Name - John Nelson Dawsey


Birth Date: 21 Mar 1825

Birth Place: Horry District, South Carolina

Death Date: 10 Dec 1892

Burial Place: Rehobeth Methodist Church Cem., Horry Co., S.C.


Military Service - C. S. A.

Enlistment Date: 10 May 1862 in Georgetown, S.C.

Discharge Date:


Company and Regiment: Co. F, 7th S.C. Cavalry

Military Unit Details: Tucker's Cavalry


Family -

Parents: Thomas Lamb Dawsey

Wife: Rebecca Cannon

Children: John, Cyrus Bassett, Isaac, Mary Jane, William A. , Angeline


Interesting Facts -

John Nelson Dawsey enlisted on 10 May 1862 in Georgetown, S.C. with his brother, Daniel Wilson Dawsey, who died during the war. He enlisted in Co. B, Tuckers Cavalry which subsequently became Company F, 7th Regiment SC Cavalry.  Listed as “acting teamster to detachment”, meaning that he drove the supply wagon and therefore detached from his unit. John Nelson Dawsey was a farmer and known all over the county as a "horse trader." He knew and loved horses, and was known to have sat on his horse straight and most dignified.