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John Laswell

John Laswell

Male 1760 - 1841  (80 years)

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  • Name John Laswell 
    Born 23 Oct 1760  Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1841  Cumberland, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I384  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2021 

    Father Moses Laswell,   b. Abt 1737, Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1792, Franklin, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married Abt 1760  Franklin, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dicey Smith,   b. 11 Jul 1785, Amherst, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Jul 1798  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Jane Laswell,   b. Abt 1803,   d. 29 Mar 1863  (Age 60 years)
     2. Elizabeth Laswell,   b. Abt 1804, Cumberland, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Christian Laswell,   b. 1805, Cumberland, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1864, Washington, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. Sarah Laswell,   b. Abt 1806, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. 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)
     6. James Moses Laswell,   b. 18 Oct 1811, Cumberland, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1886, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Dicey Laswell,   b. Abt 1813, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ellen Laswell,   b. 1816
     9. Susan Laswell,   b. 9 Oct 1819, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1879  (Age 59 years)
     10. Polly Laswell,   b. 1821
     11. John Ahart Laswell,   b. 4 Apr 1824, Marrowbone Creek, Cumberland, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1903, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 18 May 2022 
    Family ID F300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [December 09, 2014 1:48 PM To: Ron Yates Subject: Our John Laswell and Dicey Smith Hi Ron: When reviewing your tree online I noticed that for our John Laswell who married Dicey Smith you had an exact date of birth 23 Oct 1760. I would be very interested in where that date came from. I have always shown him as born 1770 for the following reason. 1810 Census 26-44 (1766-1784). 1820 Census Bef 1775. 1830 Census 1770 -1780. 1840 Census 1760 - 1770. These are census records that are known to be him. He is 15 years Dicey Smith's senior even then and would be 25 years her senior if born in 1760. -- Regards, Jack]

      [May 17, 2015 9:47 PM To: Ron Yates Subject: John Laswell Hi Ron: This is where the original 1770 Date of birth for John Laswell Came from after several of us collaborated on it for a while. Census Dates for Birth of John Laswell 1810 - - 1765-1784 1820 - - bef 1775 1830 - - 1770-1780 DOB - - Abt. 1770 1840 - - 1760-1770 Regards, Jack]

      Welcome to the website for the Cameron Parish Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. We are located in Reston, Virginia, 20 miles west of our nation's capital. Our chapter is part of District V of the Virginia State DAR.

      Our chapter was formed in 1979, the chapter name being derived from the church parish that once straddled both Fairfax and Loudoun County lines in the northern tip of Virginia. We are proud that this area was home to many patriots who fought for and supported the causes of American independence. Our chapter is comprised of over 100 members of diverse ages and talents residing in both counties.

      When John Laswell left Virginia he settled in the Sartain District, along Marrowbone Creek, in Cumberland County, Kentucky, in an area that later became Metcalfe County, Kentucky. This is where the majority of the records for this John Laswell are to be found.

      The formation of Kentucky in the portion of the state where John Laswell lived was as follows: Virginia County, Kentucky - Lincoln County, Kentucky in 1780 - Green County, Kentucky in 1792 - Cumberland County, Kentucky in 1798 - Metcalfe County, Kentucky in 1860. This area covers where Monroe and Metcalfe Counties border. This is where Dicey Smith Laswell lived after John's death and where John Ahart Laswell lived later.

      Andrew Smith Laswell, another son, lived in adjoining Monroe County, which was formed in 1820 from Barren and Cumberland Counties. Moses Laswell, another son, lived in Barren County, formed in 1798 from Green and Warren Counties.

      You will note that in the 1820 census John is picked up in Monroe County instead of Cumberland County.

      In the 1850 Cumberland County, Kentucky Census, John had died and Dicey Laswell was the Head of Household. P. A. Welch, a 15 year old female, was living with her. This was probably Elizabeth (Betsy) Laswell's and Jo Welch's daughter, and Dicey's granddaughter.

      U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: John Laswell Gender: male Birth Place: VA Birth Year: 1765 Spouse Name: Dicey Smith Spouse Birth Place: VA Spouse Birth Year: 1785 Marriage Year: 1798 Marriage State: KY Number Pages: 1

      From: Jack A Laswell Sr ; Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:45 PM; To: Ron Yates; Subject: Re: Proposed Change: John Laswell (I384); Hi Ron: When I wrote the note the other day I would have said Hi but I didn't realize it was your site. It came up with the heading obscured. In any case 4 April 1824 is the correct date for John Ahart Laswell. I was speaking of his Father John Laswell that married Dicey Smith who you have as born in 1765 I believe he was born in 1770 and here is why.

      John Laswell - born Abt 1770 Loudoun County, Virginia; died 1840 -1841 in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Married: 11 July 1798 Mercer County, Kentucky; Dicey Smith - born Abt 1780 ,, Virginia; died 1851-1852 Cumberland Co., Kentucky.

      Census Dates for Birth for John Laswell who Married Dicey Smith {Dicey is shown in many formats in records to include (Dizey, Daisy, Dianna)} {Laswell is also found as (Lacefield, Lacewell, Lazewell and Saswell) in the records for this John and Dicey.} Since the original spelling in England appears to have been Laswell; Lasswell in the original Settlers and my line uses Laswell, I will use Laswell for John, Dicey and Children. (It is recognized that others may choose to use a different variation of the name.)

