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Re: Dorsey/Darsey/Dawsey/Dossey/D'Arcy etc DNA Study Website
Posted by: Nancy Custer (ID *****4125) Date: June 17, 2003 at 19:43:55
In Reply to: Re: Dorsey/Darsey/Dawsey/Dossey/D'Arcy etc DNA Study Website by Marty Kellar of 41

I have seen this claim that James Dawsey (Dorsey) of Waccamaw County, SC was the son of Joshua Dorsey. I have no idea if it is true and wondered what the claim was based on. I know that John Dorsey (father of Joshua) spent a lot of time in South Carolina and am working on a report of his time there. I do not know whether his son James is the James in Waccmaw County.

I believe that Frederick Dorsey who was son of Joshua married Penelope Bonner in easter NC in the 1760's. They had one son William before Frederick died. I have often wondered whether some of the SC Dawsey/Dorseys might have descended from him. Just a wild guess though--nothing to substantiate it but intuition:)

There is a group of Dorseys who think that their ancestor, John Dorsey who moved from Baltimore to WV in the 1700's, was the son of Joshua. They note that a James appeared to come with them and suggest that he is James the son of Joshua. One of their descendents is participating in our DNA study.

My family appears to descend from Andrew Dorsey who moved from Baltimore to Rowan County in the 1760's. So far, we haven't been able to find parents for Andrew. I have several hypotheses but nothing that I can document. Still looking!

Please stay in touch and if there is a direct male descendant of James or any other Dawsey out there, we'd be delighted to have you in our project! http://www.contexo.info/DorseyDNA/index.html

Nancy



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