Mary Ann Dorsett

17 December 1840–10 January 1925 (Age 84)
Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Dorsett was born on 17 December 1840, in Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama, United States, her father, John Dorsett Jr., was 40 and her mother, Dorothy Tarver, was 37. She married William Madison Boyd on 24 October 1861, in Boyds, Chambers, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 10 January 1925, in Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Madison Boyd
1834–1888
Mary Ann Dorsett
1840–1925
Marriage: 24 October 1861
William Ewell Boyd
1863–1941
Alice Pearl Boyd
1866–1966
Marie ( Bob) Boyd
1867–1958
John Houston Boyd
1869–1955
Maryetta Boyd
1870–1933
Edwin Lewis Boyd
1873–1969
Sue Ora Boyd
1876–1922
Hugh Kelse Boyd
1879–1955
Joseph Henry Boyd
1883–1967

Spouse and Children

    William Madison Boyd

    Male1834–1888Male

    Female1840–1925Female

MARRIAGE
24 October 1861
Boyds, Chambers, Alabama, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Dorsett Jr.

    Male1800–1847Male

    Female1803–1853Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 9

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1863

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: regional name from the county of Dorset, named from Old English Dorn, an early name of Dorchester (of British origin, from durn ‘fist’, probably referring to fist-sized pebbles) + sǣte ‘dwellers’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Dorset in household of John C Boyd, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary A Boyd, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary A Boyd in household of William Boyd, "United States Census, 1870"

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