Abt. 1838 – February 7, 1924
Rome News-Tribune, Thursday, February 7, 1924, front page
Aged Veteran Dies At His Bartow Home
Thomas Dawson, age 86, did Thursday at 10 a.m. at his home on the Cartersville road.
Mr. Dawson was a Confederate veteran and had long been a resident of Bartow county. He is survived by five children.
Funeral services will occur Friday afternoon at the Euharlee Baptist church, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Daniel company has charge of the funeral arrangements.
Cartersville News, Thursday, February 14, 1924
We were greatly shocked to learn of the death of one of our best old men of Bartow county, Mr. Tom Dawson. The news was received with much sorrow, But as God knows best, we should not grumble, for we know that He never does anything but what is right, so let us submit to His will and some day in a better world than this will all be united in one band to praise Him who died that we might live. The bereaved family have the sympathies of the entire community.
Note: Thomas Dawson was the son of John and Mary (Unk) Dawson who came to Cass (now Bartow Co.) from SC. They are both buried in the Old Macedonia 1847 Cemetery in Bartow Co.
Thomas was born about 1838 in SC. He married Elizabeth Jennie Nichols in Bartow Co. on January 4, 1877. Jennie was the daughter of Williamson N. and Nancy (Elsberry) Nichols. All are buried in the Euharlee Baptist Church Cemetery.
According to military records obtained from the Georgia Archives and other service records, Thomas enlisted as a Private in Co. F, 18 Reg’t Georgia Infantry on June 28, 1861. He suffered a gunshot wound to his right shoulder on September 17, 1862 and was treated in several hospitals in Richmond, VA in October. His name appears on a report of Prisoners of War surrendered by Gen. Robert E. Lee on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.