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Lawson Family

Posted: 15 Mar 2003 11:29AM GMT
Edited: 24 Jul 2003 3:41AM GMT

Re: Lawson Family

Posted: 6 Jan 2006 2:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Name: George Lawson
Home in 1900: Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas
Age: 16
Estimated birth year: 1884
Birthplace: Arkansas
Race: Black
Relationship to head-of-house: Son

Re: Lawson Family

Beverly Bramlett (View posts)
Posted: 10 Jan 2006 1:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lawson, Scott
I got your other message re: George Lawson age 16. If you wouldn't mind, where are you getting this information. Maybe I can find out something more about my grandmother. Do you know of any kind of registration, or something that the women would have had to sign up for. She died at age 48 or 49 so she didn't draw any social security. I wonder besides the census whether she was required to sign up anywhere, or was known anywhere other than as my grandfather's wife. I have a copy of his birth certificate, death certificate, and her death certificate, but I don't know where she was born, or where she came from. I was told she had some relatives in Rosedale, Mississippi. Her mother, Lula Scott was living with my mother in San Francisco, and that is where she died. There has never been mentioned if my grandmother had any sisters or brothers. I don't know if Scott was a common name back there or not. But thanks so much.

Re: Lawson Family

Posted: 10 Jan 2006 3:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Ancestry.com mainly.
I can't locate:
Name: George Lawson
Home in 1900: Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas
Age: 16
Estimated birth year: 1884
Birthplace: Arkansas
Race: Black
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
on the 1900 Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas where he is suppose to be listed.
There is only 1 George listed, and he is listed in the household of:
Name: Edward Carswill
Home in 1900: Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas
Age: 53
Estimated birth year: 1847
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: Black
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
I'll try Heritage Quest, and see if I can locate him.
It's not unsual for Ancestry.com to show a name and link it to the wrong page.
All these names go to the same page but I can't find them on the page:
Agnes Lawson Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas abt 1891 Arkansas Black Daughter
Delia Lawson Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas abt 1875 Arkansas Black Daughter
George Lawson Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas abt 1884 Arkansas Black Son
Henry Lawson Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas abt 1880 Arkansas Black Son
Lawrence Lawson Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas abt 1888 Arkansas Black Son
Morten Lawson Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas abt 1850 Mississippi Black Head
Morton Lawson Jr. Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas abt 1878 Arkansas Black Son
William Lawson Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas abt 1878 Arkansas Black Son
Andrew Lawson Arkansas, Desha, Arkansas abt 1845 South Carolina Black Boarder
The oldest Male seems to be Morten Lawson, but there is no Lawson Wife listed.
I can also try going through all 38 pages individually

Who is the Odeska Lawson living in Gunnison MS, Apr 12, 1918 listed as a relative on George Lawson's Draft Card?
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Re: Lawson Family

Posted: 10 Jan 2006 4:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
I located them through Hearitage Quest, there is also a Daughter Milenda Smith and her 2 Sons and a Elizabeth F Mabin listed as Granddaughter living in the Household.
There is no Wife listed, even though he is listed as being married.

Name: Morten Lawson
Home in 1900: Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: 1850
Birthplace: Mississippi
Race: Black
Relationship to head-of-house: Head

Name:Milenda Smith
Home in 1900:Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas
Age:29
Estimated birth year:1871
Birthplace:Arkansas
Race:Black
Relationship to head-of-house:Daughter

Name: Delia Lawson
Home in 1900: Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: 1875
Birthplace: Arkansas
Race: Black
Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter

Name: William Lawson
Home in 1900: Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: 1878
Birthplace: Arkansas
Race: Black
Relationship to head-of-house: Son

Name: Morton Lawson Jr.
Home in 1900: Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: 1878
Birthplace: Arkansas
Race: Black
Relationship to head-of-house: Son

Name: Henry Lawson
Home in 1900: Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas
Age: 20
Estimated birth year: 1880
Birthplace: Arkansas
Race: Black
Relationship to head-of-house: Son

Name: George Lawson
Home in 1900: Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas
Age: 16
Estimated birth year: 1884
Birthplace: Arkansas
Race: Black
Relationship to head-of-house: Son

Name: Lawrence Lawson
Home in 1900: Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas
Age: 12
Estimated birth year: 1888
Birthplace: Arkansas
Race: Black
Relationship to head-of-house: Son

