Friday, March 28, 2008

Leah McKay and James Harrison Dotts family

Leah McKay and James Harrison Dotts:

James Harrison Dotts
December 14, 1828
Centerville, OH

Sabina, OH

Died - James died in OK
February 28, 1909
Craig, Oklahoma

Chetopa, KS, Oak Hill Cemetery

Other Spouse(s)
(He never remarried after Leah died - but lived with his son William McKay Dotts and daughter in law May Holliman Dotts (May Louisa or sometimes Louisa May) in the Oklahoma Indian Territory til his death)
F. Unk and Dorothy Dotts

Leah McKAY - her obituary - Mrs. Hill, is Nancy Sue Coats Hill my dad's sister, she married Bill Hill, Craig County, Oklahoma

March 21, 1831

September 2, 1886 Chetopa, KS

Chetopa, KS
Oak Hill Cemetery - they are the only two Dotts buried in this cemetery

(This is the same stone, James is on one side and Leah the other, James' info has seriously deteriorated over time.

(Greg Dotts standing by James and Leah's grave stone); (and Greg's wife Karen at James and Leah's grave)

Parents - Leah McKay's parents
Jesse McKAY and Mary Rowe


1 M Jesse W Dotts - Born 1849 Spouse Emma Burton
February 26, 1882
Prob OH

2 M Daniel B. Dotts (he never married) Born May 20, 1851 Ohio
December 2, 1935
Centralia, OK Robert Paul Coats was his nephew by marriage to his niece, Leah McKay Dotts Coats;

3 M James Andrew Dotts Jr (he remained in OH and later moved to New Mexico then On to Oklahoma) Born September 1853
Spouse Amanda Elizabeth Hagler
January 5, 1876

4 M John Dotts Born 1854
Spouse Rhoda
Four stones of Dotts at Bluejacket Cemetery, Craig County, OK;

5 F Mary E. Dotts Born 1855 OH
Spouse Matthias G Mathews
December 19, 1878
Prob OH

6 M David M Dotts Born July 27, 1858 Clinton County OH
Huldah Rhodema Davis
1888 Siloam Springs, AR
August 1, 1928
Noble Co. OK

7 F Anna Dotts (she might be the Augustus listed in the 1860 census above)
Born 1860
Spouse Johnson

8 M William Mckay Dotts Born April 18, 1861 Centerville, OH
Louisa May Holliman; their daughter Leah McKay Dotts; her son Claud Russell Coats in the obituary is my dad buried in Fairhaven Cemetery, Santa Ana, CA; William and Louisa or May also had a daughter named Gertrude Dotts Wilkins Hamm and their son James Ira Dotts died very young about age 10 or 11
About 1900
Died February 27, 1939 Cnw, It, OK Paul Coats is Robert Paul Coats, his son in law and married to his daughter Leah McKay Coats; Tombstone Bluejacket Cemetery, Craig County, OK-

9 M George B. Dotts - 3 or 4 of these Dotts brothers are buried next to each other in the Bluejacket Cemetery, Bluejacket, Craig County, Oklahoma
Born August 27, 1864
Died July 11, 1913 Bluejacket, Craig County Oklahoma

10 F Lavenia Dotts Born 1867 Spouse Johnson

11 M Thomas S. Dotts - He also had a son Daniel Dotts, that lived in the San Bernardino/Riverside County, CA area Born February 20, 1868 Clinton County OH
Beulah C. Isbell
August 13, 1952
San Bernardino County CA (his son Daniel died in SB county CA as well)

Jesse McKay and 1st wife Martha Saunders

Jesse McKay and Martha Saunders

Husband: Jesse McKAY
About 1781
Frederick County, VA

Other Spouse(s)
Mary Rowe - 2nd wife

Parents Job McKAY and Ann Smith

Martha Saunders
Died April 4, 1823


1 F Eliza McKay Spouse F. Snow

2 F Charity McKay Spouse James Severs

3 F Ann McKay Spouse Elijah Spahr

Photos of Leah McKay Dotts and James H. Dotts graves in Chetopa KS

They are the only two Dotts buried in this cemetery.
The side of the stone that contains James H. Dotts info is in pretty bad shape.

