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Benjamin Dawson
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1808
Casey County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1855
Gentry County
Missouri, USA

Benjamin Dawson was born in Casey County Kentucky, June 1, 1808, and there secured his education in the country schools, this latter beng supplemented by much reading and study so that he became a man of more than ordinary attainments of an intellectual nature. He was reared an agriculturist having come of a family of farmers, and in 1851 came to Missouri by way of wagon being accompanied by two young men, James Richards, deceased, and Joel Sweeney, still living and resides at Albany, who settled in Gentry County and reared families there. Mr. Dawson located nine miles north of Albany, Missouri, in Gentry County, and there continued to pass the remainder of his life in farming, passing away in 1855 at the age of forty seven years. He had more than average ability and intelligence, had little to do with politics aside from voting the demoncratic ticket and belonged to no church nor any fraternity. Physically a large man, he weighed in the neighborhood of two hundred pounds and was a typical courteous Southerner with a fairly good conversational turn.

He was married in Casey County Kentucky to Milley Coffey, a daughter of Col. Jesse Coffey. She died in January 1879, having been the mother of thirteen children as follows, Christopher R. who passed his life as a merchant farmer and stock dealer and left a family at Denver when he died; Mary E. who married first Mr. James McKinney and second Simon Leverege, and died in Gentry Coumty in 1861; Martha Frances who became Mrs. John D. Stevens and resides near Denver, Missouri; Osborn Coffey who spent his life as a farmer and merchant and died while a resident of Goodland, Kansas; Susan Catherine of Garfield, Kansas, who married Amon Brumfield; Jesse Butler who for forty seven years has been a merchant of Grant City; Margaret who married William McGee and resided at Martinsville, Missouri; Sarah Ann who married Charles H. Kent and died near Denver, Missouri in 1873; John C., president of Citizens Bank of Grant City; Cordelia who married John McComas and resides at Grant City; Milley who married Taylor Spainhower of Denver, Missouri; Benjamin who was engaged in farming and merchandising until his death in Salt Lake, Utah, at which time he left a family; and Joseph, the youngest, a resident of Denver.

Published in a History of Northwestern Missouri, Volume II, edited by Walter Williams.
Family links: 
  Millie Coffey Dawson (1813 - 1879)
  Martha Frances Dawson Stevens (1834 - 1920)*
  Susan Catherine Dawson Brumfield (1837 - 1918)*
  Cordelia Dawson McComas (1848 - 1933)*
  Benjamin Dawson (1849 - 1912)*
  Milley Dawson Spainhower (1849 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Stone broken
Bulla Cemetery
Gentry County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Eileen Manning
Originally Created by: Roger Newby
Record added: Oct 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43396839
Benjamin Dawson
Added by: Eileen Manning
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Rest in peace.
- Karen DaPra
 Added: Mar. 12, 2013
with respect
- Goddess
 Added: Jan. 17, 2012

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