The Oak Tree by Thomas Bewick

The Lawshe family came to America from Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany. Abraham von Laaschet was born in Creyfeldt, Prussia. (The name was Anglicized to Lawshe.) He married Margaret Bechelsheimer, daughter of Elder John Bechelsheimer, minister to the fledging German Baptist congregation in Amwell Township. The Lawshes appear in connection with the church several times in the book A History of East Amwell, 1700-1800.

Because many of the Lawshe descendants moved away from Hunterdon County, there are many gaps in this tree. It is especially deficient when it comes to the fifth generation.

Keep in mind that I list the children of daughters, but not their grandchildren. And additions and corrections are welcome. Please add them to the Comments section below.

First Generation:

(1) Abraham Lawshe (1732 – 1819) & Margaret Bechleshammer (1723 – 1814)

Second Generation:

|     (2) H P Lawshe (c.1750 – 1751) – I am uncertain about this person
|     (2) Catherine Lawshe (c.1751 – 1757)
|     (2) John Lawshe (1754 – 1832) & Eleanor (Penelope) Chamberlain (1761 – 1817)
|     (2) Henry Lawshe (1757 – 1831)
|     |   m. 1) Rachel Allen (1755 – 1802)
|     |   m. 2) Mary Moore (1777 – 1846)
|     (2) Ann Anna Lawshe (1760 – 1852) & Abraham Abram Moore (1759 – 1818)
|     (2) Margaret Lawshe (1764 – 1857) & William Moore (1765 – 1849)
|     (2) Jacob Lawshe (1767 – 1865) & Hannah VanSyckle (1778 – 1861)
|     (2) Abraham Lawshe (1770 – 1853) & Susanna Moore (c.1770 – ?)
Note of all the marriages into the Moore family. See Moore family tree.

Third Generation:

|     (2) Henry Lawshe & Mary Moore
|     |     (3) Isaac N. Lawshe (1803 – 1865) & Ann Nancy Rockafellar (1807 – 1888)
|     |     (3) David M. Lawshe (1806 – 1844) & Elizabeth Ann Hice (1808 – 1884)
|     |     (3) Abraham Lawshe (1807 – 1867) & Sarah Stout (1809 – 1878)
|     |     (3) Mary Elizabeth Lawshe (1816 – 1863) & Cyrus Vandolah (1806 – 1891)
|     |     (3) Henry Daniel Lawshe (1816 – 1893) & Hester Ann Richmond (1820 – 1890)
|     |     (3) Rachel Ann Lawshe (1823 – 1889) & Hosea Smith* (c.1815 – ?)
* No records for Hosea Smith other than his marriage to Rachel in 1838. She may have married second, one Nathan Smith, but I found no good information on him either.

|     (2) Ann Anna Lawshe & Abraham Abram Moore
|     |     (3) Daniel Moore (1784 – ?) & Sarah Snyder (1783 – 1857)
|     |     (3) Margaret Moore (1786 – 1859) & Peter Corson (1787 – 1826)
|     |     (3) John A. Moore (c.1789 – 1862) & Catherine Lawshe (1780 – 1860)
|     |     (3) Jacob Moore (1791 – 1856)
|     |     (3) Henry Moore (1793 – ?)
|     |     (3) Isaac Moore (1796 – 1851) & Mercy Jones (1797 – 1863)
|     |     (3) Jonas Moore (1799 – 1880) & Elizabeth Young (c.1799 – 1880)
|     |     (3) Abraham Moore (1801 – ?)

|     (2) Margaret Lawshe & William Moore
|     |     (3) Anna Moore (1787 – 1879)
|     |     (3) Mary Moore (1787 – 1865) & Henry Hoppock (1791 – 1860)
|     |     (3) Abraham Moore (1792 – 1864)
|     |     (3) Peter Moore (1795 – 1870)
|     |     (3) William Moore Jr. (1798 – 1873) & Mary Dalrymple (1806 – 1899)
|     |     (3) Margaret Moore (1801 – 1889) & Ozias Parkes (1792 – 1877)
|     |     (3) Rachel Lawshe Moore (1803 – 1895) & John Dilts (1796 – 1890)

