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Moses Laswell

Moses Laswell

Male Abt 1737 - Abt 1792  (55 years)

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  • Name Moses Laswell 
    Born Abt 1737  Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1792  Franklin, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I395  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2022 

    Father Jacob Laswell,   b. Abt 1701, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1764, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Slater,   b. Abt 1704 
    Married 1731  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married Abt 1760  Franklin, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Peter Laswell,   b. Abt 1763, Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1807, Jessamine, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. John Laswell,   b. 23 Oct 1760, Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841, Cumberland, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Jacob Laswell,   b. Abt 1772, Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1850, Decatur, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Priscilla Laswell,   b. Abt 1772, Fauquier, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1823, Bond, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     5. Eleanor Laswell,   b. 22 Aug 1780, Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1830, Shelby, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Peter Lasswell Gender: male Birth Place: VA Birth Year: 1763 Spouse Name: Abagail Sherwood Spouse Birth Year: 1766

      !Places Lived:
      Fairfax County, Virginia - 1737
      Loudoun County, Virginia - 1757
      Loudoun County, Virginia - 1782-1783
      Franklin County, Virginia - 1787
      Franklin County, Virginia - 1792

      !The original home of the Laswell's in Virginia was in what is now Loudoun County, Virginia.

      !15 November 1758: Ordered that the sheriff of this county pay out of the depositumn in his hands Twenty-five pounds of tobacco to - Moses Lasswell - for attending and guarding the prison over John Walker twenty-four hours. (Loudoun County, Va. Book A)

      !From Loudoun County, Virginia Records: Moses Laswell, Abt. 1737 appears in the Loudoun County, Virginia records in 1782-1783

      !1782 - Moses Lacewell 1 Tith; 3 Slaves; 8 Stock
      1783 - Moses Lacewell 1 Tith; 0 Slaves; 0 Stock

      !From Franklin County, Virginia Records: Moses Laswell, Abt. 1737 appears in the Franklin County, Virginia Tax records in 1787 with a son, Jacob Laswell, under age 21 (Born after 1766). Peter and John Laswell (Undoubtedly his sons and born before 1766 if assumed to be over 21 years of age) appear at the same time. Moses Laswell, Abt. 1737 does not appear again after 1792. He may have died.

      !John, Peter and Jacob Laswell appear in the records for 1794 and do not appear again in the Franklin Co. Records.

      Page 63, 64 "LOUDOUN COUNTY WILL BOOK A pp 226-229 .. I William WEST of Loudoun Co ... Item I give and bequeath to my two sons Cato WEST and Charles WEST all my land laying on the South side of the North Fork of Bull Run joining my son Charles WEST being part in Prince William and part in oudoun Counties, including the plantation where John ALLISON and Simon SINOSON and Moses LASSWELL now live to be equally divided Between them.." Dated 6 June 1769, will proved 13 NOV 1769

      Page 12 "LOUDOUN COUNTY WILL BOOK B .. pp 36-39 .. A list of Bonds and accounts to Mr. Thos. CHINN one of the Exors. .. Moses LASSWELL Elias LASSWELL.." Estate of Elijah CHINN. These claims were listed immediately after an account of the Administration of the estate of Jonas POTTS at a Court held for Loudoun County the 27th Day of April 1773.

      Pages 11 and 12: Loudoun County Will Book "B" pages 33 - 34 Estate of Jonas Potts, Deceased 27 April 1773. A list of accounts owed to Leven Powell, Exor: Moses Lasswell, Benjamin Chandler

      (Source: letter to Jack Laswell; 2010) Mr. Laswell -I am the volunteer researcher with the Fairfax Virginia Room. I've been working on a college project that encompasses the Laswell family in regards to the Carolina Road. I was googling the Laswells' and came upon a letter you sent to Ron Yates that was put on a website - I think his.

      In noticed that you do not have proof that Moses Laswell born approx 1737/1738 is the son of Jacob. I wanted to offer definitive proof. -While researching a neighboring property I came across Moses Laswell's deposition in a land suit. The deposition was taken on March 1773 and it states that "Moses Laswell aged thirty five years or there abouts". Also, the deposition states his father is Jacob Laswell. At that time his father was "infirm" and unable to come to court or to the land survey, if not brought by carriage. The land suit is regards to Jacob Laswell destroying/cutting down the beginning tree of his neighbor, then Michael Reagan. The Lasswells are not the Plaintiff or the Defendant, but it is the action of Jacob Laswell in regards to that tree that centers around the court case. Through the depositions a small glimpse of life in that area is shown. The case is at least 100 pages long. Evidently Jacob had a small cabin near a glade next to that tree. What the cabin was for is not said. Only that most neighbors mentioned that it was old in 1770s. I'm happy to share any information I find. Kathe Gunther