Mahala Martha Parthenia (Lawson) Cooner is an aunt to Albert Gallatin Lawson and the daughter of John and Sarah Lawson. According to her death certificate she was born 24 April 1833 in Walker County, AL and died 23 December 1927 in Walker County, Alabama. She married James Carroll Cooner and they lived their entire life in the area where she was born. She help take care of her parents before they died in Walker County. She is buried near her parents and husband in the Files Cemetery, west of Townley, Walker County, Alabama.
A picture of Mahala in the last years of her life.