I am also a relative. My maiden name is Patricia Dawdy, Daughter to Robert Dawdy and Evelyn Murdoch, Robert is son to George Earl Dawdy and Alice Rush, who is the of William Alanson Dawdy who married Minnie Lee Vest. William is the son to Willaim C. Dawdy and Louisa J. Capehart. William C. Dawdy is the son of Alanson D. Dawdy and Nancy Garrison. Alanson is the son of Howell Dawdy and Phoebe.
I do not know much about the Dawdy's For my dad Robert was adopted out. He had a brother named William. We are in touch with my uncle his Wife Betty had done a family tree for the Dawdys before she passed away and now i am trying to get a copy of it from my cousin. Feel free to email me.