Lawton Family History

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Lawton Family History

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Lawton Family History


Oviedo (Fla.)


The family history the Lawtons of the Summer Oaks plantation in Thomas County, Georgia. This family history centers around Alexander Benjamin Lawton (1809-1861) and his wife, Narcissa Melissa Lawton (1817-1883). Together, the couple had seven children: Alexander Cater Lawton (1841-1921), Winborn Theodore Lawton (1843-1892), Clara J. Lawton (b. 1845), Robert W. Lawton (b. 1847), Benjamin F. Lawton (ca. 1848-ca. 1853), Thomas J. Lawton (b. 1851), and Emma Lenora Lawton (1853-1907). Lawton also had three children from his previous marriage to Elizabeth Brisbane Lawton (1808-1839): Mary Jane Lawton (b. 1832), Martha S. Lawton (b. 1834), and Eusebia Lawton (ca. 1836-ca. 1850).

Part I on the book focuses on the Lawton family background, highlighting William Lawton, Joseph Lawton, Benjamin Themistocles Dion Lawton, and Winborn Asa Lawton. Part II details the immediate family of Alexander Benjamin Lawton and his family while living in South Carolina, while Part III discusses the family's migration to the Summer Oaks plantation in Georgia. Part IV describes the location of Summer Oaks and Part V discusses theories about the location of Alexander Benjamin Lawton's resting place. Part VI details the descendants of the Lawtons of Summer Oaks. This family history was compiled by the great-great-great granddaughter of Alexander Benjamin Lawton and Narcissa Melissa Lawton, Stacey Allene Church and her father, Gerald Marshall Church. Many of the descendants of the Lawtons migrated to Oviedo, Florida.


Church, Stacey Allene
Church, Gerald Marshall


Original book by Stacey Allene Church and Gerald Marshall Church: Private Collection of Bettye Reagan.

Date Created

ca. 1984

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1984


Reagan, Bettye Jean Aulin

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original book by Stacey Allene Church and Gerald Marshall Church.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




26.4 MB


127-page book






Edisto Island, South Carolina
Mulberry Grove Plantation, Walterboro, South Carolina
Black Swamp, Robertville, South Carolina
Lawtonville, South Carolina
Bluffton, South Carolina
Summer Oaks Plantation, Thomas County, Georgia
Oviedo, Florida
Monticello, Florida
Caddo Parish, Louisiana

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History Teacher


Originally created by Stacey Allene Church and Gerald Marshall Church.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Stacey Allene Church and Gerald Marshall Church, and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Bettye Reagan

External Reference

Lawton, Edward P. A Saga of the South. Ft. Myers Beach, Fla: Island Press, 1965.
Rogers, William Warren. Ante-Bellum Thomas County, 1825-1861. Tallahassee: Florida State University, 1963.
Rogers, William Warren. Thomas County During the Civil War. Tallahassee: Florida State University, 1964.
Rogers, William Warren. Thomas County, 1865-1900. Tallahassee: Florida State University Press, 1973.

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127-page book



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