Name: Celia LAWSON
Birth: 17 OCT 1838 in Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas
Death: 3 FEB 1932 in Texas
Celah Lawson is enumerated in the household of William and Mahaley Lawson in the 1850 Poinsett County, Arkansas Census . Her age is given as 8 years and born in Arkansas.
Adesiha (hard to read the name, but from the age believe it is Celah) Lawson is enumerated in the household of William and Mahaley Lawson in the 1860 Craighead County, Arkansas Census . Her age is given as 18 years and born in Arkansas.
James E. and Celia Thomas are enumerated in the 1880 Sylamore Township, Stone County, Arkansas Census. Her age is given as 38 years and born in Arkansas.
Celia Thomas is enumerated as mother with John Thomas in the 1900 Justices? Precincts, Precinct 6, Comanche County, Texas Census. Her date of birth is given as October 1841, 58 years, a widow, 6 children, 5 living and born in Arkansas.
Celah (Lawson) Thomas, w/o James E. Thomas--was b. 17 Oct 1838 AR, d. 3 Feb 1932 TX, buried in Amity Cemetery, in Amity, Comanche County, TX. Their children are: Rebecca E. Thomas, b. @1875; Charles P. Thomas, b.17 July 1878, d. 17 May 1957--who m. Bertha, b. 20 May 1889, d. 11 May 1975--both buried in Amity Cemetery; William Pemo Thomas, b. Jan 1879; Mary Thomas b. Feb. 1881; and Emaline Thomas, b. Mar 1883. James E. Thomas had a first wife, name unknown--and their children were: Eliza C., b. 1865, m. Benjamin F. Johnson; Sidney S. b. 1867; Mahala b. 1869; and John H. Thomas, b. 4 Dec 1872, d. 22 Jul 1942, married Lillie G. b. 9 Nov 1881, d. 28 Julk 1948--both buried in Amity Cemetery.
On Celah's tombstone, she's shown as Selia (Lawson) Thomas, Mother/Wife. Her husband, James isn't buried beside her--or if he is, there's no marker.
Celia/Selia/Celah (Lawson) Thomas' sister, Rebecca Ann (Lawson) Robison, w/o Rev. John N. Robison--is buried in Comanche, Comanche Co, TX, in Oakwood Cemetery, in the center section. Rebecca was b. 5 Mar 1841, d. 10 Dec 1926; Rev John N. Robison was b. Jun 1844, d. 15 Jan 1920--both buried in Oakwood Cemetery.
Father: William LAWSON b: ABT 1802 in Tennessee
Mother: Mahala MACKEY b: ABT 1811 in Kentucky
James E. THOMAS b: ABT 1842 in Tennessee
15 MAR 1874
in Stone County, Arkansas
- Rebecca E. THOMAS b: ABT 1876 in Stone County, Arkansas
- Charles P. THOMAS b: JUL 1876 in Stone County, Arkansas
- William Perno THOMAS b: JUL 1879 in Stone County, Arkansas
- Mary THOMAS b: FEB 1881 in Arkansas
- Emaline THOMAS b: MAR 1883 in Arkansas