Edward Dorsey
(Abt 1678-1701)
Ruth Hill
(Abt 1681-1747)
Lancelot Todd [Jr.]
Elizabeth <Rockhold>
Captain Edward Dorsey
(Abt 1701-Bef 1767)
Sarah Todd
(-After 1767)
Capt. Richard Dorsey [son of Capt. Edward]


Family Links

1. Rebecca Hawkins

Capt. Richard Dorsey [son of Capt. Edward] 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 1754, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Rebecca Hawkins
  • Died: 16 May 1799, Baltimore Town, Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States at age 45

  Research Notes:

Second husband of Rebecca Hawkins (the widow Pierpont).

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 54:

"Married Rebecca Hawkins (the widow Pierpont) circa 1784 and they had 5 children: Edward Dorsey, Sarah Dorsey Suter, Eudocia Dorsey Gird Hills, Mary Dorsey, and Edward John Dorsey. On July 16, 1776 he became 3rd Lieutenant in Capt. Nathaniel Smith's Company of Matrosses and then Captain in the First Continental Artillery Regiment in 1777 (H-573, T-278). He was wounded at the battle of Camden on August 16, 1780 and received pay from the State for his disability in 1791 (Ref: K-337). He was an Original Member of the Society of the Cincinnati in 1783. His widow married Hugh Stewart, and died in 1818 (Ref: R-134, R-135)."


From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, 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,... John Hammond Dorsey,… Vincent Dorsey heirs,… Charles Dorsey,… Andrew Dorsey,… Joshual Dorsey,… Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,... Vachell 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,... William Talbott's heirs, …Philip Thomas,... John Talbott, …Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Richard married Rebecca Hawkins. (Rebecca Hawkins died on 8 Jun 1818.)


1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b17241.htm#P17241.

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. 145.

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. 54.

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