Martin Dawson 1954 Newspaper Article

My previous post seems to have aroused some interest in Martin Dawson (1772-1835) the younger brother of our Susannah Dawson Adams. While considerable information can be found online about Martin and his famous 1835 Will, there is little about what actually came to pass.

A 1970 self-published 41 page Dawson history by Mary Roy Edwards and available only at the Albemarle County Historical Society contained a 1954 newspaper article on what actually resulted from Martin's good intentions.

I have prepared a PDF of that article for others to enjoy:

Martin Dawson 1954 newspaper article

Most of the Dawson family wills exist from Martin's era. Unfortunately, this Dawson family continued to use the same given names generation after generation, making it difficult to zero in on an exact ancestor.


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