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 Farrar, was 38. 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 lived in Chambers, Alabama, United States in 1850. 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.
English: habitational 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’.
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