The SAR is The "Sons of the American Revolution", just like DAR but for "boys". John Dolley is in both patriot indexes (DAR and SAR), but I found his wife's name "Betsey Hill" in the SAR applications online at ancestry.com. That marriage is said to have been in Ireland. Only I have also found an intention filed for them at Falmouth in 1757. Time to contact the city clerk.
Does anyone yet have proof, or documentation, that John Dolley of Gray was born in Ireland?