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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
#177
Simpson, John R. 28, Gambler VA
Ellen 18 GA
#178
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]

CHATTOOGA COUNTY, GEORGIA MARRIAGE RECORDS
12-30-1851 Elijah L. Dorsett to Laula Cannon

1860 Houston County, TX, Alabama P.O., 17 July, page 64
#668
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.

SHERIFFS OF HOUSTON COUNTY, TEXAS [USGenWeb.com - TX/Houston County]

"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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