Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Lawsons Named
Date
County in Virginia
Documentation
William Jr.
12 Feb 1746 /7
Lunenburg, Halifax, Pittsylvania

Entry Record Book 1737-1770 (Land entries in the Present Virginia Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin and Patrick), Marian Dodson Chiarito.  Page 53, (12. Surveyed R. W.) William Lawson Junr. enters 100 acres on the south side Stanton River beginning: at Edward Nix’s his upper line thence up supposed to be on Majr. Stiths Book in Henry Lunsfords name and transferred to said Lawson.Also in the Halifax County Surveys No. 1, 1746-1901, but has an inside title page that reads A Record Book for the South District of Lunenburg now Halifax County. Survey on page 15R.A survey of the land is contained in Pittsylvania County, Virginia’s Old Survey Book 1, 1746-1782, page 2 and gave the date of the survey as 12 February 1746/47 and shows the land boarder by the Stanton River on the north side.  Survey done by R. Walton. See Map of 1741-1750

James
3 Oct 1751
Lunenburg, Halifax, Pittsylvania
Entry Record Book 1737-1770 (Land entries in the Present Virginia Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin and Patrick), Marian Dodson Chiarito.  Page 138, James Johnston and James Lawson enter 800 acres of land on Sandy Creek of Chesnut (Chestnut) Creek begin: at the Meadows thence up and down. See Map of 1751-1760
Drewry or Drury
1755
Halifax, Pittsylvania
Revolutionary Pension Application of Drewry Lawson R6201
Hawkins County, Tennessee – On this 30th day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five Personally appeared before me William Babb an acting justice of the peace for said County and one of the justices of the Court of pleas & quarter sessions for said County of Hawkins, Drewry Lawson, aged seventy nine years [birth date about 1755], who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress Passed June 7th 1832.  That he entered the service of the United States as a substitute for one William Hooker [possibly husband of Jerusia Lawson Hooker, pension application W10119] of Henry County in the state of Virginia under Col. [Abram] Penn a Militia Col. in the County of Henry in said State of Virginia in the spring of the year as well as he now recollects, but on day of the month or in what month this declarant does not from mental imbecility now recollect – but he believes it to have been in the spring of the year 1780. This Declarant states that he received a furlough from said Colo. Penn and he was enjoined to be in readiness to take the field whenever called on. This Declarant further states that in the fall of the year following [see note below] he was called out on a tour of duty as a Militiaman (volunteer) for eighteen months was place under the command of Captain George Haston [sic: George Hairston] whose company together with another company under the Command of Captain Peter Haston [sic: Peter Hairston] marched from Henry Court House in the state of Virginia to Pittsylvania Court House in said state where he was paced under the command of Captain [Eliphaz] Shelton from Pittsylvania Courthouse this Declarant was marched to Hillsboro [sic: Hillsborough] in the state of North Carolina where he was placed under the command of Captain Morton and Regiment commanded by Col. Blufore [see note below] who was a Col in Genl. Gates’ Army. This affiant states that he was marched from Hillsboro to Salisbury in said state where Captain Morton took sick and was put in the Hospital; from Salisbury he was marched into South Carolina for Camden as he was informed but on the way thither he was taken sick and lay sick as well as he now recollects about six weeks, from which place he was taken by a relation to his house in the state of North Carolina, and did not recover entirely in four or five months all of which time he was unable to perform military duty this declarant states that he never saw, after he was taken sick (being left by the army) any of his Officers and never obtained a discharge from them.  He states that he served during that tour six months.  This Declarant states that the next time he entered the service was against the Indians on the north western frontier as a substitute for a certain David Taylor in the state of Virginia but in what County or what year he does not now owing to his decayed recollection recollect but believes it to have been in August or September in the year 1781 under Captain Paris [sic: George Pearis] of Colo. Cloyds [Joseph Cloyd’s] regiment on a tour of three months, that he was marched towards the Ohio River where they discovered several Indian traces but did not see any, and their provision growing scarce they were after an absence of two months and a half compelled to return on account of the scarcity of provisions; in this tour he served two months they were disbanded and never again called into service: this affiant states that he removed from the State of Virginia to the settlements on the Holston then a wilderness where he was frequently engaged on scouting parties against the common enemy the Indians in defense of the frontier. He states that he was acquainted or at least knew Genls. [Nathanael] Greene & Gates but owing to mental and bodily infirmity he cannot now recollect all the circumstances relative to his service, but he served in both companies as above stated amounting to eight months actual service. Besides from the time he entered the service until he was called into actual service (being five months) in all thirteen months for which he claims a pension. he has no documentary evidence that he knows of and knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his services. He was born in Pittsylvania County in the state of Virginia, he has no record of his age and when called into service was living in Henry County in said state of Virginia He is acquainted with Vardy Collins and Morgan Collins and who will testify to his character for veracity and belief of his services as a soldier of the Revolution. He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the Pension roll of the agency of any state
Signed Drewry [his X mark] LawsonNOTES:
The tour said to have begun in the fall of 1781 must have begun before the defeat of Gen. Horatio Gates at the Battle of Camden SC on 16 Aug 1780. The usual tour of duty for militiamen was three rather than 18 months. “Col. Blufore” may refer to Col. Abraham Buford, although he was not in Gates’ Camden campaign.Vandy Collins and Morgan Collins stated in an affidavit that they resided in the same neighborhood of Drewry Lawson that that they believe him to be 79 years old and served in the Revolutionary War.A letter in the file dated 27 Sep 1847 states that Drury Lawson of Claiborne County TN had inquired about the outcome of his application.  In his file there was a note dated 18 February 1835 and 28 October 1847 indicating his applications was rejected.According to this application Drewry Lawson’s date of birth is around 1755 if he was 79 years old 30 January 1835.  Pittsylvania County was formed from Halifax County in 1767, so if this birth date is correct then he was probably living in the part of Halifax that became Pittsylvania. See Map of 1751-1760
Bartlett
Mar 1758
Halifax, Pittsylvania?
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 2, March Court 1758, page 274 – Bartlett Lawson, Plaintiff vs. Joseph Mays, Defendant, in case.  This day came the parties by their Attorneys and thereupon also came a jury, to wit.- Robert Hutchinson, John Rogers, William Seaton, James Hamm, Edward Stubblefield, James Hancock, Humberson Lyon, Cornelius Short, John Owen, Theophilas Lacy, Tho. Douglass and Joseph Ashworth.  Truly to inquire of damages in this suit upon do say that the Plaintiff hath sustained damages by occasion of the Defendant’s breach of the promise and assumption in the declaration specified, to one penny besides his costs.  Ordered that Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant and Hugh Henry and Joseph Ray, who were returned security for his appearance, his damage aforesaid and his cost.
