Name: Rebecca Unknown-Was Not Jane Banks 1
ALIA: "She Was NOT Jane /Banks"/
Birth: BEF. 1746 in possibly born in NC and her maiden name was not Banks
Death: 16 JAN 1827 in Snowflake, Scott, Virginia
Burial: Lawson Confederate Memorial Cemetery, Scott Co, Virginia
Note: Her birth year is a "guesstimate" given the year of birth for first known child Ann being born about 1761. Rebecca's surname is not known. Some researchers in our family speculate it might be Travis; however, this has not been proven. Numerous researchers have posted that the wife of William Lawson, Scottish Rebel was Jane Banks. That is without a doubt, incorrect.|
WILLIAM LAWSON b: 26 JUN 1731 in Scotland- Montrose?
in probably North Carolina
As of 2011, the actual marriage record of THIS William and Rebecca has still not been located. The marriage more than likely occurred in NC where we know William lived at one time. Exactly where he lived in NC still needs proven.
For clarification pertaining to other data seen online, the following marriage pertains to ANOTHER William Lawson, the one that did marry Jane Banks, not to William Lawson of Scott Co, Virginia who married Rebecca, maiden name unknown:
The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jan., 1912), pp. 202-204 Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. HALIFAX COUNTY VIRGINIA MARRIAGE BONDS: 1758, May 24, William Lawson & Jane Banks, Spinster. That William Lawson and Jane Banks Lawson moved to Georgia where they lived until they died. That William Lawson, was a 1st Lieut & 2nd Lieut under Capt. James Quarles, 2nd Regt. DAR records state he was born 1740 in Halifax co., VA, died before 25 October, 1800, in Hancock Co., GA. He was also a captain in James Quarles 2nd Regt.
- Ann Lawson b: ABT. 1761 in NC
- WILLIAM II LAWSON b: 1763 in North Carolina
- Travis Lawson b: ABT. 1766 in North Carolina
- Betsy Ann Lawson b: 20 SEP 1768 in NC
- Sally Lawson b: 1770 in North Carolina
- Unknown Son Lawson b: ABT. 1774
- Title: William Lawson, A Scottish Rebel
Author: Bill Porter
Publication: Overmountain Press, Johnson City, TN, copyright 1983, Reprint 2001
Note: ABBR William Lawson, A Scottish Rebel