Monday, October 13, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - #41 Hannah Lawson

Hannah Lawson was my maternal 4th great grandmother. She was born on August 24, 1789, in Washington County, Georgia, to John Thompson Lawson and Alice Moore. She had at least three brothers: Andrew, Charles, and Roger. Her father John was a Colonel in the Georgia Militia during the Revolutionary War.

Hannah married Archibald MacIntyre in 1804 or 1805. Georgia Memoirs on notes that they were married in Jefferson County, Georgia. At some point, they moved to Twiggs County, Georgia where some of their children (if not all) were born. I haven't found a digital marriage record for them on Georgia's Virtual Vault.

Twiggs County, Georgia, as of 1807 (from
The children I have listed for them are Daniel, John L., Catharine Barry (b. 1809, my 3rd great grandmother), Hannah (b. 1819), Archibald Thompson (b. 1822), and Jane (b. about 1825). I've also seen Alice and Mary listed as children and "Mary Catherine" rather then "Catharine Barry" as I have her name.

Archibald participated in the war of 1812. (I haven't found a record of his service on In 1818, he was sent to southwest Georgia to survey some land. He liked what he saw, so in 1826, he sent some "hands" (probably some of his slaves) to prepare the land. In 1828, Hannah and Archibald moved their family to this farm in Thomas County, Georgia.

Thomas County, Georgia, as of 1825 (from
Archibald didn't live much longer after they moved to Thomas County. He died on February 10, 1830. Hannah died on October 9, 1842.

My descent from Hannah Lawson:

1. Hannah Lawson and Archibald MacIntyre
2. Catharine Barry MacIntyre and Thomas Clarke Wyche
3. Mary Barry Wyche and Remer Young
4. Catherine Margaret Young and John Taylor Roberts
5. Martha Leona Roberts and William Liming Redles
6. Leona Redles and Albert Pendleton Jr.
7. me


This post is part of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge by genealogist Amy Crow at No Story Too Small.


Mrs. Howard H. McCall. Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia, Volume I (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 2004), 109. Georgia Memoirs, 2003. Original data: Memoirs of Georgia Vol. I-II, (The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, 1895), 898.

William Harden. A History of Savannah and South Georgia, Vol. II (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1913), 828.

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