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Sythi Dawson Fisher
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Birth: Sep., 1818
Clark County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1896
Calwood
Callaway County
Missouri, USA

Born in Clark County, Kentucky, the 11th child and the daughter of Christopher and Lydia Bridwel Dawson. She was a full Cherokee of the Cawtabra Tribe.

The Dawson family moved with a group of settlers to the newly formed Kentucky around 1785 from Stafford County, Virginia using the newly opened trial by Daniel Boone, the Cumberland Trail. The Boone family figurers prominently in the opening of the route to Kentucky and in the routes followed to and opening of Missouri.

Sythi was married to Alfred (Albert?) H. D. Fisher in Clark County, Kentucky on June 1833. Sythi(Seitha) was only 15 years old so her father, Christopher Dawson, had to give his consent, John Williams gave surety. Alfred D. and Sythi migrated to Nine Mile Prairie, Callaway County, Missouri thru Indiana, between 1840 and 1845 and two children George and Amanda, who were born in Kentucky. Three more children were born in Callaway County, Missouri-Mary, Charles Henry and Martha Ellen-twins.

The last record of George William Dawson, Albert and Sitha's elder son was in 1860 Census. No record for Mary has been found at this time.

Sythi's brothers (Dawson), a sister, Lavinia "Vina" Dawson Wilcoxen and a niece, Sythi Newkirk moved with them to Callaway County. Sitha's niece, Nancy Summers Smith Elliott, daughter of Baxter and Jane Laramore Smith. Jane was the daughter of Richard and Rachell Laramore. Nancy was born July 1, 1832 in Tipton, Morgan County, Missouri.

Other siblings of Sitha were:

Martha Delilah Dawson Newkirk, born July 18, 1794 in Stafford County, Virginia and died June 8, 1872 in Audrain County, Missouri. She married Barnett Newkirk.

Mary Ann Dawson Snowdon was born in 1786 in Virginia and died May 22, 1868 in Clark County, Virginia. She was married to Justin Snowdon in 1811 in Kentucky.

Vina was born 1791 in Virginia and died 1860 in Missouri. She married Amos Wilcoxen in 1816 in Clark County, Kentucky.

Margaret Dawson Stuart was born 1788 in Virginia. She married James Stuart in 1813.

Sarah Sally Dawson Williams was born in 1790 in Stafford County, Virginia. She married John Williams in 1810. There were no children born of this union. Sarah's second husband was Anthony Hornbeck in 1826. Three children were born of this union, Mary Hornbeck, Sally A. Hornbeck and James H. Hornbeck.

Christopher Dawson born 1759 in Stafford County, Virginia and died November 3, 1846 in Clark County, Kentucky.

One family story is Albert was killed in Kansas or in the Gold Fields out West, probably by Indians. The last record of Albert was in the 1850 census of Callaway County. There is a list of Callawegian's in a record at Callaway County Historical Society, who went west in the middle 1850's, and it says A. Fisher was among the group. I am sure that was my Great-Great-Grandfather.

There is a possibility, though, that Alfred (Albert) was not killed by Indians but in a sense joined them. He shows up on the August 1850 United States Census in Calwood, Callaway County, Missouri. Even if he was already on the way West he might have been entered in the Census. It was rumored by other relatives that he married a Mexican woman and had two children with her.


Sythi acquired a land grant in Nine Mile Prairie in 1853 and lived the rest of her life in the community there.

Sythi died in Callaway Co, Mo and is buried at Ebenezer Baptist Church, about 5 miles west of Fulton beside one daughter, Amanda Fisher Natton Bittner,there is no record of either of Amanda's husbands burial site, and one son, Charles Henry Fisher and his wife, Martha Jane (Boggess) Fisher. Martha Ellen (Fisher) and her husband, Thomas Benton Williams, are buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Fulton.

She was survived by her children, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In 1880 Sitha was living with Columbus and Missouri Snell in Calwood. Florence Snell, 1 year old child, was also living in the residence. Missouri must have been Sythi's granddaughter.

Sytha has been linked on the Census's to Albert, Henry and Alfred. Maybe just bad handwriting or he my have kept changing his first name. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Christopher Dawson (1759 - 1846)
  Lydia Bridwell Dawson (1766 - 1857)
 
 Children:
  Martha Ellen Fisher Williams (1848 - 1934)*
  Charles Henry Fisher (1848 - 1912)*
  Amanda Fisher Bittner (1851 - 1902)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann Dawson Snowden (1788 - 1868)*
  Lavinia Dawson (1791 - 1860)*
  Martha Delilah Dawson Newkirk (1794 - 1872)*
  Parcy Lucinda Dawson (1795 - 1830)*
  George William Dawson (1799 - 1882)*
  Benjamin Dawson (1802 - 1847)*
  Sythi Dawson Fisher (1818 - 1896)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"But oh, beyond the shadowing scene
Where all is bright and fair
We know so well these dear old hands.
Will palms of victory bear crystal streams this endless year
Flow over golden sands and where the old grow young again,
We will clasp our Mothers hands."
 
Note: Had two other children-Mary and George that it is not known where they are buried. Husband, Albert or Alfred went to the Gold Fields out west and was never heard from again.
 
Burial:
Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery
Fulton
Callaway County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Marsha Williams Byrd of...
Record added: Jul 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55592395
Sythi <i>Dawson</i> Fisher
Added by: Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
 
Sythi <i>Dawson</i> Fisher
Added by: Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
 
Sythi <i>Dawson</i> Fisher
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- Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
 Added: May. 31, 2016
Love you. I hope I get to see you in Heaven Dear GGG-Grandma.
- Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
 Added: Dec. 23, 2015
In the family history it is said that Sythi was a Cherokee Princess.
- Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
 Added: May. 9, 2015
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