Looking for information on John Dawson (1735-1812) England to Charleston, SC

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John Dawson is believed to have been born in Westmoreland, England and immigrated to Charleston, SC around 1755. To date, I can find no one who has discovered the identity of his parents, but I have some clues that I am willing to share!  I have been unable to discover much if any information on his son, Charles Postell Dawson, or his grandson, Thomas Osborn Dawson, my 2Great Grandfather and Great Grandfather.
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According to the DAR record, he married Joann Broughton Monck, daughter of Colonel Thomas Monck.

You might want to view the family tree below and contact  the author by clicking on the home page which has the related email address.


Th tree includes brief details on the individuals and their spouses and children,

Maybe the author can provide his references on Charles P and his son Thomas.

Good luck


by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (897k points)
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Name: Charles Postell Dawson
Birth Date: 7 Nov 1785
Age at Death: 70
Death Date: 6 Oct 1856
Burial Place: Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA


by William Hippensteel G2G1 (1.1k points)
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I understan the dates for this John Dawson are slightly "out" My information, verified in many places is that he was born in Raygill, Garsdale West Riding of Yorkshire in 1734 and died in 1820. He was a great mathematician, although he did not seek fame. He was also a surgeon who funded his own study by shepherding, and later on machine knitting. A self made man. He was in contact with the notable Sedgwick family. I think he was my hero because he did it all himself. There are two portraits in the National Portrait Gallery. I am not a member but hope this information helps other "Dawson seekers"
wrong john dawson

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