Seventh Generation


411. Caleb DORSEY1155 was born on 25 March 1825 in Ellicott Mills, Anne Arundel, MD.1156,1157,1158,1159,1160,1161,1162 Every report that I have seen states that he was born in Howard County, MD. However, the Howard District was formed in 1838 from Anne Arundel County, and became a county in 1851. Consequently he was born in Anne Arundel County in 1825 - there was NO Howard District or County at that time. He was educated attended Rockville Academy in 1842 in Rockville, MD.1163,1164 He was educated Harvard College in 1843–1847 in Cambridge, MA.1165,1166,1167,1168,1169,1170,1171,1172 Caleb appeared in the census in 1850 in Howard District, Anne Arundel, MD.627 He appeared in the census in 1850 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1173 He migrated on 22 September 1850 to in Baltimore Co, MD to Tuolumne Co, CA.1174,1175,1176,1177 In 1851 Caleb was a miner in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1178 About 1851 he was a mill owner at Near Springfield in On Mormon Creek, Tuolumne, CA.1179 He was ill with Typhoid fever circa 1851 in Shaw's Flat, Tuolumne, CA.1180 Caleb appeared in the census on 1 March 1851 in Township 5, Tuolumne, CA.1181 On 21 June 1851 he was a miner in Shaw's Flat, Columbia, Tuolumne, CA.1182 He was appointed admitted to the bar on 8 November 1852 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA1183 On 20 December 1852 Caleb acquired four hundred acres of grazing land in Tuolumne County, CA1184 Moore Love & Dawsey Claim
Know all men by these presents that we the undersigned have this day taken up and preempted the tract of land described within the following metes and bounds for agricultural and grazing purposes viz commencing at a nut pine tree marked MMLP situated in a gulch that empties into Woods Creek at Martinis about a half mile from Martinis in a north easterly direction and about fifty rods north of the road that runs from Columbia to the Tuolumne Water Company's saw mill thence up said gulch one hundred and ninety two rods to an oak tree marked with Blaze; thence one hundred and Sixty two rods east by east to a hard pine marked MMLP thence West by South one hundred and fifty six rods to a Sugar Pine marked MMLP thence to the place of beginning two hundred and forty three rods. The amount of land embraced by the metes and bounds of said tract of land does not contain more than four hundred acres and not more than one hundred and sixty acres to each party. The said parties have not taken up no other claim under the act of assembly approved April 20th 1852 and the Said parties know of no claims upon Said lands under existing title to the best of their knowledge and belief.
Sworn & Subscribed to before me A S Moore
this 20tth day of Decr AD 1852 Andrew Lowe
R W Armstrong Caleb Dorsey
Justice of the Peace
Recorded Decr 20th AD 1852 He Delegate - Democratic State Convention on 21 June 1853 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1185 He on 25 February 1854 in Columbia, Tuolumne, CA.1186 Caleb was elected as Director, Tuolumne Telegraph Co on 1 August 1854 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1187 In 1855 he became a member of Marshal of Sonora Lodge No. 101188 1189 He was elected as Dist. Atty of Tuolumne Co. on 5 September 1855 in Tuolumne Co, CA.1190 On 29 September 1855 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA Caleb was sued by J W Cunningham.1191,1192 In 1856 he was a saw mill owner in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1193 He was elected as District Attorney in 1856 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1194,1195,1196 [Principal] was listed in in Columbia, Tuolumne, CA city directory in in 1856.1197 [Principal] was listed in in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA city directory in in 1856.1198 Caleb served in the military Military Assessment Roll in 1856 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1199 He was appointed reappointed to the position of Dist Atty on 20 February 1856 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA1200 He Reference in letter written by EWDorsey to wife on 24 June 1856 in Pike Co, MO.722 Edward Dorsey letter to wife Eleanor during a visit in 1856 –

