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Lawson family picnic summer/fall 1929.

Thomas Alexander Lawson lived in Charleston, Bradley Co,TN. He was a farmer. Alexander (Alex) married Sarah E.Stevison. Together had 13 children.
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BORN:4/29/1860 Charleston, TN

DIED:4/15/1930 Charleston,TN buried:Union Grove cem.

MARRIED:Sarah Elizabeth Stevison ( 5/23/1862 - 8/22/1947 Union Grove cem.) fa: Andrew Stevenson and Nancy Pearce. 13 children.

CHILDREN:

JAMES THOMAS (2/27/1883 - 12/27/1954 Union Grove cem.) m: Lou Alice Samples (10/15/1880 (11-5-1880)- 7/2/1937(7-24-1937)Union Grove cem.) Have newspaper obit. fa: Tom Samples & Sarah Blankenship 2nd Cara Arthur. **

SUSIE ANN ( 2/3/1885 - 11/23/1959 )Hilcrest Cem. m: James Parker (2/4/1881 - 6/15/1969 ) Hilcrest Cem. m: 11-14-1903

JOHN HOWARD (3/4/1887 - 9/5/1968 Union Grove cem.) m: Bettie Jane Pearce (9/25/1886 - 5/6/1985 Union Grove cem.) three children Delia, Albert, and Dora. (see John Howard)

EMMA ( 3/1889 - 10-29-1942) New Friendship Baptist Cem. m: George McAlister (9/9/1881 - 1/14/1970 )New Friendship Cem m: 1/12/1905 ch. known: Carmen, Kathryn.

OPAL EDNA ( 1/29/1905 - 10/23/2001 )Chilicutt Cem. m: Erby McAlister (8/24/1902 - 8/1/1976 ) Chilicutt Cem.

WESLEY CLAUDE (b: abt.1904-1906 d: young Union Grove Cem.) Not a proven child.

FRANK Lewis (1/1/1891 - 3/31/1960 Union Grove cem.) m: Lomer Mae Callahan (3/30/1891 - 10/11/1948 Union Grove cem.) parents: Bill & Elizabeth Callahan.Union Grove cem.

PAUL (1/18/1893 - 10/31/1969 )Union Grove cem. m: Berdie Lou Fulbright (3/17/1899 - 9/27/1994)Union Grove cem. m: 3/29/1915 ch. known: Wanda Jean m: Phillip Owenby

SAMPSON ( 1/24/1895 - 9/24/1974 )Union Grove cem. m: Vesta Emmaline Johnson ( 11/25/1895 - 11/1/1969 )Union Grove cem. m: 2/22/1914

MARK (REV.) (2/22/1897 - 10/25/1960) Union Grove cem. m: Leola Baker (10/23/1898 - 7/6/1975 )Union Grove cem.

ERNEST ( 10/3/1899 - 4/19/1973) Hilcrest cem. m: Allie Blackwell (1900 - 2/22/1965 ) Hilcrest cem.

DAVID BEECHER ( 4/7/1902 - 7/12/1949 Union Grove cem.) m: 1st. Pearl Ethel McKinney (7/18/1903 - 4/24/1930 ) Union Grove cem. m 1st: 12/28/1919 mo: Cora Perkins m: 2nd Annabell Gross.

ROSA MABLE (3/1/1908 - 6/11/1996 ) Hilcrest Cem m: John Jackson Burger (1/27/1907 - 11/7/1973 ) Hilcrest Cem.



Big THANKS to TIM McALISTER for his help with buriel, m: and newspaper articles info.

I do have newspaper storie on Beecher's shooting. (Thanks Tim McAlister) Also news article with sucide of a woman at Beechers home. Seems Beecher had a lot of murder run ins and never convicted.

PROOF OF PARENTS: (Son Howard's)& his own, Death Certificate, Census, Family Stories, Marriage Record in Bradley Co. TN.

CENSUS:

1860: Bradley Co, TN - District 1 - Lawson Thomas L. , Martha (Vaughn), Stephen, Jackson, THOMAS ALEXANDER, Polk Vaughn.

1870: Bradley Co. TN - District 1 - Lawson, Thomas L., Margaret (Kile),

1880: Bradley Co. TN - Dist 1 - house 349 - Lawson, T.A., Sarah E. , no children yet.

1890: Special Veterans Census

1900: Bradley Co, TN - District 1 - Lawson, Alax , Sarah E., James T., Susie, JOHN H., Emma, Frank, Paul, Sampson, Mark and Ernest.

1910: Bradley Co. TN - District 1 -

1920:


Deed of Thomas Alexander
selling property to his son John Howard Lawson May 24,1921 in Dist. 1 . In Trust Registered in Book "Y" page 102 and 103. Bradley Co. TN. 37 acres bounded by the North by VIADA PIERCE now owned by W M Lauderdale on the east by J. L. STEVISON, on the south by HOWARD LAWSON formerly PIERCE, and on the west by J.M. LONGWITH. Land formerly conveyed by W. H. Carson & wife September 24.1919 from Deed book 36 page 294. Land was later forclosed and sold to C. L. McAlister in March 1, 1941 after empty for a few years.

Deed Thomas A. bought for $1025.00 from H.H. Harris
150 acres, boardered on the east by Baker Wilson, on the west by PURSLEY & STEVISON, north by Wilson & Pursley and south by Rose. August 8,1906 with notes due 1907 thru 1915 for $102.00. Deed book 28 pages 178&179.

Deed W. H. CASSON to T.A. LAWSON
for $1,500.00 in the 1st Dist. Bradley Co. TN bounded on the north by VIADA PIERCE , on the south by HOWARD LAWSON formerly PIERCE, east by J.L. STEVISON, on the west by J.M. LONGWITH. 37 acres (formerly Deed BK 34 pages 299 - 300 name F.E. PIERCE 7 E. E. PIERCE.) September 24,1919 Deed BK 36 page 294