Scott County, Virginia

Lawsons Named
Date
County in Virginia
Documentation
1814
Scott
In 1814 Scott County was formed from Lee, Russell and Washington Counties. William Lawson – A Scottish Rebel’s family was living in the part of Russell County that became Scott County.
William Jr., William Sr., & Robert
1815
Scott
1815 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Sam Ritchie Jr.’s District (South District) –
Feb 19, William Lawson Jr., 2 white males over 16, 4 horses, 16 cattle
Feb 19, William Lawson Sr., 1 horse, 4 cattle
Mar 1, Robert Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses, 1 cattle
William Sr. & William Jr.
1815
Scott
1815 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Sam Ritchie Jr.’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 105 acres on Mocquson Creek, 4 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Mocquson Creek, 4 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Mocquson Creek, 4 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Mocquson Creek, 4 miles N East from Court House.
William Jr.
29 May 1815
Scott
From William Lawson – A Scottish Rebel.  William Lawson II was one of twenty-two men on the first Grand Jury for the Superior Court at Moccasin Gap.
Robert & William Jr.
1816
Scott
1816 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, George Wilcox’s District (South District) –
Feb 26, Robert Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Feb 26, William Lawson Jr., 3 white males over 16, 1 horse
William Sr. & William Jr.
1816
Scott
1816 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, George Wilcox’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 105 acres on Moccoson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Moccoson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Moccoson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Moccoson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William & Rebecca
3 Jun 1816
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 249-250.
This Indenture made Third day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen between William Lawson and Rebecka his wife of Scott County and state of Virginia of the one part and John Smith of the County and state aforesaid of the other part witnessed that the said William Lawson for and in consideration of the sum fifty dollars to him in hand paid by the said John Smith the receipt where of hear by doth acknowledge hath granted, bargain and sold and by these present doth grant bargain and sell unto the said John Smith a certain tract of land containing fifth acres more or less situated on Big Mockersen (Moccasin) Creek waters of the mouth for of Holston to wit beginning at a large chestnut and poplar at the foot Clinch Mountain thence north thirteen degrees east seventy four poles to a Spanish Oak sapling on the bank of the creek thence north eighty eight degrees west seventy seven poles to a large Black Oak on the south side of the ridge and along the said ridge south seventy degrees west fifty poles to Spanish Oak and White Oak thence south thirty poles to a double Sugar Tree thence to a White Oak and Ash sapling eighty poles thence north seventy degrees East forty six poles to the beginning – Together with the appurtenances here unto belonging to have and to hold said tract of land with its appurtenances unto the said John Smith his heirs and assignees to the sole use and behalf of the said John Smith, his heirs and assignees forever and the said William Lawson and Rebecka his wife and their heirs will forever warrant and defend the said tract of land with its appurtenance unto the said John Smith his heirs and assignees against the claims of all persons whomsoever in witness whereof the said William Lawson and Rebecka his wife have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals the day and year above written.
Isaac O. Darreto
William Howeston(?)
Signed
William Lawson  {seal}
Rebeka {her X mark} Lawson  {seal)The 7th day of October 1816 came before us the subscribers, two of the Justices of the Peace in and for Scott County William Lawson and Rebeca his wife and acknowledge the witness written Indenture as their act and deed and desired that the same might be recorded as such according to law, she the said Rebecca being of full age and separately and apart examined from her husband, thereunto voluntarily by deed consent.  Witness our hands and seals the day and year above.
Jonathan Wood   {his seal}
Henry Wood   {his seal}
William & Robert
1817
Scott
1817 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, George Wilcox’s District (South District) –
Feb 17, William Lawson, 3 white males over 16, 4 horses
Feb 17, Robert Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
William Sr. & William Jr.
1817
Scott
1817 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, George Wilcox’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 55 acres on Moccoson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.  In John M. Smith’s notes section, it indicated transferred from William Lawson Sr. 50 acres as per list from County Clerk.
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Moccoson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Moccoson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Moccson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Jr.
7 June 1817
Scott
From William Lawson – A Scottish Rebel.  During the early period of Methodist development, William Lawson II qualified to celebrate the rites of marriage.  Date of qualification was 7 June 1817.
Robert & William Jr.
1818
Scott
1818 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Henry Wood’s District (South District) –
Mar 12, Robert Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Mar 13, William Lawson Jr., 3 white males over 16, 4 horses
William Sr. & William Jr.
1818
Scott
1818 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Henry Wood’s District (South Battalion) –
William Lawson Sr., 55 acres on Mockison Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Mockison Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Mockison Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Mockison Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Jr., William Sr., Robert & Ambrose
1819
Scott
1819 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Reuben McCully’s District (South Battalion) –
Feb 14, William Lawson Jr., 2 white males over 16, 3 horses
Feb 14, William Lawson Sr., 2 horses
Mar 3, Robert Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses1819 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, David Culbertson’s District (North Battalion) –
Ambrose Loson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
William Sr. & William Jr.
1819
Scott
1819 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Reuben McCully’s District (South Battalion) –
William Lawson Sr., 55 acres on Mockerson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Mockerson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Mockerson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Mockerson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Robert
26 Oct 1819
Scott
Virginia State Land Office, Land Office Grants No. 68, 1819, page 373, Reel 134, Scott County, Virginia, 96 acres on the north side of Clinch Mountain and south side of Big Moqueson Creek.
James P. Preston Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia:  To all whom these presents shall come – Greeting: Know ye, That in conformity with a Survey made on the ninth day of November 1818 by virtue of two Land Office Treasury Warrants to wit: 50 acres by Number 5841 issued 17th January 1817 and 46 acres by Number 4749 issued 7th June 1811; there is granted by the said Commonwealth, unto Robert Losson a certain Tract or Parcel of Land, containing Ninety six acres, situate in County of Scott, on the North side of Clinch Mountain and south side of Big Moqueson Creek and bounded as followeth to wit:  Beginning in a hollow on the North side of said Mountain at a poplar and sugar tree, North forty eight degrees West, sixty poles to a white oak and hickory a corner to William Sergent thence running with said Sergent’s line South eighty degrees West, ninety six poles to a double ask and tow post oaks near the top of a ridge thence leaving said line South seventeen degrees East, fifty eight poles to a post oak on the top of a ridge South fifty five degrees West, ninety six poles crossing a branch to a stake, South fifteen degrees East, thirty poles to a dogwood sapling and hickory in a hollow near a branch, South fifty degrees West, twenty four poles crossing said branch to a poplar on the West side of a ridge South eighteen degrees East, twenty six poles to pointers on the East side of a knob, South sixty one degrees East, twelve poles to a double Lynn on the East side of a knob and thence North fifty degrees East, two hundred and forty six poles to the Beginning to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with it appurtenances, to the said Robert Losson and his heirs forever.
In witness whereof, the said James P. Preston 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 twenty sixth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen and of the Commonwealth the forty fourth.
Signed
James P. Preston
Robert & William
1820
Scott
1820 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, George Wilcox’s District (South District) –
Feb 29, Robert Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 3 horses
Mar 23, William Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 2 horses
William Sr. & William Jr.
1820
Scott
1820 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, George Wilcox’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 55 acres on Moquison Creek, N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Moquison Creek, N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Moquison Creek, N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Moquison Creek, N East from Court House.
Robert Lawson, 96 acres on Moquison Creek, 7 miles N East from Court House
Robert, William Sr., William Jr. & Jeremiah
1820
Scott
In the 1820 Scott County, VA Census are: –
Robert Lawson – In his household are 2 males 10 to 16 years, 1 male 16 to 18 years, 1 male 45 years and over, 2 females under 10 years and 1 female 26 to 45 years.William Lawson Sr. – In his household are 1 male 45 years and over and 1 female 45 years and over.William Lawson Jr. – In his household are 2 males under 10 years, 1 male 10 to 16 years, 1 male 18 to 26 years, 1 male 45 years and over, 1 female under 10 years, 1 female 10 to 16 years, 3 females 16 to 26 years and 1 female 45 years and over.

Jeremiah Lawson – In his household are 1 male under 10 years, 1 male 16 to 26 years, 1 female 16 to 26 years and 1 female 45 years and over.