June 28 1856
My dear Wife I rite to let you know that we are
well & hope you are the same and all my rela=
=tions Comfort & Marys familys are well, Mr. Ban=
=khead & Archer are both sick abead with the
fever the rest of the neighbours are all well Mr
Good has sold his farm to Williamson Shaw
W Ju he sold for eleven Dollars per acre I regre=
=t his selling so much he does not now where
he will move to John & Martha Ann D I will be over
to see you between the seventh & tenth of July
John looks rather thin he is verry anxious for Anns
School to be out it will be out the third of July
then he will start as soon as Ann can get ready
if your health has recovered it will be a good oppor=
=tunity for you to return with them if your health
has recovered if not I would stay longer write
me wither your chills has left you. Mrs Hunt has
not started east yet Old Mr Draper is ded I think
that will prevent them from going our strauberrys [sic]
was an entire failure they all blasted the wheat crop
is verry fine we shall beginn harvest to morrow
the wether is remarkably dry there is hardly any
tobaco planted yet. the corn crop cant grow for want
of rain the garden is suffering for rain we have plenty
vegatables Milly has forty six turkes yet I think she has
the largest flock in the neighbourhood James Crow
& Pike Crow & John McPike returned with John from
Callifornia with John, Tom expect to return this
fall John ses he left Caleb Dorsey well in
Callifornia & hes doing well.
Mrs Andersons boys
has made twentyfive hundred Dollars a piece. John ses
he think there will be more gold taken out this
season than there was in forty nine and the m
=inors do better than they did then. John likes Callif
=ornia than any part of the wourld he has seen he expects
to start Back in October or November
, Mr John W
Davis Senior is very sick in St Louis. Mr Broadhead has
with drawn from polliticks he will not consent to
run again it is thought that Fillmore will carry
this State, my Dear I wish you to rite me word evry
thing that has taken plaice & how you have enjoy
=ed your trip and how you found all my relation
=s and all my oald neighbours and friends, the children
begins begins(sic) to be very anxious to see you as well as my
self we get along better than I expected. Comfort
Porter and the children will be Down next weak
and Lu & Ed soon then it will not be so lonesome
little Edward Porter ses he wont go to Callifornia
with Uncel John
that wants to stay with me
Charley ses he will say with his Grandpa till
his Grandma returns he ses his ma must not
cry, the wether is very hot and I have to fix for harv
=est I must conclude John wishes you rite where
he may find you remember me to Brother John
Thomases Family and all inquiring friends
remember me to Brother Charleses Family, Mrs
Good desired to be remembered to you I expect you
will be ready to return with John if your
have recovered, the children are all verry anxious to see
you & none more anxious than myself farewell
the children join me in love to you your
Affectionate husband
Edward W Dorsey 1201 On 7 March 1857 Caleb was a Fired as District Attorney in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1202 He served as surety on on 5 October 1857 at in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA for1203 He lived in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA in 1859.1204,1205 Caleb owned attribution of land donation to Caleb Dorsey for church in 1860 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1206 He owned attribution of land donation to Caleb Dorsey for church in 1860 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1207 He Mill Est. in 1860 at Quartz Mill in Sugar Pine, Tuolumne Co, CA. Caleb was appointed Admitted to the Supreme Court on 7 February 1860 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA1208 He Deeds to St James Church on 1 March 1860 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1209 He served as surety on on 17 March 1860 at in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA for1210 Caleb Street Deed to St James Church on 9 April 1860 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1211 This Indenture, Made the ninth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty, Between HL Street & CS Street of the County of Tuolumne, State of California, parties of the first part, and the Protestant Episcopal Church know as St James of the County & State aforesaid, of the second part, Witnesseth, that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars lawful money of the United States of America to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part, at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, Have remised, released and quit-claimed, and by these presents Do remise, release and quit-claim unto the said party of the second part, and to their successors and assigns forever, All that certain piece or parcel of land situated in Sonora County of Tuolumne State of California on the East side of Washington opposite to United States Hotel, fronting on said Washington about thirty four feet, more or less, running in depth sixty feet, more or less, to East Main St bounded North by F Salter's lot, South by lot owned by A Pitts, East by East Main Street and West by Washington. Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And also all the Estate, right, title, interest, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever, as well in law as in equity of the said part of the first part, of in or to the above described premises, and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances. To Have and to Hold all and singular the above mentioned and described premises, together with the appurtenances unto the said parties of the second part, their successors and assigns forever. In Witness Whereof, the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hand and seal the day and year first above written. H S Street (Seal) C L Street (Seal) Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presence of
State of California, County of Tuolumne SS On this day of April AD One thousand Eight hundred and sixty before me¸ Charles F Galan, a Notary Public in and for said Tuolumne County personally appeared H L Street and C S Street, to me personally known to be the individuals described in and who executed the foregoing Instrument, and acknowledged to me that they executed the same freely and voluntarily, and for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal, the day and year first above written. (Seal) Charles F Galan, Notary Public
Recorded April 13 1860 at 10h 30m by request of Gasman He Pitts Deed to St James Church on 9 April 1860 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1212 Deed Book A, Vol 9, pp 229, 230

Abner Pitts to St James Church. Deed.

