Can you help find out Dotson heritage ?

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Our Dotson Heritage goes back to my 3rd Great Grandfather and gets lost in history. It's been a family block for generations. Can you help find out Dotson heritage ?https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Dotson-2408

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Dotson-2409

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~dodsondnaproject/genealogy/nekydotsons.htm

Some people think it might be from James and Elijah Dotson from Virginia , Kentucky and on to Indiana in the above project.
WikiTree profile: George Dotson
in Genealogy Help by Richard Hellstrom G2G1 (1.4k points)
Start with the 1830 census for Indiana. George was born Indiana about 1828

Which Dotson's list a son under 5 ?

Then the 1840 census

Which of the Dotson named in 1830 list a son 10-14 in 1840? (Some of the children in 1830 may have died before 1840)

Then 1850. Do any have a son 20-29 still living at home? You know your George was gone by then to his own house.

Of the men with a son in 1840 10-14, check to see if they have a will where their children are named.

There are 19 Dotson/Dodson families in the 1830 census Indiana. There are 24 in 1840.
You can cross off George W. Dotson in the 1840 census.

His son George born 1827 died 1901 in Mitchell Indiana
Cross off David Dotson.
I eliminated these 2 by using last name only in the search form then putting their names as fathers, checked born in Indiana and died in Indiana exact. Their sons died in Indiana. Your George died in Missouri
Matilda Dotson
United States Census, 1870
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Name:
Matilda Dotson
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Event Type:
Census
Event Date:
1870
Event Place:
Richland Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States
Event Place:
Richland, Fountain, Indiana, United States
Gender:
Female
Age:
9
Race:
White
Birth Year (Estimated):
1861
Birthplace:
Indiana
Page Number:
11
Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace
George Dotson

Male
38
Kentucky
Sarah Dotson

Female
15
Indiana
Lewis Dotson

Male
13
Indiana
Matilda Dotson

Female
9
Indiana

1 Answer

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Familysearch.org has actual sources (not tree records) for George, including FaG details.
by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (486k points)

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