      1810 - - 1765-1784; 1820 - - bef 1775; 1830 - - 1770-1780 DOB - - Abt. 1770 (This date also fits well with Moses Laswell's other known Children. Moses being the son of Jacob Lasswell) 1840 - - 1760-1770

      Note below John shows up in the 1787 Virginia Tax List of Franklin County. He would be 17 at this time but could easily have passed himself off as 21 since he was in a new area. He and probably his family or part of it had left Loudoun County.

      Moses Lasswell - born abt. 1737 Cameron Parish, Fairfax Co., Virginia; Married: Abt. 1760; Eleanor (Wife of Moses Lasswell) -Places Lived:

      1737 Fairfax Co., Virginia; 1757 Loudoun Co., Virginia; 1758 Loudoun Co., Virginia; 1769 Loudoun Co., Virginia; 1773 Loudoun Co., Virginia; 1782 Loudoun Co., Virginia; 1783 Loudoun Co., Virginia; 1786 Franklin Co., Virginia; 1787 Franklin Co., Virginia; 1789 Franklin Co., Virginia; 1792 Franklin Co., Virginia; 1810 Washington Co., Virginia - Census Index - Moses??; 1820 Washington Co., Virginia - Census Index - Moses??

      John Laswell (Who later married Dicey Smith); Places Lived: 1770 Virginia Loudoun County -; 1787 Virginia Tax List, Franklin County -; 1791 Virginia Tax List, Franklin County -; 1792 Virginia Tax List, Franklin County -; 1793 Virginia Tax List, Franklin County -; 1794 Kentucky Tax list, Green County -; 1795 Kentucky Tax list Mercer County - Gabrial Slaughter's List; 1798 Kentucky Marriage Record, Mercer County -; 1805 August 24th Kentucky Land Grants, Cumberland County - Grants South of Green River; 1810 Kentucky Census, Cumberland County - (Lacefield), Page 449 1840; 1820 Kentucky Census, Monroe County - (Lacefield); 1830 Kentucky Land Grants, Cumberland County - Book Z page 71 - 50 Acres; 1830 Kentucky Census, Cumberland County -; 1833 Kentucky Tax List, Cumberland County -; 1837 Kentucky Tax List, Cumberland County -; 1840 Kentucky Tax List, Cumberland County -; 1840 Kentucky Census, Cumberland County -; 1840 Kentucky Will Records, Cumberland County - (Saswell) 1815-1912 Pg 45; 1841, December 14, Kentucky Inventory, Cumberland County - (Saswell); 1841 Kentucky Tax List, Cumberland County - (Dicey) (Owns same Property); 1843 Kentucky Tax List, Cumberland County - (Dicey) (Owns same Property); 1844 Kentucky Tax List, Cumberland County - (Dicey) (Owns same Property); 1846 Kentucky Tax List, Cumberland County - (Dicey) (Owns same Property); 1850 Kentucky Tax List, Cumberland County - (Dicey) (Owns same Property); 1850 Kentucky Census, Cumberland County - Census (Dicey Laswell); 1851 Kentucky Tax List, Cumberland County - (Dicey) Tax List (Owns same Property); 1852 Kentucky Tax List, Cumberland County - (John A. Laywell) (Owns same Property); 1860 Kentucky Census Metcalfe County - John Ahart Laswell (Same Location)

      Children: Elizabeth (Betsy) Laswell - born about 1799; Married: Abt. 1821 (after 1820 but before 1825); Joseph (Jo) Welch - born about 1796 (1795 to 1800) ; William Laswell - born abt. 1800 Marrowbone Creek, Cumberland Co., Kentucky; Married (1st): 7 January 1825 Morgan Co., Alabama Book A., Page 70.; Sally Welch - born abt. 1803; Married (2nd):; Elender Parke - born (No Proof of this); Eleanor (Alley) Laswell - born in about 1803 in Kentucky; Married: abt. 1821; Joshua (Moshua) Davis - born in about 1800; Nancy Jane Laswell - born abt. 1804, Marrowbone Creek, Cumberland Co., Kentucky; died bef. 1870; Married: abt 1834 Kentucky; Daniel Propes - born abt. 1796 in Virginia; died after 1870 Census.; Andrew S. Laswell - born 1808 Marrowbone Creek, Cumberland County, Kentucky; died Indiana; buried in Union Chapel Cemetery near Grantsburg, Indiana.; Married: abt. 1836 Kentucky; Mary E. (Polly) Crews - born in 1817 in Monroe County, Kentucky; died 1904, Eckerty, Crawford Co., Indiana; buried in Bethany Union Cemetery, Crawford County, Indiana; Moses Laswell - born 1810 Marrowbone Creek, Cumberland Co., Kentucky; Married: 1837 Kentucky; Mariah Ricketts - born 1820 in Kentucky; Dicey Laswell - born about 1813 Marrowbone Creek, Cumberland County, Kentucky; Married: abt 1831; James Taylor - born about 1809; died between 1837 and 1850; Elen Laswell - born about 1816 Marrowbone Creek, Cumberland County, Kentucky .; Married: abt. 1834; Elexas Cambell - born about 1812; Susan Laswell - born Abt. 1819 Marrowbone Creek, Cumberland County, Kentucky .; Married:; No information on Marriage; Polly Laswell - born Abt. 1821 Marrowbone Creek, Cumberland County, Kentucky .; Married: abt 1839; John Dickson - born Abt. 1816; John Ahart Laswell - born on 4 April 1824 Marrowbone Creek, Cumberland County, Kentucky.; Married: abt. 1846; Lucinda Kessler (Kessellar) - born 1826 Virginia.

      You have done a marvelous job with your web site overall and provided a very great public service. Regards, Your Cousin, Jack A. Laswell, Sr.