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Project Results and Discussion
30 June 2009
Andrew Dorsey Line
New! Recent DNA Results combined with some scattered records from Maryland and the Carolinas have given exciting new direction to research into the origins of Andrew Dorsey, earliest known patriarch of Lineage III. Read about these findings and their implications at Who Was Andrew Dorsey?
Table III-1 reports and compares the haplotypes of a group of Dorseys who trace their origins to individuals living in Rowan, Lincoln, and Burke Counties in western North Carolina in the late 1700’s. A number of records cluster these individuals around Andrew Dorsey who moved from Baltimore County, MD to Rowan County in 1766 1
The first line of Table III-1 is the haplotype of a proven descendent of Andrew Dorsey’s grandson Elisha (son of Andrew's proven son Endymion 2 , 3 ). Elisha Dorsey was born in 1773 in Rowan or Lincoln County, North Carolina. 4 , 5 He married Delilah Ashe November 3, 1793 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. 6
Children of Elisha and Delilah Dorsey were Nancy Dorsey (b. 1796, married Richard Crawley), Dimmon Dorsey (b. unknown, married Elizabeth ?, died 1835 in McMinn County, Tennessee, many from this line moved through Tennessee to Missouri in the early to mid 1800’s), Thomas Alexander Dorsey (b. 1805, married first Nancy Ferree, second Luticia Hall. He died in Burke County in 1890. ) Mary Wesley Dorsey (b. 1807, married Jake Rudicil), John Wesley Dorsey (born 1811, married Sarah Elmina Walker, died 1899) and Mira Dorsey (b. 1813, married Reuben Walker). The donor of the DNA sample for this entry is an eighth generation descendant of the Lineage III “Patriarch” 1Andrew Dorsey through the line of 4John Wesley Dorsey (7Winfred Pinkney/ 6John Wesley/5Pinkney Johnson/4John Wesley/3Elisha /2Endymion /1Andrew). Information about the descendants of Elisha Dorsey was taken from David Barnett Dorsey’s book, Elisha Dorsey of Burke County, North Carolina and Hi Descendants, A Genealogy of the Dorsey Family From 1773 – 1975. 7
Data Line 2 is from a descendent of Dimmon Dorsey of North Carolina and Tennessee. A descendant, the late Elmer L. Dorsey, wrote an entry for this Dimmon Dorsey in The Heritage of Burke County in 1981 in which he examined the proposal that this Dimmon was the son of Endymion Dorsey who died in 1778. 8 Though Mr. Dorsey leaned toward this proposal, census records from 1810 to 1870 are inconsistent most placing Dimmon Dorsey’s birth year between 1780 and 1784, all too long after the death of Endymion Dorsey to support that connection. In fact, Mr. Dorsey pointed out that Dimmon’s own Bible records his birth as occurring in 1783. Only the 1870 census which suddenly ages Dimmon from age 75 in the 1860 census to age 92 supports the theory that Dimmon was the son of Endymion Dorsey (son of Andrew Dorsey). Curiously, Dimmon Dorsey (and others) referred to himself as Dimmon Dorsey, Jr well into his later life. Records from late 18th and early 19th century western North Carolina are spotty at best. There were at least two Dimmon Dorseys (and various spellings) whose records are often indistinguishable. While it is not unusual to find major discrepancies in reported ages in the census and it was not unusual for people of the late 1700’s and early 1800’s frontier to lose track of their own ages, there is still work to be done to reconcile these differences and identify the parents of this Dimmon Dorsey with certainty. Nonetheless, DNA of his descendant places him firmly in Lineage III with a 25/25 marker match on all markers tested in common with the descendant of Elisha Dorsey assuring that an ancestor will be found somewhere in the tangle of Lineage III.
