David Laswell
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David Morton Laswell (1837 - 1914)

David Morton Laswell
Born in Monroe Co., KYmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 7 Apr 1864 in Crawford County, Indiana, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Burnett, Vigo Co., INmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 May 2012
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David was born in 1837. David Laswell ... He passed away in 1914. [1]

[2] Name: David Lasswell[David Laswell] Age in 1860: 22 Birth Year: abt 1838 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1860: Union, Crawford, Indiana Gender: Male Post Office: Grantsburg Polly Lasswell 44 David Lasswell 22 John Lasswell 21 Moses J Lasswell 18 Annie Lasswell 16 Lurane Lasswell 11 Margaret Lasswell 13 Albert Lasswell 8 Francis W Lasswell 5 Emily Lasswell 2

[3] Name: David Laswell Residence: Crawford County, Indiana Enlistment Date: 27 Jul 1861 Side Served: Union State Served: Indiana Service Record: Promoted to Full Corporal.Enlisted as a Private on 27 July 1861. Enlisted in Company H, 23rd Infantry Regiment Indiana on 27 Jul 1861. Mustered Out Company H, 23rd Infantry Regiment Indiana on 23 Jul 1865 at Louisville, KY. Sources: 76

Laswell, David M., H 23 Indiana Infantry, Private, Corporal, l0005400043,00001120(Civil War Muster Rolls) David M Laswell; Claimed Residence in Crawford County. Served Indiana Enlisted H Co. 23rd Inf Reg. IN Mustered Out at Louisville, KY on 23 July 1865. Source: [4]

According to the examining surgeon's certificate, No. 109647, David Morton Laswell contracted a condition while in the service that left him totally blind. "The disease is Purulent Opthalmia which has produced ulceration of the cornea of both eyes and allmost complete disorganization of the structure of the eyes causing complete and incurable blindness. I believe the disease was caused by dust and smake on the marches and by the camp fires. Signed, Emanuel R. Hawn, Examining Surgeon" He received an invalid pension in the amount of $25 per month beginning June 5, 1866, which was increased to $31.75 on June 4, 1872, with several more increases over the years. ([5])

[6] Name: David Morton Laswell Gender: Male Birth Place: KY Birth Year: 1837 Spouse Name: Mariah Catherine Curl Spouse Birth Year: 1837 Number Pages: 1

[7] Name: David Laswell Home in 1880: Union, Crawford, Indiana Age: 44 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836 Birthplace: Kentucky Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's Name: Kate Laswell Father's birthplace: Kentucky Mother's birthplace: Kentucky Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male David Laswell 44 Kate Laswell 43 Sherman Laswell 10 Edward Laswell 6 Martin Laswell 3 Elzada Laswell 1

[8] Name: D M Laswell Home in 1900: Union, Crawford, Indiana Age: 63 Birth Date: Apr 1837 Birthplace: Kentucky Race: White Gender: Male Relationship to head-of-house: Head Father's Birthplace: Kentucky Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky Spouse's Name: Catherine Laswell Marriage year: 1864 Marital Status: Married Years married: 36 D M Laswell 63 Catherine Laswell 62 Edward P Laswell 25 Elsie Laswell 6 Delbert Laswell 4

[9] Name: D M Laswell Age in 1910: 73 Estimated Birth Year: 1837 Birthplace: Kentucky Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Kentucky Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky Spouse's Name: Catherine Laswell Home in 1910: Ohio, Crawford, Indiana Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male D M Laswell 73 Catherine Laswell 72 Sherman Laswell 40 Jessie L Laswell 20 Catherine Laswell 18 Wayne Laswell 16 Ruth Laswell 9 Edna O Laswell 7

[10]April 16, 1914; Answers Last Roll Call; Uncle David Laswell died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Seaton near Burnett Tuesday evening about 7:30 o'clock of heart trouble. He was a soldier in the Civil war and for the past several years had been totally blind. At the time of his death he was 76 years, 11 months and 29 days old and is survived by four children, three sons and one daughter. The funeral services will be conducted today at 2:00 o'clock at Pleasant Ridge and the body will be laid to rest in the cemetery near by.


  • Ronald Yates, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Ronald and others.
  1. Entered by Ronald Yates, May 15, 2012
  2. 1860 United States Federal Census
  3. American Civil War Soldiers
  4. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana
  5. National Archives Trust Fund
  6. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  7. 1880 United States Federal Census
  8. 1900 United States Federal Census
  9. 1910 United States Federal Census
  10. Printed Obituary

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