Lawsons Named
Date
County in Virginia
Documentation
Mormon, Elva, Jonas, Peter, Mormon & Phoebe
Jan 1751
Henry
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.
Falling River Lawsons
1754
Bedford
Bedford County, VA was formed from Lunenburg County in 1754. The Falling River Lawsons before this date can be found in that county. See Lunenburg County, VA.
John Jr.

23 Jul 1754

Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 1A, 1754-1758, July Court 1754 – Timothy Dalton, John Lawson Jr. and Henry Hendrickson are appointed and desired to view a way petitioned for a road from Stanton River to Otter River and make report to next Court, the conveniency or inconveniency thereof.
William
Aug 1754
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 1A, 1754-1758, page 14, August Court 1754 – The Petition of David Dalton against William Lawson for a debt therein said to be due for reasons appearing to the Court is ordered to be dismissed.
Jonas, John, William & John
26 Aug 1754
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 1A, 1754-1758, August Court 1754 – On the petition of Michael Prewit and others, ordered that a road be cleared the best and most convenient way from Thomas’s Ferry on Stanton River into Randolph’s Rolling Road and Joseph Williams is appointed Surveryor thereof and it is ordered that he, together with the said Michael Prewit, Jonas Lawson, John Lawson, William Lawson, John Lawson, Richard Prewit , John Layne, William Hayth, James Milwood, Joseph Williams, James Nix, Francis Luck, Charles Talbot, James Hancock and their tithes do forthwith lay open, clear and keep the same in repair.
John, Anna, Randolph, Betsey, John, Joshua, Lydia, Patsey, Runels, William, Staples & Melinda
1755 - 1756
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.
Robert W. Hinton
26 Jun 1758
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, pages 183, dated 26 June 1758. – Deed from Charles Talbot to Robert W. Hinton, 70 acres situated on both sides of Falling River. Witnesses Peter Rawlins, William Morris and R. Edwards. Recorded 26 June 1758.
John, John, John & David
14 Sep 1758
Bedford
Entries taken from William Waller Hening’s collections of the laws of Virginia.  During the French and Indian War, the House of Burgesses passed an act for the defense of the frontier of the Colony on 14 September 1758.  In a schedule for pay for the soldiers in the Militia are –
Two John Lawsons and William Hinton paid £0.8.0 each as privates in Captain John Phelps' Company (is this John Sr. and John Jr.?)

John and David Loson paid £0.15.0 each as privates in Captain Matthew Talbot's Company.
Barclet & Jonas
26 Mar 1759
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, 1754-1762, pages 209-210.  William Rogers’ will, dated 25 December 1758. -
In the Name of God, Amen.  I William Rogers of Bedford County and Province of Virginia being very weak of body but of perfect mind & memory and calling to mind that it is appointed for all men to die, I ordain this my last Will & Testament in the first place I resign my immortal spirit to God and also my body to be decently buried without needless expenses, then as for the Estate where with the Lord hath blessed me I dispose there of in manner following, first I desire that the few debts that I am in may be honestly discharged of the Moveable Estate.  Imprimis I leave to my dear wife the plantation I now live on during her lifetime, also and all the moveable estate to be at her disposal till she marries or die.  Then if she marries I leave to her the third part of the Moveable Estate and the rest to be divided amongst the children equally also at her death I leave the tract of land I now live on which contains 235 acres to be divided equally between my three sons George, William and Clement, also I leave and bequeath to Barclet Lawson one hundred acres at the one end of the tract where he now lives which hundred acres is exclusive of the 235 formerly mentioned, also I bequeath to my son David a tract of land lying on Stanton River containing eighty eight acres whereon Jonas Lawson now lives.  Next I appoint loving wife to be my sole Executor and I hereby denounce all former Wills and pronounce this to be last Will & Testament.  
Signed William Rogers  His Seal
Witnesses: Robert R. S. Shipley, Edward {his X mark} Shipley and Elizabeth {her X mark} Shipley. 