Name: Agnes Lawson
Home in 1900: Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas
Age: 9
Estimated birth year: 1891
Birthplace: Arkansas
Race: Black
Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter

Name:Joseph Smith
Home in 1900:Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas
Age:6
Estimated birth year:1894
Birthplace:Tennessee
Race:Black
Relationship to head-of-house:Grandson

Name:Clarence Smith
Home in 1900:Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas
Age:3
Estimated birth year:1897
Birthplace:Tennessee
Race:Black
Relationship to head-of-house:Grandson

Name: Elizabeth F Mabin
Home in 1900: Mississippi, Desha, Arkansas
Age: 1
Estimated birth year: 1899
Birthplace: Arkansas
Race: Black
Relationship to head-of-house: Granddaughter
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Re: Lawson Family

Beverly Bramlett (View posts)
Posted: 10 Jan 2006 6:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
First I must correct myself. It is Island 70 & 71. I still have cousins that are the children of the Lawson brother's children. From from I know about the Island is that is was purchased in 1872 by Lawrence or Laurence Lawson, who was supposedly the brother of Morton Lawson, who is my great-grandfather. The island had about everything the Lawson brothers needed to survive,, and when they needed things like flour, white bread or clothes they went to Gunnison, Mississippi, or Rosedale, Mississippi. The island was sectioned off for each family, and if somebody didn't want to farm, the lands was farmed by the family that lived closets to that particular farm. There was five boys and three girls. All farmers. During this time the girls lived in Snow Lake, Arkansas (why I don't know). They didn't have electircity or running water, they had kerosene lamps, water pumps and wells. They weren't poor, they just didn't hve modern things. They lived off the land. To make a long story short, the island was later sold because of lack of interest from family members. This property is now worth a small fortune. (different brothers selling off their part. My grandfather was the last son of Morton Lawson living in 1967. He lived on that island until he died. Him and this half-white woman named Violet (they didn't live together). His house mysteriously burned down, and he still wouldn't leave the island. HIs mind began to go and one night as far as we know he got on the highway headed to some town, I know the name, but I can't think of it now, but he was run down by a truck. After that, my mother's sister who was left down south in Mississippi sold the rest of what was left of his part, and now it is some type of hunting lodge, or something like that. Anyway. I recognize all the names on the message you sent except for "Edward Carswill." Morton Lawson's wife is only listed once that I could find, and that is in the 1880 census (Tulula). She isn't in the 1900 census for Arkansas. In the census I got Morton Sr. is still alive and his children living with him are : Melinda, 1871, Delia, 1874, William, 1878, Morton Jr., 1878 (twins), Henry, 1879, George, 1884, Lawrence, 1888, Agnes, 1893. two grandsons, Joseph, 1893, Clarence, 1897, and Elizabeth, 1898. The Odeska Lawson on the draft card is my grandmother, Odessa. As you can see my birthdates are different than yours. The only one I know for sure is right is my grandfather's. George Lawson born May 21, 1884 on social security card, and May 21, 1885 on death certificate. I pick 1884. A lady sent me by snail mail her research on African Americans living in Arkansas with the "LAWSON SURNAME 1870 -1920. That where my census information comes from. It is very interesting. There is a note in the border that says that my great-grandfather is married for 10 years but no wife is listed in 1900. I heard he was married twice. You asked about the Finish Cut and Malone Place. All I can tell you is what is in a family book one of the older cousins put together from some reseach they did. They found a "Sharecropper Agreement between my great-grandfather, MortonLawson and John Malone, filed 1872, recorded March 28, 1872. In it it has a paragraph that says: that John Malone furnished the field known as the The Finish Cut" and the Malone Place situate in said county containing about 15 acres of land more or less, for and during the present year. This was in Desha County in the State of Arkansas. If you want I will ask my cousin in San Diego about the Malone Place and Finish Cut and see if she knows anything about it. I was told by another researcher that the land that I know as Island 70 and 71 is rerouted, and is different as far as counties and things. I guess the lsland used to flood so much the water changed everything, and you would have to get an Old Map to see Island 70 and 71. But I do have a part of a map of Island 71 that is in this family book that I told you about. I just bought a scanner, and I don't know how to use it yet or how to e-mail things to other people, but if you want to see it, I will get my granddaughter to help me send you a copy of it.
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