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159. Thomas Lawson PRICE83 was born on 19 January 1809 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.142 He died on 16 July 1870 at the age of 61 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.142

Thomas settled in Jefferson City, MO in 1831. In 1838, he established mail and stage-lines between St. Louis and Jefferson City. He was the first mayor of Jefferson City. He was elected Lieutenant-Governor of Missouri in 1849. He was elected to the state legislature in 1860.

Thomas Lawson PRICE and Lydia BOLTON were married on 21 September 1838 in Caswell County, North Carolina. Lydia BOLTON83, daughter of Thomas Meriwether BOULTON and Phoebe WALLER, was born on 24 April 1807 in North Carolina.

In a transcript of Rev. Elias Dodson's genealogy of the family, he first said that Lydia married Thomas Price, Governor of MO. He later retracted and said Lydia married Eppy White and moved west. I cannot find that there was a governor of Missouri named Thomas Price - Sterling Price was governor of Missouri in the 1850's.

The will of John Waller, names his daughter Lydia, as Lydia White - she would have been an aunt of Lydia Bolton. And online databases show that Lydia Bolton, born 24 Apr 1807, married Thomas Lawson Price, on 21 Sep 1838, Caswell Co NC. Thomas said to be a son of Major Price and Thomas was Lt Gov of Missouri.