I have Elizabeth Thomas marrying as her second husband, Colonel John Dawson, Sr. (b.ca. 1710, Isle of Wight, d. Feb. 1762, Northampton Co., NC."John Dawson married the widow of John Boddie, Elizabeth Thomas Boddie. They moved with John and William Boddie, sons of John Boddie, to Northampton Co., NC about 1732. Here John Dawson became a Representative in the General Assembly in 1734.
In 23 Sept., 1738, he and wife Elizabeth (Thomas) (Boddie) Dawson signed over any rights to a property that Elizabeth's son, William Boddie was selling.John and Elizabeth were from Bertie Co., NC."
They had two children:Henry Dawson, b. 1730, "On 15 July 1761, John Dawson gives to son, Henry Dawson, 300 acres of land joining the land said John purchased from John Parret, Fish Meadow, Richard Brswell, Wm Barnes, and Arthur Whitehead (land purchased of John Wilson where said Henry now lives).Witnesses: Charles Cotten, Robert Cotten and Mary Wombwell.[The Deeds of Northampton County, North Carolina, Bradley, Stephen E. (abstracted), Stephen E. Bradley (1993), (Northampton County deeds from 1774 to 1787), p. 27.]"and Sarah Dawson, b. 1728, who married William Kinchen, III.
After Elizabeth died, abt. 1752, John Dawson married Charity Alston, daughter of Colonel John Alston.She was the widow of Robert Hilliard who d. 13 April, 1743.( I have no children from this marriage.)John Dawson and Charity Alston Hilliard Dawson had Charity Alston Dawson who m. Samuel Williams, Sr., son of Colonel William Williams, Colonel John Dawson, Jr. who m. Elizabeth Dorothy Atherton, and Elizabeth Dawson b. 1756, d. 1764.
This particular family intermarried with the Williams family so many times, that it is difficult to keep everyone straight, and sometimes wills and land records are the only hope.
Which William Williams are you searching for?I believe we have communicated before, and I think we actually live in the same city.We should get together and compare notes.
Mary Howe Williams