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Abijah Elbert Dorsett

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Abijah Elbert Dorsett

Birth
Chatham County, North Carolina, USA
Death
3 May 1897 (aged 76)
Burial
Putnam County, Indiana, USA Add to Map
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Dorsett, Abijah, P.O. Mount Meridian, Farmer, Section 5; was born in Chatham County, N.C., fifteen miles west of Petersboro, November 2, 1820; settled in this county, Mill Creek township, Section 18, 1842. Was married January 31, 1842, in this township to Mary Jones (born in Wythe County, Va., October 21, 1820), daughter of Lewis Jones, a native of Virginia; children were born as follows: James M., born June 1, 1845, and Henry P., May 12, 1847; both died in infancy; Solomon E., born --------; died September 7, 1854; Robert W., born January 31, 1852; Martha M., born December 2, 1853; Martin F., born March 4, 1854; Delila E., born April 11, 1858, died in April 1876; Joseph W., born April 27, 1862. Mr. Dorsett's parents came to this county in an early day; his father, Duty Dorsett, was a native of North Carolina, being born there in 1792; his mother, Rachel, was the daughter of James Edward, an Englishman; they had a large family--thirteen children--of whom Mr. Dorsett was the fourth. They are now dead, but won for themselves a prominent place among the county families. Their son Abijah now owns 270 acres of well-improved land.
Dorsett, Abijah, P.O. Mount Meridian, Farmer, Section 5; was born in Chatham County, N.C., fifteen miles west of Petersboro, November 2, 1820; settled in this county, Mill Creek township, Section 18, 1842. Was married January 31, 1842, in this township to Mary Jones (born in Wythe County, Va., October 21, 1820), daughter of Lewis Jones, a native of Virginia; children were born as follows: James M., born June 1, 1845, and Henry P., May 12, 1847; both died in infancy; Solomon E., born --------; died September 7, 1854; Robert W., born January 31, 1852; Martha M., born December 2, 1853; Martin F., born March 4, 1854; Delila E., born April 11, 1858, died in April 1876; Joseph W., born April 27, 1862. Mr. Dorsett's parents came to this county in an early day; his father, Duty Dorsett, was a native of North Carolina, being born there in 1792; his mother, Rachel, was the daughter of James Edward, an Englishman; they had a large family--thirteen children--of whom Mr. Dorsett was the fourth. They are now dead, but won for themselves a prominent place among the county families. Their son Abijah now owns 270 acres of well-improved land.


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