I don't know if there is any connection but my husband's great-uncle was a David Dotson, b 1875 in Washington CO, MO. He lived inDetroit, Mich. with his family in 1940s-60s but I have had no luck in tracking his lineage. He had sons but I don't know the names. His father was John D Dotson, brother Arthur Carrie Dotson. Appreciate any info.