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  • ID: I19588
  • Name: Patmon LAWSON
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1832 in Walker County,Alabama
  • Death: Bef AUG 1891
  • Note:

    A boy, age 5-10 years, is listed as living with John in the 1840 Census, could have been Patmon?

    In the 1850 Census, a boy is listed as Patten (Patmon), son of John (Losson) Lawson, 18 years old and born in Alabama. Bruce Myers' personal notes in his 1850 Census states that Patmon served in the 1st Ala. Cav. U.S.A.

    In the 1860 Western Division, Post Office Holly Grove, Walker County, Alabama Census, Patmon Losson , blacksmith, age 27 years with personal estate of $100 and born in Alabama is enumerated. He had 5 children, 4 females and 1 male (one of the female names could not be read). His wife's name is listed as Elisa.

    Pat and Louise Lawson are enumerated in the 1870 Post Office York, Township 15, Walker County, Alabama Census. His age is given as 40 years and born in Alabama.

    Patmon and Eliza Lawson are enumerated in the 1880 Township 11, Range 9, District 288, Winston County, Alabama Census. His age is given as 48 years and born in Alabama.

    From the land records in the Walker County Court House in Jasper, I found the following land transactions for Patmon;-
    Received from the U.S. Government, a patent for forty acres and two and half hundredths of an acre located in the SE1/4 of the SW1/4 of Section 1, in Township 15, of Range 9 West, dated 1 June 1858.

    Received from the U.S. Government, a patent for thirty nine acres and ninety one hundredths of an acre located in the NE1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 12, in Township 15, of Range 9 West, dated 10 December 1859.

    This land is located about 4 miles due south of Townley, Alabama.

    On 25 November 1876, William M. and Martha A. Jackson sold to Patmon Lawson, for $400, the following land. The E1/2 of NE1/4 and NW1/4 of NE1/4, and 20 acres off the east side of the SW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 17 and 20 acres off the south side of SW1/4 of SE1/4 of Section 8 of Township 11 of Range 9 West, containing one hundred and sixty acres more or less. The conveyance was refiled in Winston County, 11 March 1887 and recorded in Book E of D page 518. The deed was refiled in the office of record on the 15 June 1904, in Book 8 of D page 6.

    On 8 March 1879, Patmon Lawson and wife, Eliza Lawson, sold the same land back to William M. Jackson for $400. The conveyance was refiled in Winston County, 11 March 1887 and recorded in Book F of D page 45. The deed was refiled in the office of record on the 15 June 1904, in Book 8 of D page 6.

    The reason for the refiling was because the Court House in Double Springs burned in 1891.

    There is another document in Winston County, dated 20 January 1888, indicates Eliza Lawson sold land in the SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 17, Township 11, Range 9 West to Willis Manasco for $50. It also states, "I, William M. Barton, a Justice of Peace in and for said County, hereby certify that Patmon Lawson & wife Eliza Lawson, whose name are signed to the foregoing conveyance, and who are known to me, acknowledged before me on this day that, being informed of the contents of the conveyance, they executed the same volumiarily, on the day the same bears date." Dated 20 January 1888 and signed by William M. Barton.

    Interesting because Patman Lawson was issued a land patents in Winston County, Alabama. The patent was document number 4237 for 40.09 acres, issued 10 March 1888 for SWSW Section 17, Township 11S, Range 9W. Looks like he sold the land before he had the patent on it.

    I took a couple of trips to Oklahoma City to visit the Division of Library Resources/Division of Archives and Manuscripts located in the Historical Building, 2100 N. Lincoln Blvd. I was not sure where to look or what to look for so I went into the first door that I came to which was the one for native Americans. I was hoping to find something on "Old Vin" and maybe his son or both.

    The ladies were very helpful, so I told them that I was looking for my great great grandfather who live in or near Talihina, Le Flore County, Oklahoma. That he was a white man and was there around 1880. This was when I go my first lesson about the Indian Territory. They indicated that when this area was called the Indian Territory, the Indians had their own counties. So she got a map out and I pointed to the general area in Oklahoma that I was interested in and stated it was called the Choctaw Nation. We found Talihina on the recent map and then she pulled out a Choctaw Nation map with their counties on it. We concluded that Talihina was located in the northern part of Wade County, Choctaw Nation.

    On 10 February 1888, A. G. Lawson and Nancy Lawson sold their land in the Springhill area to J. L. Ingle for $160.50. From the Wade County, Choctaw Nation information it indicates he must have traveled to the Indian Territory and obtained a permit to farm on 19 March 1888. So Nancy was alive and more than likely she and her younger daughters and son went with Albert to the Indian Territory. This would indicated to me that Nancy died and is buried in the Indian Territory around Talihina. About half of their children remained in the Talihina area of Oklahoma.

    Patmon and Eliza Lawson sold their land in Winston County, dated 20 January 1888. Patmon also obtain a permit to farm in Wade County, 1 March 1888. This would indicate that both he and his wife went to join his brother Vin Sr. and nephew Vin Jr. in the Indian Territory. Good chance that Albert and Patmon's families traveled together.

    The Wade County records also indicate that a Green Lawson and a G. D. Lawson were in the same area in 1888 and 1889. Believe this is Patmon's son Goulder Green as we have him listed. He was working as a hire hand.
  • Change Date: 23 SEP 2005 at 12:39:18



    Father: John LAWSON b: 1780 or 1787 in North Carolina
    Mother: Sarah H. BALL b: 23 AUG 1792 in South Carolina

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    • Married: Abt 1853 in Walker County,Alabama

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