Lawsons Named
Date
County in Virginia
Documentation
William Jr.
12 Feb 1746 / 7
Lunenburg, Halifax, Pittsylvania
Entry Record Book 1737-1770 (Land entries in the Present Virginia Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin and Patrick), Marian Dodson Chiarito.  Page 53, (12. Surveyed R. W.) William Lawson Junr. enters 100 acres on the south side Stanton River beginning: at Edward Nix’s his upper line thence up supposed to be on Majr. Stiths Book in Henry Lunsfords name and transferred to said Lawson.

Also in the Halifax County Surveys No. 1, 1746-1901, but has an inside title page that reads A Record Book for the South District of Lunenburg now Halifax County. Survey on page 15R.

A survey of the land is contained in Pittsylvania County, Virginia’s Old Survey Book 1, 1746-1782, page 2 and gave the date of the survey as 12 February 1746/47 and shows the land boarder by the Stanton River on the north side.  Survey done by R. Walton.
David & Francis
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg & Halifax
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 127-129, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to David Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 11 pounds, 10 shillings, 230 acres; part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on south side of Dan River.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, James Irwin, Francis Lawson and John Boyd.  Recorded 4 May 1746. (Note: Clerk seems to have corrected record date on page 126 from 4 May 1746 to 4 May 1747; deeds recorded on pages 127 and 129 probably should also be dated 1747.)

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – L1, page 127 – Survey for David Lawson 23 February 1746/47, 230 acres, south side of Dan River.
Francis, Francis & David
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg & Halifax
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 149-151, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to Francis Lawson, farmer, of Lunenburg County, for 20 pounds, 16 shillings, 476 acres; Lunenburg, part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on south side of Dan River, first tract (276 acres) at lower end of Reedy Bottom and to river, second tract (200 acres) on river at David Lawson’s line.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, John Boyd, Francis Lawson and James Irwin.  Recorded 4 May 1747.

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – L1, page 149 (Part 1)– Survey for Francis Lawson 21 February 1746/47, 276 acres, south side of Dan River. Redeed & enlarged, Francis Lawson 31 August 1753, 324 acres, south side of Dan River, H1, page 95.

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – L1, page 149 – Survey for Francis Lawson 21 February 1746/47, 200 acres, south side of Dan River.

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – L1, page 138 – Survey for Francis Lawson 21 February 1746/47, 290(?) acres.
John & Francis
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg & Halifax
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 130-134, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to John Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 10 pounds, 10 shillings, 200 acres; Lunenburg part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on south side of Dan River at mouth of Lawson’s Creek.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, James Irwin, Francis Lawson and John Boyd.  Recorded 4 May 1747.

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – L1, page 132 – Survey for John Lawson 21 February 1746/47, 200 acres.
William
1 Oct 1750
Lunenburg & Halifax
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 2, pages 161-162, 1 October 1750 – William Byrd, Esquire, of Charles City County to William Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 17 pounds, 7 shillings and 7 pence, 519 acres; Lunenburg, along the river the river at head of Lawson’s Mill Creek.  Signed W. Byrd.  Wit: John Boyd, Hugh Moore and M. Stanfield.  Recorded 2 October 1750.

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – L2, page 161 – Survey for William Lawson 1 October 1751, 260 acres, branch of Lawson's Mill Branch, believe redeeded & enlarged as William Lawson, 19 May 1757, 1,116.5 acres adjoining Daivd Caldwell, H1, page 285.
William
2 Oct 1750
Lunenburg & Halifax
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 2, pages 353-355, 2 October 1750 – William Byrd, Esquire, of Charles City County to William Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 12 pounds, 17 shillings, 257 acres; Lunenburg, on Dan River.  Signed W. Byrd.  Wit: none.  Recorded 2 October 1750.

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – L2, page 353 and H1, page 271– Survey for William Lawson 2 October 1850, 257 acres, on a branch of Lawson's Creek.
John
1 Oct 1751
Lunenburg & Halifax
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 2, pages 291-293, 1 October 1751 - William Byrd, Esquire, of Charles City County to John Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 23 pounds, 9 shillings, 469 acres; Lunenburg, beginning at Carthy’s Corner on river.  Signed W. Byrd.  Wit: John Boyd, Hugh Moore and M. Stanfield.  Recorded 1 October 1751.

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – L2, page 241 – Survey for John Lawson 1 October 1751, 469 acres.
John
1 Oct 1751
Lunenburg & Halifax
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 2, pages 264-266, 1 October 1751 - William Byrd, Esquire, of Charles City County to John Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 4 pounds, 200 acres; Lunenburg, on both sides of Lawson’s Creek.  Signed W. Byrd.  Wit: John Boyd, Hugh Moore and M. Stanfield.  Recorded 1 October 1751.

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – L2, page 264 – Survey for John Lawson 1 October 1751, 160 acres on branch of Lawson's Creek.
William
1 Oct 1751
Lunenburg & Halifax
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 2, pages 247-248, 1 October 1751 - William Byrd, Esquire, of Charles City County to William Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 7 pounds, 15 shillings, 260 acres; Lunenburg, on Lawson’s Creek.  Signed W. Byrd.  Wit: John Boyd, Hugh Moore and M. Stanfield.  Recorded 1 October 1751.

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – L2, page 247 – Survey for William Lawson 1 October 1751, 260 acres, south side of Dan River.
James
3 Oct 1751
Lunenburg, Halifax, Pittsylvania
Entry Record Book 1737-1770 (Land entries in the Present Virginia Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin and Patrick), Marian Dodson Chiarito.  Page 138, James Johnston and James Lawson enter 800 acres of land on Sandy Creek of Chesnut (Chestnut) Creek begin: at the Meadows thence up and down.
Mary, Francis, David, William & John
Before 1752
Lunenburg
Halifax County, VA was formed Lunenburg County in the year 1752. See Lunenburg County, Virginia Timeline for more information on Mary on the Dan's family and other Lawsons that were in Lunenburg before this date. See Lunenburg County, Virginia Timeline
David
15 Jul 1753
Halifax
Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817.  At a Vestry held the 15 July 1753, it was ordered that the Reverend Mr. James Foulis do Preach at the Place where the Church is Ordered to be Built and at David Lawson’s on Dan River.
Francis & David
31 Aug 1753
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 1, 1752-1759, page 95, 31 August 1753, William Byrd of the county of Charles City, to Francis Lawson of Halifax County, for 18 pounds, 524 acres on the south side of Dan River bounded by the river, David Lawson’s line, Lawson’s Creek, Alexander Irwin’s lines, part of the great tract called, the Harvilla, granted to William Byrd, father of the above mentioned William Byrd, by patent 16 April 1742.
Francis
Nov 1753
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 1, page 274, November Court 1753 – Francis Lawson, Gentleman, producing a commission from the Honorable Governor appointing him Captain of a Foot Company in this County had the usual Oaths to His Majesty Person and Government administer unto him which he took and subscribed and also repeated and subscribed the test.
Francis & David
Nov 1753
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 1, page 274, November Court 1753 – Francis Lawson, foreman, Edward Darkes, James Boyd, Alexander Irvin, David Lawson, John Evans, Thomas Douglass, William Brandon, Richard Davis, John Caldwell, Robert Wilkins, Joseph Johnson, Alexander Moore, Robert Moore, Edward Wade and john Watson good and lawful men of the County were sworn a Grand Jury to enquire for our said Lord the King and the body of the said County who having received their charge withdrew from the Bar to consult on their presentments and returning again into Court presented in presentment against Benjamin Lawless for an assault and Battery a fine bill.  Presentment against Judith Dillon for having bastard child.  Jesse Moore for not clearing his road.  John Burk for swearing and hunting on the Sabbath.  John Madsin for not clearing his road.  James Cary and Pete Hudson for playing at cards and nothing further appearing being laid before them they are discharged.
David
9 May 1754
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 1, 1752-1759, page 148, date 9 May 1754, David Lawson was a witness to a deed for James Boyd of Halifax County to Larkin Johnston of same, for 80 pounds, 248 acres on the south side of Dan River.
Francis
21 Nov 1754
Halifax
Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817.  At a Vestry held for Antrim Parish in Halifax County, 21 Day of November 1754.  Page 15 – (Tobacco levied for Lawson.)  Ordered that Francis Lawson have three hundred and sixty pounds Tobacco levied him for Burying Gabriel Mitchell.
Drewry or Drury
1755
Halifax, Pittsylvania
Revolutionary Pension Application of Drewry Lawson R6201
Hawkins County, Tennessee - On this 30th day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five Personally appeared before me William Babb an acting justice of the peace for said County and one of the justices of the Court of pleas & quarter sessions for said County of Hawkins, Drewry Lawson, aged seventy nine years [birth date about 1755], who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress Passed June 7th 1832.  That he entered the service of the United States as a substitute for one William Hooker [possibly husband of Jerusia Lawson Hooker, pension application W10119] of Henry County in the state of Virginia under Col. [Abram] Penn a Militia Col. in the County of Henry in said State of Virginia in the spring of the year as well as he now recollects, but on day of the month or in what month this declarant does not from mental imbecility now recollect – but he believes it to have been in the spring of the year 1780. This Declarant states that he received a furlough from said Colo. Penn and he was enjoined to be in readiness to take the field whenever called on. This Declarant further states that in the fall of the year following [see note below] he was called out on a tour of duty as a Militiaman (volunteer) for eighteen months was place under the command of Captain George Haston [sic: George Hairston] whose company together with another company under the Command of Captain Peter Haston [sic: Peter Hairston] marched from Henry Court House in the state of Virginia to Pittsylvania Court House in said state where he was paced under the command of Captain [Eliphaz] Shelton from Pittsylvania Courthouse this Declarant was marched to Hillsboro [sic: Hillsborough] in the state of North Carolina where he was placed under the command of Captain Morton and Regiment commanded by Col. Blufore [see note below] who was a Col in Genl. Gates’ Army. This affiant states that he was marched from Hillsboro to Salisbury in said state where Captain Morton took sick and was put in the Hospital; from Salisbury he was marched into South Carolina for Camden as he was informed but on the way thither he was taken sick and lay sick as well as he now recollects about six weeks, from which place he was taken by a relation to his house in the state of North Carolina, and did not recover entirely in four or five months all of which time he was unable to perform military duty this declarant states that he never saw, after he was taken sick (being left by the army) any of his Officers and never obtained a discharge from them.  He states that he served during that tour six months.  This Declarant states that the next time he entered the service was against the Indians on the north western frontier as a substitute for a certain David Taylor in the state of Virginia but in what County or what year he does not now owing to his decayed recollection recollect but believes it to have been in August or September in the year 1781 under Captain Paris [sic: George Pearis] of Colo. Cloyds [Joseph Cloyd’s] regiment on a tour of three months, that he was marched towards the Ohio River where they discovered several Indian traces but did not see any, and their provision growing scarce they were after an absence of two months and a half compelled to return on account of the scarcity of provisions; in this tour he served two months they were disbanded and never again called into service: this affiant states that he removed from the State of Virginia to the settlements on the Holston then a wilderness where he was frequently engaged on scouting parties against the common enemy the Indians in defense of the frontier. He states that he was acquainted or at least knew Genls. [Nathanael] Greene & Gates but owing to mental and bodily infirmity he cannot now recollect all the circumstances relative to his service, but he served in both companies as above stated amounting to eight months actual service. Besides from the time he entered the service until he was called into actual service (being five months) in all thirteen months for which he claims a pension. he has no documentary evidence that he knows of and knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his services. He was born in Pittsylvania County in the state of Virginia, he has no record of his age and when called into service was living in Henry County in said state of Virginia He is acquainted with Vardy Collins and Morgan Collins and who will testify to his character for veracity and belief of his services as a soldier of the Revolution. He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the Pension roll of the agency of any state
Signed Drewry [his X mark] Lawson

NOTES:
The tour said to have begun in the fall of 1781 must have begun before the defeat of Gen. Horatio Gates at the Battle of Camden SC on 16 Aug 1780. The usual tour of duty for militiamen was three rather than 18 months. “Col. Blufore” may refer to Col. Abraham Buford, although he was not in Gates’ Camden campaign.

Vandy Collins and Morgan Collins stated in an affidavit that they resided in the same neighborhood of Drewry Lawson that that they believe him to be 79 years old and served in the Revolutionary War.

A letter in the file dated 27 Sep 1847 states that Drury Lawson of Claiborne County TN had inquired about the outcome of his application.  In his file there was a note dated 18 February 1835 and 28 October 1847 indicating his applications was rejected.

According to this application Drewry Lawson’s date of birth is around 1755 if he was 79 years old 30 January 1835.  Pittsylvania County was formed from Halifax County in 1767, so if this birth date is correct then he was probably living in the part of Halifax that became Pittsylvania. See Map of 1751-1760
Francis
16 Jan 1755
Halifax
Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817.  At a Vestry held for Antrim Parish in Halifax County, 16th Day of January 1755.  Page 17 – To Frans. Lawson for burying Gab. Mitchell, 360 pound Tobacco.
William
May 1755
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, pages 18 and 19, May Court 1755 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against William McCloud, defendant – Defendant failed to appear in Court, so the Court found in favor of the Plaintiff for 2 pound, 2 shillings and his cost.
Isbell , William & David
Jun 1755
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, page 36, June Court 1755 – On the motion of Isbell Lawson, certificate is granted her for obtaining letters of administration of the estate of Francis Lawson, deceased.  James Irwin and William Lawson were her securities.

Same page – Ordered that Charles Smith, David Lawson, Alexander Irvin and Joseph Johnson or any three of them being first sworn to appraised the slaves, if any and personal property of Francis Lawson and return it to the Court.
Francis, Esabel (Isabel) & David
11 Jul 1755
Halifax
Will Book 0 – 1752-1773, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 17, Francis Lawson’s Inventory and Appraisement.  “…an inventory of the estate of Capt. Francis Lawson…”  Among items listed: household goods and plantation tools, one beaver hat, one large bible and one small bible, one testament and 100 other books, Negro Harry.  Dated 11 July 1755. Esabel (Isabel) Lawson administrator. Appraisers: Joseph Johnston, Elexander (Alexander) Irvin, David Lawson and Charles Smith.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, July Court 1755, pages 47 and 48 – Francis Lawson’s negroes adjusted and an inventory of the estate of Francis Lawson deceased was returned.
William
Aug 1755
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, August Court 1755, page 64 – William Lawson, Andrew McCool and John Armstrong, pursuant to a former order of this Court, returned a report of a road they were appointed to view and the same was order to be recorded.
William, Isbell, David & John
1755
Halifax
A list of Halifax County, VA, land taxes and Negroes, returned by Robert King for year 1755.  William Lawson, 1778 acres; David Graham, paid by William Lawson, 338 acres; Isbell Lawson 1125 acres and 1 Negro; John Lawson, 879 acres; David Lawson, 300 acres.
Two lists of Halifax County, VA, Colonial Tithables and Tax Lists.  They have no date, but believe they are from about 1755-57.
First list - William Lawson, 1778 acres; Isbel Lawson, 1125 acres; David Lawson, 300 acres; John Lawson, 879 acres.
Second list – William Lawson, 1778 acres; Isbal Lawson, 1125 acres; John Lawson, 879 acres; David Lawson, 300 acres.
William
19 Nov 1755
Halifax
Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817.  At a Vestry held at Halifax Courthouse on the 19 Day of November 1755.  Page 24 – (Lawson and Johnson to Procession.)  Pursuant to an Order of the County Court of Halifax bearing Date the 17 Day of July last past for this Vestry to appoint Processioners &c According to Laws, whereupon it is Ordered that William Lawson and Joseph Johnson do Procession the Bounds of every particular Persons Lands between the Road leading from Boyd’s Ferry to Hico and the County line, and from thence to Dan and down Dan on the South side thereof to the beginning and it is further ordered that the Processioners aforesaid do begin their said work on the first Monday in January next and take and return to the Vestry on or before the last day of March next ensuing an account of every persons lands they shall so Procession and of the persons present at the same and what lands in their Precincts they shall fail to Procession and the particulars reasons of such failure.
William
19 Feb 1756
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book1, 1752-1759, page 151, date 19 February 1756, Sheriff"s" Bond, William Irby, William Lawson and Peter Torian of Halifax County, Gents. For 1000 pounds.  William Irby appointed Sheriff of Halifax County, by Commission from the Governor.  Signed: William Irby, Peter Torian and William Lawson. Recorded 19 February 1756.
William, John, David & Isabel
17 Mar 1756
Halifax
At a Vestry held for Antrim Parish on the 18 March 1756, page 40, Joseph Johnstone and William Lawson returned here a report of Processioning by them performed since the 5 January last past, in words and figures following 5 January 1756.  When we the subscribers began to procession the land that was deeded or patented between Boyd's road and the County line and Hyco (River) on the south side of the Dan River, pursuant to an order of Vestry; beginning at John Lawson, himself present, David Lawson and William Lawson, David Lawson all adjoining, them selves all present.  Isabel Lawson, Alexander Erwin's, James Erwin's, all adjoining, David Lawson present.  Evin Evens, himself present.  Joseph Johnston's, himself present; James Millacin, himself present; Abraham Rodger's, himself present, William Evens, present; John Even's, himself present; William Armstrong, John Armstrong, present; David Brandon, Francis Brandon, William Brandon, themselves present.  Charles Stevens and Thomas Wier, themselves and William Brandon present.  The rest of the lands in our precinct unprocessioned, it by reason we had not anybody to show us the lines, given under our hands this 17 March 1756.
William
Mar 1756
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, March Court 1756, page 120 – William Lawson, Plaintiff, against Richard Jones, Defendant.  Andrew Wade, Gentleman, undertaken for the Defendant that in case he is cast in the plead aforesaid, he will pay he cost and recommendation of the Court (page is torn and missing) the said Andrew Wade will pay the cost of (page missing).
Isabel
6 May 1756
Halifax
Isabel Lawson, widow of Francis Lawson, married John Gordon 6 May 1756 in Halifax County, Virginia.
Margaret, Mary, John, William & David
17 Mar 1757
Halifax
Will Book 0 – 1752-1773, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 32, David Graham’s Will (it indicated part of the Will was missing).
“…very sick and weak…”  To Francis Graham 8 pistols and my saddle and bridle and my best jacket, and to his son, David Graham a black pacing mare and _____ to his daughter Mary one dark brown pacing mare.  To Margaret Boyd ___ shillings.  To Alexander Irvin _____ , and to Mary Irvin his wife _____.  I give to John Lawson a tract of land that lies on the Mill Creek and my black stallion, he being one of my executors.  To my two executors, John Lawson and William Lawson, and David Lawson sixteen horses and mares all pacers except two or three to be equally divided between them.  To William Lawson my green rug and ten yards white clothe between William and David Lawson.  To David Lawson my straight bodied coat.
Will Dated: 13 December 1756, Signed David Graham
Witnesses: Richard Kerby, James King and Edward (X) Tanney.  Will Probated: 17 March 1757.  Presented by John Lawson, Executor, and proved by oaths of witnesses.
Sec.: Nathl. Terry and Robert Wade, Jr., Gentlemen
John
17 Mar 1757
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, March Court 1757, page 196 – The will of David Grayham, deceased, was presented by John Lawson, one of the executors and was proved by the oaths of Richard Kerby, Edward Finny and James King, 3 of the witnesses.  The executor was granted a certificate for obtaining a probate; Nathaniel Terry and Robert Wade Jr. were his securities.
John
Mar 1757
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, March Court 1757, page 197 – Ordered that Samuel Watt pay John Lawson for five days attendant in Watt’s case against Hugh Moore according to Law.
William
19 May 1757
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 1 1752-1759, page 271, date 19 May 1757, William Byrd, Esquire of Charles City County, to William Lawson of Halifax County for 12 pounds, 256 acres on Dan River, thence north.  All woods, etc.  David Caldwell by Power of Attorney for said William Byrd.  Signed: W. Byrd, Recorded 19 May 1757.
William
19 May 1757
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 1 1752-1759, page 285, date 19 May 1757, William Byrd, Esquire of Charles City County, to William Lawson of Halifax County for 20 pounds, 116.5 acres, part of a patent of a greater quantity dated as by the patent shall appear, and bounded by the old line, David Caldwell’s line thence west.  All woods, etc.  David Caldwell by Power of Attorney for said William Byrd.  Signed: W. Byrd, Recorded 19 May 1757.
Margaret, Francis, William & John
19 May 1757
Halifax
Will Book 0 – 1752-1773, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 34, John Boyd’s Will.
“…of Lunenburg County Virginia, planter…”
To Margaret my beloved wife 40 pounds, a third of all my goods and moveables except the horses, the use of the plantation I now live on during widowhood or until my son, John comes of age.  To my son George 200 acres, the lower end.  To my son William Boyd the rest of the upper end and the plantation Oxford lives on.  To my son John Boyd the plantation I now live upon when he comes of age.  To my son James Boyd 250 acres at the lower side of the plantation.  I desire that the land I had of John Youk and the place I had from James Graham, and the estate of land that lies upon Buffalo by Henry Greens may all be sold, and all the rest except what belongs on this plantation and John Swan’s place, and 40 pounds apiece given to the two girls, and what is over and above to go to the children, loaning as the executors see proper and the horses to be equally divided amongst all the children and the rest of the stock belonging to this plantation besides my wife’s thirds if it pleases God to call any of them away I desire that their part may go to the rest of the children everyone alike.  And further …(illegible)… be mortgaged for above 5 pounds and after all if there be anything left I desire it may be equally distributed to my wife and children.  Executors: James Boyd, my wife, Francis Lawson and Thomas Douglas.  Will Dated: 2 July 1748,  S/ John Boyd,  Witnesses: David Graham, Patrick Boyd, John Humphrey, Lawrance Winfield,  Will Probated: 19 May 1757.  Presented by Margaret Boyd, widow, and proved by Lawrance Winfield.  Again presented 16 June year aforesaid and proved by Patrick Boyd, another witness and he also made oath he saw David Graham, deceased, in his lifetime another witness attest the same. 
Sec. William Lawson and John Lawson
William & John
May 1757
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, May Court 1757, pages 211 and 212 – The will of John Boyd, deceased, was further proved by the oath of Patrick Boyd, one of the witnesses, who also declared that he saw David Grayham, deceased, attest the same.  Margaret, widow, relict and executrix of the said deceased was granted a certificate for obtaining a probate.  William Lawson and John Lawson, her securities, entered into bond.
David
Nov 1757
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, November Court 1757, page 242 – David Lawson, Plaintiff against John Rogers and Larkin Johnson Defendants in debt case – The Plaintiff not further prosecuting, this suit, the same is dismissed.
Bartlett
Mar 1758
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, March Court 1758, page 274 – Bartlett Lawson, Plaintiff vs. Joseph Mays, Defendant, in case.  This day came the parties by their Attorneys and thereupon also came a jury, to wit.- Robert Hutchinson, John Rogers, William Seaton, James Hamm, Edward Stubblefield, James Hancock, Humberson Lyon, Cornelius Short, John Owen, Theophilas Lacy, Tho. Douglass and Joseph Ashworth.  Truly to inquire of damages in this suit upon do say that the Plaintiff hath sustained damages by occasion of the Defendant’s breach of the promise and assumption in the declaration specified, to one penny besides his costs.  Ordered that Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant and Hugh Henry and Joseph Ray, who were returned security for his appearance, his damage aforesaid and his cost.
David
15 Mar 1758
Halifax
Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817.  At a Vestry held for Antrim Parish on xvth (15th) Day of March MDCCLVIII (1758).  Page 51 – To David Lawson for the use of a House for Divine Services, 300 pounds Tobacco.
David
15 Mar 1758
Halifax
Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817.  At a Vestry held for Antrim Parish on 15th Day of March 1758.  Page 60 – Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Halifax bearing date the 17 August last past for this Vestry to appoint Processioners according to Laws &c ordered that James Irwin, David Lawson and George Boyd do procession bounds of every Persons Land beginning at the Mouth of Hico Creek and keeping up Dan River to Boyd’s Ferry and across to Hico and down the same to the mouth &c and that they begin the said work on or before the last day January and return to the Vestry on or before last day of March, ensuing an account of every Persons land they shall procession and the persons present at the same and what lands in their bounds they shall fail to procession and the particular reasons of such failure.
David
15 Mar 1758
Halifax
Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817.  At a Vestry held for Antrim Parish on 15th Day of March 1758.  Page 68 – Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Halifax bearing date the 18 August last past for this Vestry to appoint Processioners according to Law whereupon it is ordered that William Stokes, James Irwin and David Lawson do procession all the Patent land in the following bounds, beginning at Robert’s Ferry on Dan River thence along the Ferry Road to Boyd’s Ferry thence up the River to the beginning place and that they begin the said work on or before the last day December and return to the Vestry on or before last day of March, ensuing an account of every Persons land they shall procession and the persons present at the same and what lands in their bounds they shall fail to procession and the particular reasons of such failure.
William & Jane
24 May 1758
Halifax
William Lawson and Jane Banks were married 24 May 1758 in Halifax County, Virginia.
William
Jul 1758
Halifax
Will Book 0 - 1752-1773, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 49, Charles Smith's Inventory and Appraisement.  The appraisers were W. Lawson, James Irvin and Alex. Irvin and returned July 1758.
William
20 Jul 1758
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 1, 1752-1759, page 446, date 20 July 1758, William Byrd, Esquire of Charles City County, to William Lawson of Halifax County, for 4 pounds and 13 schillings, 235 acres on Lawson’s Creek, land beginning at a red oak thence west.  All woods, under woods, etc.  David Caldwell by Power of Attorney for William Byrd.  Signed: W. Byrd, Recorded 20 July 1758.

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – H1, page 446 – Survey for William Lawson 20 July 1758, 235 acres, on Lawson’s Creek.
William & John
1758
Halifax
William Lawson's Revolutionary Pension Application
Filed 7 June 1833 in Wabash County, Illinois while a resident of the Town of Mount Carmel in the county of Wabash.  Stated his age was 74 years.  While residing in Halifax County, Virginia, he enlisted sometime in May 1781 and served as a private in Captain James Irvin's Company in the Virginia Troops, he was in the battle of Jamestown and at the siege of Little Yorktown, and immediately after it was over marched to Albemarle Barracks with the prisoners and was there discharged, having served about 10 months.

Entered the service he thinks sometime in the month of May 1781 and that the battalion was commanded by Major Joseph Hopson and that Flemming Bates was Lieutenant in Captain Irvine's company.  That he resided in Halifax County, Virginia.  He entered the service first as a substitute for John Lawson, no relationship shown, and afterwards enlisted for the tern of one year in the regular service and was discharged before the term finish.  That he was in the battle of York and Jamestown.

Indicated he had born in Halifax County, Virginia in the year 1758 and he had a record of his age in his Bible but it was burnt in Gibson County, Indiana together with his discharge in 1828 when his house was burnt down.  Moved from Halifax County, to Adair County, Kentucky where he lived about 12 years and then moved to Gibson County, Indiana where he lived about 15 years, thence moved to Mount Carmel, Illinois in 1829, where he now resided.  William Lawson was able to sign his deposition.

