got home from church, we have a visitor (we don't know him), he is with McMinn Historical Society at Athens Courthouse.
We have a cemetery on our property
the info that he mailed up says this
Copied by Lawrence McConkey, Englewood, Tennessee Date:June 6, 1939
The Allen Dotson Family Cemetery is 6 miles N.W. of Niota via the Union McMinn Road.Niota is 6 miles W. of Athens via the Lee Highway.It was established circa 1860 by the family of Allen Dotson,following his death, and was discountinued before 1900.There are 4 graves in the cemetery.Allen Dotson married Martha (Patsy), daughter of John and Cloria Rector Arnwine, in (there is a date here but it's marked out).Then 2 married daughters are buried in the cemetery:Nannie who married Frank Wallis and Jane who married Pryor Dobbs.The graveyard is now owned by Bruce Anderson,R.F.D#1, Niota, TN(this is the land that I know own)
Allen Dotson Born about 1818 Diet about 1860
Martha (Patsy) Arnwine daughter of John and Claria Rector Arnwine and wife of Allen Dotson Born about 1820 Diet in 1884
Nannie daughter of Allen and Martha (Patsy) Dotson and wife of Frank Willis Born about 1840 Diet about 1884
Jane daughter of Allen and Martha (Patsy) Dotson and wife of Pryor Dobbs Born about 1840 Diet about(there is a date here but it is marked out and error written over it)
Family Skethc Allen Dotson, married Martha (Patsy) Arnwine, daughter of John and Cloria Rector Arnwine in 1838.They were the parents of the following children:Jack, Nannie, Washington, and Jane.Their history follows:Jack married Tennie Lankford.She is buried at Rockwood, Tenn.Nannie married Frank Wallis.They were the parents of Bottie Buttram.Washington, died unmarried.Jane, married Pryor Dobbs.They had no children.Allen Dotson, it seems was not related to the Dodson family, that settled in the county early, and who were related to the Matlock and Arnwine families.There was a Wm. Dotson who was a member of the county court from about 1830 to 1840.He might have been the father of Allen Dotson, although someof the records list him as William Dodson and some as William Dotson.The Arnwine family cemetery and Matlock community cemetery are only a few miles from the Dotson cemetery, and Mrs. Dotson relatives are buried in these cemeteries.There are no actual inscripitons with dates etc. on the rock markers to the four graves in the Allen Dotson cemetery.It is located 6 miles N.W. of Niota, about one mile beyond Union McMinn Baptist Chruch.Niota is 6 miles N. of Athens, via the Lee Highway.
(there is now a brand new marker that was put up this summer by the McMinn Historical Society) the guy that mailed me this stuff also included some chancery court records of McMinn Co with the Dotson/Dodson name underlines