Lawson A. Brown https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Brown-79299
1. Lawson is unusual for a 1st name. He likely was named for a maternal ancestor. 2. He named his sons JOHN, WILLIAM and JULIUS. 3. Julius wasn't a common name back then.. 4. His father-in-law in 1850 was in Regimental DIstrict 5 in Pickens. 5. Also in District 5, William Lawson. 6. William had a son Andrew Jackson Lawson who stayed in Pickens. Andrew named a son Julius 7. William had a sister Susanna who married Julius Hansel. 8. Susanna and William were the children of William Lawson. he left a will) They had brothers John born abt 1767 Sion born abt 1768 Jacob born abt 1774 and a sister Mary born abt 1780
Speculation: Lawson Brown's mother was a daughter of John, Sion, or Jacob. NOTE: Also in District 5, Pickens, WILLIAM BROWN born abt 1824 (possible brother of Lawson?) This William named a son John.
Speculation: In 1860, Lawson is in Georgia, in Militia District 2, Banks County, living close by Mansel W. (William) Brown, who was born in South Carolina 1821. Mansel died June 26, 1862, in battle. In 1840 and 1850 census records, Mansel is in District 414, Habersham County Georgia, living close by Whitfield Brown.who was born about 1799 in North Carolina. In 1840, Whitfield has 1 son, age about 15, still living with him.
I think Lawson was that son. He perhaps worked the family plantation with Mansel, but came back to Pickens after Mansel's death.
Supporting this theory is the name WILLIAM.
Lawson named a son William (middle initial M perhaps for Mansel? ). Mansel named a son William. Whitfield had a son William. Whitfield was the son of THOMAS WILLIAM BROWN (will probated in 1835). Thomas also named a son William.
Looking for connection: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Brown-44057