He was allowed pension on his application executed 3 June 1833, then a resident of Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.
[William was a son of David and Frances Lawson of Halifax County, VA.]
Margaret
1 Jan 1759
Halifax
Margaret Lawson married John Armstrong 1 January 1759 in Halifax County, Virginia.
John
19 Apr 1759
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 2, 1759-1766, page 339, date 19 April 1759, John Lawson of Halifax County, to William Stokes of same, for 160 pounds, 210 acres on the south side of Dan River beginning at a hickory on the river, thence south, mouth of Lawson Creek, being that tract of land (torn) aforesaid John Lawson by deed, dated the ( ) February 1746 from Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executors of the last will of W. Byrd, Esquire and recorded in Lunenburg County, 4 May 1746.  All appurtenances.  Signed: John Lawson.  Witnesses: William Irby, William Roberts, Hezekiah Powell, Jr. and Joseph Ferguson.  Recorded 17 May 1759
John
17 May 1759
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, May Court 1759, page 367 – Deed with the endorsements thereon from John Lawson to William Stokes were acknowledge by the said John Lawson to be his personal acknowledge and deed and the same are ordered to be recorded.
John
18 May 1759
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 1, 1752-1759, page 512, date 18 May 1759, William Byrd, Esquire of Charles City County to Moses Ayres of Halifax County, for 1 pound, 10 schillings, 152 acres on branches of Dan River, beginning at a black oak thence south, John Lawson’s line.  All trees, woods, etc.  David Caldwell by Power of Attorney for William Byrd.  Sign: W. Byrd.  Recorded 18 May 1759
John
18 May 1759
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 1, 1752-1759, page 516, date 18 May 1759, William Byrd, Esquire of Charles City County, to John Rogers of Halifax County, for 5 pounds, 792 acres on Lawson Creek, on the south side of Dan River, beginning at John Lawson’s corner pine thence north.  All Trees, woods, etc.  David Caldwell by Power of Attorney for William Byrd.  Signed: W. Byrd.  Recorded 18 May 1759
John Sr.
May 1759
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, May Court 1759, pages 371-372 – John Lawson Sr., assignee of Daniel Dean, Plaintiff against Richard Ashby and William Coleman, Defendants – On a petition.  This day came into… and the Defendants not appearing and the Plaintiff producing Debts Note on hand for 3 pounds, 15 shillings, judgment for Plaintiff against Defendants for his debt aforesaid and his cost.
William
May 1759
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, May Court 1759, pages 371-372 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against James Terry, Defendant.  On a scire facias.  This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney and the Defendant not appearing, it is ruled that the Plaintiff have execution against the said Defendant for 2 pounds, 2 shillings and 3 pence and 66 lbs of net tobacco according to a former judgment of this court and his cost.
William
Jun 1759
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, June Court 1759, page 407 – William McCord, Plaintiff, vs. William Lawson, Defendant.  In case. On the motion of the Defendant by his attorney alleging that the Plaintiff is not a resident of this Colony and praying that he may be obliged to give security for paying costs in case he should be cast in this suit (pursuant to the act of Assembly in that case made and provided), which he failing to do this suit is dismissed.
William
Jun 1759
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, June Court 1759, page 407 – William McCord who as well for our Sovereign Lord the King as for himself in this behalf, Plaintiff, vs. William Lawson, Defendant.  In debt case.  On the motion of the Defendant by his attorney alleging that the Plaintiff is not a resident of this Colony and praying that he may be obliged to give security for paying costs in case he should be cast in this suit (pursuant to the act of Assembly in that case made and provided), which he failing to do this suit is dismissed.
William
Jun 1759
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, June Court 1759, pages 407 and 408 – William McCord who as well for our Sovereign Lord the King as for himself in this behalf, Plaintiff, vs. David Lawson, Defendant.  In debt case.  On the motion of the Defendant by his attorney alleging that the Plaintiff is not a resident of this Colony and praying that he may be obliged to give security for paying costs in case he should be cast in this suit (pursuant to the act of Assembly in that case made and provided), which he failing to do this suit is dismissed.
John Sr.
Jul 1759
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, July Court 1759, page 439 – John Lawson Sr., Plaintiff against Peter Akin, Defendant.  On a petition for 1 pound, 10 shillings said to be due by note of hand.  This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney and the said Defendant hath been duly summoned and he not appearing and the Plaintiff having produced said Debts Note of hand, therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant the said two pounds, ten shillings together with his cost by him about his suit in this behalf expended.
David & Frances
Aug 1759
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, August Court 1759, page 491 – John Anthony, Plaintiff, against David Lawson and Frances, his wife, and William Smith, Defendants.  Debt suit.  This suit is dismissed and it is considered by the Court that the Defendants pay unto the Plaintiff, the Clerk’s and Sheriff’s fees by him about his suit in this behalf expended.
William
Aug 1759
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, August Court 1759, page 491 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against Thomas Terry, Defendant.  In trespass, assault and battery.  The parties having agreed (torn page) the same is dismissed.
John
Aug 1759
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, August Court 1759, page 498 – Ordered that Richard Kerby, John Lawson and Hugh Moore, Gentlemen, do view, layoff and mark the nearest, best and most convenient way for a road from the mouth of the Double Creeks to Burches Creek and report to Court.
John
Sep 1759
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, September Court 1759, page 501 – John Lawson is appointed Surveyor of the road from the Double Creeks to great Toby Creek and it is ordered that he, with John Mount, David Mount, Richard Kerby, Henry Kerby, Henry Kerby (son of John), Francis Kerby, Henry Terry and his sons and the said John Lawson’s own male laboring tithables, do forthwith lay open, clear and keep the said road in repair.
William
Dec 1759
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, December Court 1759, page 2 – William Lawson producing a Commission from the Honorable the Governor appointing him Captain in the Militia of this County, took the usual Oaths to his Majesty Person and Government and made and subscribed the Declaration.
Reuben
1760
Halifax, Pittsylvania
In Reuben Lawson’s Revolutionary Pension application file on the 17 June 1833 in Monroe County, Tennessee he indicated he was 73 years old and born about 1760 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia (however, Pittsylvania was not formed until 1767, so may have been born in a part of Halifax that later became Pittsylvania County, See Map of 1751-1760).  When first called into service as a private in 1776, he was living in Pittsylvania County, VA and remained in Virginia a year or two after the Revolutionary War when he moved to Hawkins County, TN where he lived until about 1825, when he moved to Roane Count, TN and then in March 1833 he moved to Monroe County, TN. 

In 1780 he was living in Montgomery County, VA when the militia company he belong to was required to finish 8–10 men (and he was one of them) to join others to march against Cornwallis at Salisbury.  His officers were Captain William Bobbitt and Lt. Benjamin Baily during this call up.  In late 1781 or 1782 he was draft again in Montgomery County and served as a private under Lt. Benjamin Baily and they started from Montgomery County where he lived and marched to Long Island on Holston, in what is now Sullivan County, TN to meet the Indians.  He remained there until Col. Campbell’s troops returned to release them.
John
Feb 1760
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, February Court 1760, page 16 – Ordered that Abraham Rogers and his male tithables, Thomas Carson, John Evans, James Shepard and Edward Fenney be added to the gang belonging to the road whereof John Lawson is surveyor and it is ordered that he clear the same from Toby’s Creek unto Terry’s Ferry Road.
David
Feb 1760
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, February Court 1760, page 23 – Abren or Alex Nash, Plaintiff against David Lawson, Defendant.  In case.  For reasons appearing, ordered that this suit be dismissed.
William & David
18 Mar 1760
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 2, 1759-1766, page 125, date 18 March 1760, William Lawson of Halifax County, to David Lawson of same, for 20 pounds, 440 acres on the branches of Walnut Creek beginning at a small red oak thence south…to the beginning.  All trees, woods, under woods, etc.  Signed: William Lawson.  Recorded 20 March 1760
David, William & John
19 Mar 1760
Halifax
Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817.  Page 73 – Johnston’s report of Processioning.  Joseph Johnston, Jabez Evans and William Evans returned a Report of Processioning by them performed.  Since the last day of January in words and figures following to wit one tract for Joseph Johnston present himself; John Armstrong’s present himself; David Lawson’s and William Lawson’s land present David Lawson; John Lawson’s land present; John Gordon Gent., Alexr. Irwin’s and Jos. Irwin’s land present; Jno. Gordon the land of Evan Evan’s present; Joseph Johnston’s also the land of John Warren’s present; William Payne, John Rogers’ land present himself; also the land of John Weldon, present himself and we do further certify we attended at the land of Capt. Epps and Henry Gains and on one to show the lines.  Certified Joseph Johnson, Jabez Evans and William Evans.
David & William
19 Mar 1760
Halifax
Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817. Page 74 – Irwin’s Report of Processioning.  James Irwin, David Lawson and George Boyd returned a report of Processioning by them preformed since the last of January in words and figures following in obedience to an order of the worshipful the Church wardens and Vestry of the Parish of Antrim bearing date 19 September last past, we the subscribers have processioned the following land to wit William Stokes, John Wades the same; Patrick Boyd’s the same; William Douglass the same; Robert Boyd’s the same; Henry Chambers’, William Usury’s, James Shepard’s, John Herrill’s, David Lawson’s and William Lawson’s, the owners present.  Certified under our hands this 19 March 1760, James Irwin, David Lawson and George Boyd.
John & David
19 Mar 1760
Halifax
Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817. Page 75 – Kerby’s Report of Processioning.  John Kirby, John Evans and Edward Finny returned a report of Processioning by them preformed, since the last day of January in words and figures following to wit a list of Land Processioned by us the subscribers Capt. John Kirby’s on Wynn’s Creek present; Henry Kirby, John Evans’ land present himself; William Evans’ land present; William Evans, Nathl. Chapman’s land present himself, Abraham Rogers’ land present himself; Roger Cason’s land present himself; James Irwin’s land on Dan and two tracts for John Lawson present; John Gordon Gentleman, James Irwin and John Lawson, John Saunder’s land on Dan River present himself; pt. of Robert Holts on Dan River present; the said Holt Adam Links Land present; William link, James Irwin’s land on Lawson’s Creek present himself; Henry Gain’s land and William Cornelius, John Lawson’s, David Lawson’s, Thomas Jones’ not for want of the lines being shown, certified under hands John Kriby, John Evans and Edward Finny.
William & David
19 Mar 1760
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 2, 1759-1766, page 123, date 19 March 1760, William Lawson of Halifax County, to David Lawson of same, for 20 pounds, 260 acres on Lawsons Creek, beginning at a white oak thence south…east…to the beginning.  All trees, woods, under woods, etc.  Signed: William Lawson.  Recorded 20 March 1760
William & David
20 Mar 1760
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, March Court 1760, page 44 – Deeds from William Lawson to David Lawson with the endorsements thereon were acknowledged by the said William to be his several acts and deeds and the same are ordered to be recorded.
Francis & William
20 Mar 1760
Halifax
Will Book 0 – 1752-1773, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 91, Judith Coats’ Inventory and Appraisement.  The appraisers were Capt. Francis Lawson, Alex. Irvin and William Lawson and returned 20 March 1760.  Interesting, Francis Lawson was suppose to be dead by this time?
John
Mar 1760
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, March Court 1760, page 44 – Ordered that John Carter and his male tithables, John Mount, David Mount, Richard Smith and William Russell be added to the gang belonging to road whereof John Lawson is Surveyor.
John
Mar 1760
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, March Court 1760, page 44 – On the motion of John Lawson leave is given him to open a Bridle Way from David Brandon’s Landing on Dan River to this Courthouse.
William
Apr 1760
Halifax
Halifax County, Virginia Miscellaneous Court Documents 1759-1761: -
April 1760 – James Irwin produced a Commission from the Governor, appointing him Lieutenant to Captain William Lawson’s Company and he took the usual oath.
David
May 1760
Halifax
Halifax County, Virginia, Orphans/bound children Court 1760-62: - May Court, 1760, Ordered that the Churchwardens do bind Margaret, daughter of Ann Ozbrook, to David Lawson.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, May Court 1760, page 66 – On the motion of Ann Ozbrook, for reasons appearing to the Court, it is ordered that David Lawson be summoned to appear at the next Court to answer the complaint of the said Ann concerning his misusing her child, in his custody.
John & William
4 Nov 1760
Lunenbrug
Lunenburg County, Early Wills 1746-1825 Compiled by Katherine B. Elliott, Will Book 1, page 310, Francis Graham's Will: - Names: Wife - mentioned in will but not by name.  Wife to have one-third of estate.  Sons – David, William, Francis Graham, daughters - Jean Graham and Martha.  Executors: John and William Lawson.  Will date 27 July 1759, recorded 4 November 1760.
William
Nov 1760
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, November Court 1760, page 168 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against James Hancock.  On a petition.  For reason appearing, ordered that this suit be dismissed.
John
1760
Halifax
1760, Halifax County, Virginia, Misc. Court Documents for 1759-1761.  Abraham Rogers, Thos. Carson, John Evans, James Shepard and Edw. Tinney are ordered part of the gang belonging to clear the road with surveyor John Lawson, from Tobys Creek to Terry's Ferry road.
Isabel
6 Feb 1761
Halifax
Isabel Lawson married Charles Wade 6 February 1761 in Halifax County, Virginia.
Francis, John, David, Mary & Jean
19 Feb 1761
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1761-1764, page 9, date 16 February 1761, John Lawson, son to Captain Francis Lawson, deceased of Halifax County, to John Gordon of same, for 120 pounds, 524 acres on the south side of Dan River beginning on the river thence along David Lawson’s line…Lawsons Creek, Alexander Irwin’s line… All appurtenances thereunto belonging… Signed: John Lawson. Witnesses: Thomas Rowell, Mary Lawson and Jean Lawson. Recorded 19 February 1761
John
19 Feb 1761
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, February Court 1761, page 192 – Deed from John Lawson to John Gordon was acknowledge by the said John Lawson be his act and deed and the same is ordered to be recorded.
John & William
3 Mar 1761
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Will Book 2, page 69.  List of sales of the estate of Francis Grimes (Graham?), deceased made 4 December 1760, returned to Court by John Lawson and William Lawson, executors – total not given.  Recorded 3 March 1761.
David & William
10 Mar 1761
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1761-1764, page 89, date 10 March 1761, William Douglas of ye Township of Carnarvon in ye County of Lancaster and Province of Pennsylvania, yeoman, appoint my well beloved friend David Lawson of ye County of Halifax in the Province of Virginia, planter, my lawful attorney to make a deed of conveyance to Hampton Wade of Amelia county, Gentlemen for a tract of land, 185 acres on the south side of Dan River which said Douglas sold to said Wade… Signed: William Douglas.  Witnesses: Gabriel Davis, William Lawson and Robert Sherman
David & William
Apr 1761
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, April Court 1761, page 226 – Power of Attorney from William Douglass to David Lawson was proved by the Oaths of William Lawson and Robert Sherman, two of the witnesses thereto to be the several acts and deed of the said William Douglass who also proved the attestation of Gabriel Davis another witness thereto and the same is ordered to be recorded.
John Jr.
18 Jun 1761
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1761-1764, page 118, date 18 June 1761, John Lawson, Jr. of Halifax County to James Legrand of same, for 152 pounds, 10 schillings, 200 acres on the south side of Dan River beginning on the lower end of the Reedy Bottom at an elm on the river.  All estate, rights… Signed: John Lawson.  Recorded 18 June 1761
John
18 Jun 1761
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, June Court 1761, page 235 – Deed with endorsements therein from John Lawson to James Legrand were acknowledge by the said John to be his several acts and deed and the same is ordered to be recorded.
David
Jun 1761
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, June Court 1761, pages 258-259 – David Lawson assignee of Josias Dickson, Plaintiff against Peter Rogers, Abraham Rogers and John Rogers, Defendants.  In debt.  This day came the Plaintiff by ____ Canington his Attorney and the said Defendants failing to answer the Plaintiff’s plea therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendants ninety two pounds current money of Virginia the Debt in the Declaration mentioned together with his cost by him about his suit in this behalf expended and the said Defendants in mercy.  But this Judgment except as to the cost is to be discharged by the payment of forty six pounds and six pence with legal interest thereon from the twenty fifth day of December in the year of our Lord 1760 until same shall be paid and by consent of the Plaintiff it is order that the execution on the Judgment be stayed till August next.
John
Jul 1761
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, July Court 1761, page 278 – John Lawson, Gentlemen producing a commission from his Honor the Governor appointing him Captain of a Company of Foot in the Militia of this County, took the usual Oath to his Majesty Person and Government and repeated and subscribed the test.
John & William
20 Aug 1761
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1761-1764, book 3, page 182, date 20 August 1761, John Lawson of Halifax County to William Lawson of same for 20 pounds, 328 acres on both sides of the Mill Creek, beginning at John Lawson’s (now William Stoke’s) corner…said William Lawson’s line…  All estate right, title… Signed: John Lawson.  Recorded 20 August 1761
John & William
20 Aug 1761
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, August Court 1761, page 301 – Deed with an endorsements therein from John Lawson to William Lawson were acknowledge by the said John to be his several acts and deed and the same is ordered to be recorded.
John
Aug 1761
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, August Court 1761, pages 309-310 – A report in the words and figures following to wit We the subscribers being qualified in the Law directs before Robert Wade one of his Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the said County have viewed the way within mentioned and do find it convenience for a road and ferry to cross at the landing place over Dan river at Abram Rogers as witness our hands this 19 August 1761, John Lawson, William Payne and Richard Kerby.  Present Robert Wooding Gentleman.
William & David
1761
Halifax
Will Book 0 - 1752-1773, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 104, David Conner's Inventory and Appraisement.  The appraisers were William Lawson, Alex. Irvin and David Lawson dated 1761.
John
Nov 1761
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, November Court 1761, page 351 – John Lawson, Plaintiff against James Cary, Defendant.  In case.  Thomas Duncan undertakes for the said Defendant that in case he should be condemned in the plea aforesaid that he shall pay the costs and condemnation of the Court or render his body to the prison of our Lord the King in execution for the same or that he the said Thomas Duncan will pay the said costs and condemnation or render his body to the prison aforesaid and thereupon the said Thomas immediately delivered the said Defendant up in discharge of his recognizance, then came Thomas Wilson, Christopher Snead and James Caldwell and undertake for the said Defendant in manner and form aforesaid.
John
1762
Halifax, Pittsylvania
From the Index for Pittsylvania County, VA, Land Entries 1737-1770 – John bought or sold land in Pittsylvania County.  He is in the primary source ledger at the Clerk of Court’s Office in Pittsylvania County on page 284 which is dated 1762.
John Jr., John, David & William
13 Jan 1762
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1761-1764, page 277, date 13 January 1762, John Lawson, Jr. of Halifax County to John Lawson of same, in consideration of an award or judgment of Nathaniel Terry and Robert Woodin, Gentlemen concerning a parcel of land known by name of the Big Bottom, dated 26 September 1761, grant and confirm to said John Lawson 196 acres on the south side of Dan River beginning at pointers on the river just below an old clearing thence south…(part of said tract called, the Big Bottom).  All houses, orchards…  Signed John Lawson.  Witnesses: R. Wooding, William Lawson and David Lawson.  Recorded 20 May 1762
John
Feb 1762
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, February Court 1762, page 385 – John Lawson, Plaintiff against James Cary, Defendant.  In case.  The Plaintiff failing to present this suit, on the motion of the Defendant by his Attorney, it is considered by the Court that the said Plaintiff be nonsuit and that he pay unto the Defendant five shillings damages pursuant to the Act of Assembly in that case made and provided and his costs by him about his defense in this behalf expended.
John Jr., John, & William
Feb 1762
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, February Court 1762, page 386 – A Deed with the endorsements thereon from John Lawson Jr. to John Lawson were proved by the Oath of William Lawson one of the witnesses thereto, to be the several Acts and Deed of the said John Lawson Jr. which is ordered to be certified.
John
Feb 1762
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, February Court 1762, page 398 – On the motion of John Lawson by his Attorney, Judgment is granted him against John Gordon Gentleman Sheriff for the amount of an execution levied by the said Sheriff on Peter Rogers at the suit of the said John Lawson together with the costs of this motion.
John & William
Feb 1762
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, February Court 1762, page 386 – Timothy Dalton, Plaintiff against John Lawson and William Lawson, Defendants.  On a petition.  This day came the parties by their Attorneys and once hearing the arguments and evidence on both sides, it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said John Lawson, four pounds current money together with his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended and as to the other Defendant, William Lawson, this suit is dismissed.
William & David
18 Mar 1762
Halifax
Will Book 0 – 1752-1773, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 143, Patrick Boyd’s Inventory and Appraisement.  Dated 24 February 1762.  Appraisers were George Boyd, Jr., William Lawson and David Lawson.  Returned 18 March 1762.
John Jr. & John
Mar 1762
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, March Court 1762, page 432 – A Deed with the endorsements thereon from John Lawson Jr. to John Lawson were further proved by the Oath of Robert Wooding Gentleman a witness thereto, to be the several Acts and Deed of the said John which is ordered to be certified.
John
27 Apr 1762
Halifax
Entry Record Book 1737-1770 (Land entries in the Present Virginia Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin and Patrick), Marian Dodson Chiarito.  Page 284, John Lawson 400 acres land adjacent Walls and Russells lines between Byrds Creek (Branch) and Tobes (Toby Creek).
Also 400 acres adjacent Byrd's Line running round the head of Bryd's Creek including the branches of the Double Creek.
All of this land is north west of Dan River and Lawsons Creek.
William
15 May 1762
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1761-1764, page 310, date 15 May 1762, William Byrd, Esquire of Charles City County to William Lawson of Halifax County for 15 schillings, 100 acres on the Fork of Lawsons Creek, beginning at a white oak on his old line thence north…  All woods, under woods… David Caldwell by power of attorney for William Byrd… Signed: W. Byrd.  Recorded 20 May 1762

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – H3, page 310 – Survey for William Lawson 15 May 1862, 100 acres on Fork of Lawson's Creek.
John Jr., John & David
May 1762
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, May Court 1762, page 466 – A Deed with the endorsements thereon from John Lawson Jr. to John Lawson were further proved by the Oath of David Lawson a witness thereto, to be the several Acts and Deed of the said John which is ordered to be recorded.
William
19 Aug 1762
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 4, 1762-1763, page 55, date 19 August 1762, William Byrd, Esquire of Charles City County to William Lawson of Halifax County, for 1 pound, 10 schillings, 165 acres on the head of the Mill Creek, beginning at Epps’ corner… All woods, under woods… David Caldwell by power of attorney for William Byrd… Signed: W. Byrd.  Recorded 19 August 1762

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – H4, page 55 – Survey for William Lawson 19 August 1762, 165 acres, on Mill Creek.
John & Priscilla
19 Aug 1762
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 2 1759-1766, page 342, Reference John Lawson indenture made 19 April 1759 land conveyed to William Stokes.  It is ordered that John Bates, Nathaniel Terry, George Watkins, Gentlemen of Halifax County or any two of them, to examine Priscilla, wife of John Lawson, who cannot travel conveniently to Halifax County Court and receive her relinquishment of dower… Priscilla relinquished her right of dower.  Signed: John Bates and Nathaniel Terry.  Recorded 19 August 1762
Margaret & John
13 Sep 1762
Halifax
Will Book 0 - 1752-1773, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 163, John Boyd's Accounts Current to John and Margaret Armstrong. Paid Thomas Nash, William Lee, John Lawson, Clement Read, cost of suit vs. Logan… We have not done anything in relation of the lands mentioned in will of John Boyd, deceased, to be sold as we are not satisfied whether the title of said lands belongs to said Boyd's estate or not.
Dated: 13 September 1762
Signed: William Stokes, Robert Wade, Jr. and John Gordan
Returned: 17 January 1763
John
16 Feb 1763
Halifax
Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817. At a Vestry held for Antrim Parish at Halifax Courthouse the 16th of February 1763.  Page 88 – To John Lawson for maintaining Michl. Shores a Pensioner, 640 pounds.
William
16 Feb 1763
Halifax
Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817. At a Vestry held for Antrim Parish at Halifax Courthouse the 16 February 1763.  Page 89 – Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Halifax bearing date the 18 August last past for this vestry to appoint Processioners according to law whereupon it is ordered that Hampton Wade, Robert Wade, Jr., William Lawson and George Boyd (son of Patrick) do procession all the Patent land in the following bounds beginning at Boyd Ferry thence along the Ferry Road to the County line thence down the line to Hico Creek thence down the Creek to the River thence up the River to the beginning and that they begin the work on or before the last day of December and return to the vestry on or before the last day of December and return to the vestry on or before the last day of March ensuing an account of every person’s land they shall procession and the person’s present at the same and what land in the said bounds they failed to procession and the reasons of such failure.
John
16 Feb 1763
Halifax
Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817. At a Vestry held for Antrim Parish at Halifax Courthouse the 16 February 1763.  Page 89 – Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Halifax bearing date the 18 August last past for this vestry to appoint Processioners according to law whereupon it is ordered that Capt. John Lawson, Richard Kirby and John Mount do procession all the Patent land in the following bound beginning on Burche’s Creek where Terry’s Ferry Road crosses the same thence along the Ferry Road to the lower Double Creeks thence down the Creek to the River thence down the River to the beginning and that they begin the said work by the last day of December and return to the vestry on or before the last day of March ensuing an account of every person’s land they shall procession and the persons present at the same and what lands they failed to procession and the reason of such failure.
John Jr.
19 Apr 1763
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 4, 1762-1763, page 335, date 19 April 1763, William Byrd of Charles City County to John Lawson, Jr. of Halifax County for 3 pounds, 59 acres on the south side of Dan River, beginning at a sugar tree on said river thence south… All trees, woods, under woods… David Caldwell by power of attorney for William Byrd… Signed: W. Byrd.  Witnesses: William Stokes, James Irwin, Alexander Irwin and John Armstrong.  Recorded 21 July 1763

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – H4, page 325 – Survey for John Lawson 19 May 1763, 59 acres.
John
19 May 1763
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 4, 1762-1763, page 252, date 19 May 1763, William Byrd of Charles City County to John Lawson of Halifax County, for 3 pounds, 4 shillings, 236 acres on branches of Dan River, beginning at a red oak on Mount’s line… Kerby’s line… Byrd’s line… All trees, woods, under woods… David Caldwell by power of attorney for William Byrd… Signed W. Byrd.  No witnesses.  Recorded 19 May 1763

