Person:John Dawson (2)

John Randolph Dawson
d.21 Aug 1908 MO
  1. Albert J DawsonAbt 1835 -
  2. Martha J DawsonAbt 1836 -
  3. Lucy A DawsonAbt 1840 -
  4. John Randolph Dawson1840 - 1908
  5. Mary DawsonAbt 1842 -
  6. William DawsonAbt 1844 -
  7. Jerry DawsonAbt 1846 -
  8. Maria DawsonAbt 1848 -
  9. Sarah DawsonAbt 1849 -
m. 24 Nov 1867
  1. Nannie Dawson
  2. Louisa Jane Dawson1869 - 1951
  3. Susan A Dawson1874 - 1920
  4. Sallie B. Dawson1875 -
  5. Peter Cooper Dawson1879 -
  6. Mable Dawson1881 -
  7. William Logan Dawson1887 - 1968
  8. Ruth Dawson1894 - 1956
Facts and Events
Name John Randolph Dawson
Gender Male
Birth? 9 Apr 1840 Munfordville, Hart, Kentucky, United States
Marriage 24 Nov 1867 LaRue Co., KYto Mary Ellen Duckworth
Death? 21 Aug 1908 MO
Burial? McDonald, Missouri, United StatesMitchell Cemetery

Side Union

Unit Name 5 Kentucky Infantry

Regiment 5

State Kentucky

Function Infantry

Company K

Rank Private

Type Held at Andersonville and survived

Capture Date 09/20/1863

Capture Site Chickamauga, Ga

Albert and Jeremiah (not enlisted) were hired as teamsters from Louisville, Kentucky to Nashville. (John Dawson's brothers).

John Randolph and his brother, Will Dawson enlisted in the Union Army and fought at Shilo, Corinth, Gettysburg and Chickamaugua. At Chickamaugua, Will Dawson was wounded in the leg and mustered out of the Division.

John's squad was captured and John was held for exchange in Andersonville Prison in Georgia for nine months. This John Dawson, the son of James Dawson and Susan Palmer.

This doesn't say that he escaped the Andersonville Prison in Georgia. Mother said, it was because he was young and strong and "determined" he made it out alive.

Take care, John Selbe

Pineville Herald Aug 28 1908

 John Dawson died at his home near Coy,in McDonald Co,Aug 21,1908,in the 68th year of his age.Mr Dawson was born in Hart Co,Ky in 1840 and came to Mo in 1879. He leaves a wife and seven children,all of whom were present at the time of his death except one son who is in Southern California.The remains were laid to rest in Mitchell cemetery. He was a loving husband and kind father,ever ready to assist those in trouble or distress;was a good neighbor and will be missed in the neighborhood where he has resided for the last 25 years. He was a faithful member of the Christian church and has gone to receive his reward.

Therefore,be comforted sorrowing friends and relatives and hope to meet where parting will be no more.