James Willis Dorn

M, b. 2 June 1926, d. 25 November 1983
     James Willis Dorn also went by the name of Jack. He was born on 2 June 1926 at Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas. He was the son of Melvin Pierce Dorn Sr. and Katherine Witt. He married Jessie Edna Inglehart on 4 January 1946 at Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas. He died on 25 November 1983 at Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas, at age 57.

James Wright Dorn1

M, b. 16 June 1877, d. 9 November 1934
     James Wright Dorn was born on 16 June 1877 at Mount Hilliard, Bullock County, Alabama. He was the son of John Melvin Dorn and Talvy Ann McCreless.1 He married Virtae Viola McGuire on 15 January 1899 at Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas. He died on 9 November 1934 at Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas, at age 57.

Child of James Wright Dorn and Virtae Viola McGuire

Citations

  1. [S29] RootsWeb, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, Smith_AannestadTree, ,http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

John M. Dorn

M
     John M. Dorn is the son of Reverend Clarence Calvin Dorn and Erlene McCullogh.

John Marvin Dorn

M, b. 30 March 1879, d. 10 August 1968
     John Marvin Dorn also went by the name of Marv (also called Monk.)1 He was born on 30 March 1879 at Mount Hilliard, Bullock County, Alabama.2 He was the son of John Melvin Dorn and Talvy Ann McCreless.2 He married Nancy Maude Morrow on 1 January 1902 at Mitchell County, Texas. He died on 10 August 1968 at Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas, at age 89. He was buried on 11 August 1968 at Mitchell County, Texas.

Children of John Marvin Dorn and Nancy Maude Morrow

Citations

  1. [S38] Donna Starr, "Email from Donna Starr," to Keith Hunter, "John Marvin, or Monk, was one of the children of Wright P. and Talvy Ann who was born in Alabama."
  2. [S29] RootsWeb, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, Smith_AannestadTree, ,http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

John Melvin Dorn

M, b. 24 August 1850, d. 14 April 1937
     John Melvin Dorn Different histories and research on this family...
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=darcypotter&id=I153
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=smith_aannestad&id=I70.
Peter Ouzts I and His Descendants by Hortense Woodson, 1949, p. 90 Edgefield SC US Census 1850,1860,1870,1880 John Melvin Dorn left Edgefield SC for Mount Hilliard AL in 1871, where he met and married Talvia Ann McCreless. They had 11 children in AL. The family moved to Falls County TX in 1886 then on to Colorado TX on November 18, 1890. There he with neighbors, Boswell, Green, and Richardson, built a church meeting and school house, later known as Dorn Chapel. This county was later named Mitchell County and many descendants are from Colorado City TX.
[From RootsWeb source]

ORAL FAMILY TRADITION:
John Melvin Dorn lived on a plantation owned by his father in South Carolina. His father went away to the Civil War (Confederate army, of course), and John Melvin (age 15) wanted to go, too, but his father insisted he stay and take care of the plantation and the family. When word came that the Union Army was on its way through, John Melvin's mother had him take the slaves and hide in the fields until the soldiers left. The soldiers took food and anything else they wanted from the plantation. Later, when the Civil War was over, the slaves were told they were free to go, but they chose to stay with the Dorn family.
John Melvin's grandfather had been a wealthy man in Germany until a war there wiped out his fortune (when the Mark became worthless).
When John Melvin married and had his own family, he decided to move to Texas, so he hired two railroad cars and put the livestock in one car and the family and household goods in the other and headed for Texas on Nov. 1, 1890.
The area in Texas where the Dorns settled (in Mitchell County, near Colorado City) became known as the Dorn Community. There was a Dorn School and the Dorn Church. The church, still in existence, bears a historical marker with dates and information.1 John Melvin Dorn was also known as called Grandad Dorn by his descendants.2 He was born on 24 August 1850 at Mount Hilliard, Alabama, (alternate date and location - 13 Feb. 1849, Edgefield, SC.) He was the son of Wright Peter Dorn and Sarah Sallie Ouzts.3,4 He married Talvy Ann McCreless, daughter of John Milton McCreless and Hannah Moore, after 1869. He died on 14 April 1937 at Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas, at age 86.3

Children of John Melvin Dorn and Talvy Ann McCreless

Citations

  1. [S29] RootsWeb, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, Smith_AannestadTree, ,http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi
  2. [S38] Donna Starr, "Email from Donna Starr," to Keith Hunter, "...John Melvin Dorn, who we all refer to as Grandad Dorn."
  3. [S29] RootsWeb, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, Smith_AannestadTree, ,http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi
  4. [S29] RootsWeb, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, Smith_AannestadTree, ,http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

Liz Dorn

F
     Liz Dorn is the daughter of Reverend Clarence Calvin Dorn and Erlene McCullogh.

Lois Delilah Dorn

F, b. 18 October 1884, d. 14 June 1967
     Lois Delilah Dorn also went by the name of Lila. She was born on 18 October 1884 at Mount Hilliard, Bullock County, Alabama. She was the daughter of John Melvin Dorn and Talvy Ann McCreless.1 She married James Lorenzo Dow on 1 May 1904 at Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas. She died on 14 June 1967 at Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, at age 82. She was buried on 16 June 1967 at Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas.

Citations

  1. [S29] RootsWeb, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, Smith_AannestadTree, ,http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

Lottie Eulala Dorn1

F, b. December 1889, d. 7 June 1978
     Lottie Eulala Dorn also went by the name of Lala.2 Lottie Eulala Dorn was also known as (she was know in later years as Aunt Lala or Aunt Lot.)3 She was born in December 1889 at Falls County, Texas.1,4 She was the daughter of John Melvin Dorn and Talvy Ann McCreless.1 She married Ruben Decater Hart, son of William C. Hart and Angie L.D. Wilson, before 1909. She and Ruben Decater Hart appeared on the census of 1940 at Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas.5 She died on 7 June 1978 at Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas, at age 88.

Children of Lottie Eulala Dorn and Ruben Decater Hart

Citations

  1. [S29] RootsWeb, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, Smith_AannestadTree, ,http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi
  2. [S267] Kiker-Seale Funeral Home, online unknown url, Chlotille "Dimple Sue" McCarley obituary,Published: 3 Jan 2014, Accessed: 6 Jan 2014 (http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/…).
  3. [S38] Donna Starr, "Email from Donna Starr," to Keith Hunter, "...my grandmother, Lottie Eulala, known as Aunt Lala or Aunt Lot."
  4. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Chlotille Hart, Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932, Accessed: 7 Jan 2014.
  5. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, Census Place: Colorado City, Mitchell, Texas; Roll: T627_4107; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 168-1B, Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census, Accessed: 7 Jan 2014.
  6. [S37] Abilene Reporter News, online http://www.reporternews.com/, Saturday July 13, 2002, "Obituary of Talva Mae 'Sis' Hart Jones", ,http://www.texnews.com/1998/2002/obits/0713.html

Lovic L. Dorn

M, b. 17 March 1902, d. 19 April 1969
     Lovic L. Dorn was born on 17 March 1902 at Mitchell County, Texas. He was the son of John Marvin Dorn and Nancy Maude Morrow. He died on 19 April 1969 at Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, at age 67. He was buried on 21 April 1969 at Mitchell County, Texas.

Marvin Lee Dorn

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     Marvin Lee Dorn is the son of John Marvin Dorn and Nancy Maude Morrow.