David:My family tree has been traced back to Francis Dorsett who was born in Dorsetshire England in 1714-1718.He came to America to Prince George Co. Md., and married Jane Prather from Prince Geroge Co., Md.. They moved to Chatham Co., NC and one child listed as Francis Dossett and it is believed that another son Phillip Dorset or Dossett born 1831.His son William moved to Campbell Co.,Tn. and I am decended from this line.The connection between Francis Dorsett and Phillip Dossett is blurred but I am trying to establish it.They lived only a few miles apart and Phillip's father was reported to be Francis Dorsett or Dawsett.I hope this helps.I have more on the family. I think Dorsetshire is in the southeast of England.