Wm "the Rebel" Lawson of Scott Co, VA. Also focused on our family of Dixon, Heady, Freeman, Morrisey, Aldredge, Logsdon, Stone, Henderson, McClellan and many more surnames..

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This work includes descendants of Wm "The Rebel" Lawson which is my husband's family and my own ancestors which covers other family lines so not all are Lawson descendants. If you think you relate to the Lawson lines, then check out LFHP link above.

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  • ID: I00084
  • Name: WILLIAM II LAWSON
  • Sex: M
  • Name: William Lawson Jr.
  • Birth: 1763 in North Carolina
  • Death: 30 JAN 1852 in Snowflake, Scott, Virginia
  • Burial: Lawson Confederate Memorial Cemetery, Scott Co, Virginia
  • Military Service: Franklin Co., NC
  • Occupation: farmer
  • Occupation: 7 JUN 1817 ordained to perform marriages
  • Religion: Methodist Episcopal
  • Census: 1800 Russell Co, VA
  • Census: 1810 Russell Co, VA
  • Census: 1820 Scott Co, VA
  • Census: 1830 Scott Co VA
  • Census: 1840 Pensioners List, Scott Co, VA, age 76
  • Census: 1840 Scott Co Va
  • Census: 1850 Scott Co VA, 86, born NC
  • Event: DNA Line Established 2007 From Wm II-Jeremiah-Wm B.-Henry T.-James A.G.-Jefferson B.-Living Lawson
  • Note:
    Personal Property Tax Records:
    1788 June 25, Montgomery Co, VA- 1 white male over 21
    1789 (taxes paid in March 1790) Montgomery Co, VA Bird Smith's District-1 white male over 21, 1 horse
    1790 March 1 Montgomery Co, VA Bird Smith’s District-1 white male over 21, 1 horse
    1791 July 30 Montgomery Co, VA Bird Smith’s District-1 white male over 21, 1 horse
    1792 Sept 26 Montgomery Co, VA James Hoge’s District- 1 white male over 21, 1 horse
    1793 May 24 Montgomery Co, VA James Hoge’s District -1 white male over 21, 1 horse
    1794 June 10 Russell Co, VA Patrick Porter's District- 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
    1795 March 10 Russell Co, VA Robert Tate Jr. District-1 white male over 16, 2 horses
    1796 May 14 Russell Co, VA Robert Tate Jr. District-1 white male over 16, 1 horse
    1797 March 14 Russell Co, VA Robert Tate District-1 white male over 16, 2 horses
    1798 March 13 Russell Co, VA Robert Tate District-1 white male over 16, 1 horse
    1799 May 21 Russell Co, VA Robert Tate District-1 white male over 16, 1 horse
    1800 March 20 Russell Co, VA James Dickenson’s District-1 white male over 16, 1 horse

    Primary researcher-contributor for military data is Fran Romine- many thanks!

    William Lawson Junior, like his father, also served the patriot's cause in the Revolutionary War and has been approved as a Patriot by both the DAR and SAR. Both William Lawson, Sr. and William Lawson, Jr., father and son, are proven Revolutionary War Patriots. Anyone who can prove lineal descent from William (1731) through any of his known children is eligible to join the Daughters of the American Revolution or the Sons of the American Revolution. Those who descend from William (1763) may join on his record.

    Military Service: Fall of 1779 to Spring of 1780, Served 3 months in Capt. Levary’s Company as a substitute for Henry Yarberry (Yarborough). Rendezvoused at Court House of Franklin Co., NC . William "recollects then being in his sixteenth year" and resided in Franklin Co., NC. Note: After his discharge, William returned to Franklin Co., NC, where he left his discharge papers with "some of his friends" and never retrieved them. He "was in no battle at all." He went from Franklin Co., to his uncle’s "on the water of Adkin" where he spent a year.

    Military Service: Spring, 1781, Served 3 months as a substitute for Jesse Harris. Marched from Montgomery Co., NC. See Pension Application for more details. Note: After his second discharge , William left his discharge papers with the "same friends in Franklin county".

