The Falling River Lawsons

William Lawson

William Lawson  obtained a Patent[i] 20 August 1745 for 143 acres of land in the County of Brunswick Virginia on the North side of Falling River (Virginia Patents: Bk 23 pp 1120-1122). 

 

There has been found a Marriage record of a William Lawson  and Isabell Kenny  for 22 August 1699 in Richmond County Virginia .  She was the daughter of John Kenny , deceased[ii] (D.R. #1 page 53. Also "Swinney"- page 51 Wills of Rappahannock Co. Va. -1646-1692 page 51- " Will of Kenny 17 January 1676).

Goochland County Records

August 1736-William Lawson  defendant in debt suit. Dismissed

May 1737-William Lawson  VS Creasy, Suit in Chancery Court.

June 1737- Suit continued

August 1737- William Lawson , Suit continued

September 1737-William Lawson  Suit continued

September 1737-John Simkins  deed from Thomas Owen  - to be recorded.

June 1738- William Lawson  Suit dismissed.

Barclay Lawson

Barclay Lawson  was known by several spellings of his name.  His proper name was probably Bartholamew, but he was recorded as Bart , Barclay , Bartlett  and etc.  Bartholamew married Susana Simkins , daughter of John Simkins  who married Elizabeth Rench / French  in Henrico County Virginia in 1711, according to Court Records.  Susanna was probably born ca 1720.  Her father, John Simkins, sold land in Henrico Co. Va. 17 Septemvber 1737 to Thomas Owen .  John Simkins then bought land (190 acres) on the North side of the James River in Goochland County Virginia .  The deed was dated as the same day that he sold the first land.  He sold the 190 acres on the 12 day of January 1743 six years after he obtained it.  Then on 25 July 1746, he obtained a patent for 200 acres of land on Falling River in Brunswick County Virginia , which put him in the vicinity of William Lawson  and his family.

 

The date of the marriage of Barclay  and Susanna Simkins  is unknown, but her father's will named her as Susanna Lawson , and the will[iii] was dated 22 January 1754 (Deed Bk 1, page 119-121; also Bk 1 page 570).

 

Barclay  & Susanna (Simkins) Lawson  had, at least, six (6) sons:

 

1.       William Lawson [iv], d. ca. 1811; m. to Sarah Hinton .

2.       Lisha Lawson [v].  He sold all his rights in the Estate of his grandfather to his mother Susanna Lawson .  He also sold his rights to the Estate of his father, Barclay . (Deed Book 1, page 570).

3.       Jacob Lawson

4.       Reuben Lawson

5.       Moreman Lawson , b. 1745/55, Bedford Co., VA; d. 16 Sept 1842, Hawkins Co., TN; bur. Hawkins Co. (now in Hancock Co.), TN;

6.       Peter Lawson

William Lawson

1.  William Lawson , son of Barclay  & Susan (Simkins) Lawson, d. ca. 1811, probably Hawkins Co., TN; m. to Sarah Hinton [1], daughter of William Robert Hinton , who lived on Falling River.

 

William Lawson  and his mother, Susanna , sold 100 acres of land in Campbell County Virginia on Falling River . (Campbell Co. was formed from Bedford .  Bedford from Lunenberg and Lunenberg from Brunswick in 1746). This land had been willed to Barclay  from William Rogers .  Barclay and William Rogers were both deceased when the land was sold (It would seem that there must be a family relationship here. A search of William Rogers might turn up this connection.)

 

In 1806, William sold land in Buncombe County N. C. and stated that he was living in Hawkins County Tennessee.  He was living there when he died ca 1811.

 

William  & Sarah (Hinton) Lawson  had four (4) children possibly more:

 

1.1.   Thomas Lawson , b. 1799; d. 1811.

1.2.   Isham Lawson , b. 1781; d. 1841

1.3.   Stephen Lawson , b. 5 Apr 1790; d. 14 Mar 1873.

1.4.   Elisha Lawson , b. 1792; d. 1855.

Moreman Lawson

5.  Moreman[2] Lawson , probably the son of Barclay & Susanna (Simkins) Lawson , b. 1745[vi]/55, Bedford Co., VA; d. 16 Sept 1842, Hawkins Co. (now Hancock Co.), TN, m 1st to Miss Unknown ; m 2nd to Elva Collins .

 

He is also thought to be the father of our David.  Wherever Morman lived there was a David near by.  We found him in the 1790 Stokes County North Carolina Census with a family.  We know that he was married twice.  We do not know the name of his first wife or where they were married.

1790 Stokes Co. North Carolina Census

Moreman Lawson

1 male 16/ and up

1 male 0/16

8-females-all ages

 

1790 - Moreman  and David  paid taxes in Hawkins Co. Tenn.

1799- sold property in Hawkins Co. TN.

1803- sold property in Hawkins Co. TN.

1804 - sold property to Winder Kenner, witnessed by David Lawson

1810- paid taxes in Lee Co. VA.

1820-paid taxes in Lee Co. VA.

1830 - in Lee Co. Va. Census with 2 boys and 2 girls.  Age 70/80

Hawkins Co. Deeds

1797 BK 3 page 160 to Hamilton

1792 BK 2 page 46 to Mayberry

1805 BK 6 page 80 to Winderr Kenner

 

Moreman  & Elva (Collins) Lawson  had seven (7) children:

 

5.1.        David Lawson [vii], b. ca. 1785; d. bef. 1850.

5.2.        Ambrose Lawson [viii], b. 1790

5.3.        John Hudson Lawson [ix], b. 1800.  A Hudson /Hutson Lawson  appears in all Lee Co., VA census 1820-1850, except the 1840.  Perhaps he was away or skipped.

5.4.        Peter Lawson [x], b. 1811, Lee Co., VA

5.5.        Moormon/Moreman Lawson [xi], b. 8 May 1818, Hawkins Co., TN

5.6.        Phoebe Ellen Lawson [xii], b. 1819, Lee Co., VA

5.7.        William Stokley Lawson [xiii], b. 20 Mar 1820, Hawkins Co., TN

Text Box: John England, son of William & Elizabeth (Fairies) England, b. 1 Apr 1767, Goochland, VA; d. 18 Mar 1840, Scott Co., VA; bur. England Valley, England Cemetery; m. 22 Feb 1786, Amherst Co., VA to Mary Parson.  John England served as a private in Revolutionary War.  They had 10 children.David Lawson

5.1.  David Lawson [xiv], son of Moreman  & Elva (Collins) Lawson  b. 1775-1785[xv]; m. to Mary Unknown [xvi].

 

He spent time in Lee County Virginia and Scott County [xvii].

 

1810 -David  was in Lee County Virginia

1820-David  was in Lee County Virginia

1830-Lee Co. Va. Census-2 sons and 2 daughters

1835-David  sold land to Dyer Lawson

1840-David  was 60/70 years of age.

1850-David  is missing.  Not in Lee or Scott Co. VA.

 

David  & Mary (Unknown) Lawson  had seven (7) children:

 

5.1.        Obediah ‘Dyer’ Lawson  (proven)

5.2.        Wainwright Lawson [xviii] (proven), b.  1820; m 1st to Sarah Bledsoe ; m 2nd 30 Sept 1873 to Ann Stapleton , daughter of G.  & Mary (Unknown) Stapleton .

5.3.        Rial Lawson

5.4.        Carter Lawson

5.5.        Amanuel Lawson

5.6.        Hutson /Hudson Lawson , b. 1809, VA; m. to Rachel Russell .  Immigrated to Davis Co., IA in late 1840’s early 1850.

5.7.        Ambrose Lawson

            Possibly others.

Obediah ‘Dyer’ Lawson

5.1.1.  Obediah ‘Dyer’ Lawson [xix], [aka Dyer /Adiah [xx]/Obediah ] son David  & Mary Lawson , b. 1793-98[xxi], Hawkins Co., TN[xxii]; d. 1 Nov 1880, age 80 yrs, 9 months, Lee Co., VA, m 1st to Jane England , daughter of John  & Mary (Parsons) England , b 1799, Lee VA; m 2nd ca. 1870 to Charlotte Hart , daughter of Ambrose & Nancy (Unknown) Hart.

 

1820 in Lee Co. Va. Census

1830 in Lee Co. Va. Census- 3 boys and 3 girls

1840 in Scott County VA

Lee County Virginia , 1850 Census Report

243/256-Dyer Lawson - age 57-m.w.-farmer-R.E.$2000.P.P.       Born Tenn.

              Jane Lawson -age   52 f.w. born Virginia (Jane was an England )

              Elizabeth Lawson  age 28 f.w. born Va.

              Ira Lawson  age 20 m.w. farmer born Va.

              John Lawson  age 18 m.w. farmer born Va.

              Stokely Lawson  age 14 m.w. born Virginia

              Alcy Lawson  age 11 f.w. born Va. (m. Arthur Rogers )

              Enoch Lawson  age 9 m.w. born Va.

Lee County Virginia Census, Western Dist. Mad Aug. 8, 18 60

1104-1139 Lawson, Dier  (Dyer ) age 67 m.w. farmer R.E. $2000. PE $521 born TN.

                  Jane Lawson  age 62 f.w. born Va.

                  Enoch Lawson  age 19 m.w. born Va.

Lee County Virginia Census, Western Dist. Made July 26, 18 70

370-384 Lawson, Dier  (Dyer ) age 77 m.w. R.E. $1000. PE $300. Born TN.

              Lotty Lawson  age 30 f.w. born N.C.

              William Delph  age 16 m.w. farm worker born Lee County, Va.

 

1880 in Lee Co. Va. Charlotte, Dyer and Hired hand.

1880 Dyer  died 1 November.

 

Dyer  & Jane ( England ) Lawson  had ten (10) children:

 

1.1.1.         Russell Lawson [xxiii], b. 1820[xxiv], Lee Co, d. 1874, Scott Co., VA; m 1848, Elizabeth Bloomer [xxv], daughter of Nehemiah  & Mary (Bledsoe) Bloomer .

1.1.2.         Elizabeth Lawson , b. 1822, VA

1.1.3.         Miss Lawson [xxvi]

1.1.4.         Miss Lawson [xxvii]

1.1.5.         Matilda Lawson , b. 1825[xxviii]; d. 2 Sep 1867[xxix], age 39; m. 1 Jan 1843[xxx] to Joseph Willis .

1.1.6.         Ira Lawson , b. 1830; m to Jane Gincey Ann Roller , daughter of Amos  & Elizabeth (Rogers) Roller .

1.1.7.         John "Butter" Lawson , b 1832; d. ca. 1910, drowned in Clinch River crossing near Hancock Co., TN

1.1.8.         Stokely Lawson , b. 1836; m. to Elizabeth Minor , daughter of Zachariah  & Aggie Minor .

1.1.9.         Alcy Lawson , b. 6 Oct 1837; d. 20 Feb 1880, Tansy Co., MO; bur. Rogers Cemetery; m 11 Jan 1855 to Arthur Rogers .  They went to Lee Co., then Taney Co., MO.  Then his children went onto Oklahoma .

1.1.10.      Enoch Lawson , b. 7 Nov 1841 d 15 Jan 1912 m. to Lucy Roller , daughter of Amos  & Elizabeth (Rogers) Roller , b 20 Sep 1846 d 26 Feb 1923.

Russell Lawson

5.1.1.1.  Russell Lawson , son of Dyer  & Jane (England) Lawson , b. 1820[xxxi], Lee Co, d. 1874, Scott Co., VA; m 1848, to Elizabeth Bloomer [xxxii], daughter of Nehemiah  & Mary (Bledsoe) Bloomer .

 

Russel l & Elizabeth (Bloomer) Lawson  had six (6) children:

 

1.1.1.1.    James Lawson , b. 1849

1.1.1.2.    Mary J. Lawson , b. 1853

1.1.1.3.    Hiram Lawson , b. 1854

1.1.1.4.    Elbert Lawson , b. 1856

1.1.1.5.    Martha A. Lawson , b. 1859

1.1.1.6.    Amelia Lawson , b. 24 Oct 1864; d. 26 Sept 1914; m. to Ellis Patton Catron

Matilda Lawson

5.1.1.5.  Matilda Lawson , daughter of Dyer  & Jane ( England ) Lawson , b. 1825/28; d. 2 Feb 1867, age 39; m. 1 Jan 1843, Hawkins Co., TN to Joseph Willis .

 

Joseph  & Matilda (Lawson) Willis  had eight (8) children[xxxiii]:

 

1.1.5.1.    Elizabeth Willis , b. 1843, Lee Co., VA

1.1.5.2.    Sarah Willis , b. 1845, Lee Co., VA

1.1.5.3.    Mary Willis , b. 1847, Lee Co., VA

1.1.5.4.    Alcy Willis , b. 1848, Lee Co., VA

1.1.5.5.    Dyer Willis , b. 1852, Lee Co., VA, m. to Scintha Lawson , daughter of Winder  & Elizabeth (Unknown) Lawson

1.1.5.6.    Sampson Willis , b. 1858; m. to Sarah Delph , daughter of William Delph

1.1.5.7.    James Willis , b. 1859; m. to Margaret Bledsoe , daughter of Elias  & Lucy (Unknown) Bledsoe .  They moved to Missouri .

