I am your "cousin" Jeff Lawing, son of
Arlie Eugene(Gene)Lawing, grandson of John Washington Lawing, and just like you the greatgrandson of William Wesley Lawing and
Serena Murray Lawing...
William Wesley Lawing was the oldest son of Ambrose Lawing and Sarah Deaton Lawing to have lived past infancy...(Isaac Lawing was born and died in 1848)...
William Wesley Lawing was born on Sept 21,1853 in FlagPond,TN.
Serena Matilda Murray was born on August 6, 1856 somewhere in western North Carolina(maybe) to Joseph Murray and Nancy Hensley Murray...
William Wesley(WW) and Serena Murray married on February 25, 1874. Together WW and Serena had 10 children:
Joseph Henry Lawing(b.Dec.13,1875/d.Aug.18,1876)
Laura Elizabeth Lawing Blankenship
(b.Aug.8,1877/d.Apr.28,1946)married Lewis Blankenship on Mar.22,1892
Isaac Franklin Lawing
married Frances Ricker on Nov.3,1903
David Lafayette Lawing
married Bertie Ricker in 1903
Ambrose Lawing (II)
Minnie Belle Lawing Jones
married Elbert K. Jones in 1905
John Washington Lawing (my Grandfather)
married Dola Frances Myers on Apr.15,1917
Grace Jane Lawing Bowman
married Marion F. Bowman on Aug.1,1908
Emma Lee Lawing Jones
married Oscar C. Jones (1920's?)
Ethel Mae Lawing (White,Verran,Dollinger)
married Dwight White,widowed
married Paul Verran,widowed
married Nelson Dollinger.
as for the marriage dates and deaths of her husbands, my information is incomplete....
Parrish, Email me at Lawdogsup@aol.com
for further information. I would like to get to know you. I hope this helps...