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Lawson, M. T. (Madison Thompson), 1827-1893


Biographical Note

Madison Thompson Lawson was born in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, in 1827. He was the oldest of six sons born to William (a minister) and Anna L. Thompson Lawson. In 1857, Lawson married Ruth Turner (1839-1925). The couple had three children: Martha Ann (Mayberry) (1860-1958), Claiborne Wilson (1861-1954), and Turner Madison (1877-1965).

Lawson enslisted with Company G, 21st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry and, by his letter, suggests he held the rank of sergeant and was perhaps promoted as high as major. However, records of the regiment are lacking in information on him other than to note his company and his discharge after being elected surveyor of Patrick County.

Lawson died in November 1893 and is buried in the Lawson Family Cemetery in Meadows of Dan.

Ancestry Libary Edition

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Madison T. Lawson Letter

Identifier: Ms-2017-057

The collection contains a letter from Madison T. Lawson to his family, written in Lee County, Virginia, on March 28, 1864.

Dates: 1864