Lawsons Named
Date
County in Virginia
Documentation
1765
Charlotte
Charlotte County was formed from Lunenburg County, Virginia in 1765. See map 1761-1770
George
1769
Lunenburg
Sunlight on the Southside, Lists of Tithes 1748-1783, Lunenburg County, Virginia by Landon C. Bell. - George Lawson is listed in the Lists of Tithes of 1769 in Lunenburg County, Virginia in Joseph Williams' District. Paid one white male tithe over 16 years and taxes on 100 acres.
Robert
Apr 1769
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 2, 1767-1771, page 237, April Court 1769 - Robert Lawson, Gentleman having produced in Court his License from under the hands and seals of certain Examiners to practice as an Attorney was Read and he having first taken the oaths appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Suprimary and taken and subscribed the Abjuration Oath and tested took the Oaths appointed to be taken by Attorneys practicing in the County Court.
Robert
19 May 1772
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1771-1777, Deed Book 3, page 81, dated 19 May 1772.  From George Walton of Prince Edward County, to Thomas Graven of Charlotte County, for 30 pounds, a certain tract of about 200 acres of land in Charlotte County on the branches of Meherrin River and bounded by Farley’s corner in Moor’s line, DeGraffenreidt.  Signed George Walton.  Witnesses Robert Lawson, Isaac Read and P. Carrington.  Recorded 1 June 1772.
Robert
30 Jun 1772
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1771-1777, Deed Book 3, page 113, dated 30 June 1772.  From Pugh Price Sr. of Prince Edward County, to Pugh Price Jr. of same, for 42 pounds, 10 shillings, one tract of about 450 acres of land in Charlotte County on the south side of the south fork of Cubb Creek and bounded by Thomas Harris, James Gideon, Thomas Ward and Robert Jinnings.  Signed – Pugh (P his mark) Price Sr.  Witnesses – Andrew French, William Fergus, Andrew McKenzie, James Orr, Samuel Wallace Jr. and Robert Lawson.  Recorded 6 July 1772.
Robert
25 Mar 1773
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1771-1777, Deed Book 3, page 355, dated 25 March 1773.  From Joseph Bass of Chesterfield County, to James Sandsom of Charlotte, for 33 pounds, a certain tract of about 70 acres of land in Charlotte and bounded by Peter Beasley, Thomas Flournoy, Jacob McGehee and the Irish Road.  Signed – Joseph Bass.  Witnesess – Ben Ward Jr., Owen Smith, William (X his mark) Sansom, Robert Lawson and John Hundley.  Recorded 6 September 1773
George
4 Oct 1773
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1771-1777, Deed Book 3, page 361, dated 4 October 1773.  From Robert Williams of the Parish of Cornwall and Charlotte County, to Alexander Brown of same, for 26 pounds, all that tract of about 75 acres of land in the Parish of Cornwall and Charlotte County on the branches of Wallace Creek and bounded by George Lawson, John Bailey and Robert Williams.  Signed Robert Williams.  Witness Francis Petty.  Mary, the wife of Robert Williams, relinquished her right of dower.  Recorded 5 October 1773
George & Nathan
4 Jan 1774
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1771-1777, Deed Book 3, page 554, dated 4 January 1774.  From Drury Stith of St. Andrew’s Parish and Brunswick County, to George Lawson of the Parish of Cornwall and Charlotte County, for 10 pounds, all that tract of about 190 acres of land in the Parish of Cornwall and Charlotte County on the East Waters of Wallace Creek and bounded by Richard Crew’s line, William Brunfield’s line, to a pine on the Court House Road, thence with the said Road along William Williams’ line, to Fegan’s line, to Alexander Brown’s line.  Signed Drury Stith S. S.  Witnesses James Love, John Ingram, Charles Clayton and Nathan (X) Lawson.  Recorded three times, at a Court held 1 August 1774, 3 July 1775 and 2 October 1775.
Robert
3 Apr 1774
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1771-1777, Deed Book 3, page 403, dated 3 April 1774.  From John Jones of Dinwiddie County, to John White, Samuel White and Mary Grigg, executors of James Gigg deceased, of the Parish of Cornwall and Charlotte County, for 500 pounds, a certain tract of land in Charlotte County on Horsepen Creek and bounded by a branch of Robins Creek in the patent line.  Signed – John Jones.  Witness – Robert Lawson.  Recorded 2 May 1774.
Robert
25 Apr 1774
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1771-1777, Deed Book 3, page 415, dated 25 April 1774.  From John Bridges of Charlotte County, to Robert Cunningham for Messrs. Alexander Spiers and John Bowman & Co., merchants of Glasgow, for 204 pounds, 11 shillings and 9 pence, half penny which Bridges owes Cunningham & Co., plus 5 shillings, 4 Negro slaves, viz, 1 girl, Anackie, about 15 or 16 years old; 1 ditto named Suckey; 1 boy named Tom; and 1 ditto named Peter and their increase, upon trust that Cunningham & Co. shall, after 1 October 1774 sell the slaves and out of the money arising from such sale, pay themselves the above mentioned sum.  Signed – John Bridges.  Witnesses – Robert Lawson and James Boyd.  The deed of trust was recorded 2 May 1774.
Robert
May 1774
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 4, 1774-1780, page 40, May Court 1774 - Robert Lawson, Plaintiff against William Williams, Defendant. On a Petition. - The Defendant not appearing at the duly summoned. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant the sum of 1 pound, 10 shillings current money, together with his costs by him abut his suit on this behalf expended.
George
Aug 1774
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 4, 1774-1780, page 56, 1 August Court 1774 - An Indenture with a Memorandum thereon endorsed between Drury Stith of the one part and George Lawson of the other part was proved by the oath of one witness thereto subscribed to be the Act and Deed of the said Drury Stith which is ordered to be certified.
George
Jul 1775
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 4, 1774-1780, page 70, July Court 1775 - An Indenture with a Memorandum thereon endorsed between Drury Stith of the one part and George Lawson of the other part was further proved by the oath of Charles Clayton a witness thereto subscribed to be the Act and Deed of the said Drury Stith and ordered to be Certified.
Nathaniel
1777
Charlotte
From Nathan or Nathaniel Lawson's Revolutionary Pension application. Washington County, Kentucky - This day, 3 July 1832, personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace for said County, Nathan Lawson Senior a revolutionary soldier in the 77 year of his age and made oath that he served in the military service of the State of Virginia during the Revolutionary War upwards of two years and six months as follows - entered the service in 1777 in Captain Thomas Williams' company three months; six months in Captain McGood's company, Colonel Burrell's regiment, and was in the battle of Stono; three months in Captain Morton's company; three months in Captain Jameson's company, Colonel Purnell's regiment; three months under Wagon master Thomas Hatchett and was employed in carrying provisions for the army at Guilford Court House.

Also in his pension documents it states that Nathan or Nathaniel Lawson was born 15 March 1755 in King William County, Virginia. He resided in Charlotte County, Virginia, until 1802 and then moved to Washington County, Kentucky.

John and Joshua Lawson appeared in Washington County, Kentucky, in support of his claim for pension. Indicated that Joshua Lawson was a brother of Nathan or Nathaniel Lawson. Did not state relationship of John to Nathaniel.
Nathaniel
2 Mar 1779
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1777-1782, Deed Book 4, page 133.  This Indenture made 2 March 1779 between Richard Worthy of the County of Charlotte of the one part and Nathan Lawson of the said County of the other part.  Witnessed that the said Richard Worthy for and in consideration of the sum of 55 pounds to him in hand paid by the said Nathan Lawson hath given granted Bargained and sold and by these presents do give grant bargain sell deliver and confirm to his the said Nathan Lawson or his heirs or assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land situate and being in the County of Charlotte containing 54 acres more or less and bounded as follows beginning at a white oak on Stanton River, thence south… to a gum in Morton’s line, along the river to the beginning.  Together with all and singular the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to have and hold… Signed Richard (LS his mark) Worthy L.S.  Witnesses Peter Harller, Sarah (X her mark) Fidler and Thomas Smith.  Recorded 3 May 1779.
George
Jun 1780
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 4, 1774-1780, page 210, June Court 1780 - The Commonwealth, Plaintiff against George Lawson Senior, Defendant. On presentment for getting drunk. For reasons appearing to the Court, this presentment is ordered to be dismissed.
George
Aug 1780
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 4, 1774-1780, page 224, June Court 1780 - Joel Watkins Gentleman is appointed to furnish George Lawson a poor person in this county, who has two sons as soldiers in the Continental Army, with two barrels of corn for his present support and it is ordered that the said Watkins' be allowed for the same.
George
6 Nov 1780
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 5, 1780-1784, page 3, 1 November Court 1780 - William Morton, Gentleman is appointed to furnish George Lawson a poor person in this County who has six in family and hath two sons as soldiers in the Continental Army, with four barrels corn and three hundred pounds of pork for their support for one year and it is ordered that the said Morton be allowed for the same.
Robert
4 Mar 1782
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 1780-1784, page 34, 4 March 1782. General Robert Lawson's letter to the Court of Charlotte County. Stated that due to his appointment to the General Assembly as a Member of the Executive Council of the State, rendered his further practice as an attorney incompatible with such appointment.
Nathan
1782
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1782 Personal Property Tax List -
Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse and 3 cattle.
Nathan & George
1782
Charlotte
Census of the US, Charlotte County, Virginia, 1782. Head of household - Nathan Lawson, in household were 5 whites. Head of household - George Lawson, in household were 6 whites.
George
1782
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1782 Land Tax List -
George Lawson, 100 acres.
Nathan
2 Sep 1782
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1787-1793, Deed Book 6, page 11.  This Indenture made this 2 September 1782 between Nathan Lawson of the County of Charlotte of the one part and Francis Cardwell of the said County of the other part witnessed that the said Nathan Lawson for value of him received where of he doth hereby acknowledge granted bargained sold released and confirmed and by these presents hath granted unto said Francis Cardwell his heirs and assigns one certain tract or parcel of land situated lying and being in the County of Charlotte containing 50 acres more or less and tract of land formerly belong to Richard Worthy, beginning at Morton’s line, thence down a branch towards the river to a corner gum thence the said Morton’s line down the River to Hart’s line, to Thomas Worthy’s line round to the beginning to have and hold… Signed Nathan (X his mark) Lawson.  Signed in present of (blank).  Recorded 2 September 1782.

Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 5, 1780-1784, page 50, September Court 1782 – An Indenture with a Memorandum thereon endorsed between Nathan Lawson of the one part and Francis Cardwell of the other part was acknowledge by the said Nathan Lawson to be his Act and Deed and ordered to be recorded.
George Sr., Nathan & George
1783
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1783 Personal Property Tax List -
George Lawson Sr., 1 white male over 21, 2 horses and 6 cattle.
Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses and 3 cattle.
George Lawson, 1 white male over 21.
Thomas
Oct. 1783
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 5, 1780-1784, pages 122-125, October 1783. Joseph Fuqua, guardian to John Fuqua, orphan to John Fuqua, produced receipts of John who is now of lawful age and of Thomas Lawson who has intermarried with John's sister, Hannah Fuqua.
George Sr., Nathan & George
1784
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1784 Personal Property Tax List -
George Lawson Sr., 1 white male over 21, 1 horse and 7 cattle.
Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse and 3 cattle.
George Lawson, 1 white male over 21 and 1 horse.
Zachariah
10 Mar 1785
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 5 Ministors' Returns - Zachariah Lawson and Agness Jones married 10 March 1785. Married by Thomas Johnston.
George, Zachariah & George
1785
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1785 Personal Property Tax List -
George Lawson & Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 white male 16-21, 2 horses and 7 cattle.
 George Lawson, 1 white male over 21 and 1 horse.
George
3 Oct 1785
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 72 - George Lawson and Sally Adams married 3 October 1785. Daughter of James Adams. Surety Claiborne Barksdale. Married by John Weatherford.
Benjamin
10 Jan 1786
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 6 Ministers' Returns - Benjamin Lawson and Phamey Traynum married 10 January 1786. Married by Rev. Thomas Johnston.
William
Mar 1786
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 6, 1784-1786, page 211, March Court 1786 - William Lawson, Plaintiff against Charles Hundley, Defendant. In debt. - The Defendant being arrested and not appearing on the motion of the Plaintiff by his Attorney, it is ordered that unless the Defendant appears here at the next Court and answer the action of the Plaintiff that Judgment shall be entered against him and John Morris, Security for Security for his appearance for the Debt in the declaration mention and cost.
William
1 May 1786
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 6, 1784-1786, page 221, 1 May Court 1786 - William Lawson, Plaintiff against Charles Hundley, Defendant. In debt. - Ambrose Nelson came into Court and under took for the Defendant that in case he should be cast in the action aforesaid he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison in execution for the same or that he the said Nelson will do it for him.
Benjamin
3 May 1786
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 6, 1784-1786, page 230, 3 May Court 1786 - Benjamin Lawson, Plaintiff against Drury Buiga, Defendant. In cases. - This day came as well the Plaintiff by his Attorney, as the said Defendant in hi proper person who saith that he can not gainsay the action of the Plaintiff thereof against him nor but he did assume upon himself to the said Plaintiff in manner and form as the Plaintiff against him hath alleged and that he hath sustain damages by occasion of the nonperformance of the said promise and assumption besides his costs to the sum of (no amount give) current money. Therefore it is consider by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant his damages aforesaid by the Defendant in form aforesaid confessed together with his cost by him in this behalf expended and the said Defendant in mercy. C-142, S-30, fee & Tax 16/6.
Thomas
4 May 1786
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 6, 1784-1786, page 232, 4 May Court 1786 - Thomas Lawson and Hannah his wife, Plaintiff against Joseph Fuqua, Administrator of John Fuqua, deceased, Defendant. In case. - This day came the parties by their Attorneys and the Defendant's Attorney relinquished his former plea, the said Defendant in his proper person saith he can not gainsay the action of the Plaintiffs thereof against him nor but that he did assumed himself to the said Plaintiffs in manner and form as against him is alleged and that they have sustained damages by occasion of the nonperformance of that promise and assumption besides their cost to the sum of 370 pounds, 13 shillings and 9 pence current money. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiffs recover against the said Defendant their damages aforesaid by the Defendant in form aforesaid confessed. Together with their costs by them in this behalf expended. To be levied of the goods and that be of the said interest in the hand of the Defendant to be administered if as much he hath if not this the costs bo be levied of his own proper goods and Chattels and the said Defendant in mercy.
George, Zachariah, Nathan & George
1786
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1786 Personal Property Tax List -
George Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse and 7 cattle.
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse and 7 cattle.
Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse and 2 cattle.
George Lawson, 1 white male over 21 and 1 horse.
Nathan
7 Aug 1786
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1786-1789, page 6, 7 August Court 1786 - On the Motion of Nathan Lawson a witness for Anthony Hundley in the suit against Samuel Pugh, it is ordered that the said Hundley pay him 325 pounds of tobacco for 13 days attendance according to Law.
Benjamin
8 Aug 1786
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1786-1789, page 11, 8 August Court 1786 - On the Motion of Benjamin Lawson a witness for Anthony Hundley in the suit against Samuel Pugh, it is ordered that the said Hundley pay him 110 pounds of tobacco for 2 days attendance and one coming and returning 15 miles from the County of Halifax according to Law and one shilling for ferriages.

