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Thomas Lawing (abt. 1817 - aft. 1880)

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Thomas Lawing
Born about in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 22 Sep 2018
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Biography

Thomas Lawing was born in 1817 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. He married Margaret Lawing on September 24, 1836. Margaret was Thomas's first cousin. Together they had 4 children:

  1. Mary Lawing
  2. John Lawing
  3. Eliza Lawing
  4. Margaret Lawing

Thomas was a Confederate veteran serving in Company G, 4th North Carolina Senior Reserves. He enlisted in Meckilenburg County, North Carolina, on 9 May 1864. He died in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States.

It is possible that Thomas and his wife, Margaret, are buried at Paw Creek Presbyterian Church in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. If this is so, then both are buried without gravestones. Thomas' daughter, Mary J. Lawing Mulwee is buried there.

Research Notes

Marriage record of Thomas Lawing and Margaret Lawing

Name: Thomas Lawing; Event Date: 24 Sep 1836; Event Place: Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States; Gender: Male; Spouse's Name: Margaret Lawing; Spouse's Gender: Female

United States Census, 1840

Name: Thomas Lawing; Event Date: 1840; Event Place: Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States; Page: 304

1850 United States Federal Census

Name: Thomas Lawing; Age: 33; Birth Year: abt 1817; Birthplace: North Carolina; Home in 1850: Paw Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina; Gender: Male; Family Number: 395; Household Members: Thomas Lawing, 33; Margt Lawing, 28; Mary Lawing, 1; John Lawing, 9; Eliza Lawing, 7; Margt Lawing, 2 (In this census, Thomas is living beside an Andrew Lawing, his grandfather.)

United States Census, 1860

Name: Thomas Lawing; Event Place: Western Division, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States; Gender: Male; Age: 44; Race: White; Birth Year (Estimated): 1816; Birthplace: North Carolina; Page: 60; Household: Thomas Lawing, M, 44, North Carolina; Margaret Lawing, F, 38, North Carolina; John Lawing, M, 19, North Carolina; Elizabeth Lawing, F, 16, North Carolina; Jerry Sulivan, M, 27, Ireland

Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865

Name: Thomas Lawing; Age: 46; Birth Date: abt 1818; Enlistment Date: 9 May 1864; Enlistment Place: Charlotte; Rank: Private; Military Unit: Fourth Senior Reserves

United States Census, 1870;

Name: Thomas Lawing; Event Place: North Carolina, United States; Gender: Male; Age: 55; Race: White; Birth Year (Estimated): 1814-1815; Birthplace: North Carolina; Page Number: 6; Household: Thomas Lawing, M, 55, North Carolina; Margaret Lawing, F, 45, North Carolina

United States Census, 1880

Thomas Lawing; Event Place: Paw Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina; Gender: Male; Age: 62; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Occupation: Farmer; Relationship to Head of Household: Self; Birth Year (Estimated): 1818; Birthplace: North Carolina, United States; Father's Birthplace: North Carolina; Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina; Sheet Letter: A; Sheet Number: 607; Person Number: 0; Volume: 1; Household: Thomas Lawing, Self, M, 62, North Carolina; Margret Lawing, Wife, F, 58, North Carolina; Mary Mulrose, Daughter, F, 43, North Carolina; Charles Mulrose, Son, M, 13, North Carolina; Elizabeth Mulrose, Daughter, F, 6, North Carolina; Evey J Mulrose, Daughter, F, 3, North Carolina. (In this census, Elizabeth Melrose (Mulwee?) is Thomas and Margaret's daughter. The children listed after Elizabeth are hers, not Thomas'.)

Sources

  • "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XF9P-Q56 : 10 February 2018), Thomas Lawing and Margaret Lawing, 24 Sep 1834; citing Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 546,463.
  • "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHYZ-TGJ : 16 August 2017), Thomas Lawing, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 304, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 365; FHL microfilm 18,095.
  • 1850 Census Place: Paw Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina; Roll: M432_637; Page: 24B; Image: 54. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C. Image at: 850; Census Place: Paw Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina; Roll: M432_637; Page: 24B; Image 54. Image at: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8054/4203584_00054?pid=12855837
  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of North Carolina; Series Number: M270; Roll: 143. Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 provided by Fold3 © Copyright 2011
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW8L-9TZ : 12 April 2016), Thomas Lawing, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 6, family 34, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,647.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCXC-JZZ : 11 September 2017), Thomas Lawing, Paw Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district ED 121, sheet 607A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0972; FHL microfilm 1,254,972.


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