Was there a Rachel Dorsey and when was she born?Is it possible she had a child with someone out of wedlock and gave that child to a relative to raise in 1861?
I keep finding the name of my GG-Grandfather with a Rachel and I know from records that was not my GG-Grandmother's name and way back I tired to follow the line and found no connection with a Rachel and my GG-Grandfather.However, my GG-Grandmothe's name did begin with a "R", I have been assured they were not one in the same.
I am curious as I found in 1861 and my G-Grandfather was born in 1854 was given to another family to be raised.I had thought it was to learn a trade, but have found no records to connect him with the mother of his siblings.The siblings were still living at home with their mother in the 1880 census.
I know from records of marriages that I found that my GG-Grandfather married twice, but neither of this women had the name Rachel.I thought perhaps it was a different man..Now I see a book being written or has that had the name Rachel as my G-Grandfather's mother.Still no record of this Rachel being the same as my GG-Grandmother.
I first heard or read the name of the family my G-Grandfather went to live with was Coonrod, now find that name to AKA Conroy and related to Dorsey.I find a man that may be the one that took my G-Grandfather to raise to have been in Mason Co, IL and later is said to have lived in NE or at least my G-grandfather did.
My Dorsey line goes way back, but I have never been able to verify who was my G-Grandfather's mother.I have just ordered copies of the death certificate so maybe that question will finally be answered.
I can't rely on the information in the book as the author had my G-Grandfather married to my Grandmother as a second wife.NOT!!!!So I will not put here notes from that person or the book to verify.I also don't want to rely on the information I found there, but this is not the first I have heard this about my G-Grandfather living with another family.
My Dorsey family came from the East to Ohio, and they can be traced way back to Edward the Immigrant and England, France and Spain.Depending on the country also determined the spelling of the name. I guess that is to be expected.
Help?Thanks in advance.
My G-Grandfather married a Neal, but that name has many spellings too.First found something about my G-Grandmother under the spelling of Neely. Then I tried all soundex names.I know the names, they are in my partial family Bible.