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  1. 1787 Census of Virginia, Albemarle County. Richard Roberts - is of age, would be charged with tax, but had no blacks, cattle or horses to tax.
  2. U S Bureau of the Census, Heads of Families of Virginia: Records of the State Enumerations: 1782 to 1785, S N D North, Director (Washinton, DC: Government Printing Office, 1906), p 80. Roberts, Richard, 1 white soul, no dwelling or other buildings.
  3. A History of Northeast Missouri, p 1522. Richard Roberts married Elizabeth Gillum, a sister of John Gillum, whose sons, Nathan, Tandy and others, settled in Pike county and multiplied it into one of the most numerous families of the county. The family of Richard and Elizabeth (Gillum) Roberts comprised John, James, Frederick, Jeremiah and four daughters, who passed their lives in Virginia.
  4. Last will and testament of Richard Morris Roberts/Probate File, Albemarle County, Will Book 12, pp 287 - 289. Will written April 8, 1810, will proved May 7, 1810. Copy in Roberts File.
  5. Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, VA, Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, Case #1854-003, Frederick Roberts vs. Richard Roberts, etc, Box 57, Stack location 4/F/8/2/5. Listed as son of Richard Morris Roberts and Elizabeth Roberts in court petition.
  6. A History of Northeast Missouri, p 1522. Jeremiah Roberts was born in Albemarle county, Virginia, July 15, 1803. His father was Richard Roberts, also born in that locality, of humble parents, and his history in keeping with that incidental to the average farmer community. The family was originally of English and Irish extraction, but a strain of Portugese was introduced into the blood just ahead of Richard, producing a line of darker and more swarthy men, and stamping the family with other minor peculiarities.
  7. Handwritten notes in family records. According to family story, he was born at Piney Grove Meetinghouse, Albemarle Co, VA - that was also the area where John Dickerson settled.
  8. Portrait & Biographical Record of Marion, Ralls and Pike Counties, MO, P 123. Lucy M. who married Jeremiah Robers, died (1868) at Clarksville, MO, leaving one son, John A. Roberts.
  9. Albemarle County Marriage Bonds 1780 - 1868, P 174. Roberts, Jeremiah; Fagg, Lucy M; 20 Oct 1828; no bondsman listed.
  10. A History of Northeast Missouri, p 1522. October 24, 1828, Jeremiah Roberts married Miss Mildred Fagg, a daughter of Major John Fagg, mentioned previously, whose home was a part of the Jefferson estate, and who was a personal friend of the Sage of Monticello. They became the parents of John O. of this review; James, who died at Kirkwood, Missouri, at fifty-seven or fifty-eight years, leaving no issue; Richard Morris, who died at Joplin, Missouri, in 1893, aged fifty-six; he was a mining man, and left three children: Ellen, the widow of Lewis R. Downing, resides in Kansas City, and has a son, James Boyd Downing in that city; Caroline V. married William E. Jones, moved to Seattle, Washington, and left a son, John Paul Jones, now a resident of Nome, Alaska.
  11. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Marrriage Bond - loose files. Know all men by these presents that we Jeremiah Roberts and John Fagg are held and firmly bound unto B Giles Esq. Governor or Chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia and his successors in office, in the just and full sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars current money of Virginia, to which payment well and truly to be made, we bidn ourselves jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 20th day of October 1828.

    The condition of the above Obligation is such, That whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Jeremiah Roberts and Miss Lucy M. Fagg of Alb. county. Now if there shall be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue.

    Witness. G H Jameson.

  12. Richmond Whig & Public Advertiser, 22 Apr 1856, Vol 33, Issue 33, P. 2, col 4. DIED: On the 20th ult., in Clarksville, Missouri, Mr. JEREMIAH ROBERTS, formerly of Albemarle County, Va., in the 53d year of his age.
  13. Probate Court Records, Pike County Probate Court Records. Estate of Jeremiah Roberts Decd. - Relinquishment of Widow
    To the Judge of Probate Court of Pike County State of Missouri
    Represents the subscriber that Jeremiah Roberts of Pike County and State of Missouri, on or about Twentieth day of March Eighteen hundred and fifty six departed this life that said Jeremiah Roberts at the time of his death had his mansion house or place of abode in said County of Pike, that said Jeremiah Roberts left no Last Will and Testament to the knowledge or information of your petitioner. That the said Jeremiah Roberts died possessed of Real and Personal property situated in said County and that your Petitioner relinquishes all rights and Prioity to letters of Administration upon the Estate of the said Jeremiah Roberts. Clarksville, Mo. March 25th 1856 Lucy M. Roberts
    Recorded this 27th March AD 1856 Attest Finley Judge.
  14. A History of Northeast Missouri, p 1522. In 1848 Jeremiah Roberts moved into Clarksville and engaged in the merchandise business until his death, which occurred eight years later, March 20, 1856. He was a man of churchy tendencies, a strong Methodist, and lived a life of rigid austerity all his days.
  15. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, Roll: M432_932; Page: 293; Image: 585. Aged 80, living with son, Frederick, in Albemarle, VA.
  16. Gillum Genealogy, P 4. According to the Gillum Genealogy, she was born ca. 1772.
  17. Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917, FHL Film 30272. Birth abt 1771, Albemarle County; death 10 Sept 1853, Albemarle County, VA; age 82, white, widowed, female; Father's name: Jno. Gillum.
  18. Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, VA, Case #1854 - 003. Lawsuit filed by Frederick Roberts in November 1853 concerning the division of slave property left by the death of his mother Elizabeth Gillum Roberts, and according to the terms of the will left by his father, Richard Morris Roberts. Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts, the widow of the testator, died in the month of September last, and at her death, James D Roberts was dead, having left the following children & grand children, to wit, Richard, John, Martha, Malinda, James & Jeremiah Roberts, children of the said James D Roberts, dcd, the said Elizabeth, Sarah & George Walton, infant children of Sarah & Erasmus Walton, Edward L Warren and Elizabeth his wife, Thomas Warren & Malinda his wife, Thomas C Yates & Martha his wife, ER Harris and Bethenia, his wife, and Jeremiah Roberts...
  19. Federal Census, 1870, Pike Co, Missouri. Residing in the home of brother John O Roberts.
  20. Eleanor Young Cruikshank Raines, DAR Application of Eleanor Young Cruikshank Raines (Application for membership, Daughters of the American Revolution).
  21. Louisiana Journal, Dec 3, 1870, p. 3, col. 4. Capt. R. M. Roberts, of the steamer St. John, was married at Clarksville last Thursday evening to Miss Julia Porter, daughter of Judge Porter. Several of our citizens attended the nuptials.
  22. Wedding Invitation. Envelope reads, "Mrs. E. E. Dorsey & Family";
    Judge & Mrs. Gilchrist Porter; HOME; Thursday Evening, December 1st, 1870. AT EIGHT O'CLOCK;
    Two small cards tied together with a tiny pink ribbon: Julia Porter.; R. M. Roberts.
  23. Probate File, Jasper County, MO. Executor was Edward Dorsey.
  24. Nellie Levering Roberts Young, Porter Family Notes (Handwritten notes).
  25. Edwa Worthington Dorsey Ewing Boggs, DAR Application of Edwa Worthington Dorsey Ewing Boggs.
  26. Missouri Masonic Grand Lodge, Email. Richard Morris Roberts affiliated (joined) Fellowship Lodge #345 located in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri on September 12, 1890 and died a member of Fellowship Lodge #345 on August 29, 1893.
  27. Jasper County, Missouri Deaths 1878-1905. Richard M., Ex-Sheriff Roberts, b. ca 1837, d. 30 Aug 1893.
  28. Unidentified Newspaper, probably the Joplin Daily Herald. THE HAND OF DEATH; R. M. Roberts Falls Dead on the Street a Victim of Apoplexy of the Heart:
    Richard M. Roberts, ex-sheriff of Jasper county and probably the best known man in the county, left his home on the corner of Virginia avenue and Second street shortly before 7 o'clock this morning apparently in his usual state of health, but in less than fifteen minutes later he was carried back into the house unconscious and breathing his last.
    He had taken a bundle of his clothes down to the laundry on Second street, between Main and Joplin and then started back to Main street to go down to Marquis' for his breakfast. He had crossed Second street and was just in the act of stepping up on the cub stone at the corner of Main and Second, west side, when he fell back onto Second street. Some men on the street who saw him fall rushed to his assistance, but he was unconscious and apparently dying. Dr. Wolf, whose office is across the street, was summoned and at the suggestion of Col. Pierce, who happened to be at the scene, the men present picked up the prostrate man and carried him to his home and laid him tenderly on the bed and the doctor proceeded to examine him, but found without difficulty that he was beyond human aid and that he had fall a victim to apoplexy of the heart. He continued to breathe about ten minutes after the fatal stroke, but did not regain consciousness.
    The news of the sudden death as it spread along Main street caused everybody to stop and question, and looks of distress were plainly visible on the features of all, for everybody knew :Dick" Roberts and held him in high esteem.
    Mr. Roberts was about fifty six years old and had been a resident of Joplin since the fall of 1872 removing to this place from Hannibal, Mo. [interleaved - St. Louis] where he had married a most estimable young lady, Miss Julia Porter, daughter of Judge G. Porter. Shortly after his arrival here he and his brother-in-law, E. D. Porter, now president of the Rex Mining Co., engaged in the grocery business at the corner of Main and First streets. In 1880 he was elected sheriff of Jasper county, and he then retired from the mechatile(sic) business and gave his entire attention to his official duties which he did so creditably that he was re-elected two years later. After serving four years a sheriff he retired from office and engaged in business as a merchandise broker, which he continued in up to the time of his death.
    Just previous to his election to the office of sheriff he served two years as mayor of Joplin, having been nominated at a mass convention which was presided over by W. M. Carter and at the election he received a very large vote.
    In the meantime the saddest blow of his life befell him. His wife, whom he almost idolized, was taken from him by death. This occurred about twelve years ago. She left him three bright and promising children who have been a great comfort to him since, but he has seen them only occasionally, as after their mother's death realizing that it would be better for them, he sent the children to live with their grand parents at Hanibal(sic) and they have made that their home ever since. His children were Nellie, who is now Mrs. Dr. Young and lives at Stockton, Cal.; Miss Dot, aged sixteen, and master Porter, aged thirteen.
    Mr. Roberts has always, since the death of his wife, cherished her memory with the greatest affection, although he never spoke of her to his friends. During all these years he has kept the house in which she and he lived so happily, as nearly as possible as it was when she left it. He and the house and the furniture have grown old together and now he has gone to join her in the better world, and his body will be taken to Hanibal(sic) and laid to rest by the side of her whom he loved so dearly.
    Coroner Squire decided that it was not necessary to hold an inquest but very likely an autopsy will be held this evening and the body will be taken on the Memphis or Missouri Pacific night train to Kansas City and from there to Hanibal(sic).
    Mr. E. D. Porter, Mr. Roberts' brother-in-law and life long friend, was down on the Cowskin river fishing when the death occurred, but a telegram was sent him by special messenger from Noel this morning and he is expected to arrive on the evening Splitlog train.
    Deceased has a brother, John Roberts, living at Clarksville, Mo., also one in St. Louis, and a sister, Mrs. Downing, in Kansas City. The have all been notified and will probably be present at the funeral.
    Mr. Roberts was in comfortable circustances(sic) financially, owning considerable land in the county, some of which is lately proving to be valuable mining land. There is not a man in the county of Jasper who had so extensive a personal acquaintance as he, no matter what part of the county he was in nearly every man he met greeted him pleasantly and called him by name, and everybody had a good word to say of him.
    A.F. and A.M.: Fellowship Lodge No. 345, AF and AM, will meet its asylum at 7:30 to-night for the purpose of escorting the remains of Brother R. M> Roberts to the train. Members of Joplin Lodge No. 335 is cordially invited to meet with us. P.L. Crossman WM
    W. R. Fletcher, Sec'y

    Resolutions.: The Old Settler associations of Jasper county at a recent meeting adopted appropriate resolutions on the death of R M Roberts who died suddenly at Joplin and was laid to rest in Riverside cemetery. The resolutions are as follows:
    Resolved, 1st. That in the death of R. M. Roberts our city has lost a most estimable and worthy citizen, society one of it brightest lights, the poor a warm friend who gladly extended to them a helping hand and words of sympathy in their need and distress.
    2. That this organization deeply deplores the sudden death of our late associate and friend and that to his children and relatives we extend our deepest sympathy in this, their sad hour of affliction.
    3. That his noble deeds of love his words of kindness spoken his virtues and true nobleness of manhood will ever remain green and fresh in our memories; and while he sleeps the sleep that knows no wakening may we cherish the fond hope that we may meet again and draw consolation to our souls in the thought that the world is better for his having lived.

  29. "Two Days in Pike County". We then drove up the hill about a quarter of a mile to the family burying ground where we found the grave of John Fagg with the following dates on his tombstone - Born August 14, 1775, died October 12, 1846.
  30. Albemarle County in Virginia, P 190. ...John, another son married Elizabeth daughter of Jacob oglesby and was associated with his father-in-law as Inspector in Henderson's and Randolph's Tobacco Warehouses.
  31. Portrait & Biographical Record of Marion, Ralls and Pike Counties, MO, p 123. Thomas James Clarke Fagg, the Nestor of the Pike County bar, is a native of Albemarle County, VA, born July 15, 1822, on the ground where Ben. Burgoyne's army camped, and is a son of John Fagg, a native of Maryland, Prince George's County, born August 5, 1774.
  32. Roberts Genealogy - JORoberts. The Fagg family came from Kent Co, England - John Fagg worked on the Capitol 1799 in Washington, DC.
    John Fagg was born within earshot of Brandywine where Burgoyne's soldiers were quartered as prisoners after the battle of Saratoga (born Aug 5, 1774).
  33. "Two Days in Pike County". Two Days in Pike County:
    "...we drove north to Little Ramsay Creek and found the farm where Jeremiah Roberts moved before his daughter Ellen Lewis was born in 1839. He moved over to Little Ramsay to be near his father -in-law, John Fagg, who with his family had moved out from Albemarle County, Virginia in November 1837.".
  34. Marriage License.
  35. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 491. John Fagg married Elizabeth W Oglesby, a relative of ex-Governor Richard J Oglesby, of Illinois, and in 1836 moved his family to this state and settled in Pike county.
  36. "Two Days in Pike County". Tombstone inscription: died October 12, 1846.
  37. Federal Census, 1860, Missouri. Widowed, aged 50, living with Richard M and Carrie V.
  38. Slave Schedule, Pike Co, Missouri, 1860. Lists ten slaves ranging in age from 53 to 10.
  39. Roberts Genealogy - JORoberts. Mildred Fagg born May 9 - 1810 in Evarteville, Va. 2 miles from Charlottesville, Pantop - Rivana met the James River - Died Oct 2 - 1867.
  40. Clarksville Sentinel, Clarksville, MO., Clarksville Sentinel, 10/31,1867, Vol 2, No 5, p 3. "Died"
    In this city, at 10 o'clock on the night of the 25th inst, after a short illness, Mrs. L M Roberts, in her 57th year. A mother in Israel is gone! She was born in Va., and emigrated to this State at an early day and settled in this county. Mrs. Roberts was for many yrs. before her death, a zealous member of the M. E. Church, South. She possessed a warm and generous heart, was devoted to her Church and her God. She is dead, but her memory will find a green spot in the hearts of all in this city, where she was known only to be loved. In her dying hour her life was beautifully exemplified. As the brittle cord that bound her to loved ones on earth was about to be severed forever, she exclaimed, "How pleasant it is to die among friends and go to Heaven.".
  41. "Two Days in Pike County". Tombstone: Elizabeth W. Fagg - born January 11, 1732, Fagg family burying ground, Pike County, MO.
  42. "Two Days in Pike County". Tombstone: died March 5, 1851, Fagg family burying ground, Pike County, MO.
  43. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri.
  44. Stockton City Directory - 1904. Roberts, G Porter, bkkpr Thomas & Buell r 440 E Vine.
  45. Stockton City Directory - 1907. Roberts, Gilchrist P (Roberts & Clark) r 18 E Flora
    Roberts & Clark Planing Mill 425 S Center bet W Sonora & W Church Phone 116
    Gilchrist P Roberts Wm H Clark (Clark, William r 645 W Poplar).
  46. Stockton City Directory - 1915. Roberts & Clark Gilchrist P (R & C) h 27 W Poplar.
  47. Stockton City Directory - 1925. Roberts & O'Keefe 425 S Center Planing Mill (W. F. O'Keefe Rt 2 Box 277 Stktn)
    Roberts, G P (Roberts & O'Keefe) h 27 W Poplar.
  48. WW I Military Registration. Gilchrist Porter Roberts, 27 W Poplar, 39, b. Sept 21, 1878;
    Occupation: Roberts & Clark, Planing Mills, self-employed, 425 E Center, Stockton, SJ Co., Calif.;
    Nearest relative: Abbie Hammond Roberts (wife), 27 W Poplar, Stockton, SJ Co, Calif.
  49. Marriage license, County of San Joaquin, State of California; dated 16 Oct 1903., 201 - 2392. Marriage license, County of San Joaquin, State of California; dated 16 Oct 1903. Witnesses: John Hammond and Nellie Roberts Young, both residents of San Joaquin County, CA.
  50. Wedding Invitation. Mr and Mrs John Hammond, request the honour of your presence, at the marriage of their daughter, Abby Marble, to Mr. Gilchrist Porter Roberts, on Wednesday morning, October the seventh, nineteen hundred and three, at ten o'clock, 643 North Hunter Street, Stockton, California.
  51. Historical & Biographical Record of San Joaquin County, p 288. Mr. Roberts' marriage occurred in 1903 and untied him with Miss Abbie Hammond, the daughter of John Hammond, and old resident and much respected citizen of Stockton. They have two children, G P, Jr and Junius D.
  52. California Death Index, 1940 - 1997. G Porter Roberts, dob: 21 Sept 1878; place: Missouri; dod: 12 Aug 1946; place: San Joaquin; mother's maiden name: Porter; father's surname: Roberts.
  53. Death Certificate, Dist No 3901; reg no: 346. G Porter Roberts; dob: 21 Sept 1878; dod: 12 Aug 1946; father: Richard Morris Roberts b. VA; mother: Julia Porter b. MO; informant: Abby Roberts 819 N Madison Stockton. Cause of death: coronary occlusion.
  54. Hannibal Courier-Post, Tuesday, Aug 13, 1946. G. P. ROBERTS DIES IN WEST; Brother of Mrs. Frank T. Hodgdon;
    Frank T. Hodgdon received a telegram this morning from Stockton, California, advising him of the death of Mrs. Hodgdon's brother, Gilchrist Porter Roberts, in that city.
    Mr. Robers was born in Joplin, Mo., September 21, 1878, the son of Richard M. and Julia Porter Roberts. He and two sisters came to Hannibal in 1883, after the death of their mother, to make their home with their grandparents, Judge and Mrs. Gilchrist Porter.
    He attended the Hannibal public schools and graduated from the Hannibal High School with the class of 1896. Shortly after his graduation he went to California and enrolled as a student in Stanford University and graduated with the class of 1900.
    On October 7, 1903, he was married to Miss Abby Marble Hammond in Stockton. Surviving him are the widow, Abby Hammond Roberts, three sons, Gilchrist Porter Roberts, Jr., Junius Young Roberts, and John Hammond Roberts and their wives and five grandchildren, all of whom are residents of California.
    in Hannibal he was a member of Trinity Episcopal church and for many years has been a vestryman in the Episcopal church at Stockton. For a number of years he has held an important position with the Board of Equalization of the State of California.
    His sister, Mrs. Nellie L. Young preceded him in death in February, 1938.
  55. Handwritten notes in family records.
  56. Handwritten notes in family records. Abby Roberts Notebook: William Porter b. in Fredericksburg, Va. Mar. 10, 1770, d. in Troy [MO] 1840 Aged 69 y 11 m 7 d.
  57. Handwritten notes in family records. Wm Porter m - Mary McCauley Duncanson.
  58. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 280. William Porter, a merchant, married Mary Macaulay Duncanson, daughter of Colonel James Duncanson, of Fredericksburgh.
  59. Virginia Marriage Records 1722 - 1850, p 131. Porter, William and Polly McCauley, 22 Aug 1796 - Orange County Marriage license.
  60. 18th Century Virginia Newspapers, p 268. PORTER, William, merch., of Fredsbrg., mar. Miss Polly DUNCANSON dau. of the late James DUNCANSON Esq. of this place (Fredsbrg.) on Thurs. last at the seat of James DUNCANSON in Culpepper Co. (VHFFA 6 Sep 96, RCFPC 7 Sep 96).
  61. Orange County, VA Families, Vol 2, p 19. Aug 22 1796 Porter, Wm to McCauley, Polly - Bondsman Charles Urquart.
  62. Handwritten notes in family records. Roberts Notes: William Porter b. 2-12-1777 d. Jan 7, 1855 m Mary Macauley Duncanson six children 5. Gilchrist Porter

    Abby Roberts Notebook: William Porter b. in Fredericksburg, Va. Mar. 10, 1770, d. in Troy [MO] 1840 Aged 69 y 11 m 7 d.

  63. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, District 49, Lincoln, MO; Roll: M432_404; Page: 400; Image: 265. Enumerated during August, 1850:
    Polly M Porter, 73, widow, $3,900, b. VA;
    John D Porter, 40, physician, b. VA;
    Charles W, 36, none, b. VA;
    Mary, 30, b. VA;
    Garland Broadhead, 21, b. VA.
  64. R. I. Holcombe, History of Marion County Missouri, 1884 (Reprint by Marion Co Historical Society, 1979), 613. Gilchrist Porter was born in Culpepper County, Virginia, Nov. 1, 1817.
  65. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Porter, Gilchrist, a Representative from Missouri; born in Windsor, near Fredericksburg, VA, November 1, 1817...
  66. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 280. This eminent lawyer and jurist, who left the bench of the third judicial circuit at the close of 1880, was born in Culpepper County, Virginia, November 1, 1817. His father was William Porter, a native of Fredericksburg, Spottsylvania county.
  67. Handwritten notes in family records. Married at 23 to Comfort Worthington Dorsey, 2/25/1840 in Pike Co. Missouri.
  68. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 281. February 25, 1840, he was married to Miss Comfort Worthington Dorsey, of Pike county, where his father-in-law, Colonel Edward W. Dorsey, was a pioneer settler, coming from Carroll county, Maryland. They have had twelve children, only seven of whom, four sons and three daughters, are living.
  69. Missouri Pioneers of Pike Co, p.41. Marriage Book A p. 38 (21)
    25 Feb 1840 Gilchrist Porter and Comfort W Dorsey by James W Campbell, Minister of the Gospel.
  70. Marriage Record, Pike County, MO, Marriage Book 2, page 39. No. 166 State of Missouri Pike county
    Gilchrist Porter March 5th 1840
    to I hereby certify that on the twenty fifth
    C W Dorsey day of February AD one thousand eight
    hundred and forty, personally ap-
    peared before me (a minister of the Gos-
    pel) Gilchrist Porter and Comfort W
    Dorsey and were lawfully married.
    Given under my hand this day and
    date first aforesaid. James W. Campbell MG
    Filed for record 5th March 1840
    Attest. M F Noyes Recorder.
  71. Palmyra Spectator Newspaper, January 22, 1936 (Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri).
  72. Unknown Newspaper - Hannibal, MO. Judge Porter dead - he passes peacefully away on the morning of his anniversary leaving a noble record behind.
  73. St. Louis Republic, P. 8. JUDGE GILCHRIST PORTER; His Death at Hannibal at the Advanced Age of Seventy-Seven Years.
    Judge Gilchrist Porter, who died at Hannibal on November 1, at the age of 77 years, was well known in St. Louis, where his death is sincerely regretted.
    Judge Porter was born in Culpepper County, Virginia, but removed to Missouri when a young man, taking up his residence at Bowling Green, Pike County. When only 24 years old he was elected Circuit Attorney for the Third Judicial Circuit, which office he held for six years, resigining it to become a candidate for the Legislature on the Whig ticket. He served acceptably in the Legislature, and in 1850 was elected to Congress from what was then the Second District. Two years later he was re-elected.
    Judge Porter occupied a position on the Circuit bench for more than 17 years, being first appointed by Governor Gamble to fill a vacancy and afterwards elected by the people. In private and public life Judge Porter was noted for the able and faithful manner in which he discharged every duty imposed upon him. He enjoyed the entire confidence of the people among whom he lived, and died deeply regretted.
  74. Chicago Tribune, 22 Nov 1894, Vol 306, p 7. Obituary Notes: Gilchrist Porter, ex-Congressman from Missouri and brother-in-law of J O Broadhead, Minister to Switzerland, died yesterday.
  75. Philadelphia Inquirer, 2 Nov 1894. TOLD IN A FEW WORDS; Gilchrist Porter, ex-member of Congress and brother-in-law of J C Broadhead, of Switzerland, died in Hannibal, Mo., yesterday of heart disease, aged 77 years.
  76. Salt Lake Herald, Nov 11, 1894, p 12, Image 12 - accessed on Lib of Congress. OBITUARY - GILCHRIST PORTER
    Hannibal, Mo., Nov. 1 - Gilchrist Porter died suddenly at his home in this city at 8 o'clock this morning of heart failure, the day of his death marking his seventy-seventh birthday. Judge Porter was for seventeen years a circuit judge in Missouri, held the position of circuit clerk for two terms, represented Pike county in the Missouri legislature in 1844 and 1845, and served two terms in Congress, having been elected as a Whig over John B. Henderson and Tully R. Cormick, Democrats, in the fifties. He refused a third term in Congress. Judge Porter was a brother-in-law of Hon. James O. Broadhead, minister to Switzerland, who with his wife, arrived in Hannibal today to attend the funeral, which will occur tomorrow.
    Judge Porter was brother of Mrs. J. F. McElroy and uncle of Mr. W. P. McElroy of the Rio Grand Western Railway, this city.
  77. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850; Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M432_409; Page: 171; Image: 343.
  78. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-0129, Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey family. Edward W Dorsey b. near Ellicott City, Oct 8, 1793 d. Aug 8, 1858 buried in Pike Co. Mo. near Bowling Green; his wife Eleanor Elizabeth Browne b. Baltimore Feb 2 - 1804 D. Sept 19 - 1892 buried in Stockton, Calif.
  79. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 143. Edward Worthington Dorsey, son of John Worthington and Comfort (Worthington) Dorsey, was born October 3, 1793. He married Eleanor Elizabeth Brown.
  80. DAR - Records of the Families of California Pioneers, Vol 23, p 81. Her father, Edward Worthington Dorsey, was born on Mt. Hebron Plantation near Ellicott City, Howard Co., Md., 8 Oct. 1793, died 8 Aug. 1858, and was buried at Forest Level.
  81. Daily Missouri Republican. DIED: MR. EDWARD W. DORSEY died at his residence in Pike county, Missouri, Saturday, the 10th July, 1858. The disease was erysipelas, and proved fatal in the course of a week. Mr. Dorsey was born in Anne Arundel county, Maryland, October 8th, 1795. He lived on his farm in Pike about 22 years.
  82. Pension File, War of 1812, File Cover sheet - various other documents in file regarding application of widow. Marriage 9 Apr 1822, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD by Rev Austin - certified by the Rev Wim F Lockwood, 65, Baltimore County, MD, pastor of St Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church, Gamson Forest, Baltimore, MD from the records of the church.
  83. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, MD, p 495. Edward Dorsey, his [Caleb's] brother, married Ellen[sic] Brown (of Moses) and in 1830 removed to St. Louis. His daughters were Mrs. Gilchrist Porter and the wife of Senator Broadhead, of Missouri.
  84. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129, Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Copied from Dorsey Bible; The following are names and ages of the sons and daughters of Edward W Dorsey and Eleanor his wife who were married by the Rev. Person Austin April 9 - 1822.
  85. Marriage Record, Maryland State Archives, MSA C376-4, No. 649, Baltimore County Court, p 232. 1822, 8 April No 649 Male: Edward W Dorsey; Female: Eleanor E Brown, minister: Austen.
  86. Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970, Indexing Project #M00929-2; Origin: Maryland-EASy; Film #: 13693; Ref#: p. 232 l 649. Groom's Name: Edward W Dorsey; Bride's Name: Eleanor E Brown; Marriage Date: 08 Apr 1822; Marriage Place: Baltimore, Maryland.
  87. Pension File, War of 1812, Deposition in the effort to get the widow's pension. James O Broadhead, visiting in California, and Caleb Dorsey, residing in Stanislaus County, CA deposed attest that Edward W Dorsey "died in the County of Pike, State of Missouri, on the 10th day of July 1858" and that they attended the funeral of the deceased.
  88. Daily Missouri Republican, Vol XXXVI, Issue: 161, p. 2. DIED: MR. EDWARD W. DORSEY died at his residence in Pike county, Missouri, Saturday, the 10th July, 1858. The disease was erysipelas, and proved fatal in the course of a week. Mr. Dorsey was born in Anne Arundel county, Maryland, October 8th, 1795. He lived on his farm in Pike about 22 years. He was not only respected, but loved by all who knew him. A neighbor who knew him long and intimately said: "He was the first to go to the house of affliction, and the last to leave it." Being loved and confided in by his neighbors, he was a mediator and peace-maker among them, and thus, as far as any one man could be, he was a bond or their union in social life. He was an exemplary member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. With an humble mind, he seemed to remember faithfully his baptismal covenant; and as, so far as man can judge, he lived in the house of his God and Saviour, we are justified in the hope that he died in Him and isblessed. To his friends and neighbors and family, his past life is an ever living sermon of Christian faith and Godliness. It is the consistency of Christian life with the precepts of the Scriptures which affords one of the strongest evidences of the origin and truth of that religion. He was the Senior Warden of St. Mark's Church at Bowling Green, and was buried with the service of that Church, in his own family cemetery on his farm. This testimonial is conscientiously and cordially offered by his PASTOR
    St. Louis, Louisville and Baltimore papers please copy.
  89. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. From Dorsey Bible: Comfort W. Dorsey b. March 6, 1823, Md. m. Gilchrist Porter.
  90. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, UofP Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. Comfort Worthington Dorsey, born in Ellicott Mills or Elk Ridge.
  91. Montgomery County Standard, 9 Nov 1894. Ralls Co MO - Yesterday morning at her home in Hannibal, Mrs. Comfort Worthington Porter, wife of Judge Gilchrist Porter, age 69y 5m 3d. Miss Comfort Worthington Dorsey was born in Howard co MD, and lived to womanhood there. Her father was Col. Edward W. Dorsey, who migrate to Pike co, MO in 1838. In Pike co Judge Porter, then circuit attorney for that circuit, met, wooed and won her. They marr. at home of her father, Feb. 25, 1844, and went to housekeeping at Bowling Green. In 1853 they moved to Hannibal and have lived there since, with the exception of the 14y that Judge Porter was on the circuit bench during which time they resided at Clarksville. (Hannibal Journal).
  92. Unknown Newspaper - Hannibal, MO. Long obituary from unknown source, probably the Hannibal, MO local paper; found in the notes of Abby Hammond Roberts:

    Death of Mrs. Gilchrist Porter, August 9, 1892
    At 9 o'clock yesterday morning, at her home on South Sixth street, occurred the death of Mrs. Comfort Worthington Porter, wife of Judge Gilchrist Porter, at the age of 69 years 5 months and three days, and when the news went out in this city words of regret were expressed on every hand.
    Miss Comfort Worthington Dorsey was born in Howard county, Maryland and after having grown to womanhood, with the advantages of a good education in native state, she removed to Missouri with the family of her father, Col. Edward W. Dorsey, who settled in Pike county. This was in the year 1838, and it was in Pike county that Judge Porter, who was then circuit attorney for that circuit met, wooed and won her. They were married at the home of the bride's father on the 25th day of February, 1840, and went to housekeeping at Bowling Green. In 1853 they removed to Hannibal and have resided here continuously since, with the exception of the fourteen years that Judge Porter was on the circuit bench, during which time they resided in Clarksville. When Judge Porter retired from that office they moved back to Hannibal, in 1881.
    To Judge Porter and his good wife twelve children were born, seven of whom are now living, as follows: Ed. D. and W. C. Porter, of Joplin; J. D. Porter, of Lower California, and Charles U. Porter, also of California; Mrs. A. R. Levering, of this city, Mrs. W. H. Smith of Golden Gate, California, and Miss Annie Porter, of Hannibal. Ed. D. and W. C. were at the bed of their mother when dissolution took place, and Mr. R. H. Roberts, who married one of Judge Porter's daughters (now dead) will arrive today. Owing to the great distance that separates the children in California from the mourning household in Hannibal it will be impossible for them to attend the funeral.
    To say that the death of this good woman has cast a gloom over the entire city is to speak truthfully. Her's was a character of great nobility and of untiring devotion to everything that was good and true. She was loved for her true worth and during the long and successful political career of the husband she now leaves heartbroken, she was a solace in the hour of trial, a devoted wife and a safe adviser. It is he, in his declining years, who will miss her more than all else - he who will realize that the dearest tie that bound him to earth has been broken. While his children are left to comfort him, yet the rude severance of the a married life of so many happy years is bound to leave a sore heart and a sad mein(sic) even unto the time when he too shall be called upon to answer the summon to go hence. While friends now say to him, "I sympathize with you," and while these kindly expressions have a tendency to sooth(sic) the heart that bleeds, yet remains the knowledge that death has come and his wife is no more. How hollow and idle are words of sympathy under such conditions, and yet how cold the world would be but for their presence.
    Mrs. Porter was an active, earnest member of the Episcopal church, having become a communicant with that church 40 years ago. Since she first enlisted in the work of Christ her many good deeds have made her Christian career an especially bright one and they will live long after she has gone to make the world better and the hope of eternal life of those left behind more pronounced and cheering.
    The funeral services will be conducted this afternoon by Rev. John Davis, rector of Trinity church, at the family residence, following which the interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Hannibal, Mo.
    May her soul rest in peace.

  93. St. Louis Republic, 10 Aug 1892, Vol LXXXV, Issue 22,705, p. 7. PORTER - On Tuesday, August 10, at Hannibal, Mo., Comfort W. Porter, wife of Judge Gilchrist Porter. [Newspaper's error - it was Tuesday, August 9].
  94. Ancestry.com, One World Tree - unsourced.
  95. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Eleanor Elizabeth (1804-1892).
  96. Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper, Sunday, 6 Jan 1907, p 40. John Roberts, a merchant on a limited scale, married a cousin of Queen Elizabeth, who raised him to the peerage, making him first Earl of Truro and Viscount Bodrims. John Roberts, second Earl of Truro, was made by Charles II, first Earl of Radnor. We find John Alexander Roberts, fourth Earl of Truro, in a part of Virginia, which was Caroline county, where he married in 1721.
  97. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Film 30273. Murry Henson m. Elizabeth Roberts, 11 Sept 1797, Amherst Co, VA; brides parents: John Roberts, Sr and Virginia.
  98. Robert K Headley, Genealogical Abstracts from 18th Century Virginia Newspapers, 2007 (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co, Genealogical Publishing Co, 2007), p. 93. ...James Ray, Louisa Co., 25, Irish; Matthew Johnson, Louisa Co., 26 from Md., shoemaker; John Davis, Louisa Co., 31, planter; Morris Roberts, Louisa Co., 25; Thomas Shifflet, Louisa Co., 21; Peter Ferguson, Louisa Co., 26...
  99. Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol 31, No 2, May 1993, P 96. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, A Supplement; French & Indian War; The following references appeared in the colonial press of Viginia and Maryland: ...Morris Roberts, Louisa Co., age 25, 5' 10"...all were deserters from the Virginia Regiment who had been drafted out of the militia, 2 Sept 1757.
  100. Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper, Sunday, 6 Jan 1907, p 40. John Alexander in 1721 married in Caroline County, Va. By this marriage were eight children: Sarah Roberts, born November 6, 1722; Henry Roberts, Elliot Roberts, Elizabeth, Morris, Frances, John and Drusilla.
  101. Louisa County Court Records, Deed Book G, p 365. This Indenture made this Eleventh day of April on the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four between Jeremiah Roberts of the county of Louisa on the one Part and Morris Roberts and Elizabeth his Wife of the said County on...
  102. Louisa County Records, Will Book 5, p 361-2. Mentions children: Mary, Richard, Frances (f), Agness, Jeremiah.
  103. Louisa County Records, Will Book 5, p 362. Will proven in Louisa County Court, 10 June 1811.
  104. Louisa County Records, Will Book 5, p 361-2. Mentions children: Mary, Richard, Frances (f), Agness, Jeremiah.
    reference: I give to my daughter Mary Roberts the Land I live on and one feather Bed & furniture one trunk and one Cow and the money left her by her Mother, - implying that she is now deceased.
  105. Louisa County Historical Magazine, Vol 4, No 1, June 1972, p 43. Morris Roberts' household: 1 male 26-45, 1 male 45 and over; 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45 and over.
    Thus Elizabeth was living in 1800, and deceased by 1811.
  106. 1787 Census of Virginia, Albemarle County. Head of household/of age - is taxed for the following: 1 white male over 16 yrs of age; 2 black males over 16; 7 black males under l6; 5 horses; 21 head of cattle.
  107. Gillum Genealogy, P 4.
  108. Gillum Genealogy. John Gillum: Married 1st probably about 1766/7 to Elizabeth Dickerson b. ca. 1750
    Married 2nd 20 May 1802 in Albemarle Co.
  109. Roberts Genealogy.
  110. US and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Accessed on Ancestry.com. John Gillum, male, b. VA, b. 1740, m. Elizabeth Dickerson, VA.
  111. Virginia Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917, Accessed on Familysearch; FHL Film 2048503. Elizabeth Roberts, d. 10 Sep 1853, Albemarle Co, VA, age 82 - b. 1771; father: John Gillum.
  112. Gillum Genealogy. Will was entered for probate 7 Aug 1809.
  113. Gillum Research by Phyllis Searle, The John Gillum Family, p 1. A deed exists from 1807 in Louisa County for the sale of John Gillum's land by the executor's of his estate, Frederick Gillum and Matthew Wingfield.
  114. Albemarle County in Virginia, p 179. John Dickerson was settled in the north part of the county, while yet it belonged to Louisa. He lived on the north fork of the Rivanna, not far from Piney Mountain. He died in 1788. He and his wife Mary had three sons, John, William and Thomas.
  115. Albemarle County in Virginia, p 179. He died in 1788.
  116. Albemarle County in Virginia, P 190. John Fagg...in the early years of the century was a tavernkeeper in Charlottesville. In 1818 he bought from William Garth a part of the ole Barracks place, which he called Barrack Grove...he died in 1829 at the advanced age of 92 years.
  117. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, U of Pacific Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. Letter from TJC Fagg to Nellie Roberts Young:

    Jumping at once into the middle of the main subject of this communication I must tell you that my Grandfather John Fagg was living in Prince George County, Maryland at the date of my fathers birth in August 1775. The exact locality I never knew but it could not have very far from the ground upon which the battle of Brandywine was fought because it was written of the guns. I do not know whether my Grandfather was ever regularly enlisted in the American Army or not I am inclined to think he never was or I should have heard. The matter discussed by my Grandmother who survived him many years. About the end of the war of the Revolution and when my Father was seven or eight years of age the family moved from that country to Prince William County Virginia settling on the Occoquan River (a tributary of the Potomac) near the old town of Drumfries [now Dumfries].
    From that point they subsequently moved to Spotsylvania Co, VA where they continued to reside until my Grandfather's death in 1827.

  118. Albemarle County in Virginia, P 190. John Fagg...bought the old Barracks place...There he lived until his death in 1829 at the advanced age of 92 years.
  119. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, U of Pacific Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. Letter from TJC Fagg to Nellie Roberts Young:

    From that point they subsequently moved to Spotsylvania Co, VA where they continued to reside until my Grandfather's death in 1827. I was not more than five years old when his death occurred and his connection with the Revolutionary War may have been discussed without impressing me at all. I remember much of my Grandmother's talk about her Brother's (Ben Gray) being Master of Transportation in the Division commanded by Genl Lafayette.

  120. Anderson & Insco Family History & Genealogy.
  121. Ogelsby Genealogy. Richard Ogelsby was born 1688 in Scotland, and died Bet 1730-1731 in Goochland Co, VA. He married Susannah Ware 1710, daughterof Jacob Ware and Susannah Adams. She was born abt 1692 in St Peters Parish, New Kent Co, VA, and died 1735 in Henrico Co or Goochland Co, VA.
  122. Anderson & Insco Family History & Genealogy. Jacob Oglesby ws born Abt 1709 in Henrico Co, VA, and died abt 1780 in Goochland Co, VA. He married Constance -?- abt 1726 in Goochland Co, VA She was born abt 1711 in Goochland Co., VA and died bef 1820 in Goochland Co, VA.
  123. Clark Family Genealogy. See Micajah Clark, Jr notes in file - marriage had to have occurred prior to 1792 because in Thomas Martin's will he refers to his daughter Milred Oglesby.
  124. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families, Page 223. "John Martin Gentleman" born in Virginia in 1683; died in Caroline County, Virginia, March 25, 1756.
  125. Family Data Collection - Individual Records, database on-line Ancestry.com, Birth year: 1714; Birth State: VA. This source names Letitia Lewis as John Martin's wife - not Martha Burwell. Remains to be established.
  126. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families. "John Martin Gentleman" born in Virginia in 1683; died in Caroline County, Virginia, March 25, 1756.
  127. Last Will & Testament of Charles Moorman, Sr. He specifically refers to daughter Ann, wife of Thomas Martin.
  128. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families, p 223. Thomas Martin was married three times. First in 1740 to Ann Moorman (daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Reynolds) Moorman) by whom he had 12 children. Second marriage to Miss Glover. No children. Third marriage to Mary Suddarth of Virginia, by whom he had one son, Abram.
  129. Albemarle County in Virginia, P 264. Thomas Martin was already settled on the south fork of Hardware in 1764, where his descendants have been resident ever since. He seems not to have been a patentee, and when he purchased does not appear. He died in 1792.
  130. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families, P 224. Mildred Martin (1741/8-1827).
  131. Last Will and Testament of Thomas Martin. Detail text:
    He specifically refers to Letty Moor

    References: sons Absalom, George, Charles, John, Thomas, Pleasant,
    daughters Letty Moore, Molly Oglesby, Nancy M Blane, Molly Dawson,
    granddaughter Milley Moore, grandson Martin Moore.

  132. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families, P 224.
  133. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families, p 147. Micajah Clark, Jr b. Feb 27, 1741, d. 1744; 4th child of Mcajah Sr and Judith (Adams) Clark of Albemarle Co, VA. Md. about 1760 to Mildred Martin, b. 1741, d. 1827, dau of Thomas and first wife Ann (Moorman) Martin of Albemarle Co, VA.
  134. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families, p 211. Charles Moorman, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Moorman, b. 1680, d. 1757; m. about 1703 Elizabeth Reynolds, b. 1690, dau of Christopher Reynolds. (See New Kent Register and Reynolds Wills). It is said by descendants that Charles Moorman was 15 years old and Elizabeth Renolds was 13 years old when they married. Elizabeth was 15 years old when her oldest son, Thomas, was born 1705.
  135. William & Mary Quarterly, Vol 12, No 3 (Jul, 1932), pp 177-180. In 1686 when Thomas' name makes its appearance in Virginia records, he was living with his wife Elizabeth in New Kent County, probably at Green Springs, about thirty miles above Jamestown, where there was a Quaker settlement. In that year his daughter Mary and three years later his son Andrew were baptized in St. Peter's Church, Episcopalian, New Kent County. In 1690 a third child, Charles was born at Green Springs.
  136. Campbell Chronicles, P 461.
  137. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families, p 211. Charles Moorman, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Moorman, b. 1680, d. 1757; m. about 1703 Elizabeth Reynolds, b. 1690, dau of Christopher Reynolds. (See New Kent Register and Reynolds Wills). It is said by descendants that Charles Moorman was 15 years old and Elizabeth Reynolds was 13 years old when they married. Elizabeth was 15 years old when her oldest son, Thomas, was born 1705.
  138. William & Mary Quarterly, Vol 12, Nov 3 (Jul, 1932), pp 177-180. Among the most influential of these Quakers was Charles Moorman of Louisa County, who married Elizabeth Reynolds.
  139. Campbell Chronicles, P 461. See notes.
  140. Last Will & Testament of Charles Moorman, Sr, 9 May 1755. He specifically refers to daughter Ann, wife of Thomas Martin.
  141. William & Mary Quarterly, Vol 12, No 3, Jul 1932, pp 177-180. She (Elizabeth Reynolds) bore him (Charles Moorman) five children, Thomas (1708-1766), Judith (Douglas), Ann (Martin), Achilles and Charles.
  142. Descendants of Zachariah Moorman.
  143. Handwritten notes in family records. 1st Wm Porter b. 1743; d. Jan 19, 1816 - m. Margarete Finley - date is estimated based on birth date (1770) of his son William Porter.
  144. Lawrence & Related Families, P. 133. Caleb Dorsey, s/o John & Pleasance (Ely) Dorsey, was b Nov 11, 1685 at "Hockley-in-the-Hole" on the Severn, which was subsequently deeded to him by his father.
  145. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 152.
  146. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, MD, p 62. Caleb was born at "Hockley" in 1686. In 1704, he married and came into possession of the whole estate. His wife was Elinor Warfield, youngest daughter of Richard and Elinor (Browne) Warfield. They lived in the old mansion house, which stood only a few feet from the railroad, just west of "Best Gate.".
  147. Lawrence & Related Families, P. 133. On Aug 24, 1704 he m Eleanor Warfield, b Jul 10, 1683 AA Co, d 1752 AA Co, Md, d/o Richard Warfield & Eleanor Browne.
  148. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 73, St Anne's Parish. Caleb Dorsey and Elinor Wharfield m. 24 Aug 1704.
  149. Lawrence & Related Families, P 133. The will of Caleb Dorsey was probated in AA Co in 1742, dated 11/11/1742.
  150. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 169.
  151. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 94, St. Anne's Parish. Caleb Dorsey and Elinor parents of Thomas Beale Dorsey b. 18 Jan 1727.
  152. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 117. Thomas Beale Dorsey, son of Caleb and Eleanor (Warfield) Dorsey, was born January 18, 1727, in St Ann's Parish, Anne Arundel County.
  153. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 169. m. 1746 Ann Worthington, b. 1720; d. Nov. 23, 1771 (Bible Record).
  154. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 169. 13. THOMAS BEALE DORSEY (Caleb, John, Edward)
    b. Jan. 18, 1727; d. Nov. 1, 1771 (Bible Record) Anne Arundel County.
  155. Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol 5, No 4, Nov 1964, p 65, Dorsey Bible Records. Thomas Beale Dorsey, of Caleb & Eleanor, 1 Nov 1771.
  156. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 170.
  157. Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol 5, No 4, Nov 1964, p 65. Old Dorsey Bible:
    Thomas Beale Dorsey's and Anne's children:
    Sarah
    Caleb
    J Worthington - 8 Oct 1751
    Anne - 23 Oct 1756
    Thomas Beale - 25 Aug 1758.
  158. Eleanor Young Cruikshank Raines, DAR Application of Eleanor Young Cruikshank Raines. According to the DAR application, John Worthington Dorsey married Comfort Worthington on June 8, 1778 at Anne Arundel Co, MD.
  159. Anne Arundel Gentry, P. 128. Newman states that the marriage took place on 30 Nov 1778.
  160. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families.
  161. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 309. 1. John Worthington, born 1689, married Helen Hammond and Comfort ----, qv.
  162. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 181. m. (1) Mar. 12, 1713 Helen Hammond (St. Paul's), d. bef. 1724.
  163. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p255. Helen, m. John Worthington, II, son of Capt John and Sarah (Howard) Worthington, and had issue.
  164. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 169. Thomas Beale Dorsey (Caleb, John, Edward)
    m. 1746 Ann Worthington, b. 1720; d. Nov 23, 1771 (Bible Rec).
  165. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 169. Thomas Beale Dorsey (Caleb, John, Edward)
    m. 1746 Ann Worthington, b. 1720; d. Nov 23, 1771 (Bible Rec).
  166. Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol 5, No 4, Nov 1964, p 65, Dorsey Bible Records. Anne Dorsey, wife of Thomas Beale Dorsey of Caleb & Eleanor, 23 November 1771.
  167. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 312. John Worthington was made a widower at a young age. In 1728, he married Comfort, who is believed to be the daughter, born August 15, 1701 to John and Anne (Greenbury) Hammond.
  168. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 182.
  169. Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County, MD, p 230-1. Worthington, Samuel (1734-1815). Although born and raised in Anne Arundel County, Samuel moved to Baltimore County by 1757 and contributed greatly to the revolutionary war effort.
  170. Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants, p 217. Samuel Worthington born Nov 17, 1734. Mary, daughter of Walter Tolley, wife of Samuel Worthington, born Mar 12, 1740. They were married Jan 29, 1758.
  171. Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850. Samuel Worthington, male; marriage date: 17 Jan 1759; spouse: Mary Tolley; State: Maryland; County: Baltimore.
  172. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 182. Anne Arundel County Wills 20, f. 161.
  173. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 312. John Worthington was made a widower at a young age. In 1728, he married Comfort, who is believed to be the daughter, born August 15, 1701 to John and Anne (Greenbury) Hammond.
  174. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 312. Comfort Worthington, the wife of John, was buried from St. Ann's Church on March 18, 1741/2.
  175. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 170. states year of birth was 1759.
  176. Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants, p 217. Comfort Worthington, born Jan 1762, intermarried with John W. Dorsey. Died July 23, 1837.
  177. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Robert Browne, of Abell...by his wife Mary, daughter of Thomas Tindale, who granted her "Dinah's Beaver Dam," on Herring Creek, he had the following heirs named in his will of 1728: Abell, John, Robert, Joseph and Benjamin. This last son had a daughter, Elizabeth Browne, who married Jacob Carr.
  178. Handwritten notes in family records. Robert Browne - will dated 1728 - d. 1728 - m. Mary Tindale.
  179. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Abell Browne, the eldest son of Roberts, settled in the neighborhood of Sykesville...His wife, Susannah Browne, joined him...The issue of Abell and Susannah Browne were Elias, Moses, Ruth, wife of Thomas Cockey, and Rebecca, wife of George Frazer Warfield.
  180. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Ca 1760 Abel 2nd married Susannah Shipley, dau of Adam Shipley & Catherine Hamilton, in Baltimore (later Carroll) County, MD. Born in 1742, Susannah died aft 1796 in Baltimore (later Carroll) County, MD.
  181. Browne Genealogy - Ancestry.com.
  182. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Elias Browne, Sr, died a young man in 1800. His brother, Moses Browne - Mary Snowden. Issue, Frank - Lucinda Edmondston and had Moses of Missouri.
  183. Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850. Mary Snowden, Moses Brown, m. 25 Apr 1797, Baltimore Co, MD.
  184. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol III page 121. Patent Book 10: John Sadler & Rev. Joseph Richarson, 5037 acs., (O L) called Martin Brandon; Pr. Geo. Co; 28 Apr 1711, p. 40. Beg at the mouth of Hackers Cr; to James Riv., at a place called the Church Landing, &c; includ. Tappahannah Marsh to mouth of Chipokes Cr; & includ. a small island. Sd. land granted to Simon Turges, John Sadler, & Richard Quiny, of London, Merchants, 5 Aug 1643, which patent was for 4550 acs. & due them by purchase from the heires of Capt John Martin, dec'd, late of Va., adjudged due them by order of the Grand Assembly in March 1643; & 500 acs. the residue by virtue of sd purchase in right of sd Capt Martin by order of Ct, 9 June 1643; 200 acs of sd land being formerly given as a Glebe to the Parish of Martin Brandon; & 487 acs being surplus, for which the following rights are entered; Joseph Parish, Richard Cross, Elizabeth Wook, Anne Took, Jos. Taylor, Henry Brimble. Also in consideration of 20 Shill.
  185. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 4. In 1658 the Quakers came into Maryland spreading their religion among the settlers, claiming as their converts Thomas Mears, Nicholas Wyatt, Edward Dorsey and Ann, his wife, and many others. That the Dorseys did embrace this faith is shown by a eltter written by Robert Clarkson, a Quaker convert, to Elizabeth Harris, then in England, in which he said that Ann Dorsey had abundant grace, but he seemed doubtful that her husband would stick to the faith. (Md. Hist. Mag. XXXII, 47).
  186. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 4. Edward Darcy was drowned before August 2, 1659 off the Isle of Kent.
  187. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, May/Dec 2000, P 4/7. Iss: Edward, Jr. b. 1645; Sarah b. 1647; Joshua; & John b. 1653.
  188. Maryland State Archives, Index to Marriage Records 1649-1886 S1397 - MSA SE 27-44. MARRIAGE REFERENCE:
    Dorsey, John M Pleasance (Ely) (2nd Thos. Wainwright)
    Remarks: Baltimore County, Date on Manuscript: 1714, 1803
    References: Judgments Liber 102 folio 616.
  189. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, No 11, Feb 2002. Richard Warfield, b. 1622, England, d. 1703, Ann Arundel Co, MD, immigrant 1659, s/o Richard & Ann; m. 1670 AA Co Eleanor Brown.
  190. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, MD, 62. Caleb was born at "Hockley" in 1686. In 1704, he married and came into possession of the whole estate. His wife was Elinor Warfield, youngest daughter of Richard and Elinor (Browne) Warfield. They lived in the old mansion house, which stood only a few feet from the railroad, just west of "Best Gate.".
  191. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 200, All Hallow's Parish. Eleanor Warfield bur. 13 Feb 1719.
  192. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 179. m. (1) c. 1686 Capt. John Worthington, b. 1650; d. 9 Apr 1701.
  193. Headstone. Notes written by Eleanor Young: In St. Anne's Church Yard, Annapolis, MD: "Here lieth interred The body of Capt. John Worthington Who departed this life The 9th day of April, 1701, Aged 51 years.
  194. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5. Matthew Howard, Sr, b. 1609 England, d. 1652 VA, m. Anne who died 1651, VA.
  195. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5.
  196. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 179. d. 21 Dec 1726 (St. Margaret's) Anne Arundel County.
  197. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, May/Dec 2000, P 7/ 4. Iss: Edward, Jr. b. 1645; Sarah b. 1647; Joshua; & John b. 1653.
  198. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 254. Major General John Hammond, son of John, of Anne Arundel Co, MD, b. 1643, on the Isle of Wight; d. 1707 in Maryland; was the first of the name to remain in Maryland.
  199. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 254. He m. Mary Howard, (dau of Matthew Howard).
  200. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 255. Col Thomas Hammond... m. (2nd) Mary Heath, dau of Thomas Heath.
  201. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 181. Helen Worthington, first wife of John, was the daughter of Thomas Hammond, who died in 1724. He named his grandson William Worthinton in his will, but since Helen is not mentioned, it is assumed that she had died before that date. (Wills 18, f. 350).
  202. Handwritten notes in family records. Samuel Browne - father of Abell Browne - a commander of a vessel, probably came from Dumfries, Scotland.
  203. Handwritten notes in family records. Abell Browne, m. Mary Phillips - Harwood - Calvert Co. MD - will 1702 - d. 1702 - parents of Robert Browne.
  204. Louisa County Historical Magazine, Vol 20, No 2, Fall 1989, p 76. Revolutionary Soldiers under Capt. Wm. Harris, 1782 - held in the Cosby papers in the Louisa County Historical Society Museum: Jno Bellomy, James and John Rowe, William Faris, Thomas Moreman, Richd. Roberts...
  205. Louisa County Historical Society Archives, Accession #2008.1169.2; Box 1700, Folder 3: Cosby Revolutionary Papers. A list of officers and Soldiers under Commd of Capn ---
    Wm Harris April the 20th – 1782 -------

    7th Division
    Joseph Aylstock
    Jno Harris
    Gilbert Goodman fifer
    Richd Roberts
    Wm Gibson Drumr
    Jordan Gibson.

  206. J. T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, VA: McAllister Publishing Co., 1913), pp 37, 102. Richard Roberts is not specifically mentioned, but others are - and the connection with Capt. William Harris is supported.
  207. H J Eckenrode Archivist, List of the Revolutionary Soldiers of Virginia: Special Report of the Dept of Archives & History for 1912 (Richmond, VA: Virginia State Library, 1913), p 259. Roberts, Richard (8 V. R. - 8th Virginia Regiment, Continental Line), W. D. (War Dept) (folder) 181, 2.
  208. Thomas P Myers Editor, Foundations of Louisa History: Part 1: Colonial to Antebellum (Gordonsville, VA: Louisa County Historical Society, 2016), p 127. Revolutionary Soldiers under Capt. Wm. Harris 1782 (During 1781 these units served around Richmond and Williamsburg then took part in the "Wild Goose Chase" with Lafayette.
    7th Division: Joseph Alystock, Jno. Harris, Gilbert Goodman, fifer, Richd. Roberts, Wm Gibson, Drummer, Jordan Gibson.
  209. First Census of the United States - 1785, page 2 of 8. Roberts, Richard, one person, no dwelling or other building.
  210. Census, Heads of Families of Virginia, p. 80. Roberts, Richard, 1 white soul, no dwelling or other buildings.
  211. Personal Property Tax Lists, Virginia, FHL Film 2024443. Richard Roberts - no property listed, no taxes levied - no slaves, horses, carriages, etc.
  212. Magazine of Albemarle County History, Vol 9, 1948, p 47, Marriage Bonds. No. 368 - 1787 - Jan 10 - Richard Roberds and Elizabeth Gillum, spinster; Richard Roberds and John Gillum.
  213. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Marriage Bonds. Know all men by these presents that we Richard Roberds - & John Gillam - are held and duly bound unto the governor or Virginia in the Sum of -?- pounds to which payment well and truly to be made unto the said Governor & his Successors in office to the -?- payment we Bind ourselves our heirs Executors and Adminstrators Jointly and severally firmly by these presents signed with our seals and date this 10th day of January 1788
    Whereas there is a marriage suddenly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Richard Roberds - & Elizabeth Gillam Spinster
    The Condition of the above obligation is such that if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said intended marriage then this obligation is to be void or else remain in full force and virtue.
  214. Albemarle County Marriage Bonds 1780 - 1868, p 175. Roberts, Richard; Gillum, Elizabeth; 10 Jan 1788; bondsman - John Gillum.
  215. Louisa County Records, Deed Book G, p 254. Deed of land from grantor William Trice and wife Ann to grantee Richard Roberts - 97 acres on branches of Duckinghole Creek.
  216. Binns Genealogy, VirginiaTaxListCensuses/Louisa/1798PersonalB. Persons Names Chargeable with the Tax: Mar 12, Robards Rich:
    Black Slaves above 16 - 1
    Horses - 2
    Tax - 53¢
    [Also listed, Morris Roberds and Jeremiah Roberds - I suspect that this is the family of Richard Roberts, but thus far I haven't been able to prove it.].
  217. Virginia Tax Lists, accessed on binnsgenealogy.com; Louisa Co, 1798, Personal B, Mar 12, 1798. Persons Names Chargeable with the Tax: Mar 12, Robards Rich:
    Black Slaves above 16 - 1
    Horses - 2
    Tax - 53¢
    [Also listed, Morris Roberds and Jeremiah Roberds - I suspect that this is the family of Richard Roberts, but thus far I haven't been able to prove it.].
  218. Albemarle Co, VA Court/Deed Records, Land Records, Albemarle Co, VA Book 14, page 170. Two parcels of land - one of 78 1/2 acres, the other 75 acres for 300 pounds on Priddy's Creek bordering on land owned by Nancy Gruning (heir of Robert Gruning), Thomas Douglas, Edward Broadus, James Gruning, Sally Gruning, John Pritchet. No witnesses. There is a note in the margin of the deed stating that this land was delivered to John Watson (the rest is too difficult to decipher, looks like son of executor of Richard Robert ??? 1812. John Watson lived near Richard and was his brother-in-law - married to Elizabeth's sister Mary.
  219. Louisa County Court Records, Deed Book L, p 59. Sale of 97½ acres of land in Louisa County by Richard and Elizabeth Roberts to Nathan Smith for £240.
  220. Albemarle Co, VA Court/Deed Records, Land Records Albemarle Co, VA Book 16, page 309. 150 acres in Albemarle County, VA purchased from Elisha D Gillum and his wife Lucy Wood for 427 pounds 10 shillings Virginia currency. Land adjoined William Duncan and a mountain. Witnessed by James Clark, Joseph D Smith, John Thomas, Thomas D Carr.
  221. Personal Property Tax Lists, Virginia, 1809, Albemarle Co, VA, FHL Film 2024444. Richard Roberts & Edward Warren - Free Males, 2; Slaves above 16, 4; Slaves between 12 & 16, 1; Horses, 4.
  222. Personal Property Tax Lists, Virginia, 1810, Albemarle County, FHL Film 2024444. Richard Roberts, Free Males 1; Slaves above 16, 2; Slaves between 12 & 16, 1; Horses, 3; Tax $1.68.
  223. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Court Order Book 1808-1810, FHLFilm 30259. Court convened 2 Jan 1810 - survey of road from Charlottesville to John Dunkums.
  224. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Deed Book 18, pp 87-90. Land now held by James Roberts and Elizabeth Warren, devisees of Richard Roberts (who according to all other records is still alive) are in possession of land in the estate amounting to 34 1/2 acres against which they still owe 36 pounds 17 shillings and five pence - the cost of the land plus interest. It is paid in full to James Harford of Great Britain, the holder of the mortgage to release the land free and clear.
    Proven in court 6 May 1811, again 6 July 1812.
  225. Last will and testament of Richard Morris Roberts/Probate File. Recorded 7 May 1810, witnessed by Nathan Goodman, William Dunham, John Byrd, Willis Chambers, John Gillum

    Executors: John Watson and James D Roberts.

  226. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Will Book 1, p. 1.
  227. Last will and testament of Richard Morris Roberts/Probate File, Albemarle County, Will Book 12, pp 287 - 289. At a superior Court held for the County of Albemarle the seventh day of May 1810
    This last will and testament of Richard Roberts deceased was proven by the oath of Nathan Goodman John Byrd and John Gillum three of the witnesses thereto and by the Court ordered to be recorded and on the motion of John Watson, LM and James Roberts executors therein named certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate in due form of law and this giving bond and security, whereupon they give bond and Security and qualified accordingly. Teste
    John Carr Clerk.
  228. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Will Book 12, pp 287 - 289. Accounting for estate with entered by Benajah Gentry, Menoah Clarkson and Nimrod Bramham.
  229. Albemarle Co, VA Court/Deed Records, Land Deed Book 17, page 371. 126 3/4 acres purchased from Joseph Bishop 5 Sept 1810 for the sum of 352 pounds 10 shillings - land adjoining John Duncan, William Duncan, Triplett T Estes, Joseph Brand other land owned by Richard Roberts. Witnessed by Fred Gillum, E D Gillum, James Jarman, James Old, John Watson, LM, Samuel Smithson and Charles E Rice. This is very curious - was recorded after the death of Richard Roberts, witnessed by one of his executors - John Watson, LM. This may explain the long list of witnesses.
  230. Albemarle Co, VA Court/Deed Records, Deed Book 17, pages 278, 279. John Watson, LM, and James Roberts, executors of Richard's estate, sell 150 acres of land from the estate to Mathew Watson, 150 acres for $810.
  231. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Will Book 12, pp 287-9. Final Accounting of Estate of Richard Roberts.
  232. Library of Virginia, Albemarle County, Chancery Court Case #1854-003, Box 57, 4/F/8/2/5; Original case # 579 14. Petitions court to sell slaves to comply with the requirements of his father, Richard Roberts's, will.
    Filed 7 Nov 1853; 2 January 1854 decree for sale of slaves; 7 Mar 1854 final decree.
  233. Louisa County Historical Magazine, Vol 4, No 1, p 43. Richard Roberts: 1 male under 10; 1 male 10-16; 1 male 26-45; 3 females under 10, 1 female 25-45; 2 Slaves.
  234. Federal Census, 1810, Virginia, 1810 St Ann's, Albemarle, Virginia; Roll: 66; Page: 170; Image: 182.00. Elizabeth Roberds - 2 males under 10, 1 male 10-15, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 26-44 - 6 slaves.
  235. Albemarle Co, VA Tax Records, FHL Film 2024444. Elizabeth Roberts & son - 1 free Master, 1 slave above 16, 1 slaves bet 12 & 16, 3 horses, no riding carriages, no Stud Horses - tax - $1.24.
  236. Federal Census, 1820, Virginia, 1820 St Anns Parish, Albemarle, VA; Roll: M33_130; Page: 23; Image: 51. Elizabeth Roberts, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-18, 2 males 16- 26, 2 females under 14, 1 female 14-26.
  237. Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, VA, Chancery Court Order Book 1, 1831-1842, p. 238; Case number 115. Elizabeth Roberts vs John E Gilmore: Elizabeth Roberts sued for payment of her loan to John E Gilmore for the total sum of $150. Includes deposition of Frederick Roberts, who participated in providing the initial loan.
  238. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Chancery Order Book 1, 1831-1842 pp 338-9. Successful suit for payment of $150 against John E Gilmore by Elizabeth Roberts - joined by John D White and Peter Porter, Staples Tyler and Overton C Anderson. However, they've been to court and have made efforts but John E Gilmore and co-defendant Joseph Harlan do not appear in court. However, it is known that Harlan has possession of a male slave named "Dolly" who is owned by Gilmore. The court orders that Dolly be sold to satisfy the court awards.
  239. Federal Census, 1840, Virginia, 1840 , Albemarle, VA; Roll: 549; Page: 155. Living with Frederick - one female between 60 and 70.
  240. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850 Albemarle, VA; Roll: M432_932; Page: 293; Image: 585. Elizabeth, age 80, residing with son Frederick and his family.
    Frederick Roberts, 42, farmer, $1,700, b. VA
    Caroline, 32, b. VA;
    Martha, 16, attending school, b. VA;
    Adeline, 13, attending school, b. VA;
    Charles, 11, attending school, b. VA;
    Ann E, 8, b. VA;
    Christian, 5 (F), b. VA;
    James, 1, b. VA;
    Elizabeth Roberts, 80, b. VA.
  241. Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, VA.
  242. Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, VA, Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, Case #1854-003, Frederick Roberts vs. Richard Roberts, etc, Box 57, Stack location 4/F/8/2/5. Listed as son of Richard and Elizabeth Roberts.
  243. Personal Property Tax Lists, Virginia, 1810, Albemarle Co, VA. James Roberts (listed immediately below his father) Free Male, 1; Horses, 1; Tax, $ .12.
  244. Federal Census, 1810, Virginia, 1810, St Ann's Parish, Albemarle, VA; Roll: 66; Page: 170; Image: 182.00. James D Roberts (listed immediately below his mother Elizabeth listed also as a head of family); 2 males under 10, 1 male 16-25, 1 female 10-15.
  245. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Deed Book 18, p 87-89. Confusing indenture - Harford in England, represented by local atty, Micajah Crew, party of the first part; James Roberts and Elizabeth Warren, parties of the second part - legally acquiring land in possession of Richard Roberts estate - 34 1/2 acres for £36 17s 5d.
    Recorded 9 July 1812.
  246. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Deed Book 18, p 113. James D and Rhoda Roberts and Edward L and Elizabeth Warren sell land from estate of Richard Roberts to Samuel Mundy - 180 acres on Priddy's Creek for $626.67.
  247. Louisa Co, VA Court/Deed Records, Lib of VA, 11 Jan 1813, Louisa Co, VA - Deed - Deed Bk M, p. 146. Sale of land from Bartholomew Warren's estate.
  248. Louisa County Records, Deed Book N, pp 348-349.
  249. Marriages of Louisa County, VA 1815 - 1861, p 47. 11 Jan 1830 Erasmus H Walton and Sarah W. Roberts, dau. James D Roberts. sur. James D Roberts mins. William Y Hiter.
  250. A Brief History of Lasley United Methodis Church: 1780-1979. Church records reveal that in 1832 Lasley's society was one of several charges on the Columbia (Fluvanna) circuit served by James D. Roberts, lay preacher.
    No entries were made in the church books for 1833 and 1834. In 1835 James D. Roberts again served the Columbia Circuit with many of the same family names on the rolls. Mr. Roberts is still with Lasley in 1837 with an enrollment of 73; the largest enrollment on the circuit. The roll lists 55 whites and 18 colored.

