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John Barkley Dawson
Birth: Nov. 10, 1830
Death: Dec. 27, 1918

Western Figure. Born in Western Kentucky, he was a Texas Ranger when he decided to trail blaze cattle to the western frontier. In 1869, he purchased part of the Maxwell Land Grant in New Mexico, built a ranch and became the area's first major plains pioneer, cattleman rancher. He helped establish the Dawson Trail which herded cattle to Colorado, California and points although the western coast states. By the time he sold his ranch in 1901, he was also owner of the Dawson Fuel Company. The town of Dawson, New Mexico was named after him. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Henry Dawson (1809 - 1899)
  Letitia Luzann Degraffenreid Dawson (1812 - 1900)
 
 Spouses:
  Lavinia Jefferson Dawson (1841 - 1923)*
  Edwina J Stockton Dawson (1843 - 1863)*
  Laura Stout Dawson (1848 - 1872)*
 
 Children:
  Augustus Green Dawson (1862 - 1909)*
  Manley Mortimer Dawson (1874 - 1907)*
  Jefferson Leo Dawson (1876 - 1887)*
  John Barkley Dawson (1878 - 1887)*
  Henry Miller Dawson (1884 - 1886)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Barkley Dawson (1830 - 1918)
  Hermine Henrietta Dawson Curtis (1832 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section 4
GPS (lat/lon): 34.01744, -118.47559
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 09, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3131
John Barkley Dawson
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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