|     (2) Jacob Lawshe & Hannah VanSyckle – See The Lawshe House
|     |     (3) John Lawshe (1791 – 1819) & Charity Lanning (1796 – 1859)
|     |     (3) Sarah Lawshe (1793 – 1887)
|     |     (3) Abraham Lawshe (1794 – 1884) & Sarah Garrison (1799 – 1881)
|     |     (3) Henry Lawshe (1798 – 1872) & Sarah Hoff Carter (1796 – 1868)
|     |     (3) Rebecah Lawshe (1800 – 1802)

|     (2) Abraham Lawshe & Susanna Moore*
|     |     (3) Peter Lawshe (c.1790 – ?)
|     |     (3) Eleanor Lawshe (c.1795 – ?)
|     |     (3) Margaret Lawshe (c.1798 – 1886) & Henry M. Stull* (c.1792 – 1880)
|     |     (3) Anna Lawshe (c.1801 – ?)
|     |     (3) Susan Lawshe (1804 – 1896) & Aaron Streeter (1801 – 1875)
|     |     (3) Fannie Lawshe (1807 – 1893) & William R. Slack (1814 – 1898)
|     |     (3) Maria Matilda Lawshe (c.1810 – ?)
* Not much is known about this family.

Fourth Generation:

|     (2) Henry Lawshe & Mary Moore
|     |     (3) Isaac N. Lawshe & Ann Nancy Rockafellar – this family left Hunterdon Co.
|     |     |     (4) Elizabeth W. Lawshe (1828 – 1858) & John Wimmer (c.1820 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Peter Freeland Lawshe (1830 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Hannah Lawshe (1832 – ?) & Charles W. Davis
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Gordon Lawshe (1835 – ) & Jacob Minnick
|     |     |     (4) Amos Hoagland Lawshe (1835 – 1902)
|     |     |     (4) John Lawshe (1838 – 1841)
|     |     |     (4) Rhoda Lawshe (1841 – ?) & William Anderson (c.1840 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Henry K. Lawshe (1844 – 1914)
|     |     |     (4) Isaac Newton Lawshe (1846 – 1903)

|     |     (3) David M. Lawshe & Elizabeth Ann Hice
|     |     |     (4) Levi Hice Lawshe (1832 – 1889) & Mary Rittenhouse (1834 – 1915)
|     |     |     (4) Lydia Lawshe (1834 – 1920) & Benjamin Anderson Holcombe (1830 – 1904)
|     |     |     (4) Ruth Ann Lawshe (1837 – 1891) & Lemuel D. Young (1835 – 1884)
|     |     |     (4) Jacob Lawshe (1838 – 1845)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Elizabeth Lawshe (1840 – 1884) & John Trout (c.1839 – aft 1910)
|     |     |     (4) Emeline Lawshe (1843 – 1925) & John Mathew Wilson (1843 – 1919)
|     |     |     (4) Hon. David Lawshe (1844 – 1901) & Sarah Elizabeth Fisher (1848 – 1930)

|     |     (3) Abraham Lawshe (1807 – 1867) & Sarah Stout (1809 – 1878)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Elizabeth Lawshe (c.1830 – ?) & ? Hendricks
|     |     |     (4) Rachel Lawshe (c.1832 – ?) & ? Croft
|     |     |     (4) Robert Stout Lawshe (1834 – 1911) & Annie B. Cree
|     |     |     (4) Henry C. Lawshe (c.1836 – after 1850)
|     |     |     (4) Arthur Prall Lawshe (1839 – ?) & Annie Virginia Fossett (c.1840 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Anna P. Lawshe (c.1840 – ?) & Peter Robert Hoagland (1833 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) William S. Lawshe (1847 – ?) & Caroline Cook Green (1847 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Sarah P. Lawshe (c.1845 – after 1870) & James M. Stover

