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Benjamin Dorsey
Lincoln County North Carolina > Franklin County, Georgia  
late 1700's - early 1800's
Benjamin Dorsey, a probable son of Andrew and Patience Dorsey, appears in a plethora of court records in Lincoln County, North Carolina in the late 1700's and very early 1800's.  For the most part he appears to have been a prominent community member serving in the militia  and on juries , as a Justice of the Peace, as a settler of estates, and as the Captain of a company.  In between he witnessed a multitude of land and property transfer records.  In 1784, Benjamin Dorsey married Joan or Jean Short.  In the 1790 census, he was living between Barnet and John Sigman and only two houses away from Bassell Dorsey and John Dorsey, presumed brothers.1  He reports a household of one male and one female.  In 1800, Benjamin was still living in Lincoln County, as was Bassell.  At that time Benjamin reports a household with one male under age 10, one male between 26 and 45, one female between 26 and 45 and two slaves.  Because this census report was copied over and alphabetized, it is not possible to determine who Benjamin's neighbors were in 1800.

In spite of the impression given by Benjamin Dorseys appearance in such a multitude of records in Lincoln County, it would appear that his life was not without scandal.  In April 1806, a Benjamin Dorsey and Elizabeth Edwards were charged with adultery and fined by the court for such. In January 1807, Benjamin Dorsey was charged with possessing counterfeit money.  Though he was not prosecuted, he was required to testify about where he got the money.   From a distance of nearly 200 years, it would appear that Benjamin had stepped on some toes somewhere!  Much of the questioning in the counterfeit money case seemed to focus on his marital status.  In that testimony, he acknowledged that he had left his first wife (Joan or Jean Short) and was living with Elizabeth Edwards whom he considered his wife.  It is not surprising to find Benjamin sold a large amount of land in North Carolina January 20, 1807 and apparently left for a new start in Georgia.

Whatever the cause, Benjamin Dorsey purchased land in Franklin County, GA in 1808.  A few records show that he lived there at least until 1815 when he and his "wife" Elizabeth sold property along the Broad River and in Carnesville, where they lived.  I have no records for them after that time.  There is a Benjamin Dorsey in an index for the 1820 Mississippi census but the image is not available online or in any library I have visited.  so we have no way of knowing if this is "our" Benjamin".  (Nor would we be able to tell from the census either.)  At this time, in spite of a large group researching the descendents of Andrew Dorsey, we are not aware of any descendents of Benjamin Dorsey

Interestingly also, in spite of Benjamin Dorsey's apparent association with Bassell Dorsey in North Carolina and Georgia, he was not named guardian for any of Bassell's minor children though there is record of him living in Franklin County, GA well after Bassell's will was proven in Franklin County September 1807.  In this will Bassell appointed his "friends" John Dorsey and Elias Baker as executors of his will and makes no mention of Benjamin Dorsey.  (A copy of this will, dated June 16, 1806 along with an inventory and appraisal of Bassel Dorsey's estate reported by John Tabor, Zack Tabor, and Joseph Penn dated October 16, 1807 can be found in the Lineage application of Lela Rebecca McGaha Jeffries, national no. 609203, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, August 19, 1980. copy obtained June 1999, DAR Library, Washington, DC.)

Research Notes and Source Citations for this information can be found below.  Please consult the actual  sources cited or, better yet, the original records, if you wish to use any of this information for your own work. 

  Date Research Notes Source Citation
1776-1782 Militia Benj. Dorsey 5730 Salisbury Dist. Roster of Soldiers From North Carolina in the American Revolution (North Carolina: The North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution, 1932) 377
1778/08/28 #681, p. 228, Hugh Brevard, 150 acres Lileses Creek, on west by Phifers and George Popses, on north by Isaac Robison, and east by George Pittses. Entered 28 Aug. 1778 Transferred to Benjamin Dorsey by order.

