Page 17 ï~~The Dawson family. z7 Brewster, a Quaker, was “whipped up and down with twenty lashes on the tail of a cart in the city” because of “a terrible disturbance on the Lord`s day.” On the same day that Margaret and her companions were arrested, three other women and eleven men, including George Dawson, were arrested at a Quaker meeting, and all but two (Miles Foster and Thomas Scott, whose fines were paid by one person against their will) were publicly whipped. At the next meeting, several members of the same company (including GEORGE DANSON, as printed, although no doubt spelled DAUSON) were arrested and whipped again.2 The same George Danson (Dauson) was one of three Boston “bakers” who filed a petition with the court in October. 29, 1679,3 to free themselves from the “intolerable burdens” which would have been imposed on them “because of the fraud given in your law”. Noting that their vocation was legitimate to learn what they had “accomplished a long and difficult learning,” they added: “We can imagine that we have a just right to live by this.” 4 During an attack on Middleborough, Massachusetts, by Indians in 1675, a man named DAWSON 5 was shot by his horse near the home of x Drakes Boston, 42.9. 2 Ibid. 3 Ibid., p. 437. Mr. Savage says that GEORGE DAwsoN, a Quaker, was in Boston or coming from Boston, 1679.-Gen.
Dikt. Another example of a poorly printed Danson for Dauson or Dawson is found in N. E. Hist. and Gen. Reg., Volume 3, Index. 4 Probably the same George Dauson (Danson badly printed) who was impeached in a year or two from the date of this petition according to Barnstable; one of these names was in possession of the house and land comprising the estate of the deceased Nicholas Davis of Barnstable, and seized by the ” Chief Marshall ” of the colony by order of the court, in accordance with the restitution of July 7, 168I.-Plymouth Colony Records, Vol. 6.
One of these names had also been a supplicant before May 14, along with others, for some land they would have purchased from Wampas, an Indian. The court replied at the time that it was “not aware of any land to which the Wampas, the Indians, had a real or legal right, since it is not a thing, but an ordinary person.3 If people can find land that belonged to him and that has been denied to them, the law is open where they can exercise their right, if they can make something like that appear. -Plymouth Colony Records, Volume 5, 442. In his 1692 will, his profession (that of baker) is indicated, and he is again described as “of Boston.” The will mentions his w. Elisabeth and gr. chn. George, Charles and Elizabeth Crossweight. An account of his seal can be found in the Heraldic Journal, Vol. is, p. I81. Art: Suffolk Wills.
He obtained a grant of 20,000 acres of land at Worcester about I686, and it seems that he built a house there and occupied it (alone or through a representative) for three years.- Lincoln`s History of Worcester, 36, 37. s N E. Hilst, and Gen. Reg., Vol. 1 5, p. 2 67: Art: Notes on the Indian Wars in New England. Ruth has conducted a variety of commercial litigation throughout her career, including breach of contract, tort, intellectual property, First Amendment, California anti-SLAPP and regulatory matters. It also provides information and advice on legal issues in criminal matters in cooperation with litigators. Page [unnumbered] ï~~FOREWORD. This book originated in the compiler`s desire to learn more about his own family history.
The purpose of the compilation was formed in childhood after the death of his father; and the first rough notes he put on paper, containing the facts that had been kept in his mother`s memorable memory, are still preserved. The ability to meet an elderly relative was always improved to add something to the already secure information, and the growing mass of carefully preserved “notes,” when other highlights and additions seemed inadmissible, forced them to be transcribed and rearranged again and again, each time in a new and larger volume. The meticulously filled book series ends in the volume now presented. The surname, common and widely used as it is known today, was rarely encountered in the early days of this venture and little known outside of some almost related families. It was natural to assume that all names, at least in this country, must have descended from a common ancestor that could be discovered through genealogical research. How far removed this initial belief was from the truth, this collection of documents will contain only partial evidence. More or less complete documents of a large number of families, descendants of various American ancestors, who are not known to be related other than by the identity of the surname, are presented here. These are usually classified according to the states where ancestors settled or mainly lived. Some families, which are thought to be quite large, are almost completely absent.
