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WV Lawson's

C Harper (View posts)
Posted: 980936042000
I am looking for information on Lawson's from Southern West Virigina. Grandfather's name was John Nicholas Lawson married Elsie Smith. Died around 1972. Elsie died around 1998.

Harvey Lawson

Rose Lawson (View posts)
Posted: 981230998000
Looking for info on Harvey Lawson. Born in W.
Virginia,date unknown.Died in Mt.Vernon,IL 3/26/1882. Wife Emily Wood, born in TN, died 2/13/1887 same, Their son Enoch Lawson b. 10/28/1858 in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co. IL d. 8/24/1921 in same. Only information I have going back is that they came from TN. Hope our Lawson's are connected some way.

Re: Harvey Lawson

Kim Trout (View posts)
Posted: 1145461718000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lawson, Donnell
I have just found out that Enoch Lawson was my gggrandather. Enoch and Mary had a son named William Harvey Lawson. This was my grandmother's father. Have you found anymore information about this family? Please email me if you have.

Re: Harvey Lawson

Sue Deaton (View posts)
Posted: 1157318777000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lawson
I had an uncle name Enoch who was married to a woman named Mary. He is buried in the National Cemetery in Knoxville, TN as is his wife Mary. You can look this up on the web. I do not recall them having a son named William. Please contact me to talk further. Sue

Re: Harvey Lawson

Kim Trout (View posts)
Posted: 1157404384000
Classification: Query
Hi Sue,
Thanks for your reply. I have found my Enoch Lawson they lived in Mount Vernon, Illinois and are buried there. My Enoch was born about 1858. His wife was Mary Cavender and was born in TN about 1866. Enoch had a son named William Harvey and his Father was also named William Harvey Born abt.1824 married to Emily Wood born abt.1830 in TN but moved to Illinois. They bought land there in 1854. I guess there could be a connection of cousins. What dates do you have on your Enoch?

Kim Trout

Re: Harvey Lawson

Sue Deaton (View posts)
Posted: 1157459377000
Classification: Query
Hi Kim: My Uncle Enoch was born 6/27/1894, D 4/22/1960; his wife Mary was B 1/3/1914, D 8/18/91. Enoch was the older brother of my father. I just recently began looking for info on my father's family & haven't gotten very far at all. I believe most of them were born & lived in TN. Thanks for your response & good luck on your continued search. Sue

Re: Harvey Lawson

Posted: 1171674895000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lawson, Wood
Enoch Lawson was my husbands great grandfather. I have a lot of information on the family from 1850. I am looking for information on William Harvey Lawson b. 1824 and married Emily Wood in 1852 and moved to Mt. Vernon, IL. All he Lawsons settled and bought land there. They pretty much stayed there until they died. Will gladly share information that I have with you.

Re: Harvey Lawson

Posted: 1176628830000
Classification: Query
I also have a Enoch in my line he was my gggrandfather born feb1859 m to sarah linville. Enoch had a brother-Wm Harvey - and John Henry- along with sisters. they were born in IN to Andrew and Josephene Lawson.

Re: Harvey Lawson

Posted: 1176650755000
Classification: Query
There are two other Enoch Lawsons of Hawkins Co., TN which could be connected.

The first appears in these records:

1832.08.01 Enoch Lawson - signed security for our Andrew Roberts and Mary "Polly" Howe of Hawkins Co. (Mary "Polly" was born in Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN

1836 Tax List district 3 with Hennis, Banks, Martin, Paschal, Anderson (I), Thomas, Peter, Meridith, Richard, Alem, Enoch, Anderson (II)

1837 Court Case Enoch Lawson vs. John Starnes includes Hennis, Banks, Thursey and Malen Lawson

1840 census Hawkins Co.
Enoch Lawson
2 males b: 1835 - 1840
1 male b: 1810 - 1820
1 female b: 1835 - 1840
1 female b: 1830 - 1835
1 female b: 1810 - 1820
near the following Lawsons: Anderson, Banks, Richard (I), Hennis, Peter, Thomas (I), Richard (II), Martin, Burrell, John, Piney, Enoch (Emanuel ?), James (see Hancock 1850)

There are other (much older) Enoch Lawsons of the area the oldest are are:
b: 1841 Lee Co., VA s/o Obediah "Dire/Dyer" Lawson
b: 1859 TN s/o Stokeley Lawson


