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David Lawson

Birthdate: (98)
Birthplace: Bedford, VA
Death: Died in Hawkins, TN, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Bartholomew "Bart" Lawson and Susanna Lawson
Husband of Elizabeth Lawson
Father of Jacob Lawson
Brother of Elizabeth Rogers; Morman I. Lawson, Sr.; Elisha Lawson; William Lawson; Reuben Lawson and 5 others

Managed by: Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton
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About David Lawson

David Lawson was born 1754 in Bedford Co, VA and died 1 Mar 1852 in Hawkins Co, TN

  • Parents: Bartholomew LAWSON b: 1717-1720 in Lunenburg Co, VA & Susannah SIMPKINS b: ABT 1720 in Henrico Co, VA


  1. Oct. 25,1797, in Greene County, Tenn., with Elizabeth Jeffers. (1)


  • American Revolutionary War: North Carolina Militia. Battle of Guilford Court, 1781. "Indian Spy."
  •  From the fifth survey District of Tennessee 1816-1823: In 1818 several men  including David Lawson entered 40 acres in Campbell County south of clear fork of Cumberland River on the top and south side of pine mountain. Part of Cert. No. 1034 for 150 acres issued 1 Aug 1815 to Jacob Peck. Again the same date they entered 50 acres south of clear fork of Cumberland river and north of Pine Mountain nearly opposite Wilhite's Mill including point rock. 
  • David Lawson is enumerated in the 1830 Campbell County, Tennessee Census. In his household are 1 male under 5, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 2 females 15-20, and 1 female 40-50.
  • David Lawson is enumerated in the 1840 Campbell County, Tennessee Census. In his household are 1 male 10-15, 1 male 60-70, 1 female under 5, 1 female 15-20, 1 femlae 20-30 and 1 female 50-60.
  • from Application for Revolutionary Pension, State of Tennessee, Campbell County.  On this 28th day of October 1843 personally appeared before the subscriber a Justice of the Peace for said County Mr. David Lawson a resident of said County and state aforesaid age eighty five and after being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he entered the service in the North Carolina Militia in thewar of the Revolution at Gilford Court House in the state of North Carolina in the year 1780 under Captain Johnson and was in the battle of the Cowpens in this campaign he served after the battle at the Cowpens he volunteered and  went to the head waters of the River Holston to defend the western frontier and was under Captain Campbell for six months after his discharge from Capt. Campbell he was he was returned as an Indian spy under the command of Col. Dickison and Captain Lewis he was upwards of eight months in this service and encountered a just many hardships further declares that owing to the laps of time and the laps of memory he has forgotten a just many of the particulars of his campaigns and nothing but his reverse of fortune has caused him to ask of his Government that with he knows to be justly due him. He relinquishes every claim whatever to a Pension or an amenity (?) except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state.  Allen McDonald. Justice of the Peace David his X mark Lawson.
  • American Revolutionary War Rejected Pensions about David Lawson.  Name: David Lawson Location Jacksboro', Campbell Reason: Militia service overrated. (3)


  1. 1797 marriage record: David Lawson m. Elizabeth Jeffers in Greene, Tenn., on Oct. 25,1797. Security by Thomas Jeffers and Thomas Brothertin. GRS CD#229, Marriage Records of Southern States Vol 1.
  2. fifth survey District of Tennessee 1816-1823 (see
  3. Source Information: American Revolutionary War Rejected Pensions [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1852.


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David Lawson's Timeline

Bedford, VA
Age 70
Tennessee, United States
March 1, 1852
Age 98
Hawkins, TN, USA