John William & Martha Jane (Lawson) McDonald’s Family

John W., Martha J., Mary J., and John V. McDonald

Left to right is John William, Mary Jane, Martha Jane (Lawson) and John Vinyard McDonald.

 Martha Jane (Lawson) McDonald was the third oldest daughter of Albert Gallatin Lawson. She was born 4 February 1864 in the Pleasant Grove Area, Walker County, AL and died 7 July 1946 in Walker County, AL. She married John William McDonald in Walker County, AL. About 1889 they moved to Indian Territory where her father and a number of sister had moved. The above picture was taken in Oklahoma. After their last child, Myrtle Mae was born they moved back to Alabama.

The picture above was taken about 1891-1892 and there was a tin type of the same picture. Lola Mae (Townley) Weaver, granddaughter of William and Martha, has both copies and allowed me to make copies.


John W. and Martha J. McDonald's Family

A picture of the whole family. From left to right, John William, John Vinyard, Myrtle Mae, Lydia Media “Littie” and Martha Jane (Lawson) McDonald.


John W. and Martha J. McDonald

This is a picture of John W. and Martha J. McDonald, not very clear but I love it because it shows Martha Jane smoking her pipe.


John Vinyard & Ann (McDonald) McDonald

A picture of John Vinyard and his wife Annie (McDonald) McDonald.