Heads-up .....Just noticed that many people are reporting Scott Dotson b: Jan 21, 1909 as the son of James A. Dotson & Mary Jane Stump.THIS I BELIEVE IS WRONG....
While James & Mary do have a son named Scott his birthdate is most likely March 1909 as he was only ten months old in the 1910 census of Lick, 4th District, Pike Co., KY which was taken April 28, 1910.
The Scott Dotson b: Jan 21, 1909 is the son of John Henry Dotson and Mary Scarberry and is one year 6 months in the 1910 census of Rock Lick, Buchanan, Virginia taken May 13, 1910.
Doublecheck your databases'... this one incorrect entry could cause much confusion down the road.
Also interestingly, notice also that the word 'LICK' is in the location of the both town names but notice one is in Buchanan Virginia and the other is in Pike Kentucky. Whether this may have contributed to confusion??
April 28, 1910; Line 63; HH 166; Family 167 Dotson, James; head; age 37; M1; marr: 19 yrs; b: KY; fa-KY; farmer; out of work 25 weeks last year; owns his farm free Mary; wife; age 34; M1; marr: 19 yrs; 7 of 9 child living; b: KY; fa-KY; Ida; daugh; age 14; b: KY; in school; Stella; daugh; age 9; b: KY; in school; Dora; daugh; age 7; b: KY; in school; Minna; daugh; age 5; b: KY; not in school; Lima; daugh; age 3; b: KY; SCOTT; son; age 10 months; b: KY; Wheeler; cousin; age 12; b: KY;
Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Rock Lick, Buchanan, Virginia; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
May 13, 1910; Line 92-96; HH 435; Family 435 Dotson, John H.; head; age 38; M1; marr 9 yrs; b: KY; fa-TN; ma-VA Mary E.; wife; age 27; M1; marr 9 yrs; 3 of 5 children living; b: VA; fa-KY; ma-VA Ida; daughter; age 6; b: VA Roy; son; age 4; b: VA SCOTT; son; age 1 yr 6 months; b: VA
Line 97-100; HH 436; Family 436 Dotson, John P.; head; age 35; M1; marr 12 yrs; b: TN; fa-TN; ma-TN; Alafair; wife; age 29; M1; marr 12 yrs; 4 of 4 children living; b: VA; fa-TN; ma-VA Rosa; daugh; age 10; b: VA; Frank; son; age 8; b: VA; [most likely more children next page which I still need to retrieve.] ..............................
These two Scott's are related to each other. The Scott Dotson who is age 10 months in 1910 is my 6th. cousin (4x removed).
The Scott Dotson who is age 1 yr 6 months in 1910 is my 7th cousin (3x removed).
My first Dotson connection thru Obedience Bidda 'Biddie' Dotson who married Edward T. Merritt. Their daugh. Sarah Sally Merrit gave birth to my grandfather Garfield May.
I am still trying to re-check my database to make sure it is correct. It seems to me that FTM has had some bugs with the relationship calculator in the past... and as I have a hard time anyway wrapping my brain around all the different levels of relation between them... it does get crazy.
My ftm 2011 software shows 3 diff. levels for these cousins. a.) half 1st. cousin 1x removed. b.) 2nd. cousin 1x removed. c.) 2nd. couisn 2x removed.
This is what my softwares shows for the three levels of cousin relationship between the two Scott Dotson's. I must be getting tire as I am having trouble understanding this... uggg. I am going to have to re-visit at a later date when I am refreshed.See, this example is exactly the reason why I feel they should have an extral column on census records labled Grandparents... lol.It would make doublechecking things much more accurate.
2nd. cousin 2x removed common ancestor - Reuben Dodson & Sarah Nellie Green Estep
Wm. 'Billy Arnold' Dotson George Wheeler Dotson Wm. Riley Dotson James A. Dotson Rhoda Dotson Scott Dotson John Henry Dotson Scott Dotson
2nd. cousin 1x removed common ancestor - Reuben Dodson & Sarah Nellie Green Estep Wm. 'Billy Arnold' Dotson George Wheeler Dotson Matilda Jane Dotson James A. Dotson Mary Scarberry Scott Dotson Scott Dotson
half 1st. cousin 1x removed common ancestor - George Wheeler Dotson John Sherman Dotson James A. Dotson John Henry Dotson Scott Dotson Scott Dotson