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Abraham Jones Dawson (c1819-1886)
c.1819 Born in Liverpool
c1843-48 Living in Paris, France (according to his children's birthplace). The first French railway, the Paris and Rouen Railway opened in 1843 and is therefore probable that he worked on this line
1851 Living at Caffield Lane, Deptford: Abraham Dawson (age 32 born Liverpool), Mechanic. With his wife Harriet Dawson (age 31 born Reigate) and their five children; William Dawson (age 7 born Paris); Helen Dawson (age 5 born Paris); Hannah Dawson (age 4 born Paris); Harriet Dawson (age 2 born Dieppe); Louisa Dawson (age 6 Months born Deptford). Also Louisa Langridge (age 19 born Ville d'or)
1855 June 30th. Birth of son Abraham Horace Dawson
1861 Living at Bridge Court, Shrewsbury: Abraham Jones Dawson (age 43 born Liverpool), Railway Engine Driver. With his wife Harriet Jane Dawson (age 41 born Reigate) and their six children; William Jones Dawson (age 18 born France, Paris), Railway Cleaner; Ellen E. Dawson (age 15 born France, Paris); Hannah G. Dawson (age 13 born France, Paris); Abraham J. Dawson (age 5 born London, Hawtroad?); Albert Tom Dawson (age 2 born Brighton, Sussex); and Louisa Dawson (age 9 months born Temple Combe, Somerset).
1881 Living 104 Lower Stafford Street, Wolverhampton, with his daughter Hannah Challoner and her family: Abraham Dawson (age 64 born Liverpool), Widower. 
1886 Abraham Dawson died in Wolverhampton