Doddridge County Roots

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John Thomas DAWSON

Male 1824 - 1882  (58 years)


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  • Name John Thomas DAWSON 
    Born 12 Mar 1824  Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870, 1880  Centerville District, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [3
    Died 16 Jun 1882  Centerville District, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: consumption 
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I88409  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2015 

    Father Noah Hillary DAWSON,   b. 17 Jul 1795, Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1829, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Mother Charlotte POTTER,   b. 11 Jun 1797, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1880  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1817  Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma Onile MYERS,   b. Feb 1828, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1870 Census, Tyler Co, WV (Centerville District), enumerated on Jul 22 1870:
      John Dawson, 46, b. Md, farmer; Emma, 41, b. Md; Alonzo, 19, b. Va; Simeon, 17; William, 12; Rosena, 8; Lakin, 3.

      1880 Census, Tyler Co, WV (Centerville District), enumerated on Jun 22 1880:
      Thomas Dawson, 56, b. Md (both parents b. Md), farmer; wife Emma O, 52, b. Md (both parents b. Md); dau Elizabeth, 31, b. Md, single; son William R, 23, b. WVa, occupation "at home," medical conditon "consumpted," married; dau-in-law Nancy I, 20; dau Rosena B, 20; son Lakin E, 14; dau Charlotte, 10.
      (Note: All surnames given as Dawson, including daughter Elizabeth, who was married to Thomas J. Pratt and who was enumerated in this census with her husband and children in McElroy District of Tyler County.)

      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 14 1900:
      Emma O. Dawson, 72, b. Feb 1828 in Md, widowed, mother of 7 children (2 still living); son-in-law Merideth G. Pratt, 31, b. Mar 1869, farm laborer, married 7 yrs; dau Charlotte T. Pratt, 29, b. Dec 1870, married 7 yrs, mother of 2 children (1 still living); grandson Harry D. Pratt, 1, b. Dec 1898.

      1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on May 3 1910:
      Meredith G. Pratt, 41, farmer, married 16 yrs; wife Charlotte T, 39, mother of 3 children (2 still living); son Harry D, 11; dau Lois O, 6; mother-in-law Emma O. Dawson, 82, b. Md, widowed, mother of 7 children (2 still living). [5, 6]
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth N. DAWSON,   b. 19 Mar 1849, Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1931, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Alonzo DAWSON,   b. 24 Jan 1851, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1877  (Age 26 years)
     3. Simeon DAWSON,   b. 7 Jun 1852,   d. 7 Mar 1886  (Age 33 years)
     4. William R. DAWSON,   b. 31 Dec 1856, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1880  (Age 23 years)
     5. Rosena B. DAWSON,   b. CA 1860
     6. Lakin E. DAWSON,   b. 20 Aug 1866, Centerville, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1892, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +7. Charlotte T. "Lottie" DAWSON,   b. Dec 1870, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F37989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2294] Tyler County Death Records, Middlebourne, WV.

    2. [S5] Headstone.

    3. [S2126] 1880 Census, Tyler County, WV.

    4. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).

    5. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

    6. [S1590] Death record of daughter.