Hi Roger:My grandfather John Wesley Lawson married my grandmother Sarah Jane Callison inRay Co.,MO.Her father and mother were Hiram Callison and Elizabeth Bonnett. My grandfather was supposedly born in 1857 in MO. I have been told that my Lawson's descend from the "Falling River" Lawson's in Virginia. It could be that my John Wesley wasnamed after another John Wesley but I do not have any proof of that. My father was Oscar Lonzo Lawson born in Bolivar,Polk,MO as was all of his 4 sisters and 1 brother. I am currently trying to find out who really is my John Wesley's father and mother. Hope to hear from you about your Lawsons.