Researchers have not determined the immigrant Dawson. But it’s believed he came here in about 1690. Through three centuries with a Dawson family : records of descendants of John Dawson and allied families has been the foundation of many recent researchers into the Dawson family. It’s where I started.
I visited Dawsonville, Maryland, named after my ancestors, 20 years ago. The family generally did well farming tobacco. Not all in the family owned slaves.
My ancestors left left Maryland for Kentucky around 1800. The research on this family has been fairly rewarding. Land deed, wills, and some biographies found online have been helpful. I’m adding names and places, and will fill out the biographies, as well as photographs, in the future.
1-Nicholas Lowe DAWSON
b: abt 1685, , Yorkshire, Eng
d: 29 Jun 1727, , Prince George’s, MD
b: 1683, , Charles, MD
d: 1734, , Prince George’s, MD
. . . . . 2-John M DAWSON
. . . . . 2-Thomas DAWSON
b: 1708, Broad Creek, Prince George’s, MD
d: 6 Jan 1796, Dawsonville, Montgomery, MD
. . . . . 2-George DAWSON
b: 1716, , Brooke, WV
d: bef 2 Jun 1783, , Fayette, PA
. . . . . 2-William DAWSON
b: abt 1719, , Prince George’s, MD