Henry Lawless

about 1780–1870 (Age 90)
Cherokee, Alabama, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Lawless was born about 1780, in Cherokee, Alabama, United States, his father, Henry Lawless Sr, was 23 and his mother, Virginia Jones, was 20. He married Nancy Kelley about 1806, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and South Carolina, United States in 1870. He died in 1870, in Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 90.

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Henry Lawless
Nancy Kelley
Marriage: about 1806
Michael Lawless
James Lawless
William M Lollis or Lawless
Asariah Lawless
Harriett Lollis or Lawless
Prissila Lawless
Susan Lawless
Private Edmond W Lawless
Eliza Lawless

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about 1806
South Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1788 · South Carolina becomes the 8th state in the Union

Age 8

On May 23, 1788, South Carolina ratifies the Constitution of the United States making it the 8th State of the Union.

Age 24

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

Scottish, Irish, and English: nickname for an unbridled and licentious man, from Middle English laghless, lawelas (a compound of late Old English lagu ‘law’ (from Old Norse) + the native suffix -l(ē)as ‘without’, ‘lacking’). Reaney suggests additionally that this name may have referred to an outlaw (i.e. one from whom the protection of the law had been withdrawn), but this seems unlikely.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Lawless, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Lollas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Lawless in household of Archabald Nickols, "United States Census, 1850"

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