Patrick County, Virginia

Lawsons Named
Date
County in Virginia
Documentation
1791
Patrick
Patrick County, VA was formed from Henry County in the year 1791. Most of these Lawsons were in Henry County before this date. See Henry County, VA.
David (Dan River)
1791
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, District of Edward Tatum (this Tatum also collected the taxes in 1790 in Henry County), David Lawson Dan R. (of Jonathan Hanby) 100 acres.
Jacob, William, Thomas (Mill Pond), David (Dan River), Thomas (Dan River), Bob, David (Bigg) & Randolph
Mar & Apr 1791
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1791 Personal Property Tax List.
Mar 14 – Lawson, Jacob; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 black over 16
Mar 14 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Mar 22 – Lawson, Thomas (Mill Pond); 1 white tithe over 16
April 7 – Lawson, David (Dan River); 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
April 7 – Lawson, Thomas (Dan River); 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
April 7 – Lawson, Bob; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
April 11 – Lawson, David (Bigg); 1 white tithe over 16, 7 horses
April 14 – Lawson, Randolph; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Randolph
13 Jun 1791
Patrick
Randolph Lawson and Susannah Cross were married in Patrick County.  Surety put up by Jacob Lawson.
David (Dan River) & Jacob
1792
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, David Lawson D. River (of Jona. Hanby), 100 acres and Jacob Lawson (of Shadrack Barrot) 190 acres.
Jacob, Wiliam, David (Bigg), Thomas (Dan River), David (Dan River) & Randolph
Mar & May 1792
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1792 Personal Property Tax List.
Mar 24 – Lawson, Jacob; 4 horses (paid no tithes, may have been a soldier or a county official?)
Mar 24 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
May 14 – Lawson, David (Bigg); 1 white tithe over 16, 6 horses
May 14 – Lawson, Thomas (Dan River); 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
May 14 – Lawson, David (Dan River); 1 horse (paid no tithes, may have been a soldier or a county official?)
May 21 – Lawson, Randolph; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Morton (Moreman?)
28 Feb 1792
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Land Entry Book – July 1791 – February 1796, dated 28 February 1792 – Azariah Shelton 25 acres asn. Of Morton Lawson who was asn. Of James Lyon Sr., beginning at Jacob Adams’ Sr. north line thence off each way for on the water of Mathes Creek and Spoon Creek.  (Void)  Is this Moremam?
Jacob
11 Mar 1792
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, 1791-1801, page 58.  This Indenture made this 11 March 1792 between Shadrick Barrett of the County of Patrick of the one part and Jacob Lawson of said County of the other part.  In consideration of the sum of 20 pounds to him the said Shadrick Barrett in hand paid by the said Jacob Lawson do acknowledge, hath granted, bargained, sold, conveyed and confirmed by these present unto said Jacob Lawson one certain tract or parcel of land laying and being in the County of Patrick on the branches of Russell’s Creek containing 190 acres bounded as follows, beginning at a Chestnut tree… on a pointer on Henry Smith’s line… to have and hold… Witness I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal this day and years above written – Signed Shadrick his X mark Barrett. Signed, Sealed in present of the Court.
Proved at a Court held for Patrick County on 9 April 1792.
David
14 May 1792
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Land Entry Book – July 1791 – February 1796, dated 14 May 1792 – Thomas Willis enters 130 acres beginning on David Lawson’s line on a white oak on Hu(g)hes fork which is the waters of Dan River, thence each way.
David & Randal
9 Jul 1792
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, 9 July Court 1792, page 6.  Ordered that David Lawson, Randal Lawson, Andrew Polson and Robert Bowman be summoned to give testimony against Lewis Johnson on account of his breach of office.
Aug 1792
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, August Court 1792, page 8.  Gossett vs. Lawson, referred to James Lyon, William Carter and Jonathan Hanby or any two of them and then award to be the Judge of the Court.
Jacob
Nov 1792
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, November Court 1792, page 15.  Jacob Lawson allowed 6 days as witness in George Brooks vs. William Cloud.
David
5 Nov 1792
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Land Entry Book – July 1791 – February 1796, dated 5 November 1792 – David Lawson enters 250 acres asn. of William Carter beginning on a white oak where the county line crosses the Hicks fork, thence off each way.  (Surveyed-out)
David (Dan River) & Jacob
1793
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, David Lawson Dan River (of Jona. Hanby), 100 acres and Jacob Lawson (of Shadrack Barrot) 190 acres.
Jacob & David (Bigg)
Apr & Jul 1793
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1793 Personal Property Tax List.
April 22 – Lawson, Jacob; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
July 6 – Lawson, David (Bigg); 2 white tithes over 16, 5 horses
Jacob
20 Jan 1793
Patrick
From Patrick County, Virginia Will Book I – Page 52, dated 20 January 1793, Item: Inquisition
Inquisition taken at the home of Francis Barrott before Edward Tatum a Commissioner, on the when, where, how and after what manner the said Francis Barrott came to his death.  Peter Bowman inflicted wounds that led to the death of the said Francis Barrott.  Jacob Lawson was one of the jurors.
David, Thomas & Jacob
Feb 1793
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, February 1793 Court, page 19.  David Lawson, Thomas Lawson, Joel Morris, Jacob Lawson and George Rogers came into Court.  David Lawson, Thomas Lawson and Joel Morris each in the sum of 50 pounds and the said securities in the amount of 25 pounds each to be levied on their respective goods and chattel lands and personals on consideration that they be of good behavior to the citizens of the Commonwealth and especially toward Benjamin Garrett (Gossett?) for 12 months and 1 day.
David & Sarah
9 Apr 1793
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, April 1793 Court, page 25.  (Believe this is David and Sarah Lawson.)  Garrett (Gossett?) vs. Lawson and wife, plaintiff to take deposition of Jeremiah Rick and Andrew Polson (of NC) and Richard Terry.
Also on same page is – Barrett vs. Lawson, plaintiff to take deposition of John Field and William Mankins.  Not sure which Lawson?
Jacob
Apr 1793
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, April 1793 Court, page 30.  Barrett vs. Lawson, Jacob Lawson Spl B1.
David, Sarah & Lisa
Apr 1793
Patrick

Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, April 1793 Court, page 30. Lawson and wife vs. Garrett (Gossett?)Same page – Mary Moses, Lisa Lawson and John Rick allowed 2 days witnesses Benjamin Garrett (Gossett?) vs. David Lawson and wife.

