Sixth Generation


265. Edward Worthington DORSEY was born on 8 October 1793 at Mt. Hebron Plantation in Ellicott City, Howard District, Anne Arundel, MD.675,676,677,678,679 He served in the military 4th Cpl, 32nd Regiment on 16 August 1813 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.680,681,682 He served in the military as fourth sergeant Maryland Militia during the War of 1812 on 20 July 1814 in , Anne Arundel, MD.683,684,685,686 Edward appeared in the census in 1820 in District 5, Anne Arundel Co, MD.687 He appeared in the census in 1830 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.688 On 4 June 1834 he acquired 320 acres for $500 from John W Gillum in Pike Co, MO689 John W Gillum & wife Deed to Edward W Dorsey

This indenture mad and entered into this Second day of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty four between John W Gillum and Mary Ann his wife of the one part and Edward W Dorsey of the other part, of the County of Pike and State of Missouri, the first party of Lincoln and State aforesaid, witnesses that whereas the said John W Gillum and Mary Ann his wife for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred Dollars to us in hand paid at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is wh---- acknowledge --- and each of them doth give grant bargain and sell unto the said Edward W Dorsey his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Pike and State aforesaid described as follows, the East half of the North East quarter of Section No. 28 twenty eight - Township 52 fifty two, range No. 2 two, west containing eighty acres, also the west half of the North East quarter of Section No. 28 twenty eight Township No. 52 fifty two, range No. 2 two, west, containing eighty acres, and also the Northwest quarter of Section No. 28. Township No. 52 fifty two, Range No. 2 two west containing one hundred and sixty acres To have and to hold the above and described lands free from all claim or claims, of the said John W Gillum and Mary Ann his wife their or either of their heirs of all and every other person or persons whatsoever shall and will hereby forever warrant and defend by these presents in testimony whereof the said John W Gillum and Mary Ann his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their Seals, the date first above written. John W Gillum (Seal)
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presents Mary Ann Gillum(Seal)
Witness Andrew Forgey
State of Missouri County of Pike ƒƒ Be it remembered that on this Second day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty four before me one of the Justices of the Peace within and for the County aforesaid personally came John W Gillum and Mary Ann his wife both personally known to me to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the fore going instrument of writing as having executed the same and severely acknowledged the same to be their act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned She the said Mary Ann being by me first made acquainted with the contents thereof and examined sepperate and apart from her husband whether she executed the said Deed and relinquishes her dower to the lands and tenements therein mentioned voluntarily freely and without compulsion or undue influence of her said husband, acknowledged and declared that she executed the said deed and relinquishes her dower in the said lands and tenements therein mentioned voluntarily freely and without compulsion or undue influence of her said husband taken and certified the day and year aforesaid.
Andrew Forgey Justice of the Peace
Received for Record June 4th AD 1834 - Levi Pettibone Recorder Edward owned 490-500 acres before 15 June 1834 in Patapasco Falls, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.690,691 He migrated in 1835 to in from Patapsco Falls, Baltimore, MD to MO.692,693,694,695 On 21 January 1835 he acquired 203.5 acres for $1200 in Lincoln Co, MO696 On 18 November 1835 Edward acquired $425 for 160 acres from John Myers & wife in Pike Co, MO697 Know all men by these presents that I John Myers and Jane Myers my wife of Pike county and state of Mo for and in consideration of four hundred and twenty five Dollars well and truly paid by Edward W Dorsey of Pike county Mo have granted bargained sold and confirmed unto the said Edward W Dorsey his heirs & assigns forever all our right title interest and claim to the South West quarter of Section twenty eight Township No 52 N Range No 2 West containing one hundred and sixty acres as shown by the receivers duplicate No 11000 at the land office at Palmyra Mo dated November 22nd 1931. To have and to hold the same quarter section of land to him the said Edward W Dorsey his heirs & assigns & to his and their only use benefit and behoof forever and we the said John Myers and Jane My wife for ourselves our heirs and assigns do warrant and defend the aforesaid quarter section of land agreeable to patent together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging and against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons claiming by or though us unto him the said Edward W Dorsey his heirs and assigns forever In witness whereof we have set hands & seals this 18th day or Nov. one thousand eight hundred & thirty five.
State of Missouri John Myers (Seal)
County of Pike Jane Myers (Seal)
Be it remembered that on this Eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty five before me a Justice of the peace within and for the county aforesaid personally came John Myers and Jane Myers both personally known to me to e the persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing instrument of writing and having executed the same and severally acknowledged the same to be their act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned she the said Jane Myers being by me first mad acquainted with the contents thereof and examined separate and apart from her husband whether she executed the said deed and relinquishes her dower to the lands and tenements therein mentioned voluntarily freely and without compulsion or undue influence of her said husband, acknowledged and declared that she executed the said deed and relinquishes her dower in said lands and tenements therein mentioned voluntarily and freely without compulsion or undue influence of her said husband Taken & verified the day & year aforesaid
John G Campbell JP
Received for Record on the 6th day of January AD 1836
L Rogers Recorder On 15 February 1836 he acquired #6952 - 160 Acres in , Pike, MO698 On 15 February 1836 he acquired #6954 - 160 acres in , Pike, MO699 On 15 February 1836 Edward acquired #6955 - 80 Acres in , Pike, MO700 On 15 February 1836 he acquired #6956 - 80 acres in , Pike, MO701 On 15 February 1836 he acquired #6958 - 87.28 acres in , Lincoln, MO702 On 15 February 1836 Edward acquired #6957 - 80 acres in , Pike, MO703 On 15 February 1836 he acquired #6953 - 160 acres in , Pike, MO704 On 15 February 1836 he acquired #6959 - 85.175 acres in , Pike, MO705 On 10 July 1837 in Pike Co, MO served as security for deed of trust.706 Know all men by these that whereas Edward W Dorsey is bound in two promissory notes on my security, one executed to A B Chambers for the sum of Two hundred dollars due the 24th day of March next and the other executed to John Mackey for the sum of thirty seven dollars due the 25th day of December next for the above consideration of two hundred and thirty seven dollars with the interest that may accrue thereon. We have this day granted bargained and sold to the aforesaid Edward W Dorsey the undivided half of the following described lots of land situated in the County of Pike and State of Missouri known on the North East fourth of the North East quarter of Section number three Township No. 52 N. Range No. 2 West containing 40 acres/ And also the South East quarter quarter Section No. 35, Township No. 53 N. Range No. 2 West containing 40 acres/ also the South West fourth of the South East quarter section No. 35 Township No. 53 North Range No. 2 West/ Containing in all one hundred and twenty three acres together with all the privileges and immunities thereof forever With this Condition that if one Josiah H Jackson and Ann Jackson wife of the aforesaid Josiah shall pay above name notes or release the aforesaid Dorsey being security to said notes then this Mortgage is null and void otherwise to remain in full force and --- --- given under our hands this 10th day of July AD 1837. Josiah H Jackson (Seal)
Ann X Jackson (Seal
State of Missouri
County of Pike // Be it remembered that on this 10th day of July 1837. Before the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court in said County personally came Isaiah H Jackson and Ann his wife known to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing deed as having executed the same and severally acknowledged the same to be their act and deeds for the purpose therein mentioned She the said Ann being informed of the intents thereof and examined separate and apart from her husband, said she executed the said deeds and relinquishes her dower to the lands and tenements therein mentioned freely voluntarily and without compulsion or undue influence of her said husband.
Taken before me and certified under my hand and the seal of said Court at my office in Bowling Green the day and year aforesaid.