Reuben
1760
Halifax, Pittsylvania
In Reuben Lawson’s Revolutionary Pension application file on the 17 June 1833 in Monroe County, Tennessee he indicated he was 73 years old and born about 1760 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia (however, Pittsylvania was not formed until 1767, so may have been born in a part of Halifax that later became Pittsylvania County, See Map of 1751-1760).  When first called into service as a private in 1776, he was living in Pittsylvania County, VA and remained in Virginia a year or two after the Revolutionary War when he moved to Hawkins County, TN where he lived until about 1825, when he moved to Roane Count, TN and then in March 1833 he moved to Monroe County, TN.In 1780 he was living in Montgomery County, VA when the militia company he belong to was required to finish 8–10 men (and he was one of them) to join others to march against Cornwallis at Salisbury.  His officers were Captain William Bobbitt and Lt. Benjamin Baily during this call up.  In late 1781 or 1782 he was draft again in Montgomery County and served as a private under Lt. Benjamin Baily and they started from Montgomery County where he lived and marched to Long Island on Holston, in what is now Sullivan County, TN to meet the Indians.  He remained there until Col. Campbell’s troops returned to release them.
John
1762
Halifax, Pittsylvania
From the Index for Pittsylvania County, VA, Land Entries 1737-1770 – John bought or sold land in Pittsylvania County.  He is in the primary source ledger at the Clerk of Court’s Office in Pittsylvania County on page 284 which is dated 1762.
John & William
Feb 1762
Halifax, Pittsylvania
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, February Court 1762, page 386 – Timothy Dalton, Plaintiff against John Lawson and William Lawson, Defendants.  On a petition.  This day came the parties by their Attorneys and once hearing the arguments and evidence on both sides, it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said John Lawson, four pounds current money together with his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended and as to the other Defendant, William Lawson, this suit is dismissed.
William, John, Jonas & Ledy or Sedy
6 Jan 1764
Halifax, Pittsylvania
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 5, 1764-1765, page 245, date 6 January 1764, Know all men by these presents that I, William Lawson have bargained, sold and delivered unto John Lawson (consideration not given), 7 head of cattle marked with a slit and underkeel in the right ear, 6 head of sheep.  I warrant and defend the said cattle and sheep for any person or persons that shall lay any claim to the said cattle and sheep as witness my hand this sixth day of January 1764.  Signed: William (mark looks like upside-down W) Lawson.  Witnesses: Jonas (X) Lawson, Ledy or Sedy (X) Lawson.  Recorded 15 November 1764 (see below).
William
12 Jul 1764
Halifax, Pittsylvania
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 5, 1764-1765, page 244, date 12 July 1764, Know all men by these presents that I, William Lawson of Halifax County has bargained, sold and delivered unto Timothy Dolton of Bedford County (consideration not given), 6 heard of sheep, 8 unherd of hogs, marked thus with an underkeel and slit in the right (ear) and by this I do warrant and defend the said sheep and hogs from all persons that shall lay any claim or right to them and in the year of our Lord 1864 this 2nd day of July.  Signed: William (mark looks like upside-down W) Lawson, Witnesses: William Roysdon and John (X) Bennet.  Recorded 15 November 1764
William, John & Jonas
15 Nov 1764
Halifax, Pittsylvania
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, November Court 1764, page 16 – A bill of sale from William Lawson to John Lawson was proved by the Oath of Jonas Lawson, a witness and ordered to be recorded.
William
15 Nov 1764
Halifax, Pittsylvania
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, November Court 1764, page 17 – A bill of sale from William Lawson to Timothy Dalton was proved by the Oath of one of the witnesses and ordered to be recorded.
William & Thomas
Jun 1765
Halifax, Pittsylvania
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, June Court 1765, page 113 – Timothy Dalton, Assignee of William Roysden, Plaintiff vs. William Lawson, Thomas Lawson and Thomas Hodges, Defendants.  In debt.  For reasons appearing to the Court, suit dismissed.
William
Aug 1766
Halifax, Pittsylvania
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, August Court 1766, page 262 – A deed with the endorsements thereon from John Bennet to William Lawson was proved by the Oath of one of the witnesses is thereto subscribed to be the several Acts and Deed of the said John which is ordered certified.
1767
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, VA was formed from Halifax County in 1767. Some of the Lawson in Halifax before this date now appear in Pittsylvania. See Halifax County
William
1767
Pittsylvania
Virginia Tax Records, first list of Tithables of Pittsylvania County, taken by Hugh Innes for Pittsylvania County for the year 1767.  William Lawson is listed with 1 tithe and 76 acres of land.  Also found in the History of Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
William
Feb 1767
Halifax, Pittsylvania
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 5, February Court 1767, page 401 – A Deed with the endorsements thereon from John Bennet to William Lawson were further proved by the Oath of one of the subscribing witnesses to be the several Acts and Deed of the said John which is ordered to be certified.
William
Nov 1768
Pittsylvania
Vestry Book of Camden Parish, Pittsylvania County, VA, 1767 – 1820, page 4 – At a vestry held for Camden Parish, November 1768, for the purpose of appointing processioners and laying the parish levy – Thomas Bennett, William Bobbit, William Lawson and William Justice were appointed to procession all patented land from the mouth of Pigg River on both sides to the mouth of Snow Creek and on to the Ridges.
John
19 Mar 1769
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, page 497, dated 19 March 1769.  Francis Anderson of Amelia County to John Kerby of Pittsylvania for £75.00, 400 acres on Both sides Owens Creek.  Witnesses were John Fredrick Miller, John Lawson, John Moore, John Wilson and Thomas Carter.
Robert
Jun 1769
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Court Records 1767-1776, Book 1, June Court 1769, page 93 – Robert Lawson was one of three men granted licenses to practice as Attorneys at Law in this and other inferior Courts in this Colony, took the usual Oath to His Majesty Person and government and repeated and subscribed the test and then took the Oath of an Attorney by Laws prescribed.
Jonas
Feb 1770
Pittsylvania
Found on the Library of Virginia’s microfilm, reel number 118, Pittsylvania County, VA, County Court Records, Judgments 1770-1771, Dalton vs. Lawson, Want time to look, March 1770, recorded July.George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c.  To the Sheriff of Pittsylvania County, Greeting.  We command you that you take Jonas Lawson if he be found within your Bailiwick, and him safely keep, so that you have his body before the Justices of our said County Court, at the Court House of the said County, on the fourth Friday in next month to answer David Dalton of a Plea of Detained for a Bay Mare of the value of £15.00.  Damage £5.00, and have then there this Writ.  Witness Will Turnbolt Clerk of our said Court, at the Court House aforesaid, the 23 day of February in the Xth Year of our Reign.
Signed Will Turnbolt.
Jonas
Jul 1770
Pittsylvania
Found on the Library of Virginia’s microfilm, reel number 118, Pittsylvania County, VA, County Court Records, Judgments 1770-1771, Dalton vs. Lawson, executed, John Taliaferro & John Simmons bail, Abra. Shelton, Deputy Sheriff, August 1770.George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c.  To the Sheriff of Pittsylvania County, Greeting.  We command you that you take Jonas Lawson if he be found within your Bailiwick, and him safely keep, so that you have his body before the Justices of our said County Court, at the Court House of the said County, on the last Thursday in next month to answer David Dalton of a Plea of Detained for a Bay Mare of the value of fifteen pounds.  Damage five pounds, and have then there this Writ.  Witness Will Turnbolt Clerk of our said Court, at the Court House aforesaid, the 28 day of July in the XII Year of our Reign.
