Lawler, Hon. John C.

Kentuckiana Genealogy: Biographies: Lawler, Hon. John C.
By Board Administration (Admin) on Friday, August 18, 2000 - 06:36 pm:

Hon. John C. Lawler is of pure Irish origin. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, January 13, 1843. He is a son of John C. and Susan (Cahill) Lawler who were natives of Ireland and married in that country. They emigrated to America in 1835 and located in Concinnati. The elder John C. was a tanner by trade, a hard working, industrious man and a quiet citizen. He died in 1854. J. C. Lawler, the subject of this sketch, was brought up in the public schools of Cincinnati, Ohio and in St. Joseph's College in Perry County, Ohio. After quitting school he came to Indiana in 1855 and in May 1861 enlisted in Company G. Capt. Sayles, 18th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He served three years when he was discharged and came home. He read law with Crow and Voyles and was admitted to the bar in August, 1871. In 1867 he was elected Trustee of Monroe township, Washington Co, served one term and was then elected to the Legislature, in 1868, but resigned before the term was up; was re-elected in 1869, and served the full term, being one of the leading Democratic members of that session. He served three terms as a member of the Town Council of Salem. He was married in December 1866 to Eliza A Robertson, a daughter of Alexander and Cornelia (Lumley) Robertson of this state. The have had six children, two of whom are dead; Hallie, Minnie, John A., and Ella J. are living, Jessie C. and Edna are dead. Mr. Lawler is a member of the Odd Fellows, and is a staunch Democrat. As a lawyer he stands high at the bar.

By George Lumley ( on Monday, June 24, 2002 - 09:21 am:

Cornelia Lumley was the Daughter of William Lumley and Sara McFall. Sara McFall - Daughter of John and Barbara McFall of Ruddles station fame.

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