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Thomas Lawson

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Puncheon Camp Valley, Hawkins, Tennessee, USA
Death: Died in Huckabay, Erath County, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: Huckabay, Erath County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Randolph Lawson and Susannah Lawson
Husband of Nancy Elizabeth Lawson; Sarah M. Lawson and Eliza Jane Lawson
Father of Sarah Bowling; Susannah Smithers; Andrew Lawson; Elisha Lawson; Christine Felty and 11 others
Brother of Elizabeth "Millie" Phillips; Lakey Kattie Chambers; Elisha Lawson; Mary Louise Pruitt; Maggie Lawson and 3 others

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton
Last Updated:

About Thomas Lawson

Thomas Lawson was born August 1803 in Clinch River, Hawkins County,Tennessee and died February 1891 in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.  He is buried in the Huckabay Cemetery, Erath County, Texas but there is no marker.  

Parents:  Randolph Lawson (1752-1848) and Susannah Cross (1765-1844)

Married:

  1. Nancy Jeffers (1808-1862).  She was the daughter of William Jeffers (b. 1790) and Mary ??? (b. 1791). 15 children.
  2. Sarah M. Beck (widow of John Groom) on May 15, 1869. She passed away on February 17, 1880. No children.
  3. Eliza Jane, (widow of Thomas Sanders) on April 25, 1880. They had one daughter: Martha.

Children of Thomas Lawson and Nancy Jeffers:

  1. Sarah  b abt 1823 in Campbell Co. TN.  Married Matthew Lewallen.
  2.  Susannah b abt 1826 in Campbell Co. TN.  Married Nathan Bowlen.
  3. Andrew (b abt 1828-d 1906); b in Cambell Co., TN; died in Clinton, KY.  Married Sarah J. Brown b. 1832.
  4. Elisha b Sept 1829 in Campbell Co. TN.  Married Mary Counts in MO.  Notes: Lawson Elisha G Private ROSTER: Civil War, 13th Regiment, KY Calvary.  Found at US Gen Web Archives. 
  5.  Christina b after June 1830 in Campbell Co. TN. Married 1) William Felty 2) Allen McDonald 3) Greenberry Bowlen.  
  6. Lewis b: 1833 in Campbell Co., TN.  Married Jane Ellison Worley (b 1844). They lived in Erath TX & died in ARK.
  7. Jeremiah Mars (1834-1898) b in Campbell Co., TN; died in Hill Co., TX.  Married 1) Nancy Ellen Barnes (1834-1855).  2) Sarah Ann Norris.  Notes:    Member of Co. A U.S. Volunteer Inf. as a Pvt.  From info provided by Bobby Lane, decendant of Sara Etta, Jeremiah deserted family after being refused pension and as to where he went and /or died is unknown.
  8. Elswick  (1837-1923).  Married Vianna "Vinnie" Summers (b. 1843).
  9. Henry  (1838-1927).  b near Huntsville, Campbell Co. TN; died in Edmond, Oklahoma Co. OK.  Married Nancy Evaline Parmley. 
  10.  Peggy Ann  (1840-1842).  b in Campbell Co. TN.  
  11. Lucinda (1841-1908) b in Campbell Co. TN; died in Umapine, OR.  Married Jesse Fielding Stailey (1814-1885).
  12. Lakey  b: 1844 in Scott Co., TN.   Married Jeremiah Brown.
  13. Amanda b: abt 1847 in Campbell Co. TN.  Married George W. Byrd.
  14. Palmira b. 1853 in MO.  Married Reason Pittman.
  15. Elvira   (1853-1925).  b in MO; died in Elmore City, Garvin Co. OK.  Married Joshua Shoopman.

Children of Thomas Lawson and Eliza Jane Sanders:

