Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Michael Dorsey

Male 1712 - 1777  (65 years)


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  • Name Michael Dorsey 
    Born 15 Mar 1711/12  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jun 1777  Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I013088  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 

    Father John Dorsey,   b. 15 Jun 1688, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1764, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Honor Stafford,   b. 14 Jan 1688/89, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1756, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 8 Mar 1707/08  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Todd,   b. Abt 1716, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1789, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1733  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Dorsey,   b. 3 Jul 1734, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1779, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. Elizabeth Dorsey,   b. 3 Dec 1735, All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 5 Sep 1805, All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years)
     3. Honor Dorsey,   b. 3 Nov 1737, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1771, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     4. Sarah Dorsey,   b. 25 Sep 1739, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1818, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 78 years)
     5. Ruth Dorsey,   b. 17 Jan 1742/43, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1805, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. Michael Dorsey,   b. 29 Oct 1745, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1812, Baltimore County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     7. Lancelot Dorsey,   b. 17 Jul 1747, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1829, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     8. Anne Dorsey,   b. 29 Jan 1747/48, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1806, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     9. Lydia Dorsey,   b. 6 Feb 1749/50, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1792, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 41 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F08590  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Donna Cooper

      Find A Grave Memorial# 70730971

      Michael Dorsey, Sr., was born on 15 March 1711/12 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, to Col. John Dorsey and his wife, Honor Elder. He married Ruth Todd, 10 August 1733. They had nine children: Ruth, John, Elizabeth, Honor, Sarah, Michael, Jr., Lancelot, Ann "Nancy", and Lydia Dorsey. He inherited land in Howard County, Maryland, called "First Discovery" from his father, ca 1764. Michael Dorsey, Sr., died 20 December 1776 at home on "First Discovery" and was buried on his property.

      Parents:
      John Dorsey (1688 - 1764)
      Honor Elder Dorsey (1689 - 1756)

      Children:
      Elizabeth Dorsey Burgess (1735 - 1805)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Note: The land known as "First Discovery" is now part of Howard County, Maryland

      Burial:
      First Discovery Plantation
      Ellicott City
      Howard County
      Maryland, USA
      ===
      Nathan Dorsey 123.201 BA 90.8.6 Jun 15 1775 Nov 4 1775
      Appraisers: Abel Brown, Sr., Robert Tews.
      Creditors: Samuel Howard, John Brown.
      Next of kin: Michael Dorsey, Nathan Dorsey.
      Administrator: Edward Dorsey of Anne Arundel County (son of John).
      ===
      Children of Michael DORSEY and Ruth TODD are:

      i. John DORSEY was born 3 Jul 1734, and died 1779. He married Anne DORSEY Bef 1779, daughter of Philemon DORSEY and Catherine RIDGELY. She was born 2 Oct 1740.
      ii. Elizabeth DORSEY was born 3 Dec 1735. She married Joseph BURGESS 13 Jan 1751, son of John BURGESS and Jane MACKELFRESH. He was born 27 Jun 1726 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and died 17 Feb 1806 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
      iii. Honor DORSEY was born 3 Nov 1737 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and died 19 Jun 1771 in Baltimore County, Maryland. She married John ELDER Abt 1759 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, son of John ELDER and Jemima DORSEY. He was born Abt 1737 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and died 1794.
      iv. Sarah DORSEY was born 25 Sep 1739 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and died Bef 1818 in Montgomery County, Maryland. She married Richard BERRY Abt 1759 in Montgomery County, Maryland, son of Jeremiah BERRY and Mary CLAGGETT. He was born 20 Jul 1734 in Upper Marlboro, MD, and died 1819 in Montgomery County, Maryland.
      v. Ruth DORSEY was born 17 Mar 1743, and died Bet 11 Mar 1805 and 25 Jun 1805 in Frederick County, Maryland. She married Ely DORSEY 1 Dec 1765 in Maryland, son of Edward DORSEY and Sarah TODD. He was born 1744 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and died 4 Mar 1803 in Frederick County, Maryland.
      vi. Michael DORSEY was born 29 Oct 1745, and died 28 Feb 1812. He married Honor ELDER Bef 1812, daughter of John ELDER and Jemima DORSEY.
      vii. Lancelot DORSEY was born 17 Jul 1747 in Pushpin, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and died 1 Mar 1829 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He married Sarah WARFIELD Abt 1767 in Maryland, daughter of Philip WARFIELD and Anne PURDY. She was born Abt 1755 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and died 1820 in Maryland.
      viii. Anne DORSEY was born 29 Jan 1748 in Pushpin, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and died 30 Sep 1806 in Baltimore County, Maryland. She married Charles Griffith (t) DORSEY 25 Mar 1775, son of Nicholas DORSEY and Sarah GRIFFITH. He was born 1744 in Delaware Twp., Baltimore County, Maryland, and died 12 Sep 1814 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. She married Owen ELDER 10 Apr 1766, son of John ELDER and Jemima DORSEY. He was born Abt 1746 in Maryland, and died 1774 in Maryland.
      ix. Lydia DORSEY was born 6 Feb 1750 in Pushpin, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and died Bef 1792 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. She married Richard TALBOT Abt 1770 in Maryland. He was born Abt 1750 in Maryland.

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