James Dorsey

about 1759–1853 (Age 94)
Maryland, United States

The Life of James

When James Dorsey was born about 1759, in Maryland, United States, his father, Joshua Dorsey, was 47 and his mother, Flora J Fitzsimmons, was 44. He married Hannah Snedegar on 16 February 1804, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1853, in Nicholas, Virginia, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

James Dorsey
1759–1853
Hannah Snedegar
1791–1880
Marriage: 16 February 1804
Mary Polly Dorsey
1802–1880
Elizabeth Dorsey
1805–
Francis Dorsey
1806–
Jackson Dorsey
1815–
John Henry Dorsey
1810–1876
Nancy Dorsey
1814–1855
James Dorsey
1817–1867

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 February 1804
Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States
children

(7)

    Mary Polly Dorsey

    Female1802–1880Female

    Elizabeth Dorsey

    Female1805–Female

    Francis Dorsey

    Male1806–Male

    Male1810–1876Male

    Nancy Dorsey

    Female1814–1855Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 17

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 17

Maryland is the 7th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 27

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • Dorsey in entry for Polly Rapp, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • James Dorsey, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • James Dorsey, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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