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Looking for Fisher Dotson in Lincoln County, West Virginia

Query by Shirl_Ann

Searching for Fisher and Geneva Dotson of Lincoln County, West Virginia, parents of Gertie Mae Dotson Thompson Hager.

My maternal Grandmother was Gertie Mae Dotson (1896 - 1953), daughter of Fisher and Geneva Dotson of Lincoln County, West Virginia. Gertie Mae was married to Squire Thompson until his death in Boone Co. in abt. 1919 of pneumonia. She then married Burwell 'Burley' Edward Hager 07 May 1920 in Boone County, West Virginia.

My mother knew nothing of her grandparents but said she did have a maternal aunt named Ivy Dotson Dickens, married to George Dickens, who was her mother's sister. My grandmother told my mother that they were 'given away' (orphaned?) at a young age and split up to be raised by separate families. Mother didn't know what happened to make them orphans or to cause them to be given away. One tale suggests that Geneva passed away and Fisher's new wife did not want her children. I have no idea if that's true or not.

Any help with this would be MOST appreciated and possibly save me from going bald. This certainly does make one want to pull their hair out! lol One discovery, TWO more questions! Ah!

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on 2012-01-10 19:04:14

~Shirl Ann
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