I am searching for information on my Dawson ancestors that lived in Sangamon County, Illinois. John Dawson, was born Nov. 24, 1791, in Fairfax Co, Va. He then moved to Bracken Co, Ky. John married Cary Jones, May 22, 1801. Moved to Sangamon on Oct. 9, 1817. Children: Napoleon, Maria L, Lucy M., Bertrand, Martha W, Mary F, Isabel, Sarah E, John Jr, Dick A. Lucy married Lindsey Ridgeway. Marie Louise married George Merriman. Martha W. married James VanVoorhes. Mary J. married John Merriman.