We recently had 4 descendant males of Richard Dotson, Sr., born 10/23/1752, who participated in the DNA study.Results were that they are genetically linked to Michael Dodson of Maryland. Michael supposedly moved from Pa. to Md., and allegedly descends from John Dodson, who came to New Jersey in 1677, from Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England.
Dodson (also Dotson) originated from the surname Dodgson, and earlier Dodshon.
We need male Dodson descendants who are willing to participate in the DNA study to try to straighten out the lines, and the misinformation floating on the internet too.
If any Dodson, Dodgson, Dotson male descends from Michael Dodson in Maryland; Robert Dodson in Maryland; or Thomas Dodson (wife- Mary Prigg Dodson), please post a follow-up to me.
Also, if you have any documented, sourced facts regarding your line, it would be great if you are willing to share.We are researching some of the books written regarding the Dodsons, and with more documentation now available online, we are finding some undocumented information that is incorrect. The DNA and any information anyone may be willing to share hopefully will help correct the inaccuracies.