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July 2, 2020 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Houses: Cedar Croft, Part III

Courtesy Times-Dispatch.

Need to catch up?  Click here: Buckingham Houses: Cedar Croft, Part I


On June 7, 1941, an obituary for a Mrs. E. H. Lawford appeared in Richmond’s Times-Dispatch.
Mrs. Lawford died at her home, Cedar Croft farm, in Buckingham County and she was interred in the “home cemetery.”

The obituary goes on to say that, “Mrs. Lawford was a daughter of Ellis Putney and Rosalie Wilkinson Putney of Cumberland County.” She was seventy-nine years old at the time of her death and she was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Lynchburg.

On the 1940 census, she was enumerated as Mary P. Lawford, widow, living in Marshal District, Buckingham County, with her son, John G. Lawford (48), Mary L. (?) Lawford (16), Jacob C. Lawford (14), John C. Lawford (10), and her son, Eustace H. Lawford (50). Her deceased husband was Eustace Henry Lawford, Sr.

Coming next: Buckingham Houses: Cedar Croft, Part IV



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  1. Joanne Yeck / Jul 2 2020 9:30 am

    Hello Mary Roy!

    Many thanks, as always, for your kind words.

    My Moseley family intermarried with the Putney family. It’s good learn about this branch!


  2. Mary Roy / Jul 2 2020 9:00 am

    Dear Joanne,

    Was very interested in this obit. Her father, Ellis Putney, was a brother of my great-grandmother, Mary (Mollie) Elizabeth Putney Jones. Mollie’s lineage has been traced back to the Lees of Virginia. There is a book, “The Fearns of Virginia” by Ferneyhough and Lusk that documents this.

    Always enjoy your “slate river ramblings’’. Thanks ever so much for researching and writing it.

    Kind regards,

    Mary Roy Dawson Edwards

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