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Dodson Dotson Dobson Dodgson Surname DNA Project

 

FTDNA public site:  www.ftdna.com/public/dodson

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Also See:  http://www.genealogy.com/users/d/o/t/Vernon-E-Dotson/

 

*****News:

 

ό      Participant 14:  Dobson results for 12 markers has been received. 7/26/2005

ό      Participant 13:  Kit # 35078 has Genetic Distance 4 to Participant 6.  6/28/2005

ό      Participant 11:  Kit # 25121 has Genetic Distance 2 to Participants 1 and 2.  His line is from Charles Dodson.  11/16/2004.

ό      Results for Participant 12:  Kit # 25486 Final results 1/4/2005

o       Genetic distance 2 to participants 1,2,3,4

o       Genetic distance 4 to participants 5,11

ό      Dodgson spelling has been added for participation.  Dodgson spelling seems in some instance to evolved to Dodson.

 

ό      Probability tables added 11/23/2004

 

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Groupings are according to known Dodson/Dotson/Dobson lines. 

 

Four references are:

 

  • The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia

A History and Genealogy of Their Descendants (Vol 1 and 2) by Mrs. Sherman Williams, Compiler and Editor and The Rev. Silas Emmitt Lucas, Jr., Publisher.

 

  • Dodson Genealogy 1600-1907, Thompson P. Ege

 

  • Richard Dotson, Revolutionary War Indian Spy (Rev Pens S5364) – See site of Betty Dotson Renick

 

  • The Dotson’s (Dodson’s) of Northeastern Kentucky, James W Dotson, Tallahassee, FL (unpublished)

 

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The pedigrees posted on this site are not guaranteed for accuracy by the Dodson Dotson Dobson DNA Project, but are submissions of the individual DNA participants.  Any data provided should always be independently proven.

 

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DNA Relationship Tables:

 

37 Marker Relationship Table:  http://www.familytreedna.com/gdrules_37.html

 

Probability of common Ancestor:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dodsondnaproject/probabilities.htm

 

See Project DYS Chart:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dodsondnaproject/dyschart.htm

 

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Group-1:  Charles Dodson Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia

 

Discussion:  These participants show relationship under above table to this Charles Dodson.  Genetic distances below are based on Participant 1 who continues to have the average allele reading on each tested marker for those participants showing relationship to Charles Dodson.

 

Project Needs:  Other participants with good line to Charles Dodson to provide confirmation for this line.

 

37 Marker TEST

 

Genetic distance 0 - (Very Tightly Related)

 

Ψ      Participant 1:  Kit # 22190

 

Has good line from Charles Dodson and is currently lone participant with good line to Charles Dodson.

 

Line:  Charles 1 – Lambeth 7 – Lambeth 38 – Lambeth 130 – John 406 – Lambert 1381– George William 1381V – William Hardie – XXXX - XXXX

 

Ψ      Participant 2:  Kit # 2922 rvkargo@aol.com

 

Previous “Brick Wall” - DNA matches exactly with Charles Dodson.

 

Migration Route:  ? – Tennessee – Texas – Indian Territory – Oklahoma - Colorado

 

Genetic distance 2 – (Related)

 

Ψ      Participant 3:  Kit # 17119 (See Group 7 – Northeastern Kentucky Dodsons/Dotsons)

 

Migration Route:  Virginia – Kentucky – Ohio – Arkansas – Missouri – Illinois

 

Line:  Charles 1 – Thomas 3 – Thomas 17 – Joseph 57 – Caleb 152 – Isaac 523 – William A – John Isaac – William – John Arthur – XXXXX – XXXXX

 

Ψ      Participant 4:  Kit # 24573 (See Group 7 – Northeastern Kentucky Dodsons/Dotsons)

 

Migration Route:  Virginia – Kentucky - Florida

 

§         Participants 3 and 4 are 5th cousins and DNA matches exactly.

§         Genetic distance 2 (Related) to Participant 12.  Genetic distance 4 (Probably related) to Participants 5 and 11.

 

Line:   Charles 1 – Thomas 3 – Thomas 17 – Joseph 57 – Caleb 152 – Isaac 523 – John – James Wyatt – James Leander – Wyatt Lee – XXXXX -- XXXXX

 

Ψ      Participant 5:  Kit # 20323

 

§         This participant is at Genetic distance 4 from Participants 3, 4, 11 and 12 and is considered “Probably Related” to them.

§         This participant is believed to be descended from the Charles Dotson who is on the 1810 and 1820 Census in Pulaski County, KY.  This Charles Dotson is mentioned on pg. 77 of the Lucas book.

 

Migration Route:  Virginia (?) – Kentucky – Kansas

 

Ψ      Participant 11:  Kit # 25121

 

§         Genetic distance 4 (Probably related) to participants 3, 4, 5, and 12.

