Person:William Dawson (34)

William Dawson
b.11 Feb 1772
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Name William Dawson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 11 Feb 1772
Marriage 1 Jan 1795 Rockbridge County, Virginiato Dinah McCormick
Death[1] 18 Feb 1831 Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States
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William received a Spanish residence permit on 23 Aug 1803 from Gov. Carlos de Grand Pré for 640 acres in West Florida, in what is now East Feliciana Parish.S2, S3 He and his family lived on and cultivated the land until 1813, when they were "forcibly driven out by lawless men" and fled to Pickneyville, in adjacent Wilkinson County, Mississippi.S3 He attempted (unsuccessfully) to reclaim his land in 1826.S4

  1. 1.0 1.1 Louisiana Genealogical Register. (Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society), 25 (Jun 1978): 156-57.

    "Dawson Family Bible"

  2.   United States Congress. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, in Relation to the Public Lands: From the First Session of the First Congress to the First Session of the Twenty-Third Congress, March 4, 1789, to June 15, 1834. 4v. (Washington, DC: Printed by Duff Green, 1834), Vol. 3, p. 63.
  3.   United States General Land Office. Automated Records Project, Tract Book 1, p. 51 (Greensburg Dist.).

    Wlliam Dawson entry, Sect. 17; Louisiana State Land Office online database

  4.   Patin, Sallie Morrison. Our Dawson Kin. (Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States|Baton Rouge, Louisiana: The Author, 1980).