I recently sat down with my mother to collect family tree history after visiting old family home sites in east TN, also around Maryville, Tellico Plains area.
My great grandfathers name was James A.Dotson and he married a McKelvey and I believe her name was Mary Jane.(She moved here from Ireland)They had a two sons and two daughters that I know of:
Sons: Lonnie Vernon Dotson /AKA/ Lon Dodson(my grandfather) Arthur Dotson /AKA/ A.J.
Daughters: Martha Dotson-Blair (married Arthur Blair) 6/23/1886-7/4/19731/5/1882-5/30/1953
Sallie Dotson-Cooper (married Larry Cooper) 3/5/1893-4/15/19813/1/1898-2/5/1978
I tried to give you what information I have in the hopes that some of this might ring a bell for you or someone in your family.Like you, I really don't have much informationbut I thought it might be worth a shot.