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 Nicholas Henry “Nick” Dawson

Nicholas Henry “Nick” Dawson

Birth
Woodford County, Kentucky, USA
Death 12 Jul 1870 (aged 32)
Rhome, Wise County, Texas, USA
Burial Aurora, Wise County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 40835533 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Frances McDaniel-Montier Gililland
  • Added: 18 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40835533
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nicholas Henry “Nick” Dawson (3 Feb 1838–12 Jul 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40835533, citing Teague Cemetery, Aurora, Wise County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Frances McDaniel-Montier Gililland (contributor 47165797) .