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 Children 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 see: Findagrave database (no photo) at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55020260 "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: Children: Elizabeth Ann Dorsey Dunning (1805 - 1883)* Jane Dorsey Lowe (1811 - 1858)* Rebecca Dorsey Hollis (1816 - 1882)*