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – H4, page 251 – Survey for John Lawson 19 May 1763, 236 acres on branches of Dan River.
William
May 1763
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 4, May Court 1763, page 27 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against Samuel Watts, Defendant.  On an attachment.  This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney and the Defendant being again called and not appearing to replevy the attached effects.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant the sum of twenty pounds, one shilling and tree pence, his Debt in the declaration mentioned together with his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expensed and its ordered that Peter Perkins (next four words can not read) cause pay unto the Plaintiff the sum of sixteen pounds the sum being due from him to the Defendant towards satisfying this Judgment.
John
May 1763
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 4, May Court 1763, page 38 – John Lawson, Plaintiff against William Mount, Defendant.  On an attachment.  The Sheriff having returned that he had attached one mare of the Defendant, effect this day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney and the Defendant failing to appear and replevy the said attached effects and the Plaintiff producing herein Court a Bond payable to him from the Defendant for fifty pounds current money, therefore it is considered by the Court that he recovered the same against the said Defendant together with his costs… But this Judgment except as to the Costs is to be discharged by the payment of twenty five pounds with lawful interest thereon from the first day of March last, till payment and it is ordered that the Sheriff make sale of the said mare according to law and pay the money arising there from to the Plaintiff towards satisfying this Judgment and that he also return of such sale to the Court.
David
Jun 1763
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 4, June Court 1763, page 64 – On the motion of David Lawson a witness for Nathan Chapman at the suit of Francis Nash, it is ordered that the said Nathan pay him one hundred pounds of tobacco for four days attendance according to law.
William
Jun 1763
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 4, June Court 1763, page 64-65 – On the motion of William Lawson a witness for Nathan Chapman at the suit of Francis Nash, it is ordered that the said Nathan pay him one hundred pounds of tobacco for four days attendance according to law.
John Jr.
Jul 1763
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 4, June Court 1763, page 116 – A Deed from William Byrd Esquire to John Lawson Jr. __oved by the Oath of three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
William & David
15 Sep 1763
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 4, 1762-1763, page 421, date 15 September 1763, William Byrd of Charles City County to William Lawson of Halifax County, for 40 schillings, 135 acres, beginning at a white oak thence south…  All woods, under woods…  David Caldwell by power of attorney for William Byrd… Signed: W. Byrd, Witnesses: Fras. Nash, David Lawson and Jonathan Gibson.  Recorded 15 September 1763

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – H4, page 421 – Survey for William Lawson 15 September, 135 acres on Mill Creek.
William
15 Sep 1763
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 4, September Court 1763, page 214 – A Deed from William Byrd Esquire to William Lawson with the endorsements thereon were acknowledged by David Caldwell by verture of a Power of Attorney to him for that purpose made to be the several Acts and Deeds of the said William Byrd and ordered to be recorded.
William
Oct 1763
Halifax
Halifax Bound Children & Orphans 1763-1764: -
October 1763, Ordered that the Church Wardens of Antrim Parish do bind out Barton Combs, a poor orphan of William Combs to William Lawson.
William & Jane
18 Nov 1763
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 2, 1759-1766, page 347, date 18 November 1763, William Lawson of Halifax County, to John Dickie of same, for 240 pounds, 257 acres on the north side of Dan River beginning at a hickory thence north, a lightwood knot…to the river and down the river to the beginning.  All trees, woods… Signed: William Lawson, Witnesses: Samuel Roberts, Haman Miller and Micajah Watkins.
10 October 1765, William Stokes and Hampton Wade to examine Jane, wife of William, who lives too remote to conveniently travel to the courthouse, as to her right of dower and return same.
19 August 1766, Jane relinquished her right of dower…by William Stokes and Hampton Wade.  Recorded 21 August 1766.
John
Dec 1763
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 4, December Court 1763, page 228 – John Lawson, Plaintiff against James Cary, Defendant.  In case.  By consent of parties it is ordered that the deposition of Thomas Terry be taken and admitted as evidence at the trail of this cause.
John Jr.
1763
Orange County, North Carolina
In August 1763, John served on a jury in Orange County, North Carolina.
In 1765, John served on the Orange County, Grand Jury. In 1770, he was a petitioner to Governor Martin to partition northern Orange County and create a new county "for the convenience to the courthouse". In 1777, Caswell County was formed from Orange County for that purpose. In 1792, eastern Caswell County became Person County, North Carolina. When John Lawson, Junior died in 1806, he was a resident of Person County. It is quite likely that he lived in the same place in North Carolina even though he was the resident of three different counties.
William, John, Jonas & Ledy or Sedy
6 Jan 1764
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 5, 1764-1765, page 245, date 6 January 1764, Know all men by these presents that I, William Lawson have bargained, sold and delivered unto John Lawson (consideration not given), 7 head of cattle marked with a slit and underkeel in the right ear, 6 head of sheep.  I warrant and defend the said cattle and sheep for any person or persons that shall lay any claim to the said cattle and sheep as witness my hand this sixth day of January 1864.  Signed: William (mark looks like upside-down W) Lawson.  Witnesses: Jonas (X) Lawson, Ledy or Sedy (X) Lawson.  Recorded 15 November 1764 (see below).
John
Mar 1764
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 4, March Court 1764, page 254 – On the motion of John Mount a witness for John Lawson against James Cary, it is ordered that the said John Lawson pay him one hundred and seventy five pounds of tobacco for seven days attendance according to law.
John
Mar 1764
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 4, March Court 1764, page 255 – James Cary, Plaintiff against John Lawson, Defendant.  In case for false imprisonment.  This day came the parties by their Attorneys and thereupon Nathaniel Terry and Richard Brown to whose determination this matter in dispute was mutually submitted by the parties, made their report whereby it appearing that the Plaintiff right to recover against the Defendant the sum of forty shillings current money for the cause above mentioned therefore it is considered by the Court that the said Plaintiff recover against the Defendant this said sum…
John & William
Mar 1764
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 4, March Court 1764, page 256 – On the motion of James Caldwell a witness for John Lawson against James Cary, it is ordered that the said John pay him four hundred pounds of tobacco for sixteen days attendance according to law.

Page 259 – John Lawson was to pay William Lawson and Alexander Irvin, each, one hundred and seventy five pounds of tobacco for seven day attendance as witnesses in the same case.
William
Jun 1764
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 4, June Court 1764, page 302 – A deed with the several endorsements thereon from William Lawson to John Dickie were acknowledge by the said William to be his several Acts and Deeds and ordered to be recorded.
John
Jul 1764
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 4, July Court 1764, page 413 – John Lawson, Plaintiff against Micajah Watkins, Defendant.  In debt.  For reasons appearing, ordered that this suit be dismissed.
William
12 Jul 1764
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 5, 1764-1765, page 244, date 12 July 1764, Know all men by these presents that I, William Lawson of Halifax County has bargained, sold and delivered unto Timothy Dolton of Bedford County (consideration not given), 6 heard of sheep, 8 unherd of hogs, marked thus with an underkeel and slit in the right (ear) and by this I do warrant and defend the said sheep and hogs from all persons that shall lay any claim or right to them and in the year of our Lord 1864 this 2nd day of July.  Signed: William (mark looks like upside-down W) Lawson, Witnesses: William Roysdon and John (X) Bennet.  Recorded 15 November 1764
William, John & Jonas
15 Nov 1764
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, November Court 1764, page 16 – A bill of sale from William Lawson to John Lawson was proved by the Oath of Jonas Lawson, a witness and ordered to be recorded.
William
15 Nov 1764
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, November Court 1764, page 17 – A bill of sale from William Lawson to Timothy Dalton was proved by the Oath of one of the witnesses and ordered to be recorded.
John Jr. & Sarah
15 Nov 1764
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 5, 1764-1765, page 249, date 15 November 1764, John Lawson, Jr., of Orange County, North Carolina to Henry Hitt of Halifax County, for 146 pounds, 5 schillings, 202 acres on the south side of Dan River beginning near the bank of said river, thence south…  All appurtenances… Signed: John Lawson.  Recorded 15 November 1764.  Sarah Lawson, wife of John, relinquished her right of dower.
John Jr. & Sarah
15 Nov 1764
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, November Court 1764, page 17 – A deed from John Lawson Jr. to Henry Hitt was acknowledge and Sarah, the wife of the said John was privately examined as law directs, relinquished her right of dower and ordered to be recorded.
John Jr. & Susannah (Sarah)
15 Nov 1764
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 5, 1764-1765, page 256, date 15 November 1764, John Lawson, Jr. of Orange County, North Carolina, to Herman Miller of Halifax County, for 146 pounds, 5 schillings, 250.5 acres on the south side of Dan River, beginning o the river thence south…  All appurtenances thereunto belonging… Signed: John Lawson.  Recorded 15 November 1764.  Susannah, wife of John Lawson, relinquished her right of dower. (As you can see below, when it was recorded her name was shown as Sarah.)
John Jr. & Sarah
15 Nov 1764
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, November Court 1764, page 16 – A deed from John Lawson Jr. to Hermon Miller was acknowledge and Sarah, the wife of the said John was privately examined as law directs, relinquished her right of dower and ordered to be recorded.
David, John & William
28 Nov 1764
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1761-1764, pages 389-392.  A list of the poll taken at an election of a Burgess at the Courthouse of the county aforesaid the 28 November 1764.  David, John and William Lawson are shown voting for Mr. Hampton Wade.
William
Jun 1765
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, June Court 1765, page 58 – A Power of Attorney from Robert Campbell to William Lawson was proved by the Oath of one of the witnesses thereto subscribed, to be the Act and Deed of the said Robert, which is ordered to be certified.
John
Jun 1765
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, June Court 1765, page 112 – Theophilus Lacy, Assignee of John Cox, Plaintiff against Peter Rickman, Defendant.  In debt.  This day came the Plaintiff by Clement Read, his Attorney and the Defendant comes not.  Therefore the order of the last Court against the Defendant and John Lawson, who became security for his appearance, is confirmed.  Judgment for the Plaintiff against the Defendant and John Lawson, for 16 pounds, the debt in the declaration mentioned and his costs.  But this Judgment (except as to the costs) is to be discharged by the payment of 8 pounds, with lawful interest from 15 July 1763.
William & Thomas
Jun 1765
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, June Court 1765, page 113 – Timothy Dalton, Assignee of William Roysden, Plaintiff vs. William Lawson, Thomas Lawson and Thomas Hodges, Defendants.  In debt.  For reasons appearing to the Court, suit dismissed.
David, John & William
17 Jul 1765
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1761-1764, pages 392-401.  A list of the poll taken at an election of a Burgess at the Courthouse of the county aforesaid the 17 July 1765.  Looks like they voted for two candidates.  David, John and William Lawson are shown voting for Mr. Walter Coles.  David and William Lawson are shown voting for Mr. Hampton Wade.  John Lawson voted for Mr. John Donilson.
John
19 Sep 1765
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 5, 1764-1765, page 498, date 19 September 1765, – John Mount of Halifax County to John Lawson of same, for 10 pounds, 247 acres, beginning at a pine thence north…  All appurtenances… Signed: John Mount.  Recorded 19 September 1765
John
19 Sep 1765
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, September Court 1765, page 177 – A Deed with the endorsements thereon from John Mount to John Lawson were acknowledged by the said John Mount to be his several Acts and Deed and ordered to be recorded.
John
Sep 1765
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, September Court 1765, pages 183-184 – John Lawson, Plaintiff against Micajah Watkins and Thomas Watkins, Defendants.  In debt.  This day came the parties in their proper persons and the said Defendants say that they can not gainsay the action of the said Plaintiff thereof against them, nor but that they do owe to him the said Plaintiff the sum of fifty three pounds, fifteen shillings in manner and form as the said Plaintiff above against them hath alleged.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendants his debt aforesaid together with his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended and the said Defendants in mercy.  But this Judgment (except as to the costs is to be discharged by the payment of twenty six pounds , seven shillings and 14 pence with legal interest thereon from the twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord 1764 until the same shall be paid.
David
9 Jun 1766
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 6, 1765-1767, pages 44-46, date 9 June 1766 – Indenture made between William Borroren and Frances, his wife of Halifax County and William Shackelford, in consideration of 60 pounds, 660 acres on Half Way Creek and Lick Branch…  Witnesses David Gordon, Hamon Wade, Edward Wade, James Legrand and David Lawson.
William
Aug 1766
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, August Court 1766, page 260 – A dedimus for the privy examination of Jane, the wife of William Lawson on a Deed to John Dickie and a report thereto annexed are ordered to be recorded.
William
16 Aug 1766
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 2, 1759-1766, page 276, date 16 August 1766, Peter Dinkin (Dunkin?) of Halifax County to William Lawson of the same County, in consideration of 20 pounds, 225 acres beginning at a persimmon… Signed Peter (X) Dinkin.  Witnesses: William Gilbert, Jonathan Gibson, Robert (X) Swillivent and Robert Sharman.  Recorded 21 August 1766
William
16 Aug 1766
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, August Court 1766, page 265 – A Deed with the endorsements thereon from Peter Dinkins to William Lawson were proved by the Oaths of three witnesses thereto subscribed to be the several Acts and Deed of the said Peter and order to be recorded.
William & Jane
Aug 1766
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, August Court 1766, page 260 – A dedimus for the privy examination of Jane, the wife of William Lawson on a Deed to John Dickie and a report thereto annexed are ordered to be recorded.
William
Aug 1766
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, August Court 1766, page 262 – A deed with the endorsements thereon from John Bennet to William Lawson was proved by the Oath of one of the witnesses is thereto subscribed to be the several Acts and Deed of the said John which is ordered certified.
William
Aug 1766
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, August Court 1766, page 267 – A commission for the privy examination of the wife of William Lawson on his Deed to William Stokes together with a report thereto annexed were returned and ordered to be recorded.
David
Aug 1766
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, August Court 1766, page 26_ – John Portas, Plaintiff against David Lawson, Defendant.  In case.  For reasons appearing, order that this suit be dismissed.
William
22 Sep 1766
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 6, 1765-1767, page 530, date 22 September 1766, Thomas Douglass of the Township of Salisbury in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, yeoman, seized in fee of 250 acres of land in Halifax County, Virginia, bounded by Dan River and the lands of Robert and Patrick Boyd, appoints Captain William Lawson and Thomas Douglass, both of Halifax County, his lawful attorneys to sell land and execute such deeds as necessary… Signed: Thomas Douglass.  Witnesses: Robert Lytle and John Bullington.  Recorded 19 March 1767
William, David & John
26 Dec 1766
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 6, 1765-1767, page 246, date 26 December 1766, William Byrd, Esquire of Charles City County to David Lawson of Halifax County, for 10 schillings, 200 acres on the waters of Lawson Creek joining the lines of David Lawson, William Lawson, Joseph England, John Waldon, William Lawson, and John Gordon…  All woods, under woods…  David Caldwell by power of attorney for William Bryd… Witnesses: William Stokes, W. Lawson, John Lawson and William Boyd.  Recorded 19 February 1767

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – H6, page 246 – Survey for David Lawson 26 December 1766, 200 acres, waters of Lawson Creek.
1767
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, VA was formed from Halifax County in the year 1767. Some of the Lawsons that were in Halifax County before this date now appear in Pittsylvania County (see map). Also see Pittsylvania County Timeline
William
Feb 1767
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, February Court 1767, page 401 – A Deed with the endorsements thereon from John Bennet to William Lawson were further proved by the Oath of one of the subscribing witnesses to be the several Acts and Deed of the said John which is ordered to be certified.
William
Feb 1767
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, February Court 1767, page 403 – A Deed with the endorsements thereon from William Byrd Esquire to William Lawson were proved by the Oaths of three of the subscribing witnesses to be the several Acts and Deed of the said William Byrd and ordered to be recorded.
William
Mar 1767
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, March Court 1767, page 411 – A Power of Attorney from Thomas Douglass to William Lawson and Thomas Douglass was proved by the Oaths of three witnesses thereto subscribed to be the Act and Deed of the said Thomas Douglass and ordered to be recorded.
John
14 May 1767
Halifax
Halifax County Surveys No. 1, 1746-1901, page 218 – Survey done for John Lawson, 740 acres on Byrd's Creek, done 14 May 1767.  Resurvey – 380 acres of Martin Weatherford and 310 acres for Charles Weatherford.
John
24 Aug 1767
Halifax
Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817. At a Vestry held for Antrim Parish at Halifax Courthouse the 24 August 1767.  Page 108 – Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Halifax bearing date the 17 July last past for this vestry to appoint Processioners according to law whereupon it is ordered that John Lawson, John Mount and John Carter do procession the bounds of every particular person’s lands between Miller’s Road, Burches Creek, the County line and Dan River and it is further ordered that the Processioners aforesaid do begin their said work on the second day of November next and take and return to the Vestry on or before the last day of March next ensuing an account of every particular person’s land they shall so procession and the persons present at the same and what lands in their precincts they failed to procession and the particular reasons of such failure.
John & David
31 Oct 1767
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 7, 1767-1770, page 89, date 31 October 1767, James Cary of Halifax County in consideration of 20 pounds sold to John Lawson of the same county the following articles, 7 head of cattle marked a crop in each ear and an underkeel in the right ear and a nich in the left, also two feather beds and furniture, also one Bay Mare not branded and a black Mare branded on the buttock IS, all which articles I hereby warrant…  Signed James (X) Cary.  Witnesses William Stokes and David Lawson.
William
21 Mar 1768
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 7, 1767-1770, page 137, date 21 March 1768 – William Monroe of Lunenburg County to William Lawson of Halifax County in consideration of 25 pounds, at track of land lying on both sides of Coleman’s Creek in the County of Halifax containing 392 acres, beginning on William Lawson’s line… Signed William Monroe.  Witnesses William Stokes, Jonathan Gibson, William Powell and Edward (X) Giddeons.
John
Mar 1768
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 6, March Court 1768, page 54 – A Bill of Sale from James Cary to John Lawson was by the said James acknowledged to be his Act and Deed and ordered to be recorded.
William
Mar 1768
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 6, March Court 1768, page 113 – William Lawson, Isaac Johnston and Peter Rogers, three of the persons appointed to view and lay off a road from Boyd’s Ferry to Wades Mill and from thence to the said Peter Rogers’ returned their report in these words “In obedience to the within order we the subscribers have laid off the road according to the within order” which is admitted to record.
William
May 1768
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 6, May Court 1768, page 121 – A Deed with the endorsements thereon from William Monroe to William Lawson were proved by the Oaths of three of the subscribing witnesses to be the several Acts and Deed of the said William Monroe and ordered to be recorded.
William
May 1768
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 6, May Court 1768, page 147 – William Byrd Esquire assignee of Thomas Cobbs, Plaintiff against William Lawson and Robert Wade Sr., Defendants.  In debt.  This day came the Plaintiff by Paul Carrington his Attorney and the said Defendants ___ again solemnly called come not but make default.  Therefore the order of the last Court against the said Defendants is confirmed and it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendants the sum of twenty nine pounds, two shilling and four pence the debt in the declaration mentioned together with his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended and the said Defendants in Mercy.  But this Judgment (except as to the costs, is to be discharged by the payment of ten pounds two shillings and six pence, half penny with legal interest thereon from the 16 October in the year our Lord 1766 until the same shall be paid.
William
14 Sep 1768
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 7, 1767-1770, page 260, date 14 September 1768 – William Byrd Esquire of Charles City County to William Lawson of Halifax County, in consideration of 9 pounds, at track of land lying in Halifax County on the Mill Fork of Lawson’s Creek containing 279 acres… Signed W. Byrd.  No witnesses.  Recorded 17 November 1768.

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – H7, page 260 (Part 1) (Part 2 on 18C)– Survey for William Lawson 14 September 1768, 279 acres, on Mill Fork of Lawson's Creek.

From Property Lines From An Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia 1741 to 1901 – H7, page 260 (Part 2) – Survey for William Lawson 14 September 1768, 440 acres, on a branch of Lawson's Creek. Redeed 18 July 1772, H8, page 402.
William
Nov 1768
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 6, November Court 1768, page 264 – A Deed with the endorsements thereon from William Byrd Esquire to William Lawson were Acknowledge by David Caldwell Attorney for the said William Byrd to be the several Acts and Deed of the said William and ordered to be recorded.
David, John & William
2 Dec 1768
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1761-1764, pages 401-409.  A list of the poll taken at an election of a Burgess at the Courthouse of the county aforesaid the 2 December 1768.  Looks like they voted for three candidates.  David, John and William Lawson are shown voting for Col. Nathaniel Terry.  David, John and William Lawson are shown voting for Col. John Lewis. William Lawson voted for Mr. Walter Coles and David and William voted for Nathaniel Terry (Should one of the Williams Lawsons be John Lawson?)
William
Mar 1769
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 6, March Court 1769, page 283 – William Lawson, James Cobbs, Henry Hopson, Parham Booker, George Boyd and John Orril Tunstall producing commissions from the Governor appointing them Captains.
William
Apr 1769
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 6, April Court 1769 – A Deed from William Lawson and Thomas Douglass, Attorneys for Thomas Douglass, to Andrew Torian, was proved as to the execution of the said Thomas by Oaths of three of the witness and acknowledged by the said William Lawson and ordered to be recorded.
David
Jun 1769
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 6, June Court 1769, pages 352-353 – David Lawson, Plaintiff against Robert Wade, Defendant.  In case.  This day came the Parties by their Attorneys and thereupon came also a Jury, John Clever, Moses Terry, Edward Parker, David Grant, William Tipool, John Camp, Benjamin Stall, Francis Isby, Richard Brown, Talker Atherson, John Barlow and Simon Hall who being elected and sworn, found that the said Defendant did assume upon himself in manner and form as the Plaintiff above against him hath alleged and do assess the damages by the breach of the assumption besides his costs to 5 pounds, 3 shillings and 6 pence.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover damages aforesaid… together with his costs expended and the Defendant in mercy.
Robert
Jul 1769
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 6, July Court 1769, page 386 – Robert Lawson, Gentleman, producing a license to practice as an Attorney in this and other Inferior Court of this Colony, took the usual oaths to his Majesty Person and Government and repeated and subscribed the test and then took the Oath of an Attorney by Law prescribed.
William
Aug 1769
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 6, August Court 1769, page 437 – On the motion of William Lawson, a witness for Charles Mullins at the suit of James Caldwell, it is ordered that the said Charles pay him for one days attendance according to Law.
William
19 Nov 1769
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 7, 1767-1770, page 464 – Know all men by these present that I Robert Campbell of Peters Township in the County of Cumberland, Province of Pennsylvania, yeoman for divers, considerations… appoint William Lawson of Halifax County my lawful Attorney… I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19 November 1679, Robert Campbell.  Witnesses Thomas Douglass and Thomas Smith.
David & William
22 Nov 1769
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1761-1764, pages 409-501.  A list of the poll taken at an election of a Burgess at the Courthouse of the county aforesaid the 22 November 1769.  David Lawson is shown voting for Isaac Coles. William Lawson is shown voting for John Lewis.
John
Apr 1770
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 6, April Court 1770, pages 491-492 – John Lawson, Plaintiff against Philip Dennum, Defendant.  On an attachment against the said Defendant’s estate.  The Sheriff having returned that he had levied the attachment in the hands of James Coleman.  This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney and the said James Coleman appearing and being sworn, said that he hath in his hands of the estate of the said Defendant one horse and two cows and that the said Defendant is indebted to him by Bond here in Court produced the sum of 6 pounds, 10 shillings and 4 pence and the said Defendant not appearing to replevy although solemnly called, therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant the sum of 9 pounds, 10 shillings and 4 pence with legal interest thereon from the first day of October 1766 until the same shall be paid together with his costs by him in this behalf  expended and it is ordered that the Sheriff make sale of the said attached effects by way of auction to the highest bidders and after satisfying the said James Coleman his debt, that the balance (if any) be applied towards satisfying this Judgment.
William
21 Jun 1770
Halifax
Will Book 0 – 1752-1773, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 284, Benedictus Cotman’s Will, dated 22 August 1769, probated 21 June 1770 and presented by William Lawson.  Executors were wife, Mary Cotmam and William Lawson.
William
Jul 1770
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 6, July Court 1770, page 520 – A Deed with the several endorsements thereon from William Byrd Esquire to William Lawson were acknowledged by Robert Munford Gentleman, Attorney for the said William Byrd to be the several Acts and Deed of the said William and ordered to be recorded.
William
19 Dec 1770
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 8, 1770-1772, page 127, date 19 December 1770 – William Lawson of Halifax County to Roger Atkinson Dinwiddie County in consideration of 50 pounds, sells a track of land in Halifax County on the waters of Bakums Branch containing 225 acres.  Beginning… Signed W. Lawson.  No witnesses.  Recorded 20 December 1770
William
19 Dec 1770
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, December Court 1770, page 67 – A Deed with the endorsements thereon from William Lawson to Roger Atkinson were by the said William acknowledge to be his several Acts and Deed and ordered to be recorded.
John Sr.
7 Feb 1771
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 9, 1773-1775, page 440, date 7 February 1771 – Hugh Kelly of Halifax County sold to John Lawson of the same county for and in consideration of 30 pounds, a certain tract of land lying in Halifax County on the waters of Evans & Wynn’s Creek containing 414 acres beginning at a red oak in Jaboz Evens line, thence… Signed Hugh (O) Kelly.  Witnesses Nat. Terry, John Lewis Jr., James Turner Jr. and Moses Terry.  Recorded 21 February 1771.  At a Court held for Halifax County 18 May 1775, this indenture with memorandum between Hugh Kelly and John Lawson Sr. were further proved by the oath of James Turner.
John
7 Feb 1771
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, February Court 1771, page 71 – A Deed with the endorsements thereon from Hugh Kelly to John Lawson were proved by the Oaths of two of the subscribing witnesses to be the several Acts and Deed of the said Hugh, which is ordered to be certified.
John
16 Feb 1771
Halifax
Virginia Land Office Patents No. 39, 1770-1771, page 260 (Reel 39), stated George the Third, to all ye know ye that for desire good cause and consideration but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of three pounds fifteen shillings of good and lawful money… we have given granted and confirmed unto John Lawson one certain tract or parcel of land containing 740 acres lying and being in the County of Halifax, VA adjoining the land of Byrd, William Russell and William Macklin.  Signed and sealed by William Nelson Esquire, President of our Council and Commander In Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg 16 February 1771.
William
Apr 1771
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, April Court 1771, page 100 – On the motion of William Lawson, a witness for Benedictus Colman, at the suit of Charles Mullins, it is ordered that the said Colman pay him for 4 days attendance according to Law.
William
May 1771
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, May Court 1771, page 168 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against William Hawkins, Defendant.  In case.  This day came the Plaintiff, Paul Carrington his Attorney and thereupon came also a Jury to wit Jeremiah Keen, Edward Stokes, John Bates, Benjamin Bailey, William Powell, John Irby, John Camp, Larkin Caison, Elisha Estes, James Drummond, Francis Arnold and Henry Finch, who being elected, tried and sworn diligently to enquire of damages in this cause, on their Oaths do say that the said Plaintiff hath sustained damages by reason of the breach of the Defendant’s promise and assumption in the declaration supposes besides his costs to 12 pounds current money, therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant and Solomon King who became security for his appearance the damages affirm by the Jurors inform aforesaid assessed together with his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended and the said Defendant mercy.
John
1771
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Poll Lists, James Turner Jr. list of tithables for the years 1771 – John Lawson, Isaac Smith, Barton, Conwell, Tom, Alick, Sipey, Phillis, Pea & Pat – 9 tithables.
David
Jun 1771
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, June Court 1771, page 175 – David Lawson being summoned as a Juryman and failing to attend, he is therefore fined according to Law with costs.
William
Jun 1771
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, June Court 1771, page 179 – William Lawson who as well for our Sovereign Lord the King as for himself in his behalf has, Plaintiff against Thomas Douglass, Defendant.  In debt.  For reasons appearing, ordered that this suit be dismissed.
William
Oct 1771
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, October Court 1771, page 277 – On the motion of William Lawson, assignee of James Bates Gentleman Sheriff by his Attorney against William Hawkins Jr. (who acknowledged to have had legal notice of this motion) Judgment is granted him against the said William Hawkins on his replevy bond for 14 pounds, 13 shillings and 7 pence with legal interest thereon from the 13 June last past until the same shall be paid together with the costs of this motion.
David

