THE LAWRENCE FAMILY
OF REYNOLDSBURG SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL NOTES
ON THE HENRY G. LAWRENCE FAMILY

Compiled by Robert D. Garrett in collaboration with Steve Lawrence and Robert and Barbara Lawrence
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Descendants of Henry Lawrence

Generation No. 1

1. HENRY1 LAWRENCE was born Abt. 1725, and died July 31, 1767 in Frederickville, Louisa Co., VA. He married ELIZABETH STANDLEY 1748 in VA. She was born Abt. 1727 in Prince Georges Co., VA, and died Abt. 1800 in Louisa Co., VA.

Notes for HENRY LAWRENCE:

Henry's ancestry has not yet been determined. It was thought at one time that he was the son of Michael Lawrence, grandson of Robert Lawrence of Nansemond County, an early settler to Virginia from England. Robert Garrett's DNA test analyzed in 2004, when compared with known descendants of Robert Lawrence, has shown that,although there might be a distant relationship to this branch of Lawrences, any common ancestry with this branch would have been many centuries earlier than Robert of Nansemond County.

When Henry moved to Louisa County in 1764, he bought land along the ridgeline that served as the boundary with Hanover County. This was in the southern corner of the parish of Frederickville. There were many tobacco plantations in this area, but what records are available indicate that Henry was not slave owner. This could indicate a Quaker upbringing, though church records show that Henry and his family were members of St. James-Northam parish of the Church of England. There are several entries for this family in the records kept by the Rev. William Douglas, beginning with the birth of son William in 1765. (Steve Lawrence)

Notes from "A Lawrence Legacy" by Charley Moore, Charlottesville, VA:

On December 19, 1763 Henry Lawrence purchased 220 acres in Louisa County from Joseph Walker and apparently moved his wife and children into the Gum Springs area on the waters of Owens Creek.

Henry wrote his will on July 31, 1767, and it was probated on April 11, 1768. (Will book 2, pages 22-23, Louisa Co., VA.) "In the name of God Amen & etc. I henry Laurance of the Parish of Frederickville and County of Louisa . . . First I recommend my soul unto the Hands of Almighty God who gave it hopeing by the merits of my Blessed Redeemer to Receive Salvation thereby & my Body I committ to the ground to be Decently buried at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter mentioned . . I will that one Hundred Acres of Land part of this land I now live on be sold at Publick Auction or otherwise, to Discharge my Debts Due to Joseph Walker . . . I Lend unto my Dear & Loveing Wife Elizabeth Laurance one hundred Acres & the Plantation I now Live on with all the Privileges & appurtenances during her natural Life.

"I give and bequeath unto my loveing Wife Elizabeth Laurance all my Furniture & Utensills & all my stock of Every kind whatsoever & My other Estate as well Real as personal being it of what Kind soever During her natural Life & after my wife's deseas to be Equally Divided amongst my Children also one mare.

"I likewise appoint my Dear & loveing Wife and John Laurance my whole & sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament . . . this 31st day of July one thousand Seven Hundred Sixty seven."

It was signed by Henry Laurance and witnessed by William Sharp Smith, Sarah Hatcher and Lilly Ann Smith. Elizabeth the widow, entered an inventory in will book 2, pg. 43, showing Henry's estate on May 7, 1768 valued at 37 pounds, 14 shillings, 2 pence. Included were cows, sow and shoats, a mare, parcel of old books, moneyscales, shoemakers tools, spinning wheel and a womans saddle.

When Henry died, the oldest son, John was 18 and with the help of his brother Henry, 17, they were able to to help their mother keep the family going.

Henry, Sr. was buried on a corner of the plot of land that was sold in 1797 by Elizabeth (by then remarried to David Powers), and the children of Henry. It was located on Three Chopt Road at the Goochland County line.

According to researcher Steve Lawrence, Henry and Elizabeth were probably Quakers. He based this opinion on the fact that most of their documented associations were with other Quakers. Henry and Elizabeth came to Louisa County from Hanover Co. A 1763 indenture between Henry Lawrence and Joseph Walker refers to him as "Henry Lawrence of Hanover Co." Most early Hanover County records were destroyed by a fire, so there are no records to show how long he lived there, or what relatives may have lived nearby.

More About HENRY LAWRENCE: Burial: Louisa Co., VA

Notes for ELIZABETH STANDLEY:

According to Charley Moore's book, "A Lawrence Legacy," Elizabeth Standley/Stanley came from an English Quaker background, and her parents probably were Richard and Ann Stanley, whose child Elizabeth was christened on July 29, 1727 in Prince Georges County, VA. Quite likely they were from the Cedar Creek Meeting House.

After the death of her husband Henry Lawrence in 1768, Elizabeth remarried on July 18 1775 to David Powers. This was likely a marriage of necessity since there were still four children to raise. Elizabeth was still living in 1797, when the land they were living on was sold.

It is believed that she died around 1800. Most of her children left the county around this time.

More About ELIZABETH STANDLEY: Burial: Louisa Co., VA

Marriage Notes for HENRY LAWRENCE and ELIZABETH STANDLEY:

Henry Lawrence and Elizabeth Standley marriage in 1749 reported in Ancestry.com U.S. and International Marriage Records 1560-1900. The record shows Henry's birth as 1726 and Elizabeth's as 1718. No location.

Children of HENRY LAWRENCE and ELIZABETH STANDLEY are:

2. i. JOHN2 LAWRENCE, b. September 6, 1749, Virginia; d. Aft. 1812, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.
3. ii. HENRY LEIGHMAN LAWRENCE, b. November 23, 1751, Hanover Co., VA; d. November 28, 1831, Clark, Co., KY.
4. iii. ANN LAWRENCE, b. Abt. 1753, Hanover Co., VA; d. Bef. 1806.
5. iv. THOMAS LAWRENCE, b. Abt. 1760, Louisa Co., VA; d. November 20, 1835, Butler Co., KY.
v. WILLIAM LAWRENCE, b. April 14, 1765, Louisa Co.,VA; d. Aft. 1812, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana; m. CHARITY PARRISH, May 1, 1787, Goochland Co., Virginia.

Notes for WILLIAM LAWRENCE:

Lived in Amity Co. Mississippi after abt. 1800. Later, with brother John Lawrence, they lived in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The were trappers and traders and both served as scouts for the Army during the war of 1812. (Goodspeed's Mississippi, Volume 1, page 1103.)

6. vi. SUSANNA LAWRENCE, b. Abt. 1767, Louisa Co., VA; d. May 4, 1839, Rockbridge Co., VA.


Generation No. 2

2. JOHN2 LAWRENCE (HENRY1) was born September 6, 1749 in Virginia, and died Aft. 1812 in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. He married MARY ANN POWERS July 6, 1771 in Goochland Co., VA, daughter of JAMES POWERS and UNKNOWN WIFE.

Notes for JOHN LAWRENCE:

According to Goodspeed's Mississippi Volume 1, page 1103, John moved to Mississippi in 1797, and later to St. Tammany Parish, LA and had a schooner on Lake Ponchartrain to trade with New Orleans. With his brother, William they were trappers, traders; and acted as scouts for the the Army in the war of 1812.

Child of JOHN LAWRENCE and MARY POWERS is:

i. UNNAMED INFANT3 LAWRENCE, b. July 2, 1788, Goochland Co., VA.

3. HENRY LEIGHMAN2 LAWRENCE (HENRY1) was born November 23, 1751 in Hanover Co., VA, and died November 28, 1831 in Clark, Co., KY. He married ELIZABETH PARRISH July 26, 1775 in Goochland Co., VA, daughter of JOLLY PARRISH and UNKNOWN WIFE.

More About HENRY LEIGHMAN LAWRENCE:

Burial: Clark, Co., KY

Children of HENRY LAWRENCE and ELIZABETH PARRISH are:

i. MARY BLACKWELL3 LAWRENCE, b. August 22, 1776, Louisa Co., VA; m. EPHRAIM DEBARD.
ii. JOHN BLACKWELL LAWRENCE, b. October 22, 1778, Louisa Co., VA; m. ELIZABETH EVE.
iii. MARY ELIZABETH LAWRENCE, b. November 2, 1781, Louisa Co., VA; m. FNU JOHNSON.
7. iv. HENRY L. LAWRENCE, JR., b. November 11, 1784, Louisa Co., VA.
8. v. MEREDITH LAWRENCE, b. April 8, 1787, Louisa Co., VA; d. 1871.
vi. NANCY LAWRENCE, b. September 17, 1789, Louisa Co., VA; d. 1876; m. JOHN T. WATTS; b. 1786; d. 1876.
vii. SARAH LAWRENCE, b. December 1, 1791, Louisa Co., VA; m. BOWLER HARRIS.
9. viii. THOMAS LAWRENCE, b. July 4, 1794, Goochland Co., VA.
ix. CYNTHIA A. LAWRENCE, b. April 15, 1799, Clark Co., KY; m. JAMES OLIVER.
10. x. ROBERT LAWRENCE, b. November 7, 1801, Clark Co., KY.
xi. WILLIAM LAWRENCE, b. Aft. 1802.

4. ANN2 LAWRENCE (HENRY1) was born Abt. 1753 in Hanover Co., VA, and died Bef. 1806. She married (1) JONATHAN FLEWELLEN October 20, 1772 in Goochland Co., VA. He died Abt. 1780. She married (2) DANIEL POWERS Abt. 1780.

Children of ANN LAWRENCE and JONATHAN FLEWELLEN are:

i. HENRY3 FLEWELLEN.
ii. THOMAS FLEWELLEN.

Children of ANN LAWRENCE and DANIEL POWERS are:

iii. ANN3 POWERS, b. October 22, 1781, Goochland County, VA.
iv. DANIEL POWERS, b. May 30, 1784, Goochland County, VA.

5. THOMAS2 LAWRENCE (HENRY1) was born Abt. 1760 in Louisa Co., VA, and died November 20, 1835 in Butler Co., KY. He married (1) SAVARAH LNU Abt. 1781 in Louisa Co., VA. She was born Abt. 1764, and died Abt. 1798 in Logan County, KY. He married (2) ABIGAIL GOUGH October 19, 1802 in Butler Co., KY (formerly Logan Co. ), daughter of WILLIAM GOUGH and JUDITH TAYLOR. She was born Abt. 1779, and died 1852 in Butler Co., KY.

Notes for THOMAS LAWRENCE:

Excerpts from article "Thomas Lawrence, Soldier, Miller, Pioneer and Farmer" by Charley Moore, Charlottesville, VA. :

Thomas Lawrence was born in 1761, according to his Pension Application, presumably in Hanover Co., Va. He grew up on a farm where tobacco was likely the main crop. Neighbors were the Hudsons, Parrishes, Slaydens, and Underwoods. Thomas was a true patriot, when his country called, he answered and served her well. In February, 1777, he joined Col. Charles Lewis' 14th. Virginia Regiment of the Continental line (Regular Army), where he served in Capt. Moses Hawkins' company. They received their uniforms and equipment in Alexandria, VA, then marched to Philadelphia and joined Washington's army. Brandywine, Germantown, Valley Forge, and Stony Point are all familiar names on his service record. The new unit was quick to earn their colors under enemy fire. Marching to Baltimore to intercept the British army, the forces met at Brandywine. The next battle was at Germantown, PA. Thomas was promoted after each battle.

Capt. Hawkins was killed at Germantown and Thomas' unit was combined with Capt. Overton's company that included James Lawrence of Louisa County, Va., probably a cousin, son of John Lawrence. His service record placed Thomas at Valley Forge, PA during the latter part of that fateful winter of 1777/1778. He was one of 1350 hand-picked men selected by Gen. "Mad Anthony" Wayne for the battle of Stony Point, but was not one of the 300 gallant men who stormed the stronghold and captured the fort with a loss of only 15 lives.

Thomas was discharged at the completion of his term of service, in Philadelphia on January 20, 1780. He was married shortly afterward to Savarah ________ , and they started raising a family, settling back in Louisa Co., VA. His occupation is thought to have been farming and milling. He possibly operated a tobacco warehouse. Other Lawrences are known to have operated a tobacco warehouse in that area of Virginia.

