John Wilkinson Dawes

27 October 1783–7 March 1864 (Age 80)
Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John Wilkinson

When John Wilkinson Dawes was born on 27 October 1783, in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States, his father, Adrian Dawes, was 31 and his mother, Hannah Coate, was 28. He married Susan Crance in 1803, in Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Pymatuning, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 7 March 1864, in Leon, Waushara, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Burr Oak Cemetery, Pine River, Waushara, Wisconsin, United States.

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John Wilkinson Dawes
Elizabeth Patterson
Marriage: 1809
Adrian Dawes
Jeremiah Dawes
Samuel Dawes
Francis Dawes
Lorenza Dawes
George M. Dawes
John Roy Dawes
Phoebe Dawes
Daniel M Dawes
William M Dawes
Joseph Dawes
Ananias Wells Dawes

Spouse and Children

Orange, New York, United States


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    Joseph Dawes


    Francis Dawes



World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · New Jersey Plan

Age 4

"Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."

Age 25

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: patronymic from Daw 1.2 German (Däwes): either a patronymic from a personal name Davo, or a variant spelling of Tewes .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John W Daus in household of John R Daus, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John W Daws, "United States Census, 1850"
  • A W Daus, "United States Census, 1860"

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