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History of Leo’s Home

Time inexorably goes on, and early in 1894 the aging Moses, who turned 81 April 27 that year, decided to sell the old home he and Hannah had known for more than thirty four years. In May he gave the … Continue reading

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A Vignette of an American Family

By: Leo Lawton June 22, 2010 Philo Lawton was born in 1818. The first documentation of his life that I have located is the 1850 United States Census report. At that time he was listed as 30 years old, but … Continue reading

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Of Kings & Things

By: Leo Lawton Henry Tudor was born a Welshman in 1457, although he descended from both the Plantagenets and the House of Lancaster. Not yet thirty years of age, he slew King Richard III at the battle of Bosworth Field … Continue reading

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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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