1John H. Dorsey, Sr. Descendants
The next eight lines of Table III-1 are haplotypes for descendents of three proven sons of John H. Dorsey, Sr. who was born c.1772 in North Carolina 9 . Unfortunately, John Dorsey is not an unusual name. It is likely, however, from known later associations that John H. Dorsey, Sr. was the same John Dorsey who appears in a variety of records in Lincoln and Burke Counties in North Carolina in the late 1790’s and early 1800’s. 10 . His name appears on land records with two presumed sons of Andrew Dorsey (Bassell Dorsey and Benjamin Dorsey) and with Andrew’s proven descendent, Elisha Dorsey, suggesting but not defining a relationship with them. 11 By 1830, John Dorsey and his family had moved to Macon County, NC 12 and by 1840 to Pickens County, SC 13 where he died in 1852. 14 The scanty tidbits offered up by the public record suggest that John H. Dorsey, Sr. and Elisha Dorsey’s father, Endymion, were brothers or, possibly, that John and Elisha were brothers.
The settlement of John H. Dorsey Sr.'s estate in 1852 named five sons, William, David, Elisha, Peter, and John H. Dorsey, Jr. 15 William preceded his father in death 20 October 1848. 16 Peter stayed in Pickens County (later Oconee County). By 1850 David had moved to Habersham County, Georgia 17 , Elisha had moved to Rabun County, Georgia 18 and John H. Dorsey, Jr. had moved to Cass County, Georgia 19 .
2William H. Dorsey (1John)
William H. Dorsey was born in North Carolina according to 1880 census entries for his sons Anderson and John H. Dorsey. Because his father is enumerated in Burke County, North Carolina in the 1790-1820 censuses 20 , 21 , 22 it is most probable that an 1823 Burke County, North Carolina marriage bond for the marriage of William H. Dorsey and Patsey Kelly represents his marriage to his wife Martha. 23 The Y-DNA of the descendents of John H. Dorsey Sr.’s son William (Table III-1, rows three, four, and five) are identical on all markers tested in common. 24 They match the Y-DNA of the descendent of Elisha Dorsey, proven grandson of Andrew Dorsey on 24/25 markers, conclusively supporting a recent common ancestor for William H. Dorsey and Elisha (and of Dimmon Dorsey).
2David Dorsey (1John)
DNA marker values for a eighth generation descendent of John H. Dorsey, Sr. through Joseph Tarpley Dorsey25 , a son of John's proven son David (cited in the settlement of JHD’s estate26 ) (Table III-1, data line six), are an exact match with the markers of Elisha and Dimmon's descendents indicating that there have been no mutations in these markers in their lines and their values represent those of their common ancestor--most likely Andrew Dorsey. On the other hand, the results in row seven mismatch the descendent of David's son Joseph at three markers though they are those of a descendent of another son of David Dorsey, William Manson Dorsey27 . This participant mismatches descendents of John Dorsey, Sr.'s sons William and John Henry Dorsey (Table III-1, data lines eight and nine), at four different markers each. William Manson Dorsey's descendent mismatches both lines at DYS #’s 448, 449, and 464a as well as mismatching William’s line at DYS389ii.
Line one of Table III-2 shows the probability of three mismatches between fourth cousins once removed (the relationship of the two descendents of David Dorsey who mismatch on three of 25
markers). The mutation calculator28 predicts three mutations between such relatives will occur less than two percent of the time. Because of this occurrence is so rare, I asked Family Tree DNA to recheck the results for this descendent of David Dorsey. The lab rechecked the results and confirmed that there were indeed three mutations in this line.29 Nevertheless, in spite of this unusual discrepancy, the sharing of the very unusual pattern of values for the remainder of the markers and a very solid paper trail confirms the relationship and we include him in this line. (In fact, the two participants live in the same community and are known to each other as distant cousins.) David Dorsey’s line matches more closely (only three mismatches) with the lines of Elisha and Dimmon Dorsey than with those of his brother William’s line. This is due to the loss of on repeat at DYS# 389ii that occurred between William H. Dorsey and his father John H. Dorsey.
