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Posted by: Linda Taylor (ID *****2074) Date: September 14, 2006 at 09:25:00
In Reply to: Elijah L. Houston Co. TX by Linda Taylor of 596

I've discovered that Elijah L. Dorsett doesn't have descendants. While his wife gave birth to 5 children, only one daughter survived and she never married.

I'm including census records, should anyone care.

1850 Cherokee County, Alabama, page 14, Nov. 14
Simpson, John R. 28, Gambler VA
Ellen 18 GA
Simpson, Jane 45 VA
CANNON, Eliza 30 VA
Simpson, J.C. 25 Farmer TN
Wm. 19 AL
Cannon, Frances A 7 GA

[Not located Elijah L. as of yet]

12-30-1851 Elijah L. Dorsett to Laula Cannon

1860 Houston County, TX, Alabama P.O., 17 July, page 64
DARSETT, Elijah 35 Farmer GA
Leah 37 VA
[Cannon] Frances 16 GA
John R. 4 TX
Emaline 2 TX
Harris, Hugh 20 Laborer AL

1870 Houston County, TX, Crockett P.O., page 11
Dossett, E.L. 46 Grocer[Ret] GA
Eliza L.50 VA
Ellen B. 8 TX
Mary E. 12 TX
Cannon, F. A. 26 Seamstress GA
Simpson, E.L. 29 Clk. in Store Illn.


"E.L. Dorsett appointed sheriff by Special Order #304 on December 28, 1869 by Gen. J.J. Reynolds
Was elected Dec. 3, 1869
Resigned October 20, 1870"

1880 Houston County, TX - 23 June ED28:27, printed page 403
Dossett, E.L. 52 GA NY SC
E.L. 60 VA VA VA
Eva 18 TX GA VA[daughter]
Simpson, J.R. 7 TX VA GA nephew

1880 Anderson County, TX, Palestine, page 32 A
Simpson, J.C. single 53 keeps Saloon TN VA VA
Jane wd 82 [mother] VA VA VA
Dossett, Eva single 18 [niece] TX SC VA [?]
Beatrice[s] 16 [niece] Tx SC VA [?]
Simpson, J. R. 7 [nephew] TX VA GA

Houston County Newspaper Abstract 1890-1901, Betty Ross Crook
The Crockett Courier, page 3, col. 3, April 1895
Delinquent Tax List
Jno R. Sheridan, tax collector, announced on 2 April, 1895, he would sell following lands for unpaid taxes

1893 - Dorsett, E., Abstract #54, original grantee: J. Masters, Tax & acreage: 120, cost: $3.85

[I found nothing listed for a Dorsett [any spelling] in the cemetery books for this county prior to this date]

1900 Anderson County, TX Palestine P.O. Murchison Street
ED 3:SH 13: L 19
Dowsett, Eliza Mar 1820/80 Wd 5/1chn VA Ire Ire
EVA Aug 1863/36 s sews TX GA VA

1920 Nothing located

1930 Anderson County, TX Palestine, 401 Murchison St
Dossett, Eva 60 seamstress TX GA VA

Hopefully someone else can add to this information.

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