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From: Tony Johnson <>
Subject: [TNDICKSO] More Adams Family notes
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:06:17 -0700


Some note from 1837 Humphreys Co Tax List Files District 10 which formed from Hickman and Dickson Co Tn.

Elijah Dodson
1780 Born: Elijah Dodson Place of Birth - Virginia
Relationship to Paul B Dotson (writer) - 4th Great Grandfather, & 2nd cousin 7 times removed, and 3rd cousin, of the wife, 5 times removed
Abt 1770 - ELIJAH DOTSON (Daniel-39, Lambeth-7, Chas-1). Elijah's date and place of birth is not known, but he spent his youth in Pittsylvania Co., VA.

1777 Nov 27 - Daniel Dodson-Dotson , [Elijah Dodson's father: Elijah Dodson would have been between 7 - 17 years of age, depending on what we accept for his date of birth ], first appears in Guilford Co., NC in 1777. On 27 Nov 1777 John Williams and wife Sarah of Pittsylvania Co., VA sold to to Daniel Dotson of Guilford Co. 404 acres on the west side of Cascade Creek [pittsyl Deed 4-435]. Cascade Creek enters Dan River in Rockingham Co., NC [which was created from Guilford Co. in 1785].

1789 Dec 2 - Elijah Dodson married, Halifax Co., VA, Sallie Dodson, daughter of Rev. William Dodson.
Source: Marriage Date: 02 Dec 1789 Marriage Location: Virginia, Halifax County, Spouse 1: Elijah Dodson, Spouse 2: Sally Dodson, Marriage Date: 02 Dec 1789, Marriage Location: Virginia Virginia Marriages to 1800 Virginia Marriages to 1800,
Source Information: Jordan Dodd, . Virginia Marriages to 1800 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997. Original data: Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Virginia.

The known children of Elijah Dodson and Sallie Dotson were:
William Beverly Dotson *
Lesneck Dotson [presumptive] - born c1789; lived near Elijah Dodson in Dickson Co. in 1830 with a family. He is a possible son, but there is no proof.
(Daughter) Dotson - born 1800-04; married a Norman.
George C. Dotson - born 1808 Davidson County, Tn.
Elijah Dotson - born 1810, Davidson Co., TN; living in Humphreys Co. in 1850;
md. 1832, Patsy Burgess; no issue known.
James J. Dotson *
David Gordon Dotson -
Joseph C. Dotson - born 1816, Davidson County, Tn., d. 1855, no issue
Source: The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia: A History abd Geneakigy of their descendants, Volume One, by Mrs Sherman Williams, Compiler and Editor. The
Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Publisher. Southern Historical Press, Inc. P.O. Box 738, Easley, South Carolina, 29641-0738, Chapter 1, 4th Generation, pgs 81 & 82.
1790 United States Federal Census - [Need to locate census]

NOTE: from 1782 through 1792 - Daniel Dodson appears on the personal property tax lists of Pittsylvania County, Virginia during which time two of his sons, Eli Dodson and Elijah Dodson , appear in his household.

Abt 1790 - William Beverly Dodson / Dotson born, Halifax County, Virginia

Note: Aft 1792 - 1790-1795 - William is found on the tax list of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He lived on Cascade Creek near his son-in-law, Elijah Dodson (Dotson). Cascade Creek us ub the extreme southwest part of Pittsylvania county and flows across the line into North Carolina.
Source: The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, Volume 1

Elijah Dodson purchased from James Horsley 138 acres in Halifax Co. adjoining the lines of Thomas Lawson and Car¬son. The deed was witnessed by Thos. White, William Brandon, Fleming Bates and Francis Lawson [Halifax deed 14¬616].

1800 United States Federal Census -[Need to locate census]
Abt 1800 - "Female" Dotson born, married ? Norman

1801 - Elijah Dotson bought 134 acres on Cloud's Creek, Rockingham Co., NC from Naman Roberts [Rockingham deed G-143].

