Lawsons Named
Date
County in North Carolina
Documentation
William
1751
Granville
Granville County, NC Tax List. The following is the tithable (tax) list for residents on the Dan River in 1751 from the NC State Archives.  The Dan River flows through today's Stokes and Rockingham Counties, NC. It also enters Caswell County, NC. It flows into the southern part of Pittsylvania and ends in Halifax Counties, VA where it flows into the Roanoke (Staunton) River.
Lawson, Wm; 1 white poll
Jonas
1772
Surry
Surry County, NC, Tax List, 1772.
Lawsin, Jonas; 1 white poll
There were two identical copies of this tax list and the second one differs in that it has the name as James Lawson, but I believe it should be Jonas.
Mormon & Jonas
1774
Surry
Surry County, NC, Tax List, Capt. Charles McAnally’s District.
Titsworth, Isaac and son, Isaac and Mormon Lawson; 3 white polls
Lawson, Jonas; 1 white poll
John, Anna, Randolph, Betsey, John, Joshua, Lydia, Patsey, Runels, William, Staples & Melinda
28 Jan 1775
Surry – Stokes
The following information is from John Lawson’s application for a pension, filed 16 April 1833 in Morgan County, Tennessee: That he was born in Bedford County, Virginia and was 78 years old when giving information. (Born about 1755-56 if information is correct.)  Lived in Cumberland County, North Carolina but could not remember the dates because of his age and loss of memory.  While living in Cumberland County he enter the service, in the fall or early part of winter, as a substitute (as a private) for David Lawson.  His officers were Capt. Charles Gholston, Lt. Smith, Col. Butler and General Linelton [sic, Lillington] at Elizabeth Town, march from Elizabeth Town to Wilmington, was at Wilmington for two months, then marched to Columbia, stayed about 15 days, then marched to Raft Swamps for a battle there and then marched to Guilford and station there until the battle fought by General Nathanael Greene and Lord Cornwallis (the battle at Guilford Court House took place 15 March 1781).  Then marched to Hillsboro for that battle, then to Cross Creek where he was station for about 2 months.  Marched to Elizabeth Town and then after Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown (19 October 1781) he was march to Salem where he was discharged after serving 11 months.  Discharge papers where consumed by fire in his father’s house that burnt.  Stated that after the war he had lived in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

On 24 December 1838, Morgan County, TN – Anna stated she was 81 year old (born about 1757) and that their marriage took place on the 4th Sunday in January, the precise day of the month not remembered and about 6 years before the Battle of Guilford in North Carolina.  She indicated she had John, Betsey and Joshua Lawson before said battle.  That she believed the marriage took place in 1775.  Married by Parson Newman at the house of John Heart in the edge of Stokes County, North Carolina.  That she was his wife until he died 4 January 1838 and had not remarried.  (Note: - Stokes County, NC was form from Surry County in 1789, so their marriage must have been in Surry County and in a part that became Stokes County later on.)

Melinda Lawson, age 41 year, a daughter of John and Anna, appeared before the Morgan County Clerk, on the same day, and stated the above was true.  She also stated her parents had 11 additional children, making a total of 14 (only 10 were listed in the documents).

In another application, filed 20 February 1840 in Morgan County, Tennessee, Anna states the following:
That she was the wife of John Lawson and married him in 1775.
That John's brother, Randolph Lawson, was two year younger than John.
That she was a cousin to John and Randolph Lawson and that her maiden name was Lawson.
Listed their children as Betsey, John, Joshua, Lydia, Patsey, Runels, William, Staples and Melinda.  Indicated Melinda was about 44 years old and the oldest, Betsey, was 64 or 63 years old.
That they had 3 or 4 children before the close of the Revolutionary War.

There were two documents with information from Randolph Lawson.  In one, dated 20 February 1840, Randolph gave information to a Robert A. Daleney and stated that he was the brother of John Lawson, a resident of Clinton County, KY, that he was the next child after his brother John and that he was not quite two years younger than John.  The next document was dated 21 May 1840 states he was present at his brother’s marriage to Anna on the edge of Stokes County, the 4th Saturday of January 1775 and the rights of matrimony was solemnized by a parson whose name was Newman..

In an amended document dated 19 April 1844 much of the above was restated but in this document it indicated that they were married January 1782?  In another document dated 21 February 1845 they tried to correct this date but apparently the damage was done and it looks like Anna never got a pension.
Jonas
17 Aug 1778
Surry
Surry County, NC – Land Entries, 1778 – 1781
Grant #588.  William Boyd enters 425 acres of land in Surry Co. on both sides of Snow Creek joining the claim of Ralph Shelton and Jonas Lawson including my improvement for complement - 17 August 1778.
Jonas & John
15 Sep 1778
Surry - Stokes
Surry County, NC – Land Entries, 1778 – 1781
Grant #725.  Jonas Larson enters 400 acres of land in Surry Co., on both sides of the North Fork of Snow Creek adjoining William Boyd including my improvement – 15 September 1778.  (Warrant granted by R. L.) 

State of N. Carolina, Surry County
On a survey done for Jonas Lawson, 6 September 1784, John Lawson was listed as a member of the survey team that did the survey.
The above survey made for Jonas Lawson in Surry County on the North fork of Snow Creek, Beginning on a with oak in William Boyd’s line, running west two hundred poles to a white oak, north three hundred & twenty crossing said Creek to a black Jack, east two hundred poles to a post oak, south three hundred & twenty poles to the Beginning containing four hundred acres of Land.
Joseph Cloud, DS

Stokes County, NC Record of Deeds, Vol. 1, 1787 – 1793, page 230, the same Grant above is reentered as Grant 999 and issued 9 August 1787.
State of N. Carolina – No. 999.
To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting, Know ye that we for and in consideration of the Sum of fifty shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted pays into our Treasury by Jonas Lawson, have given and granted and by these presents so give and grant unto the said Jonas Lawson a tract of land containing four hundred acres lying and being in the late County of Surry (now Stokes County) on the North fork of Snow Creek, Beginning on a with oak in William Boyd’s line, running west two hundred poles to a white oak, north three hundred & twenty crossing said Creek to a black Jack, east two hundred poles to a post oak, south three hundred & twenty poles to the Beginning.  As by the Plat hereunto annexed doth appear, together with all woods, waters, mines, minerals, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining. To hold to the said Jonas Lawson, his heirs and assigns forever, yielding and paying to us such sums of money yearly or otherwise as our General Assembly from time to time may direct. Provided always that the said Jonas Lawson shall cause this grant to be registered in the Register’s Office of our said County of Surry (now Skokes) within twelve months from the date hereof otherwise the same shall be void and of no effect. In testimony wherefore we have caused our letters to be made patent & our great seal to be hereunto affixed. Witness Richard Caswell Esquire our Governor Captain General and Commander in Chief at Kingston the Ninth Day of August in the XIIth year of our Independence, AD 1787.
By his Excellent Com., J. Glasgow Secretary Signed R. C. Caswell
John
5 Oct 1778
Surry - Stokes
Surry County, NC – Land Entries, 1778 – 1781,
Grant #813.  John Lawson enters 200 acres of land in Surry Co., on both sides of Little Peters Creek including my claim for complement - 5 October 1778. (Warrant granted to R. L.)  

Stokes County, NC Record of Deeds, Vol. 1, 1787 – 1793, page 124, the same Grant is reentered as Grant 1071 and the name is John Lawson. 
State of North Carolina, No. 1071- To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting, Know ye that we for and in consideration of the sum of fifty shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our Treasury by John Lawson, have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said John Lawson a tract of land containing two hundred acres lying and being in our County of Stoke (late Surry) on Little Peters Creek, Beginning on a pine in the north side of the said creek, runs west thirty nine chains and two and a half links to a Red Oak, in James Gains’ line, south fifty one chains and twenty five links crossing said creek to a White Oak, east thirty nine chains and two and a half links, to a post, north fifty one chains and twenty five links crossing the said creek to the Beginning as by the Plat hereunto annexed doth appear, together with all woods, waters, mines, minerals, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining. To hold to the said John Lawson, his heirs and assigns forever yielding and paying to us such sums of money yearly or otherwise as our General Assembly from time to time may direct. Provided always that the said John Lawson shall cause this grant to be registered in the Register’s office of our said County of Surry (now Stokes) within twelve months from the date hereof otherwise the same shall be void and of no effect. In testimony wherefore have caused these our letters to be made patent and our great seal to be hereunto affixed. Witness Samuel Johnston Esquire our Governor Captain General and Commander in Chief at Edenton the 18th day of May in the XIII year of our Independence, and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Nine.
Recorded by his Excellent Command W. William D Sec.
Signed Sam Johnston
David & William
5 Oct 1778
Surry
Surry County, NC – Land Entries, 1778 – 1781
Grant 814.  David Lawson enters 100 acres of land in Surry Co., beginning on the county line on a branch of Hides Fork running down said branch including an improvement made by Charles Prewit whereon William Lawson now lives, joining lines with Hannah Jones and William McCoy, running agreeable to Act of Assembly – 5 October 1778.  (Entry withdrew and money refunded.)
David, William & John
7 Dec 1778
Surry
Surry County, NC – Land Entries, 1778 – 1781 – The packet had the following: Grant 329, issued 3 April 1780, Entry No. 1027, Entered 1 April 1779, Book 41, page 57.  David Lawson enters 100 acres of land in Surry County, beginning on the Virginia Line, running down a branch of Hixe’s Fork on both sides, including improvement made by William Lawson, now my property – (Another document had the date 7 December 1778.)

Also in the packet is a survey of this land, which was made 13 May 1779 and gave much the same information.  It also showed that John Lawson was listed as a member of the survey team that did the survey.

Reentered in Surry County, North Carolina Grant Book B, page 90, dated 3 April 1780. State of North Carolina. To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting. Know ye that we for and in consideration of the Sum of fifty shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted pays into our Treasury by David Lawson, have given and granted and by these Presents so give and grant unto the said David Lawson a tract of land containing one hundred acres lying and being in our County of Surry on a branch of Hixe’s Fork Beginning at the Virginia Line on a W. Oak running South twenty five chains crossing S. Branch to a W. Oak, thence East Forty Chains to a R. Oak, thence North twenty five chains to a Post in the Virginia Line, then West forty chains to the Beginning as by the Plat hereunto annexed doth appear, together with all woods, waters, mines, minerals, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining. To hold to the said David Lawson, his heirs and assigns for such yielding and paying to us such sums of money yearly or otherwise as our General Assembly from time to time may direct. Provided always that the said David Lawson shall cause this grant to be registered in the Register’s office of our said County of Surry within twelve months from the date hereof otherwise the same shall be void and of no effect. In testimony wherefore have caused our great seal to be hereunto affixed. Witness Richard Caswell our Governor Captain General and Commander in Chief at Kingston the Third Day of April in the fourth year of our Independence, and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty.
Recorded in the Secretary’s Office by J. Glasgon Secretary
Signed R. C. Caswell
Jonas
21 Dec 1778
Surry
Surry County, NC – Land Entries, 1778 – 1781
Grant #1090.  William Shelton enters 200 acres of land in Surry Co., on the waters of Snow Creek adjoining Jonas Lawson above on the said waters - 21 December 1778.
Jonas
1779
Surry
Surry County, NC, Tax List, 1779.
Lawson, Jonas; 400 acres, value of land £200.
Jonas
1 Jan 1779
Surry
Surry County, NC – Land Entries, 1778 – 1781
Grant #1229.  Joseph Williams enters 100 acres of land in Surry Co. on Snow Creek adjoining Jonas Lawson including the Limestone Quarry on said claim for quantity – 1 January 1779.
Mormon, Elva, Jonas, Peter, Mormon & Phoebe
7 Oct 1782
Stokes (Surry)
Mormon Lawson filed his application for a Revolutionary Pension in Hawkins County, Tennessee 25 February 1834 and then had to amend it 24 April and 11 August 1834.  He stated in these applications that while a resident of Henry County, Virginia, he enlisted a number of times, starting in 1777 or 1778, each term of service being 3-6 months, and would be marched towards the Blue Ridge mountains where they set up stations at Flower Gap, Old Stone and Ausborn’s Mill, the last being the lowest station next to the Dan River.  From these stations they would chase and at times capture the Tories, deserters and Indians.  He served under the same officers in all the campaigns.  The militia officers were Colonel James Lyon, Captain Elivus [Eliphaz] Shelton and Lieutenant David Rogers. He further states, that he moved from Henry County into Stokes County in the State of North Carolina where he was living when he was called upon to volunteer for the purpose of going against the Tories at Kings Mountain [7 October 1780], he served under Capt. Meridy [Meredith], and as they were marching in the direction of Kings Mountain and had gone as far as the Shallow Ford of the Yadkin River, they met their fellow soldiers on their march from the Battle of Kings Mountain.  His group ended up guarding prisoners.

In his application he indicated he was born January 1751 in Bedford County, Virginia and had lived in Henry County, VA; Stokes County, NC; Lee County, VA and Hawkins County, Tennessee. [Note; Bedford did not become a County until 1753.]

In a supporting deposition George Rogers, a citizen of Hawkins County, age 64 years, indicated that his father David Rogers had lived in Henry County and that he had known Mormon Lawson since he was a small boy and saw his father, Lt. David Rogers and Mormon frequently leave Henry County in pursuit of the Tories.

Mormon was allowed a pension on his application 25 February 1834 and the documents indicated he died 16 September 1842 in Hancock County, Tennessee.

Mormon’s widow, Elva Lawson, was allowed a pension on 2 July 1855 while a resident of Hancock County, TN, at which time she stated she was aged eighty-five years, but in 1857 she stated she was eighty-two years.  She also stated the name of three of their children, Peter Lawson, Mormon Lawson and Phoebe Lawson.

In 1855 a Jonas Lawson, no relationship stated, who was living in Hawkins County, TN, age fifty-five years gave a supporting deposition that Elva, whose maiden name was Collins, was Mormon’s wife.  Indicated he remembers them living together since he was a child and gave a date of 1810, but that he knew nothing about when they were married, except that Elva was Mormon’s second wife and had married after his first wife died.  No name was given for Mormon’s first wife.
Jonas, John, Patmon & Moorman
1782
Surry
Surry County, NC, Tax List, 1782 Capt. Hickman’s District.
Lawson, Jonas; 300 acres, Snow Creek, 1 white poll, 3 horses and mules, 3 cattle, total value £95.