1850 IN, Madison Co. Pg. 35A? dwel. 491/fam. 491
LAWSON, Curtis 28 TN (d: 1895.03.16 age 77 yrs [b: 1822]
Sarah 25 TN (Benton, Sarah m: 1838.04.04 @ IN, Henry Co. d: 1895.06.10 age 79 - or a second wife note age) [b: 1825 abt.]
Mahala 10 IN [b: 1840 abt.]
Patsy 09 IN [b: 1841 abt.]
Nancy 07 IN [b: 1843 abt.]
Andrew 05 IN [b: 1845 abt.]
John 03 IN [b: 1847 abt.]
Dalsy (?) 02 IN [Dalzel] [b: 1848 abt.] (note: Dalsey b: 1835 abt. is s/o Alem and Susan Julia Manis - Clement Sr.’s dau. M: Dalzell Manis) [see: Dallas Co. G, 16th Ind. Inf. GAR* in Dunreith Cem.]
Note: I believe this group is connected to the Dalzel Manis family of same areas (Hawkins Co., TN > Henry, Rush, Madison Co.s IN). This Curtis would possibly have been the brother, nephew or even a son of Banks Lawson. Dalzel Manis is s/o William Manis and Lydia Lawson (natives of NC) who married there then moved to TN. Lydia and children moved to IN and lived near these Lawsons.

1850 IN, Madison Co. Pg. 35A? dwel. 491/fam. 490 (looks like Lewison - he is next to Curtis Lawson)
LAWSON, Andrew 25 TN [b: 1825 abt] s/o Mason who disappears or Curtis’ brother (a son of Clem)?
Irsy/Iasy 19 TN [b: 1831 abt]
Martin 2 TN [b: 1848 abt] ?died young?
Harrison 1 TN [b: 1849 abt]

1860 IN, Madison Co., Pipe Creek Township Dwelling 960 Family 960
LAWSON, Andrew 32 TN Farmer Head [b: 1828 abt.]
Isa 25 TN [b: 1836 abt.]
Harrison 12 IN [b: 1848 abt.]
Minerva 07 IN [b: 1853 abt.]
John 05 IN [b: 1855 abt.]
David 03 IN [b: 1857 abt.]
Susan 02 IN [b: 1858 abt.]
Alex 8/12 IN [b: 1850 abt.]

1870 Federal Census Series M593, Roll 336, Page 238 Pipe Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana Dwelling 157, Family 153
LAWSON, Andrew 49 or 42 Farmer TN [b: 1821 abt.]
Isa 35 Keeping House TN [b: 1835 abt.]
Manerva 15 At Home IN [b: 1855 abt.]
John 14 At Home IN [b: 1856 abt.]
Beniah 12 At Home IN [b: 1858 abt.]
Susannah 11 At Home IN [b: 1859 abt.]
Melisa 08 IN [b: 1862 abt.]
Enoch 09 IN [b: 1861 abt.]
Mary 07 IN [b: 1863 abt.]
William 01 IN [b: 1869 abt.]

1880 MO., Livingston Co., Jackson
Census Place: Jackson, Livingston, Missouri Source: FHL Film 1254700 National Archives Film T9-0700 Page 38D Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Andrew LAWSON Self M M W 60 TN Occ: Farmer Fa: TN Mo: TN
Josaphine LAWSON Wife F M W 45 TN Occ: Keeping House Fa: TN Mo: TN
John LAWSON Son M S W 25 IN Occ: Making R. R. Ties Fa: TN Mo: TN [John Henry Lawson]
Enoch LAWSON Son M S W 17 IN Occ: Making R. R. Ties Fa: TN Mo: TN [?Enoch “Pete” Lawson]
Malissa LAWSON Dau F S W 16 IN Occ: At Home Fa: TN Mo: TN
Mary L. LAWSON Dau F S W 14 IN Occ: At Home Fa: TN Mo: TN
William LAWSON Son M S W 11 IN Occ: At Home Fa: TN Mo: TN

Re: Harvey Lawson

Posted: 1176656809000
Classification: Query
Thank You.
Is this your Lawson line? Some of the mystery has been cleared up. You have helped me with older generation for this line.
My previously querry was about the Josephene-Icephene-- I'm wondering if the Isa is the same. She reportedly was put into a State Hospital #2 in St. Joe, MO. She was having major mental problems they say. That is where she died . Wacking her arms on bars of a cage they had her in[I assume}she then had gangrene and died soon after. She was buried in some property that the hospital had. 1892
Andrew wanted to move her to Cemet in Daviss Co MO but did not have the money to move her.
I have just recently sent letter to judge in St. Joe area to receive petition from court to open records from the hospital, hoping maybe to find more info on her. A reply from the researchers claimed that there was no such individual at said institution. BOO HOO. After talking to my dad I'm confident that she was there. I know plan to get in contact with editor of Newspaper there. Maybe there was a fire and some records had been destroyed? Do you have anyother ideas or avenues that would help me with this search?
your dedication is over whelming.
Mountains of gratitude
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