Kentucky became a state in 1792, and Thomas moved there about 1798, settling in Mason County. He appeared on the tax rolls of Mason County in 1799, then moved, showing up on the tax records of Logan County in 1800. The family could have come down the Ohio River from Pittsburg; or as an alternative, overland along the New River through what is now West Virginia, since Mason County would lie along that route. Savarah, his wife died around this period, shortly after daughter Martha was born in 1787/98. Thomas married his second wife Abigail Gough on March 21, 1802 in Logan County.

Back in 1787, Thomas had purchased 100 acres in Goochland County, VA for 1000 pounds -- quite a sum for those times -- which would indicate that there must have been a business of some type, probably a mill. A biography of his grandson, Thomas Newton Lawrence in Johnson County, IL, states that his father had been a miller from Virginia. This was incorrect, in that Thomas Newton's father was Henry G. Lawrence, who was born in Butler County, KY. Quite likely, it was referring to his grandfather, Thomas D. Lawrence.(Note by RDG: Henry Lawrence, Thomas Newton's father, DID have a mill on his farm in Johnson County, IL, though he was born in Kentucky, not Virginia.) Eventually, Thomas was unable to pay the taxes on his property in Virginia, and they were forgiven in 1792. He sold the land later that year for $75 to John Dickason. His father, Henry Lawrence, had died by this time and Thomas, his mother and brothers and sisters sold the remaining parts of his father's estate. Some of his family remained in Virginia, while Thomas, Henry, and William migrated to Kentucky. William eventually moved on to Mississippi. Henry settled in Clark County, KY, and Thomas in Logan County.

Records show that in December, 1798, Jesse Lawrence (relationship unknown) entered patents no. 2814 for 200 acres for Thomas, and no. 2815 for 100 acres for himself. Thomas had been issued land office Military Warrant for 200 acres on May 21, 1783 as a reward for his military service. The land turned out to be second-rate sandy soil, which he exchanged for a better parcel. Thomas settled in that part of Logan County, which later was separated and became part of Butler County.

Thomas filed on August 10, 1832 for his Revolutionary War pension, file no. S-31205. In a letter from George Robards of Harrodsburg, KY dated 1832, George addressed Thomas as "Dear Brother Soldier." George was also from Louisa County, VA and relates how he filed for his pension listing questions and answers. Thomas and George served together at the battle of Brandywine.

In 1807, Thomas was appointed Justice of the Peace. He was granted 200 acres in 1807, and 160 acres in 1820. He purchased 500 acres in 1824; and was to accumulate over 1200 acres of land before his death in 1835. In 1817, he was appointed trustee of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church. His days of being unable to pay his taxes were far behind him. Thomas died in 1835, 74 to 76 years of age, and a hard worker to the end. That spring, his plow shares were sharpened by A. McKinney who also "shewed" a horse for Thomas in September of that year.

After his death, Thomas' estate included a "lot of wild hogs at $15.00 to the widow provided they can be caught. . ." They were apparently caught, since they appear on the sales record. His daughter, Susan and husband Stephen Step remained on the home place with her mother, Abigail (Gough) Lawrence. Abigail apparently died before the 1850 census was taken. The early history of Sandy Creek Baptist Church indicates Thomas' children as faithful members.

Thomas D. Lawrence affidavit for pension from national archives, record no. S-31205:

State of Kentucky

Logan County

On this 10th. day of August, 1832 personally appeared before the county court of said County, Thomas Lawrence of Butler County, and state aforesaid, aged about 71 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on lhis oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of Congress passed June 7th. 1832. That he enlisted in Louisa County, Virginia, in the army of the United States in the year 1777, and in February of that year, for three years, with Lt. George Holland a regular officer and served in the 14th Virginia Regiment commanded till a short time after the battle of Germantown by Col. Charles Lewis, and in a company commanded by Capt. Moses Hawkins, who was afterwards killed at the said battle of Germantown. During his continuance in said Company and Regiment, he acted part of the time in the capacity of Corporal and part of the time as Sargent. He rendezvoused at Col. Johnson's in said County of Louisa and was from there marched to a small town on the Maryland side of the Potomac River called Colchester, and there was annoculated with the small pox. From thence as soon as the troops were sufficiently recovered they were marched as well as he now recalls through Alexander on the Philadelphia and from there proceeded after drawing clothing & to join the main Army under the command of Gen. George Washington, then posted somewhere near said City, but the precise place not now particularly remember. (Words missing) . . .Washington at the battle of . . . (words missing) . . . Capt. the said Moses Hawkins when he was shot in the head and died instantly. After this last mentioned engagement, the 14th. and 1st. Virginia Regiments were made to compose one which was commanded by Col. William Davis, and then the said Lawrence was enrolled in a company commanded by Capt. John Overton. This Regiment was then attached to the Brigade commaded by Gen. Muhlenburg. After this, they were detached as a reinforcement to the troops commanded by Gen Wayne in his storming Stony Point, but he was not in the assualt from that place being kept in reserve and in readiness near for any emergency. Muhlenburg's brigade took charge of the prisoners taken on that occasion. From thence, they were marched and joined the main army and it was not very long after this he was marched to Philadelphia and there his three years enlistment having expired, & he was having served its full term, he recieved his regular written discharge from an officer whose rank is not now recollected by the name of Chrisopher Lebarger if his name is rightly recollected, but this discharge he has lost or mislaid. He then returned to Virginia and after living there some years, he moved to Mason County, KY and then to Butler, where he now resides.

(Words missing) . . . roll of any agency of any state whatever. Sworn to, and subscribed this day and year aforesaid. (Thomas Lawrence "X" (his mark).

And the said court do hereby declare their opinion that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states. (Asher W. Graham, Judge of Logan Circuit Court)

Later records show that Thomas Lawrence was awarded pension certificate #1389 issued November 3, 1832 in which he was granted a pension of $120 per year, starting March 4, 1831.

More About THOMAS LAWRENCE:

Burial: Big Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Census: 1820, 2 M 10-15, 1 M 45+, 1 F 10-15, 2 F 16-25, 1 F 26-44
Military service: February 1777, Enlisted in the Continental Army at age 16, under Gen. George Washington. Promoted to Sgt. in one year.

Notes for SAVARAH LNU:

At least one internet researcher has said Savarah's surname was Smith. No documentation found.
More About SAVARAH LNU:
Burial: Logan County, KY

More About ABIGAIL GOUGH: Burial: Big Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

Children of THOMAS LAWRENCE and SAVARAH LNU are:

i. NANCY3 LAWRENCE, b. Abt. 1783, Louisa Co., KY; d. December 12, 1831, Logan or Hopkins Co, KY; m. THOMAS PORTER, June 15, 1808, Logan Co., KY; b. May 12, 1788, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. May 20, 1839, Todd Co., KY.
ii. CHRISTIANE L. LAWRENCE, b. Abt. 1785, VA; d. Aft. 1870, (Prob) Weakley Co., TN; m. JR. SHELTON JEREMIAH, January 25, 1809, Logan Co., KY; b. Abt. 1780, VA; d. Bet. 1840 - 1850, (Prob) Weakley Co., TN.
iii. MARY "POLLY" LAWRENCE, b. March 30, 1792, Louisa Co., Va; d. March 5, 1812, Butler Co. KY; m. SAMUEL EWING, February 11, 1812, Logan Co., KY; b. Abt. 1785, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. Aft. 1860.
iv. JANE H. LAWRENCE, b. October 22, 1794, VA; d. June 12, 1871, Todd Co., KY; m. THOMAS PORTER, February 6, 1833, Butler Co., KY; b. May 12, 1788, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. May 20, 1839, Todd Co., KY.
v. MARTHA "PATSY" LAWRENCE, b. Abt. 1797, KY; d. 1872, (Prob) Graves Co., KY; m. (1) JOHN SLADETAYLOR, November 19, 1814, Logan Co., KY; b. 1793, Craven Co., NC; d. Abt. 1829, (Prob) Graves Co., KY; m. (2) MARTIN PATTERSON, Abt. 1842; b. Abt. 1784, GA; d. Bef. 1870, (Prob) Graves Co., KY.

More About THOMAS PORTER: Burial: Todd Co., KY

Notes for CHRISTIANE L. LAWRENCE: Nickname "Kitty".

Children of THOMAS LAWRENCE and ABIGAIL GOUGH are:

vi. JUDITH3 LAWRENCE, b. Bet. 1803 - 1804, Logan Co., KY; d. May 1867, Graves Co., KY; m. JONATHAN SHELTON, November 22, 1822, Butler Co., KY; b. January 22, 1801, Logan Co., KY; d. Aft. 1880, Graves Co., KY.
vii. ELIZABETH M. LAWRENCE, b. October 22, 1804, Logan Co., KY; d. January 19, 1882, Montgomery Co., KS; m. RALPH N. SHELTON, September 17, 1822, Butler Co., KY; b. Abt. 1805, Logan Co., KY; d. July 1832, Butler Co. KY.
11. viii. HENRY GRANDISON LAWRENCE, b. September 17, 1807, Logan Co., KY ; d. March 14, 1861, Near Reynoldsburg, Johnson Co., IL.
ix. PATSY LAWRENCE, b. January 15, 1808.
x. WILLIAM J. LAWRENCE, b. Abt. 1809, Logan Co., KY; m. (1) REBECCA DAVIS, November 1, 1828; m. (2) PATSY PATE, July 4, 1831, Butler Co., KY.
xi. SUSAN LAWRENCE, b. Abt. 1810, Butler Co. KY; d. Aft. 1860; m. STEPHEN STEPP, June 7, 1838, Butler Co., KY; b. Abt. 1817; d. Aft. 1860.
xii. FANNY LAWRENCE, b. Abt. 1810, Butler Co. KY; d. Aft. 1840.

More About ELIZABETH M LAWRENCE: Burial: Harrisonville Cemetery

More About RALPH N SHELTON: Burial: Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

Notes for WILLIAM J. LAWRENCE: Some documents have shown middle initial as G.

6. SUSANNA2 LAWRENCE (HENRY1) was born Abt. 1767 in Louisa Co., VA, and died May 4, 1839 in Rockbridge Co., VA. She married W. JOHN GREEN October 4, 1787 in St. James Parish, Goochland Co., Virginia. He was born March 6, 1750, and died September 16, 1849.

Notes for SUSANNA LAWRENCE: Known as "Sukey".

Children of SUSANNA LAWRENCE and W. GREEN are:

i. SAVARA3 GREEN.
ii. LUCY GREEN.
iii. EDWARD R. GREEN, b. 1785.
iv. THOMAS GREEN, b. 1786; d. January 1861.
v. MARGARET GREEN, b. 1787.
vi. MALINDA GREEN, b. 1790.
vii. ELIZABETH GREEN, b. 1790.
viii. HENRY LAWRENCE GREEN, b. 1792.
ix. LEWIS GREEN, b. 1794.
x. WILLIAM GREEN, b. 1796.


Generation No. 3

7. HENRY L.3 LAWRENCE, JR. (HENRY LEIGHMAN2, HENRY1) was born November 11, 1784 in Louisa Co., VA. He married (1) FRANCES WATTS. She was born 1790, and died 1869. He married (2) EMILY LNU.

Child of HENRY LAWRENCE and FRANCES WATTS is:

i. GEORGE WASHINGTON4 LAWRENCE, b. 1811; d. 1881; m. ELIZABETH ECTON; d. 1860.

Child of HENRY LAWRENCE and EMILY LNU is:

12. ii. POLLY ANN4 LAWRENCE

8. MEREDITH3 LAWRENCE (HENRY LEIGHMAN2, HENRY1) was born April 8, 1787 in Louisa Co., VA, and died 1871. He married NANCY WATTS. She was born 1788, and died 1879.

Children of MEREDITH LAWRENCE and NANCY WATTS are:

i. LUAN4 LAWRENCE.
ii. JAMES MADISON LAWRENCE.

9. THOMAS3 LAWRENCE (HENRY LEIGHMAN2, HENRY1) was born July 4, 1794 in Goochland Co., VA. He married POLLY VIVION.

Children of THOMAS LAWRENCE and POLLY VIVION are:

i. ELIZABETH4 LAWRENCE.
ii. SMITH LAWRENCE.

10. ROBERT3 LAWRENCE (HENRY LEIGHMAN2, HENRY1) was born November 7, 1801 in Clark Co., KY. He married FRANKIE VIVION.

Children of ROBERT LAWRENCE and FRANKIE VIVION are:

i. THOMAS4 LAWRENCE.
ii. ELIZABETH LAWRENCE.
iii. SARAH LAWRENCE.
iv. ROBERT M. LAWRENCE.

11. HENRY GRANDISON3 LAWRENCE (THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born September 17, 1807 in Logan Co., KY , and died March 14, 1861 in Near Reynoldsburg, Johnson Co., IL. He married SARAH (SALLY) BAUCOM Abt. 1825 in Butler Co., KY, daughter of ISHAM BAUCOM and ALEY PENNEY. She was born 1805 in Wake Co., NC, and died 1887 in Near Reynoldsburg, Johnson Co., IL.

Notes for HENRY GRANDISON LAWRENCE:

Excerpts from "Portrait and Biographical Review" of Johnson Co., IL, supplemented by R.D. Garrett's notes:

"Henry G. Lawrence a farmer in Illinois who had mills on his farm. (A steam mill was later sold to James B. Morray (see note below RDG). He was born in 1807 in Butler County, KY. His father, Thomas D. Lawrence was a native of Virginia, and served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. (Thomas' grandson) Lemuel Lawrence has a relic of those olden days in the shape of a pair of very long stockings, made at home from the flax grown on his grandfather's farm, that the worthies of those days were in the habit of wearing with their knee breeches. These hose weigh nearly half a pound and tell the story of his great stature. He (Thomas) was twice married, and had by the two wives two sons and six daughters, of whom Henry G. Lawrence was a son by the second wife (Abigail Gough). Thomas D. Lawrence died in Kentucky, at an advanced age, his widow living some years afterward and dying in 1852."

(RDG) Henry G. Lawrence was a well-educated man and taught school in his early life. He married Sallie Baucom, a native of North Carolina. After the marriage, which occurred in Kentucky in 1825, he lived in Kentucky for twenty five years, moving from Butler Co. where he was born, to Graves County, Ky, where he appears on the tax lists from 1833 to 1845. In the spring of 1850 he emigrated from Kentucky to Illinois with his own team and covered wagon, bringing with him all his sheep and cattle. Mr. Lawrence bought a squatter's claim of one hundred and twenty acres of land, and also other lands, until he owned in the aggregate three hundred and twenty acres, the patents to which our subject (grandson Lemuel Lawrence) still has in his possession. When Henry G. Lawrence moved to Illinois from Kentucky, he had but limited means, and brought with him his wife, seven sons and three daughters.

Henry Lawrence was a large man of fine figure, being six feet tall and weighing two hundred and ten pounds. He died on his farm on March 14, 1861, and was buried at Reynoldsburg Cemetery. His widow survived him many years dying in 1887 at the age of 82.

(From Steve Lawrence) -- The Butler County Debating Society was formed on April 27, 1822, according to the Benjamin McReynolds file in the Kentucky Library of Western Kentucky University. The society met monthly at the Court House in Morgantown. The questions debated dealt primarily with civic and political views. At the meeting of Saturday, September 16, 1824, 78 members were listed, including William Lawrence and his brother Henry Lawrence, at that time 17 years of age.

-- From MARSHALL COUNTY DEED BOOK 1842-1848, Marshall County, KY, Page 40:

6 November, 1849 Grantor James Martin & Wife 100 Acres on Clarks's River to Grantee Henry G. Lawrence.

-- The 1850 U.S. Census for Marshall County, KY lists the family of Henry G. Lawrence as follows:

Household # 331: Lawrence, H.G. 42 Farmer $350 b. in KY
Sally 41 (Illit) b. in NC
G.C. 18 Farmer b. in KY
Eliz. S. 15 b. in KY
Benj. F. 13 b. in KY
Lemuel 11 b. in KY
H.H. 9 b. in KY
Sarah A. 7 b. in KY
Mary E. 1 b. in KY
Judith Stanley 9/12 b. in KY

Other notes:

-- Patents for land purchases in Johnson County, IL from the U.S. government land office at Shawneetown, IL:

4-16-1851 40 acres @ $1.25 in section 35.
4-6-1853 40 acres @ 1.25 in section 34.
12-2-1853 40 acres @ 1.25 in section 35
10-2-1854 40 acres @ .13 in section 35.
10-2-1854 80 acres @ .13 in section 34.
10-2-1854 80 acres @ .13 in section 35.

-- Henry Lawrence also owned property in Simpson Township, Johnson Co., IL described as follows: the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of Section one (in Simpson Twp). Upon the northwesterly two acres of this land was a steam mill, probably a sawmill. On July 21, 1857, Henry sold part of this property to James B. Morray, including the 158 ares and a half interest in the steam mill. Following is a copy of the bond he gave to J.B. Morray:

"Know all men by these presents, I, Henry Lawrance of the State of llinois and county of Johnson am held and firmly bound unto James B. Morray of the county of Williamson and State of Illinois the penal sum of two thousand dollars lawful money of the United States of America for the true payment & the said Henry G. Lawrance bind myself, my heirs, and administrators and Executors, or assigns, jointly and severally by these presents this July 21st. 1857.

The condition of the above obligation is such that, whereas I, the said Henry G. Lawrance, has sold and contracted to the Said James B. Morray a certain tract or parcel of Land, known as the South West fourth of the North East quarter of Section one in Township Twelve South of Range four East with one half of a certain Steam Mill situated on said Land, also one half of two acres of land upon which the said steam mill stand and except also one quarter (acre) more or less in the North West corner of said land, begin at said North West corner and running 9 poles East with said line thence South 5 poles, thence West 9 poles thence 5 poles to the beginning. I, the said Henry G. Lawrance bargains and sells unto the said James B. Morray one Hundred and Twenty acres of land known as and bounded as and described South half of the South East and North West quarter of the South East quarter of Section thirty Six township Eleven Range four East making in the amount of land one Hundred and Fifty Eight acres more or less for which I the said James B. Morray am to pay the sum of one thousand dollars unto the said H.G. Lawrance two hundred dollars in hand, one two horse waggon, the first of March in the year 1858; one yoke of oxen one hundred and twenty paid in money at the first of March; and five hundred dollars the first of April in the year 1859 unto the said Henry G. Lawrance. Now when the said James B. Morray well and truly pays or causes to be paid the above named amount of money and property, then I the said Henry G. Lawrance stand bound by this obligation to make or cause to be made to the said James B. Morray a good and valid title to the above named tract or parcel of land in compliance of the same, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue in Law, this day and date above given."

/signed/ Henry G. Lawrance (Seal)

/signed/ J.B. Morray

There was a problem with the execution of this transaction. Apparently, James B. Morray paid for the property by August 1, 1859. Henry Lawrence died in 1861. On July 23, 1865, Morray sued the estate of Henry G. Lawrence, claiming that Henry Lawrence owed $217.91 plus costs of $69.00 and interest of $25.82 for a total claim of $312.73. At some point Morray apparently owned the mill outright, since it is shown among his assets in the administration of his estate in 1875. The outcome of the lawsuit is unclear from the records that remain.

-- HENRY G. LAWRENCE WILL, dated March 12, 1861:

"I, Henry G. Lawrence of Johnson County and state of Illinois, do hereby make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, to wit: First, it is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid. Second, after the payments of such debts and expenses, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Sally, the one-third part of my entire estate, both real and personal. Her third part the Reality to include and be so situate(d) as to imbrace the home and premises in which we at present reside.

Third, it is my will that my children, to wit: Thomas Newton Lawrence, William Marshall Lawrence, Granderson Catlette Lawrence, the three children of my daughter, Susan Elizabeth Wallace, deceased, my sons, Benjamin Franklin Lawrence, Lemuel Lee Lawrence, Henry Harrison Lawrence, my daughter Sarah Abigail Lawrence, my son Stephen Clay Lawrence, and my daughter Judah Standly Lawrence, home and equal divisions of the remainder (that is to say, forasmuch as my sons, Thomas Newton, William Marshall, and Benjamin Franklin Lawrence resided with and gave unto me the benefit of their manual service untill they were severally twenty-one years of age, I have already given each of them a horse, saddle and bridle worth one hundred and twenty-five dollars each. And forasmuch as my sons Granderson Catlette and Lemuel Lee Lawrence and my daughter Susan Elizabeth Wallace, deceased, severally left to labor themselves considerably before they were twenty-one years of age, I therefore let them take the time they failed to serve with me instead of their several horses, saddles and bridles. It is my will therefore, that all my children share equal according to the foregoing arrangements made, given and done by me toward these specially named children and the portion falling to my three grandchildren, to wit: Sarah Jane Wallace, Sally Ann Wallace, Elizabeth Caroline Wallace to be by my executors let to interest and give to them severally as they gain their majority or marriage. And I hereby constitute and appoint my two sons Thomas Newton and Lemuel Lee Lawrence as the executors of this my last will and testament, which I hereby make, declare and establish, revoking all others not herein made, declared and established by me.

In witness whereof, I, Henry G. Lawrence hereunto set my hand and seal on this twelfth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one. Signed in presence of us: David Dalton and W.F. Vancleve /S/ H. G. Lawrence

(Henry G. Lawrence died two days after signing his will)

 

-- An appraisal was done of Henry's personal property on April 18, 1861. It included such items as

"1 lot of log chains, $4.50; diamond plains, shovel plow and colter, a pump and appendage for $5.00; weeding hoes, grubbing hoe, a cow, calf and bell for $12.00; 1 yoke of oxen, yoke, ring and steeple for $30.00; loose lumber estimated to be worth $49.00; 1 lot of bacon for $25.00; 1 lot of old barrels; an equal share of a cross cut saw for $3.50; saddles, mans and womans - $13.00; 8 head of hogs $10.50; Rifle gun and appendage $8.00; Beds, bedsteads, bedding, and feathers; a sugar trunk; and a lot of books, magazines and etc., estimated at $6.00." The total personal property appraisal was $575.00.

-- Henry's family had been listed in Page 132 1860 U.S. Census for Johnson County, IL as follows:

Lawrence Henry 53 Farmer 4000/2350 (value of property) b. in KY
Lawrence, Sally 54 Housekeeping b. in NC
Lawrence, Henry 20 Farmer b. in KY
Lawrence, Sarah 18 b. in KY
Lawrence, Stephen C. 13 b. in KY
Lawrence, Judith 10 b. in IL
Lawrence, Mary 12 b. in KY

This census showed Henry living in Simpson Township. Actually, he lived just across the Township line in section 35 of Burnside Twp.

James Morray and William Wyatt, who did live in Simpson township are shown as nearby neighbors.

-- A memorandum of preliminary settlement was filed with the Johnson County Court by Henry G. Lawrence's administrator on July 18, 1864:

"Received of J.B. Morray $234.84
Received of Widow 100.00
Received of T.N. Lawrence 254.34
Received of (unreadable) 5.00
Received of Justin's costs 1.66
Total 595.64

Adm. paid out sums cost settlement:
To T.N. Lawrence on order $254.34
Costs of Morray suit for deed 10.00
______ Adm. fee 2.50
Adm fee all costs of making deed 10.00
Costs in Morray suit 35.00
Adm. 5 days on Estate business 10.00
Per cent on $595.64 35.73
Total 361.44
Balance 234.20

Due each heir -- 10 heirs $23.42

(A later final accounting brought an additional balance of $450.36, with $45.03 for each of ten heirs.)

-- Heirs listed for the above settlement of Henry G. Lawrence estate:

Thomas N. Lawrence
William M. Lawrence
Grandison C. Lawrence
Minor children of Susan E. Wallace (Lawrence)
Lemuel L. Lawrence
Henry H. Lawrence
Sarah A. Farless (Lawrence)
Stephen C. Lawrence
Judah S. Lawrence (Judith Stanley)

(This list failed to include the name of son Benjamin F. Lawrence, though he probably received a share, since the total amount was divided so that each beneficiary received one-tenth. At this time, Benjamin was James Morray's son-in-law, having married Morray's daughter, Amanda in 1857. Apparently daughter Mary, born 1848, had died some time between June 1860 and March, 1861, since she was not listed in Henry's will, and there are no subsequent records of her.)