REc'd for record 8th Apl 1837 L Rogers, Clerk
Ang. Amy, Recorder On 28 July 1838 Edward acquired #12281 - 107.04 acres in , Pike, MO707 He appeared in the census in 1840 in Pike Co, MO.708 On 8 April 1845 he acquired 40 acres for $75 in Pike Co, MO709 8 Apr 1845, Pike County, MO

The South East fourth of the North East quarter of Section 16, in Township 52, of Range 2 West, containing 40 acres at the price of One dollar and Eighty seven and a half cents per acres. On 8 April 1845 Edward acquired 160 acres for $200 in Pike Co, MO710 Township School Lands, Edward W Dorsey became the purchaser of the North East fourth of the South East quarter the North West fourth of the south East quarter the South west fourth of the South East quarter and the South East fourth of the South East quarter of Section 16, Township 52, Range 2 West, containing 160 acres at the price of One dollar and twenty five cents per acre for the sum of $200. On 1 January 1846 in Pike Co, MO he filed trust for debt to Ellen Haff.711 On 12 August 1846 in Pike Co, MO he filed deed of trust against debt to Gilchrist Porter.712 Pike County, MO, Deed Book 1, p 631-32

Dorsey to Porter - trustee of Griffith

State of Missouri
County of Pike Know all men by these presents that I Edward W Dorsey of the county of Pike aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to me in hand at and before the ensealing & delivery of these presents well and truly paid by Gilchrist Porter of said county have to him bargained sold, and conveyed and do to him by these presents bargain sell & convey two negro boys slaves for life named Charles and Sam aged about 14 years each to have & to hold to him his heirs and assigns In trust nevertheless to secure to John Griffith his heirs executors administrators or assigns the payment of a certain bond which he holds on the said Edward W Dorsey for the sum of Two hundred and thirty five dollars bearing even date with these presents and due & payable by the said Dorsey to the said Griffith on or before the 25th day of December AD 1847 & bearing ten per cent interest from the date and also to secure to Amos Griffith Sr his heirs executors administrators & assigns the payment of a certain other bond given by the said Edward W Dorsey to him for the sum of Two hundred and fifty eight dollars bearing even date with these presents and due and payable on or before the 25th day of December AD 1847 and bearing ten per cent interest from the date, now if the said Edward W Dorsey shall fail to pay or cause to be paid the said notes or either of them or any part thereof according to the tenor and effect thereof the said Porter such trustee is authorized & empowered to expose the said slaves to sale at auction having first given such notice of such sale as constables are required by Law to give on the sale of property under execution or such other notice as the said Griffith may direct for cash in hand to satisfy said notes and all costs of executing said Trust, but if said notes shall be paid without such sale then and in that case this Deed is to be void and the said slaves are to be reconveyed to said Dorsey his heirs or assigns all erasure & interlineations made before signing So witness my hand & Seal this the 12th day of August AD 1846.
Edward W Dorsey (Seal)

State of Missouri
County of Pike afd Be it known that on this the 12th day of August 1846, before me Simeon P Robinson Clerk of the Circuit Court for said county personally appeared Edward W Dorsey who is personally known to me to be the same person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing conveyance as party thereto and actions ledged the same to be his act and deed for the purposes thereof in mentioned.
(SS) Witness my hand & official seal. Done at office in Bowling Green in said County this the day & year aforesaid.
S P Robinson Clerk
There are two erasures in 17th lines 1st page & ?? word "Two" over the first erasure & "thirty" over the second, interlined. Also an erasure in the 3rd, 4th & 9th lines 2nd page.
?? 12th August 1846
Att S P Robinson Recorder Edward appeared in the census in 1850 in Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.713 On 16 January 1851 he acquired 40 acres from a bounty land warrant in Pike Co, MO714 State of Missouri
County of Pike
On this the sixteenth day of January AD one thousand eight hundred and fifty one personally appeared before me the Judge of the Probate Court of Pike County Missouri duly authorized to administer oaths within and for the County and State aforesaid - Edward W Dorsey aged fifty seven years a resident of Pike County in the State of Missouri who being duly sworn according to Law declares, that he is the identical Edward W Dorsey who was fourth sergeant in the Company commanded by Captain Roderick Burgess in the ___ Regiment of Maryland Militia commanded by Colonel Thomas Hood in the War with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812, that he volunteered at Anne Arundel County in said State of Maryland on or about the 10th day of July AD 1814 for the term of sixty days and continued in actual service in said War for the term of two months, and was honorably discharged at the City of Baltimore in said State of Maryland on or about the 20th day of September AD 1814 by reason of the terminations of his term of Service - as will appear by the muster rolls of said company. He states that he never received a certificate of discharge the Regiment to which he belonged was mustered out of service.
He makes the Declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which he may be entitled under the "Act granting bounty-land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States" passed September 28, 1850.
Edward W Dorsey
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written and I hereby certify that I believe the said Edward W Dorsey to be the identical man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated.