  1. Martha Elizabeth b: 1881.  Born in Clinton, KY; died in   Dallas, Dallas Co. TX.  Married Reuben Perion Goodman.

Notes

  • 1850 Scott Co.,TN Census, Dist. 18, page 2, HH 8-9: Lawson, Thomas, 47, farmer, $500, TN; Nancy, 42 ; Elisha, 20, farmer; Lewis, 17, farmer; Jeremiah, 16, farmer; Elswick, 15, farmer; Henry, 12; Lucinda, 10; Laky (sic), 6; Amanda, 2
  • 1860 Clinton County, Kentucky Census: Thomas 56 (Farmer); Nancy 46; Henry 21 (Farm Labor); Lucinda 18 (Spinner); Lakey 14; Amanda 13; Elvira 7; Palmira 7;  Lewis, 26 m, farmlabor, TN; Andrew, 4 m, MO; Nancy, 2 f, KY.  (last 2 children may be children of Lewis Lawson age 26. Looks like they all moved to KY about 1858).
  • 1870 Clinton County, Kentucky Census: Thos 66 (Farmer); Sally M 49; Amanda 21; Almira 17; Shootman, Bailey 16
  • The Church at Locust Grove was constituted Aug 10,1867, by William D. Sewell, R. L. Reeves, Jenkins Hopkins and others. Jacob Speck, J. M. Felkins and Thomas Lawson were appointed as a committee to purchase a burial round in 1871.
  • 1880 Clinton County, Kentucky Census: Albany Township; page 589C

Thomas 77 (Farmer); Eliza J 25; George O Sanders 5; Almerca Sanders 2; Vienna Bowlin 16 GDau; William R Lawson 18 (Farm Laborer)

  • Member of Huckabay Baptist Church (organized 9 June 1889 as Flatland Baptist Church)
  • Lawson family photo

This photo shows Thomas Lawson and his children. Elzick Lawson is third from the left.

Correction to Family Photo: Back Row: John Henry Lawson, Henry William Lawson, Elzick Lawson, Andrew Lawson, Lewis Lawson, Jeremiah Lawson, and Simon Peter Lawson Front Row: Nancy Elizabeth, Elisha Lawson (Father), and Mary Jane

  • Thomas Lawson was not in this photo. This photo was taken before 1910.

Sources

  1. Ancestry.com tree # 1378293 owner: jamesstaley1
  2. "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCD1-6BS : accessed 1 April 2012), Thomas Lawson in household of Thomas Lawson (Scott county, Scott, Tennessee, United States).

Links

Thomas Lawson was married three times. With his first wife Nancy Elizabeth Jeffers he had at least 19 children. His second wife was Sarah M. Beck no known children. His 3rd wife was Eliza Jane and they had one daughter. Inscription: Unmarked

CENSUS : 1830; TN; Campbell Co; Page: 236; NARA Roll: M19-178; Family History Library Film: 0024536

  Stephens, John00001 / 10001
  Taylor, E.G.0000001 / 00001
  Smiddey, Jessee001100001 / 00010001
  Smiddey, Reuben1001 / 00001(s/o Jesse Smiddy/---) (Sarah SHOOPMAN, d/o Nicholas Shoopman/Susanna Kromschorf)
  Thompson, Harmon200001 / 213001
  Thompson, Lewis0211001 / 211001(s/o Elswick Thompson/Martha Akers, he b. 1789 VA) (Phebe ---)
  Elswick, Charity0011 / 00100001
  Allen, Saml.00111001 / 00010001
  Davis, Wm.101100001 / 0301001
  Gilpon, Enoch10110001 / 0101001
  Hatfield, Emanuel20001 / 00001
  Hatfield, Joseph00000000001 / 0000000001(Rachel SMITH, d/o Ericus Smith/Bridget Anderson)
  Parker, Delila011 / 00000101
  Cecil, Jas.21001 / 10001(s/o Samuel Cecil/1st wf Catherine Pevyhouse) (Pheriba REED, d/o Isaac Reed/1st wf)
  Butram, Andw.00010001 / 0010001
  Young, John00220001 / 0010101
  Shoat, Labe00001 / 30001
  Reed, Jno. Senr.001001001 / 100010001(s/o Nathaniel Reed/Rebecca Isaacs)(Nancy MORRIS)(md. 17 Sep 1783 Greenville, SC)
  McDonald, Jas.01110001 / 1010001(Sarah COX, b. 1776 NC)
  Reed, Jno. Jr.21001 / 111001
  Reed, Joseph0001000001 / 000000001
  Sexton, Wm.0100001 / 212001(Rhoda GRIFFITH, d/o Joseph Griffith/Phebe Hudson)
  McDaniel, Amos00001 / 0001(s/o James McDonald/Sarah Cox) (Nancy REED, prob. d/o Isaac Reed/1st wf)
  Brown, Robert221001 / 10001
  Jeffries, Jas.00001001 / 00110001
  Lawson, Thos.20001 / 11001(s/o Randolph Lawson/Susannah Cross)
  Lawson, Randolph000100001 / 0011001(Susannah CROSS)

