Biography of Lloyd Dorsey
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Dorsey, Lloyd, was born a slave in Maryland, November 18, 1818, was owned by Elijah Griffin and made his escape from slavery in 1842. He first locatad for ten months in Pennsylvania, then came to Trumansburgh. December 18, 1844, he married Nancy M. Hemans, of Caroline, Tompkins county, by whom he had nine children: William H., James E., George P., Clinton C., Frances R., Charles A., Mary A., Lilly L., and Emma S. The oldest son died July 17, 1857; Clinton C. died August 18, 1859, and Lilly L. died in infancy. Mra Dorsey died August 31, 1886. She was born November 20, 1819. Frances R. married Rev. Charles A. Srnith, formerly of Pennsylvania. James E. married Frances Robbins of Oweego; they have two children: Lilly R., who married Albert Hall, of Florida, and Richard. Mrs. James E. Dorsey died February 6, 1878. Charles A. is not married, is a farmer at present. residing at home, where his father has lived over fifty years. Mary A. is housekeeper for her father, who has spent his life in this town as farmer, gardener, etc.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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