Same page and Court. - On the Motion of Benjamin Lawson a witness for John Carter in the suit against Dudley Holt, it is ordered that the said Carter pay him 85 pounds of tobacco for 1 day attendance and one coming and returning 15 miles from the County of Halifax according to Law and one shilling for ferriages.
William
9 Aug 1786
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1786-1789, page 18, 9 August Court 1786 - William Lawson, Plaintiff against Charles Hundley, Defendant. In debt. - This day came the parties by their attorneys and the Defendant's Attorney relinquishing his former plea saith he is not furt6her informed what to say in defense of this suit, whereby the Plaintiff remains undefended. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the samid Defendant the sum of 100 pounds his debt in the declaration mentioned together with his costs by him in this behalf expended and the said Defendant in mercy. But this Judgment except the costs is to be discharged by the payment of 20 pounds current money being the reduction of 50 pounds by the scale of depreciation with lawful interest thereon from 1 January 1778 until payment.
Robert
4 Dec 1786
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 7 1786-1789, page 45, 4 December 1786. The Commonwealth vs. Jacob Huntsman. Robert Lawson was his attorney.
George, Joshua, Nathan, George, John, Benjamin, Zachariah, Elizabeth, Sarah, James, George and William S.
1 Jan 1787
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Will Book 1, pages 390-391.
Transcription of George Lawson’s Last Will & Testament.
Will Probated 1 January 1787, Charlotte County, Virginia.
I, George Lawson of the County of Charlotte and Parish of Cornwale, Being in my sound mind and perfect Senses (sic), do make this my last Will and Testament. Viz., I lend unto my beloved wife the third part of the Land whereon I now live so as to include the Dwelling house and plantation, during her natural life, also I give one third of the Stock of hogs, Cattle and Sheep, the household furniture, except a feather bed that I hereafter give unto my son Joshua, to him and his heirs forever, I give the Land and plantation that I have lent unto wife to my Son Joshua after her decease also a bay horse and my feather bed and furniture to him and to his heirs forever. I give unto my Sons Nathan, George, John, Benjamin and Zachariah Lawson the remaining part of my Lands to be equally divided among them, to them and their heirs forever. I give unto my daughters Elizabeth and Sarah Lawson two thirds of my Stock of Hogs, Cattle and Sheep, also two thirds of the household furniture to them and to their heirs forever. It is my desire that the Ox Cart be Sold to the highest bidder and the money be equally divided amongst all my Sons and that the plantation and other Tools be kept for the use of my wife, and after her decease that if any Should be left that they may go to my Son Joshua Lawson. I appoint my friends William and Little Joe Morton Executors of this my last Will and Testament.  In Witness where of I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed my Seal this 12 September 1786.
George his (X) mark Lawson L.S.
Signed and Sealed in presence of Richard Crews, Agnes her (X) mark Lawson, Sarah her (X) mark Lunderman.

At a Court held for Charlotte County the first day of January 1787.  This Last Will and Testament of George Lawson, deceased was Exhibited in Court by William Morton and Little Joe Morton the Executors herein named and the same was proved in Court, by the oath of Richard Crews and Agness Lawson two of the witnesses hereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded.  And the said William Morton and Little Joe Morton terminated in open Court the burthen and execution of the said Will.  Therefore on the motion of George Lawson, son of the said George Lawson, deceased, who made oath according to Law, certificate is granted him for obtaining Letters of Administration with the will annexed of the Estate of the said George Lawson, deceased, he giving Security whereupon he with John Baines and Zachariah Lawson his Securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of 200 pounds current money for the said Lawson’s faithful Administration of the said Estate.

There was also a note on the side of the page which was hard to read and stated: - At a Court held for Charlotte County 6 November 1826.  On the motion of James Lawson who made oath according to Law.  Certificate is granted him for Letters of Administration on the Estate of the said George Lawson, deceased de bonis non (Note: administrator de bonis non, this term refers to the person appointed by a probate court to finish probate proceedings when the executor or previous administrator can't finish the job.) with the will amended upon entering into bond with Security, whereupon George Lawson, John C. Daniel, William S. Lawson, Jacob St. John and Grief Barksdale his Securities entered into and acknowledge their bond according to Laws for that purpose.

Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1786-1789, page 49, 1 January Court 1787 – The Last Will and Testament of George Lawson, deceased was presented in Court by William Morton and Little Joe Morton the executors therein named and the same was proved by the oath of two of the witness thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded and the said William Morton and Little Joe Morton terminated in open Court the burthen and execution of the said Will.  Therefore on the motion of George Lawson, son of the said George Lawson, deceased, who made oath according to Law, certificate is granted him for obtaining Letters of Administration of the said Estate with the Will annexed of the said George Lawson, deceased, he giving Security whereupon he with John Baines and Zachariah Lawson his Securities entered into and acknowledged their bond according to Las for the purpose.

Same page and Court.  Ordered that Richard Crews, William Crews, Richard Lipscombe and John Middleton or any three of them being first Sworn for that purpose do appraised in current money the slaves and personal estate of George Lawson, deceased and that they report the same to this Court.
George, Joshua, Sarah, George & Nathan
1 Jan 1787
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1786-1789, page 50, 1 January Court 1787 - Joshua Lawson, orphan of George Lawson, deceased came into Court and being of lawful age for that purpose made choice of William Morton, Gentleman as his Guardian who is accordingly appointed, he giving Security whereupon he with Thomas Rose his Security entered into and acknowledged their bond according to Law for that purpose.

Sarah Lawson, orphan of George Lawson, deceased came into Court and being of lawful age for that purpose made choice of George Lawson as Her Guardian who is accordingly appointed, he giving Security whereupon he with Nathan Lawson his Security entered into and acknowledged their bond according to Law for that purpose.
George
28 Jan 1787
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Will Book 1, pages 393 - Inventory and appraisement of the estate of George Lawson, deceased, 28 January 1787 - Items mention included: 3 beds and furniture, 1 looking glass, carpenter's tools, plantation tools, shoemaker's tools.  Total value (not given).  We, being first sworn before William Morton, Esquire have appraised the estate.  Signed Richard G. Lipscombe, Richard Crews and William Crews, appraisers.  At a Court held for Charlotte County 7 May 1787, This Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of George Lawson, deceased was this day returned and ordered to be recorded.
William
5 Feb 1787
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1786-1789, page 53, 5 February Court 1787 - On the Motion of Charles Hundley for leave to file his bill of injunction to stay the proceedings at Common Law in a suit lately determined in this Court between William Lawson, Plaintiff and the said Hundley, Defendant until the matter thereof can be heard in equity for reason appearing to the Court the same is granted him on his giving Security, filing his bill and swearing to the allegations thereof at the next Court, whereupon he with Joshua Morris his Security entered into and acknowledge their bond according to Law for that purpose.
Sarah & George
28 Mar 1787
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 106 - Clement Sullivan and Sarah Lawson were married 28 March 1787. John Harris put up surety. (Daughter of George and Jane Lawson.)
George, George Estate, Nathan & Zachariah
Mar - May 1787
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1787 Personal Property Jacob Morton’s District –
March 22 – George Lawson, self, 2 horses
March 29 – George Lawson, (estate), 1 white male 16-21, 1 horse, 7 cattle (not tithable)
May 2 – Nathan Lawson, self, 1 horse, 7 cattle
May 23 – Zachariah Lawson, self, 1 horse, 3 cattle
George's Estate
1787
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1787 Land Tax List, Jacob Morton’s District - George Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
George
7 May 1787
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1786-1789, page 79, 7 May Court 1787 - An Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of George Lawson, deceased was this day returned and ordered to be recorded.
George, Nathan, Jane, George, Zachariah, John and Benjamin
5 Sep 1787
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Will Book 1, pages 401-402 – Pursuant to an order of the Court of Charlotte County, we the Subscribers have proceeded to layoff the lands of George Lawson, deceased to the several legatees as mentioned in the said Lawson’s Will, in the following manner viz. the first lot to Nathan Lawson, the second to Jane Lawson, the widow, the third to George Lawson, the fourth to Zachariah Lawson, the fifth to John Lawson and the sixth to Benjamin Lawson, ;the bounds are referred to a plate and certificate of William Henry D. Surveyor, bearing date 5 September 1787, hereto annexed. The survey that followed showed each lot that each person received.  The total number of acres was 222 acres of land situate in the County of Charlotte on the road leading from Charlotte Courthouse to Owens Ferry, bounded by Morton.  It was recorded 1 October 1787.
George
10 Oct 1787
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1786-1789, page 126, 10 October Court 1787 - A division of the land belonging to the Estate of George Lawson, deceased among the several legatees claiming under the Will of the said Testator was this day reported and ordered to be recorded.
Robert & Benjamin
5 Nov 1787
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1786-1789, page 130, 5 November Court 1787 - William Price, Plaintiff against Robert Lawson and Paul Carrington, Gentleman, Defendants. In debt. - Benjamin Lawson came into Court and undertook for the Defendant Lawson, that in case he should be cast in the action aforesaid he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation in the Court or render his body to prison in execution for the same, or that he the said Benjamin will do it for him.
Robert
6 Nov 1787
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1786-1789, page 132, 6 November Court 1787 - William Price, Plaintiff against Robert Lawson and Paul Carrington, Gentleman, Defendants. In debt. - On the Motion of the Defendants by their Attorney who pledge payment, it is ordered that the Judgment obtained in the Office against them be set aside.
Robert
5 Mar 1788
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1786-1789, page 163, 5 March Court 1788 - William Price, Plaintiff against Robert Lawson and Paul Carrington, Defendants. In debt. - This day came the parties by their Attorneys and the Defendant Attorney relinquishing his former plea saith he is further informed what to say in defense of the suit, whereby the Plaintiff remained undefended. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendants the sum of 352 pounds, 10 shillings, the debt in the declaration mentioned and his costs and the said Defendants mercy. But this Judgment except the costs is to be discharged by the payment of 176 pounds, 5 shillings current money with lawful interest therein from 4 April 1775 until payment. Deducting 100 pounds paid the 16 December 1786.
George, Nathan & Zachariah
Mar - Apr 1788
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1788 Personal Property Jacob Morton’s District –
March 11 – George Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses
April 17 – Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses
April 17 – Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse
George's Estate
1788
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1788 Land Tax List, Jacob Morton’s District - George Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
Robert
4 Aug 1788
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1786-1789, page 198, 4 August Court 1788 - Samuel Goode Jr., Plaintiff against Robert Lawson and Paschal Greenhill, Defendants. In debt. - William Brown came into Court and undertook for the Defendants that in case they shall be cast in the action aforesaid they shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the Court or render their bodies to prison in execution for the same, or that he the said William Brown will do it for them. On the Motion of the Defendants by their Attorney who pleaded payment to which the Plaintiff replied generally. It is ordered the Judgment obtained in the office against them be set aside.
Robert
6 Aug 1788
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1786-1789, page 203, 6 August Court 1788 - this day came as well the Plaintiff by his Attorney as the Defendants into Court in their proper persons, who relinquishing their former plea, confessed the Plaintiff action against them to be Just for the sum of 785 pounds. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendants his debt by them aforesaid confessed and his costs and the said Defendants in mercy. But this Judgment except the costs is to be discharged by the payment of 392 pounds, 10 schillings with lawful interest therein from the 25 December 1787 until payment. Deducting 100 pounds paid 15 October 1787.
Robert
2 Mar 1789
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1786-1789, page 231, 2 March Court 1789 – On the Motion of William Price, praying the Court to Quash an Execution of fieri facias.  Opened to the Sheriff of Prince Edward on a Judgment obtained in this Court by him against Robert Lawson and Paul Carrington, Gentleman alleging that the said Sheriff had made such a return thereon that he is deprived of the benefit of reviewing this Execution against the Defendants – on hearing the arguments as well of the said Price as the Defendant Carrington by their Attorneys, it is ordered that the motion be continued.
Zachariah, Nathan, Benjamin & George
Mar 1789
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1789 Personal Property Jacob Morton’s District –
March 24 – Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse
March 24 – Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses
March 28 – Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses
March 28 – George Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse
George's Estate
1789
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1789 Land Tax List, Jacob Morton’s District - George Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
Robert
7 Apr 1789
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1786-1789, page 252, 7 April Court 1789 - William Price, Plaintiff against Robert Lawson and Paul Carrington, Defendants. On motion. - For reasons appearing to the Court this motion is ordered to be dismissed and it is considered that the Plaintiff pay to the Defendant Carrington his costs about his defense in this behalf expended.
George, Nathan, Joshua & Zachariah
1790
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1790 Personal Property Jacob Morton’s District –
George Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse
Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses
Joshua Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses
George's Estate
1790
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1790 Land Tax List, Jacob Morton’s District - George Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
Zachariah, Nathan, Joshua & George
Apr 1791
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1791 Personal Property Jacob Morton’s District –
April 1 – Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses
April 1 – Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse
April 1 – Joshua Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse
April 28 – George Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse
George's Estate
1791
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1791 Land Tax List, Jacob Morton’s District - George Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
Nathan
1 Jun 1791
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1787-1793, Deed Book 6, page 137.  This Indenture made 1 June 1791 between Little Joe Morton of the County of Charlotte of the one part and Nathan Lawson of the same County of the other part.  Witnessed that the said Little Joe Morton for and in consideration of the sum of 70 pounds to him in hand hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained and sold by these presents unto the said Nathan Lawson his heirs and assigns forever one tract or parcel of land, lying and being in the County of Charlotte and on the Waters of Wallace’s’ Creek containing 50 acres more or less beginning at a corner of William Williams’ line, down the branch to a corner poplar, to a corner willow, to a sycamore… with all houses, buildings, ways, appurtenances … Signed Little Joe Morton.  Signed in presence of (blank).  Recorded 6 June 1791

Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 8, 1789-1792, page 152, 6 June Court 1791 - An Indenture between Little Joe Morton of the one part and Nathan Lawson of the other part, was acknowledge by the said Little Joe Morton to be his Act and Deed and ordered to be recorded.
Benjamin
1 Aug 1791
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 8, 1789-1792, page 166, 1 August Court 1791 - Philip Jackson, Executor of Benjamin Lawson, Plaintiff against Joseph Atkins, Defendant. In debt. - Giles Taylor came into Court and undertook for the Defendant that in case he should be cast in the action aforesaid he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison in execution for the same or that he the said Taylor will do it for him and the said Giles Taylor immediately surrendered up in Court in custody of the Sheriff the body of the Defendant in discharge of his recognizance aforesaid and Henry Pamplin came into Court and further undertook for the Defendant that in case he should be cast in the action aforesaid he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison in execution for the same or that he the said Pamplin will do it for him thereupon he is discharged from the custody of the Sheriff.
Benjamin
7 Nov 1791
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 8, 1789-1792, page 183, 7 November Court 1791 - Phil Jackson, Executor of Benjamin Lawson, deceased, Plaintiff against Paschal Greenhill, Defendant. Samuel Greenhill came into Court and undertook for the Defendant that in case he should be cast in the action aforesaid he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison in execution for the same or that he the said Samuel Greenhill will do it for him, on the motion of the Defendant by his Attorney who pleaded a non ____ to which the Plaintiff replied generally, it is ordered that the Judgment obtained in the office against the Defendant and William Johnson, security for the appearance on which a Writ of Enquire paper be set aside.
Benjamin
8 Nov 1791
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 8, 1789-1792, page 187, 8 November 1791. Phil Jackson, Executor of Benjamin Lawson, Plaintiff against Joseph Adkins, Defendant. In debt. - This day came the parties by their Attorneys and thereupon came also a Jury to wit (and it named all the members and sworn then in) do say that the said Defendant hath not paid the debt in the declaration mentioned as in pleading he hath alleged and that the Plaintiff's Intestate Estate hath sustained damages by occasion by his act awarded one penny damages. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant the sum of 30 pounds current money, the debt in the declaration mentioned and his costs and the said Defendant in mercy. But the Judgment, except the costs is to be discharged by the payment of 15 pounds like money with legal interest thereon from the 25 December 1787 until payment and the one penny damages by the Jurors in form aforesaid assessed.
Benjamin
5 Dec 1791
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 8, 1789-1792, page 195, 5 December Court 1791 - On the Motion of Joseph Adkins came to file his Bill of Injunction to stay the execution of a Judgment obtained at Common Law in this Court wherein Phil Jackson, Executor of Benjamin Lawson, deceased as Plaintiff and the said Adkins Defendant until the matter thereof can be heard in equity for good cause and hereon the same is granted him on his giving bond and security according to Law, whereupon he with Henry Pamplin his security entered into and acknowledged their bond for that purpose.
George
6 Feb 1792
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1787-1793, Deed Book 6, page 178.  This indenture made the 6 February 1791 (believe it was 1792) between Claiborne Barksdale of the County of Charlotte and George Lawson of the same County.  Witnessed that the said Claiborne Barksdale for and in consideration of the sum of 148 pounds current money of Virginia do hereby acknowledge, hath granted, bargained sold and released unto the said George Lawson one certain tract of land containing 158 acres of land… Beginning at John Griffith and James Murphey’s corner north to John Griffith’s corner to Kennons and Rutherford’s corner on Rutherford’s line, along a line to a new line between Samuel White and the said George Lawson… the land together with all the houses woods under woods swamps and low grounds thereon standing or appertaining… Signed Cl. Barksdale.  Witnesses Samuel White and Robert Rowan.  Recorded 6 February 1792.

Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 8, 1789-1792, page 202, 6 February Court 1792 - An Indenture between Claiborne Basksdale of the one part and George Lawson of the other part was proved by the oath of three of the witnesses thereto subscribed to be the Act and Deed of the said Claiborne Baskedale and ordered to be recorded.
John
28 Feb 1792
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1787-1793, Deed Book 6, page 186.  Know all men by these presents that I John Fuqua of the County of Charlotte for and in consideration of the sum of 500 pounds to me in hand paid by John Lawson of Halifax County the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and more especially to indemnify the said John Lawson against a Debt deem from John Fuqua to Charles Kennon and Elisha Dodson and for which the said John Lawson hath become security have bargain and sold unto the said John Lawson the following slaves stock and furniture, to wit Dany, Simon, Jency, Pate, Molly, Fanny and Nancy, 3 mares and 2 colts, 2 yoke of work ___ and 12 head of cattle, 4 feather beds, a desk and 1 folding table.  To have and to hold all and singular the said slaves stock … In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the 28 February 1792.  Signed John Fuqua.  Witnesses James Dudgean, William Fuqua, William Grains, Joseph Fuqua Jr. and Hardaway Chamber.
Benjamin
6 Mar 1792
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 8, 1789-1792, page 208, 6 March Court 1792 - Phil Jackson, Executor of Benjamin Lawson, Plaintiff against Paschal Greenhill, Defendant. In debt. - this day came as well the Plaintiff by his Attorney as the Defendant into Court in his proper person and the said Defendant saith he can not gainsay the action of the Plaintiff thereof against him nor but that he doth owe to the said Plaintiff Testator's Estate the sum of 45 pounds current money with legal interest thereon from the 15 October 1790 until payment is manner and form as against him is alleged. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant his debt by him in form aforesaid confessed and his costs and the said Defendant in mercy. Deducting 11 pounds, 8 shilling and 4 pence paid the 25 December 1790. And it is ordered that execution on the above Judgment be stayed until the 25 December next.
Zachariah, Joshua, George & Nathan
Apr - May 1792
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1792 Personal Property Jacob Morton’s District –
April 2 – Zackey Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses
April 2 – Joshua Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse
May 7 – George Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 black over 16, 2 horses
May 10 – Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse
George’s Estate, Nathan & George
1792
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1792 Land Tax List, Jacob Morton’s District -
George Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
Nathan Lawson, 50 acres.
George Lawson of C. Basksdale, 158 acres.
Benjamin
9 May 1792
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 8, 1789-1792, page 238, 9 May Court 1792 - Joseph Adkins, Plaintiff against Phil Jackson, Executor of Benjamin Lawson, Defendant. In Chancery. The Defendant having filed his answer and thereby denied the equity of the Plaintiff bill on the motion of the Defendant by his Attorney. They came this day to be heard on the bill of the Plaintiff, the answer of the Defendant, the declaration of the witness and arguments of parties on both sides by their Attorneys, whereupon it is ordered and decreed that the Judgment obtained by the said Defendant against the Plaintiff at Common Law in this Court as in the bill mentioned be perpetually injured and it is further ordered and decreed that the Defendant pay into the Plaintiff his costs by him in this behalf expended.
John
4 Jun 1792
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 8, 1789-1792, page 244, 4 June Court 1792 - A Bill of Sale between John Fuqua of the one part and John Lawson of the other part was proved by the oath of three of the witnesses thereto subscribed to be the Act and Deed of the said John Fuqua and ordered to be recorded.
George
8 Mar 1793
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, Order Book 9, 1792-1794, page 71, 8 March 1793 – George Lawson, Plaintiff vs. William Smith, Defendant - In Debt.  The Defendant being arrested and not appearing on the motion of the Plaintiff by his Attorney, it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant and Samuel Pryor, Security for his appearance, the sum of 10 pounds, the debt in the Declaration mentioned and his costs and the said Defendant on mercy.  But this Judgment except the costs is to be discharged by the payment of 5 pounds current money with legal interest thereon from the __ day of December 1790 until payment.
Nathan, Joshua, George & Zachariah
Mar - May 1793
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1793 Personal Property Jacob Morton’s District –
March 18 – Nathan Lawson, 2 white males over 21, 2 horses
March 29 – Joshua Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse
March 29 – George Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 black over 16, 2 horses
May 7 – Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses
George’s Estate, Nathan & George
1793
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1793 Land Tax List, Jacob Morton’s District -
George Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
Nathan Lawson, 50 acres.
George Lawson of C. Basksdale, 158 acres.
George, George, Sally & Joshua
2 Sep 1793
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 9, 1792-1794, page 123, 2 September 1793.  George Lawson, guardian of Sally Lawson, orphan of George Lawson deceased, came into Court and produced receipt in full of his Guardianship of the daid Sally from Clement Sullivant, who hath intermarried with the said Sally and ordered to be recorded.