In Testimony whereof I Thomas J C Fagg Judge of the Probate Court of Pike County Missouri hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of said Court at my office in Bowling Green in said County the day and year above written.
Thomas J C Fagg, Judge
of Probate Court
Pike Co., Mo.

The Commissioner of Pensions will please deliver my warrant for bounty land to Hamilton G. Fant of Missouri now in Washington City, D.C. who as my agent will receive & forward the same to me Bowling Green, Mo.
Jan 16th 1851 Edward W Dorsey On 10 April 1852 he acquired fraction of quarter section for $75 from James Triplett & wife in Pike Co, MO715 On 12 January 1853 Edward acquired 408 acres for $1600 from James C Gillum & wife in Pike Co, MO716 On 4 April 1853 he acquired for $800 for 160 acres TN52 R2W from John B Crow in Pike Co, MO717 On 8 September 1853 he acquired $400 for fraction of quarter section from Loyd D Worthington & wife in Pike Co, MO718 On 8 September 1853 Edward acquired fractions in T52N R2W for $475 from Loyd D Worthington & wife in Pike Co, MO718 On 5 January 1854 he acquired 200 acres for $800 from Ben H, John B & Isaac T Crow in Pike Co, MO719 On 25 January 1855 in Pike Co, MO he filed deed of trust for debt to Aaron McPike.720 On 29 September 1855 Edward acquired 120 acres from a bounty land warrant in Pike Co, MO721 State of Missouri
County of Pike

On this the thirtieth day of April AD one thousand eight hundred and fifty five, personally appeared before me Judge of the Probate Court, within and for the County and State aforesaid Edward W Dorsey aged sixty one years a resident of the County of Pike and State aforesaid who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical person who was 4th Sergeant in the Company commanded by Captain Burgess in the Regiment commanded by Col. Thoms Hood in the war with Great Britiain of 1812 - for the term of sixt days - and continued in actual service for sixty days, that he has heretofore made application for Bounty land under the Act of Sept 28, 1850, and received a land warrant No. 31.644 for 40 acres, which he has since legally disposed of and cannot not return.
He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the additional Bounty land to which he may be entitled, under the act of March 3d 1855. He also declares that he has never applied for, nor received under this or any act of Congress, any Bounty land Warrant, except the one above mentioned.
Edward W Dorsey (Seal)
Mr. James M Meartin and James W Campbell residents of Pike County and State of Missouri, upon our oaths declare, that the foregoing declaration, was signed and acknowledged by Edward W. Dorsey in our presence, and that we believe from the appearance and statements of the applicant, that he is the identical person, he represents himself to be.
James M Meartin
James W Campbell
The foregoing declaration and affidavit, were sworn to and subscribed before me on the day & year above written, and I certify that I know the afiants to be credibel person, that the calaimant is the person he represents himself to be, and that I have no interest in this claim.
Witness my hand & seal of office hereto attached
Samuel W Finley
Judge of Probate

This land warrant was lost by his widow, Eleanor Elizabeth Brown Dorsey, when it burned up in a suitcase in the baggage car of a Southern Pacific train traveling through Colorado - between Junta and Pueblo. About 75% of the pension file is devoted to the request to the Department of the Interior, Pension Office, for a duplicate land warrant. The original administrator of Edward W Dorsey's estate, James O Broadhead (his son-in-law) was no longer available, and Lev Lawrence (Eleanor's nephew) was appointed to handle the administration of the request as a component of his estate. He Letter to wife - includes info about Tom, John and Caleb 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 acer 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 recoverd 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 srauberrys [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 enjo
=ed your trip and how you found all my relation
=s and all my oald neighbours and friends, the children
begins begins(sic) to bevery 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 solonesome
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 He died on 10 July 1858 at the age of 64 in , Pike, MO.367,676,723,724 Edward was buried after 10 July 1858 at Dorsey farm, Ashley in Pike Co, MO.676,724 He had his estate probated on 19 July 1858 in , Pike, MO.725 He had his estate probated on 17 December 1858 in Bowling Green, Pike, MO.726 Edward had his estate probated on 5 June 1860 in Bowling Green, Pike, MO.727 He had his estate probated on 10 April 1863 in Bowling Green, Pike, MO.728 He had his estate probated on 13 April 1863 in Bowling Green, Pike, MO.729 Edward had his estate probated on 7 December 1868 in Bowling Green, Pike, MO.730,731 He had his estate probated on 18 July 1905 in Bowling Green, Pike, MO.732 He has reference number 586. Edward Worthington Dorsey enlisted in the Maryland Militia as a sergeant on 20 July 1814 at Anne Arundel County. He served in Capt Burgess's Company under Col. Thomas Hood. His enlisted for 60 days, and his entire unit was mustered out 20 September 1814. He applied for a warrant for bounty land, for which he was entitled through the Probate Court of Pike County, MO at Bowling Green on 16 Jan 1851 before Thomas J C Fagg, Judge of the Probate Court.

Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, 11 Mar 1828, Vol XXXI, Issue 61, page 2: Edward W Dorsey was a representative from the 3rd District, with Nicholas Dorsey, to the Convention of Delegates held at Cockey's Tavern 4 Mar 1828 "for the purpose of selecting a suitable person to be supported as the Electoral Candidate for President and Vice-President of the United States.

Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, 23 Jan 1824, Vol XXIII, Issue 18, Pge 1: Edward W Dorsey is listed as one of the "Suction Engine Men" for the First Baltimore Hose Company during the annual meeting Tuesday 13 Jan 1824.

During a personal trip to Pike County, MO during Nov 2006, Lynne Roberts and Alice Roberts Rodhouse discovered the original homestead of Jeremiah Roberts. According to local information (Herbert Bibb) and plat maps, the Roberts land abutted the land of Edward W Dorsey. This is also supported by the letter "Two Days in Pike County" written by Annie Dorsey Roberts Hodgdon (Aunt Dot).

After his death in 1858, his estate administrator, his son-in-law James O Broadhead petitioned the court for a re-issue of the bounty land warrant for 120 acres of land, which had been lost. That warrant, given due to his service during the War of 1812, was #55-142, and was re-issued. There is a great deal of correspondence regarding this re-issue, requested in November 1870, that is found in the pension file for Dorsey.

