Andrew Laswell1781 - 1853 (72 years)
Name Andrew Laswell Birth Feb 1781 Loudoun, Virginia Gender Male Death 11 Apr 1853 Illinois Person ID I15285 Yatesville History & Genealogy Last Modified 8 Dec 2014
Father Andrew Laswell, b. Abt 1743, Loudoun, Virginia Family ID F1403 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Nancy Wright, b. 1784, Culpepper, Virginia d. 11 Apr 1857, Illinois (Age 73 years) Marriage 16 May 1803 Kentucky Children 1. Mary Polly Laswell, b. 1805, Kentucky d. 6 Jun 1854, Illinois (Age 49 years) 2. Thomas Laswell, b. 13 Nov 1806, Green Co., Kentucky 3. Moses Laswell, b. May 1809, Kentucky 4. Peter Laswell, b. 3 Nov 1811, Kentucky d. 23 Feb 1893, Oregon (Age 81 years) 5. John Laswell, b. 1815, Green Co., Kentucky d. Dec 1871, Illinois (Age 56 years) 6. Elizabeth Laswell, b. Abt 1816, Green Co., Kentucky Family ID F6023 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 26 Jan 2023
EARLY SETTLERS OF SANGAMON COUNTY - 1876 By John Carroll Power
These biographies were submitted by a researcher and evidently abstracted from the 1876 History of Sangamon County, IL. Errors could occur, so one should always verify the correctness by obtaining copies of vitals and performing all necessary research to document what is contained herein.
LASWELL, ANDREW, was born in Feb., 1781, in Loudon County, Va. When thirteen years old, he went on a pack-horse, in company with his brothers and sisters, to Shelby County, Ky. When a young man he went to Greene County, and was there married to Nancy Wright, who was born in 1784, in Culpepper County, Va., and taken by her parents to Green County, Ky. They had nine children in Kentucky, and moved to Sangamon County, Ill., arriving in Nov., 1824, and settled one mile west of Springfield. Of their children--
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Andrew Laswell Gender: Male Birth Place: VA Birth Year: Feb Spouse Name: Nancy Wright Spouse
Birth Place: VA Spouse Birth Year: 1784 Marriage Year: 1804 Marriage State: KY Number Pages: 1
POLLY, born in 1805, in Kentucky, married to John Crowder. See his name.
THOMAS, born Nov. 13, 1806, in Green County, Ky., married Feb. 4, 1830, in Sangamon County, to Sally Henry, who was born June 4, 1811, in Gallia County, Ohio. They had ten living children. MARY married James Tomlinson, has six children, and lives in Gardner Township. ANDREW J. married Eveline Jones in Missouri. She died, leaving three children, and he married Drucilla Rick, has one child, and lives in Gardner Township. NANCY married Jules Beauloss, and died, leaving three children. AMANDA married John Turner, has five children, and lives in Labette County, near Fort Scott, Kansas. EMILY married Thomas Vance; has four children, and live in Labette County, Kansas. ELIZABETH married Jacob Hurst, and lives in Labette County, Kansas. LUCINDA married Newton Simpson, who died, leaving one child. Mr. Simpson served three years in the 10th Ill. Cav. His widow married John Ryan, who was a veteran soldier, and was "with Sherman in his march to the sea." Mr. and Mrs. Ryan have two children, and live in Springfield. JOHN, HENRY and LAURA E. live with their parents, five miles northwest of Springfield.
MOSES, born May, 1809, in Kentucky, married in Sangamon County to Mary Enyart. His wife and children are all dead. He lives in Springfield.
PETER, born in 1811 in Kentucky, has been twice married, and lives in Oregon.
SALLY died, aged nineteen years.
ELLEN married Martin McCoy, who died in 1870, leaving a widow and child, near Auburn, Illinois.
JOHN, born in 1815 in Green County, Ky., married in Sangamon County to Virginia Barrett. He died in Dec., 1871, leaving three children. His family lives in Springfield.
ELIZABETH married William Robbins. See his name. They have four children, and live near Mechanicsburg.
Andrew Laswell died April 11, 1853, and his widow died April, 1855, both near Springfield.
1840 United States Federal Census Name: Andrew Taswell[Andrew Laswell] County: Sangamon State: Illinois Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 6 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 4 Free White Persons - Under 20: 2 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 6 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6
1850 United States Federal Census Name: Andrew Laswell Age: 69 Estimated birth year: abt 1781 Birth Place: Virginia Gender: Male Home in 1850: Sangamon, Illinois Family Number: 996 Andrew Laswell 69 Nancy Laswell 67 Elizabeth Laswell 27