Gleanings from Chancery Court Case File

by pat jones

in Legal, Transcriptions

This information is extracted from A.J. Lane et al vs J.C. Taylor, Chancery Court Records, 1879-1882, Index No. 1882-023, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

William Taylor 1794-1849 and Mary Catherine Horton 1790-1873 children are:

Benjamin B., John C., Nelson H., Isaac S., W.W., Sallie, Mary, James W., Eliza.

Sallie maried Owen Wade and died before 1879. Their children were Mary J. Wade who married John Rhoton (?), Charlotte m George W. Flanary, Solomon Silbourn Wade, Charley Wade, Elizabeth Wade, and Rosa Wade.

Eliza married William Lawson; both died before 1879. Their children were Henry lawson, John Lawson, Robert lawson, James Lawson, Joshua lawson, Mary A. Lawson (m. John Bostin), Sallie (m. Abraham J. Lane), Louisa (m. Martin Lane), Elizer (m. Jospeh D. Pendleton), Nancy (m. Benjamin Davidson), Rebecca (m. Alan Pendleton), Martha Lawson, and Elizabeth (m. Clay Carter).

Elizabeth Lawson and Clay Carter had James, Eliza (m. James Mann), Elizabeth (m. William Tipton).

WW Taylor’s children are: Jane (m. 1 James Williams, m. 2 Thomas Robertson), Rosa (m. James Collins), Sarah (m. Enoch Bowen), Lurie (m. Harlan or Freeman Bloomer), Mary (m. Madison Cecil, John, Louenzie (sp?), Henry, Martha, William, Nancy C. (m. William Stallard), Elizabeth (m. Samuel Bowens).

Charles H. Spear who lived in John C. Taylor’s house during the time the latter cared for Mary Taylor, widow of William also went by the name Charles H. Taylor. He stated in a deposition that “my mother said that people said that John C. Taylor was my father.”

Newspaper notice placed by the court on Feb 7 1879, published the next day in the Abingdon Virginian stated that Madison Cecil, Mary Cecil, William Taylor, James Collins, and Rosa J. Collins were not residents of Virginia and needed to contact the court in order to preserve their rights to damages determined in the case.

Submitted by K Taylor and originally posted HERE

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Brenda Masterson March 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm

My uncle use to tell a story about a family feud between the Lawson’s and the Trent’s. My step great grandfather was Matt Trent. He supposedly killed seven of the Lawson’s during this feud. Has anyone heard about this story?


Amber Lawson April 26, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I have one question that you maybe able to help me with after William Lawson escaped for Virginia Plantation of Captain Rober Holme and he went into hiding, it has been said that he had family (Lawson) that had already been established in Virginia and North Carolina, from records you can see he married in Halifax Virginia and all of his children where born in Cherokee North Carolina before heading for the hills of Virginia where he maintained himself until his death. Who are these Lawson that are suppose to have been related to him and how are the related to him? I am very interested in finding out this information because it could lead back to Scotland Lines. Thank you Amber Lawson Salmons


Barb Lawson November 10, 2012 at 9:44 am

Amber: Please take a look at our family tree beginning with William Lawson (1731), by Patti Lawson:

We have addressed every issue that you have concerns with…beginning with the marriage to Jane Banks…who was married to a DIFFERENT William Lawson.


Porter Pine May 26, 2011 at 11:28 am

Thanks for this amazing post. This is very helpful for someone looking for a transcription article. I will be checking your site again soon.


Gloria Flanary December 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

I have a website about the flanary-clan. I have info back to Ireland. I just took a trip to Ireland to see where we came from. It was wonderful. If anyone would like what I have email me.


Teresa Cannon October 12, 2012 at 2:02 am

Gloria ,
I would love to know more about the Flanary’s . My grandmother was Eliza ann Flanary , daughter of George W. Flanary .


David Flanary January 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Gloria, I am getting ready to compile a short story together about the Flanary’s including where they came from Ireland, and about George and Charlotte Flanary, If you can send me anything at all I am sure it can help, then when I am finished with all my info, I will send you what I have, Many thanks Gloria!!!


Ron Lawson June 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I am looking for the burial place of my great,great,great grandfather Obediah Lawson. I understand it was in the England cemetery in England Valley. That makes stands to reason since he was married to Jane England. His son Russell was apparently also buried there. I recently traveled there from Missouri which is in England valley, Scott Co. Va. Annie England (apparently only England left) said it was up on a hill behind her house. I went up there and found the cemetery with some some graves that only had flat rocks sticking up out of the ground. Does anybody have more information about this?


Barb Lawson November 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

Just to let you know this line is NOT connected to William Lawson (1731).

Look to the 1870 census Acquinton, King William, Virginia. Could this be your family? With Jane, and an elderly woman listed as Charlotte age 70.

The 1850 Lee Co, Va census of Dyer Lawson and Jane indicates his birth in Tennessee. One son named Stokeley, another Enoch.

Suggest looking at Dier Lawson 1830 Lee, Virginia census
Possibly the 1820 census Onancock, Accomack, Virginia

Look to Carl Lawson’s research and DNA charting:


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