Caleb Dorsey of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]
Elinor Warfield
John Worthington II
Helen Hammond
Thomas Beale Dorsey
Anne Worthington

Caleb Dorsey [son of Thomas Beale]


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1. Elizabeth Worthington

Caleb Dorsey [son of Thomas Beale] 1 2

  • Born: 13 Mar 1749, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Worthington on 3 Jun 1773
  • Died: 14 Apr 1837 at age 88
  • Buried: "Arcadia, " Valley Mede, Howard Co., Maryland, United States

  Research Notes:

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 48:

"DORSEY, CALEB (March 13, 1749 - April 14, 1837). Son of Thomas Beale Dorsey and Anne Worthington. Married Elizabeth Worthington in 1773 and they had 13 children: Nancy Dorsey, Susannah Dorsey Brooke, Thomas Beale Dorsey, Sarah Dorsey, Caleb Dorsey, John Dorsey, Charles Worthington Dorsey, Elizabeth Worthington Dorsey Baer, Comfort Worthington Dorsey, John Worthington Dorsey, Sarah Meriweather Dorsey Waring, Reuben Meriweather Dorsey, and Nicholas Dorsey. Caleb took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. John Dorsey on March 12, 1778 (Ref: B-26, R-194, R-195)."

It is possible that the following "Caly Dorsey" is this same individual:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 57-60:


[Among those listed are:]

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

Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); James Riley;l John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips

Wilmoth, John (Qtr); Jiry; Bess; Dinis Downey

"On Reverse side: Delaware Hundred Taxes 462 examined by JSH. The Hole Amount of Taxes is 501: Richard Owings, son of Sam."

  Noted events in his life were:

Deeded: "Dorsey's Heaven" to St. John's Parish, Abt 1821, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

Will, 6 Sep 1835.

Probate: of his estate, 20 Apr 1837.

Obituary, 4 May 1837, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States. in the Times and Democrat Advocate

Caleb married Elizabeth Worthington on 3 Jun 1773. (Elizabeth Worthington was born on 22 Apr 1758 and died on 9 May 1840.)


1 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), p. 151.


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

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