FAMILY OF JOHN JACKSON (PEG LEG) LAWLEY AND CLARISSA COOK
was born August 05, 1829 probably in St. Clair County, Alabama-his leg was cut
off just above the ankle, and died July 06, 1901. Didn't leave a will-buried Lawley's Chapel Cemetery, Dyke's
Mill, Shelby Co. AL. He married (1)
August 24, 1851 in St. Clair County, Alabama, daughter of ELIAS
She was born April 02, 1827 in Alabama, and died July 27, 1881. She is buried in Lawley Chapel Cemetery, Dyke's Mill, Shelby
County, Alabama. He married (2) ELIZABETH
September 18, 1881 in St. Clair County, Alabama.
She died August 08, 1883. He
married (3) SARAH
February 07, 1884 in Shelby County, Alabama.
She was born October 17, 1844, and died April 01, 1917 in Shelby County,
Notes for JOHN
this line from Joel Palmer (email@example.com) and Marlene Lawley.
Marlene writes -
Clarissa died in 1881 and John married a woman much younger than him about 2
years later. Pawpaw's information
about this wife differs from what I've seen in others' research. He stated she
outlived John and married a Davis. He
didn't know her name. Because John
Lawley did not leave a will, Mr. Davis took over the Lawley farm (about 70
acres) in Vincent, Alabama, and John's son hired a lawyer and tried to regain
possession of their father's farm and livestock, but were not successful.
BARBER'S SHELBY CO. CONFEDERATE SOLDERS:
Lawley, J.J. -
2nd sergeant - Co. I, 18th Alabama Infantry .
Received a pension in 1897 and 1898. Lived
at Harpersville. Stated was wounded
in the nose at Shiloh and in the right arm at Chickamauga.
John Jackson, 1829-1901 AL
Just found this
Lawley mailing list and thought I would post our Lawleys. This information
comes from our PawPaw (John Richard Lawley) - Many years ago, he and I worked
together to compile what he could remember before he died.
I realize there have been more Lawleys added to this list by other researchers,
but I am only submitting those names that he personally remembered (along with a
few that I have learned of since then). If anyone sees any errors, thank you in
advance for notifying me. I'm also
John Jackson Lawley
(Pawpaw's grandfather), b. 8/5/1829, d. 7/6/1901 m. Clarissa Cook in 1851,
daughter of Elias G. Cook who founded the Cook Springs resort in Cook Springs
Alabama (people took vacation there to drink the mineral water, which was
thought to be very healthy). Clarissa
was b. 4/2/1827, d. 6/27/1881. John
was called "Peg leg" because his leg was cut off just above the ankle
(Pawpaw couldn't remember why). Clarissa
died in 1881, and John married a woman much younger than him about 2
It is possible
that Pawpaw did not realize there was another marriage between Clarissa and the
lady who outlived John, especially since the 2nd wife only lived 2 years after
she married John. I assume that the
2nd wife was Elizabeth Kendrick (married 1881, died 1883), and that John married
again 5 months later to Sara Williamson (who may be the one who later married a
and Clarissa's children (I have added those that I learned of later, which were
not mentioned by Pawpaw):
Washington Lawley 10/3/1852 - 2/2/1892 - Pawpaw couldn't know anything about
William except that he thought he had a son named John who had a son named James
who worked as a butcher for Hill Grocery in the early 1900's. But that could
have been another William Lawley.
Lawley 10/8/1853 - 1/8/1854 (Pawpaw did not mention him.)
Elias Lawley (Pawpaw's father) 12/22/1854 - 5/6/1916 (See next post for more
b/d 5/18/1856 (Pawpaw did not mention her)
Lawley 3/2/1857 - 5/16/1919 - Henry moved to Birmingham AL; married Carrie
Dykes. They had 3 boys and one
girl: Willie was cashier at the Columbiana Bank, where Carrie's brother Jim was
the President; Oscar was an engineer for the Sloss Company in Birmingham; Rentie
was the daughter; Fred worked for the Post Office until he went into the
carnival business. He joined the Harrington Great Southern Shows as secretary
and treasurer. He eventually owned his own show; was married with one son.
