Hello, My name is Ladonna and my grandfather was a Dotson. I'm having a terrible time finding his side of the family so I thought perhaps I would write as many people as I could and see if I could find a connection. Here is all I have.
my grandfathers name was, John Emery Dotson DOB: 2-8-1821 in Il and died 11-26-1998 In Indianapolis, Indiana I know he had a brother named Wayne who lived in Fl. And I also know there were more brothers and sisters but I don't have their names. He married, Edith Irene Hendricks born 01-12-1924 and she died 12-22-1990 they had eleven children which I will list at the end of this. I believe my grandfathers father was adopted by the Dotson, how and why I don't know. However, I've heard that his bio-father may have beenEldridge Otto Kanine???? Do you have anything that may fit this.
I think my great-grandfather was John, Joseph or EmeryDotson married to a Beulah, last name unknown.
My grandfathers children: Judith Paige Dotson Betty Jean Dotson Lacy Dotson Peggy Ann Dotson Patty Dotson Julie Dotson Joseph Dotson Denis Dotson Robert Dotson Donald Dotson and stillborn; Steven Douglas Dotson
any help would be terrific. thanks, Ladonna Maxwell