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Jacob Lawson

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Bedford, VA
Death: September 5, 1833 (72)
His home, Rogersville, Hawkins, TN, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Bartholomew "Bart" Lawson and Susanna Lawson
Husband of Polly Ann Lawson
Father of Lazarus Lawson and Nancy Murrell
Brother of Elizabeth Rogers; Morman I. Lawson, Sr.; Elisha Lawson; William Lawson; David Lawson and 5 others

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About Jacob Lawson

Jacob Lawson, DAR Ancestor # A131700,  was born 1761 Bedford, Virginia and died September 5,1833 Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee. He married Mary "Polly" possibly Dobson (some have her  name as Dolly Clue; some as Mary "Polly" Reynolds) on August 1784 Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee. She was born 1765 Hawkins County, Tennessee and died July 10, 1844.


  • On 25 November, 1833 Petition of Reynolds Lawson and William Miller,Administrators of Jacob Lawson, deceased, to sell negroes. Jacob Lawson had 10 distributes.
  • When Jacob and Moreman Lawson came into Hawkins County, Tennessee they settled along the Holston River on the banks of Dodson Creek.
  • DNA: Haplogroup/Heritage: HVR1=German, France, Ireland, 2006,. (mtDNA:


  1. Elizabeth ( b: AUG 1785; d aft 1838).  Married William Finnel or FINNEY b: ABT 1775
  2. Anna  b: abt 1788.  Married Thomas HAYNES b: ABT 1787
  3. Bartholomew b: abt 1790.
  4. Lewis Kendrick ( b: 1792-d: aft 1890).  Married Mary BOWEN b: 1792
  5. Lazarus (1794-1863).  Died in Franklin County, Tennessee.  Married Helen Marie Rodgers b: 8 FEB 1809
  6. Russell Harrell  b: 1798.  Married Malvina Lawson, daughter of Peter Lawson b: 1760 & Winnie Davis
  7. Reynolds (Runnolds) b: 1802.  Married Jane.
  8. Nancy, born about 1801-10. She married William Miller of Roane County, Tennessee.
  9. Tennessee b: abt 1802.
  10. Matilda  (b: abt 1811-d 1847) Married Anderson CAMPBELL b: ABT 1805.



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Jacob Lawson's Timeline

Bedford, VA
Age 24
Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States
Age 33
September 5, 1833
Age 72
Rogersville, Hawkins, TN, USA