Robert
7
Nov 1820
Scott
Virginia State Land Office, Land Office Grants No. 69, 1819-1820, page 472, Reel 135, Scott County, Virginia, 41 acres on the south waters of Big Mockerson Creek adjoins his own land and Robert Lawson’s.
Thomas M. Randolph Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia:  To all whom these presents shall come – Greeting: Know ye, That in conformity with a Survey made on the twenty sixth day of June 1819 by virtue of a Land Office Treasury Warrant Number 6318 issued 3 February 1819 there is granted by the said Commonwealth, unto William Sergent a certain Tract or Parcel of Land, containing forty one acres, situate in Scott County, on the South waters of Big Mockerson Creek and bounded as followeth to wit – Beginning at a chestnut and dogwood on a spur of Clinch Mountain corner to said Sergent North thirty four degrees West, one hundred and twenty eight poles… to a stake on a line of said Sergent’s and with said line South fifteen degrees West, twenty eight poles to a white Oak on the side of a spur of said mountain corner to Robert Lawson and with a line of the same South forty eight degrees East, sixty poles to a poplar and sugar tree by a branch corner to said Lawson…. with it appurtenances, to the said William Sergent and his heirs forever.
In witness whereof, the said Thomas M. Randolph 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 seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty and of the Commonwealth the forty fifth.
Signed
Thomas M. Randolph
William Sr., Robert, Jeremiah & William Jr.
1821
Scott
1821 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, George McConnel’s District (South District) –
Feb 26, William Lawson Sr., 4 horses
Mar 2, Robert Lawson, 2 horses
Feb 1, Jeremiah Lawson, 2 horses
Feb 13, William Lawson Jr., 1 horse
William Sr., William Jr. & Robert
1821
Scott
1821 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, George McConnel’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 55 acres on Big Mocqueson Creek
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Big Mocqueson Creek
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Mocqueson Creek
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Mocqueson Creek
Robert Lawson, 96 acres on Mocqueson Creek
Robert, William Jr., William Sr. & Jeremiah
1822
Scott
1822 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Jonathan H. Wood’s District (South District) –
Feb 13, Robert Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 2 horses
Mar 11, William Lawson Jr., 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 11, William Lawson Sr., 2 white males over 16, 3 horses1822 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, John Pendleton’s District (North District) –
Feb 21, Jeremiah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horses
William Sr., William Jr. & Robert
1822
Scott
1822 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Jonathan H. Wood’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 55 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Robert Lawson, 96 acres on Moqueson Creek, 7 miles N East from Court House
William Sr., William Jr. & Rebecca
9 Mar 1822
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 2, page 333.
This Indenture made the ninth date of March one thousand eight hundred and twenty two between William Lawson and Rebecak his wife of Scott County and State of Virginia of the one part and William and Jesse Smith of the said State and County the other part.  Witnessed that the said William Lawson for and in consideration of the same of, for value received of them by the said William and Jesse Smith the receipt where of they doth hereby acknowledge, hath granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said William and Jesse Smith a certain tract of land containing fifty five acres, more or less situate on Big Moquison (Moccasin) Creek waters of the North Fork of Holston and known by the name of Little Valley in the County of Scott and bounded as followed to wit; Beginning on a Spanish oak in the south side of the Stony ridge seventy degrees west eighty two poles to a bunch of dogwoods south fifty three degrees west twenty poles to the conditional line made between William Lawson Sr. and William Lawson Jr. thence with the conditional line seventy five poles to an open line thence with an open line to a conditional line made between William Lawson Sr. and John Smith thence with a conditional line seventy five poles to a sugar tree thence thirty poles to the Beginning, which same was granted unto John Frazer by patent bearing date the third day of June one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight , together with the appurtenances thus unto belonging to have and to hold the said tract of land with it appurtenances unto the said William and Jesse Smith their heirs or assignees to the sole use and behalf of the said William and Jesse Smith, their heirs and assignees forever and the said William Lawson and Rebecak his wife and their heirs will forever warrant and defend the said tract of land with its appurtenance unto the said William and Jesse Smith, their heirs and assignees against the claims of all persons whomsoever.  In witness whereof the said William Lawson and Rebecak his wife have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals the day and date above.
Signed: William Lawson  {his seal}
Rebecak Lawson  {her seal}
Witness: James Bevins, George Erving and John Godsey VirginiaAt a Court of Quarter Session held for Scott County the 12th day of March 1822.  This indenture of bargain and sale from William Lawson and Rebecak, his wife to William Smith and Jesse Smith was proven in Court by the oaths of James Bevins, George Erving & John Godsey the subscribing witnesses thereto ordered to be recorded.
Teste
John S. Martin DC
William Jr., William Sr., Robert & Jeremiah
1823
Scott
1823 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Goldmon Davison’s District (South District) –
Feb 12, William Lawson Jr., 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Feb 24, William Lawson Sr., 2 white males over 16, 3 horses1823 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Lewis Harris’ District (North District) –
Feb 20, Robert Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 2 horses
Mar 11, Jeremiah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
William Sr., William Jr. & Robert
1823
Scott
1823 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Goldmon Davison’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Robert Lawson, 96 acres on Moqueson Creek, 7 miles N East from Court House
In the notes for William and Jesse Smith it indicated transferred from William Lawson Sr. 55 acres as per list from County Clerk.
Robert & Elizabeth
16 Jan 1824
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 3, pages 47-48.
This Indenture was made Scott County 16th day of January 1824 between Robert Lasson of Scott County and Commonwealth of Virginia of the one part and John Skaggs of Russell of the other part witnessed that the said Robert Lasson and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars to them paid the receipt whereof acknowledge, hath bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell to the said John Skaggs a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in Scott County lying on the south side of Big Moqassin (Moccasin) Creek and bounded as following to wit.  Beginning in a hollow on the north side of said mountain at a Poplar and Sugar Tree, N48W, 60 poles to a White Oak and Hickory a corner to William Sergeant then running with said Sergeant’s line S80W, 96 poles to a Ash and two past Oaks on the top of a ridge thence leaving said line S17E, 58 poles to a past Oak on the top of a ridge S55W, 96 poles a crossing a branch to a stake S15 and with the conditional line to the beginning with appurtenances thereunto belonging to have and to hold the above tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said John Skaggs and to his heirs and the said Robert Lasson and Elizabeth his wife and their heir will warrant and forever defend the said tract of land with all it appurtenances to the said John Skaggs and to his heirs against the claims of all persons whatsoever.  In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and years first above written.
Robert {his X mark} Lawson  {seal}
Signed and sealed in the presence of us.
Teste
William Fugate
John GodseyScott County to wit
We William Fugate and John Godsey Justices of the Peace in said county in the state of Virginia do hereby certify that Robert Lawson party to a certain deed bearing date on the 16th day of January 1824 and hereto answered personally appeared before us in our county aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be his act and deed and desired us to certify the said acknowledgement to the clerk of the said county in order that the said deed may be recorded.  Given under my hand and seal this 16th day January 1824.
William Fugate  {seal}
John Godsey  {seal}VirginiaAt a Court of Quarterly session continued and held for Scott County the 12th day of August 1824.  This Indenture of bargain and sale from Robert Lawson to John Skaggs certified to have been acknowledged before William Fugate and John Godsey Gentlemen Justices of this county is thereupon ordered to be recorded.
Teste
John S. Martin DC
William, William, Joshua, Robert & Jeremiah
1824
Scott
1824 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Goldmon Davison’s District (South District) –
Mar 25, William Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 3 horses1824 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Robert Speer’s District (North District) –
Mar 1, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Mar 1, Joshua Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 24, Robert Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 2 horses
Mar 24 Jeremiah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
William Jr. & Robert
1824
Scott
1824 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Goldmon Davison’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Robert Lawson, 96 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 8 miles N East from Court House
Robert
13 Jul 1824
Scott
Virginia State Land Office, Land Office Grants No. 73, 1823-1825, page 226, Reel 139, Scott County, Virginia, 54 acres on both sides of Copper Creek.
James Pleasants Jun. Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia:  To all to whom these presents hall come, Greeting: Know Ye, that in conformity with a Survey made on the twenty-third day of September 1823, by virtue of a Land Office Treasury warrant No. 4749, issued the 7th of June 1811 there is granted by the said Commonwealth, unto Robert Lawson, a certain tract or parcel of land containing fifty four acres, situated in the County of Scott on both sides of Copper Creek and bounded as followeth to wit – Beginning on the north side of said Creek at a large white Oak and a small hickory S 3.5 degrees W, 42 poles to two Spanish Oaks and a Chinquapin Oak on the north bank of said Creek, thence up the meanders of said Creek 118 poles crossing said Creek to a White Oak on the bank and on the south side of said Creek N 49 degrees E, 44 poles crossing the said Creek to a Sugar Tree and a Black Gum, thence up the meanders of said Creek 128 poles to a Sugar Tree and a honey locust on the bank of said Creek at a cliff N 62 degrees W, 36 poles crossing a ridge to two black Oaks and an ash on the bank of said Creek at a cliff, thence crossing the Creek and down the meanders 102 poles to a beech  and Sugar Tree on the bank of said Creek S 21 degrees W, 68 poles crossing the said Creek and over a cliff to the beginning.  To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances, to the said Robert Lawson, and his heirs forever.
In witness whereof, the said James Pleasants Junr. Esq. 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 Thirteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four and of the Commonwealth the Forty-ninth.
Signed: James Pleasants Jr.
Robert
26 Jan 1825
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 3, page 73.
Know all men by these presents that I Fredrick A. Ross of the County of Hawkins and State of Tennessee for the in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars to me in hand paid in receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath this day bargained and sold to Robert Lawson of the County of Scott and State of Virginia a certain tract or parcel of land in Scott County, beginning on McGreger’s line on a ridge that divides Phipps and said Lawson, then down the dividing ridge to the Big Spring Branch, then down said branch to John Godsey’s land then with Godsey’s survey to the old man Fletcher’s and McGreger’s line then with said line to the beginning containing one hundred acres by the same more or less to have and to hold said tract or parcel of land with all the singular the woods and appurtenance belonging thereto the said Robert Lawson and his heirs forever from the claim of all and every person or persons whatever.  In witness my hand and seal January the 26th 1825.
Signed: Fred A. Ross
Signed and delivered in presence of:
Thomas his “X” mark Strong
Henry Wood Sr.
Henry Wood Jr.VirginiaAt a Court held for Scott County the 8th day of February 1825.  This Indenture of bargain and sale from Fredrick A. Ross to Robert Lawson was proven in Court by the oaths of Thomas Strong, Henry Wood Sr. and Henry Wood Jr. the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Teste
John S. Martin DC
William, Robert, William Sr., Robert, Jeremiah & William Jr.,
1825
Scott
1825 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Isaac C. Anderson’s District (South District) –
Apr 7, William Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 4 horses
Apr 7, Robert Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 3 horses1825 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, George McConnel Jr. District (North District) –
Feb 2, William Lawson Sr., 1 horse
Feb 2, Robert Lawson, 1 horse
Feb 22, Jeremiah Lawson, 2 horses
Mar 9, William Lawson Jr., 2 horses
William Jr. & Robert
1825
Scott
1825 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Isaac C. Anderson’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
In the notes for John Skaggs it indicated transferred from Robert Lawson 96 acres as per County Clerk.1825 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, George McConnel Jr.’s District (North District) –
Robert Lawson, 54 acres Backside of Copper Creek, N East from Court House and in notes indicated it was a New Grant.
Robert & William
28 Dec 1825
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 3, pages 269-270.
This Indenture made this 28th day of December 1825 between Fred A. Ross of the County of Hawkins and State of Tennessee of the one part and Robert Lawson and David Allen of Scott County, Virginia & witnessed that the said Ross for and in consideration of the sum of fourteen dollars & seventy five cents to him in hand paid  by the said Robert & David hath granted, bargained & sold & by these presents doth grant bargain & sell and convey unto them the said Robert & David a certain tract of land containing forty acres more or less, situated in Scott County, Virginia adjoining a tract sold by me to said Robert Lawson bounded as follows, beginning on the top of the ridge where Lawson’s line crosses, then running to the head of the Ack branch thence down to McGregory’s line, thence to where Lawson’s line strikes McGregory’s line to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with and singular thereto appurtenance unto them the said Robert & David their heirs and assignees forever free from the claims, challenges or demand of all persons whatever, all which the said Fredrick A. Ross for himself, his heirs administrator & executors doth warrant and defend.  In witness my hand and seal.
Signed: Fred A. Ross {seal}
Witness:
William Lawson