David
Jun 1793
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, June 1793 Court, page 34 and 35.  Entry on each page Garrett (Gossett?) vs. Lawson
David & Sarah
9 Jul 1793
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, 9 July 1793 Court, page 35.  (Believe this is David and Sarah Lawson.)  Lawson vs. Garrett (Gossett?), on a Petition of Trespass, the Plaintiff being ruled to give security for costs.  The cost where upon he appeared in Court agreeable thereto with George Rogers Jr., his security, acknowledge the same according to Law.
David, Sarah & Elisha
13 -14 Aug 1793
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, August 1793 Court, pages 39, 40, 41, and 42.  Lawson and wife vs. Garrett (Gossett?) for slander.  Lawson and wife vs. Benjamin Garrett (Gossett?), jury sworn, non-suit granted defendant.
Benjamin Garrett (Gossett?) vs. Lawson, Joel Mans allowed 4 days as attendance as witness;
Elisha Lawson allowed 2 days attendance as witness;
Henry Bolling, Andrew Polson, Nanny Polson, Nancy Polson and Betsey Polson allowed 1 day attendance as witness;
then the suit for Benjamin Garrett (Gossett?) vs. Lawson, was dismissed.
Elisha
14 Aug 1793
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, August 1793 Court, page 42.  Elisha Lawson vs. Mitchell.
David & Sarah
9 Sep 1793
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, September 1793 Court, page 43. Richard Terry allowed 2 days witness Benjamin Garrett (Gossett?) against David Lawson and Sarah Lawson his wife.
Jacob
14 Oct 1793
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, October 1793 Court, page 44.  Robert Hall appeared in Court and together with Jacob Lawson and Golder Davison acknowledged themselves indebted to the Commonwealth of Virginia that is to say the said Robert Hall in the sum of 500 pounds and each of his securities in the sum of 250 pounds to be levied on their respective goods and chattels and lands on condition that the said Robert shall not make his personal appearance before the Justices of this County at the Courthouse when required, that is to say provided a Nathan Going should die to whom the said Robert should have said to have been accessory thereof.
Nov 1793
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, November 1793 Court, page 50.  Davison vs. Lawson referred to James Lyon, William Carter and Edward Tatum.
Jacob
9 & 12 Nov 1793
Patrick
From Patrick County, Virginia Will Book I – Page 53, dated 9 November 1793, Item: Inquisition
Inquisition taken at the plantation of Shadrack Going before Edward Tatum a Commissioner.  The body of Nathan Going then and there lying dead.  On Robert Hall on Saturday 21 September 1793 last on the plantation of Jacob Lawson mortally wounded the said Going on the head with a weeding hoe and broken the skull of Going, through the rage and passion of Robert Hall.  Then name all the jurors.Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, 12 November 1793 Court, page 49.  Robert Hall to be examined on suspicion of murdering Nathan Going.  Let to the Bar by Daniel Carlin, Sheriff, pleaded not guilty, Court finds him not guilty.
Jacob
11 Nov 1793
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, 11 November 1793 Court, page 47.  On the examination of a negro man slave named John, the property of Samuel Staples and Gabriel Penn, on suspicion of stealing 1 broadcloth coat, 1 pair breeches, 1 shirt and 1 pair shoes valued at 4.3 pounds.  Taken from the house of Jacob Lawson.  Said John, in custody of Daniel Carlin, plead not guilty.  The Court judged him guilty and he shall receive 39 lashes on his bare back and be branded with an R on his jaw.
David (Dan River), Jacob & William (Boney)
1794
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, David Lawson (Dan River) 100 acres, Jacob Lawson 190 acres and William Lawson Boney (of Edwd. Tatum) 141 acres.
Jacob, David (Dan River) & David (Bigg)
Mar & May 1794
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1794 Personal Property Tax List.
Mar 10 – Lawson, Jacob (Constable); 2 horses (paid no tithes because he was a county official)
Mar 10 – Lawson, David (Dan River); 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
May 29 – Lawson, David (Bigg); 2 white tithes over 16, 5 horses
Jacob
28 Feb 1794
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, 28 February 1794 Court, page 58.  Pennington vs. Polson, jury sworn: Amos Rowark, James Morrison, Martin Sims, Frederick Fitzgerald, Joseph R. Johnson, John Braden, John Jones, Peter, Corn, David Rogers, Jacob Lawson, James Shelton and George Rogers, Jr….verdict returned.
Jacob
Mar – Aug 1794
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, March, April 1794 Court, pages 61 and 69.  Lawson vs. Rowan on a Petition.  A non-suit is granted the defendant for reasons appearing to the Court.  Judgement for defendant for 34/8 and cost. Believe this is Jacob as shown by next entry.
Jacob & William
29 Aug 1794
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, August 1794 Court, page 76.  Jonathan Hanby allowed 2 days witness Jacob Lawson vs. Robert Rowan.
Robert Hall allowed 3 days witness Jacob Lawson vs. Robert Rowan.
Alish Rogers allowed 3 days witness Jacob Lawson vs. Robert Rowan.
Thomas
25 Dec 1794
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Land Entry Book – July 1791 – February 1796, dated 25 December 1794 – William C. Johnson enters 20,000 acres beginning at Thomas Lawson’s corner red oak on the waters of John’s Creek so off each way for quantity. (Void)
Jacob
Jan 1795
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, January 1795 Court, page 88.  Francis vs. Going, take deposition of Jacob Lawson.Same Court and page.  Harvey Fitzgerald is appointed Constable in place of Jacob Lawson.
William
26 Feb 1795
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, 1791-1801, page 252.  This Indenture made the 26 February 1795 between Edward Tatum of the County of Patrick of the one part and William Lawson of the said County of the other part.  In Witness whereof the said Edward Tatum for and in consideration of the sum of 5 pounds to him in hand paid by the said William Lawson do hereby acknowledged, hath bargained, sold, released and confirmed unto the said William Lawson a certain tract, piece or parcel of land situated, lying and being in the County of Patrick on the head branches of Russell’s Creek being part of a tract of 285 acres and part on the north waters of Peter’s.  Granted to said Tatum by Patent by estimation containing 141 acres and bounded as following – beginning at a small Chestnut Oak on the dividing Ridge between Peter’s Creek and Russell’s Creek, thence N30E, 52 poles to a Chestnut Oak N81/2E 80 poles to pine, N 46 poles crossing a branch to a pine N60E 44 poles to a Chestnut in Joshua Hudson’s (or Headson’s?) line with it S25E 66 poles to a Chestnut S85E 42 poles to a Poplar N21E 42 poles crossing a branch to a Chestnut thence over line S63E 10 poles to a Chestnut Oak in William Carter’s line with it South 11W 124 poles crossing a branch to Auguston Brown’s corner Chestnut with Brown’s line S80W 42 poles to a Chestnut S?W 49 poles to a Chestnut South 79W to pointer viz. a small Black Oak, Black Jack and Sorrelwood on the aforesaid dividing Ridge thence along the said Ridge a north wise to the beginning, with all woods, ____ water and water courses, fences, two orchards, houses and all other… In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal this day and year above written.  Signed Edward Tatum.  Signed, Sealed in present of the Court.
Proved at Court held in Patrick County 26 February 1795.
William
26 Feb 1795
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, January 1795 Court, page 88.  Deed – Edward Tatum to William Lawson.
David
4 Apr 1795
Patrick
Virginia Land Office Grants No. 32, 1794-1795, page 173 (Reel 98), land grant in Patrick County, VA dated 4 April 1795.
James Wood Esquire Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting, know ye that by virtue of a Land Office Treasury Warrant number twenty one thousand four hundred and thirty six, there is Granted by the said Commonwealth unto David Lawson a certain tract or parcel of land containing five hundred and ninety eight acres by survey bearing date the thirteenth day of January one thousand seven hundred and ninety four lying and being in the County of Patrick on Hick’s fork and bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at Brown’s Conner white oak on the County line thence with; his lines north eighteen degrees, forty nine poles crossing a branch to a white oak, thence new lines north thirty one degrees east, eighteen poles to Mideaph’s corner white oak, thence with his lines south eighty two degrees east, one hundred and seventy six poles crossing two branches to a white oak, north eight degrees east, forty six poles to a black oak thence new lines north sixty three degrees east, two hundred and fifteen poles crossing a branch to a white oak, south fifty five degrees east, one hundred and fifty four poles crossing a branch to a black oak, north fifty seven degrees east, one hundred and ninety four poles crossing a branch to a chestnut, south eighty degrees east, one hundred and two poles crossing a branch to a white oak, south twenty degrees west, one hundred and eighty four poles to the county line, thence west seven hundred and forty poles to the beginning.  With its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said David Lawson and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said James Wood Esquire Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the fourth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five and of the Commonwealth the nineteenth.
Signed James Wood
David
27 Apr 1795
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, 1791-1801, page 199.  This Indenture made the 27 April 1795, between David Lawson of the County of Patrick of the one part and Joseph Garret of the same County of the other part.  In Witness hereof the said David Lawson for and in consideration of the sum of 5 pounds to him in hand paid by the said Joseph Garret do acknowledge, hath bargained, sold, released and confirmed unto the said Joseph Garret the certain tract, piece or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Patrick on Big Dan River contain 100 acres and bounded beginning on at a tree on the north side of the river, thence a new line agreed on by said Hanby and said Lawson, south crossing said river at a large rock in said river and so on to a line running up the south side of said river near a large rock and crossing said river, the same continuing 80 poles to a line at the foot of a mountain on the north side , thence along the side of said mountain to the to the first station, part of a tract granted by patent to Samuel Cox 1 June 1782 with all woods, water and water courses… In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal this day and year above written.  Signed David his X mark Lawson.
At a Court of Quarterly Session held for Patrick County on the 30 April 1795.  The within written Indenture was acknowledged by the within named David Lawson to be his act and deed and Sarah, the wife of David being privately examined as the law requires, relinquished her right of dower.
David
30 Apr 1795
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, April 1795 Court, page 95.  Deed – David Lawson to Joseph Garrett (Gossett?) proven and ordered to be recorded. Sarah, the wife of David being privately examined, as the law requires, relinquished her right of dower.
David & Sarah
Apr 1795
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Order Book, April 1795, Deed – David Lawson to Joseph Gossett (Garrett?) and his wife Sarah, relinquished her dower.
Jacob & William (Boney)
1795
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, Jacob Lawson 190 acres and William Lawson (Boney) 141 acres.
David (Bigg), William (Boney), David (Little) & Susanna
Jun & Jul 1795
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1795 Personal Property Tax List.
June 20 – Lawson, David (Bigg); 1 white tithe over 16, 4 horses
July 4 – Lawson, William (Boney); 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
July 23 – Lawson, David (Little); 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
July 23 – Lawson, Susanna; 2 blacks over 16
William
Jul 1795
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, July 1795 Court, page 102.  William Lawson on Jury.
Jacob & Bartlett
1 Aug 1795
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, August 1795 Court, page 106.  Hall vs. Lawson time awarded the Defendant to take the deposition of Bartlett Lawson and William Bolling and constable to take the deposition of William Jones.
Lawson vs. Hall, Edward Tatum security and C.O.
William Adams 3 days witness Robert Hall vs. Jacob Lawson.
Lisha (Elisa or Elisha), Susanna & Bartlett
29 Aug 1795
Patrick & Surry County, NC
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, 1791-1801, page 570.  Know all persons by these presents that I Lisha Lawson of the County of Surry and State of North Carolina hath this day bargained and sold unto Edward Tatum all my Right of my grandfather, John Simkins’ estate in the hands of my mother Susanna Lawson which Estate chiefly consists in Negroes according to the said John Simkins’ Will which is said to him recorded in Bedford Court in the State of Virginia.  Also all my part Right, Title, Interest of my father’s estate whose name was Bartlet Lawson, and I do hereby Grant, Bargain, Sell and Confirm unto the said Edward Tatum all my right, Title, Interest of the above mentioned Estate freely and Voluntarily of my own free will to him and his heirs forever, it being for the consideration of the sum of twenty pounds to me in hand paid, in Consequence of which I warrant and defend a good and lawful Right from me, my heirs, Executors, Administrators or assignees and every other person or persons from saying laying any Lawful Right to the above mentioned estate freely and clearly to the above mentioned Edward Tatum to the only proper use and behoof of him his heirs forever.  And I also do constitute, appoint the above mentioned Edward Tatum my Lawful Attorney in fact to Renoir all the above mentioned Estate in place of myself, to ask, receive and give Ru___ when necessary and to make all demands as he shall or may think proper.  I do hereby give all my power unto the said Edward Tatum to make and appoint one or more Attorneys as it may deem best to him and I do hereby ratify him and no other to be my lawful Attorney to do every matter needful in receiving the above mentioned Estate as tho I was personally present myself and everything transacted by my said Attorney recovering the above mentioned Estate either in Law or Equity shall be good against me and my heirs forever.  I also empower him to bring any suite or suites as he shall think best if Required to Recover the said Estate.  In Witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 29 August 1795 and of the Commonwealth the Twentieth.  Intest___d Cep__ Signed
