he voted for Abraham Lincoln. His first wife was Sally Stewart, and their children were Sophia, Gavin E., Guy L., Semantha, Livonia, Jerome and Everett, twins. Mrs. Doubleday died in 1858, at the age of sixty-one. The Doctor married a second wife, Mrs. Williams, who survives him.