Richard Dorsey (c.1740 - 1799)

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Birthplace: Anne Arundel, MD
Death: Died in Baltimore, MD
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About Richard Dorsey

DAR records reflect the was commissioned a lieutenant in the United States Army January 24, 1777. Also captain of a company of Maryland artillery Mar 4,1777. He was one of the original members of the Cincinnati.

"Married Rebecca Hawkins (the widow Pierpont) circa 1784 and they had 5 children: Edward Dorsey, Sarah Dorsey Suter, Eudocia Dorsey Gird Hills, Mary Dorsey, and Edward John Dorsey. On July 16, 1776 he became 3rd Lieutenant in Capt. Nathaniel Smith's Company of Matrosses and then Captain in the First Continental Artillery Regiment in 1777 (H-573, T-278). He was wounded at the battle of Camden on August 16, 1780 and received pay from the State for his disability in 1791 (Ref: K-337). He was an Original Member of the Society of the Cincinnati in 1783. His widow married Hugh Stewart, and died in 1818

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Capt. Richard Dorsey's Timeline

Anne Arundel, MD
December 5, 1784
Age 44
August 18, 1787
Age 47
November 19, 1792
Age 52
January 18, 1794
Age 54
October 6, 1796
Age 56
Anne Arundel, MD
May 16, 1799
Age 59
Baltimore, MD