Capt. Benjamin Lawson, II

Capt. Benjamin Lawson, II

Male Abt 1750 - 1789  (~ 38 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Lawson 
    Title Capt. 
    Suffix II 
    Born Abt 3 Mar 1750  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1789  [1
    Person ID I7970  mytree
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2018 

    Father Benjamin Lawson,   d. 1756, Prince George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Claiborne,   b. 1722, Romancoke, King William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1804, Amelia, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1746  [2
    Family ID F3169  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen Leigh,   b. 1758, Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Amelia, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Lawson, III  [natural]
    +2. Fabius Lawson,   b. Abt 1784,   d. Jun 1855  (Age ~ 71 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F3172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin was an attorney in Prince Edward Co., VA in 1773, and a clerk of the Prince Edward Committee of Safety in June and Nov 1775. He entered the 4th Virginia Regiment as a sergeant, Apr 1776; was regimental paymaster from 3 Aug 1777 to Jun 1779; was commissioned 2nd lieutenant, 3 Mar 1780; tranferred to the 2nd Virginia Regiment, 12 Feb 1781; and became captain by the end of the war.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p81.

    2. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p75.


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