C. L. DOTSON, a pioneer Baptist in Texas, was a native of Williamson county, Tenn. Moved to Pickens county, Ala., in 1832; received a common school education; was married to Miss Mary Childress; was baptized in 1837 by Elder W. W. Nash into Oakridge Baptist church, and came to Texas in 1840. He afterward moved to Roger’s Prairie, and was in the organization of Sand Prairie church. His death occurred on Saturday, October 8, 1864. This was the regular conference day of San Prairie church. After the service his pastor, Elder Thomas Eaton, knowing of his sickness, called at his bedside. The dying saint asked: “Is that matter satisfactorily arranged?” referring to a case of discipline touching the fellowship of some members. When informed that all was settled, he replied: “I am glad; it is well,” and then passed to his home beyond.
Source: J. L. Walker and C. P. Lumpkin, History of the Waco Baptist Association of Texas (Waco: Byrne-Hill Printing House, 1897), p. 290.