James Allen Dawson

1815–1870 (Age 55)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Allen

When James Allen Dawson was born in 1815, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Elijah Wade Dawson, was 31 and his mother, Sarah May Logan, was 27. He married Nancy Wise on 10 August 1842, in Callaway, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Cadron Township, White, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and Arkansas, United States in 1870. He died in 1870, in Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 55.

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James Allen Dawson
Nancy Wise
Marriage: 10 August 1842
James H Dawson
Susan E. Dawson
Zeora J. Lavinia Dawson
Louis Benton Dawson
Rachael Ann Dawson
Nancy Louisa Dawson
Tennessee Caroline Dawson

Spouse and Children

10 August 1842
Callaway, Missouri, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Wade Dawson


    Sarah May Logan




    John Logan Dawson


    Sarah Dawson


    Martha " Patsy" Dawson


    Alexander M. Dawson


    Susan Dawson


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

Historical Boundaries - 1815: New Madrid, Missouri Territory, United States; 1815: Lawrence, Missouri Territory, United States; 1819: Lawrence, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1835: Randolph, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: Randolph, Arkansas, United States
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 15

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Daw 1.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Dawson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Allen Dawson, "United States Census, 1860"

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