[At that time, that area looks like it was in Rowan County but perhaps later became Burke]
Edith Warren Huggins, compiler, Burke County, North Carolina Land Records 1778 Vol I (Raleigh, NC: Carolina Copy Center, 1977), 63-64
1784/12/28 Dorsey (Dawsey), Benjamin; Short Joan (Jean); Issac Robinson (bondsman); 28 Dec 1784 Joseph Steel (witness). Curtis Bynum, abstractor, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties North Carolina (Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1929 reprinted 1991) 40
1790 Census Ben Dawsey

1 male
0 males under 16
1 female

Ancestry.com  1790 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule),  Lincoln County, North Carolina, page 112, Households of   Ben Dawsey, MrSID image, (Online:  MyFamily.com, 2003) Image 4 of 13,  <http://www.ancestry.com/search/io/browse.asp?c=2&state=North+Carolina&county=Lincoln>  (US Federal Government Document, First Census of the United States, 1790.) accessed August 30, 2003
1790/07/04 Deed of Sale form Basil Dorsey to William Harbison for 125 acres Dated July 4, 1790 Proved by Benjamin Forsey (Dorsey) Anne Williams McAllister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Lincoln County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions April 1789 through April 1796 (Lenior, NC: Privately printed, 1987)
1790/07/28 Deed of Sale from Barsel Dorsey to Benjamin Dorsey for 175 Acres Dated July 28, 1790. Proved by Mathew Wilson Anne Williams McAllister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Lincoln County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions April 1789 through April 1796 (Lenior, NC: Privately printed, 1987) 34
1790/08/02 591. Jul. 28, 1790 Basil Dorsey (Lincoln Co.) to Benjamin Dorsey (same); for 25L NC money sold 175 ac; border: William Sloan; part of a grant Oct. 28, 1782 to William Crage. Signed Bassell Dorsey. Witness Matthew Willson & William Harlson (or Harbson). Rec. Apr. 1791. Book16 p. 76. Dr. A. B Pruitt, compiler, Abstracts of Deeds: Lincoln Co. NC 1786 -1793 (Books 3, 4, and 16) (?: Privately published, 1988), 80 no. 585 & 591
1790/12/12 594. Dec. 12 1790 William Sloan (Lincoln Co) to Benjamin Doresey (same); for 40s sold 5.5 ac & 33 poles on "a" branch. Signed William Sloan. Witnes Isaac Robinsons & Matthew Wilson. Rec. Apr. 1791. Book 16, p. 80 Dr. A. B Pruitt, compiler, Abstracts of Deeds: Lincoln Co. NC 1786 -1793 (Books 3, 4, and 16) (?: Privately published, 1988) 81, no. 594
1790/12/12 Deed of Sale from William Sloan to Benjamin Dorsey for 5 acrew and 30 Rods Dated Dec. 12, 1790 Proved by Mathew Wilson. Anne Williams McAllister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Lincoln County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions April 1789 through April 1796 (Lenior, NC: Privately printed, 1987), 34
1792/03/31 719. Mar. 31, 1792 Benjamin Dorsey (Lincoln Co) to James Baker (same); for 100L NC money sold 175 ac; border: William Sloan; part of granted Oct. 28, 1782 to Wiliam Craig. Signed Benjamin Dorsey. Witnes Wm Harbson jr & David Falls. Rec. Apr. 1792. Book 16 p. 242 Dr. A. B. Pruitt, compiler, Abstracts of Deeds: Lincoln Co. NC 1786 -1793 (Books 3, 4, and 16) (?: Privately published, 1988) , 97, no. 719
1792/03/31 724. Mar 31, 1792 Benjamin Dorsey (Lincoln Co) to James Baker (same); for 5L sold 5.25 ac and 32 poles; border: a branch. Signed Benjamin Dorsey. Witness Wm Harbeson jr & David Falls. Rec. Apr. 1792. Book 16 p. 248 Dr. A. B Pruitt, compiler, Abstracts of Deeds: Lincoln Co. NC 1786 -1793 (Books 3, 4, and 16) (?: Privately published, 1988), 98, no. 724