Lawley 5/12/1860 - 10/5/1889 (Pawpaw did not mention him - died before he was
Henly (or Henry) Lawley 2/11/1862 - 5/7/1888 (Pawpaw did not mention him- died
before he was born)
Elizabeth Lawley 3/10/1866 - 3/31/1887 (Pawpaw did not mention her- died before
he was born)
Lawley 6/14/1868 - Elisha Green (called E.G.) was a piano salesman.
His wife's father owned May Real Estate and Insurance Company in
Birmingham, AL.. E.G.'s children:
Louis was a sign painter and died at the age of 23; Eugene became a doctor in
Birmingham; Ellie Mae married a Hahan. E.G.
Lawley remarried after first wife died - had two daughters - Clarissa and
Martha. 2nd wife died in
11/29/1870 - Pawpaw's notes are confusing here. He said that Jack Lawley's youngest son. Lee moved to
Oklahoma and Texas around the age of 30. It
is believed that he married an Oklahoma girl and had one son.
He only returned home once for a visit.
However, on another page of Pawpaw's notes, he writes about a George that
supposedly is brother to John Jackson Lee.
But I have not been able to find a brother by that name.
His notes about George Lawley - George Lawley was called "Doc"
and lived in Sterrett, AL. George
and Georgie (or Georgiana) had 4 children: George Jr., Buster, Ellie, and Jack. George Jr. moved to Brighton AL; his 2 sons worked for
Woodward Iron Co - both were repairing a furnace when George Jr's son Forest
fell off the furnace and was killed. (Woodward
Iron Co. eventually became TCI - US Steel in Birmingham). Buster
had lived in Pell City, AL; Ellie worked in Bessemer;
Jack worked in Birmingham.
Female b/d 4/1873 (Pawpaw did not mention her)
CHILDREN OF JOHN JACKSON (PEG LEG) LAWLEY AND CLARISSA COOK
William Washington Lawley
Robert Marion Lawley
John Elias Lawley
Henry Columbus Lawley
James Lafayette Lawley
Jackson Fielding Henly/Henry Lawley
Martha Elizabeth Lawley
Elisha Green (E.G.) Lawley
George Lee Lawley
FAMILY OF JANEY E. (JINCY) LAWLEY AND ROBERT WASHINGTON COOK
was born January 17, 1831 in St. Clair County, Alabama, and died August 11,
1902. She is buried in Lawley's
Chapel Cemetery, Dyke's Mill, Shelby Co. Alabama.
She married ROBERT
May 10, 1868 in Shelby County, Alabama-alternate date 1862, son of ELIAS
He was born September 24, 1833 in Jefferson County, Alabama, and died
June 04, 1904. He is buried at
Lawley Chapel Cemtery, Dyke's Mill, Shelby County, Alabama.
Notes for ROBERT
FROM ELISHA LAWLEY
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS BY FRANCES P. TUCK , 1998
Robert served as
co-administrator with John Ritch of the estate of Elias Green Cooke.
He was the only administrator living when the Decree of Final Settlement
was issued 22 Ma 1871. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church, St. Clair County,
CHILDREN OF JANEY E. (JINCY) LAWLEY AND ROBERT WASHINGTON COOK
John W. Cook
Martha L. Cook
Elias M. Cook
William R. Cook
Mary S/E Cook
FAMILY OF LOUISA LAWLEY AND WILLIAM G. COX
|LOUISA LAWLEY was born March 13, 1833 in St. Clair County, Alabama-alternate date March 6, 1827, and died February 06, 1898 in Leeds, Alabama. She is buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Leeds, St. Clair County, Alabama. She married (1) WILLIAM G. COX about 1849, son of CALVIN COX and CLARISSA. He was born about 1825 in South Carolina, and died about 1851. She married (2) JOSIAH C. HAWKINS October 04, 1852 in Shelby County, Alabama. He was born October 31, 1825 in South Carolina-first mayor of Leeds, and died February 05, 1910. He is buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Leeds, St. Clair County, Alabama.|
CHILD OF LOUISA LAWLEY AND WILLIAM G. COX
Martha J. Cox
CHILDREN OF LOUISA LAWLEY AND JOSIAH HAWKINS
Josiah (Joe) Hawkins
William M. (Wick) Hawkins
James F. Hawkins
Samuel (Sam) Hawkins
Lucy Ann Hawkins
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