Signed Will Turnbolt.
Jonas
Aug 1770
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Court Records 1767-1776, Book 1, August Court 1770, page 241 – David Dalton, Plaintiff against Jonas Lawson, Defendant.  This suit is dismissed and it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant his costs by him in this behalf appended.
John
Sep 1771
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Court Records 1767-1776, Book 1, September Court 1771, page 345 – On a Petition, Phinshas Glover, Plaintiff against John Lawson, Defendant.  The sheriff having returned the said defendant no inhabitant of this County, this Petition abated.
William
15 May 1772
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deeds and Will Book 5 (1767-1780), pages 415-417, dated 15 May 1772 and probated 26 July 1775.  Thomas Weir’s will was witnesses and signed by Thomas Duncan, Thomas Prestcott and William (his ‘X’ mark) Lawson.
Jonas
20 Jun 1772
Pittsylvania
Virginia Land Office Patents No. 40, 1771-1772, page 707 (Reel 39), dated 20 June 1772, Jonas Lawson and John Taliaferro, 175 acres on the north fork of White Oak Creek adjoining Green Streets’ land in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
George the Third, To all, know ye that for desires good causes and consideration but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of twenty Shillings of good and lawful money for our use, paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia, We have given, granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give, grant and confirm unto John Taliaferro and Jonas Lawson one certain Tract of Parcel of Land containing one hundred and seventy five acres lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania on the north fork of White Oak Creek and bounded as followeth to wit:- Beginning at Payne’s corner white oak thence new lines north ten degrees west, forty six poles to a hickory with pointers thence north eighty three degrees west, two hundred poles crossing a branch to a shrub white oak north sixty one degrees west, ninety two poles to a white oak in the fork of a branch south forty six degrees west, twenty four poles to a shrub white oak south forty three degrees east, one hundred and fifty two poles crossing the Creek to a red oak east eighty eight poles to a white oak thence sought twenty three degrees east, ninety six poles to a white oak south twenty degrees west, thirty four poles crossing a branch to a red oak in Green Streets’ line thence along the said line south eighty two degrees east, thirty eight poles to an ash in Payne’s line thence along the said line north thirty five degrees east, one hundred and forty six poles to the Beginning, with all, To have hold… To be held… Yielding and paying… Provided… In Witness… Witness our Trusty and Well Beloved John Earl of Dunmore, our Lieutenant Governor of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the twentieth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and seventy two in the twelfth year of our Reign.
Signed
DunmorePittsylvania County, Virginia Old Survey Book 1, 1746-1782, page 125, shows survey of this 175 acres done for Uriah Prewit, 28 June 1766 and in the corner of the survey states this land transferred to John Taliaferrio and Jonas Lawson 31 July 1771.
David Sr.
Jul 1772
Pittsylvania
Found on the Library of Virginia’s microfilm, reel number 125, Pittsylvania County, VA, County Court Records, Judgments 1774, Yuille & Company vs. Lawson, David Sr. Copy by, Abra. Shelton for Arch. Gordon Sheriff, July 1772.George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c.  To the Sheriff of Pittsylvania County, Greeting.  We command you that you take David Lawson Senr., if he be found within your Bailiwick, and him safely keep, so that you have his body before the Justices of our said County Court, at the Court House of the said County, on the 4th Thursday in this month to answer Thomas Yuille, James Meredith & Company of a Plea of Trespass for case damage sixteen pounds and have then there this Writ.  Witness Will Turnbolt Clerk of our said Court, at the Court House aforesaid, the 2th day of July in the 12th Year of our Reign.
Signed Will Turnbolt.There was a second copy of the same order in the records but it stated he was to appear the 4th Thursday in August.  David Lawson Sr. did not appear in court for this suit until 1774, it appears he was in North Carolina, at least he was in 1773.
William
14 Dec 1772
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Deed Book 3, page 211, dated 14 December 1772.  Deed gift from Hannah Dodson of Pittsylvania to Tobias Phillips of same, for 5 shillings, five negroes and other household goods.  Witnesses were James Mitchell, William (his ‘M’ mark) Lawson and Thomas Bennet.  (Note: Reference “Early Dodson families of Virginia, 1700” – Hannah Dodson was formerly Hannah Goad.  She first married Tobias Phillips and second William Dodson.)
David Sr.
Feb 1773
Pittsylvania
Found on the Library of Virginia’s microfilm, reel number 123, Pittsylvania County, VA, County Court Records, Judgments 1773, Call vs. Lawson, Feb 1773.George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c.  To the Sheriff of Pittsylvania County, Greeting.  We command you that as heretofore you have been commanded that you take David Lawson, if he be found within your Bailiwick, and him safely keep, so that you have his body before our Justices of our said County Court, at the Court House on the fourth Thursday in this month to answer William Call assignee of David George of a plea of debt for forty two pounds, damages of 40 shillings and have then there this Writ.  Witness William Turnbolt Clerk of our said Court, the First day of April in the 13th Year of our Reign.
Signed Will. Turnbolt.There was a second order issued to Spencer Shelton, dated May 1773 and it stated that it was not served because Lawson was in North Carolina.  This one had his name as David Lawson Sr. and all the rest was the same.
William & Mary Hinton
2 May 1773
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deeds and Will Book 3 (1772-1774), pages 266-267, 2 May 1773.  This Indenture made this 2nd day of May in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and seventy three between William Hinton of the County of Pittsylvania of the one part and Obediah Hutson of the same County of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said William Hinton for and in consideration of the sum one hundred pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Obediah Hutson the receipt whereof he the said William Hinton doth hereby acknowledge hath given, granted, bargain and sold and confirmed unto the said Obediah Hutson and to his heirs and assigned one certain parcel or tract of land containing one hundred and seventy five acres more or less lying on both sides of Russell Creek and in the County aforesaid and bounded as followeth, to wits, Beginning at a white oak and running thence south sixty five degrees east one hundred and twenty poles to a red oak thence north thirty degrees, east one hundred and forty poles to a white oak thence north sixty degrees west one hundred and seventy poles to a red oak thence south sixty five degrees west one hundred poles thence south eighteen degrees, east one hundred and twenty poles to the beginning with all woods, underwoods, swamps, marshes, low grounds, meadows, feedings, fishing and fowling, together with all houses, outhouses, orchards, gardens, fences, water and water courses ways, commodities and all other appurtenances there unto belonging or in any will appertaining there unto to have and to hold the aforesaid one hundred and seventy five acres together with their recited premises and every part and parcel thereof unto the said Obediah Hudson and to his heirs and assigns forever… In Witness where of the said William Hinten hath unto set my hand and seal the day and year first written.
Signed
William Robert {his W mark} Hinten
Mary {her O mark} HintenMemorandum that this twenty-seventh day of May one thousand and seven hundred and seventy three that ____ and _____ possession of the within mentioned land and premises with ___ of Suzen was given and delivered by the within mentioned Wm. Robert Hinten and Mary his wife to the within named Obediah Hudson and so his ___ and assigns forever according to the ___ and effect of this deed.
