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Re: LAWTON Slave holder
In Response To: Re: LAWTON Slave holder ()

There is a very interesting story about how Mr. Robert had to flee SC in the middle of the night to avoid be attacked by irate locals during a visit he paid to his wife's relatives, the Lawtons. His own family appears to have completely disowned him. His wife's family remained on speaking terms with Mrs. Robert, but then she didn't share her husband's views.

There was a book privately published about the Maners, but I don't believe it contains the names of their slaves. I will try to find it and check. I donít believe itís available anywhere for purchase; a cousin sent me a copy. I think you may find information about their slaves in letters and other documents contained in the SC Archives and the Library mentioned in my other post. Check the SC Historical Society, too.

I have information about the Maners. I'm not sure I have anything specific about their former slaves, I doubt it, but I could give you information about members of the Maner family who owned slaves.

The problem I foresee for anyone researching the former slaves of these families is that they intermarried so often just because a former slave had the name Maner, Bostick, or Lawton, that doesn't necessarily mean that they were slaves of those families - they could have belonged to any of the interconnected families.

The one major problem facing every Beaufort researcher is the destruction of the courthouse (and the records therein) during a fire in 1865. I donít believe any of the wills/probate records survived. If you are lucky, certain Beaufort resident were also mentioned in records held at Charleston. For example, a relative sued my ancestor, and much of their fatherís will (destroyed in the Beaufort fire) was quoted verbatim in the Charleston legal papers from the lawsuit.

You can find a book authored by Nancy (Bostick) De Sassure (1837-1915), online at this address:

http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/desaussure/menu.html

These aren't books, but papers held at the Caroliana Library (U of SC, Columbia):

Author Tonge, Alice Augusta Collar.
Title Genealogical collection, 1862-1986, (bulk, 1932-1986)

Location Call No. Status Public Note
Columbia South Caroliniana (Library Use Only) Manuscripts 5-I-2-3 AVAILABLE

Description 2.5 cubic ft. (2 cartons)
Summary Genealogical collection for many related branches of Lawton family in the United States; see box inventory for individual family names.
Includes typescript of diary of Mrs. Narcissa Melissa Lawton, ca. Mar.-Dec. 1862, written at "Summer Oaks," a plantation near Thomasville, in Thomas County, Ga., in which Lawton relates her activities, including attendance at church services and a revival; report of punishment of runaway slaves; inflationary prices; and news of her husband fighting in Tennessee.

Cite as: Alice Augusta Collar Tonge Genealogical Collection, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina.

Accession information 12048.

Background Family historian for the organization known as Lawton and Allied Families Association.

Books held by the same library:

Author Lawton, Edward P.
Title A saga of the South, by Edward P. Lawton.
Publication info. Ft. Myers Beach, Fla., Island Press [1965]
Description 318 p. illus., maps, ports. 23 cm.
Bibliography Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. 303-304).
Subject Lawton family.

Location Call No. Status Public Note
Columbia South Caroliniana (Library Use Only) 929.2 L44L AVAILABLE
Columbia Annex: Ask at South Caroliniana Library (Library Use Only) No call number AVAILABLE
Columbia Annex: Ask at South Caroliniana Library (Library Use Only) No call number AVAILABLE

Author Lawton, Thomas O. (Thomas Oregon), 1924-
Title Our family album by T. Oregon Lawton.
Publication info. Greenville, S. C., 1945.
Description 64 p.
Subject Lawton family.

Location Call No. Status Public Note
Columbia South Caroliniana (Library Use Only) 811S L44o AVAILABLE

Author Inabinett, Erwin Lester, 1925-
Title The Lawton family of Robertville, S.C. By E.L. Inabinett, South Caroliniana Library, Columbia, S.C.
Publication info. [Savannah, Ga. Evans Printing Co., 1964]
Description 12, III p.
Subject Lawton family.

Location Call No. Status Public Note
Columbia South Caroliniana (Library Use Only) 929.2 L44I AVAILABLE
Columbia Annex: Ask at South Caroliniana Library (Library Use Only) No call number AVAILABLE

Author McCormick, Sara Gray, 1892-
Title Forebears and descendants of Reuben Henry Tison and Rebekah Mary Jane McKenzie and facts and traditions gleaned through the years ... / compiled and edited by Sara Gray McCormick.
Publication info. [Dillon, S.C. : Herald Office Supply, 1966?]
Description 74 leaves, [33] leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm.
Subject Tison family.
McCormick family.
Lawton family.
Subject local South Carolina publications -- Dillon -- Herald Office Supply, 1966.

Columbia South Caroliniana (Library Use Only) 929.2 T52M AVAILABLE

Author Bostick, Joseph R.
Title Bostick, genealogy of the Bostick family / written by Joseph R. Bostick.
Publication info. [Chattanooga, Tenn. : V.H. Simpson, 1981?]

Columbia South Caroliniana (Library Use Only) 929.2 B65B AVAILABLE

Author Jantz, Virginia Copeland, 1923-
Title Copeland, Bostick, Patton, and allied families : including Martin, Clement, Thompson, and Cobb / by Virginia Copeland Jantz.
Publication info. Waco, Tex. : V.C. Jantz, c1981.

Location Call No. Status Public Note
Columbia South Caroliniana (Library Use Only) 929.2 C79J AVAILABLE


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