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Photos from the past…

from far distant places are just as precious. Charles Dawson Letson was the son of Robert George Green “Bob” Letson and his first wife Mary Elizabeth Grady Letson of Lawrence County. Many of their descendants still live in the Shoals area. But some went to points in the west.

Their son Charlie went to different points in Texas. He was in Texas prior to 1903 and his first marriage. Charlie was born 3 February 1879 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died in 1950 in Pecan Gap, Delta County, Texas. Charlie had children by two wives, both , marriages took place in Texas. This is a photo of him as a cowboy circa 1900. He was a handsome man and cowboy.

Photo of Charles Dawson Letson


Photos from the past…

are treasures. This is another photo of Letson family members. These are the five sons of Robert George Green Letson and his first wife Mary Elizabeth Grady Letson. Bob and Mary Letson had the following children: Infant Letson 1864 – 1865, Florence Letson born ca 1866, George Monroe Letson aka Big George 1869 – 1951, James Robert Clark Letson 1872 – 1916, William Henry Jackson Letson aka Pappy Jack 1874 – 1938, Marion Albertis Letson sometimes written as Mayron 1876 – 1925, Charley Dawson Letson born ca 1879. and Mary Florence Letson born ca 1881. Bob Letson was a Confederate soldier. He had one more son and two daughters by his second wife, Hettie Melissa Glenn Letson.

Photo of the five sons of Robert George Green Letson and Mary Elizabeth Grady Letson


Photos from the past…

are precious. And a lot of Shoals area and Lawrence County folks will be related to this man. This is a photo of George Monroe Letson, Big George. He was born, was raised, and died in Lawrence County, Alabama, near the Mountain Home area and other parts of the county. Big George was a son of Robert Green George Letson and his first wife Mary Elizabeth Grady Letson. Together they had nine children, two of which were daughters. Robert Green George Letson’s second wife was Hettie Melissa Glenn Letson; together they had two daughters and one son.

George Monroe Letson is buried along with numerous family members and other relations at Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery near Moulton in Lawrence County, Alabama.

Photo of George Monroe Letson