Signed
William Robert {his W mark} Hinten
Mary {her O mark} HintenAt a Court held for Pittsylvania County on the 27th day of May 1773.
This Indenture together with the Memorandum of livery & Suzen herein endorsed was acknowledged by the above named William Robert Hinton to be his acts and deed and Mary, wife of the said William Robert being privately examined as the law decrees relinquished her right of dower in and to the above granted land and premises all which was ordered to be recorded by the Court.
Test
Will Tunstall CC
David Sr.
May 1773
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Court Records 1772-1775, Book 2, May Court 1773, page 173 – In Debt Suit, William Call assignee of David George, Plaintiff against David Lawson, Defendant.  The defendant being an inhabitant of North Carolina, this suit abated.
Benjamin
Jun 1773
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Court Records 1772-1775, Book 2, June Court 1773, page 196 – Benj. Lawson, Gentleman producing a license to practice as Attorneys at Law in this and other inferior Courts in this Colony, took the usual Oath to His Majesty Person and government and repeated and subscribed the test and then took the Oath of an Attorney by Laws prescribed.
Benjamin
Jul 1773
Pittsylvania
Found on the Library of Virginia’s microfilm, reel number 124, Pittsylvania County, VA, County Court Records, Judgments 1773-1774.  Benjamin Lawson was listed as the foreman of a jury in the July Courts of 1773.  He was also listed as a member of a jury at least six times during the July Courts.
John & Mormon
Jul 1773
Pittsylvania
Found on the Library of Virginia’s microfilm, reel number 124, Pittsylvania County, VA, County Court Records, Judgments 1773-1774.  Lyon & Hanby appointed Surveyors of Roads.  The following list of men were in James Lyon’s (overseer) group: –
David Rogers & his hands
John Lawson
William Hinton & his hands
Lance Field
William Boling
Obediah Hudson
Seth Hood
Henry Lankford
John Gwinn
David Going
William McCoy
Mormon Lawson
William Denson
Jonas
Sep 1773
Halifax
Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 8, September Court 1773, page 247 – Jonas Lawson, Plaintiff against William Payne, Defendant.  In debt.  This day came the Plaintiff by his attorney and the attachment awarded to the Plaintiff against this Defendant estate being returned served on one hammer and he not appearing to replevy the same, therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendant the sum of 6 pounds, 1 shilling, the debt in the declaration mentioned together with his costs by him about his suit on this behalf expended and the Defendant in mercy.  But this Judgment except as to the costs is to be discharged by the payment of 3 pounds and 6 pence with lawful interest thereon from 27 May 1773 and the plaintiff has in Court releases unto the Defendant the said attached effects.
David Sr.
Mar 1774
Pittsylvania
Found on the Library of Virginia’s microfilm, reel number 125, Pittsylvania County, VA, County Court Records, Judgments 1774, Yuille & Company vs. Lawson, Pittsylvania, March 1774, Jury.  Accounts David Lawson £13.19.6 ½.It contained an account for David Lawson Senr. for items he had obtained from Thomas Yuille, James Meredith & Company.  The list started April 1768 and went through July 1770.  Some of the items were: –
1 box salt – £0.6.0
500 8d nails – £0.12.0
1 sack fine salt – £0.18.0
1 gallon rum – £0.7.0
21 yards plaid & 10 yards plain – £2.16.6
1 doz. needles – £0.2.4
1 gallon molasses – £0.4.6
The list goes on for 2 pages with nails, rum, molasses and salt being the items that appear the most on the list.
The total sum of the list was £25.19.6 ½.  On the 12th of April 1770 Thomas Rodgers paid £12.0.0, reducing the total to £13.19.6 ½.  This was the amount that Yuille & Company were trying to recover.  It listed the name of the people on the jury and they found for the Plaintiff.
David Sr.
Mar 1774
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Court Records 1772-1775, Book 2, March Court 1774, page 349 – Thomas Yuille and Company, Plaintiff against David Lawson Senr., Defendant.  This day came the Plaintiff by their Attorney and thereupon come also a Jury… and it named the members of the Jury.  Who being elected, tried and sworn well and truly to Inquire of Damages in this cause, on their Oaths do say, that the Plaintiffs have sustained damages by reason of the breach of the Defendant’s promise and assumption in the Declaration charged, besides their costs, of thirteen pounds, nineteen shillings and six pence half penny.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant their damages by the Jurors in form aforesaid assessed together with their costs by them about their suit in this behalf expensed and the said Defendant in mercy &c.
William Sr. & William Jr.
12 Apr 1774
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book 4 (1774-1778) by T. L. C. Genealogy – Page 53, 12 April 1774, From Hannah Dodson of Pittsylvania to Tobias Phillips of Pittsylvania, for 40 pounds, about 150 acres on the south side of Pigg River in Pittsylvania and bounded by trees.  Signed Hannah (H) Dodson
Witnesses William (M) Lawson Sr., Thomas (T) Bennett and William (X) Lawson Jr.
Recorded 28 July 1774
Jonas
25 Oct 1774
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Old Survey Book 1, 1746-1782, page 256, The 25th October 1774, a survey was done for William Payne for 538 acres of land on both sides of West fork of White Oak Creek and bounded by Jonas Lawson’s Corner….
Jonas
26 Oct 1774
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Old Survey Book 1, 1746-1782, pages 300-301, 26th October 1774, a survey was done for Jonas Lawson for 324 acres of land on the waters of White Oak Creek and bounded as follows, beginning at his corner white Oak thence his line…On the same day, John Tallefarro had a survey done for 390 acres on White Oak Creek and it indicated it was adjacent to a white oak in Lawson’s land and a second survey done on the same day for 200 acres on White Oak Creek adjacent to William Payne’s line and a red oak in Lawson’s line.
Jonas
4 Nov 1774
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Old Survey Book 1, 1746-1782, page 313, 4 November 1774, a survey was done for Jonas Lawson for 252 acres of land on the head branches of Sandy Creek and bounded by John Anglin’s corner and lines…
Jonas
22 Feb 1775
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, VA Inventories and Accounts Current 1770-1797, Accounts Book 1, page 62 – Porter’s accunts current, Debit estate of Ambrose Portor, deceased to Benjamin Portor executor.
22 February 1775 – Samuel Emmerson smiths work; Jonas Lawson 4 ozs. Indigo.
1777
Henry
Pittsylvania County, VA was formed from Halifax County in 1767. Some of the Lawson in Halifax before this date now appear in Pittsylvania. See Henry County
Jonas, Moreman, John and William
Jul to Oct 1777
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 4, 1777-1783, July Court 1777, page 15.  Ordered that the Justices of the Peace administer the Oath of Allegiance to all Companies of Militia in the county and all male persons in in their Districts.From the Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. XXIII, number 1, (1 Feb. 1985), Oaths of Allegiance, 1777, Pittsylvania County, Virginia: – The Virginia General Assembly required all free born male inhabitants of the state above the age of sixteen years, except imported servants, to take the oath or affirmation before some one of the justices of the peace of the county, city or borough where they shall respectively inhabit.