History of Stanislaus County, Tinkham, p 1130:
Both the Dorsey and the Sydnor families descended from proud English Cavalier stock; the former settled even before the Colonial period in Maryland, while the Sydnors settled in Virginia. They became planters and were among the largest operators of their day. After his marriage, though possessed of a large acreage in Stanislaus County, he operated the plantation of his father, Edward W. Dorsey, who was known as the "Southern Planter." He owned 3,000 acres in Missouri, and a great many slaves.


Anne Arundel Gentry, p 143: His (Edward's) children Mary, John, Edward, Thomas, and Comfort were heirs in the will of their paternal grandmother, Comfort Dorsey, in 1837.

Edward Worthington DORSEY and Eleanor Elizabeth BROWN were married on 8 April 1822 in , Baltimore, MD.367,677,693,733,734,735,736,737 They367,677,693,733,734,735,736,737 appeared in the census in 1850 in Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.738 Eleanor Elizabeth BROWN, daughter of Moses BROWN and Mary SNOWDEN, was born on 26 February 1804 in , Baltimore, MD.675,676,739,740 She appeared in the census in 1860 in Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.741 She appeared in the census in 1870 in Emory, Stanislaus, CA.742 Eleanor lived with her daughter in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA in 1879.743,744 She appeared in the census in 1880 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.745 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1881.746 On 9 March 1883 she acquired 160 acres in Taylor County, TX747 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1884.748 Eleanor lived with her daughter, Edwa Langdon, in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA in 1887.749 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1891.750 She died in September 1892 at the age of 88 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.367,676 She was buried on 19 September 1892 in Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.676,751,752,753 Headstone, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA: Eleanor E, Md 1804, Calif 1892. Eleanor has reference number 587. Elizabeth submitted an application for a widow's pension due to her deceased husband's service during the War of 1812 on 31 May 1879. That application states that a bounty land warrant #55142-120-55 had been issued - probably the warrant that had to be re-issued to her. She was awarded a monthly pension of $8 - which increased to $12 per month under Certificate #26058. She was dropped from the rolls 3 Sept 1895 due to pensioner's death.

During the process of requesting the pension she was required to provide proofs of her husband's death and evidence of his signature. The file includes a personal letter he wrote to her, evidently while she was visiting in California. Evidently a marriage certificate was sent, but is no longer in the file.

Edward Worthington DORSEY and Eleanor Elizabeth BROWN had the following children:

+430

i.

Comfort Worthington "Cummie" DORSEY.

+431

ii.

Mary Snowden DORSEY.

432

iii.

John Worthington DORSEY was born on 17 July 1827 in Patapsco, Baltimore, MD.675,754,755 Federal Census 1850 Cuivre, Pike, MO, John Worthington listed as 23 - occupation: "To the mines." He appeared in the census in 1850 in Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.738 He appeared in the census in 1850 in , Trinity, CA.756 John appeared in the census in 1850 in Above the City on the River, Sacramento Co, CA.757 He migrated in September 1850 to in from Pike County, MO to CA overland.758,759,760 On 31 August 1852 he acquired 160 acres on the Tuolumne River in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA761,762 E. S. Benson to John W. Dorsey ---

Know all men by these presents, That I, Edwd S Benson of Shasta, acting by my Attorney in fact John Benson of San Francisco, for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred and fifty dollars, to me in hand paid by John W. Dorsey, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, have bargained, sold, transferred and conveyed, and by these presents do hereby, bargain, sell transfer convey unto the said John W. Dorsey and to his heirs and assigns, all my right title and interest in and to all that certain piece or parcel of Land on the Tuolumne river, known and described as follows. - Being the lower claim, consisting of One hundred and sixty acres of land on the North side of said River, on a portion of the site of the late Crescent City, said site covering three claims for one hundred & sixty acres each, which claims were taken out and recorded in the town of Sonora in the names of J. S. Byers, Edwd S. Benson, and John Benson respectively, and the said Byers & John Benson having afterwards conveyed their respective interests to the said E S Benson To have and to hold the before mentioned and described premises unto him the said John W. Dorsey, and to his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever.
In Witness whereof I the said Edwd S Benson acting by my attorney John Benson, have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirty first day of August AD One thousand eight hundred & fifty two, in the City of San Francisco.
In presence of Edward S Benson
R S Haven by his Attorney in fact (LS)
John Benson
United States of America
State of California
City & County of San Francisco fs
Be it know that on the 31st day fo August AD One thousand eight hundred and fifty two, before me the undersined, Notary Public, duly commissioned and sworn personally appeared John Benson and known to me as the person executing the annexed Instrument and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed for the purpose therein expressed as the attorney of Edward Benson
In Testimonium Veritatis
Seal J T Haven Notary Public
------------Recorded Sept. 9 AD 1852. 10h 50m AD------------------ John on 20 September 1853 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.763 He migrated on 20 September 1853 to in From Louisiana, Pike, MO to Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.763 He John and Tom Dorsey are visiting in Missouri on 24 June 1856 in Pike Co, MO.764 ...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 minors do better than they did then. John likes Callifornia than any part of the wourld he has seen he expects
to start Back in October or November,... On 14 November 1859 John acquired Garrett's House in Chinese Camp, Tuolumne, CA765 Ellinor Garrett Admx of the Estate of Hiram Garrett Decd
To
John W Dorsey
Deed

