Joshua Hilton DorseyAge: 23 years18351858

Name
Joshua Hilton Dorsey
Given names
Joshua Hilton
Surname
Dorsey
Birth March 14, 1835 25 20
Death of a fatherJoshua Ferguson Dorsey
June 17, 1835 (Age 3 months)
Birth of a half-brotherJoseph C Van Meter
October 27, 1839 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a half-sisterRebecca Ann Van Meter
April 20, 1842 (Age 7 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah “Sally” Ferguson
November 6, 1844 (Age 9 years)
Note: Red Mills Cemetery
Death of a paternal grandfatherRichard C. Dorsey (The Elder)
October 2, 1845 (Age 10 years)
Address: Red Mills Cemetery
Death of a paternal grandfatherRichard Dorsey The Elder
October 2, 1845 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a half-brotherVan II Van Meter
May 2, 1847 (Age 12 years)

Birth of a half-sisterLee Ann Van Meter
July 27, 1850 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a half-siblingEvan Van Meter
January 15, 1854 (Age 18 years)
Death of a motherAngelina Hilton
June 22, 1857 (Age 22 years)
MarriageMartha Ann “”Mattie“” YagerView this family
March 7, 1858 (Age 22 years)

Death October 10, 1858 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Joseph Belt Dorsey
December 27, 1858 (2 months after death)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Lydia Ann Dorsey
June 4, 1861 (2 years after death)
Birth of a son
#3
Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey
September 10, 1863 (4 years after death)
Note: When this man was born, his parents did not choose a name for him. For the first five years of his life, they simply called him, "Boy." When he was five years old, he chose his own name, Stonewall Jackson Dorsey, after the famous Confederate General.
Birth of a son
#4
William Griffith Dorsey
September 7, 1866 (7 years after death)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Mary Elizabeth Dorsey
March 15, 1872 (13 years after death)

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: June 17, 1834
9 months
himself
Mother’s family with Van I Van Meter - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: December 16, 1838
3 years
half-sister
-3 years
half-brother
8 years
half-brother
3 years
half-sister
4 years
half-sibling
Family with Martha Ann “”Mattie“” Yager - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: March 7, 1858
10 months
son
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
3 years
son
6 years
daughter

Note
Part of Joshua's younger life was spent with his grandpartents, Richard and Sarah Dorsey. Joshua H. was ten years old at the timeof his grandfather's death. It is not know whether or not he spent all of the remainder of his youth with his mother, but it is know that he, being her eldest child, helped her on their farm after the death of her second husband, Van Vanmeter in Glendale, KY. He maried Martha Yager (Yeager), whose mother, Lydia Yager wasa daughter of joshua's grandfather, Richard, making them 1st cousins. Joshua H and Martha Dorsey had five children, all born at Glendale, KY. In the year, 1871, Joshua and family left Glendale in covered wagons and started out for Texas. At that time, his mother, Angeline, was living in Carthage, Missouir, either with or near her two married daughters, Rebecca Samuels and Lee Ann. Lee Anne was married to William Prather Van Meter. Joshua and family spent one year visiting his mother in Missouri, after which time they continued their journey to Texas and settled on a farm outside of Rockwell near Dallas, where Joshua died in 1873. Joseph being the eldest son, took over the task of supporting the family.
Note
Joshua H. Dorsey is listed death in Bowie, Texas, however it has reported and new papers found that he died in Missouri. There might have been an accident in Missouri that killed him and found by the Renfro family and buried near the accident. A cemetary was later put in by the Renfro family containing Martha Yager Dorsey. 2009 It has been reported that the burial of J.H. Was in Bowie, Texas. This record will remain as is at this point. Marian
  1. Generation 1
    1. Joshua Hilton Dorsey, son of Joshua Ferguson Dorsey and Angelina Hilton, was born on March 14, 1835 in Hardin County, Kentucky, USA and died on October 10, 1858 in Bowie, Texas at the age of 23. He married Martha Ann “”Mattie“” Yager, daughter of John Wesley Yager and Lydia A. Dorsey, on March 7, 1858. She was born on October 10, 1834 in , Hardin, Kentucky, USA and died on March 2, 1901 in Bowie, Texas at the age of 66.

