Doddridge County Roots

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Victor Emanuel DOTSON

Male 1843 - 1885  (42 years)


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  • Name Victor Emanuel DOTSON 
    Born 9 Apr 1843  Wood Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military Pvt, Co H, 4th W.Va. Cavalry, Civil War  [3, 4
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Central District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation grocer  [5
    Died 17 Jun 1885  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Person ID I84385  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2016 

    Father William Buskirk DOTSON,   b. 27 Sep 1814, Greenwood, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1906, Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Louisa Anne ANKROM,   b. 3 Mar 1820, Beavertown, Washington Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1900, Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F36099  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy M. CHEUVRONT,   b. 2 Jan 1855,   d. 21 Aug 1938, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1875  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From an article titled "News of the Week 37 Years Ago" in the "West Union Record" of June 8 1916, in its entirety:
      "Mr. V. E. Dotson is acting the gentleman, only for a short time though."

      Local news item, "Doddridge County Republican," Thursday, Aug 31 1916, in its entirety:
      "Mrs. Lucy Dotson is erecting a fine porch in front of the Grant House, which will add materially to the appearance as well as to the convenience of this splendid old property, when the improvement is completed."

      1920 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District, Town of West Union), enumerated on Jan 22 1920 at 310 Church Street:
      Lucy Dotson, 64, widow, dau Barbara Wallace, 41, married; son-in-law Bruce Wallace, 40, married, driller (oil wells); boarder Eula Greene, 15. All born in West Virginia.

      1930 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Town of West Union), enumerated on Apr 3 1930 at 310 Church Street:
      Lucy M. Dotson, 75, married [sic], value of home $6,000; dau Barbra A. Wallace, 51, married; son-in-law Mont B. Wallace, 50, driller (oil & gas); lodger (corrected from "friend") Charles Jones (or Janes), 15. All born in West Virginia.

      Lucy Cheuvront Dotson died in August 1938.

      1940 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Town of West Union), enumerated on Apr 21 1940 at 310 Church Street:
      Bruce Wallace, 60, driller in oil field, 4 yrs high school; wife Barbra, 61, 1 yr college.
    Children 
     1. Joseph Bruce DOTSON,   b. 25 Mar 1876, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1918  (Age 42 years)
     2. Barbara A. DOTSON,   b. Sep 1878, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age ~ 62 years)
    +3. Catherine Agnes DOTSON,   b. 21 Jan 1881, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1960, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +4. John Ruhl DOTSON,   b. 5 Dec 1883, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1956, Weston, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Family ID F36098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jun 1885 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    2. [S638] Headstone (year only).

    3. [S2222] 1890 Veterans Schedules [database online], (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    4. [S2588] U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    5. [S2148] 1880 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    6. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).