Surry County, NC, Tax List, 1782 Capt. Gain’s District.
Lawson, John; 100 acres, value £25, 1 white poll, 1 horse or mule, 4 cattle, value of stock £10, total value £35.
Lawson, Patmon; 1 white poll, 1 horse, value of stock £24, total value £24.
Lawson, Moorman; 200 acres, value £50, 1 white poll, no livestock, total value £50.
Randolph
After 1782
Stokes (Surry)
Randolph Lawson applied for a pension on an application executed 28 April 1835 while he was living in Johnson County, Illinois, stated his age was 82 years and born in Cumberland County, NC in the fall or winter of 1752 [Cumberland County was formed from Bladen County in 1754].  That he entered the service for 3 months in the summer of 1780 in Cumberland County, North Carolina where he was raised.  Named his officers as Capt. Cox and Col. Knowles and was at the Battle of Camden as a guard of the baggage.  Volunteered again in January or February 1781 and mention a Capt. Duck and was at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, but being young was again on detached duty as a guard of the baggage.  Each time he was discharged, he returned to Cumberland County, NC.  After the war he moved Cumberland County to Patrick County, VA, thence to Montgomery County, VA, thence to Campbell County, TN and thence to Johnson County, IL.  The claim was rejected, as he did not furnish sufficient proof of six months military service as required by the Act of 7 June 1832.

He made two further amended applications while living in Clinton County, Kentucky, 27 June 1838, and again 18 May 1842, and the depositions, for his conveniences, were taken in Fentress County, Tennessee, since he was living on the Kentucky/Tennessee state line. Stated his age in 1838 was 84 years and in 1842 was 90 years.  Mentioned he moved to Illinois with his children, but gave no names and after being there a while became sickly and decided to move back to Tennessee but on his way he decided to settle in Clinton County, KY immediately on the Fentress County, TN line about sixty miles from the settlement in Campbell County, TN that he had lived in.  He named other officers, a Capt. Gholston and Capt. Gordin but believe the second one was an officer his father had served a tour of service with but did not give the name of his father.  Also indicated he had a brother, John Lawson, who lived in Morgan County that served with him but that his brother was now dead.  Again mention that after the war he removed from Cumberland County, NC to Stokes County, NC, afterwards to Henry County, VA, thence to Montgomery County, VA, thence to East Tennessee – Hawkins County, there had his house burned and all his papers destroyed, thence to Campbell County, TN, stayed there upwards of twenty years, left there in the fall season of 1832 for Illinois.

The age of Randolph is in question in that he stated in his depositions that he was assigned as a guard of the baggage because of his age, which implies he was very young, maybe a teenager or very earlier twenties?  If he was born in the fall or winter of 1752, then in 1780 he would have been 27 or 28 years old, which is not that young for a soldier in the Revolutionary War.  In documents filed in Fentress County, Tennessee, 21 May 1840, in support of Ann Lawson, his brother John’s wife, he stated he was two years younger than his brother who was born about 1755.  This would make his birth date 1757.  It is not unusual for people of this period to inflate their age for a number of reasons, one that they just did not know how old they were.
See Counties 1700-1790 N.C. and County Development
John B E., David, Patmon & John W. E.
1783
Surry
Surry County, NC, Tax List, 1783 Capt. Gain’s District.
Lawson, John B. E.; 100 acres, 2 horses or mules, 3 cattle, value of Land £15, value of stock £10.
Lawson, David; 4 horses, 4 cattle, value of stock £24
Lawson, Patmon; 2 horses, two cattle, value of stock £12.
Lawson, John W. E.; 1 horse, value of stock £5.
Hall, Randall; 100 acres, 2 horses, 4 cattle, value of land £16, value of stock £10.
David
7 Feb 1783
Surry
Surry County, North Carolina - Record of Deeds, Book N, page 404, dated 7 February 1783, David Lawson to Ado. Harbour a Deed.
This Indenture made the seventh day of February and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eight three between David Lawson and Adonijah Harbour both of the County of Surry and state of North Carolina, witnesseth that David Lawson for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds specie to him in hand paid the receipt to hereof is hereby fully acknowledged hath bargain and sell, set over and deliver unto Adonijah Harbour a tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres, lying and being in the county and state aforesaid on a Branch of Hixes Fork, Beginning on a white oak tree in the Virginia Line, running south twenty five chains, crossing said branch to a white oak, thence east forty chains to a red oak, thence north twenty five chains to a post in the Virginia Line, thence west forty chains to the Beginning and I the said David Lawson do give, grant, bargain and sell the foresaid land with its appurtenance and all rights privileges thereunto appertaining or belonging to the aforesaid Adonijah Harbour, his heirs and assigns, and that they shall and may forever thereafter peaceably possess, occupy and enjoy the aforesaid land and premises and I the said David Lawson do by these present warrant and forever defend the aforesaid land and premises, to the aforesaid Adonijah Harbour his heirs and assign and from all and every person or persons–whatsoever lying and lawful claim thereunto and from myself my heirs forever.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set his hand & seal the day & date first above written.
Signed David his X mark Lawson  His seal
Signed, sealed & delivered in the presence of us, Joseph Cloud, Mary Cloud and James Gains Jurat
Surry County February session 1783. The execution of the within deed was proved by the oath of James Gain ______ the subscribing witness thereto is ordered to be registered. Test. Jo Williams CC.  Recorded in February Court 1783.
John, Jonas, David, John, John W.E. & Patmun
1784
Surry
Surry County, NC, Tax List, 1784 Capt. Hickman’s District.
Lawson, John; 1 white poll
Lawson, Jonas; 400 acres, 1 white poll

Surry County, NC, Tax List, 1784 Capt. Gain’s District.
Lawson, David; 1 white poll
Lawson, John; 100 acres on Peters Creek, 1 white poll
Lawson, John W.E.; 1 white poll
Losson, Patmun; 1 white poll
John, Jonas, David, John & Patmon
1785
Surry
Surry County, NC, Tax List, 1785 Capt. Hickman’s District.
Lawson, John; 1 white poll
Lawson, Jonas; 400 acres, 1 white poll

Surry County, NC, Tax List, 1785 Capt. Gain’s District.
Lawson, David; 200 acres, 1 white poll, 2 black polls
Lawson, John; 200 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Patmon; 1 white poll
Jonas, John, Patmon & William
1786
Surry
Enumerated in the 1786 state census for Surry County, NC has the following Lawsons: -
Capt. Hickman’s District
Jonas Lawson, in his household are 1 male 21-60 years, 3 males under 21 or over 60 years, 2 females.

Capt. Gain’s District
John Lawson, in his household are 1 male 21-60 years, 4 males under 21 or over 60 years, 1 female.
Patman Lawson, in his household are 1 male 21-60 years, 1 male under 21 or over 60 years and 1 female.
William Lawson, in his household are 1 male 21-60 years, 1 male under 21 or over 60 years and 3 females.
Jonas, David, John B.E. & Patmon
1786
Surry
Surry County, NC, Tax List, 1786 Capt. Hickman’s District.
Lawson, Jonas; 400 acres, 1 white poll

Surry County, NC, Tax List, 1786 Capt. Gain’s District.
Lawson, David; 1 white poll
Losson, John B.E.; 200 acres, 1 white poll
Lason, Patmon; 1 white poll
William
27 Oct 1786
Surry
Surry County, NC Abstracts of Land Entries 1784 – 85.  Will Book 2, Grant #279.  William Lawson – Gaines District, Surry County (now Stokes Co. NC) warrant issued 27 Oct. 1786, Alexander Burge enters 200 acres on Snow Creek, border: Lawson on north side of his land.  Page 19, Abstracts of Land Entry’s Surry County, NC  1784-85 by Dr. A. B. Pruitt.
John Jr.
7 Oct 1787
Surry
Surry County, NC, Land Entries – Packet 1053 contains a survey done 7 October 1787 for John Lawson on 150 acres and was signed by Joseph Cloud DS.  The request for the survey, No. 1820, has his name as John Lawson Junr.

Information on Packet 1053 – John Lawson, 150 acres, Grant 1074, issued 18 May 1789, entry No. 1820, entered 1 May 1784, Book 70, page 56, beginning on a chestnut tree at Elictius Musicks southwest corner.  The survey indicates it contains 150 acres adjoining William Nelson on the south and Electious Musicke’s survey on the west.

This Grant was reentered in Stokes County, NC Record of Deeds, Vol. 1, page 124, 1787 – 1793, Grant 1074 and the name is John Lawson. 
No. 1074 North Carolina - To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting, Know ye that we for and in consideration of the Sum of fifty shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our Treasury by John Lawson, have given and granted and by these Presents do give and grant unto the said John Lawson a tract of land containing one hundred and fifty acres lying and being in our County of Stoke (late Surry) Beginning on a Chestnut tree, Electius Musicke’s, southwest corner and runs south twenty nine chains to a Sour Wood tree, then west fifty one chains and seventy two links to a black gum, north twenty nine chains to a Spanish Oak, in William Nelson’s line, then east fifty one chains and seventy two links to the Beginning as by the Plat hereunto annexed doth appear, together with all woods, waters, mines, minerals, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining. To hold to the said John Lawson, his heirs and assigns forever yielding and paying to us such sums of money yearly or otherwise as our General Assembly from time to time may direct. Provided always that the said John Lawson shall cause this grant to be registered in the Register’s office of our said County of Surry (now Stokes) within twelve months from the date hereof otherwise the same shall be void and of no effect. In testimony wherefore have caused these our letters to be made patent and our great seal to be hereunto affixed. Witness Samuel Johnston Esquire our Governor Captain General and Commander in Chief at Edenton the 18th day of May in the XIII year of our Independence, and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Nine.
Recorded by his Excellent Command W. William D Sec.
Signed Sam Johnston
Moses
15 Nov 1788
Surry
In the Surry County, NC deed records, Moses Lawson sold land to George Lash, 15 November 1788 and 2 July 1790.
Jonas, John, Morman, John & William
1788
Surry
Surry County, NC, Tax List, 1788 Capt. Cloud’s District.
Losson, Jonas; 400 acres, 3 horses, 6 cattle, total amount £610.
Hall, Randel; 100 acres, 1 horse, 3 cattle, total amount £130.
Losson, John; 100 acres, total amount £50.
Losson, Morman; 200 acres, 2 horses, 4 cattle, total amount £264.
Losson, John; 100 acres, 1 horse, 7 cattle, total amount £170.
Losson, Wm.; nothing entered.
David, John B.E. & Patmon
1789
Surry
Surry County, NC, Tax List, 1789 Capt. Beasley’s District.
Lawson, David; 1 white poll