James Nichols
Jesse SmithVirginia
At a Court held for Scott County the 11th day of July 1826.  This Indenture of bargain and sale from Fredrick A. Ross to Robert Lawson and David Allen was proven in Court by the oaths of Jesse Smith a subscribing witness there to and continued for further proof.
Teste
John S. Martin DCIn the Court Office of Scott County the 22nd day of September 1826.  Was proven before me by the oath of William Lawson subscribing witness, thereto, and on the 26th day of September 1826 was further proven before me by the oath of James Nichols a subscribing witness thereto and admitted to record.
John S. Martin DC
Robert, William, James, William & Jeremiah
1826
Scott
1826 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Joshua Spear’s Jr. District (South District) –
Mar 14, Robert Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Apr 5, William Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 3 horses
Apr 5, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse1826 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Thomas Carter Jr. District (North District) –
Feb 6, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Feb 16, Jeremiah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
William Jr. & Robert
1826
Scott
1826 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Joshua Speer’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Moqueson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Robert Lawson, 100 acres on Waters of Big Moqueson and Copper Creek, 8 miles N East from Court House. In the notes for Robert Lawson it indicated transferred from Fredrick A. Ross, 100 acres as per County Clerk.1826 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Thomas Carter Jr.’s District (North District) –
Robert Lawson, 54 acres Both Sides of Copper Creek, 10 miles N East from Court House.
James, Robert & William
9 Jan 1827
Scott
Minute Book 3, 1824-1828, Scott Co., VA, page 383-384, court date – January 9th, 1827, The court appointed for the examination of the fact whereof James Lawson stands charged having failed to meet, the court pursuant to law caused the said prisoner to be placed at the bar, and proceeded to examine into the facts of which he is charged of having on the 13th day of December, 1826, at the County of Scott, feloniously stolen taken and carried away one side comb of the value of eight cents of the goods and chattles of Andrew McHenry & James Lynn merchants and partners trading and merchandizing under the firm & [stite ?] McHenry & Lynn.The court having heard the evidence as well for as against the prisoner in his presence, proceeded to consider whether the said James Lawson for the offence aforesaid ought to be discharged from further prosecution or must be tried in the Superior Court of law and are of opinion that the said James Lawson for the offence aforesaid ought to be tried in the Superior Court of law for the said County, and it is further ordered that he be let [sic?] to bail on his entering into a recognizance in the sum of one hundred dollars, with sufficient security in a like sum of one hundred dollars, whereupon Robert Lawson the father and next friend of the said James Lawson, he being an infant under the age of twenty one years, and William Lawson acknowledged themselves to owe and be indebted to John Tyler Governor or Chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth Virginia and his successors in office that is to say the said Robert Lawson as the father & next friend of the said James the sum of one hundred dollars, and the said Robert Lawson & William Lawson as the securities of said James jointley [sic] the sum of one hundred dollars to be made and levied on their goods and chattles lands and tenements respectively, to the use of the Commonwealth rendered.  Yet upon condition that of the said James Lawson shall personally appear before the Judge of the Superior Court of Law for Scott County at the Courthouse on the first day of the next term, and then and there answer touching the petit larceny wherewith he stands charged and shall then and there do and receive what shall be injoined by the said Court, and shall not depart thence without leave of the same, then this recognizance to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Robert & William
24 Mar 1827
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 3, pages 325-326
This Indenture made and entered into this 24th day of March 1827 between Robert Lawson of the one part and William Lawson of the other part both of the County of Scott and State of Virginia witnessed that the said Robert Lawson for and in consideration of the sum of forty five dollars to him hand paid by the said William Lawson the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged thus this day granted bargained and sold & by these present doth grant bargain and sell unto the said William Lawson a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in Scott County on the waters of Big Mocassin Creek containing about seventy five acres be the same more or less to include however all the land within the following boundaries to wit beginning at a bushes & sowes wood standing on a branch called the Still House Branch below the house of the said Robert Lawson and running from thence about a west course along the top of a ridge to a corner of James Godsey’s land and from thence a northwest course to a corner of Thomas Fletcher Sr. land on the top of a ridge thence with his line to McGregor’s thence with his line to a path that crosses the ridge running from the said Robert’s and Allen’s and an open line from thence to the beginning to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenances to the said William Lawson and his heirs forever to the sole use and behalf of him the said William Lawson & his heirs forever and the said Robert Lawson for himself & his heirs doth hereby covenant with the said William Lawson & his heirs that he the said Robert Lawson the said tract or parcel of land to the said William Lawson and his heirs with all its appurtenances shall and will warrant and forever defend against the claim or claims of all & every person or persons whatsoever.  In witness whereof the said Robert Lawson hath hereunto subscribed his name and affixed his seal the day and year first above written.
Robert {his “X” mark} Lawson  { seal}
N.B. the above was enter lined before
Signing & sealing of this deed.Virginia
In the Clerk’s office of Scott County the 24th day of March 1827.
This Indenture of bargain and sale from Robert Lawson to William Lawson was acknowledged before me by the said Robert to be his act and deed and admitted to record.
John S. Martin DC
James Jr., William Jr., William, William & Jeremiah
1827
Scott
1827 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Fayette McMullin’s District (South District) –
Mar 13, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 13, William Lawson Jr., 1 white male over 16
Apr 30, William Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 2 horses1827 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, John Hale’s District (North District) –
Mar 5, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 horses
Mar 23, Jeremiah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
William Jr. & Robert
1827
Scott
1827 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Fayette McMullin’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Big Mocoson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Mocoson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Mocoson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Robert Lawson, 100 acres on Waters of Big Mocoson and Copper Creek, 8 miles N East from Court House.
Robert Lawson & David Allen, 40 acres Mocoson Ridge, 8 miles N East of Court House.  In the notes for Robert Lawson & David Allen it indicated transferred from Fredrick A. Ross, 40 acres as per County Clerk.1827 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, John Hale’s District (North District) –
Robert Lawson, 54 acres Both Sides of Copper Creek, 11 miles N East from Court House.
William
24 May 1827
Scott
William Lawson married Elizabeth Allen 24 May 1827 in Scott County, Virginia.  Virginia Marriages 1740-1850 Collection, Provo, UT
Robert
11 Mar 1828
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 3, pages 408-409.
This Indenture made the 11th day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Eight, between Robert Lawson of the County of Scott and State of Virginia of the one part and James Godsey of the County and State aforesaid of the other part witnessed that the said Robert Lawson for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred Dollars currant money of the United States to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged do grant bargain and sell unto the said James Godsey a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Scott aforesaid containing fifty acres be the same more or less on the south side of Big Mocassin Creek and on the north side of Clinch Mountain.  Beginning at a stake corner to John Skagg’s land and is the stake called for in the original grant thence with the lines of the grant S15E, 20 poles to a dogwood sapling and Hickory in a hollow near a branch S50W, 24 poles crossing said branch to a poplar on the west side of a hill S18E, 26 poles to pointers on the east side of a knob, S61E, 12 poles to a double ____ on the east side of a knob, N50E, 246 poles to a poplar and sugar tree in a hollow, corner to said Skagg’s land and is the beginning corner of the old grant S66 1/2W, 212 poles with the conditional line to the beginning, with all it appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenances unto the said James Godsey and his heirs to the sole use and behalf of him the said James Godsey and his heirs forever, and Robert Lawson for himself and his heirs doth covenant with the said James Godsey and his heirs that he said Robert Lawson and his heirs the said tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenances; unto the said James Godsey and his heirs against the claim of all persons whomsoever, shall warrant and will forever defend. In witness whereof the said Robert Lawson hath hereunto subscribed his name and affixed his seal the day and year first above written.
Robert {his X mark} Lawson   {seal}VirginiaAt a Court held for Scott County the 11th day of March 1828.  This Indenture of bargain and sale from Robert Lawson to James Godsey and David Allen was acknowledged in Court by said Lawson to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded.
Attested
John S. Martin DC
James, William Sr., William Jr., Robert, James, William & Jeremiah
1828
Scott
1828 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, John Darler’s District (South District) –
Mar 17, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 17, William Lawson Sr., 2 white males over 16, 4 horses
Mar 17, William Lawson Jr., 1 white male
Mar 18, Robert Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse1828 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Lewis Harris’ District (North District) –
Feb 4, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Feb 25, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 horses
Mar 21, Jeremiah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
William Jr., Robert & William
1828
Scott
1828 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, John Darler’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Big Mocosen Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Mocosen Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Mocoson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Robert Lawson, 25 acres on Mocosen Ridge, 8 miles N East from Court House. In notes for Robert Lawson indicated 75 acres of this tract transferred.
Robert Lawson & David Allen, 40 acres Mocosen Ridge, 8 miles N East of Court House.
William Lawson son of R, 75 acres Mocosen Ridge, 8 miles N East of Court House.  In notes for William Lawson indicated transferred from Robert Lawson.1828 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Lewis Harris’ District (North District) –
Robert Lawson, 54 acres Both Sides of Copper Creek, 10 miles N East from Court House.
William R., Robert, James, James M., William Sr., David, William, Jeremiah & James
1829
Scott
1829 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Cornelius Fugate’s District (South District) –
Feb 21, William R. Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Feb 21, Robert Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 23, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 24, James M. Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Mar 25, William Lawson Sr., 3 white males over 16, 5 horses1829 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Patrick Neil’s District (North District) –
Feb 13, David Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 13, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Apr 4, Jeremiah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Apr 14, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16
William Jr., Robert & William
1829
Scott
1829 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Cornelius Fugate’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Big Mocosen Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Mocosen Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Mocoson Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Robert Lawson, 25 acres on Mocosen Ridge, 8 miles N East from Court House.
Robert Lawson & David Allen, 40 acres Mocosen Ridge, 8 miles N East of Court House.
William Lawson son of Robert, 75 acres Mocosen Ridge, 8 miles N East of Court House.1829 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Patrick Neil’s District (North District) –
Robert Lawson, 54 acres Copper Creek, 10 miles N East from Court House.
William C., William M., Robert, James, James, Jeremiah & William
1830
Scott
1829 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, John Godsey District (South District) (Note: you can see the date says 1829, but John Godsey collected the 1830 Land Taxes, so I believe the date should be 1830 because the same person collects both taxes) –
Feb 1, William C. Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Feb 22, William M. Lawson, 3 white male over 16, 5 horses
Feb 22, Robert Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 2 horses
Mar 2, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses1830 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Zachariah Fugate’s District (North District) –
Feb 9, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Feb 11, Jeremiah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Feb 19, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horsesNote:
William Jr., Robert & William
1830
Scott
1830 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, John Godsey’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Big Mocosen Creek, N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Mocosen Creek, N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Mocoson Creek, N East from Court House.
Robert Lawson, 25 acres on Mocosen Ridge, N East from Court House.
Robert Lawson & David Allen, 40 acres Mocosen Ridge, N East of Court House.
William Lawson son of Robert, 75 acres Mocosen Ridge, N East of Court House.1830 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Zachariah Fugate’s District (North District) –
Robert Lawson, 54 acres Copper Creek, 10 miles N East from Court House.
William, David, James, William & Jeremiah
1830
Scott
In the 1830 Scott County, VA Census are: –
William Lawson – In his household are 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 20 to 30 years, 1 female under 5 years and 1 female 15 to 20 years.David Lawson – In his household are 2 males under 5 years, 1 male 20 to 30 years, 1 female under 5 years and 1 female 20 to 30 years.James Lawson – In his household are 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 20 to 30 years and 1 female 20 to 30 years.