2John Henry Dorsey (1John)
Confusingly, John Henry Dorsey, whose descendants' results are in data lines eight, nine and ten of Table III-1, reported in both the 1880 30 and the 1900 31 census that his father was born in England and his mother was born in Prussia (or Germany). These reports have understandably left his descendents reluctant to place John Henry into any known Dorsey families in spite of some apparent close associations between the John H. Dorsey, Sr. family and with the family of John Henry Dorsey's first wife who was Sarah Denny. 32 In the 1840 Pickens County, SC census, there is a John Dorsey, of the right age to be John Henry Dorsey, living near William H. Dorsey and next door to Henry Medford and his wife Rachel 33 (William Dorsey’s sister and John H. Dorsey, Sr.’s daughter 34 ). A few houses down lived Joshua Denny. John Henry Dorsey and Sarah Denny Dorsey’s first son was Joshua Denny Dorsey. 35 (In the same 1840 census, John H. Dorsey, Sr., above, was listed as John Dossey, Sr. 36 Dossey being one common spelling used by southern census takers trying to record Dorsey.) By 1850 the younger John Dorsey had disappeared from the SC census. The settlement of the estate of John H. Dorsey, Sr. in Pickens County, SC (1852) names John H. Dorsey, Jr. who is “living outside of the state” of South Carolina.37 According to family members and census records (cited above), John Henry Dorsey moved first to Cass County, Georgia then to Pickens County, Georgia. He fathered 15 children!
Data Line eight, the DNA results of John Henry Dorsey’s descendant through his son Benjamin Franklin Dorsey’s son Virgil, matches the lines of Elisha and Dimmon Dorsey at all but one marker of the markers tested in common and thus matches the ancestral values markers well. It would appear that there have been no other mutations (at the markers tested) in his line from the common ancestor of this Lineage. Data Line nine reports the 12 marker results of a descendant of a second son of Benjamin Dorsey, Jasper Douglas Dorsey. This descendent of Benjamin Franklin Dorsey has a one step mutation from the ancestral haplotype at DYS #389ii which he shares with the descendants of William H. Dorsey. This is quite unusual to find the same mutation occurring independently in such closely related lines. While not out of the question that Jasper Douglas Dorsey could have been a son of William H. Dorsey raised in the household of his brother John H. Dorsey, it seems unlikely to family members. Data line 10, is the 37 marker results of a second descendant of Jasper Douglas Dorsey 38 . He matches the ancestral haplotype of Andrew Dorsey at the first 25 markers tested. In the third panel of markers, at DYS # 570, he shares a value of 18 with several members of Lineage III while other members have a value of 17 for this marker. As this is a very volatile marker, it is not surprising to find such differences between close relatives and it is not possible at this time to predict which was the value of the common ancestor of this group.
These descendents of John Henry Dorsey share all the unusual marker values that are characteristic of this line, assuring a relationship with them in spite of his conflicting reports for his parents’ birthplaces. (There is some reason based on vague family rumors to believe that John Dorsey, Sr.'s wife Mary and mother of John Henry Dorsey was of German descent.)
Who Was Bassell Dorsey and Where Did He Come From?
There is much interest in the origins of Bassell Dorsey, who is first found next to Andrew Dorsey’s widow Patience on the tax rolls of Captain Graham in Rowan County, NC in 178239 and who moved to Franklin County Georgia in the early 1800's. He is found on the 1807 Tax List for that county 40 and wrote a will dated June 16, 1806 that was proven in Franklin County Court September 7, 1807.41 For many years, this Bassell Dorsey was erroneously believed to be Basil John Dorsey, the son of 3Francis Dorsey (2Edward, 1Edward). In fact, many Internet published genealogies still advance that claim. In recent years, however, close examination of records in the Maryland State Archives have revealed that Basil John Dorsey remained in the Baltimore area his entire life, serving in the Revolutionary War, marrying at least twice42 ,43 . That he died in Maryland and left a family there is confirmed by the a court case concerning the disposition of his estate including his property Scotchman’s Desire 44 which remained in the possession of his descendents for several generations. At the same time, Bassell Dorsey, in a parallel but not identical life married, moved to North Carolina from Maryland, served in the militia during the Revolutionary War in North Carolina45 , had children, and died leaving an estate in Franklin County, GA.46 Clearly, these two could not have been the same person.