    Article written for Homecoming 1952 - A Brief History of Lasley Church:
    In 1832 Lasley was one of twelve churches on the Columbia Circuit served by James D Roberts, Lay Preacher. The other churches were Salem, Union Mills, Zion, New Hope, Free Union, Yanceyville, Macedonia, Mt. Olivet, Hughes, Columbia and Palmyra.

  251. Richmond Enquirer, Vol XXIX Issue 1, p. 1, 11 May 1832. In Chancery - Virginia - In Louisa county court, April 9th, 1832:
    Rachael Mann against James D. Roberts, adm'or de bonis non with the will annexed of Thomas Mann, dec'd, Nicholas J. Poindexter, (who owns Stephen T. Mann's interest in the estate of Thomas Mann, dec'd) Wm. Edds and nancy his wife, Jonathan Edds, Mary Edds, Susan Edds, Drury Edds, and Wm. Brown and Elizabeth his wife, who was Susan Norman, John Parrish and Elizabeth his wife, who was Elizabeth Norman, Thomas Norman, Rachael Norman, Washington Norman, Mary Norman and Susan Armstrong. Defts.
    This day came the plaintiff by her Attorney, and filed her bill, and the defendants, James Amos and Susan his wife, who was Susan Norman, and Thomas Norman, not having entered their appearance and given security according to the law, and the rules of this court, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court, that they are not inhabitants of this State, on the motion of the plaintiff, by her counsel. It is ordered, that the said defendants, James Amos and Susan his wife, who was Susan Norman, and Thomas Norman, do appear here on the first day of July court next, and answer the bill of the plaintiff; and that a copy of this order be forthwith inserted in some newspaper published in the city of Richmond, for two months successively, and posted at the front door of the court-house of this county on some court-day.
  252. A Brief History of Lasley United Methodis Church: 1780-1979, p. 2. No entries were made in the church books for 1833 and 1834. In 1835 James D. Roberts again served the Columbia circuit with many of the same family names on the rolls. Mr. Roberts is still with Lasley in 1837 with an enrollment of 73; the largest enrollment on the circuit. The roll lists 55 whites and 18 colored. Colored members were listed on the roll book as Lasley's Shadrach; Vest's Henry and Quarles' James. Names were stricken from the rolls with such terse comments as "Expelled" or "Removed" by them lead to speculation. The most comforting comment by a departed name reads "Deceased happy.".
  253. Louisa County Records, Table of Assessment - received from Kristin Hicks 16 Oct 2013. James D Roberts
    150 acres
    Cothens Run
    Distance and bearing from the Courthouse: 5 SW
    Value of Land per acre including buildings: 5 dollars
    Sum added to the value of land on account of buildings: 100 dollars
    Total value of Land and buildings: 750.
  254. Richmond Whig & Public Advertiser, 3 Aug 1841, p. 1, col 7, accessed from Library of VA Film 144, Henley citations. Married - On July 7, by Rev. Jamed(sic) Roberts, Henry Buck to Miss Mary Butler, both of Louisa County.
  255. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Pension and Bounty-Land Applications, M804, John White, #11423. We James D Roberts a Clergy man residing in the county of Louisa and Pleasant Martin residing in the same hereby certify that we are well acquainted with John White who was subscriber and sworn to the above Declaration, that we believe him to be ninety one years of age, that he is reputed and believed in the neighbourhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution, and that we concur in that opinion - sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid - James D Roberts.
  256. Richmond Enquirer, 25 Dec 1844, p. 3, c. 2; accessed from Lib of VA film 23, Henly citations. Married - On the 15th inst. at the tavern of Mr. Richard Mason Yancey, by the Rev. James Roberts. Mr. Samuel L. Jones to Miss Barbara Ellen, daughter of Mr. Michael Talley, both of Louisa.
  257. Louisa County Records, Deed Book Z, pp 336-337.
  258. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Pension and Bounty-Land Applications, M804,Martin Dunn #3146. We James D Roberts a Clergy man residing in the neighborhood of old Mr Martin Dunn and Geo. W. S. Harper likewise a Clergy man in the same hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Mr. Martin Dunn who has subscribed and sworn to this above declaration: That we believe him to be eighty two years of age, and that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution & that we concur in that opinion. He has always been regarded as a revolutionary soldier and we never heard it doubted in our lives. In witness our hands & seals this 13th day of October 1845 James D Roberts Clergyman (LS)
    George W S Harper Clergyman (LS).
  259. Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, VA, Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, Case #1854-003, Frederick Roberts vs. Richard Roberts, etc, Box 57, Stack location 4/F/8/2/5. At the time of the petition, 7 Nov 1853, James D Roberts was already dead.
  260. Louisa County Online Databases, http://trevilians.com/jlaref/jlarefixr.htm. Roberts, James D - 1847 - Will Book 11, p 618 - parent - Roberts, Jerimiah.
  261. Last Will and Testament - James D Roberts, Louisa County, Will Book 11, page 618.
  262. Louisa County Court Records, Will Book 11, pp 618-619. Court proved will and entered into probate on 10 May 1847 based on oaths of Samuel D Purrington, Drury Wood and George Hunter.
  263. Louisa Co, VA Court/Deed Records, Deed Book 19, p 317. Land, 50 acres, originally acquired by James D Roberts in 1845 from Wilson M Carter and wife by deed dated 17 Dec 1845, devised by James D Roberts to Thomas Walton, trustee for Elizabeth Roberts & her children is sold by heirs of Elizabeth Roberts to Susan M Flanagan, the granddaughter of James D. Roberts, daughter of Richard T Roberts.

    Surviving heirs of James D Roberts listed in deed: R T Roberts, Gracy Roberts, the only child of W C Roberts, Martha R Walton, now the wife of Moses H White, Geo. E. Butler, Billie J. Badgett, and Mollie W. White, grand children of the said Elizabeth Roberts, they being the only children and grand children of the said Elizabeth Roberts, decd...

  264. Roberts Family Bible. Richard T Roberts was born on the 4th day of January 1808
    [Marriage date estimated based on the birth date of the first known child.].
  265. Last will and testament of Richard Morris Roberts/Probate File.
  266. Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, VA, Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, Case #1854-003, Frederick Roberts vs. Richard Roberts, etc, Box 57, Stack location 4/F/8/2/5. Listed as daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Roberts in court petition.
  267. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, Roll: M432_963; Page: 249; Image: 60. Aged 60, living in Nelson, VA with husband Edward and three daughters. She is living a house away from her sister, Malinda, her husband Thomas Warren and their family.
  268. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Deed Book 18, pp 87-89. Confusing indenture - Harford in England, represented by local atty, Micajah Crew, party of the first part; James Roberts and Elizabeth Warren, parties of the second part - legally acquiring land in possession of Richard Roberts estate - 34 1/2 acres for £36 17s 5d.
    Recorded 9 July 1812.
  269. Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, VA. According to the court petition in.
  270. Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, VA, Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, Case #1854-003, Frederick Roberts vs. Richard Roberts, etc, Box 57, Stack location 4/F/8/2/5. Elizabeth Roberts has intermarried with Edward L. Warren. Date of petition, 7 Nov 1853.
  271. Marriages of Louisa Co., VA 1766-1815, P. 109. 18 October 1806 Edward WARREN and Elizabeth Roberts. Sur. Richard Roberts. p. 122.
  272. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, Roll: M432_957; Page: 417; Image: 511. Aged 31, living with Jeremiah A Roberts, Malinda, James D, and Marth and Sarah Walton.
  273. Federal Census, 1860, Virginia, 1860, St Ann's Parish, Albemarle Co, VA - Roll: M653_01331; Page: 566; Image: 213. Thomas C Yates, 59, farmer, $1,440, $6,163, b. VA;
    Martha, 66, b. VA.
  274. Federal Census, 1830, Virginia, 1830, Albemarle, VA; Roll: 197; Page: 250. Martha Gilmore, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 20-30; 1 female under 5, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 30-40.
  275. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Minute Order Book - 1830. 2 Aug 1830: The court doth approve John Gilmore Guardian to Frances, John, Rebecca Elizabeth & Martha Gilmore infant children of Wm Gilmore decd who thereupon entered into bond & surety as the law directs.
  276. Federal Census, 1870, Virginia, 1870 St Ann's Parish, Albemarle Co, VA - Roll: M593_1631; Page: 532; Image: 533. Martha Yates, 76, Keeping house, b. VA.
  277. Federal Census, 1870, Virginia, 1870 St Ann's Parish, Albemarle Co, VA - Roll: M593_1631; Page: 532; Image: 533. Martha Yates, 76, Keeping house, b. VA
    She does not appear in the 1880 census - death is an unproven assumption.
  278. Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, VA, Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, Case #1854-003, Frederick Roberts vs. Richard Roberts, etc, Box 57, Stack location 4/F/8/2/5. Martha has intermarried with Thomas C. Yates. Date of petition 7 Nov 1853.
  279. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850. Thomas C Yates, Martha (Mrs.) Gilmore, m. 19 Nov 1833, Albemarle County, VA.
  280. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Marriage Bonds. KNOW ALL BY THESE PRESENTS, THAT WE, Thomas C Yates and Joshua Tasley are held and firmly bound unto Jno Floyd - Governor or Chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia , and his successors in office, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, current money, to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves jointly and severally, firmly by these presents sealed with our seals, and dated this 19th day of November 1833
    THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION IS SUCH, that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Thomas C Yates and Mrs Martha Gilmore of Albemarle County. Now, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue.
    Witness, Ira Garrett Thos C Yates (Seal)
    Joshua Tasley (Seal)

    19 Nov 1833 affd made before me by Joshua Tasly as to the age of Martha Gilmore Ira Garrett .

  281. Gillum Genealogy, P 15.
  282. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850. William Gilmore m. Martha Roberts 12 Dec 1825, Albemarle Co, VA.
  283. Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, VA, Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, Case #1854-003, Frederick Roberts vs. Richard Roberts, etc, Box 57, Stack location 4/F/8/2/5. Malinda has intermarried with Thomas Warren. Date of petition 7 Nov 1853.
  284. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, Roll: M432_963; Page: 249; Image: 60. Malinda Warren, aged 53, living in Nelson, VA with husband Thomas and five children and a thirteen year old apprentice. She is living a house away from her sister Elizabeth and her husband Edward L Warren and their family.
  285. Guardianships in Albemarle County, VA 1800-1900, Vol 24, No 3, 2007, page 34. Roberts, Malinda, orphan of Richard Roberts makes choice of James Roberts as guardian 7 Aug 1815 (1815 - 1816 Order Book, page 74).
  286. Guardians' Bonds of Albemarle Co, VA 1783-1852, Loose Bonds, p 52. Orphan: Malinda Roberts
    Parent: Richard Roberts
    Date: 7 Aug 1815
    Guardian: James Roberts
    Amount of Bond: $2,000
    Security: Frederick Gillum.
  287. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Minute Order Court Books - 1815. 7 August 1815
    Malinda Roberts orphan of Richard Roberts decd personally appears in Court & makes Choice of James Roberts as her Guardian Who gave bond & Surety according to Law.
  288. International Genealogical Index, FamilySearch online Family Group Record. Thomas Warren married Malinda Robert 13 Aug 1813, Albemarle, Virginia.
  289. Albemarle County, VA Marriages, 1780-1853, Vol I, p 331. Warren, Thomas & Malinda Roberts 13 Aug 1815; min-Augustus Darnell, 13 Aug 1815 (Marr Reg 1806-1866 fol 17) b-James D Roberts (guardian to Malinda) who gives his consent d-Richard Roberts (Marr Bonds 1806-17).
  290. Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, VA, Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, Case #1854-003, Frederick Roberts vs. Richard Roberts, etc, Box 57, Stack location 4/F/8/2/5. Listed as son of Richard and Elizabeth Roberts in court petition.
  291. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Last Will and Testament of Richard Roberts, Will Book 1, p. 1. in April 1810, John Morris Roberts was a minor.
  292. Louisa County Court Records, Index Number 1826-016. If John Morris Roberts is a minor in 1810, required no guardian after his father's death, and is doing adult business in 1825, he must have been born no later than 1804 but before 1803 (year of Jeremiah's birth).
  293. Louisa County Court Records, Index Number: 1826-016.
  294. Louisa County Court Records, Deed Book S, pp 274-275. William McDonald heirs sell land in Louisa Co, adjacent to John Morris and Jeremiah Roberts, to Fountaine Bunch for $145.
  295. Pittsylvania County, VA Court Records, Pittsylvania County, VA Deed Book 32 (1834-38) page 388.
  296. Pittsylvania County, VA Court Records, Vol 30, p 39, June Court 1832. James Burton foreman, James Lovelace, Matthew B Williams, David C Williams, Silvester A Vaden, Thos S Price, Wm A Thomas, Jno Fowlkes, Thos Worsham, Saml C Breweer, Abraham Lewis, Richd Parrish, Geo. A. Edwards, Richd Bennett, Cornelius M. George & Crispin Shelton -?- sevd a Grand Jury of Inquet for the body of this County and having received their charge with order from the bar to Consult of their presentiments and after sometime returned and presented an Indictment vs Dix & Sister for an affray, a true bill, an Indictment vs. Adam --?-- for an affray, a true bill and further presented Robert Findley, George Washington Robertson and John M. Roberts for unlawful gaming, by playing at cards -?- -?- Whereupon it is ordered that proper process issue returnable.
  297. Pittsylvania County, VA Marriage Bonds 1767-1864. Know all men by these presents, That we John M Roberts and Richard Breedlove
    are held and firmly bound unto John Floyd Esq. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and his Succesors(sic), in the sum of One hundred and fifty Dollars, to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and heirs, Executors, and Administrators jointly, and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this 1st day of April 1833
    The Condition of the above obligation is such, That whereas a marriage is intended to be solemnized between the above bound John M Roberts and Bethenia P. Shelton of Pittsylvania County. now if there be no lawful cause, to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force and virtue.
    John M Roberts (Seal)
    Witness Richard P. Breedlove (Seal)
    Wm Rison
    .
  298. Pittsylvania County, VA Court Records, Marriage Bonds. To the Clerk of Pittsylania Court you will Grant Doctr John M. Roberts lisens(sic) to mary(sic) my daughter Bethenia T Shelton
    and oblige yours Leroy Shelton
    Thomas L Harris March 31st 1833.
  299. Pittsylvania County, VA Court Records, Deed Book 33, pp 247, 248.
  300. Pittsylvania County, VA Land Book, 1833-34. Tax for 42nd Regiment for 1834 -
    John M Roberts, residence in Pittsylvania County, estate of 4 acres, Waters Stewarts Creek, distance from court house was 16 miles SW, value of land is $50, value of improvements is $200, total assessed value, $208, tax assessed $1.17.
    Note for "Explanations of Alterations" - fro Jno Foulkes Jr of 200 added for Imports(?).
  301. Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, VA, Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, Case #1854-003, Frederick Roberts vs. Richard Roberts, etc, Box 57, Stack location 4/F/8/2/5. At the time of the petition he was already deceased. His widow married E. R. Harris, and they moved to North Carolina.
  302. Letters of Administration, Pittsylvania County Court Order Book 32 (1834-35), page 474. 17 August 1835: On the motion of Bethenia Roberts who make oath according to law and with Lamont Harris William Smith and John T Blair his Lecys act bond in the penalty of Two thousand dollars conditioned as the law requires. Cert is granted her for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of John M. Roberts Descd in due form. It is ord that Drury Blair, John Fowlkes, James M Inge & Wm Walton or any three of them being first Sworn do appraise in current money the personal estate of John M. Roberts Decsd and Report.
  303. Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, VA, Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, Case #1854-003, Frederick Roberts vs. Richard Roberts, etc, Box 57, Stack location 4/F/8/2/5. Jno. M. Roberts intermarried with Bethenia Shelton – he died without child; but leaving his
    Wife pregnant; who, after the death of the said John M. Roberts, gave birth to a child. This posthumous child lived but a short time, and died, leaving its mother surviving it; who thereafter intermarried with E. R. Harris; & he & his wife reside in the State of North Carolina. Jeremiah Roberts resides in the State of Missouri –.
  304. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850, Online database - Ancestry.com.
  305. Marriage Bonds, Pittsylvania Court Records. Know all men by these presents, That we John M Roberts and Richard P Breedlove are held and firmly bound unto John Floyd Esq. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and his Succesors, in the sum of One hundred and fifty Dollars, to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and heirs, Executors, and Administrators jointly, and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with out seals, and dated this 1st day of April 1833
    The Condition of the above obligation is such, That wereas a marriage is intended to be solemnized between the above bound John M Roberts and Bethenia P Shelton of Pittsylvania County. Now if there be no lawful cause, to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force and virtue.

    Witness John M Roberts (LS)

    Wm Rison Richard P Breedlove (LS)

    To the Clerk of Pittsylvania Court you will Grant Doctor John M Roberts Lisens to mary my daughter Bethionia P Shelton and oblige yours, Leroy Shelton
    Richard P Breedlove March 31st 1833
    Thomas L Harris
    .

  306. Guardians' Bonds of Albemarle Co, VA 1783-1852, Vol 24, No 3 2007, page 34. Roberts, Frederick, orphan of Richard Roberts makes choice of Jeremiah Roberts as guardian 5 Dec 1825 (1825 Order Book, pg 417).
  307. Albemarle Co, VA Court/Deed Records, Deed Book 31, pages 268, 269. Jeremiah and Lucy Roberts sell their rights to the land of Richard Morris Roberts to Jeremiah's brother Frederick, prior to their move from Albemarle County to Pike County, MO. Deed Book 31, Pages 268, 269
    Albemarle County, VA
     
    This indenture made and entered into this thirtieth day of January in the year
    Of our Lord 1834 Between Jeremiah Roberts and his wife Lucy M Roberts of the
    county of Albemarle and State of Virginia of the one part and Frederick Roberts
    of the County of Albemarle an State of Virginia of the other part:  Witnesseth
    that the said Jeremiah Roberts and his wife Lucy M Roberts in consideration
    of the sum of four hundred dollars to them in hand paid the receipt of
    which they do hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold
    and by these presents do grant bargain and sell all their right title
    and interest in a certain piece or parcel of land lying being and
    situated in the County of Albemarle and State of Virginia being the land
    upon which Elizabeth Roberts now resides and to which she is entitled
    to a life Estate -  To Have and To Hold the said piece or parcel of land
    to the proper use and behoof of the said Frederick Roberts his heirs and
    assigns forever.  And the said Jeremiah Roberts and Lucy M his wife for
    themselves their heirs exers and admrs do covenant and agree that the half
    of the said land upon which the said Elizabeth Roberts now resides and
    Estate for life to which she is entitled is clear and free of all incumbrances
    whatsoever,that their title is undisputed and that they will warrant and defend the same forever:  In Testimony whereof they have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals
    This thirtieth day of January in the year of our Lord 1834
    Witness                                                                   Jeremiah Roberts (seal)
    Susan Wertinbaker                                                    Lucy M Roberts (seal)
     
     
     
    Albemarle County (to wit)
                                 We Opie Norris and William A Bibb Justices of the Peace
    for the county aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Lucy M Roberts
    the wife of Jeremiah Roberts parties to a certain deed bearing date 13th day of January
    1834 and hereunto annexed personally appeared before us in our county aforesaid, and
    being examined by us privily & apart from her husband and having the deed
    aforesaid fully explained to her, She the said Lucy M Roberts acknowledged
    the same to be her act and deed and declared that she had willingly singed
    sealed and delivered the same and that she wished not to retract it  Given
    under our hand and seals this 4 day of February 1834.    O Norris (seal)
                                                                                 William A Bibb (seal)
     
     
     
     
     
    In  Albemarle County Court Clerks office 3rd February 1834
              This indenture of Bargain and Sale was this day presented and
    acknowledged before me by Jeremiah Roberts & as to him admitted to record
    and in said office 4 February 1834.  The Relinquishment of dower of Mrs
    Lucy M Roberts was returned and admitted to record. Teste
                                                                                 Alex H Arthur DC
     .
  308. History of Pike County, 1883, P. 592. John O. Roberts, Clarksville. ...Mr. Roberts is a native of Virginia, born in Albemarle County, and almost within the shadow of Monticello, the home of Jefferson, on the 9th day of June, 1830. He is the son of Jeremiah Roberts, who emigrated to Missouri in 1835, and settled near Prairieville, where he continued to reside, following the avocation of a farmer until a few years before his death, when he removed to Clarksville and engagged in mercantile pursuits...
  309. History of Pike County, 1883, p 218. Methodist Episcopal (ME) Church, established in 1835 - original members were Jeremiah and Mildred (Fagg) Roberts, and Mary Swain.
  310. Pike County, MO Court Records, Book F, p 461. Undated action by Jeremiah Roberts complainant versus John Myers, executor for the estate of Thomas Suddarth demanding land owed to him, and pay all costs.
  311. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book F, Page 461. Chancery court awards deed of land from Estate of Thomas Suddarth by Executor John Myers in fee simple. Jeremiah Roberts Assignee &c. Complt
                                  Vs                                                  Chancery
    John Myers Executor of Thomas
    Suddarth and in his own right   Deft
     
                This day comes the said complainant by Wm
    Porter Esqr. His solicitor and filed herein the report of the
    Surveyor made in pursuance of the order of this Court and
    of Leave given at last Term,And thereupon this cause came
    on for said hearing upon the survey and report of same made
    by the surveyor of the County in conformity to a former
    decree made in the cause, And being duly considered by
    the Court, the Court doth adjudge and decree that the said
    Myers Executor of the said Thomas S Suddarth do make
    And execute to the said Jeremiah Roberts a good and
    Sufficient warrantee deed in fee simple for the North
    East part of the SW fractional quarter of Section No.
    27 in Township 52 in Range 2 West situated in the
    County of Pike
    in conformity to the survey and report
    aforesaid and that the said John Myers Executor of the
    said Thomas Suddarth pay to the said Jeremiah
    Roberts out of the assets in his hands belonging to the
    Said Suddarth estate his costs in this cause
    The above recorded at the request of Wm Porter.
  312. Pike County Land Records - Abstracts of Title to Land, The Plat Book of Entries in the Recorder's Office of Pike County, properly certified by C W Boardman, Register of Lands of the Land Office at Booneville, MO dated October 18, 1831. Contains 75.30 acres.
  313. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book H, p 187.
  314. Federal Census, 1840, Missouri, 1840 Peno, Pike, MO; Roll: 228; Page 71. Jeremiah Roberts, living next door to John Fagg, one male under 5, two between 5 and 10, one between 30 and 40, one female under 5, one between 5 and 10, one between 30 and 40.
  315. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Title Warranty, Book H, p 187, 2 Sept 1840, filed 19 Mar 1842. Jeremiah Roberts and Lucy M Roberts, his wife - to - James Smith

    75.3 acres for consideration of $480.00. Parts of the SW Section 27 Township 52 Range 2 W bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning on the N & S line between Sections 27 & 28 at a stone near a meeting house on the NW Corner of John Myer's land; thence running N 4.50 chains to a branch and at 10 chains EW Dorseys fence; thence with his fence 26 chs & 50 lks to the qr Section Corner; thence East 27.14 chs to a post on an old claim line. the same being CC Delassus land, a Spanish Grant No 1728; thence S 28 degrees East 19.37 chs (crossing a branch) to a white oak; thence S 64 1/w W 15 chs to a post; thence S58 1/2 W 3.68 chs to a stone corner; thence S 49.0 W 9.41 chs to a corner in a spring in John Myers field; thence N 75.0 W (crossing a branch) 9 chs to the place of beginning, as surveyed by James M Watson, Surveyor of Pike County on April 20, 1840.
    Containing 75.30 acres. Being the land which I hold by virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court of Pike County, Mo (sitting in chancery) made at the July term thereof, 1838, wherein it was adjudged and decreed by said Court that John Myers, Executor of Thos. Suddarth, deceased do make and execute to me the said Jeremiah Roberts, a good and sufficient warrantee dec in fee simple for said lands.

  316. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Deed Book H, pp 502, 503.
  317. Pike County, MO Court Records, Deed Book K, p 269, 270. Sale of land originally purchased in 1842 from Nalley to neighbor Philip Thurmond.
  318. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Clarksville, Calumet Twp, MO; Roll: M32_957; Page: 417; Image: 511. Jeremiah Roberts, 46, merchant, $100, b. Virginia;
    Lucy M, 40, b. VA;
    John O, 20, clerk, b. VA;
    Richard M, 12, attending school, b. MO;
    Helen S, 10, attending school, b. MO;
    Caroline, 8, attending school, b. MO.
  319. Federal Census, Slave Schedule, 1850, Missouri, 1850 Calument, Pike, MO; Roll: M432. Jeremiah Roberts , seven slaves; males aged 35, 22, 10, 7; females aged 35, 5, 2.
  320. City of Clarksville - Mrs. John O. Roberts, Historic Inventory, 204 N. 4th, Clarksville, MO (4/1987). On the abstract dated 5/14/1850 is a notation Lot 200 and appurtenances. The Jeremiah Roberts family owned this lot from 1850 to 1870 when it was sold for $1000. In 1886 a Deed of Trust states that said parties (Downing) whall keep the buildings on Lot 200 insured. At some time the buildings and/or house was torn down and the modern house was built by Edward Waxman in 1957.

    See notes for Jeremiah Roberts - lot was purchased from Fielding Lewis for the sum of $50 on 15 May 1850 - recorded 4 Feb 1851.

  321. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Deed Book L, pp 560-61. Purchase of Lot #200 from Fielding Lewis.
  322. Democratic Banner, Mar 24, 1851 - accessed on http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gove. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE: Notice is herby given to all persons interested, that the undersigned has obtained of the county court for Pike county, Missouri, letters of administration of the goods unadministered of the estate of Henry T. Kent, deceased, lately in charge of Thomas J. C. Fagg bearing date February 8th, 1851. All persons having claims against said estate ar therefore notified to present them for allowance, and that unless they be exhibited within three years from the date of the letters of administration heretofore granted to said Fagg, they will be forever barred.
    JEREMIAH ROBERTS, Adm'r.
  323. Democratic Banner, 24 Mar 1851, accessed from Chronicling American http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE: Notice is hereby given to all person interested in the estate of Gipson Cothron, deceased, that I took charge of the estate of said deceased on the 11th day of March 1851. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having demands against the same are requested to present them properly authenticated within one year from the above date, or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate; and if not presented within three years, they will be forever barred. JEREMIAH ROBERTS, Adm'r.
  324. Pike County, MO Court Records, Deed Book M, pp 543, 544. Sheriff sale of one lot (198) in Clarksville, Pike, MO.
  325. Library of Virginia, Albemarle County, Chancery Court Case #1854-003, Box 57, 4/F/8/2/5; Original case # 579 14. ...the remaining share or portion of $422.01 due to Jeremiah Roberts, who is absent residing in Missouri, in the hands of the undersigned, to be paid to him on application - all which is respectfully submitted - Frederick Roberts, Commissioner
    Feb 10, 1854.
  326. Probate Court Records, Pike County Probate Court Records, Book 4, pp 510, 513. Estate of Jeremiah Roberts Decd. - Relinquishment of Widow
    To the Judge of Probate Court of Pike County State of Missouri
    Represents the subscriber that Jeremiah Roberts of Pike County and State of Missouri, on or about Twentieth day of March Eighteen hundred and fifty six departed this life that said Jeremiah Roberts at the time of his death had his mansion house or place of abode in said County of Pike, that said Jeremiah Roberts left no Last Will and Testament to the knowledge or information of your petitioner. That the said Jeremiah Roberts died possessed of Real and Personal property situated in said County and that your Petitioner relinquishes all rights and Prioity to letters of Administration upon the Estate of the said Jeremiah Roberts. Clarksville, Mo. March 25th 1856 Lucy M. Roberts
    Recorded this 27th March AD 1856 Attest Finley Judge

    Page 513:
    John O. Roberts, principal; Benjamin P. Clifford and Thomas J. C. Fagg - securities; Lucy M Roberts (widow), John O. Roberts, James B. Roberts, Richard M. Roberts, Ellen J. Roberts, and Caroline V. Roberts are the only heirs of Jeremiah Roberts.

  327. Pike County, MO Court Records, DB V, pp 336, 337. Sheriff's sale for Jeremiah's Lot 200 in Clarksville. Have not found the court action that caused this sale. Interesting that no one bid against them and they got it for 10¢.
  328. Abstract of Will.
  329. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, Roll: M432_932; Page: 293; Image: 585. Frederick Roberts, aged 42, occupation: farmer; value of real estate: 1700, born Virginia. Living with mother, Elizabeth Roberts, aged 80, wife Caroline and six children.
  330. Federal Census, Slave Schedule, 1850, National Archives, M432. 10 slaves ranging in age from 25 to 1, five females, five males.
  331. Federal Census, 1860, Virginia, Amherst VA, Roll: M653_1332; Page: 388; Image: 393. Post Office, Amherst Court House; aged 52, living with wife and six children, one new one, J H P Roberts aged 6, oldest Martha has left home, presumably married. Occupation still farmer, real estate worth 3,300, personal estate worth 10, 230.
  332. Federal Census, Slave Schedule, 1860, National Archives, Roll: M653. Now has 12 slaves, four female, eight male, ranging in ages from 60 to 3.
  333. Virginia Census - 1860, database on-line, Ancestry.com. This was a slave schedule conducted by the state of Virginia. Listed as living in Amherst County.
  334. Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, VA, Chancery Court Records, Albemarle County, Case #1854-003, Frederick Roberts vs. Richard Roberts, etc, Box 57, Stack location 4/F/8/2/5. Frederick Roberts petitions the court for permission to sell the slaves who are part of his father Richard Roberts's estate because it is impossible to distribute the value of the property equitably. On this date, 7 Nov 1853, he states that at the time of Richard's death, the following children were alive: James D, Elizabeth, Malinda, Martha, John M, Jeremiah and Frederick. Elizabeth Roberts (wife of Richard) died September 1853, and at her death James D was dead leaving the following children: Richard, John, Martha, James, Jeremiah, Malinda, Elizabeth, and Sarah - of whom Elizabeth had died unmarried, Sarah married Erasmus Walton - she and her husband were both deceased leaving infant children Sarah, George and Elizabeth. Elizabeth Roberts married Edward L Warren, Malinda married Thomas Warren and Martha married Thomas C. Yates. John M Roberts married Betheria Shelton, he had died without child, but left his wife pregnant, but the child did not survive. The widow remarried E. R. Harris - they were living in North Carolina. Jeremiah resides in Missouri.
  335. Amherst Co, VA Records, Register of Death p. 109, 1864. 16. Frederick Roberts white, male, d. Jany 21st 1864, Amherst, cause of death: pneumonia, age 56, parents: Richd & E Roberts, b. Albemarle, occupation: farmer, informant: Saml S. Payne, f. owner.
  336. Guardianships in Albemarle County, VA 1800-1900, Vol 24, No 3 2007, page 34. Roberts, Frederick, orphan of Richard Roberts makes choice of Jeremiah Roberts as guardian 5 Dec 1825 (1825 Order Book, pg 417).
  337. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Marriage Bonds. KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, THAT WE Frederick Roberts & Jno F Huckstep are held and firmly bound unto Jno floyd Esq Governor or Chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and his successors in office, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, current money, to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves jointly and severally, firmly by these presents sealed with our seals, and dated this 26th day of November 1833
    THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATIONIS SUCH,
    that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Frederick Roberts and Miss Caroline M Huckstep of Albemarle County. Now, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue.
    Witness Frederick Roberts (Seal)
    Alex. H Arthur John F Huckstep (Seal).
  338. Albemarle Co, VA Court/Deed Records, Deed Book 31, pages 268, 269. Frederick purchases for $400 Jeremiah's rights to title of land owned by RM Roberts, where his mother is now living.


     .

  339. Albemarle Co, VA Court/Deed Records, Deed Book 31, pp 268-269. Deed Book 31, Pages 268, 269
    Albemarle County, VA
     
    This indenture made and entered into this thirtieth day of January in the year
    Of our Lord 1834 Between Jeremiah Roberts and his wife Lucy M Roberts of the
    county of Albemarle and State of Virginia of the one part and Frederick Roberts
    of the County of Albemarle an State of Virginia of the other part:  Witnesseth
    that the said Jeremiah Roberts and his wife Lucy M Roberts in consideration
    of the sum of four hundred dollars to them in hand paid the receipt of
    which they do hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold
    and by these presents do grant bargain and sell all their right title
    and interest in a certain piece or parcel of land lying being and
    situated in the County of Albemarle and State of Virginia being the land
    upon which Elizabeth Roberts now resides and to which she is entitled
    to a life Estate -  To Have and To Hold the said piece or parcel of land
    to the proper use and behoof of the said Frederick Roberts his heirs and
    assigns forever.  And the said Jeremiah Roberts and Lucy M his wife for
    themselves their heirs exers and admrs do covenant and agree that the half
    of the said land upon which the said Elizabeth Roberts now resides and
    Estate for life to which she is entitled is clear and free of all incumbrances
    whatsoever,that their title is undisputed and that they will warrant and defend the same forever:  In Testimony whereof they have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals
    This thirtieth day of January in the year of our Lord 1834
    Witness                                                                   Jeremiah Roberts (seal)
    Susan Wertinbaker                                                    Lucy M Roberts (seal)
      
    Albemarle County (to wit)
                                 We Opie Norris and William A Bibb Justices of the Peace
    for the county aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Lucy M Roberts
    the wife of Jeremiah Roberts parties to a certain deed bearing date 13th day of January
    1834 and hereunto annexed personally appeared before us in our county aforesaid, and
    being examined by us privily & apart from her husband and having the deed
    aforesaid fully explained to her, She the said Lucy M Roberts acknowledged
    the same to be her act and deed and declared that she had willingly singed
    sealed and delivered the same and that she wished not to retract it  Given
    under our hand and seals this 4 day of February 1834.    O Norris (seal)
                                                                                 William A Bibb (seal)
    In  Albemarle County Court Clerks office 3rd February 1834
              This indenture of Bargain and Sale was this day presented and
    acknowledged before me by Jeremiah Roberts & as to him admitted to record
    and in said office 4 February 1834.  The Relinquishment of dower of Mrs
    Lucy M Roberts was returned and admitted to record. Teste
                                                                                 Alex H Arthur DC
     .
  340. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia.
  341. Slave Schedule, Albemarle Co, VA.
  342. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, , Albemarle, VA; Roll: M432_932; Page: 293; Image: 585. Frederick Roberts, 42, farmer, $1,700, b. VA
    Caroline, 32, b. VA;
    Martha, 16, attending school, b. VA;
    Adeline, 13, attending school, b. VA;
    Charles, 11, attending school, b. VA;
    Ann E, 8, b. VA;
    Christian, 5 (F), b. VA;
    James, 1, b. VA;
    Elizabeth Roberts, 80, b. VA.
  343. Library of Virginia, Albemarle County, Chancery Court Case #1854-003, Box 57, 4/F/8/2/5; Original case # 579 14. Research notes:
    Frederick Roberts was appointed commissioner and receiver by court decree and allowed to sell five slaves, Ann and child Jesse ($780), Susan ($645), Snelson ($755), Henry ($400), Nelson ($485), for the purpose of evenly dividing up the estate of Richard Morris Roberts. After this sale, the seven heirs each received $422.01, including Frederick Roberts.

    Detail comments:
    As receiver the undersigned has proceeded to distribute & pay to the parties entitled their respective portions of the sum of $2,954.10 being the nett sum for distribution. This sum, divided into seven parts, the number of distributees, gave to each the sum of $422.01 and the following persons have been paid to wit: ER Harris in right of his wife; E L Warren in right of his wife; Thos E Warren in right of his wife; J D Roberts exors; self; inc. the remaining share or portion of $422.01 due to Jeremiah Roberts, who is absent residing in Missouri, in the hands of the undersigned, to be paid to him on application. All which is respectfully submitted - Fred. Roberts, Commissioner an recever
    Feby 10, 1854.

  344. Messrs. Neblett Hume, and McIvor, "The History of Monroe, Virginia," The History of Monroe, Virginia, (Amherst, Amherst, VA: Monroe Home Demonstration Club Committee, May 1961), p. 6. To the southwest of the Shepards was the Roberts' Place. The house was on the site of Jim Mills' house but faced east on the Old Road to the Mountains. Frederick Roberts moved into this area from Albemarle in 1856 and bought the Parr Place from Mr. Cox.
  345. Amherst Co, VA Records, Deed Book EE, p 93. William Parr and wife Martha sell 386 acres of land to Frederick Roberts 15 July 1858 for the amount of $3,474, to be paid in three payments of $1,158 plus interest.
  346. Federal Census, Slave Schedule, 1860, Virginia, 1860, US Bureau of the Census, Eighth Census of the US, 1860, M653. 12 Slaves listed - males ages 60 - 8; females ages 37 - 3.
  347. Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia: 1761-1865, reprint (Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1998), p. 301. FREDERICK ROBERS -- Book 16, Page 440 -- January 21, 1864; March 21, 1864. Witnesses: Garland Poindexter, Jas. W. Henshaw, Ambrose Shepherd. R. A. Wright declined to administrate. Caroline M. Roberts qualified. Bondsmen: E J Hill and S L Burford. To wife, Caroline M. and at death to children -- if no heirs. Executor: RO. A. Wright.
  348. Federal Census, 1870, Virginia. Caroline is now head of household and Frederick is not here.
  349. Family data, Roberts/Steen Families Family Bible, The New Testament of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated out of the Original Greek, (Brattleborough, VT: Holbrook & Fessenden, 1825); original owned by Amherst Museum & Historical Society, [address for private use], Amherst, VA 24521. Died in the County of Amhers(sic) on 21st January 1864, Frederick Roberts age 56 years and 5 days.
    Newspaper clipping glued on the bible page:
    Died on the 21st day of january last, at his own residence, in the county of Amherst, Mr. F. Roberts, in the 57th year of his age. Mr. Roberts has left behind him a widow and five children to mourn their loss. May God take care of the dear ones, supply all their wants in this world, and at last may they all meet in Heaven. J. W. H.
  350. Virginia Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917, Film 2056972; Indexing Project No B06994-9. Fredine(sic) Roberts, male, d. 21 Jan 1864, Amherst, VA, age 56, b. 1808, Albemarle Co, VA, farmer, white, married to Caroline Roberts; parents Richard Roberts and E. Roberts.
  351. Davis, The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia, P. 301. Inventory: Book 16, p. 465 -- $10,050.00; slaves etc. at $11,010.00. Garland Poindexter, Jos. T. Ramsey, Ambrose M. Shepherd. Mar 25 1854. Administrators bond is page 457.
  352. Amherst Co, VA Records, Book 16, p 465. 25 Mar 1864 - Inventory performed
    At a court held for Amherst County on the 18th day of April 1864, This Inventory and appraisement of the est of F Roberts Dec was returned to court & ordered to be recorded
    Teste Saml M Garland Clerk.
  353. International Genealogical Index, No source available - online Ancestry.com.
  354. Albemarle County Marriage Bonds 1780 - 1868, P 174. Roberts, Frederick; Huckstep, Caroline M; 26 Nov 1833; no bondsman listed.
  355. Roberts/Steen Families Family Bible. Frederick Roberts & Caroline M. Huckstep was married Nov. 28, 1833.
  356. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Marriage Book, p 41. Jeremiah Roberts to Lucy M Fagg, 20 Oct 1828, paid GHJameson.
  357. Federal Census, 1830, Virginia, 1830 Louisa County, VA; Roll: 194; Page: 22. Jeremiah Roberts; 1 male under 5; 1 male 20-30; 1 female 20-30.
  358. Federal Census, 1860, Missouri.
  359. Federal Census, 1900, Missouri. Head of household; age 69.
  360. Federal Census, 1870, Pike Co, Missouri. Proprietor of Flour Mill, brother Richard M Roberts is residing with them.
  361. Federal Census, 1910, Missouri. Residing in the home of son John O, Jr and family.
  362. A History of Northeast Missouri, p 1522. John O Roberts acquired his education chiefly in the school of experience, which has given valuable training to so many of our biggest men, and he was "graduated from the mill of hard knocks." His father wished his sons to begin life under more favorable circumstances than he himself had done, and John O. began his career in 1847 as a clerk for H. D. Kent & Brother in Clarksville. His father succeeded that firm in the business in the following year, and from this store John O. entered the river service as a packet clerk in 1851 for the St. Louis & Keokuk Packet Company. He remained with this business until the death of his father, when he returned to the store and was thereafter identified with the merchandise busiess until 1862, when he engaged in milling as manager of the Imperial Milling Company.
  363. A History of Northeast Missouri, p 1522. His father succeeded that firm in the business in the following year, and from this store John O. entered the river service as a packet clerk in 1851 for the St. Louis & Keokuk Packet Company. He remained with this business until the death of his father, when he returned to the store and was thereafter identified with the merchandise busiess until 1862, when he engaged in milling as manager of the Imperial Milling Company.
  364. Old River Days. "In '54 and '55," said Mr. Roberts, "I worked for the St. Louis & Keokuk Packet Company, a line owning three boats, which weren't worth over $75,000. That company cleaned up as much as $150,000 clear profit in one season. And, of course, a season wasn't an entire year, either. It would open about March first and end in December or, in a mild winter, January.".
  365. A History of Northeast Missouri, p 1523. In 1857 the Clarksville, Paynesville & Prairieville Road Company was formed with Newton McDonald as president and John O. Roberts as secretary. The company was subsequently displaced by the Clarksville Road Company by a special act of the legislature of the state, and the construction of the road began at Clarksville. The estimated cost of the road was placed at $32,000, and that amount of money was provided for by the county court, the town of Clarksville and its citizens, and the citizens of the communities through which the road was to pass. The first five miles of road out of Clarksville was built at a cost of $5,000 per mile, and when the appropriation for the road was exhausted the road was not yet completed. The board directors met the deficiency by borrowing $10,000 to finish the work, and Mr. Roberts was one of the several men who guaranteed the payment of the note.
    This demonstration of practical public spirit enabled the company to connect the towns above named by gravel roads of the highest order, and the toll was placed at the limit of the law while funds were being raised to repay the loan in interest. With the debt disposed of, the board reduced the toll to a point sufficient to maintain the road, and they managed the affairs of the concern until the county, under a provision of law, took over the road and continued its management, with but little change of policy.
  366. A History of Northeast Missouri, p 1522. His father succeeded that firm in the business in the following year, and from this store John O. entered the river service as a packet clerk in 1851 for the St. Louis & Keokuk Packet Company. He remained with this business until the death of his father, when he returned to the store and was thereafter identified with the merchandise business until 1862, when he engaged in milling as manager of the Imperial Milling Company. This historic old mill was built in 1856 by Clifford, Roberts & Company, and in 1859 was destroyed by fire. Two years later it was rebuilt, and in the year following Mr. Roberts assumed charge of its operations. It was incorporated in 1880 and became the Imperial Milling Company.
  367. Centennial History of Missouri, Vol IV, p 822. The imperial mill is one of the largest and perhaps one of the oldest flouring mills in northeastern Missouri, for it was erected in 1856 and has been operated continuously to the present time. Its first management was under control of the E B Carroll & Co. In 1870 it was incorporated under the laws of Missouri and capitalized at thirty thousand dollars. John. O Roberts was made president and conducted its business with brilliant success until 1886, after which he discontinued his connection with it for a period of twelve years and then resumed its management, directing the affairs of the enterprise for another decade. The mill was then sold to the Gillum interests and Mr. Roberts became vice president, which position he held until his death in 1915. J. Robert Carroll is secretary and Claud L. Gillum the treasurer.
  368. A History of Northeast Missouri, p 1523. In 1871 he was one of three, including B P Clifford, Mr. Roberts, and Henry S. Carroll, who were the prime movers in the establishment of the first bank in Clarksville, the Clifford Banking Company, and he has continued a leading factor in its affairs since its organization, being president of the institution now. His son, John O., Jr. is vice-president and Calvin L. Carroll, his son-in-law, is the cashier.
  369. A History of Northeast Missouri, p 1523. Mr. Roberts is the owner of a considerable quantity of valuable farm land, which he began acquiring in the early seventies, and he is now known to be one of the largest farmers and land owners in the county.
  370. Troy Herald, accessed on Lib of Con, Chronicling America. At the Clarksville election John O. Roberts, John Fisher, John Middleton, M. S. Gooman and L. B. Dowslag were elected councilmen...
  371. Kansas City Star, 3 Dec 1940, p 9. OLD LIQUOR BAN FAILS; Founders of Elsberry, Mo., Waived Rights, Court Rules; Jefferson City Bureau, The Kansas City Star; by a member of The Star's Staff.

    Jefferson City, Dec 3. - A 60-year-old prohibition provision written into the deeds to the original townsite of Elsberry, Mo., in an attempt to forever stop the sale of intoxicating liquor in the business section of the community was ruled invalid today by the Missouri Supreme court, division No. 2. In 1879, Robert T. Elsberry, founder of the town; William McIntosh, John O. Roberts and Henry S. Carroll conveyed the land for the future little town. Records in the case disclose lengthy hearings in the lower court, which ruled against the claims of the Elsberry descendants. It was shown that during the lifetime of Robert Elsberry, and after the restrictions in the deeds were effective, "whisky was old in great abundance" in the town upon the restricted premises. Judge Westhues held that because of the widespread violation of the restrictions, known to Mr. Elsberry during his lifetime, the provisions of the deeds had been waived by him, and the descendants now could not recover.

  372. Cemetery Record, Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, MO, Cemetery Records, Book 2, P. 71. Name of person buried: John O. Roberts, born 1831, died 1915. Interred 8 Feb 1915.
  373. Clarksville Banner Sentinel, 10 Feb 1915, 10 Feb 1915, vol 17, #26, p. 1 col. 6. John Orville Roberts, Sr. was born in Albemarle Co., Va. June 9th, 1830 and peacefully passed away at his family residence in this city Sat. morning Feb 6th, 1915 and was, in consequence, 85 years of age.
  374. Cemetery Record, Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, MO, Cemetery Records, Book 2, P. 71. Name of person buried: John O. Roberts; Date of birth: 1831; Date of death: 1915; Date of Interrment: 8 Feb 1915; Cause of death: abcess of Liver.
  375. Federal Census, 1910, Missouri, 1910, Clarksville, Ward 1, Pike, MO; Roll: T624_805; Page: 3B; ED: 0123; Image: 236; FHL Number: 1374818. John O, Sr, 79, head, widowed, b. VA, both parents b. VA, living on own income;
    John O, Jr, 49, son, married once for 13 years, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MO, living on own income;
    Augusta M, 39, daughter-in-law, married once for 13 years, had 2 children both surviving, b. MO, both parents b. MO;
    John O, 3rd, 8, grandson, b. MO, both parents b. MO, attending school;
    Mary A, 3, granddaughter, b. MO, both parents b. MO;
    Ellen S Downing, 70, sister, widowed, had 3 children 1 surviving, b. MO, both parents b. VA.
  376. Calument Banner Newpaper, Aug 24, 1900.
  377. Marriage License, Pike County Marriage License Book, p. 59. I hereby certify that on the 20th of November 1853, I united John O. Roberts and Mary M. Swain in the bonds of matrimony both of Pike County, Missouri.
    Filed for record 4th of February 1854 H W Jordan MG
    Attest J M Martin Recorder.
  378. A History of Northeast Missouri, p 1524. On November 30, 1853, Mr. Roberts married Miss Mary M. Swain, a daughter of Warren Swain, on of the early settlers of Clarksville, who came from Reading, MA. Mrs. Roberts was born in Clarksville, on February 16, 1828, and died on August 19, 1900. She had children as follows: Mrs. Calvin Carrol, of Clarksville; Jerry W. who died in 1881; John O, Jr., who married Miss Augusta, the daughter of F M Mackey, and is the father of John. O, III and Mary Alice.
  379. Roberts Family Genealogies.
  380. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Clarksville Tract of Calumet Township, Pike, MO; Roll: M432_409; Page: 216B; Image: 437. Edward B Carroll, 28, merchant, $60, b. MO;
    Ann, 19, b. IN;
    James B. Roberts, 18, clerk, b. VA.
  381. Missouri Death Records, 1834-1910, Death Register. 298. Date of death: Nov 7, 1888; Date of Certification: Nov 8, 1888; James B. Roberts; married; Age: 56; Born: Virginia; Place of Death: Kirkwood, Mo.; Disease: Angina Pectoris; Race: white; Attending Physician: J Pitman; Cemetery: Bellefontaine; Name of Undertaker: Smithers and Wagoner.
  382. Missouri Death Records, 1834-1910, Death Register. 298. Date of death: Nov 7, 1888; Date of Certification: Nov 8, 1888; James B. Roberts; married; Age: 56; Born: Virginia; Place of Death: Kirkwood, Mo.; Disease: Angina Pectoris; Race: white; Attending Physician: J Pitman; Cemetery: Bellefontaine; Name of Undertaker: Smithers and Wagoner.
  383. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002. I hereby certify that on the 15th of September 1857 I united in marriage Mr. James B Roberts and Miss Harriet B Naylor. J. M. Post Minister of Congregational Church of St. Louis
    Filed and Recorded December 5, 1857 C. Kemels Recorder.
  384. Roberts Genealogy - JORoberts, p 30. Hattie Naylor & J. B. Roberts, married Sept 15, 1858.
  385. Pike County, MO Court Records, Book 4, p 513. Probate of Jeremiah Roberts, March 1856:
    John O. Roberts, principal; Benjamin P. Clifford and Thomas J. C. Fagg - securities; Lucy M Roberts (widow), John O. Roberts, James B. Roberts, Richard M. Roberts, Ellen J. Roberts, and Caroline V. Roberts are the only heirs of Jeremiah Roberts.
  386. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002. Mr. Benjamin Sharpe m. Miss Mary M Roberts, 12 Oct 1852, Pike County, MO.
  387. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Clarksville, Pike, MO; Roll: M432_409; Page: 219; Image: 438. Jeremiah Roberts, 46, merchant, $100, b. VA;
    Lucy M, 40, b. VA;
    John O, 20, clerk, b. VA;
    Richard M, 12, b. MO, attended school;
    Helen S, 10, b. MO, attended school;
    Caroline, 8, b. MO, attended school.
  388. Federal Census, 1860, Missouri, 1860, Clarksville, Pike, MO; Roll: M653_639; Page: 0; Image: 366. Lucy M Roberts 50, domestic, $2,000, $10,000, b. VA; Corra V, 18, domestic, b. MO; R. M., 21, clerk in store, b. MO.
  389. Missouri Masonic Grand Lodge, Email from Grand Masonic Lodge, Missouri. "When Richard Morris Roberts affiliated with FellowshipLodge #345, this meant that he was already a member some where, so thanks for the information about Clarksville, Missouri. I found that he was listed as a member of Clarksville Lodge #17, when it was chartered on October 8, 1830. I am sorry it did not give his degree dates but on records as old as this one is, no one had dates reported. So he left Clarksville Lodge #17 and joined with Fellowship Lodge #345. So he died as a Mason in good standing."

    Richard wasn't born in 1830 - so I'm assuming that this was a typo and have shifted it to 1860 - will leave it there until I can correct it with an accurate date.

  390. Land Transaction. Pike County Deed Book 29, page 76.
  391. Federal Census, 1870, Pike Co, Missouri, 1870, Clarksville, Pike, MO; Roll: M593_798; Page: 110; Image: 225. John O, 40, proprietor flour mill, $20,000, $5,000, b. VA; Mary, 42, keeping house, b. VA; Mainie A, 15, at home, b. MO, attended school; Jerry, 13, at home, b. MO, attended school; John O, 9, at home, b. MO, attended school; Richard M, 26, Steam Boat Clerk, $200, b. MO; Clifford, John J, 21, ret. dry goods mcht, $2,500; Mary J Farris, 23, black, house servant, b. MO, attended school during past year, cannot read, cannot write; George Farris, 5, black, at home, b. MO; Elliott Farris, 1, black, at home, b. MO.
  392. Louisiana Journal, Dec 3, 1870, p. 3, col. 4. Capt. R. M. Roberts, of the steamer St. John, was married at Clarksville last Thursday evening to Miss Julia Porter, daughter of Judge Porter. Several of our citizens attended the nuptials.
  393. History of Jasper County, Missouri, Vol II, p 412. 1879 - Mayor, R. M. Roberts; ...
  394. Jasper County Court Records, Case 904. ORDER OF PUBLICATION: In the Circuit Court of Jasper County, Missouri, at Joplin, in vacation. Edward D. Porter and Richard M. Roberts, partners as Porter & Roberts, plaintiffs, vs. Thomas B. Dorsey, defendant.
    Now at this day come the plaintiffs, in the above entitled cause, by attorney, Galen Spencer, before the undersigned clerk of the circuit court of Jasper county, Missouri, in vacation, and file their petition and affidavit, stating among other things that the defendant, Thomas B. Dorsey, is a nonresident of this State so that the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon him. [He asserts he is a resident of Tennessee.] It is therefore ordered by said clerk in vacation that publication be made, notifying the said defendant that suit has been commenced against him by petition and attachment in the circuit court of Jasper county, MO at Joplin the object and general nature of which, firs: to recover judgment against him in the sum of two thousand six hundred and sixteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($2,616.75) on account for goods and wares and merchandise sold and delivered to him and for money advanced and paid out for him on his order and for his use and benefit, with interest thereon : and second, to recover judgment against him, in the further sum of one thousand six hundred and forty-six dollars and fifty-five cents ($1,646.55) on account for goods and wares and merchandise sold and delivered to and money paid out for the firm of Sellars & Dorsey and on their order and for their use, of which siad firm he, the said Thomas B. Dorsey, was a member, together with interests and costs; and that his property has been attached to satisfy said demands; and that unless siad defendant be and appear at the next term of the said court to commence and be holden at Joplin in said county on the second Monday in June, 1883, and answer or demur to the plaintiff's petition, on or before the sixth day of said term (if the term shall so long continue, and if not, then before the end of the term), the same will be taken as confessed, and judgment rendered against him on both of said demands and his property be sold to satisfy the same with costs.
    It is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the JOPLIN NEWS, a newspaper published in this State, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least four weeks before the first day of the next term of this court. A true copy - Attest: I. C. Hodson, Clerk. By F. C. Combs, Deputy Clerk, Galen Spencer, attorney for Plaintiff
    Published in the Joplin News for four weeks successively, the first insertion being on the 16th day of April, 1883, and the last insertion on the 12th day of May, 1883. Peter Schnur (publisher. Thos. Beale Dorsey was the uncle of Richard's wife, Julia Porter. Julia's mother, Comfort Worthington Dorsey was T B Dorsey's sister.
  395. Missouri Masonic Grand Lodge, Email. Richard Morris Roberts affiliated (joined) Fellowship Lodge #345 located in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri on September 12, 1890 and died a member of Fellowship Lodge #345 on August 29, 1893.
    There is no record of where he came from, if he came from another state, you need to contact that state's Grand Lodge to see if he became a member there.
    He held no offices while a member of Fellowship Lodge #345.
    We have no documents to show this information, just he Lodge annual reports and as they are so old we do not copy them.
  396. Headstone. He was buried next to his wife on the same site as her parents, Gilchrist and Comfort Porter.
  397. Federal Census, 1910, Missouri. John O, Sr, 79, head, widowed, b. VA, both parents b. VA, living on own income;
    John O, Jr, 49, son, married once for 13 years, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MO, living on own income;
    Augusta M, 39, daughter-in-law, married once for 13 years, had 2 children both surviving, b. MO, both parents b. MO;
    John O, 3rd, 8, grandson, b. MO, both parents b. MO, attending school;
    Mary A, 3, granddaughter, b. MO, both parents b. MO;
    Ellen S Downing, 70, sister, widowed, had 3 children 1 surviving, b. MO, both parents b. VA.
  398. James B. Downing, Letter, August 7, 1919 (Written to Annie Porter Hodgdon).
  399. Marriage Record, Pike County Marriage Book, p 273. State of Missouri
    County of Pike
    This couple that I married: Rev. Lewis Downing and Miss Ellen M Roberts of the aforesaid county & State on the 26th July AD 1859 Louisiana, Mo.
    Aug 18th 1859 W M Spencer Minister
    Filed for record 3rd August AD 1859
    Attest J M Martin Recorder.
  400. Roberts Genealogy - JORoberts. Caroline Roberts born 1 June 1842, d. 1891.
  401. Washington Deaths, 1891-1907, p 118. Record No: 107; Jones, Carrie Mrs.; dod: Oct 16, 1891; age 51; female, white, married; place of death: Seattle; housewife; cause of death: gangrene of leg.
  402. Roberts Genealogy - JORoberts, p 30. Caroline Roberts, W E Jones, mar. Nov 10th 1865 - John Paul Jones.
  403. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Clarksville, Calumet Twp, MO; Roll: M32_957; Page: 417; Image: 511. Spottswood Roberts does not appear in the 1850 census with the rest of the family. The youngest child is Carrie (Caroline), b. 1842, two years before Spottswood.
  404. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Clarksville, Calumet Twp, MO; Roll: M32_957; Page: 417; Image: 511. He does not appear in the 1850 census with the rest of the family. Prior death is assumed.
  405. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri, 1880, Joplin, Jasper, MO; Roll: T9_695; Family History Film: 1254695; Page: 516.4000; ED: 69; Image: 0048. Richard M Roberts, 40, grocer, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD; Julia, 25, wife, keeping house, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD; Nellie, 8, daughter at school, b. MO, parents b. MO; Annie, 3, b. MO, parents b. MO; Porter, 1, son, b. MO, parents b. MO.; Edward D Porter, 27, boarder, grocer b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD; Cordelia Pierce, 20, black, domestic servant, b. TX, parents b. KY; Barbour Reuben, 26, black, servant, coachman, b. TX, both parents b. AL.
  406. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Bowling Green, Pike, MO; Roll: M432_409; Page: 163; Image: 327. Gilchrist Roberts, 38, Lawyer, $1,800, b. VA
    Comfort W, 37, b. MD
    Mary Eleanor, 8, b. MO
    Julia, 2, b. MO
    Margaret D, 11/12mos b. MO.
  407. Federal Census, 1860, Missouri, 1860 Hannibal, Marion, MO; Roll: M653_632; Page: 0; Image: 308. Gilchrist Porter, 42, att-at-law, $15,160, $8,000, b. VA
    Comfort W, 37, b. Md
    Mary E, 18, b. MO
    Julia, 12, b. MO, attending school
    Edward, 8, b. MO, attending school
    Anna, 5, b. MO
    Comfort D, 3, b. MO
    Gilchist, 6 mos, b. MO
    Susan, 15, b. MO, attending school.
  408. Federal Census, 1870, Pike Co, Missouri, 1870, Clarksville, Pike, MO; Roll: M593_798; Page: 115; Image: 235. Porter, Gilchrist, 52, Judge State Circuit Court, b. VA; Comfort, 46, keeps house, b. MD; Julia, 20, at home; Annie, 15, attending school; Comfort, 12, attending school; Dorsey, 9, attending school; William, 5, at home; Charles, 3, at home; all children born in Missouri.
  409. Headstone, Riverside Cemetery, Hannibal, Marion, MO. There are two headstones for Julia Porter Roberts - one is the left side of the Porter family headstone where she is represented by and inscription: JULIA, NOV 26, 1847 JUNE 1883
    Below and to the left "Dick" her husband is buried and she is represented with a very small headstone that says simply "JULIA".
  410. San Francisco Call, Vol 80, No 90, 29 Aug 1896. HOTEL ARRIVALS: Lick House:
    Miss Ewing, Stockton
    J Young & w, Stockton
    G P Roberts, Mo
    Miss B Ewing, Stockton
    Miss A P Roberts, Mo.
  411. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, U of Pacific Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. Letter written to 'Nell' concerning family Revolutionary War activity. Undoubtedly at the same time that she was applying to the DAR for membership.
  412. DAR Application of Nellie R Young, #35118. based on the service of John W Dorsey.
  413. Federal Census, 1920, California, 1920, Stockton, Ward 2, San Joaquin, CA: Roll: T625_144; Page: 1A; ED: 164; Image: 99. Nellie L Young, head, 48, widowed, b. MO, both parents b. MO, no occupation;
    Eleanor, daughter, 29, single b. CA, father b. NC, mother b.MO, no occupation;
    Julia P, daughter, 25, single, b. CA, father b. NC, mother b. MO, no occupation'
    Edwa, daughter, 18, single, attended school, b. CA, father b. NC, mother b. MO, no occupation.
  414. City Directory, Stockton & San Joaquin County, 1920. Young Mrs Nellie L h 430 W Flora [I believe this is in error - it should be "400" W Flora.
  415. City Directory, Stockton & San Joaquin County, 1925. Young, Mrs Nellie L h 400 W Flora.
  416. Federal Census, 1930, California, 1930, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: 211; Page: 53A; ED: 38; Image: 511.0. Nellie L Young, head, owns own home, $15,000, two radios, 59, widowed, 17 when first married, b. MO, both parents b. MO, no occupation;
    Eleanor, daughter, 39, single, b. CA, father b. NC, mother b. MO, no occupation;
    Lydia Buhner, maid, 58, single, b. Germany, both parents b. Germany, servant in private home.
  417. Death Certificate, #56 San Joaquin County. Nellie L Young, 400 W Flora, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA; widowed, husband: Dr J D Young, deceased. Born Clarksville, Missouri. Father: Richard Roberts, b. MO. Mother: Julia Porter, b. MO. In California about 49 years. Informant: Eleanor Young, 400 W Flora St, Stockton, CA (daughter). Cause of death: carcinoma involving ileum - onset 1/28/38, operated 2/5/38 - died February 9, 1938.
  418. Doctors of San Joaquin, p 338. Mrs Young died February 9, 1938. Surviving her were five daughters and seven grandchildren. The daughters are: Eleanor; Celeste, Mrs. Irwin Carey; Julia, Mrs. Charles A. Cruikshank; June, Mrs. Gordon F Stephens, and Edna(sic). The grandchildren: Junius Young and Evelyn Irwin Carey; Charles A. III, Eleanor Young and Julia Porter Cruikshank; Eleanor Young and Gordon F Stephens.
  419. Death Certificate, #56 San Joaquin County. Burial: Rural Cemetery, Stockton. Undertaker: B C Wallace & Son. Date: 2/11/38.
  420. Wedding Announcement, Original in Young book. Junius C. Young, Nellie Levering Roberts, Married, Wednesday, May twenty ninth, Eightteen hundred and eighty nine, Hannibal, Mo. At Home, Stockton, California, after June fifteenth.
  421. Handwritten notes in family records. Eleanor Young's application papers for DAR: Junius Davis Young, b. 4/23/1858 in Wilmington, NC died on 5/23/1917 in Stockton, CA, married on 5/29/1889, in Hannibal, MO to Nellie Levering Roberts, born on 9/15/1871.
  422. Doctors of San Joaquin, p 338. On May 29, 1889 Junius D. Young and Nellie Levering Roberts were married in Hannibal, Missouri. She, her mother and father were all born in that State. Her birthplace was Clarksville, the date September 15, 1871. Her father, Richard Morris Porter(sic) (9/27/37-8/29/93) was born in Pike County. Her mother, Julia (11/26/47-6/14/83) was a native of Bolling(sic) Green.
  423. Funeral Card, Smith's Funeral Home. IN MEMORIAM: Mrs Annie Porter Hodgdon, b. June 22, 1876, d. July 1, 1953.
  424. Funeral Card, Smith's Funeral Home, Hannibal, MO. IN MEMORIAM: Mrs. Annie Porter Hodgdon, b. June 22, 1876, d. July 1, 1953
    SERVICES FROM: Trinity Episcopal Church, Friday, July 8, 1953, at 10:00 a.m.
    CLERGYMAN: Reverend G. Ernest Lynch
    ORGANIST: Miss Bertha Seibel
    INTERMENT: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hannibal, Missouri
    CASKETBEARERS: Frank Sultzman, Dr. D. B. Landau, Walter Storrs, Jr., H A Scheidker, Roger Higgins, Glen Wilson
    USHERS: Havner Parish, Henry Grimm.
  425. Hannibal Courier-Post, 1 July 1953. MRS. F. T. HODGDON DIES IN HOSPITAL; FUNERAL FRIDAY
    Mrs. Annie Hodgdon, 1000 Hill Street, widow of Frank Trowbridge Hodgdon, veteran former Hannibal banker, died this morning in Levering Hospital.
    The former Annie Porter Roberts, Mrs. Hodgdon, prominently identified with Hannibal's clubs and church organizations, was born June 22, 1876, at Joplin the daughter of Julia Porter and Richard Morris Roberts. Her mother died when she was six years of age and the three Roberts children came to Hannibal to live, the older sister, Nellie Levering Roberts living with Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Levering and Mrs. Hodgdon and her younger brother, Gilchrist Porter Roberts, residing in the home of their grandparents, Judge and Mrs. Gilchrist Porter, and Miss Annie Dorsey Porter.
    Mrs. Hodgdon graduated from Hannibal High School in 1895 and three years later, on June 2, 1898, was married to Mr. Hodgdon, in Trinity Episcopal Church by Rev. Edward Porter Little. Mr. Hodgdon died October 2, 1950.
    Active in the work of Trinity Episcopal Church, Mrs. Hodgdon taught in the church school before and after her marriage and at one time was superintendent of the Sunday school. One of the Woman's Club's early members, she was elected to membership in the club in the autumn of 1898 and held many offices in the organization, serving as president from 1919 to 1921. She was a member of Hannibal Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, becoming a member in 1903, Levering Hospital Auxiliary and of the Red Cross, serving on the advisory committee for Marion County Chapter.
    Mrs. Hodgdon was devoted to Hannibal and to a varied number of interests here. Her untiring energy and exceptional knowledge of Hannibal and its needs, carried her into numerous activities to which she made helpful and important contributions.
    Her broad acquaintance with the community and her interest in so many phases of its life brought her in contact with a vast number of people who recognized her capabilities and unselfish devotion to Hannibal. These characteristics with her pleasing personality and character made her many friends through her long and active life.
    Surviving are three children, Frank Trowbridge Hodgdon, Jr., of Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Julia Hodgdon Bogholt, of Madison, Wis.; and Miss Ann Dorsey Hodgdon, who lives at home, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Thomas Payton Clinard of the state of Florida. A grandson, Frank Hodgdon Bogholt, died in infancy.
    The body was removed to the Smith Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 o'clock Thursday evening. Services will be conducted at 10 o'clock Friday morning at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Rev. G. Ernest Lynch officiating. Burial will be in Mr. Olivet Cemetery. Friends are asked to omit flowers.
  426. Hannibal Courier-Post, 1 July 1953. The body was removed to the Smith Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 o'clock Thursday evening. Services will be conducted at 10 o'clock Friday morning at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Rev. G. Ernest Lynch officiating. Burial will be in Mr. Olivet Cemetery. Friends are asked to omit flowers.
  427. Funeral Card. INTERMENT: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hannibal, Missouri.
  428. Newspaper Article, Probably the Hannibal Courier Post. Article at the time of Frank Hodgdon's death:
    Mr. Hodgdon was married to Annie Porter Roberts on June 2, 1898, in Trinity Episcopal Church by the Rev. Edward Porter Little.
  429. Hannibal Courier-Post, Wednesday, June 2, 1948, p. 6. SOCIETY; Frank T. Hodgdons Celebrating Golden Anniversary Today
    Sharing a common interest in civic, social and club activities in Hannibal for the past fifty years, Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Hodgdon, 1000 Hill street, for years influential residents of Hannibal, are today celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.
    One event marking th happy occasion will be a family dinner this evening at the Mark Twain hotel planned by their three children, Frank Trowbridge Hodgdon, Jr., of Cleveland, O., Mrs. Julia Hodgdon Bogholt of Madson, Wis., and Miss Ann Dorsey Hodgdon, who lives at home.
    Others who are participating in the golden anniversary are their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frank T. Hodgdon, Jr., their granddaughter, Miss Anne Bogholt of Madison; Miss Alice Louise Hodgdon, Mrs. C. A. Trowbridge and Mr. and Mrs. John O. Roberts of Hannibal; and from out-of-town, Mr. and Mrs E Morris Hodgdon of Quincy; Mrs. John O. Roberts, Sr., of Clarksville; Mrs. Walter N. George of Springfireld, the former Miss Anne Clayton, sister of Mayor George D. Clayton, Jr.; and Mrs. Jessie Ray Bartlett, wife of Richard S. Bartlett of Beverly Hills, Calif., Mr. Hodgdon's cousin. Mrs. Bartlett is visiting her mother, Mrs. E. H. Diehl, 509 North Fourth street.
    This union had its beginning on the evening of June 2, 1898, when at 8:30 o'clock Miss Annie Porter Roberts, daughter of the late Julia Porter and Richard Morris Roberts and Frank Trowbridge Hodgdon, son of Charles F. and Alice Trowbridge Hodgdon, were married by the Rev. Edward Porter Little in Trinity Episcopal church.
    Given in marriage by her brother, Gilchrist Porter Roberts, the bride of 50 years ago chose as her maid of honor Miss Mary League, and as bridesmaids, Miss Barbour Ewing, a cousin from Stockton, Calif., and Miss Mabel RoBards. Flower girls were Julia Whaley and Rhinette Trowbridge of Quincy, the latter a cousin of Mr. Hodgdon.
    Mr. Hodgdon's best man was Julius Kespohl of Quincy, and groomsmen were A. C. RoBards and Theo. E. Smith. Serving as ushers were H F Morris, W F Drescher, W J Dakin, E C Carter and Roy M Hamlin.
    Wedding music was furnished by a choir under the direction of Mrs. Dean Brown Dulany, with J E Fisher as organist.
    A reception was held at the home of Mrs. Hodgdon's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. A R Levering, 301 South Fifth Street, with Mrs. Levering being assisted by Miss Annie Dorsey Porter, also an aunt of Mrs. Hodgdon in the home of whose parents, Judge and Mrs. Gilchrist Porter, she was reared after the death of her mother when she was six...
  430. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri, 1880, Joplin, Jasper, MO; Roll: T9_695; Family History Film: 1254695; Pge: 516.4000. Richard M Roberts, 40, grocer, b. MO, father b.VA, mother b. MD;
    Julia, 35, wife, keeping house, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD;
    Nellie, 8, daughter, at school, b. MO, parents b. MO;
    Annie, 3, daughter b. MO, parents b. MO;
    Porter, 1, son, b. MO, parents b. MO;
    Edward D Porter, 37, boarder (brother-in-law), grocer, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD;
    Cordelia Pierce, 20, black, servant, b. KS, parents b. KY
    Reuben Barbour, 26, black, coachman, b. TX, parents b. OK.
  431. Correspondence, Dated Aug 17, 1896. Dr J. D. Young,

    Dr June, Port starts to-night for Stockton. Enclosed find draft on FM for $250.00. Nell said she would go down with him and see to his board & c. I don't know how much it will cost and thought it best to send this, and you can advise me when it is gone. I hope he will be a success & that we will all be proud of him some day. My love to all & kiss for my Olivia. Yours truly, A. R. Levering
    I sent your statement book (back?). We have about 57% reserve. And propose to keep that way until we get result of Election. If McKinley we will reach out for business. If Bryan, I can't say what we will do.