At a Court held for Bedford County 26 March 1759 – The within written last Will and Testament of William Rogers deceased was exhibited in Court by Secia Rogers Executrix therein & the same was proved by the oath of Robert Shipley and Edward Shipley two of the witnesses there to subscribed and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said Executrix who made oath according to Law, she having first with Charles Talbot and Barlet Lawson her security’s entered into and acknowledged their Bond for the due and faithful Execution of the said Will.  Certificate is granted her for obtaining a Probate of the said Last Will & Testament in due form of Laws. 
Teste - Benjamin Howard CBC.  Truly Recoded
Barclet & Jonas
Mar 1759
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia, Order Book 1-B, March Court 1759, page 104 – The will of William Rogers, deceased, was proved by witnesses and ordered to be recorded and Lecia, the wife of the deceased, executrix therein named, made oath and entered into bond with Charles Talbot and Bartlet Lawson, her securities, in 500 pounds, and certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Charles Talbot, Bartlet Lawson, Jonas Lawson and James Talbot or any three of them are appointed to appraise the estate of William Rogers, deceased.
Bartlet & Jonas
24 Jul 1759
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, 1754-1762, pages 229-230.  Dated 21 July 1759.  Inventory and Appraisal of the Estate of William Rogers, listed household furnishings, livestock and farm equipment for a total amount of 49 pounds and 11 shillings.  Appraisers appointed by the court were Charles Talbot, James Talbot, Barlet Lawson and Jonas Lawson.  Recorded 24 July 1759, Teste Benjamin Howard CBC.
Jacob
1761
Bedford
Revolutionary Pension application of Jacob Lawson, and wife Polly Lawson W86
State of Tennessee, Hawkins county
On This 28th day of November 1832, Jacob Lawson a resident of Hawkins County, aged Seventy two years appeared in open court before the justices of the Court of Pleas Quarter Sessions, and made declarations for his Pension. Jacob stated he was born in the year 1761 in Bedford County, Virginia.  While a resident of Henry County, Virginia, Jacob enlisted sometime in August 1779 and served three months as a private in Captain Shelton’s company of Virginia militia, out in pursuit of Tories.  He enlisted sometime in December 1780, served two months in Captain William Cloud’s company, Colonel James Lyon’s Virginia regiment, marched to North Carolina against the British.  He enlisted the latter part of February 1781, served two months in Captain George Haston’s company, Colonel Penn’s regiment.

The records stated he died 5 September 1833 at his residence in Hawkins County, Tennessee.  He signed his application Jacob [his X mark] Lawson.

State of Tennessee, Hawkins County
On 6 May 1839 Polly Lawson a resident of Hawkins County, Tennessee, aged seventy four years declared that she was the widow of Jacob Lawson.  She declared that she was married to the said Jacob Lawson in the month of August in the year 1784 and that her said husband died on the 5 September 1833.  Ann Reynolds in her declaration in support of Polly’s application stated she was at Jacob and Polly Lawson marriage near her father’s house in Hawkins County, Tennessee by Thomas Murrel a Baptist Preacher.  Ann also stated Jacob and Polly had a daughter, Betsy, who was 54 years of age 1839 and was born about 12 months after their marriage.  The records indicate Polly died 10 July 1844 at the home of her son, Lazarus Lawson in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

The following children survived their mother Polly Lawson: - Lazarus Lawson, who was in 1845, fifty-one years of age; Matilda, who married Anderson Campbell of Hawkins County, TN; Lewis Lawson of McMinn County, TN; Russel Lawson; Reynolds Lawson; Elizabeth, who married William Finnell; Anna, who married Thomas Haynes of Bradley County, TN, said Thomas Haynes was deceased in 1845.
John, John Jr., David, Jonas, Bartlett & William
1762
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia, Insolvents List 1762 - William Lawson (run away), John Lawson, John Lawson, Jr., David Lawson, Jonas Lawson all owed 5 lbs. tobacco, Bartlett Lawson owed 10 lbs. tobacco.  Found in “Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly”, Vol. XXIII, number 3, (1 August 1985) page 72.
David, William, John, Jonas and John
22 Jun 1762
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1761-1762 – Order Book 2, page 46, 22 June 1762, Hartee vs. Lawson, Idem vs. David Lawson, Idem vs. Wm. Lawson, Idem vs. Jn. Lawson, Idem vs Jonas Lawson and Idem vs. Jn. Lawson.  No details were given on the cases.
Jonas
26-27 Jul 1762
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1761-1762 – Order Book 2, page 57, 26-27 July 1762, Hartee, J. C. vs. Jonas Lawson.  No details were given on the case.
Bartlet and William
28 Jul 1762
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1761-1762 – Order Book 2, page 60, 28 July 1762, Idem vs. Bar Lawson, Idem vs. Wm. Lawson, Idem vs. Lawson, Hartee vs. Lawson.  No details were given on the case except it shows a judgment was given in the case of Idem vs. Lawson.
Bartlet, Jonas, William and John
25 Aug 1762
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1761-1762 – Order Book 2, page 68, 25 August 1762, Idem vs. Bartlet Lawson, Idem vs. Jonas Lawson, Idem vs. Wm. Lawson, Idem vs. Lawson.  Judgment was given in Bartlet and Jonas’ cases but nothing shown in William and John’s cases.
John
29 Sep 1762
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1761-1762 – Order Book 2, page 80, 29 September 1762, Idem vs. John Lawson.  Not details.
William, John B.E., Jonas & David
1763
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia – 1763 Tithes -
Wm. Lawson, 1 tithe
John Lawson B.E., 1 tithe
Jonas Lawson, 1 tithe
David Lawson, 1 tithe
Found in “Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly”, Vol. XXIII, number 3, (1 August 1985) page 73.
Jonas
22 Feb 1763
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1763-1771 – Order Book 3, page 3, 22 February 1763, Harty vs. Jonas Lawson.  Judgment of 2 pounds, 19 shillings and 5 pence and court fee.  No other details.
John
23 Feb 1763
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1763-1771 – Order Book 3, page 7, 23 February 1763, Idem vs. John Lawson, Judgment.  No other details.
Bartholomew & Susannah
9 May 1763
Bedford
Susanna inherited 100 acres from her father, John Simpkin's estate, which she was to receive upon her mother's death.

