|Written on the note attached: My grandmother Wimberly's cap - Josie Cook.|
Lucy Smith Lawson, born on November 23, 1806* in Georgia, was the daughter of Roger Lawson and Lucy Parrotte. She married William Wimberly in Twiggs County, Georgia on June 20, 1825. In 1837, she traveled from Twiggs County to Northwest Louisiana and settled in the area later known as Bienville Parish. Lucy wrote the following letter to her sister soon after moving to Louisiana.
Lucy Smith Lawson Wimberly died on October 16, 1844 and is said to be the first person buried in the Wimberly Cemetery.
* Birthdates vary among sources.
Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.
Wimberly, Vera. Wimberly Family History: Ancestors, Relatives, and Descendants of William Wimberly, Pioneer from Georgia to Louisiana, 1837. Houston, Tex.: D. Armstrong, 1979. Print.