    Revolutionary War Pensioners of Scott County, Virginia
    William Lawson, Sr.
    Private in the VA militia, acquired pension in 1834, age 70 in 1835, age 76 in 1840 (living with William Lawson, Jr.)
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    Scott County, Virginia, Will Book No. 3, 1843-1852, pages 293-294.
    I, William Lawson Sr. of Scott County in the State of Virginia being of sound mind and memory knowing also how uncertain in human life and wishing to make a disposition of my estate, which in a proper condition to do so, do hereby make and declare this as my last Will and Testament.
    First I direct my executor herein after named to collect in all debts which may be owing to me at my death and out of the same to pay all my just debts and my funeral expenses. If my debts should prove insufficient for the above purposes, then I desire that my executor, hereafter named, may sell so much of my perishable property as will be of value sufficient to satisfy my just debts and my funeral expenses – 2nd After the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, I give to my dutiful and my obedient son Henry Lawson all my lands in the County of Scott and State of Virginia to him and his heirs forever. – 3rd I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Ratliff a fifty dollar promissory note payable at my death, due from my son Henry Lawson. – 4th I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca Quillin a fifty dollar promissory note executed by my son Henry Lawson payable at my death. – 5th I give and bequeath to my daughter Levina Fulkerson a fifty dollar promissory note executed by my son Henry Lawson payable at my death. – 6th I give and bequeath to my daughter Catharine Henry a fifty dollar promissory note executed by my son Henry Lawson payable at my death. – 7 I give to my son Jeremiah Lawson a fifty dollar promissory note executed by my son Henry Lawson payable at my death. – 8 I give to my son William Lawson a fifty dollar promissory note executed by my son Henry Lawson payable at my death. – 9th I give to my daughter Rhoda Hilton a fifty dollar promissory note executed by my son Henry Lawson payable at my death. – 10th I give to my daughter Sirvina Cox a fifty dollar promissory note executed by my son Henry Lawson payable at my death. – 11th I give to my sons James Lawson & Hiram Lawson one dollar each payable at my death by my son Henry Lawson. – 12 I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane Addington one payable by my son Henry at my death. And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Henry Lawson my executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other or former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 5th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight.
    Signed
    William Lawson {Seal}
    Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the testator
    in our present, who have witnessed it in his presented
    and at his request.
    J. S. Shoemaker
    S. A. J. Morison
    J. O. Wood
    Virginia, Scott County Court 10th February 1852. The last Will & Testament of William Lawson deceased was proved by the oaths of James S. Shoemaker, James O. Wood and Silburn A. J. Morison witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. Teste: - J. O. Wood C.S.C.
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    William Lawson Junior is buried at the Confederate Cemetery, Snowflake, Scott County, VA, next to his parent's grave. His stone reads:

    Son
    William LAWSON II
    1764-1852 Revolutionary War Soldier
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    To clarify some incorrect data that has been circulated about our Wm Lawson II:

    There is some SAR data that states he is buried in Wabash CO, IL. Without a doubt, this is incorrect. His will was executed in Scott Co, VA. There was indeed a William Lawson, Rev. War Veteran in Wabash Co, IL. It was not this William. Family are working on finding a way to correct this data thru the SAR. Here are some further comments from Fran Romine addressing this issue.

    There are Rev. War Pension applications for two William Lawsons:

    (1) Entered service in N.C. This is our William Lawson, II, son of the Rebel. He served two terms as a substitute for Yarbrough and Harris. He applied for his pension from Scott Co.VA, where he settled after the war, married and lived the remainder of his life. There is no evidence he ever lived outside the state of Virginia after his marriage in 1788.