William Lawson – In his household are 2 males 10 to 15 years, 1 male 15 to 20 years, 1 male 30 to 40 years, 1 female under 5 years, 2 females 5 to 10 years and 1 female 15 to 20 years.

Jeremiah Lawson – In his household are 2 males 5 to 10 years, 1 male 30 to 40 years, 2 females under 5 years, 1 female 5 to 10 years and 1 female 30 to 40 years.

Robert, Elizabeth, William & Elizabeth
6 Aug 1830
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 4, pages 70-71.
Know all men by these present that I Robert Lawson and Elizabeth his wife and William Lawson and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Scott and State of Virginia for the consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to us in hand paid this receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath this day bargained and sold unto James Nichols of the County and State aforesaid a certain tract or parcel of land in the County aforesaid on the waters of Big Moquason Creek and on the south side of Moquason ridge being a tract of land sold and conveyed from Frederick A. Ross to Robert Lawson bearing date by the deed January the 26th, 1825 beginning on McGregor’s line on a ridge that divides Nichol’s and Lawson’s, thence down the dividing ridge to the big Spring Branch, thence down said branch to James Godsey’s land there with Godsey’s line keeping a straight course with the before mentioned line and running beyond the same to McGregor’s line, thence with said line to the beginning , containing one hundred acres to the said more of less, to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all the singular and appurtenances belonging thereto unto the said James Nichols and his heir forever and we the said Robert Lawson and Elizabeth his wife and William Lawson and Elizabeth his wife for ourselves and heirs doth warrant and forever defend the right and title of said land unto the said James Nichols and his heirs from the claims of all and every person or persons whosoever in witness our hands and seals, August 6th, 1830.
Robert Lawson  {seal}
Elizabeth Lawson  {seal}
Wm Lawson  {seal}
Elizabeth Lawson  {seal}Scott County Court
We Cornelius Fugate and John Godsey, Justices of the Peace in the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia, do hereby certify that Robert Lawson and William Lawson parties to a certain deed bearing date on the 6th day of August 1830 and hereto amend personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid, and acknowledge the said to be their act and deed, and desired us to certify the same acknowledgment to the Clerk of the County Court of Scott in order that the said deed may be recorded.  Given under our hand and seal this 29th day of September 1830.
Cornelius Fugate  {seal}
John Godsey  {seal}Scott County to wit
We Cornelius Fugate and John Godsey, Justices of the Peace in the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia, do hereby certify that Elizabeth Lawson, wife of Robert Lawson and Elizabeth Lawson wife of William Lawson parties to a certain deed bearing date on the 6th day of August 1830 and hereto amend, personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid, and examined by us privately and apart from their husbands and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to them, they the said Elizabeth Lawson wife of Robert and Elizabeth Lawson wife of William acknowledge the said to be their act and deed, and declared that they had willing signed, sealed and delivered the same, and that they wished not to retract it.  Given under our hand and seal this 29th day of September 1830.
Cornelius Fugate  {seal}
John Godsey  {seal}

Virginia
At a Court held for Scott County the 12th day of October 1830, this Indenture of bargain and sale for land from Robert Lawson & wife and William Lawson & wife to James Nichols, acknowledged before Cornelius Fugate and John Godsey gentlemen Justice of this County, was this day received in Court and ordered to be recorded.
Attested
John S. Martin DC

Robert & Elizabeth
29 Sep 1830
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 4, pages 71-73.
This Indenture made and entered into this 29th day of September 1830, between Robert Lawson and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Scott and State of Virginia of the one part and John Daugherty of the County and State aforesaid of the other part witnessed that the said Robert Lawson and his wife aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged doth grant bargain and sell unto the said John Daugherty a certain tract or parcel of land lying containing fifty four acres be the same more or less, lying and being in the County of Scott situate on both sides of Copper Creek and bounded as follows to wit – Beginning on the north side of said Creek at a large white Oak and a small hickory S 3.5 degrees W, 42 poles to two Spanish Oaks and a Chinquapin Oak on the north bank of said Creek, thence up the meanders of said Creek 118 poles crossing said Creek to a White Oak on the bank and on the south side of said Creek N 49 degrees E, 44 poles crossing the said Creek to a Sugar Tree and a Black Gum, thence up the meanders of said Creek 128 poles to a Sugar Tree and a honey locust on the bank of said Creek at a cliff N 62 degrees W, 36 poles crossing a ridge to two black Oaks and an ash on the bank of said Creek at a cliff, thence crossing the Creek and down the meanders 102 poles to a beach  and Sugar Tree on the bank of said Creek S 21 degrees W, 68 poles crossing the said Creek and over a cliff to the Beginning.  To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land the appurtenances unto the said John Daugherty and the said Robert Lawson doth warrant and will forever defend the right and title thereof against the claims of him and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Robert Lawson and Elizabeth, his wife, hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date first above written.
Robert Lawson  {seal}
Elizabeth Lawson  {seal}Scott County to wit: –
We Cornelius Fugate and John Godsey Justice of the peace in the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia, do hereby certify that Robert Lawson a party to a certain deed bearing date on the 29th day of September 1830 and hereto amend personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid, and acknowledge the said to be his act and deed, and desired us to certify the said acknowledgment to the Clerk of the County Court of Scott in order that the said deed may be recorded.  Given under our hand and seal this 29th day of September 1830.
Cornelius Fugate  {seal}
John Godsey  {seal}Scott County Court
We Cornelius Fugate and John Godsey, Justices of the Peace in the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia, do hereby certify that Elizabeth Lawson, wife of Robert Lawson parties to a certain deed bearing date on the 29th day of September 1830 and hereto amend, personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid, and being examined by us privately and apart from their husbands and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said Elizabeth Lawson acknowledge the same to be her act and deed, and declared that she had willing signed, sealed and delivered the same, and that they wished not to retract it.  Given under our hand and seal this 29th day of September 1830.
Cornelius Fugate  {seal}
John Godsey  {seal}

Virginia
At a Court held for Scott County the 12th day of October 1830, this Indenture of bargain and sale for land from Robert Lawson & wife to John Daugherly, acknowledged before Cornelius Fugate and John Godsey gentlemen Justice of this County, was this day received in Court and ordered to be recorded.
Attested
John S. Martin DC

