DODSON BIBLIOGRAPHY
Compiled by Glenn Gohr


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The best source of information concerning the early Dodsons of Virginia is the following book:


    Williams, Mrs. Sherman, compiler and editor. THE DODSON (DOTSON) FAMILY OF NORTH FARNHAM PARISH, RICHMOND COUNTY, VIRGINIA: A HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF THEIR DESCENDANTS. Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., publisher. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1988. 2 Vols.

    (Volume 1 basically covers the family of Charles Dodson, Sr. of Richmond Co., VA and his many descendants. Volume 2 includes the "Dangling Dodsons"--Dodsons for whom the authors didn't have enough information to prove descendancy at that point in time. Later researchers have solved some of the puzzles. Volume 2 also includes some very important legal documentation, Bible records, and census information. In addition, about 100 pages of the second volume includees additional information on various branches of the Dodson family which arrived too late to be included in volume 1. The second volume also includes a very comprehensive index [by name and by locality] for vols. 1 and 2.)

ORDERING INFORMATION as of July 1999:

2,000 plus pages for $70.00, plus $5.00 shipping for both volumes. May charge to Visa, Mastercard, or by check or money order.
Order # FH 10 for volume 1 ($37.50) and Order # FH 11 for volume 2 ($32.50).

      Phone: 864-233-2346
      FAX: 864-233-2349
      VISA/MC Orders only, call: 1-800-233-0152. No Web page known.

    Mailing Address:

      Southern Historical Press, Inc.
      375 West Broad St.
      P.O. Box 1267
      Greenville, SC 29602-1267



Known LIBRARY LOCATIONS of the 2-volume set as of May 2002 (If you live close to one of these libraries, you can view a copy there):

National DAR Library (Washington, DC)
Atlanta Historical Center (Atlanta, GA)
Georgia Southwestern State University (Americus, GA)
Georgia Historical Society (Savannah, GA)
University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
Allen County Public Library (Ft. Wayne, IN)
Bluebonnet Library (Baton Rouge, LA)
Mid-Continent Public Library, Genealogy; Local History Dept. (Independence, MO)
Ozarks Genealogical Society Library (Springfield, MO)
North Carolina State Library (Raleigh, NC)
Firestone Library at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
Greenville County Library (Greenville, SC)
University of South Carolina Library (Columbia, SC)
Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library (Chattanooga, TN)
Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, TN)
Memphis and Shelby County Public Library (Memphis, TN)
Genealogical Library (Canton, TX)
Dallas Public Library (Dallas, TX) Volume 1 only
Clayton Library in Houston (Houston, TX)
McAllen Public Library (McAllen, TX)
Shreveport Public Library Genealogy Library on Texas Street, (Shreveport, TX)
Victoria Bronte Library (Victoria, TX)
Waco-McLennan County Library (Waco, TX)
Family History Library (Salt Lake City, UT)
Lynchburg Public Library (Lynchburg, VA)
Virginia Historical Society Public Library (Richmond?, VA)
The Library of Virginia (Richmond, VA)
College of William and Mary Library (Williamsburg, VA)



This list's information was compiled with assistance from:

    Mary Keating Dotson -- special thanks!

    Diane Erwin

    Glenn Gohr

    Jacque B. Hall

    Barb Martin

    Cynthia Raxter

    Joyce Dodson Walker



Another book on Dodsons (very low in stock as of December 1998) available from Southern Historical Press is an earlier book done by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, which contains some information not found in the 2-volume book. It is:

    Lucas, Rev. Silas Emmett, Jr. SUPPLEMENT TO THE HISTORY OF THE DODSON-DOTSON FAMILY OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. Southern Historical Press, 1966. 124 p. (8 1/2 x 11"). paperback.


    Order # FH 8. $20.00 plus $3.50 postage and handling.



Known LIBRARY LOCATIONS of the Supplement to the History of the Dodson-Dotson Family as of May 2002 (If you live close to one of these libraries, you can view a copy there):

Southern Wesleyan University (Central, SC)
Family History Library (Salt Lake City, UT)
McConnell Library, Radford University (Radford, VA).



Another interesting book on Dodsons is: GENEALOGY OF THE DODSON (DOTSON), LUCAS, PYLES, ROCHESTER AND ALLIED FAMILIES. Birmingham, AL: Privately published, 1959. 235 p. (Note: the majority of this information is updated and found in the 2-volume book by Mrs. Sherman Williams.)




Known LIBRARY LOCATIONS of Genealogy of the Dodson (Dotson), Lucas, Pyles, Rochester and Allied Families as of May 2002 (If you live close to one of these libraries, you can view a copy there):

Sutro Library (San Francisco, CA)
Family History Library (Salt Lake City, UT).



Another interesting book on Dodsons is: DODSON GENEALOGY: 1600-1907. By Thompson P. Ege. Philadelphia, PA: Deemer & Jaisohn, 1908. 434 p. (This book is interesting reading, but it does not document its information. It includes information on early Dodsons from Virginia and descendants as well as Dodsons from Pennsylvania who may be from different lines.)




Known LIBRARY LOCATIONS of Dodson Genealogy: 1600-1907 as of May 2002 (If you live close to one of these libraries, you can view a copy there):

Sutro Library [microform] (San Francisco, CA)
University of Missouri-St. Louis Library (St. Louis, MO)
Family History Library (Salt Lake City, UT).



Still another interesting book on Dodsons is: THE DODSON FAMILY OF WARREN COUNTY, TENNESSEE AND ALLIED FAMILIES. By Catherine Gaffin Lynn. Privately published, 1974. 286 p.


Possibly may still be able to order a copy from the author at: Mrs. O. J. Lynn, 140 North Central Avenue, Centerville, TN 37033. Cost was $12.50 plus postage and handling.



Known LIBRARY LOCATIONS of The Dodson Family of Warren County, Tennessee as of May 2002 (If you live close to one of these libraries, you can view a copy there):

Galena Public Library (Galena, MO)
Dallas Public Library (Dallas, TX)
Family History Library (Salt Lake City, UT).



And a suggestion from Mary Keating Dotson:

If you own a book and have exhausted its research information, consider
donating it to your local library (specify the gift as lendable--not only
will it put it in the realm of ILL, but you get a nifty tax deduction to
boot).


Copyright 1998-2005.

Last updated July 15, 2005.


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