    Written on Farmers & Merchants Bank - AR Levering, Cashier.

  432. High School Diploma, High School Diploma. This certifies that Gilchrist Porter Roberts has honorably completed the Classical Course of Study as prescribed for the High School, and by his intellectual attainments and correct deportment is entitled to receive this DIPLOMA; In Withness Whereof the Seal of the Board of Education, and our signatures are hereunto affixed this twenty ninth day of May 1896. Robert ???, President, J W Whaley, Secretary, R B W Simonson, Superintendent, and Gertrude Ashmore, Prinicpal of High School.
  433. School Program. Junior Reading Program; High School Assembly Hall; April 5, 1895; Motto: "Aim at a certain end"

    Class of '96 - Florence Thorne, Edith Hodgdon, Emma Henwood, Frank Theis, Ethel Carver, Porter Roberts, Helen Henwood, Myrtle Blake, Dan'l Hill, Queena Austin, Jessica Fuller, Elisabeth Norton, Katherine Cronin, Frances Catlett

    Program: Part I - #5 Dora by Edith Hodgdon; Part II #13 Oration - The Glory of American Citizenship - G Porter Roberts.

  434. San Francisco Call, Vol 83, No 66, 6 February 1898. STANFORD SOPHOMORE'S COTILLION
    Stanford University, Feb 5 - The sophomore cotillion will be given in the "gym" on the 21st of this month. The following committees have been appointed by President Burnett to take charge of the affair: Arrangements - Messrs. JF Lanagan, HE Loughead, Clare Strohn, GH Woodruff, C G Brown, R N Digglis (chairman), Misses Nellie M. Holmes, A M Bell and Alice Bailey; reception committee -- Messrs. C G Murphy, E E Morgan, G. P. Roberts, F B Baden (chairman), Misses M Conneau and E M Hobson.
  435. San Francisco Call, Vol 85, No 115, 25 Mar 1899. JUNIORS OF STANFORD OBSERVE CLASS DAY
    Stanford University, March 25 - The Juniors held sway in college to-day and celebrated their class day in a way that showed that the custom, unobserved for three years on account of faculty intervention, was still dar to the undergraduate heart.
    [A play - farce - was presented entitle, "Golf and Politics" - in the cast was G. Porter Roberts, '00].
  436. Federal Census, 1900, California, Stockton Ward 4, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: T623108; Page: 1A; ED: 116. Junius Young, head, b. Apr 1858, 42, married 11 years, b. NC, both parent b. NC, first asst physician at the State Hospital; Nelllie R, wife, b. Sept 1871, 28, m 11 yrs, 5 children born, 5 surviving, b. MO, both parent b. MO;
    Eleanor L R, daughter, b. June 1880, 9;
    Celeste L, daughter, b. Dec 1892, 7;
    Julia P, daughter, b. Aug 1894, 5;
    June D, daughter, b. Aug 1897, 2;
    Edwa D, daughter, b. Mar 1899, 1; all children b. CA, father b. NC, mother b. MO;
    Gilchrist P Roberts, b. Feb 1875, 25, b. MO, both parents b. MO, student.
  437. Historical & Biographical Record of San Joaquin County. ...He continued his studies in Stanford University and graduated from that well-known institution of learning in 1900.
  438. Stanford Univ Alumni Assn, Email from Chris Alonso, 30 Nov 2007. ...The only information we have for him is a degree - BA in Economics in 1900. We were unable to locate any photos of him in any of the Quads from 1899-1900.
  439. Great Registers, California Voter Registration, 1900, Stockton, Sixth Precinct, Fourth Ward. 267 Roberts, Gilchrist Porter, 23, 404 East Miner, front room, third floor.
  440. Historical & Biographical Record of San Joaquin County, p 288. He is also interested in a number of fraternal organizations, becoming a member of the Elks organization in 1901, and in 1908 he was elected exalted ruler of his lodge, to serve for one term. He is also a member of Truth Lodge No. 55, IOOF.
  441. San Francisco Call, Vol 106, No 143, 21 Oct 1909. STOCKTON WILL GREET ELKS WHITE SQUADRON
    Parade, Lodge Session and a Dance on the Program
    Stockton, Oct 20 - The members of Stockton lodge of Elks No. 218, are preparing to received the "White Squadron" the 150 Los Angeles Elks and their ladies who are now attending the Portola festivities in San Francisco, and are due here Friday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock.
    At last night's meeting of the ledge two committees were appointed - a reception committee consisting of G. E. Bartholomew, J. W. Glenn, G. P. Roberts...
  442. San Francisco Call, Vol 107, No 93, 3 Mar 1910. ELECTION OF OFFICERS BY THE STOCKTON ELKS
    Stockton, March 2 - Stockton lodge of Elks No. 218 nominated and elected officers last night as follows:...representative to grand lodge, GE Bartholomew, alternate, G. Porter Roberts.
  443. City Directory, FM Husted & Co, Stockton, 1902, p 182. ROBERTS, G Porter bookkeeper Thoms & Buill r18 E Flora (living with Robert Ray Hammond).
  444. Letter dated 7 October 1903, 7 Oct 1903. OFFICE OF IMPERIAL MILL COMPANY; JNO. O. ROBERTS, PREST.; Clarksville, Mo., Oct 7th 1903
    My dear Porter
    I was both surprised and gratified the other day by the --- of your Wedding Candy - Surprised, that the chubby faced boy, who so delighted to ride with his Papa and I on the Fox Hunt, but yesterday as it seems to me, should have attained to manhood and gratified to know that he may so early taking that most important step in any mans life, getting married -
    All of the family joins with me in congratulations - May your choice of a companion prove to be (as I doubt not it will) a happy one , and may your lives be full of blessings and happiness -
    Upon you and Jack, now - rest the hope of perpetuating the Roberts names it has ever been an honorable one - do not suffer it to be disgraced - with kind regards to Nellie & family
    Affectionately You Uncle John
    Write to me.
  445. City Directory, Dir of Stockton City & San Joaquin Co, A Kingsbury, Stockton, 1904, p. 228. ROBERTS G Porter bookkeeper Thomas & Buell r440 E Vine.
  446. California Voter Registrations, 1900-1960. Stockton, Third Precinct, Second Ward:
    161. Roberts, Gilchrist Porter, 27, Planing Mill Bus., 18 E. Flora.
  447. City Directory, Stockton City Directory, 1907/8. Roberts Gilchrist P (Roberts & Clark) r. 18 E Flora

    Clark William r 645 W Poplar

    Roberts & Clark Planing Mill 425 S Center bet W Sonora & W Church Phone 116
    Gilchrist P Roberts & Wm H Clark.

  448. San Francisco Call, 6 Mar 1910, p 42. The Stockton tennis club is looking forward to one of the most successful seasons in its history. Recently a few of the enthusiastic became affiliated with the Anteros club, with the result that a large number of new members were received. The board of directors at a meeting March 1 elected Asa Clark, Archie B Eichelberger and Franklyn Warner additional directors. Dr. Baron J Powell was elected president and Warner secretary-treasurer. The other directors are: Eugene Goodrum, G Porter Roberts, Dr. SWR Langdon, A M Barneit, Robert Inglis and Francis Hodgkins.
    The club has three of the finest courts in the state. They are located on the state hospital grounds. A grounds committee, consisting of Asa Clark, Dr SWR Langdon and Franklyn Warner, was appointed. The club belongs to the state association and contemplates a big tournament to be held later in the season. A reception and dance will be held at the Stockton, the new hotel, in a month or so.
    Following is a list of the new club members: Achier B. Eichelberger, D V Marceau, C J Campbell, Asa Clark Jr, Ben C Page, Robert Ritchie, Paul Smith, Sylvester Pearson, Raymond S Miller, R A Tremper, Russell Fitzgerald, E B Bradbury, Fred E Smith, William Knechler, L Milton Cutting, W J Gerlanch, Charles H Cullums, H E Balthrusch, A G Hampton, R W Fithian, Ben Haugen, From the Anteros club, and Miss Du Frame, Miss Jessie Williams, Miss Ernestine Gianelli, Miss Marie Markham, Miss Lucy Pearson, Miss Celeste Young, Miss Julia Young, Miss Wise, Mrs J L Craig, Mr and Mrs A F Flanagan, Roland Harltey and Messers Boalt and Crowe.
  449. San Francisco Call, Vol 107, No 132, 11 Apr 1910. ORGANIZE COUNTRY CLUB
    Stockton, April 10 - Articles of incorporation of the Stockton Golf and Country club have been filed with the county clerk. A site has been secured a few miles from town upon which the club will erect a clubhouse. The incorporation is for 50 years. The directors are: E F Fortune, Dr. J C Rule, F H Arnsburger, Don H Porter, G. Porter Roberts, J F Peters and G S Melone.
  450. San Francisco Call, Vol 1808, No 78, 17 Aug 1910. STOCKTON NAMES COUNTY DELEGATES
    Stockton, Aug 16 - the republicans held their ward meetings las night when they selected delegates to the republican county convention, to be held in Masonic hall August 27. The delegates are being voted on today, but inasmuch as there is no apparent opposition from any quarter, those named last night will undoubtedly be elected...Ward 2, Third Precinct: A. W. Simpson, C. E. Williams, J. W. Glenn, Howard Hammond, W. B. Hardacre, D. M. Burge, G. P. Roberts, W. A. French, L. O. Stamper, R. E. Wilcox.
  451. San Francisco Call, Vol 112, No 50, 29 July 1912. G. P. ROBERTS, a Stockton millman, is staying at the Union Square.
  452. US Government Report, Final Reprot, Commission on Industrial Relations 1916. Discussion about open and closed shop employment practices -
    "Mr. Clark, the owner and proprietor of the Roberts & Clark planing mill, was in Los Angeles engaging men, employing nonunion men to come to Stockton. Those men were not informed as to the conditions, and were deliberately misled. Some of them went to work, others have ceased to work and refused to go to work. Tow of them never went to work at all, and gave us their affidavit, and the matter is now pending before the labor commissioner. Two nonunion hod carriers came to work with shotguns. They were arrested, charged with carrying concealed weapons, plead guilty, and the attorney for the M, M and E paid their fines.
  453. City Directory, Stockton City Directory, 1915. Roberts & Clark

    Roberts Gilchrist P (R & C) h 27 W Poplar.

  454. WW I Military Registration, A-5719. Gilchrist Porter Roberts, 27 W Poplar, 39, b. Sept 21, 1878;
    Occupation: Roberts & Clark, Planing Mills, self-employed, 425 E Center, Stockton, SJ Co., Calif.;
    Nearest relative: Abbie Hammond Roberts (wife), 27 W Poplar, Stockton, SJ Co, Calif.
  455. City Directory, Stockton & San Joaquin County, 1920. Roberts & Clark (GP Roberts WX Clark) planing mill 425 S Center.
  456. Stockton Daily Independent, Classified Directory 1921, p 27. PLANING MILLS; ROBERTS & CLARK (G P Roberts and W X Clark) 425 S Center Stkn 116.
  457. Stockton Daily Independent, Classified Directory, 1923, p. 27. PLANING MILLS; ROBERTS, GP, Planing Mill, 425 S Center, Phone 116.
  458. City Directory, Stockton and San Joaquin County, 1925. Roberts & O'Keefe (G P Roberts W F O'Keefe) planing mill 425 S Center.
  459. Stockton Daily Independent, Classified Directory. PLANING MILLS; ROBERTS & O'KEEFE (G P Roberts and W F O'Keefe) 425 S Center Phone 514.
  460. Merchants Tradesmen & Mfgs Financial Condition for Stockton, CA 1930. ד Roberts & O'Keefe (Trade name) Pig Mill, Auto Body Bldg, IC.
  461. Letters of Incorporation, Archive D 1743, #74453 Qualitibilt Motor Bodies, Inc. "Resolved that the name of this corporation be, and the same is hereby changed from Woodruff-Griffith Co., to Qualitibilt Motor Bodies Inc., and that the Articles of Incorporation of this corporation be, and the same are hereby amended fro that purpose so that Articles Firs thereof shall be in the following form:
    That the name of said corporation shall be:
    1. Qualitibilt Motor Bodies, Inc

    AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that there be added to the powers and purposes of said corporation additional powers and purposes, to-wit: to manufacture and sell automotive bodies; to repair automobiles and motor vehicles; and generally deal in all kinds of automobiles, motors, motor bodies, machines, wagon, engines, apparatus, and vehicles of every kind and description, and to generally deal in machinery, machine supplies and engineering appliances incidental to the construction of motor cars and automotive bodies; to manufacture, buy and sell sash, doors, frames, mouldings, mill work, and lumber of all descriptions, including also the complete finishing of the same ready for the placing in buildings, and that the Articles of Incorporation of this corporation be, and the same are hereby amended for that purpose so that there shall be added to Article Second, Section aa, reading as follows:
    Section aa. To manufacture and sell automotive bodies; to repair automobiles and motor vehicles; and generally deal in all kinds of automobiles, motors, motor bodies, machines, wagons, engines, apparatus, and vehicles of every kind and generally deal in machinery, machine supplies and engineering appliances incidental to the construction of motor cars and automotive bodies; to manufacture, buy and sell sash, doors, frames, mouldings, mill work, and lumber of all descriptions, including also the complete finishing of the same ready for the placing in buildings.
    AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the place where the principal business of said corporation is to be transacted is hereby changed from the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of California, to the City of Stockton, County of San Joaquin, State of California, and that the Articles of Incorporation of this corporation be, and the same are hereby amended for that purpose so that Articles Third thereof shall be in the following form:

    Article Third: That the place where the principal business of said corporation is to be transacted is the City of Stockton, County of San Joaquin, State of California.

    Department of State Corporation Number - 74453
    Filed 31 Mar 1930, signed Robert Jordan, Asst Sec'y of State.

  462. City Directory, Stockton City Directory, 1931, p 284. Roberts, Gilchrist P (Abby) pres. Qualitibilt Motor Bodies, h. 27 W. Poplar, 901 E Charter Way.
  463. City Directory, R L Polk & Co, SF, 1932, P 271. ROBERTS, Gilchrist P (Abbie H) pres. Qualitibilt Motor Bodies Inc h27 W Poplar
    P. 473, Qualitibilt Motor Bodies Inc, 901 E Charter Way
    P. 373, East Charter Way, 901, Craig JL canner
    Qualitibilt Motor Bodies Inc.
  464. City Directory, R L Polk & Co, SF, 1932, P 271. ROBERTS, Gilchrist P (Abbie H) pres. Qualitibilt Motor Bodies Inc h27 W Poplar
    P. 473, Qualitibilt Motor Bodies Inc, 901 E Charter Way
    P. 373, East Charter Way, 901, Craig JL canner
    Qualitibilt Motor Bodies Inc.
  465. City Directory, Stockton City Directory, 1933, p 227. Roberts, Gilchrist P (Abby) h. 27 W Poplar
    P. 310 Charter Way, East 901 - Craig JL canner.
  466. Letters of Incorporation, Archive D1743, #74485. File folder stamped, "Suspended Mar 16 1933" Assumption that it was suspended because of refusal to pay license fees.
  467. Correspondence, Dated June 13, 1934. SALES TAX Bulletin No. 192, To All Field Men: ORGANIZATION; Effective this date, M. G. P. Roberts is appointed Assistant to the writer. I ask for Mr. G. P. Roberts, your full co-operation and helpful assistance at all times, in all cases, so that we may all continue to function for the best interest of the State, for the Board, for Mr. Stewart and for ourselves. Harry B Hoffman; H B Hoffman, Adminsitrator.
  468. Stockton Daily Independent, 1 May 1935. WISE AND OTHERWISE, A. L. Banks; Porter Roberts...assistant administrator...Stockton office...State Board of Equalization...is a popular officer in an organization that...is administering some laws...that are not so popular...The reason is that Mr. Roberts is always a gentleman...with all that means in contacts of the day...Quiet but firm...positive but tolerant...he brings to the office...experience and dignity...and a high reputation as man and citizen...His long experience as a business man...his knack in accounting...and his freedom from political bias...untie further in qualifications...that will carry him higher...if the merrit system gets a show...in State affairs...The presence of more such men...in the public service...is much to be desired...Men who can bring both intelligence and conscience to bear in their work...are the only ones who can lift the public service...where it should be...in the public estimation...Porter Roberts' hobby the last two years has been work and more work...His chief characteristic is that...his word is good, to the last letter...He couldn't knowingly do a small thing...Not if he tried...And he can do the big and fair thing just naturally.
  469. WW II Registration Card, U3213 - Roll: WWII_1782629; Local Board: San Joaquin, California. Gilchrist Porter Roberts, 27 W Poplar St, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, tel. 2-8251; age: 63, b. Joplin MO, 21 Sept 1878.
    Reference: Abbie H Roberts, 27 W Poplar St, Stockton, Calif.
    Employer: State of California
    Place of employment: 327 N San Joaquin, Stocton, San Joaquin, Calif.
  470. Burial Records, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, CA. Burial: Buried at Rural Cemetery, Stockton CA; Lot 723, Block 31.
  471. Death Certificate, Dist No 3901; reg no: 346. Burial, 15 Aug 1946, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, CA; funeral director: DeYoung Memorial Chapel.
  472. Albemarle County in Virginia, p 58. Milton was the seat of a public Tobacco Warehouse, called Henderson's, long after the Henderson family had removed to Kentucky, and regularly equipped with a cops of inspectors; for many years William D Fitch, Jacob Oglesby, John Fagg, and Richard Gambell discharged the functions pertaining to that office.
  473. Albemarle County in Virginia, p 190. John (Fagg), another son, married Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Oglesby, and was associated with his father-in-law as Inspector in Henderson's and Randolph's Tobacco Warehouses.
  474. Federal Census, 1810, Virginia.
  475. Albemarle County in Virginia, p 190. He afterwards conducted a store in Milton, as late as 1834.
  476. Federal Census, 1820, Virginia.
  477. Federal Census, 1830, Virginia.
  478. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Rev War Pension Files accessed on footnote.com. We Thornton Roberts a clergyman residing in the county of Albemarle, and John Fagg residing in the same county hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Charles Huckstep who has subscribed & sworn to the accompanying declaration that we believe him to be Seventy years of age - that he is respected & believed in the neighborhood where he resides, to have been a soldier of the Revolution, and that we concur in that opinion - Sworn to & subscribed this 5th day of Augt 1833
    Thornton Roberts
    John Fagg
    Albemarle County, to wit -
    I James Clark --- a justice of the peace in & for said county, do hereby certify, that Thornton Roberts who has sworn to and signed the preceding certificate is a clergyman, resident in Albemarle and that John Fagg - who has also worn to and signed the same is a resident in the same county, and is a credible person, and that this statement is entitled to credit - Witness my hand this 5th day of August, 1833
    James Clark JP.
  479. "Two Days in Pike County".
  480. Albemarle County in Virginia, P 191. In 1836 he sold Barracks Grove to Garland North and propbably went to join his relatives in the Southwest.
  481. Portrait & Biographical Record of Marion, Ralls and Pike Counties, MO, P 123. John Fagg removed from Albemarle County in 1836 and settled in Calumat Tounwship, Pike County, Mo., near the Town of Prairieville where he located on an old claim known as the Le Ducke Claim. These were the claims established before the purchase of Louisiana Territory from France. Here he lived until his death (1846).
  482. History of Pike County, 1883, Addendum, P 395. In the fall of 1836 his father moved from Virginia to Pike county, Missouri. It was a long and tedious journey of eight or nine weeks in emigrant wagons, over bad roads and through disagreeable weather. St. Louis was reached by the 7th of November - the year in which Martin Van Buren was elected to the presedency of the United States. Mr. Fagg, Sr., being a Democrat "after the straightest sect" stopped long enough to cast his vote for Mr. Van Buren.
  483. In Memoriam, James Overton Broadhead, p 19. Judge TJC Fagg, "I came to this county in 1836, but he did not reach the State for three or four years afterwards.".
  484. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, UofP Libraries, Eleanor Young Papers, Mss66. Chas. Wesley Gillum and wife accompanied the John Faggs to Missouri - Left Va. Sept. 16, 1836 arrived Mo. Nov 7, 1836 west to house of Coleman Estes.
  485. Federal Census, 1840, Missouri, Roll: 228; Pge: 71. John Fagg, next door to Jeremiah Roberts, one male under 5, one male between 15 and 20, one male between 20 and 25, one male between 60 and 70; one female between 30 and 40, one female between 50 and 60.
  486. Marriage License. John Fagg to Betsy Oglesy 22 December 1806, marriage performed by John B. McGruder, 27th December 1806.
  487. Albemarle County Marriage Bonds 1780 - 1868. Fagg, John; Oglesby, Betsy; 22 Dec 1806; Bondsman - John B McGreden, Min.
  488. Virginia County Records, p 116. Abstract: Will of William Clark, Albemarle County, 21 Dec 1805; probated 7 Apr 1806. Friend Jacob Oglesby and his daughter Elizabeth Oglesby to hae the whole estate, and said Jacob Oglesby to be exor. Witnesses: John Gambell, Jas. Huckstipp, James Clark, Benjamin Defoe.
  489. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Marriage Bonds. Albemarle This day Wm C Bradbourn made oath before me that Betsey Oglesby Daughter of Jacob Oglesby is Twenty one years of age or upwards. Given under my hand this 22nd day December 1806
    J A Lewis


    Sirs: please to let John Fagg have Licence to Marry my Daughter Betsey Oglesby & oblige Your Ob
    Jacob Oglesby
    To the Clerk of Albemarle
    Test Wm C Bradburn
    Mary C Oglesby.

  490. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Marriage Bonds. Know all men by these present s that We John Fagg & George W. Catlett are held firmly bound unto William H. Cabell Governor or chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia or his successors in office in the full and just sum of one hundred fifty Dollars. To which payment well and truly to be made to the said Wm H Cabell Governor or chief magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia or his successors in offer for the use of the Commonwealth We bind ourselves, our heirs executor and administrators Jointly severally firmly by these presents In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals this 22nd day of December 1806.
    The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly to be solemnized between the above bond John Fagg and Betsey Oglesby Daughter of Jacob Oglesby of this county, now if the be no lawfull cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force and virtue.
    Signed sealed and delivered:
    in presence of John Fagg (Seal)
    Thom C Fletcher George W Catlett (Seal).
  491. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Calumet, Pike, MO; Roll: M432_409; Page: 230; Image: 460. Elizabeth Fagg, 62, $6,000, b. VA.
  492. "Two Days in Pike County", P 6. He (Horatio T. Kent) was the husband of Mary Ann Fagg, born 1808, daughter of John Fagg.
  493. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records. Mary Ann Fagg, born Aug 6, 1808; died Aug 18, 1846; m. 1835 to Spottswood Perkins Kent, Albemarle Co., Va.
  494. Portrait & Biographical Record of Marion, Ralls and Pike Counties, MO, p. 123. This record calls him "S P" Kent.
  495. History of Pike County, 1883, P 394. He was born in the county of Albemarle, in the state of Virginia, on the fifteenth day of July, 1822.
  496. Death Certificate, Missouri #34139. Date of birth: July 15, 1822, Charlottesville, VA.
  497. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families, P 225.
  498. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 490-1. He is a Virginian by birth, the light first dawning upon him in Albemarle county, July 15, 1822. His father, John Fagg, was a farmer in that state, and when Burgoyne's army was sent as prisoners to Virginia, it occupied part of that farm. John Fagg married Elizabeth W Ogelsby, a relative of ex-Governor Richard J. Oglesby, of Illinois, and in 1836 moved his family to this state, and settled in Pike county.
  499. Portrait & Biographical Record of Marion, Ralls and Pike Counties, MO, p 123. He attended the prparatory school of the University of Virginia, but before entering the regular course his parents removed to Missouri and he was sent to the Jacksonville, (Ill.) College, where he remained three years, leaving there in 1842, after his brother's death.
  500. Portrait & Biographical Record of Marion, Ralls and Pike Counties, MO, p 123. ...he was sent to the Jacksonville, (Ill.) College, where he remained three years, leaving there in 1842, after his brother's death.
  501. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 491. Thomas finished his education at Illinois College, Jacksonville, the death of his brother causing him to leave before completing the full course. He commenced reading law at that place with Murray McConnell and James A McDougal, the latter becoming afterward United States senator from California, and finishing with Hon. Gilchrist Porter, then of Bowling Green, now of Hannibal, being admitted to practice at Troy, Lincoln county in April, 1845.
  502. Portrait & Biographical Record of Marion, Ralls and Pike Counties, MO, p 123. After leaving the college (in 1842) he entered the office of Gilchrist Porter, where he studied law, and was later admitted to the bar at Troy, Lincoln County. He commenced practicing his profession at Bowling Green with James O. Broadhead, now Minister to Switzerland. This partnership continued for about two years, when it was dissolved, Broadhead going to the Legislature.
  503. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 491. Mr. Fagg opened an office at Bowling Green, and for some years was in company with Hon. J. O. Broadhead, and afterward alone.
  504. Land Patent, Missouri, #29297, County: SOS; Record: US Land Sales; Vol: 9; Page: 184; Reel: S9. Thomas J C Fagg of Pike County MO, 40 acres.
  505. Portrait & Biographical Record of Marion, Ralls and Pike Counties, MO, p 123. He then continued alone for a time, and in the spring of 1856 moved to Louisiana, Mo., and formed a partnership with Hugh Allen, which continued about three years.
  506. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 491. In 1856 he moved to Louisiana, in the same county, where he lived for more than a quatter of a century, and was in some public ovvice much the larger part of the time.
  507. History of Pike County, 1883, p 183. On the first Monday in August, 1856, T J C Fagg, was elected Judge and held his first term February 23, 1857, he acting as clerk ex officio. By an act of the General Assembly of the state approved November 23, 1847, it was provided, "that after the first day of March, 1858, the acting judge of the third judicial district shall be ex officio judge of the Louisiana court of common pleas.".
  508. Soldier's Database: War of 1812 - World War I, Office of the Adjutant General, Record of Service Card, Civil War, 1861-1865, Box 26, Reel s884. Thomas J C Fagg, Pvt, Enrolled June 12, 1861, Company A under Captain Anderson, Pike County Home Guards, Louisiana, Pike, MO. Served until Sept 3, 1861 - joined the 6 Mos Militia. (Private, Civil War, Union).
  509. Soldier's Database: War of 1812 - World War I, Office of Adjutant General, Record of Service Card, Civil War, 1861-1865, Box 26, Reel s899. Fagg's 5th Regiment, Six Months Militia; Colonel Fagg enrolled September 4th, 1861; mustered out Februrary 5, 1862.
  510. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, p 1324. 5th Regiment State Militia Infantry. (Fagg's) Organized at Louisiana, MO, for six months September, 1861. Guard bridges in Frnaklin County September, 1861. Duty at Troy, Louisiana, Ashley, Wellsville and Bowling Green till February, 1862. Mustered out February 5, 1862.
  511. Tax Assessors Record, Pike County, MO, p 60. 1237. Fagg, J. T. C. 28 - pt SW - 19, 54, 1W, 800.
  512. Postmaster Appointment Record, NARA, Louisiana, Pike, MO. Thomas J C Fagg - recess appointment - confirmed March 16, 1898 - reappointed.
  513. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, U of Pacific Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. Letter written to Nellie Roberts Young who obviously asked about family participation in the Revolutionary War. About the time she was applying to the DAR for membership.
  514. Postmaster Appointment Record, NARA, Louisiana, Pike, MO. Thomas J C Fagg - Feb 24, 03 - reappointed.
  515. Postmaster Appointment Record, NARA, Copies of original files from NARA.
  516. Postmaster Appointment Record, NARA, Louisiana, Pike, MO. Thomas J C Fagg, Jan 13, 1908, resigned as postmaster.
  517. Postmaster Appointment Record, NARA, Copies of original records from NARA.
  518. Federal Census, 1910, Missouri, 1910, St Louis Ward 28, St Louis, MO; Roll: T624_823; Page: 20A; ED: 446; Image: 295. Thomas James Fagg, 87, boarder, retired, b. IN, both parents b. VA.
  519. Death Certificate, Missouri #34139. Thomas James Clark Fagg, lawyer, died in the Missouri Baptist Sanitarium, St Louis, MO, on Oct 26, 1914, aged 92 yrs., 3 mos and 11 ds. Cause of death was parasis (senile) contributed to by paralysis of the throat. The notes on father and mother's information was - "donno" and the informant was John Fagg, 407 W Gates. He was widowed at the time of his death. According to the death certificate, he had been at the sanitarium for seven months - and had become ill at 409 Westgate Avenue which was listed as his former or usual residence. Don't know if this is the address of the sanitarium or his previous residence. He had resided in the state for 80 years. His birthplace was listed as Charlottesville, VA.
  520. Death Certificate, Missouri #34139. Burial Louisiana, MO, Oct 28, 1914. Undertaker: Meiners Lv U C 1100 Cass Ave.
  521. History of Pike County, 1883, P 686. November 11, 1847, he married Miss Madora, daughter of Eleazer Block, of Ashley, Pike county.
  522. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc.
  523. Wedding Invitation. At Home, 440 East Vine Street, Stockton, California.
  524. Federal Census, 1910, California, 1910, Stockton Ward 2, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: T624_103; Page: 1B; ED: 134; Image: 328. Gilchrist P Roberts, 31, married once for 6 yrs, b. MO, both parents b. MO, Owner Planing Mill, renting home;
    Abbie H, 31, married once 6 yrs, had 2 children both surviving, b. CA, father b. RI, mother b. PA;
    Gilchrist P, Jr, 4, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA;
    Junius Y, 1 yr 9 mos, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA
    H M Hama, 28, servant, b. Japan, both parents b. Japan, servant private family;
    Robert Ray Hammond, 35, widowed, married 3 years, b. CA, father b. RI, mother b. PA; physician general practice;
    Robert R Jr, 3, b. CA, fahter b. RI, mother b. PA.

    Living next door to John Hammond, Sr and family and Ann E Ray.

  525. Federal Census, 1920, California, 1920 Stockton, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: T625_144; Page: 6A; ED: 163; Image: 89. G Porter Roberts, head, 41, married, b. MO, both parents b. MO, manager, planing Mill;
    Abby H, wife, 41, married, b. CA, father b. RI, mother b PA;
    Gilchrist P, son 13;
    Junius Y, son 10;
    John H, 8; all three sons b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA.
  526. City Directory, Stockton and San Joaquin County, 1920. Roberts, Gilchrist P (Roberts & Clark) h 27 W Poplar.
  527. WW II Registration Card, U3213 - Roll: WWII_1782629; Local Board: San Joaquin, California. Gilchrist Porter Roberts, 27 W Poplar St, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, tel. 2-8251; age: 63, b. Joplin MO, 21 Sept 1878.
    Reference: Abbie H Roberts, 27 W Poplar St, Stockton, Calif.
    Employer: State of California
    Place of employment: 327 N San Joaquin, Stockton, San Joaquin, Calif.
  528. City Directory, Stockton & San Joaquin County, 1925. Roberts, Gilchrist P (Roberts & O'Keefe) h 27 W Poplar.
  529. City Directory, 1929, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, p 297. Roberts Gilchrist P (Abbie) (Roberts & O'Keefe) h27 W Poplar.
  530. Federal Census, 1930, California, 1930, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: 211; Page: 5B; ED: 35; Image: 329.0. Gilchrist P Roberts, 51, head, $6,000, 25 when married, b. MO, both parents b. MO; automobile body builder; has not been unemployed in past year, worked prior day, not a veteran; Abby M, wife, 51, 25 when married, b. CA, father b. RI. mother b. PA; Gilchrist, son, 24, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA; bookkeeper in office not been unemployed, not a veteran; Junius Y, son, 21, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA, no occupation, not working; John H, son, 19, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA; lifesaver at baths, has not been unemployed in past year.
  531. City Directory, Polks Stockton City & San Joaquin County Directory, 1930, p 282.
  532. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, ED 39-44. G. Porter Roberts, 61, married, c-4 education, b. MO, same house, not employed, unable to work, occupation: assistant administrator, Board of Equalization, employed 52 weeks in 1939, $3600;
    Abby Roberts, 61, married, h-4 education, b. CA, same house, not employed (engaged in home housework).
  533. Death Certificate, 3900-2056. Abby Hammond Roberts; date of birth: July 11, 1878.
  534. Stockton Record Newspaper, Wednesday, May 4, 1955, p 29. ...Active and inactive members will especially honor Mrs. Francis Hodgkins, Mrs. Harry Edwards of San Francisco and Mrs. G. Porter Roberts, who joined with the late Flora LaRue to found Lambda Theda Phi in 1895.
  535. Stockton Record Newspaper, July 10, year unknown, in "Home Town Comments". THE GUARD AND TACKLE; The only complete file of the first year's issue of The Guard and Tackle, Stockton High School's 60-year-old publication, owned by a former student, is the cherished possession of Mrs. Delmar J. Miller, a graduate of 1880. Mrs. Miller's collection includes the March, April and May issue of Vol. 1, 1896 and the October issue of Vol. 2, 1896. The editorial staff was O. M. Atwood, '97, editor; John Kenneth Turner, '96; Edward A. Benton, '97; Mabel Lord, '98, Bessie Rosenbaum, '99, associate editors. Abby Hammond was correspondent for Lambda Theta Phi, and Helen Kitchener, for Alpha Sigma...Ralph O. Yardley was the Guard and Tackle artist.
  536. Federal Census, 1900, California, 1900, Stockton, Ward 2, San Joaquin, CA, Roll: T623 108; Page: 4B; ED: 111. John, 55, Nov, 1844, married 28 years, b. RI, father b. MA, mother b. RI, grocery mdse.
    Emma Ray, 49, Sept, 1850, m. 28 yrs, six children born and surviving, b. PA, both parents b. PA
    Robert R, 25, May 1875, single, physician
    Edith, 23, May 1877, single
    Abbey, 21, Jul 1878, single
    Howard, 18, Aug 1881, single, clerk in lumber yard
    Lesley, 15, Apr 1885, single, at school.
  537. City Directory, F M Husted & Co Stockton, 1902, p 101. HAMMOND Abby Miss r643 N Hunter.
  538. Unidentified Newspaper, About Dec 28, 1902 - Either the Record or the Independent. The Christmas party of the Cotillion Club was held in Masonic Music hall on Thursday evening. The prevailing colors were red and green - suggestive of Yuletide...The German was led by Miss Agnes Ferguson and Mr. Ralph L. Phelps, assisted by Miss Abbie Hammond and Mr. Porter Roberts...Those present were: Mr and Mrs E L Wilhoit, Dr. and Mrs. J D Young...Miss Hammond, Miss Ewing...Messrs. Porter Roberts...H G Belding...
  539. Daughters of the American Revolution Records, Application for Membership - National Number 60726. Abby Hammond Roberts, applied for membership March 21, 1907, paid fees 11 April 1907, Accepted by National Board of Management June 5, 1907.
    National Number 60726
    Based on the service of Joshua Hammond.
  540. Daughters of the American Revolution Records, Membership Application. Abby Hammond Roberts
    18 East Flora Street
    Stockton, Cal.
  541. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Certificate of Confirmation. This is to certify that Abby Hammond Roberts received the Apostolic Rite of Laying on of hands, at a Confirmation, holden in St. John's Church Stockton By the Right Reverend Father in God William Ford Nichols Bishop of California on 22nd day of May In the Year of Our Lord 1910, William Renison, Rector.
  542. Stockton Record Newspaper. The solemn and beautiful rite of confirmation of the Episcopal Church was given in St. John's Church, this city, on Sunday last by William Ford Nichols, bishop of the Episcopal diocese of California. It will probably be his last confirmation in Stockton as this parish will be annexed to the Sacramento district. The following persons were confirmed: George H Rohrbacher, Walter Vincent, Helman Curtis, George H Sanderson, Edward J Hooper, Rees Dudley, Hewlet Hough, Elsie M. Mathews, Mary and Lillian Blanchard, Elsie and Francis Ivey, Abbey Hammond, Grace Campbell and Germane Stewart.
  543. Stockton Record Newspaper, November 14, 1962. Private funeral services will be held tomorrow in St. John's Episcopal Church for Abbie Hammond Roberts, 84, member of an early-day Stockton family who died Saturday in a local hospital. Mrs. Roberts, a native of Stockton, spent her entire life here. Her residence was at 819 N. Madison. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, St. John's Church, a charter member of Zeta Chapter, Lambda Theta Phi Sorority. Her husband, the late G. Porter Roberts, an accountant for the State Board of Equalization, died 16 years ago. Surviving are three children, G. P. Roberts, Jr., and Junius Y. Roberts both of Stockton, and John H. Roberts of Florida; a sister, Mrs. Lesley Munier of Stockton; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Interment will be in Rural Cemetery.
  544. Funeral Card. In Memory of Abby Hammond Roberts; Passed Away November 17, 1962; Services conducted by B C Wallace & Son in St John's Episcopal Church, Stockton, California, November 20, 1962 at 10 AM; Rev Peter N A Barker, Officiating; Internment Rural Cemetery.
  545. Death Certificate, 3900-2056. Abby Hammnd Roberts; dob: 11 Jul 1878; dod: 17 Nov 1962; name of father: John Hammond b. RI; name of mother: Emma Ray b. unk; widowed housewife; residence 891 N Madison, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA; had lived in county and state for her entire life. Cause of death: uremia created by edema and (unreadable but looks like arterisclerosis).
  546. Death Certificate, 3900-2056. Abby Hammond Roberts: burial, 11/20/62; Rural Cemetery; funeral director: BC Wallace & Son, Inc.
  547. Stockton City Directory - 1925. Roberts, G. P., Jr clerk r 27 W Poplar.
  548. Funeral Card. In Memory of GILCHRIST PORTER ROBERTS, JR
    Date of Birth: January 19, 1906
    Entered into Rest: August 2, 1976
    Private services in the B C Wallace & Son Chapel, Stockton, California
    August 4, 1976 at 11:00 m.

    Father George Cornwell Officiating
    Mrs Russel Bibler Organist
    Private Inurnment, Stockton Rural Cemetery.

  549. Federal Census, 1920, California, 1920 Stockton, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: T625_144; Page: 6A; ED: 163; Image: 89. G Porter Roberts, head, 41, married, b. MO, both parents b. MO, manager, planing Mill; Abby H, wife, 41, marrried, b. CA, father b. RI, mother b PA; Gilchrist P, son 13; Junius Y, son 10; John H, 8; all three sons b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA.
  550. Guard & Tackle Annual, p 36. GILCHRIST ROBERTS, Academic
    Now, this is Gilchrist Roberts, the boy that used to make all the noise at the basket-ball games pounding that old cow bell. Porter was just as good at managing a basket-ball team and helping to manage the G & T weekly as he was at pounding a cow bell, too.
  551. City Directory, Stockton & San Joaquin County, 1925. Roberts, Gilchrist P Jr clk r 27 W Poplar.
  552. Federal Census, 1920, California, 1930, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: 211; Page: 5B; ED: 35; Image: 329.0. Gilchrist P Roberts, 51, head, $6,000, 25 when married, b. MO, both parents b. MO; automobile body builder; has not been unemployed in past year, worked prior day, not a veteran; Abby M, wife, 51, 25 when married, b. CA, father b. RI. mother b. PA; Gilchrist, son, 24, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA; bookkeeper in office not been unemployed, not a veteran; Junius Y, son, 21, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA, no occupation, not working; John H, son, 19, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA; lifesaver at baths, has not been unemployed in past year.
  553. City Directory, R L Polk & Co, SF, 1932, p 271. ROBERTS Gilchrist P Jr bookkeeper State Bldg & Loan Assn r27 W Poplar.
  554. City Directory, Stockton City Directory, 1933, p 227. Roberts, Gilchrist P jr bkpr State Bldg & Loan Assn.
  555. Unknown Newspaper - Stockton, CA, not dated - but about two weeks after wedding - 10 Apr 1934. Mr and Mrs Gilchrist Porter Roberts, Jr are home from their wedding trip and are settled in their new home, 1246 N Madison street. Saturday evening they were surprised by a group of their friends who gave them a housewarming. They "dropped in for 7 o'clock dinner, " bringing with them, however, the dinner. Those who enjoyed the pleasant evening were the Roberts, Mr and Mrs John Allen Reid, Mr and Mrs Charles Wagner, Mr and Mrs Rober Webster, Miss Elizabeth Jongeneel, Miss Lucy Ritter; Messrs. Jack Roberts, Tom Yancey and Edward Wagner.
  556. Funeral Card. n Memory of GILCHRIST PORTER ROBERTS, JR
    Date of Birth: January 19, 1906
    Entered into Rest: August 2, 1976
    Private services in the B C Wallace & Son Chapel, Stockton, California
    August 4, 1976 at 11:00 m.

    Father George Cornwell Officiating
    Mrs Russel Bibler Organist
    Private Inurnment, Stockton Rural Cemetery.

  557. Stockton Record Newspaper. Wednesday, August 4, 1976
    Mr. Roberts
    Private funeral services have been held for Gilchrist P Roberts, 70, a lifelong Stockton resident, who died Monday in his home at 1716 W Alpine after a long illness. Mr Roberts was retired as office manager of Augusta Bixler Farms and a member of the Anteros Club. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; and two brothers, including Junius Y Roberts of Stockton. The family prefers tributes to St John's Episcopal Church or to a favorite charity.
  558. California Death Index, 1940 - 1997, 555-05-2376. Gilchrist Roberts; last residence: 95204, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, USA; b. 19 Jan 1906; d. Aug 1976.
  559. Funeral Card. n Memory of GILCHRIST PORTER ROBERTS, JR
    Date of Birth: January 19, 1906
    Entered into Rest: August 2, 1976
    Private services in the B C Wallace & Son Chapel, Stockton, California
    August 4, 1976 at 11:00 m.
    Father George Cornwell Officiating
    Mrs Russel Bibler Organist
    Private Inurnment, Stockton Rural Cemetery.
  560. Stockton Record Newspaper, Undated article. Margaret Smyth's Engagement Told

    Dr and Mrs. Thomas Ustick Smyth of San Anselmo have announced the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Helen Smyth to Gilchrist Porter Roberts, Jr of Stockton.
    Miss Smyth has been living in Stockton with her aunt, Dr. Margaret Smyth. The wedding will take place early in April at her home in Marin county.

  561. Marriage Announcement. Doctor and Mrs. Thomas Ustick Smyth, announce the marriage of their daughter, Margaret Helen, to, Mr. Gilchrist Porter Roberts, junior, on Tuesday, the tenth of April, One thousand nine hundred and thirty-four, San Anselmo, CA.
  562. Stockton Record Newspaper, Undated. JUST DECIDED UPON is the date for the wedding of Miss Margaret Helen Smyth to Gilchrist Porter Roberts Jr. The ceremony will be at the home of the bride elect in San Anselmo, and her sister, Miss Edith Virginia Smyth, will be maid of honor. Mr Jack Roberts, brother of the groom elect, will be best man. Dr Charles P Deems will read the service. The new home of the young couple will be in Stockton.
    Miss Smyth attended the Dominican Convent and was graduated from the University of California. Mr Roberts is a Stanford graduate, and is the son of Mr and Mrs Gilchrist P Roberts of Stockton.
  563. Handwritten notes in family records. Notebook of Abby Roberts: Gilchrist Porter Roberts married Margaret Helen Smyth in her mother's home at 2 Park Way, San Anselmo, California at 8:30 PM on April 10th 1934 - Dr. Charles P Deems - Episcopal service.
  564. Stockton Record, Jan 17, 1939. 30 Years Ago Today - ...Mr. and Mrs. Porter Roberts welcomed the arrival of a fine baby boy on Friday....
  565. Social Security Death Index, 555-05-6300. J Y Roberts, b. 15 Jan 1909, d. 22 Jun 1999; state of SSN - California.
  566. Guard & Tackle Annual, p 20. Junius Y. Roberts, Academic
    Honor Scholarship Society 2 quarters; sergeant-at-arms of senior class '26-'27; student control '27; business manager senior play '27; football team '24-'25; circle "S" in football '25, '26; special block circle "S" '24; adviser representative, sergeant-at-arms '25-'26; Science Club '27.
  567. City Directory, R L Polk & Co, SF, 1932, p 271. ROBERTS Junius Y clk E A Test Inc h27 W Poplar
    p. 473 - TEST E A INC (Dodge Bros & Plymouth), 640 N El Dorado, Tel 7800.
  568. Cemetery Record, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA - Block 29, Lot 12.
  569. Stockton Daily Independent, 13 Feb 1934. Miss Marion Lou Hough and Mr Junius Young Roberts to wed early this spring.
  570. Stockton Record Newspaper, 13 Feb 1934. Miss Marion Hough Tells of Engagement to Junius Roberts;
    Informal announcement of the engagement of Miss Marion Lou Hough and Mr. Junius Roberts is being made by the young couple to their many friends in Stockton. Both are popular members of the younger set and the engagement is of more than usual interest. Miss Hough, daughter of the later Mr and Mrs Harry J Hough, has made her home in Stockton during the past 10 years with her aunt and uncle, the late Mr Andrew E Shellum and Mrs Shellum. She is the sister of Mrs Stafford Wilde of Boulder City, formerly Miss Marion Hough(sic). The bride-elect is an active member of the Omega Nu Sorority and of the Renison Club. Mr Roberts, member of a well-known Stockton family, is the son of Mr and Mrs G Porter Roberts and brother of Gilchrist and Jack Roberts. He was graduated from Stockton High School and the College of Pacific, where he was a member of Rho Lambda Phi Fraternity. He is also affiliated with the Gamma Eta Kapa, local fraternity. Since November Mr Roberts has been with the engineering staff at Boulder Dam, and after the wedding in the spring, the new home will be in Boulder City.
  571. Handwritten notes in family records. Notebook of Abby Roberts: Junius Young Roberts was married to Marion L Hough in St George, Utah, May 16th 1934 by the Justice of the Peace. Two Dixie College students were witnesses. The Justice of the Peace turned out to be a Mormon bishop.
  572. Birth Certificate, San Joaquin County, CA.
  573. Federal Census, 1920, California, Stockton, Ward 2, San Joaquin Co, CA. Family listed - John is 8
    Uncle John D Porter, Gilchrist's mother's brother, was living with them.
  574. Federal Census, 1930, California, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA - ED 35. John D Porter is 68 and still residing with the family.
  575. Birth Certificate, San Joaquin County, CA, 226, County of San Joaquin, CA. John Hammond Roberts, b. 7 Feb 1911, Stockton, CA, male; Father: Gilchrist Porter Roberts, Sr, Stockton, CA, age at birth, 32, white, b. Joplin, MO, owner of planing mill; Mother: Abby Marble Hammond, Stockton, CA, age at birth, 32, white, b. Stockton, CA, occupation: housewife. Address at birth: 27 W Poplar St, Stockton, CA.
  576. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records. We do Certify: That according to the ordinance of Christ Himself, we did administer to John Hammond Roberts the Sacrament of Holy Baptism...on the 14th day of May, 1911 in St John's church, Stockton, in the Diocese of San Joaquin. Parents: Gilchrist Porter Roberts, Abbie H Roberts; Sponsors: Dr. J D Young, Dr R R Hammond, Miss Annie D. Porter
    Date of birth: Feb 7 1911
    Place of birth: Stockton, California
    Taken from Records of St. John's Parish, Sept 19, 1941, Pratt, Rector.
  577. Federal Census, 1920, California, 1920 Stockton, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: T625_144; Page: 6A; ED: 163; Image: 89. G Porter Roberts, head, 41, married, b. MO, both parents b. MO, manager, planing Mill;
    Abby H, wife, 41, marrried, b. CA, father b. RI, mother b PA;
    Gilchrist P, son 13;
    Junius Y, son 10;
    John H, 8; all three sons b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA.
  578. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Vol 2, No. 2, p 106, Church Records. This is to certify that JOHN HAMMOND ROBERTS Received the Apostolic Rite of Laying on of hands in Holy Communion held by the Right Rev. Father in God L. C. Sanford, D. D, Bishop of District of San Joaquin, on June 10th 1923 in St. John's Church, Stockton, California.
  579. Program, Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame. Nov 1, 1979, Civic Auditorium, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA
    Fifteenth Annual Awards Dinner;
    Special Event; 1928 Stockton Hi State Basketball Champions;
    As a special event, the Stockton Hall of Fame will honor the last high school team to win the basketball championship of the State of California.
    Pete Lenz, the dean of California High School basketball coaches, was the only coach to win for Stockton High the State championship in this sport four times. No other school up to 1928 when State championships were held, had won the title more than once. Lenz and Stockton High had won the championship in 1922, 1923, 1925 and again in 1928.
    [The team consisted of Louis DeMartini, David Carey, Russ Foley, John Hancock, Stan Dinkel, Ted Ohashi, Dan Haffner, Bob Cahn, Norvel Hammett, Jack Roberts and Joe Francesconi. Manager of the team was Irving "Red" Marlowe.].
  580. Guard & Tackle Annual, p 26-27. John H Roberts, Academic
    Block "S" football '27, '28; basketball '28, '29; Block "S" track '27, '28; Swimming '27; Circle "S" football '26; track '26; V.-Pres. French Club '27; Won gold football '27, gold basketball '28; Favorite activity, athletics.
  581. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Permit No 27248, Date of Issue: Oct 1929. Mr. John H Roberts, 27 W Poplar St, Stockton, Cal.
    Age 18, hair blonde, weight 160, eyes brown, height 5' 11½
    Permit expires 15 Oct 1930
    [permit contains picture].
  582. Federal Census, 1930, California, 1930, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: 211; Page: 5B; ED: 35; Image: 329.0. Gilchrist P Roberts, 51, head, $6,000, 25 when married, b. MO, both parents b. MO; automobile body builder; has not been unemployed in past year, worked prior day, not a veteran;
    Abby M, wife, 51, 25 when married, b. CA, father b. RI. mother b. PA;
    Gilchrist, son, 24, has not attended school during the year, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA; bookkeeper in office not been unemployed, not a veteran;
    Junius Y, son, 21, has attended school during the year, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA, no occupation, not working;
    John H, son, 19, has not attended school during the year, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA; lifesaver at baths, has not been unemployed in past year.
  583. City Directory, R L Polk & Co, SF, 1932, p 271. ROBERTS John H clk Althouse Eagal Co h27 W Poplar Av.
  584. Stockton Record Newspaper, undated. FLORIDA VISITORS...Reunions with a host of local relatives and friends have been enjoyed during the past week by Mr. and Mrs. John H. (Jack) Roberts, former Stocktonians, who drove west from Homestead, Fla. The trip was their first to California in seven years. Accompanied by their four children, Lynne, 19; John Jr., 15; Gail, 13 and Chris, 10, the visitors arrived last Saturday to be houseguests of Mr. Roberts' mother, Mrs. J. P. Roberts Sr., as well as his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Roberts. Several other relatives have entertained during the family's week-long visit. They are leaving today to visit with Mrs. Roberts' sister in Merced and will then drive back to Homestead where they have resided for the past year. Mr. Roberts, a container engineer, left Stockton with his family 12 years ago, was located in Fresno for several years, and has since been associated with firms in Pennsylvania and Virginia. He was born and raised in Stockton, and graduated from College of the Pacific. The family's current home is less than an hour's drive from Miami, Fla.
  585. US Patent, #2,971,665, filed Dec. 31, 1958. Lined wirebound box blank; John H Roberts, Homestead, Fla., assignor to Vernon E. Ramsey, Suffolk, Va.
    This invention relates to packaging and more particularly to a lined wirebound box blank in which the portion of the lining secured to the front wall of the box blank is arranged in such a manner as to facilitate manufacture, storage and transportation of the box blank as well as use thereof when erected to form a box.
  586. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, RP. 7H7640. This permit when countersigned by the permittee, authorizes John Hammond Roberts to operate licensed radiotelephone stations for which this Permit is valid under Rules and Regulations of the Commission and for the lifetime of the holder subject to suspension pursuant to the provisions of Section 303(m)(1) of the Communications Act and the Commission's Rules and Regulations. Jan 17 1964 Miami, Fla. FCC Commission.
  587. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records. Contract, dated 6 May 1974, with Dolco Packaging Corp, 4405 Riverside Dr, Ste 300, Burbank, CA 91505, as follows:
    This letter will serve as an agreement between Dolco Packaging Corp. and John Roberts to the effect that John Roberts will serve as our broker for the state of Florida for the sale of avocado trays and other products for the produce industry as they are developed for the state of Florida, effective April 15, 1974. Etc...
  588. Dade Co, FL County Records, Death Certificate. Death due to arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
  589. Social Security Death Index, 559-26-5166. last residence: Homestead, Dade, FL; born 7 Feb 1911; last benefit: Homestead, Dade, FL; died Sept 1981.
  590. Personal Direct Information. I, Lynne Norwood Roberts, attended this "ceremony" with my mother, June Floyd Paddock Roberts, my brother, John Hammond Roberts, Jr, my son Marcos Pastrana, and my daughter, Anne Pastrana. I do not remember the date, but it was around 1983.
  591. Marriage Certificate.
  592. San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Oct 1936 (?) - page 85. Picture of June in her wedding dress with the blurb: Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. John Hammond Roberts is the former Miss June Floyd Paddock.
  593. Wedding Invitation. Mr and Mrs Nathan Crowell Paddock request the honour of your presence at the marrige of their daughter June Floyd to Mr John Hammond Roberts on Saturday, September the nineteenth at four o'clock in the afternoon, The Chapel of Grace, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California.
  594. Orange County, VA Families, Vol 2, p 19. Aug 22 1796 Porter, Wm to McCauley, Polly - Bondsman Charles Urquart.
  595. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 280. In 1835 the family came to this state (MO), and settled on a farm in Lincoln county.
  596. Bureau of Land Management, Land Patent Records, MO2270_.183, Doc #15624; MO NO S/N. T49N R1W W1/2 SW 1/4 Sec 34.
  597. Lincoln Co, MO, Records, P 366 - Book unknown. SE quarter of the SE quarter of Sec 6 in Township 48 range 1 west of the 5th principal meridian, containing 40 acres - the west half of the SW quarter of Sec 34 - Township No 49 north of the base line - range No 1 west of the 5th principal meridian, containing 80 acres - and the East half of the SE quarter of Sec No 33 in Township No 49 of range No 1 west of the 5th principal meridian containing Eighty acres - making in all Two hundred (200) acres -.
  598. Bureau of Land Management, MO230_/151, 20642; MO NO S/N. T49N R1W E1/2SE1/4 Sec 33.
  599. Daily Missouri Republican, Sunday, June 9, 1850, Vol XXIX, Issue 138, p. 2. Lincoln County. - We hear from this county that the Whigs have nominated Alexander Reed and William Porter, Esqs., as their candidates fro the House of Representatives from the county of Lincoln. They are popular men, and will be, we have every reason to believe, elected.
  600. Federal Census, 1810, Virginia, 1810 Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, VA; Roll: 71; Page: 109; Image: 224.00. William Porter, 3 males under 10, 2 males 26-44, 1 male 45 and over, 2 females under 10, 2 females 26-44.
  601. Federal Census, 1820, Virginia, 1820, Culpepper, VA; Roll: M33_133; Page: 250; Image: 111. William Porter: 2 males under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 male over 45, 1 female under 10, 26-44, 9 people involved in agriculture;
    Slaves: 4 males under 14, 5 males 14-26, 4 males 26-45, 3 females under 14, 2 females 14-26, 1 female 26-45.
  602. Federal Census, 1830, Virginia, 1830, Orange, VA, Roll: 196; Page: 324. William Porter - 1 male bet 40-50, 1 female 5-10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 30-40.
  603. Federal Census, 1840, Missouri, 1840, Bedford, Lincoln, MO; Roll: 225; Page: 228; Image: 465; FHFilm: 0014856. John D Porter: 1 male 10-14, 1 male 30-39; 2 females 15-19, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 60-69; slaves: 9; total people - 15.
  604. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, District 49, Lincoln, MO; Roll: M432_404; Page: 400; Image: 265. Polly M Porter, 73, widow, $3,900, b. VA;
    John D Porter, 40, physician, b. VA;
    Charles W, 36, none, b. VA;
    Mary, 30, b. VA;
    Garland Broadhead, 21, b. VA.
  605. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri, 1880, Hannibal, Marion, MO; Roll: 702; FHFilm: 1254702; Page: 183D; ED: 8; Image: 0371. Charles F McElroy, 32, married, Dry-goods Clerk, b. MO, father b. KY, mother b. VA;
    Julia, 25, wife, married, keeping house, b. MO, father b. PA, mother b. KY;
    Nellie, 6, daughter, b. MO, both parents b. MO;
    Walter, 3, son, b. MO, both parents b. MO;
    Frank, 26, brother, single, newspaper reporter, b. MO, father b. KY, mother b. VA;
    William, 24, brother, single, clerk in bank, b. MO, father b. KY, mother b. VA;
    James P, 33, brother, single, horse trainer, b. MO, father b. KY, mother b. VA;
    Ann F, 58, mother, widowed, b. VA, father b. Scotland, mother b. England.
  606. Salt Lake Herald, Nov 11, 1894, Page 12, Image 12 - accessed on Lib of Congress. OBITUARY - GILCHRIST PORTER
    Hannibal, Mo., Nov. 1 - Gilchrist Porter died suddenly at his home in this city at 8 o'clock this morning of heart failure, the day of his death marking his seventy-seventh birthday. Judge Porter was for seventeen years a circuit judge in Missouri, held the position of circuit clerk for two terms, represented Pike county in the Missouri legislature in 1844 and 1845, and served two terms in Congress, having been elected as a Whig over John B. Henderson and Tully R. Cormick, Democrats, in the fifties. He refused a third term in Congress. Judge Porter was a brother-in-law of Hon. James O. Broadhead, minister to Switzerland, who with his wife, arrived in Hannibal today to attend the funeral, which will occur tomorrow.
    Judge Porter was brother of Mrs. J. F. McElroy and uncle of Mr. W. P. McElroy of the Rio Grand Western Railway, this city.
  607. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002. This is to certify that I solemnized the marriage ceremony on the evening of the 19th of January AD 1843 in the Town of Troy County of Lincoln & State of Missouri at the house of Mrs. Mary Porter between Franklin B. McElroy and wife Ann F Porter. Given under my hand this 3rd day of January AD 1843.
    William P Cochran VDM
    Pastor of the Presbyterian Church
    at Big Creek, Ralls County
    Missouri
    Recorded January the 26th 1843
    Francis Parker Recorder
    P H Parker D.R.
  608. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, U of Pacific Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. William Porter born 1743 died Jan 19, 1816 married Margaret Finley
    William Porter, b. Fredericksburg, 10 Mar 1770, died Nov 17, 1840, Troy; married Mary Macauley Duncanson
    Issue: John Rebecca, Mary, Chas, Gilchrist, Annie
    Rebecca Porter Sept 1st 1774 mar Richard R Farish, Apr 8, 1802.
  609. Correspondence, Nov 29, 1943 - Annie Roberts Hodgdon to Abby Roberts. Evidently copied from a newspaper article written at the time of his death:

    ANOTHER OLD LANDMARK GONE - Dr. John D. Porter, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, died at his residence near this place on the morning of the 3rd inst. Dr. Porter was born in Fredericksburg, VA in 1804, being 65 years of age at the time of his death. He studied medicine at Port Royal, VA in the years 1825, 6, 7 and graduated as M.D. in the Medical Department of the University of Penn. in the spring of 1830. He removed to Troy (Missouri) in 1835. For many years he practiced medicine at this place and was very successful as a practitioner. He was unmarried, but leaves a sister and two brothers, Judge Gilchrist Porter and Chas. U. Porter, together with a large circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn his loss.