Jane
7 Nov 1830
Scott
Jane Lawson and Charles Addington Jr. were married 7 November 1830 in Scott County, Virginia.  GRS CD#229, Marriage Records of Southern States Vol 1.
William Jr.
7 Sep 1831
Scott
From William Lawson – A Scottish Rebel.  William Lawson II was Commissioner of the Revenue for the North District, appointed 7 September 1831.
William M., Hiram, James, James, Jeremiah, John, David & William
1831
Scott
1831 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, James Nichols’ District (South District) –
Feb 24, William M. Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 1 horse
Feb 24, Hiram Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 24, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses1831 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, William Bickley’s District (North District) –
Feb 9, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Feb 11, Jeremiah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 5 horses
Feb 21, John Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Feb 22, David Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 4, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
William Jr., Robert & James
1831
Scott
1831 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, James Nichols’ District (South District) –
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Robert Lawson & D. Allen, 40 acres Mocosin Ridge, 6 miles N East of Court House.1831 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, William Bickley’s District (North District) –
James Lawson, 47 acres Owen’s Branch, 12 miles from Court House. Note indicated “Transferred from James Gibson.”
Hiram
6 May 1831
Scott
Hiram Lawson and Sarah Casteel were married 6 May 1831 in Scott County, Virginia.  GRS CD#229, Marriage Records of Southern States Vol. 1.
Hiram & Sally
18 Jan 1832
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 4, pages 122-123.
This Indenture made 20th day of August in the years of our Lord 1831 between James Gillam & Agness, his wife, who was Agness Casteel wife and widow of Samuel Casteel, deceased, Hiram Lawson & Salley, his wife who was Salley Casteel daughter and heir at Law of Samuel Casteel decd, Obediah, William & Joseph Casteel who were sons and also heirs of the said Samuel Casteel deceased, all of the County of Scott and State of Virginia of the one part and John Strong of the other part, witnesseth that the said James Gillam & Agness his wife, Hiram Lawson and Sally viz; Obediah, William & Joseph Casteel in consideration of a contract made by the aforesaid Samuel Casteel decd, in his life time to William Fields and for the further consideration of fifty cents of lawful money of the United States to each of them in hand paid by the said John Strong before en____ and delivery of these present the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have bargain and sold and by these present to and each of them doth bargain and sell unto the said John Strong his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel lying and being in the County of Scott and State of Virginia on the north side of Copper Creek and being part of a tract of 144 acres of land granted to John Wood by letters patented bearing date the 22nd day of July in the year of our Lord 1795 and conveyed by the said John Wood & Nancy his wife to Joseph Casteel by deed bearing date the 29the day of July in the year of 1797 and of record in the clerks office of the County Court of Russell and State of Virginia and which is also understood to have been bequeathed by the same Samuel Casteel decd by the last will and testament of Joseph Casteel decd his father which is also said to be recorded in the Clerks Office of Russell County containing by supposition 40 acres and is bounded as followeth to wit: – Beginning at a white oak and gum near the Creek beginning corner of the original survey thence down the Creek with Casteel said line 108 poles to a white oak, ash and some cedar bushes on the bank of the Creek thence having the Creek suppose 55 poles to an Elm on a rocky hill side thence 28 poles a conditional line to a white oak and two beeches on or near the open line of the Original survey thence with the said open line about 20 poles to the Beginning.  To have and to hold the aforesaid tract or parcel of land to the sole use and behoof of him the said John Strong and his heirs forever and they the said James Gillam & Agness his wife, Hiram Lawson and Salley his wife, Obediah Casteel, William Casteel and Joseph Casteel for themselves and each of their heirs shall and will warrant and forever defend such right and title as is vested in them by the aforesaid Samuel Casteel decd and no other.  In witness where of the said James Gillam and Agness his wife, Hiram Lawson and Sally his wife, Obediah Casteel, William Casteel and Joseph Casteel have hereunto set their hand and seals this 18th day of January 1832.
James his X mark Gillam  {seal}
Agness her X mark Gillam  {seal}
Hiram his X mark Lawson {seal}
Sally her X mark Lawson  {seal}
Obediah his X mark Casteel  {seal}
Wm his X mark Casteel  {seal}Witness – George McConnel Jr., Thomas Strong Sr. and Thomas Strong Jr.Virginia
At a Court held for Scott County the 14th day of February 1832.
This Indenture of bargain and sale for land from James Gillam and Agness his wife, Hiram Lawson and Sally his wife, Obediah Casteel and William Casteel to John Strong was proven in Court by the oaths of George McConnel Jr., Thomas Strong Senr. and Thomas Strong Junr. subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Ateste
John S. Martin CC
Note below the above entry: – Acknowledgement of Wm. Casteel to the above and recorded in this book, page 308.
James (son of Wm.), James (C. Creek), William Sr., Hiram, David, John, William Jr. & Jeremiah
1832
Scott
1832 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, James Larkey’s District (South District) –
Mar 8, James Lawson (son of Wm.), 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 8, James Lawson (C. Creek), 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
May 15, William Lawson Sr., 1 white male over 16, 4 horses
May 15, Hiram Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse1832 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, William Lawson’s District (North District) –
Feb 11, David Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Feb 11, John Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Feb 21, William Lawson Jr., 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Mar 1, Jeremiah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 horses
William Jr. Robert & James
1832
Scott
1832 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, James Lankey’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Jr., 50 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Jr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Robert Lawson & D. Allen, 40 acres Mocosin Ridge, 6 miles N East of Court House.1832 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, William Lawson’s District (North District) –
James Lawson, 47 acres Owen’s Branch, 12 miles from Court House.
Hiram & Sally
19 Nov 1832
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 4, pages 243.
This Indenture made nineteenth day of November in the years of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two between Hiram Lawson and Sally his wife of the County of Scott and State of Virginia of the one part and James Gillam of the County and State aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said Hiram Lawson and Sally his wife for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars current money of the United States to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged do grant bargain and sell unto the said James Gillam all their interest in and to a certain tract or parcel lying and being in the County of Scott aforesaid on the waters of Copper Creek and known by the name of the Hetherlow tract a part of which has been sold to John Strong viz, about  forty five acres, leaving a balance as in supposed of one hundred acres to which the said Lawson & wife have an interest as heirs of Samuel Casteele, deceased, with all its appurtenances.  To have and to hold the interest of said Lawson & wife in and to the said tract or parcel of land and all its appurtenances unto the said James Gillam and his heirs to the sole use and behalf of him the said James Gillam and his heirs forever and the said Hiram Lawson and Sally his wife for themselves and their heirs doth co____ with the said James Gillam and his heirs that they the said Hiram Lawson & his wife and their heirs their interest in the said tract or parcel of land with all it appurtenance unto the said James Gillam and his heirs against the claim of all persons whomsoever, shall warrant and will forever defend. In witness whereof the said Hiram Lawson & Sally, his wife, hath hereunto subscribed theirs names and affixed their seals the day and year first above written.
Signed
Hiram his X mark Lawson  {seal}
(Blank)  {seal}Clerks Office of Scott County Court
This Indenture of bargain and sale for land from Hiram Lawson & wife to James Gillam was acknowledged before me on this 19th day of November 1832 by the said Lawson to be his act and deed and admitted to record unto him.
Signed
John S. Martin CCScott County, Virginia Deed Book 4, pages 250.
The Deed upon which the following certificate is endorsed is recorded in this book page 243 Scott County to wit: –
We James H. Stewart & Thompson G. Martin justice of the peace in said County aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Salley Lawson the wife of Hiram Lawson parties to a certain deed bearing date the 19the day of November 1832 and hereunto hereto amend, personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid, and being examined by us privately and apart from her husbands & having the deed aforesaid fully explained to her, the said Sally Lawson acknowledge the same to be her act and deed, and declared that she had willing signed, sealed and delivered the same, and that they wished not to retract it.  Given under our hand and seal this 15th day of December 1832.
James H. Stewart {seal}
Thompson G. Martin {seal}
Hiram & Sally
18 Mar 1833
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 4, pages 312-313.
This Indenture of bargain and sale made and entered into this 18th day of March 1833 between James Gillam and Agness, his wife, late Agness Casteel, Hiram Lawson and Sally, his wife, formerly Sally Casteel, Obediah Casteel and Malinda his wife, William Casteel and Lucy his wife and Joseph Casteel who is now an infant of the County of Scott and State of Virginia of the one part and Nathan Adams of the County and State aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth that the said James Gillam & Agness his wife, Hiram Lawson and Sally his wife, Obediah Casteel and Malinda his wife, William Casteel and Lucy his wife and Joseph Casteel for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars currant money of the United States to these in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged doth grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said Nathan Adams all the right title interest and claim which they have as heirs of Samuel Casteel decd or otherin and to the tract of land situated on Copper Creek in the said County of Scott and of which contains one hundred acres and is bounded as follows viz:- Beginning on a black oak and white oak near a line of a survey formerly belonging to John Wood known by the name of the Hatherlow tract north 23 degrees W, 39 poles and 15 links to a red oak and gum S 67 degrees W, 179 poles and 5 links to a white oak and black oak S 73 degrees E, 59 poles and 15 links to the black oak on the side of a ridge N 67 E, 17 poles and 8 links to the beginning and that the tract containing 34 acres ___ ___ follows to wit:-  Beginning on an Ask and elm at a large spring near the bank of Copper Creek on the north side thereof near a walnut and lynn corner to John Strong’s land thence with said Strong’s line N 60 W, 39 poles to a large poplar sapling corner N 15 E, 100 poles leaving said Strong’s line to a black oak and white oak on a line of the land of Samuel Casteel decd run with the same N 50 E, 77 poles to two hickory and a black walnut on said line then leaving the said line S 76 W, 139 poles to the Beginning with all their appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all these appurtenance unto him the said Nathan Adams and his heir…. Said Nathan Adams and his heir forever and the said James Gillam and Agness his wife, Hiram Lawson and Sally his wife, Obediah Castell and Malinda his wife, William Casteel and Lucy his wife and Joseph Casteel and their heirs doth covenant with the said Nathan Adams and his heirs that the said James Gillam and Agness his wife, Hiram Lawson and Sally his wife, Obediah Castell and Malinda his wife, William Casteel and Lucy his wife and Joseph Casteel and their heirs the said tract or parcel of land with all they appurtenances unto the said Nathan Adams and his heirs against themselves and their heirs and all persons claiming by through or under them, shall warrant and will forever defend.  In witness where of the said James Gillam and Agness his wife, Obediah Casteel and Malinda his wife, Hiram Lawson and Sally his wife, William Casteel and Lucy his wife and Joseph Casteel have hereunto subscribe their names and affixed their seals the day and year first above written.
James his X mark Gillam  {seal}
Agness her X mark Gillam  {seal}
Obediah his X mark Casteel {seal}
Malinda her X mark Casteel  {seal}
Hiram his X mark Lawson  {seal}
Blank  {seal}
William his X mark Casteel  {seal}
Lucy her X mark Casteel  {seal}
Witness – George McConnel Jr., Thomas Strong Sr. and Thomas Strong Jr.Virginia
In the Clerks Office of Scott County the 18th day of March 1833.
This Indenture of bargain and sale for land from James Gillam and Agness to Nathan Adams was acknowledge before me by the said Gillam to be his act and deed and admitted to record as to him.
Singed
John S. Martin CCAt a Court of Quarterly Session continued and held for Scott County at the Court House, thereof on Friday the 14th day of June 1833.
This Indenture of bargain and sale for land from James Gillam and his wife and the heirs of Samuel Casteel decd to Nathan Adams was acknowledge in Court by James Gillam and Agness his wife, William Casteel and Lucy his wife to be their act and deeds the said Agness and Lucy being first privately examined by two members of the Court as the law directs and in ordered to be recorded as to them.
Atteste
Andrew J. Martin CC

In the Clerks Office at Scott County the 20th day of August 1803.
This Indenture of bargain and sale for land from the heirs of Samuel Casteel decd to Nathan Adams was acknowledged before me by Obediah Casteel to be his act and deed and admitted to record as to him.
A. J. Martin CC

