The Dawson-Vaughan House in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama was the home of Elodie (Todd) Dawson, Abraham Lincoln’s half sister-in-law, Elodie Breck Todd was the daughter of Robert Smith Todd and Elizabeth L. Humphreys and the wife of Nathaniel Henry Rhodes Dawson (1829-1895).
She was a staunch Confederate supporter. Col. Dawson was once the U. S. Commissioner of Education.
Elodie Breck Todd Dawson
Famous people are buried in Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama
Elodie and her husband are two of many famous Alabamians buried in Live Oak Cemetery in Selma, Alabama.
Below are some photographs of their home taken March 23, 1934 by W. N. Manning and March 11, 1935 by photographer Alex Bush. The house is no longer standing.
Front Doors of Dawson-Vaughan House March 23, 1934
(The doors are now on the Converse House on Tremont street)
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ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS: Settlement: Lost & Forgotten Stories is a collection of lost and forgotten stories of the first surveyors, traders, and early settlements of what would become the future state of Alabama.
- A Russian princess settling in early Alabama
- How the early setters traveled to Alabama and the risks they took
- A ruse that saved immigrants lives while traveling through Native American Territory
- Alliances formed with the Native Americans
- How an independent republic, separate from the United States was almost formed in Alabama