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)
Ruth Dorsey
(Abt 1731-After 1777)


Family Links

1. John Todd

2. Richard Talbott of Talbott's Vineyard

Ruth Dorsey 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: Abt 1731, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): John Todd
  • Marriage (2): Richard Talbott of Talbott's Vineyard before 1750 in Maryland, United States
  • Died: After 1777, Ellicott City, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States

   Other names for Ruth were Ruth Dorset and Ruth Talbot.

  Research Notes:

From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"[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)"
From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland , p. 530:

"Richard Talbott, ensign in Anne Arundel County, was passed by John Dorsey, in 1776. He was in Captain Edward Norwood's Company in 1776. He was a son of Richard Talbott, of 'Talbott's Vineyard.' Richard Talbott married Ruth, daughter of Patuxent John Dorsey. (Mrs. Elizabeth Dorsey named in her will of 1777 her daughter, Ruth Talbott.) They resided near Jonestown. The old graveyard was removed to St. John's Church. Their son, John Lawrence Talbott (1784--first, Henrietta Phillips; second, Mary Porter (1799). Issue, Richard, John Providence, Jefferson of Laurel, Madison, George Washington, Charles, Allen and Mary."

  Birth Notes:

http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/paula7717/ewentalbott.html gives birth year as 1720, but it is not necessarily a reliable source.
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I155731 has b. 1731 in Anne Arundel Co.
May have been born as early as 1717.

  Death Notes:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I155731 has place but no date.

  Noted events in her life were:

Named: in her mother's will, 1777.

Ruth married John Todd. (John Todd was born on 17 Sep 1715 in St. Margaret's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).)

Ruth next married Richard Talbott of Talbott's Vineyard, son of Edward Talbott [Jr.] and Elizabeth < >, before 1750 in Maryland, United States. (Richard Talbott of Talbott's Vineyard was born between 1708 and 1712 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died after 1782 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States and was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States.)

  Marriage Notes:

From The Dorsey Family, p. 142 - "bef. 1750 Richard Talbot (Accts. 28, f. 237)"



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.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d15100.htm#P15100.

3 http://www.familysearch.org, Compact Disc #88 Pin #5370 (Rod Blackman).

4 http://www.familysearch.org, AFN: 9JBH-1N.

5 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), p. 530.

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