  610. Correspondence, Nov 29, 1943 - Annie Roberts Hodgdon to Abby Roberts. Dr. Porter was born in Fredericksburg, VA in 1804, being 65 years of age at the time of his death. He studied medicine at Port Royal, VA in the years 1825, 6, 7 and graduated as M.D. in the Medical Department of the University of Penn. in the spring of 1830.
  611. Federal Census, Slave Schedule, 1860, Missouri, 1860, Troy, Lincoln, MO; Roll: M653. Age 58, male,
    47, female
    45, male, mulatto
    23, male
    12, male.
  612. Federal Census, 1860, Missouri, 1860, Troy, Lincoln, MO; Roll: M653_629; Page: 0; Image: 375. John D Porter, 46, physician, $1,500, $5,000, b. VA.
  613. Correspondence, Nov 29, 1943 - Annie Roberts Hodgdon to Abby Roberts. Evidently copied from a newspaper article written at the time of his death:

    ANOTHER OLD LANDMARK GONE - Dr. John D. Porter, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, died at his residence near this place on the morning of the 3rd inst. Dr. Porter was born in Fredericksburg, VA in 1804, being 65 years of age at the time of his death. He studied medicine at Port Royal, VA in the years 1825, 6, 7 and graduated as M.D. in the Medical Department of the University of Penn. in the spring of 1830. He removed to Troy (Missouri) in 1835. For many years he practiced medicine at this place and was very successful as a practitioner. He was unmarried, but leaves a sister and two brothers, Judge Gilchrist Porter and Chas. U. Porter, together with a large circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn his loss.

  614. Marion County, MO Records, Deed Bk V, p 273. John & Sarah McKee of Marion Co to Charles U. Porter of Lincoln Co, in consideration of $400, 40 acres in Monroe County, MO, SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Sec 6, T56, R7W.
  615. Federal Census, 1860, Missouri, 1860, Bedford, Lincoln, MO; Roll: M653; Page: 0; Image: 364. Charles U Porter, 47, farmer, $10,050, $6,000, b. VA
    Mary Porter, 35, $3,700, b. VA.
  616. Lincoln Co, MO, Records, P. 559, 560 - Book Unknown. 160 acres of land sold by Mary Porter to Elihu H Perkins for $600: "all one hundred and sixty acres more or less which said land was devised to the said Mary Porter by William Porter Senr and Polly M. his wife by deed bearing date 24th of Decr 1839, and of Record in the Clerk's Office of the County of Lincoln Missouri..."
    west half of SW quarter of Sec 34 Township 49 North of the base line, Range No 1 west of the 5th principal meridian containing 80 acres, and the East half of the SE quarter of Sec 33 Township No 49 Range No 1 west of the 5th principal meridian, containing 80 acres making in all one hundred and sixty acres more or less.
  617. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 280. In 1835 the family came to this state [MO], and settled on a farm in Lincoln county.
  618. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 280. Gilchrist soon commenced reading law at Troy, the county seat; was admitted to the bar in 1837, and in the same year located at Bowling Green, in the adjoining county of Pike.
  619. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 280. In 1838 he was elected circuit attorney of the third judicial circuit; was re-elected in 1840, and served six years.
  620. History of Pike County, 1883, p 203. (1840) Gilchrist Porter, now of St. Louis, was a candidate for re-election as circuit attorney for the district.
  621. History of Pike County, 1883, p 203. Gilchrist Porter, now of St. Louis, was a candidate for re-election as circuit attorney for the district.

    On the 9th of November (1840), Mr. John Mackey aged 74 years, died. He was one of the earliest settlers, coming to the county in 1810 and improving the farm on which he died.

    Census - In 1840 the number of inhabitants of the county was 10,766.

  622. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 280. In 1844 he represented Pike county in the state legislature, and occupied the whig side of the house.
  623. Federal Census, Slave Schedule, 1850, Missouri.
  624. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 280. In 1850 Mr. Porter was elected a representative to congress from the second district. He was again elected in 1854, having, the year before, removed to Hannibal.
  625. Daily Missouri Republican, P. 2. GILCHRIST PORTER, ESQ, has assented to run for Congress in the Second District, if nominated by a Convention. There will hardly be any opposition to him.
  626. Daily Missouri Republican, P 2. MONDAY MORNING JUNE 10, 1850; WHIG NOMINATIONS; FOR CONGRESS - FIRST DISTRICT: JOHN F DARBY; SECOND DISTRICT: GILCHRIST PORTER ...
  627. Daily Missouri Republican, 23 June 1862, p 2. As presented by the newspaper -
    List of Candidates:

    For Congress
    1st District - Samuel Caruthers (Whig)

    2nd District - Gilchrist Porter.

  628. City Directory, Washington, DC, published by Alfred Hunter, 1853, p 30. CONGRESSIONAL DIRECTORY
    STANDING COMMITTEES - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    Committee of Claims
    Mr. John R J Daniel, of NC
    Alfred P Edgerton, Ohio
    Richard I Bowie, MD
    Origen S Seymour, CT
    Chauncey F Cleveland, CT
    William A Sacket, NY
    Carlton B Curtis, PA
    Gilchrist Porter, MO
    Daniel Mace, IN
    Room No. 50, first story, east.
  629. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 280. n 1850 Mr. Porter was elected a representative to congress from the second district. He was again elected in 1854, having, the year before, removed to Hannibal.
  630. Missouri Courier. 28 Dec 1854
    PROFESSIONAL CARDS:

    GILCHRIST PORTER
    Attorney at Law.
    HANNIBAL, MO.
    Office in Collins' new building, corner of Main and Bird street.

  631. Marion County, MO Records, Deed Bk 2, p 417. Gilchrist and Comfort W Porter to George Sheets, in consideration of $300, the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Sec 6 T56 R7 West containing forty acres.
  632. Marion County, MO Records, Deed Bk 2, p 416. Thomas Sydnor, Lincoln Co, MO (rep by Gilchrist Porter Atty - deed rec 17 July 1857) to George Sheets for $1,600, the NE 1/4 Section 6 T56 R7 West containing one hundred and sixty acres.
  633. Marion County, MO Records, Deed Bk B-2, pp 352, 353. J Walker Louthan to Gilchrist Porter in consideration of $1600 (one third of which [533 dollars and 33 cents] has this day been paid cash in hand the receipt of which is hereby acknowledge one third to be paid in one year from date, and the remaining one third to be paid in two years from date, with interest thereon, at the rate of ten per cent per annum) for Lots 1 & w of Block 1 of the subdivision of Out Lot number 59 of the city of Hannibal (Louthan's Addition).
  634. Marion County, MO Records, Deed Bk D-2, pp 70, 71. Hugh H and Nancy B Wardlaw to Gilchrist Porter for consideration of $341 Lost 1,2,3, and frontin 33 feet each on Fulton Avenue and running back north 70 degrees East, 140 feet deep, to an alley 30 feet wide, and bounded on the north by Oak Street, on the East by an alley twenty feet wide, on the South by Lot number 4 in same b.ock, and West by Fulton avenue, all in block 7 in Wardlaws addition.
  635. Marion County, MO Records, Deed Bk F-2, pp 126, 127. Gilchrist & Comfort W Porter to Rpbert R Ruffner and Wm H Fenner, for consideration of $500, south half of lot number one(1) in Block Number one (1) in Louthans addition to the City of Hannibal in said County.
  636. Marion County, MO Records. Gilchrist & Comfort W Porter to Samuel Richards in consideration of $500, the N 1/2 of Lot 2 in Block 1 of Louthans addition.
  637. Federal Census, Slave Schedule, 1860, Missouri.
  638. City Directory.
  639. Marion County, MO Records, Deed Book C-2, pp 428, 429. Gilchrist Porter and Comfort W Dorsey of Marion Co, MO, for consideration of $500, the south half of lot two (2) in Block One (1) of Southans, addition to said city - to Benjamin L Hixson.
  640. Marion County, MO Records, Deed Bk G-2, pp 429-430.
  641. Marion County, MO Records, Deed Bk G-2, pp 299, 300. HH Wardlaw to Gilchrist Porter, in consideration of $130, Lot 16 fronting Easterly 57 feet on Guernsey St and runing back 140 feet to an alley 20 feet wide, Also 9 feet from and on the northern side of lot 15 and fronting the said 9 feet on Guernsey St and running back 140 feet to an alley 20 feet wide and bounded north by Lot 16 and on the South by the remainder of Lot number 15 all in Block number 7 in Wardlaws addition to the said city of Hannibal.
  642. Palmyra Spectator Newspaper, January 22, 1936. Judge Gilchrist Porter - who was appointed Circuit Jedge by Gov. Hamilton R Gamble in 1861 when Judge John T Redd failed to take the oath of allegiance to the Federal government because of his Southern sympathies.
  643. Marion County, MO Records, Deed Bk W-2, p 278. Gilchrist and Comfort W Porter, in consideration of $200, Lots 1 and 2 fronting 38 feet each on Fulton Ave and running back 140 feet to an alley 0 feet wide all in Block 7 of said addition also lot 16 in Block 7 of Wardlaws addition fronting easterly 57 feet on Guernsey St and funning back 140 feet to an alley 20 feet wide 9 feet off the northern end of Lot 15 in Block 7 9 feet fronting on said Guernsey St running back 140 feet to said alley being the whole of said Lots 1, 2 and 16 and 15 feet off the north end of said Lot 15 in Block 7 forming an oblong square being the same real estate deeded by HH Wardlaw & wife to said Gilchrist Porter.
  644. Marion County, MO Records, Deed Book M-2, pp 340 - 342. Sheriff's sale of foreclosed property part of the adminitration of the estate of John G Toncray and William P. Samuel - public sale, Hannibal, Marion, MO, 14 Dec 1864 by Wm. B. Phillips, Sheriff of Marion County. Highest bidder was Gilchrist Porter at $797, for S 1/2 of Lot 3 in Block 22 and the undivided 5th of lot 2 in Block 22.
  645. Marion County, MO Records, Deed Bk N-2, pp 202-203. Walker & Sarah Louthan to Gilchrist Porter in consideration of $400, for N 1/2 of Lot 2 of Block 1 in Louthans Addition.
  646. US IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862 -1918, Ancestry.com, US IRS Tax Assessment Lists, microfilm at NARA. 1865: Gilchrist Roberts, Hannibal, Lawyer, 12 months, rate: 10, total: amount: $10.
  647. Marion County, MO Records, Deed Bk S-2, p 243. George H & Julia A Nettleton to Gilchrist Porter, for the consideration of $4,500, for the N 1/2 of Lot 3 in Block 19 according to the plat or plan of the town (now city) of Hannibal.
  648. Marion County, MO Records, Deed Bk W-2, pp 426-427. Gilchrist & Comfort W Porter, late of Marion County now of St. Louis County Missouri to Jacob Harris for consideration of $4,000 for the N 1/2 of Lot 3 in Block 19.
  649. Holt County Sentinel. CIRCUIT JUDGES ELECTED: The following is a list of the Judges of the several Circuits in this State elected on the 3d Inst., excepting in the Seventeenth Circuit, from which we have no returns, viz: 1st Circuit, TM Rice, Rad.; 2d, George H Burckhardt, Dem.; 3d, Gilchrist Porter, Dem...
  650. Historic Inventory, MO Office of Historic Preservation, 301 Mississippi Ave., Sparrow-Mackey House. ...The buyer was Gilchrist Porter, a prominent attorney from Hannibal who had been Whig representative to the U S Congress in the 1850's. He was later elected Judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit. He sold this property to James W. Stark, who already owned the house next door. After his death and that of his wife Catherine, this house was inherited by their son William Henry Stark, who lost it for debt in 1907. Since then the property has had 9 owners.
  651. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Unknown Deed Book, pp 627-630 - rec. 31 Jul 1869. Deed for sale of property in bankruptcy of Wm W Mackey, Jr., 1 Jul 1869: Lots 304 and 305 as designated on the plat of said City [of Clarksville, Pike, MO]...said lots are enclosed together under gook picket and plank fence have a south front on Mississippi Street of 110 feet and each front of 120 feet on third street, are beautifully located in a pleasant neighborhood on the brow of the hill overlooking the said City and affording a fine view of the Mississippi River...sale at public auction to the highest bidder...and whereas at the said sale Gilchrist Porter was the highest bidder for the said right title and interest and estate at and for the sum of sixteen hundred and fifteen dollars...
  652. Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians - online database.
  653. Marion County, MO Records, Letters of Administration, Marion County Court House. Know ye that Whereas Gilchrist Porter late of the Count of Marion and State of Missouri died intestate as it is said, having at the time of his death, property in this State which may be lost, destroyed or diminished in value, if speedy care be not taken of the same: To the end, therefore, that said property may be collected, preserved and disposed of according to law: We do hereby appoint A R Levering administrator of all and singular, the Goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits, which were of the said Gilchrist Porter at the time of his death, with full power and authority to secure and dispose of said property according to law, and collect all moneys due said deceased, and in general, to do and perform all other acts and things which are or hereafter may be required of him by law.
  654. Marion County, MO Records, Letters of Administration, Marion County Court House. Final distribution of estate to heirs: Charles U. Porter, W. C. Porter, C. D. Smith, A. D. Porter, E. D. Porter, J. D. Porter, G. P. Roberts, N. L. Young, A. D. Hodgdon. (The most anyone got was $210.62) Filed for record 22 Feb 1900.
  655. Federal Census, 1840, Missouri, 1840 Pike, MO; Roll: 228; Page: 85. Gilchrist Porter - one male btwn 20 & 30; one female btwn 15 & 20.
  656. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri, 1880, Clarksville, Pike, MO; Roll: T9_709; Family History Film: 1254790; Page: 595.3000; Enumeratoin District: 135; Imge: 0501. Porter, Gilchrist, 61, married, Judge, b. VA, both parents b. VA; Comfort, 55, wife, married, keeping house, b. MD, both parents b. VA; Annie, 25, daughter, single, at home; Dorsey, 17, son, single, at school; Willie, 15, at school; Charlie, 13, at school. All children b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD.
  657. Federal Census, 1830, Maryland, 1830 Census Place: District 6, Baltimore, MD; Roll: 55; Page: 181. Edward Dorsey, 2 boys under five, 1 male btw 30 and 40, 1 female betw 5 and 10, one female betw 20 and 30.
  658. Handwritten notes in family records. According to handwritten notes from Abby Hammond Roberts:
    (according to Celeste Young Cary) when Comfort Worthington Dorsey's family moved west to Missouri she remained with her Grandmother in Ellicott City, MD to finish her education at Patabsco (actually Patapsco) Institute (about 1 year). This has been confirmed online with Howard County, MD Dept of Recreation and Parks, Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park (in book). "In our records we did find a Comfort W Dorsey from Spring-Hill, MD. She was a student at the Patapsco Female Institute 1842 - 1844.".
  659. Daily National Intelligencer, P. 3. PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE, Near Baltimore, Md.;
    The Principal, Mrs. Lincoln Phelps, has had long experience in directing a literary institution, and is well known to the public from her former connexion in the Troy (NY) Seminary with her sister, Mrs. Emma Willard, as the author of Lincoln's Botany, and of a series of works on Chemistry, Natural Philosophy, &c., of sundry works on the subject of Education, &c.
    The Patapsco Female Institute is situated within five minutes' walk of the depot of the railroad in the vicinity of Ellicotts' Mills, Md., ten miles west of Baltimore, with which, as with Washington, there is a constant communication, both by railroads and turnpikes. The building for the accommodation of the School is of dressed granite, erected in a chaste styles of architecture, at an expense of $27,000. The present Principal, aided by the advice and assistance of her husband, the Hon. John Phelps, has expended about $5,000 in additions and improvements. The adjacent grounds, consisting of about twelve acres, belonging to the institution, are beautifully situated, and afford many advantages for health and recreation.
    The terms for the scholastic year, for board and English education, are $240; no extra charges being made but for ornamental branches, lectures, and foreign languages.
    A Board of five trustees (the Hon. Thomas B. Dorsey, President) have a general oversight of the condition and management of the institution. The Right Rev. Wm R. Whittingham is visiter. A resident Chaplain, the Rev. Wm. H Clarke, a graduate of Yale College, is Professor of Mental Philosophy and English Composition. Besides the experienced and excellent Vice Principal, Miss Browne, there are associated in the care, discipline, and instruction of the pupils nine ladies resident in the family. Mons. Louis F. Levis, a graduate of the University of France, (licentiate de droit,) Professor of Modern Languages, resides in the institution, and devotes his time wholly to its interests. There are in regular attendance two distinguished German Professors of the Piano; two English Professors, one of Vocal Music and the guitar, and one of the Harp and Organ; and a Professor of Drawing and Painting, in water colors and oil; Professor Aiken of the University of Maryland, is Lecturer on the Physical Sciences. Mr. Henry C. Cornwell is Secretary and Business Agent.
    An organization of officers and teachers like the above, with the accommodations provided, entitle the Patapsco Institute tot eh rank of a College or University for the perfecting of female education in useful and ornamental branches. It is vested, by an act of incorporation, with the power of granting diplomas to those who pass through a prescribed course of study...
    Extract from a report of the Principal, October 1847.
    "Patrons of various Christian denominations have continued to give the institution their support and friendship; and as a due return, the principles of all are respected. Controversy among us is discountenanced. We endeavor to train up our pupils as Christians, relying much on the influence of religious habits and example.
    "A Northern school in all its essential features and characteristics, but divested of all that might be offensive to Southern feelings, is planted in a Southern climate."
    This Institution is at all times open for the reception of pupils. Those who wish to do so, remain during vacations.
    Applications may be made to Mrs. Lincoln Phelps, Ellicott Mills Post Office, Maryland.
    NB The services of well qualified teachers for schools and families may usually be obtained by applying to the Patapsco Institute, in which is a Normal Department, for the training and improvement of teachers.
  660. Unknown Newspaper - Hannibal, MO, 9 Aug 1892. The funeral services will be conducted this afternoon by Rev. John Davis, rector of Trinity church, at the family residence, following which the interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Hannibal, Mo.
    May her soul rest in peace.
  661. Death Certificate.
  662. Find A Grave Memorial, #127787698. Ella M. Levering, 1841-1912.
  663. Missouri Marriages, 1851 -1900, Ancestry.com - database online. A R Levering married Ella Porter, 4 Dec 1860, in Marion County, Missouri.
  664. R. I. Holcombe, History of Marion County Missouri, 1884, p 962. In 1860 he married Miss Ella Porter, daughter of Judge Gilchrist Porter, of Hannibal, mentioned elsewhere.
  665. Unidentified Newspaper, Dec 4 1910, Hannibal, MO. MARRIED FIFTY YEARS AGO
    TODAY - Mr and Mrs A R Levering Will Celebrate their Golden Wedding

    Fifty years ago today in the parlors of the home of Judge Gilchrist Porter, on the northwest corner of Fifth and Lyon streets, the Rev. Mr. Dunn, rector of Trinity Episcopal church, united the destinies of Miss Ella M. Porter and Aaron Righter Levering...

  666. Marion County, MO Records, Marrriage Certificate. Levering & Porter
    In the name of the Father & of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Amen.
    Joined together in Holy Matrimony A R Levering and Ella Porter on this the fourth day of December Anno Domini Eighteen hundred and Sixty
    Marion County J W Dunn
    Missouri Rector Trinity Church Hannibal
    (Filed for record February 1st 1861
    M Brady Recorder.
  667. Headstone, Cuivre Township Cemeteries, P 13. Location: Cuivre township 52N - Range 2W, Section 28. East of Route HH.

    Sacred to the memory of Emma Rebecca, daughter of Gilchrist and Comfort W. Porter, born Dec 7th 1844, died Jan 1st, 1845, age: 11 months and 24 days. (footstone: ERP died 1845.

  668. Find A Grave Memorial, #96266508. Emma Rebecca Porter, b. 1 Jan 1844, d. 7 Dec 1845.
  669. Headstone, Misc Cemeteriesof Cuivre Township, Pike, MO P. 13. Location: Cuivre township 52N - Range 2W, Section 28. East of Route HH.

    Sacred to the memory of Emma Rebecca, daughter of Gilchrist and Comfort W. Porter, born Dec 7th 1844, died Jan 1st, 1845, age: 11 months and 24 days. (footstone: ERP died 1845.

  670. Find A Grave Memorial, #96266508. Emma Rebecca Porter, b. 1 Jan 1844, d. 7 Dec 1845
    Obviously, based on the Cuivre cemetery information, this has been added by the contributor to Findagrave and was not readable on the headstone, and is suspect.
  671. Cemeteries of Cuivre Township, Pike Co Missouri (Bowling Green, Pike, MO: Pike County Genealogical Society, n.d.), p 13. Sacred to the memory of Emma Rebecca, daughter of Gilchrist and Comfort W. Porter, born Dec 7th 1844, died Jan 1st, 1845, age 11 months and 24 days. (footstone ERP died 1845). Porter Cemetery: Located in Cuivre township 52N-Range 2W, Section 28. East of Route HH. Copied by Bill and Mollie Price and Charles J. Moore Nov 6th 1985. Headstones surviving: Elizabeth Porter, Emma Rebecca Porter, Margaret D. Porter, Larkin Dorsey (second cousin of original property owner, Edward Worthington Dorsey and Grandfather of the three Porter girls.).
  672. Headstone, Cuivre Township Cemeteries, P 13. Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, beloved daughter of Gilchrist and Comfort W Porter, born Oct (rest of stone is badly defaced and couldn't be read).
  673. Find A Grave Memorial, #96266807. Elizabeth Rebecca Porter, b. 4 Oct 1845, d. 16 Aug 1847.
  674. Find A Grave Memorial, #96266807. Elizabeth Rebecca Porter, b. 4 Oct 1845, d. 16 Aug 1847
    Obviously, based on the Cuivre cemetery information, this has been added by the contributor to Findagrave and was not readable on the headstone, and is suspect.
  675. Cemeteries of Cuivre Township, Pike Co Missouri, p 13. Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, beloved daughter of Gilchrist and Comfort W. Porter, born Oct. (rest of stone is badly defaced and couldn't be read). Porter Cemetery: Located in Cuivre township 52N-Range 2W, Section 28. East of Route HH. Copied by Bill and Mollie Price and Charles J. Moore Nov 6th 1985. Headstones surviving: Elizabeth Porter, Emma Rebecca Porter, Margaret D. Porter, Larkin Dorsey (second cousin of original property owner, Edward Worthington Dorsey and Grandfather of the three Porter girls.).
  676. Headstone, Cuivre Township Cemeteries, P 13. Margaret D. 9 July 1849 - 16 Nov 1850 d/o G & CW Porter.
  677. Find A Grave Memorial, #96265747. Margaret Dorsey Porter, b. 9 Jul 1849, d. 16 Nov 1850.
  678. Headstone, Cuivre Township Cemeteries, P 13. Margaret D 9 July 1849 - 16 Nov 1850 d/o G & CW Porter. Porter Cemetery: Located in Cuivre township 52N-Range 2W, Section 28. East of Route HH. Copied by Bill and Mollie Price and Charles J. Moore Nov 6th 1985. Headstones surviving: Elizabeth Porter, Emma Rebecca Porter, Margaret D. Porter, Larkin Dorsey (second cousin of original property owner, Edward Worthington Dorsey and Grandfather of the three Porter girls.).
  679. Headstone, Cuivre Township Cemeteries, P 13. Margaret D 9 July 1849 - 16 Nov 1850 d/o G & CW Porter.
  680. Belk-Kennedy Cemetery Records, Joplin, MO. Porter, Edward D, b. 1852, d. 1901, ssw Millie S; Cemetery: Fairview - Joplin (Vol. 8 - 27).
  681. History of Jasper County, Missouri, Vol II p 802. He came to Joplin in the month of February, 1872, when a youth of about twenty years, and became associated with R M Roberts, in the mining industry, continuing thus engaged until 1901, when he left the state and removed to San Antonio, Texas, a short time before his death, on January 23, 1901.
  682. History of Jasper County, Missouri, 1883, p 405. One of the most important social events of the centennial year was the organization of a lodge of the KNights of Pythias...twenty charter members...ED Porter, Peter Schnur...
  683. Jasper County Court Records, Case 904. ORDER OF PUBLICATION: In the Circuit Court of Jasper County, Missouri, at Joplin, in vacation. Edward D. Porter and Richard M. Roberts, partners as Porter & Roberts, plaintiffs, vs. Thomas B. Dorsey, defendant.
    Now at this day come the plaintiffs, in the above entitled cause, by attorney, Galen Spencer, before the undersigned clerk of the circuit court of Jasper county, Missouri, in vacation, and file their petition and affidavit, stating among other things that the defendant, Thomas B. Dorsey, is a nonresident of this State so that the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon him. [He asserts he is a resident of Tennessee.] It is therefore ordered by said clerk in vacation that publication be made, notifying the said defendant that suit has been commenced against him by petition and attachment in the circuit court of Jasper county, MO at Joplin the object and general nature of which, firs: to recover judgment against him in the sum of two thousand six hundred and sixteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($2,616.75) on account for goods and wares and merchandise sold and delivered to him and for money advanced and paid out for him on his order and for his use and benefit, with interest thereon : and second, to recover judgment against him, in the further sum of one thousand six hundred and forty-six dollars and fifty-five cents ($1,646.55) on account for goods and wares and merchandise sold and delivered to and money paid out for the firm of Sellars & Dorsey and on their order and for their use, of which siad firm he, the said Thomas B. Dorsey, was a member, together with interests and costs; and that his property has been attached to satisfy said demands; and that unless siad defendant be and appear at the next term of the said court to commence and be holden at Joplin in said county on the second Monday in June, 1883, and answer or demur to the plaintiff's petition, on or before the sixth day of said term (if the term shall so long continue, and if not, then before the end of the term), the same will be taken as confessed, and judgment rendered against him on both of said demands and his property be sold to satisfy the same with costs.
    It is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the JOPLIN NEWS, a newspaper published in this State, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least four weeks before the first day of the next term of this court. A true copy - Attest: I. C. Hodson, Clerk. By F. C. Combs, Deputy Clerk, Galen Spencer, attorney for Plaintiff
    Published in the Joplin News for four weeks successively, the first insertion being on the 16th day of April, 1883, and the last insertion on the 12th day of May, 1883. Peter Schnur (publisher.
  684. History of Jasper County, Missouri, Vol II, p 802. He was one of the organizers of the Joplin National Bank and at one time held the office of vice-president. He was postmaster of Joplin under President Grover Cleveland (the first administration) to the general satisfaction, and for one term served as mayor of Joplin and his administration of the affairs of that office were in the direction of progress and civic integrity.
  685. Kansas City Star, P 1. POSTMASTERS APPOINTED.
    Washington, Nov 25 --- The president to-day appointed the following postmasters: Edward D. Porter, at Joplin, Mo; James S McGee, Paris, Mo.; D W Scott, Galena, Ill; John Marens, Hamilton, Mo.; Lloyd N Pease, Tiffin, O.; W H Canon, Merrill, Wis.; Frank White, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  686. Kansas City Times, p. 5. The protracted wrangle over the postmastership at Joplin, Mo., was ended to-day by the appointment of Edward D. Porter who was recommended by Congressman Stone.
    The president to-day appointed the following presidential postmasters: Edward W. Porter, Joplin, Mo., vice Matthew Stofford, commission expired, salary $1,800...
  687. Kansas City Times, 28 May 1886, P. 3. The Record; United States Circuit Court - Krekel, Judge;...Edward D Porter vs Thomas B Dorsey; account attached; continued.
  688. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Kansas City, MO - Judgment & Execution Docket, 1879-1911, Vol 1. - #884 - E. D. Porter, R. M. Roberts; Thos. B. Dorsey; 5 Oct 1886; Record: B., LC; P. 442; Dismissed; Costs.
    Interestingly, everything I've seen has suggested that ED Porter etal sued TB Dorsey, however, in this document the names of Porter and Roberts are in the column entitled, AGAINST WHOM, and Dorsey is written in the column entitled, IN WHOSE FAVOR. This suggests that I may be completely wrong, the Dorsey was the plaintiff, not the defendant.
  689. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Kansas City, MO - Law Record, 1879-1911, Vol C, #4. - Oct 5th 1886 - #884 - E. D. Porter etal against Thomas B. Dorsey; This day a stipulation of parties is filed that this case be dismissed upon payment of costs by plaintiffs; and defendants waivers damages on account of the attachment bond herein.
  690. Find A Grave Memorial, #50619822. Edward D Porter, 1852-1901; Millie S; His Wife; 1867-1935
    Headstone on base emblazoned with name "PORTER"
    Small headstone below: Helen P. White, 1896-1968.
  691. History of Jasper County, Missouri, Vol II p 802. Mr. Porter was married October 24, 1888, to Millie Schnur, daughter of Peter and Adaline Schnur, prominent citizens of Joplin and in this union he found the fulfillment of his youthful dreams.
  692. Marion County, MO Records, Deed Book 142, Page 539, County Recorders Office, Palmyra, Marion, MO. The undivided one eighth 1/8 in Lot Number Two and Thirty five feet off of South side of Lot Number Three in Block Twenty Eight (28) in City of Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri being my interest in the old Homestead of my mother, C. W. Porter [Comfort Worthington] and Gilchrist Porter's estate, and known as the Stillwell property, South Fifth Street in said city of Hannibal.
  693. Federal Census, 1900, Missouri, 1900, Hannibal Ward 3, Marion, MO; Roll: T623_874; Page: 11B; ED: 100. Aaron R Levering, 61, b. Sept 1839, married 40 years, b. MO, both parents b. MD, capitalist, owns home no mortgage;
    Mary E, wife, 58, b. May 1842, married 40 years, no children, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD, no occupation
    Annie D Porter, sister-in-law, 45, b. Oct 1854, single, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD, no occupation
    Margaret Whaland, 33, b. JUly 1866, single, b. IL, both parents b. IA, servant.
  694. Federal Census, 1910, Missouri, 1910, Hannibal, Ward 3, Marion, MO, Roll: T624_798; Page: 2A; ED: 106; Image: 252. AR Levering, Head, 71, married once for 49 years, no children, b. MO, both parents b. MD, banker;
    Ella Levering, wife, 69, married once for 49 years, no children, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD, no occupation
    Annie Porter, 54, sister-in-law, single, own income;
    Carrie Way, 41, black, servant, married 10 years, no children
    Eleanor Wing, 20, white, maid, b. CA, both parents b. CA.
  695. Federal Census, 1920, Missouri, 1920, Hannibal, Ward 1, Marion, MO. Annie Porter, head, owns home, 52, single, b. MO, both parents b. VA, no occupation;
    Sarah E Bolton, boarder, 25, single, b. MO, both parents b. MO, teacher in public school;
    Geraldine McCroy, boarder, 20, single, b. b. MO, both parents b. MO, teacher in public school;
    Bertha Watson, adopted, 15, single, b. MO, both parents b. MO, no occupation.
  696. Last Will and Testament, Annie Dorsey Porter, 21 Dec 1923. Executor: Frank T Hodgdon. Left property, 1100 Hill St, Hannibal to Aunt Dot (Annie Roberts Hodgdon) and other lots, and all personal property. To brothers J Dorsey Porter, William C Porter, sister Comfort D Smith, nephews Paul Porter and Edward Porter and niece Helen Porter White and niece Nellie Levering Young, $1.00 each. $2,000 in trust for Ann Dorsey Hodgdon, $200 to Riverside Cemetery for Porter plot upkeep, 2/3 residue to Annie Roberts Hodgdon, 1/3 to nephew Gilchrist Porter Roberts.

    Also on file - probate documents, appraisals etc.

  697. Federal Census, 1930, Missouri, 1930, Hannibal, Marion, MO; Roll: 1211; Page: 10B; ED: 5; Image: 706.0. Annie E Porter, head, owns home worth $6,100, not a farm, 69 yrs old, single, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD, no occupation;
    David Bear, roomer, 19, b. MO, both parents b. KY, no occupation.
  698. Hannibal Evening Courier-Post, 31 January 1940, p 1. Text found in family group page notes for Annie Dorsey Porter.
  699. Marion County, MO Records, Letters of Administration, Marion County Court House, File #5159. Frank T. Hodgdon, executor of the will, is appointed administrator; heirs listed are: Comfort D. Smith, sister, Paul Porter, nephew, Helen Porter White, niece, Annie Roberts Hodgdon, niece, Gilchrist Porter Roberts, nephew.
  700. Marion County, MO Records, Letters of Administration, Marion County Court House, File #5159. Property held by Annie Porter (see comment) sold to highest bidder by administrator Frank T Hodgdon this date to George & Effie Berry for $1309 - $9 over appraised value.
  701. Federal Census, 1930, California, 1930, San Diego, San Diego, CA, Roll: 192; Page: 9A; ED: 140; Image: 1026.0. Comfort Dorsey Smith, 65, head, owned home, $8,000, widowed, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD, no occupation; Meredith, Mary Eleanor, granddaughter, 14, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. Mexico;
    Charles Greil, boarder.
  702. California Death Index, 1940 - 1997. Comfort Dorsey Smith (Comfort Dorsey Porter), dob: 29 May 1857; birthplace: MO; death date: 3 Jan 1950; death place: San Diego, San Diego, CA; mother's maiden name: Dorsey; father's surname: Porter.
  703. History of Jasper County, Missouri, Vol II, p 1027. Mr. Smith was married in Hannibal, Missouri, October 18, 1877, his chosen lady being Miss Comfort D. Porter, daughter of Judge Gilchrist Porter, former member of Congress.
  704. Marion County, MO Records, Certificate of Marriage, 18 Oct 1877. State of Missouri, County of Marion: This is to certify that on the 18th of October AD 1877 Mr. W. H. Smith and Miss Comfort Porter were by me united in marriage according to the laws of god and of the State of Missouri, at Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri. Abiel Leonard, Rector, Grace Church, St. Louis, Mo.
    Filed for record in this office, on the 9th day of November AD 1877, J H Donley, Recorder, Marion County, Mo.
  705. Federal Census, 1930, California.
  706. Federal Census, 1920, California.
  707. Correspondence, Letter in hanging file. 5 April 1893, from his sister Mary Eleanor Porter Levering, to John Dorsey Porter, Alamo, Lower California Mexico (via San Diego):
    My Dear Brother!
    I was glad to receive your letter, which came day before yesterday - though very sorry your prospects are no brighter . I have wondered, for some time, how you could afford to spend so many of the best years of your life, on so slight a prospect, as you said you had, to collect a few debts. Of course, I know nothing of the circumstances & yuo do not tell me, in your letter, what it is you need. Whilst I have every thing I could think of needing, you know, I have no separate estate, no income of my very own, but I happen just at this time, to have fifty dollars, & Righter insists upon giving one fifty more, which I am so glad to have for you. That will be enough to pay your way up into California & give you a little, till you have time to find work, will it not? & was that what you wanted? I am glad you feel that your rxperience down there, will help you, in your future life. Forget all the discouragement of your failure there, & start anew, determined to succeed. Keep near to the dear Savior, & put yourself under the influence of good Christian people & when temptation comes, He will surely strengthen you, if you determine to help yourself. Dear Dorse, I have always had a more tender love for you, than for any of my Brothers, because, I feel sure you have the making of a noble, true man committed to your keeping & if you fail to work out a grand manhood, you will be frustrating your Maker's plan for you. You know how little Pa & Nan have to look for in the other boys - Let them see you can not only honor yourself, but be a son & brother they can look up to & honor. When we talked of having a monument put up to our Mother's memory, I thought, each of us, her children is a monument to her memory & how doubly she will rejoice if we show her name worthy of honor, in her children. The only condition I attach to the little gift I send you is, that not one penny of it shall be spent in a way that would give her, that would give me pain. I hope you will get something to do quickly. I know you can succeed, & I will pray that you may. I feel sure Will Smith will help you find work. He spoke of you in such a brotherly way. Write as soon as you are out of Mexico, & if you have decided to go, why not at once? Nan & Dot are still in St. Louis. Dr Green encourages Nan about Dot's eyes. Pa is in Joplin. He says he is ten per cent better than when he lift home, but Pa is a very old man & very childish. Port is with us. I am not well this Spring - have been confined to my bed for several days. We are having Spring at last. 'Tis uncomfortably hot. There is a great deal of seckness here. I have thought so much of Gillie Dorse, since I began to write to you & am so thankful he escapted the troubles of this world & is saafe at home to wellcome us, when we reach there. But life is all before you, yet & I count upon your keeping your promise to make us all proud of you I can write no more now. Lovingly Sister.
  708. Correspondence, Apr 5, 1893. Letter to "My Dear Brother" signed "Lovingly Sister" admonishing him to come home and sending him money. Does not disclose the purpose of his trip to Mexico. He must have gone down with brother Edward Porter - and they left from Joplin. He shows up in Joplin after the time of this letter in the 1910 census.Clearly he received it, or it wouldn't have found its way into Abby Hammond Roberts' possession. Note - at the end of his life he lived with Abby and Porter Roberts in Stockton.
  709. Federal Census, 1910, Missouri, 1910, Joplin, Ward 4, Joplin, MO; Roll: T624_790; Page: 3A; ED: 42; Image: 832. John D Porter, 48, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD, own income.
  710. Federal Census, 1920, California, 1920. Pajaro, Santa Cruz, CA; Roll: T625_148; Page: 1B; ED: 293; Image: 1001. John H Porter, 58, single, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. US, farmer.
  711. Federal Census, 1930, California, 1930, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: 211; Page: 5B; ED: 35; Image: 329.0. Gilchrist P Roberts, head, 51, owns home worth $6,000, married 25 years b. MO, both parents b. MO, body builder for automobiles;
    Abby, wife, 51, married 25 years, b. CA, father b. RI, mother b. PA, no occupation
    Gilchrist, son, 24, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA, bookkeeper in office;
    Junius Y, son, 21, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA, no occupation
    John H, son, 19, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. CA, Life Guard at Baths.
    John D Porter, uncle, 68, single, b. MO, both parents b. VA, Watchman in factory.
  712. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, Block 20, Lot 23. Headstone: John Dorsey Porter, 1861 - 1936. Lot located with Langdon family, next to Ewing and Dorsey family plots.
  713. Stockton Record Newspaper, 17 April 1936. JOHN DORSEY PORTER
    Private funeral services were held this morning in the chapel of DeYoung & Conklin for John Dorsey Porter, 74, native of Missouri who for 12 years had made his home in Stockton with his nephew, G. Porter Roberts, 27 West Poplar Street. Porter died suddenly Wednesday [Tuesday] of a heart attack.
    Rev. Seth C. Hawley of St. John's Episcopal Church conducted the ritual of the church. Pallbearers were G. Porter Roberts Sr, G Porter Roberts, Jr, Junius Y Roberts, John H. Roberts, J. Dorsey Ewing and Edward Dorsey.
  714. Federal Census, 1930, Missouri, 1930; Joplin, Jasper, MO; Roll: 1205; Page: 3A; ED: 12; Image: 369.0. Porter, William C, head, R, $30.66, 65, widowed, 30 (age at first marriage),did not attend school, can read and write, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD, bookkeeper, ?? purchasing, yes - actually working, not a veteran.
    Wittich, Charlotte L, mother-in-law, 79, 21 (age at first marriage), did not attend school, can read and write, b. IN, father b. OH, mother b. OH, no occupation.
    Wittich, Julia H, sister-in-law, 54, single, b. Arkansas, father b. GA, mother b. IN.
  715. Death Certificate, File #36652, Reg No 296. William C Porter, b. 29 Sept 1864, retired, residence 1000 Hill St, Hannibal, age 70, died Oct 9, 1934 of coronary disease and coronary embolism. Informant: Mr. Frank Hodgdon, Hannibal, MO.
  716. Death Certificate, File No 36652, Reg No. 296. Burial Riverside Cemetery, Oct 10, 1934; Undertaker: Wm M Smith, 902 Bdwy, Hannibal, MO.
  717. Obituary, Joplin Newspaper (Name Unknown).
  718. Marriage License, copy of marriage license on file - obtained online database, Ancestry.com. William C Porter, Joplin, Jasper, MO (over 21 years of age) and Juanita Willich, Carthage, Jasper, MO (who is over 18 years of age). Witnessed 25 Apr 1895

    State of Missouri, County of Jasper. This is certify that the undersinged, a clergyman of the Prot. Episcopal Church did at Carthage in said County, on the 25th day of April A. D. united in marrige the above named persons. H A Duboc Rector, St. Phillips Church.

  719. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri, 1880, Clarksville, Pike, MO; Roll: T9_709; Family History Film: 1254790; Page: 595.3000; Enumeratoin District: 135; Imge: 0501. Porter, Gilchrist, 61, married, Judge, b. VA, both parents b. VA;
    Comfort, 55, wife, married, keeping house, b. MD, both parents b. VA;
    Annie, 25, daughter, single, at home;
    Dorsey, 17, son, single, at school;
    Willie, 15, at school;
    Charlie, 13, at school.
    All children b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD.
  720. Obituary, Joplin Newspaper (Name Unknown), Issue dated Aug 17, 1928. Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Wittich Porter ... will be conducted by Mrs. J. W. McMillan, Christian Science reader, at the Porter home, 408 West B street, at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Mrs. Porter died at 9:30 o'clock last night...Surviving, besides her husband, are her mother, Mrs. Charlotte L. Wittich, as sister, Miss Julia Wittich, a nephew Porter Wittich, and niece, Mrs. Everett Muennig. (Ergo he survived his wife who died in Aug, 1928).
  721. Death Certificate, #122835 Reg No 1493 - Kansas City, Jackson, MO. Name of Husband: Chas U Porter - widowed at time of death.
  722. Federal Census, 1910, Missouri, Joplin, Jackson, MO 1910 - Roll: T624_790; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 40. Census data - at time of census they had been married 10 years.
  723. Index to the War of 1812 Pension Files, p 606. Dorsey, Edward W, Eleanor Elizabeth (Brown) WC-26058, m. 9 Apr 1822, Baltimore, MD, sd (soldier died) 10 Jul 1858, Pike City, MO, wd (widow died) about 1892, srv (served) R Burgess' Maryland Militia, lived Pike City, MO and widow also lived Stanislaw (sic) and San Joaquin counties, CA.
  724. Maryland Militia, War of 1812,, p. 34. Edward W Dorsey, 20, joined Aug 16, 17, 1813.
  725. Maryland Militia, War of 1812, p. 41. Edward W Dorsey, 32nd Regiment, 4th Cpl.
  726. Pension File, War of 1812, Various pages in package - filed in large file. EWDorsey enlisted in Anne Arundel County, MD and served 30 days in July and August 1814, as Fourth Seargeant in Captain Roderick Burgess' Company of Maryland Militia.

    Application for bounty land warrant, presented before the Probate Court, Bowling Green, Pike, MO and certified by the Judge of the Probate Court, Judge Thomas J C Fagg, 16 Jan 1851. Warrant #31644 issued 3 Dec 1851 for 40 acres.

  727. Pension File, War of 1812.
  728. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 143. Edward Worthington Dorsey served as corporal in Captain Owings' Company, 32d Maryland Regiment, War of 1812.
  729. Index to War of 1812 Pension Files, p 606. DORSEY Edward W., Eleanor Elizabeth (Brown) WC-26058, m 9 Apr 1822 Baltimore MD, sd 10 Jul 1858 Pike Cty, MO, WD about 1892, srv R Burgess' MD Mil, lived Pike Cty MO & wid also lived Stanslaw & San Joaquin Cts CA.
  730. Federal Census, 1820, Maryland, 1820, Dist 5, Anne Arundel, MD; Robb: M33_41; Page: 351; Image: 176. Edward W Dorsey, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45;
    17 slaves: 5 males under 14, 3 males 14-26, 1 male 26-45, 5 females under 14, 1 female 14-26, 2 females 26-45.
  731. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book D, p 396. Sale of 500 acres of land from John W Gillum and wife Mary Ann to Edward W Dorsey, 2 June 1834, thus adding to the proof of the date of his migration from Maryland.
  732. Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, 18 June 1834, Vol XLII, Issue 320, Page 3. A VALUABLE FARM FOR SALE -In virtue of a deed executed to us for that purpose, the subscribers will sell on Monday, the 23d day of June next, at eleven o'clock, AM at public auction on the premises the FARM in the fork of Patapsco Falls, in Baltimore County, whereon Edward W Dorsey (now on a visit to the State of Missouri, whereto he is about to remove) resides. This Farm lies within one hundred yards of Marriottville, on the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road, about 26 miles from Baltimore, and contains between 490 and 500 ACRES OF LAND: about one half of which is in wood, and the greater portion of that which is cleared is of excellent quality, being grey rock and limestone land and well watered. There are thereon about 20 acres of valuable bottom Meadow, a good Mill Seat and the half of two others, (in the disposition of which, with his ?? , the adjoining proprietor is willing to unite) and several quarries of Limestone of superior quality. The improvements are a convenient NEW STONE DWELLING HOUSE, a Kitchen, Negro Quarter, Barn, Stables, Tobacco House, Ice House, Apple Orchard &c; also, two Lime Kilns, situated about 100 yards from the Rail Road; with the necessary houses for the accommodation of hands engaged in burning lime. The extreme healthiness of this farm, extensive and beautiful prospects, its susceptibility of embellishment and increased fertility, render it a most desirable object to him who seeks a residence in the country. The terms of sale will be modified to suit the purchaser. Persons wishing to view the premises will apply to Mr. Basil Dorsey, who resides on the adjoining farm.

    THOMAS B. DORSEY
    JOHN T W DORSEY

    NB The subscribers would sell this property (if desired) at private sale at any time before the 15th of June next.

  733. Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser, P 3. Same article as found in Baltimore Patriot Newspaper.
  734. Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, 18 June 1834, Vol XLII, Issue 320, Page 3. He advertised for the sale of his property in MD because he had moved out to Missouri (see property fact). Copy of newspaper article in book.
  735. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Col. Edward Worthington Dorsey born near Baltimore Oct 1793 married Eleanor Elizabeth Brown of Baltimore 1822. The moved with their family of children and many slaves to Pike County Mo. 1837 to a large tract of land S-E of Bowling Green on or near the rad between B. G. and Cyrene.
  736. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Susanna, of Moses, was the wife of Elias Browne, the Congressman; Ellen Browne was the wife of Edward Dorsey, brother of Chief Justice Thomas Beale Dorsey. Their daughter, Comfort, married Gilchrist Porter, member of Congress from Missouri; and their daughter, Mary - James A. Broadhead, US Senator and Minister to Switzerland. Ann Browne, of Moses, married Colonel Steele, of Kentucky. Their daughter, Florence, is now the widow of Senator Vance, of North Carolina. Mary Ann Browne, of Moses, - Westley Bennett, whose daughter, Susan Ann - Stephen Thomas, Cockey Browne, father of Ex-Governor Frank Browne. Rebecca Browne, of Moses, - Dr. Benjamin Edmondston, brother of Frank Browne's wife. Theresa Browne, of Moses - Larkin Lawrence. All of these, viz.: Edward Dorsey, Frank Browne, Colonel Steele, Dr. Edmondston, and a number of other relatives, went west in 1831. They formed a great caravan of wagons, with their children, negroes and cattle. Some went to Kentucky, some to Illinois, and others to Missouri, then the far West.
  737. Lincoln Co, MO, Records, pp 335, 336, book unknown. Sale from Daniel & Catherine Emerson to Edward W Dorsey - $1200 for 203 1/2 acres:
    west 1/2 sw quarter of Sec 4 T51N R 2W containing 80 acres;
    east 1/2 se quarter of Sec 4 T51N R 2W containing 80 acres;
    SW 1/4 nw quarter of Sec 4 T51N R 2W containing 43 1/2 acres.
  738. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book D, p 629. Earliest known purchase of land in Pike County - 18 Nov 1832 - from John Myers and wife.
  739. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #6952. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 160 acres: NE quarter of S21 T52N R2W.
  740. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #6954. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 160 acres: NE quarter of S21 T52 R2W.
  741. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #6955. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 80 acres: east 1/2 of the NW quarter of S32 T52 R2W.
  742. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #6956. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 80 acres: west 1/2 of the NE quarter of S32 T52 R2W.
  743. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #6958. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 87.28 acres: east 1/2 of the NE quarter of S4 T51 R2W.
  744. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #6957. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 80 acres: west 1/2 of the SW quarter of S34 T52 R2W.
  745. Land Patent, Missouri, Doc 6953. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 80 acres: W 1/2 SE quarter of S21 T52 R2W.
  746. Land Patent, Missouri, Doc 6959. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 80 acres: north 1/2 of the NW quarter of S3 T51 R2W.
  747. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book F, p 467-468. Served as Security for Mortgage for Debt of Josiah and Ann Jackson, $237 to A B Chambers and John Mackey.
  748. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #12281. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 107.04 acres: SE quarter of S34 T52 R2W.
  749. Federal Census, 1840, Missouri, , Pike, MO; Roll: 228; Page: 88. Edward Dorsey, 2 males betw 5 and 10, 1 male betw 10 and 15, 1 male betw 20 & 30, 1 male betw 40 & 50; 1 female under 5, 1 female betw 10 and 15, 1 female betw 30 & 40, 1 female betw 60 & 70. One mother was living with them assumedly - since his mother had died in 1837, it may have been Eleanor's mother.
  750. Land Patent, Missouri, Pike, TWP School Land Patent, Vol D, Page 420, reel S187. Pike County, Sale of Township School Land, 40 acres, $75.
  751. Land Patent, Missouri, Pike, WWP Scholl Land Patent, Vol D, Page 419, reel S167. Missouri Land Patent, Sale of Township School Lands, 160 acres at the price of One dollar and twenty five cents per acre.
  752. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Deed Book I, pp 469-470. Deed of Trust - debt to Ellen Haff of $819.16 - three slaves held as collateral - paid off 26 May 1852.
  753. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book 1, pp 631-32.
  754. Federal Census, Slave Schedule, 1850, Missouri, 1850 US Federal Cenusu - Slave Schedules; NARA Roll: M432. Edward W Dorsey lists 10 slaves, 5 males ages 2 - 50 and 5 females ages 14 - 60.
  755. Probate Court Records, Warrant #31644. On January 16, 1851, Edward W Dorsey, then a resident of Pike County, Missouri, applied for the bounty land which was due on account of his service in the War of 1812. He was allowed forty acres of bounty land on Warrant No. 31644, under the act of September 28, 1850.
  756. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book M, p 564.
  757. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book N, p 260.
  758. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book N, pp 379-380.
  759. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book N, pp 604-605.
  760. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Bk N (?) page 368. Sale 5th day of January 1854, Benjamin H Crow, John B Crow and Isaac T Crow sold a total of 200 acres for $800 located in Township 52, Range 2W - recorded 1 Sept 1856.
  761. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Deed Book P, pp 54-55. Deed of Trust to Aaron McPike for $7,000 due - land as collateral - paid in full 5 Jun 1860.
  762. Probate Court Records, Warrant #55142. On April 13, 1955. this soldier applied for the additional bounty land which was due on account of his service in the War of 1812. He was then residing in Pike County, Missouri, and was aged sixty-one years. He was granted one hundred and twenty acres of bounty land under Warrant No. 55142, under the Act of March 3, 1855. He signed Edward W Dorsey.
  763. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, WC 26-058 Edward Dorsey Pension File, 1812. Correspondence from Edward W. Dorsey to his wife who is in Maryland visiting family. He specifically discusses John and Tom and their plans.
  764. Probate Court Records, Copied by Harriet Worrell, PCGS, June 2009, Book 5, pp 66, 67. July 17, 1858: "I, Ellenor E Dorsey of said County, the widow of Edward W Dorsey dec'd hereby relinquish my rights to administer on the estate of my said dec'd husband in favor of my [?] Caleb Dorsey and my son in law James O. Broadhead. Under my had this 17th day of July, 1858, Eleanor E Dorsey. Filed for record July 19, 1858

    Know all men by these presents that we, James O Broadhead and Caleb Dorsey as principal and ------as [clearly word or words concerning a bond] securities are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri in the sum seventy five thousand dollars for the true payment of which we hereby bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, witness of hand and seals this 19th day of July AD 1858. The condition of this bond is that if James O Broadhead and Caleb Dorsey, administrators of the Estate of Edward W Dorsey, deceased shall faithfully administer said Estate, account for, pay and deliver all money, property of said estate and perform all other things touching said administration required by law or the order of any court having jurisdiction then the above bond to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. Jas. O Broadhead, Caleb Dorsey, Aaron McPike, Joseph Roants, William Bankhead.


    James O Braodhead and Caleb Dorsey on their oaths state that Edward W Dorsey, late of Pike County, Missouri has died leaving the following named heirs and representatives to wit: Eleanor E Dorsey, his widow and the following children to wit: Comfort W Porter of Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri and wife of Gilchrist Porter, John W Dorsey and Thomas B Dorsey of the state of California, Mary L Broadhead, wife of Jas O Broadhead, Caleb Dorsey, Annie Dorsey, Susan Dorsey and Edna(sic) Dorsey of Pike County, Missouri, the last three of whom are minors under the age of twenty one years, that the deceased died without a will and that they will make a perfect inventory of and faithfully administer all the estate of the deceased and pay the debts as far as the assets will extend and the same direct and account for and pay all assets which shall come to their possession or knowledge belonging to said estate. Jas. O. Broadhead, Caleb Dorsey. Filed for record July the 19th, 1858.

  765. Probate Court Records, Pike Co, MO, Book B, p 511, Friday, Dec 17, 1858. On an --- of James O Broadhead and Caleb Dorsey, administrators of the Estate of Edward W Dorsey, deceased, it is ordered that they sell the cattle collected since public sale at a private sale at the best terms they can make, report of their sales under this order to this Court.
  766. Probate Court Records, Pike Co, MO; Book C, p 243, Tuesday, June 5, 1860. Now on this day come James O Broadhead and Caleb Dorsey administrators of the Estate of Edward W Dorsey, deceased and on their motion the Court proceeds to make a settlement of their account with said Estate and on said settlement they are found to be indebted to said Estate in the sum of Forty six and 95/100 dollars.
  767. Probate Court Records, Pike Co, MO; Friday, April 10, 1863. James O Broadhead, administrator of the estate of Edward W Dorsey, deceased, comes and makes a report of the sale of the Real Estate belonging to said deceased, made by him, the pursuance order of this Court on the 2nd day of February 1863 and said report being examined by the Court, the same is approved and filed and it ------ That the said Broadhead, Administrator as aforesaid became the purchaser of a tract of said Real Estate as set forth in said report. It is ordered that the Clerk of this Court execute and deliver to the said James O Broadhead a good and sufficient ----- to such of said Real Estate as it appears from said report he was the purchaser, thereof conveying to said Broadhead all the rights and title of the deceased in and to said real estate as fully as he is by law authorized to do.
  768. Probate Court Records, Pike Co, MO, Monday, April 13, 1863, Book D, p 289. James O Broadhead, Administrator
    Of the Estate of Edward W Dorsey, deceased
    VS
    Eleanor Dorsey, Defendant
    Petition for assignment
    Dower
    Now at this day comes Joseph Roberts, Benjamin F Jacobs and Lafayette Tinsley, Commissioners appointed at the August term 1862 of this Court to admeasure and layoff the dower of said Eleanor Dorsey in the real estate of the Estate of Edward W Dorsey, deceased and file there report which as follows, viz: In pursuance of said order of Court we proceed to view and admeasure said real estate described in said order and found that the several parcels of said land belonging to said estate contains in the aggregate the quantity of two thousand five hundred twelve and 26/100 acres and having estimated the value per acre of each separate parcel including including one tract of eighty seven and 25/100 situated in Lincoln County, Missouri, being the east half of the NE gr. of Sec 34 T52 R2 west containing one hundred sixty acres also Sec. 28 in T52 R2W, also the SW gr of the SE gr Sec 21, T52 R2 west, containing in all the quantity of eight forty acres and being the one third of the whole of the real estate described in said order of Court and belonging to the Estate of Edward W Dorsey, deceased, the quantity and quality thereof being duly considered and said report is approved by the Court and it is ordered -- Adjourned and --- That said Eleanor E Dorsey, widow as aforesaid be and she is hereby endorsed of said lands above described for and during her natural life as her dower in the estate of said deceased.
  769. Pension File, War of 1812. Edward W Dorsey died intestate - the probate court appointed his son-in-law James O Broadhead and son Caleb Dorsey as administrators on 19 Jul 1858. Final distribution/accounting by James O Broadhead settled 7 Dec 1868.
  770. Probate Court Records, Pike County, MO - Book F, Page 1, Monday, Dec 7, 1868. Now on this day comes James O Broadhead, administrator of the Estate of Edward W. Dorsey, deceased and shows to the court that he has given due notice of his intentions to make final settlement of his accounts with said Estate by publication in the Louisiana Journal, a public newspaper published in this county whereupon the court proceeds to make said final sttlement and it is found that there is a balance due said administrator, the sum of three thousand eight hundred eighty three and 25/100 dollars and said settlement is approved.
  771. Pension File, War of 1812. New letters of administration are recorded to Lev Lawrence on 17 July 1905, because the final settlement was incomplete. Mr. Lawrence is signed on to obtain the copy of bounty land warrant 55142 for 120 acres lost in a baggage car fire in Colorado.
  772. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M432_409; Page: 171; Image: 343. Edward Worthington Dorsey, aged 56, farmer, value of real estate, $10,300, born in MD;
    Eleanor E, wife, b. MD;
    John 23, to the mines, b. MD;
    Thomas, 19 to the mines, b. MD;
    Caleb 16, farmer, b. MO;
    Ann, 10, b. MO;
    Susan, 6, b. MO;
    Edward A, 4, b. MO.
  773. Federal Census, 1860, Missouri, Bowling Green, Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M653_639; Page: 0; Image: 164. T B Dorsey, 29, farmer, $25,000, $10,000, b. MD
    Caleb, 27, farmer, b. MD;
    Eleanor, 57, b. MD;
    Annie, 21, b. MO;
    Susan 15, b. MO
    Edwa 13.
  774. Federal Census, 1870, California, Emory, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: M593_92; Page: 16; Image: 34. Caleb 32, farmer, $25,000, $15,000,b. MD
    Thomas B Dorsey age 38, farm laborer, b. MD
    John W 40, farm labor, b. MD
    Eleanor, 65, keeping house, b. MD
    Annie 30, b. MO
    Luda 26, b. MO
    Adnella 23, b. MO
    (Sisters named Anne, Lou Eleanor, and Edwa)
    All together now in California, not Missouri. Value of head of household (Caleb) $25000, personal $15,000).
  775. Pension File, War of 1812, Front page of pension package. Lived in Oakdale with son Thomas Beall Dorsey, and daughters, Anne B and Edwa.
  776. Maryland Militia, War of 1812, p. 80. Edward W Dorsey/WO - 36570/WC 26058/50-40-31644/55-120-55142/Sgt/Capt R Burgess/he res 1805, 1855 Pike Co Mo/Wid Eleanor Dorsey res 1879 Oakdale, Stanislaus Co, Cal, 1887 Stockton, San Joaquin Co, Cal; her fn was Eleanor Elizabeth Brown; she m Edward W Dorsey Balt 9 Apr 1822; he d 10 Jul 1858 in Pike Co, Mo; she d about 1892.
  777. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri, St Louis, St Louis, MO; Roll: T9_724; Family History Film: 1254724; Page: 290.3000; Enumeration District: 146; Image: 0525. James O Broadhead, 59, Lawyer, born in Virginia, both parents from Virginia;
    Mary S, 54, wife, keeping house, b. MD, both parents b. MD;
    Charles S, 27, son, lawyer, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD;
    Nannie D 15, daughter, at school, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD;
    E E Dorsey, 76, mother-in-law, b. MD, both parents b. MD;
    Three servants - one Prussian, two Irish.
  778. City Directory, City & County Directory of San Joaquin, etc, LM McKenney San Francisco, 1881 p. 108. DORSEY, Mrs. E E (Widow), res NE cor American & Lindsay.
  779. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File #2317; Patent #175. Grantee: EE Dorsey
    Patentee: EE Dorsey
    Patent Date: 9 Mar 1883
    Acres: 160
    District: Bexar; Travis
    County: Taylor
    File: 2317
    Survey/Blk/Tsp: NW 1/4 37
    Patent #: 175
    Patent Volume: 1
    Class: Lun Asy.
  780. City Directory, Stockton City, San Joaquin and other counties, LM McKenney & Co, SF, 1884, p. 112. DORSEY E E Mrs res 313 Lindsay [living with Walter Ross Langdon and J D Young].
  781. Pension File, War of 1812, Front page of pension package.
  782. City Directory, Dir of Stockton, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Merced Cos, FM Husted Pub, SF, 1891, p. 114. DORSEY, E E Mrs res 85 El Dorado.
  783. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, Lot 26 Block 20.
  784. Old Cemeteries of San Joaquin County, Vol II, p 54. Eleanor Dorsey, buried 19 Sept 1892 aged 88.
  785. Find A Grave Memorial, Memorial #113647337. Block 20, Stockton Rural Cemetery, Dorsey plot;
    ELEANOR E., MD. 1804, CALIF. 1892.
  786. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri, St Louis, St Louis, MO; Roll: T9_724; Family History Film: 1254724; Page: 290.3000; Enumeration District: 146; Image: 0525. Mary Broadhead, age 53, living in St Louis with two children, a husband and four live-in servants!.
  787. Federal Census, 1900, Missouri, 1900, St Louis, Ward 23, St Louis, MO; Roll: T623_898; Page: 13B; ED: 352. Mary S Broadhead, head, b. Jul 1825, 74, widowed, had 7 children, 3 surviving, b. MD, both parents b. MD, no occupation, owns own home free and clear;.
  788. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. From Dorsey Bible: Mary S. Dorsey B. July 20 - 1825 md. James O. Broadhead.
  789. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri, St Louis, St Louis, MO; Roll: T9_724; Family History Film: 1254724; Page: 290.3000; Enumeration District: 146; Image: 0525.
  790. Federal Census, 1900, Missouri, 1900, St Louis, Ward 23, St Louis, MO; Roll: T623_898; Page: 13B; ED: 352. Mary S Broadhead, head, b. Jul 1825, 74, widowed, had 7 children, 3 surviving, b. MD, both parents b. MD, no occupation, owns own home free and clear;
    Charles S., son, b. Dec 1851, 48, single, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD, lawyer;
    Nannie D, daughter, b. July 1864, 35, single, b. MO, father b. VA; mother b. MD, no occupation;
    George Warfell, visitor, b. Jun 1861, 39, b. IN, father b. PA, mother b. IN, passenger agent for the B&O railroad;
    Susie Walkermann, 19, servant;
    Elizabeth Tate, 35, servant;
    Katie Doyle, 38, servant.
  791. Federal Census, 1910, Missouri, 1910, St Louis Ward 16, St Louis, MO; Roll: T624_817; Page: 8B; ED: 256; Image: 851. Mary S Broadhead, 85, widowed, had 7 children, 3 surviving, b. MD, both parents b. MD, keeper, own home;
    Charles S, 57, single, b. MO, father b. VA; mother b. MD, lawyer, general practice;
    Nannie D, 45, single, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD, no occupation;
    Alice Johnson, 35, servant - cook;
    William Johnson, 24, servant - gardner.
  792. Pike County, Missouri Deaths, 1878-1917, Bowling Green Times - 17 Sept 1914. Mrs. Mary Broadhead, abt 90 years, died 14 Sept 1914.
  793. Death Certificate, State of Missouri, #30696, district 721, reg. #8595. Mary S. Broadhead, widow, b. 20 July 1825 MD (age 89y 1m 24d); father: Ed. W. Dorsey b. MD; mother: Ellen E. Brown b. MD; died of arterio-sclerosis; informant: Miss N. D. Broadhead, 3333 Lafayette
    Burial: Bellefontaine, 16 Sept 1914; undertaker: Lynch-Tully, 4229 Olive, St. Louis.
  794. Death Certificate, State of Missouri, #30696, district 721, reg. #8595. Mary S. Broadhead, widow, b. 20 July 1825 MD (age 89y 1m 24d); father: Ed. W. Dorsey b. MD; mother: Ellen E. Brown b. MD; died of arterio-sclerosis; informant: Miss N. D. Broadhead, 3333 Lafayette
    Burial: Bellefontaine, 16 Sept 1914; undertaker: Lynch-Tully, 4229 Olive, St. Louis.
  795. Missouri Marriages to 1850, Database on-line - Ancestry.com. James Broadhead married Mary S Dorsey on 13 May 1847 in Pike County, Missouri.
  796. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 9. Col Broadhead was married in 1847, to Miss Mary S Dorsey, a native of Maryland, and they have three children, one son and two daughters, the son, Charles S Broadhead, being a lawyer in practice in this city.
  797. Missouri Pioneers of Pike Co, p. 58. Marriage Book A - 13 May 1847 James O Broadhead m. Mary S Dorsey By James W Campbell, Minister of the Gospel.
  798. Death Certificate, #97 San Joaquin County, CA Stockton June 4, 1893. John Worthington Dorsey, aged 66 yrs 10 mos 17 ds at death on 4 June 1893.
  799. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. From Dorsey Bible: John W Dorsey July 17 - 1827 (unmarried).
  800. Federal Census, 1850, California, , Trinity, CA; Roll: M432_36; Page: 76; Image: 160. John W Dorsey, age 24, born abat 1826 in MD, occupation miner. Census taken July & Aug 1851.
  801. Federal Census, 1850, California, 1850, Above Sacramento City on the River, Sacramento, CA; Roll: M432_35; Page: 202; Image: 395. J W Dorsey, 23, laborer, b. MD - Census taken 29 Nov 1850.
  802. Pioneer Registry, Native Daughters of the Golden West, 5-357. John Worthington Dorsey was born in Pike Co (?) MO in 1825 (?) arrived in California in Septmeber 1850 overland from MO. He resided in Sonora, Chinese Camp, Virginia City, NV and Oakdale, CA. He became a farmer. He was the son of Edward Worthington Dorsey, and died July 1892 and was buried in Stockton, CA.
  803. Sonora Pass Emigrants/Tuolumne Co CA Pioneers. Walker River Trail Emigrants: John Worthington Dorsey, 1854, Pike Co., Missouri
    Thomas Beale Dorsey, 1854, Pike Co., Missouri.
  804. The Saga of Old Tuolumne, p. 205. On September 20th, a large ox-train came rumbling down the Sonora-Mona road. The John W. Dorsey train, it had started from Louisiana, Missouri, the previous March. John Franklin Stewart, aged fifteen, alighted from one of the wagons for the purpose of becoming a permanent citizen of Sonora.
  805. Tuolumne Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Book A, Volume 1, page 112.
  806. Annals of Stanislaus County, p 138. The Bensons, Edward S. and John, and the other partner in the townsite venture, J S Byers, seem to have clung to their belief that the town would revive, or they may have file preemption claims in order to enable them to transfer the property. At any rate, the two Bensons and Byers filed claims in Sonora on 160 acres each on August 13, 1852. Then on the 31st of the same month Edward Benson quitclaimed 0 acres on the north bank if the Tuolumne River, mentioned as "being a portion of the site of the late Crescent City." This quitclaim was in favor of Jackson I Wright. Then Byers and John Benson conveyed their titles to Edward S Benson. On the same day John Benson, acting attorney for Edward Benson, deeded what was called the "lower" claim of 160 acres on the north side of the river, or a portion "of the site of the late Crescent City" to John W. Dorsey. From this point on the titles and claims of the former site of Crescent City seem to become a bit involved, which of course was not at all unusual in the early days of our country's settlement. On October 22, 1852, Isaac Ripperdan filed a preemption claim on "the upper claim of the late Crescent City." This, too, is noted as being on the north bank of the river, about one mile below Empire City. Then comes John A. Worthington, who on November 7, 1853, filed his claim for "the Crescent City bottom," between John Dorsey and Ripperdan. Worthington and Ripperdan seem not to have perfected their claims to the Crescent City land, or they may have conceded the priority of the Benson and Dorsey claims. On January 2, 1855, John Adams bought the three claims of 160 acres each from Jackson L Wright, John W Dorsey, and Thomas B Dorsey for $1,500. Thte first tract of 160 acres, of which Wright was the grantor, is described as being on the north bank of the Tuolumne River, and as being a portion of the site "of the late Crescent City." The second tract, from John W Dorsey, was described as the "lower claim," and the third tract, from Thomas B. Dorsey, was described as the 160 acres adjacent to the second tract. This title seems to have held up and John and Lura Ann Adams, his wife secured patents to the land both from the federal government for the uplands and from the state for the swamp and overflowed lands on the river bottom. The site of this town that died almost before it was born can be easily identified today. Where today's Mitchell Road crosses the Tuolumne River marks the westerly boundary of the three land preemption claims included in the original townsite. Ont the 1854 map of the land office, made when the area was sectionized. Dorsey's house is noted on the north bank of the river at a point about midway between Hughson and Garner roads, if they were extended south to the river, and slightly less than three-fourths of a mile above the Mitchell Road bridge.
  807. The Saga of Old Tuolumne, p 205. On September 20th, a large ox-train came rumbling down the Sonora-Mona road. The John W. Dorsey train, it had started from Louisiana, Missouri, the previous March. John Franklin Stewart, aged fifteen, alighted from one of the wagons for the purpose of becoming a permanent citizen of Sonora.
  808. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Record WC 26-058 - Edward W Dorsey 1812 Pension File. Correspondence from Edward W. Dorsey to his wife who is in Maryland visiting family. He specifically discusses John and Tom and their plans.
  809. Tuolumne County Records, Book A, Vol 8, p 720.
  810. Federal Census, 1860, California, Township 5, Tuolumne, CA; Roll: M653_71; Page: 489; Image: 492. John W Dorsey, age 30, occupation drover, real estate $4,000, personal $6,000.
  811. Stockton Daily Independent, Tuesday morning, June 6, 1893. John W Dorsey, white, aged 66 yrs 10 mos 17 ds, b. MD, Died 4 June, 1893 at 313 Lindsay St, Stockton.
    Physician's Certificate: I certify that I am a Graduate in Medicine of the College of Jefferson Phila and that I have attended the above described decedent from Aug 1892 to June 4, 1893, also that the cause of death was primarily dilation of the heart. W. R. Langdon, MD.
  812. Court Records - Tuolumne County, 1861. John W Dorsey vs. H P Gould - judgment for Dorsey for payment of debt of $4,092 for money loan and stock.
  813. Court Records - Tuolumne County, Archive 2638. John W Dorsey and partner Abraham Halsey - doing business as Dorsey & Halsey - sue for payment of debt - judgment for plaintiffs.
  814. Federal Census, 1870, California, Emory, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: M593_92; Page: 16; Image: 34. Thomas B Dorsey age 38, farm laborer, living with brothers John W 40, Caleb 32, mother Eleanor all born in Maryland, and sisters Annie 30, Luda 26, Adnella 23 all born in Missouri. (Sisters named Anne, Susan and Edwa) All together now in California, not Missouri. Value of head of household (Caleb) $25000, personal $15,000).
  815. Federal Census, 1880, California, 1880; Camp Washington, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: T9_84; Family History Film: 1254084; Page: 354.2000. Caleb Dorsey, 44, farmer & stock raiser, b. MD, both parents b. MD
    John W Dorsey, 50, brother, farmer & stock raiser, b. MD, both parents b. MD
    Nine hired hands and one Chinese servant also listed at their residence.
  816. City Directory, City & County Directory of San Joaquin, etc, LM McKenney San Francisco, 1881 p. 439. DORSEY John W, farmer.
  817. Probate Court Records, Probate file at the Carlo M de Ferrari Archive, Sonora, Tuolumne, CA. Petition for Letters of Administration File 29 May 1885, Joseph Fitzgerald Clerk

    Know all men by these Presents:
    That we, Esther M Dorsey as principal, and, J W Dorsey and Caleb Dorsey both of the County of Stanislaus and State of California as sureties, are held and firmly bound to the state of California in the sum of fifteen Thousand dollars - 21st day of Oct 1885
    Administratrix of the Estate of Caleb Dorsey...died 28 Mar 1885 without a will...heirs at law Elizabeth M Dorsey Anita E Dorsey Kate W Dorsey all over 21, and Caleb, 17 years of age.

