Theodore Jones Dorsett

15 May 1822–8 October 1894 (Age 72)
Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Theodore Jones

When Theodore Jones Dorsett was born on 15 May 1822, in Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States, his father, John King Dorsett Jr., was 27 and his mother, Tabitha S Jones, was 17. He married Elizabeth Jane Allen on 22 September 1853, in Denton, Callahan, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 1, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 8 October 1894, in Williamson, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Georgetown, Williamson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Theodore Jones Dorsett
Elizabeth Jane Allen
Marriage: 22 September 1853
Robert Henry Dorsett
John Raymond Dorsett
Theodore Rusk Dorsett
William A Dorsett
Lucy Ellen Dorsett
Charles H. Dorsett
Oscar Watt Dorsett

Spouse and Children

22 September 1853
Denton, Callahan, Texas, United States


    Robert Henry Dorsett


    John Raymond Dorsett


    Theodore Rusk Dorsett


    William A Dorsett


    Lucy Ellen Dorsett


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Parents and Siblings

    John King Dorsett Jr.





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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 8

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 22

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Name Meaning

English: regional name from the county of Dorset, named from Old English Dorn, an early name of Dorchester (of British origin, from durn ‘fist’, probably referring to fist-sized pebbles) + sǣte ‘dwellers’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • T J Dorsett, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Theodore Dosset, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Theodore Dorset in household of John K Dorset, "United States Census, 1850"

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