Ben and Diane, Elbert Severe Dotson is my 3rd great grandfather.I have a lot of information.I have just quickly glanced at your messages but would very much like to chat further on this line and share info.My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elbert Severe Dotson b. 1835 Grainger Co., TN.S/o Joel Dotson and Sarah (Acuff?). Married Nancy Jane Starnes Sept. 14, 1851 Grainger Co., TN (I photocopied the marriage bond) children: James A. Dotson b. 1852 Samuel Richard Dotson b. 1854 (my great great grandfather) William F. Dotson b. 1856 Martha Eliza Dotson b. 1857 Sarah Angeline Dotson b. 1858 Margaret E. Dotson b. 1861 Mary Matilda Dotson b. 1862
Elbert Severe Dotson died in camp of pneumonia, I think, Crain Creek, Stone Co., MO April 4, 1862.Union, Sargeant, 14th vol cavalry MO.
Nancy Jane Starnes Dotson d. December 24, 1864 of quick consumption leaving 7 children ranging in age from 2 to 12 years old.