Mary Ann Dorsett

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

The Life Summary 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 Farrar, 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 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.

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Family Time Line

William Madison Boyd
Mary Ann Dorsett
Marriage: 24 October 1861
William Ewell Boyd
Alice Pearl Boyd
Marie ( Bob) Boyd
John Houston Boyd
Maryetta Boyd
Edwin Lewis Boyd
Sue Ora Boyd
Hugh Kelse Boyd
Joseph Henry Boyd

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 October 1861Boyds, Chambers, Alabama, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    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.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    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’.

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

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    Sources (25)

    • Mary A in household of Dorothy, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary A Dorsett, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • Dk in entry for Edwin Lewis Boyd, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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