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Subject: Re: Updated Dorman Tree - Mary Dorman and Christopher Nutter
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 20:36:47 -0500

Here it is.

Englewood Cemetery DA-DZ, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 12 1910 - Judge Jerubial Gideon Dorman died
February 4,
1910 in his 92nd year. He was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky,
July 17, 1818
and with his father, the Rev. Mathew Dorman, a devout and noted
preacher, moved to Gallatin County, Kentucky where he grew to
manhood and at his
death, was the last of nine brothers and sisters, all of a generous
and noble
character. His early manhood was spent in river traffic on the
Green, Ohio and
Mississippi rivers, with headquarters at Quincy, Illinois and his
fortunes were
varied. In 1849, he started to California by water but was wrecked
off the
coast of Central America and continued the trip overland through
Mexico and
returned by way of Cape Horn. He was of French, English and Scotch
descent. Guezot's
history speaks of Jean Dorman and his two brothers, who were
chancellors of
France under Chas. Fifth about 1363. In 1372, the college of
Beauvois of
deDorman was founded by three brothers of the name of Dorman.
One being bishop of Beauvois, one archbishop of Angiers and
the other
chancellor of France. John deDorman, prince cardinal, died in 1373.
Sir Wm.
deDorman distinguished himself by advocating the cause of King John
XI of France.
Thus it will be seen that among his French ancestry are found the
founders of
the first institution of higher education in all France. In England
Scotland, the family were always active in state and church and in
1642 four of the
Dorman brothers came to America, settling eventually in Massachusetts,
Pennsylvania and Maryland. His grandfather, Mathew Dorman, with two
brothers, John and
Major, were in the Revolutionary War, while some of their New England
relatives adhered to king George. On April 12, 1852, he married
Mrs. Udolpha F. Eagle
of Quincy, Ill. and in 1856 they moved to Clinton, where he
established a
general store, the first in Henry County, his goods being shipped
to Boonville by
boat and overland to Clinton and when the M.K.&T railroad was
built, the
first freight brought over that line was a car load of
goods for his store. He was a member of the first school board ever
in Henry County and in 1860, was elected county judge. In the early
days of
the civil war he was captain of the Home Guards and preserved the
muster roll
as a relic. In 1846, he was a delegate to the State Democratic
Convention in
St. Louis, was, was elected representative in 1872, when he
advocated many
measures on behalf of the people and drafted a road improvement
bill which
unanimously passed the House and Senate, and long remained the law
of the state,
unchanged. He helped to organize the First National Bank, now the
citizens' Bank,
served as president for a time and remained a stockholder until his
death. He
leaves six children - Charles D., William H., George H., O. M.,
Miss Emma
Dorman and Mrs. Victoria D. Phillips of Girard, Kansas, and one
stepson Edw. Eagle,
all of whom were at his bedside when he passed away. In early life,
he joined
the Odd Fellows and for many years has enjoyed the unique
distinction of
being the oldest member in the state. The funeral was Sunday at his
with Rev. A. N. Lindsey in charge, and his brethren of the order
bore him, with
many beautiful floral emblems, to his final resting place in
Englewood. Thus
passed away a noted landmark of our time, a pioneer of whom it may
truly be said
that his life was gentle and the elements so mixed in him that
Nature might
stand up and say to all the world: "This was a Man."

David G. Nutter, AICP
Ellen M. Nutter
Nutter Associates
Community Planners
& Development Feasibility Consultants
507C South Boulevard
Salisbury, MD 21801-5753
Tel 1-443-260-2760
Fax 1-443-260-4716
Cell 1-410-603-9024

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