1795/04/25 654. Apr. 25, 1795 Richard Harrison (Lincoln Co) to John Simon (same); for 90L sold 184 ac on S side of Hagins fork; border: Phifer; part of grant Sept. 20 1779 to Isaac Robinson. Signed Richard Harrison's mark. Witness Wm Harbeson, Benjn Dorsey, & William Frissel. wit. oath Apr. 1797 by Benj Dorsey. Book 18 p. 240. Dr. A. B. Pruitt, Abstracts of Deeds: Lincoln Co. NC 1793 - 1800 (Books 17, 18, and 19) (?: Privately printed, 1988) 88, no. 654.
1797/07 John Long vs William Beatty -
Benjn Dorsey, juror
Anne Williams McCallister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, "Lincoln County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions July 1796 0 January 1805 "(?: Privately published, 1988) 34
1798/04 Henry Rutherford vs Robert Archivald Benj Dorsey, juror Anne Williams McCallister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Lincoln County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions July 1796 0 January 1805 (?: Privately published, 1988)
1798/04 Deed of Sale from Henry Holman, Exr of Jno Shell, Decd to John Deitz for 88 acres dated April 2nd 1798 Proved by Benjamin Dorsy. Anne Williams McCallister  and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Lincoln County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions July 1796 0 January 1805 (?: Privately published, 1988) 56
1798/04 881. Apr.2, 1798 Deed:  Henry Hollman (Lincoln Co), executor of estate of John Shell desc (Burke Co), to John Dietz (Lincoln Co.); for  Witness Jacob Cline & Benjn Dorsey. Wit. oath Apr. 1798 by Benjn Dorsey. Book 18 p. 555. Dr. A. B. Pruitt, Abstracts of Deeds: Lincoln Co. NC 1793 - 1800 (Books 17, 18, and 19) (?: Privately printed, 1988), 119, no. 881.
1799/04 The State vs. Balser Sigman Jury: Benjamin Dorsey, juror Anne Williams McCallister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Lincoln County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions July 1796 0 January 1805 (?: Privately published, 1988) 99
1799/07 The State vs. Thomas Justice Jury:  Benjamin Dorsey,juror Anne Williams McCallister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Lincoln County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions July 1796 0 January 1805 (?: Privately published, 1988) 98
1800 1800 US Census Lincoln County, NC
Free Free
White Males White Females
0 10 16 26 45 0 10 16 26 45 Othr
--Head of Family-- 9 15 25 44 + 9 15 25 44 + Free Slaves
Benjamin Dorsey 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Mrs. Jessye Ann High, abstractor, Lincoln County, North Carolina 1800 Census, Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Inc. volume 5 (February, 1977): 38
1800/01/14 1355. Jan. 14, 1800 Deed: Jacob Staway (Lincoln Co) to Barnet Staway (same); Witness Benjamin Dorsey & Peter Little. Rec. Oct. 1800. Book 19 p. 621 Dr. A. B. Pruitt, Abstracts of Deeds: Lincoln Co. NC 1793 - 1800 (Books 17, 18, and 19) (?: Privately printed, 1988), 184 no. 1355
1802/06/26 349. Jun. 26, 1802 Basel Dorsey (Lincoln Co) to John Douglass (same); for $100 sold 144 ac on S side of Hagins fork; part of a grant Sept. 29, 1779 by the State to Isaac Robinson. [signed] "Bassell" Dorsey; witness Benj Dorsey and Isaac Robinson jurat. Rec. Jul. 1802 Book 20 p.515 Dr. A. B. Pruitt, compiler, Abstracts of Deeds: Lincoln Co, NC Books 20, 21, and 22 (?: Privately printed, 1992) 40 no. 349
1804/02/02 622. Feb. 1. 1804 Deed:  Joseph Steel (Lincoln Co) to John Setson (same); witness John Deslet and Benj Densey. Rec Apr. 1804. Book 21 p. 253

July Court 1804 [sic]

627. Jan 7, 1804 George Ward (Lincoln Co) to Henry Shank (same); witness John Nisbet and Benj Dorsy [or Deny]. rec. Jul. 1804. Book 21 p. 258
Dr. A. B. Pruitt, compiler, Abstracts of Deeds: Lincoln Co, NC Books 20, 21, and 22 (?: Privately printed, 1992) 73, no. 622 & 627
1804/10 Ordered by Court that Michael Cline, Benjamin Dorsey and Peter Little, Esquires be a committee to settle the Estate of Adam Ikerd, deceased & make report to the next County Court. Anne Williams McCallister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Lincoln County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions July 1796 0 January 1805 (?: Privately published, 1988) 120
1804/10 William Nesbit vs. Nancy Harbison. Benjamin Dorsey, Juror, Jury sworn & charged find the Defendant did assume & assess the Plaintiff's damage to L4.12.6 & 6d costs Anne Williams McCallister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Lincoln County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions July 1796 0 January 1805 (?: Privately published, 1988) 129
1804/10 Ordered by Court that Benjamin Dorsey, Michael Cline & Peter Little, Esquires be appointed a Committee to settle with th Executors of Peter Plunk, desceased & make report to the next County Court. Anne Williams McCallister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Lincoln County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions July 1796 0 January 1805 (?: Privately published, 1988) 131
1805/01 Ordered by Court that Ephraim Perkins, Eli Perkins, John Nesbit, Frederick Ward & Benjamin Dorsey, Esquires be Patrolers in Captain Dorsey's Company for one year. Issued. Anne Williams McCallister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Lincoln County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions July 1796 0 January 1805 (?: Privately published, 1988), 146
1805/04 Ordered by Court that Thomas Wheeler, Benjamin Dorsey & Peter Little, Esquires, be a committee to settle with the Administrators of John Reader, dec'd, & make report to the next court. Issued.

Ordered by Court that Michael Cline, Benjamin Dorsey & Peter Little, Esquires, be a Committee to settle with the Administrators of John Reader, dec'd, & make report to the next Court. Issued.
Anne Williams McAllister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Lincoln County, North Carolina April 1805 - October 1808, (Unknown location: privately published, 1988), 10
1805/04 Ordered by Court that the following Justices take in a list of Taxables in the Companies opposite to their names as follows for the year 1805 & order issued.

Captains' Companies Justices Appointed
Yoder John Wilfong
Cline Michael Cline
Dorsey Benjamin Dorsey
Taylor Joseph Stevenson
Cresimore Phillip Whitner
McBee Joseph Morris