CENSUS: 1840; TN; Campbell Co; Roll: 518; Page: 306

  McGuffy, Willouby 000011 / 000001001
  Hatfield, Joseph111001/ 001201(Joseph Fowler Hatfield, s/o Joseph Hatfield/Susan --- of Whitley Co., KY) (Elizabeth GIBSON, d/o James Gibson/Mary Finley)
  Roach, Isaac   00001 / 0001
  Wheeler, Benj.000001/ 000001
  Jeffers, Archibd101101/ 1110001(Lydia ---)
  Jeffers, Jane2 / 00001001
  Louallen, John21001 / 10001(s/o Anderson Lewallen/Lucy Rice) (Delilah REED, d/o Isaac Reed/---)
  Harris, John    101110001 / 000010001
  Brown, Alfred010001 / 21101
  Brown, Thomas01001 / 20001
  Phillips, Abraham200001 / 110001
  Phillips, Thomas0000000001 / 000000001  (Mary GOAD, d/o Abraham Goad/Anne Ayers)
  Goad, Joshua12011001 / 0031001(s/o Abraham Goad/Ann Ayers) (Sarah SMIDDY, d/o Jesse Smiddy Sr.)
  Griffy, Richard120110001 / 0121101(s/o Joseph Griffith/Phebe Hudson) (Sophia Jane ---, b. 1794 VA)
  McDond, James 001210001 / 00100001 RW pensioner James McDonald,79    ( Sarah COX, b. 1776 NC))
  Phillips, Emanuel00001 / 10001(s/o Thomas Phillips/Mary Goad) (Leander SEXTON, d/o Timothy Sexton/Nancy Ellis)
  Phillips, Elijah10001 / 20001(s/o Thomas Phillips/Mary Goad) (Margaret SEXTON)
  Griffy, Andrew  10001 / 20001(s/o Richard Griffith/Sophia Jane ---) (Lucy SEXTON, d/o Timothy Sexton/Nancy Ellis)
  Shoopman, Robertson00001 / 00001(s/o John Shoopman/Sarah Smith) (1st wf Margaret HARNESS) (2nd wf. Nancy ---)
  Boling, Andrew  230001 / 100001
  Thompson, Blackburn0011001 / 0023101
  Lawson, Thomas231001 / 011101
  Pennington, Recanda(?)30001 / 01002(s/o William Pennington/ Elizabeth Wheeler) (Dorcas WHITECOTTON, d/o Aaron Whitecotton/Nancy Hatfield) (to Reynolds Co., MO)
  Richards, Thomas01001 / 000001
  Marcum, John11001 / 000001(Rachel WEST, d/o Charles West/Rachel ---)
  Pennington, Fielding00001 / 0001(s/o William Pennington/Sarah Nossman or Ausbon) (Sarah Elizabeth CHAMBERS, d/o Thomas Chambers/Katie Lawson)
  Smiddy, Reuben21001 / 110001
  Smiddy, Jesse10001 / 00001(s/o Jesse Smiddy Sr.) (Agnes RAWLINS) (to Jackson Co., IL)
  Chambers, Riley300001 / 021001(s/o Thomas Chambers/Katie Lawson) (Margaret SMITH)

CENSUS: 1850; TN; Scott Co.; District 18; Roll: M432_895; Page: 360; Image: 3

  hh 7/8       2 Sep 1850
  Gibson, Stephen35  KY  Farmer  $0  1843  (probable s/o Archibald Gibson/Priscilla Cecil)
  Gibson, Elizabeth26  TN  (Elizabeth H. SMITH, d/o John Lampkin Smith/Keziah Gibson)
  hh 8/9       2 Sep 1850
  Lawson, Thomas47  TN  Farmer  $500  1822  1829
  Lawson, Nancy42  TN
  Lawson, Elisha20  TN  Farmer
  Lwson, Lewis17   TN  Farmer
  Lawson, Jeremiah16  TN  Farmer
  Lawson, Elswick15  TN  Farmer
  Lawson, Henry12  TN
  Lawson, Lucinda10  TN
  Lawson, Laky  6  TN
  Lawson, Amanda  2  TN
  hh 9/10       2 Sep 1850
  Leuallen, Mathew27  TN  Farmer  $150  1829
  Leuallen, Sary27  TN
  Hix, Nancy17  TN
  Leuallen, Elihu  2  TN

