man John DAWSON‏‎, son of Henry DAWSON and Martha MARTIN‏.
Born ‎ Jun 22, 1683 at Isle of Wight, VA , died ‎ Feb 1762 at VA‎

Married ‎± 1721 at VA (approximately 41 years married) to:

woman Rebecca MARTIN‏‎
Born ‎± 1685 at New Kent Co, VA‎


man Martin M. Sr DAWSON‏
Born ‎ 1722 at Eastland, Goochland Co, VA, died ‎ 1821 at in Amherst Co, VA ‎
Occupation: Sheriff of Amherst Co., VA

Note: Private Martin Dawson proves to be somewhat controversial among many genealogy records concerning him. D.A.R. lists him as a patriot during the Revolutionary War; to this their is no dispute but where information conflicts, is to his age. The myth or truth surrounding Martin is his birth date; some say he was born in 1695, others say, 1722. The Amherst Families Genealogy History, has Martin living to the grand old age 115; his death date of 1812 is not disputed. As a soldier he must have served between the ages of 80 to 88, or 53 to 61.

Note: From "A Collection of Family Records with Biographical Sketches and other ---of various Families and Individuals bearing the name Dawson" by Charles C. Dawson, 1878, Reprinted by Higginson Book

"Martin Dawson was described by Mr. Elijah Dawson as follows: He was a spare, thin and visaged man, and had black hair and eyes. It was said of him that he was a great hunter, but he was a farmer when I knew him. He was married the second time. The name of his last wife was Carter. He had a good many children by each wife."

Note: Mr. Elijah Dawson would be his grandson, the son of Martin Jr.

Virginia Census, 1800-90

Name: Martin Dawson
State: VA
County: Amherst County
Township: No Township Listed
Year: 1779
Record Type: Rent Role
Page: NPN
Database: VA Early Census Index
man Robert DAWSON‏‎
Born ‎± 1724 at VA‎
man Thomas DAWSON‏‎
Born ‎± 1726 at VA‎
man William DAWSON‏‎
Born ‎ 1727 at VA ‎
man Joseph DAWSON‏‎
Born ‎ 1728 at Goochland Co., VA‎
man John R. DAWSON‏‎
Born ‎± 1730 at Goochland Co, VA‎