1850 My district, Floyd, Kentucky, Roll: M432_200, p. 442, Image 73. Dotson, Mitchell m w 30 VA Elizabethf w 30 VA Andrewm w6 KY Williamm w4 KY Artaf w2 KY He is living next door to Joseph Langley family.
1860 Floyd, Kentucky, Roll: M653_367, p. 0, Image 24. Dotson, Lewis M. m w 40 VA Elizabethf w 40 VA Andrew J.m w 16 KY William H. m w 14 KY Arty J.f w 12 KY Pollyf w 9KY Delila C.f w 7KY Lewis M.m w 5KY Thomas J.m w 2KY
1870 Pct. 2, Floyd, Kentucky, Roll: M593_461; p. 529; Image 378 Dotson, Lewis M. m w 51 farmer VA Elizabeth f w 50 K. H.VA Pollyf w 18KY Delilah C. f w 16KY Lewis M.m w 13KY Thomas J. m w 12KY Bidaf w8KY Sallief w5KY Andrew and William Dotson are living with their families next door.
1880 Middle Creek, Floyd, Kentucky, Roll: T9_413, FHF: 1254413, p. 46.4000, ED. 124, Image 0684.
Dotson, L. M. head m w 58 VA VA VA Elizabethwife f w 60 VA NC NC L. M. Jrsonm w 25 KY VA VA Jeffersonsonm w 22 KY VA VA Salliedauf w 15 KY VA VA
On the 1880 census, Andrew Dotson is living in Buse, Floyd Co., Kentucky; while William Dotson is in Burning Fork, Magoffin, Kentucky. I can send you these census if interested.
1900 Abbott, Floyd Co., Kentucky, Roll: T623_520, p. 6B; ED 37
Datson, Lewis M.head m w (5-1820) 80 VA VA VA Elizabethwife f w (1-1819) 81 VA NC TN Janedauf w (9-1847) 52 KY VA VA Married 58 years. Had 9 children; with 8 living.
I read a message on Floyd Co., Kentucky message board that stated that Lewis Mitchell Dotson's mother was Arta "Artie" Jane Dotson. The Dodson/Dotson book states that Artie married Jacob Butcher.(p. 210) Artie Dotson was the daughter of Simon Dotson and Phoeba Hollingsworth. He was b. 1761 in Pittsylvania, Virginia.