Bessie Dorsey was a descendant of Wormley and Ursula Hughes through their grandson Philip Evans Hughes (1853-1925). Mrs. Dorsey lived most of her life in Washington, DC, raising and providing an education to her son, George Harrod, who went on to hold several prominent positions in the federal government. Her relatives have relied on her memories in their exploration of their family history.
Bessie Baskerville Dorsey1902-2003
25 Jan. 1998, Washington, DC
Interviewees: Bessie Baskerville Dorsey, Calvin Jefferson, Joyce Harrod
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“They Told Me I Needed To Talk To Aunt Bessie” — Bessie Baskerville Dorsey, Robert Hughes and J. Calvin Jefferson