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Documentation For The Family Of

John Dempsey Dotson / Dodson

Notes for JOHN DEMPSEY DOTSON:
From "The Dickson County Tennessee Handbook", Jill Knight Garrett;

(The following is a chapter from an unpublished manuscript entitled "Guerrillas and Bushwhackers in Middle Tennessee during the Civil War" and is the chapter labeled "In Dickson County".)

A continuous fight was kept up in the county between the Federals and the guerillas during the war, "and not a few lives were sacrificed as a result."

In 1865 William D. Wiley was captured by Federals, under the command of Lietenant Donnehue, and shot as a guerrilla. The latter, it is supposed killed John Lindsey, a Federal sympathizer, during the same year, and in a short time thereafter Demps Dobson, a guerrilla, was captured by the Federals and taken about a mile north of Charlotte and shot. When friends of Dobson went after the body to give it a decent burial, they found in his hand a scrap of paper on which was written: "Shot in retaliation for the killing of John Lindsey."

1860 Dickson County, Tennessee Census for John Dempsey Dodson

290B 1255 1255 Dodson, J. D. 27 M Saddler 165 Tennessee / John Dempsey
      S. 27 F     Tennessee / Susan
      H. A. 9 M     Tennessee / Henry Allen
      M. V. 7 F     Tennessee / Mary Virginia
      A. 5 F     Tennessee
      M. 3/12 M     Tennessee / Montezuma

1850 Humphrey's County, Tennessee Census For John Dempsey Dotson

116 335 335 Dodson, Thomas 28 M Farmer   Tennessee
      Martha 33 F     Tennessee
      John 17 M     Tennessee / John Dempsey
      Elizabeth 13 F     Tennessee / Eudorah Elizabeth
      Hervey 9 M     Tennessee
      George 6 M     Tennessee
      William 3 M     Tennessee
      Nancy 1 F     Tennessee

I believe the above John Dodson age 17, living with Thomas and Martha Dodson to be John Dempsey Dotson/Dodson. I also believe Elizabeth age 13 to be Eudorah Elizabeth Dotson/Dodson who married E. A. Brown. I do not believe that Thomas and Martha are their parents. Thomas is only 28 years old, and that would make him 11 years old at the time of John's birth. I am beginning to place Thomas as John and Elizabeths brother first, and then if I cannot locate a family for the three of them, I will begin to look at the possibilites that Thomas is an Uncle before I look at him as a cousin.

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