Seventh Generation


439. Susannah Lou Eleanor DORSEY was born on 7 February 1844 at Forest Level in Bowling Green, Pike, MO.1588,1589,1590 She appeared in the census in 1860 in Bowling Green, Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.741 She served in the military correspondence with Confederate soldiers on 2 February 1864 in Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.1591 Susannah served in the military correspondence with Confederate soldiers on 2 April 1864 in Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.1592 She served in the military correspondence with Confederate soldiers on 19 September 1864 in Cuivre Township, Pike, MO.1593 She migrated in 1868 to in Pike Co, MO to Stanislaus Co, CA.1594 Susannah appeared in the census in 1870 in Emory, Stanislaus, CA.1595 She lived P B still in MO; LED & girls in TX in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas in May 1880.1596 Pilot Grove Mo.  May 7th1880
 
 
My Dear wife
                Your second letter was received yesterday.  I was astonished at such a heavy rain storm,and so late in the season here it is dusty and dry very dry.  wheat will be light unless a rain comes soon.  The paper and handkerchief came.  Mrs. McCutcheon says She has the little rose and it is out and for me to leave it as it will not live so late in the spring.  She will set it at the little grave this spring.  I heard yesterday that Dr. Hunt was with Dwight family for two days past the little girl very ill.  it is too windy or I would go down there.  Miss Lizzie will not come Stapleton is ready and will return with me, Mrs. McCutcheons children will go to a picnic today Johnsons school will go. Mr. Slutyhaus(?) came over yesterday and paid his last note off says hewould like to buy the rest of the land. I saw Mr. Curtis yesterday.  John Walker told me he saw Mr. Broadhead last week in Jefferson City.  Mrs. Ellis sent love to you.  I know our dear little children must miss me very much, and baby to find me – not at home was disapointed(sic), tell her papa will come as soon as possible.  I will try and stop over at Mr. Dorsey’s on my return.  Much love to my Wife and darling little girls.  It is extremely windy today and very dusty.
        Miss Rebecca is well. The flowers are out at home roses were just ready to open.  I will send some in a letter.  Love to all and howdy to Addie.  No doubt Col. Oglesby is as you thought slow to go to his sheep ranch.  Rony(?) looks well and Freddie is well
                                                        Your Devoted
                                                                Husband
                                                                        P.B. Ewing
 
 
 
Envelope postmarked PilotGrove, May 7, 1880 – addressed to Mrs. P. B. Ewing, San Antonio, Texas She Accid Suicide of Addie Robinson on 24 May 1881 at Phoenix Ranch in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA.1597,1598 SAD AFFAIR - A YOUNG GIRL SHOOTS HERSELF
1608 Last Tuesday evening, about 7 o'clock, Miss Addie Robinson, aged about 18 years, shot herself at Col. Dorsey's ranch, some six miles north of Oakdale, in this county. It appears that the family wee at supper, and the young girl was upstairs, whence a report of a pistol was heard, followed by a scream. Onrushing to the stairway the girl was met with her clothing on fire. She said that she had sot herself. The fire was immediately extinguished, and everything done to make her comfortable. Col. Dorsey and Mr. Ewing were at this place when the unfortunate affair occurred. On receiving a telegram they immediately sent Dr. McLean, and followed themselves. The young lady died about 3 P.M. on Wednesday. She stated that she had done the shooting with the view of killing herself. Miss Robinson had only been in this State about six months. Some eight years ago she was taken from an orphan asylum at St. Louis by Mrs. Ewing, a sister of Col. Dorsey, and by her kindly cared for. When Mrs. Ewing started for this state, she gave the young girl the privilege of remaining with friends in Missouri until her return, or of accompanying her to California. She at once decided to accompany Mrs. Ewing. She is reported to have been of a sensational temperament, and at times moody and despondent. She was in correspondence with a young gentleman in the States, and had but the day before received a letter from him. It is believed that in one of those temporary moods of despondency she found the pistol, and fired without almost realizing the result. She immediately afterwards expressed herself as being sorry for what she had done.The fatal shot entered about 2 inches above the navel, and ranged downwards Susannah receipts for groceries purchased in January 1884 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1599 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1891.1600 She lived in , San Joaquin, CA on 19 October 1905.1601 She appeared in the census in 1910 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1602 On 27 April 1911 Susannah became a member of Sterling Price Ch. - UDC1603,1604 On 8 May 1913 she became a member of UDC - Flag custodian1605 On 6 May 1914 she became a member of UDC - Flag custodian1606 Susannah appeared in the census in 1920 in Stockton, Ward 2, San Joaquin, CA.968 She lived in 1125 N. El Dorado St, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA in 1920.1607 She was buried in 1923 in Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1608,1609 Susannah died hypostatic pneumonia, colicystitis acute on 7 December 1923 at the age of 79 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.367,1610,1611,1612 She has reference number 710. She. Letter written to her on the death of her sister (his wife) Comfort Worthington Dorsey Porter dated Hannibal, MO., August 22nd, 1892 on file.