  818. Tuolumne Independent, 4 Apr 1885, p 1. Mrs. Dr. Langdon, of Stockton, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Dorsey, of Oakdale, late of Texas, Col. Caleb Dorsey and Mr. John Dorsey of Stanislaus, relatives of the late Caleb Dorsey, returned to their respective homes on Wednesday.
  819. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 34, p 360. On 4 Dec 1885, Caleb Dorsey sold his brother John W Dorsey an undivided one third interest in his ranching operation.
  820. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 31, p 441. 18 Jan 1886 Thomas B Dorsey sold his "all of a one third (1/3) undivided interest in the following described real estate, lying and being situated in the above (Stanislaus) county and state being the fifteenth (15th), sixteenth (16th) twenty-first (21st), twenty-second (22nd), and twenty-eighth (28th) Sections, and the west one half (1/2) of Section twenty-three (23) and the south one-half (1/2) of the NW quarter (1/4) of Sec 35, and the SW quarter (1/4) of Sec 35 all in the Township One (1) South Range No Ten 60 East Mt Diablo Base and Meridian etc etc.
  821. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 41, p 418. On 11 Sept 1886, John W. Dorsey sold Emmaline Fannie Dorsey all of a one third (1/3) undivided interest in property for $5 gold coin.
  822. The California 1890 Great Register of Voters Index, Vol I, p 710. John Worthington Dorsey, 59, b. MD, res Oakdale, Stanislaus, reg date 14 May 1888, p 10.
  823. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File #2202, Patent #183. Grantee: J W Dorsey
    Patentee: J W Dorsey
    Date: 24 Feb 1890
    160 Acres, Bexar;Travis District, Taylor County
    File #2205
    Survey: SE 1/4 24
    Patent #183
    Patent Vol 2
    Class: Lun Asy.
  824. City Directory, Dir of Stockton, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Merced Cos, FM Husted Pub, SF, 1891, p. 417. OAKDALE, STANISLAUS: DORSEY, John W, farmer.
  825. Tuolumne Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Book 1, volume 9, p 120. JOHN DOREY et al WATER RIGHT & MILL SITE

    Notice of Location of Mill Site & Water Right: Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, That we the undersigned citizens of the United States of America, over the age of Twenty one, have this day located under the laws of the United States Fifteen hundred (1500) inches of water flowing in Knights Creek in the County of Tuolumne State of California to be taken out on the north side of said creek at a certain ditch constructed to take the same. Also three (3) acres of ground at the terminus of said ditch to be used as a Mill Site to have and to hold the same Dated this 22nd day of October 1891. Signed John Dorsey, Adam Elliot, J W Foster. Recorded at the Request of J W Foster Nov 14th 1891 at 10 min past 9 oclock AM. L P Cannon, County Recorder.

  826. City Directory, Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA, 1893, p 417. Dorsey John W, farmer.
  827. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 54, p 206. On 24 Jan 1893, John W Dorsey purchased a 1/3 partnership in some property from Caleb Dorsey for $1 gold coin.
  828. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.
  829. Pioneer Registry, Native Daughters of the Golden West, 5-357. John Worthington Dorsey died July 1892 and is buried in Stockton, CA.
  830. Death Certificate, #97 San Joaquin County, CA Stockton June 4, 1893. John W Dorsey, white, aged 66 yrs 10 mos 17 ds, b. MD, Died 4 June, 1893 at 313 Lindsay St, Stockton.
    Physician's Certificate: I certify that I am a Graduate in Medicine of the College of Jefferson Phila and that I have attended the above described decedent from Aug 1892 to June 4, 1893, also that the cause of death was primarily dilation of the heart. W. R. Langdon, MD.
  831. Stockton Daily Independent, Tuesday, 6 June 1893. JOHN W DORSEY DEAD; John W. Dorsey died in this city at 4 o'clock Sunday morning at the residence of his brother-in-law, Dr. W. R. Langdon. His sisters, brother and other relatives were present. Mr. Dorsey was born July 17, 1827, in Maryland, came to Missouri in 1834 and California in 1850. From 1860 to 1866 he resided in Nevada, but the rest of the time in California, lately in Stanislaus, near Oakdale, with his brother, Caleb Dorsey. He was a man who had many friends and was generally respected.
  832. Union Democrat, Tuolumne Co, CA, 10 June 1893 - p. 29, Vol. 31, Jan 2013 Issue, Tuolumne County Gen. Soc publication, "Golden Roots of the Mother Lode". John W. Dorsey, died in Stockton, brother of Col. Dorsey of Oakdale.
  833. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, Block 20, Lot 26.
  834. Old Cemeteries of San Joaquin County, Vol II, p 54. J W Dorsey, buried 4 June 1893 aged 65.
  835. Court Records - San Joaquin County.
  836. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, UofP Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. John Worthington Dorsey became blind before his death.
  837. Tuolumne County Records, Bk A, Vol 8, p 720 Tuolumne County Deeds. Purchased from public sale of property from the estate of Hiram Garrett by his wife, the administratrix of the estate.
  838. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible: Edward W Dorsey June 15, 1829 (unmarried).
  839. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia. He does not appear in the 1850 census - or any other documents.
  840. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, UofP Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. Edward Worthington Dorsey, b. 6-15-1829, Md.; d. 8-27-1835, Md.
  841. Pioneer Registry, Native Daughters of the Golden West, 5-360. Thomas Beale Dorsey, son of EW Dorsey, was born in Baltimore, MD July 15, 1832.
  842. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible: Thomas Beale Dorsey July 15 1831 md. Fanny Sydnor.
  843. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M432_409; Page: 171; Image: 343. Edward Worthington Dorsey, aged 56, farmer, value of real estate, $10,300, born in MD with wife, Eleanor E and children: John 23, to the mines, Thomas, 19 to the mines, all born in MD, Caleb 16, farmer, Ann, 10, Susan, 6, Edward A, 4, all born in Missouri.
  844. Federal Census, 1850, California, 1850; Above Sacramento City on the River, Sacramento, CA; Roll: M432_35; Page: 202; Image: 395. Thomas B Dorsey, 19, no occupation, b. MO.
  845. Pioneer Registry, Native Daughters of the Golden West, 5-360. Thomas Beale Dorsey arrived in California in 1850 overland. He lived in Sonora, Chinese Camp, San Jose and Oakdale where he was a farmer.
  846. History of Stanislaus County, p 1130. When a young man, he came from Maryland to Missouri; and then, lured by the discovery of gold, he started from Missouri for California across the great plains, with ox teams, and reached California in 1850. On this first trip, he was accompanied by his brother, John W Dorsey. He returned to Missouri, and on his second trip he brought out 400 head of cattle, and in this enterprise he was assisted by the same brother. He again made a trip back to Missouri, and for the third time he crossed the plains to California, again driving before him a large herd of cattle. The Dorsey brothers first settled in Stanislaus County in 1865; and later, in this county, they were joined by Caleb, ...
  847. Annals of Stanislaus County, p 138. See item as Fact dated 1855 - John W Dorsey's purchase of land from Benson.
  848. Miners & Business Men's Directory, p 84, Chinese Camp Directory. Dorsey, Thos. B., Butcher, Missouri.
  849. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Record WC 26-058 - Edward W Dorsey 1812 Pension File. Correspondence from Edward W. Dorsey to his wife who is in Maryland visiting family. He specifically discusses John and Tom and their plans.
  850. Tuolumne County Records, De Ferrari Archives, Grand Jury Reports, AR2544, p 44. Thomas B Dorsey served as a Grand Juror Tuolumne County - reporting 11 Feb 1857
    "Recommend abolition of the contract to the lowest bidder for caring for the poor - Inhumanity of selling the care and maintenance of this unfortunate class of our fellow men to the lowest bidder has engaged the -??- of the Philanthropist and statesman of our county - From reliable data we all assumed that an alms house with a visiting physician under a salary and a steward would supplant and relieve a much larger number of indigent sick and infirm at a cost not exceeding the present hospital fund tax.
  851. Tuolumne County Records, Book A, Vol 9, p 105.
  852. Official Bonds, Tuolumne County, CA, AF1037, Bond Book A, p 283. Thomas B Dorsey was surety for John Sedgwick for $25,000. Sedgwick was elected Sheriff of Tuolumne County 2 Sept 1857.
  853. Federal Census, 1860, Missouri, Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M653_639; Page: 0; Image: 164. T B Dorsey, age 29, at home with Caleb, 27, mother Eleanor, 57, sisters Annie, 21, Susan 15, and Edwa 13. The post office is Bowling Green. Real estate $15,000, personal estate $10,000.
  854. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 1, 21 Jan 1870. MATTERS IN THE STATE CAPITOL:...Mr. Walden's bill, introduced yesterday, for the improvement of the Stanislaus river for rafting logs, cordwood, lumber and fencing material, grants Thomas B. Dorsey and Caleb Dorsey the franchise for fifty years; the improvements to be completed in five years, including a boom at the head of navigation; and tolls are allowed at $1 per thousand feet.
  855. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 7, pp 579-581. For the sum of $500 gold coin, Thomas B Dorsey purchases an undivided one third interest in the property of Caleb Dorsey in Stanislaus County, CA.
  856. Historical Atlas of Jasper County Missouri, p 20.
  857. Daily Alta Newspaper, Vol 28, No 9657, 14 Sept 1876. PACIFIC COASTERS AT THE CENTENNIAL.
    Names registered at Pacific Coast Centennial Hall September 5th, 1876:
    Thomas b. Dorsey, Stanislaus county.
  858. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri, Joplin, Jasper, MO; Roll: T9_695; Family History Film: 125-4695; Page: 516,4000; Enumeration District: 69; Image: 0048. Thomas Dorsey, age 47, mine owner, born Maryland - both parents born in Maryland;
    Emma F, 35, wife, keeping house, b. MO, both parents b. VA;
    Ella, 4, daughter, b. MO, father b. MD, mother b. MO;
    Edward W, 2, son, b. MO, father b. MD, mother b. MO;
    Jane McLane, 25, black, servant, cannot write, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. TN.


    . Family living next door to Richard Morris and Julia Roberts and Edward Dorsey Porter.

  859. Jasper County Court Records, Case #904. ORDER OF PUBLICATION: In the Circuit Court of Jasper County, Missouri, at Joplin, in vacation. Edward D. Porter and Richard M. Roberts, partners as Porter & Roberts, plaintiffs, vs. Thomas B. Dorsey, defendant.
    Now at this day come the plaintiffs, in the above entitled cause, by attorney, Galen Spencer, before the undersigned clerk of the circuit court of Jasper county, Missouri, in vacation, and file their petition and affidavit, stating among other things that the defendant, Thomas B. Dorsey, is a nonresident of this State so that the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon him. [He asserts he is a resident of Tennessee.] It is therefore ordered by said clerk in vacation that publication be made, notifying the said defendant that suit has been commenced against him by petition and attachment in the circuit court of Jasper county, MO at Joplin the object and general nature of which, firs: to recover judgment against him in the sum of two thousand six hundred and sixteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($2,616.75) on account for goods and wares and merchandise sold and delivered to him and for money advanced and paid out for him on his order and for his use and benefit, with interest thereon : and second, to recover judgment against him, in the further sum of one thousand six hundred and forty-six dollars and fifty-five cents ($1,646.55) on account for goods and wares and merchandise sold and delivered to and money paid out for the firm of Sellars & Dorsey and on their order and for their use, of which siad firm he, the said Thomas B. Dorsey, was a member, together with interests and costs; and that his property has been attached to satisfy said demands; and that unless siad defendant be and appear at the next term of the said court to commence and be holden at Joplin in said county on the second Monday in June, 1883, and answer or demur to the plaintiff's petition, on or before the sixth day of said term (if the term shall so long continue, and if not, then before the end of the term), the same will be taken as confessed, and judgment rendered against him on both of said demands and his property be sold to satisfy the same with costs.
    It is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the JOPLIN NEWS, a newspaper published in this State, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least four weeks before the first day of the next term of this court. A true copy - Attest: I. C. Hodson, Clerk. By F. C. Combs, Deputy Clerk, Galen Spencer, attorney for Plaintiff
    Published in the Joplin News for four weeks successively, the first insertion being on the 16th day of April, 1883, and the last insertion on the 12th day of May, 1883. Peter Schnur (publisher).
  860. Jasper County Court Records, Case 904. Thomas B. Dorsey, defendant in a court action, states he is a resident of Tennessee and has been since the beginning of the suit. He is being sued for $2,616.75 for goods and wares, and for $1,646.55 for goods paid out to Sellars & Dorsey, his firm.
    [I have been unaware of his residence in Tennessee and have not been able to verify it.].
  861. Probate Court Records, Probate file at the Carlo M de Ferrari Archive, Sonora, Tuolumne, CA. Petition for Letters of Administration File 29 May 1885, Joseph Fitzgerald Clerk

    Know all men by these Presents:
    That we, Esther M Dorsey as principal, and, J W Dorsey and Caleb Dorsey both of the County of Stanislaus and State of California as sureties, are held and firmly bound to the state of California in the sum of fifteen Thousand dollars - 21st day of Oct 1885
    Administratrix of the Estate of Caleb Dorsey...died 28 Mar 1885 without a will...heirs at law Elizabeth M Dorsey Anita E Dorsey Kate W Dorsey all over 21, and Caleb, 17 years of age.

  862. Kansas City Times, P 3. The Record; United States Circuit Court - Krekel, Judge;...Edward D Porter vs Thomas B Dorsey; account attached; continued.
  863. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 130. The Bank of Oakdale was established in February, 1888, under the authority vested in it by articles of incorporation issued January 18, 1888, with an authorized capital stock of $150,000. The first officers were: J. Haslacher, president; Louis Kahn, cashier; Directors - Jacob Haslacher, Louis Kahn, N. S. Harold, Thos. Be. Dorsey, A. Harris, E. Reynolds, Chas. E. Welch, J. D. Bentley and D. Goldstein.
  864. History of Stanislaus County, p 200. Oakdale has two fine banks, each bank carrying on business in its own handsome two-story building. The first bank in Oakdale, incorporated in 1884, was a complete failure. The Oakdale Bank was incorporated in January, 1888, with Thomas B Dorsey, president; Louis Kahn, cashier, and H Kahn, assistant cashier. The bank became involved in the failure of Kahn and the irrigation enterprise and was compelled to close its doors. The court appointed A L Gilbert receiver and in the compromise suit, the Oakdale Irrigation Company paid him $8000.
  865. The California 1890 Great Register of Voters Index, Vol I, p 711. Thomas Beal Dorsey, 56, b. MD, res Oakdale, Stanislaus, reg date 19 Mar 1888, A M.
  866. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File #2204, Patent #22. Grantee: T B Dorsey
    Patentee: T B Dorsey
    Date: 24 Feb 1890
    160 Acres, Bexar;Travis District, Taylor County
    File #2204
    Survey: SW 1/4 24
    Patent #181
    Patent Vol 22
    Class: Lun Asy.
  867. San Jose Evening News, 13 May 1890, Vol XVII, No 95, p 3. BREVITIES: T. B. Dorsey will erect a $5000 residence at the corner of Tenth and San Carlos streets.
  868. The California 1890 Great Register of Voters Index, Vol I, p 711. Thomas Beal Dorsey, 56, b. MD, res San Jose S Cl, No 3, reg date 4 Oct 1890, p 38.
  869. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 133. The Waterford Land and Development Company was incorporated in 1891, with a capital stock of $100,000, and officers for the first term as follows: J. Haslacher, president; Louis Kahn, secretary; Directors: M. Esberg, B. Ettlinger, J. Haslacher, Louis Kahn, Chas. E. Welch, R. H. Bentley, Thomas B. Dorsey.
  870. City Directory, 1893, HF Husted, Publisher, p 168. Dorsey Thos B, rancher, res 405 S 10th.
  871. San Jose Evening News, 9 Mar 1893, Vol XXIII, No 62, p 3. ...The report of the Committee on Credentials showed the following entitled to seats in the convention...Third Ward...T. B. Dorsey...
  872. San Francisco Call, 19 Jan 1897, p 6. Thomas B Dorsey, the mining man and stock-raiser, of Stanislaus County, is a late arrival here.
  873. Court Records - San Joaquin County, Superior Court of San Joaquin County, 19 Dec 1899. Lawsuit brought by WR Langdon and Edwa W Langdon, executors of the estate of John Worthington Dorsey (her brother), against brother Thomas Beale Dorsey and his wife, the last living partner of Dorsey Brothers, and LED Ewing, administratrix of the estate of Caleb Dorsey to settle accounting problems existing because of "common laxity of dealing between all three brothers.".
  874. Federal Census, 1900, California, Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: T623 114; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 50. Thomas Dorsey, aged 68, born July 1831 MD, married 25 years, both parent b. MD, farmer, works own land w/mortgage;
    Fannie E, wife, 57, b. Mar 1843, married 25 years, had 3 children all surviving, b. MO, both parents b. VA
    Ella D, daughter, 24, b. Oct 1875 MO, father b. MD, mother b. MO;
    Edward W, son, 22, b. Feb 1878 MO, father b. MD, mother b. MO, farmer;
    Eppa S, son, 19, b. Aug 1880 MO, father b. MD, mother b. MO, farmer;
    Ah Sing, servant, 42, b. May 1868, married 22 years, b. China, both parents b. China, cook.
  875. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 88, b 554. On 5 Mar 1904, Thomas B Dorsey and his wife E Fannie Dorsey, sold all of their farming property and equipment and machinery and animals to their sons Edward W Dorsey and E Sydnor Dorsey.
  876. New York Times, 26 May 1905. CASHIER SHOT, BANK QUITS.
    California Financial Institution Suspends - Official May Die
    Stockton, Cal., May 25 - Consequent upon the fact that Cashier Kahn of the Oakdale Bank shot himself yesterday, the Directors of that institution, of which Thomas B. Dorsey is President, have suspended business indefinitely.
    The State Bank Commissioners have been sent for. The condition of the cashier, which is somewhat improved, is still serious.

    The New York Times; Published May 26, 1905.

  877. Los Angeles Herald, Vol 32, No 237, 26 May 1905. OAKDALE BANK DECIDES TO SUSPEND BUSINESS
    STOCKTON, Cal., May 25. --Consequent upon the fact that Cashier Louis Kahn of the Oakdale bank shot himself yesterday morning, the directors of the institution, of which Thomas B. Dorsey is the president, met last night and suspended business indefinitely. The state bank commissioners have been sent for. The condition of the cashier, while somewhat improved this morning, is still precarious.
  878. Salt Lake Telegram, P. 6, 26 May 1905. BELIEVE THE CASHIER ATTEMPTED SUICIDE
    Stockton, Cal., May 26 -- Consequent upon the fact that Cashier Kahn of the Oakdale bank shot himself yesterday, the directors of the institution, of which Thomas B Dorsey is the president, met last night and suspended business indefinitely. The State Bank Commissioners have been sent for. The condition of the cashier, while somewhat improved today, is still precarious. On the other hand, friends and relatives declare that the shooting was purely accidental. In fact, shortly after it occurred Mr. Kahn told his wife in a moment of consciousness that he had been examining the weapon, which had been out of order, and that it was accidentally discharged. There is no hint of criminal shortages.
  879. Dallas Morning News, P 2. CASHIER IS SHOT; Oakdale (Cal.) Bank Officer Badly Wounded
    Stockton, Cal., May 25 - Consequent upon the fact that Cashier Kahn of the Oakdale Bank shot himself yesterday, the directors of that institution of which Thomas B Dorsey is the president, have suspended business indefinitely. The State Bank Commissioners have been sent for. The condition of the cashier, which is somewhat improved, is still precarious.
  880. Idaho Statesman, P. 1. ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HIMSELF; Cashier of Oakdale, Cal., Bank Probably Fatally Injured.
    STOCKTON, Cal., May 25. -- Consequent upon the fact that Cashier Kahn of the Oakdale bank shot himself yesterday, the directors of the institution, or which Thomas B Dorsey is president, met and suspended business indefinitely. The state bank commissioners have been sent for. The condition of the cashier is precarious. It is stated here by bankers that the Oakdale bank has been in bad standing for some time. The institution lost about $12,0000 in the Eppinger grain failure and Mr. Kahn sustained a heavy loss in a barley deal not so very long ago. Kahn was formerly a member of the grain firm of Haslacher & Kahn. These facts have occasioned a persistent rumor that Kahn, because of the liabilities and ill health, attempted self-destruction in a fit of despondency.
    On the other hand, friends and relatives declare that the shooting was purely accidental. In fact, shortly after it occurred Mr. Kahn told his wife in a moment of consciousness, that he had been examining the weapon, which had been out of order, and that it was accidentally discharged. There is no hint of criminal shortage.
  881. Duluth News-Tribune, P. 1. CALIFORNIA BANK FAILS
    STOCKTON, Cal., May 25 -- Consequent upon the fact that cashier Kahn of the Oakdale bank shot himself yesterday, the directors of the institution, of which Thomas B Dorsey is the president, have suspended business indefinitely. The state bank commissioners have been sent for. The condition of the cashier, which is somewhat improved, is still precarious.
  882. Cemetery Record, Oakdale Citizens Cemetery database. Thomas Beale Dorsey, 15 Jul 1831, 25 Jan 1910, BK 41, lot 2, GR 1, 78y, owner Dorsey Brothers.
  883. Pioneer Registry, Native Daughters of the Golden West, 5-360. Thomas Beale Dorsey died January 10, 1910 in Oakdale, CA. He is buried in Stockton, CA in the Rural Cemetery.
  884. Tuolumne Independent, 27 Jan 1910. DEATH OF THOMAS B. DORSEY
    Thomas B. Dorsey, of Oakdale, a brother of the late Col. Caleb C. Dorsey, of Sonora, and a cousin to Mrs. Dorsey, died at his home, Tuesday evening. The funeral will be held this Thursday after noon. Deceased formerly resided in this county and was well known here.
  885. Tuolumne Banner, Page 7, col 2, 28 Jan 1910. Thomas B. Dorsey, a pioneer of Stanislaus county and well known in this one, died at his home in Oakdale last Sunday night. His end was by a stroke of apoplexy. Deceased was an uncle to the Misses Dorsey of this city.
  886. Probate Court Records, Probate Case #1324 - Application for letters of Administration. Principal: E. S. Dorsey (Eppas Sydnor Dorsey)
    Sureties: E. W. Dorsey (Edward Worthington Dorsey) and W. L. Rodden in sum of $7,400.
  887. Official Bonds, Tuolumne County, CA, AR1037, Bond Book A, p. 167. Thomas B Dorsey was surety for W C Goodwin who was appointed Constable for Township 5, Tuolumne County occasioned by the resignation of Cyrus Woodford.
    18 Feb 1856.
  888. Pioneer Registry, Native Daughters of the Golden West, 5-360. Informant, Edward Worthington Dorsey, son of Thomas Beale Dorsey, states his father married Fanny Emaline Sydnor in 1823 in Tory, MO. 1823 is before TBD was born, so is not correct. Correct date is unknown.
  889. Federal Census, 1900, Missouri, Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: %623 114; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 50. Thomas Dorsey, age 68 and Fannie E Dorsey had been married 25 years.
  890. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002. State of Mo.
    Lincoln County
    It is hereby certified that on the 18th day of Nov 1874 within the county and state aforesaid Thomas B Dorsey and E Fannie Sydnor were by me united in the bonds of matrimony Witness my hand this 9th Day of December 1874. Filed for record Dec 10th 1874. Wm Colbert Recorder.
  891. History of Stanislaus County. Edward W Dorsey was born at Joplin, Mo., on February 20, 1878, and came out to California with his parents, Thomas B. Dorsey, a native of Maryland, who married Miss Emaline Fanny Sydnor at Troy, Mo., in 1872.
  892. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, footnote.com. Please return
    War Department
    War Records Office.
    Washington

    Hon Champ Clark Apl 26th/94
    House of Representatives
    Dr Sir

    Can you furnish
    Me with the full name of
    Col -------- Dorsey
    Of the Missouri State Guard, & afterwards with Genl S. Price
    In Confederate Service

    & Oblige
    Yours truly
    Jos Darr


    Caleb W. Dorsey is the name you want.

    Your, Champ Clark.

  893. Oakdale Leader, p 6, May 26, 1971, Centennial Edition. "Colonel" Caleb Dorsey joined his brothers, Thomas B. Dorsey and John W. Dorsey in their ranching enterprises in Stanislaus county shortly after the Civil War was over. Caleb was known as "Colonel" because he fought with the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
    Col. Caleb Dorsey, according to Tinkham's "History of Stanislaus County" was shot and killed May 28, 1885 in Sonora, by his partner over land trouble. In addition to being the Stanislaus County Supervisor and chairman of that body during the year when Oakdale became a town, 1870-71, "Col." Dorsey was also a member of the California State Assembly, 1877-78. After serving on the board of supervisors he established himself in Modesto and was president of the Modesto Bank in the early 1880's, at the same time his brother Thomas was president of the Oakdale Bank, both brothers ranking high as financiers and community leaders.
    The Dorsey family's original interest in the Oakdale area was the Dorsey ranch immediately across the Stanislaus River from Oakdale and east of 26 Mile Road. The ranch consisted of 1200 acres and was procured by the Dorsey family about 1865.
  894. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, (Roll: M432_409; Page: 219; Image: 438.). states he was born in Missouri - but every other census report I have lists him as having been born in Maryland - including his death as reported in the San Joaquin death register.
  895. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M432_409; Page: 171; Image: 343. Caleb, age 16, born Missouri.
  896. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 367. He is a native of Maryland, and dates his birth near the city of Baltimore, September 7, 1833, his parents being Edward W and Elinor (Brown) Dorsey.
  897. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible: Caleb Dorsey, Sept 7 - 1833 (unmarried).
  898. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M432_409; Page: 171; Image: 343. Edward Worthington Dorsey, aged 56, farmer, value of real estate, $10,300, born in MD;
    Eleanor E, wife, b. MD;
    John 23, to the mines, b. MD;
    Thomas, 19 to the mines, b. MD;
    Caleb 16, farmer, b. MO;
    Ann, 10, b. MO;
    Susan, 6, b. MO;
    Edward A, 4, b. MO.
  899. Federal Census, 1860, Missouri, 1860, Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M653_639; Page: 0; Image: 164. T B Dorsey, age 29, Farmer, $25,000, $10,000, b. MD;
    C [Caleb], 27, farmer, b. MD;
    Eleanor, 57, dame, b. MD;
    Annie, 21, dame, b. MO;
    Susan 15, b. MO;
    Edwa 13, b. MO.
  900. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Pike Co, MO, Deed Book X, page 49-50. Caleb Dorsey relinquishes his interest in the estate of his father, Edward W Dorsey, for the sum of $3,000, to his brother Thomas Beale Dorsey.
  901. Soldier's Database: War of 1812 - World War I, Office of the Adjutant General, Index of service records, Confederate, 1861-1865, Box 99, Reel s730. Caleb Dorsey (Pike County), Colonel, Civil War, Confederate, Fought at Mt Zion Church, Dec 28, 1861, Mentioned in History of St Charles County MO 1885. Also see records at State Historical Society.
  902. The American Civil War, http://www.mycivilwar.com/battles/611228.htm. The Battle of Mount Zion Church, December 28, 1861 in Mount Zion Church, Missouri
    Brig. Gen. Benjamin M Prentiss led a Union force of 5 mounted companies and 2 companies of Birge's sharpshooters into Boone County to protect the North Missouri Railroad and overawe secessionist sentiment there. After arriving in Sturgeon on December 26, Prentiss learned of a band of Confederates near Hallsville.
    On the 27th, Prentiss sent on troop of cavalry to locate a concentration of Confederates near Hallsville and fining none in Hallsville, thy proceeded about 2 miles beyond their advance guard and encountered Col. Caleb Dorsey's men about 1/3 a mile northeast of Mount Zion Church and fired upon them, and then fell back. Dorsey pursued them and 3 miles from the church overtook and fired upon them. A 10-minute skirmish ensued. By 6:00 PM the rest of Howland's men had returned to Sturgeon.
    The next morning at 2:00 AM, Prentiss set out with his entire force to meet Dorsey's Confederates in the brush about 100 yards east of the Mount Zion Church. He routed one company of Confederates on the road from Hallsville to Mount Zion and larned that the rest of the force was at Mount Zion Church. Prentiss headed for the church. The Federals made 3 charges and during the third charge, the ammunition in Dorsey's command became exhausted. Dorsey then fell back to his wagons. The battle closed about 11:00 AM.
    The Confederates retreated, leaving their killed and wounded on the battlefield and abandoning many animals, weapons, and supplies. A few days after the fight, an arrangement was effected for the exchange of the prisoners. After leaving Mt. Zion Church, Dorsey made his way westward into Perche township and went into camp near Everett. He remained there a day or two and then pursuant to orders from Gen. Price, ordered his command to "scatter." This action and others curtailed Rebel recruiting activities in Central Missouri.
  903. The War of the Rebellion, Vol VIII, p 42-43. Report of Brig Gen Benjamin M Prentiss, USA concerning the Skirmish near Hallsville, Mo. and action at Mount Zion Church, Mo.
  904. Confederate Veteran, Vol XVIII, No 3, March 1910 -. M A Ayres; Manlius A Ayres was born near Sedalia, Mo., on Nov 9, 1847; and died in Sedalia Aug 1, 1909. His service as a Confederate soldier dates from Aug 1862 when not yet fifteen years of age. He went with eight others in September following to Carrollton, Ark., where he joined Cap. William Barry's company of Missouri cavalry, at that time actin as escort for Gen. M M Parsons. He served with this company on scout and picket duty, and with Dorsey's Squadron of Missouri Cavalry in West Arkansas and the Indian Territory until August 6, 1863. Discharged on account of extreme youth, he could not secure the written consent of his widowned mother, as required by the Confederate War Department; so he went to Little Rock and managed to get into the 28th Louisiana Infantry...
  905. The War of the Rebellion, Vol XIII, p 51. ...Col Birge, I understand, went to Renick, and not finding the enemy, returned to Sturgeon the same day. Lt Col Shaffer reached Fayette late the night of the 6th, and there found a large cavalry force, consisting of detachments from the First Missouri Cavalry, under command of Major Hubbard, First Iowa Cavalry, under Major Torrence, and Merrill's Horse, under Major Hunt. He then learned during the night that the enemy, variously estimated at from 1,300 to 2,500, were encamped on Smith's farm, about 5 miles from Roanoke. At the same time he received information that the remains of the command of Colonel Dorsey, which had been engaged in the Mount Zion fight, was then marching to attack me at Columbia. I had only part of one company left when Colonel Shaffer left me, and he knew that part of that would be sent to Jefferson City to escort the provision train. Early next morning he sent the command of Major Hubbard, which he had found at Fayette, re-enforced by one company of his own command, to find the enemy's camp, and returned at once to Columbia with the rest of his command...
  906. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Series M322 Compiles Service Records of Missouri Confederate Soldiers.footnote. Com/image/193266503 and 505 25 July 2009.footnote. Com/image/193266503 and 505 25 July 2009. CALEB DORSEY RECORD

    Caleb Dorsey appears to have been in command at various times of service different bodies of men who were raised in Mo. for the Confed. service.
    He was paid for services as Capt of Cav. Mo. ?? from June 27/61 to Dec 27, 1861 as Col. Of Inf. From the latter date.
    He was captured while rectg [recruiting] near the Osage River Feb 15, 1862 & was imprisoned at Alton, Ill. Camp ??? Ohio & Ft Warren Mass. And was delivered to the confed August at ??? ??? Va. Aug 5, 1862 exchange at which time his age was stated as 28 yrs. Height 6 feet.
    Subsequently he is mentioned as Capt. As Maj. & as Col. In Command of Troops and on Aug 20, 1864 he was authorized to recruit a regt. of Cav. For Shelby a Brig. CSA.
    He appears in Nov 1864 to have been in command of a body of Confed. Troops in Mo.
    No later rec. found.

  907. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration. Caleb Dorsey Appears on a List of Prisoners of War on parole in the City of Alton, sent to Columbus, OH per letter of instructions from Dept. Headquarters, dated February 28, 1862.
    Remarks: Reported at Alton 21st February 1862

    32, 66. Blue, gray Blackwater Johnson Co., Miss. Accounting Officer.

  908. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Series M322 Compiles Service Records of Missouri Confederate Soldiers. HEAD QUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI
    St. Lous March 3 1862

    Maj Gen E Halleck

    D Sir
    Learning that you have extended the parol of Genl Price and other officers of the Rebel Army lately taken prisoners - I am induced to ask that you will extend the parol of Col. Caleb Dorsey who is a brother of my wife - so as to enable him to go to Pike County Missouri where his mother resides and where his home is - I am not authorized to say that he is disposed to abandon the position which he has heretofore affirmed - but I think that the influences that would surround him on his return home would most probably induce him to change - but this I can pledge myself to that he would do nothing whilst on parol inconsistent with strict propriety of conduct as a prisoner of war parolee upon his honor -
    Respectfully your
    Jas. O Broadhead
    P.S. - He is not at Alton

    Comment on cover of letter "Make that the parole of Col. Caleb Dorsey may extended to allow him to go to Pike Co. Mo.".

  909. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration. Caleb Dorsey, Col., MSG
    Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War
    at Alton, Illinois.
    Roll dated July ---, 1862
    Where captured: near Osage River
    When captured: Feb. 15, 186--
    Remarkes: Sent to Columbus, Ohio, 4th March.
  910. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Series M322 Compiles Service Records of Missouri Confederate Soldiers. Detail text:
    C. Dorsey, Col., 1 Regt MSG

    Appears on a record of PRISONERS OF WAR at Fort Warren, Mass.

    Age 28 ; height 6 feet inches
    Eyes Gray ; hair Dark
    When received April 9 186 2
    Where taken Fort Donalson
    Remarks: Released July 31, 1862 to be exchanged.

  911. John R Towers Autographs, p. 14. Caleb Dorsey
    Col. Reg. Recruits
    2nd Div. M.S.G.
    Bowling Green Pike County Missouri
    Fort Warren, July 21st, 1862.
  912. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Series M322 Compiles Service Records of Missouri Confederate Soldiers. Fort Warren, Mass. Register No 1, page 72
    (Confederate)
    C. Dorsey Col/ Regt M SG
    Appears on a record of
    Prisoners of War
    at Fort Warren, Mas.
    Age: 28; height: 6 feet, ---- inches;
    Eyes: Gray; hair: Dark;
    When received: April 9, 1862;
    Where taken: Fort Donelson;
    Remarks: Released July 31, 1862 to be exchanged.
  913. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Ancestry.com - Roll of Prisoners of War - Military Prison, Alton, IL. Dorsey, Caleb, Colonel, MSG (Missouri State Guard), captured near the Osage River on 15 Feb 1862, Exchanged May 17.
  914. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Civil War Records, receipt for funds paid. Page 1: To: Dr. Caleb Dorsey, Col. Mo. Vols.; Contingent Services of the War Dept, To Bal. due Officer: $500.00 From: Treasury Department, Comptroller's office, August 11, 1862 signed D. Louis Dalton
    Page 2: In Account with the Confederate States Cr.
    By General account money advanced for amt advanced to him for services as Colonel Mo. State Guard under joint Resolution No. 5 approved March 25, 1862 per decision of Secretary of War filed herewith. Treasury Department, CS 2nd Auditor's Office, August 11, 1862, Stated by Jon J Wright, Acct.
  915. The War of the Rebellion, Vol XIII, p 323. General: I have th honor to report that on the evening of the 20th instant I received information of a party of rebels moving up the Niangua Creek, making toward a point 8 miles east of this post, and en route to join the rebel forces in the southwestern portion of this State. I immediately took 105 men of the Tenth Illinois Cavalry and started at 5 pm to intercept them. I came on their pickets about 8:30 o'clock and drove them in, and attacked the main force about 300 strong, killing 4 of them on the ground, wounding a good many, as I afterward understood, and capturing 27 prisoners. Among them was one captain named William H Todd, who informs me that Colonel Dorsey was in command...
  916. The War of the Rebellion, Vol X, Chapter 7. The land and naval forces on the Mississippi burned Mound City, Ark., on the 15th of January. On the 24th a scouting party from Fayetteville crossed the Boston mountains, and going down Frog bayou, entered Van Buren and captured the steamboat Julia Roane, with about 250 Confederates from the hospital, who were paroled, being sick; the steamer, which was only a hospital, being allowed to proceed.

    February 2d, Maj. Caleb Dorsey, with his squadron of Confederate cavalry, was escorting the steamboat Julia Roane down the Arkansas river, when at White Oak, seven miles west of Ozark, he was attacked by a band of Arkansas Federal, under Captain Galloway. Dorsey, with his confederates, charged and routed them, killing horses and wounding several of the enemy, who retreated to Frog bayou. On February 3d, Capt Peter Mankins, with a portion of his company, was surrounded in a house on Mulberry by a scouting party under Captain Travis, which Mankins repulsed, killing two men of the Tenth Illinois and wounding others.

  917. The War of the Rebellion, Vol XXII, p 311. Col Lee L Thomson, with his regiment, and Caleb Dorsey, with his squadron, under Colonel Scott, made a dashing charge and drove the enemy to their pits and to the houses, where they rallied and poured in a dreadful fire with their long-range guns...Colonels Scott, Noble, Thomson, and Major Dorsey acted with great gallantry...
  918. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Civil War Records, Receipt for Articles Purchased #803. RECEIPT FOR ARTICLES; Cpt. C Dorsey, 7 day of May, 1863; Amount: $15; Purchased: 1 Vest, $5.00 and 1 pair Trousers $10.00; Signed: Caleb Dorsey, Capt, ??? Squadron, Mo. Vol.
  919. Missouri Historical Review, pp 395, 398. Referred to by Col Bazel F Lezear, Missouri Cavalry, who was searching out the 'bushwhackers' and raiding parties, such as Quantrill's Raiders, and was also trying to stop Col. Caleb Dorsey and his men.
    "I intend to send all the families of Bushwhackers out of this (Lafayette) and Johnson county just as fast as I can give them notice to leave. Bushwhackers are very plenty here in this county now and I intend in the few days to make a general move against them and try if I cant rid these two counties of them as I will have about one thousand men in a few days and will have the control in this and Johnson county and if let alone wont let them rest night or day until they are all killed or leave. So if you should not hear from me regular you may know that I am in the brush with Quantrill and his band. I wish I could get over there to get after Dorsey awhile. I think I could catch him and if I can only catch Quantrill and Dorsey is still there I will be able to get over there and catch him."
    Ed. Note: The raiding parties inflicted real damage to the residents of Missouri, and by the end of the war had made mortal enemies of those who would normally have supported or been neutral to their cause, but were turned against them due to their vicious and destructive behavior.
  920. The War of the Rebellion, Vol XX, p 770. I also sent a scout to Hot Springs (Buckskins), and their report amounts to the following, which I think is correct, as it is corroborated by citizens coming within our lines: They say the Marmaduke had a force of 600 men in there on the morning of the 4th instant, they reaching there in the evening. Part of them were State troops. The report there was, they were going to attack Benton, where a small force of ours is stationed. Shelby and the rest of Marmaduke's forces are together, stationed at Okolona, on the Onachita River. Both commands, it is said, have 4,000 men. They are deserting fast; their transportation is very poor. Colonel Dorsey is in the mountains between Benton and Hot Springs, and has 400 men..
  921. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Series M322 Compiles Service Records of Missouri Confederate Soldiers.
  922. Fulton Gazette, The Fulton Gazette 27 Apr 1914. ...the Calloway boys turned back, purposeing to join Colonel Caleb Dorsey (a Pike County man) of Shelby's command who was in Audrain county with several hundred man.

    Full article in Caleb Dorsey Book - several references to Dorsey's involvement around the massacre of the Calloway County boys at Brown's farm.

  923. The War of the Rebellion, Series I, Vol 41, p 911, -12. November 6-7, 1864. Scout in Callaway County, Mo.; Report of Maj. Douglas Dale, Fourth Missouri State Militia Cavalry.

    HDQRS. DETACH. FOURTH CAV. MO. STATE MILITIA.
    Fulton, Mo., November 8, 1864
    General: On the night of the 5th instant Dorsey, with 200 men, camped ten miles southwest of this place. At 12 midnight he took up the line of march for some point on the Missouri River. I received information that he was in camp at the place above mentioned. at noon of the 6th. I immediately went in pursuit with sixty-five of my command. I struck the trail late in the evening at a point ten miles west of south of this place, and found that he was bearing east. I followed the trail through by-roads and plantations until near midnight, when I lost his trail and came to a halt. I learned that there were two Union families within a mile of me. I sent a sergeant to one place for information of the whereabouts of the enemy. I also sent for and procured a Union man for a guide. I learned that the enemy were crossing the river two miles and a half below Cote Sans Dessein, at the farm of one Swan Ferguson. I delayed no time after receiving information, but moved at once. At about 1 o'clock I arrived at the farm of Ferguson. Not seeing any camp-fires of the enemy, I sent two men, dismounted, to reconnoiter for his camp. In about one hour his camp was found, or rather his point of crossing, with a few men and horses still remaining on this side. I dismounted all of my men, leaving ten men to guard the horses. I went into the brush with my men and moved cautiously, and surrounded the point at which the enemy were crossing the river, and arriving at their fires found that I was too late. The last load had crossed intervening the time that the camp was discovered and the report could reach me and I could move to the place of the crossing. It was pitch darkness, thick brush and heavy timber to pass through. My information up to this time had been that the enemy were crossing in skiffs. I remained on the ground till daylight, and ascertained that Dorsey had captured a steam-boat at dusk, but I did not learn the name of the steam-boat.
    On my return to this place a detachment of one sergeant and five men of my command pursued two of Dorsey' men from the river a distance of fifteen miles, following them by their tracks, overhauled them, killed 1, mortally wounded the other, and slightly wounded a third, who had fallen in company with the two. A short time before my men came upon them, captured their arms and equipments, consisting of blankets, saddle-bags, and a regular outfit for the brush confederacy. One pair of the saddle-bags had a new pair of Federal cavalry pants in them. Conscripts are coming in slowly. I think this country is quiet for the present, but I cannot tell how long it will remain so. It is with much difficulty that we can obtain information from citizens as to where an enemy is in this country.
    General, I am, with much respect, your obedient servant, D. Dale, Major Fourth Cav., Missouri State Mil., Comdg. at Fulton, Mo. (Brig. Gen. E B Brown).

  924. Price Camp. "At the close of the war he (Gen Price) was included in Kirby Smith's surrender, but preferring exile to submission he left the country and found refuge in Mexico. There he engaged in a scheme of colonization under the imperial government, but it proved a very unsatisfactory enterprise. He returned to the United State s and died at St. Louis, Mo., on 29th of September 1867.
  925. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 368. He was in Texas at the close of the war, and from there went to old Mexico; not being satisfied, however, with the country, he continued the trip on to California, arriving in San Francisco December 22, 1865.
  926. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 25 June 1865. Piedras Negras Mexico
    June 25th 1865

    Dearest Loudie

    I crossed the "Grand River of the North" (Rio Grande Del Norte) this morning and have determined to write you a few lines, without the slightest prospect of getting an answer for a long, long time. As I leave here, for some "other" Place, in a day or two - As to where I shall go 'tis scarcely yet known to myself - Perhaps when I write again 'twill be from some foreign port - I am no Citizen of the United States as you are aware of, therefore can promise myself nothing but eternal trouble by coming to Mo. where there has been so much trouble among the contending parties -
    Write to John & Tom & say that they will hear from me soon - I have been in unusual good health all winter & spring - have not had a line or heard a word from any of you since November last -
    I shall try and find a country where you can join me if you wish it -
    W H E & "Sallie G's" "George" are with me - Both in moderate health - Crocket is also with me & well - I cannot yet write you a letter that is at all satisfactory & will therefore make this as short as possible - I do not design joining either party in this country unless some unlooked for change takes place in the present status of affairs --
    Presently kindest regards & sympathy to my old friends --
    The Boys wish to be kindly remembered to their friends - and send much love to you --
    With much love to all I am as ever Devotedly
    Caleb.

  927. History of Central California, pp 367-369. In 1866 he purchased the farm property on which he now resides, which is located four miles north of Oakdale. In all there are 4,500 acres, 3,300 being devoted to grain-growing, the balance to pasture and stock range. The Colonel makes a specialty of breeding blooded stock, and on his place may be seen some of the finest stallions to be found in the country, sired by Nutwood and other famous runners and trotters. In addition to blooded stock he also raises mules in considerable numbers, and some years ago made a specialty of sheep-raising.
  928. Federal Census, 1880, California, 1880; Camp Washington, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: T9_84; Family History Film: 1254084; Page: 354.2000. Caleb Dorsey, 44, single, farmer & stock raiser, b. MD, both parents b. MD.
  929. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties.
  930. DAR - Records of the Families of California Pioneers, Vol 23, Material provided by John Worthington Dorsey Ewing, pp 81-83. [After meeting Lou Eleanor Dorsey, he followed them out to California in the fall of 1868 to see the new country. See more details under Philip CS Barbour Ewing]

    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.

  931. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 4, pp 47-48,. Caleb Dorsey purchased from Samuel and Zenas Fisher two tracts of land totalling 4,304.32 acres in Stanislaus County on 7 Nov 1866, for the sum of $2,690.21 in US gold coin.
  932. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, Ltr from Caleb Dorsey to sister Annie Dorsey, 10 Nov 1866. "...I have not told you that I have bought a Ranch containing over four thousand acres of Land - All tillable and good wheat or Barley land - 'tis twenty miles south-east of Stockton and in a very good neighborhood. I have 1/2 mile front on the Stanislaus River - Have no improvements yet save a well and a small field - am going to put in a crop of grain on it this fall and winter and build on it next summer - 'tis far better wheat land than there is in Old Pike, then I have bought it on very reasonable terms in fact every one says I have quite a bargain in the Land - I am in full view of the snow capped mountains all the while yet never have snow on the Ranch...".
  933. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 4, pp 366-67. On 26 May 1868, Caleb Dorsey purchase 160 acres of land from Zara Cottle for the sum of $200 gold coin.
  934. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 368. He was elected County Supervisor of Stanislaus County, serving from 1869 to 1872; was also elected to the State Legislature for the terms of 1877 and 1878.
  935. Annals of Stanislaus County, Vol I, p 60. Burneyville enjoyed the distinction of being the head of navigation on the Stanislaus River, at least for a short time.

    In June, 1868, the Stanislaus Steam Navigation Company was incorporated under an act of legislature passed the previous April. The company was to clear the Stanislaus River of all obstructions in the way of trees, snags, and so forth. This they did, from Burneyville (ed: now Riverbank) west to the mouth of the river. The first steamer to make the trip was the Clara Crow. A small sternwheeler then twenty years of age and already a veteran in river transportation. The steamboat company invited the board of supervisors to make this trip, but on one, Caleb Dorsey, made the maiden voyage. The Clara Crow left Stockton on May 1, 1869, and that night they tied up at E E Taylor's ferry near the present Caswell Park. The next day they steamed into Burneyville to be greeted by a large crowd of citizens. The steamer loaded forty tons of grain and the next day it departed downstream.

  936. History of Stanislaus County, p 82. Discussion about "Clearing the River Stanislaus" - 1 May 1869, County Supervisor Caleb Dorsey was the sole supervisor to test the ferry. See other citation.
  937. History of Stanislaus County, p 92. The supervisors of the county, H G James, Caleb Dorsey and Davis Hartman, assembled at Knights Ferry, September 30, 1871, to count the vote for state officers and for the citizens' choice of county seat. (Modesto won).
  938. Federal Census, 1870, California, 1870, Emory, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: M593_92; Page: 16; Image: 34. Caleb Dorsey, 32, farmer, $25,000, $15,000, b. MD;
    John W, 40, farm laborer, b. MD;
    Ellinor, 65, keeping house, b. MD
    Thomas B, 35, farm laborer, b. MD;
    Annie, 30, b. MO;
    Luda, 26, b. MO;
    Adnella, 23, b. MO.
    Farm laborers living on farm:
    James Mahan, 28, b. TN;
    Abel Cuthbert, 21, b. VA;
    John Thompson, 35, b. NY;
    Allen Hardy, 25, b. Norway;
    Carl Dennias, 15, stock handler, b. CA.
  939. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 1, 21 Jan 1870. MATTERS IN THE STATE CAPITOL:...Mr. Walden's bill, introduced yesterday, for the improvement of the Stanislaus river for rafting logs, cordwood, lumber and fencing material, grants Thomas B. Dorsey and Caleb Dorsey the franchise for fifty years; the improvements to be completed in five years, including a boom at the head of navigation; and tolls are allowed at $1 per thousand feet.
  940. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 1. MATTERS AT THE STATE CAPITOL;...Mr. Walden's bill, introduced yesterday, for the improvement of the Stanislaus river for rafting logs, cordwood, lumber and fencing material, grants Thomas B. Dorsey and Caleb Dorsey the franchise for fifty years; the improvements to be completed in five years, including a boom at the head of navigation; and tolls are allowed at $1 per thousand feet.
  941. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 1, 13 Sept 1872. Agricultural Society - At the annual meeting of the San Joaquin Agricultural Society, on Wednesday, the following were chosen officers for the ensuing year: Caleb Dorsey, of Stanislaus county, President; Geo. West and Andrew Wall, Vice Presidents; H T Compton, Secretary; F L Hinds, Treasurer; J R Hitchcock and S V Treadway, Directors. The old list of Honorary Vice Presidents were re-elected.
  942. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 368. He is president of the Valley Warehouse Company of Oakdale. In 1873 he was president of the San Joaquin Agricultural Society, and from 1875 to 1879 was a member of the Board of Directors of the State Insane Asylum.
  943. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Haggin Museum, LB67 6453-1. He was a life member as illustrated by a ticket signed to B. (Barbour) Ewing dated 1896 and issued by a Life Member signed "Caleb Dorsey.".
  944. One Hundred Years of Modesto, p 133. Caleb Dorsey is listed as one of the original directors of the bank, incorporated 31 Mar 1873, filed with the Secretary of State, Sacramento, CA on 1 Apr 1873.
  945. Pacific Rural Press, P. 196, Vol 8, No 13, 26 Sept 1874. The election of officers of the Stanislaus County Agricultural society, held on the evening of the 17th resulted as follows: F H Ross, President; Caleb Dorsey and CC Baker, Vice Presidents...
  946. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 3. SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY FAIR; Growth of the City of Stockton - Manufactures and the Fair - The Stockton Paper-Mills - Exhibit by a Lady Farmer. (From our Correspondent) Stockton, Wednesday, Sept 30th.
    The fourteenth annual fair of the San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Association opened yesterday at Stockton, the largest and principal city of the San Joaquin valley. In commencing my remarks concerning the Fair and the products of the district, I cannot do better than refer to the growth of the city in which the fair is held, representing as it does the growth of the entire valley...
    THOROUGHBRED CATTLE AND HORSES; The interest of farmers of San Joaquin District Fair is seen in the exhibits of cattle. There is a creditable showing of Durhams and thoroughbred horses and among the exhibitors are the following:
    Thoroughbred horses - J Laswell, San Joaquin, stallion "Hardwood;" Caleb Dorsey, Stanislaus, thoroughbred horse, "Spectator;" E B Potter, Stanislaus, five year-old mare "Farmers' Maid;" Caleb Dorsey, Stanislaus, thoroughbred mare "Pet.".
  947. San Francisco Bulletin, 28 June 1875, p 2. COMPLETE LIST OF THE DELEGATES;
    The following is a full list of the delegates to the Convention:
    ...Stanislaus - N W Wells, Colonel Caleb Dorsey, John Murphy, T W Lane, Harvey P Davis.
    Tuolumne - Caleb Dorsey, Burns, Galvin, Baxter, Dr. Eichelroth and Wm Connelly...
  948. History of Stanislaus County, p 88. THE STOCK GROWERS ASSOCIATION
    Another fair was held in Modesto in 1875, commencing September 28, and was as the News stated, devoted exclusively to horse racing and the exhibition of stock. Its officers were Frank Ross president; Colonel Caleb Dorsey, vice-president, and George Buck, secretary.
  949. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 368. In 1873 he was president of the San Joaquin Agricultural Society, and from 1875 to 1879 was a member of the Board of Directors of the State Insane Asylum.
  950. Stockton State Hospital Records, R320.01(2). Page 222
    February 10th 1880
    Obed Harvey presented his commission as Director of the Insane Asylum, vice Caleb Dorsey for four years dated Jan 6, 1880 with the oath of office endorsed thereon dated Feb 10th, 1880 and sworn to before L M Cutting Norary Public, and there upon took his seat as a member of the board.
    (Caleb Dorsey had signed as a member of the board the prior monthly meeting.).
  951. Stockton State Hospital Records, R320.01(2) Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Apr 1, 1878-Mar 10,1884. P. 1
    Insane Asylum of the State of California
    Wednesday April 10th, 1878
    At an adjournied meeting of the Board of Directors of the Insane Asylum of California held at the time and place aforesaid the following members were present: F T Baldwin, President, Robt. Watt, Caleb Dorsey, S A Holmes, Frank Stewart, W B Austin, rec.
  952. Sacramento Daily Union, P 3, 28 Jan 1876, Vol 1, No 297. CONFIRMATIONS: There were filed yesterday in the office of the Secretary of State certificates showing the confirmation by the Senate of the Governor's appointments of Caleb Dorsey, FT Baldwin and Robert Watt as Directors of the Insane Asylum at Stockton.
  953. San Francisco Bulletin, 5 December 1876, P. 1. STATE NEWS IN BRIEF...

    At the annual meeting of the San Joaquin Agricultural Society held Saturday, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, L U Shippee...Vice Presidents, Stanislaus county, S H Rogers and Caleb Dorsey...

  954. Golden Nugget Library, Pen Portraits of State Officers, Legislators...of the State of California... In Sacramento City, during the Session of the Legislature of 1877-8:

    HON. CALEB DORSEY, Stanislaus County; Is a representative in the Assembly of Stanislaus County, and resides at Oakdale. He is a native of Maryland, 43 years old, single, and came to California from Missouri in 1865. He is a confirmed Democrat, and a farmer by occupation. Mr. Dorsey served on the Confederate army, with the rank of Colonel, during the rebellion. Since becoming a resident of his present County he has been one of the Supervisors for three years. He has also been President of the Bank of Modesto, and President of the San Joaquin Agricultural Society, and is now one of the Directors of the State Insane Asylum at Stockton. This is Mr. Dorsey's first trial as a legislator. He is a tall, good-looking bachelor, courteous and gentlemanly in his deportment, and is liberally endowed with that most necessary element of success - go-ahead. Mr. Dorsey is Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs.

