My great great grandfather John?Dotson was from Kentucky.What part of Kentucky I don't know.He had a son Reuben Alva Dotson Born 12-21-1855, where I don't know. Son of Reuben Alva Dotson is Rufas Alva Dotson my grandfather born July 16, 1887, in Van Buren Arkansas, died Nov.23, 1956 in Oroville, Ca. Reuben Alva Dotson had several children: Emiline:William:Wiley:Eula,and Ella. I have a half brother Jerry Dotson, whom moved from Oroville, Ca. to Missouri about 3 or years ago.He had a sister Carylon whom died of cancer, and has a sister living I think in Modesto, Ca.I lived with Carylon as a youngster during the summer, when she lived in Stockton with her husband and 3 children.I don't ever remember meeting Janie.My father was Reuben Elmer Dotson.