Name: Rebecca Unknown-Was Not Jane Banks 1
ALIA: "She Was NOT Jane /Banks"/
Birth: BEF. 1775 in Age 45+ on 1820 census
Death: 16 JAN 1827 in Snowflake, Scott, Virginia
Burial: Lawson Confederate Memorial Cemetery, Scott Co, Virginia
Note: Rebecca's surname is not known. As of December 2015 new information has been found about Rebecca. She was not the first wife of William Lawson or the mother of his children. In 1831 she was referred to as their step-mother in a letter between Travis Lawson and his youngest known brother Jeremiah.|
WILLIAM LAWSON b: 26 JUN 1733 in Montrose, Scotland
As of 2016, the actual marriage record of THIS William and Rebecca has still not been located. And it is now known that Rebecca was not his first wife and not the mother of his known children. Nor was she the woman named Jane Banks. Please note the following about a different couple.
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, whose maiden name is still 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.
The following are some notes pertaining to the OTHER Wm Lawson who 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.
- 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