She deposed in the effort to petition the government to re-issue the bounty land warrant presented to her father, Edward W Dorsey for his service during the War of 1812. The deposition is made in San Joaquin County, CA, 19 Oct 1905.

I believe she was known as Cousin/Aunt Tootie. There is a letter from Comfort Dorsey Porter referring to her as Aunt Tootie and signing it her aff niece C D Porter - the relationships would be correct as Lou Eleanor Dorsey was the sister of Comfort Worthington Dorsey Porter, mother of Comfort Dorsey Porter.

Susannah Lou Eleanor DORSEY and Philip Chesterfield Stanhope Barbour EWING were married on 23 May 1871 at Phoenix Ranch in Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA.1613,1614,1615,1616 They1613,1614,1615,1616 lived in Cooper County, MO in 1872–1879.1617,1618 They1617,1618 lived Registered to Vote in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA on 31 October 1872.1619 Susannah and Philip1619 lived Registered to Vote at Ward 1 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA on 11 September 1882.1620 Philip Chesterfield Stanhope Barbour EWING, son of Baker Wallace EWING and Ann Eliza BARBOUR, was born on 29 December 1837 in Columbus, Lowndes, Mississippi.367,1621,1622 He appeared in the census in 1850 in , Lowndes, MS.1623 In 1857–1867 he was in Worthington, Grenup, KY.1624,1625 Philip graduated in 1857 at Kentucky Military Institute in Lyndon, Jefferson, KY.1626 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Dist 2, Owen, KY.1627 He migrated in 1868 to in KY to CA.1628 Philip appeared in the census in 1870 in Dallasburg Pct, Owen, KY.1629 He shipped personal goods to Stockton, California on 22 September 1871 in Louisville, Jefferson, KY.1630 He migrated in 1872 to in CA to MO.1631 On 4 November 1874 Philip acquired 150 Acres - Sheriff's Sale of Mayo land in Cooper County, MO1632 On 29 November 1875 he acquired 159 Acres from Mary Virginia Mayo in Cooper County, MO1633 Deed Book R2, pp 332, 333
 
