John Dorsey [of Major Edward]
Honor Elder
(1689-After 1756)
Lancelot Todd [Jr.]
Elizabeth <Rockhold>
Michael Dorsey
Ruth Todd
(Abt 1715-1789)
Michael Dorsey Jr.


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1. Honor Elder

Michael Dorsey Jr. 1 2

  • Born: 29 Oct 1745
  • Marriage (1): Honor Elder
  • Died: 28 Feb 1812, Elk Ridge, Baltimore (Howard) Co., Maryland, United States at age 66
  • Buried: Dorsey Family Cemetery, Clarksville, Howard, Maryland, United States

  Research Notes:

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 52:

"Married Honor Elder and had 8 children: Owen Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey Ball, Honor Dorsey, Cecil Dorsey, Michael Dorsey, Jemina Dorsey Warfield, Lloyd Dorsey, and John Dorsey (R-30). Michael was one of the petitioners to the Convention of Maryland to form an independent rifle company in July, 1776 (Ref: B-3). Note: Source R-30 states he took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Reuben Meriweather in 1778, but Source B-24 does not include him on the list."

  Noted events in his life were:

Probate: of his estate, 13 Apr 1812, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.

Michael married Honor Elder, daughter of John Elder Jr. and Jemima Elder Dorsey. (Honor Elder died before 6 Jul 1818 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States and was buried in Dorsey Family Cemetery, Clarksville, Howard, Maryland, United States.)



2 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County Maryland (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006.), p. 52.

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