This conclusion has left the question, “Who was Bassell Dorsey of North Carolina and Georgia and where did he come from?” Records in North Carolina and Georgia often show Bassell Dorsey and his descendents associated with members of the Andrew Dorsey family.47 A logical inference is that Bassell was a son of Andrew and Patience. Results in data lines 10 and 11 of Table III-1 strengthen this conclusion. Each of these two descendents of Bassell Dorsey’s grandson John Magers Dorsey differs from the deduced haplotype of Andrew Dorsey at only one marker--one by two steps at DYS 464c and the other by one step at DYS 389ii.
For further comparison, a final row (beneath the marker frequency row) has been added to Table III-1 which represents the haplotype of Edward Darcy/Dorsey which was deduced from the results of his descendents in Lineage I. Edward Darcy/Dorsey mismatches the deduced haplotype for Andrew Dorsey (and Bassell Dorsey) at ten different markers (highlighted in dark red). Though both lines share some markers typical of English/Irish origin, their genetic difference precludes their sharing a common ancestor within the time that surnames have been in use.
These results firmly place Bassell Dorsey in Dorsey Lineage III, the line of Andrew Dorsey, and rule out any patrilineal relationship either with Edward Dorsey/Darcy or the Anglo/Norman D'Arcys of Lineage V.
Figure III-1 Lines from Andrew Dorsey to John H. Dorsey and from Endymion Dorsey to Dimmon Dorsey are based on circumstantial evidence and are colored red.
Figure III-1 (above) maps the relationships for this Dorsey family that have been defined by traditional genealogical records and the DNA markers that support them. In spite of the implications of some records and geographical proximity to other Dorseys in western North Carolina, it has not been clear up until now whether Bassell Dorsey and/or John H. Dorsey, Sr. were a part of the Andrew Dorsey line nor, in fact, whether Andrew Dorsey was a descendant of the Immigrant Edward Dorsey. These results tell us that Bassell Dorsey, John H. Dorsey, Sr. and Elisha Dorsey shared a common Y chromosome haplotype inherited from a common ancestor. Interpretation of the scant records available tells us that the ancestor was Andrew Dorsey. Unfortunately, DNA cannot tell us whether John H. Dorsey, Sr. was a son or grandson of Andrew and his birth year of 1772 (calculated from the 1850 census) makes both a possibility. It is even possible that he was a nephew or cousin. (To signify this, the line connecting Andrew Dorsey and John H. Dorsey has been drawn in red.) Available records do suggest more strongly that Bassell Dorsey was a son of Andrew and Patience Dorsey and the line connecting him to Andrew Dorsey is drawn in black. Regardless of the details of the connection, there is no doubt that these Dorseys from western North Carolina (and eventually South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee) are members of the same patrilineal line.
Yellow boxes represent individuals whose DNA was actually tested. Values for others have been deduced from those results. For example, the descendent of John Henry Dorsey’s son James Virgil alone has a value of 10 for DYS 391 that is not shared by any of the others of this group, two descendants of James Virgil’s brother Benjamin Franklin Dorsey. This tells us that the common ancestor of Lineage III passed on a value of 11 with a subsequent loss of one repeat unit for DYS391 somewhere in the line of John Henry Dorsey. (Further testing of other descendents of James Virgil Dorsey would be necessary to determine where that mutation occurred.)
Lineage III is also unusual in that it appears that the same mutation has occurred independently in three different lines of this group. At the beginning of this study, William Dorsey's descendents were unique in sharing a value of 31 for DYS 389ii. As most descendents of Elisha Dorsey, Dimmon Dorsey, David Dorsey and John Henry Dorsey share the (even more unusual) value of 32, we surmise that their common ancestor passed this value to his sons and that a mutation between John H. Dorsey and William caused a loss of one repeat at DYS 389ii. We know it occurred at that level because it is shared by descendents of two of William's sons. As the study has progressed, the same value for DYS 389ii has also found in a descendents of John Henry Dorsey and of Bassell Dorsey. Other descendents of both John Henry and Bassell Dorsey do not have this mutation but share the ancestral value of 32. All three lines are from different geographical areas so we do not, at this time, suspect any non-paternity events such as a child of one of line being raised in a family of the other. There is little reported in the scientific literature to explain differences in mutation rates among this type of marker. However, there are reports of an increased tendency to lose units as the length of an STR marker increases. 48 The ancestral value of 32 repeat units for DYS 389-ii is unusually long, found in only about one percent of members of the R1b Haplogroup. Perhaps some instability related to its length underlies this unusual volatility.