James (son of Wm.), Hiram, William Sr., John, William, James & Jeremiah
1833
Scott
1833 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, James H. Stewart’s District (South District) –
Feb 1, James Lawson (son of Wm.), 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Feb 13, Hiram Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
May 19, William Lawson Sr., 1 white male over 16, 4 horses1833 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, John Pendleton’s District (North District) –
Feb 7, John Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Feb 13, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Feb 14, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 4, Jeremiah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
William Sr. & Robert
1833
Scott
1833 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, James H. Stewart’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 50 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Robert Lawson & D. Allen, 40 acres Mocosin Ridge, 6 miles N East of Court House.
James
12 May 1833
Scott
James Lawson and Mary Ann Francisco were married 12 May 1833 in Scott County, Virginia.  GRS CD#229, Marriage Records of Southern States Vol. 1.
Hiram, William Sr., James, William & Jeremiah
1834
Scott
1834 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, William Fugate’s District (South District) –
Mar 20, Hiram Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Feb 17, William Lawson Sr., 1 white male over 16, 5 horses1834 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Zachariah Fugate’s District (North District) –
Feb 1, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Feb 10, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Feb 18, Jeremiah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
William Sr., Robert & James
1834
Scott
1834 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, William Fugate’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 50 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
There was the following note for Robert Lawson’s 40 acres: – “The tract heretofore charged to Livingston & Lawson & Allen not ascertainable.”1834 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Zachariah Fugage’s District (North District) –
James Lawson, 47 acres Owen’s Branch, 12 miles from Court House.
Jeremiah
10 Jul 1834
Scott
Virginia State Land Office, Land Office Grants No. 83, 1833-1837, page 279, Reel 149, Scott County, Virginia, 240 acres on top of Copper Ridge.
Littleton W. Tazewell Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia:  To all whom these presents shall come – Greeting: Know ye, That in conformity with a Survey made on the twenty fifth day of October 1833 by virtue of two Land Office Treasury Warrants viz. 108 acres by No. 10718 issued March 13th 1832 and 132 acres by No. 10933 issued February 16th 1833 there is granted by the said Commonwealth, unto Jeremiah Lawson a certain Tract or Parcel of Land, containing two hundred and forty acres, situate in Scott County, on the top of copper ridge between Bennz Creek and Valley Creek, including the head of both and bounded as followeth to wit;  Beginning at two white lynns and a Spanish oak on the east side of a branch in a flat N 48 degrees W, 145 poles crossing a branch to a walnut and hickory on a ridge N 57 degree W, 96 poles to a triple chestnut and chestnut oak on Copper Ridge N 58 degree E, 74 poles to a poplar and chestnut on a ridge N 8 degrees W, 86 poles to a chestnut , white oak and black oak on the side of a hill in Walter Stallard’s line N 45 degrees E, 50 poles crossing Stallard’s corner to two hickories and a Spanish oak on the side of a hill S 62 degrees W, 131 poles crossing the head of Benn’s Creek twice to a chestnut and hickory on the side of a hill S 31 degrees E, 75 poles to two poplars on the south side of a hill S 7 degrees W, 78 poles crossing John Dingas’ chestnut, gum and black oak, corner to three chestnut oaks on a ridge S 26 degree W, 112 poles to the Beginning To have and to hold the said Tract or Parcel of Land, with it appurtenances, to the said Jeremiah Lawson and his heirs forever.
In witness whereof, the said Litt. M. 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 tenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four and of the Commonwealth the 59th.
Signed
Littleton W. Tazewell
Hiram, Henry, William Sr., William, James, James & Jeremiah
1835
Scott
1835 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, John Godsey’s District (South District) –
Feb 11, Hiram Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Feb 11, Henry Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Feb 11, William Lawson Sr., 1 white male over 16, 4 horses1835 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Robert Kilgore’s District (North District) –
Feb 6, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Feb 6, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 horses
Mar 12, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 13, Jeremiah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 horses
William Sr. & James
1835
Scott
1835 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, John Godsey’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 50 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.1835 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Robert Kilgore’s District (North District) –
James Lawson, 47 acres Owen’s Branch, 12 miles from Court House.
James
16 Nov 1835
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 5, page 183. This Indenture made sixteenth day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty five between James Lawson and John Kilgore of the County of Scott and State of Virginia of the one part and John Buster of the County and State aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth that the said James Lawson and John Kilgore for and in consideration of the sum of twenty five dollars currant money of Virginia to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged doth grant, bargain, sell unto the said John Buster one certain tract or parcel of land containing thirty seven acres be the same more or less in the County of Scott aforesaid on the waters of Owens branch and bounded as followeth viz:- Beginning on a white Oak a conditional line made and agreed on by James Lawson and John Kilgore, S 70 E, 20 poles to two red oaks N 15 E, 44 poles to a white oak and hickory N 6 W, 84 poles to a ___ Beech and a chinquapin oak by a branch S 87 W, 34 poles to a white oak N 46 W, 8 poles to a black oak and small hickory S 34 W, 48 poles to two chestnuts on the top of a ridge S 12 W, 20 poles to two hickory and a poplar on the head of a hollow S 32 degrees 45 E, 99 poles to the Beginning with all the to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenances unto the said John Buster and his heirs to the sole use and behoof of him the said John Buster and his heirs forever and the said James Lawson and John Kilgore for themselves and their heirs said covenant with the said John Buster and his heirs the said Tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenance unto the same John Buster and his heirs against the claims of all persons whomsoever shall warrant and will forever defend.  In witness whereof the said James Lawson and John Kilgore hath hereunto subscribe their names and affixed their seals the day and year first above written.
John Kilgore  {seal}
James Lawson  {seal}Virginia
At a Court held for Scott the 16th day of December 1833.
This Indenture of bargain and sale for land from James Lawson and John Kilgore to John Buster was acknowledge in Court by the said Lawson and Kilgore to be their act and deed and is ordered to recorded.
Atteste
John S. Martin CC
Henry
11 Jul 1835
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 5, pages 198-199.
Know all men by these present that I Jas. Nickles Sr. and Jane Nickles, his wife, of the County of Scott and State of Virginia for the consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars us in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath this day bargained and sold unto Henry Lawson of the County and State aforesaid a certain tract or parcel of land in the County aforesaid on the waters of big Mocasin Creek, on the south side of Mocasin ridge: – Beginning on a conditional line that Jas. Nickles Jr. and Jas. Kilgore made on two dogwoods & a chestnut oak, turning on a conditional line that was made by Jas. Nickles Sr. & James Nickles Jr. turning on the dividing ridge the several corners to the big spring branch cornering on a dogwood, white oak and hickory on the north side of the branch then down said branch to Jas. Godsey’s land, then with Godsey’s line to the Hickory corner, then running on the conditional line that was made by Jas. Nickles Jr. & James Kilgore to the Beginning.  Containing fifty acres be the same more or less, to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenances belonging thereunto the said Henry Lawson and his heirs to forever and we the said Jas. Nickles & Jane Nickles his wife for ourselves and heirs doth warrant and forever defend the right and title of said land unto the said Lawson and his heirs from the claims of all and any person or persons whatsoever, in witness our hands and seal July 11th day 1835.
Signed
James Nickles  {seal}
Jane Nickles  {seal}Scott County
We John Godsey and Cornelius Fugate Justices of the Peace in the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia of Scott County, to hereby certify that Jane Nickles the wife of James Nickles parties to a certain deed bearing date on the 11th day of July 1835 and hereunto amended, personally appeared before us in said County aforesaid and being examined by us privately and apart from her husband and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said Jane Nickles acknowledged the same to be her act and deed and declared that she had willingly signed, sealed and delivered the same and that she wished not to retract it.  Given under our hands and seals this 11th day of July 1835.
John Godsey  {Seal}
Cornelius Fugate  {Seal}Virginia
At a Court held for Scott the 10th day of February 1836.
This Indenture of bargain and sale for land from James Nickles and wife to Henry Lawson was acknowledge in Court by the said Nickles to be his act and deed and being acknowledged by his wife before tow justices of this County, is ordered to recorded.
Atteste
John S. Martin C.S.C.
William & Hiram
10 Mar 1836
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 5, page 270.
Know all men by these present that I Fredk. A. Ross of the Hawkins County and State of Tennessee for the consideration of the sum of eight dollars to me in hand paid by William Lawson of Scott County and State of Virginia the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have this day bargained, sold and conveyed unto the said William Lawson a certain tract or parcel of land Lying on Mocasin Creek: – Begin on William Lawson and John Smith’s cornerblack oak and poplar corner, then N 40 W supposed 60 poles to a stake in the bank of Mocasin Creek, then down the several meanders of said creek to a stake on William Lawson’s line then with William Lawsons line to the beginning containing twenty five acres be the same more or less, to have and to hold the above described tract or parcel of land with all the woods, waters, mines and minerals with the appurtenances belonging thereunto the said William Lawson, his heirs and assigns forever and I the said F. A. Ross for myself and heirs doth warrant and forever defend the right and title of said land unto the said William Lawson, his heirs from the claims of all and any person or persons whatsoever, in witness our hands and seal 10th March 1836.
Signed
Fred A. Ross  {seal}
Witnesses
Charles Addington Jr.
John Dougherty
William Smith
Hiram LawsonVirginia
At a Court held for Scott the 14th day of September 1836.
This Indenture of bargain and sale for land from Frederick A. Ross to William Lawson was proven in Court by the oaths of Charles Addington Jr., John Daugherty and William Smith subscribing witnesses and is ordered to recorded.
Atteste
John S. Martin C.S.C.
James, Henry, Hiram, William Sr., William, Stokeley & Jeremiah
