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This is the Website of the Lawson Family of Copiah County, Mississippi. The oldest person in the family is Mincer Lawson. Mincer was born around 1835 in Mississippi. Mincer was the slave of William Joel Green, born in 1777, Johnson City, North Carolina. William J. Green migrated to Mississippi around 1830. Mincer was cited being born in Mississippi. Mincer's slave-owner William J. Green lived in Dentville, Mississippi.

Lee Lawson was the son of Mincer Lawson. He was born in Sep 1863 in Dentville,Mississippi. Mincer was born into slavery. Lee grew up in Copiah County, Mississippi. He lived as a border in 1880 with a man named William S. Pleasant. Lee married Miss Janie Gatlin, on January 2, 1883 in Copiah County, Mississippi. Janie was the granddaughter of Green Wilson of Summit, Mississippi which is in Pike County, Mississippi.

Lee worked for William Joel Green of North Carolina's grandson William J. Green at Green's Store in Copiah County, Mississippi. Green Store was also where basically all business transactions were negitiated. It also was the voting district in District #4 in Copiah County. Lee, in 1905, purchased about 130 acres of land in Township 2, Range 4 West and Township 1, Range 5 in Copiah County, through or by the help of William J. Green, the grandson of William Joel Green. According to records Lee paid $1500.00 for it in January 1906.

Lee had other brothers and sisters. He had an older brother named Sam Morris, whose mother was Frances Lawson and Mincer Lawson his father. He had a sister named Caroline Lawson-Torry. Caroline married Milton Torry of Copiah County, Mississippi, in 1891, and they had siblings. He also had another brother named Mincer Lawson Jr. who married a lady named Anna Anderson.

Lee was a deacon at Chapel Hill Baptist Church on Dentville Road. Lee also was the chief carpenter who built the church in 1903. Lee sold his land to Augusta Urbana Green, the wife of William J. Green in 1912. Lee died on July 3, 1917 with Bright's Disease of the Kidneys and was buried on July 4, 1917 at Lloyd's Graveyard.

Lee's family legacy was basically carried on by his son Henry Lawson Sr. Henry was married three times. First to Hattie Washington, in 1905, next to Willie May Fultz in 1917, and finally to Bertha Lomax. He had siblings by all three wives. Henry was born in Feb 1889, in Carpenter, Mississippi and died in Bogalusa, Louisiana in August 1977.

This was the beginning of the Lawson Family of Copiah County, Mississippi.
The Lawson Family of Dentville, Mississippi
Updated December 30, 2008

Thomas E. Lawson
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