This Indenture, Made the ninth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty, Between Abner Pitts of the County of Tuolumne, State of California party of the first part, and the Protestant Episcopal Church known as St James, of Sonora, County and State aforesaid of the second, Witnesseth, that the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar, lawful money of the United States of America to him in hand paid by the Said party of the second part, at or before thee ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is herby acknowledged Has remised, released and quit-claimed and by these presents does remise, release and quit-claim unto the said party of the second part, and to their successors and assigns forever, All that certain lot of land situate, lying and being on the corner or junction of Washington and Main Streets and lately occupied as a carpenter shop, being about feet for the purpose of building said St James Church and that only; now should said party of the second part cease to use the property hereby conveyed for the aforesaid purpose of building said church, the property hereby conveyed will revert to the grantor thereof. Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof; And also, all the estate, right title, interest, property, possession, claim, and demand whatsoever, as well in law as in equity of the said part of the first part, of, in or to the above described premises, and every part and parcel thereof, with the appurtenances. To Have and to Hold all and singular the above mentioned and described premises, together with the appurtenances, unto the said parties of the second part, their successors and assigns forever. In Witness Whereof, the said party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written. Abner Pitts Jr. signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of
State of California, County of Tuolumne SS On this ninth day of April AD one thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty, before me Charles F Galan, a Notary Public in and for said Tuolumne county, personally appeared Abner Pitts, to me personally known to be the individual described in and who executed the foregoing Instrument, and acknowledged to me that he executed the same freely and voluntarily, and for a the uses and purposes therein mentioned. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal the day and year first above written (Seal) Charles F Galan Notary Public

Recorded April 13, 1860, at 10h 30m AM by request of Gasman He sold land to Episcopal society for St James Church for $500 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA on 28 January 1863.1213 Caleb Dorsey to St. James Church - Deed:

This Indenture made the twenty eighth day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty three between Caleb Dorsey of the county of Tuolumne and State of California of the first part and St. James Church an Episcopal Society or corporation of the same county and State, of the second part, witnesseth, that the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of the sum(sic) of five hundred dollars (three hundred dollars of which has been this day paid the party of the first part by the party of the second part the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged two hundred to be paid in one year from the date hereof) has remised released and quit-claimed unto the said party of the second part and their successors forever all that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situated in the county of Tuolumne and State of California on the east side of Holden street and bounded on the east by Shephard street on the north by the lot formerly owned by Norton, on the west by Holden street, on the south by the old quartz mill formerly owned by Knight it being the same property now occupied by D. Dye and his family. Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders. And also all the estate, right title, interest, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever, as well in law as in equity, of the said party of the first part, of, in or to the above described premises and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances. To have and to hold all and singular the above mentioned and described premises, with the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part their successors and assigns forever. In witness whereof the said party of the first part has hereunto set his had and seal the day and year first above written. Caleb Dorsey (Seal)
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of C L Street County of Tuolumne ss On this twenty ninth day of January AD one thousand eight hundred and sixty three before me. CS Street, a Justice of the Peace in and for said Tuolumne county, duly commissioned and sworn personally appeared Caleb Dorsey, personally known to me to be the individual described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged to me that he executed the same freely and voluntarily and for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. In witness whereof I have hitherto set my hand and affixed my official seal the day and year in this certificate first above written.
C L Street, Justice of the Peace
Recorded at request of D D Chapin February 13 AD 1863 at 12 minutes past 12 h M On 5 April 1865 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA Caleb sued to retain office.1214 He was assessed Annual Federal Tax List in October 1865 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA1215 On 19 March 1866 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA he sued to retain office.1216 1217 On 2 June 1868 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA Caleb sued for payment of services.1218 In 1870 he became a member of St. James' Episcopal Church1219 He Bill passed - relief of Caleb Dorsey on 9 February 1870 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.1220,1221,1222,1223 Caleb was appointed Appointed Notary Public on 9 April 1870 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA1224,1225 On 10 February 1873 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA he loses appeal.1226,1227 On 14 February 1874 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA he appealed action against client to California Supreme Court.1228 Caleb Kitty Mathus - Black servant dies on 20 October 1874 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1229,1230 He Delegate, State Convention for state election on 28 June 1875 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.853,1231,1232,1233 In 1876 he was a Quartz Mill, Pirate Mill, Sugar Pine in Tuolumne Co, CA.1234 Caleb was appointed Director of the State Insane Asylum on 27 January 1876 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA1235,1236 He Works to develop railroad on 24 May 1876 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1237 On 9 September 1876 he became a member of Democratic Club1238,1239 Caleb Wants Democratic nomination for Senator on 13 April 1877 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1240 He Passenger on stagecoach during robbery on 16 January 1878 in Tuolumne Co, CA.1241 1242,1243,1244,1245 He Visiting the city on 9 July 1879 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.871 Caleb Visiting the city on 22 August 1879 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.1246 He A Secessionist "Honorable Bilk" on 22 August 1879 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.1247 On 2 September 1879 he became a member of New Constitution Party -1248 Caleb Tramp breaks into office on 13 December 1879 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1249 He Visiting the city on 26 May 1880 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.1250 He Spoke to the Temperance & Literary Society on 21 June 1880 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1251 [Principal] was listed in in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA city directory in in 1881.1252 On 11 January 1882 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA Caleb drew pistol in court while acting as Asst. DA.1253 He Mentioned as candidate for Supreme Court on 14 February 1882 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.1254 He Addressed the Episcopalian Convention on 2 May 1883 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.1255 Caleb was appointed Director, Stockton Insane Asylum in 1884 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA1256 He was appointed Regent: State University in 1885 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA1257,1258 He died on 28 March 1885 at the age of 60 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1259,1260,1261,1262,1263 Caleb was buried on 4 April 1885 at IOOF Cemetery in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1264 He had his estate probated on 5 September 1885 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1265 He had his estate probated on 21 October 1885 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1266 Caleb had his estate probated on 17 November 1886 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1267 He had his estate probated on 31 August 1888 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1268 The children of Caleb Dorsey, who died intestate, were awarded a portion of his estate, which they then, by these deeds, sold for the nominal $1 to their mother. Consequently she became, by these deeds, the sole beneficiary of his estate. The Saga of Old Tuolumne by Edna Bryan Buckbee, New York, 1935, p 250-251:
"Little Mac" McClellan had many staunch supporters in Tuolumne County, but so had "Jeff" Davis, "Abe" Lincoln, and the undersized iron man, U S Grant, who had spent considerable time at Knight's Ferry, in Stanislaus County, and in which place he had earned for himself the reputation of being a handy man with a surveyor's transit - he had even made some valuable suggestions for the covered bridge that was later to span the Stanislaus River at this point. In Sonora, the Southerners, and there were many of them in town, went to market each morning followed by a Negro servant who carried the wicker basket, but this custom, since the word "copperheads" had been so freely used, was abandoned. In the business marts of the town one listening might possibly overhear a customer ask another:
"Do you think the Nation has the right to pour out the life-blood of its children without just cause, Caleb?" inquired Colonel Benjamin Moore.
"No Ben, no people have the right to commit self-destruction. Nations are dependent upon each other, just as us folks here in Sonora are obliged to turn to one another in times of distress and misfortune," replied Caleb Dorsey reflectively.
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Colonel Frank Cheatham, a forty-niner, who had served his country during the Mexican War, left his home in Sonora to don the "Gray." At the close of the struggle he became a planter of his native state, which was Tennessee. The gallant James Stuart, who, at the risk of his own life signalized himself in Sonora by rescuing a young child from a burning building, left the county, never to return. Caleb Dorsey, ever loyal to the Southern Cause, remained in Sonora, where, in '62, the Flag printed:
"The Know Nothing primer studied by Caleb Dorsey, who is No. 525 in his class, is also a member or the Dark Lantern, having been read out of the Democratic Party by Major Perrin L. Solomon on account of his abolitionism. Dorsey is now a candidate for district attorney on the Rackensack ticket, is heavy on the Confederate States of America, has his parlor ornamented with the portraits of Jeff Davis and Stonewall Jackson, and is sweet on the Irish and Dutch."