This deed made on this 29th day of November Eighteen
Hundred and Seventy five by and between Mary Virginia
Mayo of Jefferson County, Kentucky party of the first
part,and P B Ewing of Cooper County Missouri party
of the Second part Witnesseth:  That the said party of
the first part in consideration of Four Thousand
One Hundred and Eighty Dollars to her paid by the said
party of the Second part, the receipt of which is hereby
acknowledged does by these presents grant bargain and
sell convey & confirm unto the said party of the Second
part and to his heirs and assigns forever the following
described real estate situate lying and being in the county
of Cooper and State of Missouri to wit:  The North West quarter
of the North East quarter of Section Twenty (20) ???? one
acre off of the West side; Also the East half of the North-
East quarter of Section Twenty (20; Also 40 acres,
commencing at the South East corner of Section Twenty
two(22) running thence West with Section line one
Hundred Rods thence North 64 Rods to the Southern
line of lands allotted to W. P. Mayo thence East with
said line 64 Rods to the Section line thence South with
said Section line one Hundred Rods to place of beginning
containing in all 159 acres and being the lands set
off to Virginia May by the Commissioners in the partition
of the Mayo lands; To have and to hold the same with all
the rights immunities privileges appurtenances thereto
belonging unto the said party of the Second part and
his heirs and assigns forever.  The said Virginia Mayo
hereby covenanting that her heirs executors and administrators
shall and will warrant and defend the title to the said
premises unto the said party of the Second part his
heirs and assigns forever against the lawful claims
and demands of all persons whomsoever.  In witness
Whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands
and seals the day and year first above written.
                                      Mary Virginia May (seal)
 
State of Kentucky
County of Jefferson  Be it remembered that on
this 5th day of November in the year of our Lord One
thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy five personally appeared
before me the undersigned a Notary Public within and for
the County and State aforesaid M. Virginia Mayo
who is personally known to me to be the same person whose
name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument of writing as
party thereto and she acknowledged the same person to be her act
and deed for the purposes therein mentioned. In ?????
where of I, the said Notary Public have hereunto set
my hand and affixed my seal as Notary at office on
this the day and year aforesaid                   James S Pirtle
(LS)                                         Notary Public Jefferson County Kentucky
State of Missouri
County of Cooper   The foregoing instrument was filed
for record in my office on the 9th day of December 1875
at the hour of 2 oclock P.M. and recorded in deed Book
R2 page 332 Witness my hand and official seal
(LS)                                                   HA Hutchinson Clerk
                                                          By W S Hutchinson  D C
 
  He migrated in 1879 to in MO to TX.1634 Philip notice of public sale of all farm goods on 16 September 1879 at four miles south of Pilot Grove in Cooper County, MO.1635 He lived Wife & girls in Texas in Pilot Grove, Cooper County, MO on 7 May 1880.1596 He sold 120 Acres to Rudolph Schlotyhouse in Cooper County, MO on 3 March 1881.1636 Deed Book 2, p 300, 301
 
Know all men by these Presents that we P B Ewing and
Lou E D Ewing his wife of the County of San Joaquin in the
State of California have this day, for and in consideration of the
sum of Three thousand two hundred Dollars in the said
P B Ewing his hand paid by Rudolph Schlotyhouse of the County
of Cooper in the State of Missouri Granted Bargained and sold and
by these Presents do Grant Bargain and sellunto the said Rudolph
Schlotyhouse the following described tracts or acres of Land situate
in the County of Cooper in the State of Missouri that is to say:
the West half of the North East quarter and the West half of
the East half of the North East quarter of Section twenty (20) of
township forty seven (47) and Range Eighteen (18) containing 120 acres
To Have and To Hold the Premises hereby conveyed with all the signed
priveleges and appurtenances thereto belonging or in every wise appertaining
unto the said Rudolph Schlotyhouse his heirs and assigns forever
the said P B Ewing hereby covenanting to and with the said Rudolph
Schlotyhouse his heirs and assigns for himself his heirs executors and
administrators to Warrant and Defend the title to the Premises hereby
conveyed against the claim of every person whatsoever - - - -
In witness Whereof We have hereto subscribed our names and affixed
our seals this 3rd day of March 1881
                                                        P B Ewing  (seal)
                                                        Lou E D Ewing  (seal)
State of California
County of San Joaquin   Be it Remembered that P B Ewing and Lou E D Ewing
his wife, who are generally known to the undersigned Notary Public
within and for said county to be the same persons whose names
are subscribed to the foregoing Deed as parties this day
appeared before me and acknowledged that they executed  and
delivered the same as their voluntary act and deed for the
uses and purposes therein contained; And the said Lou E D Ewing
being by me made acquainted with the contents of said deed acknowledged
upon examinations separate and apart from her said husband that
she executed the same, and relinquished her dower in the real estate
therein mentioned freely and without compulsion and undue influence
of her said husband.
Given under my hand and official seal, this Eleventh day of March 1881
                                                        H T Compton Notary Public San
                                                        Joaquin County State of California
 State of California
County of San Joaquin
                        IH W Weaver, County Clerk of said County, and ex-officio clerk of
the superior Court held in said County hereby certify that H T Compton whose
genuine signature is affixed to the annexed acknowledgement was at the time of
signing the same Notary Public in and aforesaid San Joaquin County duly
authorized by law to whose acknowledgements and certify the same and that
full faith and credit are due to all his official acts as such notary
public:
                Given under my hand and seal of said Superior Court this
                15th day of March A D 1881
                                                        H W Weaver Clerk
(LS)                                                  By F N Smith D C
 
