Person:Charles Dawson (8)

Charles Wesley Dawson
b.29 September 1832 Kentucky
  • HCharles Wesley Dawson1832 - 1912
  • WMary RobinsonAbt 1850 - Bef 1892
m. 27 August 1865
  1. Susan "Susie" DawsonAbt 1865 -
  2. James Samuel Dawson1868 - 1936
  3. Charles DawsonAbt 1870 -
  4. Elizabeth DawsonAbt 1872 -
  5. Frank DawsonAbt 1879 -
Facts and Events
Name Charles Wesley Dawson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 29 September 1832 Kentucky
Marriage 27 August 1865 Davidson County, Tennesseeto Mary Robinson
Death[1] 23 January 1912 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
  1. 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave.

    Charles Wesley Dawson
    Birth 29 Sep 1832
    Kentucky, USA
    Death 23 Jan 1912 (aged 79)
    Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
    Burial: Confederate Cemetery
    Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA

    Charles was the son of H. Dawson, who was born in Virginia. Charles was born near Owensborough, Kentucky.

    In 1861 after the Civil War began he went to Nashville, Tennessee, and entered the Confederate service under General N. B. Forest's command. He served with Company D, First Tennessee Cavalry throughout the war.

    Charles married Mary J. Robertson [s/b Robinson] on August 27, 1865, in Davidson County, Tennessee. They raised a large family of thirteen children, five of whom were living in 1912.

    Charles moved to Texas in 1879. In the 1880 census he was listed as a farmer in Johnson County. Later he moved to Dallas and lived there for many years. He was a member of the Christian Church for 35 years. He regularly attended the meetings in Dallas of the Sterling Price Camp of the United Confederate Veterans.

    He was a carpenter and married at the time of his death. He lived at 2720 Ferris Street.

    Note: He had a daughter, Lizzie, who married Charles Kern. Charles Kern died in 1912 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Dallas. I do not know what happened to Lizzie.

  2.   A Memorial and biographical history of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas: containing the early history of this important section of the great state of Texas, together with glimpses of its future prospects, also biographical mention of many of the pioneers and prominent citizens of the present time, and full-page portraits of some of the most eminent men of this section. (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1892)
    pg. 426-427.

    SAMUEL ROBINSON, a successful farmer of Johnson county, is a son of Alexander and Christina (Kirk) Robinson. The father was born in Wythe County, Virginia, about 1779 was a soldier in two Indian wars, the Creek and Black Hawk, and died in 1849. The parents were married in 1800, and had eleven children, namely: Kate, deceased, was the wife of John Bailey, of Warren County; William, deceased; George deceased; J. Wesley, deceased; Nancy, deceased, was the wife of William Lee of Missouri; James who died in the Mexican war; Polly, deceased, was the wife of James Robinson of Tennessee; Alexander, of Clarksville, Tennessee; Betsey, deceased, was the wife of Riley Brookshire, of Missouri; Jacob, of Richmond, Missouri and Samuel, our subject.

    The latter was born in Bedford County, Tennessee, July 4, 1839 [s/b 1829], and he remained with his parents until nineteen years of age, when he moved to Nashville, and engaged in selling produce of all kinds. In 1872 he came to Texas, and six years later bought his present farm, six miles east of Alvarado. In 1847 Mr. Robinson enlisted in the Mexican war, in the Fourth Tennessee Infantry, Company B, and served nine months, and he now draws a pension for his services in that war. Politically, he votes with the Democratic Party, socially, is a member of the Alliance, and religiously, both he and his wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church, and he was licensed to preach in that church about fifteen years ago.

    He was married in 1849, to Bettie, a daughter of James and Sarah Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson have had six children: Mary, wife of Charles Dawson, of Dallas, deceased; Houston, a physician of Nacogdoches, Bettie, wife of E.M. Edge, of Haskell; Jacob, of Austin, Texas; Nancy, wife of Charles Fralay, of Haskell; and Emma at home. The wife and mother died in 1881, and in 1883 Mr. Robinson married Mrs. Alice Miles Fraley, of Ellis county, and they have had four children: Jeremiah, Belle (deceased), Robert Lee and George. Mrs. Robinson had one son by her former marriage, Eddie.

  3.   Texas, United States. Death Certificates, 1903-1982.

    Name: C W Dawson
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 79
    Birth Date: 29 Sep 1832
    Birth Place: Kentucky
    Death Date: 23 Jan 1912
    Death Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Father: H Dawson

  4.   United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publications M593 and T132).

    Name: Charles Dawson
    Age in 1870: 29
    Birth Year: abt 1841
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Dwelling Number: 255
    Home in 1870: District 13, Davidson, Tennessee
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Nashville
    Occupation: Carpenter
    Male Citizen over 21: Y
    Inferred Spouse: Mary Dawson
    Inferred Children: Susan Dawson
    Samuel Dawson
    Charles Dawson
    Household Members: Name Age
    Margaret Callen 65
    Mary Odonnell 18
    Charles Dawson 29
    Mary Dawson 20
    Susan Dawson 4
    Samuel Dawson 2
    Charles Dawson 7/12

  5.   United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T9).

    Name: Charles Dawson
    Age: 45
    Birth Date: Abt 1835
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1880: Alvarado, Johnson, Texas, USA
    Dwelling Number: 212
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    Marital status: Married
    Spouse's name: Mary Dawson
    Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Occupation: Farmer
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles Dawson 45
    Mary Dawson 30
    Susie Dawson 15
    James Dawson 12
    Charles Dawson 10
    Elizabeth Dawson 8
    Frank Dawson 1