Emilia Lawley

Brief Life History of Emilia

When Emilia Lawley was born on 7 September 1811, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Elijah Lawley, was 28 and her mother, Frances Baker, was 26. She married William Brownlee on 22 August 1836. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 17 February 1894, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bucksville, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Brownlee
Emilia Lawley
Marriage: 22 August 1836
Frances Jane Brownlee
Emily William Brownlee

Sources (5)

  • Emily Lowry, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Emily Lowry, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Emily Lowley, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

World Events (8)

1819 · Alabama Becomes a State

Alabama became the twenty-second state admitted to the Union on December 14, 1819.


Historical Boundaries: 1819: Jefferson, Alabama, United States

1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from Lawley in Shropshire, named in Old English as ‘Lafa's wood’, from the personal name Lāfa (from lāf ‘remnant, survivor’) + lēah ‘wood, glade’.

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

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