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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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WILLIAM DAWSON, a farmer residing near Pitt’s Point, Bullitt County, was born February 18, 1818, in Nelson County, Ky. His father, George W. Dawson, was born in Virginia in 1752, and immigrated to Kentucky about the year 1771. He was a revolutionary soldier from Kentucky, and subsequently volunteered in the war of 1812, serving as a private at the battle of New Orleans, also in various engagements with the Indians, and was with General Harrison at the battle of Fort Harrison, near Terre Haute, Ind. George W. lived to be eighty-six years of age. The maiden name of subject’s mother was Catherine Ballard. William Dawson, the subject of this sketch, was the seventh child born to his parents; he settled in Bullitt County in 1834, and is one of the substantial farmers of that county. He was married to Miss Margaret Ann Lee, August 16, 1838. In the late civil war he enlisted in August, 1861, in the Sixth Kentucky Volunteers, under General John C. Breckinridge, and participated in the battle of Shiloh and other historic engagements. He returned to his farm of 1900 acres in 1863.

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This family biography is one of 27 biographies included in the Bullitt County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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