Signed, seal and delivered in presence of: –
Gabl. Penn
Chas. Sutton
Jno. Tatum
Signed Lisha his X mark LawsonPatrick County August Court 1798
The within written Indenture was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto, to be the Act and Deed of the within named Elisa Lawson and the same was ordered to be recorded by the Court.Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, August 1798 Court, page 200.  Bill of sale – Elisa Lawson to Edward Tatum.
Jacob
Oct 1795
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, October 1795 Court, page 114.  Jacob Lawson on Jury.
Jacob
Oct 1795
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, October 1795 Court, page 115. Joseph Keaton 2 days witness Robert Hall vs. Jacob Lawson.
Jacob & William (Boney)
1796
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, Jacob Lawson 190 acres and William Lawson (Boney) 141 acres.
William (Boney) & Susannah
Jun & Jul 1796
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1796 Personal Property Tax List.
June 26 – Lawson, Wm. (Boney); 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
July 23 – Lawson, Susannah; 2 blacks over 16, 1 horse
David & Sarah
26 Feb 1796
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, February 1796 Court, page 122.  Garrett (Gossett?) vs. Lawson and wife – Plea of accord and satisfaction and remanded to the rules on the Defendants paying the costs sequent to the making up of the Jury.  Jury sworn: George Rogers, Gabriel Penn, Robert Sharp, James Lackey, Alexander Lackey, John Hanby, John Dalton, Roderick Shelton, Joseph Keaton, George Corn, Joel Chitwood and George Penn Jr.
Jacob
27 Feb 1796
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, 27 February 1796 Court, page 124. William Adams allowed 3 days witness Robert Hall vs. Jacob Lawson.
David & Sarah
27 Feb 1796
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, 27 February 1796 Court, page 125.  James Lyon allowed 2 days witness Levey Smith vs. Eliphaz Shelton and 1 day for Benjamin Garrett (Gossett?) vs. Lawson and wife.
Jacob
Feb 1796
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, 27 February 1796 Court, page 127.  Lawson vs. Hall, plaintiff to take disposition of William Jones, William Bolling, Alexander Nelson, John Gordon, Thomas Jackson, William Payne and Stokley Donelson and appointed any three of them to act as Commissioners for that purpose.
David & Sarah
30 Apr 1796
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, April 1796 Court, page 130.  James Lyon allowed 2 days witness for Benjamin Garrett (Gossett?) vs. D. Lawson.
Jacob
29 Jul 1796
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, July 1796 Court, page 134.  Hall vs. Lawson, jury sworn: Thomas Hornsby, David Rowark, James Lyon, Edward Lewis, John Miller, Joseph Reynolds, Henry Smith, Benjamin Hale, Samuel Clark, David Rogers, William Fitzgerald and Samuel Dalton.  A juror withdrew and continued.Page 135, Lawson vs. Hall – dismissed and Hall vs. Lawson – dismissed.
David & Sarah
28 Oct 1796
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, October 1796 Court, page 143.  Garrett (Gossett?) vs. Lawson and wife.
Jacob & William (Boney)
1797
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, Jacob Lawson 190 acres and William Lawson (Boney) 141 acres.
William (Boney) & Susannah
1797
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1797 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, William (Boney); 1 white tithe over 16
Lawson, Susannah; 1 black 12 and under 16, 1 black 16 and over, 1 horse
Jacob & William (Boney)
1798
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, Jacob Lawson 190 acres and William Lawson (Boney) 141 acres.
William (Boney)
Jun 1798
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1798 Personal Property Tax List.
June 1 – Lawson, William (Boney); 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
William
Apr 1798
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, April 1798 Court, page 190.  Clark vs. Koger, jury sworn: John Hanby, William Tatum, James Carlin, William Martin, Nathaniel Smith, Harvey Fitzgerald, George Rogers, David Rogers, John Mankin, William Lawson, Joseph Curd and William Deal.  Verdict for Defendant.
Jacob & William
1799
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, Jacob Lawson 190 acres and William Lawson 141 acres.
William, Susanna & Isham
1799
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1799 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Susanna; 1 black over 12, 1 horse
Lawson, Isham; 1 white tithe over 16
Jacob
12 Sep 1799
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, 1791-1801, page 632.  This Indenture made the 12 September 1799 between Thomas Willis of the County of Patrick of one part, George Corn of the said County of the other part.  In witness where of the said Thomas Willis for and in consideration of the sum of 100 pounds to him in hand paid by the said George Corn at or before the ensealing of these present the receipt is hereby acknowledged hath bargained, sold, released and confirmed unto the said George Corn, his heirs and assignees forever a certain piece or parcel of land situate, ling and being I the County of Patrick on Matthew’s Creek, containing 122 acres and bounded as follows to wit, beginning at pointers on Wm. Barton’s line thence between Robert Rowans and said and said Sitteral to a white Oak thence to a Chestnut, thence crossing a branch to a chestnut thence crossing the said creek to a pine, thence to a corner Chestnut in Barton’s line South 87 East 30 Poles, West 33 Poles to a Spanish Oak and said creek South 13 West 16 poles crossing said creek to a Chestnut Tree, south 5 degrees west 88 poles to the first station.  With all woods, ways, water courses, fences, trees, orchards, houses and all other the emoluments appertaining or in any wise belonging thereunto, to have and to hold the same to him the said George Corn, his heirs and assignees forever against me, my heirs and all and every other person or persons whatsoever… In Witness whereof, I have unto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above written.
Signed
Jacob Lawson and Thomas Willis.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered in presents of: –
David Taylor
Best______
David Hanby Jr.Patrick County October Court 1799
The within written Indenture was acknowledged by the within named Jacob Lawson and Thomas Willis to be their Act and Deed and the same was ordered to be recorded by the Court.
Jacob & William
1800
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, Jacob Lawson 190 acres and William Lawson 141 acres.
Isham
1800
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1780 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, Isham; 1 white tithe over 16
Anness
Aug 1800
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book “0”, June 1791-August 1800, August 1800 Court, page 245 and 246.  Two entries, each the same, Anness Lawson allowed 1 day witness Tatum vs. Hanby.
Ailsey
16 Sep 1800
Patrick
Bartlett Belcher and Ailsey Lawson were married in Patrick County.  Surety put up by Richard Davidson.
Annes
30 Oct 1800
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book 1, 1800-1810.  At a Court of Quarterly Session held for Patrick County on Thursday 30 October 1800.  Annes Lawson is allowed one day attendance for Tatum vs. Hamby.
Annes
27 Feb 1801
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book 1, 1800-1810.  At a Court of Quarterly Session held for Patrick County on 27 February 1801.  Annes Lawson is allowed two days attendance for Tatum vs. Hamby.
Annes
28 Feb 1801
Patrick
Patrick County Order Book 1, 1800-1810.  At a Court of Quarterly Session held for Patrick County on 28 February 1801.  Robert Hall and Annes Lawson is allowed one day attendance for Tatum vs. Hamby.
Jacob & William
1801
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, Jacob Lawson 190 acres and William Lawson 141 acres.
1801
Patrick
No Lawsons listed in the Personal Property Tax List.
Elisha, Mary & Joshua
21 Jun 1801
Patrick
Elisha Lawson and Mary Lawson were married in Patrick County.  Surety put up by Joshua Lawson.
Jacob & William
1802
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, Jacob Lawson 190 acres and William Lawson 141 acres.
William
1802
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1802 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Anne
3 Jul 1802
Patrick
Richard Manes and Anne Lawson were married in Patrick County.
Jacob & William
1803
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, Jacob Lawson 190 acres and William Lawson 141 acres.
William
1803
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1803 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
David
25 Nov 1803
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 2, 1801-1806, page 314.  This Indenture made 25 November 1803 between John Wilson of the County of Patrick of the one part and David Lawson of the other part.  In Witness whereof the said John Wilson for and in consideration of the sum of 150 dollars to him in hand paid by the said David Lawson the said thereof he doth hereby acknowledge, hath bargained, assigns forever a certain piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the said County of Patrick on Sandy Creek, a branch of Dan River, containing 80 acres and bounded as follows to wit, beginning at a Chestnut tree in John Wilson’s corn field thence with John Rea’s line as it continues to a white oak John Wilson’s and said Rea’s corner and thence with said Rea’s line for the boundary of 80 acres including that plantation whereon Aaron Rea last lived on and sold to Fagin, together with all the appurtenances in any wise there unto belonging unto the said David Lawson his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Wilson for himself, his heirs do forever warrant and defend the said tract or parcel of land and premises with all the appurtenances unto the said David Lawson, his heirs and assigns forever.  In Witness whereof the said John Wilson hath here unto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year above written.
Signed John Wilson
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of: –
S. Staples, Elisha Collings, H. Mankin, Daniel Martindalle and William Burge.Patrick County March Court 1804
The within written Indenture was proved by the Oaths of the witnesses thereto, to be the Act and Deed of the within named John Wilson and the same was ordered to be recorded by the Court.
David
25 Nov 1803
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 2, 1801-1806, page 315. This Indenture made 25 November 1803 between John Wilson and Susanna, his wife of the County of Patrick and State of Virginia of the one part and David Lawson of the County of Stokes and State of North Carolina of the other part.  Witness that for and in consideration of the sum of 150 dollars to them in hand paid by the said David Lawson hath bargained, sold, released and confirmed and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said David Lawson his heirs and assignees one certain tract or parcel of land being in the County of Patrick on the waters of Elk Creek containing 141 acres and bounded as follows to wit, beginning at a Black Gum S20W, 144 poles to a Chestnut tree thence N40W, 87 poles to a white oak, thence S15W, 40 poles to a Chestnut thence N45W, 64 poles to a Chestnut thence N50E, 40 poles to pointers thence N40W, 126 poles to a small white oak thence N30E, 40 poles to a post oak, thence S67E, 204 poles to the beginning, together with all the appurtenances to have and to hold the said land and premises above mentioned to him the said David Lawson, his heirs and assignees forever and he said John Wilson and Susannah his wife for themselves their heirs do forever warrant and defend the aforesaid land and premises with all the rights and privileges thereunto belonging to the said David Lawson….  In Witness whereof the said John Wilson and Susannah his wife hath hereunto set their hands and affixed thier seals the day and year above written.
Signed John Wilson but only a seal for his wife.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of: –
William Burge, Elisha Collings, H. Mankin, Daniel Martindalle, S. Staples and William Collings.Patrick County March Court 1804
The within written Indenture was proved by the Oaths of the witnesses thereto, to be the Act and Deed of the within named John Wilson and the same was ordered to be recorded by the Court.
Jacob, William & David
1804
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, Jacob Lawson 190 acres, William Lawson 141 acres and David Lawson 90 acres. Not sure if this is the same David or another one?
David & William
1804
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1804 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, David; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, William 2 white tithes over 16, 3 horses
Daniel or David
24 Mar 1804
Patrick
Virginia Land Office Grants No. 52, 1803-1804, p. 282 (Reel 118), indicated that Richard Chandler received a land grant 24 March 1804 for a certain parcel of land 634.5 acres by Survey bearing date 15 January 1803 and being in the County of Patrick in Virginia on the waters of Little Peters Creek adjoining Daniel Lawson and Augustine Brown &c.  Should this be David Lawson and not Daniel Lawson?
David
25 Mar 1804
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 2, 1801-1806 page 344.  This Indenture made this 26 March 1804 between David Lawson of the County of Patrick of the one part and Alexander Burge of the other part.  In Witness whereof the said Lawson do hereby agree to sell a parcel of land to said Burge for 5 pounds which the said Burge is to secure the land out of all enthrallments and to take it as it lies and to clear the said Lawson of any damages ever coming against him about the land lying and being in the County of Patrick on Hicke’s fork, containing 598 acres by survey and bouonded as follows to wit, beginning at Browns Corner white oak and the County line thence with his line N18W, 49 poles crossing a branch to a white oak, thence new lines N31E, 18 poles to Midcap’s corner white oak thence with his line S82E, 176 poles crossing two branches to a white oak N8E, 46 poles to a Black oak thence new line N63E, 215 poles crossing a branch to a white oak S55E, 154 poles crossing a branch to a Black oak N57E, 215 crossing a branch to a white oak S55E, 154 poles crossing a branch to a black oak N57E, 194 poles crossing a branch to a chestnut S80E, 102 poles crossing a branch to a white oak S20W, 134 poles to the County line thence west 740 poles to the Beginning, with all woods, water courses, fences, houses and all other belonging thereunto to have and to hold the same to him the said Alexander Burge against… Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written.
