I'm sorry to say that, although I found lots of Trent's and Lawson's, the ones that you are looking for eluded me. I did, however, find something on the Trent family that you may find interesting. This is a quote from "A Few Descendants of James Baldwin and Elizabeth Ferrell, 1752-1981" by Roy Dean Barnard:
"Alexander and William D. Trent, Sr. were the first Trents in what is now Hawkins and Hancock Counties, Tennessee. It is believed that their father was an Alexander Trent and their mother was a full-blooded Indian. That is most likely the reason for so many of the descendants having the high cheek bones, features and dark skin of the Indians. A story that has been told about their mother was that Alexander or William D. went back up into Virginia to get their mother and have her move to Tennessee and live with them. But when they got there, she was so dark and with so much Indian into her actions and looks, that they did not bring her back with them. Whether this is true or not, I don't know. Alexander and William both lived and married in Grayson County, Virginia before they settled in Hancock county. According to the book "Tennessee Cousins" by Worth Ray, Alexander was one of the first settlers in the Greasy Rock (Sneedville) area. Alexander applied and got a pension for service done in the Revolutionary War.
Alexander Trent b. 29 March 1759 in Chesterfield County, Virginia d. 17 May 1841 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Married in 1792 in Grayson County, Virginia to Jane Burton b. 1765 d. 1843. She was a sister to Charity Burton who married William D. Trent, Sr. They had at least 5 sons and I don't know how many daughters.
As for William D. Trent, Sr., he was born sometime in the 1770's in Virginia. No record of his death but it is believed to be about 1843 in Hancock County, Tennessee. He married a widow Charity Burton Osborne, a sister to Jane Burton, who married his brother, Alexander. They lived in what is known as Trent Valley of Hancock County, Tennessee. Charity had 1 son by her first husband, but he took the Trent name. There is a book about William D. Trent, Sr.'s family and his descendants, so I won't go into a lot of detail here. They had 10 children." (end quote)
In this book there were many people who had no information available on them and their descendants. I really wish that I could have found something on the line that you are following.
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