In the 1850 Census, Joseph & Sarah are marked as "Married within the year". They were living in Jefferson Co FL. Their marriage record was found in Leon Co FL in an online database. James had a daughter of this age in both the 1830 and 1840 censuses. Sarah was age 21, born Georgia, Joseph Dawkins was 24, b. South Carolina.
In 1860 in Leon Co is J. J. Dawkins, age 35. Planter, with real estate worth $5000. His personal estate was worth $15,000, most of this in the 17 slaves listed in Slave Schedule for 1860. Sarah C. was age 28 [she fudged a bit on age but her place of birth still listed as Georgia]. They had a child Sarah E., age 6.
Sarah HOLDERNESS and Joseph J. DAWKINS were married on 5 December 1849 in Leon County, Florida. Joseph J. DAWKINS was born in 1823 in South Carolina.153
Ancestry family tree: parents Ephraim Dawkins & Cynthia Lester.
Sarah HOLDERNESS and Joseph J. DAWKINS had the following children: