LAWSON, ELIJAH RICHARD "DICK" - Baxter County, Arkansas | ELIJAH RICHARD "DICK" LAWSON - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Elijah Richard "Dick" LAWSON

Lawson Cemetery
Baxter County,

Elijah Richard "Dick" Lawson
Son of Mr. & Mrs. Shadrack Lawson.
Born February 2, 1833, in Kentucky.
Died Baxter County, Arkansas. (Some researchers give a death date as 1910, others as November 1911, and still others as 1918. There is not an a death record for him in the Arkansas Death Index.).

He reportedly was married to a woman that some researchers indicated was named Bell, and they had five children. When he returned from the Civil War, the wife was living with another man so the marriage was dissolved by divorce. He married (2) Margret Eveline King on November 18, 1865, in Kentucky, and they were the parents of 13 children, all of whom where born in Kentucky.

Family historians report that Elijah Richard "Dick" Lawson saw duty in the Civil War, but they are unsure whether is was in the Union or Confederate States Army; however, an educated guess would point to Union service since other relatives were in the Union Army. He reported that he drove a supply wagon during the war. He was unable to draw a military pension. According to stories passed down through the family, when he was told that the war was over, he left without signing the proper mustering out forms, and as such was ineligible for a pension.

(Most of the information about Elijah Richard "Dick" Lawson was supplied by Annamae Lawson Freeman. The accompanying picture was provided through the courtesy of Linda Page Bradbury and Annamae Lawson Freeman and was taken April 26, 2009.)

Contributed on 5/10/09 by maxparnell
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Record #: 191718

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Submitted: 5/10/09 • Approved: 5/11/09 • Last Updated: 8/10/12 • R191718-G0-S3

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