Bedford County, Virginia, Deed Book 2, pages 268-270, dated 9 September 1763. – This Indenture made this ninth in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred sixty three being the third year of Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain &c Between Bartholomew Lawson of the County of Bedford of the one part and Michael Pruit of the said County of Bedford of the other part Witnesseth that the said Bartholomew Lawson for and in consideration of the sum of forty five pounds current money of Virginia in hand paid unto the said Bartholomew Lawson the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enforced and confirmed by these presents do grant , bargain, sell, alien, enforce and confirm unto the said Michael Pruit his heirs, administrators and assigns all that tractor parcel situated, lying and being in the County of Bedford on the south side of Falling River bequeathed to the said Lawson by John Simpkins, deceased, containing one hundred acres be the same more or less and is as followeth to wits – Beginning at a corner on Falling River thence a long Randolph’s line, north _______ degrees west eighty poles to a white oak _____ forty five degrees west to the dividing line on said Bartholomew Lawson and Michael Pruit   excepted is a quarter of an acre, which is a burying place.  Building , woods, ways, waters… In Witness whereof the said Bartholomew Lawson hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal in the day and year above written. 
Signed Bartholomew {his X mark} Lawson  His seal 
Witnesses Thomas Watkins and James Prewit. 

At a Court held for Bedford County May 24, 1763 this Indenture was proved by the Oath of _____ _____ & James Prewit and at a Court held for the same on September the 27th, 1763, this same was further proved by the Oath of Thomas Watkins and ordered to be recorded.
Teste Ben Howard CBC.

