HI, Tom I don't think we are looking at the same John A Lawson. I have John Albert Lawson , born 1879 in GA, died 1943 in Emanuel, GA. Family memberssay his Father was John D. Lawson, although I can't find him on any census records. Records show his as living with an Annie Lawson (mother?) and a grandmother named Rebecca Lawson. This John A Lawson married Emma Tapley and they had, I think, 5 children, all in Emanuel, GA They are Elvin J, Delmar H, Frasier J, Morris Lee, and Johnie. I'm working on this tree for my son-in-law, who is a Lawson. If you find anything that links us, I'd be grateful.