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Nicholas Henry Dawson
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1838
Death: Jul. 12, 1870

Nicholas "Nick" Dawson, the name he was known by in Wise County, Texas, was murdered and scalped by the Comanche Indians. He was a member of the Confederacy, Company C Texas Cavalry. He is buried in the Teague Cemetery along with his parents,Thomas Eastland Dawson and Sarah Curbo Dawson, and other war and pioneer heroes who lived and died in Wise County, Texas. Nicholas Henry Dawson married Mary Elizabeth Morton January 23, 1860 in Cooke County, Texas. They had six children: Frances E., Nicholas M., Sarah H., Mary J., John Walter and Lucy Jane. Records show there were twins born January 25, 1871 who died at birth or shortly after, and after their father's death.
Our heroes come from all walks of life. We should never forget the courageous pioneer settlers who came from the old country to settle the new. They founded the villages, towns and cities that now make up our great country,the United States of America.At the beginning of the Civil War, the border Texas counties of Montague, Wise and others situated in the part of the country known as the Upper Timbers were at times left defenseless due to the fact that men and arms were being used in the Confederate service.This left the courageous and heroic pioneers settlers at the mercy of the Indians who would hide by day, and at night would prowl through the country, steal horses and kill and scalp people. One of these people was Nick Dawson,a man of great courage and one who was always ready when the opportunity offered, to fight the dreaded Comanche. For this noble spirit, he paid with his life.

Nicholas Dawson, through his Mosby ancestry, is 5th. Great-grandson of Dr. John Woodson,
4th. cousin to John Singleton Mosby
and 5th. cousin to Jesse Woodson James.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Eastland Dawson (1810 - ____)
  Sarah Curbo Dawson (1837 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Morton Dawson (1833 - 1915)
 
 Children:
  Frances Elizabeth Dawson Ford (1860 - 1941)*
  Lucy Jane Dawson Cansler Summerour (1868 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Teague Cemetery
Aurora
Wise County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Frances McDaniel-Montier...
Record added: Aug 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40835533
Nicholas Henry Dawson
Added by: Frances McDaniel-Montier Gililland
 
Nicholas Henry Dawson
Added by: Frances McDaniel-Montier Gililland
 
Nicholas Henry Dawson
Added by: Frances McDaniel-Montier Gililland
 
 
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Thank you for your Confederate Service. Rest in Peace.
- Louann Rubel, UDC 2429, Euless, TX
 Added: Jun. 2, 2014
Growing up as a kid, I often would sit and stare at this picture of nicholas. It hung in my grandpas room. I always used to tell grandpa he could be his twin. He told me it was his grandpa. Guy Otis Dawson was my grandpas name. He would tell me the s...(Read more)
- lorine price
 Added: Sep. 23, 2011
I will keep your memory alive in my family, no one will ever forget your sacrifice.Nicholas Henry DawsonJohn Walter DawsonOT DawsonStephanie Jean Dawson
- Stephanie Dawson Morris
 Added: Jan. 29, 2010
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