Law Family

Not sure how accurate this is. Comments appreciated.

Descendants of John Law

Generation No. 1

1. John1 Law1 was born about 1635 in Scotland, and died January 04, 1707/08 in Concord, Middlesex, MA. He married Lydia Draper1 March 05, 1659/60 in Concord, Middlesex, MA1. She was born September 11, 1641 in Concord, Middlesex, MA, and died January 06, 1732/33 in Concord, Middlesex, MA.

Child of John Law and Lydia Draper is:

+ 2 i. Samuel2 Law, born May 28, 1680 in Concord, Middlesex, MA; died April 29, 1727 in Groton, New London, CT.

Generation No. 2

2. Samuel2 Law (John1)1 was born May 28, 1680 in Concord, Middlesex, MA, and died April 29, 1727 in Groton, New London, CT. He married Martha Wigglesworth1 December 15, 1708 in Concord, Middlesex, MA1. She was born December 21, 1683 in Malden, Middlesex, MA, and died December 04, 1719 in Stonington, New London, CT.

Child of Samuel Law and Martha Wigglesworth is:

+ 3 i. Samuel3 Law, born November 15, 1714 in Plainfield, Windham, CT; died after May 16, 1764.

Generation No. 3

3. Samuel3 Law (Samuel2, John1) was born November 15, 1714 in Plainfield, Windham, CT, and died after May 16, 1764. He married Mary Langrell February 24, 1743/44 in Goshen Parish, Lebanon, New London, CT1. She was born July 26, 1723 in Plymouth, Litchfield, CT.

Child of Samuel Law and Mary Langrell is:

+ 4 i. Samuel4 Law, born 1744 in Lebanon, New London, CT; died 1777 in Valley Forge, Chester, PA.

Generation No. 4

4. Samuel4 Law (Samuel3, Samuel2, John1) was born 1744 in Lebanon, New London, CT, and died 1777 in Valley Forge, Chester, PA1. He married Miriam Munger1. She was born about 1753 in Lebanon, New London, CT.

Child of Samuel Law and Miriam Munger is:

+ 5 i. William5 Law, born about 1770 in CT.

Generation No. 5

5. William5 Law (Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, John1) was born about 1770 in CT.

Child of William Law is:

+ 6 i. Asahel W.6 Law, born September 1805 in Greene county, NY; died March 16, 1871 in Big Hollow, Greene, NY.

Generation No. 6

6. Asahel W.6 Law (William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, John1) was born September 1805 in Greene county, NY, and died March 16, 1871 in Big Hollow, Greene, NY1. He married Cynthia Wade. She was born October 1805 in Conesville, Schoharie, NY, and died October 10, 1891.

Child of Asahel Law and Cynthia Wade is:

+ 7 i. Thomas Sutton7 Law, born about 1832; died October 27, 1897 in Utica, Oneida, NY; buried in Butler-Savannah Cemetery,Savannah, Wayne, NY.

Generation No. 7

7. Thomas Sutton7 Law (Asahel W.6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, John1) was born About 1832, and died October 27, 1897 in Utica, Oneida, NY; buried in Butler-Savannah Cemetery,Savannah, Wayne, NY. He married Mary Eveline Chapin2 About 1860. She was born about 1833, and died 1870 in Butler, Wayne, NY3.

More About Thomas Sutton Law:

Military service: 1861, Civil War

Children of Thomas Law and Mary Chapin are:

8 i. Emma8 Law, born about 18614.

9 ii. Arbella Law, born about 18634.

+ 10 iii. Arthur E. Law, born April 1866 in Butler, Wayne, NY; died January 01, 1909 in Orwell, Oswego, NY; buried in South Butler, Wayne, NY.

Generation No. 8

10. Arthur E.8 Law (Thomas Sutton7, Asahel W.6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, John1)5 was born April 1866 in Butler, Wayne, NY6,7, and died January 01, 1909 in Orwell, Oswego, NY; buried in South Butler, Wayne, NY8. He married (1) Lizzie Sanford About 1887 in NY9. She was born 1867 in NY, and died 1900 in Butler, Wayne, NY; buried in Butler-Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, Wayne, NY10. He married (2) Martha Viola “Mattie” Cook11 About 1905 in NY, daughter of George Cook and Charlotte McKie. She was born August 08, 1876 in Orwell, Oswego, NY12,13, and died April 12, 1961 in Syracuse, Onondaga, NY; buried in New Haven, NY.

Notes for Arthur E. Law:

Arthur’s first wife died in 1900. By 1905, he had married Martha Cook and they were living in Butler, Wayne, NY. They moved to Orwell, Martha’s (aka Mattie) hometown by 1906. The following account of Arthur’s untimely death appeared in the local newspaper.

The Pulaski Democrat, Wednesday, 06 January 1909

From the village of Orwell:

On New Year’s day a bad accident happened in the northeastern part of this town, by which Arthur Law, a son-in-law of George Cook, lost his life. Mr. Law stood on a wood rack, resting the butt of his gun on the bottom boards. As they were riding along a sudden jar caused the gun to slip through a hole in the rack. In Mr. Law’s attempt to pull the gun up through the hole, the contents of both barrels was discharged in his abdomen. Dr. L. F. Hollis of Sandy Creek and Dr. G. W. Nelson were hastily summoned but the wounded man died at ten o’clock that night.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattie Cook Law, two children and relatives in Wayne county, where he resided until three years ago. Mr. Law who was about forty-two years old, was a grandson of the famous manufacturer of Law’s bluing. The remains were taken to South Butler Monday for burial.

More About Arthur E. Law:

Occupation: 1905, Manufacturing bluing

Residence: 1905, Butler, Wayne, NY with wife Martha

Children of Arthur Law and Lizzie Sanford are:

11 i. Inez H.9 Law, born December 1890.

12 ii. Bessie E. Law, born February 1893.

Child of Arthur Law and Martha Cook is:

+ 13 i. George9 Law, born about 1906 in Orwell, Oswego, NY.

Generation No. 9

13. George9 Law (Arthur E.8, Thomas Sutton7, Asahel W.6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, John1) was born about 1906 in Orwell, Oswego, NY14. He marriedElizabeth Riffle McConnell15 1930, daughter of Harry McConnell and Ruth Dunning. She was born July 04, 1913 in Geneva, Ontario, NY, and died January 13, 1980 in Syracuse, Onondaga, NY.

Children of George Law and Elizabeth McConnell are:

14 i. George H.10 Law, born November 12, 1930 in Syracuse, Onondaga, NY; died September 28, 1966 in Syracuse, Onondaga, NY; buried in Onondaga Valley Cemetery16,17. He married Dorothy Logue 1949 in Syracuse, Onondaga, NY.

15 ii. Robert Charles Law, born January 27, 1932 in Syracuse, Onondaga, NY18; died November 30, 1996 in Syracuse, Onondaga, NY.

Notes for Robert Charles Law:

Death date from SSN Death Index. Confirmed by obit from Dad’s files.

16 iii. Ann Elizabeth Law, born September 24, 1934 in Syracuse, Onondaga, NY; died January 22, 2008 in Kirkville, Onondaga, NY19. She married Albert Sardella about 1956 in Florida; born about 1930.

17 iv. Sally Ruth Law, born July 29, 1937 in Syracuse, Onondaga, NY. She married Paul Stott; born about 1934.

Endnotes

1. IGI.

2. 1870 census.

3. IGI.

4. 1870 census.

5. Butler-Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, Wayne, NY, middle initial “E.”

6. 1870 census, Butler, Wayne, NY.

7. 1900 census, Butler, Wayne, NY.

8. The Pulaski Democrat, Pulaski, Oswego co., NY, 6 Jan 1909, report of accidental death by gunshot wounds; town of Orwell.

9. 1900 census.

10. Butler-Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, Wayne, NY.

11. Obituary, The Post Standard, 13 Apr 1961, p. 7.

12. 1930 census, Syracuse, Onondaga, NY.

13. Obituary.

14. 1930 census, Syracuse, Onondaga, NY.

15. Bailey, Lois McConnell, sister of Elizabeth.

16. Social Security Death Index.

17. Obituary, Syracuse Herald Journal, 29 Sep 1966.

18. Law, George.

19. Social Security Death Index.

 

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