Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - William Wesley Dawson, Nancy (Cleveland) Dawson

McCauley Cemetery, Edgar Co, Illinois

These images are scans of 1970 era photocopies of photographs, so excuse the quality.

William Wesley Dawson was born about 1760 in Cocke Co, Tennessee.  Nancy Cleveland [possible middle name of Graves] was born 10 October 1781 in Tennessee.  So far, I, and several other researchers, have not been able to discover their parents' names.  Nancy died 3 days after a rattlesnake bit her. 

On a third side of the gravestone, Sarah J Peer is etched.  Sarah was the daughter of Jane (Dawson) and John Peer.  She died the same year as her grandmother, Nancy Dawson.

Wm Dawson
Born About 1770
Died Mar 8, 1855

Wife of Wm Dawson
Born Oct 10, 1781
Died Aug 27, 1845

Sarah J Peer
Born 1837
Died 1845

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