This Indenture, Mad the 14th day of November AD 1859, at Chinese Camp in the County of Tuolumne, between Ellinor Garrett, the duly appointed and qualified Administratrix of Hiram Garrett decd late of said Chinese Camp in said County aforesaid party of the first part, and John W Dorsey of the aforesaid County and State of California party of the second part. Witnesseth, that whereas on the 22nd day of November AD 1858 the Probate Court within and for the said County of Tuolumne made an order of that date authorizing and directing the said party of the first part to sell certain real estate of the said Hiram Garrett decd situated in said County and particularly set forth and described in said order of sale, a certified copy of which is on record in the office of the County Recorder of Tuolumne County in Book & of pages and is hereby referred to and made a part of this indenture. And whereas under and by virtue of said order of sale, and pursuant to legal notices of sale given thereof, the said party of the first part on the 13th day of December AD 1858, on the premises in Chinese Camp in the said County of Tuolumne between the hours of 10 O'clock AM and the setting of the sun on that day, offered for sale to the highest bidder the real estate situated in said County and described in said order of sale and at such sale the said party of the second part became the purchaser for the sum of Two hundred dollars, being the highest bidder therefore of the parcel of Land hereinafter particularly described and whereas the said Probate Court upon the return of said sale made at a subsequent term thereof by the said party of the first part, did on the 26th day of September AD 1859, make an order confirming said sale, and directing conveyance to be made therefore, a certified copy of which order, confirming such sale and directing such conveyance is recorded in the office of the County Recorder of Tuolumne County in Book and is hereby referred to and made a part hereof. Now Therefore, the said Ellinor Garrett, Administratrix aforesaid, party of the first part, pursuant to the order of the said Probate Court, for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred Dollars to her paid by the said John W Dorsey, party of the second part, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, has bargained, sold, granted, and conveyed, and by these presents does grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever, all of the right, title, interest and estate of the said Hiram Garrett at the time of his death, and also, all of the right title and interest acquired by the said party of the first part for the estate of said Hiram Garrett since his decease in and to that certain piece or parcel of land situated in Chinese Camp, in the County of Tuolumne on Washington Street and bounded on the East by the dwelling house lot of the deceased at the time of his death, and on the south by lands owned by Joseph Collingridge, being the same premises owned and occupied in his lifetime by the said Hiram Garrett as a Livery Stable together with the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging To Have and to Hold the above described premises to the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns to his and their use and behoof forever. In Witness Whereof, the said party of the first part has hereunto set her mark and seal the day and year first above written.
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Thomas Cutler John S Hannon Ellinor X Garrett
Mark He appeared in the census in 1860 in Township 5, Tuolumne, CA.766 He lived in Nevada in 1860.767 In 1861 in Chinese Camp, Tuolumne, CA John sues for payment of debt.768 On 19 November 1862 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA he sues for payment of debt.769 He appeared in the census in 1870 in Emory, Stanislaus, CA.770 John appeared in the census in 1880 in Camp Washington, Stanislaus, CA.771 [Principal] was listed in in Twenty Six Mile House, Stanislaus, CA city directory in in 1881.772 He served as surety on in 1885 at in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA for773 He returned home after Dorsey funeral on 4 April 1885 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.774 John owned purchased 1/3 interest in Caleb's ranching operation on 4 December 1885 in Stanislaus County, CA.775 He owned purchased Thomas B Dorsey's 1/3 interest in partnership on 18 January 1886 in Stanislaus County, CA.776 He sold in Stanislaus County, CA on 11 September 1886.777 John lived in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA on 14 May 1888.778 On 24 February 1890 he acquired 160 acres in , Taylor, Texas779 [Principal] was listed in in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA city directory in in 1891.780 He owned water rights for mill site on 22 October 1891 in Tuolumne Co, CA.781 In 1893 John was a farmer in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA.782 He owned purchased 1/3 partnership in some property on 24 January 1893 in Stanislaus County, CA.783 He died dilation of the heart on 4 June 1893 at the age of 65 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.784,785,786,787,788 Headstone, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA: John W, Md 1827 - Calif 1893. John was buried after 4 June 1893 in Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.789,790,791,792 He has reference number 885.793 Ellinor Garrett, Admx of the Estate of Hiram Garrett Decd to John W Dorsey, Deed:

This Indenture, Made the 14th day of November AD 1859, at Chinese Camp in the County of Tuolumne between Ellinor Garrett, the duly appointed and qualified Administratrix of Hiram Garrett decd late of said Chinese Camp in said County aforesaid party of the first part, and John W Dorsey of the aforesaid County and State of California party of the second part, Witnesseth, that whereas on the 22nd day of November AD 1858 the Probate Court within and for the said County of Tuolumne made an order of that date authorizing and directing he said party of the first part to sell certain real estate of the said Hiram Garrett decd situated in said County and particularly set forth and described in said order of sale, a certified copy of which is on record in the office of the County Recorder of Tuolumne County in Book & of pages and is hereby referred to and made part of this indenture - And whereas under and by virtue of said order of sale, and pursuant to legal notices f sale given thereof, the said party of the first part on the 13th day of December AD 1858, on the premises in Chinese Camp in the said County of Tuolumne between the hours of 10 o'clock AM and the setting of the sun on that day, offered for sale to the highest bidder the real estate situated in said County and described in said order of sale, and of such sale the said party of the second part became the purchaser for the sum of Two hundred dollars, being the highest bidder therefore of al the parcel of land hereinafter particularly described and whereas the said Probate Court, upon the return of said sale made of a subsequent term thereof by the said party of the first part, did on the 26th day of September AD 1859, make an order confirming said sale, and directing conveyance to be made therefore a certified copy of which order, confirming such sale and directing such conveyance is recorded in the office of the County Recorder of Tuolumne County in Book and is hereby referred to and made a part thereof - Now Therefore, the said Ellinor Garrett, administratrix aforesaid, party of the first part, pursuant to the order of the said Probate Court, for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred Dollars to her paid by the said John W Dorsey, party of the second part, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, has bargained, sold, granted, and conveyed, and by these presents does grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever, all of the right title interest and estate of the said Hiram Garrettt at the time of his death, and also all of the right title and interest acquired by the said party of the first part for the estate of the said Hiram Garrettt since his decease in and to that certain piece or parcel of land situated in Chinese Camp i the County of Tuolumne on Washington Street and bounded on the East by the dwelling house lot of the deceased at the time of his death, and on the south by lands owned by Joseph Collinridge, being the same premises owned and occupied in his lifetime by the said Hiram Garrett as a Livery Stable together with the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging to Have and to Hold the above described premises to the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns to his and their use and behoof forever. In Witness Whereof, the said party of the first part has hereunto set her hand mark and seal the day and year first above written.
Test. Thomas Cutler John S Hannon her
Ellinor X Garrett
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County of Tuolumne SS On this 14th day of November AD 1859, before me John S Hannon, a Notary Public in and for the said County of Tuolumne, personally appeared Ellinor Garrett, administratrix of Hiram Garrett decd personally known to me to be the person described in and who executed the foregoing instrument who acknowledged to me that she executed the same freely and voluntarily and for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.
In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand and official seal on the day and year first above written.
John S Hannon
(Seal) Notary Public
Recorded November 25, 1859, at 3h 20m PM by request of John W Dorsey. The Saga of Old Tuolumne, p. 506, John W Dorsey is listed as one of the "Pioneers of Tuolumne County." His cousin Caleb Dorsey, Attorney of Sonora, is also included in that list. His brother, Thomas Beale Dorsey, is not

