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Joseph Dawson b. 1820

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Lineage Dawson
Sex Male
Full name (at birth) Joseph Dawson

Samuel Riley Dawson [Dawson] b. 1782 d. 1874

Polly Ann Rogers [Rogers] b. 1787 d. 1857



1820 birth: Missouri Territory

29 September 1851 will: Oxford (Mississippi), Lafayette County (Mississippi), Witnesses: William Giles and C.J. Sullivan


Joseph Dawson was the sixth child of this parents.

In the name of God Amen: I, Joseph Dawson of the County of Lafayette and state of Mississippi, being in a weakly state of health but of a sound mind and memory, therefore calling to mind the mortality of the body and that it is appointed to all men once to die, do make this my last will and testament.

That is to say principaly and first of all, I give my soul to God who gave it and my body I recomitt to the dust, to be buried in a decent manner as touching such worldly articles it hath pleased God to bless me with. First off: I will that all my just debts should be paid and all my debts receivable be collected. I also will that my lands to wit: The South West quarter of Section twenty six of Township ten of Range five West of the basic meridian, also my Dunnam place containing eighty six and a half acres, when my Executor sees best shall be sold.

I also will and bequeath to my beloved wife Martha G. Dawson during her widowhood or lifetime my home plantation with all my perishable property except enough to pay my just debts and at the expiration of her widowhood to be sold and equally distributed among the legatees and I also will that if my wife Martha and my Executor thing best to sell Julia and purchase a boy with the proceeds and I also will that my negro girl Harriet and Julia if she is not exchanged for a boy, and if she is the boy to be kept and remain in the family as the property of my wife Martha during her lifetime or widowhood and then to be sold and proceeds thereof equally distributed among the legatees as the other property.

I do hereby constitute and appoint Robert Wilson of the County and State aforesaid, my true and lawful Executor of this my last will and testament, in writing.

Whereof I have seat my hand and seal, this the 29th day of September, one thousand eight hundred and fifty one.

[edit] Sources

  1. 1850 United States Federal Census Record -
  2. Mississippi Wills -
  3. Genealogy of Patrick Magee, by Clarence Elbert Moore p.143 -

From grandparents to grandchildren

Benjamin Dawson
birth: 18 February 1763, Carnickfergus, Belfast, Ireland
death: November 1825, North Carolina
Fanny Purdy
birth: 1765
William Rogers
birth: 1740, Pr Burke Cty, Georgia (U.S. state)
marriage: Elizabeth Emory
death: 1794, Pr Burke Cty, Georgia (U.S. state)
John SR Rogers
birth: 1761, Tennessee
fact 1: nickname, Hell Fire Jack
military service: French/Indian Wars - English Captain
other: Battle of Horseshoe Bend
marriage: Alsey Vann
marriage: Elizabeth Emory
marriage: Jennie Talontisky (Due)
James Clement Vann
birth: 1766
death: 9 February 1809, Chatsworth (Georgia), Spring Place
burial: Forsyth County (Georgia)
Avery Vann (Brother of James Vann)
residence: Saluda River, Carolina
Alsey Vann
birth: 1765, Tennessee
marriage: John SR Rogers
burial: Fort Gibson (Oklahoma), Fort Gibson National Cemetery
Samuel Riley Dawson
birth: 1782, South Carolina
physical description: 5'9", 150 lbs, Blue eyes, Black Hair.
military service: 1814, Woods Fort, War of 1812. Captain James Calloway company under Colonel Nathan Boone, Missouri Mounted Voluteers. Honorably discharged
death: 1874, San Saba (Texas), Texas
Talahina Rogers
other: Wife of Sam Houston
William Rogers
title: 1905, Cherokee Chief - Deposed
John James Rogers
other: Chief of Western Cherokees and Grand Saline
Charles Coody Rogers
other: Judge Rogers Oklahoma Cherokee Chief
Polly Ann Rogers
birth: 1787, Calhoun (Tennessee), McMinn County (Tennessee), USA
religion: Moravian Church, Vann Homestead, Spring Place, Georgia
physical description: Tall, splendidly formed, dark complexion, black hair, black eyes
death: 1857, San Saba County (Texas)
== 3 ==
Edna Dawson
birth: 12 March 1808, South Carolina, USA
death: 12 December 1902, Lockhart (Texas), Texas, USA
burial: Lockhart (Texas), Texas, Clark Cemetery
Robert Dawson
birth: 14 February 1815, Missouri Territory
death: 7 August 1886
burial: Berryville (Arkansas), Carroll County (Arkansas), Arkansas, Osage River Estate
James Dawson
birth: 29 February 1814, Missouri Territory
death: 20 April 1891
burial: Afton (Oklahoma), Oklahoma, Sixkiller Cemetery
John F. Dawson
birth: about 1811, Missouri Territory
death: 1844
Elizabeth (Betsy) Dawson
birth: 26 February 1805, Kentucky
death: 24 April 1873, Pettytown, Bastrop County, Texas
burial: Pettytown, Bastrop County, Texas, Pettytown Cemetery
Samuel Riley Dawson JR
birth: 1824, McNairy County (Tennessee)
death: 10 July 1890, Odessa, Texas
burial: Texas, Midland Texas Cemetery
Joseph Dawson
birth: 1820, Missouri Territory
will: 29 September 1851, Oxford (Mississippi), Lafayette County (Mississippi), Witnesses: William Giles and C.J. Sullivan
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