1.1.5.8.    Matilda Willis , b. 28 Feb 1860; d. ½ day old.

Ira Lawson

5.1.1.6.  Ira Lawson , son of Dyer  & Jane (England) Lawson , b. 1830; m 16 Feb 1851 to Jane Gincey Ann Roller , daughter of Amos  & Elizabeth (Rogers) Roller , d. aft. 1910, Tansy Co., MO. 

 

They went to Missouri with the Bloomer and Roller families.

Lee County Virginia Census, Western Dist, made Aug. 8, 18 60

1107-1142 Iry (Ira) Lawson  age 29 m.w. farmer R.E. $1500. PE $625 born Lee Co. Va.

                   Jensy Ann Lawson  age 26 f.w. born Scott Co. Va. ( born Jensy Ann Roller )

                   Carter H. Lawson  age 8 m.w. born Lee Co. Va.

                   Amanda Lawson  age 6 f.w. born Lee Co. Va.

Scott County , Virginia , Western Dist 1850 Census

1334-1334- Roller, Elizabeth  age 43 f.w. born Va.

                    Roller Carter  age 20 m.w. born Va.

                    Roller Jinsey  Ann age 17 f.w. born Va. (married Ira Lawson )

                    Roller Phillip  age 14 m.w. born Va.

                    Roller William  age 11 m.w. born Virginia

                    Roller Emiline  age 9 f.w. born Virginia

                    Roller Lucy  age 4 f.w. born Virginia

                    Gains, Eleanor  age 32 f.w. born Virginia

 

Ira  & Jane Gincey Ann (Roller) Lawson  had seven (7) children:

 

1.1.6.1.    Amos Carter H. Lawson , b. 1852, Lee Co., VA

1.1.6.2.    Amos Lawson

1.1.6.3.    Amanda Lawson , b. 1854, Lee Co., VA

1.1.6.4.    Elizabeth Jane Lawson , b. 1862

1.1.6.5.    McClellan Lawson , b. 1864

1.1.6.6.    Hannah Francis Lawson , b. 1868

1.1.6.7.    Sarah Francis Lawson , b. 1868 (twin of Hannah); d. 1868 at birth.

John Lawson

5.1.1.7.  John “Butter” Lawson , son of Dyer  & Jane (England) Lawson , b. 1832, Lee Co., VA; d. 8 Feb 1913[xxxiv], drowned in Clinch River crossing near Hancock Co., TN; m 1st to Elizabeth Hurd ; m 2nd to Susannah “Sukie” Willis  (no issue).

 

There are several John Lawson s, this one is distinguished from the others because he used to go to coal mines and sell butter his wife had made so he was called John Butter Lawson .

 

John “Butter”  & Elizabeth (Hurd) Lawson  had five (5) children:

 

1.1.7.1.    Stokely Lawson , b. 1856, Lee Co., VA

1.1.7.2.    Mary Ann Lawson , b. 1857, Lee Co., VA

1.1.7.3.    James Lawson , b. 1859, Lee Co., VA

1.1.7.4.    David Lawson , b. 1861, Lee Co., VA

1.1.7.5.    Rosa Lawson , b .1863, Lee Co., VA

Stokely Lawson

5.1.1.8.  Stokely Lawson , son of John “Butter”  & Elizabeth (Hurd) Lawson , b. 1836; d. during Civil War[xxxv]; m. to Elizabeth Minor , daughter of Zachariah  & Aggie Minor .

 

Stokely  & Elizabeth (Minor) Lawson  had one (1) daughter:

 

1.1.8.1.    Orlena Lawson , d. 1864, killed by a Rebel Soldier.

Alcy Lawson

5.1.1.9.  Alcy Lawson , daughter of Dyer  & Jane (England) Lawson , b. 6 Oct 1837; d. 20 Feb 1880, Tansy Co., MO; bur. Rogers Cemetery; m 11 Jan 1855 to Arthur Rogers .  They went to Lee Co., then Taney Co., MO.  Then his children went onto Oklahoma .

 

This family moved from Lee Co., VA between 1877-1879. Alcy was a sick person. Doctors thought the move would improve her health. Some of the Rogers cemeteries were now in what we call Granson , MO. There was some controversy over graves being built over.