      Children of Joshua Hilton Dorsey and Martha Ann “”Mattie“” Yager:

      1. Joseph Belt Dorsey (1858)
      2. Lydia Ann Dorsey (1861)
      3. Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey (18631949)
      4. William Griffith Dorsey (18661949)
      5. Mary Elizabeth Dorsey (1872)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey

      Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey, son of Joshua Hilton Dorsey and Martha Ann “”Mattie“” Yager, was born on September 10, 1863 in Glendale, Hardin, Kentucky, USA and died on November 24, 1949 in Palestine, Anderson, Texas, USA at the age of 86. He married Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), daughter of William Prather Van Meter and Lee Ann Van Meter, on August 1, 1888 in Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA. She was born on October 31, 1870 in Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, USA and died on March 19, 1943 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at the age of 72.

      Children of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey):

      1. William Samuel Dorsey (18901972)
      2. John Claud Dorsey (18931987)
      3. Mabel Victoria “Big Mama” Dorsey (Hammonds) (18961986)
      4. Lois “Tots” Minetta Dorsey (18991966)
      5. Joseph Edward “Ed” Dorsey (19011980)
      6. Eugene Stonewall “Stoney” Dorsey (19031991)
      7. Wayland Thomas Dorsey (19061953)
      8. Joshua Haywood Dorsey (19091978)
      9. Ivan Carl Dorsey (19121985)
      10. Clyde Dorsey (19161987)
      11. Clarence Dorsey (19162002)
    2. William Griffith Dorsey, son of Joshua Hilton Dorsey and Martha Ann “”Mattie“” Yager, was born on September 7, 1866 in Hardin Co., Kentucky and died on October 2, 1949 in Bowie Montague, Texas at the age of 83. He married Irene E. Barker about 1897 in Texas.

      Children of William Griffith Dorsey and Irene E. Barker:

      1. Fred Dorsey (1895)
      2. Beula Dorsey (1897)
      3. Chester Dewey “”Jack“” Dorsey (18981938)
      4. Tony Willie Dorsey (19001972)
      5. Thomas Dorsey (1901)
      6. Raymond R. Dorsey (1904)
      7. Wayne M. Dorsey (1906)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. William Samuel Dorsey

      William Samuel Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on September 18, 1890 in Caldwell, Burrleson, Texas, USA and died on November 4, 1972 at the age of 82. He married Maude Van Winkle on July 9, 1912. She was born in Wilmer, Texas.

    2. John Claud Dorsey

      John Claud Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on August 24, 1893 in Caldwell, Burrleson, Texas, USA and died in January 1987 in Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas, USA at the age of 93. He married 3 times. The first time he married Stella Mae Gunter (Dorsey). She was born on June 29, 1894 in Saledo, Bell, Texas, USA and died on September 1, 1943 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at the age of 49. The second time he married Blossom Favorite Clifford. The third time he married Ima Mae Pilgrim Moshier.

      Children of John Claud Dorsey and Stella Mae Gunter (Dorsey):

      1. Nannie Mae Dorsey (McFarland) (19131982)
      2. Thomas Edward Dorsey (19161943)
      3. Minnie Lee Dorsey (19181918)
      4. Dorothy Louise Dorsey (Bolin) (1922)
      5. Mary Claudine Dorsey (Beeler) (1929)
    3. Mabel Victoria “Big Mama” Dorsey (Hammonds)

      Mabel Victoria “Big Mama” Dorsey (Hammonds), daughter of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on April 13, 1896 in Bowie, Montague County, Texas, USA and died on December 30, 1986 in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, USA at the age of 90. She married Oliver Luther Hammonds, son of John William Hammond and Martha Ann Cross (Hammond), on October 24, 1912 in Bay City, Matagorda, Texas, USA. He was born on April 30, 1886 in Marble Falls, Burnet, Texas, USA and died on December 7, 1960 in Freeport, Brazoria, Texas, USA at the age of 74.

      Children of Mabel Victoria “Big Mama” Dorsey (Hammonds) and Oliver Luther Hammonds:

      1. Eugene Oliver Hammonds (19132004)
      2. Frank Marshall Hammonds (19151990)
      3. Mary Ann Hammonds (Fitzgerald) (Wadsworth) (19161983)
      4. Claude Victor Hammonds (19191999)
      5. William Jackson “Bill” Hammonds (19221968)
      6. Iva Lee Hammonds (Evans) (19251995)
      7. Roy Luther Hammonds (19271985)
      8. Elizabeth Lois Hammonds (Pickle) (1936)
    4. Lois “Tots” Minetta Dorsey

      Lois “Tots” Minetta Dorsey, daughter of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on January 31, 1899 in Quanah, Hardeman, Texas, USA and died on August 27, 1966 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at the age of 67. She married Henry D. Long, son of Unknown Long and Unknown Hammond, before 1924 in Texas. He was born on November 23, 1892 in Texas and died on August 5, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA at the age of 48.

