Notes for FRANKLIN 'FRANK' M. DOSSETT:
Franklin M. Dossett, sometimes refered to as, F. M. Dossett or Frances M.
Dossett, son of Robert Dossett and Elizabeth Wilson, was born on May 6, 1851
in Campbell Co, TN. He is listed in the 1880 U. S. Census of Hoplins Co, TX,
Pct 1, pg 7 (pg. 90), Sup Dist # 2, ln 45-48. He married Mildred Mead. She
was born Nov 13, 1854 to Rev. J. W. Mead and Mattie Walding. He and his
wife, Mildred were living in Hopkins Co, TX at the time of the 1880 U.S.
Census. To this Union was given 5 children. Mildred died on Oct 29, 1905.
Frank married Etter Williamson on May 4, 1907. The Orig. marriage lic. on
file at Hopkins Co. Gen. Lib. was never picked up. Per Carol Drabek, my
g-mother, Hannah Kuykendall and her sister, Blanche Kuykendall were raised by
F.M. Dossett. He was named by the Hopkins Co. Court as their guardian in Oct
1887 after their parents died a week apart. In the 1900 Hopkins Co. Census,
Hannah and Blanche Kuykendall are listed as nieces of F. M. Dossett and wife,
Mildred Mead Dossett.
Frank died Sept 3, 1917. The Last Will and Testament of F. M. dated Aug
4, 1917, lists minor sons, Joe Frank, and Will Skillman, also children of
previous marriage, Robert A., Maudie Kennedy, Mattie Sewell, Charles H., and
J. L., Hopkins Co. Bk. of Wills Bk. 2, p. 61. The Death Index, Vol. I, lists
Mary Etta Dossett, age 68, born 1886 and died Oct 25, 1939 in Hopkins Co,
Tx. The Texas State Library, Austin, has a copy of certain indexes the
originals of which are at the Bureau of Vital Statistics.