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Mini Biographies / William Lawson 1731-1826
From the Clan MacLaren DNA Project
"William Lawson was born in Scotland in 1731, captured by the English in 1746, transported to the Colonies (Maryland?) and sold, died in 1826 in Scott County, Virginia. Today his descendants are in a number of states in the U.S. and some of them have organized into the Lawson Family Heritage Group. Their purpose is to research their ancestry. Four of these descendants, all male, have joined both the Lawson Surname DNA Project and the Clan MacLaren Surname DNA Project (Lawson can be associated with Clan MacLaren). These four, three of them descended from one son of William and the fourth descended from a second son, are of haplogroup R1b and have a signature different from any others in either the Lawson DNA Project or the MacLaren DNA Project. We have just had our first surprise match. A Losson matches this unique signature. At this time, we don't know how he ties in, but a number of us are working on that. It looks like the surname changed from Lawson to Losson between 1910 and 1920. Another DNA success story!"