More About HENRY GRANDISON LAWRENCE:

Burial: Reynoldsburg, Cemetery, Johnson Co., IL
Census IL State: 1855, 1 son under 10; 3 son 10-20; 4 dau.
Elected: Abt. 1855, Justice of Peace in Johnson Co., IL

Notes for SARAH (SALLY) BAUCOM:

Sally Baucom Lawrence child of Isham Baucom of Butler Co., KY. Henry and Sally Lawrence appear as Grantors on a deed for land from the estate of Isham Baucom to William McKenney of Butler Co., KY dated November 9, 1853. Butler County Deed Book G, page 443.

More About SARAH (SALLY) BAUCOM: Burial: Reynoldsburg, Cemetery, Johnson Co., IL

Children of HENRY LAWRENCE and SARAH BAUCOM are:

13. i. THOMAS NEWTON4 LAWRENCE, b. October 24, 1826, Butler Co. KY; d. May 10, 1907, Massac Co., IL.
14. ii. WILLIAM MARSHALL LAWRENCE, b. March 28, 1828, Butler Co. KY; d. 1900, Pope Co., IL.
15. iii. GRANDISON CATLETTE LAWRENCE, b. 1832, Butler Co. KY; d. Abt. 1876, Pope Co., IL.
16. iv. SUSAN ELIZABETH LAWRENCE, b. 1835, Graves Co., KY; d. Abt. 1858, Johnson County, IL.
17. v. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LAWRENCE, b. May 1837, Graves Co. KY; d. February 22, 1875, Simpson Twp., Johnson Co., IL.
18. vi. LEMUEL LEE LAWRENCE, b. August 12, 1838, Graves Co., KY; d. August 10, 1906, Johnson Co. IL.
19. vii. HENRY HARRISON LAWRENCE, b. June 7, 1841, Graves Co., KY; d. June 28, 1916, Ozark, Johnson Co., IL.
viii. SARAH ABIGAIL LAWRENCE, b. June 18, 1842, Graves Co., KY; d. May 30, 1914, Pittsburg Co., OK; m. JAMES H FAIRLESS, April 3, 1862, Johnson Co., IL; b. October 1832; d. Aft. June 1900, Logan Co., AR.

Notes for SARAH ABIGAIL LAWRENCE:

According to BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW OF JOHNSON, MASSAC, POPE AND HARDIN COUNTIES, by Biographical Publishing Company, 1893, "Sarah A. Lawrence is the wife of James Farless, a farmer of Texas. . ."

1870 Census lists family as follows in Johnson Co., IL: Township 12, Range 4, Vienna P.O.
Fairless, James 38 M Farmer b. IL (illiterate)
Sarah 35 F Keeping house b. KY (illiterate)
Frances 8 F b. IL
Wiley 3 M b. IL
John 1/12 M b. IL

1880 census lists family living in Simpson Twp:

Fairlis, J. 48 M Farmer b. IL Father, TN Mother TN
S. 38 F Housekeeper KY/KY/NC

More About SARAH ABIGAIL LAWRENCE: Burial: Pryor Cemetery, Stuart, OK

More About JAMES H FAIRLESS: Burial: Utley Cemetery, Logan Co. AR

ix. STEPHEN CLAY LAWRENCE, b. 1847.

Notes for STEPHEN CLAY LAWRENCE:

Stephen Lawrence, age 23 was shown on the 1870 U.S. Census for Burnside Township, living in the same household with his brother Lemuel.

x. MARY LAWRENCE, b. 1848; d. Bef. 1864, Near Reynoldsburg, Johnson Co., IL.

Notes for MARY LAWRENCE: Mary died before 1864, and was not listed among the heirs in settlement of estate of Henry G. Lawrence in 1864.

More About MARY LAWRENCE: Burial: Reynoldsburg Cemetery

20. xi. JUDITH STANLEY LAWRENCE, b. 1849, Marshall County, Kentucky.


Generation No. 4

12. POLLY ANN4 LAWRENCE (HENRY L.3, HENRY LEIGHMAN2, HENRY1) She married THADDEUS DYKES.

Children of POLLY LAWRENCE and THADDEUS DYKES are:

i. ALICE5 DYKES.
ii. JESSE DYKES.
iii. DORA DYKES.
iv. ANN DYKES.

13. THOMAS NEWTON4 LAWRENCE (HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born October 24, 1826 in Butler Co. KY, and died May 10, 1907 in Massac Co., IL. He married (1) MARY TEMPERANCE FEEZOR November 29, 1849 in Marshall County, KY, daughter of GEORGE FEEZOR and UNKNOWN WIFE. She was born August 9, 1830 in Bedford Co., TN, and died January 22, 1875 in Pope Co., IL. He married (2) NANCY WOOTON May 4, 1875 in Pope Co, IL. She was born February 25, 1847, and died November 19, 1911 in Pope Co., IL.

Notes for THOMAS NEWTON LAWRENCE:

>From MARSHALL COUNTY WILLS, VOLUME 1, 1848-1893:

14 February, 1848: T.N. Newton, James D. Martin, Asher Gough, and Josias Short were witnesses for the will of James Martin. James Martin sold 100 acres of land to Henry G. Lawrence the following year.

T.N. Lawrence is mentioned in HISTORY OF MARSHALL COUNTY by Freeman and Olds, 1933:

"George Feezor came to Kentucky in 1830 and settled in Graves County, and two years later came to Marshall County. His children were John Nathan, George, William, Eveline, wife of William (Robin) Crowell, Martha, wife of Isaac Shemwell, Mary, wife of T.N. (Newt) Lawrence, and Jane, wife of Rufus Stafford. Stafford and Lawrence went from Marshall County to Illinois."

T.N. Lawrence family listed in the 1850 U.S. Census for Marshall County, KY as follows:

Household #300: T.N. Lawrence 23 Farmer $66 b. in KY
Mary 19 b. in KY (Married within the year)

From Thomas Newton Lawrence biography, BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW OF JOHNSON, MASSAC, POPE AND HARDIN COUNTIES, 1893:

"They arrived November 25, 1850 in Johnson County, and Christmas day of that same year they removed to Pope County, to the bay at Rich Point, where Mr. (Thomas) Lawrence, in company with his brother William, bought an improvement for $30, for which he borrowed money. This improvement they sold for an eighty-acre land warrant, which they laid out on land in Johnson County, and afterward traded for forty acres in Pope County, and $20 in money. . . ."

The 1870 census shows the family living near Eddyville next to the Wooten family. The family of William T. Wallace lives nearby. William was married to Thomas' sister Susan until her death in 1858.

The 1900 census for Union Township, Pope County Illinois, shows the family as follows:

Lawrence, T.N. Oct. 1826 Farmer
Elizabeth (wife) Feb. 1847
Minnie Aug. 1882
Hershal Nov. 1884
Albert June 1880
Mary (dau. in law) July 1881 (Samuel Albert's wife).
More About THOMAS NEWTON LAWRENCE:
Burial: Zion Cemetery, Pope Co., IL
Residence 1: 1849, Marshall Co. KY
Residence 2: 1850, Moved to Pope Co., IL

More About MARY TEMPERANCE FEEZOR: Burial: Pope Co., IL

Marriage Notes for THOMAS LAWRENCE and MARY FEEZOR:

Source: Marshall County Marriage Records, Volume 1 1842-1863 by Marshall County KY Genealogical: Lawrence, Thomas N. of age 30 November, 1849. Mary T. Feezor, verbal consent of father. By H. Gilbert, Surety: George Feezor.

Notes for NANCY WOOTON: Nancy Wooton Harris was a widow and married Thomas Newton Lawrence after the death of his first wife Mary Feezor.

More About NANCY WOOTON: Burial: Zion Cemetery, Pope Co., IL

Marriage Notes for THOMAS LAWRENCE and NANCY WOOTON: Nancy Wooten was previously married to a Harris.

Children of THOMAS LAWRENCE and MARY FEEZOR are:

21. i. HENRY G.5 LAWRENCE, b. September 24, 1850; d. February 18, 1877.
ii. BELINDA JANE LAWRENCE, b. September 6, 1852, Pope Co., IL; m. EDWARD J WOOTON, January 27, 1871.

More About BELINDA JANE LAWRENCE: Residence: Belinda and Edward lived in Metropolis, IL

22. iii. GEORGE LAWRENCE, b. February 13, 1854, Pope Co., IL; d. September 7, 1935, Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.
23. iv. MARTHA LAWRENCE, b. March 1856, Pope Co., IL.
24. v. WILLIAM MARSHALL LAWRENCE, b. March 29, 1858, Pope Co., IL; d. August 26, 1930, Johnson Co. IL.
25. vi. MARGARET ISABELLA LAWRENCE, b. November 1860, Pope County, Ilinois; d. Aft. 1920, Arkansas.
26. vii. EVELINE LAWRENCE, b. 1867, Pope Co., IL; d. Aft. 1910, Washita County, Oklahoma.
viii. SUSANNA LAWRENCE, b. 1868, Pope Co., IL; d. 1892, Pope Co., IL; m. THOMAS FEEZOR, 1890; b. March 1869, Kentucky.
ix. TRAVIS NEWTON LAWRENCE, b. July 1870, Pope Co., IL; d. January 13, 1949; m. MARY MALONEY, 1894, Illinois; b. October 1868, Ilinois.

Notes for TRAVIS NEWTON LAWRENCE: Known as "Nathan." He and wife Mary lived at Dongola, IL.
1900 census shows T. Lawrence and wife Mary living in Dongola, Union County, IL. Occupation: day laborer.
1910 census shows Nathan T. Lawrence and wife Mary living in Dongola. No children of their own. Nephew John L. Maloney, age 4,
and niece Katie Maloney, age 3 living in household.
The 1920 census shows Nathan and Mary living in Dongola with Katie Maloney 13, "adopted girl" and Edward Maloney, 11, "adopted boy" living with them. Occupation of Nathan: Superintendent at Lumber Mill.
1930 census shows Nathan as Postmaster at Dongola, Illinois and Katie, 23, as Postoffice Clerk, Mary as wife.

Notes for MARY MALONEY: Mary's mother was born in Ireland, and father in Illinois.

27. x. JOHN HIRAM LAWRENCE, b. April 10, 1872, Illinois.

 

Children of THOMAS LAWRENCE and NANCY WOOTON are:

28. xi. MARY MOLLIE5 LAWRENCE, b. March 1876, Pope Co., IL; d. October 15, 1966, Williamson County, IL.
29. xii. JOSEPH W. LAWRENCE, b. March 1878, Pope Co., IL; d. Bet. 1910 - 1920, Pope Co., IL.
30. xiii. SAMUEL ALBERT LAWRENCE, b. June 1880, Pope Co., IL.
31. xiv. MINNIE M. LAWRENCE, b. August 1882, Pope Co., IL; d. September 30, 1970.
xv. EDWARD HERSCHEL LAWRENCE, b. November 11, 1884, Pope Co., IL; d. 1934, (probably) Veteran's Hospital at Danville, IL.

Notes for EDWARD HERSCHEL LAWRENCE:

Herschel Edward Lawrence married and had one son who died young.

On the 1910 Census, he is listed as single, with the 20th. U.S. Regiment in Manila, Philippines. This organization was engaged in a war with the Moro Guerillas at that time. He had registered for the draft in September, 1818 and named his sister Mary Bethel as his address.

In the 1920 census, he is listed living with his brother John H. Lawrence, near the Bethels. His name was spelled as Hersel. He was shown as divorced. In 1930 census, he was listed as a patient in the National Soldier's Home in Danville, IL. William Marshall''s obituary also listed his brother Herschel living in Danville. He apparently died in 1934. (information from Steve Lawrence).

 

14. WILLIAM MARSHALL4 LAWRENCE (HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born March 28, 1828 in Butler Co. KY, and died 1900 in Pope Co., IL. He married ELIZA CROWELL January 10, 1850 in Marshall County, KY, daughter of THOMAS REID and TEMPERANCE LNU She was born 1829 in NC, and died 1898 in Pope Co., IL.

