Indiana McCaslins

Laura A Baker1880

Laura A Baker
Birth May 1880
MarriageJoseph R DotsonView this family
about 1897 (Age 16 years)

Birth of a daughter
Mable Dotson
May 1897 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
Michael Dotson
July 1899 (Age 19 years)
Census 1900 (Age 19 years)
Birth1900 Federal Census
Marriage1900 Federal Census
Census1900 Federal Census
Shared note
In the 1900 US Federal Census for Oliver Springs, Crawford, Arkansas, 57-year-old Missouri-born John T and his 50-year-old Arkansas-born wife Sarah [maiden name unknown] Dotson have been married 31 years and have had eleven childrn, nine are living. Living with them are five of their Arkansas-born children, 17-year-old Mary A, 15-year-old Addy P, 11-year-old John E, 9-year-old Lenard [sic] G, and 6-year-old Elizabeth J. Addie has attended school one month of the past year, John and Leonard two months of the past year. John is illiterate; Sarah and John can read but not write; Mary and Addy can read and write. Everyone can speak English. John is farming land he owns, but with a mortgage. John's and Sarah's parents were born in Kentucky; the children's father was born in Missouri and their mother in Arkansas. Living next door is another of John and Sarah's children, 23-year-old Arkansas-born Joseph R Dolton and Joseph's 20-year-old Arkansas-born wife, Laura A [maiden name unknown] Dolton. Joseph and Laura have been married three years and have had two children, both are living. These Arkansas-born children are 3-year-old Mable M and 10-month old Mikel [sic]. Joseph and Laura can read, write and speak English. Joseph is farming rented land. Joseph's father's birthplace is unknown and his mother's Arkansas; Laura's father was born in Iowa and her mother in Missouri; the children's parents were born in Arkansas.