Surry County, NC, Tax List, 1789 Capt. Gain’s District.
Lawson, John B.E.; 200 acres
Lawson, Patmon; 50 acres, 1 white poll
Jonas & Jack
18 May 1789
Surry – Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Deed Book 2, page 33, dated 18 May 1789 NC Grant, Edwin Hickman 200 acres, waters Snow Creek and next to Jonas and Jack Lawson.
Jonas, John, David, Patmon, John B.E. & Merimon
1790
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1790 Capt. Beasley’s District.
Lawson, Jonas; 400 acres
Lawson, John; 1 white poll
Lawson, David; 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1790 Capt. Gain’s District.
Lawson, Patmon; 50 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, John B.E.; 200 acres
Lawson, Merimon; 1 white poll
Hall, Randall; 200 acres, 1 white poll
John, John, Patmon, David, John, Jonas & Mirymon
1790
Stokes
The following Lawsons were enumerated in the 1790 Stokes County, NC Census.  Group by pages they were on.
John Lawson, 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, 1 female
John Lawson, 1 male over 16, 2 males under 16, 1 female
Patmon Lawson, 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 5 females
David Lawson, 3 males over 16, 8 females
John Lawson, 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 4 females
Jonas Lawson, 2 males over 16, 3 males under 16, 3 females
Mirymon (Morman?)Lawson, 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 1 female
Bartholomew, David, John Jr., John Sr., Mariman, Patman & David
1791
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1791 Capt. Martin’s District.
Lawson, Bartholomew; 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1791 Capt. Cloud’s District.
Lawson, David; 100 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, John Jr.; 1 white poll
Lawson, John Sr.; 200 acres
Lawson, Mariman; 1 white poll
Lawson, Patman; 50 acres, 1 white poll (Have not found the deed or grant for this 50 acres.)
Hall, Randall; 200 acres, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1791 Insolvent’s District, not named.
Lawson, David
David Jef., John (Black Eye), Jonas & Patmon
1792
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1792 Capt. Cloud’s District.
Lawson, David Jef. (could be Junr. but looks like Jef.); 1 white poll
Lawson, John (Black Eye); 200 acres
Lawson, Jonas; 400 acres
Lawson, Patmon; 50 acres, 1 white poll
John (B. Eye), Jonas, Patmon, Sherrod, Randolph & Burel
1793
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1793 Capt. Cloud’s District.
Lawson, John (B. Eye); 200 acres
Lawson, Jonas; 400 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Patmon; 50 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Sherrod; 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1793 Capt. Martin’s District.
Lawson, Randolph; 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1793 Capt. Dearing’s District.
Lawson, Burel; 1 white poll
Patman
27 Jun 1793
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Record of Deeds, Vol. 2, pages 25-26.
State of North Carolina, No. 77, Stokes - To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting, Know ye that we for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our Treasury by Patman Lawson, have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Patman Lawson a tract of land containing one hundred acres lying and being in our County of Stoke on Barnes’ Branch of Dan River including Archibald Lester’s cabin, Beginning on a white oak tree thence east seven chains & fifty links to a sour wood, north eight chains & fifty links to a white oak, thence east twenty three chains & seventy eight links to a white oak, thence south thirty four chains to a post, thence west thirty one chains and twenty eight links to the Beginning as by the Plat hereunto annexed doth appear, together with all woods, waters, mines, minerals, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining. To hold to the said Patman Lawson, his heirs and assigns forever yielding and paying to us such sums of money yearly or otherwise as our General Assembly from time to time may direct. Provided always that the said Patman Lawson shall cause this grant to be registered in the Register’s office of our said County of Stokes within twelve months from the date hereof otherwise the same shall be void and of no effect. In testimony wherefore have caused these our letters to be made patent and our great seal to be hereunto affixed. Witness Richard Dobbs Spaight Esquire our Governor Captain General and Commander in Chief at Newbern the 27th day of June in the 17th year of our Independence, and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and ninety three.
Recorded by his Excellent Command J. Glasgow Secretary
Signed Richard Dobbs Spaight
Bartlett, David, John (B. Eye), Jonas, Patmon, Sherrod, William, Burrel & John Jr.
1794
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1794 Capt. Cloud’s District.
Lawson, Bartlett; 1 white poll
Lawson, David; 75 acres
Lawson, John (B. Eye); 200 acres
Lawson, Jonas; 400 acres
Lawson, Patmon; 50 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Sherod; 1 white poll
Lawson, William; 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1794 Capt. Dearing’s District.
Lowson, Burrel; 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1794 True return of Insolvents.
Lawson, John Jr.; 1 white poll
Jonas
5 Jun 1794
Stokes
Page 85, Grant #338.  Wt. Granted by Clerk of Court, 5 June 1794, Joseph Cloud enters 3,000 acres in Stokes Co.; as "bounty" for iron works agreeable to Act of Assembly for that purpose of waters of Peters Creek, Snow Creek and Furies Fork; border: his own land, Webb, Alexander Burge, Virginia line, John Hart, Jonas Lawson, Edwine Hukman, Jeremiah (sis) Collins, James Bohanan and William Burris.
William
5 Jun 1794
Stokes
Wt. Granted, 5 June 1794, William Lawson enters 100 acres in Stokes Co., on North side of Dan River; border: Timothy Jessop, Richard Pruitt and survey formerly made for Isaac Cloud; includes his improvement. .  Page 85, #340, Stokes Co., NC Land Entries 1790-1798.
Patmon
24 Dec 1794
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Land Entries 1790-1798, Page 110, Grant 437.  Wt. Granted, 24 December 1794, William Lankford enters 50 acres in Stokes Co. on Barns’ Branch waters of Dan River; borders land where he lives and Patmon Lawson; includes his improvement.
Bartholomew, Jones, Sherwood, John B.Eye, John G. Pea, Burwell
1795
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1795 Capt. Cloud’s District.
Lawson, Bartholomew; 1 white poll
Lawson, Jones [Jonas]; 400 acres
Lawson, Sherwood; 1 white poll
Lawson, John B. Eye; 200 acres
Lawson, John G. Pea; 1 white poll
Lawson, Burwell; 1 white poll
Patmon
17 Jan 1795
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Land Entries 1790-1798, Book 3, page 245, Deed, dated 17 January 1795 – This Indenture witnesseth that I William Bates hath bargained, sold & delivered unto Patmon Lawson, one certain track or parcel of land containing one hundred acres by estimation be the same more or less, lying & being in the County of Stokes, on the east side of Dan River, Beginning near the mouth of Barnes’ Branch on said river, thence south to a corner stone on the Ridge path that leads from George Dutherage to Jesse Simmons, thence a new line to a corner locust & forked poplar on Dan River thence up the said River to the Beginning.  Including said Bates’ improvements and I the said William Bates, my heirs, we do warrant and defend by these presents from all persons the said track of land and all therein belonging unto the said Lawson his heirs and assigns forever.  To have & to hold occupy and dispose of at his pleasure.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 17th January 1795.
Signed William Bates    His seal
Signed, sealed & delivered before Joshua Simmons & John Simmons
Stokes County, Dec. Term 1799.  The execution of the above deed was duly proved in open court by the Oath of Joshua Simmons and ordered to be registered.
Test Robt. Williams CC
John (Black Eye) & Patmon
9 Feb 1795
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Land Entries 1790-1798, Book 3, Page 115, Grant 457.  "The first entry under the Late Act."  9 February 1795, Matthew Moore enters 640 acres in Stokes Co. on North side of Dan River on waters of Little Peter Creek and waters of Barnes Branch; borders John Lawson "Black Eye", Joel Catchem, William Lankford, Peter Prewett and Patmon Lawson; includes some "drafts" or waters of Buck Island Creek and two iron ore banks; as "bounty claim" for iron works agreeable to an Act of Assembly passed at Fayetteville in 1788.
Thomas & Jonas
Jun 1795
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Court Minutes – Thursday 4th Court, June 1795.  Thomas Lawson being charged of begetting a bastard child on the body of Charity Manor by the name of Orrg, who entered into bond.  Bond with Jonas Lawson S___ in the sum of 100 pounds for keeping said Orry Manor from being chargeable to the county.
David Jeff
8 Sep 1795
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Land Entries 1790 - 1798.  Page 130, Grant 520, 8 September 1795, David Jeff Lawson enters 100 acres in Stokes Co. on waters of Peters Creeks; includes "plantation" where said Lawson lives.
David
10 Sep 1795
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Record of Deeds, Vol. 3, page 199.
This Indenture made the tenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five between David Lawson of the County of Stoke, state of N. Carolina of the one part and John Wilson of the same county & state of the other part, witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of twenty five pounds current money in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained, & sold, and by these present grant, bargain, sell enfeoff, alienate, and confirm, unto the said John Wilson a certain tract of land containing one hundred acres more or less, lying & being on both sides of Dan River in the county aforesaid, Beginning at a hickory & dogwood in Samuel Edgmond’s line, thence west one hundred and sixty poles to a pine on the north bank of said River, thence south down said river and crossing one hundred poles to a post, thence east one hundred and sixty poles to a white oak in Edgmond’s line, thence north one hundred poles crossing said River to the Beginning.  To have and to hold the aforesaid one hundred acres of land, with the appurtenance and all rights privileges & improvements to the same in any wise belonging or appertaining to him the said John Wilson his heirs and assigns, and the said David Lawson do by these present covenant & agree to with the said John Wilson that he the said John Wilson shall and may forever hereafter have hold occupy possess and enjoy the said land and premises and the said David Lawson doth bind and oblige himself his heirs executors & administrators to warrant and defend the aforesaid granted land and premises to him the said John Wilson his heirs and assigns forever.  In witness whereof the said David Lawson hereunto set his hand & seal the day & date first above written.
Signed David his X mark Lawson  His seal
Signed, sealed & delivered in the presence of us, Jos. Cloud, Elisabeth Cloud & Nancy Cloud.
Stokes County/June Term 1795 – The execution of the above Deed was duly proved in Open Court by the Oath of Joseph Cloud Esq. and ordered to be registered. 
Test Rob. Williams CC
John Jr., John Sr., Jonas, Patmon, Sherod & Burel
1796
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1796 Capt. Cloud’s District.
Lawson, John Jr.; 50 acres
Lawson, John Sr.; 200 acres
Lawson, Jonas; 400 acres
Lawson, Patmon; 100 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Sherod; 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1796 Capt. Ward’s District.
Lawson, Burel; 1 white poll
David Jeff
18 Jun 1796
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Land Entries 1790-1798, Book 3, page 315, Grants, entered 18 June 1796 (Believe this a reentry of Grant 520, which was entered on 8 September 1795.) – No. 494 - To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting, Know ye that we for and in consideration of the sum of fifty shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our Treasury by David Jeff Lawson, have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said David Jeff Lawson a tract of land containing one hundred acres lying and being in the County of Stoke on the waters of Peters Creek, Beginning at a Spanish Oak on the south side of a road thence north one hundred poles crossing said road to a red oak, west one hundred and sixty poles crossing a small branch to a black oak, south one hundred poles crossing a branch to a stake, thence east one hundred and sixty poles to the Beginning. Entered the 18th of June 1796 as by the Plat hereunto annexed doth appear, together with all woods, waters, mines, minerals, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining. To hold to the said David Jeff Lawson, his heirs and assigns forever yielding and paying to us such sums of money yearly or otherwise as our General Assembly from time to time may direct. Provided always that the said Grantee shall cause this grant to be registered in the Register’s office of our said County of Stokes within twelve months from the date hereof, otherwise the same shall be void and of no effect. In testimony wherefore have caused these our letters to be made patent and our great seal to be hereunto affixed. Witness William R. Davie Esquire our Governor Captain General and Commander in Chief at Raliegh the seventh day of June in the 23rd year of our Independence, and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and ninety nine.
By Command Will White Secretary
Signed W. R. Davie
John (Black Eye), Jonas, (John) Junr., Patman, Sherrod & Burrel
1797
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1797 Capt. Cloud’s District.
Lawson, John (Black Eye); 200 acres
Lawson, Jonas; 400 acres
Lawson, Junr. [Believe to be John Jr.]; 50 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Patman; 75 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Sherrod; 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1797 Capt. Ward’s District.
Lawson, Burrel; 1 white poll
Sherrid, Patman, John (Gober Pea), Ishan (B.E.), David Jeff., John Jr., Jonas & Burill
1798
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1798 Capt. Cloud’s District.
Lawson, Sherrid; 50 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Patman; 75 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, John (Gober Pea); 1 white poll
Lawson, Isham (B. E.) (John B. E.?); 200 acres
Lawson, David Jf. [Jeff. or Jr.?]; 50 acres
Lawson, John Jr.; 1 white poll
Lawson, Jonas; 400 acres

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1798 Capt. Ward’s District.
Lawson, Burril; 1 white poll
John (Black Eye), Jonas, Patman, John Jr., David (Jeff), Sherred & Burel
1799
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1799 Capt. Cloud’s District.
Lawson, John (Black Eye); 200 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Jonas; 400 acres
Lawson, Patman; 1 white poll
Lawson, John Jr.; 50 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, David (Jeff); 50 acres
Lawson, Sherred; 50 acres, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1799 Capt. Vawter’s District.
Lawson, Burel; 1 white poll
Thomas, Jonas, David, Sherrid, Patmon, John, John & Burrel
1800
Stokes
The following Lawsons were enumerated in the 1800 Stokes County, NC Census.  Group by pages they were on.
Thomas Lawson, 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female 16-26

Jonas Lawson, 5 males under 10, 2 males 10-16, 1 male 45 or over, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45

David Lawson, 1 male under 5, 1 male 45 or over, 1 female 10-16, 4 females 26-45, 1 female 45 or over.

Sherrid Lawsin, 1 male 26-45, 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45

Fatmon (Patmon) Losson, 2 males under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45, 4 females under 10, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 26-45

John Losson, 3 males under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 1 female 26-45

Samuel Lawson, 2 males under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 female 16-26

John Lowson, 1 male 45 or over, 1 female 45 or over

William Hooker, 2 males under 10, 1 male 10-16, 2 males 16-26, 1 male over 45, 1 female under 10, 2 females 10-16 ,1 female over 45

Burrel Lawson, 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 3 females under 10, 1 female 26-45
John Sr., John Jr., David (Jeff.) Shearwood, Jonas, Thomas, Patmon & Buril
1800
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1800 Capt. Cloud’s District.
Lawson, John Sr.; 200 acres
Lawson, John Jr.; 50 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, David (Jeff); 50 acres
Lawson, Shearwood; 50 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Jonas; 400 acres
Lawson, Thomas; 1 white poll
Lawson, Patmon; 150 acres, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1800 Capt. Vawter’s District.
Lawson, Buril; 1 white poll
Patmon
15 Nov 1800
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Land Entries, Book 4, page 190, Deed, dated 15 November 1800 – This Indenture made this fifteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred, between Jeremiah Collins of the County of Stokes, State of N. Carolina of the one part and Patmon Lawson, of the County and State aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, enfeoff, alienate and confirm unto the said Patmon Lawson a certain tract of land situate, lying and being in the County and State aforesaid Buck Island Creek, Beginning at a chestnut on the west side of said Creek thence north fifteen chains with Charles Elliot’s line to a red oak west thirty five chains and fifty links to a chestnut oak, south forty chains to a white oak, east thirty eight chains and seventy links to a Spanish oak, crossing said Creek, north twenty five chains to a stake, thence east three chains and twenty links crossing said Creek to the Beginning, containing one hundred and fifty acres be the same more or less.  To have and to hold the said granted one hundred & fifty acres of land with the appurtenances and all rights, privileges and improvements to the same belonging or appertaining and the said Jeremiah Collins doth by these present bind him, himself, his heirs, executors & administrators to warrant and defend the aforesaid granted land and premises to him the said Patmon Lawson his heirs and assigns forever, free from the rights title, right of dower, lawful claim or demand of any person or persons whatsoever.  In witness whereof the aforesaid Jeremiah Collins hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal.
Signed Jeremiah his X mark Collins    His seals
Sealed and delivered before
John Fields & John Whitlock
Stokes County, December Term 1802.  The execution of the above deed was duly proven in open court by the oath of John Fields, ordered to be registered.
Thos. Armstrong DC
David Jeff, John (BE), John Jr., Jonas, Patmon, Samuel, Sherod, Thomas & Thomas (son of Jonas)
1801
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1801 Capt. Cloud’s District.
Lawson, David Jeff; 100 acres
Lawson, John (BE); 200 acres
Lawson, John Jr.; 50 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Jonas; 400 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Patmon; 150 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Saml.; 150 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Sherod; 1 white poll
Lawson, Thos.; 1 white poll
Lawson, Thos. (son of Jonas); 1 white poll
Clemment, David, John, John Sr., Jonas, Moses, Patmn, Sherwood, Thomas & Thomas (son of Jonas)
1802
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1802 Capt. Cloud’s District.
Lawson, Clemment; 50 acres
Lawson, David; 50 acres
Lawson, John; 50 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, John Sr.; 200 acres
Lawson, Jonas, 400 acres
Lawson, Moses, 1 white poll
Lawson, Patmon, 150 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Sherwood; 1 white poll
Lawson, Thomas; 1 white poll
Lawson, Thomas (son of Jonas); 1 white poll
Clemment, David Jeff, John, Jonas, Patmon, Sherrod, Thomas & Thomas
1803
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1803 Capt. Cloud’s District.
Lawson, Clemment; 50 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, David Jeff; 50 acres
Lawson, John; 50 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Jonas; 350 acres
Lawson, Patmon; 200 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Sherrod; 1 white poll
Lawson, Thomas; 1 white poll
Lawson, Thomas; 1 white poll
Patmon, Thomas, John & Jonas
13 Oct 1803
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Deed Book 6, page 190, Deed, 13 October 1803 – This Indenture made this thirteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & three, between Patmon Lawson of the County of Stokes and State of North Carolina of the one part and Thomas Lawson, of the same County and State of the other part, witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds lawful money of said State, the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged hath granted, bargained & sold & do by these presents grant, bargain & sell enfeoff, alienate & confirm unto the said Thomas Lawson a certain piece or parcel of land situate, lying & being in the County & State aforesaid on Barnes branch & bounded as follows, Beginning at a white oak the NE corner of the original survey, thence west fourteen chains & seventy links to three dogwoods near said branch, south thirty four chain to a stone pile in a field, east fourteen chains & seventy links to a stake on the north side of a road, thence north thirty four chains to the Beginning, containing fifty acres be the same more or less, being a part of an survey of one hundred acres granted to the said Patmon.  To have and to hold the aforesaid granted land with the appurtenances & all rights, privileges & improvements to the said Patmon doth by these present bind him, himself, his heirs &c to warrant and defend granted land & premises to him the said Thomas Lawson his heirs and assigns forever, free & clear from the rights title, right of dower, lawful claim or demand of any person whatsoever.  In witness whereof the said Patmon Lawson hath hereunto set my hand & seal.
Signed Patmon his X mark Lawson    His seals
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of
Joseph Cloud, John his X mark Lawson, Jonas his X mark Lawson
Stokes County, September Term 1818.  The execution of the above deed was duly proven in open court by Joseph Cloud & ordered to be registered.
M. R. Moore CC
Thomas, Patmon, John & Jonas
13 Oct 1803
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Deed Book 6, page 198, Deed, 13 October 1803 – This Indenture made this Thirteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three, between Joseph Cloud of the County of Stokes, State of North Carolina of the one part and Thomas Lawson, of the same County and State of the other part, witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged, hath granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, enfeoff, alienate and confirm unto the said Thomas Lawson a certain piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the County and State aforesaid on the waters of Barnes Branch and bounded as follows, Beginning at a white oak in Patmon Lawson’s line, thence east eighty four poles crossing a road to a small black oak, north ninety five poles to pointers, east eighty four poles to pointers, crossing a spring branch, thence south ninety five poles to the Beginning, containing fifty acres be the same more or less, being a part of a survey of three thousand acres.  To have and to hold the aforesaid granted land and premises with the appurtenances and all rights, privileges and improvements to the same in any wise belonging or appertaining to him the said Thomas Lawson, and the Joseph Cloud doth by these present bind himself, his heirs, &c to warrant and defend the aforesaid granted land and premises to him the said Thomas Lawson his heirs and assigns forever.  In witness whereof the aforesaid Joseph Cloud hath hereunto set his hand and seal the date above written.
Signed Joseph Cloud    His seals
Signed, sealed and in presence of
John his X mark Lawson, Philip his X mark Hall, Jonas his X mark Lawson
Stokes County, September Term 1818.  The execution of this deed was duly acknowledged in open court and ordered to be registered.
M. R. Moore CC
Thomas, John, Letty, Clem, Patmon & Randall Hall
15 Oct 1803
Stokes
Stokes County, NC - Deed Book 5, page 160, Deeds, dated 15 October 1803 – Thomas Lawson, John Lawson, Letty Lawson, Clem Lawson, Patmon Lawson and Randall Hall are selling to Thomas Gains 200 acres of land on Little Peters Creek.  The deed does not say where they acquired the land, but they are obviously tenants in common.  There is a state grant No. 813, dated 5 October 1778, in the Surry County Book of Land Entries, 1778 – 1781 and reentered in Vol. 1, Stokes County Record of Deeds, 1787 – 1793, page 124, Grant No. 1071, dated 18 May 1781, that was received by John Lawson for 200 acres, which is the same 200 acres as shown below with identical land description.  This John Lawson who is identified in the tax lists as John Lawson B.E. (Black Eye).  Looks like John Black Eye Lawson’s children and son-in-law are selling his land.

