Loadicie (Robinson) Dorton
William Dorton Sr and his family settled near here in 1773
and built a fort, one of several defensive structures built
by settlers of European descent on the Virginia frontier.
Dorton's sons William Jr, Moses, and Edward fought
in the Revolutionary War. Edward and at least one of the
two other brothers served at the Battle of King's Mountain
on 7 October 1780. During this period, conflicts occurred
between early settlers and Native Americans in this region,
resulting in the death of a fourth son, name unknown,
in 1777. Capt. William Dorton Jr served in the
Washington and Russell County militias and died in 1826.
He is buried just southwest of here.
Dedication to be held Saturday, July 3, 2004, 11:00 am
ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!
Location is at Dickensonville, Russell County, Virginia,
about 2-1/2 miles from Junction ALT 58 & Highway 71.
The marker will be erected on Highway 71
in front of the vacant Lakeview Market Store Building.
The Lakeview Church, which is across from the marker site
on a hill, has a picnic shed on their grounds. Permission
has been granted, for those who desire to bring a picnic lunch,
to use the shed. However, when you leave, please clean up
the section you used and take the garbage with you.
Please leave the Church grounds clean.
of Coeburn, Virginia
THANKS, CUZ BILL, FOR SHARING!
of the overall
Cobb-Sasser Family Lineage Website
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