Rensellair Vaught Dorsey

Male16 December 1854–27 July 1934

Brief Life History of Rensellair Vaught

When Rensellair Vaught Dorsey was born on 16 December 1854, in Curry, Logan, West Virginia, United States, his father, John Basil Dorsey, was 32 and his mother, Margaret A Summers, was 29. He married Samantha Victoria Neal on 23 January 1879, in Nicholas, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Jefferson District, Nicholas, West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Curry District, Putnam, West Virginia, United States for about 40 years. He died on 27 July 1934, in Hurricane, Putnam, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Barboursville, Cabell, West Virginia, United States.

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Rensellair Vaught Dorsey
Samantha Victoria Neal
Marriage: 23 January 1879
Hattie May Dorsey
Hallie Valeria Dorsey
Gordan R Dorsey
Lillian Margaret Dorsey

Sources (19)

  • Rensselaer Dorasy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ramsilver Dorsey in household of John B Dorsey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rancelier Vaught Dorsey, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"

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  • Marriage
    23 January 1879Nicholas, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 7

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


    Age 9

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

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 21

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (East Yorkshire): of French origin, a habitational name, with French preposition d(e), from Orsay in Seine-et-Orne, France, or from Orçay in Loire-et-Cher, recorded in the 13th century as Orceiacum, from the Latin personal name Orcius + the locative suffix -acum.

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

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