Name: Mary DAWSON
Birth: 30 JAN 1770 in Berkley, Lancashire, ENGLAND
Death: ABT 1840 in Jones Cove, Sevier County, Tennessee USA
Burial: ABT 1840 Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Sevier County, Tennessee
Parents Information Father: James DAWSON born in England
Note John ALLEN and Mary DAWSON are my maternal 5th great grandparents.
Reference Number: IND16824
It is believed that Mary Dawson was given a quite large dowry by her broth er, Peter, upon her marriage to John R. Allen in England. Soon afterward s, the couple used this money to immigrate to the colonies, landing in Vir ginia. They then migrated through North Carolina into the mountains of Ea st Tennessee, finally settling in Sevier County in the area new Fair Gard en in Jones Cove.
They used their remaining monies and Federal Land Grants to amass approxim ately 2000 acres of land in Jones Cove. Some of that property is sti ll in the hands of their descendants; one of which is Larry Gene All en of Jones Cove, who is a National Park Ranger with the Smoky Mountains N ational Park Service. This information was given to me by Larry Ge ne in a telephone conversation in late 2004.
Father: James DAWSON b: BET 1710 AND 1750 in ENGLAND
John Russell "Immigrant" ALLEN b: 13 AUG 1770 in Warrington, County Lancashire (nka Cheshire), ENGLAND
18 MAR 1793
in Warrington, County Lancashire, ENGLAND
- Sanford C. ALLEN b: 1794 in Fairfax County, Virginia
- Absolom Russell ALLEN b: 26 AUG 1812 in Sevier County, Tennessee