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Family of George LAWS (1) & Sarah CARPENTER

2. Hiram LAWS. Born on 17 Nov 1803 in Orange County, North Carolina. At the age of 75, Hiram died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 13 May 1879. Buried in May 1879 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee. Occupation: Farmer.

Lived in 12th District, Carroll County, Tennessee, in 1850.

In 1821 when Hiram was 17, he married Jincy Ann SIMS. Born on 2 May 1807 in Orange County, North Carolina. At the age of 66, Jincy Ann died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 29 May 1873.

They had the following children:
3 i. Minerva Ann (1827-1914)
ii. Dudley Sims. Born on 29 May 1829. At the age of 77, Dudley Sims died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 18 Oct 1906. Buried in Oct 1906 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee. Occupation: Served as a physician at Clarksburg, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee.

Doctor Dudley Laws never married.


Dr. Laws was born in Carroll County, Tennessee in 1829 and is the 2nd of six children, three of whom are living. The father, Hiram Laws, was of English ancestry, born in Orange County North Carolina November 17, 1803. His father, George Laws is supposed to be a son of one of three brothers John, George and James who emigrated from England about 1620, and settled in Maryland, where they figured quite prominently among the business men of that State. Hiram was reared by a mother's tender care, his father dying while he was quite small. He acquired sufficient education to enable him to enter the teacher's profession, which he followed for a number of years. About 1825 he married Jincy Ann Sims, and immediately started for Maury County Tennessee where he remained one year. He then came to Carroll County and settled in the 12th District and in 1834 moved to Alabama, but returned to Carroll County in 1836, where he passed the remainder of his days. He died in 1879. Mrs. Laws was also a native of North Carolina born May 2, 1807 and died in 1878. Our subject was reared under the parental roof and received his education in the country schools and in Huntingdon, but acquired the most of his knowledge and ability through his own application. He possessed an intellect of extraordinary brilliance, and soon became master of all the mathematical branches, and had a good knowledge of the languages. He afterward spent twelve years teaching, and was one of the most popular educators of this portion of the State. In 1861 he commenced the study of physics, and two years later entered the Rush Medical College, and at the close of the Rebellion entered as a partner with his former preceptor, and began the practice of his chosen profession. In 1871 he entered the Medical Department at the University of Nashville and Vanderbilt University, and graduated in 1873. He then returned to Clarksburg and continued his practice and well-deserved success. He was for eight years School Commissioner of his District, which position he declined to hold longer. He is present one of the Trustees of Clarksburg Male and Female Academy. He is a Republican in politics, a Mason and the owner of 700 acres of land.

GOODSPEEDS HISTORY OF TENNESSEE 1887

4 iii. John Wesley (1831-1878)
iv. Loucetta J.. Born on 10 Nov 1833 in Tennessee. At the age of 87, Loucetta J. died on 22 Sep 1921. Buried in Sep 1921 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee.

On 11 Mar 1868 when Loucetta J. was 34, she married Lafayette Mancill TOSH, son of John TOSH Junior (1802-) & Ellender SCOTT (1805-1860), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 3 Feb 1830. At the age of 75, Lafayette Mancill died on 25 Sep 1905. Buried in Sep 1905 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "L.M.".

Served in Company G, 7th Tennessee CAV (US) during the American Civil War.

No children were produced in this marriage.

5 v. George L (1836-1907)
6 vi. Mary Elizabeth (1842-1884)

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