Notes for WILLIAM MARSHALL LAWRENCE:

Two entries in MARSHALL COUNTY DEED BOOK 1842-1848 Marshall County, KY:

13 Aug. 1853 Davidella C. Patterson as Trustee for James M. & Edmonia Patterson to William Lawrence, Administrator -- 632 acres.
Next entry: William Lawrence, Administrator of J.G. Chalmers, deceased; to Elizabeth Singleton. -- 632 acres.
According to researcher Steve Lawrence, William Marshall Lawrence first came to Pope County, IL in the 1850's then moved to Texas about 1857. He returned to Illinois about 1874, and died in Pope County, IL in 1900.

The 1850 U.S. Census for Marshall co., KY lists this family as follows: Household #580 Laurence, William 22 Farmer "Don't know" Married within the year Eliza 24 NC

The 1860 U.S. Census for Henderson Co., TX lists the family as follows:

Athens P.O. 1 Jul. 1860: Household # 55 Laurence, Wm. M. 31 Farmer b. NC (wrong)
Eliza A. 31 Domestic b. NC
Martha E. 9 b. KY
Mary S. 6 b. KY
Margaret L. 4 b. KY
Ester J. 3 b. TX
Thomas H. 2 b. TX
William M. 5/12 b. TX

The 1880 U.S. Census for Johnson Co., IL lists the family as follows:

New Burnside Twp, 5 July, 1880 Lorince, WM. 56 Farmer B. KY, F-KY, M-NC
E.A. 52 Housekeeper B. NC, F-NC, M-NC
M.E. 29 B. KY, F-KY, M-NC
M.S. 20 (Son) B. KY, F-KY, M-NC
E.A. 17 B. KY, F-KY, M-NC

(Note errors, both William, Jr. and Elizabeth Ann were born in TX.)

Lemuel Lawrence biography in BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW OF JOHNSON, MASSAC, POPE AND HARDIN COUNTIES, 1893 states: "William M. (Lawrence) is a farmer of Simpson township, now in imparied health."

More About WILLIAM MARSHALL LAWRENCE: Burial: Zion Cemetery, Pope Co., IL

Notes for ELIZA CROWELL: Eliza, (maiden name Reid), was a widow of . . . . . Crowell, according to the HISTORY OF MARSHALL COUNTY by Freeman & Olds, 1933, copy at Benton KY Public Library.

More About ELIZA CROWELL: Burial: Zion Cemetery, Pope Co., IL

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM LAWRENCE and ELIZA CROWELL: >From "Marshall County Marriage Records, volume 1, 1842-1863" by Marshall Co., KY Genealogical Socity: "Lawrence, William M. of age.

Crowell, Elizabeth A., widow, of age. By Wm. McGrigor, Surety: Henry G. Lawrence. Consent of father, Thomas Reid, she 21."

Children of WILLIAM LAWRENCE and ELIZA CROWELL are:

i. MARTHA5 LAWRENCE, b. Abt. 1851.
ii. SARAH LAWRENCE, b. Abt. 1851, Marshall Co.,KY; d. July 9, 1852, Marshall Co., KY.
iii. MARY LAWRENCE, b. January 25, 1853.

Notes for MARY LAWRENCE: Unnamed Female child listed for this date in BIRTH RECORDS OF MARSHALL COUNTY, KY, 1852-1859. Parents shown as Wm. Lawrence and Liza Reed. Name from researcher Steve Lawrence from family records.

iv. MARGARET L. LAWRENCE, b. November 3, 1854.
v. ESTER LAWRENCE, b. Abt. 1857, Texas; m. WILLIAM W. KEITH; b. Abt. 1855, Alabama.
vi. THOMAS LAWRENCE, b. 1858, Texas.
vii. WILLIAM MARSHALL, JR. LAWRENCE, b. January 28, 1860, Henderson Co., TX; d. October 1, 1931, Johnson Co., IL; m. LOUISA JANE TAYLOR, January 3, 1884, Johnson Co., IL; b. July 7, 1860; d. October 22, 1950, Saline Co., IL.

Notes for WILLIAM MARSHALL, JR. LAWRENCE:

Obituary states: "When a lad of fourteen years, he, with his father's family moved to Illinois, where he grew to manhood, and lateer on Januray 3rd of 1884 was married to Louisa J. Taylor. To this union, ten children were born. . . . . His beloved companion, eight children, thirty-one grandchildren and one sister survive him."

viii. ELIZA ANN LAWRENCE, b. 1860; m. WILLIAM T WICKHAM, January 25, 1883, Johnson Co., IL.

 

15. GRANDISON CATLETTE4 LAWRENCE (HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 1832 in Butler Co. KY, and died Abt. 1876 in Pope Co., IL. He married MARTHA STAPLETON November 12, 1852 in Johnson Co., IL. She was born 1832 in Tennessee, and died March 4, 1885 in Pope Co., IL.

Notes for GRANDISON CATLETTE LAWRENCE:

1855 State Census for Pope County, shows T.N. Lawrence and G.C. Lawrence livin in close proximity -- Page 56.
Listed in U.S. Census for Johnson Co., IL, 1860, living next door to father Henry Lawrence.

Simpson Township, page 132, Dwelling 1042, Family #970, taken June 29 - July 2, 1860:

Lawrence, Granderson 28 Farmer $600 pers. b. KY
Martha 28 House keeper b. TN
Mary 4 b. IL
Newton 2 b. IL
Jasper 2 b. IL

Grandison's family appears on the 1870 Census for Pope Co., IL. Twp. 12, Range 5E, Glendale, P.O., July 20, 1870:

Lawrence, Grandison 38 Farmer $300 -- $200 b. KY
Martha 38 Keeps house b. TN
Harvey C. 14 b. IL
Newton N. 10 b. IL
Jasper D. 10 b. IL
Thos. A. 8 b. IL
Mary A. 7 b. IL
Sarah J. 5 b. IL
Malinda 5 b. IL

Living next door to Grandison in 1870 was the family of Harry Stapleton, 26 Farmhand, b. TN, probably a brother of Martha Stapleton Lawrence.

Land records show that Granderson Lawrence bought 120 acres of land in sections 8 & 9 12S5E, Pope County.

More About GRANDISON CATLETTE LAWRENCE: Burial: (probably) Old Zion Cemetery

Notes for MARTHA STAPLETON: 1880 census for Alexander Twp. Pope County, IL

Lawrence, Martha 48
Thomas 19
Mary A. 17
Sarah J. 15
Melinda 15
James 8
John 6

Son Newton and wife Elizabeth living next door. Samuel Stapleton, 25 nearby (apparently nephew?)

Martha apparently had two sets of twins: Jasper and Newton, born about 1859; and Sarah and Malinda, born in 1865.

More About MARTHA STAPLETON: Burial: (probably) Old Zion Cemetery

Children of GRANDISON LAWRENCE and MARTHA STAPLETON are:

32. i. HARVEY C.5 LAWRENCE, b. 1856.
33. ii. NEWTON LAWRENCE, b. April 1858, Johnson Co., IL; d. Aft. 1920.
iii. JASPER LAWRENCE, b. April 1858, Johnson Co., IL; m. ADELIA PEEL, May 29, 1883, Pope Co, IL.

Notes for JASPER LAWRENCE: Jasper Lawrence found on 1880 census for Polk Township, Pope County, IL: Age 22, living with family of A.J. Stricker or Stucker. He was a twin with brother Newton.

Notes for ADELIA PEEL: Adelia previously married to Daniel T. Peel.

34. iv. THOMAS H. LAWRENCE, b. 1862, Illinois.

v. MARY A. LAWRENCE, b. 1863; m. JAMES MURPHY, September 8, 1881.

Notes for MARY A LAWRENCE: Mary and Sarah were twins.

vi. SARAH J. LAWRENCE, b. 1865.
vii. MALINDA LAWRENCE, b. April 4, 1865; m. WILLIAM H. KIMBELL, August 13, 1890, Johnson Co., IL.
viii. JAMES LAWRENCE, b. 1872; m. ELIZABETH HOLT, July 1, 1888, Pope Co, IL.

Notes for JAMES LAWRENCE: 1880 census shows James living with widowed mother Martha Lawrence in Pope County, age 8.

35. ix. JOHN H. LAWRENCE, b. April 1874, Pope Co., IL.

16. SUSAN ELIZABETH4 LAWRENCE (HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 1835 in Graves Co., KY, and died Abt. 1858 in Johnson County, IL. She married WILLIAM T. WALLACE June 13, 1852 in Johnson Co., IL.

Notes for WILLIAM T. WALLACE: The 1870 census for Pope County shows that William T. Wallace and his wife Venetta were living two doors from Thomas N. Newton. Two of the children of Susan Elizabeth Lawrence (his first wife) were still living with him: Sarah Jane, Age 18; and Elizabeth Caroline (Eliza) 13.

 

Children of SUSAN LAWRENCE and WILLIAM WALLACE are:

i. SARAH JANE5 WALLACE, b. 1852, Johnson County, IL.

Notes for SARAH JANE WALLACE: mentioned in grandfather, Henry G. Lawrence, will dated March 12, 1861.

ii. SALLY ANN WALLACE, b. Abt. 1854, Johnson County, IL.

Notes for SALLY ANN WALLACE: Mentioned in grandfather, Henry G. Lawrence will, dated March 12, 1861.

iii. ELIZABETH CAROLINE WALLACE, b. 1857, Johnson County, IL.

Notes for ELIZABETH CAROLINE WALLACE: Mentioned in grandfather Henry G. Lawrence will, dated March 12, 1861.

 

17. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN4 LAWRENCE (HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born May 1837 in Graves Co. KY, and died February 22, 1875 in Simpson Twp., Johnson Co., IL. He married AMANDA ELIZABETH MORRAY December 20, 1857 in Williamson Co., IL, daughter of JAMES MORRAY and IZZARILDA WYATT. She was born July 9, 1843 in Caldwell Co., KY, and died February 7, 1908 in Lamard Twp., Wayne Co., IL.

Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LAWRENCE:

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Benjamin F. Lawrence's certificate of Disability for Discharge from the U.S. Army states as follows:

"Benjamin F. Lawrence, a private of 1st. Lt. William W. Peterson's Company B. of the sixth Regiment of the Illinois Cavalry, was enlisted by Capt. James B. Morray of the Sixth Regiment of Ills. Volunteers at Johnson county, Ills. on tenth day of September 1861, to serve three years; he was born in Graves County in the State of Kentucky, is twenty-four years of age, 6 feet 1 inch high, dark complexion, dark eyes, black hair, and by occupation when enlisted an engineer (ran the steam engine mill operated by his father until 1857 and by his father in law, James Morray after that/RDG). During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 60 days. He was taken sick of disease of the lungs in December, 1863. Was sick about two months, when he partially recovered. He was again taken sick of the disease of the lungs April 8th, 1864. He has not been able to perform the duties of a soldier since Dec, 1863, and in my opinion will not be able to stand the hardships of a soldier." Dated at Memphis, TN, June 9th. 1864. Signed by William W. Peterson, 1st. Lt. "

"I certify that I have carefully examined the said Benj. F. Lawrence, of 1st. Lieut. W.W. Peterson's Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of Incipient Phthisis Pulmonalis. This soldier was attacked with pneumonia the 1st of December, 1863 from which he only partially recovered, but April 8th. 1864 he took a relapse and now tubercles are formed in the lungs. Besides he has chronic hepatitis. The two diseases totally unfit him for the duties of a soldier or the invalid corps. -- degree of disability 3/4. (signed) A. B. Agnew, Assistant Surgeon, Sixth Ills Cav."

