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Born in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA on 1760 to Joseph Lawton and Abrigale Foster. Joseph married Anna Rathbun and had 7 children. He passed away on 2 Mar 1838 in Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
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Surname meaning for "Lawton"
habitational name, common in Lancashire and Yorkshire, from Buglawton or Church Lawton in Cheshire, or Lawton in Herefordshire, named in Old English as ‘settlement on or near a hill’, or ‘settlement by a burial mound’, from hlaw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.