Jonas Lawson – Reuben Pain’s List
Moreman Lawson – Crispin Shelton’s List
John Lawson – William Ward’s List
William Lawson – William Witcher’s List
Jonas
Jul 1778
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 4, 1777-1783, July Court 1778, page 120.  Jonas Lawson was on of the Juror in the case Stephen Heard Sr. against William Stegall and James Talbot.
Jonas
Oct 1778
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 4, 1777-1783, October Court 1778, page 175.  Jonas Lawson was ordered to do roadwork on the Mountain Branch to Captain John Pigg’s road.  Others on the crew were Joshua Cankel, Joel Stoe, Edward Atkins, Leonard Sparks, Adam Lukey, John Lukey, James Blakely, James Biggar, John Walters, John Pigg, Isiah Cook, John Nosgless, Hazekiah Pigg, William McGhee and Richard Prewit.
William & Sarah
13 Jan 1779
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deeds and Will Book 5 (1767-1780), pages 126-127, 13 January 1779.  This Indenture made this Thirtieth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine between William Lawson & Sarah his wife of the County of Pittsylvania of the one part and David Ross of the County of Dinwiddie of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said William Lawson & Sarah his wife for & in consideration of the sum eighty three pounds, two shillings current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said David Ross the receipt whereof is surely acknowledge he the said William Lawson & Sarah his wife hath & by these presents doth granted, bargain, sell Alien Enfeoff & Confirmed unto the said David Ross, his heirs & assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying & being in the County of Pittsylvania containing by estimation seventy five acres be the same more or less lying on the north side of Pigg River and bounded by the said Ross’ & Thomas Bennett’s lines, to have & to hold the aforesaid tract of land or premises with ye appurtenances unto the said David Ross, his heirs & assigns forever to the only proper ___ & behoof of him the said David Ross, his heirs & assigns forever with all woods, way waters, meadows, feedings, low grounds & mines… In Witness whereof the said two parties have hereunto set their hands and seals the day & year above mentioned.
Signed
William {his M mark} Lawson
Signed in the presents of:
George Hendon, David Wall and Patrick MorrisonMemorandum that the peaceable & quiet possession of the within mentioned premises was had & taken by the within named William Lawson & was had & taken of, by him delivered unto the said David Ross according to the true intent and meaning of the within written deed.
Signed
William {his M mark} Lawson
Signed in the presents of:
George Hendon, David Wall and Patrick Morrison
William
Mar 1779
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 4, 1777-1783, March Court 1779, page 195.  A Deed from William Lawson to David Ross was proved by the oaths of three subscribing witnesses to be the act and deed of the said William and the same is ordered to be recorded.
Jonas
16 Mar 1779
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 4, 1777-1783, March Court 1779, page 198.  Sylvester Stokes was appointed Captain of the Militia of Pittsylvania County, Charles Hutchings his First Lieutenant, Jonas Lawson his Second Lieutenant and Moses Hutchings his Ensign.
John
Aug 1779
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 4, 1777-1783, August Court 1779, page 251.  John Lawson (or Lawton) Plaintiff against Charles Lewis, Defendant.  For reason appearing to the Court, ordered that this suit be dismissed.
Jonas
21 Sep 1779
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 4, 1777-1783, September Court 1779, page 259.  William Short, Gentleman, came into Court and resigned his commission of Captain of the Militia in this County and Armistead Shelton was appointed in his stead and James Mead his First Lieutenant, Nathan Adams his Second Lieutenant and Jonas Lawson his Ensign.
J. (Jonas?)
Nov 1779
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 4, 1777-1783, November Court 1779, page 279.  J. (Jonas?) Lawson was a member of the Grand Jury and had Sylvanus Stokes as it’s Foreman.
John & Mary
16 Nov 1779
Pittsylvania
Virginia Land Office Patents B, 1779-1780, page 83 (Reel 43) dated 16 November 1779, John Lawson, 277 acres on the south side of Staunton River adjoining Peter Bennits Land, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
Thomas Jefferson Esq. Governor of the commonwealth of Virginia to all whom these presents shall come, greeting, know ye that in consideration of the ancient composition of thirty shilling sterling paid into the Treasury of this Commonwealth by John Lawson there is granted by the said commonwealth unto the said John Lawson a certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and seventy seven acres lying and being in the county of Pittsylvania, on the south side of Staunton River and bounded as followeth, to wit:- Beginning at Peter Bennitt’s corner thence on his line north twenty two & a half degrees west, seventy five poles crossing a branch to a black walnut on the river and thence down the same as it meanders to a Red Oak & thence south eighty four degrees east, ninety eight poles to a black oak north fifty degrees east, one hundred and seven poles to a line south sixty six degrees west, sixty seven poles to a pine south thirty three degrees west, eighty poles to a white oak south fourteen degrees west, one hundred and five poles to a pine south forty seven degrees west, one hundred and thirty two poles crossing a branch to pointers in Peter Bennitt’s line aforesaid & thence along the same north forty two degrees west, ninety 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 John Lawson & his heirs forever, In Witness whereof the said Thomas Jefferson Esq. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and caused the seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Williamsburg on the sixteenth day of November in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred & seventy nine & of the Commonwealth the fourth.
Signed
Th. Jefferson
Note: – Will of Peter Bennett, dated 7 January 1770, proven May 1778, Bedford County, Virginia, listed one of his daughters as Mary Lawson.Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deeds and Will Book 5 (1767-1780)
1 Feb 1776 – William Bennet Sr. gave land to Reuben Bennett, his grandson, son of Peter Bennett. Deed was signed by William “Bennet” and by Hannah “Bennet”, both with their marks. Hannah Bennett was formerly Hannah Goad, daughter of John Goad, Sr. of Bedford County. Witnesses were William Goad, Tobias Phillips, James “Bennet” (his mark) and Reuben “Bennet” (his mark) and James Clements. This deed seems confused in one place it says he is deeding the land “for the love he has for William Bennet, Jr.” but the land went to Reuben Bennett (???).
Jonas
3 Jan 1780
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Old Survey Book 1, 1746-1782, page 352, 3 January 1780, a survey was done for Jonas Lawson for 250 acres of land on White Oak and Polecat Creeks bounded by John Mays’, Hezekiah Pigg’s, John Hubbard’s and Lawson’s lines….
John
22 Mar 1780
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Old Survey Book 1, 1746-1782, page 331, the 22nd March 1780, a survey was done for John Chiles for 935 acres of land on Stanton River of the bounded as follows to wit beginning at a corner in John Talbot’s line…. to point in John Lawson’s line and thence…
William
24 Mar 1780
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Old Survey Book 1, 1746-1782, page 334, 24 March 1780, a survey was done for David Ross for 3160 acres of land on a branch of Stanton River of Pigg River bounded by a red oak on William Lawson’s line and thence…
Jonas
19 Apr 1780
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 4, 1777-1783, April Court 1780, page 311.  Jonas Lawson was appointed Second Lieutenant and William Hutchings Ensign in Captain Armistead Shelton Company of Militia in this County.
