In 1880 Robertson Co TX I have found Henry W. Dotson, 75 b TN, wife Mattie H, 66 b MS, dau Sue L Hugh and 3 Hugh gchildren.Because of the following, I think they might be the parents of my GGgm Mary E. Dotson Holmes Dale.
Also living in Henry W Dotson household is gson THOS DALE 11 b MS. My Ggm Frances Dale Smith had a "missing" bro Thomas, and this is the county where she raised her family which incl a son Henry.This Thomas could be her brother and Henry W. could be her grandfather.
There are neighbors Jas L Dotson 47 b AL and Wm Dotson 41 b MS who fit as Henry W's sons.
Does anyone have info on this Henry W. Dotson which could help me prove/disprove him as my ancestor? (There are other Dale & Dotson/Dodson marriages in MS and back in VA too).