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David Morton Laswell

David Morton Laswell

Male 1837 - 1914  (76 years)

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  • Name David Morton Laswell 
    Nickname Dana 
    Born 16 Apr 1837  Marrowbone Creek, Monroe, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Physical Description Blind from age 24 caused by infection and irritation caused by smoke and dust while in the Civil War. 
    _FSFTID KGCJ-VXN 
    Died 14 Apr 1914  Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Cause of Death: Acute indigestion. Organic heart disease. Had chronic gastritis. 
    Buried Pleasant Tick Ridge Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I369  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2014 

    Father Andrew Smith Laswell,   b. 1808, Marrowbone Creek, Cumberland, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Crews,   b. Jun 1817, Monroe, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1904, Mifflin, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married 1837  Monroe, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mariah Catherine Curl,   b. 16 Jun 1837, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1912, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1864  English, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. David Sherman Laswell,   b. 26 Oct 1869, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1940, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Peter Edward Laswell,   b. 15 Jun 1874, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1952, Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Albert Martin Laswell,   b. 27 Feb 1877, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1968, English, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Elzada Jane Laswell,   b. 3 Jul 1878, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1961, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
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    Last Modified 9 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 1850 United States Federal Census about David Lazewell Name: David Lazewell Age: 13 Birth Year: abt 1837 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1850: Monroe, Kentucky Gender: Male Family Number: 671 Household Members: Name Age Andrew Lazewell 42 Mary Lazewell 31 David Lazewell 13 John Lazewell 11 Moses Lazewell 8 Amy Lazewell 6 Margaret Lazewell 4 Elizabeth Lazewell 1

      1860 United States Federal Census Name: David Lasswell[David Laswell] Age in 1860: 22 Birth Year: abt 1838 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1860: Union, Crawford, Indiana Gender: Male Post Office: Grantsburg Polly Lasswell 44 David Lasswell 22 John Lasswell 21 Moses J Lasswell 18 Annie Lasswell 16 Lurane Lasswell 11 Margaret Lasswell 13 Albert Lasswell 8 Francis W Lasswell 5 Emily Lasswell 2

      American Civil War Soldiers Name: David Laswell Residence: Crawford County, Indiana Enlistment Date: 27 Jul 1861 Side Served: Union State Served: Indiana Service Record: Promoted to Full Corporal.Enlisted as a Private on 27 July 1861. Enlisted in Company H, 23rd Infantry Regiment Indiana on 27 Jul 1861. Mustered Out Company H, 23rd Infantry Regiment Indiana on 23 Jul 1865 at Louisville, KY. Sources: 76

      Laswell, David M., H 23 Indiana Infantry, Private, Corporal, l0005400043,00001120(Civil War Muster Rolls) David M Laswell; Claimed Residence in Crawford County. Served Indiana Enlisted H Co. 23rd Inf Reg. IN Mustered Out at Louisville, KY on 23 July 1865. Source: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana

      According to the examining surgeon's certificate, No. 109647, David Morton Laswell contracted a condition while in the service that left him totally blind. "The disease is Purulent Opthalmia which has produced ulceration of the cornea of both eyes and allmost complete disorganization of the structure of the eyes causing complete and incurable blindness. I believe the disease was caused by dust and smake on the marches and by the camp fires. Signed, Emanuel R. Hawn, Examining Surgeon" He received an invalid pension in the amount of $25 per month beginning June 5, 1866, which was increased to $31.75 on June 4, 1872, with several more increases over the years. (National Archives Trust Fund)

      Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 about Catharine Curl Name: Catharine Curl Spouse Name: David M. Laswell Marriage Date: 7 Apr 1864 Marriage County: Crawford

      U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: David Morton Laswell Gender: Male Birth Place: KY Birth Year: 1837 Spouse Name: Mariah Catherine Curl Spouse Birth Year: 1837 Number Pages: 1

      1880 United States Federal Census Name: David Laswell Home in 1880: Union, Crawford, Indiana Age: 44 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836 Birthplace: Kentucky Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's Name: Kate Laswell Father's birthplace: Kentucky Mother's birthplace: Kentucky Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male David Laswell 44 Kate Laswell 43 Sherman Laswell 10 Edward Laswell 6 Martin Laswell 3 Elzada Laswell 1

      1900 United States Federal Census Name: D M Laswell Home in 1900: Union, Crawford, Indiana Age: 63 Birth Date: Apr 1837 Birthplace: Kentucky Race: White Gender: Male Relationship to head-of-house: Head Father's Birthplace: Kentucky Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky Spouse's Name: Catherine Laswell Marriage year: 1864 Marital Status: Married Years married: 36 D M Laswell 63 Catherine Laswell 62 Edward P Laswell 25 Elsie Laswell 6 Delbert Laswell 4

      1910 United States Federal Census Name: D M Laswell Age in 1910: 73 Estimated Birth Year: 1837 Birthplace: Kentucky Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Kentucky Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky Spouse's Name: Catherine Laswell Home in 1910: Ohio, Crawford, Indiana Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male D M Laswell 73 Catherine Laswell 72 Sherman Laswell 40 Jessie L Laswell 20 Catherine Laswell 18 Wayne Laswell 16 Ruth Laswell 9 Edna O Laswell 7

      April 16, 1914; Answers Last Roll Call; Uncle David Laswell died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Seaton near Burnett, IN Tuesday evening about 7:30 o'clock of heart trouble. He was a soldier in the Civil war and for the past several years had been totally blind. At the time of his death he was 76 years, 11 months and 29 days old and is survived by four children, three sons and one daughter. The funeral services will be conducted today at 2:00 o'clock at Pleasant Ridge and the body will be laid to rest in the cemetery near by.