21 Sep 1806 - Elijah Dodson was in Davidson Co., TN where he bought 120 acres on Stones River from Enoch Enochs on 21 Sept 1806 [Davidson deed G-87] and other tracts during the next few years.

1807 - George C Dotson born, Davidson County, Tn., [This is the 3rd G Grandfather of Paul B Dotson].
1810 United States Federal Census -[Need to locate census]

Abt 1810 - Elijah Dotson, Jr. born, Davidson County, Tn.
1811 - Elijah Dodson, is listed on the tax list for Davidson County, Tn.,
Source: Early Tennessee Tax List, Bryon and Barbara Sistler.

1812 July - Elijah Dodson was living in Davidson County, Tn., in Captain Creel's Militia Company
Source: Davidson County, Tennessee Court Minute Book 1809-1813, pages 826-842, July Session 1812.

1812 Abt- James J Dotson born, Davidson County, Tn.

1815 Abt - David Gordon Dotson born, Davidson County, Tn.

1816 Abt - Joseph C Dotson born Davidson County, Tn.

1818 Sep - After moving to Davidson Co., he sold in Sept 1818, for $600 to Robert Martin, Jr., 234 acres "on Dan River adjoining the lands of sd Martin, being the same land that was lately recorded of the heirs of Daniel Dodson by the heirs of Cyrus B. Roberts, it being a tract of land purchased by Elijah Dodson of Namen Roberts." Witnesses to the deed were William (X) Murphey and Lewis (X) Dodson [Rockingham deed S-187].

1820 United States Federal Census Name: Elias Dotson [Elijah Dotson]Township: Nashville County: Davidson State: Tennessee
Persons in household, numbers and ages:
Free White Males
To age 10 = 3 DOB 1810-1820 [Abt1807 George C Dotson, 13 years of age]
Abt 1810 [Elijah Dotson, Jr.]
Abt 1812 [James J Dotson]
; Abt 1815 [David Gordon Dotson]
Abt 1816 [Joseph C Dotson]

26-45 years of age = 1 [Elijah Dotson, Sr.]
Free White Females
To age 10 = 1
16-18 years of age = 1
45 years of age & Above = 2
Source Citation: Year: 1820; Census Place: Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee; Roll: M33_122; Page: 93;
Image: 104.

1820- Elijah Dodson began selling his land in Davidson Co. in 1820 when he sold a ,tract of 50 acres to Charles Wright [Davidson deed 0-458]. According to the late Frank D. Fuller, Charles Wright married a sister of the wife of Timothy Dodson. Elijah Dotson is on the 1820 census of Davidson Co.

1821 Jun 19 - 1st Dotson found in the Dickson County Deed Books.
Daniel H. Williams, of Dickson County, Tn., sold to Elijah Dodson, of Dickson County, Tn., for the sum of $2000.00 dollars in hand, a parcel of land containing by estimation 284 acres of land, more or less, (it being a part of 2285 acres granted to Daniel H. Williams by the state of North Carolina. Sale witnessed by Nehemiah Scott and Wm. B. Dotson
Source: Dickson County, Tn., Deed Book, 1821

1828 - By 1828 Elijah Dodson is in Dickson Co., TN where a number of land transactions are recorded in the deed books. One tract he purchased while in Dickson Co. was located on Hurricane Creek, Humphreys Co. [Dickson deeds D-485, D-521, D-646].

1828 Sept 15 - Samuel Brown, of Dickson County, Tn., sold to Elijah Dodson, of Dickson County, Tn., for the sum of $400.00 dollars in hand, a parcel of land containing 90 acres, more of less, on the waters of Duck River.
Witnessed by, Hutson Johnson and William R. Light.
Source: Dickson County, Tn., Deed Book D.