This may be about the time Bartholomew moved his family to North Carolina?
Lawson
24 May 1763
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1763-1771 – Order Book 3, page 24, 24 May 1763.  Henton to Lawson, Deed proved and witnessed.
William
25- 27 May 1763
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1763-1771 – Order Book 3, page 34, 25-27 May 1763, William Lawson allowed 2 days, allowed traveling 28 miles one for Flen vs. Nerdeman.
William
29 Jun 1763
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1763-1771 – Order Book 3, page 44, 29 June 1763, William Lawson allowed 4 days, for Flen vs. Nerdeman.  Traveling 29 miles allowed.
David
26 Jul 1763
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1763-1771 – Order Book 3, page 50, 26 July 1763, McCraw vs. Lawson, McCraw vs. David Lawson.  No details.
David (?) or Bartlet(?)
27 Sep 1763
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1763-1771 – Order Book 3, page 70, 27 September 1763, McCraw vs. Lawson, Att. Michael Prewit saith he hath abt 24 pounds _____ Dec. 1765.  Order that he lay this judgment when due.  Judgment acc ____ _____.
Eliz Simpkins
End of 1763
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1763-1771 – Order Book 3, page 85, End of 1763, Eliz Simpkins for 1 tithe, listed last year.  12 pounds tobacco.
William R. Hinton
22 Oct 1765
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia, Deed Book 2, pages 686, dated 22 October 1765. – Deed from William R. Hinton of Halifax County, VA to Timothy Dalton, 70 acres on both sides of Falling River. Witnesses Richard Stith, W. Mead, Charles Talbot & William Hayth. Recorded 22 October 1765
Teste Ben Howard CBC
Amme (Amy?)
Aug 1767
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1763-1771 – Order Book 3, page 348, August Court 1767, Ordered the Church Wardens bind out the children of Amme Lawson.
Amy & Amy
Jul 1768
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1763-1771 – Order Book 3, page 380, July Court 1768, Ordered the Church Wardens bind Amy Lawson said first child of Amy Lawson.
David
20 Jul 1768
Bedford
Virginia Land Office Patent, No. 37, 1767-1768, page 279, (Reel 37) dated 20 July 1768, David Lawson, 575 acres on the North side of Stanton (Roanoke) River, up Whipping Creek, down Bowman’s Creek, adjacent Neil, Guilentine, Marshall and Pendleton, Bedford County, Virginia.
George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith.  To all &c, know ye that for desires good causes and consideration but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of Three Pounds of good and lawful money for our use, paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia, We have given, granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give, grant and confirm unto David Lawson one certain Tract of Parcel of Land containing five hundred and seventy five acres lying and being in the County of Bedford on the north side of Stanton River and bounded as followeth to wit:- Beginning at Neil’s lower corner mulberry on the River thence along his line north fifty degrees west, thirty four poles to his and Guilentine’s corner white oak thence along his line north twenty five degrees west, one hundred and fifty four poles to his corner pine north forty five degrees west, forty eight poles to his corner shrub white oak south twenty three degrees west, thirty two poles to a poplar on Whipping Creek thence up the Creek north fifty nine degrees west, four poles to Marshall’s corner Spanish oak thence along his line north five degrees east, one hundred and four poles to his corner pine thence off north forty five degrees east, sixty four poles to a Spanish oak north sixty six degrees east, eighty poles to a pine north twelve degrees west, sixty six poles to a pine north fifty three degrees east, fifty eight poles to a white oak south seventy eight degrees east, sixty four poles to a white oak and Branch of Bowman’s Creek thence down the said Branch as it meanders to pointers on Pendleton’s line thence along his line south forty eight degrees west, twenty six poles to his corner pine south fifty five degrees east, thirty eight poles to an ash on Bowman’s Creek thence down the said Creek as it meanders to the mouth of the same & up Stanton River aforesaid as it meanders to the beginning, with all, with all woods, underwoods, swamps, marshes, lowgrounds, meadows, feedings and his due share of all veins, mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of five hundred and seventy five acres of land and the rivers, waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting, hawking, fishing, fowling and all other profits, commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining, to have, hold, possess and enjoy the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all other the before granted, premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said David Lawson and his heirs and assigns forever; to the only use and behoof of him the said David Lawson his heirs and assigns forever, to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common soccage and not in capite or by knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors for every fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these present provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrear and unpaid or if the said David Lawson his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit.  In Witness whereof we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made, Witness our Trusty and Well Beloved John Blair Esquire President of our Council and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the one and twentieth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight in the eighth year of our Reign.
Signed
John Blair
David
Aug 1768
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1763-1771 – Order Book 3, page 458, August Court 1768, Talbot vs. David Lawson.  No other details.  The records show a Talbot vs. Lawson in December 1768, January 1769 and March 1769 when a judgment was made.  No details.
Robert
27 Jun 1769
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1763-1771 – Order Book 3, page 532, 27 June 1769, John Ellot, George Lyne and Robert Lawson produced license to practice in the court and other Inferior Courts and having took the usual Oaths to his Majesty Person and Government and repeated and submitted the test and took the Oaths of an attorney.
John
End of 1769
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1763-1771 – Order Book 3, page 586, End of 1769, To Charles Talbot applicant of John Lawson for 1 old wolf’s head…100 pounds.  There were two entries each stating the same information.
David Sr., Anne & David Jr.
21 May 1770
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia, Deed Book 3, 1766-1771,, pages 446-447, dated 21 May 1770. – This Indenture made this 21 Day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred seventy Between David Lawson of the County of Bedford and Anne his wife of the one part and Charles Talbot of the County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said David Lawson and Ann his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds current money of Virginia to be paid to them in hand before the sealing and delivering of the receipt of which they do hereby acknowledge and thereof  _____ part thereof do hereby acquit and discharged the said Charles Talbot and his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released and confirmed by these presents do grant , bargain, sell, alien, enforce, released and confirm unto the said Charles Talbot his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel situated, lying and being in the County aforesaid containing five hundred and seventy five acres and bounded as followeth to wits - Beginning at Neil’s lower mulberry on the north side of Stanton River thence along his line north fifty degrees west, thirty four poles to his and Gellentine’s corner white oak thence along his line north twenty five degrees west, one hundred and fifty four poles, north forty five degrees west forty eight poles to his corner shrub white oak south twenty three degrees west thirty two poles to a poplar on Whipping Creek thence up the Creek north fifty nine degrees west four poles to Marshall’s corner Spanish oak thence along his line north five degrees east one hundred and four poles to his corner pine thence of north forty five degrees east sixty four poles to a Spanish oak, north sixty degrees east, eighty poles to a pine, north twelve degrees west, sixty six poles to a pine north fifty three degrees east, fifty eight poles to a white oak south seventy eight degrees east, sixty four poles to a white oak and Branch of Bowman’s Creek thence down the said Branch as it meanders to pointers on Pendleton’s line thence along his line south forty eight degrees west, twenty six poles to his corner pine south fifty five degrees east, thirty eight poles to an ash on Bowman’s Creek thence down the said Creek as it meanders to the mouth of the same & up Stanton River aforesaid as it meanders to the beginning.  Together with woods, timbers, trees, water… In Witness whereof the said David Lawson and Ann his wife have severally hereunto set their hands and seals the day & year first above written. 
Signed David {his + mark} Lawson  His seal 
Signed, sealed and delivered in the present of Williston Talbot, David Lawson Jr. and John Hall. 

