I am looking for more information on the Elisha Lawson from Burkesville, Kentucky.

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in Genealogy Help by Tiffany Parker G2G Rookie (160 points)
Information about time period would help us to help you.
1855 I have census record from that time but am confused on the parents by what I have found.
I also have deeds for his lands that he had while he was in Cumberland County but his name is only mention no other family members.
can someone point me in the right direction to add the land deeds for the time that Elisha and Rachel Lawson was in Cumberland county.

1 Answer

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Hi Tiffany and welcome!

To answer your question with a question, more information than what?  Please share what you already know!

This Elisha Lawson?

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M65M-4SM : 12 April 2016), Elisha Lawson, Cumberland county, part of, Cumberland, Kentucky, United States; citing family 408, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Here's a profile of an Elisha with about the same dates, but no sources or connections.  Apparently he married someone, somewhere, 19 Aug 1819.

Or this one, who died in Cumberland County in 1870.


by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (593k points)
edited by Herbert Tardy
yes that is the correct Elisha Lawson as he is my 5th great grandfather his daughter Rachel is my 4th great grandmother.
Great!  We're on the right track.  The best thing you can do is to create his profile, and enter all the sources and info you already have.  That way, we all start on the same page, and no one wastes time searching for things you already have.  Thanks!
I will get it loaded and hopefully we can figure this out. Cause my information is somewhat conflicting. thanks again for your help
OK, please make sure he is not one of the existing Elisha profiles.  I just found the 1819 Greene County, Tennessee marriage record for Lawson-1306.  The bride was Elizabeth Rader.
Well done, Herbert!

Thanks, Pip!  smiley

Tiffany, I think Lawson-2178 might be your man.  His profile says he had a wife and a daughter named Rachel.

Edit:  Ha, clicking the profiles shows you already know this.

His FindaGrave memorial says he died in Missouri, but is buried in Clinton County, Kentucky.  Very odd, considering he's in the 1870 Census in Whetstone, Cumberland, Kentucky.

Edit:  His bio refers to an 1812 Pension application without sourcing it.  I found it at Ancestry and added the source.  The image of the application contains a ton of info, including the fact that he did indeed die in Missouri in 1873.

Edit again:  I found it in unindexed files at FamilySearch, and cited that instead.  :)


Do you see where the confusion is, but I was told by my late great aunt that he died somewhere else and they brought him back to the Lawson cemetery in Albany, Kentucky to be buried. I have a lady that does a lot of the history of Cumberland county Kentucky looking to see if she has any information that would help. thanks again for all your help


Tiffany, your great aunt was right!  Elisha died in Missouri in 1873, and Rachel's pension application is the key to the whole story.  And you're very welcome!  smiley

Credit where due - someone else, either the PM Robin Borah or Karen Tobo, found this info.  In the end, all I did was add the citations.

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