Leah McKay Dotts wife of James H. Dotts Obituary

William Dotts, Fayette County OH 1880 census

this is the brother was was visiting Leah McKay Dotts mentioned in her obituary

Jesse McKay and Mary Rowe

Jesse McKay and 1) Martha Saunders and 2) Mary Rowe :
Husband: Jesse McKAY Born About 1781 Frederick County, VA Married Before 1835 OH
Other Spouse(s) Martha Saunders
Parents Job McKAY and Ann Smith
Mary Rowe she was Jesse's second wife and died in Ohio Died February 1871 OH

1 F Sarah McKAY

2 M William McKAY ( don't believe he ever married, but not sure) Born c. 1828 this is the brother was was visiting Leah McKay Dotts mentioned in her obituary

3 M Jesse McKAY Born Before 1830 Died January 1883

4 F Leah McKAY - her obituary - Mrs. Hill, is Nancy Sue Coats Hill my dad's sister, she married Bill Hill, Craig County, Oklahoma Born March 21, 1831
James Harrison Dotts
Married Sabina, OH Died September 2, 1886 Chetopa, KS

5 M Job McKAY

David B. McKay and wife Rachel Adams

Photo - David B. McKay and Rachel Adams:David, s/o Isaac McKay and Sarah "Sally" Pavey, was born September 18, 1823 Fayette Co., Ohio and died January 3, 1856 Iowa. He married Rachel Adams May 9, 1843 Highland Co., Ohio. George Alfred Oliver and Harriet Elizabeth McKay (married September 26, 1871) - d/o David B. McKay and Rachel Adams, gd/o Isaac McKay and Sarah Pavey, gt gd/o Job McKay and Ann Smith, gt gt gd/o Patience (Job) MacKay. Submitted by Cindy Horrace (the photo is of George Alfred McKay and Harriet, his wife)

Ann Smith McKay probate in OH

Robert MacKay and Patience Job marriage record

Robert MacKay and Patience Job were Quaker - this is a copy of their marriage record from the Nottingham Monthly Meeting.

Letter from Mattie McKay showing our connection

Transcribed copy of a letter dated Jan 14, 1896 from Sabina, OH a Miss Abbie M. McKay, New
Burlington, OH; transcribed by Charlotte Coats descendant of Leah McKay m James H. Dotts

Sabina, OH, Jan 14, 1896
Miss Abbie M. McKay
New Burlington, Ohio

Kind Cousin: Your letter of the 10 th ult. To my sister, Mrs. Mary Bottenfield has been referred to me for answer. Mrs. Bottenfield is not very well, and I have the most complete record of any of our folks, and have taken the deepest interest in the matter hence I cheerfully do the best I can and send our record. My record of the McKay family differs from yours at the very out set. I will however start with yours, and you will readily see wherein the difference lies. It occours to me if we are of the same branch, you have omitted one Job. For your starter, viz. Robt. McKay "came to America late in the 17 th Century." Now this is a long stretch to be covered easily by three generations, isn’t it? Hence my thought of a missing link.

But to proceed:
I Robert McKay
1. Andrew
2. Jacob
3. Job
4. Robert

II Job McKay from Scotland, dates unknown.

III Job McKay came from Frederic co. VA and resided till death, in 1830, 1831 or 1834 in Fayette co. Ohio. Whither born in USA we do not know. His wife, Anna McKay died in 1839 or 1840 See III ( 5) p. 3 (note there for this) His daughters: Leah, Patience, Hannah, Sally mar. John Williams and the last lived a maiden. His sons: Isaac, Robert, Jesse

III 1. Isaac McKay born 1784 died Dec 15, 1844. His wife Sarah (Pavey added here) b Feb 11, 1791 d Apr 14, 1845. Family:
1. David b Sept 18, 1823 d Jan 3, 1858
2. Thomas b Nov 11, 1816. Lives at Union City Missouri (cross out and Iowa added in pencil.)
3. Polly Ann b Sept 11, 1821 m Wesley West
4. 4. Nancy b Nov 6, 1819 m Joe Adams
5. Isabel b Oct 1, 1825 m. _________Gregory
6. Lucinda b Dec 16 1827 m Jonathan Gustin and live now in Wilmington, Ohio
7. Harriet b Sept 27, 1829 d 1871 m Wm Simmons
8. Sarah b Dec 16, 1831 m Jonathan Adams now live in Sabina
9. Elizabeth b Jan 2, 1833
10. Frances Jane b Mar 1835 m Jas. Tyzer