Signed David Lawson
Singed, sealed and delivered in the presents of: –
Joseph Willis, Alex Askew and Robert RogersPatrick County 26 April Court 1804
The within written Indenture was proved by the oath of the witnesses thereto to be the Act and Deed of the within named David Lawson and the same was ordered to be recorded by the Court.
Jacob, William & David
1805
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, Jacob Lawson 190 acres, William Lawson 141 acres and David Lawson 90 acres
William & Sherrard
1805
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1805 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, Sherrard; 1 white tithe over 16,
Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 3 horses
David
19 Mar 1805
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 2, 1801-1806, page 446.  This Indenture made 19 March 1805 between David Lawson of the County of Patrick and State of Virginia of the one part and William Coomer of the County and State afro said of the other part.  Witness that the said David Lawson for many good causes and in considerations of value by him record from the honor of the said Coomer the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledge hath granted, bargained and sold and confirmed unto the said Coomer two certain tracts or parcels of land the one containing 141 acres and the other containing 80 acres, the lands lying and being in the County of Patrick and State of Virginia on the waters of Elk Creek and it being a part of ___ order and surveyed for John Wilson and John Ray adjoining the lands of John Hanby and Daniel Martindale and Elisha Collings and James Taylor and for further particular c__is may be found by referring to the said Hanby’s and Martindale and Collings and Taylor land mark and the said Lawson for his part agrees to warrant and the defend the rights and title of the said tracts of land to the said Coomer, houses, barns, orchards, minerals and ___ beath in Law and Equity to the whole sole and proper of the said Coomer and his heirs forever… In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this day and date above written.
Signed David his + mark Lawson.
Test. – David P. Simer (or Sims), William Collings and Henry Jackson.
Jacob & William
1806
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, Jacob Lawson 190 acres and William Lawson 141 acres.
William, Sherrard & Isham
1806
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1806 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, William; 2 white tithes, 1 black 12 and under 16, 4 horses
Lawson, Sherrard; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Isham; 1 white tithe over 16
Jacob & William
1807
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, Jacob Lawson 190 acres and William Lawson 141 acres.
David, Isham, William & Jacob
1807
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1807 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, David; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Isham; 1 white tithe over 16
Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 black 12 and under 16, 3 horses
Lawson, Jacob; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
1808
Patrick
The Commonwealth of Virginia did not collect Taxes for the year 1808, as the General Assembly did not pass Tax collecting Legislation that year.
Jacob
4 Jan 1808
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 3, 1807-1813, page 379.  This Indenture made 4 January 1808 between Jacob Lawson of the County of Hawkins and State of Tennessee of the one part and Samuel Staples of Patrick County and State of Virginia of the other part.  Witness that the said Jacob Lawson for and in consideration of the sum of 100 dollars to him in hand paid by the said Samuel Staples, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged by the said Lawson, hath bargained, sold unto said Staples one certain tract of parcel of land situated, lying and being in the County aforesaid on the waters of Russell Creek containing 190 acres more or less and bounded by the lines of William Jones, Elum Newman, Clem Rogers and Watton order land a reference to the original patent herewith filed will fully show the boundaries. It is the land conveyed by Shadrick Barrett to said Jacob Lawson commonly called Rachal Bolling’s old place, with its appurtenances to have and to hold the same to him the Staples and his heirs forever.  I the said Jacob Lawson for myself, my heirs, executors forever warrant and defend the right… In Witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above written.
Signed Jacob Lawson
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presents of: –
Jacob his + mark Lawson
Lewis Lawson
Simm Switzler(?)
Jesse Tatum
George FulcherPatrick County January Court 1811
This deed was proved in Court by the oaths of the witnesses thereto, to be the Act and Deed of the said Jacob Lawson and ordered to be recorded.
Jacob & William
1809
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, Jacob Lawson 190 acres and William Lawson 141 acres.
William
1809
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1809 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 black 12 and under 16, 4 horses
Jacob & William
1810
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, Jacob Lawson 190 acres and William Lawson 141 acres.
William, James & Jacob
1810
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1810 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 black 16 and over, 5 horses
Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Lawson, Jacob; 1 white tithe over 16
William
27 Oct 1810
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 3, 1807-1813, page 349.  I William Lawson do hereby acknowledge that I never to my recollection spoke anything disrespectable of Capt. Jesse Tatum and if I ever did must have been wrong in so doing as I never did, no any disrespectable of him whatever given from under my hand this 27 day October 1810.
Signed William his + mark Lawson.
Test. – Abr. Penn, David Taylor and Gab. Penn.
William
1811
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, William Lawson 141 acres.
James & Jacob
1811
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1811 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Lawson, Jacob; 1 white tithe over 16
William
1812
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, William Lawson 141 acres.
1812
Patrick
No Lawsons were listed in the 1812 Personal Property Tax List.
William
1813
Patrick
Patrick County Land Tax List, William Lawson 141 acres and for the location it indicated “Carter Mountain”.
James
1813
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1813 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
James
27 Sep 1813
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 4, 1813-1817, page 58.  This indenture made this 27th day of September 1813 between Charles Mabry of the County of Grayson and State of Virginia of the one part and James Lawson of the County of Patrick and State aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said Charles Mabry for and in consideration of the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand paid before the signing and delivery of these presents the receipt where of the said Charles Mabry doth hereby acknowledge and himself fully satisfied and paid hath given granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell deliver and confirm to him the said James Lawson, his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Patrick on the South side of Robinson’s Creek of Dan River containing one hundred and eighty three acres and by survey bearing date the 14 April 1791 and is bound (her gave the boundary lines)…
/s/ Charles Mabry
Test, John Finny, Samuel (x) Hilton, Jacob (x) HiltonMemorandum that on the 27th day of September 1813 full possession and ? was had and taken of the land and privileges within granted by the within mentioned Charles Mabry and by him delivered over to the within mentioned James Lawson to hold to him and his heirs forever according to the controls of the within mentioned indenture.
James
1814
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1814 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
William
1814
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1814 Land Tax List, Philip Penn Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of Tennessee, 141 acres, location 5 miles from Court House on Carter Mountain.
James
Apr 1815
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1815 Personal Property Tax List.
April 12 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses, 8 cattle
William & James
1815
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1815 Land Tax List, Matthew Sandefur Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of Tennessee, 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
James Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 183 acres, location 15 miles west of Court House on the headwaters Dan River. In comments it indicated “Transferred from Charles Mabry.
James
Mar 1816
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1816 Personal Property Tax List.
Mar 14 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
William & James
1816
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1816 Land Tax List, Matthew Sandefur Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of Tennessee, 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
James Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 183 acres, location 15 miles west of Court House on the headwaters Dan River.
James
Mar 1817
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1817 Personal Property Tax List.
Mar 13 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
William & James
1817
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1817 Land Tax List, Matthew Sandefur Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of Tennessee, 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
James Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 183 acres, location 15 miles west of Court House on the headwaters Dan River.
James
Mar 1818
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1818 Personal Property Tax List.
Mar 12 – Lawson, James; 2 white tithes over 16, 1 horse
William & James
1818
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1818 Land Tax List, Matthew Sandefur Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of Tennessee, 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
James Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 183 acres, location 15 miles west of Court House on the headwaters Dan River.
Jonas
8 Oct 1818
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 5, 1817-1820, page 161.  This indenture made this 8th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen between Jno. Collings, Sr. of the County of Stokes and State of North Carolina of the one part and Jos. Lawson of the same county and state of the other part. Witnesseth, that the said Jno. Collings for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollar current money of said state in hand paid by the said Jos. Lawson at or before the unsealing and delivery of these presents the receipt wherein the said Jno. Collings doth hereby acknowledge hath given granted bargained sold delivered, confirmed by these presents doth grant bargain sale…piece or parcel of land situated lying and being in the county of Patrick State of VA…one hundred acres be the same more or less and bounded as follows beginning at Nathaniel Smith’s now Henry Hynes line running east to the creek, to Harbert Smith’s line thence along the line as the creek runs to the neck of a branch thence up said branch to the fork thence up to left hand fork to the head of the said branch thence running up to the beginning.  To have and to hold the said land and premises unto the said Jos. Lawson, his heirs and assignees to the only proper use and behoove of him the said Jos. Lawson, his heir and assignees forever and the said John Collings do covenant and agree that he will warrant and defend the right and title of the said land and premises above mentioned from him, his heirs and from the claim or claims of any person or persons whatsoever unto the said Jos. Lawson his heirs or assignees.  In witness whereof the said John Collings hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written.
Signed – John Collings, L.S.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of  – Wm. Bayler, James Shpora, Joseph Claid, Jr.
Patrick County March Court 1819
The deed was acknowledged in open Court by the within named John Collings to be his acknowledged deed and ordered to be recorded.Note: The taxes records shows this to be Jonas Lawson who purchased this 100 acres.
Jonas
16 Oct 1818
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 5, 1817-1820, page 256.  We Samuel Hanby, Benjamin Beasley, William Coomer and James Lyon being chosen arbitrators to deed in a dispute between Jetson O’Collings, John Collings Sr. and Jos. Lawson respecting the title of a tract of land where the said Lawson now lives and bought of John Collings Sr. wherein Jetson O’Collings and John Collings Jr. were sworn on the Holy Scriptures and stand to certain ___ by the verdicts of said arbitrators and with said arbitration having the testimony of Daniel Collins who made oath that John Collings Sr. bought the said land of said Jetson O’Collings and paid him a man and bow for said land and nothing being proven to the contrary, we therefore find the equitable rights in said John Colling Sr. and from the rights made from John Collings, to said Lawson – say that said Lawson shall and ___ possess the said land forever time after.  Given under our hand and seal this day and date above written.
Signed – Samuel Hanby, Benjamin Beasley, William Commer and James Lyon.
Witnesses – Wm. Bails Jr., James Lyon and Jacob Hudson.
Patrick November Court 1819
This article of argument was proved in Open Court to be the acts and deeds of within named persons and ordered to be recorded.
James Jr.
24 Dec 1818
Patrick
James Lawson, Jr., and Nancy Hurt were married in Patrick County.  Surety put up by James Lawson, minister Jesse Jones.  Recorded 3 January 1819.
James, James Jr., William & Jonas
Feb & Mar 1819
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1819 Personal Property Tax List.
Feb 26 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Feb 26 – Lawson, James Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Feb 26 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16
Mar 12 – Lawson, Jonas; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
William, James & Jonas
1819
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1819 Land Tax List, Matthew Landefur Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of Tennessee, 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
James Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 183 acres, location 15 miles west of Court House on the headwaters Dan River.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek. In comments section indicated “Transferred from John Collings.
James & Jonas
1820
Patrick
1820 Patrick County, Virginia Census: –
James Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 3 males under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 1 female10-16, 3 females 16-26 and 1 female over 45 years.Jonas Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10 and 1 female 25-45 years.
Jonas, James Sr., James Jr. & William
Feb 1820
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1820 Personal Property Tax List.
Feb 7 – Lawson, Jonas; 2 white tithes over 16, 1 horse
Feb 14 – Lawson, James Sr.; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Feb 14 – Lawson, James Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Feb 14 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16
William, James & Jonas
1820
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1820 Land Tax List, Matthew Landefur Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of Tennessee, 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
James Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 183 acres, location 15 miles west of Court House on the headwaters Dan River.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
James, James & Jonas
Mar 1821
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1821 Personal Property Tax List.
Mar 15 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Mar 15 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Mar 15 – Lawson, Jonas; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
William, James & Jonas
1821
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1821 Land Tax List, Richard Thomas Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of Tennessee, 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
James Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 183 acres, location 15 miles west of Court House on the headwaters Dan River.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
Jonas
14 Jul 1821
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 5, 1817-1820, page 399 (409).  This Indenture made 14 July 1821 between Jonas Lawson of the county of Patrick and state of Virginia of the one part and Andrew Joyce (Trustee), for said Lawson and William Boyles Jr. of North Carolina of the other part.  Witnesses that where the said Jonas Lawson stands justly indebted to the said Boyles in the sum of 214 dollars and 18 cents by notes and he being ___ to make and secure the payment of the said sum of money, and more especially for and forever in duration of the same of ___ sold to him in hand paid by the said Andrew Joyce Trustee the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargain and sold and by these present hath granted, bargain and sell and deliver unto him the same Andrew Joyce Trustee the following property to wit, one tract of land containing 100 acres by estimation and adjoining William Martindale’s and others, one bay mare, one colt, one cow and calf, nine head of sheep, 20 head of hogs, one feather bed and furniture and whole crop of wheat now growing on said plantation with all his farming utensils and the said Jonas Lawson warrants and defends the said Andres Joyce (Trustee) a good and lawful rights and ____ to the afore said property against the claims of all and any person or persons whatsoever in Trust witnessed if the said Jonas Lawson or his heirs shall say the said William Boyles Jr. as his legal representative the afore said sum of money the issues aforesaid with interest and this the said Andrew Joyce (trustee) doth oblige himself to relinquish the to said Lawson ____ rights having value ___ to the said property but if the said Lawson shall fail to pay the afore said sum of money by the him aforesaid, the said A. Joyce (Trustee) shall ____ to sell the above property and its increase for the best prices that can be had for it in ready money to the highest bidder previously advertising at best 10 days notice at public places in the County and out of the proceeds thereof pay William Boyles the above mentioned sum of money and any expenses which may attend the execution of the deed and the surplus, if any pay to the said Jonas Lawson or his heirs.  Testimony when of the said Jonas Lawson and Andrew Joyce (Trustee) have sit their hands and seal this day and year above written.
Signed – Jonas his + mark Lawson  and Andrew Joyce
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of John Joyce and William Martindale
William, James & James Jr.
Feb 1822
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1822 Personal Property Tax List.
Feb 16 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Feb 16 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Feb 16 – Lawson, James Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
William, James & Jonas
1822
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1822 Land Tax List, Richard Thomas Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of Tennessee, 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
James Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 183 acres, location 15 miles west of Court House on the headwaters Dan River.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of (blank), 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
Isiah
5 Oct 1822
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Superior Court Order Book, May 1809-May 1831.  Dated 5 October 1822 – Isiah Lawson vs. George Hollandsworth, case dismissed by consent of parties.
William, James & James Jr.
Feb 1823
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1823 Personal Property Tax List.
Feb 8 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Feb 8 – Lawson, James Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Feb 8 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
William, James & Jonas
1823
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1823 Land Tax List, Richard Thomas Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of (blank), 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
James Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 183 acres, location 15 miles west of Court House on the headwaters Dan River.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of (blank), 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William
May 1823
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Superior Court Order Book, May 1809-May 1831.  May Term 1823 – Peter M. Bellar and William Lawson for an affray, a true bill.
William
Oct 1823
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Superior Court Order Book, May 1809-May 1831.  October Term 1823 – Commonwealth vs. William Lawson – Indictment for an affray with Peter Bellar – Defendant appeared in proper person and pleaded not guilty.  Trial is deferred until tomorrow.
William
Oct 1823
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Superior Court Order Book, May 1809-May 1831.  October Term 1823 – Commonwealth vs. William Lawson – Indictment for an affray with Peter Bellar – Defendant appeared in proper person and trail was referred to a jury, Augustine Jones, Jhn Hancock, Elijah DeHart, John A. Hairston, Thomas Baker, Jesse Corn, Joseph Kennerly, Thomas Hanes, Samuel Martin, John Tuggle, Harvey Fitzgerald and William Hancock who found Defendant guilty and assess his fine to $1.00 and cost.
William, James Jr. & James
Feb & Mar 1824
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1824 Personal Property Tax List, Richard Thomas Commissioner.
Feb 9 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Feb 9 – Lawson, James Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Mar 13 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
William, James & Jonas
1824
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1824 Land Tax List, Richard Thomas Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of (blank), 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
James Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 183 acres, location 15 miles west of Court House on the headwaters Dan River.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of (blank), 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
Dicey
Oct 1824
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Superior Court Order Book, May 1809-May 1831.  October Term 1824 – Dicey Lawson vs. Bennett Shelton – Trespass assault and battery – Parties appeared by their attorneys and on motion of the Defendant it is ordered that the judgment and Writ of Entry entered in the Clerk’s office against him be set aside and he shall have liberty to plead.  Thereupon he pleads not guilty and trial is referred to a jury who find Defendant guilty and do assess Plaintiff’s damages to 1 cent and costs.
Elizabeth
15 Feb 1825
Patrick
Rowland Hurt and Elizabeth Lawson were married 15 February 1825 in Patrick County, Virginia.
James Jr. & James
Feb 1825
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1825 Personal Property Tax List, Richard Thomas Commissioner.
Feb 11 – Lawson, James Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Feb 11 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
William, James & Jonas
1825
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1825 Land Tax List, Richard Thomas Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of (blank), 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
James Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 183 acres, location 15 miles west of Court House on the headwaters Dan River.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of (blank), 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
James
Jul 1825
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Order Book, July 1825
Js. Lawson allowed 1 day Manue vs. Bowman.
James
Oct 1825
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Superior Court Order Book, May 1809-May 1831.  October Term 1825 – Thomas Bolling for maiming and disfiguring James Lawson by biting off the thumb of his right hand at the house of Matthew Sandefur on 17 September last, a true bill.
James
8 Oct 1825
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Superior Court Order Book, May 1809-May 1831.  October Term 1825 – Commonwealth vs. Thomas Bolling – Indictment for voluntarily, maliciously and feloniously biting off the thumb of the right hand of James Lawson – By consent of the Court, the Defendant will not be further prosecuted for the above indictment.  Therefore it is ordered that he be discharged.  (Clerk’s note in margin – “This order should have been above the order of acquittal.”)
James & William
Feb 1826
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1826 Personal Property Tax List, Richard Thomas Commissioner.
Feb 16 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Feb 18 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 4 horses
William, James Jr. & Jonas
1826
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1826 Land Tax List, Richard Thomas Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of (blank), 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
James Lawson Jr., a resident of Patrick County, 183 acres, location 15 miles west of Court House on the headwaters Dan River.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of (blank), 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William
26 Apr 1826
Patrick
William Lawson and Anny Thompson, daughter of Henry Thompson, were married in Patrick County.  Surety put up by Rowland Hurt, minister Nathaniel Thompson.  Recorded 30 April 1826.
James & Nancy
8 Dec 1826
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 6, 1820-1828, page 635.  This Indenture made 8 December 1826 between James & Nancy his wife of the County of Patrick of the one part and Thomas Scott of the County of Montgomery of the other part.  Witnesses that for a consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to theirs in hand paid by the said Thomas Scott they accept is hereby their acknowledged have bargained and sold unto the said Scott & his heirs a certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Patrick on the waters of Dan River & bounded as follows. Beginning on a maple in Irvin’s order line near the Camp branch of Dan River, thence new line south 42º east, 54 pole to black gum north 55º east, 84 poles crossing a branch to dogwood north 24º east, 44 poles crossing a branch to red oak west 15º & 30 minutes west, 18 poles to white oak north 26º east 160 poles crossing the afore said creek & a branch to red oak west 45º west, 54 poles to a white oak north 12º west, 98 poles crossing a branch to a chestnut in said Irvin’s line with it south 242 poles crossing said creek to pointers south 32º east 94 poles to dogwood, south 58º west 92 poles to the beginning. To have and to hold the said land with all it appurtenances & the said James Lawson and his wife do bind themselves and their heirs to forever defend the title of said land unto the said Thomas Scott and his heirs forever the claims of all persons.  In witness whereof they hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date first written.
Signed – James his X mark Lawson and Nancy her X mark Lawson
Patrick County to wit;
We R. Thomas & W. Turner Justices of the Peace in the County afore said in the state of Virginia do hereby certify that James Lawson a party to a certain Deed bearing date on the eighth of December 1826 and hereto annexed personally appeared before us in our County afore & acknowledged the same to be his act & deed & desired us to certify the said acknowledgment to the Clerk of the County Court of Patrick in order that the said Deed may be recorded.
Given under our hands and seals this 16 day of December 1826.
Signed R. Thomas & W. Turner with their seals.Patrick County to wit;
We R. Thomas & W. Turner, Justices of the Peace in the County afore said in the state of Virginia do hereby certify that __blank__, the wife of James Lawson parties to a certain Deed bearing date on the eighth of December & hereunto annexed, personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid & being examined by us privately & apart from her husband & having the Deed aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said __blank__, acknowledged the same to be her act and deed & declared that she had willing by signed, sealed & delivered the same & that she wished not to retract it.  Given under our hand & seal this 16 day of December 1826.
Signed R. Thomas & W. Turner with their seals.Patrick June Court 1827
This Indenture of bargain and sale from James Lawson & wife to Thomas Scott with the certificates therein endorsed was exhibited in Court, examined and admitted to record.
Teste William Edwards DC

