Daily Archives: December 2, 2019


Author: Leo Lawton Ye Olde England During the eighth century before the birthing of the Christ Child the Celts began battling, marauding, and settling on the verdant shores of the eastern and southern areas of the large island located off

Richard Lawton to Leo Lawton Liniage

1. RICHARD1 LAWTON was born Abt. 1499 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, and died Aft. 1542 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England. He married UNK PURRIER Abt. 1520. She was born in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, and died in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England. Children of

Will of George Lawton

George² Lawton (second son of George 1) was born about 1647 at Portsmouth, RI and died September 11, 1697. He married Naomi Hunt born September 15, 1658 at Portsmouth, RI and died January 13, 1720/21 at Portsmouth, RI. They married

Will of Job Lawton 1714/15 – 1773

Job Lawton 1714/15 – 1773 Author: Leo Lawton The following document has been transcribed from the original Will of Job Lawton. It was found within the pages of the old Family Bible. Although, difficult to decipher in places, the spelling

Henry M. Lawton

Lawton Biographies Transcribed by Leo Lawton from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. HARVEY M. LAWTON, who owns and resides in a comfortable home

Oliver Lawton’s Farm

By: Leo Lawton Peter Warren was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1703. By 1744 he was in command of a 16 ship squadron of the English Royal Navy. He had become a wealthy man. Using some of that wealth he

Old Pioneer Days – Part II

Author: Grace Petterson I “Grace McClain Petterson” will try and write a few things as I remember my mother telling them to us. The family continued to live on the old homestead although things were hard for them and the

Old Pioneer Days

Addie Lenora Lawton McClain 1868-1944 This story was lovingly hand written by Addie Lenora Lawton McClain, (1940) and painstakingly transcribed and edited by Stephen Lawton. It was sent in and graciously proof read by Denise Crawford and her husband Vaughn.


Author: Leo Lawton Between 1874 and 1876 the Native American Indians of Saskatchewan, Canada ceded away their rights to the land. However, settlement by former Europeans awaited surveying of the land, a homestead policy, and a ready means of access.

1862 Letter, written by Daniel Lawton to his sister Julia

Transcribed by Leo Lawton Daniel L Lawton was born in 1836, the son of Oliver and Roena (Howe) Lawton, great grandson of Oliver and Ann (Rathbun) Lawton, first of the family to leave Rhode Island for New York. Daniel joined