Shan (Ward) Dawson
Privacy Level: Private (Red)

Shan (Ward) Dawson

Honor Code Signatory
Signed 28 Jan 2016 | 3019 contributions | 216 thank-yous | 1444 connections
Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with anyone who shares the same ancestors. My family tree is private but I want to collaborate on deep ancestors or historical figures.
Hi Cousins! I've been researching since the 90's & I like making my family profiles interesting w/as much info as I can. Please do not change anything w/o messaging me first. Ty. Also, my tree is private due to the nature of some family members jobs. In the future I'll make it more public. Until then plz feel free to message me w/any questions. I'd love to meet you! I'm researching my mother's father's side from NY, it's a challenge for sure! (Holahan/Ireland & Smith/Schmidt-German/Dutch). Loads of secrets on that side. I also found several of my greats were Native American who married free slaves whose families came from Africa. Hence my small % of African/Native dna. I'm truly grateful to be such an interesting mix of my ancestors.
Shan S. Dawson formerly Ward aka Carlyle, Smith
Born 1970s.
Profile manager: Shan Dawson private message [send private message]
Profile last modified | Created 28 Jan 2016 | Last significant change: 27 Oct 2022
19:39: Shan (Ward) Dawson edited the Biography for Shan (Ward) Dawson. (Fixing typos. ) [Thank Shan for this]
This page has been accessed 5,153 times.

Only the Trusted List can access the following:
  • Shan's formal name
  • full middle name (S.)
  • e-mail address
  • exact birthdate
  • birth location
  • images (37)
  • biography
  • family tree
  • father's name
  • mother's name
  • siblings' names
  • spouse's name and marriage information
  • autosomal DNA test connections
For access to Shan Dawson's full information you must be on Shan's Trusted List. Please login.

Sponsored Search

Comments: 86

Leave a message for others who see this profile. If you prefer to keep it private, send a private message to the profile manager. private message
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.

It's time for a six month Military and War Project check-in with all members. Have you been active in the last six months? Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Military and War Project that you respond to these check-ins. To make bookkeeping easier, just click Reply to this message on your own page, add your reply, then SAVE. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Mary!

Thank you for checking in. I am still working on all my families Military Veterans, which I truly enjoy. Have a blessed weekend. :)

posted by Shan (Ward) Dawson
Thank you for replying to the Military and War check in, Shan. I marked you active.


posted by Mary Richardson
Hi, Shan!

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Military and War Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute.

2) Added MILITARY_AND_WAR to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the Project Coordinator with your email address to be added to the Google Group.

4) Bookmarked the Activity Feed to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, Shan,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the Military and War Project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in which ways you have contributed to the main project or a sub-project within the last two months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello Shan,

Good to meet another cousin. Wilma.

posted by Wilma Detwiler
Shan thanks for your note. Maybe you have my brick wall in your Ward line. That would be wonderful.

Thanks for connecting with me cousin!!

posted by Gigi (Ward) Tanksley
Hi Shan,

The Holahan's in my family came to the U.S. in 1866 and 1868. They lived very briefly in Hurley, NY, up by Kingston, where there was a stone quarry where my grandfather James worked. They moved to Brooklyn in approximately 1870 and stayed. I'd love to hear your Holahan story also. Regards, Peter Holahan

posted by Peter Holahan
Cousin connections are great! Although I am not sure that I am connected to Walter Scott. Our William Scott of Bedford, VA Research Project is entering its fifth month and we have found no proof for who his parents were. His birth date and place are also unproven. We may have to come up with some vague term, like X cousins, that means somewhere back there but we don't know where.
posted by Steve Lake
Ah yes, 13th cousins... Practically Siblings! But you are actually coming up as 8th Cousin twice removed when compared to my wife, so I guess we're related by marriage.
posted by Phillip Rich
Hi Shan, thanks for your message about our cousin connection. How exciting! Unfortunately I can't check the connection finder with you because of your privacy settings but it's lovely to hear from you, cousin! Susie :-)
posted by Susie MacLeod
Hey Shan,

Cousin is Cousin. It's great to meet you! hopefully we can work together to connect the trees. If you have any questions let me know and I will do whatever I can to help.



posted by Earl Grant - Lawrence
Hi Shan,

Would like to say how much your work is appreciated. Thank you for all you do.

A couple of of your tags might need amending as they will not really connect you to the community. the tag is usually a single surname for example Stewertstuart should be two tags as it is two spellings of the surname name. I suggest you add them individually to improve connections. Also is Vanlangingham Dutch in origin it might work better as VAN_LANDINGHAM

Follow this link to get to your Tags: editing your tags

Hope this helps you make the connections you are looking for.

If links do not work in an email from wikTtree, try them from the comment section of your profile page.

Regards Janet

Appreciation, Data Doctor

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild