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SUSAN ANNA LAWLESS, (1), fourth daughter of John and Margaret Skirvin Lawless, was born in Gilmer Township, Adams County, Illinois, on March 18, 1836. She was married in the old home to James Robinson McBroom on October 10, 1855, by the Reverend Oliver Abernathy, Presbyterian minister. James was born August 3, 1832 in Indiana. James and Susan located in Gilmer Township, where they remained until November, 1872, when they moved to their farm near Hamilton, Hancock County, Illinois. A few years after her death, on November 17, 1876, the father and children moved to southwestern Iowa. James died on April 10, 1906. They were buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Adams County, Illinois. They had eleven children: William Oliver, Mary Elizabeth, John Lawless, Sarah Olive, Cora Margaret, James Martin, Henry Elmer, Susan Florence, Anna D., Milton Wilbur, and Ethel Keturah

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