Albert SLAWSON

Albert SLAWSON

Male 1826 - 1895  (69 years)

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  • Name Albert SLAWSON  [2
    • Albert Slawson moved to Claiborne Parish Louisiana in the latter 1840s from Alabama, and he later followed relatives to the Bayou d'Loutre region east of Farmerville. He married in the latter 1850s to a widow, Holland Lee Brantley, and in 1860, they lived on the farm of her parents, Martin Batte Lee and Levincy Albritton Lee near the Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church, about six miles northeast of Farmerville.

      Albert Slawson enlisted as a private in a cavalry company formed in late 1863 or early 1864 under Capt. Capers. It is unclear if he served in the 3rd or 5th Louisiana Cavalry Regiment, but in December 1864 at Alexandria, Louisiana, he was transferred to Company C, 17th Louisiana Infantry Regiment. Slawson served with his unit in the Pineville and Bayou Cotile areas for the remainder of the War. He received a parole on 9 June 1865.

      Holland Lee Slawson died in 1864, and Albert remarried on 17 March 1868 to Mary J. Shaw. He remarried again on 11 June 1869 to Mary E. Thurston. Albert and Mary Slawson lived about eight miles east of Farmerville for the next three decades. In 1870, he worked at a steam sawmill, but in 1880, he farmed. According to Mary's application for a Confederate pension filed in 1903, about April 1895, Albert began to suffer severely from "complications of disease, neuralgia & heart troubles in fact don't know what was the matter with him - was in bed 2 months..." Albert Slawson died on his farm on Saturday, 29 June 1895 and was buried the next day in the "Taylor Church grave yard."

      Gravesite Details
      Unmarked grave. [1]
    Birth 1826  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Living in Township 24, Ward 1, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860  Living in Union Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1870  Living in Ward 1, Union Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1880  Living in 1st Ward, Union Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Death 29 Jun 1895  Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Burial Taylor-Liberty Hill Cemetery, Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2110  Main Tree
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2024 

    Father David Leander SLAWSON,   b. 1795, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1844, Lowndes Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eliza R. SMITH,   b. 30 Aug 1803, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 May 1894, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F992  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah F. PERDUE,   b. Abt 1826, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1860, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 33 years) 
    Marriage 20 Jan 1847  Lowndes Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth J. SLAWSON,   b. Abt 1847, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. David A. SLAWSON,   b. Abt 1850, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Family ID F1197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2024 

    Family 2 Mary E. THURSTON,   b. Abt 1845, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 13 Jun 1869  Union Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Holland S. SLAWSON,   b. 20 Nov 1871, Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Aug 1942 (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Robert Davis SLAWSON,   b. 3 Nov 1875, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Jan 1941, Shreveport, Caddo Co., Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
    Family ID F1194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2024 

    Family 3 Holland LEE,   b. 6 Aug 1831, Snow Hill, Wilcox Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Jun 1864, Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 32 years) 
    Marriage Between 1852-1860  [1
    Family ID F1198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2024 

  • Event Map
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  • Documents
    Obituary Notice for Albert Slawson
    Obituary Notice for Albert Slawson
    The Gazette
    Union Parish Library Newspaper Archives
    3 July 1895

    Added by: Timothy D. Hudson

  • Sources 
    1. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    2. [S485] 1860 Census Union Parish, Louisiana.

    3. [S490] 1850 Census Township 24, Ward 1, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.

    4. [S8549] 1870 Census Ward 1, Union Parish, Louisiana.

    5. [S484] 1880 Census 1st Ward, Union Parish, Louisiana.