Jonas
Apr 1780
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 4, 1777-1783, April Court 1780, page 313. Jonas Lawson was on of the Juror in the case Richard Taylor and Company against Samuel Byrum.
Jonas
16 May 1780
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 4, 1777-1783, May Court 1780, page 318.  Jonas Lawson produced a Commission from his Excellency the Governor, appointing him Second Lieutenant of the Militia in this County and took the oath agreeable to law.
Jonas
12 Jun 1780
Pittsylvania
Virginia Land Office Grants A, 1779-1780, page 434 (Reel 42) dated 12 June 1780, Jonas Lawson, 324 acres on the waters of White Oak Creek, adjoining Payne’s land, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
Thomas Jefferson Esquire Governor of the commonwealth of Virginia, to all whom these presents shall come, greeting, know ye that in consideration of the ancient composition of thirty five shilling sterling paid by Jonas Lawson into the Treasury of this Commonwealth there is granted by the said commonwealth unto the said Jonas Lawson a certain tract or parcel of land containing by a survey bearing date twenty sixth day of October one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight, three hundred and twenty four acres lying and being in the county of Pittsylvania, on the waters of White Oak Creek and bounded as followeth, to wit:- Beginning at his corner white oak thence his lines north eighty west, two hundred poles to a white oak north sixty one west, ninety two poles to a white oak in Payne’s Line thence the same north eighty and a half west, seventy eight poles to pointers thence new lines north thirty three east, seventy two poles to a black jack north fifteen west, ninety two poles to a white oak north fifty four east, one hundred and eight poles to a white oak south forty one east, three hundred and ninety four 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 Jonas Lawson and his heirs forever, In Witness whereof the said Thomas Jefferson Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and caused the seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the twelfth day of June in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty and of the Commonwealth the fourth.
Signed
Thomas Jefferson
Jonas
12 Jun 1780
Pittsylvania
Virginia Land Office Patents B, 1779-1780, page 320 (Reel 43) dated 12 June 1780, Jonas Lawson, 252 acres on the head branches of Sandy Creek, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
Thomas Jefferson Esquire Governor of the commonwealth of Virginia to all whom these presents shall come, greeting, know ye that in consideration of the ancient composition of fifteen shilling sterling paid into the Treasury of this Commonwealth by Jonas Lawson there is granted by the said commonwealth unto the said Jonas Lawson a certain tract or parcel of land containing by a survey bearing date fourth of November one thousand seven hundred and seventy four, two hundred and fifty two acres lying and being in the county of Pittsylvania, on the head branches of Sandy Creek and bounded as follows, to wit:- Beginning at John Anglin’s corner red oak thence a new line north fifty eight east, ninety four poles to a black jack, north twenty two west, sixty poles to a white oak sapling, north twenty east, one hundred and sixty poles to a chestnut tree, south seventy eight west, one hundred and twenty poles to a black jack, south fifteen west, one hundred and sixteen poles to a black jack, south sixty nine west, thirty poles to a black jack, south five east two hundred and ten poles crossing a bold branch to a chestnut tree in the said John Anglin’s line thence along the same north seventy east, thirty poles to a hickory sapling, north thirty eight east, one hundred and twenty eight 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 Jonas Lawson and his heirs forever, In Witness whereof the said Thomas Jefferson Esq. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and caused the seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the twelfth day of June in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty and of the Commonwealth the fourth.
Signed
Thomas Jefferson
Lawson
1 Sep 1780
Pittsylvania
Virginia Land Office Grants E, 1775-1776, 1780-1781, page 806 (Reel 46), dated 1 September 1780, Jacob Rubsaman, 935 acres on Stanton River adjoining Talbot, Bennet, Lawson &c, in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
Jonas
19 Sep 1780
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, VA Deed Book 6, page 38 – (Month and day blank), 1780, from Silvs. Stokes of Pittsylvania to John May of Pittsylvania, for the love and good will that said Stokes bears to said John May, a track of land containing 538 acres more or less on the water of White Oak Creek and bounded by Jonas Lawson’s corner.  Signed Silvs. Stokes.  Wit: none.  Recorded 19 September 1780.
Jonas
24 Nov 1780
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Old Survey Book 1, 1746-1782, page 351, 24 November 1780, a survey was done for Sylvanus Stokes for 190 acres of land on the branch of White Oak Creek bounded by a red oak on Jonas Lawson’s new line thence….
Lawson
10 Apr 1781
Pittsylvania
Virginia Land Office Grants D, 1780-1781, page 881 (Reel 45), dated 10 April 1781, James Roberts, 302 acres on the branches of Sandy Creek adjoining land of Anglin, Lawson &c, in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
Jonas
15 May 1781
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, VA, Deed Book 6, pages 108-109 – Indenture made the 15 May 1781 between Jonas Lawson of the County of Pittsylvania and Edward Weir of the County of Halifax.  This Indenture made this 15th day of May in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and eighty one between Jonas Lawson of the County of Pittsylvania of the one part and Edward Weir of the County of Halifax of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Jonas Lawson for and in consideration of the sum twenty pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid the receipt whereof he the said Jonas Lawson do hereby acknowledge hath granted, bargain and sold to the said Edward Weir and to his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract, piece or parcel of land containing two hundred and fifty two acres more or less (as per grant to the said Lawson bearing date at Richmond the twelfth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty) situate in the County of Pittsylvania on the head branches of Sandy Creek and bounded as follows to wits, Beginning at John Anglin’s corner red oak thence a new line north fifty eight degrees east ninety four poles to a black jack north twenty two degrees west sixty poles to a white oak sapling north twenty degrees east one hundred and sixty poles to a chestnut tree south seventy eight degrees west, one hundred and twenty poles to a black jack south fifteen degrees west one hundred and sixteen poles to a black jack south sixty nine degrees west thirty poles to a black jack south five degrees east two hundred and ten poles crossing a bold branch to a chestnut tree in the said Anglin’s line thence along the same north seventy degrees east, thirty poles to a hickory sapling and thence north thirty eight degrees east one hundred and twenty eight poles to the Beginning with all… In Witness where of the said Jonas Lawson hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written.
Signed
Jonas Lawson  {his seal}At a Court held for Pittsylvania County on the 15th day of May 1781.
The within Indenture was acknowledged by the above named Jonas Lawson to be his acts and deed and the dame was ordered to be recorder by the Court.
Test
Will Tunstall CC
Jonas
1781
Pittsylvania
Contained in the Pittsylvania County Microfilm from Library of Virginia, Reel No. 286 – Taxable Property & Census Lists, 1767-1786.  1781 Pittsylvania County, VA – List of Insolvents Subject to the Land Money Tax.  Returned by David Tompkins Deputy Sheriff, contained in the Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Records.  In the list was the name Jonas Lawson and after his name it indicated “moved away.”
