Dawson Co., Ga.


WilliamDawson                                                                  William Crosby Dawson

William was the son of George Dawson, Sr. and Katie Ruth Marston Skidmore. He was born January 4, 1798 in Greensboro, Ga.
He married in 1819 Henriietta M. Wingfield, and they had 8 children. William was a lawyer, judge, politician, and soldier.
After Henrietta died in 1850, he remarried Eliza M. Williams of Memphis, Tennessee in 1854.
William died May 5, 1856 at the age of 58.

A Marker in Dawsonville reads: William C. Dawson (1798-1856), Statesman -- Soldier -- Jurist -- Freemason: "A native of Greene County, then on Georgia's Indian frontier, he was educated in the law and admitted to the bar in 1818. The remainder of his exemplary life was spent in the public service as Legislator, Captain of Volunteers in the Indian War of 1836 in Florida, Judge of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, Congressman, and U.S. Senator from Georgia from 1849 to 1855.

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