 

Line (?) – Charles 1 – Lazarus, Sr. – Jesse, Sr. (#750) – Jesse – Thomas S. – William Jesse – Arthur – XXXX – XXXX

 

Migration Route:  Virginia – North Carolina – Tennessee - Texas

 

Ψ      Participant 12:  Kit # 25486

 

This participant is genetic distance 2 (Related) to participants 1-4 and genetic distance 4 (Probably related) to participants 5 and 11.

 

Charles 1 – Lambeth – John – John, Jr. – Solomon – Jesse – Harvey – Joe M. – XXXX – XXXX

 

Migration Route:  Virginia - ? – Tennessee

 

12 Marker Test

 

Participant 3:  Kit # 8571

 

Charles 1 – Thomas 3 – George 18 – Lazarus 68 – Elisha 206 – Reuben 720 – William – Reuben – Peter – XXXX – XXXX

 

Migration Route:  Virginia – Tennessee – Alabama – Mississippi – Utah - California

 

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Group 1A – Dangling Dodsons/Dotsons

 

Discussion:  These families are included in Vol 2 of the Lucas Book

 

v     Major Dodson of Washington County, IL – Pg 1202 (Also see Group 7 below)

 

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Group 2 -Thompson P Ege Groupings

 

Discussion:  These participants tie their lineage to Dodsons covered in the Thompson P. Ege book.

 

Project Needs:  Confirmation DNA tests from Dodsons covered by the Ege book.

 

Charles/Calvert County/Prince Georges, MD Dodsons – Maryland b.  pg. 330:

 

Ege makes this grouping based on 3 early wills in Charles and Calvert Counties of Maryland.  Ege says John Dodson, Sr. settled in Charles County and John Dodson, Jr. settled in Calvert County.  However, the 1733 tax list of Charles County shows both a John Dodson, Sr. and John Dotson, Jr. while in the same year there is a John Dotson attesting to a will in Calvert County.  It seems probable that there are unrelated lines of Dodsons in this area by the 1730’s.

 

Ψ      Participant 6:  Kit # 7474

 

DNA testing shows that this line is unrelated to other participants except that   Participant 13 is “probably related” with genetic distance of 4.

 

Ψ      Participants 3 and 4:  Kits 17119 and 24573

 

John Dodson – Eleanor Howard – This family is Ege grouping Maryland c. pg 343

                                                                                                                                                                      

This John Dodson migrated from England in 1771.  He was born 1752 in Shrewsberry, Shropshire, England.  He was a Revolutionary War Soldier on the American side in Maryland.  He married Eleanor Howard and this family migrated to the Cincinnati area in fall of 1795.

 

Migration Route:  England – Maryland - Ohio

 

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Group 3 - Richard Dotson, Revolutionary War Indian Spy (Lucas Vol 2, pg 1126)

 

Discussion:  See website of Betty Dotson Renick for information of Richard Dotson:

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/e/n/Betty-D-Renick/

 

Project Needs:  Participants that have good lines to Richard Dotson for testing to see if Richard may fit into other lines.  Some brick walls may tie to him.

 

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Group 4 – Dobsons

 

Discussion:  One Dobson participant.  Showing no close connection to Dodson/Dobson lines.

 

Project Needs:  Participants to  DNA.  The Dobson lines are expected to be distinct from other lines, but some Dodsons/Dotsons may be closer to the Dobson lines.

 

v     Dobson

 

Group 5 – Dodgsons

 

Discussion:  No participants using the Dodgson spelling.

 

Project Needs:  Participants to compare DNA.  The Dodgson lines are expected to be distinct from other lines.  However, some Dodsons/Dotsons may have evolved over time from the Dodgson spelling.

 

v     John Dodgson migrated from England to Greene County, Illinois about 1820.  Several sons followed also born in England.

 

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Group 6 – Unrelated Dodsons/Dotsons

 

Discussion – DNA shows that these participants are not related to above participants or to each other.

 

Project Needs – More participants with unknown lineage to better develop the different lines.

 

Ψ      Participant 7 – Kit # 18957  This line is not related to other Dodson lines.

Ψ      Participant 8 – Kit # 19090  This line is not related to other Dodson lines.

Ψ      Participant 9 – Kit # 20346  This line is not related to other Dodson lines.

Ψ      Participant 10 – Kit # 23508  This line is not related to other Dodson lines.  Dodson heritage through line of Participant 12.

 

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Group 7 – Dodsons/Dotsons of Northeastern Kentucky

 

Discussion – These are early Dodsons/Dotsons of northeastern KY.

 

Project needs- Participants from these lines for testing to see if these Dodsons/Dotsons are related.

 

nekydotsons.htm

 

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Group 8 – Maryland Dodson/Dotsons

 

Maryland Dodsons/Dotsons:  mddotsons.htm

 

Southern and Western Migration – 1850 Census

migration.htm

 

Group 9 – Dobson

 

One Dobson has participated but does not show close relationship to Dodsons/Dotsons.