I am trying to find information about my ancestors. Supposedly, my GGGGgrandfather had murdered someone and changed his name to Dotson when he fled to Tennessee. My grandparents tell me that his last name was Kizzar, but aren't sure how to spell it. I would like to know the origin of this name, and also any other information about my family.
My family is made up of Dotsons, Johnsons, Cox, and possibly Revis, many of which resided in east tennessee. Any information would be helpful.