  955. Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians - online database. Dorsey, Caleb - of California. Member of California state assembly 5th District, 1877-80. Burial location unknown. [Rural Cemetery, Stockton].
  956. History of Stanislaus County, p 213. COUNTY LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVES;
    That the county polled a solid Democratic vote for so many years was unfortunate, for the state as a rule is Republican and Democratic legislators in a Republican senate or assembly cannot expect many political favors. This is especially true where the representation is jointly with other counties. ...Assemblymen: Caleb Dorsey '78.
  957. Pen Portraits, p. 57. HON. CALEB DORSEY
    Is a representative in the Assembly of Stanislaus County, and resides at Oakdale. He is a native of Maryland, 43 years old, single, and came to California from Missouri in 1865. He is a confirmed Democrat, and a farmer by occupation. Mr. Dorsey served in the Confederate army, with the rank of Colonel, during the rebellion. Since becoming a resident of his present county he has been one of the Supervisors for three years. He has also been President of the Bank of Modesto, and President of the San Joaquin Agricultural Society, and is now one of the Directors of the State Insane Asylum at Stockton. This is Mr. Dorsey's first trial as a legislator. He is a tall, good looking bachelor, courteous and gentlemanly in his deportment, and is liberally endowed with that most necessary element of success - go-ahead. Mr. Dorsey is chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs.
  958. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 3, 19 Mar 1877. A CONTROVERSY CONCERNING A WOOL CONSIGNMENT - In the case of Watt & McLennan vs. Caleb Dorsey & Bros., Judge Morrison Saturday passed upon the defendants' motion of a new trial, saying, in effect, that the defendants were sheep raisers and wool growers in Stanislaus County, and they consigned their wool to the plaintiffs, wool graders in this city. The plaintiff's sold the consignments and made returns to the defendants. Subsequently it was ascertained by grading the wool that some 1,900 pounds or it was not what it was represented to be, and plaintiffs informed the defendants that they had paid them too much. The defendants refused to refund, and this action was brought to recover the amount. The Court said the evidence was conflicting. The defendant, Dorsey, testified that he informed McLennan that his former consignee, Mr Wise, had made a claim for bad wool after grading; that he became dissatisfied and changed his consignments to McLennan. He also swore that he told McLennan that no charge must be made for bad wool after grading. McLennan testified that he had no recollection of such a conversation. It was stated by the defendants'counsel that Dorsey was a man of strict veracity. The Court was inclined to think an error might have been made in giving judgment for plaintiff, and an opportunity would be given to try the merits of the case before a jury, and therefore a new trial would be granted.
  959. Sacramento Daily Union, P. 5, 19 Oct 1878, Vol 7, No 206. CATTLE STEALING; THE ROUTE OVER WHICH SOME THIEVES TOOK A BAND OF STEERS - FOLLOWING THE TRAIL AND ARREST OF THREE MEN.
    Cattle stealing has for a year past been prosecuted industriously in this county - indeed, it has seemed that it would rise to the rank of an industry, so diligently and openly has it been carried on. The residents in the southern portion of the county have suffered most. A check is likely to be put on the business now. On Friday nigh, the 4th instant, 20 head of fine steers were stolen from the farm of Marion Biggs, Jr., some 12 miles south of this city. Mr. Biggs was absent at the time, in Colusa county. He was sent for, and arrived here on the Monday night following. News met him of the cattle having been heard of near Ione City. He notified the Sheriff and Chief of Police here, and gave such extended notice as was possible, and set out on the trail of the thieves. He soon learned that the cattle had been driven by out of the way routes into Amador county. The thieves must, have made 35 or 40 miles the first day, reaching a point within three or four miles of Ione City, where they rested on Saturday, and then crossed the Mokelumne at Green's crossing, reaching Martels, 18 miles from Ione, on Saturday night. Messrs. Steinberger and Surface, of Ione, heard from a sheepherder of the arrival of a drove of strange cattle near that place, and of the suspicious actions of two or three men in charge of it. On Sunday, though they had not heard then of the larceny, they started to follow the men. They were accompanied by a herder known as "Nat." who drove them back to Charles Blithers' near Ione, where he rested Sunday night. That night one of the thieves rode up to Blithers, and asked if any stray cattle had been seen there. Before he received reply he saw the cattle in the corral and proceeded to turn them out. "Nat" interfered and told him if he owned the stock to come and Monday and prove his claim. The fellow then put the spurs to his horse and galloped off in the direction of Martels. Steinberger and Surface got no trace of the thieves and returned to Ione. Sheriff John Vogan, of Amador, who started in response to a telegram from Biggs, arrived at Freshowers on the Calaveras river in search of the thieves, and he there received information that induced him to go off in a northerly direction to look for them. During this time Mr. Biggs was following the trail. He arrived at Blithers and identified his cattle. He rode on to Martels, and thence to Comanche, Campo Seco and Freshowers, and there learned that the thieves, with singular inconsistency, had attended church on Sunday near the Calaveras line, and while at their devotions the ten head of steers which Steinberger, Surface and "Nat" susequently found had wandered off from the heard, which occasioned the return of one of the thieves to Blithers, as stated. At Freshowers Mr. Biggs found that Sheriff Vogan had already been there, and had gone north on a false scent. It was now Wednesday, and on that day he learned for the first time of the identity of two of the thieves, William Williams and Benjamin Gill. Some people declared there were three men in the gang, others insisted that but two drove the cattle. Information was now had of the cattle being seen on the road toward Modesto, and Biggs pushed on to Milton, where he was met by Sheriff Vogan. It was 45 miles to Modesto and 23 to Stockton, and the party concluded to go to the latter place and reach Modest by rail, meantime sending a man across countyr to follow the trail of the thieves. At Stockton Sheriff Thomas Cunningham joined in the hunt, and the party proceeded to Modesto., where Hon. Caleb Dorsey and Sheriff A S Fulkerth, of Stanislaus, united with it in the search for the property and the thieves...
  960. Halley's Handbook of the California Legislature, p. 41. 22nd Session, 1877-8
    DORSEY, CALEB - Assemblyman from Stanislaus Co; age 43; farmer; unmarried; resides at Oakdale; Democrat; native of Maryland; came to Calif. in 1865 from Missouri; is a member of the Board of Directors of the State Asylum at Stockton. Sacramento residence, cor. Eighth and K sts.
  961. The Pioneer, Vol II, No. 5, 2 Feb 1878, p 4, col 1. HON. CALEB DORSEY; Who represents Stanislaus county in the Assembly, is a farmer and stock-raiser; a native of Maryland and forty-three years of age, a single man and a Democrat. Was Supervisor of Stanislaus county; has been Director of the Insane Asylum at Stockton two years. This is his first term in the legislature. Came to California in 1850; he is quite an active politician.
  962. Early Marriages of Stanislaus County 1854-1905. MINOR, WILLIAM O 28 Modesto b. VA
    Jennie V Clark 21 Modesto b. CA
    1878 Oct 10 BH Russell MG
    Witnesses: John F Tucker, Modesto & Col. Caleb Dorsey, Oakdale.
  963. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 1, 11 May 1879. BLOOD HORSE ASSOCIATION; The Pacific Coast Blood Horse Association met at the Baldwin Hotel lst evening. The attendance of members was large. The election of officers for the ensuing year took place. E J Baldwin was re-elected President; Theodore Winters, Vice President; Caleb Dorsey, Second Vice President; P A Finigan, Treasurer; James McM. Shafter, Henry Schwartz and W H Coombs, Trustees; Joseph Cairn Simpson, Secretary.
  964. New York Herald, P. 5, 13 Nov 1879. THE CALIFORNIA TURF; At a full meeting of the Pacific Blood Horse Association held last evening at the Baldwin Hotel, says the San Francisco Chronicle of the 5th inst., ...The trustees elected for the ensuing year were E J Baldwin, Theodore Winters, Caleb Dorsey...On an election of officers ...Caleb Dorsey, second vice president...
  965. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 3, 9 July 1879. ---- G W Whitman of Sonoma and Caleb Dorsey of Stanislaus are at the Brooklyn.

    ---- F H Darling of Napa; N L Bancroft of New York; Caleb Dorsey of Sonora, and AI Elkins of Sacramento are at the Cosmopolitan.

  966. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 3. Caleb Dorsey of Stanislaus...at the Brooklyn [hotel].
  967. Federal Census, 1880, California, 1880; Camp Washington, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: T9_84; Family History Film: 1254084; Page: 354.2000. Caleb Dorsey, 44, single, farmer & stock raiser, b. MD, both parents b. MD
    John W Dorsey, 50, single, brother, farmer & stock raiser, b. MD, both parents b. MD
    John King, 35, hired man, single, farmhand, b. CA;
    Frances M Saxton, 50, hired man, married, farmhand, b. CA;
    John A Killilea, 17, hired man, single, farmhand, b. CA, both parents b. Ireland;
    Carlos Camilla, 25, hired man, single, farmhand, b. CA, both parents b. CA;
    George Nelson, 31, hired man, single, farmhand, b. CA;
    William Setzeo, 35, hired man, single, farmhand, b. CA;
    Ah Sam, 40, servant, married, Domestic, b. China, both parents b. China;
    John Sparks, 35, hired man single, farmhand herder, b. US, both parents b. US;
    David Mitchell, 50, hired man, widowed, farmhand herder, b. MO, both parents b. US;
    Billy McKay, 35, hired man, single, farmhand herder, b. US, both parents b. US.
  968. History of Stanislaus County, p 229. Caleb Dorsey is listed as the School District Clerk for Oakdale for the term ending 6/30/1880. There were 11 boys, 12 girls, average age 9.
  969. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 2. Caleb Dorsey of Stanislaus and James C Milne of Callao, Peru, are at present at the Palace.
  970. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 3. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
    DEPARTURE OF THE DELEGATION FROM CALIFORNIA TO THE TRIENNIAL CONCLAVE AT CHICAGO
    The delegation of Knights Templar left this afternoon with their parties for the Triennial Conclave which opens at Chicago on the 17th instant. The Commandery assembled at the Masonic Temple at 1 o'clock, and marched to the ferry.
    The Commanderies, under the command of Right Eminent Grand Commander Bruce B Lee, marched from the Masonic Temple at 2 o'clock, preceded by the Second Regiment Band, to the court of the Palace Hotel, where they were photographed. The then marched to the foot of Market street and departed on a ferry steamer. The Knights wear a fatigue dress of dark blue, and the baldrick of the regalia, military caps with a cross at the front and the Knights' sword, making a handsome uniform.
    A special train was waiting, consisting of eleven cars. The first was a baggage car, the next a drill car, and the other one sleepers. The name of each Commandery is painted on the car it occupies. That of "Bodie" has "Baby" painted in large letters under the name...
    Stockton Commander, No. 8 -- Mrs. J H Budd, Mrs. D Nathan, Mrs C C Castle, G A McKenzie, Wm Graham, JW Thompson, Caleb Dorsey, Miss Annie Dorsey, E R Hedges...
  971. San Francisco Bulletin, 15 Oct 1880, p. 3. PASSENGERS ARRIVE TO-MORROW; Carlin, October 15th - The following overland passengers passed here to-day, and arrive in San Francisco to-morrow:...Caleb Dorsey, San Francisco...
  972. San Francisco Bulletin, p 3. PASSENGERS PASSING OMAHA; OMAHA, October 12th - the following through passengers passed here on to-day's train, leaving at 12:15 PM to arrive in San Francisco October 16th...Caleb Dorsey, Oakland.
  973. Omaha Herald, p 8. HOTEL ARRIVALS; The following are yesterday's arrivals at the Withnell, Kitchen Bros., proprietors:...Caleb Dorsey, California...
  974. City Directory, City & County Directory of San Joaquin, etc, LM McKenney San Francisco, 1881 p. 439. DORSEY, Caleb, farmer and stock-raiser 4,460 acres, res 4 miles north of Oakdale.
  975. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Haggin Museum LB66-1247. Dance card for Caleb Dorsey for the Independence Ball, Ross House, Modesto, July 4th, 1881.
    Envelope holding dance card and pencil also held political buttons as seen in photo in book.
  976. Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California. MEMBERS OF SUMMIT LODGE, NO. 112, KNIGHT'S FERRY, STANISLAUS COUNTY, 1882;
    MASTER MASONS:
    Dorsey, Caleb.
  977. Sacramento Daily Union, 21 Apr 1882, Vol 15, No 51. The following are the officers and members: President, Theodore Winters, Winters, Yolo county; First Vice-Prsident, J McM. Shafter, San Francisco; Second Vice-President, Caleb Dorsey, Modesto...
  978. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File 7031, abst 961, abd T- vol 18. All of Section 108, State School Lands, Texas County, Texas, paid $32.00 March 10th, 1882 for 640 acres

    Claim abandoned and repatented to E L Pearcy and S Plenningham 9, Dec 1886.

  979. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File #7032, abst 960, abd T - vol 18. All of Section 110, State School Lands, Texas County, Texas, paid $32.00 March 10th, 1882 for 640 acres

    Claim abandoned and repatented to H A Reading 9 Dec 1886, Dec 1886.

  980. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File #1746, Patent #159, Vol I, Class: Lunatic Asylum. Grantee: S J Dorrough
    Patentee: Caleb Dorsey
    Date: 2 Oct 1882
    160 Acres, Bexar;Travis District, Taylor County
    File #1746
    Survey: NW 1/4 25
    Patent #159
    Patent Vol I
    Class: Lun Asy.
  981. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File #1986, Patent # 160. Grantee: Taylor Stark
    Patentee: Caleb Dorsey
    Date: 2 Oct 1882
    160 Acres, Bexar;Travis District, Taylor County
    File #1986
    Survey: NW 1/4 62
    Patent #160
    Patent Vol I
    Class: Lun Asy.
  982. Pacific Rural Press, P. 181 8 Sept 1883, Vol 26, No 10. We, the undersigned, have seen the combined harvester above described, know as the "Shippee Harvester," built at Stockton, with Shippee & Grattan improvements, working in the field. It does first class work - cutting, thrashing, cleaning, sacking, and saving the grain. The machine is eleven foot cut, and was worked by two men and ten horses. It was taking a full cut in a field yielding from twenty to thirty-five bushels of wheat per acre. We recommend it to the farming community and public with pleasure, as being a wonderful laborsaving machine, as also saving much more grain than by heading and thrashing separately.
    Signed: J L Trefren, San Joaquin county; C I Ortman, San Joaquin county; J B Bingham, Grafton, Yolo county; A Leitch, L D Wakefield, C H Wakefield, J Jefferson, San Joaquin county; Wm. L. Lapsly, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Jas. Caven, Caleb Dorsey, J M Garwood, W H Mahoney, San Joaquin county; H M La Rue, Geo. W Hancock, Sacramento; J Price, San Leandro; A W Lackhart, Sacramento; Geo F Smith, Andrew Wolf, H Barnhart, M J Draes, P J Draes, S H Mann, H E Wright, H G Tanner, C N Whitmore, O P Munson, J P Sargent, Turlock, C E Benjamin, D M Pease, John Grattan, San Joaquin county, and others.
  983. Tuolumne County Records, Book A, Vol 11, p 331. Caleb acquires rights to the Snell mines and all of the others that were included in his partnership with J T Newcomer.
  984. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 131. Oakdale Lodge, No. 275, F&AM, was organized under dispensation June 24, 1884, with the following members: Silas Bishop...Caleb Dorsey...The report to Grand Lodge, January, 1892, showed a membership of thirty-seven, which has since been materially increased, and the lodge is in a highly prosperous condition.
  985. History of Stanislaus County, p 191. Caleb Dorsey was a charter member when, on 16 Oct 1884, the Oakdale Masonic Lodge No. 275, FA & M, the charter was granted.
  986. History of Stanislaus County, p 76-77. The Big Grain Fire, July, 1884
    Grain fires are numerous but perhaps one of the largest in financial loss was the fire of July 20, 1884. It occurred near the Burnett railroad station and fully 5,000 acres of grain were destroyed, involving a loss in insurance figures of over $100,000, with only $22,000 insurance. How the fire started is not known; it was first noticed in a corner of Colonel Caleb Dorsey's ranch, and as a heavy wind was blowing it spread rapidly. Two men from the McHews' harvesting crew going into Oakdale filled up on liquor and returning to the thresher stopped at the corner and lighted their pipes. Carelessly they threw their matches away and this probably started the fire. W C Carmichael says he saw the men smoking, indifferently looking at the flame. He ran to them and commanded them to assist him in putting out the fire. He soon saw the danger and running to Colonel Dorsey's house phoned in the alarm. In a few minutes hundreds of men from Oakdale and other points were hurrying to the scene, carrying with them wet sacks, pieces of blanket and sticks to beat out the flames. B F Reynolds, on his ranch three miles distant, says the flames at times lifted by the wind would leap thirty or forty fee into the air. He hastened to the fire with his water wagon filled with water to assist in keeping the sacks wet and provide the men with water to drink. Another farmer while trying to get his threshing machine out of the range of the fire was encompassed by a whirlwind of flame and the two horses were so badly burned that one of them was shot to put him out of his misery. In a short time dozens of men were seen about Oakdale with their arms blistered or badly burned and several of them with the hair burned from their heads. The fire was finally checked by back firing and a long strip of plowed land. The losses as computed by insurance exceeded $100,000. Caleb Dorsey's loss was $30,000 on grain, besides losing a Shippe combined header and thresher and a steam threshing machine. Robinson and Carey lost $20,000, insured, $7,000. H Graney, $4,000; Isaac Watson, $16,000; Paulsell and Muncey, $16,000. Some of the grain was insured at seven dollars per acre, but as the yield was very heavy the insurance did not cover twenty-five per cent of the loss.
  987. San Francisco Bulletin, P 3. A BATTLE WITH FIRE; THOUSANDS OF ACRES BURNED OVER ON THE PLAINS OF SAN JOAQUIN; The Farmers, After a Well-Organized Struggle, Check the Flames; An Estimated Loss of $90,000, with an Insurance of $32,000.

    Modesto, July 21st - Yester day morning news was brought to this place over the telephone that the whole country was on fire north of Oakdale or just across the Stanislaus river, near Burnett's station...The fire broke out on the northwest corner of Col. Caleb Dorsey's ranch, about five miles from the river. It is supposed that two men were smoking, and that the fire from their pipes caught the grain and before they noticed it, it got under such headway that no one could go near enough to put it out...The fire started about 10 o'clock and it was not under control until 3:30. During this time it had run about five miles and covered a country three miles wide, destroying some of the finest grain in the valley. It was reported that several farm houses had been destroyed. Col. Dorsey lost one of his tenant houses and the barn, valued at $900. He also lost a thrashing machine and one of Shippee's combined headers and thrashers, valued at about $3,000...
    PROBABLE LOSSES.
    As everybody was excited it is impossible at this time to tell exactly what the losses will amount to. As near as could be learned from the insurance men it is as follows: Col. Dorsey, 1,040 acres; loss $30,00; no insurance; also one house and barn, $900; one of Shippee's combined header and thrasher and one steam thrashing machine, $3,600; partly insured. R Robinson, or Robinson and Carey, 1,200 acres: loss, $20,000; insurance, $7 per acre. L. Grainger, 120 acres; loss, $4,000; insurance, $10 per acre. Isaac Watson, 900 acres; loss, $16,000; insurance, $7 per acre. Paulsel & Muncy, 200 acres; loss, $16,000; insurance, $7 per acre. Total loss, $90,100; total insurance, $23,200.

  988. Daily Alta Newspaper, P. 2, 22 July 1884, Vol 37, No 12515. WHEAT FIELDS IN FLAMES; A SWATH FIVE MILES BY THREE BURNED OVER; THE WORK OF IDLE TRAMPS; THE WHOLE COUNTRY FIGHTING FIRE - MEN INJURED BY THE FLAMES - BUILDINGS AND MACHINERY LOST
    Modesto, July 21st
    ...The fire broke out on the northwest corner of Col. Caleb Dorsey's ranch, about five miles from the river. ..
  989. Daily Alta Newspaper, P. 5, Vol 37, NO 12515, 22 July 1884. THE FIRE BELL:
    Modesto, July 21st - The wheat fields of Caleb Dorsey, LL Granger, IW Gilmer, WM Muncy, Isaack Watson and R Robinson, in Stanislaus county, were burned yesterday. The fire spread over an area five miles in length and two in breadth, involving over 5,000 acres of grain ready for the harvest. Aggregate loss, $90,000; insurance, $23,200.
  990. Daily Alta Newspaper, 8 Oct 1885, Vol 39, No 12291. SAN JOSE GOSSIP; Col. Caleb Dorsey of Stanislaus has been visiting here for the past few days.
  991. Probate Court Records, Probate File for Caleb Dorsey,Carlo M De Ferrari Archive, Sonora, CA. Petition for Letters of Administration File 29 May 1885, Joseph Fitzgerald Clerk

    Know all men by these Presents:
    That we, Esther M Dorsey as principal, and, J W Dorsey and Caleb Dorsey both of the County of Stanislaus and State of California as sureties, are held and firmly bound to the state of California in the sum of fifteen Thousand dollars - 21st day of Oct 1885
    Administratrix of the Estate of Caleb Dorsey...died 28 Mar 1885 without a will...heirs at law Elizabeth M Dorsey Anita E Dorsey Kate W Dorsey all over 21, and Caleb, 17 years of age.

  992. Daily Alta Newspaper, P. 5, 4 June 1886, Vol 40, No 13430. SUDDEN DEATH
    Modesto, June 3d. - Aaron Cornet, a Swede, fifty-six years of age, dropped dead at the ranch of Colonel Caleb Dorsey, near Oakdale, yesterday. Coroner Lewis held an inquest upon the body today, and verdict of the jury was death from unknown causes. Mr. Cornet has been in failing health for some time. He was pitching hay when he fell forward upon his face and expired without a moan.
  993. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 1. A SECTION OF THE CONSTITUTION CONSTRUED.
    Caleb Dorsey subscribed for 100 shares of the Pacific Trust Company's stock on the formation of the bank. He gave his note in payment of an assessment of 10 per cent and received therefore a stock certificate representing the amount of the note. Subsequently he refused to pay the note under the section of the constitution which provides that "No corporation shall issue stocks or bonds, except for money paid, labor done, or property actually received, and all fictitious increase of stock shall be void." The bank brought suit in the Superior Court of San Joaquin county for the amount of the note, and obtained judgment which judgment has been affirmed by the Supreme Court, which holds that the word "property" in the section quoted includes personal property which includes "things in action and evidence of debt.".
  994. Daily Alta Newspaper, P. 1 - Advertisement. GOLDEN GATE FAIR! BAY DISTRICT TRACK; Sept. 6th to 12th, inclusive; SPEED PROGRAMME;
    No. 4 - THE CALIFORNIA STAKE - for three-year-olds. One mile and a quarter.
    Caleb Dorsey names............ s c Cyclone
    Caleb Dorsey names............ s c Fred Archer.
  995. The California 1890 Great Register of Voters Index, Vol I, p 710. Caleb Dorsey, 54, b. MD, res Oakdale, Stanislaus, reg date 27 Mar 1888, p 10.
  996. Daily Alta Newspaper, P. 1, 15 May 1888, Vol 42, No 14138. AT LOS ANGELES; PREPARING FOR THE CONVENTION THAT WILL MEET TO-DAY; ALL SOLID FOR CLEVELAND; DISCUSSING NOMINATIONS FOR CONGRESS - THE MEN WHO WILL PROBABLY GO TO ST LOUIS - NOTES AND GOSSIP;

    ...It is not so easy to tell the delegates to the National Convention. TO GO TO ST. LOUIS ...
    ...J J White of Alameda and E G Blessing of Sacramento, it is understood, will go form the Third District. From the Second C P Berry will probably be one of the delegates, and Caleb Dorsey of Stanislaus would not refuse to go too.

  997. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 43, p 164. For Oakdale Lodge #295 as trustee with A Blith and G W Lancaster purchased property from Mistletoe Lodge #80 Knights of Pithias for the sum of $285.
  998. Mineral Certificate, General Land Office #17839; Mineral Certificate #379, Stockton, CA. Whereas, in pursuance of the provisions of the Revised Statutes of the US, Chapter 6, Title 32, and legislation supplemental thereto, there have been deposited in the General Land Office of the US the Plat and Field Notes of survey and the Certificate N 379 of the Register of the Land Office at Stockton in the state of California accompanied by other evidence, whereby it appears that Caleb Dorsey did on the first day of November, AD 1888 duly enter and pay for that certain mining claim or premises known as the Snell Quartz lode mining claim designated by the Surveyor General as Lot No. 40, embracing a portion of section seven in township three north of range fifteen east, Mount Diablo meridian in the Tuolumne Mining District, in the County of Tuolumne and State of California, in the District of Lands subject to sale at Stockton...
  999. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File #2205, Patent #180. Grantee: Caleb Dorsey
    Patentee: Caleb Dorsey
    Date: 24 Feb 1890
    160 Acres, Bexar;Travis District, Taylor County
    File #2205
    Survey: NE 1/4 24
    Patent #180
    Patent Vol 2
    Class: Lun Asy.
  1000. Sacramento Daily Union, Vol 79, No 38, 8 Apr 1890. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
    Caleb Dorsey, a prominent lawyer of Stanislaus county, is at the Capital Hotel.

    Arrivals at the Capital Hotel yesterday: ...Caleb Dorsey, Stanislaus Co.

  1001. Tuolumne Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Book 1, Volume 9, p 92. CALEB DORSEY et al Mill Site

    Notice Is hereby given that we the undersigned claim (5) acres of this land including the Springs of water for a Mill Site to be hedl in accordance with the United States Mining Laws Situated in Tuolumne County Cal and described as follows: North of Knights Creek about 1 mile and about 1/2 a mile from the Snell Mine and known as the Old Wilson Ranch. Caleb Dorsey, Adam Elliot, Located this 10 day of October AD 1890. Recorded at the Request of Wells Fargo & Co Oct 27, 1890 at 9 o'clock AM. R. Inch County Recorder.

  1002. City Directory, Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA, 1893, p 417. Dorsey Caleb, pres Valley Warehouse Co.
  1003. City Directory, Dir of Stockton, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Merced Cos, FM Husted Pub, SF, 1891, p. 417. Dorsey Caleb, pres Valley Warehouse Co.
  1004. City Directory, Dir of Stockton, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Merced Cos, FM Husted Pub, SF, 1891, p. 417. OAKDALE, STANISLAUS: DORSEY Caleb, pres. Valley Warehouse Co.
  1005. Land Patent, California, BLM Serial # - CACAAA 066989; Doc #17839. 20.66 acres Tuolumne Co, CA S7 T3N R15E - Mount Diable meridian.
  1006. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Land Entry File, accessed from NARA 10 Aug 2009. Land Office: Stockton, Cal.
    ME 379
    Lot 40
    15137 Nov 1/88

    Caleb Dorsey
    Snell Qtz Mine
    Tuolumne Mg D.
    Tuolumne Co.
    20.66 acres $105.00
    Patent written April 8, 1891 LMW
    Patent No 17839
    Date May 6/91
    Recorded Vol 198 p 49
    To R & R May 28, 1891 SB

    Land Entry file contains Affadavit of Citizenship; it states he is a citizen b. County of Baltimore, State of Maryland in the year 1833 and is now a resident of Oakdale Stanislaus Co. Cala. Signature of Caleb Dorsey - dated 31 Dec 1886. The Mining claim hereby located is situated in Tuolumne Mining District, Tuolumne County, State of California and is in T3N R15E S7 in a Southwesterly direction from the Wilson Ranch. This location is distinctly marked on the ground so that its boundaries can be readily traced by a monument set at a discovery shaft where this Notice and Statement is posted this 15th day of May 1880 and by substantial posts or monuments of stone at each corner of the claim, and the exterior boundaries of the claim as marked by said posts or monuments are as follows: Beginning at this monument and notice and extending 750 feet in a Westerly direction to a stone monument thence 300 feet in a Northerly direction to a stake, thence 1500 feet in a Easterly direction to a stake thence 300 feet, Southerly to a stone monument, thence 300 feet Southerly to a stake thence 1500 feet to a stake which is the South west corner thence 300 feet to the stone monument to the place of beginning. The undersigned intends to hold this claim under and according to the Laws of the United States and of the State of California and to record this notice and statement under oath in the County Recorders Office of said County as provided by law Dated this 15th day of May 1880 and signed Robert Ross, Locator and claimant, Recorded at request of R Ross, January 10th 1881 at 39 M P o'clock AM in volume 2 Page 309 of Records of Mining Claims of Tuolumne County.
    On the 31st day of May AD 1881 Robert Ross conveyed by Deed to Caleb Dorsey all his right title and interest in that certain Quartz Claim known as the Snell Quartz Lode Mining Claim, above described Said Deed being of Record in book A Vol 20 Page 455 of Deeds Tuolumne County Records and Recorded in June 1st 1881 at 9 H A M.

  1007. Mineral Certificate, General Land Office #22584, Mineral Certificate #427; BLM Serial # - CACAAA 066133. Registered at General Land Office, Stockton, CA by Caleb Dorsey and Adam Elliot, 19 July 1892; True Business Quartz lode mining claim, Lot 5 and 41, embracing a portion of section 12 in township 3N of range 14 east and of section 7 in township three north of range fifteen east, Mount Diablo meridian, Tuolumne Mining District, Tuolumne County, CA, District of Lands subject to sale at Stockton.
  1008. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #22584. Purchased with Adam Elliot.
  1009. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Publication Number: M322; Compiled Service Records of Confederation Soldiers. Confederate Home
    Higginsville, Missouri
    April 29, 1894

    1. Colonel Caleb Dorsey of Pike County Missouri was on recruiting service under General Price both in the State Guard and Confederate service. He now resides in California on a Ranch.
    2. Captain Celsus Price Son of Major General Sterling Price was aide de camp on his father's Staff till the end of the War, now resides in Saint Louis
    3. The other son was named Edwin W. Price and was a Recruiter General of the third Division Missouri State Guard, was taken prisoner in the War in the Winter of 1861, on the Osage River near Warsaw while on recruiting service, was exchanged for a Federal officer of equal rank, reported to his father in Mississippi and --?-- he returned to Missouri and remained till the end of the War.
    Respectfully
    Your obt servt
    R H Musser.

  1010. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Haggin Museum LB67-31. Photograph of the Railroad Bridge across Stanislaus River, north of Oakdale - to "Uncle Cale" - which is how Edward Dorsey (son of Thomas Beale Dorsey) referred to his uncle Caleb. (See testimony of criminal trial against JT Newcomber).
  1011. Court Records - Tuolumne County, Pencil-written deed found in Archive 3142 - the trial of JT Newcomer. Caleb Dorsey gives J T Newcomer undivided 1/4 interest in the following mines already: Snell (Vol 2, p. 309), Bell Flower (Vol 2, p 308), Horseshoe (Vol 2, p 306), True Business (Vol 2, p 356), May Flower (Vol 2, p 318), Republic (Vol 2, p 359), Monarch (Vol 3, p 79), Empire (Vol 3, p 210), and Triumvirate (Vol 3, p 80). Deed recorded Feb 5, 1896 at 15 min. past 4 o'clock PM.
  1012. Death Certificate, Register of Deaths, 1896, page 69. April 20, Dorsey, Caleb, white, aged 62, male, single, b. MD, cause of death: gunshot wound; certified by coroner.
  1013. Stockton Daily Independent, Wednesday Morning, April 22, 1896, p 1. COL CALEB DORSEY KILLED; Shot by His Partner at the Mines Yesterday; Friends of a Lifetime Quarrel to the Extent of Murder Over the Output of the Mill
    Colonel Caleb Dorsey, the well known horseman and miner, was shot and killed at his mine near Columbia, in Tuolumne county, yesterday morning by J C Newcomer, his partner in the mine and his life-long friend, according to the stories that are told of the men. As far as can be learned there were no witnesses to the killing, and Newcomer asserts that he did it in self defense, and further than that he will not talk at present, though he has given himself up to Sheriff Yancey of Tuolumne county, and in the County Jail at Sonora...A nephew of the dead man works at the mine, but he did not see this shooting [might have been Edward Worthington Dorsey, son of Caleb's brother Thomas Beale Dorsey], though he may know something of the quarrel which preceded it. It remained at the mine when Newcomer started for Sonora to give himself up and he will not come from the mine until he returns with the Coroner in the morning. Colonel Dorsey was a brother of Mrs. Ewing of this city and an uncle of Dr. J D Young, of the medical corps at the State Insane Asylum. The Colonel had a relative named Charles Potter, who lived with him on the ranch and he was apprised of the killing as soon as possible yesterday. Mr. Potter was in Stockton yesterday and left for the ranch early in the forenoon. On his arrival at Oakdale yesterday afternoon the news of the killing was was told him and, acting on the advice of Dr. Young, who could not leave the city, he made arrangements to visit the ranch and caught the night stage for Sonora, where he would arrive at an early hour this morning. It was arranged that he should take charge of the remains in Sonora to day and bring them to this city for interment. The funeral will be held in this city at a time in to be announced hereafter. The deceased was a member of Stockton Commandery, Knights Templar, and had many warm friends in this city and county. He spent much of his leisure time here and frequently visited the local lodges of the Masonic fraternity. Colonel Dorsey has a brother, Thomas Dorsey, who resides at San Jose and who has been interested with the Colonel in several mining deals...
    AN ACCOUNT FROM SONORA; Sonora, April 21. - Colonel Caleb Dorsey of Oakdale, wealthy and prominent mine owner and rancher, was shot and killed at the Dorsey mine, eleven miles from Columbia, in this county, at 9 o'clock this morning by his mining partner, J T Newcomer, over a dispute that ensued upon Dorsey charging Newcomer with cleaning up and misappropriating the amalgam without the Colonel's knowledge. The defendant will claim justifiable homicide. He alleges that during the wrangle Colonel Dorsey attempted to draw his gun, with the usual result of being too slow. The matter has created the most profound sensation, owning to the age and standing of both parties in the community. Both gentlemen were between 60 and 70 years old. Mr. Newcomer absolutely refuses to talk until he consults counsel. He left the scene of the killing before his victim expired and came to Sonora and surrendered himself to the Sheriff. There were no eye witnesses to the affair. Mr. Dorsey died before any one reached him. The preliminary examination will be set to morrow.
  1014. Inquest File, Carlo M De Ferrari Archive, Sonora, Tuolumne, CA -. Verdict -
    We the Coroners Jury summoned to inquire into the cause of death of Caleb Dorsey, Deceased That after viewing the remains and hearing the testimony produced Do find. That the said Caleb Dorsey came to his death from a Gunshot wound, on the morning of April 21st 1896 at the Dorsey Mine in Tuolumne Co, about fifteen (15) miles North east of Columbia. And we further find that the wound was inflicted by one J. T. Newcomer. We also find that the Deceased was a native of the state of Maryland and aged about 62 yrs.
    Fred Geo Burden, Frank R Collier, Henry Wagner, Joseph Harrison, S E Bateman, Wm. H Bailey, C H Burden Jr.
  1015. Sonora Banner, April 24, 1896. DEATH OF COL. DORSEY;
    The people were surprised and startled last Tuesday morning when word reached Sonora that Col. Caleb Dorsey, of Oakdale, had been shot and killed by J T Newcomer.
    The particulars of the homicide are meager, as there were no witnesses to the tragedy. The mouth of Col. Dorsey is closed by death and his lips will never tell his side of the controversy. J T Newcomer pleads self-defense and his statements are to the effect that during the difficulty the Colonel made a move to draw his revolver and he, Newcomer, had to fire to save his life.
    At about three o'clock Tuesday afternoon Fred G. Burden, acting Coroner, went to the place of the murder, at the Snell mine, some twenty miles above Columbia, and held an inquest, at which it was developed that early on the morning mentioned Col. Dorsey mounted his horse and rode over to the cabin of J T Newcomer, distant a mile and a quarter from the Colonel's house. What preceded the shooting no one, except Newcomer, knows. It is in evidence that Dorsey entered the cabin and there the two men had a dispute relating to matters connected with the Star mine, in which Newcomer held a fourth interest. It is stated Newcomer had an objection to the management of the property and suggested that a receiver be appointed, to which the Col. sternly objected. Whether the killing was an outcome of that different opinion we do not know.
    Two shots were fired. One entered near the chest, the other close to the junction of the arm and the shoulder. The lower wound must have been the first inflicted as the bullet at the shoulder ranted downward as though it struck while the Col. was falling.
    After the shooting Newcomer left the cabin, closed and locked the door, mounted Dorsey's horse, rode to the Star mine, gave the key to the cook there and informed him of the shooting, stating that he did not know whether or not Dorsey was dead. The cook in turn gave the key to the Superintendent who went to the cabin and there found the dead body of Dorsey. The body was lying flat on the back, feet toward the fireplace and right hand under. An examination of the body showed that deceased had no weapon of any kind, J T Newcomer then continued his way to Sonora and surrendered himself to the Sheriff and was placed in jail.
    The remains were brought down on pack animals Wednesday night and a post mortem was held, at which it was demonstrated that the lower bullet had passed through the body and lodged itself in the back; the supper or neck shot, ranted downward and pierced the backbone between the fourth and fifth ribs. The remains were taken to Stockton yesterday for interment.
    The killing of Col. Dorsey has sent a thrill of regret throughout a large portion of the State. His death is a dreadful calamity to his relatives, especially to his cousins in Sonora, the family of the late C. C. Dorsey, for whom much sympathy is expressed. He was an old resident of Stanislaus county and there his honorable record has placed him high among the business men. He leaves a large estate, but unfortunately it is encumbered. He was native of Howard county, Maryland, and was 63 years of age. The slayer, J T Newcomer, has resided in this county some five years, during which time he had followed the vocation of a miner. He is a man of unbounded hospitality and sociability. He bears a creditable name among his acquaintances, and is a man noted for his quietness and attention to his own business. He is seventy years of age. If there could be anything to make the tragedy more and it would be the fact that the two men were bosom friends, and were never known to have a word of trouble up to the killing.
  1016. Oakdale Graphic, April 22, 1896. COL. CALEB DORSEY; Shot and Killed by His Mining Partner;
    A telephone message from Sonora yesterday announced the death of Col. Caleb Dorsey of Oakdale. He was shot by his mining partner, J T Newcomer, at the mine, several miles north of Sonora. Newcomer gave himself up to the Sheriff of Tuolumne county, saying he killed his partner in self defence, but would say nothing further about the tragedy. The Coroner and a number of others proceeded immediately to the mine to hold an inquest and bring in the body of deceased.
    Messages from Sonora this morning say the Coroner has returned and reports that J T Newcomer shot Col. Caleb Dorsey with a revolver, one bullet penetrating the side and another the stomach.
    The body of Dorsey will be packed over the trail from the mine to Columbia, a distance of 15 miles, and will reach Sonora at 5 o'clock this afternoon.
    It is supposed that the remains will reach Oakdale to-morrow morning in time to be shipped to Stockton by the morning train.
    Newcomer, according to reports received here, says Dorsey accused him of stealing the amalgam. Newcomer called Dorsey a liar. Dorsey reached for his hip pocket as though to draw a pistol. Newcomer fired two shots, killing Dorsey instantly. Newcomer then started in haste for Sonora.
    Mr. Porter, a nephew of Col. Dorsey, went to Sonora last night. He says his uncle never went armed.
    The flag on the Masonic Hall at Oakdale is at half-mast, Col Dorsey being a member of the Lodge here.
  1017. Oakdale Weekly Leader, Friday, April 24, 1896. COL. DORSEY KILLED; He is Shot by J T Newcomer, His Mining Partner;
    Col. Caleb Dorsey was shot and killed on Tuesday last about noon by J T Newcomer, his mining partner. The tragedy occurred at the mine, nineteen miles from Sonora, in a remote locality, accessible only by pack mules. Newcomer came direct to Sonora and gave himself up, saying that he had killed Colonel Dorsey in self-defense. He was very reticent, but finally said that the cause of the shooting grew out of Dorsey's accusing him of stealing amalgam from the mine. He replied that he (Dorsey) was a d---n liar. Whereupon the deceased reached for his weapon, but being too slow, Newcomer got the first two shots and killed him, one ball entering the side and the other the breast.
    The Coroner's jury found a verdict that the deceased came to his death from wounds inflicted by J T Newcomer.
    Col. Dorsey was apparently a most peacable man, and his friends are reluctant to believe that he was the aggressor. He and Newcomer were old friends and they regard it as absurd that they should quarrel over such a trivial cause.
    The remains were shipped to Stockton via Milton yesterday and the funeral will be held to-day at 2 PM under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity. The following representations of Oakdale Lodge No. 275, F&AM, attended; J. Haslacher, Chas. T. Tullock, J. W. Tulloch, I. H. Clay, Geo. F. Stearns, E. L. Barkis, Dr. J. G. Thompson and Geo. W. Wigley.
  1018. Oakdale Weekly Leader, Friday, May 8, 1890. LOCAL AND PERSONAL:

    J C Newcomer was held to answer without bonds for the killing of Col. Dorsey. Newcomer did not testify.

  1019. Modesto Daily Evening News, Thursday Evening, April 23, 1896, p 1. COL. DORSEY'S DEATH; All Indications Show That He Was Killed Without Justification;
    From J S Alexander, of this city, who returned from Columbia late last night, we learn the following particulars of the killing of Colonel Caleb Dorsey. It shows very conclusively that the Colonel was assassinated by J T Newcomer.
    Mr. Alexander had a lengthy conversation with the Deputy Coroner of Tuolumne county after he had returned from the scene of the killing. The murder took place in Newcomer's house and the Colonel was lying dead upon the floor with his feet toward said nearly into the fireplace. The Colonel had on his overcoat and was lying upon his back with one hand under his body. There was no pistol on his person nor a weapon found in the house though a thorough search was made. Newcomer rode Col. Dorsey's horse to Columbia and from there to Sonora where he surrendered himself to Sheriff Yancey of Tuolumne county. There was no witness to the homicide. A man named Bailey was in the vicinity and Newcomer placed the young man in charge of the remains while he went to the county seat to surrender. The young man did not disturb the remains but had to sweep the fire back in the open fire-place to prevent it from burning the dead man's feet.
    Mr. Alexander was told by a few people with whom he spoke that Newcomer, the slayer of Colonel Dorsey was a very quarrelsome man and had had a number or bitter personal disputes with others quite recently. He is about 70 years of age. The theory of the deputy coroner is that Col. Dorsey was standing before the fireplace with his back to the fire and his hands behind him, warming himself, when shot.
    The funeral of the late Colonel will take place at Stockton, but we have not yet learned the date.
  1020. Columbia, MO Herald, 8 May 1896. COLONEL CALEB DORSEY; His Killing Thought to Have Been Unprovoked - He Had an Excellent War Record:
    May inquiries have recently been made by his friends concerning the death of Colonel Caleb Dorsey, who was shot and killed in Tuolumne county, California, by a man named Newcomber, who was interested with him in a gold mine and mill in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, some distance from Sonora, Colorado. Dorsey was raised in Pike county, Missouri, and had numerous friends throughout the state. He served in the confederate army as a lieutenant colonel of a regiment in Shelby's Brigade, throughout the war of the rebelion(sic). He was universally respected and beloved wherever he was known, both here and in California, where he has resided on a ranche(sic) in Stanislaus county since the close of the war. From the best and most recent information obtained, it appears that no other persons were present at the time of the shooting -- it was done in a cabin near the mill, and after the shooting Newcomber locked the door and went over to the mine, which was about a mile off, and delivered the key to the cook -- said he had shot Dorsey in self-defense -- then went off.
    In a recent number or a Stockton paper just received appears the following: "The prevailing opinion seems to be that the killing of Colonel Dorsey, who was shot on Tuesday, April 21, was unprovoked and not in self-defense, as his slayer alleges. Colonel Dorsey had no weapon upon him, and no one can be found who does not say that he was never known to provoke a man to anger in private life. Mr. Rutherford, of Stockton, who knew Colonel Dorsey during the civil war, gave some interesting particulars of his life during the war, which stamp him as one of the bravest. coolest men who fought with General Price in the west. He said: 'After the war General Price told me that he considered Colonel Dorsey one of the most discreet, cool and brave men in his command, and that he would rather trust him with any delicate mission, or one that required unquestioned courage, than any other man in his army.'
    "Mr. Rutherford knew Colonel Dorsey from boyhood, and never before knew him to have a personal difficulty with anyone. He ended the interview by saying 'During all my acquaintance with Colonel Dorsey I never knew him to have an enemy; he never sought trouble and was too much respected for anyone even to offer him an insult.
    The above is taken from the St. Louis Record of last ----??---- Col. Dorsey will be well remembered by all familiar with the civil war in Boone county, where he commanded a regiment of ex-confederate troops and was the leader of that side in the famous battle at Mount Zion in the northeastern section of Boone county. Gen. Prentiss, we believe, commanding he federals. Col. Dorsey was highly esteemed, and was a brave soldier and a man of attractive personality. He was the brother of Mrs. Col. James O. Broadhead of St. Louis.
  1021. San Jose Mercury News, P. 2. FATAL QUARREL; COLONEL DORSEY SHOT AND KILLED BY HIS MINING PARTNER;The slayer Asserts that He Fired in Self-Defense - One Witness to the Affray.
    Colonel Caleb Dorsey, a mining man, well known in this city, and who has a brother, T B Dorsey, residing at 405 South Tenth Street, was shot and killed near Stockton yesterday afternoon, at a mine in which he was interested with J T Newcomer. The latter was the slayer, firing two shots at Dorsey both taking effect.
    The scene of the tragedy was about fifteen miles from Columbia a short distance from Stockton and occurred at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. A telegram from Stockton says:
    "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 made on foot. To Telephone Agent Davis he said that he had killed Dorsey in order to save his own life, but he was to 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 yesterday. As soon as the news of the killing was received at Columbus a number of men started on foot for the mine, among them the Coroner..."He was about 55 years of age. He has a brother lining 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 connected by marriag with the family of General Young, one of the physicians on the asylum staff here, and has a sister living here, Mrs. L. E. D. Ewing." The young man who was the only witness to the shooting was E. W. Dorsey of San Jose. The deceased was 63 years old. He was a Colonel in the Confederate army under General Price in the Missouri campaign.
  1022. St. Louis Republic, 5 May 1896, p. 3. COLONEL CALEB DORSEY; HIS KILLING THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN UNPROVOKED - HE HAD AN EXCELLENT WAR RECORD

    Many inquiries have recently been made by his friends concerning the death of Colonel Caleb Dorsey, who was shot and killed in Tuolumne County, California, by a man named Newcomber, who was interested with him in a gold mine and mill in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, some distance from Sonora, Colo. Dorsey was raised in Pike County, Misouri(sic), and had numerous friends throughout the State. He served in the Confederate Army as Lieutenant Colonel of a regiment in Shelby's Brigade, throughout the War of the Rebellion. He was universally respected and beloved wherever he was known, both here and in California, where he has resided on a rancho in Stanislaus County since the close of the war. From the best and most recent information obtained, it appears that no other persons were present at the time of the shooting - it was done in a cabin near the mill, and after the shooting Newcomber locked the door and went over to the mine, which was about a mile off, and delivered the key to the cook - said he had shot Dorsey in self-defense - then went on.
    In a recent number of a Stockton paper just received appears the following "The prevailing opinion seems to be that the killing of Colonel Dorsey, who was shot on Tuesday, April 21, was unprovoked and not in self-defense, as his slayer alleges Colonel Dorsey had no weapon upon him, and no one can be found who does not say that he was never known to provoke a man to anger in private life. Mr. Rutherford of Stockton, who knew Colonel Dorsey during the civil war, gave some interesting particulars of his life during the war, which stamp him as one of the bravest, coolest men who fought with General Price in the West. He said 'After the war General Price told me that he considered Colonel Dorsey one of the most discreet, cool and brave men in his command, and that he would rather trust him with any delicate mission, or one that required unquestioned courage, than any other man in his army.'
    Mr. Rutherford knew Colonel Dorsey from boyhood, and never before knew him to have a personal difficulty with anyone. He ended the interview by saying, "During all my acquaintance with Colonel Dorsey I never knew him to have an enemy; he never sought trouble and was too much respected for anyone ever to offer him an insult.".

  1023. San Francisco Call, 23 Apr 1896, p. 4. CAUSE OF THE COUMBIA FEUD; DORSEY AND NEWCOMER HAD NOT PROSPERED AT MINING; DISPUTES OVER DEBTS; ONE WANTED THE APPOINTMENT OF A RECEIVER FOR THEIR PROPERTY; HIS DEMAND WAS OPPOSED; THE COLONEL'S ATTEMPT TO DRAW A PISTOL CAUSED HIS PARTNER TO OPEN FIRE;

    Sonora, Cal., April 22. - The Coroner's inquest throws no new light on the killing of Colonel Caleb T. Dorsey, and J. T. Newcomer, the homicide, still positively refuses to make a statement of kind regarding the cause of the killing. W. H. Bailey gave the most important testimony at the inquest. Newcomer having given him, briefly, the reasons for his act.
    "The first I knew of any trouble was Tuesday morning between 8 and 9 o'clock," said Bailey. "Mr. Newcomer came to the house and turned over the keys to his cabin to me, saying he had shot Colonel Dorsey. He wanted me to go down and take charge of the place. I asked him how it happened and he said he asked the colonel to appoint a receiver for their mine, and the colonel said he would have gold enough to pay everything. Hot words followed and Dorsey reached for his pistol, but Newcomer drew his first and fired. He said he did not know if he had killed Dorsey or not, but thought that he had. He then rode away and said that he was going to Sonora to give himself up."
    Newcomer is reported as having said in Columbia on yesterday that Dorsey accused him of stealing amalgam from the mills. He called Dorsey a liar. Dorsey reached for his pistol, but Newcomer got in the first shot. Dorsey's nephew, as well as others who were at the mine at the time of the shooting, knew of no trouble between the partners. Dorsey's pistol could not be found, although it was his custom to carry one always. The searchers did find cartridges on his person.
    Dorsey's friends attempted to bring his body out from the mine on a mule to-day. The mule became fretful and unmanageable and after hard work they succeeded in getting the body from its back, and enfolding it in a blanket, strapped it to a buckboard. They are bringing the corpse by the wagon road via Sugar Pine, a distance of thirty-five miles. It will reach Sonora before morning.
    Colonel Dorsey was a cousin of the late Caleb Dorsey, for many years District Attorney of this county and a prominent mining lawyer. The Colonel was a Mason of high rank.

  1024. San Francisco Call, P. 4, 26 April 1896, Vol 79, NO 148. DORSEY KNOW AT TEMPLETON; AN OLD-TIME FRIEND DISCREDITS NEWCOMER'S STORY OF THE KILLING.
    Templeton, Cal., April 25. - C. H. Beauchamp of this place was an old-time friend of Colonel Caleb T. Dorsey, who was killed by his mining partner, J T Newcomer, near Columbia. He said today:
    "I have know the Dorseys ever since 1858, when I met John and Thomas Dorsey in Stanislaus County, where they were in the cattle business. Thomas Dorsey shot a Mexican cattle thief once at a rodeo; but they were unusually peaceful and quit men.
    "Colonel Caleb Dorsey I met in the same place after the war. He was engaged in raising horses at Oakdale, Stanislaus County. My acquaintance with him extended over a period of fifteen or sixteen years, and in all that time he never carried a pistol. He was a frequent visitor at my house, and stopped often over nights, so should have know if he had a weapon. It is unlikely that he commenced carrying one at this late day, and I believe that he was murdered."
    Beauchamp is an old Kentuckian, and anxious for Dorsey's reputation as a peaceful, law-abiding citizen.
  1025. San Jose Evening News, 23 April 1896, Vol. XXIX Issue 103, p. 4. HAD NO WEAPON; NEWCOMER'S STORY NOT SUPPORTED BY THE EVIDENCE; Colonel Dorsey Was Unarmed When Killed in His Slayer's Cabin. Two Shots Fired.
    Investigations into the circumstances of the killing of Colonel Dorsey, brother of T. B. Dorsey, of San Jose, near Stockton Tuesday afternoon, shows that E. W. Dorsey of this city, was not a witness to the tragedy as first reported; that there were no witnesses. A telegram from Stockton says: The only evidence before the Coroner's jury was that of the cook, and Edward Dorsey, nephew of the deceased, [son of T. B. Dorsey] both of whom were at the mine. Newcomer lives in a cabin one mile from the mine, and as the killing occurred in the cabin and there was no witness there is little to show the cause of the killing. Both the superintendent and the cook tell the same story of how the Colonel left the mine Tuesday morning to go to Newcomer's cabin, and that was the last time he was seen alive by either of them. He said he thought he would go down to Newcomer at home and the quarrel that followed can only be told by the prisoner. After the shooting Newcomer locked up his cabin, leaving Dorsey lying on the floor, and, mounting the Colonel's horse, he rode up to the mine and told the cook he had shot the Colonel. Dorsey hastened to the cabin and, on opening the door, found the Colonel lying on the floor dead, with one arm under his body. A search of the body showed that the Colonel had no weapon and he did not carry a pistol, so the story that he attacked Newcomer and the latter had to kill in self-defense is not supported by that evidence. The superintendent locked up the cabin again and made haste to reach Columbit(sic) to telephone to the authorities. When he reached town the slayer was in jail in Sonora. The body shoed that the Colonel had been shot twice. One bullet entered the stomach and the other went into the neck near the shoulder. Death must have almost immediately resulted for the body lay in a natural position. The Coroner's jury found that the deceased came to his his(sic) death by gunshot wounds supposed to have been inflicted by J. D. Newcomer. Newcemer(sic) is a very small man, about seventy years of age. He is quite cool and seems to appreciate his position, but he refuses to give any information about the killing further than that he acted in self-defense. The story has got around Sonora, the county seat, that while the Colonel and Newcomer have been good friends from back in war times, Newcomer has recently been dissatisfied with the way the mine was being worked, and has threatened to put the property in the hands of a receiver. He owned one-fourth of the property but Colonel Dorsey was putting up the money to carry on the work, and it is certain that Newcomer received his share of the profits. The mine is one of the group that the Colonel has been interested in for a good many years. He has just erected a three-stamp mill on the property which would have been running in a short time.
  1026. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA - Block 20, Lot 26. Headstones, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA: Caleb, Mo 1833, Calif 1896, and "Confederate Veteran" CSA and UDC, CSA 1861 - 1865.
  1027. Old Cemeteries of San Joaquin County, Vol II, p 54. Dorsey, Caleb, buried 21 Apr 1896, aged 62.
  1028. Modesto Daily Evening News, Saturday Evening, April 25, 1896, p 1. The funeral of the late Col. Caleb Dorsey was largely attended at Stockton yesterday afternoon. Judge Minor and Sheriff Purvis of this city were pall bearers. The funeral was under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity and the Knights Templars turned out in uniform.
  1029. CH Burden Undertaking Company 1890-1953, p 40-41. Dorsey, Caleb, age 62, d. 21 Apr 1896, buried 24 Apr 1896, Stockton.
  1030. San Francisco Call, Vol 79, No 147, 25 Apr 1896. INTERRED AT STOCKTON
    Masons Bear the Body of Colonel Dorsey to the Grave
    STOCKTON, Cal., April 24. -- The funeral of Colonel Caleb Dorsey, who was killed fifteen miles from Columbia on Tuesday afternoon by his mining partner, J F Newcomer, took place here this afternoon from the residence of his sister, Mrs. E B Ewing, under the auspices of the Masons. At the request of members of Oakdale Lodge No. 275 the services were conducted by the Morning Star Lodge of this place, and members of both orders escorted the body from the house to the grave in Rural Cemetery, accompanied by the members of Stockton Commander, Knights Templar, to which Colonel Dorsey belonged. Sheriff Purvis and Judge Miner of Modesto were among the pall-bearers and the rest were from the Masonic lodges.
  1031. Court Records - Tuolumne County, Archive 3142 - Folder 1. Justice of the Peace issues criminal complaint naming J T Newcomer as accused of the murder of Col. Caleb Dorsey.
  1032. Oakdale Graphic, 20 May 1896 - quoting the Modesto News. Modesto News: L E D Ewing has applied for letters of administration upon the estate of the late Colonel Caleb Dorsey. The estate is an undivided one-third interest in the property of the Dorsey Bros., composed of J. W. Dorsey, deceased, Thomas Dorsey and the late Colonel. The property consists of 4,300 acres of land near Oakdale, horses, mules, cattle, hogs, and farming implements, valued at $11,250, against which there is a mortgage for $31,000. The deceased also owned stock, bank shares, mining stock, etc. and 1,045 acres of land in Texas. It is estimated that the value or the property of the deceased is $20,000, above all liabilities. Deceased left no will. The application for letters has been set for hearing for Saturday, May 23d, at 10 AM. Minor & Ashley, of Stockton, are attorneys for the estate.
  1033. Court Records - Tuolumne County, Archive 3142, Folder 1. Criminal trial is held - Thomas B Dorsey testifies 11 Aug 1896 (Folder #3) - Edward Dorsey, nephew, testifies (Folder #2) and JT Newcomer testifies in Folder #5.
  1034. San Francisco Chronicle, Vol 66, No 112; 4 Nov 1897, p 3. SENSATIONAL EVIDENCE IN A MURDER CASE; The Slayer of Caleb Dorsey Again on Trial - Blow to the Cause of the Defense.
    Sonora, November 3. -- The second trial of J T Newcomer for the killing of Colonel Caleb Dorsey, on April 21, 1896, was commenced in the Superior Court Monday. Noting new was developed until to-day. Subsequent to the last trail Dorsey's pistol was found under the floor of the cabin where he was killed, Witness Bailey giving the information that the pistol was secreted there. The defense expected to prove by Bailey that Dorsey was armed at the time of the killing, and that he hid the pistol under the floor.
    Bailey was produced on a bench warrant, and to-day testified that he got the pistol at Dorsey's cabin and took it to the cabin where the killing occurred and put it under the floor. He also testified that he had been at one time sentenced to the Oregon penitentiary. The trial is still in progress.
  1035. San Jose Mercury News, P 1. The Killing of Dorsey
    The trial of J T Newcomer for the murder of Colonel Caleb Dorsey is in progress at Sonora, near Stockton. The men were partners in a mine, and quarreled about its management. Colonel Dorsey was a resident of San Jose.
  1036. San Francisco Call, Vol 80, No 73, 12 Aug 1896. SONORA'S MURDER CASE.
    The Taking of Testimony Begun in the Trial of Dorsey's Slayer.
    Events Following the Homicide Described by Witnesses for the Prosecution.

    Sonora, Cal., Aug. 11 -- The trial of John To Newcomer for the murder of Caleb Dorsey began in earnest to-day, the twelfth juror being sworn during the morning hours. The District Attorney made a short opening address, reciting the main facts of the killing and then called Thomas B Dorsey, a brother of the murdered man, to the stand.
    Dorsey testified to the general correctness of a map showing the Dorsey mine and surrounding buildings and topographical features. William Bailey, a cook at the mine, testified that on the morning of the shooting he was in the kitchen when Newcomer drove up to the cabin and asked him to come out. Newcomer told him that he had shot Dorsey, but did not know whether he had killed him or not. He was going into Sonora to give himself up. He handed to Bailey a key to the cabin where he and Dorsey lived and told him to go down and look after the wounded man. Bailey gave the key to Samuel Bateman, who went down to the place to look after the colonel.
    Samuel Bateman stated that on the day of the shooting he noticed in the mine -?- a pistol which belong to Dorsey: of the neck on the right and below the ribs near the abdomen. Bateman state that Edward Dorsey, a son of the murdered man, had gone down to the cabin where his father's body lay, but did not go in, and at no time did he see him with his father's pistol.
    Charles Owens was the last witness of the day and merely testified to the fact that on the day of the murder, while he was at the mine, Newcomer had told him that Colonel Dorsey was up in the woods cutting timber for firewood. This is important so far as Newcomer's veracity is concerned, as all that the colonel lay cold in death.

  1037. San Francisco Call, P 5, 7 July 1896. SONORA MURDER CASE CONTINUED; SONORA, CAL., July 6 -- The trial of Joseph T. Newcomer, charged with the murder of the late Colonel Caleb Dorsey, will not take place until August 10. This was decided upon this morning. The proceedings took an unexpected turn. Dr. E. T. Gould, who conducted the autopsy and upon whom the prosecution relied most to prove its case, yesterday went to San Francisco with his wife, who was ill. District Attorney Otis justified Gould's action and Judge Nicol granted his motion and continued the case.
  1038. San Jose Evening News, P. 1. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS; John T. Newcomer who murdered Caleb Dorsey of San Jose, near Stockton, has been sentenced to eleven years in prison. The men quarreled about mining matters.
  1039. San Francisco Call, P. 6, 16 Aug 1896. "GUILTY" IS THE SONORA VERDICT; J T NEWCOMER CONVICTED OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER; JURY OUT TEN HOURS; THE AGED PRISONER DISPLAYS NO EMOTION WHEN THE RESULT IS ANNOUNCED.
    Sonora, Cal., Aug. 15. -- John T. Newcomer, the slayer of his aged mining partner, Colonel Caleb Dorsey, was to-day found guilty of murder in the second degree. The jury was out ten hours before the verdict was reached. Byron Waters, the attorney for Newcomer, will move for a new trial on Monday.
    In his closing argument this morning District Attorney Otis reviewed the testimony in an exhaustive manner and pointed out to the jury the weak spots in the defendant's plea of justification or self-defense. From the trend of the District Attorney's remarks it was evident that he did not expect a verdict of murder in the first degree, and he gave the jury practically to understand that his side would be satisfied with a verdict of manslaughter.
    Otis closed his speech by assuring the jury that all he wished was justice, and whatever the verdict he would know that in rendering it every member of the jury was actuated by conscientious motives.
    Judge Nicol at 11:30 o'clock commenced his instructions to the jury, taking a half hour in the delivery. The jury retired, and did not arrive at an agreement until 9 o'clock. The aged defendant gave no outward sign of emotion when the verdict was read.
  1040. San Jose Mercury News, P 4. HE HAD A GUN; IMPORTANT EVIDENCE WHICH MAY SAVE COLONEL DORSEY'S SLAYER; Tragedy at the Mining Camp ---Confession of a Cook Who Hid the Pistol.
    Colonel Caleb Dorsey of San Jose was killed a few months ago near Sonora by J T Newcomer, his partner in a mine. The tragedy occurred in Newcomer's cabin where Dorsey had gone to discuss business matters. Newcomer claimed that during the quarrel he thought Dorsey was going to kill him, and fired in self defense.
    After the shooting, Newcomer rode to Sonora and surrendered. At the trial efforts of the defense to prove that Dorsey was armed proved fruitless and Newcomer was convicted of manslaughter. New and important evidence has been discovered, which may save Newcomer from prison.
    A telegram from Sonora says: It is more than possible that J T Newcomer, who is now in and under sentence of eleven years to San Quentin for the killing of Colonel Caleb Dorsey, may escape the penitentiary owing to newly discovered evidence.
    Newcomer is till held here pending a motion in the Supreme Court for a new trial.
    At Newcomer's trial it was proved that at the time of Dorsey's death he was unarmed. For some time past William Bailey, the cook at Dorsey mine, whom Newcomer first informed that he had killed Dorsey, has been drinking quite heavily. Yesterday he informed Ed Doyle of the Union saloon that when he went to Dorsey's cabin after Newcomer had started for Sonora to surrender to the officers, he took Dorsey's pistol from his body and hid it under the floor in the next room.
    Bailey and Doyle left here at 4 o'clock this morning on horseback. They went to the cabin and found the pistol where Bailey had hidden it, and brought it to Sonora. The finding of the pistol will probably save Newcomer from going to San Quentin.
  1041. Court Records - Tuolumne County. Appeal granted, 14 Sept 1897; filed 30 Sept 1897.
  1042. San Jose Mercury News, 2 Nov 1897. ...of John T Newcomer for the murder of Caleb Dorsey, of San Jose was begun in the Superior Court here yesterday, Judge Nicols presiding. The day was consumed in getting a jury. The opening statements were made and the taking of testimony began today.
    The trial is expected to last throughout the week, and the opinion here is that it will result in either an acquittal or a disagreement. Since the termination of the last trial, Colonel Dorsey's pistol has been found, and this fact may materially alter the situation.
  1043. San Jose Mercury News, P. 1. DORSEY'S SLAYER; Sonora, November 2 - The second trial of John T Newcomer for the murder of Caleb Dorsey, of San Jose was begun in the Superior Court here yesterday, Judge Nicols presiding. The day was consumed in getting a jury. The opening statements were made and the taking of testimony began today.
    The trial is expected to last throughout the week, and the opinion here is that it will result in either an acquittal or a disagreement. Since the termination of the last trial, Colonel Dorsey's pistol has been found, and this fact may materially alter the situation.
  1044. Court Records - Tuolumne County, Archive 3142. JT Newcomer is acquitted of murder; basic argument was that the instructions of the judge in the murder trial had given incorrect instructions, and that the element of self defense was not correctly assessed. The essential element of "intent" was not ever established or proven - Caleb Dorsey was known to be hot-tempered, quick to react, and comfortable with firearms - Newcomer was well within his rights to assume that he was going to draw on him.

    However, 18 Mar 1903, JT Newcomer committed suicide in a remote cabin in Tuolumne County. After being acquitted of the murder of Dorsey, he was never able to recover his life, was ostracized by the community. "Feared by his neighbors and without friends, he finally turned on himself the weapon which wrecked his life and his fortune." (SF Call Newspaper, 20 Mar 1903).

  1045. San Francisco Call, Friday, March 20, 1903, P. 5, Col. 7. PISTOL BULLET ENDS HIS LIFE; Sonora Miner, Acquitted of Murder, Commits Suicide;
    Sonora, March 19. - J. T. Newcomer, who killed his mining partner, Colonel Caleb Dorsey, a prominent stockman of Stanislaus County, at the Snell mine in this county in April, 1896, committed suicide last night near the scene of the first tragedy. He fired a bullet into his brain in the presence of his partner, and his dead body now lies unguarded on a cabin floor in a lonely and remote section of the county.
    Newcomer was tried twice for the murder of Colonel Dorsey. He was convicted of murder in the second degree the first time but on the second trial he was acquitted. Self-defense was his plea. The men were alone when the killing occurred. After being released from jail Newcomer returned to the mines, where he worked without success. Feared by his neighbors and without friends, he finally turned on himself the weapon which wrecked his life and his fortune.
  1046. Probate Court Records, Probate File #1324 - 30 June 1911, Superior Court of Stanislaus County. In the Matter of the Estate of CALEB DORSEY, Deceased:

    Mary S. Broadhead, Anna B. Dorsey, L. E. D. Ewing (individually), Samuel W R Langdon, Eleanor M Levering, Millie Porter as Executrix and Trustee under the Will of Edward D. Porter, deceased, Annie D Porter, J D Porter, William C Porter, G Porter Roberts, Nellie L Young and Annie R Hodgdon having filed herein their petition for a partial distribution, and the same coming on regularly to be heard this day, and it appearing to the Court from the proofs adduced, that personal notice of the hearing of said petition had been given to the administratrix of the estate of the deceased, and by the Clerk by posting for the time and in the manner required by law and the order of this Court, the Court proceeded to the hearing of said petition.
    And it appearing to the Court from the proofs adduced, that more than fifteen years has elapsed since the issuance of letters of administration; That the time for filing and presenting claims has expired; that all claims that have been allowed against said estate have been paid, and said estate is not indebted except for the commissions of the administratrix and the attorney's fees to be allowed on final settlement; That a final distribution of the estate of said deceased cannot now be made, for the reason that an action for an accounting is pending in the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Tuolumne, as to certain mining property belonging to the estate of said deceased; That said deceased left certain real property in the State of Texas, some of which has been sold, and, by agreement of some of the heirs, the proceeds thereof turned over to the administratrix of the estate of said deceased to be by her distributed; That the petitioners above named are all heirs at law of said deceased and entitled to share in the proceeds of the Texas property; That petitioners G Porter Roberts, Nellie L Young and Annie R Hodgdon are a grand-nephew and grand-nieces, respectively of said deceased, and are not entitled to share in the property of said deceased situated in the State of California; That after leaving in the hands of said administratrix the sum of $697.49 (the proceeds from California property) and the sum of $573.13 from the proceeds of Texas property to meet the payment of her commissions and attorney's fees on final settlement, the shares of those of the above-named petitioners that may be entitled thereto, in the proportions hereinafter set out, in eight (8) shares of the capital stock of The San Joaquin Valley Bank and five (5) shares of the capital stock of Modesto Grange Company, and in moneys received from the proceeds of Texas property can be allowed to said petitioners, as such heirs, without loss to the creditors of said estate, and that no injury can result to the estate by reason of such partial distribution; It is by the Court here ordered, adjudged and decreed that the eight(8) shares of the capital stock of The San Joaquin Valley Bank and five (5) shares of the capital stock of Modesto Grange Company be and the same are hereby distributed to the following name petitioners, in the following proportions, to wit:
    To petitioners Mary S. Broadhead, Anna B. Dorsey, LED Ewing, (individually) and Samuel W R Langdon, an undivided one-sixth (1/6) each;
    To petitioners Eleanor M Levering, Annie D Porter, J D Porter, William C Porter and Millie Porter as the surviving wife of and trustee under the will of Edward D Porter, deceased, and undivided one-forty-second (1/42) each;
    And that there be distributed to the following named petitioners, out of the proceeds of the Texas property, the sums set opposite to their names respectively, to wit:
    Mary S Broadhead, Anna B Dorsey, LED Ewing (individually)and Samuel WR Langdon each the sum of $481.60;
    Eleanor M Levering, Annie D Porter, J D Porter, William C Porter each the sum of $60.20;
    G. Porter Roberts, Nellie L Young, Annie R Hodgdon each the sum of $20.06
    It is further ordered that no bond be required of any of said petitioners on this distribution. Dated June 30, 1911.
    L W Fulkerth, Judge.

