Basil Dorsey

Brief Life History of Basil

When Basil Dorsey was born in 1720, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, British Colonial America, his father, Captain John Dorsey, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Brown, was 20. He married Hannah Crockett in 1768, in Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 27 August 1799, in Frederick, Maryland, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Basil Dorsey
1720–1799
Hannah Crockett
1732–1782
Marriage: 1768
Basil Dorsey Of John
1768–1823
Sophia Dorsey
1771–1821
Capt Josiah Dorsey
1772–1819
William Roderick Dorsey
1778–1801
Lucy Dorsey
1770–1822
Evan Dorsey Sr
1770–1823

Sources (6)

  • Basil Dorsey, "Maryland, Marriages, 1666-1970"
  • Basil Dorsey Will
  • Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850

World Events (5)

1748

Historical Boundaries 1748: Frederick, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Frederick, Maryland, United States

1776

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

1776

Maryland is the 7th state.

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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