* My DOTSON and NESTLER ancestry*

Updated April 6, 2010


My family history is here for your purusal. I welcome all who have questions, have corrections, or want to share information with me.

Recent visits to AR, OK and MO have brought new information and new cousins my way.

CURRENT GOALS:
1. I AM CONCENTRATING ON REESTABLISHING A RELATIONSHIP WITH MY YOUNGER BOTHER, ALAN PAUL NESTER, WHO RECENTLY BECAME A REGISTERED NURSE. I REALLY MISS YOU, ALAN.

2. I AM LOOKING FOR WILLIAM (BILL) AND CLAUD LEON DOTSON, MY COUSINS. THEY ARE THE SONS OF MY UNCLE WILLIAM LEON DOTSON AND MARY ANN (BIRKHEAD) DOTSON. WHEREEVER YOU TWO MIGHT BE, I'D LOVE TO TALK WITH YOU.

DOTSON - MY MOTHER'S FAMILY
Mary Rosaline (Rosalie) DOTSON (1925-1978) was the child of:

Walter Leon DOTSON (1895-1988)
husband of May YOUNG (1901-1985)
....son of William H. DOTSON (1870-1902)
husband of Mary Learbelle STEPHENSON (MAYFIELD) (1872-1965)
....son of Doctor Floyd DOTSON (1852-1941)
husband of Thursa Mae COOK (INMAN) (1845-1927)
....son of Doctor Floyd Dotson (1813-1904)
husband of Mary (Polly) RENNO (AMOS/NIGS)(1813-1904)
....son of William Abraham DOTSON (1780-1861)
husband of Elizabeth RAYNOR (1784-1838)
....son of Lambeth DOTSON (1751-1814)
....son of Lambeth DOTSON (1689-1780)
....son of Charles DOTSON (1649-1705)
....speculation prior to Charles, misrepresentations on the internet linking Charles to John Dod and supposed son Jesse have not been proven with source material and therefore are not included here.

Other names I'm researching in this family include DAWN,DODSON, INMAN,LANE,STEPHENSON,WOOD

I have traced the DOTSON line back thru Colorado (1960's), Oklahoma (1920's), Arkansas (1830's-present), Tennessee (1820's), North Carolina (1780's), and Virginia (1650's-present).


NESTLER - MY FATHER'S FAMILY

Loren Lewis NESTLER (1926-1977)was the son of:

Alfred Louis Gotthilf NESTLER (1899-1970)
husband of Frances Marie VIETS (1906-1954)
......son of Louis Gotthilf Nestler (1872-1960)
husband of Anna Maria OTTILLE HENSCHKE (1875-1944)
......son of Charles Gotthilf Nestler (1833-1910)
husband of Mary Adelheit ENGELHARDT (1846-1905)

I have traced the NESTLER line back thru Colorado (1960's-present), Missouri (1890's), Kansas (1870's), New Jersey (1860's), and Saxony, Germany (1833)


Other names in my family include BOCKELMAN, BRUNNER, CHAMBERS, CHILDS, EBERHARDT, GRUNBERG, HENSCHKE, RUHNKE, SCHMUTZER, WITT.

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Thanks to EVERYONE for all the help so far, I thank each and every one of you. I have many more pictures from both families that I would like to share with any family members out there. If you should find corrections that need to be made, please do not hesitate to email me to let me know (nobody is perfect and I've gathered my information from so very many different sources there may be mistakes/typos found in the information presented).


ALL INFORMATION IN ALL REPORTS HAS BEEN PRIVATIZED FOR ALL LIVING INDIVIDUALS.


***

Lori Sorrells

Aurora, CO 80014
A-United States
fmlysrch@comcast.net


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Family Photos

  • Doctor Floyd Jr and Thursa Dotson - circa 1920 (49 KB)
    This is the last known professional photo of Dock Floyd Jr and Thursa (Inman) Cook. Picture was taken prior to 1927.
  • Do you recognize the people in this picture? (139 KB)
    May be GRIGG, may be DOTSON, unknown when/where photo was taken, thus the mystery. Can you identify any of the people in the picture? We're wondering if it is indeed Dock Floyd Dotson Jr on the far right.
  • Charles and Mary Nestler and children circa 1885 (68 KB)
    The only known professional photo of the family together. L to R they are; Henry, Frederick, Mary, Charles Jr, Mary, Louis, Charles Sr, and little August Nestler.
  • Bart's Tombstone (9 KB)
    Stone sates "Wm. Dotson, Died 1861 age about 75 years" On the same stone is his wife Clarissa. Both are buried at the Lower Wharton Cemetery, just outside of Huntsville, Madison County, AR.
  • Mary Rosalie Dotson Nestler - 1951 (136 KB)
    My Mother, in her wedding dress, one of my most precious pictures. She married my Father, Loren Lewis Nester September 1, 1951 in Denver, CO.
  • Walter Leon and May (Young) Dotson - circa 1950 (113 KB)
    My mothers parents, unk when taken. Walter's family goes back to the first days of the US, (Charles Dodson of North Farnham Parish) and I've just started finding out about May's family thru the internet and visitations back to Madison County, AR.
  • The picture that started my research in 1995 (56 KB)
    I knew the following things about the picture, the baby was my oldest brother Louis Leon Nester, the lady on the right my Mother. Knew it was taken in Denver, CO circa 1954. Didn't know anyone else, now I not only know who they all are but have actually met some of them. This wonderful Internet has connected me to my family. Photo found in my Mother's belongings after she died.
  • Loren Lewis Nestler (24 KB)
    My Father.
  • Archibald Dotson circa 1860/70 (102 KB)
    Archibald was the brother of my ancestor Doctor Floyd Dotson, sons of William Abraham (Bart) Dotson. This is the only known picture of him to date (thanks to an internet cousin for it).
  • Bill and Claud Dotson - 1964, Denver, CO (97 KB)
    Where are they now? Bill (l), Claud (r), sons of William Leon and Mary Ann (Birkhead) Dotson, my cousins, I'm the girl, with my two brothers Louis (older) and Alan (younger) Nestler.
  • Does anyone recognize these men ???? (317 KB)
    This photo came to me from a descedent of Archibald Dotson, Vernetta @ willmcguire@worldspy.net, who wanted me to pass it around to see if anyone recognizes the DOTSON cousins. Noted on photo is "LAMBERT BYERS ON RIGHT WITH DOTSON COUSINS", taken in the late 1920's early 1930's. Please help me in identifying these DOTSON men.
  • My Mother - Lake Middle School, Denver, CO (130 KB)
    My mother - on the right 2nd down from the top - at Lake Middle School, Denver, CO circa 1939.
  • My mother - Lake Middle School, Denver, CO (151 KB)
    Front row - third from the left - took me hours of looking at this photo to find her, but I finally did. Lake Middle School, Denver CO circa 1936.
  • Mary Learbelle (Mollie) Stephenson/1906 Family (129 KB)
    Mollie w/Thelma/Stelly Mayfield on her lap, James Carey, William Samuel, Walter Leon and Velma Adeline Dotson with their new father T. A. Mayfield, 1906, Mayes County, OK.
  • Mollie Mayfield, May and Rosalie Dotson (184 KB)
    Grandmother Mary Learbelle (Mollie) (Stephenson/Dotson)Mayfield, May Young Dotson, and young Mary Rosaline (Rosalie) Dotson Nestler circa 1935-38
 

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