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  • ID: I101987096
  • Name: Reason Thomas DORSEY
  • Given Name: Reason Thomas
  • Surname: DORSEY
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 Aug 1825 in Booneville,Warrick County,Indiana
  • Death: 11 Nov 1896
  • Burial: Reed Cemetery,Warrick County,Indiana
  • Change Date: 3 Apr 2002 1
  • Note:
    Biographical Sketch of Reason T. Dorsey (shared by fellow researcher and distant cousin, Deborah Ann Carlton)

    Reason T. Dorsey, a native of Warrick County, Indiana, was born August 18, 1825, a son of Greenberry W. and Susan (Cavender) Dorsey, who were natives of Kentucky. In about the year 1824, the father came to this county, which was then a new
    county and sparsely settled about four miles northwest of Boonville. A few years later he moved to a farm in the northeastern part of Boon Township, where he farmed successfuly until his death, which occured about the year 1838.

    Greenberry was one of those hardworking old pioneers in whom the traits of honesty and purity of character were particularly predominant. In that respect, Reason T. Dorsey, subject of this sketch, is not unlike his father. After passing through
    the inconveniences and hardships incident to the life of the average backwoods boy, he began farming for himself at the age of 18, on land adjoining the old homestead that was entered in his name by his father. He continued agricultural
    pursuits in various portions of Boon Township until 1860, when he purchased the old home farm, which now consists of 175 acres, and where he has since resided.

    In 1850 he married Elizabeth Lee, a native of Kentucky, by whom he became the father of 12 children, the following named yet living: Frances J., Willis, William W., Benjamin, Robert, Mary Ann, Lucretia and Daniel C.

    The mother is a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Dorsey is a Democrat in politics. His mother died in 1879.1 HIST Found mention of a divorce between Elizabeth and Reason T. Dorsey, April 1851 - information from "Warrick County, Indiana, Miscellaneous Volume 1, Intentions/Naturalizations, Divorces and Wills, 1997" - original record in Civil Order Book 3,
    October 1847 - April 1853.




    Father: Greenberry Woodward DORSEY b: 1794/1800 in native of Kentucky
    Mother: Susan CAVENDER Sousin b: 1800/1808 in Fayette County,Kentucky

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Ann LEE b: 3 Mar 1831 in Kentucky
    • Married: 8 Jul 1848
    Children
    1. Has No Children Frances Jane DORSEY b: 3 May 1850 in Warrick County,Indiana
    2. Has No Children Willis DORSEY b: Abt 1854/1855 in Warrick County,Indiana
    3. Has No Children Emily DORSEY b: 8 Sep 1857
    4. Has No Children William W. DORSEY b: 8 Oct 1857 in Indiana
    5. Has No Children Benjamin F. DORSEY b: 9 Dec 1859 in Warrick County,Indiana
    6. Has No Children Benedict DORSEY b: 1861
    7. Has Children Robert Edward DORSEY b: Aug 1862 in Warrick County,Indiana
    8. Has No Children Sarah S. DORSEY b: 1863
    9. Has No Children Greenberry W. DORSEY b: 1867
    10. Has No Children Mary Ann DORSEY b: Abt 1867/1868 in Skelton Township,Warrick County,IN
    11. Has No Children America DORSEY b: Sep 1869
    12. Has No Children Lucretia DORSEY b: 14 Sep 1870
    13. Has No Children Daniel Curtis (D.C.) DORSEY b: 1875 in Warrick County,Indiana

    Sources:
    1. Title: GEDCOM File : lebradley77.ged
      Date: 8 Jan 2001

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