Robert Portland Lawing was born about 1816, died about 1919 in Filmore,Ca. His parents were James Johnston Lawing and Julia Rosiah Lawing. He had four sisters, one being Pauline and shown as Pollena on some Census. Pauline/Pollena was born about 1845. The 1870 Census shows Pollena as Pollena Helton,25 yrs. with a daughter Lucy at 2 years. The 1880 Census does not show Pollena but shows Lucy Helton age 12 and Rutherford Helton age 4 living with Julia Lawing 55, and Rachel 19. Lucy is my maternal great grandmother and Jennie my maternal grandmother. John Helton/Hilton is listed as the father of Jennie. Jennie married my maternal grandfather Lester Lee Love. He lived in Charlotte,NC and Lucy and Jennie were from Gaston County (Gastonia) NC which is the next town over. Both mother and daughter died within days of each other in 1919 from the flu epedimic. Are there any descendents of Robert or his sisters Peona, Mary K, Rachel, or Pollena who could provide me with any information on this family? I also need information on John. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks and Happy Holidays.
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