This Indenture made the 15th day of October AD 1803, between Patmon Lawson, Letty Lawson, Randall Hall, John Lawson, Thomas Lawson, & Clem Lawson of the County of Stokes State of N. Carolina of the one part and Thomas Gains of the County and State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the sum of thirty one pounds Virginia money by the said Thos. Gains in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged, hath granted, bargained, and sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alienate and confirm unto the said Thomas Gains a certain tract or piece of land lying & being in the said County of Stokes, Beginning at a pine on the north side of Little Peters Creek Running west thirty nine chains & two links & a half to a Red Oak in James Gains' line, south with William Bailey, fifty one chains and twenty five Links crossing the said Creeks, to a white oak thence East thirty nine chains and two links and an half, to a post, thence north fifty one chains & twenty five links crossing the said Creek to the beginning,  containing two hundred acres more or less.  To have and to hold the aforesaid Land with the appurtenances, and all rights, privileges to the same in any wise belonging or appertaining; unto him the said Thomas Gains his heirs and assigns forever.  And the said Patmon Lawson, Letty Lawson, Randall Hall, John Lawson, Thomas Lawson & Clem Lawson do hereby covenant with the said Thomas Gains, that the said Thomas Gains his heirs and assigns shall and may forever here after hold possess and enjoy the said granted land and premises, and the said Patmon Lawson, Letty Lawson, Randall Hall, John Lawson, Thos. Lawson & Clem Lawson hereby bind and oblige themselves their heirs &c to warrant and defend the said land and premises to the said Thos. Gains his heirs and assigns forever free and clear from all persons claiming whatever, Witness our hands & seals the day and year first above written.
Signed - Patmon -his X mark- Lawson, Letty –her X mark- Lawson, Randall -his X mark- Hall, John -his X mark- Lawson, Thomas Lawson, Clem Lawson
Test Wm. D. Gains & George Gains
Stokes County June Term 1807.  The execution of the above deed was duly proven in open Court by George Gains, ordered to be registered.
Test Robert Williams CC
Elisha, Jonas, John, Shrod, Thomas, Burel & Moses
1804
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1804 Peters Creek District.
Lawson, Elisha; 1 white poll
Lawson, James [Jonas?]; 350 acres
Lawson, John; 50 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Shrod; 1 white poll
Lawson, Thomas; 100 acres, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1804 Beaver Island District.
Lawson, Burel; 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1804 Deep River District.
Losson, Mosses; 165 acres, 1 white poll
Moses
1 Jun 1804
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Land Entries, Book 4, page 382, Deed, dated 1 June 1804 – This Indenture made the first day of June in the year of our Lord 1804, between Charles Whitlock of the County of Stokes, State of N. Carolina of the one part and Moses Lawson, of the said County and State of the other part, witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds, in hand paid the said Charles Whitlock hath granted and sold a certain piece of land lying in the County and State aforesaid, being part of the said Whitlock’s old survey, on the waters of Snow Creek, Beginning at a post oak, Richard Wood’s Corner, thence west to an old fence row, thence with the said fence roll to the mouth of a lane, thence with the said lane to a branch, thence up the said branch to the fork, thence up the south fork to Bullin side (Bullin Sid’s?) line, thence with the said line to the corner thence south to a road, thence with the said road to the east and west line, thence with said line to pointers in the old line, thence north thirty chains to the first station, containing one hundred and seventy five acres be the same more or less.  Being part of an original survey made for the said Charles Whitlock date of survey May 4th 1779.  Date of Grant April 3rd 1780.   To have and to hold the said one hundred and seventy five acres of land with the appurtenances and all rights, privileges and improvements to the same belonging, to the land Moses Lawson and the said Charles Whitlock doth covenant and agree with the said Lawson that he the said Moses Lawson his heirs and assigns shall and…. have, hold, occupy, possess and enjoy the aforesaid granted land & premises and the said Charles Whitlock doth bind & oblige himself, his heirs, executors and administrators firmly by these presents to warrant and defend the aforesaid granted land and premises to him the said Moses Lawson his heirs and assigns forever, free and clear from the rights title, right of dower, lawful claim or demand of any person whatsoever.  In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal the day & date above written.
Signed Charles Whitlock    His seals
Sealed and delivered before
John Whitlock & Nancy Whitlock
Stokes County, March Term 1804.  The execution of the above deed was duly proven in open court by oath of John Whitlock, ordered to be registered.
Robt. Williams CC
Jonas
28 Jul 1804
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Deed Book 5, page 361, Deed, 28 July 1804 – This Indenture made 28th day of July AD 1804, between Jonas Lawson of the County of Stokes N. Carolina of the one part and Lewis Deatherage, County and State aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of twenty one pounds, ten shilling to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained and sold, alienated and confirmed unto the said Lewis Deatherage a certain tract of land situate, lying in said County on the waters of Snow Creek, Beginning at a post oak, the N.E. corner of the original survey, thence south sixty five poles with the old line to a Spanish oak, west one hundred and eighty poles crossing a branch to a stake north 25 degrees west, seventy poles to pointers crossing said branch, thence east crossing a fork of said branch to the Beginning, containing one fifty acres more or less.  To have and to hold the aforesaid land and premises to the same in anywise belonging unto him the said Lewis Deatherage his heirs and assigns forever and the said Jonas Lawson doth bind himself, his heirs and to warrant and defend the said land and premises to the said Lewis Deatherage his heirs and assigns forever, free and clear from the rights, title, claim or demand of any person whatsoever.  In witness whereof the said Jonas Lawson hath hereunto set his hand & seal the date above written.
Signed Jonas his X mark Lawson    His seals
Sealed and delivered before
Jos. Cloud, David Moore & John Bahannan
Stokes County, March Term 1811.  The execution of this deed was duly proven in open court by oath of Joseph Cloud, ordered to be registered.
Robt. Williams CC
Jonas
1805
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1805 Peters Creek District.
Lawson, Jonas; 350 acres
Lawson, Thomas; 100 acres, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1805 Chimney District.
Lawson, Moses; 165 acres, 1 white poll
Elisha, Jonas, Thomas, Moses & John
1806
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1806 Peters Creek District.
Lawson, Elisha; 1 white poll
Lawson, Jonas; 350 acres
Lawson, Thomas; 100 acres, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1806 Stone Chimney District.
Lawson, Moses; 165 acres, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1806 Meadows District.
Lawson, John; 100 acres, 1 white poll
Clemment, Jonas, Thomas, Moses & John
1807
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1807 Peters Creek District.
Lawson, Clemment; 1 white poll
Lawson, Jonas; 350 acres
Lawson, Thomas; 100 acres, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1807 Snow Creek District.
Lawson, Moses; 165 acres, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1807 Meadows District.
Lawson, John; 100 acres, 1 white poll
Burrell, Elisha, Jonas, Thomas & Moses
1808
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1808 Peters Creek District.
Lawson, Burrell; 1 white poll
Lawson, Elisha; 1 white poll
Lawson, James [Jonas?]; 350 acres
Lawson, Thomas; 100 acres, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1808 Snow Creek District.
Lawson, Moses; 165 acres, 1 white poll
David
1 Sep 1808
Stokes
David Lawson married Sarah “Sary” Lawson 1 September 1808 in Stokes County, NC
David, Elisha, Jonas, Thomas, Burrel, John & Moses
1809
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1809 Peters Creek District.
Lawson, David; 1 white poll
Lawson, Elisha; 1 white poll
Lawson, Jonas; 350 acres
Lawson, Thomas; 100 acres, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1809 Snow Creek District.
Lawson, Burrel; 1 white poll
Lawson, John; 100 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Moses; 165 acres, 1 white poll
Burrill, Sherrod (or Sherwood), Thomas, David, Ambrose, Elisha, Jonas, Moses, Joshua & John
1810
Stokes
The 1810 Stokes County, NC Census got a little confusing and it took a while to figure out why there were two lists in Stokes County with basically the same names.  One is the census and the other is a manufacturing survey.  Also, part of it was listed under Surry County.

Peters Creek District
Burrill Lawson, 2 males under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 26-45

Sherrod (in manufacturing Sherwood) Lawson, 1 male 45 or over, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 45 or over

William Hooker 2 males 10-16, 1 male 45 or over, 2 females 16-26, 1 female 45 or over

Thomas Lawson, 4 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-45

David Lawson, 2 males under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45

The next page after the page with David is ___rose Lawson, which I believe is Ambrose Lawson.  All I could read is a possible 1 male 26-45.  In the manufacturing list it has this name as a second Thomas?

Elisha Lawson, 2 males under 10, 1 male 16-26, 3 females under 10, 1 female 16-26

Jonas Lawson, 1 male under 10, 4 males 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 45 or over, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45 or over

Snow Creek District
Moses Lawson, 1 male under 10, 2 males 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 45 or over, 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 26-45

Joshua Lawson, 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26

John Lawson, 2 males 10-16, 1 male 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 3 females 16-26, 1 female 26-45
Ambrose, David, Elisha, Jonas, Thomas, Burrel, John, Moses & Sherod
1810
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1810 Peters Creek District.
Lawson, Ambrose; 1 white poll
Lawson, David; 1 white poll
Lawson, Elisha; 1 white poll
Lawson, Jonas; 350 acres
Lawson, Thomas; 100 acres, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1810 Snow Creek District.
Lawson, Burrel; 140 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, John; 100 acres
Lawson, Moses; 165 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Sherod; 1 white poll
John
21 Jul 1810
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Deed Book 5, page 322, Deed, 21 July 1810 – This Indenture made 21st day of July AD 1810, between Joseph Newman of the Stokes County, State of N. Carolina of the one part and John Lawson of the County & State aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth that the said Joseph Newman for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & fifty dollars of the United States to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he the said Joseph Newman hath granted, bargained, sold & confirmed unto John Lawson, his heirs and assigns forever a tract of land lying on the north side of Dan River containing one hundred acres, Beginning at a Spanish oak on the bank of said River, running thence east forty seven chains and fifty links to a pad, thence south forty five chains & twenty five links crossing said River to a hickory and the sapling, thence up said River to the Beginning, with all the privileges appurtenances to the same belonging and the rents, issues and profits of the said premises and all the estate right, title, claim & interest of him the said Joseph Newman of, in and to the land & premises hereby granted, to have & to hold the said tract of land and premises and every part and article thereof, unto the said John Lawson, his heirs & assigns forever.  And the said Joseph Newman for himself & his heirs, the said tract of land and premises against him & his heirs and against all and every other person whatever, to the said John Lawson, his heirs and assigns, shall & will warrant & forever defend by these presents, for witness whereof the said Joseph Newman hereunto set his hand & seal date above written.
Signed Joseph Newman    His seals
Sealed & delivered before Jesse Dunlap & Samuel Welch
Stokes County, Sept. Term 1810.  The execution of this deed was duly proven in open court by Samuel Welch & ordered to be registered.
Robt. Williams CC
David, Elisha, Jonas, Thomas, Thomas, Moses, Sherod & John
1811
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1811 Peters Creek District.
Lawson, David; 1 white poll
Lawson, Elisha; 1 white poll
Lawson, Jonas; 300 acres
Lawson, Thomas; 1 white poll
Lawson, Thomas; 100 acres, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1811 Snow Creek District.
Lawson, Moses; 165 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Sherod; 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1811 Meadows District.
Lawson, John; 100 acres
Elizabeth “Betsey”
6 Feb 1811
Stokes
Elizabeth “Betsey” Lawson married Joseph W. Hooker 6 February 1811 in Stokes County, NC
Thomas
1 Nov 1811
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Deed Book 6, page 222, Deed, 1 November 1811 – This Indenture made this First day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven, between William Nelson Junr. of the County of Stokes, State of N. Carolina of the one part and Thomas Lawson, of the same County and State of the other part, witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged, hath given, granted, bargained and sold and do by these presents give, grant, bargain, sell, alienate and confirm unto the said Thomas Lawson a certain tract, piece or parcel of land lying and being in the aforesaid County and State on Barnes Branch of Dan River and bounded as follows, Beginning at a black oak the north west corner of a survey made for Joel Ketchum, thence south with line one hundred and eighty poles to a locust, west thirty seven poles to a small black oak, said Lawson’s former corner, north with line one hundred poles to pointers, west with his line eighty poles crossing two small branches to a white oak, north one hundred and forty poles to a stake in William Yates’s line, crossing Barnes Branch, east with his eighty poles to a white oak in Randal Hall’s line, south with his line sixty poles to a stone pile in a field, thence east thirty eight poles to the Beginning, containing one hundred and ten acres be the same more or less.  To have and to hold the aforesaid one hundred ten acres with the appurtenances and all rights, privileges and improvements to the same in any wise belonging or appertaining to him the said Thomas Lawson, and the William Nelson doth by these present bind himself, his heirs, executors and administrators to warrant and defend the aforesaid granted land and premises to him the said Thomas Lawson his heirs and assigns forever, &c and clear from the right, title, right of dower, lawful claim or demand of any person or persons whatsoever.  In witness whereof the said William Nelson hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the date above written.
Signed William his X mark Nelson  His seals
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of
Joseph Cloud, J. Cloud & Philip his X mark Hall
Stokes County, September Term 1818.  The execution of this deed was duly proven in open court by Joseph Cloud and ordered to be registered.
Matt. R. Moore CC
Ambrose, David, Elisha, Jonas, Thomas, Eliza, John, Joshua & Sherod
1812
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1812 Peters Creek District.
Lawson, Ambrose; 1 white poll
Lawson, David; 1 white poll
Lawson, Elisha; 1 white poll
Lawson, Jonas; 350 acres
Lawson, Thomas; 210 acres, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1812 Snow Creek District.
Lawson, Eliza; 160 acres
Lawson, John; 100 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Joshua; 50 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Sherod; 1 white poll
Ambrose, Elisha, Jonas, John, Thomas, Thomas, William, Burrell, John & Sherod
1813
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1813 Peters Creek District.
Lawson, Ambrose; 1 white poll
Lawson, Elisha; 1 white poll
Lawson, James [Jonas?]; 350 acres
Lawson, John; 200 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Thomas; 1 white poll
Lawson, Thomas; 210 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, William; 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1813 Snow Creek District.
Lawson, Burrell; 1 white poll
Lawson, John; 100 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Sherod; 1 white poll
Katy
15 Jul 1813
Stokes
Katy Lawson married James Matthews 15 July 1813 in Stokes County, NC
John, Jurusha “Ressia”, Jesse & Patsy

