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Bartholomew "Bart" Lawson

Also Known As: "Barclay", "Bartlett", "Bart Lawson", "Also known as Bart", "Bartlett or Bartley"
Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Lunenburg, Virginia
Death: 1765 (37-52)
Cumberland, North Carolina
Immediate Family:

Son of William "Falling River" Lawson, Sr. and Elizabeth? Lawson
Husband of Susanna Lawson
Father of Elizabeth Rogers; Morman I. Lawson, Sr.; Elisha Lawson; William Lawson; David Lawson and 5 others
Brother of John “Black-Eye” Lawson; William Lawson, II; Jonas Lawson and Joshua Lawson

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About Bartholomew "Bart" Lawson

It has been proven that Bartholomew was a son of William Lawson of Falling River.

The children of William “Falling River” Lawson (d 1754) are thought to be John, Jonas and Barclay (Bart).


Bartholomew Lawson was born between 1717 and 1724 Lunenburg, Virginia and died 1765 Cumberland County, North Carolina.

Brief Biography


Bartholomew Lawson and Susannah Simkins were married before 22 January 1754 when Susannah's father's will named her as Susannah Lawson. Susannah inherited 100 acres, which she would received upon her mother's death.

SOURCE:, aubrey5001 originally shared this on 17 jul 2013 Was born in 1738 in Lunenburg, Virginia. He was married when he was age 13 to Susannah Simpkins in 1751 in Surry County, North Carolina, when she was 20 years old. They had 11 kids. Susannah inherited 100 acres of land in Falling River in Bedford County, Virginia, and they had two slaves. Then the land was sold and soon after, the family moved to Cumberland County, North Carolina, near Virginia. He died at age 27 in 1765 in Cumberland, Virginia.



Married 1746 in Surry, North Carolina to Susannah Simkins (born ca. 1720 and died ?), daughter of John Simkins and Elizabeth Rench / French.

Children of Bartholomew Lawson and Susannah Simkins:

first list

  1. Elizabeth b: 1746 in Virginia. Married George Rogers. (is this proven?)
  2. Peter was born 1760 Bedford County, Virginia and died August 1834 McMinn County, Tennessee. He married Winny Davis.
  3. Reuben was born 1764.
  4. Jacob was born 1761 Bedford, Virginia and died September 5,1833 Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee. He married Mary "Polly" Dobson August 1784 Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee. She was born 1765 Hawkins County, Tennessee and died July 10, 1844.
  5. Elisha "Lisha" was born 1757 Lunenburg County, Virginia and died 1834 Stokes County, North Carolina. He married Mary Lawson June 21, 1801 Patrick County, Virginia.
  6. William was born 1755 Lunenburg, Virginia and died 1811 Dodson Creek, Hawkins County, Tennessee. He married Sarah Hinton 1778 Pittsylvania County, Virginia and died 1826 Hawkins County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of William Robert Hinton and Mary Patton. She was born 1757 Virginia and died 1826 Hawkins County, Tennessee.
  7. Morman Sr. was born January 1751 Bedford County, Virginia and died September 16, 1842 Hawkins County, Tennessee (Now Hancock County, Tennessee). He married (1) Unknown 1770. (2) Elvira Collins.
  8. Elijah.
  9. John was born 1755 Bedford County, Virginia and died January 4, 1838. He married Anne Unknown January 1775 Stokes County, North Carolina.
  10. Philip was born 1761 Virginia.
  11. (perhaps) Randolph was born 1752 Bedford County, Virginia and died March 1848 Kentucky. He married Susannah Cross July 13, 1791 Patrick County, Virginia. She was born April 15, 1765 Charles Parish, York County, Virginia.
  12. David was born about 1753 Bedford County, Virginia and died March 1, 1852 Hawkins County, Tennessee (now Hawkins County, Tennessee). He married Elizabeth Jeffers October 25, 1797.
  13. Bartholomew born 1761 Virginia.

second List


  • Moorman Lawson b: JAN 1751 in Lunenburg County, Virginia
  • William Lawson b: ABT 1753 in Lunenburg County, Virginia
  • John Lawson b: ABT 1754 in Bedford County, Virginia
  • Elizabeth Lawson b: ABT 1755 in Lunenburg County, Virginia
  • Elisha Lawson b: ABT 1757 in Bedford County, Virginia
  • Has Children Peter Lawson b: ABT 1759 in Bedford County, Virginia
  • Bartholomew Ii Lawson b: ABT 1760 in Bedford County, Virginia
  • Philip Lawson b: ABT 1761 in Bedford County, Virginia
  • Rueben Lawson b: ABT 1764 in Bedford County, Virginia
  • Randolph Lawson b: 15 APR 1765 in Bedford County, Virginia

Third list



Bartholomew Lawson married Susannah Simkins. Bartholomew was born about 1720 and died 1765 in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

Proven children of Bartholomew and Susannah are: -

  • William and
  • Elisha (Lisha) Lawson.

There is speculation that

  • Mormon,
  • Peter,
  • Reuben and
  • Jacob Lawson

are also children of Bartholomew and Susannah?


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.



FALLING RIVER LAWSONS, NOT OUR LINE !IGI submitted by Blodwen W. Boyle !Abstracts of first deed book A-1 Bedford county, VA SL FHL book 975.5675 R28d #209, property mentioned in will of William Rodgers 25 Dec 1758 !Bedford County, VA Deed Book 2 book 975.5675 R28b, Barthalamu Lawson of Bedford, land from Lawson to Michal Pruit (Prewit) which was bequeathed to Lawson by John Simkins deceased. (100 acres except 1/4 acre which is burying ground) Sep 27 1763 !Tax list, Lunenburg, VA Name given as Bartholomew, Bartlet and Barclay, Bart Their may have been these children also: Jacob, Reuben, Moreman, Peter. More information on Moreman in folder Falling River Lawsons. and R. Mark McKnight who gives "Bartlet's" birth date as 1727 in Lunenburg county and death date as 1764 in Cumberland county VA


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Bartholomew "Bart" Lawson's Timeline

Lunenburg, Virginia
March 9, 1743
Age 26
Virginia, United States
January 17, 1751
Age 34
Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia, United States
Age 36
Surry, NC
Age 36
Lunenburg, Virginia
Age 37
Bedford County, Virginia, United States
Age 38
May 1758
Age 41
Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia, United States
Age 42