It was known that Caleb Dorsey "adopted" an Indian boy, Charles, who basically worked for him, but was closer than just an employee. Charles adopted Caleb's surname and was known as Charles Dorsey. The following have been found regarding him, after Caleb's death.

Sonora Union Democrat, 8/27/1892:
Charles Dorsey is the name of a troublemaker who generally gets on fighting sprees in the Tigre (Sonora's Chinatown district). He is a bad man when under the influence of liquor. Some six weeks ago he was sent to jail for thirty days for cutting the eye out of Jesus Avalos' head with a hatchet, whil that man was lying asleep in bed. On Monday night of this week Dorsey loaded up again, and armed with a pocket knife, approached and knocked on the door of Pablo Estica's domicile in the Tigre. Dorsey, without a word of warning, jabbed the knife blade into Estica's arm, above the elbow to the bone. He was arrested by Constable Garaghty on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit great bodily injury.

Sonora Union Democrat, 3 Sept 1892: Charles Dorsey, the Indian who stuck a knife in Pablo Estica's arm last week, was brought before Judge Cooper Tuesday and immediately discharged. He was rearrested an hour later on a charge of battery, to which he plead guilty.

Caleb DORSEY and Esther Marie MCNAB lived Constructed a brick home in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA on 11 November 1856.1269,1270 They1269,1270 were married on 16 March 1858 at St. John's Church in Howard Co, MD.1161,1271,1272,1273,1274,1275 They1161,1271,1272,1273,1274,1275 appeared in the census in 1860 in Township 1, Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1276 Caleb and Esther1276 appeared in the census in 1870 in Township 1, Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1277 They1277 appeared in the census in 1880 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1278 Esther Marie MCNAB1279 was born on 31 July 1835 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.1280,1281 She Passenger heading West on 4 November 1880 in Omaha, NE.1282 On 5 September 1885 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA she was charged with [description]1283 Esther lived in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA after 1885.1284 Beyond where Steward St goes into Elkin St. and Elkin St. into Washington St. is the Rowan Hardin home, Judge Hardin's old family home. Several lots beyond was the Caleb Dorsey home. It must have been a beautiful large residence when Caleb Dorsey was alive. He was a very prominent lawyer in his time and his services were sought all over California. When I knew and remembered it, all that remained of the garden were the two oleander bushes by the front entrance. It was a large square two-story red brick house with wooden porches on both stories around three sides (171 N. Washington St.). Then, the porches were falling down because the two Dorsey sisters had a hard time making ends meet. Mr. Dorsey, when he died, left a fairly substantial estate to his wife, who was a proud southerner used to the best servants, etc. Frequent trips to San Francisco and stays at the Palace Hotel soon exhausted the family finances. One sister, Elizabeth, was a deaconess at St. James' Episcopal Church. The other, Nita Dorsey, earned what she could by selling her beautiful handwork to the City of Paris. Many hours she spentdoing this work so difficult on her eyes and health so that her demanding mother, no senile, could have the things she wanted. My family knew them well. My father was their doctor for many years. Each year they would bake us a beautiful fruit cake at Christmas time. Once, my mother sent me on an errand there. Although their porches were falling down, there in the parlor were their sterling heirlooms: beautiful candelabra, a lovely tea set and many other pieces. I am sure they deprived themselves of many things to pass these on to some distant relative. A good example of southern pride. On 17 November 1886 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA she petitions court for allowance.1285 On 1 December 1886 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA she petitions court to reissue quit claim.1286 On 1 March 1887 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA Esther is awarded allowance by court.1287 On 31 August 1888 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA she receives all right to inherit by daughters.1288 On 31 August 1888 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA she receives all right to inherit by son.1289 Esther Visiting the city on 9 February 1890 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.1290 On 20 December 1890 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA she is sued for payment of debt.1291 She appeared in the census in 1900 in East Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1281 Esther Heir to estate of Elijah T. Gates on 18 October 1909 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1292 WRITES WILL ON DEED; An Old Colored Man Leaves Estate to Dorsey Family;
A petition for the probate of the will of Elijah T. Gates, the aged colored man who died in this city on the 8th inst., was filed last Monday. The petitioner, Miss Anita Dorsey, with her mother, Mrs. Esther M. Dorsey, and Elizabeth m. Dorsey and C. C. Dorsey, are devisees under the will. The will was written on a deed made by the testator on November 25, 1907, whereby so deeded to Esther M. Dorsey and the Dorsey family lot No. 40 of the Brown's Flat Mining Association, and right to about an inch of water on Friday of each week from the Gallagher spring. this deed Gates never delivered, and subsequently he wrote on the face of it, "I have sold the Brown's Flat ranch to Italians." Then un date of July 25, 1909, he wrote his will on the same document, as follows:
This is to certify that I do hereby bequeath of all of my effects at my death to the parties named in this deed, which, if there be anything left over my funeral expenses - a few dollars in each bank - $200 in the First National, $200 in Tuolumne bank, near $200, $150 at Mrs. John Smullen's store - what may be left at my death goes to the Dorsey family."
The matter will be heard on November 10th. She appeared in the census in 1910 in East Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1293 She died on 12 September 1921 at the age of 86 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1259,1294,1295 Esther was buried on 12 September 1921 at IOOF Cemetery in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1296