and others
Anne Williams McAllister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Lincoln County, North Carolina April 1805 0 October 1808, (Unknown location: privately published, 1988), 11
1805/04 William Nesbit vs. John Patton. Judgement being granted by Benjamin Dorsey, J.P., & Execution issued 30 February 1805 for the sum of L4.15.6 debt & 4/ costs which was returned to Court levied on 100 acres of land joining land of Daniel Hoke, no goods & chattles to be found by Micajah Southard, Constable, it was therefore ordered by Court that an order of sale issue accordingly. Anne Williams McAllister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Lincoln County, North Carolina April 1805 0 October 1808, (?: privately published, 1988), 12
1805/04 - 1808/10 Deed of Sale from Benjamin Dorsey to Lewis Huat (Hewart) for 283A dated 29 January 1806 proved by George F. Bullinger. (DB 21, pg. 505) Anne Williams McAllister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Lincoln County, North Carolina April 1805 0 October 1808, (?: privately published, 1988), 54
1805/07/04 1092. Jul. 4, 1805 Deed:  Nathaniel Alexander, executor of Wallace Alexander (Mecklenburg Co) to Daniel Hoke (Lincoln Co) witness Michl Cline, John Moore jurat, & Benjn Dorsey. Rec. Oct. 1812. Book 25 p. 429 Dr. A. B. Pruitt, compiler, Abstracts of Deeds Lincoln Co. N C, Books 23, 24, & 25 (?: Privately printed, 1994) 130, no. 1092.
1805/10 Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock: John Wilson, Thomas Wheeler & Benjamin Dorsey, Esquires. Anne Williams McAllister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Lincoln County, North Carolina April 1805 0 October 1808, (?: privately published, 1988), 28.
1806/01/29 876. Jan. 29, 1806 Benjamin Dorsey (Lincoln Co) to Lewis Huget (same); for $450 sold 284 ac on waters of Lyles Cr; border: Fifer, William Sloan, West, & Pitts; granted Jul. 19, 1805 to Benjamin Dorsey. [signed] Benj Dorsey; witness George T. Bollinger jurat and John Setzer. Rec. Apr. 1806. Book 21 p.505 Dr. A. B. Pruitt, compiler, Abstracts of Deeds: Lincoln Co, NC Books 20, 21, and 22 (?: Privately printed, 1992) 102, no. 876.
1806/04 State vs. Benjamin Dorsey & Elizabeth Edwards (Criminal; indictment)
344 April Sessions 1806. The Grand Jurors on their oath present that Benjamin Dorsey being a person of ill fame & having a mind bent upon evil practices & unlawful acts & regardless of the laws of morality, good order fame & government did take into his house a certain
Elizabeth Edwards being also a person of ill fame & having a mind bent upon evil practices & unlawful acts & Benjamin Dorsey & Elizabeth Edwards on 15 March 1806 did dwell & cohabit together as man & wife being nevertheless unmarried & had for a long time before the 15th of March as well as from that time till now hath lived & still doth live in a state of (blank) & debauchery against the laws of morality & good government & the Act of Assembly in such case & to the evil example of others offending & against the peace & dignity of the State. Robt. Williamson, County Attorney.
#117. State vs Benjn. Dorsey & Elizabeth Edwards. Prosecutor: Governor. Witness: Col. David Shuford. Sworn & sent, Lawson Henderson, Clerk. A True Bill, Wm. Moore, Foremam David Shuford  
Anne Williams McAllister & Kathy Gunter Sullivan. compilers, Civil Action Papers 1771-1806 of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina , 1989. 81
1805/04 - 1808/10 The State vs. Benjamin Dorsey & Elizabeth Edwards. Upon motion of Samuel Lowerie, Esq. ordered by Court that Robert Williamson, Esq., Attorney, be put under a Rule to shew cause why two Executions should not be suspended issued from the July Session 1806 vs. the Defendants. Reasons filed. Anne Williams McAllister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Lincoln County, North Carolina April 1805 0 October 1808, (Unknown location: privately published, 1988), 70
1807/01/01
203. Jan. 1, 1807 DEED: Nathaniel Alexander, executor of Wallace Alexander deceased, (Mecklenburg Co) to John Moore (Lincoln Co) withness Jas McKisick jurat and Benjn Dorsey. Rec. Oct. 1807. Book 23 p. 290
Dr. A. B. Pruitt, compiler, Abstracts of Deeds Lincoln Co. N C, Books 23, 24, & 25 (?: Privately printed, 1994) 26, no. 203.
1807/01/02 Quoted from Deposition of Benjamin Dorsey taken 2 January 1807 before Federal District Judge Henry Potter at Peter Capo's house in Raleigh.

As a part of the prosecution against one of two of the major suspects, named Abraham Collins, Benjamin Dorsey testified that, like Hunter and Hawkins (two others who testified), he received counterfeit bills from several men and that he put his bills in a secret drawer in a chest. He said that he had received counterfeit bills from Collins as early as 1799. His wife, he said, kept the key. He could not swear, however, that Abraham Collins made the bills specifically mentioned in the indictment. He also said that "although his wife knew of the false till or secret drawer in his chest, he has reason to believe from the appearance of his things in it from time to time that she never opened it in his absence."

None of the three would swear that he had passed the particular bills in question or that Twitty or Collins had made them. All three said that they had mixed the Twitty-Collins bills with other counterfeit bills and thus could not tell the difference.,

On 2 January 1807, Benjamin Dorsey was deposed before Federal District Judge Henry Potter at Peter Capo's house in Raleigh, NC concerning his knowledge of the operation. The following is a transcript from the Cross-Examination and Reexamination of Benjamin Dorsey found in Part Two, page 75 in the citation above. Curiously, the questioning throws more light on Benjamin Dorseys marital status than on his involvement with the counterfeiting ring.

Q. Have you a promise of pardon upon condition of giving testimony?

A. I have

Q. Have you and your wife lived upon good terms?

A. I did not live upon good terms with my former wife.

Q How long have you lived with the woman you now call your wife?

A I cannot exactly remember, but it was before I received any bills from Collins.

Q Is your former wife living?

A She is.

Q Is the woman you call your first wife the one whom you have mentioned to have the key of your chest?