 

Arthur  & Alcy (Lawson) Rogers  had eleven (11) children:

 

1.1.9.1.          Calaway Rogers , b. 1855, Lee Co., VA

1.1.9.2.          Enoch Rogers , b. 1858

1.1.9.3.          William Harrison Rogers , b. 1860

1.1.9.4.          Ira Rogers , b. 1862

1.1.9.5.          Emily Jane Rogers , b. 1866

1.1.9.6.          Lillie Francis Rogers , b. 1868

1.1.9.7.          Mahalia Ann Rogers , b. 1870 (?)

1.1.9.8.          Logan Rogers , b. 1873

1.1.9.9.          Mary Elizabeth Rogers , b. 1875

1.1.9.10.       Louvesta Rogers , b. 1877, Lee Co., VA

1.1.9.11.       Sara Adelaide Rogers , b. 1879, Tansey Co., MO

Enoch Lawson

5.1.1.10.  Enoch Lawson , son of Dyer & Jane (England) Lawson , b. 7 Nov 1841, Lee Co., VA; d. 15 Jan 1912[xxxvi], probably Lee Co., VA; m to Lucy Roller , daughter of Amos  & Elizabeth (Unknown) Roller , b. 1 Jan 1846, Lee or Scott Co., VA; d. 26 Feb 1923, Lee or Scott Co., VA.

 

Enoch  & Lucy (Roller) Lawson  had fifteen (15) children:

 

1.1.10.1.       Enoch Lawson  Jr

1.1.10.2.       Pollie Lawson , b. 1868; m. to Mr. Lawson .

1.1.10.3.       Sarah Lawson , m. to Mr. Arrington

1.1.10.4.       Lottie Jane Lawson

1.1.10.5.       Magdalene Lawson

1.1.10.6.       Emeline Lawson , b. 1862.

1.1.10.7.       Obediah Lawson , b. 1869/70.

1.1.10.8.       John Lawson , m. Mar 1903, Scott Co., VA to Parole Mutter , daughter of James  & Peggy (Unknown) Mutter .

1.1.10.9.       Carter Lawson

1.1.10.10.   Eliza Lawson , m. Mr. Roller

1.1.10.11.   Amanda Lawson , b. 1878; m. 18 Apr 1897, Lee Co., VA to David Wallen , son of J  & M (Unknown) Wallen .

1.1.10.12.   Jennie Ann Lawson , m. to Mr. Bloomer

1.1.10.13.   George Lawson

1.1.10.14.   Milam Lawson  – Went west.

1.1.10.15.   Lettie Jane Lawson , b. 1887; m. 25 Mar 1905 to McDuncan , son of Lee  & Mary (Unknown) Duncan .

1.1.10.16.   Margaret M. Lawson , m. to Mr. Horton .

Amelia Lawson

5.1.1.1.6.  Amelia Lawson , daughter of Russell  & Elizabeth (Bloomer) Lawson , b. 24 Oct 1864; d. 26 Sept 1914; m. to Ellis Patton Catron , a Baptist minister, son of Perry  & Caroline (Bowen) Catron , b. 16 May 1861; d. 5 Feb 1925.

 

Ellis Patton  & Amelia (Lawson) Catron  had nine (9) children:

 

1.1.1.6.1.     James Brownlow Catron , b. 25 Mar 1883; d. 22 Apr 1916; m. 17 Jun 1906 to Mary Ethel Parsons , daughter of John Perry  & Emily Jane (Yeary) Parsons , b. 6 Mar 1885; d. 30 Mar 1946.

1.1.1.6.2.     Virginia Catron

1.1.1.6.3.     William Catron

1.1.1.6.4.     Jane Catron

1.1.1.6.5.     Ona Viola Catron

1.1.1.6.6.     John Jesse Catron

1.1.1.6.7.     Ella Maud Catron

1.1.1.6.8.     Abraham Budett Catron

1.1.1.6.9.     Nola Catron

 

 

        (Philip Lawson  Rev War Vet md into Riddle in Cumb. Co. KY)

        (Stokely Lawson  b c1772 VA m c1806/10 Milly Roberts  b 1792TN d/o James Roberts  who went to Madison Co KY) Stokely  s/o Moorman Lawson  

Moorman Lawson  d 4 Jul 1905 Hancock Co., TN had bro. Drury Lawson  supposed to be 1/2 bro.  to Indian Chief Robin Benge . King David Benge  lived and died in Clay Co, KY  Drury Lawson  in Russell Co., VA had sons: Thomas, Stokley b c1772 m Milly Roberts , Dtr. Hannah .

