Rebecca Jane Lawson

1815–2 October 1887 (Age 72)
Greenup, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rebecca Jane

When Rebecca Jane Lawson was born in 1815, in Greenup, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Lawson, was 34 and her mother, Catherine Taylor, was 27. She married Clement Hollyday Waring Jr. on 20 November 1837, in Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Green, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Guyandotte, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 2 October 1887, in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, United States.

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Clement Hollyday Waring Jr.
Rebecca Jane Lawson
Marriage: 20 November 1837
Mary Catherine Waring
Harrison Waring
Richard Waring
Laura Ann Waring
William Waring
Susan P. Waring
Louisa Waring
Elizabeth Cassandra Waring

Spouse and Children

    Clement Hollyday Waring Jr.



20 November 1837
Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States


    Mary Catherine Waring


    Harrison Waring


    Richard Waring


    Laura Ann Waring


    William Waring


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Lawson


    Catherine Taylor




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 3

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Law 1.2 Americanized form of Swedish Larsson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca J Warring in household of Clement Warring and two daughters. Guyandotte, Cabell, West Virginia, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebecca J Warring, 60, widowed, in household of Nathaniel Foster, Greenup, Kentucky, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rebecca Wareing in household of C H Wareing, "United States Census, 1850"

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