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Andrew Laswell

Andrew Laswell

Male Abt 1743 -

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  • Name Andrew Laswell 
    Born Abt 1743  Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I9410  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2015 

    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

    Children 
     1. John Laswell,   b. 30 Jul 1773, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1841, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Andrew Laswell,   b. Feb 1781, Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1853, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Thomas Mitchell Laswell, Sr.,   b. 13 Apr 1784, Cameron, Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1862, Ripley, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Henry Laswell,   b. 1786, Caswell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1857, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Margaret Laswell,   b. 6 Sep 1792, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Isaac Laswell,   b. 1799, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1874, Placer, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F1403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Andrew Laswell - born in about 1743 (bef 1755) in Virginia.
      Married: Bef 1773
      Unknown - born bef 1765

      Places Lived:
      1751 Fairfax County, Virginia
      1757 Loudoun County, Virginia
      1771 Loudoun County, Virginia - Tithable List, Levin Powell's
      1778 Loudoun County, Virginia
      1810 Virginia Census, Franklin County Andrew Lasswell (Rev. War)

      Children:

      John Lasswell - born 30 July 1773 in Virginia; died 31 July 1841 Cas Twp., Fulton Co., Illinois; buried in Mc Beth Cemetery, Near Whites Ferry, Canton, Illinois; headstone moved to Buckeye Cemetery for preservation; Married (1st): abt 1794 Susan Dolan - born abt 1776 (This is not Proven.) Married (2nd): 6 January 1828 Paris, Edgar Co., Illinois; Phoebe Stiren - born Abt 1793; died 9 May 1846 Henry County, Illinois.

      William Lasswell - born abt 1776 (1770-1780) Loudoun Co., Virginia

      Andrew Lasswell - born February 1781 Loudoun County, Virginia; died 11 April 1853 Sangamon County, Illinois; Married: 16 May 1803 in Green County, Kentucky
      Nancy Wright - born 1784 Culpepper County, Virginia; died April 1855 Sangamon County, Illinois

      Thomas Laswell - born 13 April 1784 in Virginia (Tape says Maryland); died 3 November 1872 in Ripley County, Indiana; buried in the Laswell Cemetery, Johnson Twp, Ripley County, Indiana; Married (1st): 22 July 1805 in Shelby County, Kentucky
      Mary Elizabeth Crawford - born Abt.1787; died Abt. 1815
      Married (2nd): 29 May 1816 in Jefferson Co., Kentucky
      Sarah (Sally) Jane Dean(e) - born 1796 in Maryland, Father Michael Deacon Dean (Deane)

      Female - born Abt 1787 (1784-1794)

      Jacob Laswell - born Abt 1794 (1794-1800) Loudoun Co., Virginia1 male 10 to 16

      1 female 10 to 16 - born Abt 1796 (b.1794-1800)

      Notes:

      A very important deed written in 1755 provides insight into Jacob Lasswell's offspring. SPARCIO, Ruth & Sam; Deed Abstracts of Fairfax County Virginia 1750-1754; (Deed book C, 27 MAR 1750 - 17 DEC 1754); The Antient Press;1320 Mayflower Dr.; McLean, VA 22101-3402;198_.p. 83 ( Fairfax Library VREF 929.3755FAIR) Fairfax Co. VA Deed Book C: pages 236-238.

      "On margin. '2d May 1763 Dd Wm. Whitely per note' Indenture 16 October 1755 between ROBERT CARTER of Westmoreland County and JACOB LASSWELL..In consideration of rents..farm let..182 acres being in Parish of Cameron in the county of Fairfax being part of 11,000 acres called Goose Creek tract..Corner to Steven LEE.. Corner to GOLDEN..during the natural lives of Elizabeth Lasswell, wife John Lasswell second son and Andrew LASSWELL fourth son..paying yearly rent of Three £..
      Presence of : s/ Robert Carter
      W.WEST, s/ Jacob Lasswell
      Jas. LANE,
      Joseph POWERS
      Lease recorded 20th APR 1756"

      This deed proves that Jacob had AT LEAST four sons. It is not known if Edward Sleater was counted as one of them or if there were other sons not involved in the transaction. We do not know if Jacob had any daughters, and we do not know which wife was the mother of his offspring. What we do know is that Jacob Lasswell had FOUR SONS; that the second son was John Lasswell and the fourth son was Andrew Lasswell. That leaves the question "Who were the first and third sons of Jacob Lasswell". From census records it is quite clear that Moses Lasswell was one of the sons.

      That would leave Elias and William Lasswell, Sr., to account for in early Virginia history. I have seen and lost a record where Jacob stated his brother Isaac's wife Jane went to North Carolina with their child soon after Isaac's death. I personally believe that child was William Lasswell born abt 1719 in Ann Arundel County, Maryland and became the Patriarch of all of the North Carolina branch of the Lasswell/Laswell family.

