Re: John Esom Dooley from Arkansas
1870 census Lamar Co, TX:
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Dooley, John E., 28, b AR, no land or personal property shown
" Nancy, 30, b TN
1880 census Red River Co, TX:
Category: Name;Relationship tohead of household; Marital Status; Gender; Race; Age; Birthplace; Occupation; Father's Birthplace; Mother's Birthplace.
J. E. DOOLEYSelfMMaleW38ARFarmerTNGA
Nancey DOOLEYWifeMFemaleW40TNKeeping HouseTNVA
John H. DOOLEYSonSMaleW9TXARTN
Sarah M. DOOLEYDauSFemaleW8TXARTN
Mary E. DOOLEYDauSFemaleW1TXARTN
I'm willing to bet this is John's mother with some of his brothers still at home, note they were born in AR, also.And, Sally is often a nickname for Sarah, and John names a daughter Sarah.
1880 census Lamar Co, TX:
Sally DOOLEYSelfWFemaleW64GAKeeping HousTNGA
By the way, who is that Esom B. Dooley 58, b TN in Miller Co, MO in 1870?I'm willing to bet he is family, and that Esom name is a maiden name for someone in that family tree.
Happy Hunting (^_^)