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I know of a James Dossett born c 1785, son of Thomas Dossett. He died c 1815 in the war of 1812. In 1846 his sons went to court in Muhlenberg Co., Ky, attempting to get benefits for his service and give his age, birth place and description. I found James and Thomas was witnesses on a deed in Orange Co., NC, and followed them to Tenn. In Sherrill's book 1810 Substitued Census he has them on muster rolls in two different counties in Tennessee. Thomas Dossett's 1800 Census in Orange Co., NC indicates that at that time he had 3 sons and 5 girls. The sons are James, John, and Willis. Willis will marry twice in NC and then once in Sumner Co., TN. He too joins the war of 1812 and dies. John follows Thomas to Kentucky. James married Elizabeth Donoho in 1810 in Sumner Co., TN. You will find the two widows on the 1820 Census of Sumner Co., TN, next door to each other. Elizabeth has five boys.
In 1846 Muhlenburg, KY., four sons of james were Henry, John, Thomas, and James Madison. However there is a fifth child possibly Sanders Dossett. When Sanders was 13 in Ky Henry signed him as an apprentice. Only a near close relative could have that authority. Sanders birth in 1820 in Tenn. fits the position in Elizabeth's household. I also followed the petition to Washington to find what benefits the boys would received. The petition was tabled because not all children were known at that time. There is a possibility of another family for James but I have been unable to determined when and where.