    (2) A William Lawson born 1758 entered service from Halifax Co., VA, where we find the William Lawson married to Jane Banks (erroneously shown as the wife of the Rebel on numerous sites but their marriage bond is available on line and indisputable). This William in Halifax Co could quite possibly be the son of Wm & Jane Banks-Lawson but that has not been proven. (See notes below)There were numerous Lawsons in Halifax Co. and William of Halifax Co served as a substitute for John Lawson. He applied for a pension when living in Mt. Carmel, Wabash Co., IL. on 3 June, 1833. His pension states that he resided in Halifax Co. when he enlisted. After the war, he stated that he moved to Adair Co., KY., where he lived for approximately 12 years (1810 census shows a William Lawson in Adair Co, KY); he thereupon moved to Gibson Co., Ind. where he lived for approximately 15 years. (The 1820 census also confirms a William "Loussen" in Gibson Co, IN.) He moved from Ind. to Wabash CO, IL. in 1829 where he subsequently applied for his pension. The Virginia Interim Report posts this man's death and burial in Wabash Co, IL, and erroneously lists him as the William born 1763, the son of Willam born 1731.

    When seeing the data from the pension applications, it seems very clear that these two cannot be confused and that the William living in Scott Co, VA would not be buried in IL and vice versa since we can see here they were two distinct individuals.
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    Here are some notes on the Wm Lawson that married Jane Banks. From the database of Michael Witherspoon:

    WILLIAM LAWSON was born in Halifax County, Virginia in 1740. He married Jane Banks in Halifax County May 24, 1759. (*6) William was granted 200 acres of land in Wilkes County, Georgia in 1784. (*7) He is listed in the DAR records as being a First Lieutenant in the Second Virginia Regiment, Captain Quarles Company. He had 875 acres in Wilkes County and 575 in Washington County, having petitioned March 25, 1784 that he was a Revolutionary soldier and wanted bounty in Washington County, Georgia. He owned land along Shoulderbone Creek a few miles from where it flows into the Oconee River and so did the Fosters. William had claims Nos. 1863 of January 14, 1783 for 200 acres, 1994 of November 20, 1784 for 200 acres and 2851 of April 1, 1784 for 100 acres for service in the Virginia Continental line as a private. William's will dated April 30, 1799 and proved October 25, 1800, showing that he died in 1800, names his wife Jane, sons John, Thomas, William, Mumford, Dudley, David, Francis, and daughters Sarah (Thomas), Mary (Slaughter), Margaret (Bullock) and Jane.




    Father: WILLIAM LAWSON b: 26 JUN 1731 in Scotland- Montrose?
    Mother: Rebecca Unknown-Was Not Jane Banks b: BEF. 1746 in possibly born in NC and her maiden name was not Banks

    Marriage 1 NANCY MARY BAKER b: 1765 in Shenandoah Co, Virginia?
    • Married: 4 JAN 1788 in Christiansburg, Montgomery, Virginia
    • Note: Marriage bond of William to Nancy Baker was signed by himself, Travis Lawson & Thomas Mallett. An actual copy of the marriage bond can be found at the LFHP website, see link to that site above.
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth Lawson b: BET. 1790 - 1794 in Russell CO, VA
    2. Has Children Rebecca Lawson b: 1792 in Montgomery Co, VA
    3. Has No Children Catherine Lawson b: ABT. 1795 in Virginia
    4. Has Children Lavina Lawson b: ABT. 1797 in Virginia
    5. Has Children JEREMIAH LAWSON b: 13 JAN 1798 in Russell (now Scott), Virginia
    6. Has Children WILLIAM III LAWSON b: 26 MAY 1799 in Russell Co-now Scott Co, Virginia
    7. Has Children Rhoda Lawson b: 1803 in Russell (now Scott Co), Virginia
    8. Has Children James H. Lawson b: 1805 in Russell (now Scott), Virginia
    9. Has Children Jane Lawson b: 1807 in Russell (now Scott), Virginia
    10. Has Children Hiram Lawson b: 1809 in Russell (now Scott), Virginia
    11. Has Children Henry Lawson b: 13 APR 1812 in Big Moccasin, Scott, VA.
    12. Has No Children Servina "Linna" Lawson b: 1814 in Scott Co, VA

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