Ancestors of James Harrison Dotts
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George Dotts
(Abt 1787-)
Levinia Unk
F. Unk
Dorothy Dotts
(Abt 1810-)
James Harrison Dotts


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Leah McKAY

James Harrison Dotts

  • Born: 14 Dec 1828, Centerville, OH
  • Christened:
  • Marriage: Leah McKAY in Sabina, OH
  • Died: 28 Feb 1909, Craig, Oklahoma at age 80
  • Buried: Chetopa, KS, Oak Hill Cemetery

bullet   Ancestral File Number: 5.


bullet  General Notes:

James was raised by his Aunt Lattie, his mother's sister. His father is unknown. Dotts was his mother's last name, his father's last name is unkown. James was raised in Ohio. James' mother and his Aunti Lattie according to family tradition neither one ever married. James was the illegitimate son o fAunt Lattie's sister. Of course, he could have been Aunt Lattie's son for al lwe know. A strong possiblity her name was Lavenia since there was one of James' daughters named Lavenia.Probably born in Ohio also.

There is a Mary and Margaret Dotts in the census records for Clinton County, OH and Leah and James H. Dotts' son William McKay Dotts was born in Centerville, Clinton County, with them is a child the age James H. Dotts would have been
George & Boston Dotts had slaves in Jefferson Co. Va 1800 and 1810 census and
freed them (oral history says) by 1830. The 1830 census shows no slaves.
They left there and went to PA and on to Harrison Co.IN in time for the
1850 census. Still searching for his father.
the 1860 and 1870 census for James and Leah's kids, has their birth dates off by one year...not sure which is correct


Name RelationMarital StatusGenderRaceAgeBirthplaceOccupationFather's BirthplaceMother's Birthplace
James H. DOTTS Self M Male W 51 OH Farm Laboer VA VA
Leah DOTTS Wife M Female W 49 OH Keeping House VA VA
Jesse W. DOTTS Son S Male W 30 OH Farm Laborer OH OH
David M. DOTTS Son S Male W 21 OH Farm Laborer OH OH
William M. DOTTS Son S Male W 19 OH Farm Laborer OH OH
Ann DOTTS Dau S Female W 18 OH Does Housework OH OH
George B. M. DOTTS Son S Male W 16 OH Works On FarmOH OH
Lavina DOTTS Dau S Female W 13 OH At School OH OH
Thomas C. DOTTS Son S Male W 11 OH At School OH OH

Source Information:
Census PlaceWayne, Clinton, Ohio
Family History Library Film 1255001
NA Film Number T9-1001
Page Number 246B

bullet  Research Notes:

Their kids could have been married elsewhere other than OH, not sure...but they came to the Indian Territory in OK after 1880
records of the Dotts in Perry OK came from: Brown Funeral Home in Perry
death date taken from death certificate - he died in Oklahoma


James married Leah McKAY, daughter of Jesse McKAY and Mary Rowe, in Sabina, OH. (Leah McKAY was born on 21 Mar 1831, died on 2 Sep 1886 in Chetopa, KS and was buried chetopa, KS in Oak Hill Cemetery.)

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