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Portrait of H. W. Dorsey Waters


Daguerreotype portrait of Henry Woodward Dorsey Waters (1813-1880), son of Nathanial Magruder Waters of Montgomery County, Maryland. In 1837, he married Prudence Jane Griffith, daughter of Major Greenbury Griffith of Anne Arundel County. Their children were: Nathaniel Magruder (1839-1909); Greenberry Griffith (1841-1864); Susannah Magruder (1845-1933), married William Nevins Worley; Achsah Dorsey (1848-1890), married Roderick Dorsey Hobbs; Tilghman (1851-1883), married Drusilla Hammond; and Prudence Jane (1853-1923), married Charles McGill Williams. After the death of his wife, Waters married Emily Griffith (1818-1903), her younger sister, with whom he had no further children.




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CSPH 137


1 cased photograph

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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