Dawson Co., Ga.
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
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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