My Dotson / Dodson
Searching for the parents of John Dempsey Dotson who was born
born about 1833 in Tennessee. It has not been determined if he was
born in Dickson County or Humphrey's County. Or if he was from a
different County of Tennessee. According to the 1860 Dickson County,
Tennessee census, he was born in Tennessee.
He married Susan Willey 03 August 1850 in Dickson
County, Tennessee. The marriage record can be found there.
I do believe the John Dotson, age 17, enumerated with Thomas
Dotson, age 28 on the 1850 Humphrey's County, Tennessee is the
John Dempsey Dotson that married Susan Willey.
Other researchers has told me that John Dempsey Dotson had a
sister named Eudorah Elizabeth Dotson, and she married Enoch A.
Brown [Edward Alexander Brown]. They can be found on the 1880
Humphrey's County, Tennessee census. She was born about 1837
according to the 1880 census.
Also living with Thomas Dotson of the 1850 Humphrey's County,
Tennessee census is Elizabeth, age 13.
No, I do not believe Thomas and Martha Dotson to be the parents
of John Dempsey Dotson and Elizabeth Dotson. Thomas would have
been 11 years old when John Dempsey was born according the 1850
census. I do believe he is an older brother of John and Elizabeth. Or
he could be an uncle to the two of them. But, he is somehow related.
I have been researching these Dotson's as if Thomas was an older
brother, and Elizabeth was a younger sister.
If John Dempsey Dotson is the Demps Dobson that was killed in
1864/1865 by the Federals. His untimely death did not allow him
time to leave a will. Therefore the only information to go by at this
time is what the older generation of this Dotson family
has passed down to researchers, and the 1850 and 1860 census
records. So placing John Dempsey Dotson into the correct Dotson
family will be a difficult task.
There are several ways to find the parents of John Dempsey Dotson.
Getting there will take alot of time, and maybe several years.
Patience is a virture everyone must learn to endure.
The Researching Pages
Descendants of John Dempsey Dotson / Dodson
Documentation of The Family of John Dempsey Dotson / Dodson
Corresponding Emails with Other Dotson / Dodson Researchers
1810 Tennessee Census Dodson
1820 Tennessee Census Dodson
1820 Tennessee Census Dotson
1840 Tennessee census Dotson Page 1
1840 Tennessee Census Dotson Page 2
1840 Tennessee Census Dodson Page 3
1840 Tennessee Census Dodson Page 4
1840 Tennessee Census Willey / Wiley
1850 Dickson County, Tennessee Census / Dotson
1850 Humphrey's County, Tennessee Census / Dotson
1860 Dickson County, Tennessee Census / Dotson
1870 Dickson County, Tennessee Census / Dotson
Dotson / Dodson Family Marriages of Dickson County
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