  1047. Probate Court Records, Probate Case #615; Decree of Final Discharge. It appearing that said estate has been fully administered and it being shown by the production of satisfactory vouchers, that all of the property of the estate has been delivered to the parties entitled thereto: It is ordered, adjudged and decreed that said adminstratrix L E D Ewing and her sureties be and they are hereby released and discharged, and that the said estate is fully distributed, settled and closed. Dated January 7th, 1924. LW Fulkerth.
  1048. Oakdale Graphic, 20 May, 1896. COL. CALEB DORSEY'S ESTATE; Modesto News;
    L. E. D. Ewing has applied for letters of administration upon the estate of the late Colonel Caleb Dorsey. The estate is an undivided one-third interest in the property of the Dorsey Bros. composed of J. W. Dorsey, deceased, Thomas Dorsey and the late Colonel. The property consists of 4500 acres of land near Oakdale, horses, mules, cattle, hogs, and farming implements valued at $112,250, against which there is a mortgage for $31,000. The deceased also owned stock, bank shares, mining stock, etc., and 1,045 acres of land in Texas. It is estimated that the value or the property of the deceased $20,000 above all liabilities. Deceased left no will. The application for letters has been set for hearing for Saturday, May 23d, at 10 AM. Minor & Ashley, of Stockton, are attorneys for the estate.
  1049. The Record-Union, Tuesday, 25 July 1882, p 3. Caleb Dorsey, of Stanislaus, accompanied by his niece, Miss Broadhead, daughter of W. F. Broadhead, of St. Louis, is at Santa Cruz.
  1050. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible: Eleanor E. Dorsey Aug 16, 1836 (unmarried).
  1051. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, UofP Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. Eleanor Elizabeth Dorsey, b. 8-16-1835, Mo.; d. 1-31-1837, Mo.
  1052. Federal Census, 1900, California. Ann B Dorsey, b. Sept 1840, boarder, single b. MO, both parents born in MD, occupation: dress maker.
  1053. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible, Martha Ann Dorsey Sept 7 - 1839 (unmarried).
  1054. Stockton Record Newspaper. DORSEY - In Delano, Aug. 16, 1935, Miss Anna B. Dorsey, sister of the late Mrs. P. B. Ewing and Mrs. W. R. Langdon, aunt of Dr. Samuel Langdon, Mrs. Frank S. Boggs, Mrs. Harry C Marsh, J. Dorsey Ewing, J. Dorsey Porter, Mrs. J. D. Young and G. P. Roberts, all of Stockton; a native of Missouri, aged 95 years, 11 months and 9 days.
    Private funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 19, at 4 p. m., from 1125 North El Dorado street, Stockton. B C Wallace in charge. Committal at Rural Cemetery.
  1055. Federal Census, 1840, Missouri, , Pike, MO; Roll: 228; Page: 88. Edward Dorsey, 2 males betw 5 and 10, 1 male betw 10 and 15, 1 male betw 20 & 30, 1 male betw 40 & 50; 1 female under 5, 1 female betw 10 and 15, 1 female betw 30 & 40, 1 female betw 60 & 70. One mother was living with them assumedly - since his mother had died in 1837, it may have been Eleanor's mother.
  1056. Federal Census, 1880, California, 1880, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: T9_80; FHFilm: 1254080; Page: 62.2000; ED: 97; Image: 0006. Annie B Dorsey, 51, boarder, single b. MO, both parents b. MD
    found on different page - entry added in the middle of unrelated residents; she was actually living with Walter Ross Langdon and her sister Edwa.
  1057. City Directory, Dir of Stockton, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Merced Cos, FM Husted Pub, SF, 1891, p. 114. DORSEY, A B Miss res 85 El Dorado.
  1058. Federal Census, 1900, California, 1900 Stockton, Ward 4, CA; Roll: T623 108; Page: 1B; ED: 115. Walter R Langdon, head, b. Jan 1831, 69, married 27 years, b. NC, father b. ME, mother b. NC, physician, owns own house, free and clear; Edwa W, wife, b. Jan 1846, married 27 years, b. MO, father b. MD, mother b. MD; Ann B. Dorsey, boarder, b. Sept 1840, 59, b. MO, mother and father b. MD, dressmaker, 12 months not employed.
    (Ann B Dorsey is the sister of Edwa Langdon).
  1059. City Directory, Dir of Stockton City & San Joaquin Co, A Kingsbury, Stockton, 1904, p. 89. DORSEY Anna B Miss r603 E Lindsay.
  1060. Pension File, War of 1812, Deposition to support re-issue of bounty land warrant 55-142.
  1061. Federal Census, 1910, California, 1910, Stockton Ward 2, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: T624_103; Page: 9A; ED: 136; Iamge: 389. Lou E D Ewing, 56, widowed, had 5 children 3 surviving, b. MO, both parents b. MD, no occupation, own own home free & clear;
    Edwa Dorsey Ewing, 34, single, b. MO, father b. MS, mother b. MO, no occupation;
    John W Dorsey Ewing, 29, single, b. TX, father b. MS, mother b. MO, clerk at National Bank;
    Anna Dorsey, sister, 60, b. MO, both parents b. MD, no occupation.
  1062. Federal Census, 1920, California, 1920, Stockton Ward 2, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: T625_144; Page: 3B; ED: 163; Image: 84. John W Dorsey Ewing, 39, head, owns home w/o mortgage, single, b. TX, father b. KY, mother b. MO, Receiving Teller, Bank;
    Lou E Dorsey Ewing, 76, mother, widowed, b. MO, both parents b. MD, no occupation;
    Edwa Dorsey Ewing, 44, sister, single, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. KY, no occupation;
    Anna B Dorsey, 82, aunt, single, b. MD, both parents b. MD, no occupation.
  1063. Federal Census, 1930, California, 1930, Oakland, Alameda, CA; Roll: 103; Page 8A; ED: 86; Image: 907.0. Samuel Langdon, 56, Home worth $10,000, owned, has a radio, age when first married, 30, b. CA, father b. SC, motehr b. MO, physician with own business
    Mary, wife, 49, 22 when first married, b. CA, father b. NY, mother b. MO
    Ross, son, 22, single b. CA, both parents b. CA, clerk in dry goods business
    Edwa, daughter, 13 single, b. CA, both parents b. CA, attending school
    Mary Root, mother-in-law, 81, wid, b. WI, both parents b. England
    Anna Dorsey, sister, 90, b. MO, both parents b. MD.
  1064. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, UofP Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. Martha Ann (Annie) B Dorsey died from auto wreck injuries in Delano, California, aged 95 yrs 11 mo 9 days.
  1065. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA. Headstone, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA: Anna B, Mo 1839 - Calif 1935.
  1066. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible: Charles S. Dorsey Jan 18 - 1842 (unmarried).
  1067. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia. He is not listed with the family at this time - and he never appears in later documents.
  1068. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Headstone, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA: Anna B, Mo 1839 - Calif 1935.Holt Atherton Collection, UofP Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. Charles Snowden Dorsey, b. 1-18-1842, Mo.; d. 2-1-1849, Mo.
  1069. Death Certificate, #607, San Joaquin County, CA.
  1070. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible: Susannah Lou Eleanor Dorsey Feb 7 - 1844 m. Philip C S Ewing.
  1071. DAR - Records of the Families of California Pioneers, Vol 23, p 81. She was born at Forest Level, Bowling Green, Pike Co., Mo., 7 Feb. 1844, died in Stockton, Calif., 7 Dec. 1923, and was buried in Rural Cemetery.
  1072. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, Archive 60-0068 - ltr from W R Holcombe. Letter from correspondent - she had evidently asked for a dirty ragged Rebel - clearly a romantic!. Fort Delaware  Del.
                                                                                                                            Officers Barracks
                                                                                                                                        Febry 2nd 1864
     
    Miss Loudie E. Dorsey
                                                    Kind Friend
                                                                                                                Your very
    Kind and most welcome letter was received this morning and I am perfectly delighted at the idea of having a lady correspondent, though I cannot imagine what I should have done, had you expected me to write first, your kindness in relieving me from that to me, very embarrassing position, I assure you is fully appreciated.  I am a very diffident little fellow and my absence from ladies society, for some months past has rather tended to increase than diminish the feelings.  Judging from your letter, I like you very much, and feel confident we shall be good friends,that is, if I am so fortunate as to make a favorable impression.
      You say you wanted a dirty, ragged Rebel; I am so fortunate (or rather unfortunate)as to be well clothed a present, but the time may come, when I will suit.  I am truly sorry that you and our kind friend, have been compelled to separate, and hope it may be, but for a short time, - I have (and am now) experienced what it is to be separated from those we love.  The dull monotony of Prison life, was somewhat cheered last week by the arrival of a large Dixie mail, our friends South, all well, no prospect of an Exchange soon.
    “Cousin Ambrose” Adjt Anderson and myself send kindest regards.  Hoping to hear from you very soon
                                                                            I remain Your friend
                                                                                 W R Holcombe
                                                                             Adjt 9th Ala. Infty.
                                       .
  1073. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, Archive 60-0068 Code letter referring to recruiting Rebel soldiers. Letter written to Lou from Capt. Harry Knight intended for Wm. D. Gullett Esq - code references to recruiting efforts. Latitude 40° N.
                                                                                                                            April 2/64
    Miss Lou – Dorsey –
                            I send enclosed a note just received – I was glad to get it, and feel that you will be pleased to hear from him.  The lot of stock in this country is large and the only difficulty seems to be in getting them to market – good investments are being made and large profits effected –
                            I shall write within ten days and shall be pleased to know that you are as well
                            Excuse this brevity – and believe me
                                                                                        Very truly your friend
     
    A letter directed to Wm D Gullett Esq
                            Carrollton
                                        Ill.
                                                    Will
    Be forwarded to me –
    The demand for the Idaho Oregon & California markets have interfered with us here
     
     
    [Handwritten after “Very truly your friend” is written in Capt.Harry Knight, Prairieville Pike Co Mo.]
     
    [Handwritten over “the lot of stock” is “rebel men”]
    [Handwritten over “them to market” is “the army”]
    [Handwritten under “have interfered with us here” is “men leaving for those states to keep from fighting”]
     
    Clearly a letter written in ‘code’ referring to recruiting efforts..
  1074. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, Archive file 60-0068, letter from Geo Clarke. See Comments. Note: Lou Eleanor wrote a number of Confederate soldiers, sent them items they needed, as well as encouraging and supportive letters and good food. She was an important a member of the cause as her brother. Her devotion to her brother is clear by the handwritten note added to the back of this letter: My own Darling Brave Brother reached home the 24th Sept: after a long& tiresome journey. Septbr19th 1864
     
    My Esteemed Cousin Loudie:
                Your very pleasant and kind favor from “Forest Level” came to hand a day since. Has been a little longer than is usual on the way.  I was the more favored in your cheering letter and its kind offers from the fact that it is not impracticable.  You may have observed that in recently published prison regulations it is permitted that we receive no favors per express, save from our relatives.  I must say, however, that were this not the case, I would much prefer accepting such favors from many business acquaintances in St. Louis, than to trouble my dear friends at my beloved old :Forest Level: home. You doubtless recollect my inveterate prejudices against “cousining” and my relatives in general.  Your messages to Cousin Caleb, per flag of truce, are already en route.  I trust they may reach him.  If so, I will hear from him in about six weeks.  Although, I do not know but that you may see him within that period.  Uncle Sterling I see is about to attempt you at visit.  May the kind hearted old gentlemen have a pleasant journey, and take cousin Caleb home with him.  The winter will be a severe one here.  You speak of my wants.  The most I will need will be a pair of pants,pair of shoes, and a coat of some description. Cousin Caleb’s size would just about fit me.  We are permitted to receive these only of course grey material.  Two pairs socks and a pocket Handkchf would help my needs greatly.  We are not permitted to buy them here.  Shoes “Size 8.”  I will not need them till sometime next month.  Very truly Your Cousin
                                                                Geo B Clarke
    I will write to you for them when I shall need these articles.  Meantime, please let me hear from you, again.
     
    Handwrittenon the back of this letter
    “My own Darling Brave Brother reached home the 24th Sept: after a long& tiresome journey
     
    Letter was addressed to:
    Miss Loudie Dorsey,
    Louisville
    Lincoln County  Mo.
  1075. DAR - Records of the Families of California Pioneers, Vol 23, Material provided by John Worthington Dorsey Ewing, pp 81-83. 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.
  1076. Federal Census, 1870, California, 1870, Emory, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: M593_92; Page: 16; Image: 34. Thomas B Dorsey age 38, farm laborer, living with brothers John W 40, Caleb 32, mother Eleanor all born in Maryland, and sisters Annie 30, Luda 26, Adnella 23 all born in Missouri. (Sisters named Anne, Susan and Edwa) All together now in California, not Missouri. Value of head of household (Caleb) $25000, personal $15,000).
  1077. Family Records, Papers, Ephemera, Ltr from PB Ewing to LE Ewing, dated 7 May 1880. Letter is addressed to Mrs. P B Ewing, San Antonio, Texas - from husband, PB Ewing.
  1078. The Stanislaus News, Friday, 27 May 1881. SAD AFFAIR - A YOUNG GIRL SHOOTS HERSELF -
    Addie Robinson, employee of Barbour and Lou Ewing, accidental committed suicide by shooting herself in the abdomen at Phoenix Ranch. She was despondent about a perceived relationship with a young man.
  1079. Family Records, Papers, Ephemera, Ltr from PBE to LDE reference to Addie. Home Nov 18th 1880
    MyDear Wife ...
    If Addie seems anxious to go with us I will buy an emigrant ticket for her or we may find it hard to get a suitable woman or girl... 
    Tell Addie to be a good girl
                       Your devoted
                            Husband
                                 P.B.Ewing.
  1080. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Haggin Museum, LB66-1265. Grocery receipts for Mrs. P B Ewing from H G Boisselier, Fancy and Staple Groceries and Provisions, 174 El Dorado St, Stockton, CA
    Covers the months of January through June, 1884 - demonstrating that they were living in Stockton by Jan 1884.
  1081. City Directory, Dir of Stockton, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Merced Cos, FM Husted Pub, SF, 1891, p. 121. EWING P B Mrs res 85 El Dorado.
  1082. Pension File, War of 1812, Deposition for re-issue of bounty land warrant - see notes.
  1083. Federal Census, 1910, California, 1910, Stockton Ward 2, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: T624_103; Page: 9A; ED: 136; Image: 389. Lou E D Ewing, 56, widowed, had 5 children 3 surviving, b. MO, both parents b. MD, no occupation, own own home free & clear;
    Edwa Dorsey Ewing, 34, single, b. MO, father b. MS, mother b. MO, no occupation;
    John W Dorsey Ewing, 29, single, b. TX, father b. MS, mother b. MO, clerk at National Bank;
    Anna Dorsey, sister, 60, b. MO, both parents b. MD, no occupation.
  1084. United Daughters of the Confederacy. Charter, Sterling Price Chapter, 27 Apr 1911, lists Lou E Dorsey Ewing and Edwa W Dorsey Ewing as founding members.
  1085. Stockton Record Newspaper, Dec 8, 1923, p 2. STERLING PRICE CHAPTER FOUNDER TAKEN BY DEATH
    Mrs. Lou Eleanor Ewing Passes Away Following Two Weeks' Illness

    Mrs. Lou Eleanor Dorsey Ewing, esteemed Stockton woman of many years' residence, founder and first president of Sterling Price chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, and long an active worker in St. John's Episcopal Church, died yesterday afternoon at the family home, 1125 N. El Dorado street. Her passing came after an illness of over two weeks' duration, although she had been in poor health for a longer period. She lacked two months of being 80 years of age.
    Mrs. Ewing, widow of Philip C. Barbour Ewing, a pioneer resident of a San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, who died many years ago, was the mother of Miss Edwa W. D. Ewing and J. Dorsey Ewing of Stockton and Mrs. Harry Marsh of San Francisco, formerly Miss Barbour Ewing. There is a grandson, Dorsey Ewing Marsh of San Francisco. A Sister, Miss Anna B. Dorsey, who has made her home at the Ewing residence, survives.
    Mrs. Ewing was born in Missouri of parents who had recently moved there from their home in Maryland. Her girlhood was spent in her natal state and she was there during the trying period of the Civil war. Her parents being southerners, their sympathy was naturally with the Confederacy and Miss Dorsey was active in the war relief work which is always the lot of women to perform.
    A number of years ago in Stockton Mrs. Ewing interested a group of Southern women in the formation of a chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy. She was chosen the first president when Sterling Price chapter was organized, and continued in that office for seven years or as long as her health permitted. Her daughter, Miss Ewing, is president at the present time. Mrs. Ewing was present at the chapter a month ago, but her illness prevented her attendance at the meeting earlier this week.
    All during her long residence in Stockton, Mrs. Ewing has been actively identified with the Episcopal church. She was treasurer of the Sunday school and a teacher there for many years. In times past the Christmas tree, with its decorations and gifts, was one of the things in which she took a special interest.
    Mrs. Ewing was a fine type of southern gentlewoman with a wholesome personality and quiet charm which won her many friends. Her untiring efforts in church, charity and other work to which she devoted herself, made her many more admirers.
    Of distinguished lineage, she had many prominent family connections in Maryland, Virginia and Kentucky, as well as in this state. She was a great-aunt of Mrs. J. D. Young of Stockton and Dr. Samuel Langdon, formerly of this city, but more recently of Livingston, Merced County.

  1086. Confederate Veteran, Vol XXI, No 8, Aug 1913, p 410. NEW OFFICERS CALIFORNIA DIVISION, UDC; The California Division, UDC, at their convention held in Visalia, Cal., May 8-10, 1913, elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. J H Stewart, Los Angeles; Vice Presidents, Mrs J P Massie, Berkeley, Mrs. John Knox, Visalia; Recording Secretary, Mrs R P Queen, Long Beach; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. A W Ellington, Hermosa Beach; Treasurer, Mrs George N Ingle, Oakland; Registrar, Mrs Harry Woodward, San Diego; Historian, Mrs M K Harris, Fresno; Recorder of Crosses, Mrs J R Martyr, Sacramento; Flag Custodian, Mrs P B Ewing, Stockton..
  1087. Confederate Veteran, Vol XXII, No 7, July 1914, p 300. The California Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its fourteenth annual convention at the Hotel Virginia, Long Beach, Cal., on May 6 and 7, Mrs. J Henry Stewart, state president, presiding, with a large representation from the twenty-three California Chapters present...
    The election of State officers resulted as follows:
    Custodian of the Flag, Mrs. P B Ewing, Stockton.
  1088. City Directory, Stockton & San Joaquin County, 1920. Ewing Mrs. Lou E D h 1125 N El Dorado.
  1089. Death Certificate, #607, San Joaquin County, CA. Burial Rural Cem 12/10/23. Undertaker: Pope & Smith.
  1090. Cemetery Record, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA - Block 20, Lot 26.
  1091. Death Certificate, #509, San Joaquin County. Lou Eleanor Dorsey Ewing, widow, b. 2/7/1844, age 79 years 10 mos, no occupation, b. MO. Father: Edward Dorsey, b.MD; mother: Eleanor E Brown, b. MD, lived at residence 40 yrs, in California 43 years. Cause of death: colicystitus acute, hypostatic pneumonia. Dr. Robert R Hammond. Informant: John Worthington Dorsey Ewing (son).
  1092. Stockton Record Newspaper, Dec 8, 1923, p 2. STERLING PRICE CHAPTER FOUNDER TAKEN BY DEATH
    Mrs. Lou Eleanor Ewing Passes Away Following Two Weeks' Illness

    Mrs. Lou Eleanor Dorsey Ewing, esteemed Stockton woman of many years' residence, founder and first president of Sterling Price chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, and long an active worker in St. John's Episcopal Church, died yesterday afternoon at the family home, 1125 N. El Dorado street. Her passing came after an illness of over two weeks' duration, although she had been in poor health for a longer period. She lacked two months of being 80 years of age.
    Mrs. Ewing, widow of Philip C. Barbour Ewing, a pioneer resident of a San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, who died many years ago, was the mother of Miss Edwa W. D. Ewing and J. Dorsey Ewing of Stockton and Mrs. Harry Marsh of San Francisco, formerly Miss Barbour Ewing. There is a grandson, Dorsey Ewing Marsh of San Francisco. A Sister, Miss Anna B. Dorsey, who has made her home at the Ewing residence, survives.
    Mrs. Ewing was born in Missouri of parents who had recently moved there from their home in Maryland. Her girlhood was spent in her natal state and she was there during the trying period of the Civil war. Her parents being southerners, their sympathy was naturally with the Confederacy and Miss Dorsey was active in the war relief work which is always the lot of women to perform.
    A number of years ago in Stockton Mrs. Ewing interested a group of Southern women in the formation of a chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy. She was chosen the first president when Sterling Price chapter was organized, and continued in that office for seven years or as long as her health permitted. Her daughter, Miss Ewing, is president at the present time. Mrs. Ewing was present at the chapter a month ago, but her illness prevented her attendance at the meeting earlier this week.
    All during her long residence in Stockton, Mrs. Ewing has been actively identified with the Episcopal church. She was treasurer of the Sunday school and a teacher there for many years. In times past the Christmas tree, with its decorations and gifts, was one of the things in which she took a special interest.
    Mrs. Ewing was a fine type of southern gentlewoman with a wholesome personality and quiet charm which won her many friends. Her untiring efforts in church, charity and other work to which she devoted herself, made her many more admirers.
    Of distinguished lineage, she had many prominent family connections in Maryland, Virginia and Kentucky, as well as in this state. She was a great-aunt of Mrs. J. D. Young of Stockton and Dr. Samuel Langdon, formerly of this city, but more recently of Livingston, Merced County.

  1093. Stockton Record Newspaper, 10 Dec 1923, p 13, col 1. LAST RITES FOR MRS. EWING HELD THIS AFTERNOON;
    Quantities of beautiful flowers and floral pieces were banked about the casket of the late Mrs. Lou Eleanor Dorsey Ewing for whom services were conducted this afternoon. The funeral rites were held at St. John's Episcopal church commencing at 2 o'clock, Rev. Hugh R. Montgomery officiating.
    There was a large attendance of friends and members of the parish to which she had devoted so many hours during her life time. Interment was held privately in Rural cemetery.
    At the annual church dinner Friday evening, Bishop Louis C. Banford expressed his sorrow at her passing and paid a tribute to her long years of service to the church. He recalled her early work in the parish, not only at the time he took chare of the diocese of the San Joaquin but also when he was a young cleric in the diocese of California, many years before.
    The church members at the dinner stood in silence for thirty seconds out of respect to Mrs. Ewing's memory. A committee composed of C M Jackson, F N Vail and Mrs. C R Harry was named to send resolutions expressing the sympathy of the parish to the Ewing family.
  1094. Edwa Worthington Dorsey Ewing Boggs, DAR Application of Edwa Worthington Dorsey Ewing Boggs. Information provided by Edwa Worthington Dorsey Ewing Boggs.
  1095. Early Marriages of Stanislaus County 1854-1905, I:179. EWING, E B
    Lou E Dorsey
    1871 May 23 Elias Birdsall, Rect. St. John's Ch., Stockton.
  1096. DAR - Records of the Families of California Pioneers, Vol 23, Material provided by John Worthington Dorsey Ewing, pp 81-83. 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."
    Philip C Barbour Ewing married on the Dorsey and Ewing Ranch, Stanislaus Co., Calif., 30 May 1871, Lou Eleanor Dorsey.
  1097. Marriage Announcement. Married, Tuesday, May 23rd, 1871.
    MR. P. C. B. EWING
    of Louisville, KY
    MISS LOU. E. DORSEY,
    Stanislaus Co. Cal.
  1098. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA. Tombstone: LANGDON; EDWA W. D, 1846 - 1903; DR. SAM W R, 1831 - 1906.
  1099. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible: Edwa W. Dorsey Jan 21 - 1846 m. Dr Walter Langdon.
  1100. Tuolumne Independent, April 4, 1885, p 1. Mrs. Dr. Langdon, of Stockton, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Dorsey, of Oakdale, late of Texas, Col. Caleb Dorsey and Mr. John Dorsey of Stanislaus, relatives of the late Caleb Dorsey, returned to their respective homes on Wednesday.
  1101. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, S 1/2 Lot 23 Block 20. Tombstone: LANGDON; EDWA W. D, 1846 - 1903; DR. SAM W R, 1831 - 1906.
  1102. Probate Court Records, No 3459, Superior Court of San Joaquin, CA. That Edwa W. Langdon died on or about the 31st day of March, 1903, in the City of Stockton in said County of San Joaquin, State of California.
  1103. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, S 1/2 Lot 23 Block 20. LANGDON; EDWA W. D, 1846 - 1903; DR. SAM W R, 1831 - 1906.
  1104. Old Cemeteries of San Joaquin County, Vol II, p 114. Edwa W D Langdon, buried 2 Apr 1903, aged 57.
  1105. Probate Court Records, #3459. Petition for letters of administration initiated by SWR Langdon, son of the deceased.
  1106. Federal Census, 1900, California. census data states they had been married 27 years in 1900.
  1107. Early Marriages of Stanislaus County 1854-1905. LANGDON, Walter R.
    I:222
    Edna W. Dorsey
    1872 Nov. 19 H. L. Foote, Rect. St. John's Ch., Stockton.
  1108. Doctors of San Joaquin, p 220. On November 19, 1872, the wedding of SWR Langdon and Edna(sic) Worthington Dorsey was solemnized. She was the daughter of Edward Worthington - and Mary Eleanor - Brown - Dorsey, natives of Maryland. There was one son with this marriage, named for his father.
  1109. Private papers of Eleanor Young, California Pioneer Genealogical Application. Walter Ross, b. Jan 5, 1831; d. Aug 5, 1906; m. Nov 19, 1872 to Edwa Worthington Dorsey.
  1110. Stockton Daily Independent, Wednesday, 20 Nov 1872. MARRIED -- at the residence of the bride's mother, in Stanislaus county, Nov 19th, by Rev Mr. Foote, Rector of St John's Parish, Stockton; Dr. Walter R Langdon and Miss Edwa W Dorsey. (Missouri and North Carolina papers please copy) (Bumpers of sparkling champagne were drank by the printers in toasts to the health, happiness and good fortune of the worthy bride and bridegroom.)

    Dr. Walter R Langdon, brother to Dr. Samuel Langdon, of this city, and Assistant Physician of the State Insane Asylum, was joined in matrimony yester, with an estimable young lady, sister of Colonel Dorsey of Stanislaus county. The nuptioal ceremony was performed at the dwelling of the bride's mother and brother, and the knot was duly tied by Rev. Mr. Foote, Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of this city. The worthy couple took their departure last evening on a wedding tour for a few days.

  1111. Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper, Sunday, Jan 6, 1907, p 40. In company with his children he moved. In 1746, to Albemarle county and patented lands on Rockfish River, about six or seven miles from the James, and was a justice of the peace, which office was then held for life, and was constituted the highest court in the colony, with appeal to the Governor and Council.
  1112. Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, Deeds of Amherst Co, VA and Albemarle Co, VA: 1761-1807 and 1748-1763 (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1979), p 71. Thomas Jopling, Amherst County, to John Roberts, Amherst County, £25 for 300 acres - North side of South Fork of Rockfish. Lines: Widow Upton, Widow Johnson. Mark of Thos Joplin. Wit: Thomas Farrar, William Cox and James Jopling. Court held at Henry Key's 7 Dec 1761, and Thos Farrar & James Jopling certified as to deed. At court held at the courthouse 1 Mar 1762, Thos. Joplin ack receipt of payment. This first courthouse was in what is now Nelson County..
  1113. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Patent 36, 1764-1767 (v.1 & 2 p. 557-1083), P 783 (Reel 36).
  1114. Davis, Deeds of Amherst Co, VA and Albemarle Co, VA, p 101. Deed Book A, p 226. 4 Sep 1767. John Roberts, Amherst County, and wife Mary Ann to Jno Sandidge, Amherst County, for £35, 180 ac on Horsely. Lines: Wm Cabell. Wit: Powell Huges, Dudley Gatewood.
  1115. William Montgomery Sweeny, Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, VA: 1763-1800 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1980), p 38. Henson, Murry, and Elizabeth Roberts, spinster, Sept 11, 1797. Joseph Henson, surety. Joseph Henson made oath that his brother, Murry Henson, was 21 years of age. Consent of her father, John Roberts.
  1116. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Patent 27, 1748-1749, p 331 reel 25.
  1117. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Patent 32, 1752-1756 (v.1 & 2 p 1-715), p 573 (Reel 30).
  1118. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Patent 37, 1767-1768, p 363 reels 1-41.
  1119. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Patent 41, 1772-1773, p 34 reels 1-41.
  1120. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, No. 40, 1771-1772, p 766 (Reel 39). 204 Acres on Rockfish River.
  1121. Amherst County Tax Assessments, Online at http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/FreeSample/CDR-000413/1782/. Elliot Roberts, 3 white persons, 24 slaves, 59 cattle, 11 horses.
  1122. Amherst County Court Records, WB 3, p 89. Land to Zachariah ; to John land on Buck Creek; to Matthew, the plantation; to Henry £300 to be paid when he reaches his majority. Children named: Zachariah, Matthew, John, Elizabeth Thomas, Frances, Susannah and Ann Roberts.
  1123. Amherst County Court Records, Book 3, p 101-103. Names slaves
    In obedience to an Order of Amherst Court (to us transmitted) We the Subscribers being first Sworn have appraised the Estate of Eliote(sic) Roberts Decd as above certified under our Hans this the 18th Day of February 1789. Richd Farrar, Peter Lyon, Benjamin Moore
    copy of inventory in Roberts book IX.
  1124. Amherst County Court Records, Will dated 8 Apr 1788.
  1125. Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc, 1985), p 301. Administrators Bond issued 6 Oct 1788 Bondsmen: Wm Harris and Chas. Irving.
  1126. Davis, The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865, p 302. NANCY ROBERTS -- Book 3, p 283 -- Guardians Bond -- Henry, Jno and Zach Roberts, 21 Oct 1793, for Henry Roberts as guardian of Nancy Roberts, orphan of Elliott Roberts.
  1127. Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper, Sunday, 6 Jan 1907, p 40. Elliott Roberts married Elizabeth Phillips, of Amherst County, -----Zach, Henry and Mathew, and seven others, names not found.
  1128. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Patents E 1775-1776, 1780-1781 (v.2 p 463-930), p 262 (Reel 46). Land grant awarded to John Roberts, grantee; 20 July 1780; 164 ac on the south branches of Pedlar River.
  1129. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Grants No 16, 1787-1788, p 664 (Reel 82). Land grand awarded 24 April 1788 to John Roberts, grantee; 69 acres on the head of Buck Creek.
  1130. Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol 37, No 2, May 1999, P 107. French and Indian War Land Bounty Certificates, abstracted by Barbara Vines Little

    P 113: Morris Roberts Louisa Co 14 Feb 1780 No 498
    (proved) by the oath of Capt Jos Fox tha Morris Roberts enlisted and Served as a Soldier in his Company of rangers in the year 1756... John Nelson Clk

    I assign the with in Certificate of Land to Jas Mcalester (signed) Morris Roberts; Test: Nath Mcalester, Thomas Gooch, Alexander Mcalester; Feby 15th 1780.

  1131. Virginia County Records, VA Colonial Militia, Vol II, p 24. Morris Roberts, soldier in Capt. Jno. Fox's Co of Rangers in 1756, till legally discharged. Louisa Col, Feb 14, 1780. [I believe this is the date that the land warrant was approved, unfortunately about 17 years after his death. However, it appears that he had signed over his warrant to a McAlester. See other source for this fact.].
  1132. Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, Virginia's Colonial Soldiers (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1988), p 256. Louisa County:
    Capt. Fox proved that Morris Roberts was a soldier in his company of rangers in 1756.
    14 Feb. 1780.
  1133. Louisa County Court Records, Louisa County Order Book 1774-1782, p 292. Moses Robert(sic) 1756 year of service; unit was Rangers under Fox; proved by oath of Capt. Fox .
  1134. Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol 31, No 2, May 1993, P 96. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, A Supplement; French & Indian War; The following references appeared in the colonial press of Virginia and Maryland: ...Morris Roberts, Louisa Co., age 25, 5' 10"...all were deserters from the Virginia Regiment who had been drafted out of the militia, 2 Sept 1757.
  1135. Bockstruck, Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, p 254. Louisa County: Capt. Joseph Fox returned on oath a list of officers and soldiers who served under him in the last war which is ordered to be recorded. 11 Oct 1779.
  1136. Tithables and Census, Louisa County, p. 7. 1767 by Waddy Thompson

    Morris Robards 1 (one tithable - no property).

  1137. Tithables and Census, Louisa County, p. 10. 1768 - by Waddy Thompson; Ret 8 Aug 1768

    Morris Roberds, 1.

  1138. Tithables and Census, Louisa County, p 13. 1769 by Thomas Johnson

    Moses Roberts - 1.

  1139. Tithables and Census, Louisa County, p. 19. 1771 by Wm. Phillips; Ret. 12 Aug 1771

    Morris Roberts 1.

  1140. Tithables and Census, Louisa County, p 23. 1772 by Waddy Thompson; Ret 10 Aug 1772

    Moses Roberds 1.

  1141. Tithables and Census, Louisa County, p 26. 1773 by Waddy Thomson; Ret. 13 Sept. 1773

    Morris Robard 1.

  1142. Sam & Ruth Sparacio, Louisa County, VA County Court Records: Order Book Abstracts 1766-1774 (N.p.: The Antient Press, n.d.), p. 79. Ordered that Francis Hester with the male Tithables belonging to William Tate, James Tate, Zimry Tate, Enas Tate, Garrett Minor, Dabney Minor, John Edwards, Ann Bibb, Leonard Young, James Hester, Morris Robards, William McAllester and John Gardner - open and keep in repair the Road from the Northanna River Road to the New Bridge.
  1143. Tithables and Census, Louisa County, p 31. (p 84) 1774 by Waddy Thomson; Ret. 8 Aug. 1774
    Morris Roberd 1.
  1144. Louisa County Court Records, Deed Book K, p. 144. Joseph Carver and wife Mary sell 100 acres of land to Morris Roberts, situate between Beaver Dam Creek and Sycamore Fork, for £20.
  1145. Tithables and Census, Louisa County, p 35. 1775 by Waddy Thomson; Ret. 14 Aug. 1775

    Morris Robards 1.

  1146. Malcolm H. Harris MD, History of Louisa County, Virginia (Richmond, VA: The Dietz Press, 1936), p 162. Morris Roberts - One Tithe - Land 100 (acres?).
  1147. Tithables and Census, Louisa County, p. 86. 1777 by Robert Anderson; Ret. 11 Aug 177-?

    Morris Roberts 1 -- 100 (one tithable person, 100 acres).

  1148. Louisa County Records, Survey Book, p 152. The above is the true plat of 122 acres of land in Fredericksville parish and county of Louisa on the waters of Beaverdam creek and bounded as followeth Vizt Beginning at ?? oak in George Hardens(?) line Thence on the Said Hardens S 80 E 16 pole to a corner pine in the aforesaid Hardens and Morris Roberts Thence S 4 E 66 pole to a corner white oak, S 55 E 138 pole to John Waites(?) corner pine, S 48 W 34 pole to John Bournes corner pine, S 57 W 172 pole to a corner white oak in Howits line Thence on the Said Showit to the beginning Surveyed for Morris Robards 30 January 1779
    ?? Nicholas Meriwether
    Surveyor of Louisa.
  1149. Bockstruck, Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, p. 286. Warrant for 50 acres issued to James McAlister, asignee of Morris Roberts, a soldier in the company of rangers under Capt. Joseph Fox, in 1756. Proved on oath of said captain, 14 Feb. 1780, Louisa Co.
  1150. Augusta Fothergill John Mark Naugle, Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-1787: Other than those published by the Census Bureau (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1974), p. 106. Roberts, Morris, Poll 1, no slaves, Louisa County.
  1151. Louisa County Historical Magazine, Vol 1, No 1, p 18 - Louisa County Land Tax Book. Morris Roberts - 100 acres.
  1152. Louisa County Historical Magazine, Vol 1, No 1, p 20 - Louisa County Land Tax Book. Morris Roberts Tax - 200 acres.
  1153. Tithables and Census, Louisa County, p 59. 1785 List of Tythes, Hundred #1 Trinity and Fredericksville Parish by John Boswell & Turner Anderson, Gent.
    Robert, Morris 1

    Living next to Chewning, Rowe (John, William, Jessey, Johnson).

  1154. Marriages of Louisa Co., VA 1766-1815, p 40. 20 January 1791. David Gillaspy and Frances Robards. Sur. Maurice Robards. p 53.
  1155. Marriages of Louisa County, VA 1815 - 1861. William Bellomy m. Sarah Robards, 22 Oct 1792, surety Morris Roberts.
  1156. John C Bell, Louisa County Records You Probably Never Saw: of 18th Century Virginia (Nashville, TN: J. C. Bell, 1983), Unrecorded Deeds of Louisa County 1762-1803, p 47. John Bourn, Albemarle County, and wife Mary to Morris Roberts 400 acres 20? Dec 1793. Wit: William Bellomy, William Rowe, Thomas Harlow, John McDaniel, Jeremiah Roberts. Proven 14 Apr 1794 by Jno. McDonald(sic) and Jeremiah Roberts and Certified.
  1157. Louisa County Records, Deed Book G, p 365. 138 1/2 acres on both sides of Beaver Dam Creek sold by Morris and Elizabeth Roberts to Jeremiah for £8.
  1158. Gary Parks Indexer, Virginia Land Records (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982), Deed Book 1, p 358. Joseph Anderson, of Logan co., Ky., to Wm. G. Johnson, for £60, 100 acres adj. Chas. Hopkins and Morris Roberts. D. B. 1, 1796.
  1159. Louisa County Court Records, Deed Book J, pp 370, 371.
  1160. Louisa County Court Records, Deed Book J, pp 371, 372.
  1161. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Patent 29, 17149-1751 (v.1 & 2 p. 1-532), p. 241 (Reel 27).
  1162. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, No 33, 1756-1761 (v. 1,2 3 & 4 p 1-1095) p. 750 (Reel 31-32). Land grant 3 Mar 1760, Albemarle Co, 413 acres on the north side of Rockfish River and on Kirbys Creek.
  1163. Amherst County Court Records, Book 3, p 283. Guardian Bond for Henry, John, Zach, Nancy, orphans of Elliot Roberts.
  1164. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Film 30273, p. 45. Frances Roberts, female, m. Conyers White 1 Dec 1788, Amherst County, VA. Parents: Henry and Elisabeth Roberts.
  1165. Virginia, Marriages, 1660-1800. Henry Roberts m. Elizabeth Maddox 21 Mar 1792, Culpeper County, VA.
  1166. Louisa County Historical Magazine, Vol 4, No 1, p 43. Morris Roberts: 1 male 26-45, 1 male 45 and over; 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45 and over.
  1167. Louisa County Records, Will Book 6, p 366. ...I give to my daughter Mary Roberts the land I live on and one feather bed & furniture one trunk and one cow and the money left her by hir Mother, not to have anything more and as my Daughter Frances ...as to my daughter Agness and her heirs.
  1168. Louisa County Records, Deed Book M, pp 152, 153. Louisa County Records
    Deed Book M
    PP 152-153

    This Indenture made this Twentyfifth day of September in the year of our
    Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve between William Rowe and
    Agness his wife of the County of Fayette and state of Ohio of the one part
    and Mathew Sims of the county of Louisa & state of Virginia of the other
    part Witnesseth that the said Rowe and wife, for and in consideration
    of the sum of Seven hundred dollars have granted bargained and sold, and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell to the said Mathew Sims a tract of land lying in the county of Louisa and state of Virginia on the waters of Beaverdam a branch of Mychump creek, containing Two hundred and twenty two acres... Total assumption based on the information in this deed. I have no marriage records or anything else that might prove this marriage relationship. However, the Rowes and the Roberts did live in proximity, this land appears to resemble land owned by Morris or Jeremiah Roberts. The tract was originally sold to William Rowe by Jeremiah Roberts and William Rowe, Sr., and implies the marriage of known daughter, Agness, to William Rowe. From the way the will is written, one can assume that Agness is living, but if married, he has failed to mention her married name.

  1169. Albemarle County, VA Marriages, 1780-1853, Vol III, p 607. Roberts, Aggy and William Rose(sic) 15 Jan 1784; min-Matthew Maury (rector, Fredericksville Parish), 15 Jan 1784 (Hudson's Register).
  1170. The Rowe's Saga, p 5, 6. William Rowe born 1760, another brother of Jesse Rowe (John and Jane Walker's line) married a womand whose first name was Agnes in 1785. Her last name is not known. They left Virginia about 1812 and came to Ohio. They had James P. Rowe (thought to be the one who married Elizabeth, Jesse and Jane's daughter), Elizabeth, Jane Harriet and Sarah Ann Rowe, nothing is known of them.
  1171. Louisa County Records, Deed Book R, pp 465 - 467.
  1172. Louisa County Records, Deed Book R, pp 465 - 467. This deed/will proved in Louisa Court 9 Nov 1825.
  1173. Ancestry.com, Family tree of SBarandas. Inscribed Bible Page (bible owner or bible information unknown):
    Mary Roberts died Sept. 1st 1825.
  1174. Bellomy Family Bible. Mary Roberts died Sept. 1st 1825.
  1175. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850. David Gillispie, male, b. Margaret Sanders, female, 28 Sept 1801, Louisa County, VA.
  1176. Harris, History of Louisa County, Virginia, p 260. David Gillaspy and Frances Robards - 20 January 1791.
  1177. Marriages of Louisa County, VA 1815 - 1861. William Bellomy m. Sarah Robards, 22 Oct 1792, surety Morris Roberts.
  1178. Louisa County Records, Will Book 6, p 366. N.B. the said Jerrmiah Robert is to give to my Grandson James Bellomy the Bed that I now lie on and one Cow and two sheep.
    Morris Roberts (his mark).
  1179. Ancestry.com. If the marriage information concerning the marriage of WR Bellomy and Mary Flanagan, then this is logical. It is clear from WR Bellomy's will that they only had one child.
  1180. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850. William Bellamy, male, m. Sarah Robards, female, 22 Oct 1792, Louisa, VA.
  1181. Harris, History of Louisa County, Virginia, p. 266. William Bellamy and Sarah Robards...October 22, 1792.
  1182. Louisa County Records, Will Book 6, p 366. And the balance to my son Jerremiah roberts and all the trade and ?? he has made during the commencement of my disability of doing my business to stay and take care of me until my death. Should he be the longest lived and I leave the said Jeremiah Roberts my hole and sole Executor.
  1183. Federal Census, 1830, Virginia, 1830, Louisa, VA; Page: 22; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number 194; FHFilm 0029673. Jeremiah Roberts: 1 male 10-14, 1 male 60-69, 1 female 50-59, total 3 persons in household.
  1184. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants No. 38, 1797-1799, p. 182 (Reel 104). Jeremiah Roberts is granted 100 acres of land on Sacamine fork off Camp Creek in Louisa County.
  1185. Louisa County Records, Deed Book K, pp 229, 230. John Rowe Sen. and Jeremiah Roberts sell 222 acres on Beaverdam creek to William Rowe for $444.
  1186. Louisa County Court Records, Deed Book L, p 561. 9 acres on Chamberlaines Creek bought for $90 from Joseph Chewning and wife Jemima.
  1187. Louisa County Records, Will Book 5, p 361-362. Will proved Louisa County Court, 10 June 1811.
  1188. Louisa County Records, Deed Book P, p 435.
  1189. Louisa County Records, Deed Book R, pp 491-492.
  1190. Louisa County Records, Will Book 10, p 171.
  1191. Louisa County Records, Will Book 10, p 171. Will proved for "deceased Jeremiah Roberts" 17 Aug 1839.
  1192. Louisa County Records, Will Book 10, p 171. Will proved in Louisa County and ordered to be recorded - Mary Roberts named executor.
  1193. Louisa County Records, County Assessment Table - acquired from Kristin Hicks, 16 Oct 2013. Jeremiah Roberts 84 acres; Chams. Creek;
    Distance and bearing from Courthouse: 10SW
    Value of Land per acre including buildings: 5 dollars
    Total Value of Land & Buildings: 420 dollars

    142 Acres
    B.D. Creek [Beaverdam]
    Distance and bearing from the Courthouse: 17W
    Value of Land per acre including buildings: 3 dollars
    Total Value of Land & Buildings: 426 dollars.

  1194. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850. Jeremiah Roberts, male, m. Polly Chewning, female, 24 Feb 1810, Louisa County, VA.
  1195. Marriages of Louisa Co., VA 1766-1815, p. 87. 24 February 1810. Jeremiah ROBERTS and Polly Chewning. Sur. Joseph Chewning. p. 139.
  1196. Deeds of Amherst County, VA and Albemarle County, VA, Albemarle County, VA Deed Book 2, p 5. Page 5 9 Feb 1758 JNO. KEY SR. to son MARTIN KEY; love - 200 acres; part of 400 acres pat. 1732. Now divided to Martin and younger brother, JOHN KEY, adj. BENJ CLARK, WM. TANDY. Where JNO KEY lives. Wit: JAS. NEVIL, JOHN GILLUM, GEO. KEY.
  1197. Albemarle County, VA Deed Abstracts, 1758-1776, p 27; Deed Book 3, pp 95-97. 180-90 acres South and North Garden property purchased by John Gillum from Joseph Fitzpatrick and his wife. This means John Gillum must have been 21 in 1761?.
  1198. Albemarle Co, VA Court/Deed Records, Albemarle County Deed Book 5 1768 - 1772 Part 1 pp 135 - 136.
  1199. Albemarle County, VA Deed Abstracts, 1758-1776, Deed Book 5, p 63-65. 25 1/2 acres in the North and South Garden area sold by John Gillum to Joel Terrell for 31£.
  1200. Albemarle Co, VA Court/Deed Records, Deed Book 5 1768-1772 Part 1, p 105.
  1201. 18th Century Virginia Newspapers, p 136. GILLUM, Peter, dec'd, his ex., William Gillum and John Gillum will sell his tract of 360 ac. in Hanover Co., (VG 5 Mar 72).
  1202. Albemarle County, VA Deed Abstracts, 1758-1776, pp 291-293. Sale of 64 acres adjacent to Jacob Moon for 40 pounds to William Watson.
  1203. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Pension & Bounty Land Warrants for Rev War Svc, M804; Pension W8849. John Gillum awarded Bounty Land Warrant #39228 - 160 - 55, and Elizabeth Gilliam.
  1204. 1787 Census of Virginia.
  1205. William & Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol 2, No 3, July 1922, pp 213-216. John Gillum, Sr. and John Gillum, Jr. signed request to the House of Delegates, "to inform you of our distressed condition, which is coming on us daily, for want of a circulating Medium among us ... and to emit as much paper money as will pay our domestic debt, and said money to be a lawfull Tender...
  1206. Magazine of Albemarle County History, Vol 9, 1948, p 50, Marriage Bonds. No 429 - 1789 - Nov 2 - David McCauley and Susannah Gaulding, spinster; David McCauley, John Gillum (Gilliam), Joshua Nelson.
  1207. Binns Genealogy, Albemarle/1787PersonalB/09. April 7th John Gillum: 3 white males above 16; 3 blacks above 16; blacks bet 12 & 16; 5 horses.
  1208. Binns Genealogy, Albemarle/1802PersonalB/13. John Gillum: 3 white males over 16; 9 blacks over 16; 2 blacks bet 12 & 16; 6 horses; Tax: $5.56.
  1209. Gillum Genealogy. John was a "planter," and owned substantial property. On 24 February 1808 he made a Will, which was entered for probate on 7 August 1809.
  1210. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Will Book 3, page 157. Names wife "Rebecca" and children: daughter Suckey, Elisha D., James, Frederick, John, William, Betsey Roberts, Molly Watson, Patsey Huckstep and Nancy Smith.

    Witnessed by: Joshua Key, Thomas Trevillion, Micajah Carr, W E Key

    Executors: Frederick Gillum and Matthew Wingfield.

  1211. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Will Book 5, pp 26-28.
  1212. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, Will Book 5, p 28. At a Court held for Albemarle County the 7th August 1809
    This Instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John Gillum deceased was produced into Court and proved by the oaths of Joshua Key Micajah Carr and Walter Key three of the Subscribing witnesses threto and ordered to be recorded
    Teste
    John Nicholas Clerk.
  1213. Richmond Enquirer, 26 Sept 1809, p 1.
  1214. Albemarle County in Virginia, P 345. John (Wingfield) died in 1814. His wife's name was Robins, and his children were John, Robert, Matthew, Rebecca, the wife of a Gilham, Mary and Martha.
  1215. Gillum Genealogy, P 4. John Gillum: Married 1st probably about 1766/7 to Elizabeth Dickerson b. ca. 1750
    Married 2nd 20 May 1802 in Albemarle Co.
  1216. Last will and testament, John Gillum, 7 Aug 1809 - Albemarle County Court Records. He specifically refers to his wife as "my beloved wife, Rebecca."

    One of the executors of the will is Matthew Wingfield.

  1217. Albemarle County Marriage Bonds 1780 - 1868, P 82. Gillum, John and Rebecca Wingfield, 20 May 1802, bondsman: John Wingfield.
  1218. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850. Groom: John Gillum, Bride: Rebecca Wingfield, Date: 20 May 1802, County: Albemarle, State: VA.
  1219. Gillum Genealogy, P 5.
  1220. Magazine of Albemarle County History, Vol 9, 1948, p 62, Marriage Bonds. No 690 - 1794 - Sept 1 - Elisha Dickinson Gillum and Lucy Wood; Elisha D Gillum, Drury Wood and Alexander Garrett.
  1221. Binns Genealogy, Personal Tax, 1802. Elisha Gillum: 1 white male above 16; 3 blacks above 16; 3 horses; Tax: $1.68.
  1222. Albemarle Co, VA Court/Deed Records, Land Records Albemarle Co, VA Book 16, page 309. This Indenture made this 7th day of March in the year of our Lord 1808 Between Elisha D Gillum & Lucy his wife of the County of Albemarle of the one part and Richard Roberts of the same County of the other Part. Witnesseth that the said Elisha D Gillum & Lucy his wife for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred and twenty seven pounds ten shillings Virginia currency, to them in had paid the recpt,; whereof they do hereby acknowledge hath hereby these presents doth grant bargain sell assign alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Richard Roberts his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County aforesaid containing one hundred & fifty acres more or less and bounded as Followeth Viz. Beginning at a walnut tree in Wm Dunthams line thence on said line sixty six & half degrees East Two hundred & eighty four poles to a Corner white Chestnut on the side of the mountain thence South thirty seven degrees West hundred & ten poles to pointers on Crutchers line thence North fifty six & quarter west two hundred & sixty poles to a corner locust. Thence North twenty degrees sixty seven poles to the beginning with its appurtenances to have & to hold the said tract or parcel of Land with its appurtenances to the said Richard Roberts his heirs and assigns to his & their only proper use and benefit for ever and the said Elisha D Gillum & Lucy his wife for themselves their Extrs Admds & assigns Covenant grant, promise & agree to warrant & defend the title of the aforesaid tract or parcel of land against themselves their extors admdrs & assigns and all other persons whatsoever unto the sd Richard Roberts his heirs & assigns for ever. Witness whereof the said Elisha D Gillum & Lucy his wife hath hereunto set their hands & seals the day & year first above written,
    Signed sealed & Acknowledged Elisha D Gillum
    In the presence of Lucy Gillum
    James Clark
    Joseph D Smith At Albemarle June Court 1808
    John Thomas This Indenture of bargain and sale was produced in
    Thomas D Carr Court and ackd by Elisha D Gillum and Lucy his
    Wife she being first previlly(?) examined As the law directs & Ordered to be recorded.
  1223. Gillum Genealogy, P 6.
  1224. Albemarle County in Virginia, P 350. In 1774 David Wood came from Louisa, and purchased land from David Watts, on the west side of the South West Mountain. In that section he established his home. He died in 1813. His wife was a Watson of the Green Spring family, and his children...Lucy, the wife of Elisha D. Gilliam, who removed to Christian County, KY...
  1225. Albemarle County Marriage Bonds 1780 - 1868, P 82. Gillum, Elisha Dickerson and Lucy Wood 1 Sept 1794, bondsman: Drury Wood.
  1226. Albemarle County in Virginia, Gilliam Marriages of Albemarle County. Elisha Dickinson Gillum, Lucy Wood, 1 Sept 1794, Bond: Drury Wood; Consent: David Wood; Witnesses: Alexander Garett, Drury Wood and Micajah Carr.
  1227. Magazine of Albemarle County History, Vol 9, 1948, p 47, Marriage Bonds. No 382 - July 10 - William Gillum and Sarah Watson, spinster; William Gillum, John Gillum and Joshua Nicholas.
  1228. Albemarle County Marriage Bonds 1780 - 1868, P 82. Gilliam, William; Watson, Sarah; 10 July 1788; bondsman - John Gilliam.
  1229. Gilliams of Virginia - website, Gilliam Marriages of Albemarle County. William Gillum, Sarah Watson, 10 Jul 1788, bond: John Gillum, witness: Joshua Nicholas.
  1230. Magazine of Albemarle County History, Vol 9, 1948, p 63, Marriage Bonds. No 718 - 1795 - Jan 8 - John Watson and Mary Gillum; John Watson and James Gillum.
  1231. Gillum Genealogy, P 7.
  1232. Gilliams of Virginia - website, Gilliam Marriages of Albemarle County. John Watson, Mary Gillum, 8 Jan 1795, Bond: James Gillum; Consent: John Gillum, not of lawful age; Witnesses: James Gillum and Susanna Gillum.
  1233. Gillum Genealogy, P 8.
  1234. Marriages of Louisa Co., VA 1766-1815, p. 40. 16 December 1791. James GILLIAM and Susanna Smith, dau. of Nathan Smith. Sur. William Gilliam. Married 22 ____ (17)91 by Rev. William Douglas. p 57.
  1235. Harris, History of Louisa County, Virginia, p 277. Gilliam, James and Susanna Smith....1791.
  1236. Gillum Genealogy. Genealogy states she was born 12 January 1778 - different from my records- have left them unchanged until I can verify the data.
  1237. Ancestry.com, Watts Ancestors and Descendents of Virginia. Charles Huckstep (b. 3 Feb 1763, Hanover, VA) m. 1st Mazie Ann White, 20 Sept 1783, Albemarle, Va, and 2nd Martha (Patsy) Gillum (b. 6 Mar 1791, Albemarle, VA) 22 Feb 1806, Albemarle, VA.
  1238. Gillum Genealogy, P 9.
  1239. "Two Days in Pike County". I do not know the date of his (Nathan Smith Gillum) death, but John Gillum II died in 1837.
  1240. Gillum Genealogy, P 10.
  1241. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, UofP Libraries, Eleanor Young papers, Mss66. Frederick Gillum born near South West Mountain in Albemarle Co. Va. - b. April 30, 1783 - d. Feb 7, 1865; m. Kitty Huckstep b. Mary, 1791 - d. Feb 7, 1865.
  1242. Albemarle County Marriage Bonds 1780 - 1868, p 81. Gilliam, Frederick; Huckstep, Killy; 15 May 1810; bondsman - Arths. Thomas.
  1243. Gilliams of Virginia - website, Gilliam Marriages of Albemarle County. Frederick Gillum, Kitty Huckstep, 15 May 1810, Athanasius Thomas officiated, Charles Huckstep gave his consent.
  1244. Albemarle County, VA Marriages, 1780-1853, Vol I, p 133. Gillum Frederick & Kelly(sic) Huckstep 15 May 1810; min- Athanasius Thomas, 15 May 1810 [Marr Reg., 1806-1868, fol. 9] d- Charles Huckstep, who gives surety and consent [B/C Papers, 1793-1798].
  1245. Louisa County Road Orders 1742-1748, P. 8-9, 16. Page 8-9: 19 Dec 1743 OS, Page 85
    Upon the motion of John Carr Gent. to have a road to go out of (blank in O B) road to Mountaine road through Turkey Run Saggs and into the road the West side the mountains it is ordered that Benjamin Hensley, Joseph Martin and John Dickerson meet a Some convenient before the next Court, and view the same, and make report of their proceedings herein to the said next Court.

    P. 16: 28 May 1745 O S Page 151
    Charles Smith James Yancey and Archelau Yancey at the Motion of Thomas Prestwood are appointed to view the way from the road that crosses at Dickerson's Mill to the new church and report to the next Court where the most convenient road may be had.

  1246. Albemarle County in Virginia, p 179. John Dickerson was settled in the north part of the county, while yet it belonged to Louisa. He lived on the north fork of the Rivanna, not far from Piney Mountain.
  1247. Augusta Fothergill John Mark Naugle, Virginia Tay Payers, 1782-87: Other than those published by the US Census Bureau (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1974), P. 35. John Dickerson, 1 Poll, 4 slaves, Louisa County.
  1248. First Census of the United States - 1785, p 1. Dickerson, John - 9 white souls, 2 dwellings, 9 other buildings.
  1249. Ancestry.com, Maryland Census 1772-1890, MD Early Census Index. John Fagg, Maryland, Charles County, Durham Parish, Lower Hundred, 1775, MD Early Census Index.
  1250. Ancestry.com, Maryland Census, 1772-1890, MD Early Census Index. John Fagg, Maryland, Charles County, Lower Hundred, 1778, Fidelity Oath, MD Early Census Index.
  1251. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783, M246, Muster Rolls, etc. Pay roll of Lieut. Col Croppers company in the 11th and 15 Virginia Regiments of General Woodfords Brigade: Command by Col Daniel Morgan, Taken for the month October of 1778:
    John Fagg, owed 2 pounds.
    John Fagg, Pvt, Company Pay Roll: Dec 1778; Time of service: 1 mo; amount: 6 2/3 dollars -
    Booth - Copyist.
  1252. Roberts Genealogy - JORoberts, p 34. John Fagg Revolutionary Soldier - 8th Annual Report Va., State Library Board, p. 158, War 4, 187-;
    WTR Saffel's Records of the Revolutionary War, Page 268.
  1253. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Publication #M246; Rev War Rolls, 1775-1783; Rec Gp: 93. Military Organization: 11th and 15th Regiment (Consolidated); Muster Roll of Col John Croppers Company of the 11th & at Virginia Regiment of the First Battalion of General Woodfords Brigade
    Taken for the Month of August 78 Comand by Col Daniel Morgan:
    Privates - No. 38 John Fagg; No of Years: 1; Remarks: Yellow Springs.
    [Information supported by John Cropper's Memoir at http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/cropper.htm].
  1254. Continental Census.
  1255. Albemarle County in Virginia, P 190. John Fagg was a Revolutionary soldier...
  1256. Continental Census - VA Early Census Index, p 12. Amelia County, VA; Township 03 00; John Fagg, 1782.
  1257. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783, M246, Muster Rolls, etc. Pay roll of Lieut. Col Croppers company in the 11th and 15 Virginia Regiments of General Woodfords Brigade: Command by Col Daniel Morgan, Taken for the month October of 1778:
    John Fagg, owed 2 pounds.
    John Fagg, Pvt, Company Pay Roll: Dec 1778; Time of service: 1 mo; amount: 6 2/3 dollars -
    Booth - Copyist.
  1258. Albemarle County Marriage Bonds 1780 - 1868. Fagg, William; Alphin, Nancy; 6 Nov 1804; bondsman - John Alphin.
  1259. Ogelsby Genealogy. Ricahrd Oglesby, rent rolls 1704 King & Queen Co, VA.
  1260. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol III p 129. Charles Evans, of Chas. Citty Co; 200 acs, (NL), Henrico Co; N side of James Riv; 2 May 1713, p. 74. Adj Col William Byrd; on the gr. br. of Ufnun brooke; Mr Beverley & Capt. Webb; & crossing Pickonockey Path, Imp. of 4 pers: Richard Oglesbe, John Darby, Hector Mackler, Benj. Hobkins.
  1261. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol III, p 394 Patent Book 14. Richard Oglesby, 600 acs. (O & NL), Goochland Co; on brs. of Beaverdam Cr; adj Thomas Christian; 28 Sept 1730, p. 149 200 acs. formerly pattented. 40 Shill.
  1262. Anderson & Insco Family History & Genealogy, Goochland Co Va Deed Book H, page 303. On 20 Mar 1743, Jacob Oglesby of the Parish of St James, sells 250 acres (a part of the greater tract of 600 acres patented in the name of Richard Oglesby, father to said Jacob) to Robert Williamson, dated 28 Sept 1730, on the north side of the James River on branches of Beaver Creek (further proving the parentage of Jacob Oglesby).
  1263. Albemarle County, VA Court Papers, 1744-1783, p 37. 1768 Folder:
    Jacob Oglesby, Constable of Albemarle, certifies he has weighed 3004 lbs hemp, the property of John Scott of this county, 10 Aug 1768.
  1264. Albemarle County, VA Deed Abstracts, 1758-1776, Deed Book 5, pp 253-255. Sale of land 31 Jul 1770 to Shadrick Ogelsby of Buckingham County, VA and Jacob Oglesby, Amherst County, VA.
  1265. Albemarle County, VA Deed Abstracts, 1758-1776, Deed Bk 5, pp 253-255. Jacob Oglesby sellls 370 acres on the south side of Hardware River to Shadrick Oglesby of the County of Buckingham for £20. Deed witnessed by William Oglesby and Davis Oglesby.
  1266. Albemarle County in Virginia, p 47. ...It may be interesting to mention the names of the jury which sat in Charlottesville: James Kerr, foreman, James Marks, Thomas Garth, Bennett Henderson, Charles Lilburn Lewis, Benjamin Dod Wheeler, Richard Woods, Charles Statham, John Key, Benajah Gentry, Isham Lewis, William Grayson and Jacob Oglesby.
  1267. Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, p 12, Albemarle County. Jacob Oglesby, for a gun impressed for militia £20-10S; for 6 diets furnished Amht. 6sS; for 8 diets furn. state prisoners under Rogers 8sS; for 1 bus. corn furnd. a waggon carg. printg. Offices 1s-6S; for 8 diets furnished militia on march 8sS.
  1268. Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, p 20, Albemarle County. Jacob Oglesby for 50# port, 32# bacon & 1 bu corn taken by CPL £1-17-3 1/4S.
  1269. Magazine of Albemarle County History, Marriage Bonds in Albemarle Co, p 43. Jacob Ogelsby is surety for marriage of William Allen of Albemarle and Elizabeth Mahew, widow of Albemarle.
  1270. Albemarle County in Virginia, p 58. Milton was the seat of a public Tobacco Warehouse, called Henderson's, long after the Henderson family had removed to Kentucky, and regularly equipped with a cops of inspectors; for many years William D Fitch, Jacob Oglesby, John Fagg, and Richard Gambell discharged the functions pertaining to that office.
  1271. Virginia County Records, p 116. Abstract: Will of William Clark, Albemarle County, 21 Dec 1805; probated 7 Apr 1806. Friend Jacob Oglesby and his daughter Elizabeth Oglesby to hae the whole estate, and said Jacob Oglesby to be exor. Witnesses: John Gambell, Jas. Huckstipp, James Clark, Benjamin Defoe.
  1272. Albemarle County, VA Court Records, pp 58, 59 - book unknown. Inventory of Jacob Oglesby submitted to court in Albemarle County 1 May 1815 - John Fagg purchased a folding table and other things from the estate - inventory performed by Charles Huckstep and two others.
  1273. Clark Family Genealogy.
  1274. Missouri Bible Records, Vol I. A clipping pasted in Oglesby Record Book: Jacob Oglesby and Ann Bailey were married in Goochland County, Virginia, February 14, 1760 by Rev. Douglas.
  1275. USGenWeb Archives, First Census of US - Albemarle Co, VA - 1785. Jacob Oglesby, 12 souls, 1 dwelling, and 5 other buildings.
  1276. Albemarle County in Virginia, p 57. In 1789, and the years succeeding, an eager ambition was manifested to build up towns in the county. At the first mentioned date an act of the Legislature was passed, vesting one hundred aces of the land of Bennett Henderson at a place on the Rivanna called the Shallows, ...to be laid out as a town, and sold in half acre lots, and to be called Milton...Among others who became lot holders were Joel Shifflett, Edward Butler, Richard Price, James and John Key, William Clark, Jacob Oglesby...The village was soon in a thriving state, rapidly growing, and transacting a prosperous business. Up to the war of 1812 it was the chief commercial center of the county.
  1277. Federal Census, 1810, Virginia, 1810, Fredericksville, Albemarle, VA, Roll: 66; Page: 205; Image: 217.00. Jacob Oglesby, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 45 and over; 2 females 16-25, 1 female 45 and over; 10 slaves.
  1278. Virginia County Records 1762 - 63, p 115. Lay off of dower of widow of Macajah Clark, decd. 7 April 1788; recorded 11 April 1788.
  1279. Clark Family Genealogy. Letter from TJC Fagg to Jennie McNaught - "Mildred Martin was born in 1736, died 1827, aged 91 years. Her grave is ...on the land formerly belonging to Maj James Clark, one of the men for whom I am named...About two miles north-easterly from Keswick at the eastern base of the SW Mountain is located the private burying place where lie Jacob Oglesby, his wife and many of the Clarks. At the time of Mildred Martin's death in 1827 the property belonged to James Clark, but later in 1836 or 1837 it passed into the hands of strangers.".
  1280. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families, P 224. Mildred Martin (1741/8-1827) dua of Thomas and first wife Ann (Moorman) Martin. Married first about 1761. Micajah Clark (1741-1774) son of Micajah Clark Sr and Judith (Adams) Clark.
  1281. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol III, page 174 - Patent Book 10. John Martin, 180 acs. (NL), Henrico Co; beg. in slash parting this & land of James Bilband (or Bilbaud); 23 Mar 1715, p 252. Being part of the lower part of the last 5,000 acs. surveyed for the French Refugees.
  1282. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol III, pge 183 - Patent Book 10. John Martin, 92 A., 2 R., 20 P. (NL), Henrico Co; on S Side of James River; adj. Francis Sassin; 31 Oct 1716, p. 292. Part of the last 5,000 acs surveyed for the French Refugees.
  1283. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol III, page 218 - Patent Book 11. John Martin, 182 (NL) Henrico Co; on James River; adj John Forcuran; 20 Feb 1719, p. 458. Out of the lower part of the last 5,000 acs. surveyed for the French Refugees.
  1284. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol 3, p 332, Patent Book 13, p. 164. CAPT. JOHN MARTIN, 6186 CS. (O & N Land), Henrico Co; beg. at a gutt parting said Martain's land & Capt. Charles Lewis'; by the old path; up the Byrd (Cr.); & crossing Dog Creek; 13 Oct. 1727, p. 164. 2109 acs. part formerly granted to John Thornton, & sold to said Martin. 20 lbs., 10 Shill.
  1285. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families, p 223. Thomas Martin (1714-1792) lived in Albemarle Co on S fork of Hardware R in 1764. Born 1714, Caroline Co, VA. Died 1792.
  1286. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families, p 223. Thomas Martin and Ann, his wife, were mentioned in the first Court Order Book of Albemarle Co., Virginia, 1745. Thomas Martin and his wife, Ann (Moorman) Martin were witness to the will of Captain Christopher Clark (dated August 14, 1742, proved May 28, 1754 Louisa Co., VA.) whose grandson Micajah Clark, Jr married their daughter Mildred Martin.
  1287. Roberts Genealogy - JORoberts. Thomas Martin lived at Locust Grove in Al. Co. Va. where he was already settled when that Co. was formed in 1744.
  1288. Albemarle County, VA Deed Abstracts, 1758-1776, Deed Book 3, p 218-222. Capt Thomas Martin owed 9 shillings & four pence half penny on 23 July 1762 to David Lewis when he turned over all debts owed to him for collection by his attorney Alexander Baine of Henrico County.
  1289. Albemarle County, VA Deed Abstracts, 1758-1776, Albemarle County Deed Book 1764 - 1768, p 6. 250 acres to son Charles.
  1290. Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, p 13, Albemarle County. Thomas Martin for 1145# beef taken by CPL £9-10-10S; for 5 gal whiskey furn. Nelsons Contl Cavalry 15sC; for 8 diets furnd. drivers by order N. Lewis Contl.
  1291. Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, p 17, Albemarle County. Thomas Martin for 19 bu, wheat taken by CPL £3-16S.
  1292. Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, p 18, Albemarle County. Joseph Claybrook for accommodating cow drovers granted by the CP Law 4s-6S
    Thomas Martin for same service 5s-71/2S.
  1293. Virginia State Records - Land Patents, System #000792982 - LVA. 15 June 1784; Location: Albemarle County; Description: 52 acres on the head waters of the south fork of Hardware River.
  1294. Virginia State Records - Land Patents, System #0007292981. 15 Jun 1784; Location: Albemarle County; Description: 44 acres on the north side the Fluvanna River on the Little Mountain in the South Garden.
  1295. Last Will and Testament of Thomas Martin, Book 3, p 174. He specifically refers to Letty Moor

    References: sons Absalom, George, Charles, John, Thomas, Pleasant,
    daughters Letty Moore, Molly Oglesby, Nancy M Blane, Molly Dawson,
    granddaughter Milley Moore, grandson Martin Moore.