John
10 Aug 1781
Pittsylvania
History of Pittsylvania County, Virginia – At a meeting of the Field Officers and Magistrates, on Friday the 10th, August 1781, for the purpose of Laying out the County into districts to furnish an Equal proportion of clothes and beef for the use of the Army.  John Lawson was assessed £13 in Ralph Smith district “The Pocket.”
Jonas & John
1782
Pittsylvania
Found on the Library of Virginia’s microfilm, reel number 286, Taxable Property & Census Lists, 1767 – 1786, Pittsylvania County, VA, County was the census for 1782.  Listed in Capt. Armstead Shelton’s District: –   Jonas Lawson – 10 whites and 1 black
John Lawson – 5 whites
Jonas & John
1782
Pittsylvania
1782 Land Tax Records for Pittsylvania County, Virginia –
Lawson, Jonas; 600 acres
Lawson, John; 290 acres
Jonas & John
1782
Pittsylvania
1782 Personal Property Tax Records for Pittsylvania County, Virginia – Listed next to each other
Lawson, Jonas; 1 white tithe, 2 horses, 12 cattle
Lawson, John; 1 white tithe, 2 horses, 2 cattle
John
1782
Pittsylvania
1782 Personal Property Tax Records for Pittsylvania County, Virginia – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe, 2 horses, 7 cattle   Note: Listed next to this John Lawson was a Thomas and John Robinson (Robertson?).  Could this be the John Lawson we find in Wilkes County, Georgia in 1785?
John
1783
Pittsylvania
1783 Personal Property Tax Records for Pittsylvania County, Virginia – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe, 2 horses, 10 cattle
Jonas
1783
Pittsylvania
1783 Land Tax Record for Pittsylvania County, Virginia – Jonas Lawson, 252 acres, over charged last return.
Jonas & John
1783
Pittsylvania
1783 Personal Property Tax Records for Pittsylvania County, Virginia – Listed next to each other
Lawson, Jonas; 1 white tithe, 1 black, 4 horses, 11 cattle
Lawson, John; 1 white tithe, 2 horses, 6 cattle
John
1783
Pittsylvania
Contained in the Pittsylvania County Microfilm from Library of Virginia, Reel No. 286 – Taxable Property & Census Lists, 1767-1786.  1783 Pittsylvania County, VA – List of Insolvents returned by David Tompkins for John Owen Sheriff of Pittsylvania, contained in the Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Records.  In the list was the name John Lawson and after his name it indicated, “gone to South Carolina.”There was a second list, of Insolvents as to the Certificate Tax for 1783 returned by David Tompkins, Deputy Sheriff.  It contained the name of John Lawson but without any comments.
Benjamin
Mar 1784
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 5, 1783-1787, March Court 1784, page 73.  John Nealey, Plaintiff against Benjamin Lawson and Haynes Morgan Defendants.  Haynes Morgan pleaded guilty and was required to pay twenty-five pounds and cost.  Benjamin Lawson had his part of the suit abated.
Lawson
17 Mar 1784
Pittsylvania
Virginia Land Office Grants K, 1783-1784, page 500 (Reel 51), dated 18 March 1784, Hezekiah Pigg, 250 acres on the draughts of White Oak and Polecat Creeks adjoining Hubbard, Lawson &c, in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
Jonas & Mary
17 Apr 1784
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, VA, Deed Book 7, pages 263-264 – This Indenture made this seventh day of April in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four and in the eight year of our Commonwealth between Jonas Lawson of Pittsylvania County and his wife Mary of the one part and Hezekiah Pigg of said County of the other part.  Witnesseth that for and in consideration of one hundred and twenty pounds current money of Virginia paid to the Jonas Lawson before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said Jonas and Mary Lawson doth acknowledge themselves satisfied and paid and by these present hath given, granted, bargained and sold alienated and confirmed unto the said Hezekiah Pigg, his heirs and assigns forever one certain track or parcel of land lying and being in Pittsylvania County in Virginia containing by estimation three hundred and ninety nine acres be there the same more or less lying on both sides of White Oak Creek and bounded as followeth to wit, Beginning on a white oak in Payne’s Line thence along his line north eighty degrees west to pointers then new line to a corner black jack thence to a white oak thence to a white oak, thence to a white oak thence to a black jack thence new lines to a red oak sapling at the head of Charles’ Spring branch along the branch to the mouth from the mouth of Charles’ Spring branch to a corner white oak on Stokes’ lines thence to a corner red oak thence to the Beginning.  To have and to hold the above granted land and premises containing three hundred ninety nine acres more or less with all and singular its rights and … Witness my hand and seal this seventeenth day of April 1784.
Signed
Jonas Lawson  {his seal}
Sealed & delivered in presents of
Wm. Short, David Hodges & John AdamsMemorandum that the within land and premises was given and received by the within Hezekiah Pigg as witness my hand and seal this seventeenth day of April 1784.
Signed
Jonas Lawson  {his seal}
Sealed & delivered in presents of
Wm. Short, David Hodges & John Adams
Jonas
May 1784
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 5, 1783-1787, May Court 1784, page 82.  A Deed from Jonas Lawson to Hezekiah Pigg was by the said Jonas acknowledged to be his act and deed and the same was ordered to be recorded.
Jonas
1784
Pittsylvania
1784 Personal Property Tax Records for Pittsylvania County, Virginia – Lawson, Jonas; 1 white tithe, 1 black, 6 horses, 8 cattle.
John
1784
Pittsylvania
1784 Personal Property Tax Records for Pittsylvania County, Virginia – Lawson, John; 1 white tithe, 3 horses, 5 cattle
John & Delphia
3 Sep 1784
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, VA, Deed Book 7, pages 387-389 – This Indenture made this third day of September in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four, Between John Lawson and Dalphey his wife, of County of Pittsylvania of the one part and John Smith of the County of Bedford of the other part.  Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds current money of Virginia to me the said John Lawson in hand paid before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and thereof doth release, acquit and discharge the said John Smith, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns by these presents and we the said John Lawson and Delphey his wife hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released and confirmed and by these presents doth bargain, grant, sell, alien, release and confirm unto the said John Smith, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns one certain tract or parcel of land lying an being in the County of Pittsylvania containing two hundred and seventy seven acres and bounded as followeth vis – Beginning at Peter Bennet’s corner hickory thence on his lines north twenty two and a half degrees west seventy six poles crossing a branch to a black walnut on the river and thence down the same as it meanders to a red oak and thence south eighty four degrees east ninety eight poles to a black oak, north fifty degrees east one hundred and seven poles to a pine, south sixty six degrees west sixty seven poles to a pine, south thirty three degrees west eighty poles to a white oak, south fourteen degrees west one hundred and five poles to a pine, south forty seven degrees west one hundred and thirty two poles crossing branch to pointers in Peter Bennet’s line aforesaid and thence along the same north forty two degree west ninety poles to the Beginning.  Together with all houses, orchards, ways, water and water courses, profits… right, title, claim or demand whatsoever of them the said John Lawson and Delphey his wife of, in and to the said premises and all deeds and writings touching or in any wise concerning the same, to have and to hold the said land… to the said John Smith in manner and form aforesaid and that the said premises now are and so forever hereafter shall remain and be free and clear of all former and other gifts, grants, bargains, sales, dower right and title of dower, judgments, executions, titles, charges and encumbrances whatsoever made done & committed by the said John Lawson and Delphey his wife or any other person or persons whatsoever… to these presents have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written.