19 Mar 1813

Stokes
Stokes County, NC Wills, Volumes I-IV, 1790-1864, page 144, 19 March 1813.  “Word of Mouth” Will of John Lawson, June Term 1813, at the house of William Hooker where he resided for several weeks about last February 1813.  Daughter Ressia, my horse and bridle for her care of me.  Witnesses: Jesse Lawson and Patsy  (X) Lawson  (Note: Some refer to this John Lawson as John Lawson “Goober Pea”.)
John
1 Jun 1813
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Deed Book 5, page 516, Deed, 1 June 1813 – This Indenture made the first day of June AD 1813, between George Hauser & Charles Banner Esquire of the County of Stokes, State of N. Carolina of the one part and John Lawson of the same places of the other part, witnesseth that the said George Hauser & Charles Banner for and in consideration of the sum of twenty five pounds to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath given, granted, bargained & sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain & sell alien and confirm unto the said John Lawson, his heirs and assigns forever a certain piece or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Stokes, on the north side of Dan River, being part of a 1280 acre survey granted by the State to George Hauser,  bounded as follows, Beginning at a chestnut tree on the south side of John Bennet’s thence east crossing the said branch twenty three and an half chains to a black oak, west forty two and an half chains to a black gum and chestnut, in said Lawson’s old line, south with said line (formerly Matthew Hill’s) crossing said John Bennet’s, twenty three and an half chains to a point in Dan River on a Bluff, thence east  to the Beginning.  Containing one hundred acres be the same more or less.  And also all the woods, ways, waters and water courses and all & every the appurtenances therein to belonging or appertaining and the revisions & reminders, rents issues & profits of the aforesaid land & premises and all the estate right, title, interest, claims, property and demand of the said George Hauser & Charles Banner of, in and to the land & premises hereby granted, to have & to hold to the said John Lawson, his heirs and assigns forever.  And the said George Hauser & Chas. Banner for themselves & their heirs the aforesaid land and premises and every part thereof, against them and their heirs and all other persons whatsoever to the said John Lawson, his heirs and assigns will warrant & forever defend by these presents, in witness whereof the said George Hauser & Charles Banner hereunto set their hands & seals the day & year first above written.
Signed George Hauser & Charles Banner    Their seals
Stokes County, March Term 1814.  The execution of this deed was duly acknowledged in open court & ordered to be registered.
Let it be registered Robt. Williams CC
Moses, Elizabeth, John, Elizabeth, Joshua, Levina, Jesse, John, Fanny, Sally, Peggy, Heneritta, James, Moses & Nancy
26 Oct 1813
Stokes
Moses Lawson served in the War of the Revolution as follows: - three months tour starting July 1780 and was in the Battle of Kings Mountain [7 Oct. 1780] in Captain Joseph Cloud’s company and a tour of six months under a Capt. [Henry] Smith or Capt. Meredith to South Carolina and was in a battle at a place called Brier River or Creek in the south [Battle of Briar Creek, GA, 3 March 1779] and other tours ranging after Tories.  In the pension papers filed 24 August 1840 for Moses’ wife, Elizabeth, it indicated she was 75 years old in October next.  She declared that her maiden name was Bradley and she married Moses Lawson on 10 November 1789 in Caswell County, NC by Rev’d. Moore and at the time they were residences of Halifax County, VA.  States Moses died 26 October 1813.  To support Elizabeth's claim, Elizabeth Lawson, age 76 years, stated Moses was her brother-in-law and the brother of her husband John Lawson and that John was at the wedding of Moses and Elizabeth.  Application indicates they had 11 children, first of which was Joshua Lawson born in September 1790 in Surry County (which changed to Stokes County), next was Levina, about two years between births, then Jesse, John, Fanny, Sally, Peggy, Heneritta, James, Moses and late was Nancy.

A supporting deposition on the same date as Elizabeth’s application by William Bryant [or Bryan], age 73 years, formerly of Stokes County, now a resident of Patrick County, VA stated he stood by the side of the said Elizabeth Lawson (whose maiden name was Bradley) when a Rev’d. James Moore joined said Moses Lawson and Elizabeth together as man and wife in the County of Caswell, NC after they had been legally published by said preacher in the congregation of his church in said County of Caswell in the fall of the year 1789 or 1790, they were residents of Halifax County in Virginia near the sate line and shortly after they were married they removed to Surry County, NC.  Also stated that he was a cousin of Moses Lawson.

Lewis Wolff, a pensioner, aged about 82 years and Jacob Helsepeck also a pensioner, age 77 years, both residents of Stokes County, NC gave supporting depositions with much the same information given above.  It is interesting that they used the name of Amos, but it was crossed out and Moses inserted.

Included with her application was a copy of the Marriage Bond, dated 6 December 1788, signed by Moses Lawson and John Lawson and listed her name as Betsey Bradley.
Patmon
20 May 1814
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Deed Book 5, page 694 – This Indenture made this 20 May 1814 between William Bryant of Stokes County, NC of the one part and Christopher Stanley of the same county and state of the other, witness, that for and in consideration of the som of 25 dollars and 17 cents to me in hand paid by the said Christopher Stanley, the receipt is fully acknowledged and that the said William Bryant hath bargained, sold and delivered unto Christopher Stanley his heirs and assigns a certain tract of land or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Stokes on the waters of Rainey Branch and Buck Island Beginning at a white oak in the line of a survey made for Patmon Losson then south 17 chains and 50 links crossing a road to a black gum wet 208 chains and 50 links crossing said road to pointers thence north 17 chains and 50 links down a branch to a post oak, thence east 28 and 50 links to the beginning containing 50 acres be the same more or less, including the dwelling house and plantation whereon the said William Bryant now lives… Signed and sealed in the presence of us this 20 May 1814.  Signed William X Bryant, seal.  Witnesses John Campbell and Robert Smith.  Proved September Term 1816.
Ambrose, Elisha, Jonas, Thomas (Barnes Branch), Thomas (John Fields), Elizabeth, Joshua & Sherrod
1814
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1814 Peters Creek District.
Lawson, Ambrose; 1 white poll
Lawson, Elisha; 1 white poll
Lawson, Jonas; 350 acres
Lawson, Thomas (Barnes Branch); 210 acres, 1 white poll
Lawson, Thomas (John Fields); 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1814 Snow Creek District.
Lawson, Elizabeth; 165 acres
Lawson, Joshua; 1 white poll
Lawson, Sherrod; 30 acres, 1 white poll
Ambrose, Elisha, Jonas, Thomas, Thomas, Elizabeth, John & Sherod
1815
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1815 Peters Creek District.
Lawson, Ambrose; 1 white poll
Lawson, Elisha; 1 white poll
Lawson, James [Jonas?]; 350 acres, land value of $500
Lawson, Thomas; 210 acres, land value of $110, 1 white poll
Lawson, Thomas; 100 acres, land value of $100, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1815 Stone Chimney District.
Lawson, Elizabeth; 132 acres, land value $132
Lawson, John; 100 acres, land value $150, 1 white poll
Lawson, Sherod; 30 acres, land value $30, 1 white poll
Katherine “Katy”
22 Jan 1816
Stokes
Katherine “Katy” Lawson married John Harvey 22 January 1816 in Stokes County, NC  Daughter of John and Elizabeth (Miller) Lawson.
Jonas & Elisha
7 Mar 1816
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Deed Book 5, page 641, Deed, 7 March 1816 – This Indenture made seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & sixteen, between Jonas Lawson of the County of Stokes and State of North Carolina of the one part and Elisha Lawson of the same County and State of the other part, witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars by the said Elisha Lawson to the said Jonas Lawson on hand paid the receipt whereof is hereof fully acknowledged, the said Jonas Lawson, hath given, granted, bargained and sold & do by these present, give, grant, bargain, sell, alienate and confirm unto said Elisha Lawson, a certain tract, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the County and State aforesaid on the north fork of Snow Creek and bounded as follows, Beginning at a white oak the south west corner of the original survey thence north one hundred and forty poles crossing said Creek to pointers in the old line, east one hundred and eight poles crossing two branches to a stake in a field, south one hundred and forty poles crossing said Creek to a stake in the old line, thence west with the old line to the Beginning, containing one hundred acres more or less, a part of a survey of four hundred acres, granted by said State to the said Jonas Lawson.  To have and to hold the aforesaid granted one hundred acres of land with the appurtenance and all rights, privileges and improvements to the same in anywise belonging or appertaining to him the said Elisha Lawson and the said Jonas Lawson doth by these presents bind himself, his heirs &c to warrant & defend the aforesaid granted land and premises to him the said Elisha Lawson, his heirs or assigns forever free and clear from the rights, title, lawful claim or demand of any person whatsoever.  In witness whereof the said Jonas Lawson hath hereunto set his hand & seal.
Signed Jonas his X mark Lawson    His seals
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of
Wm. Moore, James Hampton, John Collins
Stokes County, March Term 1816.  The execution of this deed was duly proven in open court by William Moore & ordered to be registered.
Robt. Williams CC
Jonas, Ambrose & Joseph
7 Mar 1816
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Deed Book 5, page 656, Deed, 7 March 1816 – This Indenture made seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & sixteen, between Jonas Lawson of the County of Stokes and State of North Carolina of the one part and Ambrose Lawson son of the said Joseph Lawson of the same County and State of the other part, witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars by the said Ambrose Lawson in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged, the said Jonas Lawson hath given, granted, bargained and sold & do by these present, give, grant, bargain, sell, alienate and confirm unto said Ambrose Lawson, a certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the County and State aforesaid on the waters of the north fork of Snow Creek and bounded as follows, Beginning at a black oak the (NW) corner the original survey, thence south one hundred and seventy poles to pointers the corner between Elisha Lawson & the said Ambrose Lawson, east with a division line one hundred and eight poles crossing two branches to a stake in a field north one hundred & twelve poles to a white oak in William Moore’s line, west with his twelve poles to a stake, north twenty degrees west seventy poles crossing a branch to a locust said Moore’s corner in the old line, thence west seventy poles, crossing said branch to the Beginning, containing one hundred acres be the same more or less, being a part of a survey of four hundred acres, granted by said State to the said Jonas Lawson.  To have and to hold the aforesaid one hundred acres of land with the appurtenance & all rights, privileges and improvements to the same belonging or appertaining to him the said Ambrose Lawson and the said Jonas Lawson doth by these presents bind himself, his heirs &c to warrant & defend the aforesaid land and premises to him the said Ambrose Lawson, his heirs or assigns forever free & clear from the rights, title, right of dower, lawful claim of any person or persons whatsoever.  In witness whereof the said Jonas Lawson hath hereunto set his hand & seal.
Signed Jonas his X mark Lawson    His seals
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of
Wm. Moore, James Hampton, John Collins
Stokes County, March Term 1816.  The execution of this deed was duly proven in open court by William Moore & ordered to be registered.
Robt. Williams CC
Jonas, Mary, Anna, Martha, Sarah, Nancy, Milly (Mildred), William, Jonas, Lemuel, Adam, James & Robert
Mar 1816
Stokes
Jonas died testate some time after 13 February 1816 when he wrote the will and when it was proved at March Court 1816 and recorded in Stokes County Will Book 2, page 174, 13 February 1816.  Five daughters were left ten shillings each: Mary Cloud, Anna Lawson, Martha Allen, Sarah Lawson, and Nancy Wood.  Wife Milly was left the entire estate.  Also named are “my last children”: William, Jonas, Lemuel, Adam, James and Robert.  Ex’s: wife Milly, son William.  Wit: John Webb and William Moore, Jurat.  Signed Jonas (X) Lawson.
Mildred, Thomas, Ambrose, Jonas, Elisha, James, John, Sherod & Joshua
1816
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1816 Peters Creek District.
Mildred Lawson; 150 acres, land value of $150
Thomas Lawson; 210 acres, land value of $180, 1 white poll
Ambrose Lawson; 100 acres, land value of $100, 1 white poll
Jonas Lawson; 1 white poll
Elisha Lawson; 100 acres, land value of $100, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1816 Meadows District.
James Lawson; 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1816 Stone Chimney District.
John Lawson; 100 acres, land value of $150, 1 white poll
Sherod Lawson; 30 acres, land value of $30
Joshua Lawson; 33 acres, land value of $33, 1 white poll
William, Mildred, Jonas, Lemuel, Ambrose, Elisha, Thomas & John
1817
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1817 Peters Creek District.
William Lawson; 1 white poll
Mildred Lawson; 150 acres, land value of $300
Jonas Lawson; 100 acres, land value of $50, 1 white poll
Lemuel Lawson; 1 white poll
Ambrose Lawson; 100 acres, land value of $100
Elisha Lawson; 100 acres, land value of $100
Thomas Lawson; 210 acres, land value of $150, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1816 Meadows District.
John [James?] Lawson; 200 acres, land value of $225, 1 white poll
Elizabeth
19 Mar 1817
Stokes
Stokes County, N. C. - Deed Book 6, page 147, Power of Attorney, dated 1817 – Know all men by these presents that I Elizabeth Lawson and before married my name was Elizabeth Bradley, a daughter of James Bradley Senr. formerly  of Halifax County, Virginia.  For desire good causes one hereunto more____, have made, ordained, nominated and appointed and by presents, do make, ordain, nominate and appoint, William Boyles Junr. of the County of Stokes and State of North Carolina my true and lawful attorney, for me and in my name and for my own proper use and benefit to ask, demand, sue for, recover and received all and every part of my father, James Bradley Senr. estate and my Brother James Bradley Junr. estate, late deceased in Bladen County, North Carolina, that may be coming to one as Legatee to the said deceased James Bradley Senr. and the said James Bradley Junr. giving and granting unto my said attorney by these full power and ______ to use and take all lawful ways, means in my name or otherwise for the causing, thereof by attachment …….. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of March 1817.
Sign Elizabeth her X mark Lawson
Test. James Lyon Junr., Francis Lyon, James Newman
Stokes County June Term 1818 – The execution of the within power of attorney was duly proven in open Court by the oath of James Lyon & ordered to be registered.
Robt. Williams CC

