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Eliza DORRIS

Female 1816 - 1852  (36 years)


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  • Name Eliza DORRIS 
    Born 16 Jan 1816 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Jul 1852 
    Notes 
    • (1) Dorris-Net, published from 1995-2015, by Gene Dorris :

      There has been some confusion in the public record concerning Eliza Dorris Hudson (1816-1852). I may have contributed to this in part. Like other Dorris historians I was eager to find a place to put Eliza in the family history and changed Eliza's name to Melinda to match the Melinda who married Andrew Hudson and is buried in Old Fountainhead Cemetery. In fact why we assumed that Andrew Hudson was named Benjamin and Melinda was named Eliza is beyond my comprehension.

      In fact the Hendricks Family Genealogy has very good data for Eliza, noting that she was born on 16 January 1816, died on 12 July 1852, and married Benjamin Hudson on 14 January 1833. An Internet source (Cruzen Family History) describes Benjamin Hudson as the son of John Hudson (NC, 1775) and Mary Laly (Scotland, 1785). As we have noted earlier we believe that John Hudson in fact married Elizabeth Dorris first and that Mary Laly was his second wife.

      According to this Internet source, Benjamin Hudson was born March 1811 in Sumner County, Tennessee. The Internet source is in error. It states that Benjamin's wife was Eliza "Davis". For Eliza's vital statistics, the Internet source mirrors the Hendricks genealogy, citing her birth as November 1816 and death as July 1852. The Internet source adds however that Eliza died in Spencer County, Indiana in childbirth.
    Person ID I40495  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 

    Father Samuel DORRIS, Jr.,   b. 1770,   d. 1837  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Abigail FROST,   b. Abt 1773,   d. Oct 1841, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1793  Allegany County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin HUDSON 
    Married 14 Jan 1833 
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F17371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart