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  State of Virginia to State of North Carolina to Rabun Co., GA; Early Eighteen Hundreds to Early Nineteen Hundreds

  UNKNOWN DOTSON was born in State of Virginia. He married UNKNOWN.

(Note:  Henry and Thomas are not proven as brothers, but census data and naming patterns tend to lead to this conclusion.)

Children of UNKNOWN DOTSON and UNKNOWN are:

1. THOMAS DOTSON, b. Bet. 1821 - 1823, State of North Carolina.

2. HENRY DOTSON, b. Bet. 1821 - 1826, State of North Carolina.

  HENRY DOTSON was born Bet. 1821 - 1826 in State of North Carolina. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN Bef. 1845.


1. FRANKLIN B. DOTSON, b. Abt. 1845, State of Georgia.

2. DAVID F. DOTSON, b. Abt. 1846, State of Georgia.

3. THOMAS R. (RENAU?) DOTSON, b. Abt. 1848, State of Georgia.

4. JOHN DOTSON, b. Bet. 1848 - 1850, State of Georgia.

5. HENRY BERRY DOTSON, b. 18 October, 1851, State of Georgia.

6. SARAH A. DOTSON, b. Bet. 1851 - 1854, State of Georgia; m. LESTER STEVEN WHITMIRE, 14 January, 1872, Rabun Co., GA.

7. NANCY DOTSON, b. Abt. 1852, State of Georgia.

8. MARY E. DOTSON, b. Bet. 1854 - 1856, State of Georgia; m. JESSE W. RAMEY.

9. JAMES LOGAN DOTSON, b. Bet. 1856 - 1861, State of Georgia.

10. JOSEPH BROWN DOTSON, b. Bet. 1863 - 1864, State of Georgia.

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Joseph with his wife, Serena Queen Dotson and daughter Ada:

  JOSEPH BROWN DOTSON was born Bet. 1863 - 1864 in State of Georgia. He married ROXANNA QUEEN 22 July, 1882 in Rabun Co., GA, daughter of SAMUEL QUEEN and SERENA HUNNICUTT.



1. LULA DOTSON, b. Aft. 1883; m. TOL BLALOCK.

2. EULA DOTSON, b. Aft. 1883; m. HARLEY YORK.

3. HELEN DOTSON, b. Aft. 1883; m. CLEMPSON WELBORNE, 29 June, 1913, Rabun Co., GA.

4. ADA BELL DOTSON, b. 28 September, 1883, Rabun Co., GA; d. 09 February, 1956, New Orleans, New Orleans Parish, LA; m. CHARLIE OSCAR RITCHIE, 30 March, 1902, Rabun Co., GA.

Marriage record of Ada & Charlie Ritchie:


Photographs of Ada and her family:


5. CHARLIE B. DOTSON, b. 17 April, 1886; d. 30 December, 1946; m. (1) LEATHEA CROMER, 1907, Anderson, SC; m. (2) KATIE LEE SMITH, 05 November, 1916, Oconee Co., SC; m. (3) ORA MINNIE CRAIG, 25 October, 1928, Rabun Co., GA.


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