Jan 1772

Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, January Court 1772, page 284 – David Lawson, Plaintiff against Jonas Smalley, Defendant.  On an attachment against the Defendant’s estate.  For reasons appearing, order that this suit be dismissed.
David

18 Jan 1772

Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 8, 1770-1772, page 337, date 18 January 1772 – John Gordon and Isbell, his wife of Tryon (Tyrrell?) County in the Province of North Carolina to David Lawson of Halifax County, in consideration of 40 pounds, sells a track of land in Halifax County on the south side of Dan River… to a pine on Alexander Irvin’s line… containing 524 acres… Signed John Gordon and Isbel (X) Gordon.  Witnesses John Boyd, Ann Lawson and David Gordon.  Recorded 19 March 1772
Mary
20 Jan 1772
Halifax
Mary Lawson married John or David Brandon 20 January 1772 in Halifax County, Virginia.
David
19 Feb 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 8, 1770-1772, page 322, date 19 February 1772 – David Lawson of Halifax County to Peter Gill of the same county, in consideration of 80 pounds, sells a track of land in Halifax County on the Lawson’s Creek containing 260 acres.  Beginning… Signed David Lawson.  No witnesses.  Recorded 19 March 1772
David
19 Mar 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, March Court 1772, page 291 – A Deed with endorsements thereon from David Lawson to Peter Gill were by the said David acknowledged to be his several Acts and Deed and ordered to be recorded.
David
19 Mar 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, March Court 1772, page 292 – A Deed with the endorsements thereon from John Gordon to David Lawson were proved by the Oaths of three of the subscribing witnesses to be the several Acts and Deed of the said John and order to be recorded.
William
Mar 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, March Court 1772, pages 294-295 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against Jonas Smalley and Abner Smalley, Defendants.  On an attachment against the Defendant’s estate.  William Smith, Jonathan Gibson, Thomas Smith and Catharine McCoy the garnishees came into Court and being sworn the said William Smith saith that he owes the Defendant 6 shillings, the said Jonathan Gibson nothing, the said Thomas Smith nothing and the said Catharine McCoy two shillings and nine pence.  This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney and the said Defendants not appearing to replevy (although solemnly called) the Plaintiff made Oath to his account for 9 pounds, 4 shillings and 3 pence, half penny, therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff, recover against the said Defendant his debt aforesaid together with his costs by him in this behalf expended and it is ordered that the said several sums of money be condemned in the hands of the said garnishees and that they pay the same to the Plaintiff towards satisfying this Judgment and the said attachment is continue until the next Court for other garnishees.
William
Mar 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, March Court 1772, page 296 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against Jonas Smalley and Abner Smalley, Defendants. On an attachment against the Defendant’s estate.  The Sheriff having returned that he had executed the said attachment in the hands of William Lawson.  This day came the Plaintiff by Paul Carrington, his Attorney and the said Defendants not appearing to replevy (although solemnly called) the Plaintiff made Oath to his account for 2 pounds, 17 shillings and 10 pence.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant his debt aforesaid together with his costs by him in this behalf expended, subject nevertheless to the said William Lawson’s Judgment this day obtained against the said Defendants.
William
Apr 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, April Court 1772, page 303 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against Jonas Smalley and Abner Smalley, Defendants. On an attachment against the Defendant’s estate.  Ordered that the attached effects in the hands of the Plaintiff be sold by the Sheriff by way of auction to the highest bidders and that the money arising by such sale be applied towards satisfying his Judgment obtained against the said Defendants here at the last Court.
William
May 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, May Court 1772, page 321 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against Jonas Smalley and Abner Smalley, Defendants. On an attachment against the Defendant’s estate.  William Wiley a garnishee came into Court and being sworn, saith he owes the Defendant nothing.
John
Jun 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, June Court 1772, page 371 – John Lawson, William Hall (or Call) and Company assignees of Robert Brown, who was assignee of Samuel Griffin, Plaintiffs against Isaac Coles, Defendant.  In debt.  This day came as well the Plaintiffs by Paul Carrington their Attorney as the said Defendant in his proper person and the said Defendant saith that he can not deny the action of the said Plaintiffs thereof against him nor but that he doth owe to them the said Plaintiffs the sum of 61 pounds current money in manner and form as the said Plaintiffs above against him has alleged.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiffs recover against the said Defendant their debt aforesaid by the Defendant in form aforesaid confessed together with their costs by them about their suit in this behalf expended and the said Defendant in mercy.
William
18 Jun 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 8, 1770-1772, page 402, date 18 June 1772 – William Byrd Esquire of the County of Charles City to William Lawson of Halifax, Planter, where as David Caldwell, deceased in his lifetime by Power of Attorney to him made by the said William Byrd and duly recorded in the Honorable the General Court of this Colony did make, seal and execute to the said William Lawson in the name of the said William Byrd a deed bearing date the 14 September 1768 for 719 acres of land lying on the Mill Fork of Lawson’s Creek in the county of Halifax.  It states that David Caldwell did not have the right to execute this deed and that it was nil and void and Robert Munford who had been newly appoint with power of attorney, made a new Indentures to William Lawson for this land in consideration of 9 pounds.  Goes on to give the locations of the land.  Witnesses by Robert Munford by virtue of Power of Attorney.  Signed W. Byrd.  Recorded 18 June 1772
William
18 Jun 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, June Court 1772, page 375 – A Deed with the endorsements thereon from William Byrd Esquire to William Lawson were acknowledged by Robert Munford Gentleman Attorney for the said William Byrd to be the several Acts and Deed of the said William and ordered to be recorded.
David
Jul 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, July Court 1772, page 448 – David Lawson, Plaintiff against Memueon Hunt and Edward Wade, deceased, Defendant.  On a Scire Facias.  The Defendants with drawing their former plea say that they have no cause to allege why the Plaintiff execution of this Judgment aforesaid against them ought not to have.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff have execution against the said Defendants for 5 pounds, 3 shillings and 6 pence, 526 pounds of tobacco and 15 shilling or 150 pounds of tobacco together with his cost by him in this behalf expended.
John & William
Aug 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, August Court 1772, page 454 – Field and Call, Plaintiff against John Lawson, Defendant.  In case.  William Lawson undertakes for the Defendant that in case he is cast in the plea aforesaid he will pay the cost and condemnation of this Court or send his body to the prison of our Lord Majesty King in execution for the same or that he the said William will pay the said cost and condemnation or send in the body of the Defendant to prison as aforesaid.
Jane & William
Sep 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, September Court 1772, page 460 – Jane, wife of William Lawson came into Court and being first privately examined, relinquished her
Right of Dower in 275 acres of land conveyed by the said William to Roger Atkinson, which was ordered to be recorded.
William
Sep 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, September Court 1772, page 471 – Catharine McCoy, Plaintiff against William Lawson, Defendant.  In chancery.  The Plaintiff not further prosecuting this suit, the same is dismissed.
David
Sep 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, September Court 1772, page 470 – Peter Rogers, Plaintiff against David Lawson, Defendant.  The parties by their Attorneys mutually submitted matters in dispute between in this suit to the final determination of Nathaniel Terry, James Read, Robert Lawson and Thomas Tunstall or in case they shall disagree to such remedies as they shall choose and agree that their award or the award of such remedies shall be made the Court Judgment.
David
Oct 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, October Court 1772, page 486 – David Lawson is appointed surveyor of the Road whereof George Boyd was surveyor and it is order that the said David with the gang belonging to the said road do clear and keeps the same in repair according to Law.
John
Oct 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, October Court 1772, page 488 – John Lawson, Plaintiff against William Seale, Defendant.  On a petition.  The Sheriff having returned that the Defendant is no inhabitant of this County, this petition therefore abates.
William
19 Nov 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 8, 1770-1772, page 495, date 19 November 1772 – William Lawson of Halifax County to Isaac Ostil (Austill?) of the same county, in consideration 20 pounds, sells a certain tract of land containing 101 acres beginning at a white oak… Signed W. Lawson.  No witnesses.  Recorded 19 November 1772
William
19 Nov 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, November Court 1772, page 505 – A Deed from William Lawson to Isaac Austill was acknowledge by the said William and ordered to be recorded.
David
Nov 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, November Court 1772, page 512 – Patrick Ramray surviving Partner of Samuel Gordon, Deceased, Plaintiff against David Lawson, Defendant.  In debt.  This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney and came also the Defendant in his proper person and saith that he can not deny the Plaintiff’s action thereof against him nor but that he doth… the sum of 12 pounds, 10 shillings and 7 pence in manner and form as declared… Court order Defendant to pay the debt and interest from 25 December 1771 and costs.  But by consent of the Plaintiff no execution is to take place until after next Court.
John
Nov 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, November Court 1772, page 517 – John Lawson, Plaintiff against John Payne, Defendant.  On a petition.  This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney and the Defendant being duly summoned and not appearing the solemnly called and the Plaintiff producing and here in Court an order accepted by the Defendant for 2 pounds, 10 schillings.  Therefore it is considered that he recovers the same against the said Defendant together with his costs by him about his petition in this behalf expended.
David
Dec 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, December Court 1772, page 539 – David Lawson, Plaintiff against William Smith, Defendant.  On an attachment.  The Sheriff having returned that he had attached eight head of hogs, a quantity of hay and fodder, a quantity of beans, a parcel of corn and a large plough of the Defendants, effects.  This day came this Plaintiff by his Attorney and the Defendant being solemnly called and not appearing to replevy, the said attached effects and the Plaintiff having proved his account for 25 pounds, therefore it is considered by the Court that he recover the same against the Defendant together with his costs… and it is ordered that the Sheriff make sale of the said attached effects according to Law…
David
Dec 1772
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 7, December Court 1772, page 543 – Peter Rogers, Plaintiff against David Lawson, Defendant.  The Plaintiff not further prosecuting this suit, the same is therefore dismissed.
John
Feb 1773
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 8, February Court 1773, page 34 – Beverley Longon, Plaintiff against John Lawson, Defendant.  In case.  The Plaintiff being ruled to give security for the cost of this suit and not performing the same, therefore it is considered by the Court that the suit be dismissed and the Defendant recover against the Plaintiff his cost by him about his expense in this behalf expended.
John
19 Mar 1773
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 9, 1773-1775, page 142, date 19 March 1773 - Thomas Kendrick of Halifax County sold to John Lawson of the same county for and in consideration of 55 pounds, a certain tract of land lying in said County containing 152 acres and bounded by the lines of Thomas Casson, Joseph Patterson, John Lewis, Benjamin Redman, John Lawson, together with…  Signed Thomas Kendrick.  Witnesses John Caldwell Jr., James Adams, Theo. Carter, John Brandon, William Brandon and William Price.
John
Mar 1773
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 8, March Court 1773, page 57 – John Lawson, Plaintiff against Philip Dannun and Benjamin Echols, Defendants.  In debt.  This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney and the Sheriff having attached one pewter spoon of the Defendant’s estate and they not appearing replevy, the same although solemnly.  It is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendant the sum of 21 pounds, 6 shilling current money being the debt in the Declaration mentioned together with his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended and the Defendants in mercy.  But this judgment except as to the costs is to be discharged by the payment of 10 pounds, thirteen shillings with lawful interest thereon from the 1 December 1770 til paid.  And the Plaintiff here in Court releases to the Defendants the said attached.
William
Mar 1773
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 8, March Court 1773, page 59 – William Lawson and Charles Mullens, Plaintiffs against James Watts and William Brag, Defendants.  In debt.  This day came the Plaintiff by their Attorney and the Defendant being again solemnly called and failing to appear.  Therefore it is considered that the order of the last Court be confirmed and that the Plaintiffs recover against the Defendant and Benjamin Echols, who was returned security for this appearance, the sum of 5 pounds, 2 shillings, being the debt in the Declaration mentioned together with their costs by then… But this judgment except as to the costs to be discharged by the payments of 2 pounds, 11 shillings with lawful interest thereon from the 25 December 1771 til paid.
John
25 Apr 1773
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 9, 1773-1775, page 48 – Thomas Kendrick of Halifax County for and in consideration of 33 pounds paid by John Lawson of said County have bargained and sold the following goods, cattle and hogs… and household furniture, beds, pots, pewter, etc. in general all the household goods in possession of Thomas Kendrick… In witness where of I have set my hand and seal this 25 April 1773, Thomas Kendrick.  Witnesses Robert Robertson, John Loveless and Christopher (X) Fetzgerald.  Recorded 20 May 1773
John
20 May 1773
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 8, May Court 1773, page 100 – A Bill of Sale from Thomas Kendrick to John Lawson was proved by one of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
William
Jun 1773
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 8, June Court 1773, page 158 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against James Deall, Defendant.  On a petition for 1 pound, 19 shillings said to be due by an account.  This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney and the Defendant being solemnly called and not appearing and the Plaintiff having proved his said account, therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recovers against the Defendant the said sum of 1 pound, 19 shillings together with his costs in this behalf expended.
Jonas
Sep 1773
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 8, September Court 1773, page 247 – Jonas Lawson, Plaintiff against William Payne, Defendant.  In debt.  This day came the Plaintiff by his attorney and the attachment awarded to the Plaintiff against this Defendant estate being returned served on one hammer and he not appearing to replevy the same, therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendant the sum of 6 pounds, 1 shilling, the debt in the declaration mentioned together with his costs by him about his suit on this behalf expended and the Defendant in mercy.  But this Judgment except as to the costs is to be discharged by the payment of 3 pounds and 6 pence with lawful interest thereon from 27 May 1773 and the plaintiff has in Court releases unto the Defendant the said attached effects.
John
Oct 1773
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 8, October Court 1773, page 266 – A Deed from Thomas Kendrick to John Lawson was acknowledged by the said Thomas and ordered to be recorded.
William
18 Nov 1773
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 9, 1773-1775, page 173, date 18 November 1773 – William Lawson of Halifax County sold to David Ford of the same county for and in consideration of 10 pounds, a certain tract of land lying in Halifax County on the waters of Lawson’s Creek containing 210 acres and bounded by the Bartlett’s corner, thence south… Signed W. Lawson.  No witnesses.  Recorded 18 November 1773
William
Nov 1773
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 8, November Court 1773, page 306 – A deed with the several endorsement thereon from William Lawson to David Ford were acknowledged by the said William to be his several Acts and Deeds and ordered to be recorded.
John
20 Jan 1774
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 9, 1773-1775, page 206, date 20 January 1774 – William Lawson of Halifax County sold to Andrew Boyd of the same county for and in consideration of 160 pounds, a certain tract of land lying in Halifax County on both sides of Lawson’s Creek beginning at a pine… containing 200 acres… Signed John Lawson.  No witnesses.
John
Jan 1774
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 8, January Court 1774, page 334 – An Indenture of Bargain and sale between John Lawson on the one part and Andrew Boyd on the other was by the said John Lawson acknowledged to be his Act and Deed and the same was ordered to be recorded.
John & Elizabeth
1 Mar 1774
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 9, 1773-1775, page 323, - Know all men by these presents that I, Richard Smith of Halifax County in consideration of 20 pounds paid by John Lawson of the County aforesaid, bargain and sell 2 Mares, 1 cow and 1 heifer marked… 3 sows marked… 1 bed and furniture, 1 pan, 1 dot, 2 hoes and other farm equipment in possession of Richard Smith and what gains until the above mentioned Debt is satisfied… Witness my hand and seal this 1 March 1774.  Signed Richard ® Smith.  Witnesses Patrick Barry, Bennett Carnell, Elizabeth (X) Lawson and William Brandon.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, August Court 1774, page 73 – A bill of sale between Richard Smith and John Lawson was recorded 18 August 1774.
John
Mar 1774
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 8, March Court 1774, page 376 – John Fisher, Plaintiff against John Lawson, Defendant.  On a petition.  By consent of the parties, it is considered by the Court that this petition be dismissed and that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendant his costs by him in this behalf expended.
John
Mar 1774
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 8, March Court 1774, page 408 – On the motion of John Lawson a witness for William Robinson against William Seal, it is ordered that the said Robinson pay him 200 pounds of tobacco for 8 days attendance according to Law.
William
Apr 1774
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, April Court 1774, page 3 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against William Tinney, Defendant.  Timothy Holt undertakes for the Defendant that in case he is cast on this suit he will pay the costs condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison for the same or that he this said Timothy will do it for him.
William & John
Apr 1774
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, April Court 1774, page 4 – Richard Covington, Plaintiff against William Lawson, Defendant.  John Lawson undertakes for the Defendant that in case he is cast in this suit he will pay the cost and condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison for the same or that he this said John will do it for him.
William
Apr 1774
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, April Court 1774, page 29 – Beverly Longon, Plaintiff against William Lawson, Defendant.  Plaintiff failed to give security for the case, suit was dismissed.
John
Apr 1774
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, April Court 1774, page 53 – Field and Call, Plaintiff against John Lawson, Defendant.  A jury after consideration returned a verdict that since the Plaintiff being solemnly called failed to appear decided this to be a nonsuit.
John
20 Apr 1774
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 9, 1773-1775, page 289 – Know all men by these presents that I, Susaner (Susannah?) Tinney of Halifax County in consideration of 21 pounds paid by John Lawson of County aforesaid, bargain and sell one Bay Mare branded… three cows and calves marked… one large Iron pot, 11 head of sheep marked… Witness my hand and seal the 20 April 1774.  Signed Susenner (X) Tinney.  Witnesses Joseph Barksdale, John Tinney and John Mount.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, May Court 1774, page 58 – Bill of sale between Susannah Tenny and John Lawson  was recorded.
William
May 1774
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, May Court 1774, page 64 – On the motion of James Deall by his Attorney on Injunction is granted him to stay proceeding on a Judgment of Common Law obtained against him by William Lawson until the matter in dispute concerning the same shall be fully heard in equity he giving bond with security for the same at next Court.
David & John
19 May 1774
Halifax
Will of James Irvine, dated 19 December 1773, recorded 19 May 1774.  David Lawson was a witness and security was put up by David and John Lawson.
David, Frances, Anna, William, David, Aaron, James, Elihu & Elizabeth
16 Feb 1775
Halifax
Will Book 1– 1773-1783, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 104, David Lawson’s Will. "...being very sick and weak of body…" To my seven children, Anna Lawson, William Lawson, David Lawson, Aaron Lawson, James Lawson, Elihu Lawson and Elizabeth Lawson, all the land I have now in possession to be equally divided among them according to law.  All my moveable effects vizt. Negroes, horses, cattle and to be sold and all my just debts paid and the over plus to be equally divided between my seven before mentioned children. Executors: My well beloved wife, Frances and my beloved friends John Lawson and John Armstrong. Will Dated: 15 November 1774
S/ David (X) Lawson
Witnesses: Alex Irvin, Wm. Powell, Jane (x) Lawson and Mary Irvin
Will Probated: 16 February 1775.  Presented by Frances Lawson, Executor and proved by William Powell and Jane Lawson, two of witnesses (the other Executor refusing)
Sec: John Lawson and John Armstrong.
John
1 Apr 1775
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 10, 1775-1778, page 108 – To all Christian People to whom these presents shall come know ye that we William Patterson and Mary Patterson, wife of the said Patterson of the County of Halifax do sell unto Captain John Lawson of said County the one third part of 233 areas of land lying on Dan river joining to said Lawson’s line, being the Dowry of said Mary Patterson, wife of said William Patterson, for the term of life for the consideration of 25 pounds… all the said Dowry of my wife Mary during the said term of her life from any person or persons whatsoever during… and the said Patterson is to give said Lawson quiet and peaceable possession on the first day of October 1775 and said Patterson, Patterson is to stay on the land until such time as he makes use of tother, that is the 1 April 1775.  Signed William (X) Patterson and Mary (X) Patterson.  Witnesses Thomas Whitan, Thomas Kendrick and James (I) Horsly.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, September Court 1776, page 168 – A Deed between William Paterson and Mary, his wife to John Lawson was recorded 19 September 1776.
Elizabeth
6 Apr 1775
Halifax
Elizabeth Lawson married John Irvin 6 April 1775 in Halifax County, Virginia.
David, Frances & John
Sep 1775
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, September Court 1774, page 99 – The last will and testament of David Lawson, deceased was exhibited in Court by Francis Lawson the Executrix therein named whereupon came John Lawson and John Armstrong the Executors therein also named who refuse to take upon themselves the burthen and Executors of the said Will and on the motion of the said Executrix who made Oath according to Law, probate of the said Will is granted her in due form.  She having first entered into and acknowledge Bond with John Armstrong and John Lawson her security according to Law.

Same page and Court – Samuel Purin, Thomas Douglass, Robert Shearman and William Stokes were ordered to appraised in current money the slaves and Personal Estate of David Lawson, deceased and report to the Court.
William
Sep 1775
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, September Court 1775, page 126 – On the motion of William Lawson, made Oath according to Law, certificate is granted him for obtaining Letters of ____ certification of the Estate of William Kenney.
William
19 Oct 1775
Halifax
Will Book 1– 1773-1783, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 125, Thomas Banks’ Will, dated 27 December 1773, probated 19 October 1775.  Security by William Lawson and Marmaduke Standfield.
Margaret
Nov 1775
Halifax
Will Book 1 1773-1783, Halifax County, Virginia by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 158, James Boyd, Accounts Current, George Boyd, Administrator.   Mentions James Boyd, Sr., Amey Boyd, John and Margaret Armstrong, John Boyd. Sale of estate by John Armstrong, Jesse Williams, Fleming Bates, Micajah Watkins and Alexander Irvine. Ordered November 1775
Dated: 5 April 1776
John
Jul 1776
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, July Court 1776, page 156 – John Lawson, Complainant against John Launders, Defendant – On an attachment. – This day came the Complainant by his Attorney and the Sheriff having returned that he has levied the said Attachment in the hands of George Watkins and summons him as a Grantee.  And the Defendant altho solemnly called came not.  And therefore came the said George Watkins and on Oath said that he hath in hand the sum of 4 pounds, 4 shillings and five pence due to the Defendant, whereupon it is considered by the Court that the Complainant recover against the Defendant the sum of 3 pounds, 18 shillings and two pence half penny current money with Legal Interest from the 28 day of December 1775 and costs by him on behalf expended and it is ordered that the effect in hands of the Grantee be condemned for payment of the Judgment.
John
Jul 1776
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, July Court 1776, page 156 & 157 – John Lawson, Complainant against Benjamin Echols, Defendant – On an attachment. – This day came the Complainant in his proper person and the Sheriff having returned that he has levied the said Attachment in the hands of George Lumkin and summoned him as a grantee, the Defendant altho solemnly called came not, whereupon the said George Lumkin was sworn and it appears to the Court that here is in the hands of the said George the sum of 49 pounds of the Defendant’s Estate.  Judgment is granted the Complainant against the Defendant for the sum of 10 pounds, 13 shillings current money with Interest thereon from 1 December 1770, 270 pounds of tobacco and 16 shillings and 3 pence, it is ordered that so much of the Estate in the hand of the Grantee be condemned as shall be sufficient to satisfy this Judgment.
Margaret
14 Oct 1776
Halifax
Margaret Lawson married John F. Fuqua 14 October 1776 in Halifax County, Virginia.
John & Priscilla
16 Jul 1777
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 10, 1775-1778, page 240, date 16 July 1777 – John Lawson of the Parish of Antrim and County of Halifax sold to Theoderick Carter of the same parish and county in consideration of 143 pounds, a tract of land lying in the aforesaid parish and county and containing 414 acres, beginning at a red oak in Henry Kerby’s line, thence… to a white oak in Stephen Towne’s line… Signed John Lawson and Percillah (C) Lawson.  Witnesses James Turner, John Poynet, Mica. Watkins and Robert Sharman.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, July Court 1777, page 223 – An Indenture of bargain and sale between John Lawson and Prucilla, his wife and Theoderick Carter was recorded 17 July 1777.
Drewry or Drury
Aug 1777
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, August Court 1777, page 235 – Ordered that the Church Warrant of Antrim Parish do bind out Drury Lawson son of Mary Owen to Thomas Parrott according to Law.
John
Oct 1777
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, October Court 1777, page 255 – On the motion of John Lawson, it is ordered that his list of tithables and land to wit tithes is number nine and two thousand one hundred acres of land be added to the general list.
John
Feb 1778
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, February Court 1778, page 277 – John Lawson, John Brandon and Theoderick Carter, the persons who were appointed by a former order of this Court, to view the way proposed for a road from Miller’s road crossing Dan River at Davis Brandon’s ferry to Boyd’s road.  This day made their report in the following words “Agreeable to order and appointment of this Court we have viewed and marked of the way from Miller’s road crossing Dan River at Davis Brandon’s ferry to Boyd’s road which appears may be made an exceeding road way when opened as witness our hands, 8 December 1777.  John Lawson, John Brandon and Theo. Carter.
David
Aug 1778
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, August Court 1778, page 342 – David Lawson, Complainant against Peter Rogers, John Smith & Ann, his wife, Jno. Caison & Eliz. his wife, James Bono & Sarah,his wife, Joseph Turner & Mary, his wife and William Harding & Pheobe, his wife, Defendants.  This suit abates by reason of the Complainant’s death.
William
Aug 1778
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, August Court 1778, page 342 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against Isaac Austell, Defendant.  The Plaintiff not further prosecuting this suit the same is dismissed.
John
Aug 1778
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, August Court 1778, page 342 – John Lawson, Complainant against Smallwood & Ceghill Marlou, Defendant.  The Complainant not further prosecuting this suit the same is dismissed.
John
18 Dec 1778
Halifax
Marriage Bonds and Ministers’ Returns of Halifax County, Virginia 1753-1800, page 3, indicates  John Lawson and Martha Bates were married 18 December 1778 in Halifax County, Virginia. Marriage surety was put up by John Brandon and witnessed by Henry Goare.  Martha signs her own consent.  Another record indicated it was Martha Bates, the mother of the bride?
William & Francis
2 Feb 1779
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 11, 1778-1780, page 241, date 2 February 1779 – Daniel Dean of Halifax County sold to William Lawson of the said County, in consideration of 15 pounds, a tract of land lying and being in Halifax County containing 40 acres bounded by the following lines, William Lawson’s line, Charles Mullin’s line, John Hairelson’s line and William Well’s line and all woods… Signed Daniel (D) Dean.  Witnesses Jonathan Gibson, John Estes, Francis Lawson and Moses Estes.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, February Court 1779, page 387 – An Indenture of Testament between Daniel Dean and William Lawson was recorded 2 February 1779.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, March Court 1779, page 399 – An Indenture of Testament between Daniel Dean and William Lawson was further proven by Oaths of the subscribing witness and recorded March 1779.
William
Feb 1779
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, February Court 1779, page 390 – James Dyall, Plaintiff against William Lawson – in Case.  The parties by their Attorneys mutually submit all matter in difference between them relative to this suit to the determination of William Adkins and Peter Hudson and in case they disagree to such umpire as they shall choose and agree that this award or the award of such umpire thereupon be made the Courts Judgment and the same is according ordered.
William & Thomas
Jun 1779
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, June Court 1779, page 6 – Timothy Dalton, Complainant against William and Thomas Lawson, Defendants.  The Complainant having departed this life since the last continuance, the suit abates.
William
Jul 1779
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, July Court 1779, page 38 – William Lawson, Complainant against Amos & Abner Smally, Defendants.  This suit is dismissed by the Complainant’s order.
Frances & David
Jul 1779
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, July Court 1779, page 54 & 55 – Francis Lawson Executrix of David Lawson, deceased, Plaintiff against Memuean Hunt Executor of Robert Wade, deceased, Samuel Purin, William Rawlin, Defendants – The said Memuean Hunt Executor of Edward Wade, deceased, who was also Executor of Robert Wade, deceased.  This day came the Plaintiff by her Attorney and the Defendants being duly warranted and not appearing altho solemnly called and on the motion of the said Plaintiff by her Attorney it is considered by the Court that she have Execution against the said Defendants for 5 pounds, 3 shillings and 6 pence, 526 pounds of tobacco and 15 shillings and 114 pounds of tobacco and 15 shillings in the writ aforesaid specified money and form so is therein set forth together with her cost by her in this behalf expended to be made and levied of the Goods and Chattels which was of the said Testator Robert Wade at the time of his death if so much thereof in the hand of the said Defendants to be administered they have, if not then the costs be levied of their own proper Goods and Chattels.
David
Jul 1779
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, July Court 1779, page 58 – David Lawson, Plaintiff against Peter Rogers, Defendant.  The Plaintiff having departed this life since the last order this suit abates.
William
Sep 1779
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, September Court 1779, page 78 – James Dyall, Plaintiff against William Lawson, Defendant – This day came the parties by their Attorneys and came also William Atkinson and Peter Watson and made their report.  They found in favor of the Defendant.
Frances
Sep 1779
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, September Court 1779, page 82 – On the motion of Frances Lawson a witness for Jonathan Gibson against Benjamin Bexley(?), it is ordered that the said Jonathan do pay her 50 pounds of tobacco for two days attendance according to Law.
John
Sep 1779
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, September Court 1779, page 86 – James Coleman, Plaintiff against John Lawson, Defendant.  After hearing the arguments and evident the Court found for the Plaintiff and he was to recover the sum of 4 pounds, 18 shillings and his cost.
William
Sep 1779
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, September Court 1779, page 88 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against Isaac Johnson, Defendant – In debt.  The Plaintiff not further prosecuting the suit the same is dismissed.
John
May 1780
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, May Court 1780, page 141 – John Lawson, Plaintiff against James Coleman, Defendant.  The Plaintiff not further prosecuting the suit the same is dismissed.  Defendant to recover his cost.
William
Jun 1780
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, June Court 1780, page 157 – John Parker, Plaintiff against William Lawson, Defendant – On the motion of the Defendant a Dedimus is awarded him to take the deposition of Isaac Austill de bene esse, giving the Defendant legal notice of the time and plan appointed for taking the same.
John
Jul 1781
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, July Court 1781, page 204 – Henry Hopson, Complainant against John Lawson, Defendant – On an Attachment.  This day the Complainant by his Attorney and the Sheriff having made return that he had levied the said Attachments on 3 cows and calves in the hands of Martin Baker and is summons him a Garnishee also on one in the hands of the said Complainant and the Defendant altho solemnly called appeared not to replevy the same and thereupon came the said Martin Baker and being sworn on Oath saith that he hath in hands 3 cows and yearlings of the Defendants & also the said Complainant saith that he hath in hands one cow and yearling of the said Defendant’s Estate in his hands and the said Complainant came into Court and made Oath to his amount for the sum of 1,100 current money.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Complainant recover against the said Defendant the said sum of 1,100 pounds, together with his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended and it is ordered that the Sheriff do make sale of the aforesaid attachment cattle according to Law and make return thereof to this Court and pay unto the Complainant out of the money arising from such sale so much as shall be sufficient to satisfy this Judgment.
Sarah
11 Aug 1781
Halifax
Sarah Lawson married Robert Thomas 11 August 1781 in Halifax County, Virginia.
Thomas
4 Jan 1782
Halifax
Marriage Bonds and Ministers’ Returns of Halifax County, Virginia 1753-1800, page 53, indicates Thomas Lawson married Hannah Fuqua 4 January 1782.  Joseph Fuqua, Sr. guardian of Hannah consents.  Surety by John Moore and witnessed by Henry Goare.
John
19 Feb 1782
Halifax
Marriage Bonds and Ministers’ Returns of Halifax County, Virginia 1753-1800, page 6, indicates John Lawson married Anne Irvine 19 February 1782.  Surety put up by Alexander Irvine and witnessed by Henry Goare.  Anne or Anna, I believe is the daughter of Alexander and Mary Irvin.  Did his first wife, Martha Bates, died or is this two different Johns, who married Martha Bates and Anne Irvine?
John Sr., Prisilla, John, Thomas, Francis, Mary, Elizabeth & Margaret
21 Feb 1782
Halifax
Will Book 1- 1773-1783, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 386, John Lawson, Senior’s Will, dated 14 October 1776 and probated 21 February 1782.  Mentions wife Prisilla, sons John, Thomas and Francis, daughters Mary Brandon, Elizabeth Irvine and Margaret Lawson.  Executors were his brother William Lawson, Micajah Watkins, John Brandon and John Irvine.  Witnesses were Theo. Carter, Wm. Watkins, Wm. McCraw Jr. and John Shawr(sic).  Probated by John Irvine. Note: Later in the records it looks like Priscilla full name may have been Martha Priscilla or Priscilla Martha (see Pleas [Court Orders] Book 10, February Court 1782, page 233)?