State of Missouri
County of Cooper
                        The foregoing instrument was filed for record in my office on the 26th day of May 1881 at the hour of 2 Oclock PM and recorded in Deed Book “No. 2” on page 300
                Witness my hand and official seal
(LS)                                                  HA Hutchinson  Clerk


        Philip Visit in search of health on 27 May 1881 in Modesto, Stanislaus, CA.1637 In 1882–1884 he was a ranching in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1638 He migrated about 1882 to in TX to CA.1639 Philip sold 160 Acres in Cooper Co, MO in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA on 3 May 1882.1640 Cooper County, Mo
Deed Book 4, pp 32, 33
 
 
 
 
Know all men by these Presents that We, P B Ewing and Lou E D Ewing
his wife of the County of San Joaquin in the State of California
for and in consideration of the sum of two thousand dollars to
us in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged
from Washington Eichelberger of the County of Cooper in the State
of Missouri and the further consideration of two thousand dollars
to be paid to us twelve months from this date with eight per
cent interest from date and which is evidenced by the promissory
notes of said Eichelberger bearing even(?) date herewith and for
the payment of which a vendors lien is hearby(sic) reserved upon
the land hereinafter described have granted bargained and sold
and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the same
same Washington Eichelberger the following described
named Estate situate lying and being in Cooper County
Mo. To wit:
        The North East quarter of Section twenty one (21) of Township
Forty Seven (47) of Range Eighteen (18) containing One hundred and
sixty acres more or less.
        To have and to Hold the said estate and premises hereby conveyed
unto the same Washington Eichelberger his heirs and assigns forever the
said P B Ewing for himself his heirs executors and Administrators
hereby covenanting to and with said Washington Eichelberger his heirs
and assigns that he will forever warrant and defend the title to the
premises hereby conveyed against the lawful claims of every person
whomsoever.  It is understood however that the said Eichelberger
is to pay all ---- to         claim the year 1882.
        In Witness Whereof we have hereunto set our hands and
seals this 3rd day of March 1882.                     P. B Ewing (Seal)
                                                                Lou. E. D. Ewing (Seal)              
 
State of California
County of San Joaquin    Be it remembered that this day personally
Appeared before me a notary Public within for the State & County aforesaid   
P.B. Ewing and Lou E. D. Ewing his wife who are personally known
tome to be the same persons whose names are inscribed to the foreg-
oing instrument of writing as parties ----- and acknowledged the
same to be there(sic) voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes
therein contained and the same Lou E D Ewing being by me first
made acquainted with the contents of said instrument upon exam-
ination separate and apart from her said husband acknowledged
that she executed the same and relinquished her dower in the real
estate therein claimed freely and without compulsion or undue
influence of her said husband.]
        Witness my hand and Notaries seal this 3rd day of March 1882
                                                                George Telghmore(?)
                                                                Notary Public
FS
State of Missouri
County of Cooper    The foregoing instrument was filed for record in my office
on the 27th day of March 1882 at the hour of 3 o’clock and 10 minutes PM and recorded in Deed Book No. 4 on page 321
Witness my hand and official seal
LS                                                                             W C Hutchinson  Clerk
 
