Dawson Family, Tucker County, WV
I am looking for information on a Hannah Jane (Helmick) Dawson. She was married to Abraham Dawson.
They had four children of their own - Robert, Charlotte, Lettie and May Florence. They adopted a young Indian girl - Minnie.
Apparently, the four children came down with Scarlet Fever, ran high fevers for an extended period of time and had hearing problems. Minnie was not affected. Hannah Jane died at a young age - from Scarlet Fever?? not sure. No records of her death- the assumption is she died somewhere between 1887(Minnie's birth date 1 May 1887) and before Abraham died in Jul 1895.
Abraham died from being struck by a tree. This left the five children to fend for themselves.
Nothing is known about Minnie's birth parents other than she is part Shawnee or Mound Indian. WV vitals show Hannah and Abraham as the birth parents but this is not correct.
Minnie had a daughter Emma Francis ("Fannie")- partner unknown. She then married Giovanni Pagliari(he later changed his name to John Pegley) and they had nine children - Tressa, Joe, Ray, Julia, Rosy, Louey, Della May, John Jr. and Richard. Little is known about Joe, Julia, Rosy, Della May and John Jr.
Tressa is my grandmother who married Guido....Soccorsi.