William Morton, guardian to Joshua Lawson, orphan of George Lawson deceased, came into Court and produced receipt in full of his Guardianship from the said Joshua and ordered to be recorded.
Joshua & Benjamin
6 Nov 1793
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 188 - Joshua Lawson and Elizabeth Dickerson married 6 November 1793. Surety Benjamin Lawson. Married by John Williams.
Nathan
6 Jan 1794
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 9, 1792-1794, page 153, 6 January 1794 – Nathan Lawson is appointed surveyor of the road from Morton’s Ferry to Reuben Fraynunis’ and it is ordered that he with his own male laboring tithables and those belonging to Randolph’s Estate where James Walker is overseer, John Daniel at his river plantation and William Morton do forthwith clear and keep the same in repair according to Law.
Benjamin
1 April 1794
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 10 1794-1794, page 152, 1 April 1794. On the motion of Clement Sullivant, witness for Benjamin Lawson, in his suit against John Harris's adm'rs; $1.06 for two days attendance at court.
Zachariah, Nathan, Joshua, Benjamin & George
Mar - Apr 1794
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1794 Personal Property Jacob Morton’s District –
March 28 – Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses
March 28 – Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 3 horses
March 28 – Joshua Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse
March 28 – Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse
April 1 – George Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 black over 16, 3 horses
George’s Estate, Nathan & George
1794
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1794 Land Tax List, Jacob Morton’s District -
George Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
Nathan Lawson, 50 acres.
George Lawson, 158 acres.
George
2 Jun 1794
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 9, 1792-1794, page 198, 2 June 1794 – George Lawson is appointed surveyor of the road whereof John Ramsey was late surveyor and it is ordered that he with the usual hands that worked on the road under the said Ramsey do forthwith clear and keep the same in repair according to Law.
Benjamin
5 Aug 1794
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 9, 1792-1794, page 220, 5 August 1794 – On the motion of Benjamin Lawson, a witness for John Peter Mattauer in his suit against Francis Thecie, it is ordered that the said Mattauer pay him one hundred and six cents for two days attendance according to Law.
George, Nathan, Zachariah & Joshua
Mar 1795
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1795 Personal Property Jacob Morton’s District –
March 16 – George Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 black over 16, 2 horses
March 17 – Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 3 horses
March 17 – Zachariah Lawson, did not show him paying a white tithe, 2 horses
March 17 – Joshua Lawson, 1 white male over 21
George’s Estate, Nathan & George
1795
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1795 Land Tax List, Jacob Morton’s District -
George Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
Nathan Lawson, 50 acres.
George Lawson, 158 acres.
Benjamin & John
3 Aug 1795
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 10, 1794-1796, page 75, 3 August 1795 – Obediah Brumfield, Adminstrator of John Harris deceased, Plaintiff against Benjamin Lawson, Defendant.  On the motion of the defendant by his Attorney and for good cause shown to the Court, a dedimus is awarded him to take the deposition of John Lawson by consent as well of the Plaintiff as of the said Defendant the same to be executed on Wednesday next.
George
3 Aug 1795
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 10, 1794-1796, page 75, 3 August 1795 – Commonwealth, Plaintiff against George Lawson, Surveyor of road, Defendant.  On presentment made by Grand Jury the 4 May 1795.  By direction of the Court this presentment is ordered to be dismissed.
Benjamin
4 Aug 1795
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 10, 1794-1796, page 85, 4 August 1795 – Campbell, Bell and Company, Plaintiff against Benjamin Lawson – In Debt.  The Sheriff having made return on the attachment accorded against the Defendant Estate that he had levied the same on a Twist of Tobacco of the Estate and effects of the said Defendant and he not appearing although solemnly called neither doth he replevy the said attached effects, on the motion of the Plaintiff by his Attorney, it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant 49 pounds, 6 shillings and a half penny current money with legal interest thereon from the 13 February 1794 until payment.
Benjamin
2 Feb 1796
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 10, 1794-1796, page 137, 2 February 1796 – Obediah Brumfield, Adminstrator of John Harris deceased, Plaintiff against Benjamin Lawson, Defendant.  On the motion of the Plaintiff, who made oath that Thomas Pollard and Milly his wife, an material witnesses to prove particular facts in the said suit, a dedimus is awarded him to take the depositions of the said Thomas Pollard and Milly, his wife, giving to the Defendant legal notice of the time and place of taking the same.
Benjamin
9 Mar 1796
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 10, 1794-1796, page 152, 9 March 1796 – Obediah Brumfield, Adminstrator of John Harris deceased, Plaintiff against Benjamin Lawson, Defendant.  This day came the parties by their Attorneys and came also a Jury to wit, John Wanan, Theoderick Baker, John Kingrton, Edward Clark, Luke Palmer, Mathew Williams, James Harper, John Roach, William Price, Thomas Smith, Charles McKinney and William Rice who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined.  The Plaintiff was solemnly called but came not nor is his suit prosecuted.  Therefore on the motion of the Defendant by his Attorney the Plaintiff is non suited and it is ordered that he pay to the Defendant 5 shillings damages according to Law and his costs about his defense in this behalf.
Joshua, Nathan & Benjamin
9 Mar 1796
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 10, 1794-1796, page 153, 9 March 1796 – On the motion of Joshua Lawson, a witness for John Peter Mattauer in his suit against Obediah Brumfield, it is ordered that the said Mattauer pay him 2 dollars and 12 cents for 4 days attendance according to Law.

Same page and Court.  On the motion of Elisha Williams a witness for Obediah Brumfield Adminstrator of John Harris in his suit against Nathan Lawson it is ordered that the said Brumfield pay him 1 dollar and 6 cents for 2 days attendance according to Law.

Same page and Court.  On the motion of Benjamin Lawson a witness for John Peter Mattauer in his suit against Obediah Brumfield, it is ordered that the said Mattauer pay him 2 dollars and 95 cents for three days attendance and once coming and returning 15 miles from the county of Halifax and for ferriages.
George, Nathan, Zachariah & Joshua
Mar 1796
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1796 Personal Property Jacob Morton’s District –
March 11 – Joshua Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses
March 11 – George Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 black over 16, 2 horses
March 11 – Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horses
March 11 – Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 black over 16, 2 horses
Nathan
4 May 1796
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 10, 1794-1796, page 182, 4 May 1796 – Nathan Lawson for the benefit of Samuel Harris, Plaintiff against William Jones, Defendant – In Debt.  The Sheriff having made return that the Execution of the writ is Countermanded by the Plaintiff.  Therefore the suit is dismissed.
George’s Estate, Nathan & George
1796
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1796 Land Tax List, Jacob Morton’s District -
George Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
Nathan Lawson, 50 acres.
George Lawson, 158 acres.
Joshua, Nathan, George & Benjamin
Mar - Apr 1797
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1797 Personal Property Jacob Morton’s District –
March 20 – Joshua Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses
March 20 – Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses
March 20 – George Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 black over 16, 1 black 12-16, 2 horses
Stephen Bedford’s District –
April 7 – Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 21
George’s Estate, Nathan & George
1797
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1797 Land Tax List, Jacob Morton’s District -
George Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
Nathan Lawson, 50 acres.
George Lawson, 158 acres.
Nathan
1 Jan 1798
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 11, 1797-1799, page 126, 1 January 1798 – Nathan Lawson came into Court and produced an account of levies performed by his Company of Patrollers, which was examined by the Court and ordered to be Certified for payment in the next County Levy.
Nathan, Joshua, Zachariah, George & Benjamin
Mar - Apr 1798
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1798 Personal Property Jacob Morton’s District –
March 10 – Nathan Lawson, 2 white males over 21, 2 horses
March 10 – Joshua Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 black over 16, 2 horses
March 10 – Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 horse
April 2 – George Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 1 black over 16, 1 black 12-16, 3 horses
Stephen Bedford’s District –
April 2 – Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 21, 3 blacks over 16
George’s Estate, Nathan & George
1798
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1798 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
George Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
Nathan Lawson, 50 acres.
George Lawson, 158 acres.
Benjamin
6 Sep 1798
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 11, 1797-1799, page 235, 6 September 1798 – On the motion of Benjamin Lawson a witness for Euphsney Mires in his suit agains Obediah Brumfield, it is ordered that the said Mires Pay him 2 dollars and 12 cents for 4 days attendance according to Law.
Nathan, George, Zachariah & Benjamin
Mar - May 1799
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1799 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
March 16 – Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
March 25 – George Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks over 16, 5 horses
May 1 – Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Stephen Bedford’s District –
March 13 – Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16
George’s Estate, Nathan & George
1799
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1799 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
George Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
Nathan Lawson, 50 acres.
George Lawson, 158 acres.
Robert & William
5 Nov 1799
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 12, 1799-1801, page 88, 5 November 1799 – Charles Huntley, Plaintiff against Robert Lawson, elder brother and heir at Law of William Lawson deceased, Defendant – In Chancery.  The Plaintiff being ruled to give security for costs and failing so to do, therefore on the motion of the Defendant’s Attorney, it is ordered that the suit be Dismissed at the Plaintiff’s costs.
Benjamin & Nathan
7 Apr 1800
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 12, 1799-1801, page 125, 7 April 1800 – Benjamin Lawson is appointed surveyor of the road whereof Nathan Lawson was late surveyor and it is ordered that he with the same hands that worked on the road for the said Nathan Lawson together with the males laboring tithables belonging to John Daniel at his home house, Nathan Buckley, George Gallimore and George Pollard do forthwith clear and keep the same in repair according to Law.
Benjamin, Nathan, Zachariah & George
Apr - May 1800
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1800 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
April 12 – Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 16, 1 license
April 12 – Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
April 25 – Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
May 12 – George Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 16, 1 black 12-16, 2 horses
George’s Estate, Nathan & George
1800
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1800 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
George Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
Nathan Lawson, 50 acres.
George Lawson, 158 acres.
Nathan, Benjamin, Zachariah & George
1801
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1801 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
George Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks over 16, 4 horses
Nathan, George, Zachariah & Benjamin
1801
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1801 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Nathan Lawson, 50 acres.
George Lawson, 158 acres.
Zachariah and Benjamin Lawson from Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
Benjamin
7 Dec 1801
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 13, 1801-1803, page 96, 7 December 1801 – Benjamin Lawson, Plaintiff against James Collins, Defendant.  By direction of the Plaintiff’s Attorney, this suit is ordered to be dismissed.
Benjamin
7 Dec 1801
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 13, 1801-1803, page 98, 7 December 1801 – James Collins, Plaintiff against Benjamin, Defendant.  By direction of the Plaintiff, this suit is ordered to be dismissed.
Zachariah
3 May 1802
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 13, 1801-1803, page 150, 3 May 1802 – Zachery Lawson, Plaintiff against Hugh Reese and Littleberry Farmer, Defendants – In Debt.  Samuel Morgan came into Court and undertook for the defendant Farmer that in case he shall be cast in this suit, he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison in execution for the same or that he the said Morgan will do it for him.
George, Benjamin, Zachariah & Nathan
1802
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1802 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
George Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks over 16, 5 horses
Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Nathan Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Nathan, George, Zachariah & Benjamin
1802
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1802 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Nathan Lawson, 50 acres.
George Lawson, 158 acres.
Zachariah and Benjamin Lawson from Lawson’s estate, 119 acres.
Zachariah
3 Aug 1802
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 13, 1801-1803, page 196, 3 August 1802 – Zachery Lawson, Plaintiff against Hugh Reese and Littleberry Farmer, Defendants – In Debt.  By directions of the Plaintiff’s Attorney, this suit is ordered to be dismissed.
Nathan
20 Aug 1802
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 319 - Nathan Lawson and Christian High married 20 August 1802. Surety Westmoreland High. Married by John Ligon.
Benjamin
5 Sep 1802
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 13, 1801-1803, page 203, 8 September 1802 – On the motion of Benjamin Lawson a License is granted him to keep an Ordinary at his house in this County, he giving Security, whereupon he with Benjamin Smith his Security entered into and acknowledged their bond according to Law for that purpose.

Same Court, page 204.  The Commonwealth, Plaintiff against Benjamin Lawson, Defendant – On a presentment of the Grand Jury made 2 August 1802 for retailing Spirituous liquors without a license.  By direction of the Court this presentment is ordered to be dismissed.
Nathan, Zachariah & Christian
4 Oct 1802
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1801-1803, Deed Book 9, page 181.  Indenture made 4 October 1802 between Nathan Lawson of the County of Charlotte and Zachariah Lawson.  Witnessed that the said Nathan Lawson for and inconsideration of the sum of 100 pounds current money of Virginia hath given granted bargained and sold unto the said Zack Lawson his heirs and assignees a parcel or tract of land within the County of Charlotte containing 80 acres more or less bound by a branch in L. Joe Morton’s line, up said branch to Mary Ann Towne’s line, along her line to Jones McKenney’s line, along branch to Mrs. Wilson’s line and back to L. Joe Morton’s line.  Together with all right benefit… Written signed sealed and delivered in presents of Ro. Morton.  Signed Nathan (X his mark) Lawson.  Recorded 4 October 1802.

Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 13, 1801-1803, page 209, 4 October 1802 – An Indenture between Nathan Lawson of the one part and Zachariah Lawson of the other part was acknowledge by the said Nathan Lawson to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded and Christian, his wife, she being first privately examined according to Law relinquished her right of dower in and to the Land and previous conveyed by her husband in the said Indenture.
Joshua, Elizabeth, George, Jane, Benjamin & Zachariah
29 Oct 1802
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1801-1803, Deed Book 9, page 194.  Indenture made 29 October 1802 between Joshua Lawson and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Washington and State of Kentucky and Nathan Buckley of the County of Charlotte and State of Virginia.  Whereas George Lawson late of the County of Charlotte did by his Last Will and Testament in writing of record in the Court of this last mentioned County to which is referred, give and devise to his son the aforesaid Joshua and his heirs one certain tract of Land within the said County of Charlotte whereon the said George had dwelt containing 28 acres reserving to his wife Jane Lawson a life Estate therein and where as the said Joshua hath obtained from the said Jane a conveyance of the same Land by indenture bearing date the 19 August in the present year, recorded in the Court of the said County of Washington to which is referenced and the said Joshua Lawson hath bargained and sold the same Lands to the said Nathan Buckley who is now in possession for the consideration of 55 pounds.  This instrument therefore witnessed that the said Joshua Lawson and Elizabeth, his wife for and in consideration of the said 55 pounds hereby acknowledged, have given, granted, bargained and sold to Nathan Buckley and his heirs…  Land beginning at a corner Spanish Oak on the road, along Zachariah Lawson’s line to William Morton’s line, to Benjamin Lawson’s line, to Therrick’s line, to John Daniel’s line, along L. Joe Morton’s line, to the beginning.  Together with all houses, orchards and other appurtenances… In witness whereof the said Joshua and Elizabeth have hereto set their hands and seals.  Signed Joshua (X his mark) Lawson and Elizabeth (X her mark) Lawson.  Witnessed John Reed Clerk of the County Court for Washington County, Kentucky and did certified that the within named Joshua Lawson and Elizabeth, his wife (she being privately examined as the Law directs and relinquishing her right of dower) to be their act and deed.  Dated 29 October 1802.
John, Sukey and Zachariah
29 Oct 1802
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1801-1803, Deed Book 9, page 195.  Indenture made this 29 October 1802 between John Lawson and Suckey, his wife of the County of Washington and State of Kentucky and Zachariah Lawson of Charlotte County Virginia.  Witnessed that the said John Lawson and Suckey, his wife for and in consideration of the sum of 25 pounds current money of Virginia hath bargained and sold unto the said Zachariah Lawson and to his heirs or assignees a certain tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Charlotte on the waters of Wallace’s Creek containing 33 acres more or less, beginning at a white oak corner on Nathan Buckley’s line, running to L. Joe Morton’s line, to Zachariah Lawson’s line and then to L. Joe Morton’s line, to the beginning.  To have and hold said tract or parcel of Land with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging… In witness whereof the said John Lawson and Suckey, his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the date above written.  John (X his mark) Lawson and Suckey (X her mark) Lawson.  State of Kentucky, Washington County, I John Reed Clerk of the County Court hereby Certify that this Indenture was this day in my office acknowledged before me by the within named John Lawson and Suckey, his wife (she being first privately examined as the Laws directs and relinquishing her right of dower) to be their act and deed.  Dated 29 October 1802.

Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 13, 1801-1803, page 232, 5 December 1802 – An Indenture between John Lawson of the one part and Zachariah Lawson of the other part with the certificate indorsed of the acknowledgement thereof is ordered to be recorded.
Zachariah
8 Dec 1802
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 319 - Zachariah Lawson and Ava Wilson (widow) obtain a license 8 December 1802 and married 21 December 1802. Surety Elisha Williams. Married by Rev. Thomas Dobson.
Benjamin, Zachariah & George
1803
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1803 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 16, 1 horse
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 16, 2 horses
George Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 blacks over 16, 4 horses
Zachariah, Nathan, John, Benjamin & George
1803
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1803 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson from N. Lawson, 80 acres.
Zachariah Lawson from John Lawson, 33 acres.
Benjamin Lawson, 8 acres.
George Lawson, 158 acres.
George & Sally
20 Jun 1803
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Will Book No. 2, 1791-1805, page 257b - James Adams , Will dated 20 June 1803, probated 1 August 1803 - Daughter, wife of Ebenezer Vernon; son James; son David; daughter Peggy, wife of Michael Randal; daughter Sally, wife of George Lawson; son William and daughter Anna; daughter Polly, wife of Thomas A. Stevenson, a negro Rose. Daughter Elizabeth wife of James Brown. Son John. Children of daughter Vernon to represent their mother and take one share. Wife Leanna estate for life. Executor wife and friends William Morton and Joel Watkins. Wit: P. Carrington, Joseph Reynolds, Joel Sullivant, Oliver Johnson. Note on side of page: John S. Adams granted admr. 6 May 1833.
Ellen
Aug 1803
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 14, 1803-1805, page 70, August Court 1803.  Ellin (Ellen) Lawson, Plaintiff against William Vaughan, Defendant – In Debt.  The Sheriff having made return on the attachment awarded against the Defendant’s estate that he had levied the same on a knife of the estate of the said Defendant and he not appearing neither doth he replevy the said attached effects, on the motion of the Plaintiff by her Attorney, it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant 8 pounds, the debt in the declaration mentioned and her costs in this behalf expended and the said defendant in mercy.  But this Judgment is to be discharged by the payment of 4 pounds with interest at 5 percent per annum from the 25 December 1792 until payment and the cost, deducting 2 pounds, 15 shillings paid 7 January 1793.
Benjamin
24 Dec 1803
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1803-1806, Deed Book 10, page 42.  Indenture made 24 December 1803 between Peter Claybrook of the Town of Petersburg and County of Dinwiddie and Benjamin Lawson of the County of Charlotte.  Witnessed that the said Peter Claybrook for and in consideration of the sum of 160 pounds current money of Virginia paid by Benjamin Lawson.  Peter Claybrook hath granted, given, bargained and sold unto the said Benjamin Lawson and his heirs one certain tract or parcel of land in County of Charlotte containing 200 acres bounded as follows by lines of Richard Lepecombe , John Daniel’s Estate, the said Benjamin Lawson’s line, Nathan Buckley and the waters of Little Roanoke and are the same Lands whereon Frances Thomas formerly rented by him purchased from Frances Barner of the County of Brunswick and by the said heirs sold and conveyed to Fredrick Adler, whose widow survived him and married William Smith whom she also survived and since married the said Peter Claybrook who survived her, all dying without any known heirs or kindred.  The deeds before mentioned appearing of record in the Court of Charlotte together with all houses and other appurtenances thereto belonging.  To have and hold… In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.  Signed Peter Claybrook.  Witnesses William Morton, John Lewis, William Smith, Polly Buckley and Lucy Lipscombe.

Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 14, 1803-1805, page 110, August Court 1803.  An Indenture between Peter Claybrook of the one part and Benjamin Lawson of the other part was proved by the oath of two of the Witnesses thereto subscribed to be the act and deed of the said Peter Claybrook and ordered to be certified.

Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 14, 1803-1805, page 165, 4 June Court 1804.  An Indenture between Peter Claybrook and Benjamin Lawson was further proved by the oath of one of the witnesses thereto subscribed to be the act and deed of the said Peter Claybrook and ordered to be recorded.
Benjamin
3 Mar 1804
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1803-1806, Deed Book 10, page 39.  Indenture drew and entered into 3 March 1804 between Benjamin Lawson and Richard Lipscomb both of Charlotte County.  Witnessed that the said Benjamin Lawson for and in consideration of 50 pounds paid by Lipscomb hereby acknowledged, hath bargained and sold unto Richard Lipscomb and his heirs a certain tract of Land in Charlotte County beginning at Terricks Spring branch, up the branch to the fork, to a corner in Buckley… To have and to hold the same with all and singularly the appurtenances, appendages thereunto belonging… Witness whereof the said Benjamin Lawson hath hereunto set his hand and seal in the day and year above written.  Signed Benjamin (X his mark) Lawson.  Witnesses Griffin Dodd, Nathan Buckley and Robert (X his mark) Shorter.  Recorded 4 June 1804.  Note - did not give amount of land.

Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 14, 1803-1805, page 165, 4 June Court 1804.  An Indenture with the receipt thereon endorsed between Benjamin Lawson and Richard Lipscomb of was acknowledged by the said Benjamin Lawson to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded.
Benjamin
Mar 1804
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 14, 1803-1805, page 121, March Court 1804.  Ordered that the male laboring by tithables belonging to Richard Lipscombe be added to work on the road whereof Benjamin Lawson is Surveyor.
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1804
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1804 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 16, 2 horses
Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black 12- 16, 2 horses
George Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks over 16, 4 horses
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1804
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1804 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson, 80 acres.
Zachariah Lawson, 33 acres.
Benjamin Lawson, 28 acres.
Benjamin Lawson from Claybrook, 136 acres
George Lawson, 158 acres.
Benjamin & Zachariah
12 May 1804
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1803-1806, Deed Book 10, page 54.  Indenture made 12 May 1804 between John McKenney and Benjamin Lawson.  Witnessed that John McKenney for and in consideration of 45 pound current money of Virginia granted, bargained and sold unto the said Benjamin Lawson one certain tract piece or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Charlotte and on the road that leads from Reuben Trayrunis to Charlotte Courthouse joining the land of said Trayrunis, Joseph Biggs and Zachariah Lawson on the waters of Wallace Creek containing 60 acres more or less unto the said Benjamin Lawson his heirs and assignees forever… In witness whereof the said John McKenney hath hereunto affixed his hand and seal the day and year above written.  Signed John (X his mark) McKenney.  Witnesses W. H. Bouldin, Robert Cobbs, Zachariah (X his mark) Lawson, George (X his mark) Pollard, William (X his mark) Trayrunis.  Recorded 3 September 1804.

Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 14, 1803-1805, page 190, 3 September Court 1804.  An Indenture between John McKenney and Benjamin Lawson was proved by the oath of 3 of the witnesses hereto subscribed to be the act and deed of the said John McKenney and ordered to be recorded.
Benjamin
4 Jun 1804
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 14, 1803-1805, page 165, 4 June Court 1804.  Benjamin Lawson presented his account against the estate of Jones McKenney, deceased which was examined and passed by the Court for one pound, one shilling and 3 pence as by account pleaded, which on the motion of the said Benjamin Lawson is ordered to be certified.
Peggy & George
23 July 1804
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 355 - Robert Johnson and Peggy Lawson were married 23 July 1804. James Johnson put up surety. (Daughter of George W. and Sarah Lawson.)
Benjamin & Zachariah
3 Sep 1804
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1803-1806, Deed Book 10, page 56.  Indenture made 3 September 1804 between Benjamin Lawson of the County of Charlotte and Reuben Johnson of the same County.  Witnessed that the said Benjamin Lawson for and in consideration of 45 pounds current money of Virginia paid to Reuben Johnson, the Benjamin Lawson hath given granted bargained and sold unto the said Reuben Johnson one certain tract or parcel of Land within the same County on the road leading from Reuben Trayrunis to Charlotte Courthouse joining the land of said Trayrunis, Joseph Biggs and Zachariah Lawson on the waters of Wallace Creek containing 60 acres more or less being the same Land conveyed to the said Benjamin Lawson by John McKenney by deed bearing date the 12 May in the same year to which as referred, together with all appurtenances and… Witness whereof the said Benjamin hath hereto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first mentioned.  Signed Benjamin Lawson.  No witnesses.  Recorded 3 September 1804.

Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 14, 1803-1805, page 190, 3 September Court 1804.  An Indenture between Benjamin Lawson and Reuben Johnson was acknowledged by the said Benjamin Lawson to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded.
Benjamin
4 Mar 1805
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 14, 1803-1805, page 234, 4 March Court 1805.  Ordered that the male laboring tithables belonging to Paul Carrington be added to work on the road whereof Benjamin Lawson is Surveyor.
Benjamin
4 Mar 1805
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 14, 1803-1805, page 239, 4 March Court 1805.  The Commonwealth against Benjamin Lawson, Defendant – On a presentment of the Grand Jury made the 4 March 1805 for selling spirituous liquors without a license.  By direction of the Court this presentment is ordered to be dismissed at the Defendants cost.
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1805
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1805 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 16, 1 black 12-16, 2 horses
Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
George Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 blacks over 16, 4 horses
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1805
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1805 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson, 80 acres.
Zachariah Lawson, 33 acres.
Benjamin Lawson, 28 acres.
Benjamin Lawson, 136 acres
George Lawson, 158 acres.
Zachariah
7 Aug 1805
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1803-1806, Deed Book 10, page 177.  Indenture made 7 August 1805 between William Morton, Caire Jackson, Richard G. Lepscomb and Nathan Buckley, Commissioners appointed by the Court of Charlotte County and Zachariah Lawson of the same County.  Whereas Jones McKenny late of the said County of Charlotte died intestate leaving a certain tract or parcel of Land containing about 120 acres which was directed by the Court of Charlotte to be divided between John McKenny and the infant children of Elizha Williams that he had by the daughter of Jones McKenny and one half of the said land to be sold by the above Commissioners which was done on the 8 February 1804 being the said children’s part reference to be had from the report of said Commissioners and the order and decree of Court for and in consideration of 38 pounds, 16 shillings current money of Virginia.  This Instrument therefore witnessed that the said William Morton, Caire Jackson, Richard G. Lipscombe and Nathan Buckley, Commissioners for and in consideration of the said 38 pounds in hand  hereby acknowledged hath given granted bargained and sold the aforesaid Elisha William’s children’s part of land say 60 acres more or less and bounded on the road that leads to Charlotte Courthouse on a black jack tree thence along the road to Hailey’s line along his to Dowman’s corner thence a long Dowman’s lines to Lawson’s thence along Lawson’s to a new made dividing line between John McKenny and said children to the beginning.  Together with all houses, orchards and other appurtenances to the same… Witness whereof the said Commissioners have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.  Signed William Morton, Caire Jackson and Nathan Buckley.  Witnesses William W. Bouldire, Joseph Versable, James Bruit, Robert Campbell and M. J. Williams.  Recorded 6 January 1806.

Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 15, 1805-1807, page 107, 6 January Court 1806.  An Indenture between William Morton, Care Jackson and Nathan Buckley and Zachariah Lawson was acknowledge by the said William Morton, Caire Jackson and Nathan Buckley to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded.
Zachariah
2 Jan 1806
Charlotte
Zach & George Buckley sold 107 acres of land to Reuben Trapnum for 170 pounds.
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1806
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1806 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 16, 2 horses
Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 16, 1 black 12-16, 2 horses
George Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 blacks over 16, 4 horses
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1806
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1806 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson, 80 acres.
Zachariah Lawson, 33 acres.
Zachariah Lawson from W. Kerney?, 60 acres.
Benjamin Lawson, 28 acres.
Benjamin Lawson, 136 acres
George Lawson, 158 acres.
Fabius
5 May 1806
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 15, 1805-1807, page 139, 5 May Court 1806. On the motion of Fabius Lawson a witness for Edward Dennis on his motion for a Judgment on a forthcoming bond against Jacob Lester and Samuel Booker it is ordered that the said Dennis pay him 2 dollars and 53 cents for one days attendance and once coming and returning 25 miles from the County of Prince Edward according to Laws.
Benjamin
2 Jun 1806
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 15, 1805-1807, page 158, 2 June Court 1806.  On the motion of Benjamin Lawson, his Ordinary License is renewed, he giving Security whereupon he with William Haniblett his Security entered into and acknowledged their bond according to Law for that purpose.
Zachariah
4 Aug 1806
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 15, 1805-1807, page 177, 4 August Court 1806. Leroy Lambert, Plaintiff against Zachariah Lawson, Defendant – In Debt.  James Brent came into Court and undertook for the defendant that in case he shall be cast in this suit he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison in execution for the same or that he the said Brent will do it for him.  On the motion of the defendant by his Attorney who pleaded payment to which the Plaintiff replied generally and the defendant required.  It is ordered that the Judgment obtained in the office against the defendant and the said James Brent Security for his appearance be let aside.
George, Zachariah & Benjamin
1807
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1807 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
George Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 4 blacks over 16, 5 horses
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 16, 1 black 12-16, 2 horses
Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black 12-16, 1 horse
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1807
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1807 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson, 80 acres.
Zachariah Lawson, 33 acres.
Zachariah Lawson, 60 acres.
Benjamin Lawson, 28 acres.
Benjamin Lawson, 136 acres
George Lawson, 158 acres.
Benjamin & Polly
Nov 1807
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 16, 1807-1809, page 92, November Court 1807. Richard Lipscomb appeared in discharge of his recognizance enter in with William Morton and Benjamin Lawson, his security for his personal appearance this day before the court on the complaint of his wife Polly Lawson for a breach of the peace offered towards her. The said Polly appeared before the court and under oath saith that she is in fear of her life or some bodily harm to be done her by her husband.
Zachariah
7 Dec 1807
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 16, 1807-1809, page 94, 7 December Court 1807.  Zachariah Lawson is appointed surveyor of the road whereof Little Joe Morton was late surveyor and it is ordered that with his own male laboring tithables and William Brown’s do forthwith clear and keep the said road I repair thirty feet wife according to Law.
Zachariah
1 Feb 1808
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 16, 1807-1809, page 105, 1 February Court 1808.  Ordered that John Smith, William Flood, John Flood, Joshua Gallvinore and Samuel Barley be added to work on the road whereof Zachariah Lawson is surveyor.
Betsey & James
24 Dec 1808
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 422 - Isaac St. John and Betsey Lawson were married 24 December 1808. James Lawson put up surety.
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1809
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1809 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 16, 3 blacks 12-16, 3 horses
Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 16, 2 horses
George Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 4 blacks over 16, 3 horses
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1809
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1809 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson, 80 acres.
Zachariah Lawson, 33 acres.
Zachariah Lawson, 60 acres.
Benjamin Lawson, 28 acres.
Benjamin Lawson, 136 acres
George Lawson, 158 acres.
George
2 May 1809
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 16, 1807-1809, page 257, 2 May Court 1809.  George Lawson, Plaintiff against William Wyatt and Peter Stern, Defendants – In debt.  Joseph Wyatt came into Court and undertook for the defendant Stern that in case he shall be cast in the suit he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison in execution for the same or that he the said Wyatt will do it for him.
George
8 Aug 1809
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 16, 1807-1809, page 295, 8 August Court 1809.  George Lawson, Plaintiff against William Wyatt and Peter Stern, Defendants – In debt.  Joseph Wyatt came into Court and undertook for the defendant Stern that in case he shall be cast in the suit he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison in execution for the suit or that he the said Wyatt will do it for him.  On the motion of the defendant by his Attorney who pleaded payment to which the plaintiff replied generally it is ordered that the judgment obtained in the office against the said defendant be set aside.
George
8 Nov 1809
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 17, 1809-1810, page 26, 8 November Court 1809.  George Lawson, Plaintiff against William Wyatt and Peter Stern, Defendants – In debt.  This day came as well the plaintiff as the well the defendant Stern by their Attorneys and it appearing by the Sheriff return that the defendant Wyatt is not an inhabitant of this County therefore this suit abates against him and the Attorney for the defendant Stern relinquishing his former plea saith he is not further informed what to say in defense of this suit whereby the plaintiff action thereof against him remains undefended.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the plaintiff recover against the defendant Stern 40 pounds the debt in the declaration mention and his costs in this behalf expended and the said defendant in mercy.  But this judgment is to be discharged by the payment of 20 pounds with interest at 6 percent per annum from the 11 November 1807 until payment and the costs.
Zachariah & Averillah
25 Jan 1810
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deeds 1806-1810, Deed Book 11, page 177.  Indenture made 25 January 1810 between Zachariah Lawson and Averillah Lawson, his wife of the County of Charlotte and James Middleton of the said County.  Witnessed that the said Zachariah Lawson and Averillah Lawson, his wife for and in consideration of the sum of 50 pounds current money of Virginia hereby acknowledged the said Zachariah Lawson and Averillah hath granted bargained and sold unto james Middleton all that tract of land lying and being in the County Charlotte and bound by the lands of Thomas Barrett, Mrs. Morton and Joseph Morton on the branches of Wallace’s Creek containing 75 acres more or less and all houses out houses buildings woods ways waters… Witness whereof the said Zachariah Lawson and his wife Averillah Lawson hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day first above written.  Signed Zachariah (X his mark) Lawson and Averillah (X her mark) Lawson.  At a Coourt held for Charlotte County 4 June 1810.  This Indenture was acknowledged in Court by the said Zachariah Lawson and Averillah his wife to be their Act and Deed and ordered to be recorded, the said Averillah being first privately examined according to Laws, consented to the recording the same.

Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 17, 1809-1810, page 86, 4 June Court 1810.  An Indenture between Zachariah Lawson and Averillah, his wife and James Middleton was acknowledged by the said Zachariah Lawson and wife to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded, the said Averillah being first privately examined, consented to the recording the same.
Zachariah, George, James & Benjamin
1810
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1810 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 3 horses
George Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 blacks over 16, 4 horses
James Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Ben Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks over 16, 1 horse
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1810
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1810 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson, 80 acres.
Zachariah Lawson, 33 acres.
Zachariah Lawson, 60 acres.
Benjamin Lawson, 28 acres.
Benjamin Lawson, 136 acres
George Lawson, 158 acres.
Benjamin, George & Zachariah
1810
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia - 1810 Federal Census
Benjamin Lawson, 1 male over 45, 1 female 26-45 and 4 slaves.
George Lawson, 2 males under 10, 2 males 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 1 male over 45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 26-45 and 4 slaves.
Zachariah Lawson, 1 male 10-16, 2 males over 45, 1 female 10-16, 2 females 16-26 1 female over 45 years and 5 slaves.
Zachariah
1 Jul 1810
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Deed Book 13, page 209 – Barrat sold to Zachariah 36 acres for 162 pounds.
Benjamin
4 Feb 1811
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 17, 1809-1810, page 183, 4 February Court 1811.  On the motion of Benjamin Lawson, license is granted him to keep an Ordinary at his house in the said County, he giving security whereupon he with Lewis Lester his security entered into and acknowledged their bond according to law for that purpose.
Zachariah, Benjamin, James & George
1811
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1811 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 4 horses
Ben Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks over 16, 3 horses
James Lawson, 1 white male over 16
George Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 blacks over 16, 4 horses
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1811
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1811 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson, 80 acres.
Zachariah Lawson, 60 acres.
Benjamin Lawson, 28 acres.
Benjamin Lawson, 136 acres
George Lawson, 158 acres.
George, James, Zachariah & Benjamin
1812
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1812 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
George Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 blacks over 16, 4 horses
James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks over 16, 2 blacks 12-16, 5 horses
Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks over 16, 3 horses
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1812
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1812 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson, 172 acres on waters of Wallace’s Creek.
Benjamin Lawson, 164 acres on waters of Wallace’s Creek.
George Lawson, 158 acres on Club Creek.
Benjamin, James, George & Benjamin
1813
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1813 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks over 16, 4 horses
James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
George Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 blacks over 16, 4 horses
Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 blacks over 16, 5 horses (should this have been Zachariah?)
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1813
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1813 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson, 172 acres on waters of Wallace’s Creek.
Benjamin Lawson, 164 acres on waters of Wallace’s Creek.
George Lawson, 158 acres on Club Creek.
George
8 Jun 1813
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 19, 1812-1814, page 88, 8 June Court 1813.  Ordered that Hillery Moseley, Sheriff and administrator of Joseph Morris, deceased pay to George Lawson, 14 dollars and 17 cents out of the assets in his hands belonging to the Estate of the said Morris.
Benjamin
2 Aug 1813
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 19, 1812-1814, page 113, 2 August Court 1813.  Benjamin Lawson, Plaintiff against Peter Mason, Defendant – In debt.  John Middleton came into Court and undertook for the defendant that in case he shall be cast in this suit he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison in execution for the same or that he the said Middleton will do it for him and thereupon he surrendered the body of the said defendant up here in Court in discharge of his recognizance and undertaking and on the prayer of the plaintiff the defendant is committed in execution to the custody of the Sheriff of said County until legally discharged.
James
1 Nov 1813
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 511 - James Lawson and Sally Pugh married 1 November 1813. Daughter of John Pugh. Surety John Pugh. Married by John Chappell.
Benjamin
6 Dec 1813
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 19, 1812-1814, page 167, 6 December Court 1813.  John A. H. Rutherford, Jailor of Charlotte County, Plaintiff against Benjamin Lawson, Defendant – On a motion of Jailors fees.  This day came the Plaintiff into Court in his proper person and the defendant being called and not appearing, Oliver Johnson made oath that he gave the defendant 10 day previous notice of this motion.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the plaintiff recover against the defendant 43 dollars and 39 cents for committing Peter Mason, a debtor to jail and dieting him 127 days in custody at the sent of the said Benjamin Lawson and the costs.
George, Zachariah, Benjamin & James
1814
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1814 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
George Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 blacks over 16, 4 horses
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 blacks over 16, 3 horses
Benja. Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks over 16, 5 horses
James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1814
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1814 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson, 172 acres on waters of Wallace’s Creek.
Benjamin Lawson, 164 acres on waters Roanoke and Wallace’s Creek.
George Lawson, 158 acres on Club Creek.
Benjamin
2 May 1814
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 19, 1812-1814, page 205, 2 May Court 1814.  John Farmer, Plaintiff against Benjamin Lawson and John Fuqua, Defendants – In debt.  This day came as well the plaintiff by his Attorney as the defendants into Court in their proper persons and the defendants confess the plaintiff’s action thereof against them for the debt in the declaration mentioned.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the plaintiff recover against the defendants 54 pounds the debt in the declaration mentioned and his costs in this behalf expended and the said defendants in mercy.  But this judgment is to be discharged by the payment of 27 pounds with interest at 6 percent per annum from the 25 December 1800 until payment and the costs.  Deducting $25 paid February 1814 and $10 paid 26 March 1814 and such credit as Nathaniel B. Tucker shall direct.
Zachariah
4 Jul 1814
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 20 1814-1816, page 16, 4 July Court 1814.  A deed of mortgage between Thomas Barratt of the one part and Zachariah Lawson of the other part was acknowledge by the said Thomas Barratt to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded.
Benjamin
6 Dec 1814
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 20, 1814-1816, page 69, 6 December Court 1814.  On the motion of Benjamin Lawson who lays claim to 200 acres of land purchased by him and has a deed recorded for the same before the 1 June 1812 released in the name of Frederick Adler for the nonpayment of taxes; on hearing the evidence and the Attorney for the Commonwealth, ordered that the same be exonerated for the payment of the taxes and damages due thereon anterior to such purchased.
Benjamin
7 Feb 1815
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1815 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District – Benjamin Lawson obtained a license as a keeper of a house of private entertainment.  Valve under $500.

Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 20, 1814-1816, page 85, 7 February Court 1815.  On the motion of Benjamin Lawson, license is granted him to keep a house of private entertainment, he giving security whereupon he with Robert Williams, his security acknowledged bond for that purpose, his house is estimated to be of less value than 500 dollars.
Benjamin
6 Mar 1815
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 20, 1814-1816, page 88, 6 March Court 1815.  Ordered that a summons issue against Benjamin Lawson, William Almond and Robert Smith to appear here on the first day of May Court next to show cause if any they can why an information should not be filed on the presentment of the Grand Jury this day made against them.
George
6 Mar 1815
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Will Book 4, pages 27-28 – I George Lawson being in a low state of health at present but of perfect mind and memory have determined to make the arrangements of my worldly estate in the way which I wish it to be disposed of whenever providence may think proper to call me from this body of mortality and in pursuance therefore do make this my last Will and Testament as follows – first I desire my debts be paid out of my personal estate – second I desire that the sum of 20 pounds tb paid out of my estate to my granddaughter Sally Johnson when she arrives to the age of 18 years or marries – third I desire that my affectionate wife have possession of the balance of my estate during her widowhood both real and personal but in case of her marrying my desire is that a division be immediately made of my estate and after giving her what the law allows widows of interstate estates that the balance be equally divided amongst all my children, first deducting what any of them may have drawn by way of advancement and taking it from their parts in the general division – fourth and least I do hereby consuetude and appoint my friend Grief Barksdale, Executor of this my last Will and Testament revoking all others heretofore made by me in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29 January 1809.  Witness Grief Barksdale, David Adams, William Neighbours, William Sullatt and Thomas E. Ister.

Memorandum to be made a further part of my Will, viz.  I desire that in case my daughter Sally marries William St. John that instead of an equal part of my estate she be paid out of my estate one shilling only being all which I intended leaving her in that event of her marring said St. John.  Signed George his (X) mark Lawson LS.  Signed in the presents of G. Barksdale, George T. Lansdown and C. Barksdale Jr.

Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 20, 1814-1816, page 88, 6 March Court 1815.  The Last Will and Testament of George Lawson, deceased was exhibited in Court and the same was proved by the oath of Grief Barksdale, David Adams and Thomas E. Ister, three of the subscribing witnesses to be acknowledge by the said George Lawson as his last Will and Testament in their presence and ordered to be recorded and the memorandum endorsed was proved by the oath of G. Barksdale and C. Barksdale Jr., two of the subscribing witnesses to be the act and deed of the said George Lawson and also ordered to be recorded.
Zachariah, Benjamin, James & George’s Estate
1 Mar 1815
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1815 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
March 1 – Zachariah Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 5 blacks over 12, 4 horses, 18 cattle
March 1 – Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black 12 or below, 2 blacks over 12, 4 horses, 9 cattle
March 1 – James Lawson, 1 white male over 16
March 1 – George Lawson’s estate, 1 white male over 16, 1 black 12 or below, 4 blacks over 12, 6 horses, 13 cattle
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1815
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1815 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson, 172 acres on waters of Wallace’s Creek.
Benjamin Lawson, 164 acres on waters Little Roanoke and Wallace’s Creek.
George Lawson’s Estate, 158 acres on Club Creek.
Benjamin
8 Aug 1815
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 20, 1814-1816, page 150, 8 August Court 1815.  Commonwealth against Benjamin Lawson, Defendant – On a presentment of the Grand Jury made the 6 March 1815 for retailing whiskey without license.  This day came as well the Attorney for the Commonwealth the defendant by his Attorney who pleaded not guilty and of this he put himself upon the Country and the Attorney for the commonwealth likewise and came a Jury to with, Charles McKenney, Samuel Hammer, James Lipscomb, John J. Gaines, Thomas Mackey, Benjamin Hazlewood, Pleasant Lipscomb, John Middleton, Jesse Johnson, William Rowlett, Joseph Harris and Charles Farras, who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue, joined on their oath do say that the defendant is guilty of retailing spirituous liquor without license as in the information mentioned therefore it is considered by the Court that for the offence aforesaid he make his fine by the payment of 30 dollars to the Commonwealth and pay the costs of this prosecution.
Zachariah
1 Jan 1816
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 20, 1814-1816, page 203, 1 January Court 1816.  An Indenture between John Middleton of the one part and Zachariah Lawson of the other part was acknowledged by the said John Middleton to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded.
Martha & Zachariah
5 Jan 1816
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 43 - Barrett Frederick and Martha Lawson obtain license 5 January 1816 and married 6 January 1816. Daughter of Zachariah Lawson. Surety Thomas Mason. Wit: Thomas Barrett. Married by John Chappell.
Benjamin, Zachariah, James & Sarah
5 Feb 1816
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1816 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
Feb 5 – Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black above 12, 3 horses
Feb 5 – Zachariah Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 5 blacks above 12, 5 horses
Feb 5 – James Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Feb 5 – Sarah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 5 blacks above 12, 5 horses
Zachariah
1 Apr 1816
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 21, 1816-1818, page 16, 1 April Court 1816.  An Indenture between William Morton of the one part and Zachariah Lawson of the other part was acknowledged by the said William Morton to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded.
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1816
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1816 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson, 172 acres on waters of Wallace’s Creek.
Zachariah Lawson from Middleton, 35 acres on main road near Lainbert,
Benjamin Lawson, 164 acres on waters Wallace’s Creek and Roanoke.
George Lawson’s Estate, 158 acres on Club Creek.
Zachariah
1 Jul 1816
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 21, 1816-1818, page 41, 1 July Court 1816.  An Indenture between Thomas Barrett and Judith, his wife of the one part and Zachariah Lawson of the other part was acknowledged by the said Thomas Barrett and wife to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded and the said Judith being first privately examined according to Law consented to the recording the same.
Benjamin
5 Aug 1816
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 21, 1816-1818, page 45, 5 August Court 1816.  On motion of Benjamin Lawson, his Attorney, license is issued, he giving security whereupon he with William M. Watkins his security, ordered unto and acknowledged their bond according to Law for that purpose.
William, Zachariah, Benjamin James & Sarah
1817
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1817 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
William Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 blacks above 12, 4 horses
Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks above 12, 3 horses
James Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Sarah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 5 blacks above 12, 5 horses
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1817
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1817 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson, 172 acres on waters of Wallace’s Creek.
Zachariah Lawson from Middleton, 35 acres on main road near Lainbert.
Zachariah Lawson from Morton, 100 acres on Little Roanoke.
Zachariah Lawson from Barrot, 36 acres adjoining Lawson.
Benjamin Lawson, 164 acres on waters Wallace’s Creek and Little Roanoke.
George Lawson’s Estate, 158 acres on Club Creek.
Benjamin
1817
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1817 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District – Benjamin Lawson obtained a license as a keeper of a house of private entertainment.
James
4 Aug 1817
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 21, 1816-1818, page 141, 4 August Court 1817.  James Lawson produced a Commission to be an ensign I the militia of the said County, which being read, the said Lawson took the oaths of a militia officer as by Law required.
Robert, James, Sarah, Benjamin, Zachariah & William
Feb - Apr 1818
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1818 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
Feb 25 – Robert Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Feb 25 – James Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Feb 25 – Sarah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 5 blacks above 12, 4 horses
Feb 25 – Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks above 12, 3 horses
Feb 25 – Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 blacks above 12, 4 horses
Matthew J. Williams’ District
April 18 – William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1818
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1818 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson, 172 acres on waters of Wallace’s Creek.
Zachariah Lawson from Middleton, 35 acres on main road near Lainbert.
Zachariah Lawson 36 acres adjoining Lawson.
Benjamin Lawson, 164 acres on waters Wallace’s Creek and Little Roanoke.
George Lawson’s Estate, 158 acres on Club Creek.
Matthew J. Williams’ District –
Zachariah Lawson from Morton, 100 acres on Little Roanoke.
Zachariah, Benjamin, Robert, James, Sarah & William
1819
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1819 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 5 blacks above 12, 3 horses
Ben Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks above 12, 3 horses
Robert Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 12
Sarah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 5 blacks above 12, 2 horses
Matthew J. Williams’ District
William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 12, 1 horse
Zachariah, Benjamin & George
1819
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1819 Land Tax List, Chisley Daniel’s District -
Zachariah Lawson, 172 acres on waters of Wallace’s Creek.
Zachariah Lawson from Middleton, 35 acres on main road near Lainbert.
Zachariah Lawson 36 acres adjoining Lawson.
Benjamin Lawson, 164 acres on waters Wallace’s Creek and Little Roanoke.
George Lawson’s Estate, 158 acres on Club Creek.
Matthew J. Williams’ District –
Zachariah Lawson from Morton, 100 acres on Little Roanoke.
Benjamin
7 Jun 1819
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 22, 1818-1820, page 134, 7 June Court 1819.  Benjamin Lawson came into Court and made the following declaration on oath I order to obtain the provision made by the late Act of Congress to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the Untied States in the Revolutionary War that he the said Benjamin Lawson enlisted for the term of three years on 24 September 1777 in the town of Portsmouth in the State of Virginia in the Company commanded by Capt. William Murray who resigned in a few days after said enlistment and was succeeded in the command by Capt. Samuel Addins (or Tddins) of the Regiment of Artillery commanded by Colonel Charles Hermon in the line of the State of Virginia in the Continental States, estimate that he continued to serve in the said Company during the same aforesaid and at the expiration thereof he reenlisted in the same Regiment and continued to served until in the Fall of  the year 1782 when he was discharged from service at Ashley Ferry near Charlestown in the State of South Carolina, that he was in the Battle of Monmouth which was the only Battle that the Regiment was engaged in while he was attached to it.  He further states that his hearing was very much impaired while he was in the service, which is thought to have been occasioned by the firing of cannons and that he is infirm and in reduced circumstances and stands in need of the assistance of his Country for support and that he has no other evidence now in his possession of this said service.

William Morton being sworn saith he is well acquainted with the said Lawson that he is in reduced circumstances.
Whereupon it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the said Benjamin Lawson did serve in the Revolutionary War as stated in the proceeding declaration against the Common enemy on the Continental Establishment and that he is in reduced circumstances and stands in need of the assistances of his Country for support.  It is ordered that these proceedings be transmitted to the Secretary for the War Department.
Benjamin, Zachariah, James, Sarah, Robert & William
Feb 1820
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1820 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
Feb – Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks 12-16, 2 blacks above 16, 3 horses
Feb – Zachariah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 5 blacks 12-16, 4 blacks above 16, 3 horses
Feb – James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black 12-16
Feb – Sarah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 5 blacks 12-16, 5 blacks over 16, 4 horses
Feb – Robert Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Matthew J. Williams’ District
Feb – William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Benjamin
1820
Charlotte
Virginia Pension Roll of 1835, Report from the Secretary of War. Benjamin Lawson, Charlotte County, Private, Virginia Line, $96.00 annual allowance, $71.43 amount received, pension started 21 July 1819 and suspended 1 May 1820.
Benjamin, Sarah & William
1820
Charlotte
Charlotte County, VA, 1820 Census –
Benjamin Lawson, in his household are 1 male over 45 years, 1 female 10-16 and 1 female over 45 years.
Sarah Lawson, in her household are 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-18, 2 males 16-26, 1 female under 10, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 26-45 and 1 female over 45 years.
William Lawson, in his household are 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 female under 10, 2 females 26-45 and 1 female over 45 years.
Benjamin
9 Aug 1820
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1821 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District – Benjamin Lawson obtained a license, 9 August 1820 as a keeper of a house of private entertainment.  Recorded in 1821.