As discussed above, the three mutation differences (DYS #'s 448, 449, and 464a) between the two descendants of the David Dorsey is also quite unusual. Since the descendent of David’s son Joseph Tarpley shares the ancestral values for all 25 markers in this study, the mutations have occurred somewhere in the line of descent from David’s son William Manson Dorsey. Attempts to pinpoint each mutation would require extensive testing of other members of this line and would contribute little of genealogical value since most members of the line are known to each other and records are good.
Confirmation of these relationships is found in the uniqueness of the DNA signatures of these project members. Though they share many of the values of the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype 49 , they also share unusual values for four markers in this 25 marker set. Until recently, they had no exact or near matches outside of the Dorsey surname in the Family Tree DNA database 50 , no matches in the worldwide population sample of 24,189 in the www.yhrd.org database 51 , and no matches in the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy database.52 Frequency values for each of their markers with the population of the mostly Western European R1b Haplotype are reported in the last line of Table III-1.53 Particularly rare is the value of 32 for DYS389ii. Other unusual values occur at DYS#’s 390, 459b, and 447. This is truly an unusual haplotype. Along with supporting traditional genealogical records, there is no chance that these are spurious matches of unrelated people who happen to share the Dorsey surname (or one of its several variants).
Who Was Andrew Dorsey and Where Did He Come From?
Recent DNA Results combined with some scattered records from Maryland and the Carolinas have given exciting new direction to research into the origins of Andrew Dorsey, earliest known patriarch of Lineage III. Read about these findings and their implications at Who Was Andrew Dorsey?
2 Jo White Linn, compiler, Rowan County, North Carolina Tax Lists 1757-1800, Annotated Transcriptions (Salisbury, NC: Privately printed, 1995) 66.
3 Anne Williams McAllister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan, compilers, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Lincoln County, North Carolina April 1779 - January 1789, (?, North Carolina: privately published, 1988.) 185.
4 W. D. Floyd, transcriber, Gilboa Methodist Cemetery, Burke County, NC, transcription online, USGenWebArchives, http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/burke/cemeteries/gilboab.txt, accessed 08 February 2009, Elisha Dorsey, 85 years December 14, 1858.
5 1850 U. S. Census, Burke county, NC, population schedule, p. 723 (penned), p. 363 (stamped), dwelling 414, family 414 Myra Walker, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 06 February 2009); from national Archives microfilm publication M, roll . M432, roll 622, image 348. “Elisha Dorsey age 77, born in North Carolina”.
6 State of North Carolina. An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives. Raleigh, NC, USA: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977., database online, Ancestry.com. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.
7 David Dorsey, compiler, Elisha Dorsey of Burke County, North Carolina and Hi Descendants, A Genealogy of the Dorsey Family From 1773 – 1975, (Charlotte, North Carolina: Merit Press, 1975).
8 Elmer L. Dorsey, “Dorsey (Endymion) Dimmon, Jr.”, The Heritage of Burke County, 1981, (Morganton, NC: The Burke County Historical Society, 1982) 159, #217.
9 1850 U. S. Census, Pickens County, South Carolina, Western Division, p. 841 (penned), p. 421 (stamped), dwelling 726, family 774, John Dorsey, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) accessed : 9 February 2009); from National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 857, image 298.
10 Nancy Custer,” Bassell, Benjamin, and John Dorsey Land Transactions”, online: http://www.contexo.info/Andrew&PatienceDorsey/BasselBenjaminJohntransactions.htm, accessed February 9, 2009.
