Gilley Dorsey

Female25 February 1805–11 August 1825

Brief Life History of Gilley

When Gilley Dorsey was born on 25 February 1805, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States, her father, Beall Dorsey, was 40 and her mother, Nancy P Stigler, was 45. She married John Columbus Calvin on 20 March 1820, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 11 August 1825, in her hometown, at the age of 20.

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John Columbus Calvin
Gilley Dorsey
Marriage: 20 March 1820
Luther G. Calvin
Beal Dorsey Calvin

Sources (5)

  • Gilly Dorsey, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
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  • Gilley Dorsey, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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  • Marriage
    20 March 1820Hardin, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 7

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

    Age 7

    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    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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