Caleb Dorsey of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]
(1685-1742)
Elinor Warfield
(1683-1752)
Captain Joshua Dorsey
(1686-1747)
Ann Ridgely
(-1771)
John Dorsey (son of Caleb) of "New Year's Gift"
(1708-1765)
Elizabeth Dorsey
(1720-1803)
Caleb Dorsey [son of John of Anne Arundel]
(1740-1795)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Sophia Dorsey

2. Rebecca Hammond

Caleb Dorsey [son of John of Anne Arundel] 3 4 5

  • Born: 8 Jul 1740, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Sophia Dorsey on 1 Nov 1759 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States 1
  • Marriage (2): Rebecca Hammond on 23 Nov 1762 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) 2
  • Died: 10 Jul 1795, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States at age 55

  Research Notes:

From The Dorsey Family, p. 158:

"The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:
To...son Caleb Dorsey, 3 negroes...
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)...

The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To... grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen Stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty"

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From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 48:

"DORSEY, CALEB (July 8, 1740 - August, 1795). Son of John Dorsey and Elizabeth Dorsey. Married first to Sophia Dorsey in 1759 and they had one daughter, Elizabeth Dorsey. Married second to Rebecca Hammond in 1762 and they had 11 children: Sara Dorsey Lawrence, George Dorsey, Achsah Dorsey Gwinn, Caleb Dorsey, Sophia Dorsey Owings, Rebecca Dorsey, John Dorsey, William Dorsey, Larkin Dorsey, and Richard Dorsey. He served on the Committee of Observation in 1775, and took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Nicholas Worthington in March, 1778 (Ref: B027, F-22, R-180, R-181)."
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  Noted events in his life were:

Will: Signed will, 22 Jul 1795.

Probate: Estate probated, 10 Aug 1795, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.


Caleb married Sophia Dorsey, daughter of Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey of Dorsey's Search and Elizabeth <Brown>, on 1 Nov 1759 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.1 (Sophia Dorsey died on 25 May 1762.)


Caleb next married Rebecca Hammond, daughter of William Hammond and Sarah Sheredine, on 23 Nov 1762 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).2 (Rebecca Hammond was born on 28 Aug 1741 and died on 6 Oct 1796.)


Sources


1 Website:, http://www.biblerecords.com/dorsey.html. "From an Old Dorsey Bible" by Ida M. Shirk, originally published in Genealogy, Volume 3, Number 10, October 1913, p. 98.

2 Website:, http://www.biblerecords.com/dorsey.html
. "From an Old Dorsey Bible" by Ida M. Shirk, originally published in Genealogy, Volume 3, Number 10, October 1913, p. 98.

3 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b15230.htm#P15230.

4 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. 158.

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

6 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County Maryland (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006.), p. 48.


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