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Edward W DORSEY was born on 15 June 1829 in Patapsco, Baltimore, MD.794 He died on 27 August 1835 at the age of 6 in Ellicott Mills, Anne Arundel, MD.795,796

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Col Caleb DORSEY797,798 was born on 7 September 1833 in Patapsco, Baltimore, MD.799,800,801,802 He appeared in the census in 1850 in Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.803 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.804 On 13 June 1861 in Bowling Green, Pike, MO Caleb relinquished right to father's estate.805 Dorsey C
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Know all men by these presents that I Caleb Dorsey party of the first part in consideration of the sum of Three Thousand Dollars ($3000.00) paid by Thomas Dorsey party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged by the party of the first part have bargained sold & conveyed and by these presents do bargain sell and convey unto the party of the second part his heirs and assigns all of my undivided interest in the estate of my father the late Edward Dorsey of Pike Co also both personal and real lying & being in the County of Pike and State of Missouri also all my share of money or property of whatever description real or personal due or owning or in possession of the late farm of Caleb & Thomas Dorsey. The said party of the first part hereby binds himself his heirs & assigns to warrant and defend the letter of the aforesaid property to the party of the second part his heirs and assigns against the claim or claims of all person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 13 day June 1861.
C R Bankhead Witness Caleb Dorsey (Seal)

State of Missouri
County of Pike Be it remembered that Caleb Dorsey who is personally known to the undersigned a Justice of the peace within and for said county of Pike to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within deed as a party thereto this day appeared before me and acknowledged that he executed and delivered the same as his voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein contained. ---- under my hand this 14th day of June 1861.
Benjamin F Jacobs JP
Words "my shared" interleaved & words "June" written erasure in original (first page)
Filed for record 6th January AD 1862
Attest J M Martin Recorder He served in the military Colonel, CSA on 28 December 1861 in St Charles, St Charles, MO.806,807 According to the National Archives records of his military record, he was 28 years old in 1862. To wit:
Publication Number: M322
Publication Title: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Missouri
Content Source: NARA
Short Description: NARA M322. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Missouri units, labeled with each soldier's name, rank, and unit, with links to revealing documents about each soldier.
Military Unit: Clark's Regiment, Infantry, S-Y, Dorsey's Regiment, Douglas' Regiment, Parsons' Regiment
Surname Starts With: D
Givenname: Caleb
Surname: Dorsey
Age: 28
Year: 1862 He served in the military on 28 December 1861 in Mt Zion.808 Caleb served in the military in 1862–1863 in West Arkansas and the Indian Territory.809 He served in the military preparations to attack at Columbia on 10 January 1862 in Columbia, Boone, MO.810 He served in the military captured by Federal soldiers on 15 February 1862 in Missouri.811 Caleb served in the military Reported to prison on 21 February 1862 in Alton, Madison, IL.812 He served in the military request for parole on 3 March 1862 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.813 He served in the military Sent to Columbus, OH on 4 March 1862 in Alton, Madison, IL.814 Caleb served in the military transferred to TN for exchange on 9 April 1862 in Fort Donelson, Clarksville, Stewart, TN.815 He autograph given as prisoner on 21 July 1862 in Ft Warren, MA.816 He served in the military released from prison to be exchanged on 31 July 1862 in Fort Warren, Mass..817,818 Caleb Payment for time during imprisonment on 11 August 1862 in Richmond, Henrico, VA.819 He served in the military Skirmish near Marshfield, Mo. on 20 October 1862 in Marshfield, MO.820 He served in the military attacked by Arkansas Federals on 2 February 1863 in White Oak, AR.821 Caleb served in the military Dorsey attacked Federal troops on 18 April 1863 in Fayetteville, Washington, AR.822 He Capt Dorsey purchased clothing on 7 May 1863 in Little Rock, Pulaski, AR.823 He served in the military in June 1863 in Lexington, Lafayette, KY.824 Caleb served in the military commanding 400 men near Hot Springs on 7 December 1863 in Waldron, Scott, AR.825 He served in the military recruiter for on 20 August 1864 in Missouri.826 He served in the military in Shelby's Command on 4 November 1864 in Audrain Co, MO.827 Caleb served in the military Maj Dorsey's activities on 6 November 1864 in Callaway Co, MO.828 He migrated on 25 June 1865 to in from Texas to Mexico.829,830,831 He migrated in December 1865 to in from Mexico to California.830 In 1866 Caleb was a farmer, stock raiser in Stanislaus County, CA.832,833,834,835 On 7 November 1866 he acquired two tracts of land totalling 4304.32 acres in Stanislaus County, CA836,837 On 26 May 1868 he acquired 160 acres in Stanislaus County, CA838 Caleb was elected as County Supervisor in 1869 in Stanislaus County, CA.839,840,841,842 He appeared in the census in 1870 in Emory, Stanislaus, CA.843 On 20 January 1870 he was an awarded state contract in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.844 Caleb legislation for contract on 21 January 1870 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.845 He owned Thoms B Dorsey purchased 1/3 interest in Caleb's property on 11 September 1871 in Stanislaus County, CA.846 He was elected as President, San Joaquin Agricultural Society on 13 September 1872 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.847 Caleb was elected as President, San Joaquin Agricultural Society in 1873 in San Joaquin County, CA.848,849 He was appointed Director, Crocker-Citizens National Bank on 1 April 1873 in Modesto, Stanislaus, CA850 He was elected as Vice-President, Stanislaus Co Agricultural Society on 26 September 1874 in Modesto, Stanislaus, CA.851 Caleb showed horses, San Joaquin Valley Fair on 30 September 1874 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.852 He Delegate, Convention for state election on 28 June 1875 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.853 In October 1875 he became a member of The Stock Growers Association854 Caleb was appointed Director, State Insane Asylum on 28 January 1876 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA855,856,857,858 He was elected as San Joaquin Agricultural Society, Stanislaus V. P. on 2 December 1876 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.859 He was elected as Representative in the State Assembly in 1877 in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA.839,860,861,862,863 On 19 March 1877 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Caleb was sued.864 He Cattle-stealing in 1878 in Stanislaus Co, CA.865 He lived Assemblyman at cor 8th & K streets in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA in 1878.866,867 Caleb witnessed marriage of Wm Minor & Jennie Clark in Modesto, Stanislaus, CA on on 10 October 1878.868 On 10 May 1879 he became a member of Pacific Coast Blood Horse Assn - elected 2nd VP869,870 He Visiting the city on 9 July 1879 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.871 Caleb Visiting the city on 1 October 1879 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.872 He Visiting the city on 14 October 1879 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.872 He appeared in the census in 1880 in Camp Washington, Stanislaus, CA.873 Caleb was appointed School District Clerk in 1880 in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA874 He Visiting the city on 11 March 1880 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.875 He Knights Templar Conclave on 10 August 1880 in Chicago, Cook, IL.876 Caleb Arrival due from the East on 15 October 1880 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.877,878,879 [Principal] was listed in in Twenty Six Mile House, Stanislaus, CA city directory in in 1881.880 He Independence Ball on 4 July 1881 in Modesto, Stanislaus, CA.881 In 1882 he became a member of Master Mason882 Caleb was elected as Second VP, Pacific Coast Blood Horse Assn in 1882 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.883 On 25 February 1882 he acquired 640 acres, Section 108 State School Lands in Taylor County, TX884 On 25 February 1882 he acquired 640 acres, Section 110 State School Lands in Taylor County, TX885 On 2 October 1882 Caleb acquired 160 acres in Taylor County, TX886 On 2 October 1882 he acquired 160 acres in Taylor County, TX887 He testimonal for the Shippee combined harvester on 8 September 1883 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.888 On 23 October 1883 Caleb acquired deed for mining claims in Tuolumne Co, CA889 WS Frazier To Caleb Dorsey - Deed

