Tyler County, WV 1850 census shows Dawsons on p 334A. Also, Quintus Dawson b.1834 VA/WV m. Eliza J. ? 1854, Tyler County WV. Children=Sopronia b.1855; Agnes b. 1856; Samantha b. 1857; William b. 1859. After Eliza' death, Quintus married Matilda Birch, 1/24/1878 in Tyler County, WV.Not sure of any offspring. I am not sure of the father's name, but there was a Dawson family living in Friendly,(Tyler County) WV in 1900-1915. My family is from Samantha Dawson who married Josephus Kirkpatrick in Tyelr County, WV in 1882.