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, February Court 1782, page 232 – The last Will and Testament of John Lawson deceased was Exhibited in Court by John Irvine of the Executors therein named and the same was proven by the Oaths of two of the subscribing and order to be recorded and on the motion of the said Executor who made Oath thereto according to Law.  Certificate was granted him for obtaining Probate thereof in the form he giving security whereupon he together with James Coleman Gentleman and John Shackelford his securities enter into and acknowledged Bond for the same according to Law.

Same page and Court.  Ordered that Theodoruk Carter, William Boyd, Irvine Brandon and Thomas Brandon or any three of them who being first sworn according to Law do appraise in current money the slaves if any and personal estate of John Lawson, deceased and return such appraisement to the next Court.
Martha (Priscilla) & John
Feb 1782
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, February Court 1782, page 233 – Martha Lawson, widow and relict of John Lawson, deceased came into Court disclaimed and relinquished all legacies or any right under the Will of the said deceased pray that her Dower may be allotted her in the said John’s Estate according to Law which is accordingly ordered.
Frances, William & John
30 Apr 1782
Halifax
1782 Halifax County Personal PropertyTax Records –
30 Apr - Lawson, Frances; 0 free white males, 1 black, 11 horses, 15 cattle
30 Apr - Lawson, William; 2 free white males, 19 blacks, 18 horses, 15 cattle
30 Apr - Lawson, John; 2 free white males, 15 blacks, 17 horses, 43 cattle
John, William & Frances
1782
Halifax
1782 Halifax County Land Tax Records –
Lawson, John; 1144 acres, value £250
Lawson, William; 1463 acres, value £345
Lawson, Frances; 1400 acres, value £230
Frances, William & Thomas
1782
Halifax
1782 Halifax County, Virginia Heads of Households: -
Lawson, Frances; In her household are 8 whites and 1 slave.
Lawson, William; In his household are 10 whites and 19 slaves.
Lawson, Thomas; In his household are 7 whites and 1 slave.
John Sr.
16 May 1782
Halifax
Will Book 1- 1773-1783, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 399, John Lawson, Senior’s Inventory and Appraisement.  Among items listed: Negroes Dick, Aleck, Tom, Sippear, Sarah, Pegg, Moll, Daniel, Tom, Jack, Dick, Gabriel, black horse called Jacob, mare called Poll and colt, ditto, ditto Fancy and colt, ditto, ditto Fly, ditto, ditto Jewel, horse called Derick, mare called Boney, horse called Roan, horse called Silver heals, one gray horse, horse called Pompey, sheep, cattle, hogs, one still, saddle bags, 6 beds & c., a arcel of books, looking glass, 3 guns.  Dated 28 February 1782 
Total not given. Appraisers: Theo. Carter, William Boyd, Irvin Brandon.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, May Court 1782, page 246 – An Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of John Lawson, deceased was returned 16 May 1782 and same was ordered to be recorded.
William
Oct 1782
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, October Court 1782, page 304 – On the complaint of James McCraw Jr., Deputy Sheriff against William Lawson for rescuing from him the said James a mare taken by virtue of his said office to satisfy the said William taxes, it is ordered that the Sheriff do summon the said William to appear at the next Court held for this County then and there to answer the said Complaint.
Francis, John & John
Dec 1782
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, December Court 1782, page 322 – Francis Lawson, orphan of John Lawson come into Court and made choice of John Lawson to be his Guardian in general whereupon the said John with John ___ his security entered into and acknowledge Bond for the same according to Law.
William
Jul 1783
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 10, July Court 1783, page 380 – John Parker, Plaintiff against William Lawson, administrator of William McKennsey, Defendant.  For reasons appearing to the Court, this suit is dismissed.
William, Frances, Thomas & John
1783
Halifax
1783 Halifax County Personal PropertyTax Records –
Lawson, William & Francis, also listed first names of blacks; 2 free white males, 7 blacks, 10 horses, 15 cattle
Lawson, Thomas; 1 free white male, 4 blacks over 16, 2 blacks under 16, 5 horses, 16 cattle
Lawson, John; 1 free white male, 4 blacks over 16, 5 blacks under 16, 12 horses, 34 cattle
John's estate, Thomas, Francis
1783
Halifax
1783 Halifax County Land Tax Records –
Lawson, John from John Lawson deceased; 390 acres
Lawson, Thomas from John Lawson deceased; 390 acres
Lawson, Francis from John Lawson deceased; 190 acres
Lawson, John estate; 273 acres
Thomas
6 Oct 1783
Charlotte
Charlotte County, Virginia, Order Book 5 (1780-1784)
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.  6 October 1783, pages 122-123.
Mary & Anna
17 Jan 1784
Halifax
Will Book 2– 1783-1792, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito and James Hardley Prendergast, page 55, Alexander Irvin’s Will.  “…of sound sense, mind and memory…”  I lend to my (blank) Mary Irvin the tract of land whereon I now live including the improvements and appurtenances, two Negroes named Bob and Ross, also cattle estate, household and kitchen furniture, plantation tools of every kind to be for her use and benefit during her life.  After her decease to be distributed as hereafter directed.  To may daughter Mary Hurst one rone mare immediately after my decease.  To my grandson Anderson Hurst one young mare one year old this August.  To my daughter Catherine Irvin one small mare named “Blaze”.  After the death of my wife my executors shall expose to sale all my real and personal estate and the money arising to be equally divided between my daughters Catherine Irvine, Margaret Brandham and Anna Lawson, to them and their heirs.
Executors: Thomas Brandham and Catherine Irvin
Will dated 19 May 1783                   /s/ Alex. Irvine
Witnesses: Anthony Gresham, Thomas Brandon and Catherine Irvine
Will probated 17 January 1784.  Wm. McCraw made Oath to the handwriting of said Alexander Irvine.
Sec.: Anthony Gresham and David Brandon
Martha
May 1784
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, May Court 1784, page 67 – On the motion of Martha Lawson a witness for Alexander Gordon at the suit of David Boles, it is ordered that the said Alexander do pay her 75 pounds of tobacco for three days attendance according to Law.
Thomas, John, The Widow, William, Frances & Francis
1784
Halifax
1784 Halifax County Personal Property Tax Records –
Lawson, Thomas; 1 free white male, 3 blacks over 16, 2 blacks under 16, 5 horses, 11 cattle
Lawson, John; 1 free white male, 2 blacks over 16, 2 blacks under 16, 6 horses, 11 cattle
Lawson, The Widow; 2 blacks over 16, 1 black under 16, 2 horses
Lawson, William & Francis, also named blacks: 2 free white males, 6 blacks over 16, 9 blacks under 16, 14 horses, 24 cattle
Lawson, Frances, named blacks; 0 free white males, 3 blacks over16, 1 blacks under 16, 4 horses, 15 cattle
Frances & William
Jul 1784
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, July Court 1784, page 101 – Francis Lawson Executrix, Plaintiff against William Lawson, Defendant.  This day came the parties by their Attorneys and mutual Attorneys submit all matters and difference between them relative to this suit to the determination of Robert Wooding and Haynes Morgan Gentleman and in case they disagree to such umpire as they shall choose and agree that their award or the award of such umpire there upon be made the Courts Judgment, which is according ordered.
Francis & John
Aug 1784
Halifax
Will Book 2, 1783-1792 Halifax County, Virginia by Marian Dodson Chiarito and James Hardley Prendergast, page 101, Francis Lawson’s Current Accounts, August Court 1784, John Lawson, guardian (Could be his brother or uncle?).
William & Jane
5 Aug 1784
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 13, page 66, August Court 1784 – This Indenture made this 5 August 1784 between William Lawson and his wife Jean (Jane) Lawson of Halifax County and state of Virginia of the one part and John Angus of Prince George County, Virginia of the other part.  For a sum of 100 pounds current money, the said William Lawson and his wife Jean acknowledge sell of a track, parcel of land to John Angus, lying and being in the county and state aforesaid on School House Spring Branch beginning at a large pine… containing 115 acres.  Signed W. Lawson and Jane Lawson.
At a Court held for Halifax County 19 August 1784, this Indenture from William Lawson and Jane his wife to John Angus was acknowledge and ordered to be recorded.  Test. George Carrington Clerk.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, August Court 1784, page 116 – An Indenture of bargain and sale between William Lawson of the one part and John Angus of the other was by the said William acknowledge to be his Act and Deed and the same was ordered to be recorded.
Frances
Aug 1784
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, August Court 1784, page 121 – Anthony Gresham, Plaintiff against Frances Lawson, Defendant – On a Petition.  For reasons appearing to the Court the suit is dismissed.
Frances & William
Aug 1784
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, August Court 1784, page 121 – Francis Lawson Executrix of David Lawson, Plaintiff against William Lawson, Defendant.  This suit having been heretofore referred the said reference is now discharged.
William
10 Sep 1784
Halifax
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 13, page 86, 10 September 1784 – From William Lawson of Halifax to Joseph Hewel (Hewitt) of Caswell County, NC, for 100 pounds, about 186 acres in Halifax and the waters of Colman Creek and bounded by McCoy, John Angus and Charles Mullins.  Signed William Lawson.  Wit: none.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, September Court 1784, page 132 – An Indenture of bargain and sale between William Lawson and Joseph Hewett is ordered recorded 16 September 1784.
William Jane & William
16 Sep 1784
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 13, page 194, June Court 1785 – This Indenture made 16 September 1784 between William Lawson and Jane Lawson, his wife of the County of Halifax of the one part and George Crutchfield of the County of Caroline of the other part, witnessed that the William Lawson and Jane his wife for and in consideration of the sum of 125 pounds current money to them paid by George Crutchfield bargained and sold a track, parcel of land containing 135 areas beginning at a white oak… Signed W. Lawson and Jane Lawson.  Witnesses William Lawson, John Shackeford, Joseph Medley and John Shackeford Jr.
Recorded 19 May 1785 and further proved by 2 witnesses at Court 16 June 1785.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, June Court 1785, page 156 – Deed of Bargain and Sale from William Lawson and Sarah, his wife (the above Indenture indicates her name was Jane and later when she was privately examined for this deed, it listed her name as Jane) to George Crutchfield was further proved by the Oath of one of the witnesses thereto subscribed and the same was ordered to be recorded.
William & William
9 Oct 1784
Halifax
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 13, page 92, 9 October 1784 – From William Lawson of Halifax to John Adams of Caswell County, NC, for 820 pounds, all the said William Lawson’s tract of land whereon the said Lawson now lives, lying in Halfax, containing about 841.5 acres, it being part of a grant to William Byrd Esq. of a greater quantity bearing date as by the patent shall appear and bounded as follows (to wit) joining the lands that I sold to John Turner and Joseph Hewel and McCoy; also the lands sold by Roger Atkinson Esq. to William Bragg and Edward Garlington; also William Butler’s line to the afd William Lawson’s line upon the Mill Creek, thence to George Isbell’s line, thence to Alexander Harrelson’s line.  Signed W. Lawson.  Wit: Reuben Pickett, John Pullain, John (X) Faulkner, William Lawson.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, October Court 1784, page 137 – An Indenture of bargain and sale between William Lawson and John Adams was acknowledged by William and Jane, wife of the said William who been first privately examined did freely and voluntarily relinquish her right of Dower in and to the land and premises conveyed by this said Indenture.  Recorded 21 October 1784
William, Jane & John
9 Nov 1784
Halifax
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 13, page 249, 9 November 1784 – From William Lawson of Halifax to Samuel Sandys of Halifax, for 5 pounds specie, about 478 acres in Halifax and is the same land and bounded by the same lines as are mentioned in 2 Halifax deeds, one from John Lawson for 378 acres, the other from Wm. Byrd for 100 acres.  Signed W. Lawson and Jane Lawson.  Wit: N. Hobson, Gregory Boynham, Anthony Gresham, Drury Malon and Edwin Garlington.  Recorded 18 August 1785.
William & Jane
9 Nov 1784
Halifax
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 13, page 251, 9 November 1784 – From William Lawson and Jane, his wife, of Halifax, to Gregory Baynham and Richard Wyatt of Halifax, for 650 pounds, about 291 acres on the south side of Dan River in Halifax and bounded by the mouth of Lawson Creek.  Signed W. Lawson and Jane Lawson.  Wit: N. Hobson, Anthony Gresham, Samuel Sandys, Drury Malone and Edwin Garlington.  Recorded 18 August 1785.
John
1785
Halifax
1785 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List
Lawson, John: 1 free white male tithe over 21 years, 1 horse, 2 cattle
John, Widow, Thomas, Frances & John
1785
Halifax
1785 Halifax County, Virginia, Heads of Families in J. W. P. Martin’s District: - Lawson, John; 5 white souls, 1 dwelling, 11 other buildings
Lawson, Widow (Martha?); 3 white souls, 3 dwellings
Lawson, Thomas; 4 white souls, 1 dwelling, 1 other building

Heads of Families in Jeremiah Pate’s District: -
Lawson, Frances; 8 white souls, 2 dwellings, 1 other building

Heads of Families in James Bates’ District: -
Lawson, John; 3 white souls, 0 dwelling listed
John, Martha, Thomas, Frances, William & Francis
1785
Halifax
1785 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
Lawson, John; 2 free white males over 21, 3 blacks over 16, 3 blacks under 16, 8 horses, 13 cattle
Lawson, Martha; 0 free white males over 21, 2 blacks over 16, 1 blacks under 16, 3 horses, 4 cattle
Lawson, Thomas; 1 free white male over 21, 5 blacks over 16, 2 blacks under 16, 6 horses, 13 cattle
Lawson, Frances & William, also named blacks: 1 free white males over 21, 1 black over 16, 9 horses, 20 cattle
Lawson, Francis; 2 free white males over 21, 1 black over16, 7 horses, 19 cattle
Jane & William
Jun 1785
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, June Court 1785, page 158 – On the motion of George Crutchfield a Dedimus is granted him for the privy examination of Jane Lawson, wife of William Lawson on a tract of land sold by the said William to the said George Crutchfield.
John
Jun 1785
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, June Court 1785, page 173 – John Lawson, Plaintiff against William Wiley and Ambrose Foster – In Debt.  The Defendant William on whom the attachment was returned is dismissed having departed this life since the last order herein this suit abates.
William & Jane
Aug 1785
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, August Court 1785, page 196 – Deed from William Lawson and Jane, his wife to Gregory Bynhame was further proved by two of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

Same page and Court – Deed from William Lawson and Jane, his wife to Samuel Sandys was further proved by two of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.
John & Francis
Aug 1785
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, August Court 1785, page 197 – John Lawson, guardian of Frances Lawson return an amount of his guardianship and having swore to the same it was ordered to be recorded.
Francis & John
18 Aug 1785
Halifax
Will Book 2, 1783-1792 Halifax County, Virginia by Marian Dodson Chiarito and James Hardley Prendergast, page 150, Francis Lawson’ Current Accounts, 1785, John Lawson, guardian.  Returned 18 August 1785
Jane & William
Aug 1785
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, August Court 1785, page 197 – Dedimus for the privy examination of Jane Lawson, wife of William Lawson of her right of Dower in and to 135 acres of land conveyed by her said husband to George Crutchfield was returned executed by the commissioners to whom the same was directed and on the motion of the said George the same was ordered to be recorded.
Jane & William
16 Nov 1785
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 13, page 363, January Court 1786 – Halifax County, Virginia, To James Hamilton – Magistrate of Richmond County and state of Georgia, where as William Lawson and Jane his wife hath by Indenture on 9 November 1784 conveyed to Gregory Baynham and Richard Wyatt, 291 acres of land lying on Dan River and in Halifax County, Virginia and where Jane the wife of the said William can not conveniently travel to our said county to relinquish her right of Dower in the said land we therefore require you or any two of you to repair to the said Jane and be examination privately and apart from her husband respecting her Dower, and when her examination is taken that you certify the same under your hands and seals to our Justices of our said County Court, witness George Carrington, Clerk.
16 November 1785, State of Georgia, Richmond County – This may certify that we have Examined Mrs. Jane Lawson apart from her husband and that she truly and voluntarily relinquishes her Dower in the above tract of land.  Signed James Hamilton J.P. and Edward Cartlendge.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, 19 January Court 1786, page 299 – A Commission for the privy examination of Jane Lawson, wife to William Lawson in and to a certain track of land sold and conveyed by the said William to Gregory Bynham and Richard Wyatt was returned and ordered to be recorded.
John
24 Apr 1786
Halifax
John Lawson married Elizabeth Miller 24 April 1786 in Halifax County, Virginia.
John & Moses
1786
Halifax
1786 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List-
Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 21, 1 horse, 3 cattle
Lawson, Moses; 1 free white male over 21 years, 1 horse
Thomas, Francis, John & Martha
1786
Halifax
1786 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List-
Lawson, Thomas; 1 free white male over 21, 5 blacks over 16, 2 blacks under 16, 5 horses, 18 cattle
Lawson, Frances; 0 free white males, 1 black over 16, 6 horses, 14 cattle
Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 21, 3 blacks over 16, 3 blacks under 16, 9 horses, 10 cattle
Lawson, Martha; 0 free white males over 21, 1 black over16, 1 black under 16, 2 horses
John & Thomas
11 May 1786
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, 11 May Court 1786, page 338 – David Ross, Plaintiff against John Lawson and Thomas Lawson Defendant – In debt.  This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney as well as the Defendant in their proper persons who saith that they can not deny the Plaintiff action against them nor that they owe the Plaintiff the sum in the declaration mentioned.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendants the sum of 114 pounds, 5 shilling and 10 pence 3 farthings with lawful interest thereon from the 25 December 1783 until payment together with his cost by him about his suit in this behalf expended and the Defendants in mercy.
William
May 1786
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, May Court 1786, page 453 – Richard Covington, Plaintiff against William Lawson, Defendant.  The Plaintiff having departed this life this suit abates.
Jane & William
13 Jun 1786
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, 13 June Court 1786, page 476 – Dedimus with the examination of Jane Lawson, wife of William Lawson to Samuel Sandys was returned and ordered to be recorded.

Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 13, page 431, June Court 1786 – From Richmond County, Georgia – Jane Lawson personally appeared before us and after Examination do hereby on Oath declare that she freely and voluntarily has relinquished her Dower as with mentioned before us this 2 February 1786.
Francis & John
21 Sep 1786
Halifax
Will Book 2, 1783-1792 Halifax County, Virginia by Marian Dodson Chiarito and James Hardley Prendergast, page 150, Francis Lawson’ Current Accounts, August 1786, John Lawson, guardian.  Returned 21 September 1786.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 12, September Court 1786, page 7 – John Lawson guardian to Francis Lawson returned his account sworn to which was ordered to be recorded.
William
Nov 1786
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 12, November Court 1786, page 48 – Common Wealth, Plaintiff against William Lawson, Defendant – Presentment.  For reasons appearing this suit is dismissed.
John & Benjamin
Apr & May 1787
Halifax
1787 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
24 April - Lawson, John & Milner, Thomas; 2 free white males over 21, 1 horse, 2 cattle
2 May - Lawson, Benjamin; 1 free white male over 21 years, 1 horse, 1 cattle
John, Martha, Thomas, John & Thomas
May 1787
Halifax
1787 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
10 May - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 21, 4 blacks over 16, 5 horses, 11 cattle
22 May - Lawson, Martha; 0 free white males, 1 black over 16, 1 black under 16, 2 horses
22 May - Lawson, Thomas; 1 free white male over 21, 7 blacks over 16, 3 blacks under 16, 5 horses, 23 cattle
25 May - Lawson, John & Thomas; 2 free white males over 21, 5 blacks over16, 17 black under 16, 9 horses, 16 cattle
William & David's orphans
1 May 1787
Halifax
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 14, page 88, 1 May 1787 – From William Lawson of the State of Georgia, to Joseph Gill Sr. of Halifax, for 500 pounds, about 465 acres in Halifax on both sides of Lawson Creek and bounded by a white oak near the Mill path in Shearman’s line, John Irvine’s line, David Lawson’s orphans line, Joseph Medley.  Signed W. Lawson.  Wit: N. Hobson, J. Gill Jr., Wm. Hobson and John Shackleford.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 12, May Court 1787, page 154 – An Indenture between William Lawson and Joseph Gill Junior was ordered to be recorded 17 May 1787.
John
Aug 1787
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 12, August Court 1787, page 245 – On the motion of John Lawson assignee of George Boyd Gentleman late Sheriff of this County, judgment is granted him against Robert Williams Executor of George Watkins, deceased on the said Watkin’s & John Irby’s Joint reply Bond passed to the said Boyd Gentlemen Sheriff for the sum of 8 pounds, 8 shillings and 10 pence current money of Virginia together with the costs of this motion.  It appearing that the said Robert Williams Executor as aforesaid have had Legal Notice thereof.  But this Judgment except as to the cost is to be discharged by the payment of 4 pounds, 4 shillings and 5 pence with lawful interest thereon from the 22 October 1776 til payment.
Francis & John
20 Sep 1787
Halifax
Will Book 2, 1783-1792 Halifax County, Virginia by Marian Dodson Chiarito and James Hardley Prendergast, page 150, Francis Lawson’ Current Accounts, 1787. S/ John Lawson, guardian to Frances Lawson orphan of John Lawson, deceased.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 12, September Court 1787, page 259 – John Lawson Guardian of Frances Lawson returned an account and made Oath thereto according to Law and the same being examined and approved of by the Court was ordered to be recorded 20 September 1787.
David, Aaron, William, James, David, Ann, Elihu & Elizabeth
28 Sep 1787
Halifax
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 14, page 250, 28 September 1787 – From Aaron Lawson, William Lawson, James Lawson, David Lawson and Joseph West and Ann, his wife, formerly Ann Lawson, the sons and daughter of David Lawson deceased, all of Halifax, for 1200 pounds, to Isaac Coles of Halifax, the 2 tracts described below except 200 acres already laid off and allotted to the afd David Lawson by an amicable division among the said 7 children (named below) of said David Lawson deceased.  Said David Lawson deceased, by his Halifax will dated 15 November 1774, devised to his 7 children (viz.) Ann Lawson, William Lawson, David Lawson, Aaron Lawson, James Lawson, Elihu Lawson and Elizabeth Lawson, all the land that he, said David Lawson had then in possession, to be equally divided between them.  David Lawson died possessed of one tract of land on the branches of Walnut Creek in Halifax containing about 440 acres and conveyed to said David Lawson by William Lawson by Halifax deed dated 18 March 1760.  Also one other tract on Dan River and Lawsons Creek in Halifax, containing about 1200 acres.  Said 2 parcels contained all the land of which said David Lawson died possessed.  Signed William Lawson, David Lawson, Aaron Lawson, James Lawson, Joseph West and Anne West.  Wit: Walter Bennett, Horatio Wade, David Brandon, James Kent, Salley Wade and Rebekah Wyatt.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 12, April Court 1788, page 336 and again on page 372 – An Indenture between William Lawson, David Lawson, Aaron Lawson, James Lawson, Joseph West and Anne West of the one part and Isaac Coles Gentleman of the other part was proved by the Oaths of 2 of the witnesses thereto subscribed to be their Act and Deed and it is Ordered to be certified 29 April 1788.
John, Thomas, Frances, John’s estate, Frances & William
1787
Halifax
Halifax County Land Tax Records –
Lawson, John; 390 acres
Lawson, Thomas; 390 acres
Lawson, Frances; 191 acres
Lawson, John estate; 233 acres
Lawson, Frances; 1400 acres
Lawson, William; 307
Hannah & Thomas
Feb 1788
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 12, February Court 1788, page 313 – On the motion of Hannah Lawson who took the Oath by Law prescribed, certificate is granted her for obtaining Letters of Administration of the Estate of Thomas Lawson, deceased in due form.  She giving Security where upon she together with William Boyd, William Watkins Sr., Thomas Watkins, Lesscomb Ragland, John Irvine and Theoderick Carter her security is entered into and acknowledged their Bono for that purpose according to same.

