I have a feeling we are related. My great great grandfather was David C. Dawsey. He was married in Lownes County, Alabama in 1831. He supposedly came from Horry County, South Carolina. His father is supposed to be James Dawsey or Dorsey. Because Alabama was not a territory there were no censuses. We assume James is the father because he is the only Dawsey on the 1800 South Carolina Census with a child under 5. David was born around 1800. I hope this helps us both.