Monthly Archives: January 2020

The Way It Was

by: Leo Lawton Once upon a long time ago, there was this feller by the name of Richard Lawton, who had been born around 1499. He met up with a little sweetheart of a gal named what’s-her-face Purrier, and they … Continue reading

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Captain William Lawton

This biography appeared in the Volume 3, 1997/98 issue of The Lawton Chronicles, of the Lawton Heritage Society, of Church Lawton, Cheshire, England. An 18th Century Planter of Edsito Island, South Carolina – of English Origin. By Thomas O. Lawton … Continue reading

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A New York Lawton Family

by: Leo Lawton The War for Independence was over! The colonists had broken from what they considered the oppressive rule of England. It was a time for healing among those who had argued the merits of complete separation versus remaining … Continue reading

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Charles De Witt Lawton, Michigan

BIOGRAPHIES OF VAN BUREN CO., MICHIGAN RESIDENTS in 1912 From VAN BUREN COUNTY MICHIGAN By Captain O. W. Rowland Volume II Published by the Lewis Publishing Company Chicago and New York 1912 Charles De Witt Lawton – The death of … Continue reading

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Lawton’s of North Collins, New York

The History of Lawtons By Isabelle C. Warner May 1942 This hamlet, in the township of North Collins, was established in the year 1873, by Henry Lawton, father of Florence Lawton Taylor, when the Erie Railroad, which was to run … Continue reading

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Will of Thomas¹ Lawton of Portsmouth, RI Circa (1614 – 1681)

In the name of God Amen the 5th day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Seventy Four, Anno Regm Regis Car… Secundi… Anglis CXXV3… I, Thomas Lawton of Portsmouth upon Rhode Island in New … Continue reading

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Will of Winborn Lawton, James Island, South Carolina

The State of South Carolina In the name of God Amen. I Winborn Lawton of James Island in the State aforesaid, planter, being of sound anddisposing mind, memory and understanding (although afflicted with blindness) make and ordain this my last … Continue reading

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Will of Thomas Lawton of Cranfield, 1605

The Will of Thomas Lawton of Wharley End Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England In the name of God Amen. The Third daye of December in the yeare of our lord God 1605 & in the Third yeare of the raigne of our … Continue reading

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Will of William Lawton of Mosa, Ontario, Canada 1873

The Estate of William Lawton In Her Majestys Surrogate Court of the County of Middlesex. Be it known that on the Twenty Eighth day of June in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and seventy three the … Continue reading

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Letter from Henry Ware Lawton to George

March 1st, 1898 Los Angeles, Cal: Dear George, Yessir. They came from my ranch, (and I have 2000 cases just like them) and I plucked them with “my very own little hands”. also packed them, painted your name on the … Continue reading

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