I don't know if this is going to help either of us, or just make it more frustrating, but here goes! :)
I have in Ontario, Canada;
Thomas Dawesb. 1828 in Gloucestershire, England
[my grandmother,(this was her grandfather), had this written in an address book,>His mother's last name, Swain.He was a Methodest Minister and he went to Ann Arbor and recieved his M.D. and interned at John Hopkins, NY.]
+ Sarah Louisa Allen
children: all born in Ontario, Canada
*Thomas Huron Dawes b. 25 April 1861 + Ida Marilla Harris
Married in 1892 in the home of her father Edward Burpee Harris. According to their marrage cert., that was in the township of Warwick in the county of Lambton, Ontario, Canada. ..........[on the envelope the marriage cert. is in, it says in the top left corner, The Manse, Watford, Ont.] They left right after on a train to CAlifornia.
*Richard?Dawes +Pearl Lowe
*Horatio Clement [Clem] Dawesb. 27 Aug. 1863 + Florence Alberta Donahue ....[raised by her sister and brother-in-law, his last name Truman]
Edward Burpee Harris + Elizabeth [Eliza] M. Cronkwright.
Their children were;
*Ida Marilla Harris + Thomas Huron Dawes
*Wesley Harris + Grace
*Lillie Harris + Douglas Bristowe[they lived in Vancover]
*George Harris _________________________________________________________ The children of Thomas H. Dawes & Ida M Harris:
*Gordon Carlyse Dawes b. 27 Aug. 1893 Santa Ana, CA.
*Verna May Dawes b.March 1895 d. OCT. 1895 Santa Ana, CA.
*Gertrude Lillian Dawes b. 31 March 1896 Santa Ana, CA. +Earl Ellsworth Sanders in 1919. __________________________________________________________ A lot of the connected families that settled in California located in the Sothern or Central part of the state. In places like, the Los Angeles area, Berkely, Contra Costa, Alameda, the Modesto area and Sacramento. Those seem to be the areas with the largest concentrations.