Robert Henry Daw1,2,3,4

(18 April 1866 - between 1892 and 1900)
FatherIsaac Friend Daw1,5 (cir. Dec 1829 - May 1902)
MotherJannette M Smith1,5 (1837 - Feb 1884)
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Robert Henry Daw was born on 18 Apr 1866 Antrim Co., MI, USA.5,1,6 He was baptized on 28 May 1871 St Paul's Par., Elk Rapids, Antrim Co., MI, USA; index shows Robert Henry as son of Isaac F & Janetta M DAW; born 18 Apr 1866 Antrim, MI (same date as siblings Agnes Henrietta, John Charles, at least.)5
     Robert Henry Daw married Elmira Walton, daughter of Eliza Walton, say 1890 ?CA, USA.6,7
     Robert Henry Daw died bet. 1892 - 1900 ?Oakland, Alameda Co., CA, USA; date assumes Robert is father of Mark Walton DAW b. 1892, mother a widow in 1900.8,9
     It is assumed that Robert Henry Daw born Michigan in 1866 and Robert H Daw of an age, carpenter in California, are one and the same person.
There is a growing pool of DNA matches between descendants of the Robert in California with the other branches of the Isaac Dawe / Sarah Smith family that can be connected back to John their son..
It would be good however to get even more evidence.
Can anyone conclusively connect the dots between these two Roberts?
1) Robert Henry DAW, son of Isaac Friend DAW and Jannette Mary SMITH,
2) Robert married to Elmira WALTON, with son Mark Walton DAW born Feb 1892 in Oakland, Alameda, California?
Certainly a Robert Henry DAW, born Michigan, of the right age to be the Robert Henry son of Isaac, was in Oakland as a carpenter in 1892.
If there's a direct male line around (from any male line of Isaac Friend Daw or hs brothers) please do get in touch, I have a yDNA test with your name on it for you .)10

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     William, Robert, Mary and Agnes appeared on the census of 1870 nr Williamsburg PO, Whitewater, Grand Traverse Co., MI, USA, as the presumed children of Isaac Friend Daw and Nellie Daw.1
     The census of 8 Jun 1880 showed William, Robert and John and their sisters Agnes and Sarah in the household of their parents Isaac and Jannette M Daw Whitewater, Grand Traverse Co., MI, USA, enumerated as DAW: Isaac F 51 farmer marr. b. ENG F/M b. ENG; wife Jannette M 48 keeping hse b. ENG F/M b. ENG; Children: William J 18 at home, Robert H 13, Agnes H 11, John C 9, Sarah J 7 all at school, b. MI F/M b. ENG.3
     Robert Henry Daw might be the Robert H DAW, aged 22 native of Michigan, carpenter, local resid. in Los Angeles City: Emerald Ave, registered as a voter on 1 Oct 1888 Emerald Ave, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, USA.11
     Robert Henry Daw might be the Robert H, carpenter in 1892 24th St (534), Oakland, Alameda Co., CA, USA, where, at another address, also in Oakland, are a John C & Wm J - subsequently ruled out of contention as being his siblings John Charles and William James as John is noted as dying Apr 12, 1896 on the 1897 city directory for Oakland and very much still alive back in Michigan.9


     Robert Henry Daw was also known as Robert Daw.6,7


Elmira Walton (cir. 1868 - )
  • Mark Walton Daw6 (Feb 1892 - Aug 1940)
ChartsMy direct DAWE line
John DAW(E) lines represented/wanted for DNA tests
Last Edited12 Feb 2021


  1. 1870 Census images,, Whitewater, Grand Traverse, Michigan; Roll: M593_672; Page: 464B; Image: 37982; Family History Library Film: 552171, hsehold of Isaac and Nellie DAW, extracted Jun 2016.
  2. DAW(E) www searches & misc. corres. DAW dths, Grand Traverse Co. MI, from, extracted Jun 2016.
  3. 1880 Census images,, Whitewater, Grand Traverse, Michigan; Roll: 578; Family History Film: 1254578; Page: 421B; Enumeration District: 079; Image: 0613, hsehold of Isaac F DAW (indexed as DAN), extracted Jun 2016.
  4. Utah, USA, Michigan, BDM index, via Birth 18 Apr Bap. 28 May (St Paul's Par., Elk Rapids, Antrim) 1871 Robert Henry s/o Isaac F & Janette M DAW, Antrim Co., MI, film 927469, extracted Jun 2016.
  5. Utah, USA, Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995, Index (FamilySearch): Bap. 28 May 1871 Robert Henry s/o Isaac F & Janetta M DAW, St Paul's, Elk Rapids, Antrim, MI, b. 18 Apr 1866 Antrim, from film 927469 batch C00882-1, extracted Jun 2016.
  6. Index of births, marriages and deaths, Dth 1 Aug 1940 Mark Walton s/o DAW & WALTON, Sacramento, CA, b. 25 Feb 1892, CA, extracted Jun 2016.
  7. USA: City Directories online at via ancestry, 1924 Elmira (wid. of Robt) DAW, 1465 35th, Oakland, CA, extracted Jun 2016.
  8. 1910 Census images,, Oakland Ward 7, Alameda, California; Roll: T624_71; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0211; FHL microfilm: 1374084, hsehold of Eliza WALTON, extracted Jun 2016.
  9. USA: City Directories online at via ancestry, 1892 Robt H DAW, Oakland, CA, extracted Jun 2016.
  10. DAW(E) DNA Project online at, Researched Jun 2016, updated Feb 2021.
  11. Voter Register, 1 Oct 1888 Robert H DAW, carpenter, aged 22, born Michigan, resid. Emerald Ave, in Appendix - City Electors, Los Angeles.

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