I have talked with my grandma and she told me that James Esau Dotson was her grandfather. Her father is William Lambert Dotson. She told me that he always said he was born in AK. I want to find out as much as I can about where I come from. William Dotson died in 1979, I was about 2 yr.old. I'm glad that I found this site. I just hope that you will respond with any info that might be helpful.