Greater completeness and accuracy would have been ensured, but it was impossible to publish information that those who requested it did not provide for various reasons. To those who kindly answered his questions, the author wishes to express his grateful thanks. C.C.D. Ruth Moore is an experienced commercial litigation lawyer whose practice focuses on appeals and critical legal issues. She brings strong analytical and legal writing skills to all of her files, from representing clients in appeal proceedings to consulting with litigators on critical motions, formulating and preserving issues in dispute, and maintaining appellate files. Page 18 ï~~i8 The Dawson family. John Thompson when he stopped to let his horse drink near a stream. In a list of the first settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk, Massachusetts, appears the name of MARGARET DAWSON, relic of DANIEL, fire of Ipswich, 1693.2 It seems that there were people of the name in Hull, Massachusetts, around 1750-60; a MARY DAWSON, who, sometime after 1743, had become the second wife of Joseph Spear, a lighter of that place; 3 and a JOSEPH DossoN with a beep, listed as a member of a militia company on foot in the city of Hull under the command of John Gould Jr., according to a list “recorded at Weymouth, March 22, 1759.” 4 JOHN DAWSON, of Salem, was captured and taken to Canada in 1757 when Fort William Henry surrendered; 5 and TIMOTHY DAWSON was a teacher in Salem in 1781.6 In Marlborough, Massachusetts, WILLIAM DAWSON was born on May 8, 1781 of his wife, Sophia Darius.
March 1780.7 Nothing more has been learned about him or his family, nor is it known where any of the above people came to this country. “It`s not common to learn this interesting fact about more than one in ten of our first settlers.” 8 The above are the only ancient references to the name in New England that have been known to the compiler, with the exception of SN. E. Hist. and Gen. Reg., vol. 5, p. 250. 2 In 1670, there was a certain Daniel Davison at the age of 40 in Ipswich.
– Ibid., vol. 6, p. 250. Probably the correct name, and the one above a misprint, as that could easily be the case. If so, she was the second wife and widow of this Daniel. See Savage`s Gen. Dict., Arts: DAWSON and DAVIsoN. 3 N. E. Hist. and Gen. Reg., vol.
18, p. 158. Drawing: Spear Family Record. Their children were: Barney, Joshua, 1749, Joseph, 1747, died 1794, surveyor and soldier of the Rev. According to the records of the Boston overseers, it seems that Joseph Spear, wife and three children, of Hull, on August 3, 1758, staying six months in Boston, was warned out of town by Abijah Adams, constable; It has been an annual custom for many years in this pious and intelligent city to warn several thousand poorer inhabitants so that the city is not legally obliged to support them in case of extreme poverty! 4 Ibid., vol. 4, p. 75. 5 “Among those who came to Canada from Salem were John Oakman, John DAWSON, Peter Smith, Moses Atwood, John Knapp and Jonathan Morrison.” Annalen von Salem, vol.
2, p. 513. 6 ” 1781, December 12, TIMOTHY DAwsoN teaches one of the public schools. He seems to have taken the place of Mr. Ford, who died on the previous June 27. – Ibid., vol. I, p. 452. 7 Hudson`s History of Marlborough, p.
354. 8 Hon. John Savage, letter, May 12, 1855. It looks like you`ve already created an account in our VIP network of websites. To protect your personal information, we need to verify that you really are. To activate your account, please confirm your password. Once you`ve confirmed your password, you can log in to both pages via Facebook. Page v ï~~Explanation. V numbered consecutively. However, the head of the family, founder, first known ancestor or original emigrant, receives only the number one (1), indicating that he is considered the only generation for the purposes of this work. His children are numbered 2-I, 2-2, 2-3, etc., indicating that they belong to the second generation and the first, second, third, etc.
of that generation in chronological order. The children of those who become heads of household receive 3-I, 3-2, 3-3, etc., with numbering in the right-hand column consecutively for all people of this generation. The children of those who belonged to the third generation receive the numbers 4-I, 4-2, 4-3, etc. one by one throughout the generation, and the same plan is pursued by all subsequent generations. This plan does not allow for the numbering of children in each household in chronological order, as is the case in most similar works.