Re: Dorsey Family Tree
Dear Susan Hanna:
I have just come across your posting.My mother is a Dorsey and my grandparents were from the Oak Hill-Mt. Hope, WV area.She had no idea of her lineage further than her grandfather Benj. Franklin Dorsey of Clay Co., WV.Using the internet and census records I found that his father was Franklin M. Dorsey who was the son of Samuel Dorsey and Nancy Nutter Dorsey of Nicholas Co., WV.Thus, we are distant cousins.I did not know Franklin M. Dorsey's date of death or that it was a sawmill accident.I would appreciate any info you have on him and his family.
Like you I am stuck at John and Airy Dorsey.From the Morman site I do have that John and Airy married 28 Sept., 1791 in Baltimore, Md.John Dorsey was born circa 1760 in Baltimore Co., Md and his bride Arah(Airy) Agnes Stockdale was born in Baltimore Co., Md. and both died in Nicholas Co., WV.I am sure that John Dorsey is tied into the Anne Arundal Co., Md. Dorseys but do not have the specifics.Ironically, this family was descended from Edward Dorsey who first lived in Norfolk Co., Va.(now the City of
Chesapeake, Va.) where I live.Please write me with any info on Franklin M. and Benj. Franklin Dorseys of Clay-Nicholas Co., WV.
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Chesapeake, VA 23322