|     |     (3) Mary Elizabeth Lawshe & Cyrus Vandolah (See the Vandolah Family Tree)
|     |     |     (4) Julia Ann Vandolah (1838 – 1911) & George Prall Wilson (1838 – 1920)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Catherine Vandolah (1839 – 1911) & Lemuel Howell Wilson (1838 – 1901)
|     |     |     (4) Henry Lawshe Vandolah (1840 – 1901)
|     |     |     |   m. 1) Louisa Wilson (1845 – 1869)
|     |     |     |   m. 2) Rachel B. Rittenhouse (1846 – 1922)
|     |     |     (4) George S. Vandolah (1842 – 1862)
|     |     |     (4) Rachel Green Vandolah (1844 – 1881) & Solomon H. Blackwell (1841 – 1882)
|     |     |     (4) Harriet A. Vandolah (1846 – 1913) & Reuben Taylor Bissey (1845 – 1896)
|     |     |     (4) Cyrus Vandolah Jr. (1852 – 1931) & Hannah H. Runkle (1858 – 1910)

|     |     (3) Henry Daniel Lawshe & Hester Ann Richmond
|     |     |     (4) Abraham L. Lawshe (1861 – 1920)

|     (2) Jacob Lawshe & Hannah VanSyckle
|     |     (3) John Lawshe & Charity Lanning
|     |     |     (4) Rebekah Lawshe (1815 – 1897) & George G. Lunger Esq. (1814 – 1893)
|     |     |     (4) Margaret Lawshe (1817 – 1903) & Andrew Fleming (1805 – 1885)
|     |     |     (4) John R. Lawshe (1818 – 1899) & Helina Ann (Salina) Flickener (1821 – 1905)

|     |     (3) Abraham Lawshe & Sarah Garrison
|     |     |     (4) Aaron Lawshe (c.1819 – after 1870) & Samantha ? (c.1820 – after 1870)
|     |     |     (4) John Garrison Lawshe (1828 – 1856) & Elizabeth C. Buchanan (1821 – 1876)
|     |     |     (4) Rev. Joseph G. Lawshe (1822 – 1853)
|     |     |     (4) Jacob G. Lawshe (1824 – 1918) & Phoebe Ann Bennett (1830 – 1903)
|     |     |     (4) Rachel Garrison Lawshe (1825 – 1916) & Rev. James Summerbell (1821 – 1893)
|     |     |     (4) Fanny Vansyckel Lawshe (1827 – 1920)
|     |     |     |   m. 1) ? Armsbury ?
|     |     |     |   m. 2) William G. Hill c.1815 – 1891)

|     |     (3) Henry Lawshe & Sarah Hoff Carter
|     |     |    (4) William Lawshe (1821 – after 1880, left H.C.)
|     |     |     |   m. 1) Eliza P. Johnson (1825 – 1857)
|     |     |     |   m. 2) Rebecca Hoff (c.1822 – ?)
|     |     |    (4) Spencer Lawshe (1826 – after 1910, left H.C.)
|     |     |     |   m. 1) Rachel Tomlinson (c.1837 – c.1855)
|     |     |     |   m. 2) Ruby A. Rogers (~1830 – )
|     |     |     (4) George Lawshe (1828 – c.1874, left H.C.) & Jane VanDeripe (c.1825 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Hannah Van Syckel Lawshe (1829 – 1917) & John Carr Dilts (1824 – 1901)
|     |     |     (4) Lewis Henry Lawshe (1834 – ?, left H.C.) & Anna Eliza Gaddis (1839 – 1878)
|     |     |     (4) Jacob Rynear Lawshe (1837 – 1914) & Harriet F. Thatcher (1838 – 1912)

|     |     (3) Margaret Lawshe & Henry M. Stull
|     |     |     (4) Jane Stull (1825 – 1892) & Wilson Little (1826 – 1900)
|     |     |     (4) Cornelia Stull (1830 – 1915) & John C. Sherman Jr. (1830 – 1905)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Stull (c.1835 – before 1860) & John Cline (1822 – 1898)

|     |     (3) Susan Lawshe & Aaron Streeter
|     |     |     (4) George Streeter (1827 – 1912) & Lydia A. Alpaugh (1836 – 1864)
|     |     |     (4) Enoch Lawshe Streeter (1833 – 1909) & Mary Dunham (1851 – 1898)
|     |     |     (4) Halloway Streeter (1838 – 1918) & Emma J. Worman (1852 – 1926)
|     |     |     (4) Lewis Streeter (1842 – 1926) & Mary E. Reese (1848 – 1936)
|     |     |     (4) Fletcher Streeter (1844 – 1918) & Elizabeth Emmons (1848 – 1926)
|     |     |     (4) Elizabeth Ann Streeter (1848 – 1947) & Henry F. Shive (1848 – 1911)

