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Carrie Dorsey was born in 1886, the ninth of 12 children. This is her at about 16, taken for her wedding.
Her mother was a slave and the daughter of a slave dealer. She married Ed Dorsey. Their fathers were brothers. Carrie and Ed were first cousins. They met as kids in a place called Bush Park near Cooksville in Howard County, Maryland.
She had 12 children of her own. Her ninth is Warren Dorsey. "In Carrie's Footprints, the Long Walk of Warren Dorsey," is about Carrie, Warren, and the extended Dorsey family that scraped out a living on Oklahoma Hill in Sykesville.
You can buy the book here.
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