15 Dec 1828 - Elijah Dodson, of Dickson County, Tn., sold to Thomas S. Brown, of Dickson County, Tn., for a sum of $250.00 dollars, in hand, a parcel of land containing more or less 110 acres of land, being part of 2285 acre tract, grandted to Daniel Williams, by the state of North Carolina.
Witnessed by William R. Light and Hutson Johnson
Source: Dickson County, Tn., Deed Book D, page 521.

15 Dec 1828 - Elijah Dodson, of Dickson County, Tn., sold to Samuel Brown, of Dickson County, Tn., for the suml of $1000.00, dollars in hand, a parcel of land containing more or less 125 acres, being part of the 2285 acres grandted to Daniel Williams, by the state of North Carolina.
Witnessed by Hutson Johnson and William R. Light.

1830 United States Federal Census Name: Elijah Dotson County: Dickson State: Tennessee
Number of persons in household and ages:
Males
10-15 years of age = 1 DOB 1815-1820 [David Gordon Dotson or Joseph C Dotson]
15-20 years of age = 1 DOB 1810-1815 [James J Dotson]
20-30 years of age = 1 DOB 1800-1810 [Elijah Dotson, Jr.]
60-70 years of age = 1 DOB 1760-1770 [Elijah Dotson, Sr.]
Females
Under 5 years of age = 1 DOB 1825-1830
20-30 years of age = 1 DOB 1800-1810 [Female Dotson, ? married a Norman]
50-60 years of age = 1 DOB 1770-1780 [Sallie Dodson]
Foreigners not naturalized: View image
Source Citation: Year: 1830; Census Place: , Dickson, Tennessee; Roll: 174; Page: 340.

1837 Feb - The family was apparently in Humphreys Co., TN by Feb 1837 when a deed recorded that date in Davidson Co. shows that "Elijah Dotson of Humphreys Co., TN" sold 53 acres on stone River to Abner Cowgill.

1837 - Elijah Dodson [Dotson], is on the Humphreys County, District 10 tax list, for 90 acres and 100 school acres.
Source: Humphreys County Tax List 1837-1843

1838 - Elijah Dotson [Dodson], is on the Humphreys County, District 10 tax list, for 90 acres and 100 school acres.
Source: Humphreys County Tax List 1837-1843

1839 - Elijah Dodson [Dotson], is on the Humphreys County, District 10 tax list, for 90 acres and 100 school acres.
Source: Humphreys County Tax List 1837-1843
1840 - Elijah Dodson [Dotson], is on the Humphreys County, District 10 tax list, for 90 acres.
Source: Humphreys County Tax List 1837-1843

1840 - Elijah Dotson is on the 1840 census of Humphreys Co. His wife, Sarah (Sallie), is absent from the enumeration, so she evidently died before 1840: 1 JUN 1840 United States Federal Census Name: Elijah Dotson Township: District 10 County: Humphreys State: Tennessee
Number of persons in household: 2
Ages of persons in household: Male 20-30 - 1 [Joseph C. Dotson ?]
Male 60-70 - 1 [Elijah Dotson, Sr.]
Occupation information : 2 involved in agriculture, [farming]
Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: , Humphreys, Tennessee; Roll: 524; Page: 242.

1841 - Elijah Dotson [Dodson], is on the Humphreys County, District 10 tax list, for 90 acres.
Source: Humphreys County Tax List 1837-1843

1842 - Elijah Dodson [Dotson], is on the Humphreys County, District 10 tax list, for 90 acres.
Source: Humphreys County Tax List 1837-1843

1843 - Elijah Dotson [Dodson], is on the Humphreys County, District 10 tax list, for 90 acres.
Source: Humphreys County Tax List 1837-1843

