James Ellis Dawson

26 August 1838–27 January 1908 (Age 69)
Daviess, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of James Ellis

When James Ellis Dawson was born on 26 August 1838, in Daviess, Kentucky, United States, his father, Joseph McCann Dawson, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Miller, was 23. He married Catharine Ford on 22 May 1865. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Magisterial District 1, Daviess, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 27 January 1908, in Daviess, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Ellis Dawson
Catharine Ford
Marriage: 22 May 1865
Alverda Jasper Dawson
Eben Ford Dawson
Arthur Hathaway Dawson
Abbie Ellis Dawson

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  • Marriage
    22 May 1865
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · 8th Most Populated State
    Age 12
    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
    Age 23
    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Dawe’, from the Middle English personal name Daw(e) (see Daw 1 and 2), which is sometimes a pet form of David (see 2 below) but more generally of Rauf or Raw (i.e. Ralph ), of which Daw(e) is a rhyming form. Alternatively, the patronymic could mean ‘son of Daud(e)’, another Middle English pet form of Ralph evidently used interchangeably with Dawe. Dawson is one of the most numerous patronymics.Scottish: patronymic, ‘son of Dawe’. In Scotland Dawe is a diminutive of David (compare 1 above).

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

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    Sources (9)

    • James E Dawson in household of J M Dawson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James E. Dawson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • James E Dawson in household of Joseph M Dawson, "United States Census, 1850"

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