We have established a Dobkins DNA Project at Family Tree DNA––with 2 Direct Line Male Descendant of Thomas Dobkins, b. about 1781 in TN/VA. I and several other Thomas' descendants have been trying to verify his parentage for many years to no avail; I personally have worked on this research since 1989.
You may find links our Dobkins lineage and related information in the Contents Page at my Web Site:
DONOVAN'S FAMILY GENEALOGY CONTENTS
I will pay for a 12-marker Y-DNA (male) test for a verified descendant of Jacob, Evan or Reuben Dobkins to compare with the DNA of Thomas' descendants.
If anyone is interested, please reply directly to my email address in addition to any message you want to post at this forum.