These limestones were named for deposits recognized along the Suwannee river and at Marianna, Florida.
Dorsey's father got a job with Judge Carraway of Suwannee where he worked for one year.
He lived in the Suwannee County vicinity for a number of years afterward, raising a large family.
Alapaha, one of the higher tributary streams of the Suwannee river, in Florida.
His travels eventually brought him to Suwannee County, where he worked for a time as overseer on a plantation.