Mary Elizabeth Dawson

Female17 February 1844–23 January 1929

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Dawson was born on 17 February 1844, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Benoni E. Dawson, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Douglas Hogan, was 23. She married Benjamin Columbus Jenkins on 28 February 1867, in Logan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 3 Olmstead, Logan, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Olmstead, Logan, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 January 1929, in Logan, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Allensville, Todd, Kentucky, United States.

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Benjamin Columbus Jenkins
Mary Elizabeth Dawson
Marriage: 28 February 1867
Clarence Jenkins
Margaret Greene Jenkins
George Elliott Jenkins
Minnie Irene Jenkins

Sources (17)

  • Mary E Jenkins in household of George E Jenkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • M.E. Dawson, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"
  • Mrs. Mary Jenkins, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961"

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  • Marriage
    28 February 1867Logan, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 6

    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 23

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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