Reubin Lawson  RWV b 1760 Pitts. Co. , VA lived Hawkins, Roane, Monroe Co., TN

         Carter Lawson  b Lee Co., VA 1815/16 s/o ?___, had bro. Stokley Lawson  b 1811 Lee Co., VA Lived Lee Co until 1844, 1844-1853 Hawkins Co, TN, 1853-1863 Campbell Co, TN then to Casey Co, KY 1863. son Stephen  moved to Taylor Co., KY aft. father d. 1892.

        Children:

        1. Pleasant Lawson  b 1836 Lee Co. , VA

        2. Mary Lawson

        3. Robert Lawson

        4. Arrene Lawson

        5. Wesley Lawson

        6. David Lawson

        7. Alexander Lawson

        8. William Lawson

        9. Peter Lawson

        10. Stephen Thomas Lawson

        11. Stokely Lawson

        12. Winny Lawson

        13. Carter Lawson Jr.

        14. Joshua Lawson

        15. Riley Lawson

        16. Mary Bell Lawson

        17. Sally Jane Lawson  b c1799

        18. Matilda Frances Lawson

        19. Anderson Lawson

 

    William Stokley Lawson  b c1818 Lee Co., VA still living 1880 Lee Co m Matilda Ashe

        Ch:

        1. John Lawson

        2. Margaret Lawson  m William Asner

        3. Joseph Lawson  m Margaret Poteet

        4. Julian Lawson

        5. Margot Lawson

        Dtr Elizabeth  md Mr. RAY

        Amos Lawson  md Louisa C. Ward

        Thomas Lawson  md Minerva Bledsoe . (Thomas Enoch Lawson  d very young Lee Co., VA   Corre Christine L. Wilson , 2925 Old Lebanon Rd , Campbellsville , KY    42718

 

 

 

 

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    (See FOWC May 1988 Vol 2, Issue 4 for more of family) The England Family by Rodney Veitschegger ; http://members.xoom.com/Appalachian/index.html



[1] She had a sister Anna and brother David Hinton.

[2] Moreman/Mormon/Mordachiah/Moorman alternate listings, spellings.



[i] Virginia Patents: Bk 23 pp 1120-1122

[ii] D.R. #1 page 53. Also "Swinney"- page 51 Wills of Rappahannock Co. Va. -1646-1692 page 51- " Will of Kenny 17 January 1676

[iii] Deed Bk 1, page 119-121; also Bk 1 page 570

[iv] Proved by Deed.  Deed Bk 1, page 119-121; also Bk 1 page 570

[v] Proved by Deed.  Deed Bk 1, page 119-121; also Bk 1 page 570

[vi] Death Records give date as b. 1745; but pension application give 1751.

[vii] Broderbund CD for Moorman Lawson  list as a child.

[viii] Broderbund CD for Moorman Lawson  list as a child.

[ix] Broderbund CD for Moorman Lawson  list as a child.

[x] The Amer Rev BLC list him as a child.

[xi] The Amer Rev BLC list him as a child.

[xii] The Amer Rev BLC list him as a child.

[xiii] Broderbund CD for Moorman Lawson  list as a child.

[xiv] Falling Creek Lawsons – Velma Ann Rogers   Tower s.

[xv] Falling Creek Lawsons – Velma Ann Rogers   Tower s.

[xvi] Falling Creek Lawsons – Velma Ann Rogers   Tower s.

[xvii] Falling Creek Lawsons – Velma Ann Rogers   Tower s.

[xviii] On his 2nd marriage certificate he is identified as the son of David& Poly (Mary ) Lawson.

[xix] #1686 Scott Co 1860

[xx] He is listed on nearly all records as Dyer, but his 2nd wife listed him as Adah on his death certificate.

[xxi] Christine Wilson give the date ca. 1795.

[xxii] Christine Wilson.

[xxiii] Christine Wilson.

[xxiv] Christine Wilson.

[xxv] #1688 Scott Co 1860

[xxvi] 1830 Lee Co census

[xxvii] 1830 Lee Co census

[xxviii] Christine Wilson.

[xxix] Christine Wilson.

[xxx] Christine Wilson.

[xxxi] Christine Wilson.

[xxxii] #1688 Scott Co 1860

[xxxiii] Family was profiled from Census, death and Marriage records. James and Sampson could be sons of some other Willis. Velma Tower

[xxxiv] He was missing from the 1900 Census, he was thought to be visitng his sister in Missouri .  It could have been to Elizabeth or his brother Ira, who moved to Missouri in 1869.

[xxxv] He is supposed to have died during the Civil War but there is no evidence on this fact, per Velma Tower 1987.

[xxxvi] Primitive Baptist Records.