I don't remember if I sent you this.I think this Elbert was the younger brother of my g-gfather John Dotson b. 1820 in Grainger Co., TN.He was living in Greene Co., MO after leaving Grainger in about 1851.He then moved to Polk Co., MO--and apparently stayed there.
The Dotsons were married in 1812, but the earliest known child was born in 1823.The 1830 and 40 Grainger censuses indicate children born before Mary, but no one knows their names.
Joel Dotsonb. 1793 Richmond VA.d. 1860 in Grainger CO. TN . Wife Sarah b. 1793.
Children: 1. Mary A. Dotsonb. 1823 m. Thomas Vittatoe, November 29, 1846in GraingerCo. TN **2. William B. Dotsonb 1826 in Thornhill, Grainger Co., TN.. m. Frances [ Franky ] VittatoeDecember17, 1847.Grainger Co., TN. 3. Abner Dotsonb. 1831, Grainger Co., TN. . m. Eliza Burnett , November 10, 1850 in Grainger Co., TN. 4. Elbert Dotsonb. 1835 5. SabreDotsonb. 1841