Hi Everyone, I've been reading all the messages and although there is a wealth of info for me to start on, I have not seen anything about Archibald Dotson or Celey Raincrow. I have a copy of a Tribal Ancestry Chart for a Elva C.L. Griggs. It connects the Griggs, Jones, and Dotsons. Here is just a short part of it: William Abraham Dotson b. 1783 North Carolina d. 1862 WarEagle, Arkansas m. Nancy (Elizabeth) Raynor (1798) d. 1838 McMinn County, Tennessee (William was Choctaw and Nancy was Cherokee)
On this chart it only lists one child although I have found record of more. Archibald Dotson b. 1800 - 1802 North Carolina d. 1881 +WarEagle, Arkansas m. Celey Raincrow 1825 (?) b. 1799 Kentucky d. 1874 Oklahoma (Archibald was Choctaw, Celey was Cherokee)
Archibald and Celey had William Dotson who married Eliza Spencer. They had Cynthia Adeline Dotson b. 1871 in WarEagle, AR married Louis Gum Jones b. April 17, 1870 in Mt. Vernon, MO. He died Jan 28, 1956 in Stockton, CA and she died 1890 (?) in WarEagle, AR.
I have more that I would be happy to share. Louis & Cynthia were my maternal Ggreatgrandparents and I'm trying to sift from there. And fill in blanks with the Dotsons.
Please contact me here or at my email address. Am looking forward to hearing from anyone. Brandy