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Subject: Re: [BRE] Miller and related families in Washington Co., Pa.--Edward Dorsey
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 01:03:30 +0000

Can't answer this request directly about the Dorseys but they were a very early family in Maryland. Three miles down the road from me is "Dorsey's Search" named after Dorsey Hall which is the manor built and owned by the family.

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> I am researching David Miller b. c1744, md. Deborah Zook (d/o Peter Zug),
> migrated to Nelson Co., Ky. in 1796, d. 1848 Marion Co., Ky. David was in West
> Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., Pa. at least 1788 to 1794. He had 1789 warrant
> for 95 acres on Ten Mile Cr. that was passed on to William Miller in 1792, to
> Isaac Miller in 1797 and to James Hill in 1809. This property was adjoined by
> that of Joseph Hill, Neal Gillespy, Edward Dorsey, Adam Weaver and nearby was
> Abraham Hartman, Thomas McKibben and Henry Hartsock. It seems that many of the
> families in this area were of Brethren faith and came out of Maryland. I am
> trying to better understand these and other neighboring families (Leatherman,
> Wise, Beatty, Spohn, Feester, Grable, Redd) and determine exactly where they
> came from, hoping to find further connections to my David Miller and to figure
> out who his parents could have been.
> In this regard, I plan to summarize and post what I know about these families
> (one at a time) and solicit input to gain further understanding. Perhaps it can
> benefit others that are chasing some of these families.
> Continuing with these families, I next have Edward Dorsey. I have him with land
> next to my David Miller on Ten Mile Creek which was surveyed and patented 1786.
> I don't find him on 1790 nor 1800 census in West Bethlehem. Did the family
> leave Washington Co.,Pa. before 1790? Were they Brethren?
> I have a couple versions of Edward Dorsey in Maryland per (1) born
> 1740 in Anne Arundel Co., Md. s/o Col. Nicholas Dorsey with wife Sarah Todd and
> (2) born 1794 s/o Edward Dorsey with wives Sarah Cumming and Ann Moody Boyd and
> died 1824 in Washington Co., Ky., a son is shown with birthplace of Frederick
> Co., Md. Anyone know which version goes with the Edward Dorsey in Washington
> Co., Pa.? I have a 1755 Frederick Co., Md. deed wherein Jacob Miller son and
> heir of Abraham Miller sold tract "Resurvey of Miller's Chance" to Edward Dorsey
> of Annapolis. Anyone know who this Abraham Miller was?
> Did the Washington Co., Pa. Edward Dorsey go to Ky.? Where, when, etc.?
> Any further info about this family and their relationship to the Miller family
> would be greatly appreciated.
> Art Miller, Louisville
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