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Peter Benton Lawlis
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1833
Death: Jan. 23, 1901

Peter Benton married Sarah A. Rhodes on January 5, 1854 near Columbus, Indiana. Peter and three of his five brothers fought in the Civil War in the Union Army, Indiana Division. Peter enlisted October 2, 1864 and was cited for "Distinguished Service" He was a member of Company D 140th Infantry Regiment until discharged June 2, 1865. Peter's brother George H. Lawlis, a member of the same regiment, was killed in battle January 25th, 1864. George is buried in Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tenessee. Peter and Sarah moved to Arkansas after the Civil War because they could grow vegetables, fruit, etc. better there due to the longer growing season. Family records say Peter died of "dropsy". Peter and Sarah had 16 children: James Algernon, Milton Allen, Simon Peter, Sarah Jane, Phillip Willard, Martha Elizabeth, Alfred Stephen, William Clayton, Virginia Clementine (Sloan), Jacob Martin, Rachel Emma (Baker), John Franklin, Charlotte Alma (Windburn), Thomas Jefferson, Benjamine Edward, and Annie Lonettie (McClendon). Many of his children migrated to West Texas and became farmers. One son, William Clayton became a medical doctor in Fort Worth, Texas. 
 
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 Parents:
  James C. Lawlis (1803 - 1888)
  Elizabeth Butler Lawlis (1808 - 1884)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Ann Rhodes Lawlis (1836 - 1900)
 
 Children:
  James Algernon Lawlis (1855 - 1923)*
  Milton Allen Lawlis (1856 - 1924)*
  Simon Peter Lawlis (1857 - 1949)*
  Phillip Willard Lawlis (1860 - 1927)*
  Alfred Stephen Lawlis (1863 - 1947)*
  William Clayton Lawlis (1865 - 1948)*
  Virginia Clementine Lawlis Sloan (1866 - 1897)*
  Jacob Martin Lawlis (1868 - 1937)*
  Rachel Emma Lawlis Baker (1870 - 1966)*
  John Franklin Lawlis (1872 - 1929)*
  Charlotte Alma Lawlis Winburn (1874 - 1955)*
  Thomas Jefferson Lawlis (1876 - 1944)*
  Annie Lonettie Lawlis McLendon (1880 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  George H. Lawlis (1832 - 1864)*
  Peter Benton Lawlis (1833 - 1901)
  Abraham L. Lawlis (1839 - 1918)*
  James Clayton Lawlis (1843 - 1912)*
  Andrew Jackson Lawlis (1844 - 1915)*
  Daniel Webster Lawlis (1850 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Double marker with Sarah A. Lawlis
 
Burial:
Sloan Cemetery
Clark County
Arkansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Scott Lawlis
Originally Created by: Annie202
Record added: Feb 11, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8375898
Peter Benton Lawlis
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Peter Benton Lawlis
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Peter Benton Lawlis
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 Added: Apr. 10, 2010
 
 
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