Firstly, this is all new to me also. I was fortunate enough to have a relative that gave me info to work with. My grandmother was given up for adoption in 1932, in 2003 a cousin ( 87 yrs old) that had only heard rumor of her. I called the woman and she was most helpful. I always like to tell how I got the info and remind people a phonecall or letter is sometimes the answer to a major brick wall.
Ephraim Daws /Dawes was born about 1770 and died about 1852. His wife Susannah was born about 1776 and died April 1870 in Edgecombe Co. NC. I have found no mention of her parents but it is likely her last name was Outly, Outley, or Outlaw. Ephraim was first mentioned when he bought 165 acres on the North side of Tyan Cokey Swamp from Abraham Pippin on Dec. 13, 1796.
Their children were:
Sallie Daws who married a Dennis Proctor on March 19, 1823. His parents were Frederick Proctor. They left NC about 1830 and may have settled in Lexington Co. later Tn and Al.
Nathan Daws born about 1800. On September 30, 1823 he married Mary Williams. It is said she was the widow of Isaac Farmer. They had at least 2 children... Wiley Grey and Lucy Daws.
Martin Dawsborn about 1802 and died abt 1894. On Feb. 5, 1835 he married Nellie Edwards in Edgecombe Co. She was daughter of Kinchen and Rachel Edwards. They had 5 children ... Hillard, Reddin B. , Margaret, Siah Outley, and Catherine Daws. Nellie Died when the children were young. Martin went out one day to feed the hogs and never came back. When they searched for him they found the feed bucket hanging in a tree but no sign of Martin. It is rumored that he left Edgecombe co. and went to Alabama and then Louisiana where he died in 1894 St. Tammy Parish.He married a woman in Alabamanamed Harriet, and then turned up in Louisiana on census with wife Harriet and children Mary, Benjamin, Matthew, Ephraim, Margaret, Alice Olivia, William and Laura Daws.No one had heard from him and so L.B. Williams, husband of Margaret Daws Williams, filed a petition and having not heard from Martin in over 7 years sought to divide Martin's share of his parents' estate and distribute it among their chldren . It appears it was divided so the children of Martin ( with Nellie Edwards) in Edgecombe Co. rec'd a share of the estate.
John Daws born abt 1804 and died May 10, 1891. Feb 18, 1826 he married Nancy Robbins daughter of Jacob Ribbins. She was born about 1802 and died Dec 10, 1886. They had 10 children ... Mary Matilda, Willis, Rachel Mahalia, Mills/Miles, Frances, Susannah, Delilah, Wells, Della and Nancy.
Benjamin Daws born abt 1806 died abt 1847. Dec. 18, 1827 he married Nancy Braswell, daughter of Parmenter and Margaret Braswell.
Martha Daws called "Patsy" born abt 1810 and deid before Apr 1870. Nov. 6, 1832 she married Charles Land. Susannah's estate papers state that Martha died "many" years before Susannah.
Mary "polly" Daws born abt 1810 and died before Apr 1870. She married a Thornwell.
Catherine Daws born abt 1811. On Jan 3, 1828 she married Isaac Robbins, son of William Robins and Martha Farmer.
Siah Outley Daws was born September 28, 1818 in Edgecombe Co. and died Sept. 29, 1894 in Kemper Co. Mississippi. On Jan 20, 1839 he married Agnes Farmer, daughter of Isaac Farmer and Mary Williams. They had 8 children.
As far as your line goes...
Siah O. DawsBorn abt 1845. On Jan 1, 1867 he married Martha A. Weaver called "Patsy". She was born abt 1845.
They had at least 4 children Penetta, Emma Jane, Mary and Lafayette. On Feb 1, 1871 Siah and Patsy sold 72 acres adjoining John J. Sharpe to Hillard Daws for $220.00
Thats all I have on your particular line, unfortunately. The Daws/Dawes family was quite prominant in Edgecombe Co. and later in Nash and Wilson. They have tons of probate, land, legal and etc records in these counties. As I research these guys I will keep you in mind and update you if I find anything. My ancestor, Wells Daws was buried in Town Creek Baptist Cem and there are several Daws/Dawes there. I will check the transcriptions and see if any of your people are there also.
Hope this helped!
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