Willis Edward Lawson, b. 1899 in Brighton, Missouri, d. 25 June 1986 in Springfield, Missouri

Father: Jasper Sigel Lawson, b. 4 February 1861 in Maries County, Missouri, d. 30 October 1943 in Brighton, Missouri
Mother: Hulda Wiliby Hargas, b. 1 March 1862 in Texas, d. 22 April 1940 in Glidewell, Missouri

Spouse: Georgia Ola Scroggins, b. 24 August 1902 in Brighton, Missouri, d. 26 January 1988 in Springfield, Missouri

Father: Albert Wesley Scroggins, b. 5 July 1856 in Brighton, Missouri, d. 29 May 1930 in Polk County, Missouri
Mother: Dora Ann Isabell Eulis, b. 7 January 1857 in NC, d. 6 October 1931
Married 30 April 1924 by J. A. Phillips, Justice of the Peace in Polk County.

Children: To protect the privacy of living individuals, they are not listed here.


Jasper Sigel Lawson, b. 4 February 1861 in Maries County, Missouri, d. 30 October 1943 in Brighton, Missouri

Father: William Planks Lawson, b. ca. 1838 in Tennessee, d. ca. 1873 in Maries County, Missouri
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Lawson, b. ca. 1840 in Maries County, Missouri

Spouse: Hulda Wiliby Hargas, b. 1 March 1862 in Texas, d. 22 April 1940 in Glidewell, Missouri

Father: ? Hargas, b. ca. 1836 in Alabama
Mother: Malinda ?, b. ca. 1837 in Alabama
Married 3 February 1878 in Maries County, Missouri.

Children:

  1. Rosetta Lawson, b. 1879 in Maries County, Missouri, m. Eli Greene, ca. 1901 in Greene County, Missouri
  2. Hattie Lawson, b. ca. 1882, m. Benjamin Lovins, 1900?
  3. William Lawson, b. ca. 1885
  4. Eva Lawson, b. ca. 1889, m. Oscar Hamer
  5. Vera Pearl Lawson, b. 13 March 1889 in Brighton, Missouri, m. Louis Wresche, d. 12 July 1966
  6. James S. Lawson, b. 2 February 1895 in Greene County, Missouri, m. Jewel Blackburn
  7. Willis Edward Lawson, b. 1899 in Brighton, Missouri, m. Georgia Ola Scroggins, 30 April 1924, d. 25 June 1986 in Springfield, Missouri

William Planks Lawson, b. ca. 1838 in Tennessee, d. ca. 1873 in Maries County, Missouri

Father: David B Lawson, b. 1785 in Rockbridge, Virginia, d. 1866 in Missouri
Mother: Mary Polly, b. ca. 1801
In the 1860 Census Willaim was listed as William J. They had a farm hand living with them named James M. Plank. There was also a William J. Plank living nearby. There seems to be a definite connection between these families but we have not yet discovered what it was.

Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Lawson, b. ca. 1840 in Maries County, Missouri, m. Jacob Baum, ca. 1878 in Maries County, Missouri, m. ? Woolery, ca. 1890 in Maries County, Missouri

Father: James Madison Lawson, b. 13 November 1816 in NC, d. 24 November 1880 in Maries County, Missouri
Mother: Susan Knox, b. 10 March 1820, d. 7 May 1879 in Maries County, Missouri
The 1860 Census says that Mary Elizabeth was born in Alabama.
Married ca. 1857.

Children:

  1. William Planks Lawson, Jr., b. ca. 1859 in Maries County, Missouri, m. Margaret Copeland in Maries County, Missouri
  2. Susan M. Lawson, b. ca. 1860
  3. Jasper Sigel Lawson, b. 4 February 1861 in Maries County, Missouri, m. Hulda Wiliby Hargas, 3 February 1878 in Maries County, Missouri, d. 30 October 1943 in Brighton, Missouri

David B Lawson, b. 1785 in Rockbridge, Virginia, d. 1866 in Missouri

According to the 1850 census neither Mary nor their daughter Susan could read or write. Sons Henry and David were attending school; at 19 William would have already graduated.