Same page and Court.  Ordered that Benjamin Hobson, John Moore, Samuel Jordan and John Caldwell or any three of them, they being first sworn according to Law do appraise in current money the slaves, if any and Personal Estate of Thomas Lawson, deceased and report the same to the next Court.
Francis & 2 sons, Martha, Hannah, John & Francis
Mar & Apr 1788
Halifax
1788 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List-
10 Mar - Lawson, Frances widow and 2 sons; 2 free white males over 21, 1 black over 16, 3 horses
10 Mar - Lawson, Martha; 0 free white males, 1 black over 16, 1 horse
25 Apr - Lawson, Hannah; 0 free white males, 7 blacks over 16, 2 blacks 12-16, 5 horses
25 Apr - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 21, 3 blacks over 16, 2 blacks 12-16, 6 horses
25 Apr - Lawson, Francis; 1 free white male over 21, 4 blacks over 16, 3 horses
John, Frances, John’s estate & William
1788
Halifax
1788 Southern District Halifax County Land Tax Records -
Lawson, John; 390 acres
Lawson, Frances; 196 acres
Lawson, John estate; 233 acres
Lawson, William; 307 acres
      “     ,       “      - (note below William Lawson indicated “same” for Joseph Gill; 465 acres
John
3 Apr 1788
Halifax
1788 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
3 Apr Lawson, John; 1 free white male tithe over 21 years. 2 horses
Benjamin
1788
Halifax
1788 Northern District Halifax County Land Tax Records –
Lawson, Benjamin; 100 acres
William
May 1788
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 12, May Court 1788, page 396 – On an Injunction in Chancery.  This day came the Plaintiff by his Council and Defendant being solemnly called and not appearing… Therefore it is decreed and ordered that the same be taken as confession and that the Defendant be perpetually enjoined from all further proceedings on the Judgment at Common Law obtained against the Plaintiff and pay the Plaintiff cost.
John
May 1788
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 12, May Court 1788, page 409 – John Lawson, Plaintiff against Conrad Ball, Defendant.  This day came the parties by their Attorneys and thereupon came also a Jury (then name the members) who being elected and sworn… do say that the Defendant did assume upon himself in manner and form as the Plaintiff against him hath complained and they do assess the Plaintiff damages by occasion of the non-performance of that assumption to 8 pounds current money besides his costs.
Thomas
28 Jul 1788
Halifax
Will Book 2– 1783-1792, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 282, Thomas Lawson’s Inventory and Appraisement, February Court 1788. Negroes Daniel, Stephen, Jeremiah, Richard, Old Dick, Peter, Sucky and child, Easter, Sarah, Rachael, 5 bay horses, cattle, sheep, plantation tools, household goods, 3 guns, looking glass, candle stick, crockery ware, 3 beds and furniture, carpenters tools, wagon and gear. Total: £675, 15 shillings, 6 pence  Due on a bond of Moses Fountain and Byrd Wall, a bond given by Nathl. Waddell, Sr. 17 May 1780 for £3,000 to be paid 1 April 1781.  By said bond for 2550 lbs. tobacco 3 August 1781.  S/ Benjamin Hobson, John Moore and Samuel Jordan, Appraisers.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 12, July Court 1788, page 430 – An Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Thomas Lawson, deceased was returned to Court and was ordered to be recorded 28 July 1788.
William
Aug 1788
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 12, August Court 1788, page 458 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against George Wiley, Defendant - In debt.  John Joynes came into Court and undertakes for the defendant that in case he shall be cash in the action aforesaid that he the said Defendant shall pay the costs and condemnation of the Court or render his body to Prision in execution for the same or that he the said John Joynes will do it for him.
Frances, David & William
Aug 1788
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 12, August Court 1788, page 460 – Frances Lawson, Executrix of David Lawson, deceased, Plaintiff against William Lawson, Defendant.  This day came the parties by their Attorneys and there upon came also a Jury to wit (named the members of the Jury)… to consult on their verdict and after sometime returned again into Court to render the same whereupon the Plaintiff was solemnly called but came not neither is her suit further prosecuted.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff be non suit and together with her pleases and be in mercy and that the defendant go thereof hence without day and recover against the said Plaintiff 5 shillings damages according to Law together with his cost.
David & David
27 Oct 1788
Halifax
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 14, page 337, 27 October 1788 – From David Lawson of Halifax to Isaac Coles of Halifax for 100 pounds, the whole of that land of which his father did seized and possessed, which was given to said David by the Halifax will of his father, David Lawson, dated 15 November 1774.  The land is supposed to contain about 250 acres.  Signed David Lawson.  Wit: none.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 13, October Court 1788, page 44 – An Indenture between David Lawson of the one part and Isaac Coles Gentleman of the other part was acknowledged by the said David to be his Act and Deed and was ordered to be recorded 27 October 1788.
James & David
22 Nov 1788
Halifax
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 14, page 377, 22 November 1788 – From James Lawson of Halifax to Isaac Coles of Halifax, for 100 pounds, all the lands given to said James by his father, David Lawson, in his will dated 15 November 1774.  The land lies on the waters of Walnut Creek, Dan River and Lawson Creek and is supposed to contain about 250 acres.  Signed James Lawson.  Wit: Matthew Rowlet, Christopher Irvine, George Carrington, William Rowlet, William (X) Organ and Phillip Rowlett.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 13, January and February Courts 1789, pages 82 and 100 – An Indenture between James Lawson of the one part and Isaac Coles of the other part was proved by the Oaths of two other of the witnesses thereto subscribed to be the to be his Act and Deed of the said James and was ordered to be recorded 23 February 1789.
Thomas & Hannah
1788-1791
Halifax
Will Book 2- 1783-1792, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 460, Thomas Lawson's Accounts Current 1788-1791.  Listed the cost incurred by the estate.
The estate of Thomas Lawson, deceased with Elisha Dodson and Hannah his wife, Administrators and find as stated.
S/ Thomas Watkins, Daniel Wilson and Benjamin Hopson
Returned 24 August 1792.
Moses, Elizabeth, John, Elizabeth, Joshua, Levina, Jesse, John, Fanny, Sally, Peggy, Heneritta, James, Moses & Nancy
6 Dec 1788
Stokes
Moses Lawson served in the War of the Revolution as follows: - three months tour starting July 1780 and was in the Battle of Kings Mountain [7 Oct. 1780] in Captain Joseph Cloud’s company and a tour of six months under a Capt. [Henry] Smith or Capt. Meredith to South Carolina and was in a battle at a place called Brier River or Creek in the south [Battle of Briar Creek, GA, 3 March 1779] and other tours ranging after Tories.  In the pension papers filed 24 August 1840 for Moses’ wife, Elizabeth, it indicated she was 75 years old in October next.  She declared that her maiden name was Bradley and she married Moses Lawson on 10 November 1789 in Caswell County, NC by Rev’d. Moore and at the time they were residences of Halifax County, VA.  States Moses died 26 October 1813.  To support Elizabeth's claim, Elizabeth Lawson, age 76 years, stated Moses was her brother-in-law and the brother of her husband John Lawson and that John was at the wedding of Moses and Elizabeth.  Application indicates they had 11 children, first of which was Joshua Lawson born in September 1790 in Surry County (which changed to Stokes County), next was Levina, about two years between births, then Jesse, John, Fanny, Sally, Peggy, Heneritta, James, Moses and late was Nancy.

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

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

Included with her application was a copy of the Marriage Bond, dated 6 December 1788, signed by Moses Lawson and John Lawson and listed her name as Betsey Bradley.
Moses
8 Apr 1789
Halifax
On April 8, 1789, Roger Madison "of the County of Halifax”, wrote his Will.  It was Recorded on 25 February 1802.  He mentions his children as follows:  Ann Cox, Mary Collins, Elizabeth Moore, Frances Collins, Peggy French Madison, son-in-law George Richards and grandson Taliaferro Richards (deceased daughter's name not mentioned), grandson Taliaferro Cox (either a son of Ann Cox or an unnamed deceased daughter), and Ambrose Madison.  The executors were Ambrose Madison and "my nephew George Camp."  Witnesses were Ben Lankford, William Jackson and Moses Lawson.
Thomas
28 Apr 1789
Halifax
Will Book 2– 1783-1792, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 327, Thomas Lawson’s – Further Inventory 20 December 1788.   Items listed: 1 yoke of oxen, 6 head sheep, 1 bond on Joseph Fuqua due since 14 December 1786.  Total: £82, 4 schillings, 10 ¼ pence.  S/ Benjamin Hobson, Samuel Gordon and John Moore.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 13, April Court 1789, page 168 – A further Inventory and appraisment of the Estate of Thomas Lawson, deceased was returned into Court and was ordered to be recorded 28 April 1789.
Hannah
21 May 1789
Halifax
Hannah (Fuqua) Lawson married Elisha Dodson 21 May 1789 in Halifax County, Virginia.
Hannah & Thomas
Jun 1789
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 13, June Court 1789, page 267 – Hannah Lawson Administrator of Thomas Lawson, deceased, Plaintiff against John Arnold, Defendant – On an attachment.  The sheriff having returned that he had levied the said attachment on a mare bridle and saddle – This day came the Plaintiff by her Attorney and the said Defendant came not neither doth he replevy the said attached effects and the Plaintiff’s demand for the sum of 2 pounds current money appearing to be just.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover againsh the said Defendant the debt aforesaid together with her costs by her in that behalf expended and it is ordered that the said attached effects be condemned and the Sheriff make Public Sale thereof according to Law and money arising from such sale pay and satisfy the Plaintiff the debt and costs aforesaid.
John & Moses
7 Jul 1789
Halifax
1789 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
7 Jul - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 21, 1 horse
7 Jul - Lawson, Moses; 1 free white male over 21 years, 1 horse
Benjamin
1789
Halifax
1789 Northern District Halifax County Land Tax Records –
Lawson, Benjamin; 100 acres
Frances, John O., Thomas’ estate & Martha
1789
Halifax
1789 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
Lawson, Frances ; 2 free white males over 21, 3 black over 16, 4 horses
Lawson, John O.; 2 free white males over 21, 3 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 4 horse
Lawson, Thomas Estate; 1 free white male over 21, 9 blacks over 16, 6 horses
Lawson, Martha; 0 free white male over 21, 1 black over 16
Francis, John & Martha
1789 or 1790
Halifax
1789 L Southern District Halifax County (not sure why there was a second one, thought it may be 1790 but it indicated 1789L?) -
Lawson, Francis ; 1 free white male over 21, 3 blacks over 16, 4 horses
Lawson, John; 2 free white males over 21, 3 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 7 horse
Lawson, Thomas Estate; 1 free white male over 21, 9 blacks over 16, 6 horses
Lawson, Martha Widow; 0 free white male over 21, 1 black over 16, 1 horse
Thomas’ estate, John, Frances, John’s estate & William
1789
Halifax
1789 Halifax County Land Tax Records -
Lawson, Thomas estate; 390 acres
Lawson, John; 390 acres
Lawson, Frances; 196 acres
Lawson, John estate; 233 acres
Lawson, William; 465 acres
Hannah & Thomas
Dec 1789
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 14, December Court 1789, page 95 – Ordered that James Legrand, Benjamin Hopson, Theoderick Carter and Thomas Watkins or any three of them do divide the estate of Thomas Lawson, deceased amongst his heirs and that they do also lay off and assign unto Hannah Lawson (now Dodson) one third part of the estate both real and personal which he the said Thomas Lawson did possessed according to Law and that they report the same to the next Court.
William & Frances
27 Dec 1789
Halifax-Greene County, Georgia
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 14, page 562 – I, William Lawson of Greene County, Georgia, to make over unto my son, Frances Lawson of Greene County, Georgia, all lands, woods and accounts due me in Halifax, for value received for the same.  Signed 27 December 1789, W. Lawson.  Wit: James Johnston, James Shackelford and John Shackelford.  Recorded 22 February 1790.
Thomas, Hannah, Smith & Susannah
25 Jan 1790
Halifax
Will Book 2– 1783-1792, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 383, Thomas Lawson Allotment of Dower, December Court 1789.
Agreeable to an Order of Halifax Court we have lay’d off an allotted to Hannah Dodson, late Hannah Lawson her dower in the estate of Thomas Lawson, deceased her late husband and likewise among the several legatees as below shown:
Lot #1 – Hannah Dodson – negro fellow Daniel, do. Jerry, do. Old Dick, 1 horse named Dick, 2 cows and heifer, 1 bull, 1 yearling, plantation tools, household and kitchen goods, 1 large gun, 1 bed and furniture, 1 razor and strap, walnut table and sitting chairs, 57 barrels corn, 550 lbs. pork.  202 pounds, 5 schillings, 6 pence.
Lot #2 – Smith Lawson a legatee – negro fellow named Dick, do. Wench Suck and children, do. Old wench Sarah, 1 black colt, 1 old horse, 1-lot cattle, do. Pewter, do. Plantation tools, 1 rifle gun with sundries, coffee pot and 3 setting chairs, 1 bed and furniture, 1 yoke of steers, 57 barrels corn, 550 lbs. pork.  196 pounds, 19 schillings, 4 pence.
Lot #3 – Susana Lawson a legatee – negro man named Stephen, do. Wench Easter, do. Rachel, do. Old fellow Peter, household goods, plantation tools, flax wheel, 2 sitting chairs, 1 bed and furniture, 7 sheep, 57 barrels corn, 550 lbs. pork. 192 pounds.
S/ Theo. Carter, Thos. Watkins and Benjamin Hopson
Returned 25 January 1790
Thomas, Susannah & Smith
25 Jan 1790
Halifax
Halifax County, Virginia Guardian Bonds 1790-1799, 25 January 1790 – Theoderick Carter, guardian of Susannah Lawson and Smith Lawson, orphans of Thomas Lawson deceased.  James McCraw, Caleb Townes and James LeGrand, Security Bond £5000.  John Coleman &c, Gent. Justices.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 14, January Court 1790, page 102 – Theoderick Carter Gentleman is appointed Guardian to Susannah Lawson and Smith Lawson, orphans of Thomas Lawson, deceased and the said Carter with James McCraw, James Legrand and Caleb Townes his security entered into and acknowledged their Bond for that purpose according to Law.
Hannah & Thomas
Jan 1790
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 14, January Court 1790, page 108 – Ordered that the Sheriff summon Hannah Dodson late the wife of Thomas Lawson, deceased to the next Court to render her accounts current as administrator of the Estate of the said Thomas Lawson, deceased.
William & Francis
Feb 1790
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 14, February Court 1790, page 118 – An Instrument of Writing between William Lawson of the one part and Francis 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 William and was ordered to be recorded.
Francis
24 Mar 1790
Halifax
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 14, page 692, 24 March 1790 – From Francis Lawson of Greene County, Georgia to Joseph Hewell Jr. of Halifax for 60 pounds, all his said Francis Lawson’s tract of land in Halifax containing 279 acres, it being part of a patent to William Bird Esq. and bounded by Shackelford, Butler and John Adams and lying on the waters of Stokes Creek.  Signed Francis Lawson.  Wit: John Walsh, William Thaxton and Charles © Mullins.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 14, June and July Courts 1790, pages 271 and 288 – An indenture between Francis Lawson and Joseph Hewell Junior was proven (and further proven) and ordered to be recorded 26 July 1790.
John
Mar 1790
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 14, March Court 1790, page 150 – On the motion of John Lawson a witness for Charles Hoyle in his suit against Anthony Griffin ordered that the said Hoyle pay him 150 pounds of tobacco for 6 days attendance according to Law.
John & Moses
Mar & Jul 1790
Halifax
1790 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
8 Mar - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 21, 3 horses
27 July - Lawson, Moses; 1 free white male over 21 years, 2 horses
John’s estate & William
1790
Halifax
1790 Halifax County Land Tax Records -
Lawson, John estate; 233 acres
Lawson, William 307 acres
     “     ,       “      - (note below William Lawson indicated “same”) 465 acres
Willliam
Apr 1790
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 14, April Court 1790, page 192 – William Lawson, Petitioner against Drury Malone and Alexander Harrelson, Defendants – On a Petition.  The Defendants having been duly summoned according to Law and not appearing altho solemnly called.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Petitioner recover against the said Defendants the sum of 4 pounds, 16 shillings and 6 pence current money with lawful interest thereon from the 23 October 1784 until payment together with is cost and the Plaintiff acknowledge the receipt of 3 pounds.
Willliam
May 1790
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 14, May Court 1790, page 204 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against Heratio Wade, Richard Howlitt and Richard Wyatt, Defendants – In debt.  Walter Bennett and Edmond Wade came into Court and undertakes for the Defendants that in case they shall be convicted in the Action aforesaid that they the said Defendants shall pay the costs and condemnation of the Court or render their bodies to Prison in execution for the same or that they the said Walter and Edmond will do it for them.
Hannah & Thomas
May 1790
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 14, May Court 1790, page 212 – Hannah Lawson Administratrix of Thomas Lawson, deceased who intermarried with Elisha Dodson having been duly summoned to this Court to give Counter Security for her said Administratrix – This day came the said Elisha in this charge of the said subpoena and with James Legrand, John Moore and Daniel Wilson his Counter Security entered into and acknowledge their bond for that purpose according to Law and it ordered that John Irvine and George Boyd the former security for the said Hannah be discharged from the same.
Hannah & Thomas
Jun 1790
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 14, June Court 1790, page 258 – Ordered that Thomas Watkins, William McCraw, James LeGrand and Thomas Davenport or any three of them do examine, state and view the account current of the Estate of Thomas Lawson with Elisha Dodson and Hannah, his wife his Administrator and Administratrix and that they report the same to the next Court.
Thomas
Aug 1790
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 15, August Court 1790, page 21 – Thomas Lawson assignee of Byrd Wall, Plaintiff against Moses Foutaine, Defendant - In debt.  William Washington came into Court and undertakes for the Defendant that in case he shall be cast in the action aforesaid that he the said Defendant shall satisfy or pay the condemnation of the Court or render his body to Prison in execution for the same or that he the said William will do it for him.  Whereupon the said William Washington surrendered here in Court the body of the said Defendant and he from his undertaking and recognizance in this part as aforesaid is discharged and the Plaintiff by his Attorney prayed the said Defendant in execution to the custody of the Sheriff of this County to remain in the Common Jail for debtors until he shall have satisfied the Plaintiff demand or shall be otherwise discharged by due course of Law.
Francis
2 Feb 1791
Halifax
Marriage Bonds and Ministers’ Returns of Halifax County, Virginia 1753-1800, page 22, indicates Francis Lawson married Betsy Taylor, daughter of Charles Taylor, 2 February 1791.  Surety put up by John Lawson.
Moses
23 May 1791
Halifax
1791 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
23 May - Lawson, Moses; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 horses
Thomas’ estate, John, John’s estate, Francis, William & Benjamin
1791
Halifax
1791 Halifax County Land Tax Records -
Lawson, Thomas estate; 260 acres
Lawson, John; 390 acres
Lawson, John estate; 233 acres
Lawson, Francis sold to Jos. Hewett
Lawson, William; 307 acres
     “     ,       “      - (note below William Lawson indicated “same”) 465 acres
Lawson, Benjamin; 100 acres
Smith
1791
Halifax
Will Book 2- 1783-1792, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 463, Thomas Lawson's Accounts Current 1791.  Stated that Theo. Carter was guardian to the orphans of Thomas Lawson.
Hannah
Aug 1791
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 15, August Court 1791, page 271 – John Irvine, Plaintiff against Elisha Dodson and Hannah, his wife Administrators of Thomas Lawson, Defendants – This day came the parties by their Attorneys and also a Jury (then it named the members of the Jury)… do say that the Defendant’s Intestate did assume upon himself in his lifetime in manner and form as the Plaintiff against him hath complained and they do award the Plaintiff damages by the non performance of the assumption to 72 pounds besides his costs.
Frances & John
Aug 1791
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 15, August Court 1791, page 271 – Ordered that John Irvine pay unto Frances Lawson 75 pounds of tobacco for 3 day attendance as a wittiness for him in his suit against Thomas Lawson Administrators.

Same page and Court. Ordered that John Irvine pay unto John Lawson 125 pounds of tobacco for 5 day attendance as a wittiness for him in his suit against Thomas Lawson Administrators.
John
24 Aug 1791
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 15, page 261, February Court 1792 – This Indenture made 24 August 1791 between Thomas Carson of Pendleton County, South Carolina and John Lawson of Halifax County, Virginia.  Said Thomas Carson for and in consideration of 120 pounds current money in hand paid the said Thomas Carson doth hereby acknowledge and thereof doth acquit and discharge the said John Lawson his heirs, executors and administrators forever by these present doth bargain and sold a tact of land in Halifax on the waters of Byrds Creek containing 103 acres and is bounded by lines of Lawson’s orphans, John Lawson, Joseph Kerby, John Moss or More, Adam Blout together with the Lawsons… Signed Thomas Carson.  Witnesses Adam Blount, James Davis, Daniel Wilson, Benjamin Hobson and Francis Lawson.  Recorded 27 February 1792.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 15, February Court 1792, page 339 – An Indenture between Thomas Carson of the one part and John Lawson of the other part was proved by the Oath of 3 witnesses thereunto subscribed to be the Act and Deed of the said Thomas party thereto and was ordered to be recorded.
John & Ann
20 Oct 1791
Halifax
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 15, page 305, 20 October 1791 – Will of Alexander Irvine of Halifax mention Catharine, Mary, Margaret and Ann daughters and coheirs, having married David Brandon, Thomas Hurst, Thomas Brandon and John Lawson.  Then indicated who was to get what.  Signed 20 October 1791.
John
12 Dec 1791
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 15, page 236, December Court 1791 – This Indenture made 12 December 1791 between John Lawson of Halifax County, Virginia on the one part and Joseph Kerby of the same county and state of the other part, for the sum of 25 pounds, 4 shillings current money bargained and sold 71 acres of land beginning on Bird Creek thence up… to a corner white oak on Lawson’s line.  Sign John Lawson.  Witnesses Richard Kirby, Charles Parish and Barney Murray.  Recorded 12 December 1791.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 15, December Court 1791, page 322 – An Indenture between John Lawson of the one part and Joseph Kerby of the other part was by the said John party thereto acknowledged to be his Act and Deed and was ordered to be recorded.
Agnes
31 Dec 1791
Halifax
Agnes Lawson married Job Hampton 31 December 1791 in Halifax County, Virginia.
William Sr. & Francis
16 Jan 1792
Halifax
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 15, page 303, 16 January 1792 – From Joseph Gill of the County of Rutherford in the State of Carolina, to William Lawson Sr. of the County of Greene and State of Georgia for 400 pounds, about 500 acres in Halifax, bounded by the lines of Robert Shearman, Joseph Medley, John Irvine and John Gorden “&c”.  Signed Joseph Gill.  Wit: James Shackelford, Francis Lawson and Langston Pace.  Certified 23 January 1792 and further proved 27 March 1792.
Moses
Feb 1792
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 15, February Court 1792, page 358 – On the motion of Moses Lawson a witness for Mack Milner in his suit against Robert Lumpkin, it is ordered that the said Milner pay him 25 pounds tobacco for one days attendance according to Law.
Francis & William Sr.
28 Feb 1792
Halifax
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 15, page 382, 28 February 1792 – I, Francis Lawson of Greene County, Georgia, for divers good causes, appoint my trusty friend, Major John Irvine of Halifax, my true and lawful attorney, to recover from anyone indebted to me for contracts in Halifax entered into with William Lawson Sr. of said Greene County, or myself.  I also authorize my attorney to seel the land and plantation on Lawson Creek, called the old Mill Tract, containing about 490 acres, for the best price he can get.  Signed 28 February 1792, Francis Lawson.  Wit: Joseph Medley, William McCraw Jr. and Samuel McCraw Jr.  Recorded 23 July 1792.
John
23 Apr 1792
Halifax
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 15, page 333, 23 April 1792 – This Indenture made 23 April 1792 between John Lawson of Halifax County, Virginia and Nowell Waddle of the County of Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  In consideration of 100 pounds current money, do bargained and sold a track of land in Halifax on the waters of Doby Creek containing 380 acres beginning at Harry Cook’s line, to John Brandon’s, to corner on Phillip Thomas’ line, thence to George Russell’s line, thence to App. Russell’s line, to Richard Clayborn’s line… Signed John Lawson.  No witnesses.  Recorded 23 April 1792.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 15, April Court 1792, page 415 – An Indenture between John Lawson of the one part and Nowell Waddle of the other part was acknowledge by the said John party thereto to be his Act and Deed and the same was ordered to be recorded.
Frances & John
May
1792
Halifax
1792 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
10 May - Lawson, Frances; 1 free white male over 16 years, 3 blacks over 16, 5 horses
28 May - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years, 3 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 8 horses
John, Thomas’ estate, John’s estate, William, Benjamin, John & William
1792
Halifax
1792 Halifax County Land Tax Records -
Herby (or Berby), Joseph and Lawson, Jno.; 21 acres
Lawson, Thomas estate; 260 acres
Lawson, John estate; 233 acres
Lawson, William; 307 acres
      “     ,       “      - (note indicated “same”); 465 acres
Lawson, Benjamin; 100 acres
Lawson, John from Carson; 103 acres
Lawson, William for Jos. Gill; 500 acres
Thomas (Smith) & Susannah
Jun 1792
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 15, June Court 1792, page 472 – It is ordered that Theoderick Carter Guardian of Thomas Lawson and Susanna Lawson, orphans of Thomas Lawson, deceased be summoned to appear at the next Court to show cause why he has not returned an inventory of the Estate belonging to the said Orphans. (Note: was this a mistake when entered or is Smith Lawson’s full name Thomas Smith Lawson?)
John
19 Jun 1792
Halifax
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 15, page 415, 19 June 1792 – This Indenture made 19 June 1792 between Dudley Glass of Halifax to John Lawson of Halifax for 50 pounds, about 100 acres in Halifax and bounded by the upper side of the south fork of Bradley’s Creek to corner of William Hodge’s line thence south...  Signed Dudley Glass.  Wit: William Walden, George Glass and Job (X) Hampton.  Recorded 24 September 1792.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 15, September Court 1792, page 563 – A Deed of Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Dudley Glass to John Lawson was presented in Court and acknowledged by the said Dudley and ordered to be recorded.
Smith & Susannah
Jun 1792
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 15, July Court 1792, page 505 – Theoderick Carter, Guardian of Smith and Susannah Lawson, orphans of Thomas Lawson, deceased having been summoned to appear here today to show cause why he has not rendered an account of his wards’ estate.  For reasons appearing to the Court the summons aforesaid is ordered to be dismissed.
Thomas
Jul 1792
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 15, July Court 1792, page 502 – A Power of Attorney from Thomas Lawson to John Irvine was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of 2 of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
John & Moses

Jul 1792

Halifax
1792 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
4 Jul - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
26 Jul - Lawson, Moses; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
Thomas & Hannah
24 Aug 1792
Halifax
Will Book 2– 1783-1792, Halifax County, Virginia, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, page 460, Thomas Lawson’s Accounts Current 1788-1791. Listed the cost incurred by the estate. The estate of Thomas Lawson, deceased with Elisha Dodson and Hannah his wife, Administrators and find as stated.
S/ Thomas Watkins, Daniel Wilson and Benjamin Hopson
Returned 24 August 1792.
Thomas, Martha, Smith & Susannah
24 Sep 1792
Halifax
Will Book 3, 1792-1797, Halifax County, Virginia, by T.L.C. Genealogy, page 5, Account Current.  Estate of Thomas Lawson, in account with Theoderick Carter, Guardian, 1792.  Mention debits include: cash paid John Irvine on execution obtained against said estate orphan’s part; cash paid Elisha Dodson for sundry articles found Mrs. Lawson; cash paid Charles Parish schooling 2 orphan children; corn and wheat for widow Lawson as per agreement; wheat for Martha Lawson…

At a court held 24 September 1792, the within account against the estate of Smith and Susannah Lawson, orphans of Thomas Lawson deceased was returned into court by Theoderick Carter, and ordered to be recorded.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 15, September Court 1792, page 576 – Theoderick Carter Guardian of Smith Lawson and Susanna Lawson, orphans of Thomas Lawson, deceased rendered an account of his wards’ estate which was examined, sworn to, allowed and ordered to be recorded.

