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Outerbridge Horsey (1819-1902)
MSA SC 3520-13171
1867 Constitutional Convention, Frederick County

Outerbridge Dorsey was born in 18196, the son of Outerbridge and Eliza Digges Lee Horsey.2
His father was elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate from Delaware,
serving from January 1810 to March 3, 1821.3  In 1850 Horsey began the
production of rye whiskey at Needwood Distillery.  Needwood was  located
in Knoxville, approximately fifteen miles from Frederick.  In 1862 much of his
business was destroyed as the ravages of the Civil War swept over the state.
When the war ended he rebuilt the distillery with new and improved machinery
and increased his facilities.1

Horsey married Anna Carroll on November 24, 1857.4  They had four children;
Elizabeth Lee, Anna Carroll, Caroline, and Outerbridge.2

Outerbridge Horsey died in January, 1902.5

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