Rebecca Berthena Lawson

28 July 1843–20 March 1935 (Age 91)
Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life of Rebecca Berthena

When Rebecca Berthena Lawson was born on 28 July 1843, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, her father, Cornelius B Lawson, was 30 and her mother, Lovina Ann Nutter, was 22. She married James H. Teter on 8 November 1863, in Harrison, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Simpson Magisterial District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 20 March 1935, in Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James H. Teter
Rebecca Berthena Lawson
Marriage: 8 November 1863
Sarah Lovina Anne Teter

Spouse and Children

8 November 1863
Harrison, Virginia, United States


    Sarah Lovina Anne Teter




Parents and Siblings



    Matthew Grigsby Lawson



    Martin Edward Lawson


    Martha Elizabeth Lawson



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 1

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 24

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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 Lawson in household of Cornelias Lawson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca D Teter in household of James H Teter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebecca B Lawson in household of Cornelius Lawson, "United States Census, 1860"

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