Lawton, John P.
Age: 32, credited to Hartland, VTVITALS
Birth: 1829, Hartland, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Died in Osceola, MO
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Mr. [Wallace] Lawton was born in Griggsville, Illinois, July 26, 1861, a son of John P. and Mary (Pollock) Lawton, the former a native of Vermont and the latter of Pike county, Illinois. The father was a teacher in early life and subsequently became a Baptist minister. He and his family came to Missouri in 1867, locating in Henry county, where they remained one year and then removed to St. Clair county, making their home near Appleton City for six years on a farm there. Mrs. Lawton died in 1869, and her husband subsequently married again. He became a landowner but continued his service in the ministry and also taught school. He spent several years in teaching in St. Clair and Bates counties. Before the state of Oklahoma was established Rev. Lawton also did missionary work in Indian Territory. He then returned to Osceola, where he lived retired for a number of years before his death in October, 1891. He had an interesting and honorable war record, having served with the Thirty-third Illinois Infantry as a private in Company C, his term comprising two years. He was never wounded but was confined in a hospital because of an illness contracted by his arduous duties. His brother, Wade Lawton, was the captain of Company C and served throughout the war. Mr. and Mrs. John P. Lawton had three children, of whom their son, Wallace W., is the eldest. Fannie died at the age of seventeen years, and Charles was but one year of age when he passed away.Stevens, Walter B., Missouri the Center State: 1821-1915, (S. J. Clarke, Chicago, 1915) iii:30