I am seeking information on John R. Darsey (Dorsey) who resided in Smith County, Texas from the late 1850s until the time of his death on 30 Oct 1887. According to the 1880 Census, he was born in Georgia around 1820. He was best friends with Meredith Slatum Taylor also from Georgia. He was the father of Henry, Richard (Dick) and Texas (Tex) Dorsey. At the time of John Darsey his estate was valued at $1000.00. He left his entire estate to his three sons.
Any information on the family (parents or siblings) of John R. Darsey would be greatly appreciated.