      Children of Lois “Tots” Minetta Dorsey and Henry D. Long:

      1. Velma T. Long (19241943)
      2. Jack Benjamin Long (19262005)
    5. Joseph Edward “Ed” Dorsey

      Joseph Edward “Ed” Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on January 27, 1901 in Duke, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA and died on October 2, 1980 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at the age of 79. He married Ophelia Cecilia Juanita Birmingham (Dorsey) on January 15, 1923 in Wharton, Wharton, Texas, USA. She was born on July 7, 1903 in Mackay, Wharton, Texas, USA and died on June 18, 1992 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at the age of 88.

      Children of Joseph Edward “Ed” Dorsey and Ophelia Cecilia Juanita Birmingham (Dorsey):

      1. Joseph Edward “Jack” Dorsey Jr (19232002)
      2. Rosemary Dorsey (Claybourne) (1928)
      3. Dolores Dorsey (Barbiers) (19312008)
    6. Eugene Stonewall “Stoney” Dorsey

      Eugene Stonewall “Stoney” Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on March 25, 1903 in Duke, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA and died on January 2, 1991 in Austin, Travis, Texas, USA at the age of 87. He married Bertie Sanders. She was born on October 7, 1903 in Kaufman, , Texas, USA and died on August 7, 1993 in Austin, Travis, Texas, USA at the age of 89.

      Children of Eugene Stonewall “Stoney” Dorsey and Bertie Sanders:

      1. Wanda Evonne Dorsey (Cadwell) (19242007)
    7. Wayland Thomas Dorsey

      Wayland Thomas Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on March 21, 1906 in , , Oklahoma, USA and died on June 15, 1953 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA at the age of 47. He married Alice May Reeves (Dorsey) in 1924. She was born in 1906 and died on June 3, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA at the age of 50.

      Children of Wayland Thomas Dorsey and Alice May Reeves (Dorsey):

      1. Billie Louise Dorsey (19251994)
      2. Betty Ruth Dorsey (1927)
    8. Joshua Haywood Dorsey

      Joshua Haywood Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on July 25, 1909 in Mangum, Greer, Oklahoma, USA and died on November 29, 1978 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at the age of 69. He married Rose L Organ. She was born on June 18, 1938 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

    9. Ivan Carl Dorsey

      Ivan Carl Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on October 7, 1912 in Magnet, Wharton County, Texas, USA and died on February 22, 1985 in Madisonville, Madison, Texas, USA at the age of 72. He married Addie May Mayes. She was born in Barker, Texas.

      Children of Ivan Carl Dorsey and Addie May Mayes:

      1. Richard Carl Dorsey (1937)
      2. Lois Lorene Dorsey-Cramer (1940)
    10. Clyde Dorsey

      Clyde Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on February 22, 1916 in Lakeview, Hall, Texas, USA and died on June 27, 1987 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Texas, USA at the age of 71. He married Georgia May Stewart on April 26, 1940. She was born on August 16, 1923 in Piniland, Texas. . He had a relationship with Kathleen Parker

      Children of Clyde Dorsey and Georgia May Stewart:

      1. Clyde Dorsey Jr (1946)
      2. Wayne Dorsey (1948)
      3. Cheryl Dorsey (1955)
      4. Kathleen Dorsey (1959)
    11. Clarence Dorsey

      Clarence Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on February 22, 1916 in Lakeview, Hall, Texas, USA and died on December 2, 2002 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at the age of 86. He married 2 times. The first time he married Ida Bell Mayes. She was born on September 26, 1917 in Barker, Texas. The second time he married Edith Doane. She was born in Odon, Indiana, USA.

      Children of Clarence Dorsey and Ida Bell Mayes:

      1. Carolyn Dorsey (19382017)

      Children of Clarence Dorsey and Edith Doane:

      1. Sharon Dorsey (1945)
      2. Jimmy Dorsey (1949)
    12. Chester Dewey “”Jack“” Dorsey, son of William Griffith Dorsey and Irene E. Barker, was born on April 23, 1898 in Texas and died in 1938 at the age of 39.