Information needed on Peter Lawson b. 1820 d. 1890 Youngstown, Westmoreland Co., PA.

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Looking for ancestors of Peter Lawson, my great-great-grandfather, born in 1820 in an unknown location, died May 23, 1890 in Youngstown, Pennsylvania.  He married Rosanna (Rose) Poorman. His son, Samuel Lawson, who lived in Latrobe, PA, is my great-grandfather. I would like to be able to trace Peter Lawson's ancestry back to England where I believe that we are descendants of the Howard-Lawson Baronetcy. Family oral history told of our being related to Anne Bolelyn. The United States census records give conflicting birth locations for Peter Lawson including New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. I would appreciate hearing from anyone familiar with the Peter Lawson family of Youngstown, PA, the Samuel Lawson family of Latrobe, PA, and the Catharine Lawson Wineland family of Westmoreland County. My family tree includes ancestors and descendants of the Sanner, Blystone, Lawson, and Wentzel families of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
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The 1880 US Census indicates that Peter Lawson was born in PA, parents born in NY. 

Peter Lawson

United States Census, 1880

Name Peter Lawson
Event Type Census
Event Date 1880
Event Place Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States
Gender Male
Age 60
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) W
Occupation Laborer
Relationship to Head of Household Self
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Self
Birth Year (Estimated) 1820
Birthplace Pennsylvania, United States
Father's Birthplace New York, United States
Mother's Birthplace New York, United States
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 169
Person Number 0
Volume 2






Peter Lawson Self M 60 Pennsylvania, United States
Rosan Lawson Wife F 54 Pennsylvania, United States
Andrew K Lawson Son M 21 Pennsylvania, United States
Anna M Lawson Daughter F 18 Pennsylvania, United States
Eliza J Lawson Daughter F 15 Pennsylvania, United States


"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch( : accessed 22 April 2016), Peter Lawson, Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 115, sheet 169B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1204; FHL microfilm 1,255,204.

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