CENSUS: 1860; KY; Clinton Co.; Roll: M653_363; Page: 165; Image: 165; Family History Library Film: 803363

  hh 28/28       11 Jun 1860       PO Albany
  Lawson, Thomas56  TN  Farmer  $870/$250  (s/o Randolph Lawson/Susannah Cross)
  Lawson, Nancy46  TN  housework  (Nancy JEFFERS, d/o William Jeffers/Mary Lloyd)
  Lawson, Henry21  TN  F. laborer
  Lawson, Lucinda18  TN  Spinner
  Lawson, Lakey14  TN  in school
  Lawson, Amanda13  TN  in school
  Lawson, Elvira  7  MO  in school
  Lawson, Palmina  7  MO  in school
  Lawson, Lewis26  TN  F. laborer
  Lawson, Andrew  4  MO
  Lawson, Nancy  2  KY* Reference: [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lesliesc&id=I97369 RootsWeb's WorldConnect] - [http://www.geni.com/projects/SmartCopy/18783 SmartCopy]: ''Nov 3 2016, 6:08:32 UTC''

CENSUS : 1830; TN; Campbell Co; Page: 236; NARA Roll: M19-178; Family History Library Film: 0024536

  Stephens, John00001 / 10001
  Taylor, E.G.0000001 / 00001
  Smiddey, Jessee001100001 / 00010001
  Smiddey, Reuben1001 / 00001(s/o Jesse Smiddy/---) (Sarah SHOOPMAN, d/o Nicholas Shoopman/Susanna Kromschorf)
  Thompson, Harmon200001 / 213001
  Thompson, Lewis0211001 / 211001(s/o Elswick Thompson/Martha Akers, he b. 1789 VA) (Phebe ---)
  Elswick, Charity0011 / 00100001
  Allen, Saml.00111001 / 00010001
  Davis, Wm.101100001 / 0301001
  Gilpon, Enoch10110001 / 0101001
  Hatfield, Emanuel20001 / 00001
  Hatfield, Joseph00000000001 / 0000000001(Rachel SMITH, d/o Ericus Smith/Bridget Anderson)
  Parker, Delila011 / 00000101
  Cecil, Jas.21001 / 10001(s/o Samuel Cecil/1st wf Catherine Pevyhouse) (Pheriba REED, d/o Isaac Reed/1st wf)
  Butram, Andw.00010001 / 0010001
  Young, John00220001 / 0010101
  Shoat, Labe00001 / 30001
  Reed, Jno. Senr.001001001 / 100010001(s/o Nathaniel Reed/Rebecca Isaacs)(Nancy MORRIS)(md. 17 Sep 1783 Greenville, SC)
  McDonald, Jas.01110001 / 1010001(Sarah COX, b. 1776 NC)
  Reed, Jno. Jr.21001 / 111001
  Reed, Joseph0001000001 / 000000001
  Sexton, Wm.0100001 / 212001(Rhoda GRIFFITH, d/o Joseph Griffith/Phebe Hudson)
  McDaniel, Amos00001 / 0001(s/o James McDonald/Sarah Cox) (Nancy REED, prob. d/o Isaac Reed/1st wf)
  Brown, Robert221001 / 10001
  Jeffries, Jas.00001001 / 00110001
  Lawson, Thos.20001 / 11001(s/o Randolph Lawson/Susannah Cross)
  Lawson, Randolph000100001 / 0011001(Susannah CROSS)