Stokes County, N. C. - Deed Book 8, page 134, Agreements, dated 19 March 1817 – An agreement between William Boyles Jr. of the county of Stokes and state of N. Carolina of the one part and Elizabeth Lawson and before married Elizabeth Bradley and a daughter of James Bradley Senr. formally of Halifax County, Virginia of the other part, witnessed that I the said Elizabeth Lawson for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars in hand paid the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge doth bargain sell and convey to said Boyles all an every part of a legacy left me by my father James Bradley Senr. and my brother James Bradley Jnr. or that may be coming to me on an equal division with the rest of my brothers and sisters as a legatee, and do by these presents quit all claim to said Legacy and warrant and forever defend the right and title to said Boyles’ clear of any person or persons whatsoever receiving any right title or claim from me or in my name.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19 March 1817. 
Signed Elizabeth her X mark Lawson   Her seal
Test. James Lyon Junr., James Newman, Francis Lyon
Stokes County March Session, 1824 – The execution of the within agreement between Elizabeth Lawson and William Boyles Junr. was duly proven in open Court by James Lyon Junr. and ordered to be registered.
M. R. Moore C.C.
By M. M. Moore D.C.
William, Lemuel, Jonas, Mildred, Elisha, Thomas & James
1818
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1818 Peters Creek District.
William Lawson; 1 white poll
Lemuel Lawson; 1 white poll
Jonas Lawson; 1 white poll
Mildred Lawson; 150 acres, land value of $350
Elisha Lawson; 100 acres, land value of $200, 1 white poll
Thomas Lawson; 210 acres, land value of $210, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1818 Meadows District.
James Lawson; 100 acres, land value of $100, 1 white poll
Thomas, Elisha, Lemuel, William, Milly, John & Jesse
1819
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1819 Peters Creek District.
Thomas Lawson; 210 acres, land value of $210
Elisha Lawson; 100 acres, land value of $200
Lemuel Lawson; 1 white poll
William Lawson; 1 white poll
Milly Lawson; 150 acres, land value of $350

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1819 Snow Creek District.
John Lawson; 200 acres, land value of $200, 2 white polls
Jesse Lawson; 1 white poll
Lemuel, Jonas, Elisha, Mildred, William, Jonas, Adam, James & Robert
10 Mar 1819
Stokes
Stokes County, NC Deed Book 6, pages 273 and 274, Deed and Mortgage, 10 March 1819.  This Indenture made the tenth day of March one thousand eight hundred & nineteen, between Lemuel Lawson of the County of Stokes & State of North Carolina of the one part & William Moore of the County & State aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth that the said Lemuel Lawson for & in consideration of the sum of 100 pounds to him in hand paid by the said William Moore, the receipt whereof he doth hereby confirm & acknowledge, he the said Lemuel Lawson hath granted, bargain and sold and by these present doth grant, bargain & sell unto the said William Moore his undivided part and all interest he has or may have therein of one hundred & fifty acres of land situate, lying & being in the County of Stokes & State of North Carolina, whereon Jonas Lawson lived at the time of his death, the father of the above named Lemuel Lawson, the said tract of land adjoins William Moore, Elisha Lawson, the said Jonas Lawson by his last will and testament devised the tract of land to his widow Mildred Lawson during her life or widowhood, remainder over to his six sons, William Lawson, Jonas Lawson, Adam Lawson, James Lawson, Robert Lawson and Lemuel Lawson, also the reversion or reversions, remainder & remainders.  To have and to hold the undivided part of said tract of land & premises above mentioned with the appurtenance to the said William Moore, his heirs, executors & assigns forever, he the said Lemuel Lawson for himself and his heirs, executes, warrants and defends the title against himself, his heirs and all person whatsoever.

The second part of this was interesting –
Provided always upon condition that the said Lemuel Lawson shall from time to time and always keep a bastard child of which he is the reported father, named William Manuel, a child of Elizabeth Manuel from becoming chargeable to the County of Stokes and always save harmless and indemnified the said William Moore as security for the said Lemuel Lawson and well and truly pay the said William Moore all sum of money and charges and expenses he may be cable to pay on consequence of his becoming security for Lemuel Lawson.  Now if the said Lemuel Lawson shall, will and truly perform the condition list above mentioned this indenture shall become void or otherwise remain in full force and value intestoned before signed. 
Signed Lemuel his X mark Lawson. 
Signed, Sealed & delivered in presence of us
Isaac Dalton and James Wright
Stokes County, March Term 1819 – The execution of the deed was duly acknowledged in open court and ordered to be registered.
Matt R. Moore CC
John
11 Jan 1820
Stokes
Stokes County, N. C. Deed Book 10, page 384 & 385, Deed – This Indenture made the eleventh day of January in the years of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty, between Charles Banner & Philip Keiser of the County of Stokes, in the state of North Carolina of the one part and John Lawson of the County of Stokes and state of North Carolina of the other part, witnesseth that the said C. Banner & Philip Keiser for and in consideration of the sum of forty eight dollars to them in hand paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents to the receipt whereof is herby acknowledged hath given, granted, bargained, sold and confirmed and by these presents doth give, grant, bargain, sell alien and confirm to the said John Lawson a certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation forty eight & a half acres be the same more or less situate, lying and being in the County of Stokes and State of North Carolina on the north side of Dan River and bounded as follows, to wit, Beginning at a  locust tree southwest corner on the bank of the river…. to a white oak in said Lawson’s old line west along…..  to have and to hold the said tract of land John Lawson, his heirs and assigns forever…… In testimony whereof the said Banner & Keiser hath hereunto set their hands & seals the day & year first above written.
Signed C. Banner & Philip Keiser    Their seals
Stokes County, June Term 1833.  The execution of the within deed and warranty acknowledged in open court & ordered to be registered.
John Hill CC
Joshua
23 Aug 1820
Stokes
Stokes County, N. C. Deed Book 7, page 73 & 74, Debt – This Indenture made this 23rd day of August in the years of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty, between Joshua Lawson of the County of Stokes, in the state of N. Carolina of the one part and John Banner trustee for William, Edward and Matthew R. Moore of the county and state aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth the said Joshua Lawson stands justly indebted to the said William, Edward & Matthew R. Moore the just and full sum of fifty dollars, part by notes and part by open ______ lawful money of the United States, the payment of which the said Joshua Lawson being desirous to secure and pay unto the said Wm., Edward, & Matt R. Moore the above sum and the intent of the same and the said Joshua Lawson having a crop of corn whereon he now lives, also a crop of tobacco, one bay mare, five head of hogs, two bee hives….. Whereforth that the Joshua Lawson is order to make sure & discharge the debt or sum of money aforesaid and also in the in the further consideration of the sum of five shillings to him in hand paid by the said John Banner trustee as aforesaid before the sealing and delivering of these presents, the receipt whereof as hereby acknowledged, hath granted, mark over, sold and confirmed and by these presents, doth grant, sell, make over and confirm unto the said John Banner trustee aforesaid forever, the aforesaid tract or part of property and all the rights…. Witnesseth whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seal this 23rd day of August AD 1820.
Signed Joshua his X mark Lawson and John Banner   Their seals
Signed, sealed & acknowledged in the presence of us
Edward Hickman Junr. & Levi Jackson
August 23rd 1820  Received of John Banner five shillings lawful money of the Sate of North Carolina.  Witness the day and state above written.
Signed Joshua his X mark Lawson and seal.
Test Edwin Hickman, Levi Jackson
Stokes County, September Term 1820.  The execution of the within deed trust was duly proven in open court by Levi Jackson and ordered to be registered.
Mr. R. Moore CC
Hanah, David, John, Jesse, Thomas, Elisha, James, William, Milly, Joshua, Eliza & Sherod
1820
Stokes
The following Lawsons were enumerated in the 1820 Stokes County, NC Census. Group by pages they were on.
Hanah Lawson, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 45 or over

David Lawson, 1 male 10-16, 2 males16-26, 1 male 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45 or over

John Lawson, 2 male 16-26, 1 male 45 or over, 2 females 16-26, 1 female 26-45, 1 female 45 or over

Jesse Lawson, 1 male 16-26, 4 females under 10, 1 female 26-45

Thomas Lawson, 2 males under 10, 2 males 10-16, 1 male 16-18, 2 males 16-26, 1 male 45 or over, 4 females under 10, 1 female 26-45

Elisha Lawson, 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 2 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 26-45

James Lawson, 2 males under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45 or over

William Lawson, 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45, 4 females under 10, 1 female 16-26

Milly Lawson, 1 male 16-18, 3 males 16-26, 1 female 26-45

Joshua Lawson, 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 4 females under 10, 1 female 26-45

Eliza Lawson, 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 45 or over

Sherod Lawson, 2 males under 10, 1 male 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 3 females 16-26, 1 female 26-45, 1 female 45 or over
 William, Milly, Elisha, Thomas, Lemuel, James, Jesse & Joshua
1820
Stokes
Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1820 Peters Creek District.
William Lawson; 1 white poll
Milly Lawson; 150 acres, land value of $300
Elisha Lawson; 100 acres, land value of $100, 1 white poll
Thomas Lawson; 210 acres, land value of $210
Lemuel Lawson; 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1820 Meadows District.
James Lawson; 100 acres, land value of $100, 1 white poll

Stokes County, NC, Tax List 1820 Snow Creek District.
Jesse Lawson; 1 white poll
Joshua Lawson; 1 white poll
Boyd & Rachel
11 Oct 1821
Stokes
Boyd Lawson and Rachel Lawson married 11 October 1821 in Stokes County, North Carolina.
William & Jonas
25 Oct 1823
Stokes

Stokes County, N. C. Deed Book 8, page 300, Deed – This Indenture made the twenty fifth day of October in the years of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three, between William Moore of the County of Stokes, in the State of North Carolina of the one part and William Lawson of the same County and State aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged hath given, granted, bargained and sold and do by these presents give, grant, bargain, sell alien and confirm unto the said William Lawson a certain tract, part or parcel of land lying and being in the county and state aforesaid on the waters of Snow Creek and bounded as follows, Beginning at a post oak the NE corner of the original survey thence south sixty five poles with the old line to a Spanish oak, west one hundred and eighty poles crossing a branch to a stake, north twenty degrees west seventy poles to pointers, crossing said branch thence crossing a fort of said branch to the beginning containing fifty acres be the same more or less being a part of a survey of four hundred acres granted to Jonas Lawson. To have and to hold the aforesaid granted fifty acres with the appurtenances and all rights, privileges and improvements to the same in any use belonging or appertaining to him the said William Lawson and the said William Moore doth by these presents bind himself his heirs, executors and administrators to warrant and defend the aforesaid granted land and promises to him the said William Lawson, his heirs and assignees forever.  In witness whereof the said William Moore hath hereunto set his hand & seal the date above written.
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of
Joseph Coud and James Jackson
Signed Wm. Moore and Seal
Stokes County, Session 1825.  The execution of the within deed was duly acknowledged in open court & ordered to be registered.
Matthew Moore CC