      Based on the following Record it is assumed that this Andrew Lasswell (Rev. War.) was the fourth son of Jacob Lasswell of Virginia:

      Fairfax County (Virginia) Deed Book D. -83-PP. 236 - 238; On Margin. "2d May 1763 Dd Wm. Whitely per note" Indenture 16th October 1755 Between Robert Carter of Westmoreland County and Jacob Lasswell .. in consideration of rents..farm let..182 acres being in parish of Cameron in county of Fairfax being part of 11,000 acres called Goose Creek Tract.. corner to Stephen Lee..Corner to Golden.. during natural lives of Elizabeth Lasswell, wife, John Lasswell second son and Andrew Lasswell fourth son .. paying yearly rent of Three pounds..Presence of Jas. Lane,Robert Carter; Henry X Tayler, Thomas Squires; Jacob Lasswell; Lease Recorded 20th April 1756

      We can assume that Andrews mother was Elizabeth because the first child would normally have been born in 1725, the second in 1727, the third in 1729 and the fourth in 1731 had Rebecca been the mother. This is not always true but is a reasonably accurate presumption.

      Loudoun County, Virginia Records

      Andrew Lasswell served in the Revolutionary War in a regiment commanded by Colonel Nathaniel Gist, from 1778-1780. He did not apply for a pension. Muster records are available.

      Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution; 1775 - 1783; By John C. Gwathmey; Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland 1987; Page 459: Laswell, Andrew, (Colonel Nathaniel) Gist's Regiment

      MUSTER ROLLS OF CONTINENTAL ARMY

      Grayson's Regiment, Continental Troops Grayson's Regiment, Continental Troops
      Andrew Laswell, Pvt Andrew Laswell, Pvt
      Captain Granville Smith's Company Ensign Robert Kirk's Company
      May 1778 to July 1778 Roll Dated: Camp Middlebrook
      Term of enlistment 3 Years Dec 1778 to February 1779
      Pay - 6 2/3 dollars for 1 Month Term of enlistment 3 Years
      Signed - J. E. Douglas 67 Pay - 6 2/3 dollars for 1 Month
      Signed - J. E. Douglas

      Rev War Muster Rolls; Database: Revolutionary War Muster Rolls, 1775-83 Surname LASWELL LASWELL GivenName ANDREN ANDREW MiddleInitial Company Unit Rank -Induction PRIVATE PRIVT Rank -Discharge Notes ROLL-BOX 123 123 ROLL-EXCT

      The wife of Andrew Lasswell was furnished supplies on 14 December 1778 while Andrew was in the service in the Revolutionary War. (GLEANINGS OF VIRGINIA HISTORY by Boogher on page 220, Supplies Furnished Soldiers Wives - Loudoun County.

      Page 220: Andrew Laswell; Leven Powell is to furnish the necessaries of life to the wife of the soldier. December 14, 1778 Chapter: "Loudoun County in the Revolution". (This establishes Andrew's date of birth to Bef 1757 (1778-21=1757)

      648.3 Jun 1996,SCHEEL, Eugene M; Middleburg Bicentennial Committee;
      "The History of Middleburg and Vicinity:Honoring the 200th Anniversary
      of the Town 1787-1987"; Piedmont Press; Warrenton, VA 1987 LC 87-63321 Balch Lib REF975.528 p. 6..."

      p 20. "... On the home front, no Red Coat ever marched down the Ashby's Gap Road, and the only American soldiers the area ever saw were some raggle-taggle contingents walking between Winchester and Alexandria. Nearly all of the eighty - or - so white males in Levin POWELL's taxation district (from about Macville north and west to Goose Creek) were in the militia, and some enlisted. Not until May, 1780, did the Commonwealth order a draft, setting the county's quota at 117. Interpolating from the county's population, six of those 17 would have come from Levin POWELL's district.

      Families of those off to war were given food by the gentry, who were reimbursed by the county court. From the Middleburg area there was only one such case. In mid-December, 1778 the county court ordered 'Levin POWELL to furnish Andrew LASSWELL with Necessaries.' ..."

      Loudoun County, Va. 1771 Tithable List - Levin Powell's List - Andrew Lasswell 1-5

      Andrew Laswell disappears from the Loudoun County records before the fall of 1782 as he does not appear in the first tax lists.

      1810 Virginia Census, Franklin County Page 22

      Andrew Lasswell (Rev. War)
      1 male 10 to 16 (b.1794-1800) Jacob Lasswell
      1 male 45 and up (b. bef 1765) Andrew Lasswell, I
      1 female 10 to 16 (b.1794-1800)
      1 female 16 to 26 (b.1784-1794)
      1 female 45 and up (b. bef 1765) (Wife of Andrew Lasswell, I)
      1 Foreigner not Naturalized

      Ancestry.com Search Terms: LASWELL (3), ANDREW (2221)
      Database: Revolutionary War Muster Rolls, 1775-83

      Surname Given Name Rank - Induction ROLL-BOX
      LASWELL ANDREW PRIVT 123

      Information Sources: Jack A. Laswell, Sr.