Thomas,

Smith & Susannah

Jan 1793
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 16, January Court 1793, page 68 – Ordered that Theoderick Carter, Guardian of Smith and Susannah Lawson, orphans of Thomas Lawson, deceased be summoned to appear at the next Court to answer the complaint of the said wards as stated in the Petition exhibited against him.
Smith & Susannah
Feb 1793
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 16, February Court 1793, page 79 – On the motion of William Boyd, a witness for Smith and Susannah Lawson, orphans of Thomas Lawson against Theoderick Carter their Guardian orders that they so pay him 50 pounds of tobacco for 1 day allowance according to Law.
Francis
Mar 1793
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 16, March Court 1793, page 92 – Theoderick Carter, Plaintiff against Frances Lawson – In debt.  Mecajah Watkins of the County came into Court and undertook for the Defendant that in 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 of the same in that he the said Watkins will do for him.
John & Moses
1793
Halifax
1793 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Moses; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
John & Francis
Apr
1793
Halifax
1793 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
2 Apr - Lawson, John; 1 free white male tithe over 16 years, 4 blacks over 16, 9 horses
4 Apr - Lawson, Francis; 1 free white male tithe over 16 years, 3 blacks over 16, 4 horses
John’s estate, William, Benjamin, John & William
1793
Halifax
1793 Halifax County Land Tax Records -
Lawson, John estate; 233 acres
Lawson, William; 307 acres
      “     ,       “      - (note indicated “same”) 465 acres
Lawson, Benjamin; 100 acres
Lawson, John for ____?___; 103 acres
Lawson, William (for Gill); 500 acres
John
Aug 1793
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 16, August Court 1793, page 213 – Theoderick Carter, Plaintiff against Thomas Word and John Lawson, Defendants – In debt.  This suit abates by the Sheriff return as to the Defendant Word.  This day came as well the Plaintiff by his Attorney as the Defendant Lawson in his proper person and the said Defendant acknowledged the Plaintiff’s action therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant Lawson the sum of 32 pounds current money, the debt in the declaration mentioned and his costs by him in this which expended and the said Defendant in mercy.  But this Judgment except as to the costs is to be discharged by the payment of 16 pounds like money with legal interest thereon from 1 January 1793 until payment and the Plaintiff agrees to stay the execution of the Judgment until Christmas next.
Francis & John
Aug 1793
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 16, August Court 1793, page 225 – Theoderick Carter, Plaintiff against Frances Lawson and John Lawson, Defendants – In debt.  This day came the parties by their Attorneys and thereupon came also a Jury (then it named the members of the Jury)… do say that the Defendants hath not paid unto the Plaintiff the debt in the declaration mentioned as on replying they do assess the Plaintiff damages by reason thereof to one penny besides his costs he hath alleged, therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendants the sum of 8 pounds current money the debt in the declaration mentioned with legal interest thereon from 31 December 1790 until paid together with his damages aforesaid in form aforesaid assessed and his costs by him in this behalf expended and the said Defendants in mercy.
Thomas, Martha, Smith & Susannah
23 Sep 1793
Halifax
Will Book 3, 1792-1797, Halifax County, Virginia, by T.L.C. Genealogy, page 80, Account Current.  The estate of Thomas Lawson deceased on account with Theo Carter, Guardian, 1792 and 1793.  Mention were; to cash paid Gideon Ragland for Martha; to Lawson widow for a cow…
Recorded 23 September 1793.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 16, September Court 1793, page 242 – An Account – Theoderick Carter, Guardian of Smith and Susannah Lawson, orphans of Thomas Lawson, deceased was returned to Court, examined and allowed by the Court sworn to by the said Guardian and ordered to be recorded.
Ann & John
Nov 1793
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 16, November Court 1793, page 257 – On the motion of Ann Lawson, widow and relict of John Lawson, deceased made with according to Law and together with John Irvine and Annis Brandon her Securities entered into and acknowledged their bond of 5,000 pounds conditioned as the Law directs.  Certificate is granted her for obtaining Letters of Administration on the Estate of the said John Lawson, deceased in due form.
John
24 Feb 1794
Halifax
Halifax County, Virginia Wills, 1792-1797 by T. L. C. Genealogy, page 107.  Per H Court Order dated November Court, 1793, we have appraised the estate of John Lawson deceased, or so much as was shown by his administrators.  Items mentioned include: Negroes Elick, Gabriel, Moll, Patt, Nan, Ben, Reuben, Cretty, Gilbert, the fourth part of Robb, the fourth part of Rose; carpenters tools, 1 side saddle, 1 man’s saddle, 100 geese.  Signed 12 April 1794 – William Brandon, Thomas Brandon and Thomas Hursh.  Recorded 24 February 1794.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 16, April Court 1794, page 413 – An Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of John Lawson, deceased returned in Court by the Commissioners appointed to take the same and was ordered to be recorded.
John & Moses
1794
Halifax
1794 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
Lawson, Moses; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
Francis, Anne & John B. R.
May Jul & Aug
1794
Halifax
1794 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
Lawson, Francis; 1 free white male over 16 years, 3 blacks over 16, 3 horse
Lawson, Anne; 0 free white males, 4 blacks over 16, 6 horses
Lawson, John B.R.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
Thomas’ estate, John’s estate, William, Benjamin, John & William
1794
Halifax
1794 Halifax County Land Tax Records -
Lawson, Thomas estate; 260 acres
Lawson, John estate; 233 acres
Lawson, William; 307 acres
      “     ,       “      - (“same”); 465 acres
Lawson, Benjamin; 100 acres
Lawson, John; 103 acres
Lawson, William; 500 acres
Thomas’ orphans
Sep 1794
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 16, September Court 1794, page 555 – An Account  - Theoderick Carter, Guardian of the orphans of Thomas Lawson, deceased was returned to Court reviewed and allowed by the Court, sworn to by the said Theoderick and was ordered to be recorded.
David
12 Oct 1794
Halifax
David Lawson married Winifred Dodson 12 October 1794 in Halifax County, Virginia.
Susanna & Francis
26 Dec 1794
Halifax - Hancock Co., GA
Halifax County, VA Deed Book 15, 26 December 1794 – Susanna Lawson, the wife of the said Francis Lawson, of Hancock County, GA, could not conveniently travel to Halifax Court to acknowledge the deed in 24 March 1790, sold to Joseph Hewell, 279 acres in Halifax.  We certify that we examined Susanna Lawson and that she voluntarily signed (the deed).  Signed 26 December 1794, J. Bailey J.P. and Alexander Reed J.P.  Recorded 25 January 1796.
Moses, John & David
Mar & Apr
1795
Halifax
1795 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
10 Mar - Lawson, Moses; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 horses
10 Mar - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
7 Apr - Lawson, David; 1 free white male over 16 years
Francis, Anne & John
May, Jul & Aug
1795
Halifax
1795 Southern Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
7 May - Lawson - Francis; 1 free white male over 16 years, 3 blacks over 16, 3 horses
1 Jul - Lawson, Anne; 0 free white male over 16, 4 blacks over 16, 6 horse
20 Aug - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16, 2 horses
Thomas’ estate, John’s estate, William, Benjamin, John & William
1795
Halifax
1795 Halifax County Land Tax Records -
Lawson, Thomas estate; 260 acres
Lawson, John estate; 233 acres
Lawson, William; 307 acres
      “     ,       “      - (“same”); 465 acres
Lawson, Benjamin; 100 acres
Lawson, John; 103 acres
Lawson, William for Gill; 500 acres
Thomas, Smith & Susanna
1795
Halifax
Charlotte County, Wills, Will Book 1765-1791, page 146: - Thomas Lawson's orphans, in account to Theo Carter, guardian. Debits mentioned include: cash paid the (clerk of Parsons [Person] County, North Carolina, paid Randolph Buckley for schooling the orphans for 6 months, a side saddle for orphan Susanna Lawson, a man's saddle for Smith Lawson, tax on 260 acres land for the years 92, 93, & 94, wheat for M__ Lawson, Elisha Dodson's charge for boarding, clothing, & schooling the orphans for the years 1794 & 1795, schooling, 6 months, by Mr. Vaughn. Credits mentioned include: hire of Negro Dick to Philip Vass, Stephen to Alexr Posey, Sarah to Elisha Dodson, Easther and 2 children to Tho Carter, Sukey & 3 children to Thos Carter, Rachal & 3 children to Capt John Brandon, --ly, a small boy, to Francis Brandon; Presley Dodson, rent of orphans' land. The within account of the estate of Smith and Susanna Lawson, orphans of Thos Lawson dec'd was recorded act 26, 1795.
William
Aug 1795
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 17, August Court 1795, page 209 – Heratio Wade as well for himself as Richard Wyatt and Anthony Gresham, Complainant against William Lawson, Defendant – An Injunction.  The Defendant not having entered his appearance and giving security according to the Act of Assembly and the rule of this Court and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that he is not an inhabitant of this County, on the motion of the Complainant by his counsel, it is ordered that the said Defendant do appear here and answer the Bill of the Complainant and that a copy of this order be forthwith inserted in some newspaper of the City of Richmond for two months successively and pasted at the front door of the Court House of this County.
Susannah & Smith
Oct 1795
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 17, October Court 1795, page 267 – Susannah Lawson and Smith Lawson infants and orphans of Thomas Lawson, decease by John Fuqua their friend, Complainants against Theoderick Carter, Guardian of the said Susannah Lawson and Smith Lawson, Defendant – On a Complaint.  For reasons appearing to the court, ordered that the same be dismissed.
Susannah & Francis
Jan 1796
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 17, January Court 1796, page 267 – A Commission for the privy examination of Susannah Lawson, wife of Francis Lawson touching her relinquishment of dower in and to 279 acres of land lying in this County and conveyed by her said husband to Joseph hewell with a certificate thereon of the examination of the said Susannah and of her relinquishment of Dower on the said land, signed by John Bailey and Alexander Reed, Gentleman Justice to whom the said commission was directed was returned to Court and ordered to be recorded.
William
Jan 1796
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 17, January Court 1796, page 351 – Heratio Wade as well for himself as Richard Wyatt and Anthony Gresham, Complainant against William Lawson, Defendant – An Injunction.  The Defendant having filed his answer and thereby denied the equity of the Complainants appear here at the next Court to be held for the said County and show to the contrary that his Bill shall then be dismissed with cost.
Elizabeth & Francis
Feb 1796
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 17, February Court 1796, page 363 – On the motion of Elizabeth Lawson, widow and relict of Francis Lawson, decease who made oath according to Law and together with John Irvine, David Brandon and Charles Taylor her securities entered into and acknowledge their bond in the penalty of 5,000 dollars conditioned as the Law directs.  Certificate is granted her for obtaining Letters of Administration of the said decedent’s Estate in due form.
Francis
Feb 1796
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 17, February Court 1796, page 364 – Ordered that James Chappell, James Watkins, Thomas Watkins and William Terry or any 3 of them being first sworn before a Justice of the County do appraised in current money the slaves, if any and personal Estate of Francis Lawson, deceased and returned the appraisement to the Court.
Moses & John
11 Feb 1796
Halifax
Halifax County, Virginia Deeds 1793-1796, Deed Book 16, page 556, 11 February 1796 – William Lane (Lain) of Halifax to Moses Lossen (Lawson) of Halifax for 20 pounds, 45 acres in Halifax, sold from the land of Step Roberts and bounded by Glass, Hampton.  Signed William (X) Lane.  Wit: Thomas (X) Laine, John (X) Lossen and Absolen Lane.  Recorded 25 April 1796.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 17, April Court 1796, page 409 – An Indenture between William Lane of the one part and Moses Lawson of the other part was proved by the oaths of 3 witnesses thereto subscribed to be the Act and Deed of the said Lane and ordered to be recorded.
Francis
26 Apr 1796
Halifax
Halifax County, Virginia Wills, 1792-1797 by T. L. C. Genealogy, page 228.  Per Halifax Court order dated February Court, 1796, we appraised the slaves and other estate of Francis Lawson deceased.  Items mentioned include: Negro men Tom, young and Tom, old; 1 Negro woman, Pegga; carpenters tools, 1 woman's saddle and bridle, 1 man's saddle and bridle, old books, 1 looking glass, shoemakers tools, 1 bedstead, bed and furniture.  Recorded 26 April 1796.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 17, April Court 1796, page 410 – An Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Francis Lawson, deceased was returned to Court and ordered to be recorded.
John, Ann, & Francis' Estate
Jul, Aug & Sep
1796
Halifax
1796 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
26 Jul - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 , 1 horse
13 Aug - Lawson, Anne; 0 free white males over 16 , 4 blacks over 16, 3 horses
23 Sep - Lawson, Frances’ estate; 0 free white males over 16, 3 blacks over 26, 3 horses.
Thomas’ estate & John’s estate, William, John & William
1796
Halifax
1796 Halifax County Land Tax Records -
Lawson, Thomas estate; 260 acres
Lawson, John estate; 233 acres
Lawson, William; 307 acres
      “     ,       “      - (“same”); 465 acres
Lawson, John; 103 acres
Lawson, William; 500 acres
Thomas, Smith & Susanna
26 Sep 1796
Halifax
Charlotte County, Wills, Will Book 1765-1791, page 284: - Account against the estate of Thomas Lawson dec'd, returned to Court by Theo Carter, guardian. Debits include mention of: 3 pair of shoes for the orphans, boarding & clothing 2 small Negro children, Dr. R. Holland for attending the orphans' slaves, wheat, corn and articles for widow Lawson, tax paid on 260 acres of land, sundries bought of Jas. A. Glenn for the orphans, 1 woman's stirrup iron, 1 small history. Credits include mention of: Philip Wats for hire of Stephen, Elisha Dodson for Rachal & 3 children, William Scott for Sarah old Negro, Nathan Buckley for Toby a boy, Theod. Carter for Dick and for Easter & 2 small children. Additional debits include mention of: Elisha Dodson against Theo Carter, guardian, for boarding, clothing, & schooling the orphans, boarding the 2 orphans 1 year. Recorded 26 September 1796.
Moses & John
6 Oct
1796
Halifax
1796 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
8 Oct - Lawson, Moses; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
8 Oct - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
Thomas, Susannah & Smith
24 Oct 1796
Halifax
Halifax County, Virginia Guardian Bonds 1790-1799, 24 October 1796 – Theoderick Carter, guardian of Susannah Lawson and Smith Lawson, orphans of Thomas Lawson deceased.  James McCaw, Thomas Roberts, Dudley Glass and Melchizedec Spragins, Gent. Justices. W. Thompson DC
James
Dec 1796
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 18, December Court 1796, page 98 – A Deed of Tripartite between James Baird of the one part, James Lawson of the other part and Baird and Weiseger of the third part was proved by the oaths of 2 of the witnesses thereto subscribed to be the Act and Deed of the said James Baird and ordered to be certified.

Repeated word for word in the Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 18, February Court 1797, page 116.
John & Moses
Apr
1797
Halifax
1797 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
1 Apr - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
25 Apr - Lawson, Moses; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
Anne, Elizabeth & John B. R.
Apr, Jul & Sep
1797
Halifax
1797 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
11 Apr - Lawson, Ann; 0 free white males over 16, 4 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 4 horses
18 Jul - Lawson, Elizabeth; 0 free white males over 16 , 3 blacks over 16, 2 horses
8 Sep - Lawson, John B. R.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 horses
Moses, John’s estate, Thomas’ estate, William, John & William
1797
Halifax
1797 Halifax County Land Tax Records -
Lawson, Moses; 45 acres
Lawson, Thomas estate; 260 acres
Lawson, John estate; 233 acres
Lawson, William; 307 acres
      “     ,       “      - (“same”); 465 acres
Lawson, John; 103 acres
Lawson, William; 500 acres
Thomas & Susannah
24 Jul 1797
Halifax
Halifax County, Virginia Guardian Bonds 1790-1799, 24 July 1797 – Charles Wall, guardian of Susannah Lawson, orphans of Thomas Lawson deceased.  Elisha Dodson, Benjamin Hopson and Achilles Whitlock, Security Bond $10,000.  William McDaniel, Daniel Wilson, Ambrose Maddison and John Wilson Jr. Gent. Justices.  A. Watlington Jr. Wit.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 18, July Court 1797, page 247 – Susannah Lawson, orphan of Thomas Lawson, deceased being of full age for that purpose came into Court and made choice of Charles Wall as her guardian who is accordingly appointed , thereupon the said Wall together with Elisha Dodson, Benjamin Hopson and Achilles Whittock his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of 10,000 dollars conditioned according to law.
Thomas & Smith
25 Sep 1797
Halifax
Charlotte County, Wills, Will Book 1765-1791, page 402: - Account Current for 1797. Estate of Thomas Lawson dec'd, in account with Theodorick Carter, guardian. Debits include: 3 Dutch blankets for the orphans' Negroes, sundries bought of Jas. A. Glenn, tax on 260 acres of land, corn, pork, and wheat furnished Mrs. Lawson, Charles F. Wall for the use of the estate, Elisha Dodson, boarding clothing & schooling Smith Lawson, schooling paid Mr. Terry, Mr. Keeling for singing, boarding Smith Lawson. Credits are for hire of orphans slaves: Stephen to Alexander Posey, Dick to Theo: Carter, Sarah old woman to Elisha Dodson, Toby a boy to James Carter, Esther & Rachel (2 Negro women) with 8 small children to Theo. Carter that no person would hire or give anything for. Recorded act 23, 1797.
Moses
Oct 1797
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 18, October Court 1797, page 327 – An Indenture between Almon Quinn of the one part and Moses Lawson of the other part was acknowledged by the said Quinn to be his Act and Deed and Neurancy, his wife after being first privately examined according to Law came into Court and freely and voluntarily relinquished her right of Dower in and to the lands and premises conveyed by the said Indenture all which is ordered to be recorded.
Smith
Oct 1797
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 18, October Court 1797, page 336 – Theoderick Carter, Guardian of Smith Lawson orphan of Thomas Lawson, deceased returned his account with the said orphan’s Estate which being examined and passed by the Court sworn to by the said Theoderick Carter according to law was ordered to be recorded.
Elizabeth
9 Nov 1797
Halifax
Elizabeth (Taylor) Lawson widow of Francis Lawson married Thomas Brandon 9 November 1797 in Halifax County, Virginia.
Boyd
Ca 1797
Russell
Boyd and Nancy Lawson were enumerated in the 1850, 54th District, Russell County, Virginia Census.  It stated he was 53 years old and born in Halifax County, Virginia.
Moses
22 Dec 1797
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – January County 1799, Deed – This indenture made this 22 December 1797 between Moses Lawson of the County of Halifax of the one part and John Layn (Lain) of the said County of the other part witnessed that the said Moses Lawson for and inconsideration of the sum of 30 pounds to him in hand paid at as before the sealing and delivering… confirmed by these presents do grant bargain sell unto said John Layn his heirs… a certain tract or parcel of land situated lying and being on the draufts of Terrible Creek in the County of Halifax aforesaid containing by estimation  100 acres…  Beginning on a corner pine in Nicholas Guinn’s line, thence on Ragland’s line to a corner pine in Fontain’s line… in witness whereof I have ste my hand and appended my seal the day and year above written.  Signed Moses X Lawson and seal.  Witnesses George Priddy, John P. Swenney, James Brooks and Nicholas Guin (Guinn).

December 22, 1797.  This is to certify that I am fully acquainted that David Mullens and his wife is to have their natural lives in the land the within deed is for and the said Moses Lawson is not liable to make that encumbrance good.  I do here unto set my hand and seal this day and date above mentioned.  Signed John Lain and seal.  Same witnesses as above.

Presented and certified in court in Halifax County Court 23 Day April 1798 and proved by the oath of one of the witnesses.

