Major Edward Dorsey [Jr.] of "Dorsey"
(Abt 1640-After 1704)
Sarah Wyatt
(1657-1690)
John Elder
(Abt 1663-)
John Dorsey [of Major Edward]
(1688-1764)
Honor Elder
(1689-After 1756)
Vachel Dorsey
(1726-1798)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ruth Dorsey

Vachel Dorsey 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 20 Oct 1726, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Ruth Dorsey about 1746 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Died: 9 Mar 1798, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States at age 71

  Research Notes:

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 55:

"He married Ruth Dorsey and had 6 children: Johnsa Dorsey, Vachel Dorsey, Edward Dorsey, Ruth Dorsey Owings, Elias Dorsey and Leaven Dorsey. His lands were partly in Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County. He took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Edward Cockey on February 28, 1778 in Baltimore County (Ref: R-23)."

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From The Dorsey Family, p. 145 " "...Vachel Dorsey, son of John, d. 1798"
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From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Charles
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs.
Dorsey, Lanslot
Dorsey, Vachael
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:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

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...

"…John Barnes, William Barnes, Joseph Barnes,… Adam Barnes…
"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..."


Ibid., pp. 27-41:

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... William Wells...Edward Talbott... Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Charles Ridgely (son William)... Elisha Dorsey... Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr....Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... Richard Owings... William Cockey... John Talbott (son Edward)... Richard Owings... William Slade... Edward Talbot... Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey...Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... Joshua Owings, Jr.... Samuel Owings... John Wells... Thomas Owings... Henry Butler... George Dorsey.


Vachel married Ruth Dorsey, daughter of Captain Edward Dorsey and Sarah Todd, about 1746 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). (Ruth Dorsey was born about 1730 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died before 27 May 1814 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.)


Sources


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. 145.

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

3 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b4672.htm#P4672.

4 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I43474.

5 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County Maryland (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006.), p. 55.


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