Capt. Philemon Dorsey

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Philemon Dorsey

Birthplace: Bel Air Manor, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
Death: Died in Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Joshua Dorsey and Ann Dorsey
Husband of Rachel Harris and Catharine Dorsey
Father of Joshua Dorsey; Henrietta Hobbs; Ariana Owings; Elizabeth Dorsey; Philemon Dorsey and 4 others
Brother of Henry Dorsey; Rachel Warfield; Elizabeth Dorsey; Joshua Dorsey, Jr.; Nicholas Dorsey and 4 others

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About Capt. Philemon Dorsey

Philemon Dorsey, son of Captain Joshua and Anne (Ridgely) Dorsey, was born January 20, 1716, and died 1772. He inherited from his father, "Brother's Partnership," at Dayton, and settled there. He was captain of the "Hundred," whose duty it was to count the output of tobacco, and to levy church tax for its support. He was one of the builders of the "Chapel of Ease" upon "Poplar Spring Branch" and attended to its construction in 1750. His homestead stood upon the west of the road leading from Glenelg to Dayton, and his surveys reached west of his homestead some ten miles. His will is dated December 1, 1771, and proved April 7, 1772. Captain Philemon Dorsey married (first), February 19, 1738, Catharine Ridgely, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Warfield) Ridgely, at Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel county, Maryland. He married (second) Rachael Lawrence. Children by first wife: 1. Anne, born October 2, 1740; married Captain John Dorsey. 2. Elizabeth, born May 13, 1742; married William Ridgely. 3. Philemon, Jr., born February 7, 1744; married Ann . 4.Catharine, born November 30, 1745; married Benjamin Warfield. 5. Sarah, born September 9, 1747; married Rachel Warfield. 6. Amelia, born August 23, 1749, died August 6, 1807; married Samuel Riggs (see Riggs family). Children by second wife: 7. Joshua, married Janet Kennedy. 8. Henrietta, married William Hobbs. 9. Ariana, married Samuel Owings.

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Capt. Philemon Dorsey's Timeline

January 20, 1716
Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
October 2, 1740
Age 24
Anne Arundel, MD
May 13, 1742
Age 26
Anne Arundel, MD
February 7, 1743
Age 27
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
November 30, 1745
Age 29
Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
September 9, 1747
Age 31
Anne Arundel, MD
August 22, 1749
Age 33
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
January 30, 1762
Age 46
Ane Arundel, MD