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Jacob Lawless (b. 1795, d. Bef. August 1870)Jacob Lawless was born 1795 in Delaware784, and died Bef. August 1870 in Brown County, Indiana785.He married Frances Leggett on July 31, 1823 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia786.
Notes for Jacob Lawless:
Jacob Lawles and his family evidently came from Maryland (should be Georgia-LJ) to Van Buren Twp., Brown County, Indiana about 1836. He entered land (government land entry) in 1836 in Section 17, T.8N., R. 4E which would be near New Bellsville. He was a fence inspector in 1838 and in 1848 he was a Poll Tax Payer to the amount of $8.69. The 1840 census of Van Buren Twp shows Jacob Lawles in the 30-40 year old group with no wife. No female is shown of the right age to be his wife, so it appears she died before then.
1830 Oglethorpe Co. Georgia census
2 males under 5
1 male 5-10
1 male 15-20
1 male 20-30
1 female under 5
1 female 20-30
1840 Brown Co. IN
2 females 15-20
1 female 10-15
2 females 5-10
He remarried in 1844.
1850 VanBuren Twp, Brown Co. IN census
Jacob Lawless 55 farmer Del
Elizabeth 35 NC
Mary Ann 17 Md
Hester 15 Md
Jacob 5 IN
Eliza 3 IN
1860 Van Buren Twp, Brown Co. IN
Jacob Lawles 66 farmer Del
Elizabeth 41 NC
Jacob 15 IN
Eliza 11 IN
Emeline 8 IN
Edith 4 IN
August 1870 Elizabeth was alone
Emeline 19 (?) IN
Eddy 14 IN
Guardians for his minor children were appointed July 27, 1870.
More About Jacob Lawless and Frances Leggett:
Marriage: July 31, 1823, Oglethorpe County, Georgia.786
Children of Jacob Lawless and Frances Leggett are:
- +Abraham Lawless, b. 1820, Maryland, d. August 30, 1846, Camp Belknap, Cameron County, Texas787.