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just tied ownership of Beauvoir to ancestor

Discussion in 'Researching Your Civil War Ancestry' started by pvt.GHT2ndMDinfCSAcoC, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. pvt.GHT2ndMDinfCSAcoC

    pvt.GHT2ndMDinfCSAcoC Private

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    Now When i joined CWT recently I posted that family has been here since colonial days. many prominent families of Maryland. Don't know how I got short end... any way i just found that Samuel Worthington Dorsey/ his 4G Grandfather John Dorsey and My 10G Grandfather (col) Edward Dorsey were brothers bothe sons of Edward Dorsey whom arrived to Maryland in 1650..
    Thomas Beale Dorsey had bought the plantation in Mississipi whom Samuel intherited, and after his passing His wife Sarah left it to Davis...
     

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  3. Lazy Bayou

    Lazy Bayou 1st Lieutenant

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    That's great news. You're so fortunate.
     
  4. RobertP

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    Very interesting. But remember Beauvoir was never a plantation, the sandy soil so close to the beach is infertile. Instead it was built as the coastal home for a planter in Madison County, just north of Jackson.
     
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    Interesting. BTW, my great-grandfather is buried at Beauvoir.
     
  7. pvt.GHT2ndMDinfCSAcoC

    pvt.GHT2ndMDinfCSAcoC Private

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    Understood, it contained 608 should we say Estate>
     
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    yep that would be the one

    1 Edward Dorsey 1619-1659
    2 (col) Edward Dorsey 1646- 12/31/1705**brothers* 1John Dorsey 1653-1714 owner hockley-in-the-hole AAco Md
    3 John Dorsey 1688-1764 ********************** 2Caleb Dorsey11/11/1685-1742
    4 Hannah Dorsey10/26/1709-1789*************** 3Thomas Beale Dorsey1/18/1726?7--1771
    5 John Barnes 1735-1800 ********************* 4John Worthington Dorsey10/8/1751-1823 2nd Lt 3rd MD Line (6/6/1776)
    6 Dorsey Barnes*****************************5Thomas Beale Dorsey 10/17/1780-12/26/1855
    7 Moses Barnes1777- ************************6Samuel Dorsey 4/23/1811-10/18/1875
    8 Moses Barnes 9/11/1811-9-18-1892
    9 John M Barnes1840-1909
    10 Keziah Emily Barnes 6/16/1884-8/4/1957
    11 Joshua Roby Wilson 12/31/1889-9/15/1947
    12 Louis Tivis Wilson 7/23/1921-7/9/1990
    13 Father 1947-
    14 Me 1969-
     
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  9. donna

    donna Lt. Colonel Forum Host

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    That is great. It is wonderful when you discover ancestors. I am trying to find out if Jefferson Davis' mother was related to my great great great grandfather. Her last name was Cook. She was born in North Carolina as was my great great great grandfather, William Cook. Their fathers were named William Cook. Still got a lot to find out.
     
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    Donna,
    This adds a great sence of pride when i find info on the family ancestors..I have been fortunate with so much of the info for mine being recorded in Maryland archives and some in the history books due to the importance of the countrys history. to date I have found 3 revolutionary war ancestors all three were Lt or higher, 1 war of 1812. 2 Cw and possibly 9 more from Maryland. Now this is ll on fathers side. My mothers is another story as they came from NC in the late20 early 1930's from Boone NC. I find it a little difficult to find info on them. However I understand the Blevins/bare name was quite wide so I think I will have a little more luck once I talk to another aunt whom has a so called book with history....
     
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    Part of my city of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach are represented in the state Senate by the Honorable Harry Blevins. I wonder if he's related to your mother's side.
     
  12. Georgia Coast

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    Dang, no officers in my line. I have two who were with Washington when Cornwallis surrendered ....privates. According to one of my great-grandfathers, my KY line was mostly noted for being hanged as horse thieves. I believed that for many years, doh... actually, there were quite a few preachers. I guess he just said that because he was sort of a populist. And a joker.
     
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