Note: This is the 183 acres of land James Lawson purchased 27 September 1813.

James & William
Feb 1827
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1827 Personal Property Tax List, Richard Thomas Commissioner.
Feb 17 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Feb 17 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 3 horses
William, James & Jonas
1827
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1827 Land Tax List, Richard Thomas Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of (blank), 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
James Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 183 acres, location 15 miles west of Court House on the headwaters Dan River.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of (blank), 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William
15 Jun 1827
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 6, 1820-1828, page 637.  This Indenture made and conducted 15 June 1827 between William Morris of the one part and William Lawson of the other part.  Witnessed that we William Morris and Samuel Howell Trustee to the said Lawson 163 dollars due as follows, one credit of 125 dollars due the 25 December 1827 but has a credit of 62 dollars already paid.  The other credit of 100 dollars due the 25 December 1828 and being ____ of securing the payment of the same have bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain and sell unto Samuel Howell in trust for the benefit of said Lawson one brown steed horse about 7 years old.  To hold have and to hold unto him the said Samuel Howell in trust forever.  Nevertheless if the said Morris well and truly pay to William Lawson aforesaid the above sum of 163 dollars on or before the 25 December 1828 then and in that case this Indenture will be void and of no effect and if rest no paid then the said Samuel Howell Trustee is by these presents authorize after giving ten days notice at one or more noted places in the neighborhood to sell the above named horse for the best price he can get at public auctions and the proceeds of the sell alter paying the debt and cost of recording this deed and other expenses attending the sale of any surplus there should be to pay it over to the said William Morris.  In witness whereunto we have set our hand and seals this day and date above written.
Signed William his X mark Morris and Samuel Howell
Patrick Court 1827
The deed of Trust for William Morris and Samuel Howell Trustee to William Lawson was acknowledge in Court by the said Morris and Howell to be their acts and deeds and ordered to be recorded.
James & William
Feb 1828
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1828 Personal Property Tax List, Richard Thomas Commissioner.
Feb 9 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Feb 9 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
William, Jonas & James
1828
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1828 Land Tax List, Richard Thomas Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of (blank), 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of (blank), 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
In notes section of Thomas Scott it indicated the 183 acres was transferred to him from James Lawson.
James & William
Feb 1829
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1829 Personal Property Tax List, Richard Thomas Commissioner.
Feb 12 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Feb 13 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
William, Jonas & William
1829
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1829 Land Tax List, Richard Thomas Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of (blank), 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of (blank), 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 12 miles northwest from Court House on headwaters of Big Dan. In William Lawson’s notes section it indicated it was transferred from William Harris.
William
14 Mar 1829
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Deed Book 7, 1828-1831, page 191.  This Indenture made this 14 March 1829 between William Harris of the County of Patrick and State of Virginia of the one part and William Lawson of the said County and State of aforesaid of the other part.  Witnesses that the said William Harris for and in consideration of the sum of 95 dollar current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said William Lawson the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledge the said William Harris has bargained, sold, released and confirmed and by these present do bargain, sell, release and confirm unto the William Lawson, his heirs or assignees one certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Counties of Patrick and Montgomery on the waters of the Laurel Fork, Dan river containing 100 acres more or less and bounded as follows; beginning at a corner maple on Ruff run, thence up the same as it meanders to a white oak on the said Ruff run, thence a north eat or nearly so course to a chestnut tree in Lee’s line, thence with Lee’s line (say) west course cropping Ruff run and a branch to a chestnut oak in the said Lee’s line, thence southwest to a white oak in Wilson’s line, thence with Wilson’s line cropping branches to a white oak (new corner) in Wilson’s line, near the head of Fork Mountain Creek, thence or straight line to the beginning with all woods, ways, water and water courses, houses, trees, etc and all other emoluments appertaining, or in any wise thereunto belonging to have and to hold the said land and premises to him the said William Lawson and his heirs or assignees forever in fee simple and I do for myself my heirs and forever warrant and defend the right and title of said land to him the said Lawson his heirs and assignees forever.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the year and day above written.
Signed William his + mark Harris
Signed, sealed, acknowledged in presence of William Ayres.
Proven in Patrick Court April 1829
William
23 Sep 1829
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Deed Book 7, 1828-1831, page 364.  This Indenture made this 23 September 1829 between William Martindale (alias Brown) of the County of Patrick and State of Virginia of the one part and William Lawson of the County of Stokes and State of North Carolina of the other part.  Witnesses that for and in consideration of the sum of 250 dollars to him the said William Martindale in hand paid by the said William Lawson the receipt where of is hereby fully acknowledged hath bargained, sold, released and confirmed and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and sell unto the said William Lawson a certain piece or parcel of land situated, lying and being in the County of Patrick and State of Virginia on Elk Creek and bounded as follows – beginning in the order line on the Moraelairo(?), thence southwest a conditional line to a plumb tree in Elisha Collings’ line, thence south down a branch to a Spanish oak, thence southwest to Elisha Collings’ corner Persimiore Low, thence south 102 poles to a white oak, north 52º, east…the said William Martindale alias Brown warrants… to the said William Lawson his heirs and assignees.  Witness whereof I the said William Martindale alias Brown have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Signed William Martindale and Sarah her X mark Martindale
Signed, sealed and delivered in presents of John King, Jefferson Pennington and John Banner.
Patrick July Court 1830
This deed of bargain and sale from William Martindale and Sarah Martindale to William Lawson with the certificates thereon endorsed was exhibited in Court, examined and ordered to be recorded.
John, William D.R., James Jr., William Elk Creek, Robert James Sr. & Charles
Mar – May 1830
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1830 Personal Property Tax List, Columbus Penn Commissioner.
Mar 6 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16
Mar 12 – Lawson, William D. R.; 1 white tithe over 16, 4 horses
Apr 15 – Lawson, James Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16,
May 7 – Lawson, William Elk Creek; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
May 15 – Lawson, Robert; 1 white tithe over 16
May 19 – Lawson, James Sr.; 1 white tithe over 16
May 19 – Lawson, Charles; 1 white tithe over 16
William, Jonas & William
1830
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1830 Land Tax List, Columbus Penn Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of (blank), 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of (blank), 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 12 miles northwest from Court House on headwaters of Big Dan.
James Sr., James, William, William, John, Charles & Robert
1830
Patrick
1830 Patrick County, Virginia Census: –
James Lawson Sr. is enumerated and in his household are 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 70-80, 1 female 40-50 and 1 female 70-80 years.James Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 30-40, 2 females under 5, 1 female 5-10 and 1 female 30-40 years.William Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 2 males under 5, 1 male 30-40 and 1 female 20-30 years.

William Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, 3 females 10-15, 1 female 15-20 and 1 female 30-40 years.

John Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 2 males under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 30-40 and 1 female 15-20 years.

Charles Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male 20-30, 1 female under 5 and 1 female 15-20 years.

Robert Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 2 males under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 20-30, 1 female under 5 and 1 female 20-30 years.

James
May 1830
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Order Book, May 1830, Jas. Lawson exempted from payment of county services for the future.
James Jr.
Nov 1830
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Deed Book 8, 1831-1835, page 115.  Know all men by these present that we John Hurt, Edward Hytton (Hilton), James Lawson, Joseph Hurt, Joshua West, Cornelius Thompson and Obadiah Burnett Jr., children and heirs of Moses Hurt deceased late of the County of Patrick and state of Virginia have made, ordained, constituted and appointed and by these presents do make, ordain, constitute and appoint Rowland Hurt of Patrick County and State aforesaid our ture and lawful attorney for us and in our names but to our use to ask, demand, secure, recover and received of the representatives of Joseph Hurt deceased late of the county of Wayne and state of Kentucky all such sum or sums of money or other property which may be due to us from the estate of the said Joseph Hurt deceased as heirs of the said Moses Hurt deceased he being one of the children and heirs of the said Joseph Hurt deceased and upon payment of the same or any part thereof for us… In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this __ day of November 1830.
Signed John his X mark Hurt, Edward his X mark Hilton, James his X mark Lawson Jr., Joseph Hurt, Joshua West, Cornelius his X mark Thompson and Obadiah his X mark Burnett.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of Jeremiah Burnett and James Houtenings.
Recorded in Patrick September Court 1832.
William M.D., John B., Charles, James Jr., William Elk Creek & Robert
Mar – Apr 1831
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1831 Personal Property Tax List, Columbus Penn Commissioner.
Mar 12 – Lawson, William M.D.; 1 white tithe over 16, 3 horses
Mar 22 – Lawson, John B.; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 6 – Lawson, Charles; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 8 – Lawson, James Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16,
Apr 28 – Lawson, William Elk Creek; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Apr 28 – Lawson, Robert; 1 white tithe over 16
William, Jonas, Wiliam & William
1831
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1831 Land Tax List, Columbus Penn Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of (blank), 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of (blank), 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 12 miles north from Court House on headwaters of Big Dan.
William Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 7 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek. In the notes for William Lawson, it indicated land transferred from William Martindale.
William
3 Mar 1831
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Deed Book 7, 1828-1831, page 464.  This Indenture made this 3 March 1831 between Spencer Cockram of Patrick County of the one part, William Lawson of the same County of the 2nd part and Matthew Landefur Trustee of the 3rd part.  Witnesses that whereas the said Spencer Cockram stands justly indebted to the said William Lawson the sum of 27 dollars due by 3 notes, one for 8 dollars due the 1st day of October next, one for 9 dollars due the 25th December next and one for 10 dollars due the 25th December 1832 as by reference to said notes in the hands of said Lawson will more fully appear and he being desirous to make good and secure the payment thereof as they become due and further for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and alien unto the said Mr. Landefar one bay mare, one cow and yearling, 19 head of hogs, two rifle guns, all his plantation tools, two head of sheep, two feather beds and furniture, one flax wheel and all other household and kitchen furniture, together with the increase of mare, cattle, hogs and sheep also the crop of wheat now growing on the land where he lives, and the said S. Cockran do oblige himself, his heirs and to warrant and defend the right and title to the said property against the claims or demands of all persons whatsoever.  In trust nevertheless that if the said Spencer Cockram, his heirs shall well and truly pay the said sums of money as the bonds severally become due then this Indenture to be null and void.  But if he shall fail to do so then the said Matthew Landefur do oblige himself his heirs and whenever thereto required by the said Lawson after the 25th December 1832 to sell the said property or as much thereof as will be sufficient to pay the said debt and the cost of selling and recording this deed to the highest bidder for ready money previous by advertising the time and place of sale at some public place in the County of Patrick at least 10 days.  Amount of the proceeds thereof first pay the said William Lawson the sum of money aforesaid together with the cost of recording and carrying this deed into effect and the surplus if any pay to the said Cockram or his legal representative.  The said property in the indenture at time to remain in the hand of the said Cockram or his legal representative.  In witness whereof the parties have set their hands and seals the day and date above written.
Signed S. Cockram, William Lawson and M. Landefur
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of M. B. Landefer
Recorded Patrick March Court 1831
John, William M.D., James Jr., Charles & William Elk Creek
Mar – Apr 1832
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1832 Personal Property Tax List, Columbus Penn Commissioner.
Mar 2 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 12 – Lawson, William M.D.; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Apr 12 – Lawson, James Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16,
Apr 16 – Lawson, Charles; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 28 – Lawson, William Elk Creek; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
William, Jonas, Wiliam M.D. & William Elk Cr.
1832
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1832 Land Tax List, Columbus Penn Commissioner.
William Lawson, a resident of (blank & has NA after his name?), 141 acres, location 5 miles south from Court House on Carter Mountain.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of (blank), 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William Lawson M.D., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles north from Court House on headwaters of Big Dan.
William Lawson Elk Cr., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
James & Nancy
Aug 1832
Patrick
Miscellaneous Records of Patrick County, Virginia from the Clerk of the Court’s Personal Minute Book – August 1832 – Edward Hylton vs. James Lawson Jr. and Nancy Lawson, his wife, late Nancy Hunt.  Overby Burnett and Rowland Hunt Spa in Chy.
William M.D., Robert, William E.C. & John
Feb – Apr 1833
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1833 Personal Property Tax List, Clark Penn Commissioner.
Feb 2 – Lawson, William M.D.; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Apr 4 – Lawson, Robert; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 4 – Lawson, William E.C.; 1 white tithe over 16, 3 horses
Apr 13 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16
Jonas, William M.D., William Elk Cr. & William
1833
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1833 Land Tax List, Clark Penn Commissioner.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of unknown, 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William Lawson M.D., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles north from Court House on headwaters of Big Dan.
William Lawson Elk Cr., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
The following was in the notes section: – 141 acres in the name of William Lawson left off as it is returned by the sheriff as improperly charged.
William M.D., William E. Creek, John, Robert & Isham
Mar – Apr 1834
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1834 Personal Property Tax List, Clark Penn Commissioner.
Mar 13 – Lawson, William M.D.; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Apr 4 – Lawson, William E. Creek; 2 white tithes over 16, 3 horses
Apr 12 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 26 – Lawson, Robert; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 29 – Lawson, Isham; 1 white tithe over 16
Jonas, William M.D. & William E. Creek
1834
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1834 Land Tax List, Clark Penn Commissioner.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of unknown, 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William Lawson M.D., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles north from Court House on headwaters of Big Dan.
William Lawson E. Creek, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
William M.D., William Elk C., James, John, Robert, John D.R., Charles, Dicy & Isham
Mar – May 1835
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1835 Personal Property Tax List, Clark Penn Commissioner.
Mar 13 – Lawson, William M.D.; 1 white tithe over 16, 3 horses
Mar 17 – Lawson, William Elk C.; 2 white tithes over 16, 3 horses
Mar 28 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16
May 15 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
May 20 – Lawson, Robert; 1 white tithe over 16
May 22 – Lawson, John D.R.; 1 white tithe over 16
May 22 – Lawson, Charles; 1 white tithe over 16
May 22 – Lawson, Dicy; 1 white tithe over 16
May 22 – Lawson, Isham; 1 white tithe over 16
William M.D., William E.C. & Jonas
1835
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1835 Land Tax List, Clark Penn Commissioner.
William Lawson M.D., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles north from Court House on headwaters of Big Dan.
William Lawson E. Creek, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of unknown, 100 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William
25 Aug 1835
Patrick
Virginia Land Office Grants No. 85, 1835-1836, page 214 (Reel 151), land grant in Patrick County, VA dated 25 August 1835.
Littleton W. Tazewell, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia: To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, that in conformity with a survey, made on the 31st day of October 1834 by virtue of Land Office Treasury Warrant No 7105 there is granted by the said Commonwealth, unto William Lawson a certain tract or parcel of land, containing one hundred & forty five acres situate in Patrick County on the head waters of Rockcastle Creek & bounded as follows – Beginning at a white oak on a road in Lee’s line, thence running new lines N40ºW, 36 poles to a white oak in Helm’s line, that line N75ºE, 176 poles to a double Lynn tree on a branch the north waters of Rockcastle Creek down the same S33ºE, 110 poles… to the beginning with its appurtenances. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land, with its appurtenances, to the said William Lawson and his heirs forever.  In witness whereof, the said Littleton W. Tazewell, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand, and caused the Lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed, at Richmond, on the 25th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five and of the commonwealth the 60th.
Signed Littleton W. Tazewell
James & Nancy
17 Nov 1835
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Deed Index Abstracts 1791-1850.  James and Nancy Lawson Grantor to Edward Hylton, Grantee.  Dated 17 November 1835, Deed Book 9, page 114 – Deed.
Isham, William, John D.R., Charles, John, William E.C. & William M.D.
Apr – Jun 1836
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1836 Personal Property Tax List, Clark Penn’s Commissioner.
Apr 2 – Lawson, Isham; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 14 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16
May 7 – Lawson, John D.R.; 1 white tithe over 16
May 24 – Lawson, Charles; 1 white tithe over 16
May 24 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16
May 24 – Lawson, William E.C.; 2 white tithes over 16, 3 horses
Jun 9 – Lawson, William M.D.; 1 white tithe over 16, 4 horses
William M.D., Jonas & William Elk Creek
1836
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1836 Land Tax List, Clark Penn Commissioner.
William Lawson M.D., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles north from Court House on headwaters of Big Dan and 145 acres 18 miles north from Court House on head waters of Rock Castle Creek. In the notes it indicated new grant.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of unknown, 88 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek. In the notes it indicated 12 acres sold for tax & conveyed to William Ayers.
William Lawson Elk Creek, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
Elisha Jr.
7 May 1836
Patrick
Elisha Lawson and Nancy Willard were married 4 May 1836 in Patrick County, Virginia.  Surety put up by Allen Willard, minister was Julius Ferrell.  Marriage recorded 5 May 1836.
William E.C., Isham, John, William, John D.R., Charles & William M.D.
Apr – May 1837
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1837 Personal Property Tax List, Clark Penn Commissioner.
Mar 16 – Lawson, William E.C.; 2 white tithes over 16, 2 horses
Apr 1 – Lawson, Isham; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 27 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 14 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16
May 7 – Lawson, John D.R.; 1 white tithe over 16
May 13 – Lawson, Charles; 1 white tithe over 16
May 13 – Lawson, William M.D.; 1 white tithe over 16, 5 horses
William M.D., Jonas & William Elk Cr.
1837
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1837 Land Tax List, Clark Penn Commissioner.
William Lawson M.D., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles north from Court House on headwaters of Big Dan and 145 acres 18 miles north from Court House on head waters of Rock Castle Creek.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of unknown, 88 acres, located 7 miles south of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William Lawson Elk Cr., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
William
13 Oct 1837
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Deed – Deed Book 9, page 526, dated 13 October 1837: – Bond for William Lawson.
Know all men by these presents that Wm Lawson, Richard Thomas & Jeremiah Burnett are held and firmly bound unto David Campbell Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of VA & his successors in office in the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars current money of VA & the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs & administrators, jointly U severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals & dated this 13th day of October 1837.  The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound William Lawson produced to the Court of the County of Patrick his credentials of ordination of his being in regular communion with the Baptist Church upon which the Court permitted him to take the oath of allegiance to this Commonwealth & the Federal Government & accordingly license is granted him to solemnize the rites of matrimony if therefore the said William Lawson shall well & truly perform the duties of a minister of the gospel according to law & solemnize the rites of matrimony between persons only legally authorized to be joined in the bonds of wedlock then the above obligation to be ___ to remained in full force & virtue.
Signed Wm. Lawson, R. Thomas & Jeremiah Burnett with their seals.
Patrick October Court 1837
This bond was acknowledged in open court & admitted to record.
Teste A. Stapler Clerk
William M.D., Isham, John D.R., William Jr., William E.C., Andrew, John & Charles
Apr – May 1838
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1838 Personal Property Tax List, Clark Penn Commissioner.
Apr 7 – Lawson, William M.D.; 1 white tithe over 16, 4 horses
Apr 7 – Lawson, Isham; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 26 – Lawson, John D.R.; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 14 – Lawson, William Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 27 – Lawson, William E.C.; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Apr 27 – Lawson, Andrew; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 28 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16
May 30 – Lawson, Charles; 1 white tithe over 16
William M.D., Jonas & William Elk Cr.
1838
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1838 Land Tax List, Clark Penn Commissioner.
William Lawson M.D., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles north from Court House on headwaters of Big Dan and 145 acres 18 miles north from Court House on head waters of Rock Castle Creek.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of unknown, 88 acres, located 7 miles southwest of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William Lawson Elk Cr., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
William
30 Oct 1838
Patrick
Virginia Land Office Grants No. 88, 1838, page 315 (Reel 154), land grant in Patrick County, VA dated 30 October 1838.
David Campbell, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia: To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, that in conformity with a survey, made on the 24th day of January 1837 by virtue of Land Office Treasury Warrant No 2613 there is granted by the said Commonwealth, unto William Lawson a certain tract or parcel of land, containing forty seven acres, situate in Patrick County on the north waters of Elk Creek bounded as follows – Beginning at John Collin’s corner poplar on a branch, near recurring new lines, N64ºW, 92 poles to a Spanish oak on an old path, S81ºW, 3 poles to ____ in his old line… to the beginning with its appurtenances.  To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land, with its appurtenances, to the said William Lawson and his heirs forever.  In witness whereof, the said David Campbell, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand, and caused the Lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed, at Richmond, on the 30th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight and of the commonwealth the 63rd.
Signed David Campbell
Isham & William
5 Jun 1838
Patrick
Isham Lawson and Charlotte (Vaughn) Hughes were married 5 June 1838 in Patrick County, Virginia.  Surety put up by Rowland Hurt and minister was William Lawson.
Henry, John, William Jr., William E.C., Andrew, Robert, Isham, John D.R., Charles & William M.D.
Mar – May 1839
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1839 Personal Property Tax List, Achilles H. Carter Commissioner.
Mar 30 – Lawson, Henry; 1 white tithe over 16
Mar 30 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16
Mar 30 – Lawson, William Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 8 – Lawson, William E.C.; 2 white tithes over 16, 2 horses
Apr 8 – Lawson, Andrew; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 23 – Lawson, Robert; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
May 11 – Lawson, Isham; 1 white tithe over 16
May 18 – Lawson, John D.R.; 1 white tithe over 16
May 18 – Lawson, Charles; 1 white tithe over 16
May 23 – Lawson, William M.D.; 1 white tithe over 16, 4 horses
William M.D., Jonas & William E.C.
1839
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1839 Land Tax List, Archilles Carter Commissioner.
William Lawson M.D., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles north from Court House on headwaters of Big Dan and 145 acres 18 miles north from Court House on head waters of Rock Castle Creek.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of unknown, 88 acres, located 7 miles southwest of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William Lawson E.C., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
William, Anderson, Robert, Charles, William, Henry, Isham, John & William
1840
Patrick
1840 Patrick County, Virginia Census: –
William Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male 5-10, 2 males 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 2 females 5-10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 2 females 20-30 and 1 female 40-50 years.Anderson Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male under 5, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 20-30 and 1 female 70-80 years.Robert Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 5, 3 females 5-10 and 1 female 30-40 years.

