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* The LAWSON's from Prince William*

Updated July 31, 2005

My name is Leonard Arden LAWSON. I am a 6th generation descendent of Alexander Lawson who was born somewhere in the county of Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in 1795. At this time, I am at a loss of making a substantiated connection with Alexander's lineage from Scotland. A possible parent is James Lawson of Torthorwald, whose son, Alexander, was baptized in 1796. I have walked the cemetery grounds of Torthorwald, and Tinwald, and have not found a grave marker for a James Lawson. As a matter of interest, Alexander's first son was named James.
Alexander Lawson left Scotland in 1817 at the age of 22 and sailed to North America arriving in New Brunswick, Canada in the same year. In 1818 Alexander teamed up with a John McGeorge from Scotland who together, partitioned and received, 400 acres of land at what is now called Lake George in the parish of Prince William, New Brunswick. The Lake George area is west,south-west, of Fredericton, and at the time was land grants at the back of lots which were granted to the King's American Dragoons. The Dragoons were loyalist to the King of England who after the American Revolution were allowed to move to and settle in Canada. Their lots were positioned along the Saint John river at the provincial settlement of Prince William.

For the most part, the Lawson descendants lived and remained in the Lake George area. Burial sites consist of two cemeteries, the first being the old site where Alexander and John McGeorge are buried. This site is located near the end of the lake which is now part of the Micmac trailer park. The newer cemetery is located on higher ground, perhaps 5 miles away, on the grounds of the United Church of Canada.

I have archival and historical information on LAWSON's from this line.


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Parents of Alexander Lawson, c. 1775, DFS, Scotland
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Parents of Henrietta Harris, c. 1850, Moose River,ME
Parents of Mary Burns, c. 1780, Madison, ME
Info on Elizabeth Miller, c. 1780, Greelaw, Scotland
Info on Joseph & Sarah Warren, c. 1800, Canaan, ME

Leonard Arden Lawson
898 Prescott Road
Manchester, ME 04351
United States

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