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The Lawlers came from Alabama. Abner Lawler was the grandfather and was born in Tennessee. He moved to Talledega, Alabama. He was a farmer and reared his family on the farm. He was the father of Levi R. Lawler, who in turn became the father of Jacob. He was also a farmer, but never came to Texas. He married a Miss Elrod, who was born in Tennessee, but reared in Alabama. Mr. Lawler and she were married in 1849, and became the parents of nine children. He died in Georgia in 1863. She died in Arkansas in 1880. Our subject was born in Talledga, Alabama, April 12, 1863. He was educated in that state. August 1, 1883, he married Miss Alice Hobbs. They have eight children, six of whom are living. He came to Van Zandt County in 1880 from Alabama, and has made this his home. He has been connected with the public business of the county in a number of ways. He was Constable from 1892 to 1896; he is now First Deputy to Sheriff Howard. Is a member of the Baptist church, a Mason, a Woodman of the World and a Knight of Honor. He has a home located on a full acre lot in Canton. He is full of sunshine and good spirit, and is a true yoke-fellow to Mr. Howard in the performance of the arduous duties connected with the Sheriff's office of this County. He has a noble wife who fully shares with him the burdens and joys of the home.