Edward Dorsey
(Abt 1678-1701)
Ruth Hill
(Abt 1681-1747)
Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey of Dorsey's Search
(Abt 1695-Abt 1761)
Elizabeth <Brown>
(Abt 1703-Between 1775/1777)
Samuel Dorsey [son of "Patuxent" John]


Family Links

1. Eleanor Woodward

Samuel Dorsey [son of "Patuxent" John] 1 2

  • Marriage (1): Eleanor Woodward
  • Died: 1779

  Research Notes:

From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"The will of John Dorsey Jr. made May 15, 1761... left: To son Samuel Dorsey, 456 acres Dorsey's Search, 126 acres Sam's Lott, and 25 acres Pleasant Valley...
To Lucy, Samuel and Benjamin Dorsey, as much of my estate as will make their parts equal to the part I have already given my daughters that are married...
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Bazil Dorsey...

"[The will of Elizabeth Dorsey] made January 25, 1775 and proved March 23, 1777 left:

To daughter Lucy Dorsey, 2 negroes and personalty
All personal estate to be sold and debts paid and remainder of money divided equally among nine children, Ely, Basil, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Deborah, and Lucy Dorsey, Ruth Talbot, and Rachel Ridgely
Exrs: daughter Lucy Dorsey and nephew John Dorsey
Test: Samuel Brown Jr., Sara Brown, Rachel Todd (Wills 41, f. 421)"

Samuel married Eleanor Woodward, daughter of Henry Woodward and Unknown. (Eleanor Woodward died before 1779.)


1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d17542.htm#P17542.

2 Dorsey, Maxwell Jay, Jean Muir Dorsey, Nannie Ball Nimmo, The Dorsey family: descendants of Edward Darcy-Dorsey of Virginia and Maryland for five generations, and allied families (Orig. Pub. M. J. Dorsey, 1946; reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.), p. 142.

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