1845 Jan About - Elijah Dodson died in Humphreys Co., TN

1845 Feb - The will of Elijah Dotson was submitted to the February Court 1845 and proved [Humphreys Co. Probate Records, p. 143]. Letters testamentary were issued to William B. Dotson and Joseph C. Dotson. The actual record of the will was destroyed in a courthouse fire.
Source: The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia: A History abd Geneakigy of their descendants, Volume One, by Mrs Sherman Williams, Compiler and Editor. The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Publisher. Southern Historical Press, Inc. P.O. Box 738, Easley, South Carolina, 29641-0738, Chapter 1, 4th Generation, pgs 81 & 82.
1845 Feb 3 -Elijah Dotson, - Died before 3 Feb 1845, when the will was entered. William B. Dotson and Joseph C. Dotson were named executors.
"A paper purporting to be the last will and testament of Elijah Dotson, decd was produced in open court and proven by the oaths of David A. Massey and J.B. Wilson, subscribing witnesses thereunto and ordered to be recorded, thereupon William B. Dotson and Joseph C Dotson the executors therein named appeared in open court and together with david A Massey and George Washington William, their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the sum of six hundred dollars, conditioned as the law directs, whereupon it is ordered by the court that said William B Dotson and Joseph C. Dotson have letters testamentary on the estate of said Elijah Dotson dced."
Source: Tennessee Tidbits, 1778-1914, Volume I, (3rd Book on roll, item #143), Dickson County, Lib., Dickson, Tn.

1782 through 1792 - Daniel Dodson appears on the personal property tax lists of Pittsylvania County, Virginia during which time two of his sons, Eli and Elijah, appear in his househol d.

From: Paul Dodson:

Notes: George Washington Williams (G.W. Williams) is married to a Granddaughter of Hudson Johnson off John Johnson and Ann Johnson born 1770 Va.

Notes: The Massey Families how does this connect to Mary Hollands Benjamin Johnson of Henrico Co. Va. Married to ? Massie In 1730 era, father of Gideon Johnson of Amelia to Granville Co. NC to Amelia Co. to Williamson Co. Tn.
Notes: William Dodson’s Brother is Thomas Dodson known as Second Fork born Sept 1728 in Richmond CO. Va. As he lived on the 2nd fork of Birch Creek. He owns lands in Pittsylvania County and in Halifax Co. Va. Thomas Dodson married Mary Neville the daughter of Joseph Neville who lived in Prince William Co. Nov 11 1766 he arrived in Halifax County Va and was under the care of Birch Creek Church.
3rd Sat. of March 1792 he Thomas Dodson is found in the records of Baptist Church on “ North Holston in Hawkins County” he is there with the following Thomas Dodson and Mary, Jesse Dodson and Ruth, Elisha Dodson and Rachel, Thomas Dodson, Nancy Dodson, Elizabeth Dodson, Utally Dodson, Alsey and Winifred Johnson. This church was located in Grainger Co. formed from Hawkins CO. and Knox Co. in 1796 very near the Hawkins Co. border. Of note is Thomas Dodson’s son Jesse Johnson married Judith Combs in 1793 Halifax Co. Va. And they became members of Big Spring Baptist Church which was the parent Church of Rev. Thomas Murrell’s church. In 1793 Rev. Jesse Dodson the brother of William Dodson and of Thomas Dodson is the minister of this Church.
In Rev. Thomas Murrell’s church is Agness Johnson the wife of Hudson Johnson
Also of interest is the neighbors of Jeffery Johnson who is the grandfather of Elijah Dodson of Humphreys Co. is Charles Burgess, Capt. Hooper, Valentine Peyton, John Duncan, Gabriel Adams, James Robertson, Edward Washington
Need to check but Gabriel Adams is a relative of Sylvester Adams, I think.?

Notes: in 1837 the Widow Ann Johnson is in Humphreys Co. Tn District # 10, living by Elijah Dodson who is married to the Daughter of Rev. William Dodson and Winifred Johnson. Winifred Johnson is the daughter of Jeffry Johnson and wife Rachel
Jeffery Johnson (1) and wife Margaret have children:

1721 KING GEORGE WAS FORMED FROM LANDS OF Stafford County which was Formed in 1662, Also from Lands of Old Rappahannock Co extinct.

1731 PRINCE WILLIAM FORMED FROM LANDS OF KING GEORGE CO.



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