III 2. Robert McKay. 1 st wife Sophia 2 nd wife Catherine. No children

III 3 Leah McKay m Edward Adams; (children) Job; Wash; David; Nancy; Sally m John Williams n.b. this husband is probably by mistake put here instead of 6

III 4 Patience McKay m Thomas Adams (illegible part)
Children of Thos. And Patience McKay Adams continued:
1. Mel?ana mar. Reuben Merriweather, lives at Reeseville, O or around with relations
2. Ana lived and died a maiden

III 5 Jesse who is hereafter designated IV this record.

IV Jesse McKay from Frederic Co. VA to Fayette Co. Ohio born 1776 died Nov 5, 1864. 1 st wife Martha Saunders b _________ d Apr. 4, 1823.
1. Ann mar Elijah Spahr, both dead. Some or all of their children live near Xenia, Ohio
2. Eliza m F. Snow
3. Charity m a Sever
4. James
2 nd wife of Jesse McKay Mary Rowe b __________ d July 2, 1871
1. Sarah
2. William b May 31, 1828. An "old Bach." Lives in Green T.P. Fayette Co. Ohio
3. Jesse b _______ d Jan 1883. Afflicted from early childhood, never married
4. Leah mar. James Dotts children: Jesse, Daniel, James, John, Mary, David William, Ann,
Thomas and looks like Bean the mother died in Kansas (char'’ note: this is my grandmother'’
grandmother and she died on the way home from taking her brother to the train station after a
visit to KS from OH) Her son James lives in Clinton Co. O the rest of the family are all in the
west. (Chetopa KS, Leah and James are both buried there)

IV 2 nd set (5) Job McKay b Mar 24, 1833, now lives in Fayette Co. Ohio. P.O. Sabina. Hereafter to be marked V in this record.

V. Job McKay. Wife Ann Marie (Maria) McKee b Feb 21, 1836
(?) Fannie Carroll of Wilmington O b Mar 5, 1861 (small writing so Fannie his bride)
1. John M. b Nov 16, 1856
2. Jesse R. b Jan 11, 1859 d May 6, 1861
3. Mary Jane (F.M. Bottenfield) b Dec 29, 1860
4. Olive Ann (Jno W. Butterfield) b Aug 17, 1862
5. Martha Alvina (E.K. Luttrell) b Jan 30, 1865
6. Charles Grant b Feb 8, 1867 (m. Ella Groves)
7. Adda (H.O? Burris) b Aug 4, 1869
8. Melissa Belle (Wm. Pavey) b Feb 2, 1872
9. Alma (C.O. Deer) b July 20, 1874
10. Margaret b Apr 25, 1877
3-----Forest Earl Bottenfield b Dec 24, 1882
3-----Anna Maria Bottenfield b Feb 28, 1887
4-----Naomi Butterfield b Nov 13, 1890
5-----James ?erson Luttrell b Dec 29, 1894
6-----Barbary McKay b Oct 18, 1890
8-----Adda Irene Pavey b Nov 26, 1893
(handwritten note: Adda Irene Pavey married Moris Langdon (children) Leona Pavey Conklin, Mary Pavey Harris, Helen Pavey Wilson, Wm. Hugh Pavey ------ Barbury McKay Barbara McKay Baughn, Juanita McKay gray? About 190? Or 03?

III. 1. (2) Thomas McKay b Nov 11, 1816 1 st wife Maria Supton b Sept 19, 1821 d June 2, 1859
1. Sarah Ellen b Dec 2, 1842 d Dec 10, 1842
2. David F. b Apr 7, 1844
3. Alonze (not sure of this name) b Mar 31, 1846
4. Ann Eliza b Nov 5, 1848 mar a Guffey or Griffey??
5. Charles M. b Dec 7, 1851
2 nd wife
1. Mariah b Oct 19, 1859 d Feb 23, 1864
2. ? (Pary ?homae b Apr 22, 1861 d Aug 16, 1862
3. Marcia b May 9, 1863 d Mar 31, 1864
I have delayed this so long in waiting for Mrs. Made Syfers, of Leescreek, Centerville, Clinton co. O to send a report she promised. She has not done so and I submit this without hers. She is a daughter of James McKay, see p. 4 of this letter, IV 1 st wife, d.

