Hello Cousin - how very grand it is to meet you - been looking for a Lawson cousin for yrs - I had been told that 2 of Davids bros went out west to ID, MT or WY somewhere & worked on a ranch!!!I had also heard that one of David's daus went to AK to visit or live with an Uncle & she died down there (young).Never could track either story down.Now it seems there are threads of true to the stories.
What boggles my mind most of all is that I have never been able to find any of Davids sibs & David never left the Cimberland Co, IL area & here you are(whose ancestor left the nest) know where at least one other sib was - do you know what happened to any of the other sibs?Seems like one of those boys d young back there in IL.
I had 2 computers (with everything I knew) crash & burn a few yrs back - now all I have is what I had on paper & I have numerous boxes of files to dig thru to find info there so I'd have to do some digging to find what I can't remember (which is less & less every yr).The more I think on it it seems I do have some info on someone in Bentonville, AK - Lord, I'm just going to have to dig out those files.
I am impressed with your heritage - about the only claim to fame that I can think of in my linage is a shirt tail connect to Patsy Cline - the rest were manly dirt farmers who worked the land - there might have been some outlaws in there too (as ornery as some of the kin are).
I'd love to hear about any of the children of Delilah & James that you might know & if anyone ever figured out who Delilah's parents were.