Fifth Generation


116. John Worthington DORSEY was born on 8 October 1751 in Elkridge, Anne Arundel, MD.157,336 He served in the military 2nd Lt in 3rd Maryland Line on 6 June 1776 in Maryland.363 He served in the military promoted to Captain in 1778 in Maryland.364 John selling a farm on 27 October 1815 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.365 He was buried in 1823 in St John's Cemetery, , Howard, MD.366 He was buried in St John's Cemetery, Howard Co, MD next to his wife: John Worthington Dorsey Oct 8 1750 - May 13, 1823. (Dorsey Genealogy, online information from lee(leeg@erols.com). He signed a will on 16 January 1823 in , Anne Arundel, MD.336 John died on 13 May 1823 at the age of 71 in Elkridge, Howard, MD.336,367 He has reference number 588. John Worthington Dorsey - Appears with the rank of 2nd Lt. of the 3rd Battalion of the Maryland Flying Company, June 1776

Ref: Records of the Revolutionary War (Saffel) p 239
Heitman's Historical Register p 156


Signed his will January 16, 1823 - died May 13, 1823 - probated May 31, 1823

John W Dorsey, one revolutionary ancestor
Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Safety 1775 - 76
CSJ Thursday 6 June 1776
...Commissions issued to the following person appointed officers of the militia in Baltimore County, to wit: John Cockey Owings, Capt ...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Capt; Joseph Gist 1st Lt; John W Dorsey 2nd Lt...
Ordered that the above eight companies constitute the Soldier's Delight Battalion in Baltimore County. Adjourned till next day 10 o'clock

John W Dorsey: Appears among a list of Lieutenants in the 3rd Battalion commanded by Col Thomas Ewing, R Beal, Brig Gen Officers of the Maryland Flying Camp in 1776
Revolutionary War, Continental Army, Virginia Line
Records of the Revolutionary War, Saffel, pp 239

John W Dorsey: Appears with rank of 2nd Lieutenant of the 3rd Battalion of the Maryland Flying Camp, June 1776
Reference: Heitemann's Historical Register pp. 158

John Worthington DORSEY and Comfort WORTHINGTON were married on 30 May 1778 in Bloomfield, Baltimore, MD.367,368,369 They367,368,369 appeared in the census in 1790 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.370 They370 appeared in the census in 1800 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.371 John and Comfort371 appeared in the census in 1810 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.372 They372 appeared in the census in 1820 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.373 Comfort WORTHINGTON336, daughter of Samuel WORTHINGTON and Mary TOLLEY, was born in January 1762 in , Baltimore, MD.374,375 She was buried in 1837 in St John's Cemetery, , Howard, MD.376 She died on 23 July 1837 at the age of 75 in , Howard, MD.367,375 Comfort has reference number 589.

John Worthington DORSEY and Comfort WORTHINGTON had the following children:

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Thomas Beale DORSEY.

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Samuel Worthington DORSEY was born on 25 November 1782 in , Anne Arundel, MD. He died before 26 October 1875 at the age of 92 in Howard Co, MD.377 He was buried on 26 October 1875 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, Howard, MD.377 Samuel has reference number 655.

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John Tolley Worthington DORSEY was born on 6 April 1785 in , Anne Arundel, MD. He died before 7 August 1871 at the age of 86 in Howard Co, MD.378 He was buried on 7 August 1871 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, Howard, MD.379 John has reference number 748. He was adopted.

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Caleb DORSEY.

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Mary Tolley DORSEY was born on 22 January 1790 in , Anne Arundel, MD. She has reference number 767.

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Edward Worthington DORSEY.

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Charles Samuel Worthington DORSEY.