This Indenture Made the 1st day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty two Between W S Frazier of the County of Tuolumne, State of California, party of the first part and Caleb Dorsey of the County of Stanislaus, County aforesaid, party of the second part, Witnesseth, That the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Six Hundred (600) Dollars lawful money of the United States of America, to him in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged has granted bargained, sold and conveyed, and by these presents does grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns forever, All these certain Quartz Mining claims situate on the Main Stanislaus River and that certain Creek known as "Knights Creek" in the said County of Tuolumne & State of California and being commonly known as the "Snell", "The Bellflower," "The Mayflower," "The Republic," "The Regulator," the "Horse Shoe" and the "True Business." Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appurtaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof, To Have and to Hold, all and singular the said premises together with the appurtenances unto the Said party of the second part and to his heirs 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. W. S. Frazier (Seal) Signed Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of F D Nicol, State of California, County of Tuolumne so On this First (1) day of March AD one Thousand eight hundred and eighty two before me F D Nicol a Notary Public in and for the said County of Tuolumne personally appeared W S Frazier known to me to be the same person whose name is subscribed to the annexed instrument and who duly acknowledged to me that he executed the same. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Official Seal, at my office in the City of Sonora County of Tuolumne the day and year in the Certificate first above written. F D Nicol, Notary Public (Seal) Recorded at the Request of Caleb Dorsey Oct 23, 1883 at 30 min. past 1 HPM. In 1884 he became a member of Okadale Lodge, No. 275, F & AM890,891 On 20 July 1884 he was a grain farmer - fire loss in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA.892 Caleb FIRE on 21 July 1884 in Stanislaus County, CA.893,894,895 He returned home after Dorsey funeral on 4 April 1885 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.774 He Visiting the city on 8 October 1885 in San Jose, Santa Clara, CA.896 Caleb served as surety on on 21 October 1885 at in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA for897 He owned John W Dorsey purchased a 1/3 interest in his ranching operation on 4 December 1885 in Stanislaus County, CA.775 He Death of employee on 4 June 1886 in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA.898 On 1 October 1886 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA Caleb was sued by Pacific Trust Co.899 He Golden Gate Fair Race Track on 7 September 1887 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.900 He lived in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA on 27 March 1888.901 Caleb Democratic Convention on 15 May 1888 in Los Angeles, LA, CA.902 On 15 October 1888 he became a member of as trustee for Lodge #295 purchased property903 He owned Mining Claim - Snell Quartz lode mining claim on 1 November 1888 in Tuolumne Mining District, Tuolumne, CA.904 On 24 February 1890 Caleb acquired 160 acres in , Taylor, Texas905 He Visiting the city on 8 April 1890 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.906 He owned notice of mill site on 27 October 1890 in Tuolumne Co, CA.907 In 1891–3 Caleb was a President, Valley Warehouse Co. in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA.908,909 [Principal] was listed in in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA city directory in in 1891.910 On 6 May 1891 he acquired mineral patent - 20.66 acres in Tuolumne Co, CA911 He owned Snell Mining Claim on 28 May 1891 in Tuolumne Co, CA.912 Caleb owned True Business Quartz lode mining claim on 19 July 1892 in Tuolumne Mining District, Tuolumne, CA.913 He owned sold 1/3 interest in some property on 24 January 1893 in Stanislaus County, CA.783 He sold Sec 12, Township 3N, Range 14E and Sec 7, Township 3N, Range 15E (20.66 acres) True Business Quartz in , Tuolumne, CA on 17 February 1893.914 Caleb lived on a ranch in California on 29 April 1894.915 He Railroad Bridge over Stanilslaus River about 1895 in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA.916 He business partnership deeded and recorded on 5 February 1896 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.917 Caleb died of a Gunshot wound on 21 April 1896 at the age of 62 in Columbia, Tuolumne, CA.784,918,919,920,921,922,923,924,925,926,927,928 The San Francisco Call, Wednesday, April 22, 1896, p 4, col. 1

COLONEL CALEB T. DORSEY SLAIN BY HIS MINING PARTNER; HIT BY TWO BULLETS; J T NEWCOMER, THE HOMICIDE, CLAIMS THAT HE FIRED IN SELF-DEFENSE; QUARRELED OVER PROPERTY; HE WALKES TO SONORA AND SURRENDERS HIMSELF INTO THE CUSTODY OF A SHERIFF

