Gen. Robert Lawson

Male 1748 - 1805  (57 years)


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  • Name Gen. Robert Lawson 
    Title Gen. 
    Born 23 Jan 1748  Prince George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Apr 1805  Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Robert was an attorney practicing in Prince Edward Co., VA in 1773, and a member of the county's Committee of Safety in Nov 1775. He represented Prince Edward Co. in the Virginia conventions of 1775 and 1776, was a member of the House of Delegates from Prince Edward in 1778-87, and was a member of the Convention of 1788. He was commissioned a major in the 4th Virginia Regiment, 13 Feb 1776; lieutenant colonel, 13 Aug 1776; and colonel, 19 Aug 1777, but resigned 17 Dec 1777. In Nov 1780 he was commissioned Brigadier General of Volunteers, and was also a member of the Board of War. On Jun 1782 he was commissioned a member of the Council of State, and in 1783 was named a trustee in the Act establishing Hampden-Sydney College. From 1784-88 he served as Deputy Attorney General for Prince Edward Co., VA.
    Person ID I7968  mytree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 

    Father Benjamin Lawson,   d. 1756, Prince George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Claiborne,   b. 1722, Romancoke, King William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1804, Amelia, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Bef 1746  [2
    Family ID F3169  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah Meriwether Pierce,   b. 1747, Hanover, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1809, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1769  [1
    Children 
     1. Sarah Meriwether Lawson,   b. 13 Sep 1770
     2. John Pierce Lawson,   b. 1771
    +3. America Lawson,   b. 22 Jan 1778, Prince Edward, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Oct 1830, St Tammany, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     4. Arria Lawson,   b. 14 Mar 1785
     5. Columbus Lawson,   b. 11 Aug 1789, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1815, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F3171  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jan 1748 - Prince George, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Apr 1805 - Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p79.

    2. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p75.


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