Charles Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 30-40, 2 females under 5, 1 female 10-15 and 1 female 20-30 years.

William Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male under 5, 1 male 20-30 and 1 female 20-30 years.  Living next door to Henry Lawson.

Henry Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male 20-30, 1 female under 5 and 1 female 20-30 years.  Living next door to William Lawson.

Isham Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 2 males 10-15, 1 male 20-30, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 30-40 and 1 female 60-70 years.

John Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 5, 1 female 20-30 and 1 female 80-90 years.

William Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male under 5, 2 male 5-10, 2 males 10-15, 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 15-20 and 1 female 30-40 years.

John, Andrew, Henry, Charles, William E.C., Robert, William D.R., Isham, John & William
Mar – Jul 1840
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1840 Personal Property Tax List, Achilles H. Carter’s District.
Mar 23 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
May 8 – Lawson, Andrew; 1 white tithe over 16
Jun 6 – Lawson, Henry; 1 white tithe over 16
Jun 6 – Lawson, Charles; 1 white tithe over 16
Jun 27 – Lawson, William E.C.; 2 white tithes over 16, 2 horses
Jun 27 – Lawson, Robert; 1 white tithe over 16
Jul 2 – Lawson, William D.R.; 1 white tithe over 16Patrick County, Virginia 1840 Personal Property Tax List, Crawford Turner’s District.
Apr 11 – Lawson, Isham; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
May 9 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16
Jun 11 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 4 horses
William, Jonas & William Elk C.
1840
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1840A Land Tax List, Crawford Turner’s North District.
William Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles north from Court House on headwaters of Big Dan and 145 acres 18 miles north from Court House on head waters of Rock Castle Creek.Patrick County, Virginia 1840B Land Tax List, Achilus H. Carter’s South District.
James (Jonas) Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, located 7 miles southwest of Court House on waters of Peters Creek. In the notes section it stated: – 12 acres added from William Ayers it having been sold heretofore for taxes.
William Lawson Elk C., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek and 47 acres located 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek. In the notes section it indicated new grant.
William
14 Jan 1841
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Deed – Deed Book 10, page 498, dated 14 January 1841: – Deed William Harris to William Lawson.
This Indenture made this 14th day of January 1841 between William Harris of the County of Patrick and State of Virginia of the one part and Will Lawson of the same county and state of the other part.  Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to him the said William Harris in hand paid by the said William Lawson the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged has bargained, sold and confirmed and by these presents do bargain, sell to the said William Lawson one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Patrick on the head waters of Dan River, it being the place whereon the said William Harris formerly lived containing one hundred acres be the same more or less and bounded as followeth to wit – Beginning on three chestnut trees N1ºW, 54 poles to two chestnut trees, N41ºW, 84 poles to pointers in Lee’s line thence with the said to a corner chestnut tree in the same line made by William Harris and William Lawson and from the chestnut, a south corner, a straight line to a corner… to the mouth of a branch above Randolph Sheter’s line thence up the branch to the head, thence a straight line to the beginning with its appurtenances there unto belonging.  To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land to the said William Lawson and his heirs forever and the said William Harris do for myself, my heirs and assigns warrant and defend the right and title of the land, tract or parcel of land to the said William Lawson and his heirs and assigns forever.  I do warrant and defend the title of the said land both in law and equity.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed William his X mark Harris with his seal
Patrick February Court 1841
This deed from William Harris to William Lawson was presented in Court, acknowledged by the said Harris to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded.
Teste A. Stapler CC
William, John, Henry, Charles, William E.C., Robert, Andrew, Isham & William
Apr – May 1841
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1841 Personal Property Tax List, Achilles H. Carter’s District.
Apr 1 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 1 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Apr 1 – Lawson, Henry; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 1 – Lawson, Charles; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 6 – Lawson, William E.C.; 2 white tithes over 16, 3 horses
Apr 22 – Lawson, Robert; 1 white tithe over 16
May 14 – Lawson, Andrew; 1 white tithe over 16Patrick County, Virginia 1841 Personal Property Tax List, Crawford Turner’s District.
Apr 10 – Lawson, Isham; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Apr 23 – Lawson, William; No white tithe over 16, 5 horses
William, Jonas & William E.C.
1841
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1841A Land Tax List, Crawford Turner’s North District.
William Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles northwest from Court House on headwaters of Big Dan and 145 acres 18 miles northwest from Court House on head waters of Rock Castle Creek.Patrick County, Virginia 1841B Land Tax List, A. H. Carter’s South District.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, located 7 miles southwest of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William Lawson E.C., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek and 47 acres located 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
William, Andrew, Henry, Flemming, William, Charles, John, William & Isham
Feb – May 1842
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1842 Personal Property Tax List, Achilles H. Carter’s District.
Mar 9 – Lawson, William; 3 white tithes over 16, 3 horses
Mar 9 – Lawson, Andrew; 1 white tithe over 16
Mar 12 – Lawson, Henry; 1 white tithe over 16
Mar 12 – Lawson, Flemming; 1 white tithe over 16
Mar 12 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16
May 20 – Lawson, Charles; 1 white tithe over 16Patrick County, Virginia 1842 Personal Property Tax List, J. B. Tuggle’s District.
Feb 25 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Mar 3 – Lawson, William; No white tithe over 16, 5 horses
Apr 16 – Lawson, Isham; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
William, Jonas & William E.C.
1842
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1842A Land Tax List, J. B. Tuggle’s North District.
William Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles northwest from Court House on headwaters of Big Dan and 145 acres 18 miles northwest from Court House on head waters of Rock Castle Creek and 100 acres, located 12 miles northwest from Court House on head waters Big Dan. In the notes section it indicated transferred from William Harris by deed.Patrick County, Virginia 1842B Land Tax List, A. H. Carter’s South District.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, located 7 miles southwest of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William Lawson E.C., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek and 47 acres located 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
John & William
23 Sep 1842
Patrick
John Lawson and Kiziah Cockran were married 23 September 1842 in Patrick County, Virginia.  Surety put up by George W. King and minister was William Lawson.
Henry, Fleming, Charles, William, Andrew, William E.C., James, William, John & Isham
Apr – Jun 1843
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1843 Personal Property Tax List, Achilles H. Carter’s District.
May 19 – Lawson, Henry; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
May 19 – Lawson, Fleming; 1 white tithe over 16
May 31 – Lawson, Charles; 1 white tithe over 16
Jun 5 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Jun 26 – Lawson, Andrew; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Jun 26 – Lawson, William E.C.; 2 white tithes over 16, 2 horses
Jun 26 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horsePatrick County, Virginia 1843 Personal Property Tax List, J. B. Tuggle’s District.
Apr 18 – Lawson, William; No white tithe over 16, 7 horses
May 5 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
May 20 – Lawson, Isham; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
William, Jonas & William E.C.
1843
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1843A Land Tax List, J. B. Tuggle’s North District.
William Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles northwest from Court House on headwaters of Dan River and 100 acres, located 12 miles northwest from Court House on head waters Big Dan River. In the notes section it stated: – 145 acres tract in the name of William Lawson erased off, change in distance from ____ ____. (I assume it was in a different county?)Patrick County, Virginia 1843B Land Tax List, A. H. Carter’s South District.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, located 7 miles southwest of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William Lawson E.C., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek and 47 acres located 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
Andrew, James, William, Fleming, Pleasant, Henry, Charles, William E.C., Isham, William & John
Mar – Jun 1844
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1844 Personal Property Tax List, Achilles H. Carter’s District.
Apr 13 – Lawson, Andrew; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Apr 13 – Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Apr 13 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Apr 13 – Lawson, Fleming; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Apr 13 – Lawson, Pleasant; 1 white tithe over 16
Apr 13 – Lawson, Henry; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Jun 8 – Lawson, Charles; 1 white tithe over 16
Jun 17 – Lawson, William E.C.; 2 white tithes over 16, 2 horsesPatrick County, Virginia 1844 Personal Property Tax List, Lewis Pedigo’s District.
Mar 6 – Lawson, Isham; 2 white tithes over 16, 2 horses
May 29 – Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 6 horses
Jun 1 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
William, Jonas & William E.C.
1844
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1844A Land Tax List, Lewis Pedigo’s North District.
William Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles northwest from Court House on headwaters of Dan River and 100 acres, located 15 miles northwest from Court House on head waters Big Dan River.Patrick County, Virginia 1844B Land Tax List, A. H. Carter’s South District.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, located 7 miles southwest of Court House on waters of Peters Creek.
William Lawson E.C., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek and 47 acres located 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
William
28 Oct 1844
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Deed Index Abstracts 1791-1850.  John S. Langhorne Grantor to William Lawson, Grantee.  Dated 28 October 1844, Deed Book 12, page 141 – Power of Attorney.
William
2 Dec 1844
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Deed Index Abstracts 1791-1850.  William Lawson (Attorney) Grantor to William Alexander, Grantee.  Dated 2 December 1844, Deed Book 12, page 162 – Deed
Fleming, Henry, William, James, William, Powell, Charles, William, Isham & John
1845
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1845 Personal Property Tax List, Achilles H. Carter’s District.
Lawson, Fleming; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Henry; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, William; 2 white tithes over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Powell; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Lawson, Charles; 1 white tithe over 16Patrick County, Virginia 1845 Personal Property Tax List, Lewis Pedigo’s District.
Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16, 7 horses
Lawson, Isham; 2 white tithes over 16, 2 horses
Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
William, Jonas & William E.C.
1845
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1845A Land Tax List, Lewis Pedigo’s North District.
William Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles northwest from Court House on headwaters of Dan River and 100 acres, located 15 miles northwest from Court House on head waters Big Dan River.Patrick County, Virginia 1845B Land Tax List, Archilus H. Carter’s South District.
Jonas Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, located 7 miles southwest of Court House on waters of Peters Creek. The name was crossed out and in the notes section it indicated it was conveyed to William Boyles. In the notes for William Boyles it indicated, “conveyed from G. W. Garnes in the name of Joseph Lawson.
William Lawson E.C., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek and 47 acres located 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
William
8 Aug 1845
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Deed Index Abstracts 1791-1850.  William Lawson Grantor to Purvis Ayres Trustee, Grantee.  Dated 8 August 1845, Deed Book 12, page 306 – Deed of Trust
Fleming, Henry, William, James, William, Powell, Charles, William, Isham & John
1846
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1846 Personal Property Tax List, Achilles H. Carter’s District.
Lawson, Flemming; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Powell; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16
Lawson, William; 2 white tithes over 16, 2 horses
Lawson, Henry; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, William Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Pleasant; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horsePatrick County, Virginia 1846 Personal Property Tax List, Charles Ross’ District.
Lawson, William; 2 white tithes over 16, 7 horses
Lawson, Isham; 3 white tithes over 16, 2 horses
Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
William & William E.C.
1846
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1846A Land Tax List, Charles Ross’ North District.
William Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles northwest from Court House on headwaters of Dan River and 100 acres, located 15 miles northwest from Court House on head waters Big Dan River.Patrick County, Virginia 1846B Land Tax List, Archilus H. Carter’s South District.
William Lawson E.C., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek and 47 acres located 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
Flemming, William Jr., James, Henry, William E.C., James, Powell, Isham, William Rev. & John
May 1847
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1847 Personal Property Tax List, Martin S. Spencer’s District.
Lawson, Flemming; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, William Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Henry; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, William E.C.; 2 white tithes over 16, 2 horses
Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16
Lawson, Powell; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horsePatrick County, Virginia 1847 Personal Property Tax List, Charles Ross’ District.
May 15 – Lawson, Isham; 3 white tithes over 16, 2 horses
May 26 – Lawson, William Rev.; 2 white tithes over 16, 8 horses
May 26 – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
William & William E.C.
1847
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1847A Land Tax List, Charles Ross’ North District.
William Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles northwest from Court House on headwaters of Dan River and 100 acres, located 15 miles northwest from Court House on head waters Dan River.Patrick County, Virginia 1847B Land Tax List, Martin S. Spencer’s South District.
William Lawson E.C., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek and 47 acres located 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
Isham
28 Feb 1848
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Deed Index Abstracts 1791-1850.  Henry and Elizabeth Handy Grantor to Isham Lawson, Grantee.  Dated 38 February 1848, Deed Book 13, page 74 – Deed.
William Jr., Fleming, James W., Powell, Henry, William E.C., John, Isham & William Rev.
1848
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1848 Personal Property Tax List, Martin S. Spencer’s District.
Lawson, William Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Lawson, Fleming; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, James W.; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Powell; 1 white tithe over 16
Lawson, Henry; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, William E.C.; 2 white tithes over 16, 2 horsesPatrick County, Virginia 1848 Personal Property Tax List, Charles Ross’ District.
Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Lawson, Isham; 2 white tithes over 16, 2 horses
Lawson, William Rev.; 2 white tithes over 16, 7 horses
William & William E.C.
1848
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1848A Land Tax List, Charles Ross’ North District.
William Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles northwest from Court House on headwaters of Dan River and 100 acres, located 12 miles northwest from Court House on head waters Dan River and 60 acres, located 12 miles northwest from Court House on head waters Big Dan River. In the notes section it indicated it was transferred from William Harris.Patrick County, Virginia 1848B Land Tax List, Martin S. Spencer’s South District.
William Lawson E.C., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek and 47 acres located 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
Henry
10 Jan 1849
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Deed Index Abstracts 1791-1850.  Henry Lawson Grantor to Benjamin J. Campbell, Grantee.  Dated 10 January 1849, Deed Book 13, page 254 – Deed of Trust
William
12 Feb 1849
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Deed Index Abstracts 1791-1850.  John S. Langhorne Grantor to William Lawson, Grantee.  Dated 12 February 1849, Deed Book 12, page 141 – Deed.
William, Henry, Fleming, William Jr., Powell, James, William E.C., John (Colies), Isham, John M.C. & William Rev.
1849
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1849 Personal Property Tax List, Martin S. Spencer’s District.
Lawson, William; 1 white tithe over 16
Lawson, Henry; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Fleming; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, William Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses
Lawson, Powell; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, James; 1 white tithe over 16
Lawson, William E.C.; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horsePatrick County, Virginia 1849 Personal Property Tax List, Charles Ross’ District.
Lawson, John (Colies); 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Isham; 2 white tithes over 16, 2 horses
Lawson, John M.C.; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, William Rev.; 2 white tithes over 16, 4 horses
William & William E.C.
1849
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1849A Land Tax List, Charles Ross’ North District.
William Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles northwest from Court House on headwaters of Dan River and 100 acres, located 12 miles northwest from Court House on head waters Dan River and 60 acres, located 12 miles northwest from Court House on head waters Big Dan River.Patrick County, Virginia 1849B Land Tax List, Martin S. Spencer’s South District.
William Lawson E.C., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek and 47 acres located 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.
William
1 Nov 1849
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia Deed Index Abstracts 1791-1850.  William Lawson Grantor to David S. Hanby Trustee, Grantee.  Dated 1 November 1849, Deed Book 13, page 434 – Deed of Trust
William Jr., Fleming, James W., Henry, Powell, William (W.Mill), John, Isham, William Rev. & John
1850
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1850 Personal Property Tax List, Fowlkes G. Smith’s District.
Lawson, William Jr.; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Fleming; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, James W.; 1 white tithe over 16
Lawson, Henry; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, Powell; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
Lawson, William (W. Mill); 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horsePatrick County, Virginia 1850 Personal Property Tax List, Charles Ross’ District.
Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16
Lawson, Isham; 2 white tithes over 16, 2 horses
Lawson, William Rev.; 1 white tithe over 16, 5 horses
Lawson, John; 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse
William & William E.C.
1850
Patrick
Patrick County, Virginia 1850A Land Tax List, Charles Ross’ North District.
William Lawson, a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres, location 15 miles northwest from Court House on headwaters of Dan River and 100 acres, located 15 miles northwest from Court House on head waters Dan River and 60 acres, located 15 miles northwest from Court House on head waters Big Dan River.Patrick County, Virginia 1850B Land Tax List, Fowlkes G. Smith’s South District.
William Lawson E.C., a resident of Patrick County, 100 acres 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek and 47 acres located 9 miles southwest of Court House on Elk Creek.