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John Dorsett came to Savannah from New York City sometime prior to July 1838. During: his brief eight year residence in Savannah he became well known in both the social and business communities. At the time of his death he left a wife and three children but the absence of a will has decreed that the value of :his estate be lost in history.
Brenner, Richard, "A Biography of John Dorsett" (1979). Savannah Biographies. 53.