My gg-grandfather Jack (D.W.) Dawson was born Dec 25, 1857 and raised in Cherry Valley, Illinois. His parents were William Dawson and Mary Louise Jewett. When his father died, He and his brother Charles 1859? were sent to live with Benjamin and Sarah Jane Smithson so his mother could remarry James Boyle. I am finding a dead end with William Dawson and was looking for his father and or other family members. Any information would be appreciated.