Stockton, Cal., April 21 - Colonel Caleb T. Dorsey was shot and killed at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon, at a mine fifteen miles from Columbia, by J T Newcomer. The latter fired twice, both bullets striking Dorsey. The killing resulted from a dispute over a mine in which the two men were interested. After the shooting Newcomer went to Columbia by the trail leading from the mine to the town. When he arrived there he was almost breathless from the trip, which he make on foot. To Telephone Agent Davis he said that he had killed Dorsey in order to save his own life, but he was too excited to give any further particulars, and hastened on to Sonora, where he surrendered himself into the custody of the Sheriff.
The only witness to the killing of Dorsey was the nephew of the murdered man, and he could not be reached at a late hour this afternoon. As soon as the news of the killing was received at Columbia a number of men started on foot for the mine, among them the Coroner. The had to make the journey over the same trail by which Newcomer came in from the mine.
Dorsey was shot twice, one bullet entering the stomach and the other striking him in the side. The murdered man was well known here, as he was a frequent visitor to Stockton. He was about 55 years of age. He has a brother living in San Jose. Dorsey has owned the mine over which he was killed for the past twenty years, the property bearing his name.
About six months ago Newcomer came from Texas to Columbia and purchased an interest in the mine. He had very little to say about the affair after surrendering to the authorities at Sonora, and merely reiterated the statement made to the operator at Columbia that he shot in self-defense. Dorsey is connect by marriage with the family of Dr. Young, one of the physicians on the asylum staff here, and has a sister living her - Mrs. L. E. D. Ewing. He died Death of Col. Dorsey w/illustration on 23 April 1896 at the age of 62 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.929,930,931 He was buried on 24 April 1896 at Rural Cemetery in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.932,933,934,935,936 On 25 April 1896 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA Newcomer charged with Dorsey's murder.937 Caleb had his estate probated on 20 May 1896 in Modesto, Stanislaus, CA.938 On 10 August 1896 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA Newcomer tried for murder.939,940,941,942,943 JT Newcomer testifies:

He met Caleb Dorsey in northern Missouri "when he was tearing up the North Missouri rail-road in 1860 or '61." They were reacquainted "Two years ago last February on my return from Texas I met him on a train, coming from Stockton to Oakdale."

and is corroborated by Dorsey's nephew, Edward - that he intended to go into Sonora to ask for a receiver, because Col Dorsey was accusing him of stealing from the mine. Testimony suggests that they were having financial problems and that he wasn't getting the profits from the Snell mine that he needed to pay off his debts. Newcomer denies stealing, but states that he has been put in charge of running the mill, a process he is not expert at, and is not as skilled as is needed to get all of the amalgam that they think they should get. But the poor output is due to lack of skill, not lack of integrity. He believes that he will be proven correct with an objective observer - a receiver - to witness the operation. He and Col Dorsey go into his cabin - which testimony confirms that it has no floor - and during the discussion about the receiver, things get hot, and Dorsey makes a motion with his right hand towards his left breast under his coat. Newcomer, with good reason, thinks he's going to draw on him, pulls out his gun from his pants pocket and fires two shots.

JT Newcomer is convicted of murdering Colonel Caleb Dorsey and is sentenced to 11 years in San Quentin. On 16 August 1896 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA Newcomer convicted and sentenced.944,945 On 9 October 1896 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA Newcomer appeals conviction.946 On 14 September 1897 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA Newcomer's appeal granted.947 On 1 November 1897 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA Newcomer's new trial begins.948 On 2 November 1897 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA Newcomer's second trial begins.949 On 6 November 1897 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA John T Newcomer acquitted of murder.950 He Newcomer commits suicide on 19 March 1903 in Sonora, Tuolumne, CA.951 He had his estate probated on 30 June 1911 in Modesto, Stanislaus, CA.952 Caleb had his estate probated on 7 January 1924 in Modesto, Stanislaus, CA.953,954 He Visiting with Broadhead daughter on 25 July 2015 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA.955 Caleb Dorsey was appointed administrator of the his father's estate in 1858 after he died intestate.

Soldier's Database also includes a Dorsey, Pvt, Company D, Gordon's Reg, Shelby's Brigade. Confirmation of record: Sixth Annual Reunion Mo. UCV, Gen J S Marmaduke Camp No 55, Marshall, Mo, July 21, 1902
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Eleanor Elizabeth DORSEY was born on 16 August 1836 in Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.956 She died on 31 January 1837 at the age of 0 in Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.957

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Martha Ann Beale "Annie" DORSEY was born on 7 September 1839 in Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.675,958,959,960 She appeared in the census in 1840 in Pike Co, MO.961 She appeared in the census in 1850 in Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.738 Annie appeared in the census in 1870 in Emory, Stanislaus, CA.770 She appeared in the census in 1880 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.962 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1891.963 She appeared in the census in 1900 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.964 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1904.965 Annie lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO on 25 August 1905.966 She appeared in the census in 1910 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.967 She appeared in the census in 1920 in Stockton, Ward 2, San Joaquin, CA.968 Annie appeared in the census in 1930 in Oakland, Alameda, CA.969 She died on 16 August 1935 at the age of 95 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.784,960,970 She was buried after 16 August 1935 in Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.960,971 Headstone, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA: Anna B, Mo 1839 - Calif 1935. Anna Dorsey appeared in her mother's behalf when Elizabeth Dorsey applied for a widow's pension as a result of her husband's service during the War of 1812. The application was made 21 May 1879 while she was living in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA and was 30 years old.

She received mail from G. Porter, Hannibal, MO, addressed to Miss Nannie B Dorsey (no date) - c/o Dr Langdon Stockton, CA - just an envelope remains - but this makes two Aunt Nannies - Nannie Porter and Nanny Dorsey. Because Nannie Dorsey was in California, and Porter didn't come out to CA until 1900 to attend Stanford, I think I'm sticking to Nannie Porter who raised him in his Grandfather's house.

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Charles Snowden DORSEY was born on 18 January 1842 in Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.972 He died on 1 February 1849 at the age of 7 in Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.973,974

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Edwa Worthington DORSEY.