I hope this will be satisfactory to you and help you out somewhat with your record. My P.O. will be changed soon to Cuba Clinton co. O Please address me there after next week. I have bought a small farm and will probably be able to attend some of the future McKay-Collett picnics. In the mean time, if I can assist you any in clearing up and perfecting our records I shall be pleased to do so when ever asked.

Please allow me to hereby extend an invitation to you and other cousins to call on us at our home whenever it may be convenient for you to do so.

Very truly, J.M. McKay

P.S. If anything herein is not clear I will try and clarify it if you’ll ask.

Penciled not on back of last page. The within is the record of the family of Jobe McKay of Scotland. We descend from the family of Robert of Scotland. Job and Robert were probably brothers but we are not certain of this, we know this much the families are distant relations.
Mattie McKay (Proof in Chalkley Augusta court records and wills in Frederick Co. VA with help from Hopewell records, Quaker, etc, HBW)

Happy Easter for L (----oh well-----1965)

Job MacKay/McKay wife Ann Smith

Job MacKay/McKay and Ann Smith:

Husband: Job McKAY - my connections: mackayletter.pdf; mackaylettert.pdf
Born 1746 Crooked Run, , Frederick Co., VA
Married to Ann Smith: September 1, 1777 Frederick, VA
Died 1833 Fayette, OH
Parents: Robert McKAY Jr and Patience Job; marriage record: robmckaymar.pdf; robmckaymar2.pdf - also available on Ann Brown's site

Wife: Ann Smith Born About 1750 Frederick, VA Died 1847 Fayette County, OH
annmckay.pdf - her Ohio probate record, names all her children and some grandchildren


1 F Sarah (Sally) McKAY Born About 1778 Frederick, VA
John Williams

2 F Hannah McKAY Born About 1780
David Oglevie

3 M Jesse McKAY Born About 1781 Frederick County, VA
Mary Rowe
Before 1835 OH

4 M Isaac McKAY Born 1784 Frederick, VA
Sarah Pavey
December 15, 1844 Highland, OH

Photo - David B. McKay and Rachel Adams:
David, s/o Isaac McKay and Sarah "Sally" Pavey, was born September 18, 1823 Fayette Co., Ohio and died January 3, 1856 Iowa. He married Rachel Adams May 9, 1843 Highland Co., Ohio. George Alfred Oliver and Harriet Elizabeth McKay (married September 26, 1871) - d/o David B. McKay and Rachel Adams, gd/o Isaac McKay and Sarah Pavey, gt gd/o Job McKay and Ann Smith, gt gt gd/o Patience (Job) MacKay. Submitted by Cindy Horrace (the photo is of George Alfred McKay and Harriet, his wife)

5 M Robert McKAY Born 1788 Frederick County, VA

6 F Patience McKAY Born About 1790 Frederick, VA
Thomas Adams

7 F Leah McKAY - (the name Leah and McKay really came down in the Dotts lines, almost every generation has a Leah in it) Born About 1796 Frederick, VA
Edward Adams

My Jobe McKay Lines with Links

These are links to Ann Brown's Job(e) web sites and related links for more information:

Andrew Job(e), sr and Elizabeth Vernon

Patience Job and Robert McKay, jr

Job McKay and Ann Smith

my line comes via Andrew Job, sr, his daughter Patience Job who married Robert McKay, jr, their son Job McKay who married Ann Smith, his son Jesse McKay, his daughter Leah McKay Dotts married James H. Dotts, their son William McKay Dotts, his daughter, Leah McKay Dotts (my grandmother), her son Claud Russell Coats (my father), his daughter Charlotte Ann Coats (me), my sons William Russell Armstrong and Robert Carl Armstrong, William Russell Armstrong's children, Bryanna Elizabeth Armstrong and William Ethan Armstrong (my grandchildren)


Welcome to my Job(e)-McKay family records. Hopefully you will have followed a link from Ann Brown's pages to get here.

This is a continuation of the records for my line of Job(e)-McKay family lines.