11 Custer, Nancy, 2004, “Bassell, Benjamin, and John Dorsey Land Transactions”
12 1830 U.S. Census, Macon County, North Carolina, population schedule, p. 15 (penned), line 15, John Dorsey, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) accessed : 9 February 2009); from National Archives microfilm publication M19, roll 123.
13 1840 U.S. Census, Pickens County, South Carolina, population schedule, Pickens District, p. 33 (penned), p. 364 (stamped) line 27, John Dossey, Sen., digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) accessed : 9 February 2009); from National Archives microfilm publication M704, roll 514..
14 Pickens County Real Estate Book A, Page 141, estate of John Dorsey.
15 Pickens County Real Estate Book A, Page 141, estate of John Dorsey.
16 Pickens County, South Carolina, Petition for Letters of Administration on Estate of William H. Dorsey, Pickens County Probate and Land Records, Box #17, #220, 1848. Pickens County Probate Court, Abstracted by David Thompson, 7 November 1990.
17 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), District 10, Habersham County, GA Page 284, Dwelling 39, Family 39, David Dossey sic household, jpeg image, (Online: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005), subscription database, Digital scan of original records in the National Archives, Washington, DC , <http://www.ancestry.com/>, accessed February 25, 2006.
18 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Georgia Militia District 436, Rabun County, Georgia Page 333, Dwelling 253, Family 253, Elisha Dorry sic household, jpeg image, (Online: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005), subscription database, Digital scan of original records in the National Archives, Washington, DC , <http://www.ancestry.com/>, February 25, 2006.
19 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Division 12, Cass County, Georgia Page 191, Dwelling 1291, Family 1308, John H. Dorsey household, jpeg image, (Online: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005), subscription database, Digital scan of original records in the National Archives, Washington, DC , <http://www.ancestry.com/>, accessed February 25, 2006.
20 1800 U. S. Census, Burke County, North Carolina, population schedule, p. 742, line 7, John Dorsey, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) accessed : 9 February 2009); from National Archives microfilm publication M32, roll 29, image 120.
21 1810 U.S. Census, Burke County, North Carolina, population Schedule, p. 36 (penned),p. 335 (stamped), line 1 Jop Docy , digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com accessed : 12 February 2009); from National Archives microfilm publicationM252, roll 39, image 223.00..
22 1820 U.S. Census, Burke County, North Carolina, population schedule, p. 41 (stamped), line 14, John Dossey, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com accessed : 9 February 2009); from National Archives microfilm publication M33, roll 83, image 30.
23 Burke County, North Carolina, Original Marriage Bonds, File: "William Dorsey to Patsey Kelly, 1823" County Records Collection. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.
24 For a discussion of the implications of this match that Harvey Kelley of Cumberland County, Tennessee was actually Elisha H. Dorsey, son of William H. Dorsey, please see, Nancy Custer, “Who Was Harvey Kelley”, online: http://www.contexo.info/DorseyDNA/HarveyKelley.htm
25 Donna Black, “Re: Joseph Tarpley Dorsey & William Manson Dorsey,” email message from Donna Black firstname.lastname@example.org to Nancy Custer, January 28, 2006.
26 Pickens County, South Carolina, Real Estate Book A, Page 141, estate of John Dorsey, October 4, 1852, Probate Judge’s Office, Pickens, South Carolina.
27 Donna Black, “Re: Joseph Tarpley Dorsey & William Manson Dorsey”,.
28 Ann Turner, (2002) Mutation Calculator for Y Chromosome STR Markers , Version 1.0, http://members.aol.com/dnafiler/MutationCalculator.exe
29 Catherine McDonald, “Kit 12661”, email from Catherine/FTDNA email@example.com to Nancy Custer, August 3, 2004.
30 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Town (1098) Pickens County, Georgia, Enumeration District 165, Page 553, Dwelling 107, Family 108, John H. Dorsey Household, jpeg image, (Online: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004), subscription database, Digital scan of original records in the National Archives, Washington, DC, <http://www.ancestry.com>, accessed September 14, 2004.
