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DNA FamilyFinder Kit #12883

>RE: New DNA FamilyFinder Match for "J2" ELDER kit #12883
Maryland Connection for Matthew DORSEY with father ELIAS DORSEY,
and his father VACHEL DORSEY (using the DORSEY book),
and in

ID: I12717
Name: Elias Dorsey
Sex: M
Birth: 1759 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Death: 24 FEB 1796 in Ogelthorpe County, Georgia

Father: Vachel Dorsey b: 20 OCT 1726 in Elk Ridge Hundred, Anne Arundel
County, Maryland
Mother: Ruth Dorsey b: 1728 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Marriage 1 Susannah Snowden b: 1760 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
Married: 8 JUN 1779 in Baltimore, Baltimore Country, Maryland
1. Nancy Dorsey b: 1780 in Green County, Georgia
2. John Dorsey b: 1780
3. Matthew Dorsey b: 1782
4. Daisy Dorsey b: 1784
5. David Dorsey b: 1786
6. Rebecca Dorsey b: 28 MAR 1787
7. Susannah Dorsey

Matthew ELDER m. Jane McMichael (d. 1785 Georgia)
Matthew's Burial: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Stewart County, Georgia, USA
Findagrave database (no photo)
"Matthew Dorsey"
Birth: 1780 North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1861 Stewart County, Georgia, USA
"Matthew was the son of Elias Dorsey and Susannah Organ.
" M Dorsey, resident of Putnam County, moved with Jane to Houston County in early pioneer days where he established a tavern on the old stage road at the present site of Fort Valley. remained there until Stewart County was organized. The HISTORY OF PEACH COUNTY,GA says Matthew was one of the first settlers of what became Fort Valley. He subscribed 5 shares of Southeastern Railroad stock around 1850. With James A. Everett, he donated 6 acres of land for school and church purposes--sometime before 1848. He was a trustee of the Fort Valley Female Seminary when it was chartered in 1852. 1st United Methodist
church built on the land in 1848, Dorsey was a member.
As the first postmaster he was given the honor of naming the town.
He submitted the name "Fox Valley", but had very bad handwriting.
 He was married to (1) Jane McMichael and (2) Mariah Jones.
He had five known children.

Family links:
Elizabeth Ann Dorsey Dunning (1805 - 1883)*
Jane Dorsey Lowe (1811 - 1858)*
Rebecca Dorsey Hollis (1816 - 1882)*

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