"Discharged this 8th day of July, 1864 at Camp Price, near Memphis, Tenn. The soldier desires to be addressed at Reynoldsburg, county of Johnson, State of Illinois. "

Later pension application by widow Amanda Morray Lawrence, contains the following doctor's statement:

"On the twenty-seventh day of September, 1880 before me David E. Sheerer a Notary Public in and for the county and state aforesaid; personally appeared Dr. Josiah Whitnell, who after being by me first duly sworn according to law on his oath says that he has been a regular practicing physician in Johnson County Ills. for over 25 years, and that he is still doing a regular practice. He further states that he was well acquainted with Benjamin F. Lawrence for 10 years immediately preceeding his enlistment in the army of the United States, and that at the time the said Benjamin F. Lawrence enlisted, he was a man of good health, possessing superior nerve and physical ability over ordinary men; being entirely free from disease of any kind as he verily believes, and that on or about the 15th day of July, 1864, and shortly after the discharge of the said Benjamin F. Lawrence and his return home; he was called to see the said Benjamin F. Lawrence and on examination found him to be suffering from general disability and more particular from disease of the lungs and treated him for the same and that he gave him medical treatment and medical advice often and regular for five years and could never make any permanent improvement in his health; only momentary relief. That he continued to linger and get worse until about the first of February 1875, he was attacked with fever somewhat of the character of pneumonia from which on the 22nd. day of February, 1875, he died; he further says that the disease he treated the said Benjamin F. Lawrence for from the time of his return home for five years was contracted while in the service and that the disease of which he died had its origin in the old lingering disease of the lungs. That he has no interest direct or indirect in this claim for pension nor concern in its prosecution." (signed) Josiah Whitnell, M.D.

Letter dated July 20, 1895 from W. B. Anderson, U.S. Pension Agent, Chicago, IL to William Lochren, Commissioner of Pensions, Washington D.C.: "Under instructions contained in Bureau letter dated November 14, 1894 (Finance Division), I have the honor to transmit herewith an inquiry from John Keen, Jr., in the case of the minor children of Benjamin F. Lawrence, Certificate #194,734, with the following report. Payments were made the guardian, Amanda E. Thomas, prior to November 1887, amounting to $934.13, and subsequent thereto, amounting to $612.73, a total of $1.546.86. The elder child, William L. attained the age of sixteen years July 17, 1882, and his distributive share of the joint pension ($138.94), added to his additional pension of $2.00 per month, ($69.47), amounts to $208.41, paid for his account; the balance, $1,338.46 -- accruing to the younger child, Joseph H." /signed/W.B. Anderson"

In 1961, Benjamin F. Lawrence was involved with his brother Lt. Lemuel L. Lawrence and others in the "Battle of Camden Creek" in which the detachment of Company B 6th. IL Cavalry Volunteers went to arrest a southern sympathizer, Marble "Mack" Camden near New Burnside, IL. In the ensuing action Lemuel Lawrence was shot in the back by the Camden's granddaughter. He was disabled and discharged from the service as a result of his wound. Benjamin remained with the company until he was discharged for disability (see above).

Benjamin Franklin Lawrence family was on the 1870 U.S. Census for Johnson County, Ill, page 16, family number 113, taken June 30, 1870:

Lawerence, Frank 34 Farmer 350 (value of prop) b. in KY
Lawerence, Amanda 26 Keeping house b. in KY
Lawerence, Angeline 11 b. in IL
Lawerence, Looney 5 b. in IL
Lawerence, Jane 1 b. in IL

The home was in Simpson Township. Nearby neighbors were Milton Trigg, Lincoln Harper, Isaac Deaton, James B. Morray (father-in-law), John Thomas.

B.F. Lawrence served on Grand Jury in Johnson County September term, 1865.

More About BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LAWRENCE: Burial: Reynoldsburg Cemetery, Johnson Co., IL

Notes for AMANDA ELIZABETH MORRAY:

>From a letter from Ruth Lawrence Hutchinson, Feb. 14, 1984:

". . . Of course, Dad (Joseph H. Lawrence) was close to his mother all of her life. She even lived with us for a while after Mama died, then Dad married again soon, and Grandmother went back to her farm just about 3/4 mile from our farmhouse.

I remember so many things about her. Morray-like, she often seemed to be prepossessed a lot of the time; did not do a lot of talking. She was a nice housekeeper. I remember her house so well -- a 2-story farmhouse -- it was torn down about 1916. Dad and my stepmother (Nettie Buchanan Lawrence) were married in July; Grandma was living with Uncle Alma in her house. . . He was separated from his first wife Clara Harmon, then she died, and Grandma took care of Nellie, their daughter, a year younger than I. They also had a little girl, Thelma, who died in the winter of 1906. . . Then in 1908, we were living in Fairfield, and Grandma got very sick with bronchial pneumonia. She was only about 62. Mom and Dad went to the farm and stayed with her and took care of her until she died. She is buried at the side of my mother (Monta Camden Lawrence) in Lappin Cemetery. . ."

Notes from R.D. Garrett:

Amanda Morray Lawrence was only fourteen when she was married to Benjamin Franklin Lawrence, in December, 1857. She was left a widow at age 32, with 4 children. Her father, James B. Morray, was killed just three months after her husband, B.F. Lawrence, died. The following year, her daughter, Eliza, age 6, died. Four years later, in 1879, she married a former neighbor, a widower, John Thomas, and moved from Johnson Co. to Wayne Co., IL. Son Alma Thomas was born four years later, in 1883, when Amanda was 40 and John was 53. John died in 1901. Amanda died on Feb. 7-1908, at age 64.

Grave marker in Lappin Cemetery (three miles north of Sims, IL): AMANDA THOMAS 1846-1908 (Actual birth year was 1843).

More About AMANDA ELIZABETH MORRAY: Burial: Lappin Cemetery in Geff Twp., Wayne Co., IL

Children of BENJAMIN LAWRENCE and AMANDA MORRAY are:

36. i. IZZARILDA ANGELINE5 LAWRENCE, b. November 1858, Williamson Co., IL; d. 1912, Doniphan, MO.
ii. ELIZA JANE LAWRENCE, b. June 9, 1862, Near Reynoldsburg, IL; d. January 21, 1863, Simpson Twp, Johnson, Co., IL.

More About ELIZA JANE LAWRENCE: Burial: Reynoldsburg Cemetery, Johnson Co., IL (marked with small field stone north of father's grave.)

37. iii. WILLIAM LOONEY LAWRENCE, b. July 18, 1866, Simpson Twp, Johnson, Co., IL; d. February 5, 1912, Wayne Co., IL.
38. iv. JOSEPH HENRY LAWRENCE, b. April 27, 1874, Simpson, Twp. Johnson Co., IL; d. April 13, 1951, Fairfield, IL.

18. LEMUEL LEE4 LAWRENCE (HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born August 12, 1838 in Graves Co., KY, and died August 10, 1906 in Johnson Co. IL. He married PHOEBE DALTON May 7, 1857 in Johnson Co., IL, daughter of DAVID DALTON and ELIZA LAWRENCE. She was born March 1838 in Kentucky, and died in Johnson Co. IL.

Notes for LEMUEL LEE LAWRENCE:

Excerpts from book "Portraits and Biographical Review of Johnson County, IL":

"Lemuel L. Laurence, who lives in the village of New Burnside, Johnson County, was born in Graves County, KY., August 12, 1838. His father was Henry G. Laurence, a farmer who had mills on his farm. Lemuel was the seventh child and sixth son. Of these children four sons and one daughter still survive, namely: Thomas N., the first born, a farmer of Pope County, and who was a member of Company B. Sixth Illinois Cavalry. Lemuel L., our subject, was also a member of the same company, going out as a Lieutenant in 1861, and serving about nine months from September, 1861, when he was severely wounded by receiving a charge from a double-barrelled shotgun and from a rifle or pistol, four buckshot lodging in his arm and lung. This was on the march from Shawneetown to Paducah, KY. William M. is a farmer of Simpson Township, now in impaired health. H.H. (Henry Harrison) is a farmer of Burnside Township; and Sarah A. is the wife of James Farless, a farmer of Texas.

Lemuel L. Lawrence was married May 7, 1857, to Phoebe Dalton, of Kentucky, daughter of David and Eliza Laurence Dalton, but although their ancestors were of the same name they were not relatives. They came to Johnson County in 1852. Mr Laurence has been a farmer most of his life, and lived for many years on the old home farm of which he was the owner. He now has a farm of one hundred and fifteen acres, which is a part of the old homestead on which his mother spent her last years with him. He bought his present home a frame house 24 X 75 feet in size, and two stories high, with a cellar underneath, with no mortgage upon it. This is the largest house in New Burnside, and was built in 1876 and in 1887 at a cost of about $3,000. He also owns several lots, which, together with the property above described, make a fine home, to which he moved in March, 1892. Mr. and Mrs. Laurence have buried one son and two daughters, who died either in infancy or early childhood. They have seven children living, five sons and two daughters, namely: David H., a farmer of Burnside Township, who has two sons and two daughters, Ulysses Grant, a farmer of Simpson Township, residing in Ozark, who has a wife, two sons and one daughter, his wife being a daughter of Rev. C.H. Caldwell; Maud, wife of W.L. Keltner, of New Burnside, who has two sons and two daughters, M.C. a dealer in musical instruments, who has a wife, but no children; Marshall L. a farmer of Burnside Township;, who has one daughter; Josiah W. a young man living at home and attending school; and Ella, a young miss of sixteen years. All of these children have been well educated.

Mr. Laurence was Justice of the Peace three and a-half years and School Director for many years, serving satisfactorily in that capacity. He was at one time an Odd Fellow, and was formerly a Republican, but is now a member of the Peoples Party. He was a member of William Laurance Post No. 538, G.A.R., recently disbanded, and in religion is a Free Thinker. He has never been sued in his life for any debt he contracted, and has in his possession the first and last note that he ever gave. He is a gentleman in every respect, his word is as good as his bond, and he is one in whom his fellow-men can put a great deal of trust."

In 1860, Lemuel and Phoebe moved to Crawford Co., MO and lived next door to Phoebe's parents, David and Eliza Dalton. They returned to Johnson Co., IL the next year when Henry Lawrence died, and Lemuel was his co-executor.

The 1870 U.S. Census shows the family in New Burnside Township, page 4, household 28, Living next door to Lemuel's sister, Judith Mohler and family. Their mother Sallie Baucom Lawrence was living in the Mohler household. Lemuel's family is shown as follows:

Lawrence, Lem L. 31 Farmer 1200/400 (property value) b. in KY
Lawrence, Feba 32 Keeps house b. in KY
Lawrence, David H. 9 b. in IL
Lawrence, Ulysus G. 7 b. in IL
Lawrence, Maude 4 b. in IL
Lawrence, Schuyler 1 b. in IL
Lawrence, Stephen 23 Farm Laborer b. in KY (Lemuel's younger brother.)
Baston, Mary 15 Housekeeper b. in IL

More About LEMUEL LEE LAWRENCE:

Burial: Reynoldsburg Cemetery, Johnson Co., IL
Military service: 1861, Served in Co. B, Sixth Illinois Cavalry -- wounded in action.

More About PHOEBE DALTON: Burial: Reynoldsburg Cemetery, Johnson Co., IL

Children of LEMUEL LAWRENCE and PHOEBE DALTON are:

i. WILLIAM FRANK5 LAWRENCE, b. February 28, 1858, Johnson Co., IL; d. February 20, 1860, Johnson Co., IL.
39. ii. DAVID HARRISON LAWRENCE, b. January 12, 1860, Johnson County, IL; d. June 16, 1934, Johnson County, IL.
40. iii. ULYSSES GRANT LAWRENCE, b. November 4, 1868, Johnson County, IL; d. February 13, 1919, New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL.
41. iv. MAUD LAWRENCE, b. December 23, 1865, Ilinois; d. May 5, 1947.
42. v. MATTHEW C. LAWRENCE, b. March 15, 1869, Johnson County, IL; d. September 7, 1946.
43. vi. MARSHALL LEE LAWRENCE, b. July 30, 1872, Johnson County, IL; d. March 9, 1920, Desha County, Arkansas.
vii. JOSIAH WHITNEL LAWRENCE, b. September 23, 1874; d. November 28, 1946.
44. viii. ELLA LAWRENCE, b. March 6, 1877, Johnson County, IL; d. February 15, 1935.

19. HENRY HARRISON4 LAWRENCE (HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born June 7, 1841 in Graves Co., KY, and died June 28, 1916 in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. He married (1) MARGARET O'NEAL July 1, 1863 in Johnson Co., IL. He married (2) MARY J MOHLER September 17, 1864 in Johnson Co., IL. She was born August 21, 1842 in North Carolina, and died May 12, 1917 in Johnson Co., IL.

