Howdy, Diana! How Cool that there is MORE Info out there! I'll have to look for that Particular Book! I have done a Pretty Thorough bit of Research on the Dods/Dodson/Dotson Line, and it took me nearly 14 1/2 Years to Complete. I went back 16 Generations to an Indian Chief, but the Family, sometime Later, went to the Cherokee Tribe, and Intermixed with them; Then went to Utah thereafter. My GGGGrandfather, William Lazarus Hardiman Dotson Started that Dotson Store. He was among the most Prominent Entrepreneurs in Minersville. He made a Real Name for Himself. I have a Story saying that at one time, since there was NO Real Money, that the Dotsons made their own, called "Dotson Script," WHereby the Townsfolks could buy things at that Store. Christmas and New Year were Nice and Quiet. Not much to really do. We Decorated a whole lot, and it was Popular throughout the Apt. Complex where my Husband and I Live. We do a Large Annual Display. The Dotsons also Owned one of those Local Mines, and made a Good Deal of Money off of it. The Dotsons had a lot to do with Building the Salt Lake City Temple. My GGGGrandpa was the Master Stonemason on it. As for those Little Girls, they WILL be Spoiled by ME! LOL! I LOVE Kids! Hope to have some of my own Someday.