Matthias Dawson and Nancy McIlvain Dawson

Matthias Dawson was born on June 14, 1808 in Indiana and  died on July 12, 1878 in Marion County, Indiana. He married Nancy McIlvain on July 14, 1829 in Marion County, Indiana.  She was born February 22, 1808 in Kentucky and  died on October 9, 1863. After  Nancy died he married Mary M. Shock on October 2, 1870 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Matthias was the son of Elijah Dawson and Mary Ann Hardin Dawson.

Marriage License:  Be it remembered that on June thirteenth A.D. one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine a Marriage License issued to Matthias Dawson and Nancy McIlvain both of Marian County and of lawful age whose marriage is thus certified State of Indiana Marion County to wit:  I hereby certify that Matthias Dawson and Nancy McIllvain were legally joined in marriage on the 14th day of June 1839 by me given under my hand and seal this 16th day of July 1839. Hiram Bason JP.

Marriage Record:  Matthias Dawson and Mary M Shock– marriage date Oct 2, 1870, Marion County, Indiana.  Book 184.

Obituary – The Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, Friday Evening, July 12, 1878 — Died: Dawson, Thursday night at 12 o’clock.  Matthias Dawson Aged 70 years.  The funeral will take place at the home 4 miles north of the city of Braod Ripple pike Sunday morning at  10 o’clock.  Friends are invited to attend. 

“Indianapolis and the Civil War”, John H. Holliday, 1911— Listed in the Index of names are:  Mathew Dawson, Elijah Dawson, Squire Dawson and Wm. Dawson.

From the History of Indianapolis and Marion Co, Indiana, 1882.
Matthias is the son of Elijah Dawson


Matthias Dawson and Nancy McIlvain had the following children:

James M. Dawson   was born on April 5, 1832 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He married Sarah Margaret Laflin.

Elijah Dawson was born in 1830.

Margaret M. Dawson was born about 1834 in Indiana.  She married John L. Perine.  He was born in 1832 in Maryland.      Census 1860: Washington Twp, Marion Co. Indiana, Broad Ripple, July 23, 1860:  John L Perine, age 28, house carpenter, value of real estate $3000, value of personal estate $1000, born Maryland;  Margaret M. Perine, age 26, housekeeper, born Indiana.

William M. Dawson was born October 1836 in Marion County, Indiana and died May 18, 1908 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He married Sarah Johnson about 1860. She was born in July of 1843 in Indiana. She died in  1907 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Uriah Dawson was born about 1840. He died on September 30, 1869 in Marion Co. Indiana.

Amanda E. Dawson was born about 1844. She married George Wells.

Clarinda D. Dawson was born about 1847 in Marion Co. Indiana and died on September 15, 1928 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She married Christian Adolph Wolfram.

Matthias Dawson and Mary M Shock had the following children:

Ernest Dawson  was born in August 1872. He married Annie S. Robinson on  Oct 15, 1891 in Marion Co. Indiana.

Iona Dawson was born in January 1875 in Marion Co. Indiana. He married Maud M Phillips in 1896.


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