Fifth Generation:

|     |     (3) David M. Lawshe & Elizabeth Ann Hice
|     |     |     (4) Levi Hice Lawshe & Mary Rittenhouse, left Hunterdon
|     |     |     |     (5) Wilford R. Lawshe (1855 – 1942) & Margaretta T. Staten
|     |     |     |     (5) Anetta H. Lawshe (1857 – 1866)
|     |     |     |     (5) Merritt R. Lawshe (1859 – 1878)
|     |     |     |     (5) P. Hartwell Lawshe (1861 – 1880)
|     |     |     |     (5) Ira M. Lawshe (1864 – ) & Ida Everitt (1867 – 1934)
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary B. Lawshe (1867 – 1867)
|     |     |     |     (5) David R. Lawshe (1868 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Elizabeth Lawshe (1871 – 1959)
|     |     |     |     (5) Dr. Allison Rittenhouse Lawshe (1875 – 1937)

|     |     |     (4) Lydia Lawshe & Benjamin Anderson Holcombe
|     |     |     |     (5) Elizabeth Holcombe (1855 – 1862)
|     |     |     |     (5) Elorah Holcombe (1858 – 1860)
|     |     |     |     (5) Edgar Holcombe (1860 – 1862)
|     |     |     |     (5) Jacob Hice Holcombe (1863 – 1929) & Ada Montgomery (1875 – 1945)
|     |     |     |     (5) Emma Lawshe Holcombe (1866 – ) & Hiram Lanning Fisher (1858 – 1936)
|     |     |     |     (5) David Lawshe Holcombe (1868 – 1940) & Mary E. Rittenhouse (1869 – 1909)
|     |     |     |     (5) Theodore S. Holcombe (1871 – 1882)
|     |     |     |     (5) Henry Studdiford Holcombe (1871 – 1911) & Addie Romine Johnson (1874 – 1955)
|     |     |     |     (5) Anna Mary Holcombe (1874 – 1874)
|     |     |     |     (5) Bertha Holcombe (1879 – after 1920)

|     |     |     (4) Ruth Ann Lawshe & Lemuel D. Young
|     |     |     |     (5) Achsah Young (1864 – 1922), never married

|     |     |     (4) Emeline Lawshe & John Mathew Wilson*
|     |     |     |     (5) Elizabeth Wilson (c.1869 – ?) & ? Roland
|     |     |     |     (5) William Wilson (c.1873 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Ellis Wilson (c.1875 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Daughter Wilson & J. S. Johnson
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary H. Wilson
* No good information on this family

|     |    |     (4) Hon. David Lawshe & Sarah Elizabeth Fisher
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Belle Lawshe c.1875 – 1963), may have married Henry H. Morgan (1863-1930)

|     (2) Jacob Lawshe & Hannah VanSyckle
|     |     (3) John Lawshe & Charity Lanning
|     |     |     (4) Rebekah Lawshe & George G. Lunger Esq.
|     |     |     |     (5) Charity Lunger (1839 – 1891) & Jacob Creveling (1836 – 1897)
|     |     |     |     (5) William S. Lunger (1840 – 1931) & Martha Gano (1846 – 1939)
|     |     |     |     (5) Elizabeth Lunger (1844 – 1920) & Lemuel Emery (1839 – 1872)
|     |     |     |     (5) John Lunger (1846 – 1896) & Jennie Hardy (1847 – 1907)
|     |     |     |     (5) Samuel G. Lunger (1847 – 1931) & Margaret Bogart (1850 – 1910)
|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah Lunger (c.1850 – 1951) & William H. Shive (1850 – 1911)
|     |     |     |     (5) Henry Lunger (1852 – 1916) & Lydia Zeaman (1868 – 1940)
|     |     |     |     (5) Elisha Lunger (1856 – ?)

