My Great Grandfather Robert Dawson b.11 Mar 1827 in Jefferson Co.,KY to unknown parents.
I am hoping someone has a missing Robert Dawson and will contact me. The next thing I know about him is 27 years later when he married(1) my Great Grandmother Mary Elizabeth Hall on 25 Oct 1854 in Pike Co., IL. My Grandfather John Dawson was born exactly 2 years later on 25 Oct 1856 in Pike Co., IL. When Grandpa John was about 8 years old, Mary Elizabeth married Alexander Pastors but we can find no record of a divorce from Robert.
Great Grandpa Robert Dawson married(2) Belzada Parrick on 9 Apr 1871 in Adams Co., IL. No known children from this marriage. She is believed to have died in Jan. 1872.
Great Grandpa Robert Dawson married (3) Mary Elizabeth McDonald on 29 Mar 1877 in Brown Co., IL. Three children were Nathan, Sevesta, and Martha Maude Dawson.
I have copies of all three marriage certificates and all of Roberts Civil War papers but none tell his parents names.
Perhaps his parents were just passing thru Jefferson Co., KY
on their way West,or settled in another Kentucky County, I have no info on this but am hoping someone can fill in the blanks for me. On Illinois Census information he stated that he and both of his parents were born in KY. Oh how I wish he had stated their names.
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