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Sgt John Dawson
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Birth: 1826
Arkansas, USA
Death: 1896
Calaveras County
California, USA

Note: No dates on the tombstone, it is a Civil War military tombstone. The military unit might be Company C of the 22nd US Infantry.

I am guessing that he might have been born in Arkansas about 1826 and that he died in Calaveras County, CA.

With so little to go on, the following records may or may not apply. Help to identify this man would be greatly appreciated.

From FAG member #47451707: John was a slave, fought in the Civil War (22nd Penn Reg't, US Colored Infantry) and then moved west. His many great granddaughters live not far away.

General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934

Name: John
State Filed: California
Widow: Lucy Dawson
Roll Number: T288_115

Name of Soldier: John Dawson
Name of Dependent: Loucy Dawson
Service: C 22 U.S.C. Inf.

Date of Filing: 1890 Aug 16
Class: Invalid
Application No.: 921525
Certificate No.: 991167
State from which filed: Cal.

Date of Filing: 1896 July 27
Class: Widow
Application No.: 638132
Certificate No.: 485741
State from which filed: Cal.


Description of tombstone type: For Civil War Union and Spanish American War, a shield is inscribed which encompasses the arched name and abbreviated military organization. Because of the special design and historical uniform significance, no emblem of belief or additional inscription may be inscribed. The dates of birth and death are inscribed below the shield.

California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898

Name: John Dawson
Residence Year: 1892
Residence Place: Calaveras, California
Age: 66
Birth Year: abt 1826

Year: 1880; Census Place: , San Joaquin, California; Roll: 80; Family History Film: 1254080; Page: 216D; Enumeration District: 115; .

Name: John Dawson
Age: 53
Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1880: San Joaquin, California
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Farmer

Household Members:
Name Age
John Dawson 53
Ignasheau Bardugo 41
Celia Bardugo 46
George Bardugo 16
Flavius Bardugo 14

Family links: 
  Lucy Dawson (1854 - 1921)
Jno. Dawson
CO. C.
22 U.S. C.I.

Jenny Lind IOOF Cemetery
Jenny Lind
Calaveras County
California, USA
Created by: personna
Record added: Jan 21, 2012
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Sgt John Dawson
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Sgt John Dawson
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Sgt John Dawson
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They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
- personna
 Added: May. 26, 2015
Thank you Sgt Dawson.
- PJH / Angelbird
 Added: May. 25, 2015

- PJH / Angelbird
 Added: May. 9, 2015
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