Joseph Lawton, October 18, 1753 - March 1815
A history of Joseph Lawton (1753-1815), who was the son of William Lawton of England and Mary Sams. Lawton was born on his father's Plantation, Steamboat Creek, on Edisto Island, South Carolina on October 18, 1753. By 1774, Lawton moved his family to Black Swamp, where he established a plantation called Mulberry Grove Plantation. Lawton married Sarah Robert (d. 1839) on March 18, 1773, and together they had seven children. In 1831, Sarah began the tradition of holding an Lawton family reunion. This booklet also includes a history of Black Swamp around the time of the American Revolutionary War, as well as a family tree.
Lawton, Thomas Oregon, Jr.
Original 17-page booklet: Lawton, Thomas Oregon, Jr. Joseph Lawton, October 18, 1753 - March 1815. Lawton and Allied Families Association, 1975: Private Collection of Betty Jean Aulin Reagan.
Lawton, Boyce M. III
Reagan, Bettye Jean Aulin
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original 11-page booklet: Lawton, Thomas Oregon, Jr. Joseph Lawton, October 18, 1753 - March 1815. Lawton and Allied Families Association, 1975.
Is Part Of
Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Steamboat Creek, Edisto Island, South Carolina
Mulberry Grove Plantation, Walterboro, South Carolina
Black Swamp, Robertville, South Carolina
Originally created by Thomas Oregon Lawton, Jr. and published by Boyce M. Lawton III.
Private Collection of Bettye Jean Aulin Reagan
Robison, Jim. Around Oviedo. 2012.
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"History of the First Baptist Church, Oviedo, Florida: First 100 Years, 1869-1969." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/5657.
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