A. No, I mean the person or the woman I now call my wife.

Q Explain what you mean by a promise of pardon. Have you been promised anything more than that, if you gave evidence with truth and candor and without evasion, you would probably not be prosecuted?

A. I have never been promised or led to expect more.

Q. Have you been told that unless you appeared as a witness against Collins you would be prosecuted yourself?

A I have.
Kenneth Spears, "Counterfeiting in Rutherford and Lincoln Counties, Part II," Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Inc., volume 16 (May 1988): 75
1808/03/12 281. Mar. 12, 1808 Jacob Reinhart and Jacob Summey & company (Lincoln Co) to John Huggins esq (Iredell Co); for $57.50 "being the redemtpion in full" sold 230 ac in third division of Lincoln Co on waters of Long Cr; border: John B. Davis; "assessed" as John Huggins' property and sold, for nonpayment of "direct tax" due to an act of the U.S. Congress, to Benjn Dorsey who sold Jan. 20, 1807 to Jacob Reinhart and Jacob Summey & company. [signed] Jacob Reinhardt and Jacob Summey; witnes Henry Killian and Lawson Henderson jurat. Rec. Apr. 1808. Book 23 p. 405 Dr. A. B. Pruitt, compiler, Abstracts of Deeds Lincoln Co. N C, Books 23, 24, & 25 (?: Privately printed, 1994) 36-37, no. 281.
1812/01/31
1814/09/24
Pages 11, 12: DEED dated Franklin Co. 31 Jan. 1812, rec. 24 Sept.1814, from Thomas Covington, Sr. and wife Susannah, William Dobbs and wife Catharine, all of Franklin Co. to Benjamin Dorsey of aforesaid. In cons. of $750, conveys 250 ac. in Franklin Co. on south side of Broad Riv., adj. Tatham, Cloud, on a conditional line between said Thomas Covington and John Covington, to the mouth of Tatham's branch, part of which was granted to Garrett Turman, and part to Thomas Cotham. Signed "Thomas Covington, Sr. (x), Susannah Covington (x), William Dobbs, Catharine Dobbs (x)". Wit" H. Terrell, W. F. Ragwell, J. P. Susannah Covington and Catharine Dobbs relinquished their dower rights same date. Martha Walters Acker,  compiler, Deeds of Franklin County, Georgia, 1784-1826, (Easley, S.C. : Southern Historical Press, 1976) 318
1807/01/21
1814/11/17
pages 28, 29: Deed dated 21 Jan. 1807, rec. 17 Nov. 1814., from John Nisbet of Franklin Co. to Benjamin Dorsey of North Carolina. In cons. of $250, conveys one acre in Franklin Co., being part of land granted to William Bailey, adj. . . Martha Walters Acker,  compiler, Deeds of Franklin County, Georgia, 1784-1826, (Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1976) 319
1815/05/22
1816/05/22
pages 105, 106 Deed dated Franklin Co. 22 May 1815, rec. 22 May 1816, from Benjamin Dorsey and wife Elizabeth to Job Hammond of Franklin Co. In cons. of $1000, conveys one acre in the village of Carnesville, whereon said Dorsey resides. Signed Benj'n Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey (x)". Wit: James Mitchell, J.P., H.Terrell,W;m Terrell, John R. Brown. Elizabeth Dorsey relinquished her dower right same date. Martha Walters Acker,  compiler, Deeds of Franklin County, Georgia, 1784-1826, (Easley, S.C.:  Southern Historical Press, 1976) 339
1815/05/22
1816/05/22
Page 107, Deed dated Franklin Co. 22 May 1815, rec. 22 May 1816, from Benjamin Dorsey and wife Elizabeth (x) of aforesaid to Job Hammond. In cons. of $1200, conveys 250 ac. in Franklin Co. on south side of Middle Fork Broad Riv. and Cawthons Branch, adj. Doctor Adam Cloud, James Mitchell, John Covington, granted to garrett Turman and Thomas Cotham. Signed "Benj'n Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey (x)". Wit: James Mitchell, J. P., H. Terrell, W. m. Terrell, John R. Brown. Martha Walters Acker, compiler, Deeds of Franklin County, Georgia, 1784-1826, (Easley, S.C. : Southern Historical Press, 1976) 339
 

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