LAWSON

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

Dyer Obediah Lawson

Dyer Obediah Lawson , b. 1843; m 1st Jane England , daughter of John & Mary (Parsons) England , b. 1848.   Dyer Obediah & Jane ( England ) Lawson  had eight (8) children:

1.     Russell Lawson , b. 1820; m. bef. 1850 to Elizabeth Bloomer
2.   
Eliza Lawson , b. 1822
3.   
Matilda Lawson , b. 1825; m. Joseph Willis
4.   
Ira Lawson , b. 1830; m. Jincy Ann Roller .  They moved to Missouri .
5.   
John Lawson , b. 1832; m 1st to Elizabeth Hurd ; m 2nd to Susan Willis .
6.   
Stokley Lawson , b. 1834.  He is listed as a principal farmer in 1884-1885 in the Blackwater area, Lee County,  VA.
7. 
Alcy Lawson , b. 1840; m. Arthur Rogers .  They went to Missouri .
8. 
Enoch   Lawson , b. 1841; m. Lucy Roller .

Russell Lawson

1.  Russell Lawson , son of Dyer Obediah & Jane (England) Lawson , b. 1820; m. bef. 1850 to Elizabeth Bloomer ,  daughter of Nehmiah & Mary (Bledsoe) Bloomer .  Russell & Elizabeth (Bloomer) Lawson had five (5) children:

1.1.  James Lawson , b. 1849, Scott Co., VA
1.2.  Mary J. Lawson , b. 1853, Scott Co., VA
1.3.  Hiram Lawson , b. 1854, Scott Co., VA
1.4.  Elbert Lawson , b. 1856, Scott Co., VA
1.5.  Martha A.   Lawson , b. 1859, Scott Co., VA

Matilda Lawson

3.  Matilda Lawson , dayghter of Dyer Obediah & Jane (England) Lawson , b. 1850, Lee Co., VA; d. Hawkins Co., Tennessee; m. 1 Jan 1843, Hawkins Co., TN to Joseph ‘Joe” Willis, b. 1820-1823; d. 1881-1900, Hawkins Co., Tennessee.  Joseph &  Matilda ( Lawson ) Willis  had eleven (11) children:

3.1.      Eliza Willis , b. 1843/1844
3.2.      Mariah Willis , b. 1844 (shown in 1870 Lee Country Census)
3.3.      Sarah Willis , b. 1845, Lee Co., VA; m. 8 Jun 1868 to Epps G. Lawson , b. 1842, Lee Co., VA
3.4.      Mary Willis , b. 24 Freb 1848; m. Claborn Rogers
3.5.      Alicy/Alice Willis , b. 1849
3.6.      Dyer Willis , b. 1851, Lee Co., VA; m. 16 Mar 1871, Lee Co.,  VA to Sciathe Lawson , b. 1850.
3.7.      Martha J.   Willis , b. 30 Dec 1853, Hickory Hill
3.8.      Sampson Willis , b. Jan 1855; m. 2 Oct 1876, Lee Co., VA to Sarah Delp , b. Dec 1855, Lee Co., VA
3.9.      James Willis , b. 1858, Lee Co., VA; m. 6 Feb 1877, Lee Co., VA to Margaret Peggy Bledsoe .
3.10.  Rebecca Willis , b. 1859
3.11.  Matilda Willis , b. 1866, Lee Co., VA, as an infant.

Mary Willis

3.4. Mary Willis , daughter of Joseph & Matilda (Lawson) Willis , b. 24 Feb 1848; d. 21 Apr 1917; m. ca. 1865 to Claborn ‘Clabe’ Rogers , son of Edmond & Mary Elizabeth (Tyree)   Rogers, . 18 Apr 1848; d. 21 Oct 1921, Lee Co., VA.  See Rogers & Willis.