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
Hannah Crockett
Marriage: 1768
Basil Dorsey Of John
Sophia Dorsey
Capt Josiah Dorsey
William Roderick Dorsey
Lucy Dorsey
Evan Dorsey Sr

Sources (6)

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

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


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


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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