Received the 21st Day of May 1770 of Charles Talbot one hundred pounds current money, it being the within purchase money for the within Track of Land in witness my hand.
Signed David {his X mark} Lawson Sr.
Test
Williston Talbot and John {his X mark} Hall

At a Court held for Bedford County May 22, 1770.
This Indenture and Receipt herein endorsed were proved by the Oaths of Williston Talbot, David Lawson Jr. and John Hall and ordered to be recorded.
Teste Ben Howard CBC
David & Anne
May 1770
Bedford
Bedford County, Order Book 3, page 645, May Court 1770.  A Deed Lawson and wife to Talbot by 3 witnesses and order recorded.
Jonas, David, William, John, David & James
24 Sep 1771
Bedford
Jonas Lawson made a Will, dated 5 April 1770 and filed 24 September 1771: - which he gave and bequeath to his well beloved relatives or grandchildren vig. David, William, John and James Lawson sons of David Lawson after my decease.  Executors David Lawson and William Lawson. See Document -Full Will of Jonas Lawson

Speculation: - Believe this is the Jonas Lawson that was living in Goochland County, Virginia and moved with his son, David Lawson to Bedford County in early 1768.
Jonas
Sep 1771
Bedford
Bedford County Order Book 3, page 795, September Court 1771.  The last Will and Testament of Jonas Lawson deceased, exhibited in Court and proved by 2 witnesses and order recorded.
Benjamin
Jun 1773
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1772-1774 – Order Book 5A, page 127, June Court 1773, William Cowan and Benjamin Lawson, Gentlemen, produced each a license to practice the Law in the County Court and thereupon took the usual Oaths to his Majestic Person and Government repeated and subscribed the tests, took the Oaths appointed by Law for County Court Lawyers and are admitted to practice in the Court. 
Benjamin
Jun 1773
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1772-1774 – Order Book 5A, page 144, June Court 1773, Benjamin Lawson was a member of a jury. 
Susanna
1773 -1783
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia, Will Book 2, pages 59-61 – Thomas Watkins’ Will, executor Michael Prewitt.  Had a list of people and was dated 1773-1781.  Susanna Lawson was mention in the list.
Susannah, Bartlett & William
25 Aug 1782
Campbell
Campbell County, VA, Deed Book 1, page 117, 25 August 1782 – Susannah Lawson of Henry County and William Lawson (her son) of Henry County, to John Brooks of Campbell, for 65 pounds, 100 acres on both sides of Little Falling River, it being the land that William Rodgers, deceased, willed to Bartlett Lawson, deceased, and bounded by the patent line.  Signed Susannah (her X mark) Lawson and William (his X mark) Lawson.  Wit: Daniel Mitchell, William Cooper and Joseph Callaway.  Recorded 5 December 1782. 
Note: William Rodgers in 1753 patented for 300 acres on both sides of Little Falling River.

Campbell County, VA was formed from Bedford County in the year 1782.
1786
Franklin
Franklin County, VA was formed from Bedford and Henry Counties in the year 1786.
John
1787
Bedford
Bedford County, VA Personal Property Tax 1787, List A –
John Lawson 2 horses, 2 cattle (not tithable)
John
1789
Bedford
John Lawson is listed in the 1789 Bedford County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List-B, 1 tithes and 3 horses.
Kezeah
3 Jun 1789
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia marriages, Kezeah Lawson married Dennis Knox on 3 June 1789.