Laree McDaniel suggested I post this query here to get started on my Lawson family connection and also Rose. I have taken over family gen. research from my mother who grew tired of it. I started with my Maternal line Calvert first as it is of Historical Interest to me. My Paternal Line is Bell Fallon and Sargent and is traced at least back to Ireland and the ancestor there.
On my Maternal side are two Key Families: Lawson and Rose.
I am going to make a stab at entering a sensible first post and provide the background detail.
My Grandfather, Arthur Clay Calvert Married at least 3 times. I know two of the Marriages and all of the issue of the last two wives. He m my Grandmother, Amanda Sylvest Rose in OK.
This Rose Family is descended from Francis Rose who originated in North Carolina, b c1775-84 according the 1800 and 1810 Census. He married Elizabeth Betsy" Ford. Francis was the son of a Samuel Rose who married (2) a Mary Weist.... So the Rose family goes this far back and I haven't done any further research....
Back to my Grandfather who married Amanda> Arthur Clay Calvert was born in Wetzel 1876. He m1 Unk. he m2 Lena Ensinger and 3Amanda Sylvesta Rose. Her Mother was Amanda Lawson( b1848 in TN). Amanda Lawson's Father wasJoseph Lawson who m Evaline Wade. His Father was Wilkerson Lawson.
the Lawson Family originated in TN.
Amanda was Born in Upper TN, Likely Hawkins Co in 1848. She wasknown in the family as Black Granny because of her dark complexion-- of Cherokee descent by Half at least and refused to enroll her children with the BIA. The Lawson were also in Greene Co TN. as were some of the Roses, ie John Rose, Elisha Lawson.
Robert Marsh Rose and other family members moved to MO. This family moved to Missouri(Stella) and also lived in Benton Co. AR. Related to the Roses are Surnames.
Pendergrass / Pendergraft going back to a J(obe) or Joseph b 1753 in Ireland.
Back to the Lawsons: my mother did quite a bit of resarch on Amanda her and could not find the origin before she gave up. The place of Origin is Franklin Co TN. Goerg Lawson and WIlliam Lawson b1825 are Ancestors of this Lawson line. related lines from this area are Trent Hall and Laughlin. These families migrated out of TN to MO and AR and later OK. I know Mother was trying to seek out a connection to Mahalia Trent.
I am just now organizing hardcopy material of this family line and this is the first I have begun to even look at what needs to be done.