Date of Service: 1869 – 1871
1833: Born on April 18 to parents Noah & Patty Anne Ward in Somerset County, MD.
1851: Marries Noah Moffett Lawson on November 4th in Somerset County, MD.
1867-1871: Nancy’s husband, Noah, Serves as Keeper for the newly constructed Janes Island Lighthouse, MD., starting in October 1867.
1869: A fire destroys the house belonging to Noah and Nancy Lawson, along with all their belongings in October.
1869-1871: Nancy Lawson is appointed Assistant Keeper on November 10, 1869, at Janes Island Lighthouse, MD. Her annual salary is $400/year.
1871: Resigns as Assistant Keeper at Janes Island Lighthouse, MD., on September 20.
1901: Husband Noah Moffett Lawson dies on November 24, 1901.
1921: Nancy Wickett Ward Lawson dies on July 26, 1921, in Hopewell, MD. She is buried at St. Peters Methodist Church Cemetery, Crisfield, MD.
Source: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper database; J. Candace Clifford Lighthouse Research Catalog, www.uslhs.org; FamilySearch.org; The Cecil Whig, November 6, 1869