William M. Dotson was the son of Elijah Dotson and Talithy Mitchell. Elijah & Talithy married Oct 20, 1831 in Lawrence Co. Elijah is the son of William Dotson and ??? Talithy is the daughter of Robert W. Mitchell and Fannie Harris. Spelling of Talithy is from the Mitchell bible.
In 1850, the Elijah Dotson family is found in Parke Co. IN. 1850 Parke County, Indiana census Sept 17, 1850 Greene Twp. 618, 618 Elijah Dotson 42 M Farmer NC Tabitha 39 F NC William M. 17 M Ind Attending school Polly 16 F Ind Attending school John S. 12 M Ind Attending school Winner 9 M Ind Tabitha 8 F Ind James H. 6 M Ind Samuel H. 5 M Ind Mahala 3 F Ind Margaret 2 F Ind