Henry C. L. Dorsey

There are several federal records of a Henry L. Dorsey living in Jefferson County, KY in 1820 and 1830.  Presumably Henry C.L. was his son.  C.L. came from Kentucky and, apparently, his father owned slaves.  The elder Dorsey may have been a craftsman - a silversmith.  Henry C.L.  was born in 1824, on the 31st of January.  The day of the month was well known.  His life was a radical one, part performance art, part political activist.