 
By virtue of the power in me vested by a power of attorney to me given by the Grantors in this deed which has been this day filed for record I hereby  acknowledge satisfaction in full of the vendors --- herein mentioned, this 21st day of February 1888.  J M McCutcheon
  He check book on 17 July 1883 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1641 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1884.1642 He purchased galvanized pipe on 1 April 1884 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1643 Philip died on 17 August 1884 at the age of 46 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.367,1622,1644 He was buried after 17 August 1884 in Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1622,1645 He has reference number 711.1646 California DAR, California State Library, Vol 23, pp 81-83, provided by John Worthington Dorsey Ewing:

He met Lou Eleanor Dorsey and her brother Caleb Dorsey while they were visiting their uncle, Caleb Dorsey, at Louisville. Learning that Lou Eleanor Dorsey and her mother and sisters were soon to remove from Missouri to the Dorsey ranch in Stanislaus county, Calif., he decided to come to the West and look over the country. This he did in the fall of 1868. He left Missouri with others from near Kansas city, travelled most of the way on horseback, and continued from Stockton to the 26-Mile House, about three miles north of the Dorsey ranch by stage. He walked from there to the ranch, but before doing so, he put on a ruffled white linen shirt which he had brought with him. this was a custom strange in the West and he was immediately designated "Caballero Blanca Camisa."
After the War between the States it was difficult for southern people to get established for farming in a new country. The Dorsey brothers had but two teams of mules for use in sowing wheat; one plowed in the daytime and one at night using a lantern hung on the plowbeam. Impressed with the new land, Philip C. Barbour Ewing returned to Kentucky and from his plantations brought out to the ranch mules, cattle and some of his blooded horses, shipping via the new overland railroad.
The new ranch was called the Phoenix Ranch in the hope that it would rise from the ashes of the past, and this it did. The first Post Office for the ranch was at Knight's Ferry, then 26-Mile House. Between 1870 and 1880 it was transferred to the new town of Oakdale on the Central Pacific Railway.
The year after his marriage Philip C Barbour Ewing returned to Kentucky and thence to his home in Pilot Grove, Mo. From there he went to San Antonio, Texas, and raised cattle that he sent to the ranch in Stanislaus county. He even experimented with sending some Texas Longhorns to the ranch, but they proved too wild and fierce for California.
From Texas he returned to California, settling in Stockton where he purchased the Ewing home on North Eldorado Street, a three story brick house of fourteen rooms, the erection of which was begun in 1854 with bricks brought from Glasgow, Scotland, as ballast in sailing vessels that landed in Stockton. This home remained in the family until 1951, when it was razed. Philip C Barbour Ewing continued in farming and raising cattle, sheep and horses until his death.

Susannah Lou Eleanor DORSEY and Philip Chesterfield Stanhope Barbour EWING had the following children:

535

i.

Philip Chesterfield Barbour EWING was born on 30 September 1872 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1647 He died on 17 September 1874 at the age of 1 in Pilot Grove, Cooper, MO.1648,1649 He was buried after 17 September 1874 at Mt. Vernon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Pilot Grove, Cooper County, MO.1650 Philip has reference number 790. Cooper County, Missouri, Cemetery Records, Vol. 1 - 12

Record 7,274:

Name: Philip Chesterfield Barbour Ewing
Birth Date: 30 Sep 1872
Death Date: 17 Sep 1974
b. in Stockton, Calif.; (page 18)
Cemetery: Mt. Vernon Cemetery
Description: Location: T-47-N; R-18-W; Section 5, Pilot Grove, Mo. Established by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. These names are all recorded and in files in the court house.

+536

ii.

Edwa Worthington Dorsey EWING.

+537

iii.

Olitipa Barbour EWING.

+538

iv.

John Worthington Dorsey EWING.