Descendants Of John Lawson

"Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Garton, Smith & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith © 2003

John Lawson

John Lawson  had four (4?) sons:

1.       William Lawson  
2.      
John Lawson  
3.      
Jonas Lawson  
4.      
Bartley Lawson

John Lawson  

2.  John Lawson , b. 1740, Halifax Co., VA; d. 19 Mar 1818, Stokes Co., NC (died 1813 at the home of his daughter Jerusha Hooker [i]); m. bef.  1760, VA to Miss Bryant , b. 1742, VA.

John & Miss ( Bryant ) Lawson  had four (4) children:

2.1.   Elizabeth Lawson [ii]
2.2.  
Moses Amos Lawson , b. 1765[iii], Halifax Co., VA[iv]
2.3.  
Jerusha/Jurusha Lawson , b. 8 Jun 1761, Halifax Co., VA; d. 1852, Stokes Co., NC; m. 1st Surry Co., NC to Unknown ; m 2nd 25 Jun 1776, Stokes Co., NC to William Hooker .  She and her 2nd husband had eight (8) children. Jerusha was still living and in her 90's in 1850.
2.4.  
John Lawson , b. 1764, Halifax Co., VA; m. to Elizabeth Miller [v]

Moses Amos Lawson

2.2.  Moses Amos Lawson, son of John & Miss (Bryant) Lawson, b. 1765[vi], Halifax Co., VA[vii]; d. 26 Oct 1813, Stokes Co., NC[viii]; m. 10 Nov 1789[ix], Caswell Co., NC {by Rev. James Moore} to Elizabeth Bradley [x], daughter of Lt.  James[xi] & Margaret (Beasley) Bradley, b. Oct 1764/1766[xii], Halifax Co., VA; d. 13 Mar 1855, Stokes Co., NC.

Revolutionary War Service:

F       Private militia soldier.
F      
served a three month tour and was in the Battle of King’s Mountain in Capt Joseph Cloud’s Company
F      
served a six month tour under Capt Smith or Capt Meredith to South Carolina where he was in a battle at Briar’s Creek.
F      
served other tours with William Lewis Wolf and Jacob Helsibeck {Pension Department referred to these individuals}.[xiii]

Elizabeth Bradley Lawson was granted a widows pension of #30.00 per annum[xiv]

Moses Amos & Elizabeth (Bradley) Lawson had eleven (11) children[xv]:

2.1.1.                                 Joshua Lawson [xvi], b. Sept 1790, Halifax Co., VA
2.1.2.                                
Levina Lawson [xvii], b. Sept 1792, Halifax Co., VA; m. to Lewis Mabe (Mayab), Sr. , son of John Mabe , b. 1792, Stokes Co., NC, d. Oct 1874, Stokes Co., NC
2.1.3.                                
Jesse Lawson [xviii], b. 1795, Halifax Co., NC; m 1st Martha Hooker ; m. 2nd to Nannie Catherine Mabe , daughter of Robert Mabe , b. ca. 1804, NC; d. bet. 1854-1860, probably Wythe Co., VA; Nannie Catherine (Mabe) Lawson  m 2nd 1 Jan 1833, Wythe Co., VA to Elias Ratliff .
2.1.4.                                
Frances ‘Fanny’ Lawson [xix], b. 1798, NC; d. Alleghany Co., NC; m. Stokes Co., NC to Alexander Mabe , son of John & Lucinda (Hylton) Mabe , b. ca. 1785, Stokes Co., NC; d. bet. 1860-1870.
2.1.5.                                
John Lawson [xx], b. 1799, Stokes Co., NC; m. to Sarah Mabe , daughter of Nathaniel Shelton & Sally (Unknown) Mabe .
2.1.6.                                
Margaret ‘Peggy’ Lawson [xxi], b. 1800, Stokes Co., NC
2.1.7.                                
Sarah ‘Sally’ Lawson [xxii], b. 1801, Stokes Co., NC.
2.1.8.                                
Henrietta ‘Ritter’ Lawson [xxiii], b. 1804, Stokes Co., NC
2.1.9.                                
James Lawson [xxiv], b. 1806, Stokes Co., NC
2.1.10.                             
Moses Lawson [xxv], b. 1807, Stokes Co., NC
2.1.11.                             
Nancy Lawson [xxvi], b. 1809, Stokes Co., NC

Jesse Lawson

2.2.3.  Jesse Lawson [xxvii], son of Moses Amos & Elizabeth (Bradley) Lawson , b. 1795, Halifax Co., NC; m. to Nannie Catherine Mabe , daughter of Robert Mabe , b. ca. 1804, NC; d. bet. 1854-1860, probably Wythe Co., VA; Nannie Catherine (Mabe) Lawson  m 2nd 1 Jan 1833, Wythe Co., VA to Elias Ratliff .Jesse Lawson, son of Moses Amos & Elizabeth (Bradley) Lawson, b.

In searching the Bastardly Bonds – a case filed 10 Mar 1829 by Catherine Mabe  against Jesse Lawson .  She said that he was the father of her child.  He and John Lawson  posted a $100 bond.  Could this child be Jesse Mabe?  Not the same first name – Jim Mabe .