  1296. Last Will and Testament of Thomas Martin. Albemarle December Court 1792
    This Instrument of writing was produced into Court and proved by the Oaths of Benjamin Norvell, Thomas Johnson and William Moran witnesses thereto and on the motion of Samuel Murrell, Tandy Key, and George Martin, three of the Executors named therein (who qualified according to Law) Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probat in due form upon their giving Bond & Security as the Law directs, whereupon they with Andrew Hart, Math Garland, their Securities, entered into & Authorized a Bond accordingly. John Nicholas CAC.
  1297. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families, P 227.
  1298. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families, P 227. McNaught says 1774, but the date found on Ancestry.com, 1744, I'm sure is correct.
  1299. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850. Richard Moore married Keturah Austin in March 1786 - Letitia, as his first wife, must have died prior to that time, probably 1784 or 1785.
  1300. Last will and testament of Morris Roberts/Probate File. In his will he discusses his wife, Letty Roberts, and his father-in-law, Thomas Martin, both executors of the will.

    Because they were expecting their first child who was born , the date of their marriage is simply a guess assuming about two years from marriage to first child. Obviously they might have been married much earlier or later.

  1301. Albemarle County in Virginia, P 285. Richard lived on the head waters of the south fork of Hardware, not far from the Cove. He was twice married, first to Letitia Martin, and secndly to Keturah, daughter of William Austin, and died in 1809. He had twelve children, the most of whom it is believed, removed to Tennessee.
  1302. Albemarle County in Virginia, P 264. He (Thomas Martin) and his wife Mary had ten children, Abraham, George, Thomas, Charles, John Pleasant, Letitia, the wife of Richard Moore, Mildred, the wife of an Oglesby, Ann, the wife of a Blain, and Mary, the wife of Benjamin Dawson.
  1303. Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, p 13, Albemarle County. Charles Martin for 350# beef taken by CPL £2-10-4S.
  1304. Pension File, Revolutionary War, File #S2729, Roll: M805; Images: 389 - 397. You are advised that it appears from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim S2729, that Pleasant Martin was born December 21, 1756 in Albemarle County, Virginia.
  1305. Early Settlers of Albemarle and Amherst Counties. page 39, Martin, Pleasant, b. au. (autograph or signature in records).
  1306. Commissioner's Books, State of Virginia, System Number - 001077174.
  1307. Pension File, Revolutionary War, NARA, Series: M805; Roll: 556; Image: 397 File: S2729. While a resident of Albemarle County, VA he was commissioned first lieutenant and served three week in 1778 in Captain John Miller's Virginia Company and guarded prisoners at Albemarle Barracks. From September 1, 1779 he served four months as first lieutenant in Captain Blain's and Mask Leak's companies, Col Holt Richardson't Virginia Regiment. He served from sometime in the summer of 1781 three months as first lieutenant in Captain Benjamin Harris' Company, Colonel Holt Richardson's Virginia Regiment, and was at the surrender of Yorktown.
  1308. Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, Vol 1, p 3. Pleasant Martin for 273# beef furnished the Barracks £2-56C.
  1309. Deeds of Amherst County, VA and Albemarle County, VA, p 238, Deed Book 7, p. 342. 5 Sept 1786. REUBEN JORDAN, Albemarle, to PLEASANT MARTIN, AC, for £275, 423 acres Rockfish. Lines: JOSIAH JOPLING, JNO. MONTGOMERY, WM. LYONS. Part of 114 acres pat. to JNO. CHISWELL, Gent., 26 Mar 1739, and by him sold to ALEX. MONTGOMERY, 25 Apr 1745, and by MONTGOMERY to RO. BARNETT, 4 Aug 1759, and by BARNETT to JNO. FARRAR, 5 July 1762, and FARRAR to REUBEN JORDAN 29 Nov 1773. Wit: BENJ & THOS MOOR, G. MARTIN. Page 343, Albemarle JP's NICHL. LEWIS, THOS. BELL, HUDSON MARTIN to quiz JANE, wife of REUBEN JORDAN, 8 May 1787; done 4 Nov 1787.
  1310. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 (NARA Microfilm M804, 2,670 rolls). US Govt letter dated 13 Aug 1931:
    He resided in Albemarle County, Virginia, thirty-five years then move to Amherst County, Virginia, where he lived about twenty years, then moved to Bedford County, where he lived about fifteen years, thence to Wilson County, Tennessee.
  1311. Deeds of Amherst County, VA and Albemarle County, VA, p. 281 - Amherst County Deed Book G, p. 321. 4 Oct 1793. PLEASANT MARTIN & wife REBECCA, AC, to HENRY ROBERTS, AC, for £350, 780 acres Rockfish. Lines: Josiah Jobling, Jno. Montgomery, Wm. Lyons, Jas. Woods. Wit: Jno. Digges, Lewis Nevil, Jas. Jobling, W. Digges.
  1312. Pension File, Revolutionary War, NARA, Series: M805; Roll: 556; Image: 397 File: S2729. He resided in Albemarle County, Virginia, thirty-five years then moved to Amherst County, Virginia, where he lived about twenty years, then moved to Bedford County, where he lived about fifteen years, thence to Wilson County, Tennessee.
  1313. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 (NARA Microfilm M804, 2,670 rolls). Letter from US Govt office dated 13 Aug 1931:

    Pleasant Martin - b. 21 Dec 1756, Albemarle Co, VA; d. 16 Oct 1836, Wilson Co, TN; pension allowed 26 Sept 1832.
    (had been a resident of Wilson Co, TN for six years at the time his pension was allowed).

  1314. Pension File, Revolutionary War, NARA, Series: M805; Roll: 556; Image: 397 File: S2729. He died October 16, 1836.
  1315. Deeds of Amherst County, VA and Albemarle County, VA, p. 286, Amherst Deed Book G, p. 391. 27 Nov 1793. Order to Wm Harris & Jas. Woods, AC J.P.'s to quiz Rebecca, wife of PLEASANT MARTIN - deed of 4 Oct 1793, to HENRY ROBERTS - 780 acres. Done, 27 Mar 1794.
  1316. US and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Pleasant Martin, male, b. 1756 VA, m. Rebecca Joplin.
  1317. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, Batch #M86847-0; System Origin: Virginia-EASy; Film #30273; Ref #P 6. Groom: Pleasant Martin; Bride: Rebecca Jobling; Marriage Date: 02 Oct 1775; Marriage Place: Amherst County, Virginia.
  1318. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850. Martin, Pleasant, bachelor, and Betsey Innes, spinster, November 23, 1791. John Innes, surety.
  1319. Last Will and Testament of Thomas Martin.
  1320. Magazine of Albemarle County History, Marriage Bonds, p 44. No 313, 1786 Dec 10, Benjamin Dawson and Mary Martin, spinster; Benjamin Dawson and William Tate.
  1321. Albemarle County in Virginia.
  1322. History of Pike County, 1883.
  1323. Last Will & Testament of John Martin. Will signed 3 Feb 1812, proven 6 July 1812.
  1324. Last Will & Testament of John Martin. Will proven 6 July 1812.
  1325. Last Will & Testament of John Martin. He refers to his "beloved wife Elizabeth" in his will.
  1326. Last Will & Testament of Charles Moorman, Sr. Will proved, Louisa County, VA, 24 May 1757. Specifically mentions sons Thomas, Charles, Achilles and daughter Judith.
  1327. Campbell Chronicles.
  1328. Abstracts of Louisa County, VA Will Books, 1743 - 1801.
  1329. Last Will & Testament of Elizabeth Reynolds Moorman, Copy in book. Mentions sons Thomas Moorman, Charles Moorman and Achilles Moorman and daughters Judith Douglass and Anne Martin

    acquired from Gail on the Martin rootsweb email list - G2BYNUM@aol.com.

  1330. Last Will & Testament of Elizabeth Reynolds Moorman.
  1331. The Albemarle Quakers 1742-1754, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, P 27. ...They met first on the farm of John Douglas, who joined the Fork Creek Friends about 1731 and then married Judith Moorman of that Meeting.
  1332. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families, p 211. Thomas (1705-1767); md. Rachel Clark, b. about 1714, d. 1792.
  1333. Descendants of Zachariah Moorman. Thomas Moorman - born 04 Sept 1705; married Rachel (Clark), daughter of Christopher; died 10 Nov 1767.
  1334. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol IV, page 86. Thomas Moreman, 250 acs. Goochland Co., both sides of Rivanna Riv. Middle Br. including the Indian Grave Low Grounds; 10 Sept 1735, p. 208. £1.S5.
  1335. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol IV, page 85, 86. Thomas Moreman, 400 acs. Goochland Co., on the Brs. of Meadow Cr. & Ivy Cr., S side of the Rivanna Riv.; 10 Sep 1735, p. 201. £2.
  1336. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol IV, page 105. Thomas Moreman, 303 acs. Hanover Co., on the Line [S65ºE] dividing Hanover & Spotsyl. Counties, adj. George Hoomes; 15 Mar 1735/36, p. 42. £1.S10.
  1337. William & Mary Quarterly, Vol 12, Nov 3 (Jul, 1932), pp 177-180. About 1746, he moved to Caroline County and became a member of the Golansville Meeting, and shortly before he died to Bedford (later Campbell) County, becoming a member of the South River Meeting, near Lynch's Ferry (later Lynchburg). In 1762 he purchased 200 acres in this region, on Tomahawk Creek.
  1338. Early Settlers of Albemarle and Amherst Countiesy. page 45, Moreman, Thomas a.
  1339. William & Mary Quarterly, Vol 12, No 3 (Jul, 1932), pp 177-180. About 1746, he moved to Caroline County and became a member of the Golansville Meeting, and shortly before he died to Bedford (later Campbell) County, becoming a member of the South River Meeting, near Lynch's Ferry (later Lynchburg). In 1762 he purchased 200 acres in this region, on Tomahawk Creek.
  1340. Virginia County Records, p 113. 14 June 1764. Deed from Thomas Mooreman and Rachel his wife, of Trinity Parish, Louisa County to Robert Clark of Albemarle, one tract of land in latter place.
  1341. Ancestry.com. Submitted by Mary E. Stewart <mstewart@crosslink.net>
    SOURCE:http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/bedford/wills/moorman1.txt.
  1342. Our Quaker Friends of Ye Olden Time, P 131. From our monthly meetin held at Golansville, Caroline County, 3-9-1767, to the monthly meeting at Southriver, in Bedford County.
    Dear Friends:
    The bearers hereof, Thomas and Rachel Moorman, having removed from under our care and within the verge of your Meeting, requested us for a few lines as a recommendation to you. Afte due care taken we do not find but that he has settled his worldly affairs to satisfaction and has always been esteemed orderly persons and held in good unity among us and as such we recommend them to you. Signed in and on behalf of said Meeting by Samuel Hargrave, Clerk.
  1343. Family Data Collection - Individual Records, database on-line Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection - Individual Records, database on-line Ancestry.com. Thomas Moorman died 10 Nov 1767.
  1344. Our Quaker Friends of Ye Olden Time, P 46.
  1345. Ancestry.com.
  1346. Albemarle County in Virginia, p 167. ...Rachel, the wife of Thomas Moorman.
  1347. The Albemarle Quakers 1742-1754, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, P 24. In those same years, the Quakers at Fork Creek built a meeting house and became a "particular" or subsidiary meeting ofthe Cedar Creek Friends Meeting. Most of Christopher and Penelope Clark's children probably married in that primitive little building, beginning with Agnes, who married Ben Johnson there about 1728, and Rachel who married Thomas Moorman soon thereafter.
  1348. William & Mary Quarterly, Vol 12, Nov 3 (Jul, 1932), pp 177-180. Thomas married Rachel Clark (d. 1792), daughter of Christopher Clark, a prosperous tobacco planter and before he joined the Friends, a captain in the colonial army.
  1349. Family Data Collection - Individual Records, database on-line Ancestry.com, Online database: Birth year: 1713; Birth City: Bedford; Birth State: VA.
  1350. Early Settlers of Albemarle and Amherst Countiesy. page 45, Moreman, Achilles a.
  1351. Clark Family Genealogy. Deed places him in Albemarle Co in 1765 - second deed places him in Bedford Co in 1783.
  1352. Clark Family Genealogy. "In the name of God Amen the Twenty fifth day of May in the Year of our Lord 1783. I Achilles Moorman of Campbell County being very weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God for the same and Calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament...".
  1353. Virginia County Records 1762 - 63, p 113. 11 Sept 1783. Deed from Achilles Mooreman of Bedford County to George Gilmer of Albemarle, 400 acres in latter county.
  1354. Clark Family Genealogy. Will proven in court 1 Dec 1785.
  1355. Some Families of Revolutionary War Patriots, p 304. This Judith Adams was a sister to Elizabeth who m. IV-4 Achilles Moorman.
  1356. Descendants of Zachariah Moorman. Charles Moorman - born in 1715; married Mary (Adams), daughter of Robert; died in 1778.
  1357. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol IV, page 132. Charles Moreman, 483 acs. Hanover Co., both sides of Rockey Cr., adj. Price; 17 Mar 1736/37, p. 296. £2.S10.
  1358. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol IV, page 179. Charles Moreman, Junr., 200 acs. Goochland Co on the S brs. of the Rivanna Riv., adj Majr. Thomas Kerr; 1 Feb 1738/39, p. 167. £1.
  1359. Early Settlers of Albemarle and Amherst Countiesy. page 45, Moreman, Charles a.
  1360. Virginia County Records 1762 - 63, p 113. 18 July 1767 - Deed from Charles Moorman of Louisa County to Henry Wood of Albemarle, 100 acres of land in latter county.
  1361. The Freed Negro in Virginia 1619-1895, p 56. Some slave-owners ignored the laws, as did Charles Moorman, a Quaker of Louisa County, who in 1778, executed a deed of manumission, relinquishing his right to thirty-three slaves as if there was no law forbidding such action. Hening, vol xii, p 613.
  1362. Restriction of Legal Rights for Slaves. When a certain Charles Moorman died i 1778, he started a series of litigations that would apparently go on for nine years: in his will, he sought to free his slaves. It was argued that the "laws of the land will not admit of such freedom," and it took a special act of the commonwealth's general assembly in 1787 to carry out "the benevolent intentions of the said Charles Moorman," making them immediately free, as if, born so; and their increase were also to be free. All under twenty-one and eighteen were to be free when they attained those ages, and the increase of those free at a future period were to be free with the parents... This was...pursued by a majority of the Court.
  1363. Abstracts of Louisa County, VA Will Books, 1743 - 1801, P 63.
  1364. Family Data Collection - Individual Records, database on-line Ancestry.com, Birth year: 1716; Birth city: Green Springs; Birth State: VA.
  1365. Our Quaker Friends of Ye Olden Time, P 14. See notes.
  1366. Campbell Chronicles, P462.
  1367. Some Families of Revolutionary War Patriots, p 304. This Judith Adams was a sister to...Mary who married IV-3 Charles Moorman.
  1368. Handwritten notes in family records. Rebecca Porter b. Sept 1 - 1774 Married Richard R Parish Apr 8 - 1802.
  1369. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, MD, p 63. His widow survived him ten years, and in her will, of 1752 named her son Edward, daughter Sophia Gough, grandson Henry Woodward, goddaughter Mary Todd, goddaughter Elinor Dorsey, of John. She made her sons, Edward and John Dorsey, her executors.
  1370. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, No 11 Feb 2002, page 6.
  1371. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 155. Achsah Dorsey, b. July 25, 1706, m. 1) Amos Woodward, 2) Edward Fotterell.
  1372. Lawrence & Related Families, P. 134. 1. Achsah Dorsey, b Jul 25, 1705, d 1741; m/1 Apr 3, 1728 Amos Woodward. She m/2 Edward Fotterell.
  1373. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 155. Achsah Dorsey, b. July 25, 1706, m. 1) Amos Woodward, 2) Edward Fotterell
    Date of Fotterell marriage based on date of Woodward's death.
  1374. Lawrence & Related Families, P 134. 1. Achsah Dorsey, b Jul 25, 1705, d 1741; m/1 Apr 3, 1728 Amos Woodward. She m/2 Edward Fotterell.
  1375. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 155.
  1376. Marriages & Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839, p 50. Dorsey, Capt. Basil, died Sat. last (Aug 20), at his plantation at Elk Ridge, after a long and tedious indisposition. His funeral is to be attended this day. (Aug 25, 1763).
  1377. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 330. Sarah Worthington, b. Feb , 1715, married Basil Dorsey.
  1378. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 100. Thomas Gough and Miss Sophia Dorsey (of Caleb) m. 23 May 1743.
  1379. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 158.
  1380. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 74. John Dorsey bapt. 5 Mar 1713.
  1381. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 143, Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish. John Dorsey (of Caleb) d. 22 Jul 1765.
  1382. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 158. first child, Caleb was b. 8 July 1840.
  1383. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 23. 4. Elizabeth Dorsey, b 1719, m. John Dorsey.
  1384. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 159. Caleb Dorsey, Jr, b. July 18, 1710; d. June 28, 1772 at Belmont, Anne Arundel County; m. Feb 10, 1735 Priscilla Hill, b. May 9, 1718; d. Mar 8, 1782.
  1385. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 74. Caleb Dorsey bapt. 5 Mar 1713.
  1386. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 159. On May 25, 1732, Caleb Dorsey Jr. received as a deed of gift from his father Caleb Dorsey a tract called Moore's Morning Choice containing 1,368 acres and Dorsey's Chance, an adjoining tract of 200 acres. Some of this land was rich in iron ore, and Caleb Dorsey opened mines, built forges, erected furnaces, and shipped the output from the port of Elk Ridge Landing.
  1387. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 74. Samuell Dorsey bapt. 5 Mar 1713.
  1388. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 162.
  1389. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 71, St Anne's Parish. Caleb Dorsey and Eleanor parents of Richard Dorsey son b. 10 Jun 1714.
  1390. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 71. Caleb Dorsey and Eleanor parents of Richard Dorsey son b. 10 Jun 1714.
  1391. Marriages & Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839, p 52. Dorsey, Mr. Richard, died on Sat. morning last (June 29), at his plantation near the town, of the Gout in his stomach, head and bowels; aged 47; Clerk of the Paper Currency Office for about 20 years past, and very worthy magistrate of this county. (Sept 11, 1760).
  1392. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 162. d. Sept. 2, 1760 at Hocley in the Hole, Anne Arundel County.
  1393. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 205.
  1394. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 161. Andrew Norwood ...married Elizabeth daughter of Captain Cornelius Howard. Their daughter, Elizabeth, married John Beale, the attorney. From this marriage came Ann, wife of Thomas Rutland, and Elizabeth Nicholson, wife of Richard Dorsey of "Hockley.".
  1395. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 164.
  1396. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 77, St Anne's Parish. Caleb Dorsey and Elenor parents of Elenor Dorsey dau. b. 4 Mar 1715.
  1397. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 165.
  1398. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 83, St Anne's Parish. Caleb Dorsey and Elenor parents of Edward Dorsey son b. 1 Sep 1718.
  1399. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 83, St Anne's Parish. Edward Dorsey (of Caleb and Elenor) bapt. 31 Oct 1718.
  1400. Marriages & Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839, p 51. Edward Dorsey m. 18 Feb 1748 Henrietta Maria Chew, b. 1730; d. May 17, 1762 Anne Arundel County.
  1401. Marriages & Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839, p 51. Dorsey, Mr. Edward: by the last post from the Northward we have advice of his death. He was an eminent attorney of this city, and a Representative for Fred. Co. This gentleman went from home in Md. for the recovery of his health, had been as far as Boston, and on his return, died at New-Port, R I, the 20th of March last. (Oct 9, 1760). Henrietta Maria Dorsey is the execturix (June 25, 1761).
  1402. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 165. Edward Dorsey m. 18 Feb 1748 Henrietta Maria Chew, b. 1730; d. May 17, 1762 Anne Arundel County.
  1403. Marriages & Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839, p 51. Dorsey, Edward, attorney-at-law, and Henrietta Maria Chew, were married Thurs. evening last (Feb 18). (Feb 24, 1748).
  1404. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 166.
  1405. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 86. Caleb Dorsey and Eliner parents of Joshua Dorsey son b. 13 Jul 1720.
  1406. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p. 34. Caleb Dorsey and Elianor parents of Joshua Dorsey son Bapt. 4 Jun 1722.
  1407. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 90. Caleb Dorsey and Elinor parents of Deborah Dorsey dau b. 25 Nov 1722.
  1408. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 142. 1. Ely Dorsey, d. 1794 (AA Co Wills JG No 1, f 384)
    m. 1) Jan 24, 1744, Mary Crockett, dau. of John (St. Paul's)
    m. 2) Deborah Dorsey, dau. of Caleb.
  1409. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 93, St Anne's Parish. Caleb Dorsey and Elinor parents of Mary Dorsey dau b. 18 May 1725.
  1410. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 118. Thomas Beale Dorsey for a number of years was a member of the vestry of St Ann's Parish, serving at different times in the capacity of vestryman as well as warden.
  1411. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 118. His will was admitted to probate in Anne Arundel County on November 13, 1771. The dwelling and plantation went to his eldest son, Caleb, along with a number of negroes. Land near Upton called "Upper Quarter" purchased from John Sellman and Ely Dorsey was devised to his second son, John Worthington Dorsey. The "Lower Quarter" was willed to his youngest son, Thomas Beale Dorsey. One third of the personal estate and one third of the realty were devised to the widow; a number of negroes were bequeathed to his daughter, Sarah Meriweather.
  1412. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 118. His will was admitted to probate in Anne Arundel County on November 13, 1771. His estate was finally settled by his executors, Caleb Dorsey and Reuben Meriweather, in 1804 and divided among the four representatives.
  1413. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 117. He married Anne, the daughter of John Worthington. From her father, Mrs. Dorsey received the dwelling and plantation known as "Wyatt's Harbor" and the tract "Wyatt's Hills.".
  1414. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 170.
  1415. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 101, St Anne's Parish. Thomas Beale Dorsey and Anne parents of Sarah Dorsey dau b. 13 Oct 1747.
  1416. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 170. Caleb Dorsey, b. Mar 13, 1749; d. Apr 14, 1837 (Tombstone).
  1417. Find A Grave Memorial, #49456755. Dorsey, Caleb, b. Mar 13, 1749, d. Apr 14, 1837.
  1418. Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County, MD, p 48. Caleb took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. John Dorsey on March 12, 1778.
  1419. Maryland Journal, 12 Jan 1779, p. 2. TWENTY DOLLARS REWARD
    Anne Arundel County, January 9, 1779
    Ran away, from the subscriber's plantation, near Annapolis, in November last, a dark Mulatto Boy, named PHILL, 16 or 17 years old, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, talks sharp, is likely, very artful and sensible. Had on an old red jacket, without sleeves, a pair of leather breeches, half-worn, and shoes. I understand he has changed his name, and passes in Baltimore-Town as free; he calls his name Tom. -- Whoever will take up said Negro, and bring him to me, near Ellicott's mills, shall receive the above reward, from CALEB DORSEY, son of Thomas. NB All masters of vessels are forewarned taking him off at their peril, and all persons whatsoever from hiring or concealing said Negro.
  1420. Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, P 1, 3 Oct 1834. IN CHANCERY, 24th September, 1834 -- Caleb Dorsey vs. George Fox and others. --- The object of the Bill filed in this cause is to obtain a decree for the sale of the mortgaged property hereinafter mentioned for the complainant's claim. The Bill states that Charles Fox, in his life time being indebted unto the said Caleb Dorsey of Thomas, in the sum of two hundred dollars, in order to secure the payment thereof executed a deed of mortgage to the said Caleb Dorsey of Thomas, for all that Tract or Parcel of Land called Hatherly's Resolution, lying and being in Anne Arundel county, containing 50 acres of Land more or less: That said Charles Fox hath since departed this life and left the following named person his heirs at law, to wit: George Fox, Sarah wife of George Owing, and the children of his son, Richard Fox (who has also departed this life,) viz: Charles Fox, Amos Fox, Sarah wife of John Macrone, Mary wife of William Bell, Susan wife of Hammond Shipley, and Elizabeth Fox. The Bill also states that said debt still remains unpaid, and that the said Sarah wife of George Owings, Charles Fox and Amos Fox, reside out of the State of Maryland, and beyond the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court. It is thereupon ordered, That the complainant by causing a copy of this order to be inserted once in each of three successive weeks in some newspaper before the 25th day of October next, give notice to the absent defendants of the substance and object of the Bill, that they may be warned to appear in this Court in person or by a Solicitor on or before the 24th day of January next, to shew cause (if any they have) why a decree should not pass as prayed. True copy, Test, Ramsay Waters, Reg Cur Can Sep 27.
  1421. Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol 5, No 4, Nov 1964, p 65, Dorsey Bible Records. Caleb Dorsey, son of above Thomas Beale Dorsey of Caleb & Eleanor, 14 April 1837.
  1422. Marriages & Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839, p 51. Dorsey, Caleb, son of Thomas, died Friday, 14th ult., at Alpton, his residence in A A Co., in his 90th year. He has left a wife to whom he has been married 65 years.
  1423. St. John's Episcopal Church Records, Funerals, p 21. 1837, April 16, Caleb Dorsey, Senr.
  1424. Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol 5 No 4, Nov 1964, p 65, Dorsey Bible Records. Caleb Dorsey and Elizabeth Worthington, 25 Feb 1772.
  1425. Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County, MD, p 50. John became a 2nd Lieutenant on June 6, 1776 in the 3rd Maryland Line and participated in the battles of Long Island and White Plains. (Ref: C-201, R-196, N-534, H-38).
  1426. Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County, MD, p 50. In 1778 he became a Captain in the Elk Ridge Battalion under Col. Thomas Dorsey. (Ref: C-201, R-196, N-534, H-38). "H" = Archives of MD, Vol 18, "Muster Rolls of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution, 1775-1783" (Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1900).
  1427. Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, P. 4. A FARM FOR SALE
    By virtue of an order from Anne-Arundel County Court, will be sold at Public Auction at Jehu Young's Tavern, in the county aforesaid, on MONDAY, the fourteenth day of December next at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, the Farm whereon Caleb Frost (deceased) resided, lying on Patapsco Falls in said county, about six miles from Ellicott's Mills, and sixteen miles from Baltimore, containing upwards of eighty acres. This land is well watered and highly adapted to the use of Plaister and Clover. Persons wishing to purchase will no doubt view the premises. -- The terms of sale are that bonds for the purchase money with approved security, bearing interest, are to be given, payable in three equal annual installments.
    CHARLES FOX
    JOHN W DORSEY
    CALEB DORSEY, of Jno.
    The editor of the Maryland Republican, at Annapolis, will insert the above once a week for six weeks, and send his bill to this office for payment.
  1428. Dorsey Genealogy from internet source. He was buried in St John's Cemetery, Howard Co, MD next to his wife: John Worthington Dorsey Oct 8 1750 - May 13, 1823.
  1429. Find A Grave Memorial, #49455906. Dorsey, Thomas Beale, b. Aug 25, 1761, d. Sep 8, 1828.
  1430. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 129. Thomas Beale Dorsey, son of Thomas Beale and Anne (Worthington) Dorsey, was born August 25, 1761, Anne Arundel County.
  1431. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 129. Thomas Beale Dorsey dated his will March 16, 1827, it being proved in Anne Arundel County on October 20, 1828
    He bequeathed his wife, Achsah, the dwelling and plantation during her widowhood, then to his three daughters - Achsah, Sally and Nancy. He named his nephew, Charles Worthington Dorsey of Caleb, as the guardian of his minor daughters.
  1432. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 129. He died on September 6, 1828.
  1433. Find A Grave Memorial, #49455906. Dorsey, Thomas Beale, b. Aug 25, 1761, d. Sep 8, 1828.
  1434. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 129. Thomas Beale Dorsey dated his will March 16, 1827, it being proved in Anne Arundel County on October 20, 1828.
  1435. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 129. On January 1, 1784, in Baltimore County, he obtained license to marry his kinswoman, Achsah, the daughter of Samuel and Eleanor (Woodward) Dorsey.
  1436. Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol 5, No 4, Nov 1964, p 65, Dorsey Bible Records. Thomas Beale Dorsey and Achsah Brown - 28 October 1806.
  1437. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 128. His first wife died untimely - he married secondly Achsah Brown, October 25, 1806, according to Baltimore County Records.
  1438. Federal Census, 1790, Maryland, 1790, Anne Arundel Co, MD; Roll: M637_3; Image: 0217. John Worthington Dorsey, 2 males 16 and over, 4 males under 16, 3 females, one other free person, 20 slaves.
  1439. Federal Census, 1800, Maryland, 1800, Anne Arundel Co, MD; Roll: 9; Page: 82; Image: 45. John W Dorsey - 2 males under 10, 2 males 10-15, 2 males 16-25, 1 male 45 and over; 1 female 26-44.
  1440. Federal Census, 1810, Maryland, 1810, Anne Arundel Co, MD; Roll: 14; Page: 64; Image: 40.00. John W Dorsey, 2 males 10-15, 2 males 16-25, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 26-44.
  1441. Federal Census, 1820, Maryland, 1820, Dist 5, Anne Arundel, MD, Roll: M33_41; Page: 351; Image: 176. John W Dorsey, 1 white male 16-26, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 45 and over; 12 persons involved in agriculture;
    Slaves: 7 males under 14, 4 males 14-26, 1 male 26-45, 3 males 45 and over, 5 females under 14, 4 females 14-26, 6 females 26-45, 2 females 45 and over; 1 freed male colored person.
  1442. Dorsey Genealogy from internet source. She died on 23 Jul 1837. She was buried in St John's Cemeter, Howard Co, MD. Buried next to her husband, Dorsey, Comfort, 78 years old, died July 23, 1837.
  1443. Maryland State Archives - online database, History of the Maryland Court of Appeals. 1848 - 1851 - Thomas Beale Dorsey - Howard County. Born in Ann Arundel County, October 17, 1780. Son of John Worthington Dorsey and wife Comfort Worthington. Married Milcah Goodwin. Died December 26, 1855. Buried in St. John's Churchyard, Ellicott City, Howard County.
  1444. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 142. Thomas Beale Dorsey was graduated from St John's College at Annapolis in 1799.
  1445. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 142. He was at one time Attorney General of Maryland, and Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals. In 1815 he was a member of the State Constitutional Convention.
  1446. Wikipedia, online - chronological list of Attys Genl of Maryland. Thomas Beale Dorsey - from 1822 to 1824.
  1447. Maryland State Archives - online database, Attorneys General (1777- ). 7. 1822 - 1824 Thomas Beale Dorsey - of Howard County. Born in Anne Arundel County, October 17, 1780. Son of John Worthington Dorsey and wife Comfort Worthington. Married Milcah Goodwin. Died December 26, 1855. Buried in St. John's Churchyard, Ellicott City, Howard County.
  1448. Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, 7 June 1826, Vol XXVII, Issue 134, page 2. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND - The Trustees of the University of Maryland, appointed by tan act of the general assembly at their last session, are requested to meet in the city of Annapolis at Williamson's Hotel, on Thursday 15th instant, at 10 o'clock AM. The institution is a valuable one, and the citizens of the state generally are deeply interested in its properity, and as this will be the first meeting under the supplemental law, a punctual attendance of the members will be expected - a list of the trustees is subjoined: John E Howard, Theodorick Bland, Stevenson Archer, Thomas B Dorsey, Roger B Taney, Robert Smith, Ezekiel F Chambers, Robert Gilmor, Dennis Claude, James Stewart, Reverdy Johnson, John P K Henshaw, James Thomas, Geo. Roberts, Benedict I Semmes, John Nelson, John C Herbert, Nathaniel Williams, Isaac McKim, Henry Wilkins and William Erick. Joseph Kent, President of the Board of Trustees.
  1449. Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, Vol XLI, Issue 241, p 1, 18 Mar 1834. BANKING HOUSE OF POULTNEY, ELLICOTT & CO., No 162 Baltimore Street, Poultney, Ellicott & Co. have conveyed to the following Trustees, viz: Hon. Thomas Beale Dorsey, Luke Tiernan, Esq., Reverdy Johnson, Esq., Thomas C. Jenkins, Esq., Hon. Stevenson Archer, and Thomas Ellicott, Esq.
    an ample amount of real-estate as collateral security for the fulfilment of all their engagements as bankers. Deposites will be received in their bank, upon which the following rates of interest will be allowed, viz:
    On deposites payable 90 days after demand, 5 per ct.
    On do payable 30 days after demand, 4 per ct.
    On do payable on demand 3 per ct.
    Collections will be made on all parts of the United States where banks are established.
    Discount Days - MONDAYS & THURSDAYS.
  1450. Baltimore Sun, P. 2. 6 Jul 1848, Baltimore Sun

    MARYLAND JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS
    We learn that Wm F Frick, Esq., has been appointed, by the Governor, Chief Judge of the district composed of Baltimore city and county and Harford county, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Judge Archer. He has also appointed Judge Thomas B. Dorsey, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Judge Dorsey, who has so long and so acceptably discharged the responsible duties of a Judge f the High Court of Appeals, and presiding Judge of the Anne Arundel county district, is advanced to the honorable position of Chief Justice of the Court, as his service, learning and ability required he should be...

  1451. Maryland Manual, 1948-1949, p 395. Chief Judges - Thomas Beale Dorsey, 1848-1851.
  1452. Maryland Manual, 1948-1949, p 394. Judges of the Court of Appeals - Thomas Beale Dorsey, Anne Arundel County, 1824-1851.
  1453. Baltimore Sun, 6 Jul 1848, p. 2. MARYLAND JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS: We learn that W. F Frick, Esq, has been appointed, by the Governor, Chief Judge of the district composed of Baltimore city and county and Afrford county, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Judge Archer. He has also appointed Judge Thomas B Dorsey, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Judge Dorsey, who has so long and so acceptably discharged the responsible duties of a Judge of the High Court of Appeals, and presiding Judge of the Anne Arundel county district, is advanced to the honorable position of Chief Justice of the Court, as his service, learning and ability required he should be...
  1454. Hartford Gazette and General Advertiser, p. 2. APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES; We learn that the Governor of Maryland has appointed Judge Thomas B Dorsey, of Anne Arundel County, to the high and responsible office of Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals. Judge Dorsey has long been on the bench, as Chief Judge of his judicial district, and also as an Associate of the Court of Appeals; and his extended and faithful service, coupled with exalted integrity and talent, eminently fit him as a worth successor of the regretted Archer.
  1455. Maryland State Archives - online database.
  1456. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 142. Milcah, his wife, died on September 25, 1850, and was buried in St John's Churchyard at Ellicott City. Justice Dorsey died on December 26, 1855, and was interred beside that of his wife.
  1457. St. John's Episcopal Church Records, Funerals, p 25. 1855, Dec 28, Thos B. Dorsey.
  1458. Baltimore Sun, 2 May 1847, p 4. (Correspondence of the Baltimore Sun)
    Ellicotts' Mills, May 2d 1847.
    The stable of Col Charles Carroll, on the Donghoregan Manor, about four miles from this place, were consumed on the night of the 26th ult. and six of his choicest carriage-horses burnt. Four others were so badly injured by the flames that their recovery is doubtful.
    The woods of Judge Thomas B. Dorsey caught fire on Tuesday afternoon last, occasioned by some sparks from a locomotive, and before the flames could be arrested, they had spread over four hundred acres of his estate - consuming fences, brushwood, and everything else within their scope. This is the fifth time that these woods have caught fire from a like cause. Judge D. contemplates instituting a suit against the Railroad Company for damages.
    ...Your friend, Patapsco.
  1459. St. John's Episcopal Church Records, Funerals, p 34. 1875, Oct 26th, Samuel Worthington Dorsey.
  1460. St. John's Episcopal Church Records, Funerals p 24. 1871, 17 Aug, John T. W. Dorsey.
  1461. St. John's Episcopal Church Records, Funerals, p 24. 1871, 17 Aug, John T. W. Dorsey.
  1462. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 143. Caleb Dorsey, son of John Worthington and Comfort (Worthington) Dorsey was born September 7, 1787, at Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel County.
  1463. Federal Census, 1850, Kentucky. Caleb Dorsey, 63, farmer, $80,000, b. MD;
    Charles, 23, b. KY;
    Ann, 18, b. KY;
    Caleb, 11, b. KY.
  1464. Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, P. 4. Selling farm with father and Charles Fox - see source detail under father - same item.
  1465. Federal Census, 1850, Kentucky, 1850, District 1, Jefferson, KY; Roll: M432_205; Page: 220; Image: 440. Caleb Dorsey, 63, farmer, $80,000, b. MD;
    Charles, 23, b. KY;
    Ann, 18, b. KY;
    Caleb, 11, b. KY.
  1466. Federal Census, 1860, Kentucky, 1860, 2nd District, Jefferson, KY; Roll: M653_377; Page: 1086; Image: 343. Caleb Dorsey, 73, farmer, $70,000, $39,600, b. MD;
    Joseph Zimmerman, 67, Farm overseer, $250, b. KY.
  1467. John Worthington Dorsey Genealogy. Caleb Dorsey and Mary Ann Taylor were married on 13 Mar 1816 in Jefferson Co., KY. Mary ann Taylor (dau of James Taylor and Frances Moore) died before 1850.
  1468. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 143. He married March 13, 1816, Mary Ann Taylor, born 1797, the daughter of James and Frances (Moore) Taylor of Orange Co, VA.
  1469. Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850. Caleb Dorsey m. Mary Ann Taylor, 7 Mar 1816, Jefferson County, KY.
  1470. St. John's Episcopal Church Records, Funerals, p 21. 1845, July 6th, Charles S. W. Dorsey.
  1471. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 144. Charles Ridgely Dorsey, born Jan 20 1835, married sisters - Catherine and Margaret Collins.
  1472. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 312. By his will, written Oct 22, 1764, and proved June 12, 1766, John bequeathed to his daughter, Anne Dorsey, the homestead "Wyatt's Harbor" and "Wyatt's Hill" of 160 acres and all negroes and mulatoes, and household stock, then in the possession of her husband, Thomas Beale Dorsey.
  1473. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 23. 6. Nicholas Dorsey, b 1726, m. Elizabeth Worthington.
  1474. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 181.
  1475. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 313. William Worthington, son of John and Helen (Hammond) Worthington, was born 1715 at Annapolis where his father was one of the most prominent merchants of the town. He married June 6, 1734, Hannah, the daughter of John and Margaret (Besson) Rattenbury, but more recently the widow of Captain John Cromwell of Anne Arundel County.
  1476. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 314. He died intestate in Baltimore County. The inventory of his personal estate was file October 22, 1750, with John and Hannah Worthington signing as the kinsmen. John Hood was the administrator.
  1477. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 314. John Worthington, son of John and Comfort Worthington, was born 1728 in St. Ann's Parish, Anne-Arundel County. He married Susannah, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Maccubin) Hood.
  1478. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families. Anne Arundel Co Wills JC No L, f. 161.
  1479. Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County, MD, p 230-1. Worthington, Samuel (1734-1815). Although born and raised in Anne Arundel County, Samuel moved to Baltimore County by 1757 and contributed greatly to the revolutionary war effort. For more information on this man, see Source P-916, and Henry C. Peden Jr's Revolutionary Patriots of Baltimore Town and Baltimore County, 1775-1783," p. 298.
  1480. Headstone. "Here lies the body of Samuel Worthington, who departed this life 9th day of April 1815, Aged 81 years. He is not dead but sleepeth in Christ".
  1481. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, MD, p 148. ...By his second marriage to Martha Garretson, he will her "Batsons' Forest," "Welsh Cradle," negroes, plate, furniture.
  1482. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 312. Thomas Worthington, b. 1739, married Elizabeth Hammond and Marcella Owings.
  1483. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 317. Thomas Worthington, son of John and Comfort Worthington, was born 1739 in St Ann's Parish, Anne Arundel Co. He settled in St. Thomas' Parish, Baltimore County, and there on August 21, 1761, he married Elizabeth, the daughter of Lawrence and Ebarilla (Simpkins) Hammond, of the same parish.
  1484. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 317. Thomas Worthington became a widower, and on April 9, 1781, he married Marcella Owings, born 1748. She became the mother of at least five children.
  1485. Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants, p 217. John Tolley Worthington, born Sept 29, 1760, intermarried with Mary, daughter of Brice Worthington. Died July 23, 1837.
  1486. Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants, p 216. Thomas Tolley Worthington and James Tolley Worthington born Dec 1771; intermarried - Thomas, the Misses Whipps; James with Miss S. James died Oct 1830. Thomas died July 30, ---.
  1487. Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants, p 217. Thomas Tolley Worthington and James Tolley Worthington born Dec 1771; intermarried - Thomas, the Misses Whipps; James with Miss S. James died Oct 1830. Thomas died July 30, ---.
  1488. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Abel Brown Sr Born on 25 Jun 1704 in (Bapt) All Hallows' Parish, Anne Arundel County MD - Abel died ca Jul 1796 in Baltimore (later Carroll) County, MD. Abel first married Elizabeth - Elizabeth died ca 1758 in Baltimore (later Carroll) County, MD. They had issue: Abel, Jacob, David, John, James, Samuel and Nancy.
  1489. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. 51. Ruth Ann Brown. Born on 30 Jan 1770 in Baltimore (later Carroll) Co MD. Ruth Ann died in Carroll Co, MD on 2 May 1816; she was 46. Buried in Cockey family cemetery.
  1490. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. The issue of Abell and Susannah Browne were Elias, Moses, Ruth, wife of Thomas Cockey, and Rebecca, wife of George Frazer Warfield.
  1491. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. On 11 mar 1788 when Ruth Ann was 18, she married Thomas Cockey, son of Thomas Cockey & Prudence Gill, in Baltimore Co, MD, by Rev Richards. Born on 15 Apr 1754 in Baltimore (later Carroll) Co, MD. Thomas died ca 1813 in Baltimore Co, MD.
  1492. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Rebecca Brown was born 24 Dec 1774 in Baltimore (now Carroll) Co, MD. Rebecca died on 24 Ma4 1852; she was 77. On 1 Nov 1795 when Rebecca was 20, she married George Frazier Warfield, son of Azel Warfield & Susannah Magruder, in Baltimore Co, MD. Born on 20 Mar 1769. George Frazier died on 11 Dec 1869; he was 100.
  1493. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Elias Browne, Sr, died a young man, in 1800.
  1494. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. The issue of Abell and Susannah Borne were Elias m. Ann Cockey, and had Thomas Cockey Browne, Stephen Cockey Browne, who was a lieutenant on the Canadian Frontier in the War of 1812, and died from consumption by exposure; Elias Browne, Jr, the congressman, and William Browne were the four sons.
  1495. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. 48. Adam Brown. Born on 3 Feb 1764 in Carroll Co MD.
  1496. Carroll County Cemeteries.
  1497. Federal Census, 1820, Maryland, 1820, Dist 1, Baltimore, Maryland; Roll: M33_41; Page: 205; Image: 105. Moses Brown, 2 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female 10-16, 2 females 26-45.
  1498. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Francis Snowden Brown (1798-1834).
  1499. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Susannah E (1799-1883).
  1500. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Susanna, of Moses, was the wife of Elias Browne, the Congressman.
  1501. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Mary Ann Brown (1802-1850).
  1502. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Mary Ann Browne, of Moses - Westley Bennett, whose daughter, Susan Ann m. Stephen Thomas.
  1503. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Elias Joseph Brown (1810-1829).
  1504. Pike County, Missouri Deaths, 1878-1917. Mrs. Larkin Lawrence, b. 31 Oct 1812, d. 20 Mar 1889.
  1505. Federal Census, Slave Schedule, 1850, Missouri, NARA, 1850, M432. Larkin Lawrence, 2 males ages 25 and 45, one female age 14.
  1506. Federal Census, 1860, Missouri, 1860, Waverly, Lincoln, MO; Roll: M653-629; Page: 532; Image: 527; FHL Film: 803629. Teresa Lawrance, 45, farmer, $2,000, $1930, b. MD;
    Mary E, 19, b. MO;
    Sally H, 18, b. MO;
    Ann R, 16, b. MO;
    Jane, 13, b. MO;
    Levin, 9, b. MO;
    Elias M Brown, 29, $100, b. MD.
  1507. Federal Census, 1870, Pike Co, Missouri, 1870, Waverly, Lincoln, MO; Roll: M593_788; Page: 199; Image: 401. Theresa Lawrence, 60, keeping house, $2,700, $700, b. MD;
    Sarah, 27, at home, b. MO;
    Jennie, 21, at home, b. MO;
    Leaven, 16, works on farm, b. MO.
  1508. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri, 1880, Waverly, Lincoln, MO; Roll: 699; FHLFilm: 1254699; Page: 335D; ED: 93; Image: 0673. Leven Lawrence, 25, married, farmer, b. MO, both parents b. MD;
    Florence Lawrence, 24, wife, keeping house, b. MO, both parents b. IN;
    Charlie Lawrence, 1, son, b. MO, both parents b. MO;
    Teresa Lawrence, 67, mother, widowed, b. MD, both parents b. MD;
    Curtis Murphy, 18, brother-in-law, single, farm laborer, b. MO, both parents b. IN.
  1509. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Theresia Josephine (1812-1889).
  1510. Death Certificate, #17444. Lev Lawrence - Father's Name: Larkin L Lawrence, b. MD; Mother's Name: Theresa Borwn, b. MD.
  1511. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Theresa Browne, of Moses, m. Larkin Lawrence.
  1512. Missouri Marriages to 1850. Brown, Theresa; Lawrence, Larkin; 14 Jan 1840; Pike County, MO.
  1513. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Rebecca Browne of Moses, m. Dr. Benjamin Edmondston, brother of Frank Browne's wife.
  1514. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Ann Alexis Brown (1813-1889).
  1515. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Ann Browne, of Moses, married Colonel Steele, of Kentucky. Their daughter, Florence, is now the widow of Senator Vance, of North Carolina.
  1516. Federal Gazette & Baltimore Daily Advertiser, Vol IX, Issue 1530, p 2, 4 Oct 1798. From the General and Field Officers of the 11th brigade in Baltimore County, belonging to the 3d division of Maryland militia - signed F Snowden, Maj. 15th regiment.
  1517. Federal Gazette & Baltimore Daily Advertiser, Vol XII, Issue 1977, Page 4, 25 Mar 1800. A STRAY HORSE; Was this day brought before me the subscriber, a justice of the peace for Baltimore County, by major George Beam...Givin under my hand this 13th day of March, 1800. F Snowden.
  1518. Federal Census, 1810, Maryland, 1810 Delaware Lower Hundred, Baltimore, MD; Roll: 13; Page: 708; FH#: 0193666; Image: 00365. Francis Snowden: 2 males under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 45 and over; 3 female 16-26; 1 female 45 and over; 28 slaves.
  1519. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Thomas Cockey Browne, of Elias and Ann Cockey, m. Susan Snowden, sister of Mrs. Moses Browne. Their issue were Lewis H Browne, Stephen T C Browne and Prudence Patterson.
  1520. Baltimore Republican, Vol II, Issue 208, 2 Nov 1803, p3. On Monday, by the rev. mr. Beston, mr. Stanishlaus Spalding, merchant of this city, to miss Eleanor Snowden, daughter of captain Francis Snowden, of Baltimore county.
  1521. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol I, p 62, patent book 1, part 1, p 438. Capt Thomas Harris, 700 acs in Henrico Co, 12 July 1637, p. 438. Called by the name of the Long feild with Sw & marshes, beg at a little Cr over against the land of Capt Martin, bounded Nwd on the bacside of the Sw, Wwd on the maine river, & S E towards Bremoes devident. Due as followeth: 400 acs. graunted unto Edward Gurganey by order of Court 1 Oct 1617 from the late treasurer & Co. & bequeathed by Ann Gurganey, Widdowe of sd. Edward, to Thomas Harris as by her last will dated 11 Feb 1619; 300 acs for trans of 8 pers.
  1522. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol 1, patent book 2, p 26. Maichael Mastert, 413 acs Henrico County, in Bermodo Hundred, July 24, 1645. Page 26. 360 acs bounded E S E upon James Riv., S W upon Pates Sw & Court Sw, S upon Liert. Craddock N. upon Thomas Sheppye, Mr Baugh, James Usher & Robert Elam...12 acs in Bermodo Hundred neck, formerly known as Capt. Martin land, N W upon James River, N E upon Mr Samll. Jordin, SW upon Mr Edward Gurgunye.
  1523. James Clark Mansfield, Christopher Clark and Allied Families, p 223. Capt John Martin, son of Thomas and Mary (Gerrard) Martin lived in York Co, VA and represented Lower Norfolk in General Assembly in March 1651.
  1524. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol II, p 317, Patent Book No 7. Richard Hill & William Bayly, 264 acs., Warwick Co; neer head of the Black Sw., adj. Capt Martin; Mr Robt Read; & Mr. Thomas Cheesman, 21 Oct 1687, p 622. Trans of 6 pers...
  1525. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol III, p 37. William Randolph, Gent., 1230 acs., Henrico Co, 7 May 1700 p. 270 480 acs. part thereof called Curles, formerly Long Feild, being part of patent to Thomas Harris, dated 26 Feb 1638; with the swamp & marsh, beg. at a cr. over against Capt. Martin,...
  1526. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol III, p 285, patent book 12. Richard Cocke, Junr & Benjamin Cocke, 400 acs (NL) Henrico Co, 17 Aug 1725, p 237, on both sides the N br of James River; beg. at cor of Thornton's land sold to Capt Marint; down Mount Misery Branch to the mouth, &c. 40 Shill.
  1527. Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol III, p 286, patent book 12. William Macghee, of King Wm Co, 1000 acs NL Hanover Co; on both sides Gr. Rockey Creek & on S sisde the North Anna (Riv); beg. at Capt Martin's...
  1528. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, MD, pages 55 - 56. "Warrant MDCL, granted to Edward Dorsey, of Anne Arundel Co., for 200 acres of land, which he assigns as followeth...interest of and in a warrant for 200 acres, bearing date 1650...
  1529. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 2. In Nov 1650, Edward Dorsey of he County of Ann Arundell was granted a warrant for 200 acres of land in Maryland, and in 1651, for 200 acres more, half of a warrant for 400 acres granted to John Norwood and the said Dorsey. The omission of the descriptions of these surveys makes it impossible to determine the loation of these tracts of land. (Patents 11, f. 98).
  1530. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, MD, page 55-56. Warrant MDCL, granted to Edward Dorsey, of Anne Arundel Co., for 200 acres of land, which he assigns as followeth; as also 200 acres more, part of a warrant for 400 acres, granted John Norwood and the said Dorsey, dated XXIII of Feb., MDCLI. Know all men by these presents that I, Edward, Dorsey, of the County of Anne Arundel, boatwright, have granted, bargained and sold, for a valuable consideration, already received, all my right, title, interest of and in a warrant for 200 acres, bearing date 1650, and also 200 acres more, being half of a wrrant of 400 acres - the one half belonging to Captain Norwood, bearing date 1651, both of which assigned to George Yate. Edward Dorsey - Sealed
    Signed in the presence of Cornelius Howard, John Howard, Oct. 22nd MDCLXVII.
  1531. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 22, folio 36, certificates; Liber IB&IL.#C, folio 225, patent. Dorsey, John, 1686, Hockley in the Hole, Anne Arundel County, 842 acres.
  1532. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 22, folio 346, certificate; Liber N S #2, folio 733, patent. Dorsey, John, 1688, Dorsey's Adventure, 400 acres.
  1533. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber C.#3, folio 352, certificates; liber C.#3, folio 353, patent. Dorsey, John, 1694, Dorsey's Search, now Howard County, 479 acres.
  1534. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber B#23, folio 288, certificate; Liber B#23, folio 290. Dorsey, John, 1695, Troy, 763 acres now Howard County.
  1535. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber DD#5, folio 74, certificate; Liber DD#5, folio 75, patent. Dorsey, John, 1702, White Wine & Claret, now Howard County, 1400 acres

    Another patent, Liber CD, folio 76.

  1536. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber DD#5, folio 207, certificate; Liber DD#5, folio 208, patent; Liber PL#2, folio 5, patent. Dorsey, John, 1706, Mount Gilboa, now Howard County, 247 acres.
  1537. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 7, folio 377. Dorsey, Edward, Joshua & John, 1664. Hockley in the Hole, Anne Arundel County, MD, 400 acres.
  1538. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 10. In 1681 Edward and Joshua Dorsey sold their right to Hockley-in-the-Hole to their brother John Dorsey. This tract, which was one of their deceased father's surveys, had been taken up and patented by the three brothers in 1664.
  1539. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 11, folio 488 cert; liber 12, folio 136, patent. Dorsey, Edward, 1668, tract: Dorsey, county: Anne Arundel, 60 acres.
  1540. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 8.
  1541. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 22, folio 345 cert; liber N. S. #2, folio 717, patent. Dorsey, Edward, 1688, Major's Choice, Now Howard County, 599 acres.
  1542. Genealogical & Memorial Encyclopedia of Maryland, p 611. Col Edward Dorsey, son of Edward Dorsey...Burgess of Anne Arundel county in 1694, again in 1695, 1696, 1697, and for Baltimore County, 1701 - 1705.
  1543. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber B#23, folio 303. Dorsey, Edward, 1695, The Long Reach, 448 acres, Now Howard County.
  1544. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber B#23, folio 323. Dorsey, Edward, 1695, Major's Fancy, Anne Arundel County, 186 acres.
  1545. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 19.
  1546. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 19. On April 2, 1706 Col Edward Dorsey was listed as dead at a meeting of the Assembly, and an order was issued for the election of a member from Baltimore County in room of Col Edward Dorsey deceased. His will made Oct 26 1704 was proved 31 Dec 1705.
  1547. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, May/Dec 2000, P 4/7. Edward Dorsey m. 1st - Sarah Wyatt, d. 1650 AA Co d/o Nicholas & Damaris.
  1548. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 25.
  1549. Maryland State Archives - online database, Liber 22, folio 96; Liber NS #B, folio 433. Dorsey, Joshua, 1680
    Dorsey's Addition, Anne Arundel County
    50 acres.
  1550. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 121.
  1551. Maryland State Archives, Index to Marriage Records 1649-1886 S1397 - MSA SE 27-44. MARRIAGE REFERENCE:
    Dorsey, Pleasance M Thomas Wainwright
    Remarks: Baltimore County, married November 30, 1722
    Reference: Baltimore County Deeds, Liber I. S. No. G, p. 77.
  1552. Maryland State Archives, Index to Marriage Records 1649-1886 S1397 - MSA SE 27-44. MARRIAGE REFERENCE:
    Dorsey, Pleasance M Thomas Wainwright
    Remarks: Widow of John Dorsey, Baltimore County, Dates on Manuscripts: 1714, 1729, 1734, 1803
    References: Judgments Liber 102 folio 616, Wills Liber 20 folio 90; Test. Pro. Liber 29 folio 416.
  1553. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 139. Deborah Dorsey, m. 1) Charles Ridgely, m. 2) Richard Clagett.
  1554. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 139.
  1555. Founders of Early American Families, p 101. DORSEY, DARCY EDWARD Portsmouth (VA) 1642 Ann Arundel (MD) 1650. d. Isle of Kent by 2 Aug 1669. Dorsey Family 1947.
  1556. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 200. Eleanor Warfield bur. 13 Feb 1719.
  1557. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 310. His will was dated April 4, 1699, and was proved May 7, 1701. After the negotiation of his will, a fifth child was born who received the name of Charles, but died soon afterwards. Six months after the death of Captain Worthington, a sixth and posthumous child was born who was also given the name of Charles. Inasmuch as he did not share in his father's estate, his step-father provided for him rather generously in his will a few years later.
  1558. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 179.
  1559. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 340. William Worthington, son of John and Sarah (Howard) Worthington, was born January 8, 1691, in Westminster Parish, Anne Arundel County. He married in All Hallow's Parish, Sarah Homewood on Nov 5, 1717. Sarah was the daughter of Captain James Homewood and Mary Peasley, his wife.
  1560. Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995, GS Film 13279, p 13. Sarah Worthington, d/o John and Sarah Worthington, b. Anne Arundel Co, MD 10 Jan 1696.
  1561. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 184.
  1562. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 309. Charles Worthington, born 1699, died in infancy.
  1563. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 343. Charles Worthington, the posthumous son of John and Sarah (Howard) Worthington, was born October 20, 1701. He was placed under the guardianship of his step-father, John Brice, who remembered him in his will.
  1564. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 309. 6. Charles Worthington, born 1701, married Hamutel Hammond and Sarah Chew, qv.
  1565. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 344. The will of Charles Worthington was dated October 22, 1773, and proved in Baltimore County on March 24, 1774.
  1566. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 194. 6. Hamutel Hammond, bap. Feb 20, 1713, married Charles Worthinton. qv.
  1567. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 343. Charles Worthington married on November 12, 1728, Hamutah, the daughter of Charles and Hannah (Howard) Hammond.
  1568. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 343. The widower married on October 5, 1732, Sarah, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Harrison) Chew.
  1569. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5. John b. 1635.
  1570. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5. Cornelius b. 1636.
  1571. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 198.
  1572. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5. Eliabeth (sic) b. 1639.
  1573. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5. Mary b. 1650.
  1574. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5. Philip b. 1649.
  1575. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5. Samuel b. Va.
  1576. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 23, folio 183. Hamand, John, 1684-5; tract: Rich Neck; county: Anne Arunel; 284 acres.
  1577. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 22, folio 252, certificate; Liber IB&IL. #C, folio 314. Hammond, John, 1687, Addition (The), Anne Arundel County, 22 ares.
  1578. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 22, foliio 404, cert; Liber NS #B, folio 623, patent. Hammond, John, 1688, Hammonds Pasture, Anne Arundel County, 118 acres.
  1579. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber C. #3, folio 378, cert; Liber C. #3, folio 379, patent. Hammond, John, 1696, Hammonds Forrest, Anne Arundel County, 362 acres

    Another patent, Liber WD, folio 141.

  1580. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber C #3, folio 375, cert; Liber C.#3, folio 376. Hammond, John, 1696, Rich Neck, Anne Arundel County, 284 acres.
  1581. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 254. He was buried on Nov 29, 1707, in St Anne's Church Yard, Annapolis, MD, where his tomb is yet to be seen, also the Hammond Bible.
  1582. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p255. he m. (1st) Rebecca (Larkin) Lightfoot, Lady Lightfoot, wid. of Thomas Lightfoot, and dau. of John Larkin, of Anne Arundel Co, MD.
  1583. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 254. John, Jr, m. Anne Greenberry, dau. of Col Nicolas Greenberry, "Keeper of the Seal" Acting Governor under Copley in 1692.
  1584. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber FF #7, folio 276, cert; Liber FF #7, folio 277, patent; Liber PL#4, folio 398, patent. Hammond, John, 1720, Recovery (The), Anne Arundel County, 415 acres.
  1585. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber FF #7, folio 277, cert; Liber FF #7, folio 278, patent; Liber PL #4, folio 399, patent. Hammond, John, 1720, Hammond's Quarter, Anne Arundel County, 77 acres.
  1586. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber IL #A, folio 553, cert; Liber PL #6, folio 105, patent. Hammond, John, 1725, John's Chance, now Howard County, 182 acres.
  1587. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber IL #A, folio 553, cert; Liber PL #6, folio 106. Hammond John, 1725, Addition to Felp's Luck, now Howard County, 118 acres.
  1588. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber IL #B, folio 337, cert; Liber PL #8, folio 249. Hammond, John, 1731, Hunter's Chance, Baltimore County, 500 acres.
  1589. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 199.
  1590. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 254. William, Col., of Baltimore Co, MD, he was appointed by Act of Assembly, Aug 9, 1729, Commissioner to lay out Baltimore Town. He served as High Sheriff of Baltimore Co, and as Col of the Colonial Militia.
  1591. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 254. William, Col., of Baltimore Co, MD, m. Elizabeth Ravin, and had issue.
  1592. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 199. Wills 13, f. 608.
  1593. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 255. Major Charles Hammond, of Anne Arundel Co, MD, served with distinction as Major in the Colonial Army; was prominent in affairs of State; a supporter of the Episcopal Church; m. (1st) unknown; (2nd) Hannah Howard, dau of Philip and Ruth (Baldwin) Howard, and they had issue.
  1594. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 255. Major Charles Hammond, of Anne Arundel Co, MD, served with distinction as Major in the Colonial Army; was prominent in affairs of State; a supporter of the Episcopal Church; m. (1st) unknown (Rachel); (2nd) Hannah Howard, dau of Philip and Ruth (Baldwin) Howard, and they had issue.
  1595. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 255. Mary Katherine, m. Cornelius Howard, Jr son of Cornelius Howard, and had issue.