Doddridge County Roots

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John Matthias DOTSON

Male 1883 - 1960  (76 years)


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  • Name John Matthias DOTSON 
    Born 9 Sep 1883  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910  Central District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1910  [2
    laborer at odd jobs 
    Census 1920  Doe Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation mail carrier (city route)  [1
    Occupation 1920  [3
    U.S. Mail carrier 
    Residence West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 21 Jan 1960  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Spring Hill Cemetery, Riggs Chapel, Josephs Mills, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Person ID I44241  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2018 

    Father Finley DOTSON,   b. 25 Oct 1851, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1919  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Lavina Margaretta ROWH,   b. 16 Apr 1855, Hunters Fork (Salem), Greenbrier District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1934, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F13124  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Clara Lavina COTTRILL,   b. 8 Mar 1892, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1967, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [6
    Married 23 Aug 1908  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Divorced Y  [8
    Children 
     1. Harold Lancelot DOTSON,   b. 28 Jul 1909, Central District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1955, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     2. Lionel Leland "Doc" DOTSON,   b. 15 Nov 1911, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1976, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Elden Lafoy DOTSON,   b. 27 Oct 1916, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 2000  (Age 83 years)
     4. Alvin Matthias DOTSON,   b. 6 Nov 1923, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1972, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Family ID F34650  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Olive B. MAYHALL,   b. 1894, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1978  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1925  Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F50605  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John M Dotson, West Union WV, Aug 1938
    John M Dotson, West Union WV, Aug 1938

  • Sources 
    1. [S1853] Death Certificate, WV State Dept of Health, Div of Vital Statistics, (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx).

    2. [S2094] 1910 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Central District).

    3. [S2027] 1920 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    4. [S643] Obituary of father.

    5. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    6. [S1604] Death record of son.

    7. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV.

    8. [S1967] Record of wife's remarriage.