1836
Scott
1836 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Zachariah Hensley’s District (South District) –
Feb 10, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Feb 10, Henry Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Feb 10, Hiram Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Apr 13, William Lawson Sr., 1 white male over 16, 5 horses1836 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, John R. Carter’s District (North District) –
Apr 8, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Apr 8, Stokeley Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Apr 13, Jeremiah Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
William Sr., James & Jeremiah
1836
Scott
1836 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Zachariah Hensley’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 50 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.1836 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, John R. Carter’s District (North District) –
Jeremiah Lawson, 240 acres Top of Copper Ridge, 4 miles NE from Court House. Note: “New Grant Back taxes one year.”
James Lawson’s 47 acres: – Note after John Buster’s 37 acres – “Transferred from John Kilgore and James Lawson.”
Hiram, James, William Sr., Henry, William, Jeremiah & Stokeley
1837
Scott
1837 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Joshua Speer’s District (South District) –
Mar 27, Hiram Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 27, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Mar 27, William Lawson Sr., 1 white male over 16, 5 horses
Mar 27, Henry Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse1837 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Charles Harris’ District (North District) –
Feb 15, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Feb 15, Jeremiah Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 4 horses
Apr 8, Stokeley Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
William Sr. & Henry
1837
Scott
1837 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Joshua Speer’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 50 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 25 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.  Transferred from Frederick A. Ross.
Henry Lawson, 50 acres South side Mocosin Ridge, 10 miles NE from Court House.  Transferred from James Nickles1837 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Charles Harris’ District (North District) – No Lawsons
William
4 Jun 1837
Scott
Scott Co, VA, Minute Book 5-6, 1835-1838, page 274, June 14, 1837: – William Lawson exhibited an account against the county for making stone augers &c. to be used on the public roads amounting to two dollars, which was examined & allowed by the court, and ordered to be paid out of any surplus county levy in the sheriff’s hand not otherwise appropriated.
James & Rebecca
9 Jan 1838
Scott
Scott County, Virginia Deed Book 5, page 442.
This indenture made the 9th January in the years of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight, between James Lawson and Rebecca his wife of the County of Floyd and State of Kentucky of the one part and Jacob Saunders of the County of Scott and State of Virginia of the other part, witnesseth that the said James Lawson and Rebecca his wife for and in consideration of the sum of thirty dollars lawful money of Virginia to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledge, do grant, bargain and sell unto the said Jacob Saunders a certain tract or parcel of land containing ten acres be the same more or less in the County of Scott aforesaid and the waters of Obeys Creek and bounded as followeth to wit: – Beginning on a hickory and Lynn and dogwood S 70 degrees E, 20 poles to two red oaks N 15 E, 44 poles to a white oak and hickory then a north course with a conditional line of John Buster’s to a stake on the old line, then S 39 degrees, 45 minutes E to the beginning with all the appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenances unto the said Jacob Saunders and his heirs does covenant with the said Jacob Saunders and his heirs, that he the said James Lawson and Rebecca his wife and their heirs the said tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenance unto the said Jacob Saunders and his heirs against the claims of all and any persons whatsoever, shall warrant and forever defend.  In witness whereof the said James Lawson and Rebecca his wife hath hereunto subscribed their name and affixed their seal the day and year first above written.
Signed
James his X mark Lawson  {seal}
Blank  {seal}Scott County to wit: –
We Charles Harris and Walter H. Nickles justices of the pearce in the County aforesaid in the state of Virginia, do hereby certify that James Lawson party to a certain deed bearing date on the 9th day of January 1838 and hereto amended, personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be his act and deed and desired us to certify the said acknowledgment to the Clerk of the County Court of Scott in order that the said deed may be recorded.  Given under our hand and seals this 9th day of January 1838.
Signed
Charles Harris  {seal|
W. H. Nickles  {seal}Virginia
At a Court held for Scott the 14th day of February 1838.
This Indenture of bargain and sale for land from James Lawson to Jacob Saunders certified to have been acknowledged before two magistrates, was exhibited in Court and is ordered to be recorded.
Atteste
John S. Martin C.S.C.
Hiram, William Sr., James, Henry, Jeremiah, William, Stokeley, John & Dyer
1838
Scott
1838 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Zachariah Hensley’s District (South District) –
Mar 14, Hiram Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 26, William Lawson Sr., 1 white male over 16, 4 horses
Mar 28, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Mar 28, Henry Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses1838 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, William Bickley’s District (North District) –
Feb 1, Jeremiah Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 4 horses
Feb 14, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 5 horses
Feb 20, Stokeley Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 15, John Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 15, Dyer Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 2 horses
William Sr. & Henry
1838
Scott
1838 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Zachariah Hensley’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 50 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 25 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Henry Lawson, 50 acres South side Mocosin Ridge, 10 miles NE from Court House.
Stokley
30 Oct 1838
Scott
Virginia State Land Office, Land Office Grants No. 88, 1838, page 326, Reel 154, Scott County, Virginia, 33 acres on waters of Cox’s branch.
David Campbell Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia:  To all whom these presents shall come – Greeting: Know ye, That in conformity with a Survey made on the 25th day of October 1837 by virtue of Land Office Treasury Warrant No. 12629 there is granted by the said Commonwealth, unto Stokley Lawson a certain Tract or Parcel of Land, containing thirty three acres, situate in Scott County on the waters of Cox’s branch, a west branch of the North fork of Clinch river vis: Beginning at a chestnut oak & two hickories on the south side of the shores surge S 33 degrees E, 24 poles to a white oak & birch corner to Enoch Osborne & Samuel Robinett Jr.’s land & with their line N 67 degrees E, 132 poles crossing on a fork of said branch to two beeches a lynn & clear said Osborne and Robinett’s corner & with their line N 16 degrees W, 55 poles & pasting their corner & crossing said branch to a chinquapin oak & sugar tree on the west bank of said branch S 45 degrees W, 145 poles to the Beginning with its appurtenances.  To have and to hold the said Tract or Parcel of Land, with it appurtenances, to the said Stokley 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
James, William, Hiram, Henry, Jeremiah, William, Stokeley, John Jr., John Sr. & Dyer
1839
Scott
1839 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Cornelius Fugate’s District (South District) –
Mar 14, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Mar 29, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 5 horses
Mar 30, Hiram Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Apr 24, Henry Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse1839 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, John R. Carter’s District (North District) –
Apr 9, Jeremiah Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 5 horses
Apr 11, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 horses
Apr 12, Stokeley Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Apr 13, John Lawson Jr., 1 white male over 16
Apr 13, John Lawson Sr., 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Apr 13, Dyer Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 2 horses
William Sr., Henry & Stokeley
1839
Scott
1839 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Cornelius Fugate’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 50 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 25 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Henry Lawson, 50 acres South side Mocosin Ridge, 10 miles NE from Court House.1839 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, John R. Carter’s District (North District) – Stokeley Lawson, 33 acres waters Cox’s Branch, NW from Court House.  New Grant
William Sr., Hiram, Henry, James, James (C Creek), Jeremiah, William, Stokeley, John, Asten, Dyre & Ambrose
1840
Scott
1840 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, James O. Wood’s District (South District) –
Mar 2, William Lawson Sr., 1 white male over 16, 4 horses
Mar 2, Hiram Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Mar 3, Henry Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Mar 4, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Apr 6, James Lawson (C Creek), 1 white male over 16, 1 horse1840 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Walter H. Nickel’s District (North District) –
Apr 4, Jeremiah Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 3 horses
Apr 9, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Apr 11, Stokeley Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Apr 11, John Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Apr 11, Asten Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Apr 11, Dyer Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 4 horses
Apr 11, Ambrose Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
William Sr., Henry, Dyer, John & Stokeley
1840
Scott
1840 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, James O. Wood’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 50 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 25 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Henry Lawson, 50 acres South side Mocosin Ridge, 10 miles NE from Court House.1840 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Walter H. Nickel’s District (North District) –
Dyer Lawson, 80 acres Hickory Hill, 26 miles W of Court House.
Dyer Lawson, 50 acres Hickory Hill, 26 miles W of Court House.
John Lawson, 150 acres Hickory Hill, 26 miles W of Court House.
Stokeley Lawson, 33 acres Waters Cox’s Branch, 22 miles W from Court House.
Jeremiah, William Jr., William Sr., Ambrose, Dyer, Stokeley, John, Henry, Hiram, James R. & James
1840
Scott
In the 1840 Scott County, VA Census are: –
Jeremiah Lawson – In his are 2 males 15 to 20 years, 1 male 40 to 50 years, 2 females under 5 years, 1 female 5 to 10 years, 2 females 10 to 15 years, 1 female 15to 20 years and 1 female 40 to 50 years.William Lawson Jr. – In his household are 1 male 40 to 50 years, 3 females under 5, 3 females 5 to 10, 1 female 10 to 15 and 1 female 20 to 30 years.William Lawson Sr. – In his household are 2 males 15 to 20 years, 1 male 70 to 80 years, 1 female 20 to 30 years and 1 female 70 to 80 years.  Indicated William was a Pensioner for the Revolutionary or military services and that he was 76 years old.

