Carter Lawson

Carter Lawson

Male 1816 - 1892

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  • Name  Carter Lawson 
    Born  1816  , , VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  26 Jan 1892  , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Luttrell Cemetery, Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I21388  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  9 Dec 2012 

    Family 1  Mary Gaines "Polly" Luttrell,   b. 20 May 1857, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1949, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Jan 1875  , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Lawson,   b. 31 Dec 1875, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1875, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Joshua Lawson,   b. 7 Apr 1877, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1936, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Riley Lawson,   b. 4 May 1878, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1977, Liberty, Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Belle Lawson,   b. 1 Dec 1880, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1987, Lexington, Fayette, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sally Jane Lawson,   b. 15 Feb 1883, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1981, Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Tilda Frances Lawson,   b. 15 Nov 1885, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1963, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Lawson,   b. Abt 1887, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1887, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Lawson,   b. Abt 1889, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1889, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Anderson Lawson,   b. 10 Jan 1891, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1977, Dunnville, Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  6 Dec 2012 
    Family ID  F7640  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Malvina Smith,   b. 1816, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1874, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1834  , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Pleasant Lawson,   b. 1836, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911, , Red River, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Lawson,   b. 1838, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Robert Lawson,   b. 1840, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Arenna Lawson,   b. 1842, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Wesley Lawson,   b. 1844, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. David "Davy" Lawson,   b. 1846, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1929, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Winney Lawson,   b. 1848, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Stokley Lawson,   b. 1852, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. William A. Lawson,   b. 1854, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Stephen Lawson,   b. 1857, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Peter Lawson,   b. 25 Dec 1862, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1929, , Russell, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Carter Lawson,   b. 11 Apr 1862, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1936, , Casey, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Dec 2012 
    Family ID  F7644  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Carter Lawson bought property on Newman's Ridge in Lee County, VA in 1839, sold it in 1844, and moved to Hawkins County TN. (It is interesting to note that Newman's Ridge was the site of a well-known Melungeon community. Possibly Carter was Melungeon? Son Alexander was described as having black hair, blue eyes, and a dark complexion in his Civil War pension file. A daughter of Carter's is listed as "mulatto" in one of the later censuses.)
      During the Civil War he moved his family to Casey County, KY, apparently because of Union leanings. Oral history has it that he travelled from Tennessee to Casey County in a covered wagon with a yoke of oxen. They camped out nights, and while the family sat around the campfire, Carter would play his fiddle for them.
      He was first listed in the Casey County, KY Tax Records in 1864, and at that time owned 200 acres on Goose Creek.
      Randall Campbell (descendant of Carter Lawson and his 2nd wife, Polly Luttrell) was told by William Harrison "Wig" Lawson (son of Carter Lawson, Jr.) that Carter Lawson was kidnapped by a gang of renegade TN Confederates after his move to Casey County, and was nearly starved to death by them in a prison in Tennessee.
      Carter lived on East Fork, a mile from Luttrell Cemetery in Casey County. He attended Bethany Church in Casey County; church records, which were in the hands of a Mrs. Prudie Turner of Casey County in 1974, indicate that Carter Lawson was baptized and made a church deacon on Feb. 25, 1867 by L. Wilkerson.
      He was mistakenly listed as Carter LOGAN in the 1870 Census, Casey County, KY.
      He is said to have been a very kind, gentle man.
      His gravestone at Luttrell Cemetery in Casey County, KY bears the inscription, "Carter Lawson, husband of Polly Lawson", as well as his death date. It also bears the epitaph "Asleep in Jesus", and a carving of a hand with the index finger pointing up. First wife Malvina Smith Lawson is buried on one side of him, with 2nd wife Mary "Polly" Luttrell buried on the other.
      ĞuğAntares0104 Ğ/uğoriginally submitted this to ĞuğMurphy-Bastin Family Tree Ğ/uğ on 13 Jan 2008, ancestry.com

  • Sources 
    1. [S559] Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900, Jordan Dodd Comp., ((2001)) (Reliability: 3).
      : Carter Lawson Spouse: May G. Luttrell Marriage Date: 26 Jan 1875 County: Casey State: KY