John Lawson

20 June 1805–16 January 1884 (Age 78)
Argyle, Argyle, Washington, New York, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Lawson was born on 20 June 1805, in Argyle, Washington, New York, United States, his father, Mathew Lawson, was 35 and his mother, Rebeca Ross, was 31. He married Sarah Leal on 27 December 1827, in Kortright, Delaware, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. In 1880, at the age of 75, his occupation is listed as blacksmith. He died on 16 January 1884, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lee Family Cemetery, New Harmony, Washington, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (19)

Do you know John? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Lawson
Margaret M. Vance
Marriage: 1849
Isabella Lawson
Ruth Eliza Lawson
Ann Elizabeth Lawson
Margaret Maria Lawson
Mary Adilaide Lawson
Hyrum Lawson
Sarah Ellen Lawson
Joseph Lawson
John Vance Lawson
Rebecca Deseret Lawson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1849Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings



    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 20
    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 22
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: patronymic ‘son of Lawrence’; see Law 1. It is also found in Ireland since the 17th century.Americanized form of Swedish Larsson and Danish, Norwegian or North German Larsen .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    Sarah Ellen Lawson

    The following was found and added by Marla Morgan Bezold: Vivian Irving Stephens wrote a short history about Deseret Lawson Hancock, a sister of Sarah Ellen Lawson, in the book "History of Bear Lake …

    Sources (26)

    • John Lawson, "United States Census, 1840"
    • John Lawson in entry for Matthias Heopy and Lydia Ann Lawson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
    • Unknown in entry for Annie Elizabeth Lawson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.