Larkin Hugh Dorsey

Brief Life History of Larkin Hugh

When Larkin Hugh Dorsey was born on 23 August 1799, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, his father, George Washington Dorsey I, was 34 and his mother, Mary Stevens, was 31. He married Mary Francis Banges in 1822, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Monongalia, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 30 November 1859, at the age of 60, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Larkin Hugh Dorsey
1799–1859
Mary Francis Banges
1800–1834
Marriage: 1822
James Francis Dorsey
1825–1858
Sarah Jane Dorsey
1831–
Rebecca S. Dorsey
1827–1852
Larkin Hugh Dorsey Jr.
1832–1894
Mary Francis Dorsey
1834–1872

Sources (8)

  • Larkin H Dorsey in household of Unknown, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 "
  • Larkin H Dorsey, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Larkin B Dorsey, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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