Seventh Generation


431. Mary Snowden DORSEY was born on 20 July 1825 in Patapsco, Baltimore, MD.1463,1464,1465 She appeared in the census in 1880 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.1466 She appeared in the census in 1900 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.1467 Mary appeared in the census in 1910 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.1468 She died Arterio-sclerosis on 14 September 1914 at the age of 89 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.1469,1470 She was buried on 16 September 1914 at Bellefontaine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.1471 Mary has reference number 884.

Mary Snowden DORSEY and James O BROADHEAD were married on 13 May 1847 in Pike Co, MO.1472,1473,1474 They1472,1473,1474 appeared in the census in 1850 in Bowling Green, Pike, MO.1475 They1475 lived in St Louis, St Louis, MO in 1859.1476 Mary and James1476 appeared in the census in 1860 in St Louis Ward 5, St Louis, MO.1477 They1477 appeared in the census in 1860 in St Louis, Ward 5, St Louis, MO.1478 They1478 appeared in the census in 1870 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.1479 Mary and James1479 lived at 3333 Lafayette ave in St Louis, St Louis, MO on 7 August 1898.1480 James O BROADHEAD, son of Achilles BROADHEAD and Mary Winston CARR, was born on 29 May 1819 in , Albemarle, VA.1481,1482 He was educated entered the University of Virginia in 1836 in Charlottesville, Albemarle, VA.1483 He migrated in 1838 to in from , Albemarle, VA to MO.1484 In 1842 James was an admitted to the bar in Bowling Green, Pike, MO.1485 He admitted to the bar in 1842 in St Charles, St Charles, MO.1486 He appeared in the census in 1860 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.1487 James sold 144 acres for $375 to Geo. W. Stonebroker in Lincoln Co, MO on 1 February 1860.1488 On 9 December 1861 he acquired acquisition of Dorsey Estate land in Bowling Green, Pike, MO1489 On 10 April 1863 he acquired in Bowling Green, Pike, MO1490,1491 Caldwell Clerk to Broadhead

Know all men by these presents that whereas by the order of the Probate Court of Pike County Missouri made during the December Term AD1861 and which Said order of Sale was continued from time to time, whereby the Said Administrator was ordered to Sell at Private or at Public Sale the Following described real Estate belonging to the Estate of Edward Dorsey deceased for the payment of the debts of said Estate to wit
The E1/2 of NW q of Sec 15 T32 R2W
The SE q of the SW q of Sec 10 Te2 R2W
The NE q of NE q of Sec 3 T32 R2W
Containing in all the quantity of One hundred Sixty three and 40 1/2 acres also
The NW q of SW q of Sec 15 T32 R2W
The NE q of SE q of Sec 16 T32 R2W
The NW q of SE q of Sec 16 T32 R2W
Containing in all the quantity of One hundred and Sixty acres - and whereas the Said Administrator caused the Said real estate to be appraised by Joseph Roberts Lafayette Tinsley and Benjamin F Jacobs three disinterested householders of the County of Pike State of Missouri, the County which Said lands are Situate. Who were duly qualified and appraised the Same before the day of the Sale ?? and whereas the Said Administrator caused a notice containing a particular description of Said Real Estate so to be Sold as aforesaid and Stating the time place and terms of Sale to be published in the Louisiana Journal a newspaper printed and published in the County of Pike and State of Missouri for four weeks previous to the Second day of February 1863 the day of the Sale and also caused a copy of Said notice to be put up in ten publich places in the Said county ?? of February aforesaid and whereas in the Said Second day of February 1863 and at the Court House door in the town of Bowling Green in Said County of Pike and whilst the County Court of the County of Pike aforesaid was in Session the Said Administrator Sold Said real estate above described at public auction to the highest bidder for one fourth cash and the balance in Six Months, and the Said Administrator James O Broadhead being the highest and best bidder became the purchaser thereof at and for the Sum of two thousand two hundred and Seventy Six dollars and 48 cents thus being more than the appraised value of Said real estate and whereas the Said James O Broadhead has made a report of his procedddigns in this behalf to the Probate Court of Pike County Missouri at the April Term f1863 which Said Report has been by order of Said Court approved. Now therefore in considering of the premises and of the Said Sum of two thousand two hundred and Seventy Six Dollars and by virtue and authority of an order of the Said Probate Court, and of the provisions of the law in such case made and provided I David S Caldwell Clerk of the Said Probate, have Sold and conveyed and do by these presents Sell and convey unto the Said James O Broadhead all the right title and interest which the Said Edward W Dorsey had in and to Said real estate above described at the time of his death To have and to hold to him the Said James O Broadhead his heirs and assigns forever. In testimony whereof I have here unto Set my hand & seal this the day of April AD1863.
David S Caldwell (Seal)
Clerk Probate Court

