Search for content in message boards



Jack A. Laswell, Sr. (View posts)
Posted: 903700800000
Classification: Query
The Lasswell family resided inwhat is now the Loudoun County Virginia area from 1728 through at least 1773. Andrew Lasswell fought in the Revolutionary War.

My name is Jack A. Laswell, Sr. and email address is I am researching the Laswell/Lasswell Family.

Records have been found for the Lasswell family in the Cameron Parish area of the Fairfax Grants during the period from 21 October 1728 to 27 April 1773.

Records have been found in Fairfax County from 12 June 1743 to 20 April 1756.

Names found are Isaac, John, Jacob, Abraham, Moses, Elias, Andrew, Peter, Jane, Margaret, Elizabeth, Jemima, Ruth, Mary, Priscilla and Eleanor.

Last names are predomoniently Lasswell. Lacewell, Lacefield and Laswell are probable variations.

1664-1730 Stafford
1730 - 1742 Prince William
1742-1757 FairFax County VA
1757- Present Loudoun


Judy Noel Lunsford (View posts)
Posted: 917611200000
Classification: Query
I am Judy from Comanche Texas. My grt. grand mother was
Sarah Ann Elizabeth Lasswell. She was born in Limestone Co. Texas, near Mexia ( ME-Hay-eh. We know her folks were from Kentucky. There are some tales told of two brothers
who came into port in KY prior to 1755 or about there.
It's said that some of our folks were at the great Christmas Conference in Boston when John Wesley returned to America after the Revolutionary War and formed the Methodist Church in America. That they knew Cokesbury. And maybe met Thomas Jefferson. Could any of this be true?
Any info appreciated. Judy Lunsford -
105 Fox Creek Dr., Comanche, TX 76442


bev bishop (View posts)
Posted: 1075578206000
Classification: Query
to jack lasswell, i have been trying to make a connection to the lasswells from virginia who fought in rev war. my grandfather three times removed. died 1841 in fulton co. illinois. 01-31-2004


Donn Neal (View posts)
Posted: 1099704860000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Power, Taylor
Did the Lasswells operate a ford across Goose Creek, and if so, where was it? I'm researching Joseph Power(s) and Henry Taylor, evidently neighbors, and I'm trying to pin down where they lived.



Pat Duncan (View posts)
Posted: 1099834647000
Classification: Query
Per my CD on Index to the 1782-1850 Loudoun Co Personal Property Tax Lists, per 1800 time period:
Joseph Power lived in the Third Battalion [between the first & second, including Leesburg, the second battalion being east of Goose Creek]
Henry Taylor lived in the First Battalion [the northwest corner of the county from Catoctin Creek to Hamilton to Clark’s Gap to White’s Ferry.

There is no land deed for any Joseph Power, but there is this for Henry Taylor, from my book Index to Loudoun Co Land Deed Books A-Z, 1757-1800:

Bk:Pg: U:112 Date: 16 Aug 1792 Received in court: 11 Sep 1792
Charles Earl of Tankerville and Henry Astley BENNETT of Great Britain to Joseph & Henry TAYLOR of Loudoun. Bargain and sale of 61ac at Currans Spring Branch adj Andrew SPRING. Wit: Rd. BRADEN, John DAVIS.

Pat Duncan


Donn Neal (View posts)
Posted: 1100038877000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Power, Taylor
Thank you for this helpful information. I've not seen the personal property lists yet, so this is a welcome addition to my growing store of knowledge. The land deed is too late for my Henry Taylor (this is probably his son), but I appreciate your sending that to me as well.



Posted: 1327334380000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Las(s)/zwell
Greetings: I am interesting in Elias Laswell (etc), found about 1773 on the PPTL of Loudoun Co VA; might have been in Hampshire Co. thereafter and finally by the 1790s in Washington Co VA where his supposed several children (Sarah, Andrew, William, John, et al) lived. His daughter, Sarah Lazwell married Thomas Colley there in Washington Co VA in the 1790s. Thanks. Jack Hockett


Posted: 1327343235000
Classification: Query
From the 1758-1781 Loudoun Co Tithables by the Sparacios:

Lasswell, Moses - 1 tithable, List by Francis Peyton for 1758 for Cameron Parish
Laswell, Jacob, John Masson - 2 tithables, List taken by Richard Coleman for 1760
Lassfield, Jacob Moses - 1 tithable, List taken by Richard Coleman for 1760
Lasswell, Jacob Moses - 1 tithable, William West's Tithable List - 1761
Lasswell, Jacob, John Mason - 2 tithables, William West's Tithable List - 1761
Lasswell, Moses - 1 tithable, List of Tiths. taken 1768 Leven Powell, Gent.
Lasswell, Andrew - 1 tithable; 5 squirrel scalps, List taken for Shelburn Parish by Leven Powell 1771
Laswell, Andrew - 1 tithable, List taken by Leven Powell for 1775
Lasswell, Andrew - 1 tithable, List taken by Levin Powell, Shelburn Parish January 1777
Lasswell, Elias - 1 tithable, List taken by Levin Powell, Shelburn Parish January 1777

From the Loudoun Co Order Books:

Order Book B, 11 August 1762
[p. 33] Upon petition of Henry TAYLOR against Jacob LASSWELL for a debt due by account; Defendant acknowledged Plaintiff's demand for £3.10.6 to be just, and costs.

Order Book B, 15 April 1763
[p. 116] Upon petition of Nicholas MINOR, Gent. against Jacob LASSWELL for a debt due by account; Defendant failed to appear; Plaintiff to recover against Defendant £1.10.9 and costs.

Order Book B, 15 June 1763
[p. 165] Upon petition of James GOULDING against Jacob LASSWELL for a debt due by account; Plaintiff to recover against Defendant £3.1.7 and costs.

Order Book B, 12 September 1764
[p. 436] Indentures of lease and release between Thomas CAWDREY and his wife Mary to Joseph COOMBS proved by witnesses Stephen SOUTHARD, Stephen CANTREL and James LINDSEY and ordered to be recorded. To which Francis HAGUE objected having deeds of lease and release dated 28th & 29th of March 1745 from John LASSWELL and his wife Margaret for the same land which deeds were never recorded and on his motion is ordered to be certified.

Order Book D, 14 September 1768
[p. 123] Grandjury's Presentment against Jacob LASSWELL is dismissed.

Order Book E, 12 June 1771
[p. 159] The following hands are ordered to work on and clear the road from Leven POWELL's Mill to Fauquier County line, to wit, Francis PEYTON's tithables at his Quarter, Thomas GIBSON, Samuel HENDERSON, William OWEN, James LAMKIN, Moses LASSWELL, Elias LASSWELL, Andrew LASSWELL, Robert STEPHENS' tithables at his plantation in the mountains, and of which road Edmund COLLENS is the Surveyor.

Order Book F, 1 May 1773
[p. 16] Leven POWELL against Elias LASSWELL – in debt – agreed by the parties.

Order Book G, 14 April 1783
[p. 519] 1778 December 14th – Leven POWELL to furnish Andrew LASWELL with necessaries.

Pat Duncan


Posted: 1333456236000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lazwell/Lasswell, etc.
Thanks muchissimo; I sort of lose Elias Lasswell after Loudoun unless he is the one in Hampshire Co VA listed Lacefield (as I recall) in 1790, but in Washington Co VA shortly after that... his daughter, Sarah Lazwell, married Thomas Colley there in early 1790s. Jack
per page

Find a board about a specific topic