Son of Perry E and Cynthia Jane Ellifritt Dotson. Samuel E Dotson born 24 December 1867 in WV and died 30 April 1888 of lung disease. Burial: Ellifritt Cemetery in Goose Creek, Ritchie Co, WV (Source: Ritchie County WV Cemeteries through 1993 Scott, David - Editor. Page 239).
"But when ye come, and all the flow'rs are dying If I am dead, as dead I well may be You'll come and find the place where I am lying And kneel and say an Ave there for me.
And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be For you will bend and tell me that you love me And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me."
Last verse of "Danny Boy" by Frederic Weatherly 1910