Ambrose Lawson – In his household are 1 male 10 to 15 years, 2 males 20 to 30 years, 1 male 50 to 60 years, 2 females 5 to 10 years, 2 females 10 to 15 years, 2 females 15 to 20 years and 1 female 40 to 50 years.

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

Stokeley Lawson – In his household are 1 male 20 to 30 years and 1 female 20 to 30 years.

John Lawson – In his household are 1 male 40 to 50 years, 1 female under 5 years, 2 female 5 to 10 years, 1 female 10 to 15 years 1 female 30 to 40 years.

Henry Lawson – In his household are 2 males under 5 years, 1 male 20 to 30 years, 1 female under 5 years and 1 female 20 to 30 years.

Hiram Lawson – In his household are 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 5-10 years, 1 male 15-20 years, 1 male 20 to 30 years, 1 female under 5 years, 1 female 5 to 10 years and 1 female 20 to 30 years.

James R. Lawson – In his household are 2 males under 5 years, 1 male 5 to 10 years, 1 male 10 to 15 years, 1 male 30 to 40 years, 1 female under 5 years and 1 female 20 to 30 years.

James Lawson – In his household are 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 30 to 40 years, 2 female under 5 years, 1 female 5 to 10 years and 1 female 30 to 40 years.

Hiram, William Sr., James, Henry, William, Jeremiah, James R., Dier, Ambrose & Hasten
1841
Scott
1841 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Zachariah Hensley’s District (South District) –
Apr 3, Hiram Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
May 5, William Lawson Sr., 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
May 5, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
May 5, Henry Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses1841 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, William Gray’s District (North District) –
Mar 9, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Mar 10, Jeremiah Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 4 horses
Apr 1, James R. Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 4 horses
Apr 14, Dier Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 5 horses
Apr 17, Ambrose Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Apr 17, Hasten Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
William Sr., Henry, Dyer, John, Stokely & James R.
1841
Scott
1841 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Zachariah Hensley’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 50 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 25 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Henry Lawson, 50 acres South side Mocosin Ridge, 10 miles NE from Court House.1841 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, William Gray’s District (North District) –
Dyer Lawson, 80 acres Hickory Hill, 26 miles W of Court House.
Dyer Lawson, 50 acres Hickory Hill, 26 miles W of Court House.
John Lawson, 150 acres Hickory Hill, 26 miles W of Court House.
Stokely Lawson, 33 acres Waters Cox’s Branch, 22 miles W from Court House.
James R. Lawson, 35 ¼ acres Copper ridge & waters of Clinch, 8 miles N from Court House.  Transferred from Hugh Murphy.
Hiram, James, Henry, William Sr., Jeremiah, James R., William Jr., John, Ambrose, Haston & William Jr.
1842
Scott
1842 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Jonathan Wood’s District (South District) –
Feb 15, Hiram Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Feb 15, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Mar 14, Henry Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Mar 14, William Lawson Sr., 3 white male over 16, 5 horses1842 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, George McConnel Jr.’s District (North District) –
Feb 7, Jeremiah Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 5 horses
Feb 15, James R. Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Feb 15, William Lawson Jr., 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Mar 23, John Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Mar 23, Ambrose Lawson, 1 white male over 16
Mar 23, Haston Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Apr 9, William Lawson Jr., 1 white male over 16
William Sr., Henry, Dyer, John, Stokely & James R.
1842
Scott
1842 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Jonathan Wood’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 50 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 25 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Henry Lawson, 50 acres South side Mocosin Ridge, 10 miles NE from Court House..
Henry Lawson, 45 acres Both side Big Mocosin, 10 miles NE from Court House.  Transferred from William Cody.
Henry Lawson, 90 acres Both side Big Mocosin, 10 miles NE from Court House.  Transferred from William Cody.1842 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, George McConnel Jr.’s District (North District) –
Dyer Lawson, 80 acres Hickory Hill, 26 miles W of Court House.
Dyer Lawson, 50 acres Hickory Hill, 26 miles W of Court House.
John Lawson, 150 acres Hickory Hill, 26 miles W of Court House.
Stokely Lawson, 33 acres Waters Cox’s Branch, 22 miles W from Court House.
James R. Lawson, 35 ¼ acres Copper Ridge, 8 miles N from Court House.
Henry & William
20 Jul 1842
Scott
Virginia State Land Office, Land Office Grants No. 92, 1841-1842, page 601, Reel 158, Scott County, Virginia, 39 acres on the north side of Clinch Mountain and south waters of Big Mockison Creek.
John M Gregory Esq. Lieutenant Governor signing as, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia:  To all whom these presents shall come – Greeting: Know ye, That in conformity with a Survey made on the seventeenth day of October 1841 by virtue of part of a Land Office Exchange Treasury Warrant No. 2752 issued 30 January 1838 there is granted by the said Commonwealth, unto Henry Lawson a certain Tract or Parcel of Land, containing thirty nine acres, situate in Scott County on the north side of Clinch Mountain and south waters of Big Macason Creek – Beginning at Alynor corner on James Brown’s land and with his line S 56 degrees W, 64 poles to a bunch dogwood and post oak on the top of a ridge, then leaving said line S 39 degrees E, 80 poles to a chestnut oak and black locust on the west side of a ridge N 77 degrees E, 44 poles to a buckeye and mulberry near a hollow N 16 degrees E, 20 poles to the chestnut oaks on the tope of a spur supposed it be in Bird Selley’s Line then with his line W 32 degrees W, 22 poles to two hickories N 17 degrees W, 34 poles to a chestnut and locust N 36 degrees E, 57 poles to a large chestnut oak in William Lawson’s line then with the same S 64 degrees W, 59 poles to the beginning with it appurtenances.  To have and to hold the Tract or Parcel of Land, with its appurtenances, to the said Henry Lawson and his heirs forever.
In witness whereof, the said John M. Gregory Esq. 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 twentieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two and of the Commonwealth the sixty sixth.
Signed
Jno. M. Gregory
Note on the left side of the document indicated “Delivd to Col. McMullin 15th Feby 1845.
Hiram, Henry, James, William Sr., William, William, John, Haston, Ambrose, James R. & Jeremiah
1843
Scott
1843 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, James H. Stewart’s District (South District) –
Apr 15, Hiram Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Apr 15, Henry Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
May 2, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
May 4, William Lawson Sr., 3 white male over 16, 4 horses1843 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Charles Kilgore’s District (North District) –
Apr 8, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Apr 20, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Apr 26, John Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Apr 29, Haston Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Apr 29, Ambrose Lawson, 1 white male over 16
May 3, James R. Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
May 22, Jeremiah Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 5 horses
William Sr., Henry, Dyer, John & James R.
1843
Scott
1843 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, James H. Stewart’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 50 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 25 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Henry Lawson, 50 acres South side Mocosin Ridge, 10 miles NE from Court House..
Henry Lawson, 45 acres Both side Big Mocosin, 10 miles NE from Court House.
Henry Lawson, 90 acres Both side Big Mocosin, 10 miles NE from Court House.
Henry Lawson, 39 acres North side Clinch Mountain & Big Mocosin, 10 miles NE from Court House. New Grant1843 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Charles Kilgore’s District (North District) –
Dyer Lawson, 80 acres Hickory Hill, 26 miles W of Court House.
Dyer Lawson, 50 acres Hickory Hill, 26 miles W of Court House.
John Lawson, 150 acres Hickory Hill, 26 miles W of Court House.
James R. Lawson, 35 ¼ acres Copper Ridge, 8 miles N from Court House.
William Sr., James, Henry, Hiram, James R., William, John, Hasten, Henry & William B.
1844
Scott
1844 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, Clinton Godsey’s District (South District) –
Feb 6, William Lawson Sr., 3 white male over 16, 6 horses
Feb 9, James Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Feb 10, Henry Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Feb 13, Hiram Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses1844 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, John Bickley’s District (North District) –
Feb 16, James R. Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Feb 17, William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
Mar 7, John Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Mar 7, Hasten Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
Mar 15, Henry Lawson, 2 white male over 16, 5 horses
Mar 15, William B. Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
William Sr., Henry, Dyer, John & James R.
1844
Scott
1844 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, Clinton Godsey’s District (South District) –
William Lawson Sr., 50 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 75 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
William Lawson Sr., 25 acres on Big Mocosin Creek, 5 miles N East from Court House.
Henry Lawson, 50 acres South side Mocosin Ridge, 10 miles NE from Court House..
Henry Lawson, 45 acres Both side Big Mocosin, 10 miles NE from Court House.
Henry Lawson, 90 acres Both side Big Mocosin, 10 miles NE from Court House.
Henry Lawson, 39 acres North side Clinch Mountain & Big Mocosin, 10 miles NE from Court House.1844 Scott County, VA Land Tax Record, John Bickley’s District (North District) –
Dyer Lawson, 80 acres Hickory Hill, 26 miles W of Court House.
Dyer Lawson, 50 acres Hickory Hill, 26 miles W of Court House.
John Lawson, 150 acres Hickory Hill, 26 miles W of Court House.
James R. Lawson, 35 ¼ acres Copper Ridge, 8 miles N from Court House.
Jane
26 Dec 1844
Scott
Jane Lawson and William Enix were married 26 December 1844 in Scott County, Virginia.  GRS CD#229, Marriage Records of Southern States Vol. 1.
Jeremiah, James R., William, John & Hasten
1845
Scott
1845 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record, John Strong’s District (North District) –
Jeremiah Lawson, 2 white males over 16, 5 horses
James R. Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses
William Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses
John Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 1 horse
Hasten Lawson, 1 white male over 16, 3 horses1845 Scott County, VA Personal Property Tax Record South District is missing on the film.
William
4 Sep 1845
Scott
William Lawson and Hulday Addington were married 4 September 1845 in Scott County, Virginia.  GRS CD#229, Marriage Records of Southern States Vol. 1.
William Sr., Henry, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Lavina, Catherine, Jeremiah, William, Rhoda, Servina, James, Hiram & Jane
10 Feb 1852
Scott
Scott County, Virginia, Will Book No. 3, 1843-1852, pages 293-294.
I, William Lawson Sr. of Scott County in the State of Virginia being of sound mind and memory knowing also how uncertain in human life and wishing to make a disposition of my estate, which in a proper condition to do so, do hereby make and declare this as my last Will and Testament.
First I direct my executor herein after named to collect in all debts which may be owing to me at my death and out of the same to pay all my just debts and my funeral expenses.  If my debts should prove insufficient for the above purposes, then I desire that my executor, hereafter named, may sell so much of my perishable property as will be of value sufficient to satisfy my just debts and my funeral expenses – 2nd After the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, I give to my dutiful and my obedient son Henry Lawson all my lands in the County of Scott and State of Virginia to him and his heirs forever. – 3rd I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Ratliff a fifty dollar promissory note payable at my death, due from my son Henry Lawson. – 4th I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca Quillin a fifty dollar promissory note executed by my son Henry Lawson payable at my death. – 5th I give and bequeath to my daughter Levina Fulkerson a fifty dollar promissory note executed by my son Henry Lawson payable at my death. – 6th I give and bequeath to my daughter Catharine Henry a fifty dollar promissory note executed by my son Henry Lawson payable at my death. – 7  I give to my son Jeremiah Lawson a fifty dollar promissory note executed by my son Henry Lawson payable at my death. – 8  I give to my son William Lawson a fifty dollar promissory note executed by my son Henry Lawson payable at my death. – 9th I give to my daughter Rhoda Hilton a fifty dollar promissory note executed by my son Henry Lawson payable at my death. – 10th I give to my daughter Sirvina Cox a fifty dollar promissory note executed by my son Henry Lawson payable at my death. – 11th I give to my sons James Lawson & Hiram Lawson one dollar each payable at my death by my son Henry Lawson. – 12 I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane Addington one payable by my son Henry at my death.  And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Henry Lawson my executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other or former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made.  In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 5th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight.
Signed
William Lawson {Seal}
Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the testator
in our present, who have witnessed it in his presented
and at his request.
J. S. Shoemaker
S. A. J. Morison
J. O. Wood
Virginia, Scott County Court 10th February 1852.  The last Will & Testament of William Lawson deceased was proved by the oaths of James S. Shoemaker, James O. Wood and Silburn A. J. Morison witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded.  Teste: – J. O. Wood C.S.C.