Charlotte County, Virginia, Court Orders, Book 22, 1818-1820, page 292, 9 August Court 1820.  On the motion of Benjamin Lawson a license is granted him to keep an ordinary at his own house in the said County, until the first day of may next on giving bond and security and hereupon he wish David Jones his security, entered unto and acknowledged bond according to Law for that purpose, and the Court doth order to be entered of record, that the said Benjamin Lawson is now of good character and the Court is of opinion that he will keep an orderly, lawful house of entertainment.
Zachariah, Avanillia, William, Patsey and Nancy
2 Oct 1820
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Will Book 5, page 58 – I Zachariah Lawson of the County of Charlotte and State of Virginia being in perfect mind and memory and knowing that is appointed and for all man to die, I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.  In the first place I will and desire that all, any just debts be paid as speedily as possible.  Second I lend to my beloved wife Avanillia Lawson during her natural life only, one third part of the tract of land on which I now reside, my negroes Jacob and Lucy and their increase and one third of all my stock of every discription, household and kitchen furniture, plantation tools and utensils.  Third I give to my son William Lawson all the tract of land whereon he now lives excepting of 50 acres to be taken of the upper part thereof adjoining Flood and Hatley’s line for my daughter Patsey Barrett, the land whereon my son now llives being the track I bought of Col. Wm. Morton and Thomas Barrett, I also give to my son, William my negroes King, Wintt and Moses to him and his heirs forever.  Fourth, I give to my daughter Patsey Barrett fifty acres of land to be taken of the tract whereon my son William now lives as above mentioned and my negroes Jim, Dick and Esther to her and her heirs forever.  Fifth I give to my daughter Nancy Lawson the balance of the tract of land on which I now live and also the one third lent to my wife for life after her death and my negroes Judy and Hanson to her and her heirs forever.  Sixth After the death of my wife I will and direct that my negroes Jacob and Lucy and their increase be equally divided among my children.  Seventh All the rest and residue of my estate of every description I will to be sold and after my debts are paid the proceeds to be equally divided among my children.  Lastly I do hereby appoint my friend Dennis D. Morgan and Joseph Morton Executors of this my Will and Testament.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 15 August 1820.  Signed Zachariah his (X) mark Lawson (seal).  Witnesses John Stoe, Elizah Williams, Lewis his (X) mark Lester and Benjamin his (X) mark Lawson.

At a Court held for Charlotte County 2 October 1820 – The last Will and Testament of Zachariah Lawson, deceased was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of John Stoe and Lewis Lester two of the witnesses.  Thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Dennis D. Morgan one of the Executors therein named who made oath according to Law probate thereof is granted him on giving bond and security whereupon he with Edward C. Allen his security entered into and acknowledge bind according to Law for this purpose.
Zachariah
4 Oct 1820
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Will Book 5, pages 61-62 – October 4, 1820, Agreeable to an order of Charlotte Court to us directed on 2 October 1820, we have proceeded to appraised the slaves and personal estate of Zachariah Lawson, deceased as follows, viz.  It then listed his 10 slaves and personal estate.  Total value was $3,265.37.  Appraisal done by Cain Jackson, John Morton and John Stoe.  Agreed to by Dennis D. Morgan.  Admitted to Court Record in Charlotte County on 8 November 1820.
Nancy, Zachariah & William
20 Dec 1820
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages - William Graves and Nancy Lawson married 20 December 1820. Daughter of Zachariah Lawson deceased. Surety William Lawson. William Graves, father consents. Wit: Wyley Spain and Nathan Graves, Elisha Williams and stated that Nancy born March 1799.
Robert, Benjamin, James, Sarah, William A. & Avy
5 Feb 1821
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1821 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District –
Feb 5 – Robert Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Feb 5 – Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 blacks over 12, 5 horses
Feb 5 – James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 12
Feb 5 – Sarah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 blacks over 12, 4 horses
Feb 5 – William A. Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Feb 5 – Avy Lawson, 2 blacks over 12
Matthew J. Williams’ District
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Robert
13 Nov 1821
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 48 – Thomas Cook and Dorothea L. Brown obtain license 13 November 1821 and were married 15 November 1821 by John Chappell.  Charles Raine, guardian of “Dorithy,” gave consent.  Surety Robert Lawson.  Witnesses Charles A. Raine Jr. and Abram S. Daniel.
Jane & James
7 Jan 1822
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 48 - John C. Daniel and Jane Lawson obtain license 7 January 1822 and married 10 January 1822. Ward of James Lawson. Surety James Lawson. Married by Thomas E. Jester.
James, William, Sarah, Avy, Benjamin & William
Feb-Apr 1822
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1822 Personal Property John H. Marshall’s District –
Mar 4 – James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 12
Mar 4 – William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 4 – Sarah Lawson, 4 blacks over 12, 5 horses
Apr 13 – Avy Lawson, 2 blacks over 12
Apr 30 – Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 blacks over 12, 3 horses
Matthew J. Williams’ District
Feb 9 – William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 12, 2 horses
Benjamin
1 Jul 1822
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1821 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District – Benjamin Lawson obtained a license as a keeper of a house of private entertainment.
Avy, William, Benjamin, James, Sarah & William
Feb-Apr 1823
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1823 Personal Property John H. Marshall’s District –
Feb 28 – Avy Lawson, 2 blacks over 12
Mar 8 – William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 12
Apr 7 – Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 blacks over 12, 3 horses
Apr 7 – James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks over 12
Apr 7 – Sarah Lawson, 3 blacks over 12, 4 horses
Matthew J. Williams’ District
Feb 3 – William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 12, 1 horse
Ava & Zachariah
17 Jan 1824
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 50 - Daniel Hendrick and Ava Lawson, widow of ____ Wilson and Zachariah Lawson, obtain a license 17 January 1824 and were married 18 January 1824. Surety Oliver Johnston. Marred by Thomas E. Jester.
William, Sarah, James, Benjamin & William
Feb-Apr 1824
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1824 Personal Property John H. Marshall’s District –
Feb 13 – William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 12
Feb 25 – Sarah Lawson, 4 blacks over 12, 4 horses
Feb 28 – James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks over 12
Apr 12 – Benjamin Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 blacks over 12, 3 horses
Matthew J. Williams’ District
Feb 3 – William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks over 12, 1 horse
William
21 Oct 1824
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 51 – Coleman Waller and Nancy Williams obtain license 21 October 1824 and were married the same day by Thomas E. Jeter.  Surety by William Lawson who states that both are over 21 years.
James, Sarah, Amy & William
1825
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1825 Personal Property John H. Marshall’s District –
James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 blacks over 12
Sarah Lawson, 4 blacks over 12, 3 horses
Amy Lawson, 3 blacks over 12, 4 horses
Matthew J. Williams’ District
William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 12, 2 horses
Benjamin & Amy
2 May 1825
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Will Book 5, page 280 – At a Court held for Charlotte County 2 May 1825.  This last Will and Testament of Benjamin Lawson, deceased was presented in Court and the same was proved by the Oathes of Harrison Burnes, Brooks R. Purkonson and William Cook, three of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and at another Court held for the said County the 6 June in the year aforesaid.  On the motion of Amy Lawson the Executrix therein named who made oath thereto according to law certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate of the said Will in due form upon giving bond and Security whereupon she with Joseph Fuqua and Harrison Burnes their Securities entered into and acknowledge their bond according to law for that purpose.
Amy
2 May 1825
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1825 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District – Amy Lawson obtained a license as a keeper of a house of private entertainment.
Benjamin
29 Jun 1825
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Will Book 5, pages 302-303 –Agreeable to a Commission to us directed we have proceeded to appraised in current money the slaves and personal estate of Benjamin Lawson, deceased as follows.  It then listed his 8 slaves and personal estate.  Total value was $1,869.70.  Appraisal done by John Stoe, William Cook and Richard Lipscombe.  Admitted to Court Record in Charlotte County on 1 August 1825 and ordered to be recorded.
Sarah, James, Amy & William
Mar-Apr 1826
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1826 Personal Property John H. Marshall’s District –
Mar 10 – Sarah Lawson, 6 blacks over 12, 2 horses
Apr 1 – James Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Apr 24 – Amy Lawson, 3 blacks over 12, 3 horses
Matthew J. Williams’ District
William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Amy
1 May 1826
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1826 Personal Property Chisley Daniel’s District – Amy Lawson obtained a license as a keeper of a house of private entertainment.  On 1 May 1827 this license was obtained by Robert Tucker.
Amy
15 May 1826
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 52 - Robert Tucker and Amy Lawson, widow, who signed her own consent, were married 15 May 1826. Surety Thomas Watkins. Married by Daniel Witt.
James, George & William S.
6 Nov 1826
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Will Book 1, pages 390-391.
Transcription of George Lawson’s Last Will & Testament.
Will Probated 1 January 1787, Charlotte County, VA.  There is a note on the side of the page which was hard to read and stated: - At a Court held for Charlotte County 6 November 1826.  On the motion of James Lawson who made oath according to Law.  Certificate is granted him for Letters of Administration on the Estate of the said George Lawson, deceased de bonis non (Note: administrator de bonis non, this term refers to the person appointed by a probate court to finish probate proceedings when the executor or previous administrator can't finish the job.) with the will amended upon entering into bond with Security, whereupon George Lawson, John C. Daniel, William S. Lawson, Jacob St. John and Grief Barksdale his Securities entered into and acknowledge their bond according to Laws for that purpose.
James, Hanney & William
Mar-Apr 1827
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, 1827 Personal Property John H. Marshall’s District –
Mar 5– James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 12
Mar 5 – Hanney Lawson, 3 blacks over 12
Matthew J. Williams’ District
Apr 2 – William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 black over 12, 1 horse
William A.
16 Jun 1829
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 56 – Charles A. Raine and Elizabeth Julia Morton obtain license 16 June 1829 and were married 6 July 1829 by Clement Read.  Daughter of Robert Morton who gave consent.  Surety William A. Lawson.  Witness D. F. Morton.
Mary Ann, George & James
27 Sep 1830
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 59 – William Estes and Mary Ann Lawson obtain license 27 September 1830 and married 30 September 1830.  Daughter of George Lawson, deceased.  Surety James Lawson.  Married by John Davidson.
George M.
19 Sep 1831
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 60 – Wyatt B. Paris and Elizabeth E. Weatherford obtain license 19 September 1831 and were married __ September 1831 by Clement Read.  Daughter of John Weatherford who gave consent.  Surety Jeffrey P. Traynham.  Witness George M. Lawson.
Claiborne B.
7 Nov 1831
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 60 – John Shepperson and Mary Jane Morton obtain license 7 November 1831 and were married 25 November 1831 by Clement Read.  Daughter of Robert Morton who gave consent.  Surety David F. Morton.  Witness Claiborne B. Lawson.
William
7 Nov 1831
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 60 - William Lawson and Lucy Paris obtain license 7 November 1831 and married 9 November 1831. Surety Josiah Paris. Married by Clement Read.
Claiborne
17 Dec 1832
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 63 - Claiborne Lawson and Judith R. Dickerson married 17 December 1832. Daughter of William A. Dickerson who consents. Surety Benjamin G. Dickerson. Wit: William Adams. Married by Andrew Hart.
William
23 Dec 1834
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 64 – Franklin Connerly and Mildred Lewis obtain license 23 December 1834 and were married __ December 1834 by Andrew Hart.  Daughter of Warner Lewis, deceased.  Mildred Lewis, mother, gave consent.  Surety William Cook.  Witness William Lawson.
William
14 Feb 1835
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 64 – William High and Susan B. Denton obtain license 14 February 1835 and were married 17 February 1835 by Gilbert Mason.  George L. Robey, guardian of Susan gave consent.  Surety William Lawson.  Witness E. B. Williams.
Margaret, Jane & George M.
25 Oct 1835
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 64 – John R. Elam and Margaret Lawson obtained a license 25 October 1835 and were married 27 October 1835 by Elijah W. Roach.  Daughter of Jane Lawson, who gave consent.  Surety George M. Lawson.
William
10 Nov 1836
Charlotte Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 73 – Briant L. Lester and Rainey Lester obtained a license 10 November 1836 and were married __ November 1836 by Andrew Hart.  She was the daughter of Lewis Lester, deceased.  Nancy Lester, mother gave consent.  William Lawson put up surety.  Witness Francis B. Garnett. 
Sarah H. & C. B. (Claiborne)
20 Dec 1839
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages - Joseph J. Baker and Sarah H. Lawson were married 20 December 1839. Surety C. B. (Claiborne) Lawson.
James
25 Dec 1839
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 70 - James E. Lawson and Mary Hamlett obtain license 25 December 1839 and married 26 December 1839. Daughter of James Hamlett. Surety Dennis G. Beasley. Cain G. Dickerson attests to the age of both. Married by Lewis Skidmore.
Frances E. & James
1 Feb 1841
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 79 - William R. Smith and Frances E. Lawson obtain license 1 February 1841 and married 11 February 1841. Daughter of James Lawson. Surety Thomas W. Smith. Married by Elijah W. Roach.
Sarah, William, Martha A., Benjamin T. & Agnes
19 Jan 1846
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, page 77 - Robert Lester and Sarah A. Lawson obtain a license 19 January 1846 and were married 22 January 1846. Benjamin T. Lawson put up surety. Daughter of William Lawson deceased. Martha A. Lawson, mother, gave consent. Wit: Agnes Lawson. Married by J. D. Crawley.
Agnes J., William, Martha & Benjamin T.
3 Oct 1849
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages - Robert W. Spain and Agnes J. Lawson were married 3 October 1849. Benjamin T. Lawson put up surety. Daughter of William Lawson deceased. Martha Lawson, mother, gave consent. Wit: Samuel T. Graves