Jonas, William, Jonas, Lemuel, James & Robert
25 Oct 1823
Stokes
Stokes County, N. C. Deed Book 8, page 300 & 301, Deed – This Indenture made this twenty fifth day of October in the years of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three, between William Lawson, Jonas Lawson, Lemuel Lawson, James Lawson and Robert Lawson, Legatees of Jonas Lawson deceased and are of the County of Stokes and State of North Carolina of the one part and William Moore of the same County and State of the other part, witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of __blank__ dollars in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged hath given, granted, bargained and sold and do by these presents give, grant, bargain, sold, and do by these presents give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said William Moore a certain tract, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the said county _____ _____ and bounded as follows, Beginning at a white oak on the south side of a branch, of the SE corner of the original survey thence north with the old line sixty five chains crossing said branch and the creek to pointers said Moore’s corner, wet twenty three chains and eight links crossing a branch to a white oak in said Moore’s line, south sixty five chains, crossing said creek to a stake in the old line and thence east to the beginning containing one hundred and fifty acres be the same more or less including the dwelling place and improvements where the said Jonas Lawson last lived before his death being a part of a survey of four hundred areas granted to the said Jonas Lawson to have and to hold the aforesaid granted land with the appurtenances and all rights, privileges and improvements to the same belonging or appertaining to him the said William Moore and the said William Lawson, Jonas & Lemuel Lawson, James & Robert Lawson doth by these presents bind themselves, their heirs,  & executors to warrant and defend the aforesaid granted land and promises to him the said William Moore, his heirs and assignees forever.  In witness whereof the said William, James, Lemuel, Jonas and Robert hath hereunto set their hands & seals the date above written.
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of
Joseph Cloud and W__ Leake
Signed William his X mark Lawson, Jonas his X mark Lawson, Robert his X mark Lawson, Lemuel his X mark Lawson, James his X mark Lawson and their Seals
Stokes County, June Session 1825.  The execution of the within deed was duly acknowledged in open court by the oath of Joseph Cloud & ordered to be registered.
Matthew Moore CC
John
12 Jun 1824
Stokes
John Lawson married Patsy Hooker 12 June 1824 in Stokes County, North Carolina.
John
28 Jun 1824
Stokes
Stokes County, N. C. Deed Book 8, page 253 & 254, Debt – This Indenture made this 28th day of June in the years of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty four, between John Lawson 2nd of the County of Stokes & State of North Carolina of the one part & Wm. & M. A. Moore of the County and State aforesaid of the second part, and John Banner of said County & State of the third part, witnesseth that whereas the said John Lawson is justly indebted to the said Wm. Moore & M. R. Moore in the full & just sum of thirty nine dollars & 98 cents, unto due by note of hand dated the 28th of June 1824. Now the said John Lawson being desirous and willing to secure to the said Wm. & M. R. Moore the said sum of money.  This Indenture witnesseth that the said John Lawson for and in consideration of the said sum of $39.98 being justly due from him to the said Wm. & M. R. Moore and in the further consideration of five shillings to him in hand paid by the said Wm. & M. R. Moore before the ______ of these presents, the receipt whereof is justly acknowledged have granted, bargained & sold & by these present as hereby grant, bargain, sell and convey to the said John Banner his heirs, administrators or assignees forever a certain Bay Mare about four years old & ________ to have and to hold the said Bay Mare, to him the said John Banner his heirs, administrators & assignees forever and to the said John Lawson 2nd for himself, his heirs, executors do warrant, promise & agree to & with the said John Banner his heirs that he the said John Lawson is possessed of the aforesaid Bay Mare above described as his own by the ______ and that he the said John Banner may possibly legally sell & convey the said Mare against the lawful claims of all the persons whatsoever in trust & confidence mindful that if the said John Lawson shall well & truly pay the sum of money aforesaid with lawful interest on the same from the date hereof to the said Wm. & M. R. Moore on or before the first of September next then this deed of trust to be void & of no effect, & in case the said John Lawson shall fail to pay the same on or before the said 1st of September next, the said John Banner shall & may administer the sale of the said mare at these or more public sale in said County….. In witness whereof the said John Lawson, Wm. & M. R. Moore and John Banner have hereunto set our hands & seals this 28th June 1824.
Signed, sealed & delivered in presence of
Reuben Moore
Signed John his X mark Lawson, Wm. & M. R. Moore, John Banner  Their Seals
Stokes County, March Term 1825.  The execution of the within deed of trust was duly proven in open court by the oath of Reuben Moore & ordered to be registered.
Mr. R. Moore CC
Preston
7 Nov 1824
Stokes
Preston Lawson married Mary Ann Smith 7 September 1824 in Stokes County, North Carolina.
Joshua
5 Sep 1824
Stokes
Stokes County, N. C. Deed Book 8, page 255, Debt – This Indenture made this 5th day of November 1824, between Joshua Lawson of Stokes County, North Carolina of the one part & James Lyon Junr. as Trustee for said Lawson and William Boyles Jr. of the other part, witnesseth whereas the said Lawson stands justly indebted to the said Boyles Jr. in the sum of two hundred & forty nine dollars, forty six cents due on five notes and he said Lawson being _____ to make good and secure the payment of the above mentioned sum of money, but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar in hand paid by said James Lyon (Trustee) the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged, hath given, granted, bargained & sold and do by these present bargain, sell and deliver unto said James Lyon Trustee the following security (to wit) one gray mare, one cow, one sheep, six head of hogs, four hives, one bag wheat, a crop of tobacco supposed fifteen hundred weight in the stalk, a crop of corn, supposed thirty bushel, one pot, one oven, one pan with all house hold kitchen furniture, fodder, shucks and farming utensils and one ____ of land supposed fifty acres…. and by these presents warrant and forever defend the right & ____ of the above mentioned property to the same James Lyon (Trustee)…. If Lawson or his legal representative doth pay or cause to be paid unto the said Boyles the several notes with lawful interest, when or as they become due, then the above bound James Lyon (Trustee) doth bind himself to relinquish to said Lawson all right hereby vested in him to the above property, but if the said Lawson shall fail to make the payment by the time aforesaid, then the above Lyon Trustee doth bind himself to advertise the above property in some public place in the County at least ten days notice and sell the above property for money and out of the proceeds thereof first pay the said Boyles the amount due with lawful interest…. as witness our hands & seals the day and year first written.
Signed Joshua his X mark Lawson, James Lyon Jr.   Their seals
Test Matthew W. Cardwell, Jno. R. Cardwell
Stokes County, March Session 1825.  The execution of the within deed of trust was duly proven in open court by the oath of John R. Cardwell & ordered to be registered.
M . R. Moore CC
Thomas
1828
Stokes
Stokes County, North Carolina, Volume 9, page 301, date 1828 – John Lilly to Thomas Lawson for $13, mortgage on ¼ of his cotton crop.
John
28 Dec 1829
Stokes
John Lawson married Elizabeth Dearing 28 December 1829 in Stokes County, North Carolina.
Nancy
10 Jan 1830
Stokes
Nancy Lawson married George Collins 10 January 1830 Stokes County, North Carolina.
Jesse, John 2nd, Elisha, Ambrose, James, Lemuel, David, Thomas, Hugh, James, John, Tucker and Nancy
1830
Stokes
The following Lawsons were enumerated in the 1830 Stokes County, NC Census. Group by pages they were on.
Jesse Lawson – 1 male under 5 years, 2 males 15-20 years, 1 male 20-30 years, 2 females 5-10 years, 1 female 20-30 years and 1 female 50-60 years.

John Lawson 2nd – 3 males under 5 years, 1 male 5-10 years, 1 male 30-40 years, 1 female 5-10 years and 1 female 20-30 years.

Elisha Lawson – 1 male 5-10 years, 1 male 10-15 years, 1 male 50-60 years, 1 female under 5 years, 1 female 15-20 years, 1 female 20-30 years and 1 female 50-60 years.

Ambrose Lawson – 1 male 20-30 years and 1 female 20-30 years.

James Lawson – 1 male 30-40 years, 1 female 20-30 years and 1 female 60-70 years.

Lemuel Lawson – 2 males under 5 years, 1 male 5-10 years, 1 male 30-40 years, 2 females under 5 years and 1 female 30-40 years.

David Lawson – 1 male 10-15 years, 1 male 20-30 years, 1 male 60-70 years, 1 female 5-10 years, 1 female 15-20 years, 2 females 20-30 years and 1 female 50-60 years.

Thomas Lawson – 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 5-10 years, 1 male 10-15 years, 1 male 50-60 years, 1 female under 5 years, 1 female 5-10 years, 1 female 10-15 years, 2 females 15-20 years and 1 female 40-50 years.

Hugh Lawson – 1 male 30-40 years, 2 female under 5 years and 1 female 30-40 years.

James Lawson – 1 male under 5 years, 2 male 10-15 years, 1 male 20-30 years, 1 male 30-40 years, 1 female under 5 years, 2 females 5-10 years, 1 female 10-15 years and 1 female 30-40 years.

John Lawson – 2 males 15-20 years, 1 male 20-30 years, 1 male 60-70 years, 3 females 20-30 years and 1 female 60-70 years.

Tucker Lawson – 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 20-30 years, 1 female under 5 years and 1 female 20-30 years.

Nancy Lawson – 1 male 10-15 years, 1 female 20-30 years, 1 female 40-50 years and 1 female 60-70 years.
William
7 Feb 1832
Stokes
William D. Lawson married Elizabeth Hicks 7 February 1832 in Stokes County, North Carolina.
Winifred
21 Aug 1832
Stokes
Winifred Lawson married Elijah Harrison 21 August 1832 in Stokes County, North Carolina.
Jonas, William & Jonas Jr. 1832 Stokes / Albemarle In 1832, a Gabriel Fry of Stokes Co, NC applied for a pension stating that his father had served in the Revolutionary War.  His father was John Fry who supposedly enlisted in 1777 from Albemarle Co, VA.  John's children were the following:  Gabriel Fry, Benjamin Fry, Gincy Fry, Delilah Fry who married William Lawson, Nancy Fry who married Jonas Lawson, Elijah Fry, Thomas Fry, and Zada Fry who married William Collins. William and Jonas were the sons of Jonas and Mildred Lawson.
Dodson
1 Dec 1832
Stokes
Dodson Lawson married Rebecca Hicks 1 December 1832 in Stokes County, North Carolina.
Elisha, Mary, Ambrose, Elizha, Sealy, Dosia, Nancy & Patsy
4 Nov 1833
Stokes
Stokes County, North Carolina Wills, Volumes I-IV, Page 263, 4 November 1833.  Will of Elisha Lawson.  March Term 1834.  Wife Mary, 100 acres where I now live lifetime and widowhood; then equally divided among my children.  Children: Ambrose, Elizha, Sealy, Dosia (wife of Thomas Nicholson), Nancy (wife of George Collins) and Patsy (wife of John Sisk).  Wife Mary, residue of my estate; if she remarries to go to son, Elisha.  Son-in-law Thomas Nicholson to pay other heirs $20.00 for horse now in his possession.  Executors: Wife Mary Lawson and son Ambrose Lawson.  Witnesses:  John Banner and Josiah Leake.  Signed: Elisha “X” Lawson.
Martha “Patsy”
1 Oct 1834
Stokes
Martha “Patsy” Lawson married Charles Brown 1 October 1834 in Stokes County, North Carolina.
Thomas, Tucker, Flint (Flynt), Preston, Kinch (Kener), Patsy, Polly, Hugh, Sally, Francis, Thompson, Nancy & Catharine
Dec 1837
Stokes
In a Petition from James Sands about the lands of Thomas Lawson, dated September 1841.  It listed his track of land lying on the head of Barnes Branch adjoining the lands of William Boyles and the lands of petitioner and consisting of 206 acres.  Which said land divided to Tucker Lawson, Flint Lawson, Preston Lawson, Kinch Lawson, Charles Brown and wife Patsy, Polly Lawson, Hugh Lawson, Sally Lilley, John Fag and wife Francis, Thompson, Nancy and Catharine Lawson, minors his heirs and next of kin as tenants in common.  It indicated that petitioner (James Sands) was the purchaser and owner of five (5) shares in said track of land to wit the interest of Tucker, Flynt, Preston, Kinch, Charles Brown and wife Patsy.  That 1/3 of the land and the dwelling house was given to Celey Lawson, in lieu of dower, she being the widow of Thomas Lawson.  James M. Cloud was his lawyer.  The above papers also indicated that Thomas died December 1837.
John & Jerusia
2 May 1838
Stokes
Deposition of John Lawson Sr., for Jerusia (Lawson) Hooker’s pension application (his sister) dated 2 May 1838, Stokes County, North Carolina.  In it he stated: Be it known that on this 2nd day of May 1838 before me Charles Banner a Justice of the Peace for said County, personally appeared John Lawson Sen., a resident of said County who is a person of high standing for respectability and truth, a brother of the widow Jerusia Hooker who is about to make application for a pension for service rendered by her husband William Hooker, deceased, during the Revolutionary War, he being first sworn according to Laws declares on his Oath that a certain Minister of the Baptist Church, in the County aforesaid published the Bans agreeable the Rules and Customs of the Church, he married or Solemnized the Rites of Matrimony between William Hooker and his sister Jerusia, sometime in June 1776, the preacher’s name was William Stephens and the said Hooker, the same summer was drafted and went as a private soldier in the expedition against the Cherokee Indians and went under a Capt. Richard Goode as a private soldier and returned about Christmas 1776, after being gone at least four months and afterwards he went to the South as a private soldier, he believes a volunteer under Capt. Meridith or Caplt. Wm. Bostick he thinks in September 1778 and was gone until the next Spring in planting corn time, when he returned home and said he had been in several skirmishes with Tories and one Battle where he had to swim a river at a place near the Battle ground, he thinks it was called Briar Creek (this in Georgia), in this tour he believes he was gone seven months, as he and his sister Jerusia lived together during the time he was gone, this Deponent was about fifteen years of age at that time and his sister had only one child then, called David and she had no other child for about five years as her husband was gone in the service nearly that length of time, only returned at intervals stays but a short time at home and would turn out again.  The next he went in a company of horse men in the latter part of Summer or Fall in 1780 under a Capt. Cloud who lived near him in then Surry County, North Carolina and was gone three months and said he had been in the Battle of Kings Mountain and lost his horse in the Battle, but that his Major Winston procured him another horse belonging to the enemy.  They brought to the old Moravian Town in said County of Surry as prisoners; Shortly after Hooker returned home from this tour of three months.  This deponent was sent by his Father, John Lawson, deceased, to Halifax County, Virginia to his relatives where he remained almost two years and does not know of any more services of his brother-in-law, Wm. Hooker, only what he related as having enlisted and was in the Battle at Guilford where he was wounded in one of his legs and was in a Battle at Camden and the last Battle when the British surrendered at Little York from which he returned home and lived with Jerusia his wife and they had seven or eight children most of whom are now dead and the said William Hooker died in the Spring of the year 1826 leaving his sister Jerusia a widow, who has remained a widow ever since that period and he knows from the family records of his father that she is seventy seven years of age past and is the identical woman that was married to said William Hooker as above stated.  Sworn and subscribed the date first above mentioned before me C. Banner J.P.  Signed John (X) Lawson Sr.

Jerusia or Jurusha
& John
20 Jun 1838

Stokes
&
Surry
Revolutionary Pension application of Jerusia Hooker wife of William Hooker W10119
State of North Carolina, County of Stokes
Pursuant to an order of the County Court at June Term 1838 – On this 20th day of June 1838 at the residence of Jerusia Hooker in the County aforesaid she the said Jerusia Hooker appeared before me Charles Banner a Justice of the peace & one of the County Court [judges], who being first sworn according to law doth on her Oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed the 4th of July 1836, That she is 77 years of age the 8th of January 1838, and that she is the widow of William Hooker who was a private Soldier in the Army of the United States, and served as he informed her under the following named Officers, first he was drafted in the month of August 1776 and marched from Surry County North Carolina under the command of Captain Richard Goode in Col. Williams' [Joseph Williams] Regiment of Militia against the Cherokee tribe of Indians & returned to her on Christmas day 1776, being gone a few days over four months; The next Tour he went as a private Volunteer under a Captain Meredith she believes to the best of her knowledge he told her that they were marched from old Richmond in Surry Courthouse in the fall of the year 1778 to Salisbury & from there said he was put under the Command of Captain Smith & marched into South Carolina & was in the Battle at a place called Briar Creek where he said he had to swim a River to make his Escape from the British. She does not know the names of the other officers in this Campaign, only that of Meredith & Smith. She remembers her husband returned home when her Brother John Lawson & she was planning a patch of corn she believes in the first of May 1779 he being gone six months at least. The next Service he went on horseback under Captain Jo Cloud [Joseph Cloud] who was then a Neighbor of ours on Dan River Surry County NC in the Summertime the year after he returned from the South which must be in 1780, & they went after the Tories towards the Big Yadkin [River] and while he was gone he said that Joseph Winston Commanded as Major & he was in a Battle at King Mountain [sic, King's Mountain] where he they killed & took prisoners all the Tories where he had his horse shot & crippled so that he left him on the Battle ground, and marched guarding the prisoners to the old Moravian Town in Surry County NC & from that place he returned home, & [he] said [he] had a discharge for three months on this route. The next Service Shortly after he returned home he enlisted himself as a Regular Soldier and she understood for During the War she don't know the names of the officers he went under: But thinks his Captain's name was Lewis & said he was in the Battle of Guilford & a Battle at Camden and the Battle where Cornwallis gave up to General Washington in this service he was gone at least one year. She does not know of any proof that can be had as respects the last service But thinks the other Services she can prove; She has no Documentary Evidence but she is certain that her husband was gone in the Service of the United States at least two years & one month for which she claims a pension, or so much thereof as she prove by other Testimony. She further declares that she was married to the said William Hooker on the 25th day of June 1776 by the Reverend William Stephens and that her husband the aforesaid William Poker died on the 12th day of May 1826 in the County of Stokes North Carolina, and that she has remained a widow ever since that period, as will more fully appear by the proof hereto annexed.
Signed Jerusia [her X mark] Hooker
Sworn to & subscribed the day and year first above written before me.
S/ C. Banner, JP S/

And the said Jerusia Hooker further declares that she had nine children born of her body (to wit) David Hooker born the 26th of September 1777, William now dead, born the 18th of September 1782, John now dead, born 28th August 1784, Mary, dead was born 27th of September 1786, Martha, dead born 10th June 1788, Sarah, dead, was born the 15th May 1790 , Alfred now living was born 18th July 1792 & Lemuel now dead, was born forth November 1796, all being dead but David & Alfred.
Signed Jerusia [her X mark] Hooker
Sworn & subscribed the day above written.
S/ C. Banner, JP S/
Thomas & Celia
Sep 1838
Stokes
State of North Carolina, Stokes County – Court of Fees & grants – September Term 1838 – The Petition of Celia Lawson
Hereby petitioning ______ unto your worships, your petitioner Celia Lawson of the County of Stokes that Thomas Lawson, late of said County, died intestate in the month of December 1837, leaving your petitioner a widow, that letters of administration on the estate have been granted to John Brannon & ____ Gettby? the court during the present term, where duty it now becomes to take into this possession and disperse of all the personal estate whereby your petitioner and her family will be left without the ordinary means of subsistence, to the end therefore that your petitioner may be ____ in the premises may it please your worships to appoint one magistrate and three free holders to allot and set apart one years provisions to your petitioner and her family agreeably to law and your petitioners & in duty bound will even pray.
James Thornhead Alty.  