Caleb DORSEY and Esther Marie MCNAB had the following children:

499

i.

Elizabeth M DORSEY was born in February 1860 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1259,1297 On 31 August 1888 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA she relinquished right to inherit from father to mother.1298 She was appointed Ordained a deaconess in the Episcopal Church in 1900 in California1299 Elizabeth appeared in the census in 1900 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1297 She appeared in the census in 1910 in East Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1293 She Attended funeral of Esther Dorsey on 16 February 1918 in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA.1300 Elizabeth died on 26 July 1935 at the age of 75 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1259,1301,1302 She was buried on 29 July 1935 at IOOF Cemetery in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1259,1303,1304

500

ii.

Ann Esther June DORSEY was born in June 1862 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1280,1297 She appeared in the census in 1900 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1297 She appeared in the census in 1910 in East Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1293 On 23 July 1920 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA Ann settled estate of brother C C Dorsey.1305 She died on 5 December 1932 at the age of 70 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1259,1306 She was buried on 7 December 1932 at IOOF Cemetery in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1307

501

iii.

Robert Lee DORSEY was born in November 1863 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1308 He was baptized on 25 January 1864 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1309 He died on 10 June 1864 at the age of 0 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1310 Robert was buried after 10 June 1864 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1311

502

iv.

Katherine Wilkins DORSEY was born on 20 June 1865 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1280,1297 She Visiting the city on 9 February 1890 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.1290 She appeared in the census in 1900 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1297 Katherine died tuberculosis on 9 October 1907 at the age of 42 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1259,1312 She was buried on 12 October 1907 at IOOF Cemetery in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1313

503

v.

Caleb Chauncey Burr DORSEY was born on 26 September 1867 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1280 He lived in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA on 3 March 1888.1314 On 31 August 1888 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA he relinquishes right to inherit father's estate.1315 Between 1890 and 1916 Caleb was a miner in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1259,1316 He appeared in the census in 1900 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1281 On 4 July 1902 he was a gold prospector in Masonic Mining District, Mono Co, CA.1316,1317 Caleb lived in North Sonora, Tuolumne, CA in 1904.1318 He lived in North Sonora, Tuolumne, CA in 1904.1319 He was elected as Mining recorder for the Masonic mining district in October 1904 in Mono Co, CA.1320 Caleb lived in North Sonora, Tuolumne, CA in 1906.1321 He sold Sold Pittsburg-Liberty mine in Mono Co, NV on 3 June 1907.1322,1323 He lived in North Sonora, Tuolumne, CA in 1908.1324 Caleb appeared in the census in 1910 in East Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1325 He died Tuberculosis of Bowels or Cancer on 10 August 1916 at the age of 48 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1259,1326,1327,1328,1329 He was buried on 12 August 1916 at IOOF Cemetery in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1330 Caleb had his estate probated on 23 July 1920 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.1331,1332