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Fort Dawson, Morgan Co., WV, near Potomac River
Posted by: Linda (Noland) Layman (ID *****8388) Date: February 03, 2013 at 11:14:50
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I put in several key words and did not notice this particular piece of information. I have a little information on the Dawsons, who were ancestors of one of my friends. I believe we all share the Doyne ancestry also.

From the book "Frontier Forts Along the Potomac and its Tributaries," by William H. Ansel, Jr., is the following:
This place appeared to have been located in what is now Morgan County, West Virginia, formerly Hampshire, at or near the point where the Great Cacapon River flows into the Potomac....This name was selected because it seems that the place was built upon land occupied and owned by early settler Isaac Dawson. On November 18, 1757, Thomas, Lord Fairfax, deeded to him 270 acres fronting on both the Potomac River and the Great Cacapon, and including what was later to become the site of the village of Great Cacapon....On September 23, 1794, David Dawson, son of Isaac, conveyed this property to Philip Pendleton."

"The fort was possibly erected by Isaac Dawson and some of his neighbors."

There is additional information, but nothing more on his family.


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