State of Missouri
County of Pike Be it remembered that in the 11th day of April AD1863 before me James M Martin the undersigned Clerk of the circuit court for Said county appeared David S Caldwell Clerk of the Probate Court for Said County personally known to me to be the Same person whose name is Subscribed to the foregoing deed as a party thereto and he acknowledged the same to be his act and deed for all the uses and purposes therein contained.
Given under my hand and the seal of
(LS) Said Court at office in Bowling Green in
Said County this day and date last aforesaid
J M Martin Clerk
For Record 11 James was appointed Provost Marshal General in June 1863 in St Louis, St Louis, MO1492 He was appointed member of the constituional convention in 1875 in Missouri1493 He president of the American Bar Assn in 1878 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.1494 James appeared in the census in 1880 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.1495 He was elected as a representative to the 48th congress in 1882 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.1496 He was elected as Elected President of the National Bar Assn on 23 May 1888 in Washington, DC.1497 James served in the military Veterans Schedule in 1890 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.1498 He Letter to the editor - St. Louis Republic on 15 October 1891 in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. JEFFERSON BARRACKS: Colonel James O. Broadhead has Some Remarks to Make.
To the Editor of the Republic.
ST. Louis, Oct. 14 - I do not trouble myself with public matters very much, but I am always alive to whatever concerns the interest of Missouri. A great clamor has been raised about the improvement of Jefferson Barracks, and an appropriation was made at the last session of Congress for that work, but the Secretary of War refuses to spend any money or do any work until the Legislature passes a bill ceding jurisdiction over the reservation. The reservation contains, it is said, about 1,300 acres. What does the General Government want with 1,300 acres? Certainly 300 acres is all that the War Department could need for any improvement that might be put upon it; that leaves 1,000 acres, worth on the average of $200 per acre, not occupied - not subject to taxation by the State or county - surrounded by a comparatively dense population, and if exclusive jurisdiction is ceded it becomes a place of refuge for all kinds of criminals. It sees to me that the best thing that could be done would be to have an act of Congress passed putting upon the market at least 1,000 acres of this reservation.

The mode of creating a military reservation now is as follows: The commanding officer of a military department recommends to the Secretary of War the establishment of a military reservation with certain boundaries, the Secretary of War refers the papers to the Interior Department to Know whether any objection exists to the declaration of the reserve; if not, the matter is referred to the President, and he then sends the papers to the Land Office for annotation upon the proper records, and the land officers are instructed not to sell. According to official documents, the total quantity of lands reserved for military purposes is 3,153,152.76, and yet this list does not include the reservation in Missouri of 1,300 acres at Jefferson Barracks and about 1,500 acres in Platte County, opposite Fort Leavenworth. How much more there is left out of the table is difficult to tell, and can only be told by reference to the records of the War Department. The Interior Department was not created until 1849 and probably the reservations prior to 1849 would not appear on the records of the Interior Department.
Now, can anyone tell what use the War Department has for 3,000,000 of acres of land?
The eighth section of the first article of the Constitution provides that Congress shall have exclusive legislation over such district as may be ceded for the seat of government, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the Legislature of the State in which the same may be for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dock yards and other needful buildings. Now, if the Secretary of War can show that 1,300 acres at one point is needed for any such purpose, I have no doubt the legislature of the State of Missouri will cede the exclusive jurisdiction over it.
One reason urged for ceding this jurisdiction is that the United States will always have a military force on hand sufficient to put down mobs in St. Louis. To this I would say that if Missouri cannot take care of her own mobs she had better break up her State organization. Jas. O. Broadhead He was appointed Appointment as Minister to Switzerland on 4 April 1893 in Washington, DC1499 James was appointed Ambassador to Switzerland on 7 April 1893 in Berne, Switzerland1500 He died Bright's Disease and mitral insufficiency on 7 August 1898 at the age of 79 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.1501,1502 He was buried on 9 August 1898 at Bellefontaine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.1503 James was appointed US Attorney for the Eastern Dist of MO NOV 1861/62 in St Louis, St Louis, MO1504 James O Broadhead was appointed administrator of the estate of Edward W Dorsey who died intestate. He requested the re-issue of the bounty land warrant, #55-142, awarded to Dorsey for his service in the War of 1812 for his mother-in-law Elizabeth Brown Dorsey. A search for the warrant included advertising in a St Louis, MO newspaper for six months. That record is also in the file. That request was made prior to Elizabeth requesting a widow's pension submitted 31 May 1879.

Mary Snowden DORSEY and James O BROADHEAD had the following children:

527

i.

Edward BROADHEAD was born in 1849 in Pike Co, MO.1475

+528

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Mary W BROADHEAD.

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iii.

Charles S. BROADHEAD was born in 1851 in Missouri.1467,1505 He appeared in the census in 1880 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.1506 He appeared in the census in 1900 in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.1467 Charles appeared in the census in 1920 in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.1507 He died Syphilis - cerebral degeneration on 6 June 1931 at the age of 80 in Central Township, Jefferson, MO.1508

530

iv.

John D BROADHEAD was born on 24 February 1858 in Missoui.1509 He died on 5 May 1863 at the age of 5 in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.1510 He was buried after 5 May 1863 at Bellefontaine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.1510,1511

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Nannie BROADHEAD was born in July 1864 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.1467,1512 She appeared in the census in 1880 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.1506 She appeared in the census in 1900 in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.1467 Nannie appeared in the census in 1900 in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.1513 She appeared in the census in 1920 at Lafayette in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.1507 She died Brain tumor on 29 December 1920 at the age of 56 in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.1514 Nannie was buried on 31 December 1920 at Bellefontaine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.1514