I also am interested in William Dorsey Pender, for my ancestor named a son: William Dorsey MERCER. Salley Routh, who married James Pender early 1800'swas a sister of Nancy Routh, who marriaed John Mercer in early 1800's - North Carolina. Do you want what I have on their parents: Mary Poyner Wilkins, who married William Routh? William Routh died in 1803, NC. I have wondered where the name, William DORSEY entered into the family line?