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)
John Dorsey [son of "Patuxent" John]
(Abt 1734-1815)


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1. Mary Cummings

John Dorsey [son of "Patuxent" John] 1 2 3 4

  • Born: Abt 1734, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Mary Cummings
  • Died: 30 Sep 1815, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States about age 81

  Research Notes:

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 51:

"Married Mary Cummings and had 8 children: Margaret Dorsey, John Dorsey, Samuel Thomas Dorsey, Basil Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, Mary Dorsey, William Dorsey, and David Alexander dorsey. He took the Oath of Allegiance in Anne Arundel County on March 12, 1778 and died in Frederick County in 1815 (according to Source T-277)."


From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"The will of John Dorsey Jr. made May 15, 1761... left: To ... son John Dorsey, 50 acres Good Luck...

[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)"

The John Dorsey in the following lists may be a different individual.

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 7-8:


[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs.
Wells, Valentine

"Note by William N. Wilkins: The last six pages of Delaware Hundred are missing. Last page of this Hundred is marked as #22. The names on these missing pages however, can be deterined from the index; thus, all of the names are shown.

Ibid., pp. 16-23:


Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... Philip Thomas,... Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Ibid, pp. 57-60:


"...Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort
Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert…
Dorsey, Caly…
Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman
Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel
Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller
Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub
Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe
Dorsey, Ely...

Ibid., pp. 89-105:


"This list of taxables is recorded in Reverend Ethan Allen's book entitled Historical Sketches of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Maryland which he compiled in 1855. A copy is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore...


"...*Col. John Dorsey,...William Richardson, carpenter, acct., Charles Ridgely, Jr. - 3,... Ridgely & Nicholson, acct., William Robinson - 0,...

  Birth Notes:

Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel gives "c1760" as his birth year.

  Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: 50 acres of "Good Luck" from his father, 6 Sep 1761.

• Will, 15 Aug 1812, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

John married Mary Cummings, daughter of William Cummings and Margaret. (Mary Cummings was born about 1751, died on 8 Apr 1806 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States and was buried in Dorsey-Mercer Cemetery, Unionville, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.)


1 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.

2 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b17273.htm#P17273.

3 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1989.).

4 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County Maryland (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006.), p. 51.

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