Seventh Generation


392. Comfort Worthington DORSEY was born on 29 August 1830 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.1114 She died on 16 December 1893 at the age of 63 in Ellicott City, Howard, MD.1115 An obiturary or death notice for her was published on 23 Dec 1893 in the 23-Dec-93 Saturday last, 16th inst., Mrs. Comfort Worthington Dorsey, aged 63 years, died at her late residence, near Ellicott City, in Howard county. The decased was the widow of the late W H Goodwin Dorsey. Her father was the late Colonel Charles S Worthington Dorsey. Her surviving children are Miss cComfort Worthinton and Miss Mary Ridgely Dorsey. It was to the last named that Jefferson Davis left by will valuable peice of real estate in Louisiana. The property had previously been devised to Mr. Davis by Mrs. Dorsey, widow of a brother-in-law of the decased. He was the late Samuel W. Dorsey, who was a noted lawyer, and son of the late Judge Thomas B. Dorsey. The estate in question is situated in Tensas parish, and is a portion of the famous Limerick plantation. Mrs. Colonel George R Gaither is a sister, and Mr. John W Dorsey of Baltimore, and Mr. Samuel W Dorsey, of Howard county, are brothers. She leaves considerable property, much of which consists of real estate. She was buried in St John's Cemetery, Howard Co., MD buried next to her husband "Comfort W Dorsey, Born Aug 29, 1830, Died Dec 16, 1893, "Because I live ye shall live also" She has reference number 851.

William Henry Goodwin DORSEY, son of Thomas Beale DORSEY and Milcah GOODWIN, was born on 2 March 1819. He died on 24 October 1862 at the age of 43 in Howard Co, MD. He was buried on 26 October 1862 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, Howard, MD.1109 William has reference number 841.

Comfort Worthington DORSEY and William Henry Goodwin DORSEY had the following children:

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Thomas Beale DORSEY.

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John Tolley Worthington DORSEY.