biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
HAMILTON LAWSON is a farmer, and re- sides on section 10, Spring Creek Township. He was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, Feb 29, 1840, and is the son of James and Jane (Hamilton) Lawson. James Lawson was a comb-maker, and was born June 5, 1799, in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. His wife was born on the 27th of March, 1800, in London, England. They came to Canada in the year 1820, remaining only a few years, going from thence to New York, where they resided for ten or twelve years, thence to Huron and Trumbull Counties, Ohio, where they resided eight or ten years, going to Pennsylvania, in which State they lived until 1856, and then re- moved to Marion County, Iowa, where they staid until 1859, when they came to Mahaska County. Mrs. Lawson died March 27, 1860. Hamilton Lawson was married, Feb. 10, 1864, to Miss Mary E. Warner, a daughter of Benton R. and Mary J. (Andrews) Warner. She was born May 14, 1848. Her father was born in White County, Tenn., Sept. 26, 1818, and his wife in Trumbull County, Ohio, in October, 1822; she died May 31, 1850. Mr. Warner was a farmer and brickmason, and makes his home with the subject of this sketch. Hamilton Lawson enlisted in Co. I, 7th Iowa Vol. Inf., in June, 1861, and went into camp at Camp Warren, Burlington, Iowa, imme- diately upon enlistment. The regiment was soon ordered from Burlington to the vicinity of Iron Mountain, Mo., from there to Bird's Point, and shortly after fought the battle at Belmont, which made them famous. Here Mr. Lawson was severely wounded, and in consequence was discharged from service Feb. 27, 1862, for which he deservedly re- ceived a handsome back pension, and continues to receive $8 per month from the Goverment whose life he fought to perpetuate. His father was a member of the Greybeard Regiment, Company E, and con- tinued with it during its term of service. Mr. Lawson owns twenty acres of land which is quite well improved, has a good house and other buildings thereon, and is quite comfortably fixed in life. Politically he is a Greenbacker. There is no more hospitable home in Mahaska County than that of Hamilton Lawson, and none where a friend is more cordially welcomed or pleasantly enter- tained, and he is highly regarded by his friends and acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy