Gilley Dorsey

25 February 1805–11 August 1825 (Age 20)
Hardin, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Gilley

When Gilley Dorsey was born on 25 February 1805, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States, her father, Beall Dorsey, was 39 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

20 March 1820
Hardin, Kentucky, United States



    Beal Dorsey Calvin


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+3 More Children

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 (of Norman origin): habitational name, with the preposition d(e), from Orsay in Seine-et-Orne, France, 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.

Sources (3)

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

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