Toliver Dotts is my great-great-great grandfather. I have Toliver Dotts as born on March 1, 1819. I have conflicting information as to where he was born as well. In one place it says Virginia and another place it says Nicholas County. I looked and did not see a Nicholas County in present-day Virginia but there is one in Kentucky. Maybe back then there was a Nicholas County in Virginia. I also have that he was reared in Pennsylvania and resided in Marion County, West Virginia. I have that he died Aug. 22 1903. The obituary said he was an old soldier and excellent citizen and was survived by three sons and two daughters. He married Mary McGinnis from Ireland. In one place I also show his name in parentheses as "Toliaferro". Do you know what kind of name that is?I also show his parents as George and Susan Datz. I have no information on them except it says George is from Holland. Do you know if this is true? My middle name is Toliver and so is my father, grandfather, and great grandfather. But my great great grandfather is Joseph Venomen Dotts. I'd be interested to know how many more grandfathers your husband and I have in common, i.e. does it break off at Toliver or further down the line with Joseph?