James Alva Lawson

James Alva Lawson
October 18, 1841 – January 20, 1900

Alternate Spelling: Alva Lawson
1860 Residence: Robeson County, NC

Military Record
October 1, 1861 – Enlisted in Robeson County, NC
18th Regiment North Carolina, Company D
Rank: Private
May 27, 1862 – Captured at Hanover Court House, VA,
August 5, 1862 – Exchanged at Aiken’s Landing, James River, VA
September 28, 1862 – Deserted
February 12, 1863 – Returned to duty
March 25, 1863 – Deserted
September 1863-February 1864 – Returned to Duty
February 24, 1864 – Promoted to Corporal
May 2, 1864 – Captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA
Confined at Point Lookout, MD
August 3, 1864 – Transferred to Elmira, NY
June 19, 1865 – Released after taking Oath of Allegiance

Parents
James A. Lawson 1810-1881
Molsey Ivey 1817-1887

Siblings
Lewis A. Lawson 1840           18th NC Co D
Doctor Lawson 1843
Harriet Lawson 1843-1930
Stephen J. Lawson 1845-1932
Grady Lawson 1850
Mary Lawson 1854
Amanda Lawson 1857
Alford L. Lawson 1861-1927

Wife
Lucinda Britt 1850-1915

Children
Caldonia Lawson 1867-1923
Susan A. Lawson 1869-
Martha Nathalia Lawson 1871-1948
James Radway Lawson 1872-1950
Doctor Gilbert Lawson 1875-1959
R. L. Lawson 1877
Molcey Dora Lawson 1881-1939
Emma V. Lawson 1884-1936
Mike B. Lawson 1888
Fred Deman Lawson 1890-1962

Burial
Stephens/Lawson Cemetery
S. Creek Road
Orrum, NC

James Alva Lawson Grave

James Alva Lawson Grave