Signed
John {his X mark} Lawson  {his seal}
Delphey {her X mark} Lawson  {her seal}
Signed, sealed & delivered in presents of
John Roberson, Samuel Smith, John Smith, Samuel Calland, James Johnson, Richard JohnsonMemorandum that on the day of the date of the within written Indenture full and peaceable seizer and possession of the within mentioned premises with the appurtenances was had and taken by us the within mentioned John Lawson and Delphey his wife and by us given and delivered to the within named John Smith.
Test – John Smith, John Roberson, Samuel Smith, Samuel Calland, James Johnson, Richard JohnsonReceived this third day of September one thousand seven hundred and eighty four of the within John Smith the sum of sixty pounds current money of Virginia, it being the consideration within mentioned received payment.
Signed John {his X mark} Lawson  {his seal}
Signed, sealed & delivered in presents of
John Roberson, Samuel Smith, John Smith, Samuel Calland, James Johnson, Richard JohnsonAt a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 20th day of December 1784.  The within Indenture together with the Memorandum and receipt hereon indorsed were proved by the Oaths of three of the subscribing Witnesses to be the several acts and deeds of the within named John Lawson and Delphey his wife, all which were ordered to be recorded.
Teste  Will Tunstalle CC
Mary & Jonas
Oct 1784
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 5, 1783-1787, October Court 1784, page 126.  Mary Lawson, wife of Jonas Lawson, came into Court (being first privately examined) and relinquished her right of Dower in and to three hundred and ninety nine acres of land in this County conveyed by her said husband to Hezekiah Pigg.
John
Dec 1784
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 5, 1783-1787, December Court 1784, page 133.  A Deed from John Lawson to John Smith was proved by the oaths of three witnesses thereto to be the act and deed of the said John Lawson and the same is ordered to be recorded.
John
Late 1784
Pittsylvania
Newsletter 27, page 275 indicates John and Delphia sold their land on the south side of the Staunton River in Pittsylvania County, Virginia in 1784, just prior to their moving to Wilkes County, Georgia.
John
1784
Pittsylvania
Contained in the Pittsylvania County Microfilm from Library of Virginia, Reel No. 286 – Taxable Property & Census Lists, 1767-1786.  1784 Pittsylvania County, VA – List of Insolvents in John George District contained in the Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Records.  In the list was the name John Lawson and after his name it indicated, “moved away.”
Jonas
1784
Pittsylvania
Contained in the Pittsylvania County Microfilm from Library of Virginia, Reel No. 286 – Taxable Property & Census Lists, 1767-1786.  1784 Pittsylvania County, VA – List of Insolvents Subject to Additional or Certificate Tax.  Returned by David Tompkins Deputy Sheriff, contained in the Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Records.  In the list was the name Jonas Lawson and after his name it indicated “moved away.”
Jonas
1785
Pittsylvania
1785 Land Tax Records for Pittsylvania County, Virginia – Indicated that Jonas Lawson had sold to Hezekiah Pigg, 399 acres and Hezekiah to pay taxes.  Note: Jonas and May Lawson moved to Abbeville District, South Carolina, where Jonas died April 1806.
William
5 May 1785
Pittsylvania
William Lawson married Salley Shelton in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on 5 May 1785.
William
1785
Pittsylvania
In a Census for the Heads of Families taken in 1785, William Lawson is listed with 1 white soul in his household in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
Robert
6 Mar 1787
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Court Records 1776-1791, Book 3, March Court 1787, pages 63 and 64, Debt Suit – Robert Lawson, Plaintiff against James Mead, Defendant.  The Defendant not appearing on the motion of the Plaintiff by his Attorney it is ordered that the Order of November rules last past be confirmed and that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant and George Wright and Samuel Parsons the securities for his appearance, the sum of fifteen pounds, four shillings the debt in the Declaration mentioned and his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expensed and the said Defendant in mercy &c.  Judgment is to be discharged by the payment of seven pounds, twelve shillings with Legal Interest thereon from March the sixth 1786 till payment and the cost.
Robert
Jul 1788
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 6, 1787-1791, July Court 1788, page 139.  On the Motion of Robert Lawson by his attorney who proved that Legal Notice hath been given to Samuel Parsons on his bond and he not appearing (although solemnly called), judgment is therefore granted to him against the said Samuel Parsons for ten pounds, sixteen shillings and six pence with interest thereon at the rate of five per centum per annum from the fifteenth day of October 1787 till payment together with the costs of this motion.
John
Aug 1790
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Records (Orders) Book 6, 1787-1791, August Court 1790, page 435.  John Lawson, Plaintiff, against Benjamin Echols, Defendant.  By consent of parties ordered that this suit be dismissed at the Defendant’s cost.
Clayborn
21 Jan 1799
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, VA, Deeds and Wills Book 11, pages 205-206.  Will of Obediah Echols, dated 5 May 1798 and probated 21 January 1799.  I direct my executor…. If Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson, the mother of my wife, should depart this life before my death, the Negroes I should be entitled to under the Will of Mr. Clayborn Lawson be disposed of as follows: To Henry A. Jones and Edward D. Jones, sons of my wife, Negroes Sophia and Brandon.  Note: His wife Lucy A. Lawson or Jackson was the daughter of Elizabeth (Claiborne) Lawson who was married first to Benjamin Lawson and then married Isaac Jackson.
Rowland
18 Jun 1804
Pittsylvania
Marriage Bonds and Ministers’ Returns of Pittsylvania County Virginia – Rowland Lawson and Patsey Durrett were married.  Surety: Francis Durrett.  Patsey signed her own consent, page 37.
Benjamin
26 Mar 1806
Pittsylvania
Benjamin Lawson and Amy Fuqua were married 26 March 1806 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
Patsy
17 Jul 1815
Pittsylvania
Samuel Flippin and Patsy Lawson were married 17 July 1815 in Pittsylvania County, Vriginia.
Martha
19 Aug 1816
Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania County, VA, Deeds and Wills, Book 11, page 443 – In the name of God, Amen.  I Martha Lawson of Pittsylvania County and state of Virginia being at present weak in body but in full presents of mind do hereby make and appoint this my last will and testament the manner in following.  I return my soul to God who first gave it and my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my friends.
Item and as to my worldly affairs, I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Sally Hendrick and her heirs and assign forever all my household and kitchen furniture and one and one negro woman named dits and her child named Richard and all my stock of horses and cows and hogs and plantation utensils and crop and freely to possess the above power and I do truly make and appoint Sally Hendricks my whole and sole executor of the this my last will and testament.  In witness hereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12 June 1816.  Signed Martha (X) Lawson and seal.  Witnesses Erasmus Thompson (or Himpson) Jr., Erasmus Thompson (or Himpson) and Benjamin Ladles.  Recorded 19 August 1816.