Spouse: Mary Polly, b. ca. 1801 in Georgia

Married
In 1860 David and Mary had living with them a Susan McKee and her four children. At 30 years old she was too old to be their daughter, who would have only been 24. They also had a farm laborer named Lafayette Lawson.

Children:

  1. Susan Lawson, b. bet. 19 June and 12 September 1838 in Tennessee
  2. William Planks Lawson, b. ca. 1838 in Tennessee, m. Mary Elizabeth Lawson, d. ca. 1873 in Maries County, Missouri
  3. Henry H. Lawson, b. ca. 1841 in Tennessee
  4. David Lawson, b. ca. 1843 in Tennessee

James Madison Lawson, b. 13 November 1816 in NC, d. 24 November 1880 in Maries County, Missouri

He is the head of one of the four branches of Lawsons that moved to Maries County from Tennessee in the 1830s. They may have lived a while in Indiana.

It has been handed down by word of mouth that when the original Lawsons arrived in the western area of Maries County, the grass was so high it reached the belly of a horse, that the streams were white with clouds of feathers from wild ducks and geese, and that the bee trees could be cut and split like troughs full of honey. The Lawsons were home and they still rest in the Dick Lawson Cemetery established in 1878 on that same land.

Spouse: Susan Knox, b. 10 March 1820, d. 7 May 1879 in Maries County, Missouri

Married ca. 1832 in Indiana.

Children:

  1. Eliza Lawson, b. ca. 1836 in Maries County, Missouri, m. E. H. Dake in Maries County, Missouri
  2. Charles Lawson, b. ca. 1839 in Maries County, Missouri
  3. Mary Elizabeth Lawson, b. ca. 1840 in Maries County, Missouri, m. William Planks Lawson, ca. 1857, m. Jacob Baum, ca. 1878 in Maries County, Missouri, m. ? Woolery, ca. 1890 in Maries County, Missouri
  4. Matilda Lawson, b. 17 October 1841 in Maries County, Missouri, m. John S. Wilson, ca. 1857 in Maries County, Missouri, d. 20 January 1866 in Maries County, Missouri
  5. Henry Lawson, b. ca. 1846 in Maries County, Missouri
  6. Susan Lawson, b. ca. 1848 in Maries County, Missouri, m. John S. Wilson, ca. 1868 in Maries County, Missouri, m. David Lawson, ca. 1873 in Maries County, Missouri, d. 1875 in Maries County, Missouri
  7. Sarah Lawson, b. 1852 in Maries County, Missouri, m. J. C. Blankenship in Maries County, Missouri, d. 1937 in Maries County, Missouri
  8. James Matthew Lawson, b. 22 November 1853 in Maries County, Missouri, m. Armenta Hill, ca. 1872 in Maries County, Missouri, m. Naomi Ellen (Oma) Rowden, ca. 1877 in Maries County, Missouri, d. 6 January 1923 in Maries County, Missouri
  9. Richard Lawson, b. 1855 in Maries County, Missouri, m. Rachel Lawson in Maries County, Missouri, d. 1925 in Maries County, Missouri
  10. Jeremiah Lawson, b. ca. 1861 in Maries County, Missouri, m. Sarah Wyrick, ca. 1881 in Maries County, Missouri

? Hargas, b. ca. 1836 in Alabama

Spouse: Malinda ?, b. ca. 1837 in Alabama

Children:

  1. Hulda Wiliby Hargas, b. 1 March 1862 in Texas, m. Jasper Sigel Lawson, 3 February 1878 in Maries County, Missouri, d. 22 April 1940 in Glidewell, Missouri





Ancestor families report created by Gene 4.3.4, Thu, Apr 22, 2004