|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1836|
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 1921|
Augusta Eagle, March 3, 1921
HARRISON D. DORSETT PASSED AWAY ON FRIDAY
Harrison D. eldest son of A. H. and Eleanor Dorsett, was born in Adams County, Illinois, October 28, 1836 and died at his home in Augusta, Illinois, February 25, 1921.
During the early years of his life, he as the eldest son of the family, helped his parents to around home in the unsettled prairie region of the state. When only a lad his devotion to his parents, his industry, and his integrity won for him the confidence and respect of his associates and the beautiful part of his life is that he never marred that youthful record.
He was married to Sarah Ann Whetstones, December 9, 1858. Three daughters were born to this union, but all have passed to the Great Beyond, except Mrs. S. H. Phillips of Brooklyn, Illinois, The wife and mother died October 6, 1862. The country then being under the cloud of the great Civil War, he left his small daughters in the care of his mother and joined Company 2 of the 151st Illinois Volunteers, where he served until peace was declared. On March 6, 1866, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Bowers. To this union were born three children, all of whom survive. The wife and companion of over fifty years passed away only three months ago, Mr. Dorsett, who has been a great sufferer and almost blind for a number of years, was unable to stand the grief of the separation, and he steadily grew worse from that time to the day of his death. He was never resentful over the acute suffering, but his constant prayer was that death might come in mercy to relieve him from the excruciating pain.
Mr. Dorsett was a gentleman of the old school, courteous, kindly, and hospitable. His hearty handshake and his unaffected sociability were merely the reflection of the real man. Despite his suffering, his blindness, and his advanced age, his mental faculties were keen up to the very last of his life, and just a few hours before the final call, he was able to identify his relatives and friends by their voices. In 1890, Mr. Dorsett united with the Baptist Church. Later he transferred his membership to the Brooklyn Presbyterian Church. After moving to Augusta, fourteen years ago, he affiliated with the Augusta Presbyterian Church, and at the time of his death was a faithful adherent to the church of his choice.
He is survived by his four children, Mrs. S. H. Phillips of Brooklyn, Wm. E. of Huntsville, Mrs. L. S. Smith of Villisca, Iowa, and Sherman of Augusta; one sister, Mrs. Rachel Phillips of Huntsville; two brothers, A. S. of Beardstown, and Geo. W. of Augusta; thirteen grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church, Monday, February 28, at eleven o'clock, Rev. Robinson had charge of the services, Rev. F. W. Leonard assisted. Dr. Homer Mead paid a tribute to the deceased as a comrade of the G. A. R.
He was laid to rest by the side of his wife in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Father: Absolem Harrison Dorsett b: 24 SEP 1811 in Randolph Co., North Carolina
Mother: Eleanor Walker b: 16 MAR 1817 in Randolph Co., North Carolina
Absolom Harrison Dorsett (1811 - 1878)
Eleanor Walker Dorsett (1817 - 1911)
Sarah Ann Whetstone Dorsett (1841 - 1863)*
Mary Elizabeth Bowers Dorsett (1845 - 1920)*
Sarah Anna Dorsett Phillips (1862 - 1937)*
William Elsworth Dorsett (1867 - 1950)*
Minnie Dorsett Smith (1870 - 1962)*
Sherman Dorsett (1879 - 1969)*
Harrison David Dorsett (1836 - 1921)
Alexander Samuel Dorsett (1846 - 1921)*
FiDelia Dorsett Sapp (1853 - 1911)*
Created by: Marty & Harley
Record added: Jun 22, 2011
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