Notes for HENRY HARRISON LAWRENCE:

Henry is shown on the 1850 and 1860 census living with his father, in 1850 Marshall Co., KY and in 1860 in Johnson Co., IL

On the 1870 U.S. Census for Johnson Co., IL he is listed as follows:

Simpson Township, Page 15, Dwelling no. 107, Family no. 107 28 June, 1870:

Lawrence, Harrison 30 Farmer $600 real $200 pers b. KY
Mary 27 Keeping house b. NC
Allice 4 b. IL
Belle 3 b. IL
John 1 b. IL
Robert Moler, evidently Mary's relative, possibly a brother was living in the household, age 19, Farm Laborer, b. KY.

The 1880 census shows the family as follows, living in Polk precinct, Pope County, IL:

Lawrence, H.H. 40 Farmer
M.J. (Mary (Jane?) 38 Housekeeper
Mary Alice 15 Daughter
S. Belle 13 Daughter
John H. 10 Son
W.R. (William Robert) 9 Son
A.G. (Anna Gertrude) 7 Daughter
M.I. (Ida May) 5 Daughter
E.F. (Ernest Franklin) 3 Son

By 1900, the family was back in Johnson County in New Burnside Township:

Lawrence, Harrison June, 1841 Farmer
Mary J. August, 1842 Wife
Barnett, Walter September, 1882 Grandson Farm Labor

1910 Census shows Henry and Mary, apparently living on same farm in New Burnside Township.

More About HENRY HARRISON LAWRENCE: Burial: Zion Cemetery, Pope Co., IL

More About MARY J. MOHLER: Burial: Zion Cemetery, Pope Co., IL

 

Children of HENRY LAWRENCE and MARY MOHLER are:

45. i. MARTHA ALICE5 LAWRENCE, b. August 1, 1865, New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL; d. January 19, 1904.
46. ii. SARAH ISABELLE LAWRENCE, b. February 20, 1866, New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL; d. June 11, 1917.
iii. JOHN HENRY LAWRENCE, b. July 10, 1869, New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL; d. February 6, 1881.
47. iv. WILLIAM ROBERT LAWRENCE, b. March 15, 1871, New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL; d. July 29, 1943.
48. v. ANNA GERTRUDE LAWRENCE, b. March 23, 1873, New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL; d. October 20, 1979.
49. vi. IDA MAY LAWRENCE, b. May 8, 1875, Illinois; d. April 5, 1911.
50. vii. ERNEST FRANKLIN LAWRENCE, b. July 27, 1877, New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL; d. November 27, 1957.
viii. MINNIE MAE LAWRENCE, b. July 27, 1881, New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL; d. March 9, 1968; m. FNU KELLY.
ix. SUSAN ESTELLE LAWRENCE, b. May 24, 1884; d. March 2, 1890.

20. JUDITH STANLEY4 LAWRENCE (HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 1849 in Marshall County, Kentucky. She married THOMAS J. MOHLER April 12, 1866 in Johnson Co., IL. He was born 1847 in South Carolina.

Notes for THOMAS J. MOHLER: Surname also shown as Mobler on some reports.

The family is on the 1870 U.S. Census for New Burnside Twp. Johnson Co., IL page 4, HH# 27, living next door to Judith's brother Lemuel L. Lawrence:

Moler, Thomas 23 Farmer 600.200 (prop. value) b. in SC
Moler, Juda A 20 Keeps house b. in KY
Moler, Sallie 1 b. in IL
Lawrence, Sallie 64 No employment b. in NC

Child of JUDITH LAWRENCE and THOMAS MOHLER is:

i. SALLIE5 MOHLER, b. 1869.


Generation No. 5

21. HENRY G.5 LAWRENCE (THOMAS NEWTON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born September 24, 1850, and died February 18, 1877. He married ELEANOR B. MASON May 6, 1875.

Child of HENRY LAWRENCE and ELEANOR MASON is:

i. HENRY6 LAWRENCE.

22. GEORGE5 LAWRENCE (THOMAS NEWTON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born February 13, 1854 in Pope Co., IL, and died September 7, 1935 in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. He married (1) MARTHA JACKSON February 3, 1874. She was born January 17, 1857, and died March 5, 1877 in Pope Co., IL. He married (2) MARY A. BASTON October 3, 1877 in Johnson Co., IL. She was born 1856.

Notes for GEORGE LAWRENCE:

1880 census: Polk Pct. Pope County, IL:

Lawrence, Geo. 26 Farmer
Mary 24 keeping house
Lovella 1 daughter
Baston, M.V. 16 Sister-in-law

1900 census Alexander Pct., Pope Co., IL:

Lawrence George Feb. 1854 Farmer
Mary Mar. 1856 Housekeeper
Thomas L. Oct. 1881 Farm Laborer
William C. Aug. 1884
Maud E. Nov. 1886
Walter Aug. 1889

More About MARTHA JACKSON: Burial: Old Zion Cemetery, Pope Co., IL

 

Child of GEORGE LAWRENCE and MARTHA JACKSON is:

i. MARY L.6 LAWRENCE, b. December 18, 1876; d. March 29, 1877, Pope Co., IL.

More About MARY L. LAWRENCE: Burial: Old Zion Cemetery, Pope Co., IL

 

Children of GEORGE LAWRENCE and MARY BASTON are:

ii. LOUELLA6 LAWRENCE, b. 1879.

Notes for LOUELLA LAWRENCE: Evidently still living in 1900. Census record that year, shows Mary Baston with having borne six children and five still living.

iii. THOMAS LEE LAWRENCE, b. October 1881, Pope Co., IL; Stepchild; m. MARY E. TUNE, February 1909, Illinois; b. 1889, Ilinois.

Notes for THOMAS LEE LAWRENCE: 1910 census shows family living in Washington Township, Pope County:
Larrance, Thomas L. 27 m 1 yr 3/12 Farm Labor
Mary 21
Ed. Grimes 16 Boarder Farm Labor

The 1920 census for Alexander Township, Pope County lists the family as follows:

Lawrence, Thomas L. 38 Farmer -- own farm
Mary E. 31
Aubrey 8
Glen 8
Vaneva 7
Eugene 4/12

Family not found in 1930 census.

iv. WILLIAM CHESLEY LAWRENCE, b. August 1884, Pope Co., IL; m. DELLA ALY, 1906; b. 1884, IIlinois.

Notes for WILLIAM CHESLEY LAWRENCE:

This family found in 1910 census for Alexander Precinct, Pope County, IL:

Lawrence, W.C. 25 Marr. 4 yr. Farmer (employee)
Della 26 wife
Velma 3 daughter
Ewing 2 Son

Family in 1920 census for Alexander pct., Pope County, IL:

Lawrence, Willie C. 35 Farmer Own farm
Della 35 Wife
Velma 13 Dau.
Charles E. (Ewing) 12 Son
Irene 8 Dau.
Aleen 8 Dau.

1930 census for Alexander Pct. Pope County, IL

Lawrence, Willie C. 45 Farmer own farm
Della 46 wife
Ewing C. 21 Teacher, public school
Irene 18
Aleen 18
Ruth 9
Ruby 9
Whitesides, Opal 30 Niece Seamstress

More About WILLIAM CHESLEY LAWRENCE: Residence: Lived in Pope County, IL

v. MAUDE L. LAWRENCE, b. November 1886, Pope Co., IL; m. LEE S SMITH, 1907; b. 1885, IIlinois.

Notes for LEE S. SMITH:

1910 census shows this family living in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois:

Smith, Lee S. 25 Manager of Bakery b. Illinois
Maude L. 23 b. Illinois
Avaniel 2 B. Illinois

Family not found in 1920 census

1930 census shows family living in Knoxville, Tennessee:

Smith, S.L. 45 m. 21 yrs. Poultry Business b. Illinois
Maud L. 43 b. Illinois
Avaniel 22 Book keeping b. Illinois
Lawrence 16 b. Illinois
Harold 11 b. Illinois
Mary 10 b. Illinois
G. (George) 3 b. Tennessee

vi. WALTER LAWRENCE, b. August 1889, Pope Co., IL; m. VIOLET MATTHEWS, 1924; b. 1895, Indiana.

Notes for WALTER LAWRENCE:

The 1930 census shows this family in Berwyn, Cook County, Illinois:

Lawrence, Walter 40 Doctor b. Illinois
Violet 34 b. Indiana
Walter M. (son) 4 4/12 b. Illinois
Arthur G. (Gene) (son) 2 b. Illinois
Rosilda Thorson Servant b. Wisconsin

23. MARTHA5 LAWRENCE (THOMAS NEWTON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born March 1856 in Pope Co., IL. She married ALONZO BRADSHAW October 1876 in Pope Co, IL. He was born July 1854 in Missouri.

Notes for ALONZO BRADSHAW:

Family shown in 1880 census for Polk Township, Pope co. IL
Also shown in 1900 census for Union Precinct, Pope co., IL
Also shown in 1910 census for Union Precinct.

 

Children of MARTHA LAWRENCE and ALONZO BRADSHAW are:

i. ETHEL6 BRADSHAW, b. October 1878, Pope Co., IL.
ii. HENRY BRADSHAW, b. July 1882.
iii. ALONZO BRADSHAW, JR., b. October 1884.
iv. HERMAN BRADSHAW, b. 1886.
v. MARGARET BRADSHAW, b. 1888, Pope Co., IL.

Notes for MARGARET BRADSHAW: Margaret shown as a teacher at District School, Union township, Pope Co., IL in 1910 census -- age 21.

vi. MARVIN BRADSHAW, b. 1890.
vii. ROY BRADSHAW, b. 1892.
viii. FLOE BRADSHAW, b. 1894.
ix. LOIS BRADSHAW, b. 1896.
x. EVA BRADSHAW, b. 1901.

 

24. WILLIAM MARSHALL5 LAWRENCE (THOMAS NEWTON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born March 29, 1858 in Pope Co., IL, and died August 26, 1930 in Johnson Co. IL. He married (1) CELIA JANE COX September 30, 1885 in Johnson, Co., IL, daughter of EZEKIEL COX and SARAH HARRELL. She was born June 2, 1868, and died June 3, 1894. He married (2) NANCY JANE WISE Abt. 1895. She was born April 6, 1864, and died January 17, 1944 in Mattoon, IL.

Notes for WILLIAM MARSHALL LAWRENCE:

1900 census shows William Marshall and Nancy living near New Burnside:

Lawrence, William M. March, 1854 Farmer
Nancy J. May, 1865
Edmond August, 1886
Lula E. January, 1888
Mary E. October, 1891
Thomas I. October, 1895
Bertha September, 1898

Family lived next to Christopher Camden

In the 1910 census, the family still living in New Burnside township. Added family members William J. b. 1903 and Malinda C. born 1910

More About WILLIAM MARSHALL LAWRENCE: Burial: Zion Cemetery, Pope Co., IL

Children of WILLIAM LAWRENCE and CELIA COX are:

i. EDWARD C.6 LAWRENCE, b. August 3, 1886.

Notes for EDWARD C LAWRENCE: Had a wife and three daughters, was killed in a coal mine accident on Nov. 2, 1913 in Herrin, Illinois.

ii. LULA ELIZABETH LAWRENCE, b. January 2, 1888; d. September 28, 1959.
iii. EVELINE BELLE LAWRENCE, b. November 20, 1889; d. January 24, 1959.
iv. MARY DELPHIA LAWRENCE, b. October 15, 1891; d. November 8, 1967.

Notes for MARY DELPHIA LAWRENCE: Mary Delphia was mother of researcher Charley Moore.

v. UNNAMED DAUGHTER LAWRENCE, b. March 24, 1894, Johnson Co. IL; d. March 26, 1894, Johnson Co. IL.

More About UNNAMED DAUGHTER LAWRENCE: Burial: Zion Cemetery, Pope Co., IL

Children of WILLIAM LAWRENCE and NANCY WISE are:

vi. THOMAS IRA6 LAWRENCE, b. June 1897; d. September 6, 1919, Saline Co., IL; m. FLORA KEASTER, September 6, 1918.

Notes for THOMAS IRA LAWRENCE: Killed in accident at the Harrisburg, IL power plant.

More About THOMAS IRA LAWRENCE: Burial: Zion Cemetery, Pope Co., IL

vii. BERTHA ETHEL LAWRENCE, b. September 21, 1898; m. EARL THEODORE RARDIN.
viii. GEORGE FRANK LAWRENCE, b. 1900, Johnson Co., IL; d. 1902, Johnson Co., IL.

