I have Caleb Dossey b abt 1740 in MD or VA.Married Nancy Beach, niece of Thomas Beach.He probably died in Wilkes County, GA aft 1807 (Actual site could be in Wilkes, Oglethorpe, Greene, or Taliaferro with today's boundaries).No mention of Nancy in the records, but she lived until 1780 (the birth date of her last child Jarrett).If she died before the move to GA in 1787, she would be buried in Franklin County, NC.Here is what I have for Caleb Dossey notes in my data base:
Caleb Dossey was shown in the land records of Bute/Franklin County, NC in 1773 when he witnessed a land transaction between Matthew and John Myrick along the Little Shoco Creek.Caleb Dossey (Dorsey) exercised a grant from the State of NC in 1779 for 640 acres on the bank of Sandy Creek in Bute County.But the primary records of genealogical importance have to do with the land settlements of Caleb’s children pertaining to land they received in 1799 from their uncle Thomas Beach of Halifax County, VA.Beach, apparently childless, “left his hol Estate to be divid between my sisters children Nancy Dossey and Lydy Brown children and after the Negros make crop on plantation there that to be sold for the best price to pay my dats and then Sam and Bydy and Aggy to be set free and to live on the land one yer.”So the children of Caleb Dossey and James Brown received shares from the sale of his lands, which occurred in the 1801-1803 period.From these land settlements, we learn that Caleb’s children included Jarrett, Thomas B, Clarissa (who married Benjamin Riden), Walter B, Lydia (who married John Pryor), Charity (who married Guy Wolkes/Wallis/Wallace), Wiley/William, and Alletha (who married George Wren).An example from Halifax County Deed Bk 19, p. 15:
“3 January 1801. Grantor: William Brown of Newbery County in State of South Carolina and Nancy Matthews wife of John Matthews of the County of Wilkes in North Carolina formerly Nancy Brown and Rebecah Brown and Lyddia Brown of the county of Surry and state of North Carolina all being of lawful age and Jarrott Dossey of the State of Georgia son and heir of Caleb Dossey and Guy Wallis of South Carolina who married Charity Dossey. Grantee: Achilles Whitlock of Halifax County. Consideration: 20 lbs to each individual. Land: lying and being in Halifax on the waters of the double creek it being the land whereon Thomas Beach formerly lived and died and at his death willed and devised to the children of James Brown and Caleb Dossey and the above mentioned legatees are children of the said James Brown and Caleb Dossey except Guy Wallis who married Charity Dossey…”
No such record has been found for Clement, but he is identified as Thomas Beach Dosseys brother in the settlement of land grants in Missouri.
Caleb Dossey apparently moved to Wilkes County, GA in 1787 along with brother Elias and Elias’ father in law Matthew Organ, showing up in Wilkes County tax lists in the 1787-1807 period there.Caleb Dossey was listed in the 1791 Georgia Tax Digest in Gresham’s District in Wilkes County.
Children of Caleb and Nancy:
Clarissa, married Benjamin Riden Clement R. Walter B. Lydia, married John Pryor Charity, married Guy Wallis/Wallace Thomas Beach William Alletha, married George Wren Jarrett
I believe that all these children with the exception of Alletha and William remained in GA.Alletha moved to SC with the Wrens.William moved there later when he became the pastor of the Welsh Neck Baptist Church.William became a famous Baptist preacher and hymn writer.