31 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Town District, Pickens County, Georgia, Enumeration District 113, Sheet 12, Dwelling 159, Family 161, John H. Dorsey household, jpeg image, (Online: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004), subscription database, Digital scan of original records in the National ArchIIIes, Washington, DC, <http://www.ancestry.com>, accessed May 24, 2004.
32 Pickens County, GA Heritage 1853-1998." (?: Walsworth Pulishing, 1998), 193.
33 1840 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Pickens County, South Carolina Page 355, John Dorsey household.
34 Pickens County Real Estate Book A, Page 141, estate of John Dorsey.
35 Pickens County, GA Heritage Book, 193.
36 1840 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Pickens County, South Carolina Page 364, John Dossey, Sen. (Dorsey) household.
37 Pickens County Real Estate Book A, Page 141John Dorsey estate.
38 Beth Stratton, “Re: DORSEY Digest: New”, Dorsey discussion list, 30 April 2008, (http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/dorsey/2008-04/1209602751 : accessed 4 March 2009).
39 Jo White Linn, compiler, Rowan County, North Carolina Tax Lists 1757-1800, Annotated Transcriptions (Salisbury, NC: Privately printed, 1995) 66.
40 Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Georgia Census, 1790-1890 database on-line . Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.
41 Bassell Dorsey will, made 16 June 1806, proven 7 September 1807, Membership application, Lela Rebecca McGaha Jeffries, National no. 609203, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, approved 19 August 1980, copy obtained June 1999, DAR Library, Washington, DC.
42 Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850 database online . Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: Most of the records in this index may be found at the Maryland Historical Society or the Family History Library. “Bazel Dorsey married Rachel Odel December 7, 1784 in Baltimore County, Maryland.”
43 Records of the First Reformed Church of Baltimore 1768-1899, Family Line Publications, Westminster, Marylnd, 1995, Introduction by Henry R. Kelly, p.52, Bazel John Dorsey with Polly Hanes (also referred to as Dolly or Dorothy in other sources), September 5, 1786
44 Maryland State Archives, Maryland Indexes, Baltimore County & Baltimore City Equity Papers, Index, Baltimore County Court (Chancery Papers), Dates: 1829/09/19, Accession No.: 40,200-949-1/2, MSA No.: C 295-958, Location: 2/15/12/14 http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/quickref/html/ba_bcequity.html
45 Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. database online Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-. Original data: Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT: Godfrey Memorial Library, 1952-. Vol 45, p. 80. Roster of soldiers from N.C. in the Amer. Rev. Comp. By D.A.R. of NC. Durham, NC. 1932. (12,709p.):377
46 Membership application, Lela Rebecca McGaha Jeffries, National no. 609203, National Society DAR.
47 Custer, Nancy, 2004, “Bassell, Benjamin, and John Dorsey Land Transaction”
48 Y Lai and F Sun, “The relationship between microsatellite slippage mutation rate and the number of repeat units”. Mol Biol Evol. 2003 Dec; 20 (12):2123-31.
50 Family Tree DNA Customer Database, September, 2004, This information can be confirmed through the Family Tree DNA database that performs matches among individuals that they have tested. Contact information: Family Tree DNA - Genealogy by Genetics, Ltd., World Headquarters, 1919 North Loop West, Suite 110 Houston, Texas 77008, USA , Phone: (713) 868-1438. info@FamilyTreeDNA.com
53 Whit Athey, “STR Allele Frequencies for Haplogroup R1b”
54 Bill and Martha Reamy, "Baltimore County, Maryland Indexed Tax List of 1763, Saint Thomas Parish", St. Thomas' Parish Registers 1732 - 1850, (Westminster, Maryland: Willow Bend Books, 2000), 69
55 Baltimore County Court Proceedings Liber IS#C, folio 570, Frances Dorsey, bastardy charge.
56 Kathleen Field, "A Record of Tevis Births", Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, volume 35, number 2, (Spring 1994): 242. This article cites a Bible record of the birth of a child of Andrew and Patience Dorsey on the same page as the births of several children of Orlando Griffith Dorsey a descendent of the Nicholas and Frances Hughes Dorsey.
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