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Abraham Lawless (b. 1820, d. August 30, 1846)Abraham Lawless (son of Jacob Lawless and Frances Leggett) was born 1820 in Maryland, and died August 30, 1846 in Camp Belknap, Cameron County, Texas780.He married Elizabeth Ping on January 16, 1839 in Brown County, Indiana781, daughter of Walker Ping and Matilda Bradley.
Notes for Abraham Lawless:
Abraham died in 1846 of disease; private Co. E, 3rd IN Infantry in the Mexican
His daughter's 1880 census says he was b. in Maryland.His enlistment papers, 1846, say he was 26.
History of the Indiana mounted riflemen gives his death date.
His military papers say he died at Camp Belknap, Texas Aug.30, 1846.
From: Website-Historic sites of the U.S.-Mexican War, Cameron Co. Texas
Camp Belknap Site
As part of the U.S. declaration of war on May 13, 1846, Congress authorized the raising of up to 50,000 volunteers from the various states. Camp Belknap, established in July 1846, was named for William Goldsmith Belknap, a regular army officer. Located on a long, narrow rise of land called the "Loma de la Estrella" (Spanish for "Hill of the Star"), it was one of the largest volunteer troop encampment sites of the Mexican War. This Texas Historical Commission marker, erected in 1996, stands near the site - on Boca Chica Road, (State Hwy. 14), about 15 miles east of Brownsville. A joint effort of the DMWV and the Cameron County Historical Commission, it was formally dedicated in May 1997.
More About Abraham Lawless and Elizabeth Ping:
Marriage: January 16, 1839, Brown County, Indiana.781
Children of Abraham Lawless and Elizabeth Ping are:
- +Matilda Ann Lawless, b. August 15, 1843, Indiana782, d. 1889, Indiana?783.