On 28 January 1799 in Halifax County the document was again presented in Court and acknowledged by the parties and ordered to be recorded.
John & Moses
Mar & Apr
1798
Halifax
1798 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
31 Mar - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
13 Apr - Lawson Moses; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
Moses
Apr 1798
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 18, April Court 1798, page 433 – An Indenture between Moses Lawson of the one part and John Laine of the other part was proved by the oath of one other of the witnesses.  Thereto subscribed to be the Act and Deed of the said Lawson and ordered to be certified.
Anne, Francis, John B. R. & Patsey
Jun, Jul & Sep
1798
Halifax
1798 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
7 Jun - Lawson, Anne;0 free white males over 16 years, 4 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 4 horses
23 Jul - Lawson, Francis; 0 free white males over 16 years, 3 blacks over 16, 2 horses
24 Jul - Lawson, John B. R.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 horses
11 Sep - Lawson, Patsey; 0 free white males over 16, 1 black over 16, 1 black 12-16, 1 horse
Moses, John’s estate, Thomas’ estate, William, John & William
1798
Halifax
1798 Halifax County Land Tax Records -
Lawson, Moses; 40 acres
Lawson, Moses for A. Gynn; 100 acres
Lawson, Thomas estate; 260 acres
Lawson, John estate; 233 acres
Lawson, William; 307 acres
      “     ,       “      - ( “same”); 465 acres
Lawson, John; 103 acres
Lawson, William; 500 acres
Francis, Priscilla, Catharine & John
25 Jun 1798
Halifax
From the Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. XXIX, number 2, (1 May 1991), Halifax County, Virginia, Guardian Bonds, 1790-1799 – 25 June 1798, Thomas Brandon, Guardian of Priscilla Lawson, Catharine Lawson and John Lawson, orphans of Francis Lawson, deceased.  John Irvine and David Brandon, Sec. Bond $3000.  John Clark, Henry E. Coleman, William Hudson and Robert Terry, Gent. Justices.  Jno. Barksdale, Wit.
Francis, Elizabeth, Priscilla, Catharine and John
25 Jun 1798
Halifax
From the Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. XXIX, number 2, (1 May 1991), Halifax County, Virginia, Guardian Bonds, 1790-1799 – 25 June 1798, Thomas Brandon, Guardian of Priscilla Lawson, Catharine Lawson and John Lawson, orphans of Francis Lawson, deceased.  John Irvine and David Brandon, Sec. Bond $3000.  John Clark, Henry E. Coleman, William Hudson and Robert Terry, Gent. Justices.  Jno. Barksdale, Wit.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 18, June Court 1798, page 462 – John Irvine is appointed Guardian to Priscilla Lawson, Catharine Lawson and John Lawson, children and co-heirs of Francis Lawson, deceased for the especial purpose of defending a Wit of Dower about to be instituted against them by Elizabeth Brandon, late Elizabeth Lawson, widow and relict of the said Francis Lawson, deceased.
William & Jane
18 Sep 1798
Hancock County, Georgia
Hancock County, Georgia Deeds, Deed Book A&B (1794-1798) Page 550, I William Lawson Sr. and Jane Lawson, my wife, of Hancock County appoint our trusty and worthy friend John Irwin of Halifax County, Virginia, for us and in our names to bargain, sell and convey a tract of land in Halifax County, Virginia, known by the name of Lawson’s Mill Tract, adjoining lands of our said attorney, containing five hundred acres.  This 18th September 1798.  Witnesses: H. Holt and B. Holt, J.P.
Francis, Elizabeth, Priscilla, Catharine and John
Nov 1798
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 18, November Court 1798, page 544 – Priscilla Lawson, Catharine Dudley Lawson and John Francis Lawson, infants children of Francis Lawson, deceased by John Irvine their Guardian specially assigned by the Court for this purpose, Complainants against Thomas Brandon and Elizabeth, his wife who was administrator of the said Francis Lawson, decease, Defendant – On fully hearing upon the Bill of the Complainants and the answer of the Defendants, it is decreed and ordered that Thomas Watkins Gentleman, James Chappell, James Wathng, Theoderick Carter Gentleman and James A. Glenn, or any three of them, be appointed Commissioners for the purpose of laying off, allotting and assigning to the Defendants one equal third part of the lands and personal estate whereof the said Francis Lawson, deceased did possessed to hold to the Defendant Elizabeth, late the widow and relict of the said Francis, deceased as of her Dower and it is further ordered that after5 such allotment the said Commissioners do equally divide amongst the Complainants the residue of the said lands and personal estate and return a fair statement thereof to this Court in order for a final decree.
Martha, John’s Estate & John B. R.
Mar - May 1799
Halifax
1799 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
16 Mar - Lawson, Martha; 0 free white males over 16, 2 blacks over 16
18 Mar - Lawson, John’s estate; 1 free white male over 16, 5 blacks over 16, 2 blacks 12-16, 6 horses.
28 May - Lawson, John B. R.; 1 free white male tithe over 16 years, 2 horses
John & Moses
Apr
1799
Halifax
1799 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List -
13 Apr - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16, 1 horse
24 Apr - Lawson, Moses; 1 free white male over 16, 1 horse
John’s estate, Thomas’ estate, William, John & William
1799
Halifax
1799 Halifax County Land Tax Records -
Lawson, Thomas estate; 260 acres
Lawson, John estate; 233 acres
Lawson, William; 307 acres
     “     ,       “      - ( “same”); 465 acres
Lawson, John; 103 acres
Lawson, William; 500 acres
Thomas & Smith
24 Jun 1799
Halifax
From the Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. XXIX, number 2, (1 May 1991), Halifax County, Virginia, Guardian Bonds, 1790-1799 – 24 June 1799, Elisha Dodson, Guardian of Smith Lawson, orphan of Thomas Lawson, deceased.  Isaac Medley, John Cooke, Presley Dodson and Charles F. Wall, Sec. Bond $10,000.  William Terry, Walter Bennett, Theoderick Carter, William McDaniel and Dudley Glass, Gent. Justices.  John Barksdale, Wit.
Elizabeth
20 Aug 1799
Green County, Kentucky
Nathan Montgomery and Elizabeth, his wife, Green Co. State of Kentucky, to Isaac Coles of Fairfax County, Virginia...contains 300 acres.....being the land bequeathed by David Lawson to Elizabeth Lawson, his daughter, in his last will and testament dated 15 November 1774, lying on the Dan River in Halifax County, Virginia. 20 August 1799 and Recorded 23 December 1799, Halifax County, Virginia Deed book 18, page 264.
Elizabeth
10 Oct 1799
Halifax
Elizabeth Lawson married William Neeley 10 October 1799 in Halifax County, Virginia.
John & Moses
May
1800
Halifax
1800 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Mel Spragins Commissioner -
16 May - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
17 May - Lawson, Moses; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
John B. R. & Anne Widow
May & Aug
1800
Halifax
1800 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Joseph Landford Commissioner -
20 May - Lawson, John B. R.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
17 Aug - Lawson, Anne widow; 1 free white male over 16 years, 4 blacks over 16, 2 blacks 12-16, 6 horses
Peter
26 Sep 1800
Halifax
Peter Lawson married Hannah Fulford 26 September 1800 in Halifax County, Virginia.
William, Jane, Thomas, Mounford, Dudley, David, Francis, Sarah, Mary, Jane & Margaret
25 Oct 1800
Hancock County, Georgia
Hancock County, Georgia, Will Book AAA, page 20, William Lawson's will, dated 30 April 1799, and probated, 25 October 1800 in Hancock County, Georgia.  To my beloved wife Jane during her natural life, the plantation whereon I now live, negroes Daniel, Dick, Lett and Rachel, household furniture, stock etc., and after the death of my wife the personal part of the property to be equally divided between my sons Thomas, Mounford, Dudley and David.  I have already given my son Francis a tract of land whereon he did formerly live, and which he sold unto Dr. Joshua Lacy.  I give to my son Francis after the death of my wife, a negro fellow called Jack.  To my son William Lawson the tract of land whereon he now lives containing 218 acres, also a negro man named Bartlett and woman named Hannah, furniture, stock, horse, etc.  After the death of my wife, the plantation whereon I now live including the Mill be equally divided between my two sons Thomas and David.  I also give my son Thomas a Negro man named Abraham and one named Neil, furniture, horse, etc.  To my son Mountford a tract of land whereon my son John did live, negroes David and Hannah, furniture, horse, etc.  To my son Dudley one bounty of land to be purchased by my executors, horse, etc.  To my son David the half of the plantation whereon I now live, two Negroes Mill and Sutton, horse, etc.  Whereas I have given unto the heirs of my son John Lawson by deed of gift one negro winch and other matters that may appear by the said deed, I also give the heirs of my said son John ten shillings and no more.  To my daughter Sarah Thomas a Negro man named Pompey and woman beck, a mare, saddle, furniture etc, which she has already received.  To my daughter Mary Slaughter a Negro boy named Dick and girl Nan, mare, saddle, etc.  To my daughter Jane Lawrence a Negro man Harry, a girl Stace (?), horse, etc.  To my daughter Margaret Bullock a Negro man James and girl Rachel, horse, etc.  Executors; well beloved wife Jane, son Francis Lawson and Reuben Slaughter.  Dated 30 April 1799.  Signed; W. Lawson.  Wit. Will Dent, James Barnes, Robert Newsom.  Proved 25 October 1800 in Open Court in Hancock County by Barnes & Newson.  Jane Lawson and Francis Lawson qualified as Executors.  Note: - Son John Lawson had died in 1794.
John & Moses
Apr
1801
Halifax
1801 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Mel Spragins Commissioner -
Apr - Lawson, John; 2 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
Apr - Lawson, Moses; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 horses
Anne
Jun
1801
Halifax
1801 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Joseph Landford Commissioner -
26 Jun - Lawson, Anne; 1 free white male over 16 years, 4 blacks over 16, 2 blacks 12-16, 5 horses
John & Peter
May - Aug
1802
Halifax
1802 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Mel Spragins Commissioner -
7 May - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
1 Aug - Lawson, Peter; 1 free white male over 16 years
John & Anne
May - Jun
1802
Halifax
1802 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Joseph Landford Commissioner -
19 May – Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16, 1 horse
3 Jun - Lawson, Anne; 1 free white male over 16 years, 3 blacks over 16, 2 blacks 12-16, 6 horses
Anne, James, Smith & Susannah
Apr - Aug 1803
Halifax
1803 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Joseph Landford Commissioner -
30 Apr - Lawson, Anne; 1 free white male over 16 years, 4 blacks over 16, 2 blacks 12-16, 5 horses
21 Jul – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years
2 Aug – Lawson, Smith; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
2 Aug – Lawson, Susannah; 1 black 12-16, 1 horse
Peter & John
13 Jul 1803
Halifax
1803 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Mel Spragins Commissioner -
13 Jul - Lawson, Peter; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
13 Jul - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
Susannah
3 Oct 1803
Halifax
Susannah Lawson married Major Price 3 October 1803 in Halifax County, Virginia.  Surety Smith Lawson.  Wit: Smith Lawson and John Dotson.  Elisha Dotson gave consent.
Anne, John & James
Jul - Aug 1804
Halifax
1804 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Joseph Landford Commissioner -
30 Apr - Lawson, Anne; 1 free white male over 16 years, 4 blacks over 16, 2 blacks 12-16, 5 horses
18 Jul – Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
11 Aug – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
John
12 Nov 1804
Halifax
1804 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Mel Spragins Commissioner -
12 Nov - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
Anne's Estate, Thomas Jr., Mary, Smith, John B_Ck & James
May - Aug 1805
Halifax
1805 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Joseph Landford Commissioner -
4 May – Lawson, Smith; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black 12-16, 2 horses
19 Jul – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black 12-16, 1 horses
30 Jul – Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
2 Aug – Lawson, Anne; 4 blacks over 16, 2 horses
2 Aug – Lawson, Mary; 1 black 12-16, 1 horse
2 Aug – Lawson, Roling Estate (no sure it is an estate); 1 free white male over 16, 1 black over 16, 3 horses
Peter & John
Jun – Sep 1805
Halifax
1805 Northern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Mel Spragins Commissioner -
26 Jun - Lawson, Peter; 1 free white male over 16 years
16 Sep - Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
Smith, James, John, Anne's Estate, Mary & Roling
Apr – Jul  1806
Halifax
1806 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Berryman Green Commissioner -
1 Apr – Lawson, Anne Estate; 3 blacks over 16, 1 horses
1 Apr – Lawson, Thomas Jr.; 1 free white male over 16 years
2 Apr – Lawson, Mary; 1 black 12-16, 1 horse
2 Apr – Lawson, Smith; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black 12-16, 1 horse
14 Apr – Lawson, John B_ Ck; 1 free white male over 16 years
18 Jul – Lawson, James; 2 free white males over 16 years, 1 black over 16, 1 horse
Smith, Anne's Estate, Thomas & James
Apr – May 1807
Halifax
1807 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Berryman Green Commissioner -
10 Apr – Lawson, Smith; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black over 16, 1 black 12-16, 1 horse
10 Apr – Lawson, Anne Estate; 3 blacks over 16, 2 horses
10 Apr – Lawson, Thomas; 1 free white male over 16 years
12 May – Lawson, James; 2 free white males over 16 years, 1 black over 16, 1 horse
Smith
1808
Halifax
Smith Lawson was listed in the Halifax County, Virginia Voters List for 1808.
James, Smith, Thomas, Mary, Anne’s Estate & Martha
Mar – Apr 1809
Halifax
1809 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Berryman Green Commissioner -
9 Mar – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black over 16, 2 horses
17 Mar – Lawson, Smith; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 1 horse
12 Apr – Lawson, Thomas, Joseph Kirby Guardian; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black over 16, 1 black 12-16, 1 horse
12 Apr – Lawson, Mary; 1 black over 16, 1 black 12-16, 3 horses
12 Apr – Lawson, Anne Estate; 3 blacks over 16, 1 horse
12 Apr – Lawson, Martha; 1 black over 16, 2 horses
Mary
25 Dec 1809
Halifax
Mary Lawson married Irvin B. Brandon 25 December 1809 in Halifax County, Virginia.  Surety David Brandon.  There is a second marriage date for Mary Lawson and Irvin Brandon, 27 December 1810.  Marriage by Rev. Reuben Pickett.
Smith & James
1812
Halifax
Smith and James Lawson was listed in the Halifax County, Virginia Voters List for 1812.
James, Thomas, Peter & Smith
Mar – Apr 1810
Halifax
1810 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Berryman Green Commissioner -
7 Mar – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black over 16, 2 horses
13 Apr – Lawson, Thomas; 1 free white male over 16 years, 3 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 2 horses
13 Apr – Lawson, Peter; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
21 Apr – Lawson, Smith; 1 free white male over 16 years, 5 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 2 horses
James, Smith & Thomas
Mar – Apr 1811
Halifax
1811 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Jacob Fauthan Commissioner -
26 Mar – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black over 16, 2 horses
6 Apr – Lawson, Smith; 1 free white male over 16 years, 6 blacks over 16, 3 horses
6 Apr – Lawson, Thomas; 1 free white male over 16 years, 3 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 2 horses
James, Smith & Thomas
Apr 1812
Halifax
1812 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Joseph W. Scott Commissioner -
4 Apr – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 1 horse
18 Apr – Lawson, Smith; 1 free white male over 16 years, 6 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 4 horses
29 Apr – Lawson, Thomas; 1 free white male over 16 years, 3 blacks over 16, 4 horses
Smith & James
1812
Halifax
Smith and James Lawson was listed in the Halifax County, Virginia Voters List for 1812.
Smith, James & Thomas
Mar – May 1813
Halifax
1813 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Joseph W. Scott Commissioner -
27 Mar – Lawson, Smith; 1 free white male over 16 years, 6 blacks over 16, 2 blacks 12-16, 4 horses
1 Apr – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 3 horses
15 May – Lawson, Thomas; 1 free white male over 16 years, 5 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 5 horses
James, Thomas & Smith
Mar 1814
Halifax
1814 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Joseph W. Scott Commissioner -
Mar – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 3 horses
Mar – Lawson, Thomas; 1 free white male over 16 years, 4 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 5 horses
Mar – Lawson, Smith; 1 free white male over 16 years, 7 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 4 horses
Smith, James & Thomas
Mar - May 1815
Halifax
1815 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Joseph W. Scott Commissioner -
14 Mar – Lawson, Smith; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black 9-12, 1 black 12-16, 7 blacks over 16, 5 horses, 10 head of cattle
May – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 2 horses, 9 head of cattle
May – Lawson, Thomas; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black 12-16, 5 blacks over 16, 6 horses, 10 head of cattle
Francis’ estate, James, James, John’s estate, Smith & Thomas
1815
Halifax
1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners, Volume Two: South Central Region by Roger G. Ward listed:-
Francis Lawson’s estate, Dan River; 15SW
James Lawson, road from Hico to Gills Mill; 22SE
James Lawson, road to Gills Mill; 22SE
John Lawson’s estate
Smith Lawson, Dan River; 20SW
Thomas Lawson, Dan River; 18SW
Thomas
26 Jun 1815
Halifax
Thomas Lawson married Nancy Ferrell 26 June 1815 in Halifax County, Virginia.  Surety William Ferrell.
Priscilla
18 Jul 1815
Halifax
Priscilla Lawson married James P. Foster 18 July 1815 in Halifax County, Virginia.  Priscillas signed her own consent.  Surety John F. Lawson.  Wit: John F. Lawson and John Brandon.  Consent for John given by Thomas Brandon. 
Smith, Thomas & James
Mar - Apr 1816
Halifax
1816 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Joseph W. Scott Commissioner -
14 Mar – Lawson, Smith; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 black 12-16, 7 blacks over 16, 5 horses
15 Mar – Lawson, Thomas; 1 free white male over 16 years, 5 blacks over 16, 7 horses
Apr – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 3 horses
James, Thomas & John
Feb - Mar 1817
Halifax
1817 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List (Hard to read). -
13 Feb – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 3 horses
27 Feb – Lawson, Thomas; 1 free white male over 16 years, 6 blacks over 16, 7 horses
1 Mar – Lawson, John; 1 free white male over 16 years
Thomas & James
Feb - Apr 1818
Halifax
1818 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List (Hard to read) -
27 Feb – Lawson, Thomas; 1 free white male over 16 years, 5 blacks over 16, 7 horses
19 Apr – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 3 horses
John F.
2 Jan 1818
Halifax
John F. Lawson married Agness or Annis Brandon, daughter of Francis Brandon, 26 January 1818 in Halifax County, Virginia.  Consent Frances Brandon.  Surety Francis Taylor.  Wit: Francis Taylor and Thomas Brandon.
James, John F., Nancy & Thomas’ Estate
Feb - Mar 1819
Halifax
1819 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Richard E. Bennett Commissioner. -
5 Feb – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 2 horses
13 Feb – Lawson, John F.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 2 horses
18 Feb – Lawson, Nancy; 1 black 12-16, 2 blacks over 16, 1 horse
8 Mar – Lawson, Thomas Estate; 4 blacks over 16, 1 horses
Nancy
10 Mar 1819
Halifax
Nancy Lawson married Jacob Thomas 10 March 1819 in Halifax County, Virginia.  Nancy signed her own consent.  Surety Irvin Brandon.  Wit: Irvin Brandon and Bird Snead.
James & John F.
Mar - Apr 1820
Halifax
1820 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Richard E. Bennett Commissioner. -
1 Mar – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 2 horses
1 Apr – Lawson, John F.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 2 horses
Thomas’ Estate
1820
Halifax
1820 Halifax County, Virginia Census: -
Lawson, Thomas Estate – In the household are 7 slaves.

Note: - The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1959):26, explains that in 1820, census takers skipped entire Halifax County communities.  This is probably the reason we are missing James and John F. Lawson.
John F. & James
Feb 1821
Halifax
1821 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, William Thaxton Commissioner. -
9 Feb – Lawson, John F.; 3 blacks over 12, 3 horses
12 Feb – Lawson, James; 2 blacks over 12, 2 horses
Thomas’ Estate, John F. & James
Feb – Apr 1822
Halifax
1822 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, William Thaxton Commissioner. -
5 Feb – Lawson, Thomas Estate; 4 blacks over 12, 2 horses
9 Feb – Lawson, John F.; 3 blacks over 12, 3 horses
2 Apr – Lawson, James; 2 blacks over 12, 2 horses
Thomas’ Estate, James & John F.
Feb – Mar 1823
Halifax
1823 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, William Thaxton Commissioner. -
4 Feb – Lawson, Thomas Estate; 4 blacks over 12, 3 horses
21 Feb – Lawson, James; 2 blacks over 12, 2 horses
6 Mar – Lawson, John F.; 3 blacks over 12, 1 horses
Thomas’ Estate, John F. & James
Feb – Apr 1824
Halifax
1824 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, William Thaxton Commissioner. -
3 Feb – Lawson, Thomas Estate; 4 blacks over 12, 3 horses
6 Feb – Lawson, John F.; 4 blacks over 12, 2 horses
17 Apr – Lawson, James; 2 blacks over 12, 2 horses
John F., James & Thomas’ Estate
Feb – Apr 1825
Halifax
1825 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, William Thaxton Commissioner. -
11 Feb – Lawson, John F.; 2 blacks over 12, 2 horses
15 Feb – Lawson, James; 2 blacks over 12, 3 horses
18 Apr – Lawson, Thomas Estate; 4 blacks over 12, 4 horses
James, John F. & Thomas’ Estate
Apr – May 1826
Halifax
1826 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, William Thaxton Commissioner. -
15 Apr – Lawson, James; 2 blacks over 12, 3 horses
2 May – Lawson, John F.; 2 blacks over 12, 2 horses
8 May – Lawson, Thomas Estate; 4 blacks over 12, 4 horses
James, John F. & Thomas’ Estate
Feb – Mar 1827
Halifax
1827 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, William Thaxton Commissioner. -
4 Feb – Lawson, James; 2 blacks over 12, 3 horses
26 Mar – Lawson, John F.; 2 blacks over 12, 1 horse
26 Mar – Lawson, Thomas Estate; 4 blacks over 12, 4 horses
James, John F. & Thomas’ Estate
Mar – Apr 1828
Halifax
1828 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, John Chappell Commissioner. -
1 Mar – Lawson, John F.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black over 16, 1 horse
16 Mar – Lawson, Thomas Estate; 1 black 12-16, 4 blacks over 16, 4 horses
1 Apr – Lawson, James; 2 free white males over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 3 horses
John F., James & Mary J.
Feb – Apr 1829
Halifax
1829 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, John Chappell Commissioner. -
7 Feb – Lawson, John F.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black over 16, 2 horses
17 Feb – Lawson, James; 2 free white males over 16 years, 1 black over 16, 4 horses
9 Apr – Lawson, Mary J.; 1 black 12-16, 4 blacks over 16, 5 horses
James, Mary J. & John F.
Feb – Mar 1830
Halifax
1830 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, John Chappell Commissioner. -
15 Feb – Lawson, James; 3 free white males over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 5 horses
11 Mar – Lawson, Mary J.; 1 black 12-16, 4 blacks over 16, 3 horses
28 Mar – Lawson, John F.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black 12-16, 2 blacks over 16, 2 horses
James, Mary J. & John F.
1830
Halifax
1830 Halifax County, Virginia Census: -
James Lawson – In his household are 1 male 15-20 years, 1 male 50-60 years, 1 female 50-60 years and 2 slaves.

Mary J. Lawson – In her household are 1 female 10-15 years and 10 slaves.

John F. Lawson – In his household are 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 5-10 years, 1 male 10-15 years, 1 male 30-40 years, 1 female under 5 years, 2 females 5-10 years, 1 female 10-15 years, 1 female 30-40 years and 3 slaves.
John F., Mary J. & James
Feb – Mar 1831
Halifax
1831 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, John Chappell Commissioner. -
26 Feb – Lawson, John F.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 3 horses
10 Mar – Lawson, Mary J.; 1 black 12-16, 4 blacks over 16, 3 horses
24 Mar – Lawson, James; 2 free white males over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 4 horses
Mary J., James, Alexander & John F.
Feb – Mar 1832
Halifax
1832 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, John Chappell Commissioner. -
21 Feb – Lawson, Mary J.; 1 black 12-16, 5 blacks over 16, 4 horses
13 Mar – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 3 horses
13 Mar – Lawson, Alexander; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
19 Mar – Lawson, John F.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 2 horses
John F., Mary J. Estate, James & Alexander
1833
Halifax
1833 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, John Chappell Commissioner. -
Lawson, John F.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black over 16, 3 horses
Lawson, Mary J. Estate; 1 black 12-16, 5 blacks over 16, 6 horses
Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Alexander; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
John F., James & Alexander
Feb – Mar 1834
Halifax
1834 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, John Chappell Commissioner. -
6 Feb – Lawson, John F.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 horses
8 Mar – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 2 horses
10 Mar – Lawson, Alexander; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
James, Alexander & John F.
1835
Halifax
1835 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, John Chappell Commissioner. -
Lawson, James; 2 free white males over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Alexander; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 horses
Lawson, John F.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 horses
James, James S., Alexander & John F.
1836
Halifax
1836 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, John Chappell Commissioner. -
Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 2 horses
Lawson, James S.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black over 16
Lawson, Alexander; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
Lawson, John F.; 2 free white males over 16 years, 2 horses
Joseph J., James, Alexander, James S. & John F.
Feb 1837
Halifax
1837 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Thornton Puryear Commissioner. -
17 Feb – Lawson, Joseph J.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black over 16, 1 horse
22 Feb – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 2 horses
22 Feb – Lawson, Alexander; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 horses
22 Feb – Lawson, James S.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
24 Feb – Lawson, John F.; 2 free white males over 16 years, 2 horses
John F., Joseph J., James & Alexander
Feb – Mar  1838
Halifax
1838 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Thornton Puryear Commissioner. -
14 Feb – Lawson, John F.; 4 horses
21 Feb – Lawson, Joseph J.; 3 blacks over 12, 1 horse
29 Mar – Lawson, James; 2 blacks over 12, 2 horses
29 Mar – Lawson, Alexander; 2 horses
Joseph J., John F., James & Alexander
Mar – Apr 1839
Halifax
1839 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Thornton Puryear Commissioner. -
15 Mar – Lawson, Joseph J.; 3 blacks over 12, 1 horse
16 Mar – Lawson, John F.; 4 horses
20 Apr – Lawson, James; 2 blacks over 12, 2 horses
20 Apr – Lawson, Alexander; 2 horses
Joseph J., James S., John F., James & Alexander
Mar – Apr 1840
Halifax
1840 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Thornton Puryear Commissioner. -
17 Mar – Lawson, Joseph J.; 3 blacks over 12, 1 horse
17 Mar – Lawson, James S.; 1 black over 12
31 Mar – Lawson, John F.; 1 black over 12, 3 horses
18 Apr – Lawson, James; 2 blacks over 12, 2 horses
18 Apr – Lawson, Alexander; 2 horses
James, William A., John F., Joseph (James) S. & Joseph R. (J.)
1840
Halifax
1840 Halifax County, Virginia Census: -
James Lawson – In his household are 1 male 50-60 years and 1 female 50-60 years

William A. Lawson (next door to James) – In his household are 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 5-10 years, 1 male 30-40 years, 3 females under 5 years, 1 female 5-10 years, 1 female 30-40 years and 7 slaves

John F. Lawson – In his household are 1 male 5-10 years, 2 males 10-15 years, 1 male 40-50 years, 2 females under 5 years, 1 female 5-10 years, 2 females 15-20 years, 1 female 20-30 years, 1 female 40-50 years and 2 slaves

Joseph S. Lawson – In his household are 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 20-30 years, 1 female under 5 years, 1 female 20-30 years and 1 slave. Believe this is James S. Lawson who is found in the tax list.

Joseph R. (J.?) Lawson – In his household are 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 15-20 years, 1 male 20-30 years, 1 female 20-30 years and 4 slaves.
John F., Joseph J., James, William A. & David
Mar – May 1841
Halifax
1841 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Thornton Puryear Commissioner. -
22 Mar – Lawson, John F.; 1 black over 12, 4 horses
14 Apr – Lawson, Joseph J.; 4 blacks over 12, 2 horses
28 Apr – Lawson, James; 2 blacks over 12, 2 horses
28 Apr – Lawson, William A.; 2 horses
7 May – Lawson, David; 5 blacks over 12, 3 horses
James S., William A., James, David, Joseph J. & John F.
Apr 1842
Halifax
1842 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Thornton Puryear Commissioner. -
5 Apr – Lawson, James S.; 1 horse
6 Apr – Lawson, William A.; 2 horses
6 Apr – Lawson, James; 2 blacks over 12, 2 horses
13 Apr – Lawson, David; 6 blacks over 12, 3 horses
13 Apr – Lawson, Joseph J.; 3 blacks over 12, 2 horses
26 Apr – Lawson, John F.; 1 black over 12, 3 horses
William A., James, James S., David, Joseph J. & John F.
Apr – Jun 1843
Halifax
1843 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Thornton Puryear Commissioner. -
22 Apr – Lawson, William A.; 2 horses
22 Apr – Lawson, James; 2 blacks over 12, 2 horses
22 Apr – Lawson, James S.; 1 horse
18 May – Lawson, David; 5 blacks over 12, 3 horses
18 May – Lawson, Joseph J.; 3 blacks over 12, 1 horse
12 Jun – Lawson, John F.; 1 black over 12, 3 horses
John F., William A., James, David & Joseph J.
Feb – Apr 1844
Halifax
1844 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Thornton Puryear Commissioner. -
26 Feb – Lawson, John F.; 2 horses
28 Mar – Lawson, William A.; 2 horses
28 Mar – Lawson, James; 2 blacks over 12, 1 horse
11 Apr – Lawson, David; 6 blacks over 12, 2 horses
11 Apr – Lawson, Joseph J.; 3 blacks over 12, 2 horses
David, Joseph J., John F., William A., James & James S.
1845
Halifax
1845 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Thornton Puryear Commissioner. -
Lawson, David; 1 free white male over 16 years, 7 blacks over 12, 3 horses
Lawson, Joseph J.; 2 free white males over 16 years, 2 blacks over 12, 1 horse
Lawson, John F.; 3 free white males over 16 years, 2 horses
Lawson, William A.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black over 12, 2 horses
Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 12, 1 horse
Lawson, James S.; 1 free white male over 16 years
David, Joseph J., John F., James S., William A. & James
1846
Halifax
1846 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Thornton Puryear Commissioner. -
Lawson, David; 1 free white male over 16 years, 8 blacks over 12, 3 horses
Lawson, Joseph J.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 4 blacks over 12, 1 horse
Lawson, John F.; 3 free white males over 16 years, 2 horses
Lawson, James S.; 1 free white male over 16 years
Lawson, William A.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black over 12, 2 horses
Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 3 blacks over 12, 2 horses
James S., William A., James, David & John F.
Feb – Mar 1847
Halifax
1847 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Thornton Puryear Commissioner. -
15 Feb – Lawson, James S.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse
17 Feb – Lawson, William A.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 horses
17 Feb – Lawson, James; 1 free white male over 16 years, 2 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 2 horses
24 Mar – Lawson, David; 1 free white male over 16 years, 4 blacks over 16, 2 blacks 12-16, 3 horses
26 Mar – Lawson, John F.; 3 free white males over 16 years, 4 horses
James S., David & William A.
Feb – Apr 1848
Halifax
1848 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Thornton Puryear Commissioner. -
18 Feb – Lawson, James S.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black over 16, 2 horses
11 Apr – Lawson, David; 1 free white male over 16 years, 6 blacks over 16, 2 blacks 12-16, 4 horses
26 Apr – Lawson, William A.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black 12-16, 1 horse
James S. & David
1849
Halifax
1849 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Thornton Puryear Commissioner. -
Lawson, James S.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 black over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, David; 1 free white male over 16 years, 6 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 5 horses
James S. & David
1850
Halifax
1850 Southern District Halifax County, Personal Property Tax List, Thornton Puryear Commissioner. -
Lawson, James S.; 1 free white male over 16 years, 3 horses
Lawson, David; 1 free white male over 16 years, 6 blacks over 16, 2 blacks 12-16, 5 horses