Your Richard Dotson is the son of William Dotson, Jr born abt 1780 Pittsylvania, VA and unknown. His sibblings are Elijah Dotson b. 1808 NC d. ? Atlantic, Cass, Iowa married 15 Oct 1831 Lawrence County, IN Talithy Mitchell; Polly Dotson b. abt 1809 NC married Francis White 28 Feb 1830 Lawrence County, IN; Harvey Dotson b. abt 1814 NC married 12 April 1838 Lawrence County Elizabeth Mitchell;Uriah Dotson b. abt 1820 NC married 14 jan 1841 Lawrence County, IN Elizabeth Inman. and William Dotson b. abt 1825
Richard married 4 April 1833 Lawrence County, IN Rhoda Mitchell b. 25 Feb 1816
They had the following children: 1. Fanny b. 1834 Lawrence County 2. Noah b. 1836 Lawrence County 3. Joseph b. 1839 Lawrence County 4. Isaac Benton Dotson b. 1 July 1842 Martin County, IN d. 27 Nov 1916 Slater, Saline, MO married 16 Feb 1869 Pettis MO Virginia Lauck.He was a minister 5. Maryb. 1846 IN 6. Peter b. 1850 7. Thomas b. 23 Dec 1852 IN d. 23 Aug 1921 Marshall, Saline, MO married Carrie b. abt 1856 MO buried Ridge Park Cem Marshall, Saline, MO 8.Charlotte b.28 Aug 1856 d. 21 Mar 1928 married ? Sink buried Fairview Cem Sweet Springs, Saline, MO 9. William b. 1857
1840 Martin County Census
Richard died in Pettis, MO I have not found the death record or the cemetery (yet)
Rhoda Mitchell is the daughter of Robert W Mitchell b. 24 April 1786 NC married 15 Nov 1808 Ashe County, NC Fannie Harris b. 20 Feb 1788 VA.They had 13 children.Three of the daughters married three of the Dotson boys.
Robert Mitchell is the son of Abraham Mitchell b. 23 Aug 1761 PA d. 17 Apr 1856 Lawrence County, IN married 8 Nov 1782 NC Lucinda Williams b. 10 Sept 1760 NC
Abraham is the son of Charles Mitchell b. abt 1730 and Sarah unknown
I descend from Elijah Dotson and Talithy Mitchell who removed from Lawrence County to Parke County, IN and then to Cass County, Iowa.
I have most of what I know about my Dotson family and many of the sibblings posted at ancestry.com # 1808413.