Stokes County, North Carolina, Filed September Term 1838 -
Celia Lawson – Petition for yearly allowance
The case causing one to be heard on the petition, it is ordered by the court that James Lyon Esq. and William Moore, Prather R. _____, Elizah Kebey? free holders be appointed to allocate a part one year provision to the petitioner & her family agreeably to the prayers of the petition.
William
22 Dec 1838
Stokes
William Lawson married Elizabeth M. Harvey 22 December 1838 in Stokes County, North Carolina.

Jerusha
25 Feb 1839

Stokes
State of North Carolina, County of Stokes
Amendatory - Deposition in behalf of Jerusha Hooker widow of William Hooker – William Bryan aged seventy two years now a resident of Patrick County Virginia formerly of Surry & Stokes Counties in North Carolina who has uniformly maintained the character of an honest man of truth and veracity and a member of the Baptist Church on this 25th day of February 1839 appeared before me Charles Banner a magistrate in and for Stokes County Court of pleas and quarter sessions at the Residence of the above named Jerusha Hooker and he being duly sworn according to Law declares on his oath that he was well acquainted with William Hooker in Halifax County Virginia when he was a young man & afterwards removed with him to then Surry County N. Carolina some time in the fall of the year 1775 and sometime in the succeeding summer of 1776 this deponent was present & saw the said William Hooker & the above named Jerusha (whose maiden name was Lawson) lawfully joined together as man & wife by M. Clark an acting Justice of the Peace for Surry County N. Carolina and that he this deponent was one of the waiters of the bride at the wedding and further he declares that a few months after their marriage aforesaid the said William Hooker was drafted or volunteered himself he does not recollect which & went as a private soldier under a Capt. Goode of Surry County aforesaid in the expedition against the Cherokee tribe of Indians and ws gone until about the next Christmas when he returned to his wife being gone in the service four months & upwards he believes as he this deponent then lived neighbor to them near Dan River Surry County N. Carolina (from the division is now in Stokes County) further he this deponent declares that previous to the said marriage he the said William Hooker served a tour of three months under the aforesaid Capt. Goode against what was call the Scotch Tories in the winter & spring of the year 1776 to Fayetteville N. Carolina as he has just reason to believe… the said William Hooker & wife aforesaid had nine children their first born was David Hooker who was born in the year 1777 the month he does not now recollect but thinks it was September or October there being no record of the family ages it being burn with their house as is supposed.  The next born was about five years after the first, named William (now dead) the other children not named herein as the widow has already done so – the said William Hooker the husband of said Jerusha Hooker died sometime in the Spring of the year twelve or thirteen years past and leaving the said Jerusha his widow who is the identical woman that was married to him as above mentioned that she has remained unmarried ever since his death.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year first above mentioned before me.
C Banner JP                   Signed William Bryan

Jerusia, Elizabeth & Moses
10 Jul 1839

Stokes
State of North Carolina, County of Stokes
Deposition in favor of Jerusia Hooker – Be it known that on this 10th day of July 1839 before me Charles Banner a Justice of the Peace in and for said County personally appeared Elizabeth Lawson widow of Moses Lawson deceased a resident of respectable character for truth of probity in the County and neighborhood where she lives & member of the Baptist Chruch aged seventy eight years and she being duly sworn as the law directs, declares on her oath that she was well acquainted with William Hooker deceased & Jerusia his wife both before and can ____ they were married together until the day of his death that she was present and the said William Hooker and Jerucia (whose maiden name was Lawson) married together in the then Surry County, N. Carolina by a certain Mecajah Clark a Justice of the Peace in the year 1776 or 77.  She does not recollect which but remembers that after they were married said William Hooker was absent and gone in the army of the United States against the Cherokee Indians & several other long tours against the British & was gone on one occasion for three years or more that her husband Moses Lawson deceased was a brother of said Jerucia Hooker & went with said William Hooker to the Clerk of Surry County Court and was security for his marriage license U was married as aforesaid and that William who is now living was present at the marriage that the said Jerucia Hooker has remained the widow of said William Hooker & unmarried ever since his death which happened several years past.  She does not recollect how long.  Sworn to and subscribed the day & year above mentioned before me.
C. Banner JP                   Signed Elizabeth [her L mark] Lawson
Elizabeth, Elisha, Ambrose, Delpha, James, David, Dotson, Elizabeth, John, Flynt, Tucker, Hugh, James, James, Lemuel, Lelah, William & William
1840
Stokes
The following Lawsons were enumerated in the 1840 Stokes County, NC Census.  On Ancestry.com the census records that these Lawsons were enumerated on is listed in Tyrell County, NC.  All the people enumerated in the first 73 pages and taken by Robert W. Hill are located in Stokes County, not Tyrell County.  Group by pages they were on.
Elizabeth Lawson – 1 male 10-15 years, 2 females 10-15 years, 3 females 15-20 years, 1 female 70-80 years and 1 female 80-90 years.

Elisha Lawson – 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 20-30 years, 1 female under 5 years and 1 female 20-30 years.

Ambrose Lawson – 4 males 5-10 years, 1 male 40-50 years, 1 female 10-15 years and 1 female 30-40 years.

Delpha Lawson – 1 male 20-30 years, 1 female 20-30 years, 1 female 30-40 years and 1 female 40-50 years.

James Lawson – 1 male 20-30 years, 1 female 60-70 years and 1 female 70-80 years.

David Lawson – 1 male 20-30 years, 1 female 15-20 years, 1 female 30-40 years and 1 female 60-70 years.

Dotson Lawson – 1 male 5-10 years, 1 male 30-40 years, 2 females under 5 years and 1 female 30-40 years.

Elizabeth Lawson – 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 10-15 years, 1 female 10-15 years, 1 female 15-20 years, 1 female 30-40 years, 1 female 60-70 years and 1 female 70-80 years.

John Lawson – 3 males under 5 years, 1 male 5-10 years, 1 male 15-20 years, 1 male 20-30 years, 1 male 40-50 years, 1 female 5-10 years, 2 females 10-15 years, 1 female 15-20 years, 1 female 20-30 years, 1 female 40-50 years and 1 female 70-80 years.

Flynt Lawson – 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 20-30 years and 1 female 20-30 years.

Tucker Lawson – 2 males under 5 years, 1 male 10-15 years, 1 male 30-40 years, 1 female under 5 years, 3 females 5-10 years and 1 female 30-40 years.

Hugh Lawson – 2 male under 5 years, 1 male 40-50 years, 2 females 5-10 years, 1 female 10-15 years and 1 female 40-50 years.

James Lawson – 1 male 5-10 years, 1 male 10-15 years, 1 male 20-30 years, 1 male 40-50 years, 1 female 10-15 years, 2 females 15-20 years, 1 female 20-30 years and 1 female 40-50 years.

James Lawson – 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 5-10 years, 1 male 40-50 years, 1 female under 5 years, 1 female 5-10 years, 1 female 30-40 years and 1 female 70-80 years.

Lemuel Lawson – 2 males 5-10 years, 3 males 10-15 years, 1 male 40-50 years, 2 females under 5 years, 2 female 5-10 years and 1 female 40-50 years.

Lelah Lawson – 1 male 10-15 years, 1 male 20-30 years, 1 female 10-15 years, 1 female 15-20 years, 1 female 20-30 years and 1 female 50-60 years.

William Lawson – 1 male 20-30 years and 1 female 20-30 years.

William Lawson – 1 male 30-40 years, 2 females under 5 years, 1 female 5-10 years and 1 female 30-40 years.
Elizabeth, Elizabeth & Moses A.
24 Aug 1840
Stokes
Revolutionary Pension Application for Elizabeth Lawson, widow of Moses Lawson, filed in Stokes County, NC on 24 August 1840.  Elizabeth Lawson a resident of said County, age 75 years in October next indicated she was the widow of Moses Lawson, who was a private militia soldier in the War of the Revolution.  Indicated he was in the Battle of Kings Mountain in Capt. Joseph Cloud’s Company and tour fo 6 months under a Capt. Smith or Capt. Meredith to South Carolina…  Indicated they were married 10 November 1789 (her maiden name was Bradley) by the Rev. Moore, a Baptist preacher in Caswell County, NC, but their place of residence was Halifax County, VA.  Indicated her husband Moses Lawson died in Stokes County on 26 October 1813.  Listed her children, first was Joshua Lawson born September 1790 in Surry County, next Levina about 2 years between the births of each child, the third was Jesse, fourth John, fifth Fanny, sixth Sally, seventh Peggy, eighth Heneritta, ninth James, tenth Moses and the last was Nancy… Signed Elizabeth X Lawson.

Same document – William Bryant Senior a resident of Patrick County, VA, formerly of Stokes County and Elizabeth Lawson of Stokes County, widow of John Lawson, deceased, both of whom are respectable persons for probably and truth in the neighborhood and County of Stokes where they are well known, aged Bryant, 73 and Elizabeth, 76 years and they being duly sworn according to Law declare on their Oath, first William Bryant a cousin of Moses Lawson, deceased, the husband of Elizabeth Lawson who this day subscribed and sworn to the above declaration declares that he stood by the side of the said Elizabeth Lawson (whose maiden name was Bradley) when a Reverend James Moore joined said Moses Lawson and Elizabeth together as man and wife in the County of Caswell, NC after they had been legally published by said preacher in the Congregation of his church in said County of Caswell in the fall of the year 1789 or 90, they then were residents of Halifax County, VA near the state line which is Caswell line and shortly after they were married they removed to Surry County, NC where said Moses Amos Lawson had resided many years previous thereto he further declares that the statement of the names and birth of said Elizabeth children by her made as above is correct… Signed William X Bryant

Same document – The said Elizabeth Lawson, widow of John Lawson, deceased declares on her Oath that she was present when her brother-in-laws, Amos Lawson and the above named Elizabeth Bradley were married… believed that Elizabeth and William Bryant’s whole statements were the truth… Signed Elizabeth X Lawson.
Rhode Kener & Lavenia
4 Feb 1841
Stokes
Rhode Kener Lawson married Lavenia Finchem Lawson 4 February 1841 in Stokes County, North Carolina.
Thomas, Celia, Tucker, Flynt, Preston, Kinah, Patsey, Polly, Hugh, Sally, Francis, Thompson, Nancy & Catharine
Sep 1841

Stokes

State of North Carolina, Stokes County – Court of Pleas, Quarter Session – September Term 1841
To the worshipful the Justices of the County Court of Stokes.
Your petitioner James Sands respectfully showeth unto your worships that some three years since Thomas Lawson died seized & possessed of a tract of land lying & being in the County of Stokes on the head of Barnes Branch adjoining the land of Wm. Boyles & the lands of your petitioner containing two hundred & six acres which said land descended to Tucker Lawson, Flynt Lawson, Preston Lawson, Kinah Lawson, Charles Brown & wife Patsey, Polly Lawson, Hugh Lawson, Sally Lilly, John Flagg & wife Francis, Thompson, Nancy & Catharine Lawson, minors, his heirs & next of kin as tenants in common.  Your petitioner represents that he is the purchaser & owner of five shares in said tract of land to wit the interest of Tucker, Flynt, Preston, Kinah, Charles Brown and wife Patsey.  He prays your worships to appoint five commissioners & that they make partition of said land allowing to law after setting apart & reserving one third part of said land (including the dwelling house) to Celey Lawson in lieu of dower, she being the widow of Thomas Lawson deceased, and being entitled to dower in the aforesaid tract of land and that your worships make all such orders, rules & _____ as shall be just & right & in duty bound he will ever pray.
J. M. Cloud Attn. for Petitioner

State of North Carolina, Stokes County – December Term 1841
To the Sheriff of Stokes County, Greeting
You are hereby commanded to summon Tucker Lawson, Flynt Lawson, Preston Lawson, Kinah Lawson, Charles Brown & wife Patsey, Polly Lawson, Hugh Lawson, Sally Lilly, John Flagg & wife Francis & Thompson, Nancy & Catharine Lawson, minors, parties defendant in this case to be & appear before the Justices of our next County Court of Pleas & quarter sessions to be held for the County of Stokes at the Court House in Germonton on the second Monday in March next, then & there to answer on their corporal oath the matters & things set forth in the foregoing petition.
Witness John Hill Clerk of our said Court at office the 2nd Monday of December 1841.
Signed Jho. Hill

State of North Carolina, Stokes County – March Term 1842
Ordered by the Court that Christian Monring, Abner Maabe, Frederick Hill, Benjamin Tucker, & Jonas Harvey be appointed Commissioners to divide or partition the lands mentioned in the annexed petition according to the prayers of the petitioner & that they make report thereof to the next term of this Court.
Test Jho. Hill

State of North Carolina, Stokes County – Court of Pleas, Quarter Session – June Term 1842
The within report was returned, confirmed & ordered to be registered.
Jho. Hill
Registered in the Registry Office in book No. 4, page 102
M. T. Benton
State of North Carolina, County of Stokes
Pursuant to an order of the Worshipful Court of the County aforesaid issued at March Term 1842, directed to us the undersigned commissioners to make partition of the lands belonging to the heirs at law of Thomas Lawson, decd. we have this 6th & 7th days of June 1842 made Division and appropriation of said land lying & being in the County aforesaid on the head branches of Barnes Branch after the widow’s dower first having been laid off & reserved for her & which appropriation was made by drawing of lots as follow…. Then is listed all the lots and James Sands got the 5 shares that was indicated in the petition above.
Thompson
31 Dec 1842
Stokes
Thompson Lawson married Susan Frances Bullin 31 December 1842 in Stokes County, North Carolina.