I am the grandaughter of David Dawson and Ascenith Cheek.
My grandmother is listed as Cassandra Malinda. Her name as I knew her, was Sarah Cassie Dawson Mills. She talked about her mother saying that she had died when she was only two or three. She told the story of her mother being buied between Thorndale and Rockdale and that her mother's brother carved her name on the tree by her grave.
Her father, David Dawson remarried and his wife's name was Daisy. I always knew my grandmother didn't like step-mothers. I wonder who changed her name?