State of North Carolina

Stokes County

KNOW all men by these presents, That we Jesse Lawson and Alexander Mabe and Elijah Nelson all of the County and State aforesaid, are held and firmly bound unto David S---- governor of The State of North Carolina for the time being and his successors in office as aforesaid in the sum of two hundred dollars current money of the State aforesaid; to which ourselves and our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these  presents, Sealed with our seals and dated the 12th day of March Anno Domini, 1834

THE CONDITION of the above Obligation is such, that whereas a certain Jesse Lawson is charged with having a certain illegitimate child, begotten on the body of Catherine Mabe .  Now if the said Jesse Lawson, his heirs, executors shall provide of the support and maintenance of the said child to the indemnification of the parish of Stokes and the County aforesaid; and shall perform such order as the Court shall from time to time make in the premises, then this Obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Execute in open Court

(signed by Jesse Lawson , Alexander Mabe , and Elisha Nelson )

A second bond is filed against Jesse Lawson  in March 1834.  We know that Catherine had moved to Virginia and had married Elias before 1834.  I don’t known which child this one was for  - Maybe, Giles?  Maybe related to the former bond above?  See bond to right à

For Further Information See Mabe


[i] Tal Wyatt wtwyatt@mnsinc.com found at http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/FamilyAssoc/Lawson/141
[ii]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68; Mentioned as the sister of Moses Amos Lawson  in declaration made by Elizabeth Lawson on 24 Aug 1840.
[iii]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68
[iv]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68
[v]
Tal Wyatt wtwyatt@mnsinc.com found at http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/FamilyAssoc/Lawson/141
[vi]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68
[vii]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68
[viii]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68
[ix]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68
[x]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68.  Elizabeth Lawson gives her maiden name as Bradley in the declaration made on 24Aug 1840.
[xi]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68.  Lt. James Bradley  leaves a will in Bladen Co., NC.
[xii]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68
[xiii]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68;  From the declaration made by Elizabeth Lawson on 24 Aug 1840 in order to obtain benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed 7 Jul 1838 granting half pay to certain widows.
[xiv]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68; File #W-5019 B. L. Wt. 34512-160-55
[xv]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68; Elizabeth Lawson names her 11 children, stating their bith records were burned in a fire, but the that the first one was born in Sept 1790 and the other births were about two years apart.  A division of land of Moses Lawson , dec’d, by the Stokes Co. Court 12 Feb 1835 also names the children and gave some marriages.
[xvi]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68; Elizabeth Lawson names her 11 children, stating their bith records were burned in a fire, but the that the first one was born in Sept 1790 and the other births were about two years apart.  A division of land of Moses Lawson , dec’d, by the Stokes Co. Court 12 Feb 1835 also names the children and gave some marriages.
[xvii]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68; Elizabeth Lawson names her 11 children, stating their bith records were burned in a fire, but the that the first one was born in Sept 1790 and the other births were about two years apart.  A division of land of Moses Lawson , dec’d, by the Stokes Co. Court 12 Feb 1835 also names the children and gave some marriages.
[xviii] Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68; Elizabeth Lawson names her 11 children, stating their bith records were burned in a fire, but the that the first one was born in Sept 1790 and the other births were about two years apart.  A division of land of Moses Lawson , dec’d, by the Stokes Co. Court 12 Feb 1835 also names the children and gave some marriages.
[xix]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68; Elizabeth Lawson names her 11 children, stating their bith records were burned in a fire, but the that the first one was born in Sept 1790 and the other births were about two years apart.  A division of land of Moses Lawson , dec’d, by the Stokes Co. Court 12 Feb 1835 also names the children and gave some marriages.
[xx]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68; Elizabeth Lawson names her 11 children, stating their bith records were burned in a fire, but the that the first one was born in Sept 1790 and the other births were about two years apart.  A division of land of Moses Lawson , dec’d, by the Stokes Co. Court 12 Feb 1835 also names the children and gave some marriages.
[xxi]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68; Elizabeth Lawson names her 11 children, stating their bith records were burned in a fire, but the that the first one was born in Sept 1790 and the other births were about two years apart.  A division of land of Moses Lawson , dec’d, by the Stokes Co. Court 12 Feb 1835 also names the children and gave some marriages.
[xxii]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68; Elizabeth Lawson names her 11 children, stating their bith records were burned in a fire, but the that the first one was born in Sept 1790 and the other births were about two years apart.  A division of land of Moses Lawson , dec’d, by the Stokes Co. Court 12 Feb 1835 also names the children and gave some marriages.
[xxiii]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68; Elizabeth Lawson names her 11 children, stating their bith records were burned in a fire, but the that the first one was born in Sept 1790 and the other births were about two years apart.  A division of land of Moses Lawson , dec’d, by the Stokes Co. Court 12 Feb 1835 also names the children and gave some marriages.
[xxiv]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68; Elizabeth Lawson names her 11 children, stating their bith records were burned in a fire, but the that the first one was born in Sept 1790 and the other births were about two years apart.  A division of land of Moses Lawson , dec’d, by the Stokes Co. Court 12 Feb 1835 also names the children and gave some marriages.
[xxv]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68; Elizabeth Lawson names her 11 children, stating their bith records were burned in a fire, but the that the first one was born in Sept 1790 and the other births were about two years apart.  A division of land of Moses Lawson , dec’d, by the Stokes Co. Court 12 Feb 1835 also names the children and gave some marriages.
[xxvi]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68; Elizabeth Lawson names her 11 children, stating their bith records were burned in a fire, but the that the first one was born in Sept 1790 and the other births were about two years apart.  A division of land of Moses Lawson , dec’d, by the Stokes Co. Court 12 Feb 1835 also names the children and gave some marriages.
[xxvii]
Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Revolutionary Service, James Hunter  Chapter NSDAR © 1976-1977, p. 67-68; Elizabeth Lawson names her 11 children, stating their bith records were burned in a fire, but the that the first one was born in Sept 1790 and the other births were about two years apart.  A division of land of Moses Lawson , dec’d, by the Stokes Co. Court 12 Feb 1835 also names the children and gave some marriages.