CENSUS: 1840; TN; Campbell Co; Roll: 518; Page: 306

  McGuffy, Willouby 000011 / 000001001
  Hatfield, Joseph111001/ 001201(Joseph Fowler Hatfield, s/o Joseph Hatfield/Susan --- of Whitley Co., KY) (Elizabeth GIBSON, d/o James Gibson/Mary Finley)
  Roach, Isaac   00001 / 0001
  Wheeler, Benj.000001/ 000001
  Jeffers, Archibd101101/ 1110001(Lydia ---)
  Jeffers, Jane2 / 00001001
  Louallen, John21001 / 10001(s/o Anderson Lewallen/Lucy Rice) (Delilah REED, d/o Isaac Reed/---)
  Harris, John    101110001 / 000010001
  Brown, Alfred010001 / 21101
  Brown, Thomas01001 / 20001
  Phillips, Abraham200001 / 110001
  Phillips, Thomas0000000001 / 000000001  (Mary GOAD, d/o Abraham Goad/Anne Ayers)
  Goad, Joshua12011001 / 0031001(s/o Abraham Goad/Ann Ayers) (Sarah SMIDDY, d/o Jesse Smiddy Sr.)
  Griffy, Richard120110001 / 0121101(s/o Joseph Griffith/Phebe Hudson) (Sophia Jane ---, b. 1794 VA)
  McDond, James 001210001 / 00100001 RW pensioner James McDonald,79    ( Sarah COX, b. 1776 NC))
  Phillips, Emanuel00001 / 10001(s/o Thomas Phillips/Mary Goad) (Leander SEXTON, d/o Timothy Sexton/Nancy Ellis)
  Phillips, Elijah10001 / 20001(s/o Thomas Phillips/Mary Goad) (Margaret SEXTON)
  Griffy, Andrew  10001 / 20001(s/o Richard Griffith/Sophia Jane ---) (Lucy SEXTON, d/o Timothy Sexton/Nancy Ellis)
  Shoopman, Robertson00001 / 00001(s/o John Shoopman/Sarah Smith) (1st wf Margaret HARNESS) (2nd wf. Nancy ---)
  Boling, Andrew  230001 / 100001
  Thompson, Blackburn0011001 / 0023101
  Lawson, Thomas231001 / 011101
  Pennington, Recanda(?)30001 / 01002(s/o William Pennington/ Elizabeth Wheeler) (Dorcas WHITECOTTON, d/o Aaron Whitecotton/Nancy Hatfield) (to Reynolds Co., MO)
  Richards, Thomas01001 / 000001
  Marcum, John11001 / 000001(Rachel WEST, d/o Charles West/Rachel ---)
  Pennington, Fielding00001 / 0001(s/o William Pennington/Sarah Nossman or Ausbon) (Sarah Elizabeth CHAMBERS, d/o Thomas Chambers/Katie Lawson)
  Smiddy, Reuben21001 / 110001
  Smiddy, Jesse10001 / 00001(s/o Jesse Smiddy Sr.) (Agnes RAWLINS) (to Jackson Co., IL)
  Chambers, Riley300001 / 021001(s/o Thomas Chambers/Katie Lawson) (Margaret SMITH)

CENSUS: 1850; TN; Scott Co.; District 18; Roll: M432_895; Page: 360; Image: 3

  hh 7/8       2 Sep 1850
  Gibson, Stephen35  KY  Farmer  $0  1843  (probable s/o Archibald Gibson/Priscilla Cecil)
  Gibson, Elizabeth26  TN  (Elizabeth H. SMITH, d/o John Lampkin Smith/Keziah Gibson)
  hh 8/9       2 Sep 1850
  Lawson, Thomas47  TN  Farmer  $500  1822  1829
  Lawson, Nancy42  TN
  Lawson, Elisha20  TN  Farmer
  Lwson, Lewis17   TN  Farmer
  Lawson, Jeremiah16  TN  Farmer
  Lawson, Elswick15  TN  Farmer
  Lawson, Henry12  TN
  Lawson, Lucinda10  TN
  Lawson, Laky  6  TN
  Lawson, Amanda  2  TN
  hh 9/10       2 Sep 1850
  Leuallen, Mathew27  TN  Farmer  $150  1829
  Leuallen, Sary27  TN
  Hix, Nancy17  TN
  Leuallen, Elihu  2  TN

CENSUS: 1860; KY; Clinton Co.; Roll: M653_363; Page: 165; Image: 165; Family History Library Film: 803363

  hh 28/28       11 Jun 1860       PO Albany
  Lawson, Thomas56  TN  Farmer  $870/$250  (s/o Randolph Lawson/Susannah Cross)
  Lawson, Nancy46  TN  housework  (Nancy JEFFERS, d/o William Jeffers/Mary Lloyd)
  Lawson, Henry21  TN  F. laborer
  Lawson, Lucinda18  TN  Spinner
  Lawson, Lakey14  TN  in school
  Lawson, Amanda13  TN  in school
  Lawson, Elvira  7  MO  in school
  Lawson, Palmina  7  MO  in school
  Lawson, Lewis26  TN  F. laborer
  Lawson, Andrew  4  MO
  Lawson, Nancy  2  KY* Reference: [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lesliesc&id=I97369 RootsWeb's WorldConnect] - [http://www.geni.com/projects/SmartCopy/18783 SmartCopy]: ''Nov 3 2016, 6:30:32 UTC''
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Thomas Lawson's Timeline

1803
August 1803
Hawkins, Tennessee, USA
1823
1823
Age 19
Campbell County, Tennessee, United States
1826
1826
Age 22
Campbell County, Tennessee, United States
1827
1827
Age 23
Campbell County, Tennessee, United States
1829
September 20, 1829
Age 26
Campbell County, Tennessee, United States
1831
May 31, 1831
Age 27
Campbell County, Tennessee, United States
1833
October 2, 1833
Age 30
Campbell County, Tennessee, United States
1834
July 20, 1834
Age 30
Campbell County, Tennessee, United States
1835
August 4, 1835
Age 32
Huntsville, Scott County, Tennessee, United States