|     |     (3) Abraham Lawshe & Sarah Garrison
|     |     |     (4) John Garrison Lawshe & Elizabeth C. Buchanan
|     |     |     |     (5) Joseph W. Lawshe (1850 – 1951)
|     |     |     |     |   m. 1) Elizabeth Snook
|     |     |     |     |   m. 2) Martha S. Dalrymple (1848 – 1923)
|     |     |     |     (5) Albert Lawshe (1852 – 1893) & Mary Hannah Sheets (c.1855 – 1922)
|     |     |     |     (5) Abraham Lawshe (1854 – 1945) & Sarah A. Everitt (1856 – 1910)
|     |     |     |     (5) Samuel Lawshe (1855 – after 1930) & Sarah Catharine Bodine (1854 – bef. 1952)1

|     |     |    (4) Rachel Garrison Lawshe & Rev. James Summerbell
|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah Lawshe Summerbell (1846 – 1926) & Morton Smith Wardner (1850 – 1943)
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Frances Summerbell (1850 – 1948) & John Byron Whitford (1836 – 1901)
|     |     |     |     (5) Franklin N. Summerbell (1852 – 1933)

|     |     (3) Henry Lawshe & Sarah Hoff Carter
|     |     |     (4) William Lawshe & Eliza P. Johnson
|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah M. Lawshe (1844 – 1928?) & Daniel Wert (1838-1911) ?
|     |     |     |     (5) Henry J. Lawshe (1845 – 1846)
|     |     |     |     (5) Charles Lawshe (c.1848 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Henry G. Lawshe (1851 – 1851)

|     |     |     (4) William Lawshe & Rebecca Hoff, left Hunterdon Co.
|     |     |     |     (5) Hannah Lawshe (c.1853 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Elizabeth Lawshe (c.1854 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Asa Lawshe (c.1856 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Spencer Lawshe (c.1858 – ?)

|     |     |     (4) Spencer Lawshe & Ruby A. Rogers, left Hunterdon
|     |     |     |     (5) Major R. Lawshe (~1865 – c.1866)
|     |     |     |     (5) Emma Lawshe (c.1867 – ?) & Sherman Taylor
|     |     |     |     (5) Alice Lawshe (c.1869 – c.1881)
|     |     |     |     (5) George Lawshe (c.1871 – ?) & Alice (c.1873 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Carrie Lawshe (c.1873 – ) & Amos Blanchard
|     |     |     |     (5) Charles Spencer Lawshe (1874 – ?) & Maude Irene Riggs (1879 – 1954)
|     |     |     |     (5) Frank H. Lawshe (c.1879 – )

|     |     |    (4) Hannah Van Syckel Lawshe & John Carr Dilts
|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah Elizabeth Dilts (1850 – after 1910) & Mahlon Green (1842 – 1919)
|     |     |     |     (5) James Spencer Dilts (1861 – 1934) & Mary Stevenson Hoagland (1863-1944)
|     |     |     |     (5) Anna L. Dilts (1864 – 1949)
|     |     |     |     (5) Harriet L. Dilts (1868 – 1954) & Thomas S. Fisher (1862 – 1956)

|     |     |     (4) Lewis Henry Lawshe & Anna Eliza Gaddis, left Hunterdon
|     |     |     |     (5) George H. Lawshe (1857 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Emma W. Lawshe (1859 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Laura T. Lawshe (1863 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) A. Mattie Lawshe (1870 – ?)

|     |     |     (4) Jacob Rynear Lawshe & Harriet F. Thatcher, left Hunterdon
|     |     |     |     (5) Theodore Lawshe (c.1865 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Lawshe (c.1869 – ?)

Footnotes:

  1. John Garrison Lawshe died age 28. Soon after his wife married 2d, Wm I. Cole of Franklin Twp. She and her sons Joseph and Samuel were counted with Cole in the 1860 census, the sons keeping the name Lawshe. But I have trouble sorting out Cole and Kuhl, names that were sometimes used interchangeably.