Held for Murder Body of Wealthy Farmer is Found in Field on Christmas Day The Post: January 5, 1921 Harry Lawson, aged 26 years, ex-service man was arrested yesterday at his home near Rye Cove, Virginia, charged with the murder Saturday, of Ira N Taylor, wealthy farmer, age 74 years, after bloodhounds went from the… [Read More]
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…. [Read More]
Rylynn writes, This is a photo, given to me by my mother, of my great, great grandparents, my grandmother and great aunt (Both granddaughters of Amos and Arminda). I have no idea where this picture was taken or what year as there is no writing on the picture. I’m trying to piece together my Bledsoe/Lawson… [Read More]
I was contacted by a dealer in Historical documents who has the original Muster Roll for sale. The picture here shows enough to see it is authentic, however not large enough to read. The transcription is below the picture. There are 70 names on the muster roll. It is entitled “A list of the commissioned… [Read More]
William Lawson was born June 26, 1731 at Montrose, Scotland. He is the only son of a widow lady, no information is available on his father, however, it is assumed that he was killed in the Culloden Battle. William was one of the rebels arrested and confined at Chester and Carlisle after the battle…. [Read More]
Click on the image to see a larger version. These are the children of William Hasque ROLLER and Rebecca Ann BLEDSOE, all born in Scott County, Virginia 1. James Hopwood ROLLER (b. 8 August 1911, d. 1989, m. Elsie WEBB) 2. Earl Ranson ROLLER (b. 4 December 1905, d. 15 February 1992, m. Emmaline… [Read More]
Matilda ASH was born in 1820 in Scott Co. VA, the daughter of Daniel ASH. She married William Stokley LAWSON, born 1820. Matilda and William were the parents of Thomas LAWSON. Photo is the property of SueBee.
Thomas LAWSON was born in 1847, the son of William Stokley LAWSON and Matilda ASH. Minerva BLEDSOE was born in Fairview, Scott Co., VA, 25 June 1847, the daughter of Andrew BLEDSOE & Eliza RILEY. She was the sister of Hiram BLEDSOE, and the niece of Austin BLEDSOE. Thomas and Minerva moved and raised their… [Read More]