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The Bridgewater Register

Harlow Family of Virginia

John Lawson

and Rebecca Ann Harlow

John Lawson

John Lawson was born July 25, 1834, in Jackson Co., Alabama, son of _____ Lawson and ________. John was married on October 2, 1856, in Hopkins Co., Texas, to Rebecca Ann Harlow, who was born May 10, 1833, in Missouri, daughter of Nicholas Harlow and Jeanetta Bridgwater.

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In 1860, John and Rebecca were living in Hopkins Co., Texas, near Rebecca's parents. Both families were engaged in farming.

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In 1870, John and Rebecca were living in Hopkins County with a post office address in Black Jack Grove. Rebecca's father was a member of the household as his wife, Jeanetta (Bridgwater) Harlow, had died previously.

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Rebecca Ann (Harlow) Lawson died April 15, 1914. John died many years before, the date being May 26, 1882.

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John Lawson and Rebecca Ann Harlow had the following known children:

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      1. Jenetta Evaline "Nettie" Lawson [July 16, 1857-Nov. 5, 1914] m. Johnathan Y. Spicer

      2. Enos Washington Lawson [Sept. 14, 1858-Oct. 14, 1859]

      3. Lue Ann Lawson [Nov. 29, 1860- ]

      4. Mary Elizabeth Lawson [July 11, 1863- ]

Source Records:

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1840 Census

1850 Census

1860 Census, Hopkins Co., Texas

1870 Census, Precinct 4, Hopkins Co., Texas, p. 4 [142]

1880 Census,

1900 Census,

1910 Census,

Hopkins Co., Texas, Marriage Records