More About GEORGE FRANK LAWRENCE: Burial: Zion Cemetery, Pope Co., IL

ix. WILLIAM THEODORE LAWRENCE, b. December 29, 1902; m. HELEN LUNNEMANN, April 19, 1928.
x. MALINDA CATHERINE LAWRENCE, b. January 1909; m. VERN E. ROBERTS, March 8, 1935.

 

25. MARGARET ISABELLA5 LAWRENCE (THOMAS NEWTON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born November 1860 in Pope County, Ilinois, and died Aft. 1920 in Arkansas. She married WILLIAM S FRIZZELL November 15, 1876 in Pope Co, IL. He was born December 1854 in Ilinois, and died Aft. 1920 in Arkansas.

Notes for MARGARET ISABELLA LAWRENCE: Margaret and Willie Frizzell had three daughters and one son, names unknown.

More About MARGARET ISABELLA LAWRENCE: Residence: Lived in Arkansas

Notes for WILLIAM S FRIZZELL: in 1880 W.S. Frizzell and Margaret listed in census for Polk pct., Pope Co., Illinois, next door to Thomas N. Lawrence.

1900 census for Union Pct. Pope County, Illinois shows family:

Frizzell, William S. Dec, 1854
Margaret I. Nov, 1860
Ottis March, 1880
Herman L. May, 1882
Anna Nov. 1884
Irvin L. Nov. 1885
Earl G. Feb. 1888
Pearl M. Feb. 1888
Ida I. April, 1893
Bessie E. b. 1896

1910 census shows family living near Ozark, New Burnside Township, Johnson County, Illinois

Frizzell, William S. 55
Margaret I. 49
Edward M. 18 (son) (?)
Inez (Ida) 16
Bessie 13

1920 census for Nettleton Township, Craighead County, Arkansas

Frizzell, W.S. 65 b. Illinois
Margaret 59 b. Illinois

Children of MARGARET LAWRENCE and WILLIAM FRIZZELL are:

i. OTIS6 FRIZZELL, b. March 1880.
ii. HERMAN L. FRIZZELL, b. May 1882, Pope Co., IL.

Notes for HERMAN L. FRIZZELL: 1920 census shows Herman Frizzell, age 27, living in own household in Vienna, IL. Occupation Lawyer, general practice.

iii. ANNA FRIZZELL, b. November 1884, Pope Co., IL.
iv. IRVIN L. FRIZZELL, b. November 1885, Pope Co., IL.
v. EARL G. FRIZZELL, b. February 1888, Pope Co., IL.

Notes for EARL G FRIZZELL: Earl and Pearl twins, born Feb. 1888

vi. PEARL M. FRIZZELL, b. February 1888, Pope Co., IL.

Notes for PEARL M FRIZZELL: Earl and Pearl Twins b. Feb. 1888

vii. EDWARD M. FRIZZELL, b. 1892.

Notes for EDWARD M. FRIZZELL: Shown as son on 1910 census for William's household; had not been shown on 1900 census.

viii. IDA INEZ FRIZZELL, b. April 1893, Pope Co., IL.
ix. BESSIE E. FRIZZELL, b. 1896, Pope Co., IL.

 

26. EVELINE5 LAWRENCE (THOMAS NEWTON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 1867 in Pope Co., IL, and died Aft. 1910 in Washita County, Oklahoma. She married (1) MILLARD SAYLES November 11, 1888 in Illinois. He was born in Missouri, and died Bet. 1891 - 1894 in Oklahoma. She married (2) ENOCH WHITE Bet. 1893 - 1894 in Oklahoma. He was born 1858 in Tennessee, and died Aft. 1920 in Pope County, Ilinois.

Notes for EVELINE LAWRENCE: Evaline and Millard Sailes lived in Oklahoma. She later remarried to Enoch White, and from the two spouses had three sons and three daughters.

More About EVELINE LAWRENCE: Burial: Oklahoma

More About MILLARD SAYLES: Burial: Oklahoma

Notes for ENOCH WHITE: 1910 census for Walnut Township, Caddo County, Oklahoma list family:

White, Enoch 52 b. Tenn. Farmer
Eveline 43 b. IL Wife
Harvy P. 15 b. Missouri father: Tennessee mother: Illinois
Orpha C. 9 b. Oklahoma father: Tennessee mother, Illinois
Lawrence S. 7 b. Oklahoma father: Tennesssee mother, Illinois
Evert E. 6 b. Oklahoma father: Tennessee mother, Illinois
Harry 4 b. Oklahoma father: Tennessee mother: Illinois
Sailes, Chiddie M. (stepdaughter) 18 b. Illinois father: Missouri mother: Illinois

1920 census for Washington Township, Pope County, Illinois lists Enoch White, 63, born Tennessee as living with Daughter Mary I. Clannahan, 37 (born 1883) and son in law, Clarence D. Clannahan. Also in household Everett White, 15 (brother-in-law). (Mary I. Enoch's daughter by first marriage.)

Enoch White evidently also had a daughter Effie born in May, 1891 by first marriage.)

More About ENOCH WHITE: Burial: Pope Co., IL

Children of EVELINE LAWRENCE and MILLARD SAYLES are:

i. ORVILLE M.6 SAYLES, b. August 1889, Ilinois.
ii. CLYDIA M. SAYLES, b. March 1892, Ilinois.

Children of EVELINE LAWRENCE and ENOCH WHITE are:

iii. HARVEY P.6 WHITE, b. February 1895, Missouri.
iv. ORPHA C. WHITE, b. 1901, Oklahoma.
v. LAWRENCE S. WHITE, b. 1903, Oklahoma.
vi. EVERT E. WHITE, b. 1904, Oklahoma.
vii. HARRY WHITE, b. 1906, Oklahoma.

 

27. JOHN HIRAM5 LAWRENCE (THOMAS NEWTON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born April 10, 1872 in Illinois. He married EMMA LOU TAYLOR October 8, 1892. She was born December 1875 in Ilinois.

Notes for JOHN HIRAM LAWRENCE:

1900 census lists John Lawrence Union Township, Pope Co., Illinois

Lawrence, John Apr. 1872 Farmer married 7 yrs
Emma Dec. 1875
Averil (dau) May 1896
Laura (dau) Jan. 1900

1910 census Union Pct. Pope County:

Lawrence, John H. 38
Emma 34
Averil 13
Lester P. 7
Gladys P. 5
Nathan C. 2
Ervin C. Dec. 1909

1920 census Union Pct. Pope County:

Lawrence, John H. 47
Emma 44
Lester P. 17
Gladys P. 14
Nathan C. 12
Richard (Irvin) 10
Martha E. 1
Mary E. 1
Jackson, Averil 23 (dau)
Marjorie 2/12 (granddaughter)

1930: no census listing found.

 

Children of JOHN LAWRENCE and EMMA TAYLOR are:

i. BESSIE AVERILL6 LAWRENCE, b. May 20, 1896, Pope Co., IL; m. (1) FNU JACKSON; m. (2) TOBIE WELLS, September 13, 1923.
ii. CHARLES ORLAND LAWRENCE, b. December 20, 1897, Pope Co., IL; d. 1899, Pope Co., IL.
iii. ANNA LAURA LAWRENCE, b. January 8, 1900, Pope Co., IL; d. 1902.
iv. LESTER PAUL LAWRENCE, b. November 3, 1902, Pope Co., IL; m. MAE BEAN HARRIS.
v. GLADYS PEARL LAWRENCE, b. Abt. 1905, Pope Co., IL; m. ALFRED ANDERSON, October 11, 1925.
vi. NATHAN CLAUDE LAWRENCE, b. August 24, 1907, Pope Co., IL; m. MAMIE OAKEKS, June 1928.
vii. RICHARD IRVIN LAWRENCE, b. November 10, 1909, Pope Co., IL; d. 1929.
viii. MARTHA ETHELDA LAWRENCE, b. June 26, 1918, Pope Co., IL; d. 1968.
ix. MARY ETHEL LAWRENCE, b. June 26, 1918, Pope Co., IL; m. ALFRED RICE, June 28, 1940.

More About MARY ETHEL LAWRENCE: Residence: Lived in Metropolis, IL

28. MARY MOLLIE5 LAWRENCE (THOMAS NEWTON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born March 1876 in Pope Co., IL, and died October 15, 1966 in Williamson County, IL. She married CHARLES BETHEL August 25, 1895 in Illinois. He was born April 1873 in Ilinois.

More About MARY MOLLIE LAWRENCE: Burial: Zion Cemetery, Pope Co., IL

Notes for CHARLES BETHEL:

1900 census shows family living in Alexander Pct., Pope County, IL Next to Joseph and Allie Lawrence.

1910 census shows family living in Alexander Pct., Pope County, IL

Bethel, Charley 37 Farmer
Mollie 34
Jewel (son) 12
Eula (dau) 11
Ray 9
Eugene 4

1920 census shows the family living in Union Pct., Pope County, IL

Bethel, Charles M. 46
Mollie 43
Ray 19
Eugene 14

In 1930, the family was living in Marion, Ward 6, Williamson County, IL

Bethel, C.M. 56
Mollie 54

More About CHARLES BETHEL: Burial: Zion Cemetery, Pope Co., IL

Children of MARY LAWRENCE and CHARLES BETHEL are:

i. JEWEL6 BETHEL, b. September 1896.
ii. EULA BETHEL, b. March 1898.
iii. RAY BETHEL, b. 1901, Pope Co., IL.
iv. EUGENE BETHEL, b. 1906.

29. JOSEPH W.5 LAWRENCE (THOMAS NEWTON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born March 1878 in Pope Co., IL, and died Bet. 1910 - 1920 in Pope Co., IL. He married ALLIE HARPER May 26, 1899. She was born January 1879 in Ilinois, and died Aft. 1920 in Johnson County, IL.

More About JOSEPH W LAWRENCE: Burial: Old Zion Cemetery

Notes for ALLIE HARPER: 1920 census shows Allie as a widow, living in Burnside Township, Johnson County, IL, with 2 children.

More About ALLIE HARPER: Burial: Old Zion Cemetery

Children of JOSEPH LAWRENCE and ALLIE HARPER are:

i. RUTH6 LAWRENCE, b. 1903.
ii. JOYCE LAWRENCE, b. 1906, Pope Co., IL.

Notes for JOYCE LAWRENCE: 1920 census shows Joyce Lawrence as age 14 and "invalid".

 

30. SAMUEL ALBERT5 LAWRENCE (THOMAS NEWTON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born June 1880 in Pope Co., IL. He married MARY THORNTON February 25, 1900 in Pope Co, IL. She was born July 1881 in Ilinois.

Notes for SAMUEL ALBERT LAWRENCE: Family appears in the 1900 census living in Pope County in Father's household.

1910 census for Union Pct. Pope County, IL:

Lawrence, Albert 29 Farmer
Mary 29 wife
Loren V. 9
Earnest J. 6
Fay 4
Loyd 1 1/2
Nancy (mother) 68

1920 census for Union Pct. Pope County, IL:

Lawrence, Albert 39
Mary 38
Loren V. 18
Earnest J. 16
Fay C. 13
Loyd F. 11
Mildred M. 5

Notes for MARY THORNTON:

1930 census shows that Mary has remarried to Charles M. Webb of Burnside township, Johnson County. Living with them is Mildred, 15, Webb's stepdaughter.

Children of SAMUEL LAWRENCE and MARY THORNTON are:

i. LOREN V.6 LAWRENCE, b. 1902.
ii. EARNEST J. LAWRENCE, b. 1904.
iii. FAYE C. LAWRENCE, b. 1907.
iv. LLOYD LAWRENCE, b. 1909.
v. MILDRED M. LAWRENCE, b. 1915.

Notes for MILDRED M. LAWRENCE: 1930 census shows Mildred living in Burnside Township, Johnson County with mother and stepfather, Charles M. Webb.

31. MINNIE M.5 LAWRENCE (THOMAS NEWTON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born August 1882 in Pope Co., IL, and died September 30, 1970. She married CHARLES GEBAUER July 28, 1901 in Pope Co, IL. He was born 1880 in Ilinois.

Notes for MINNIE M. LAWRENCE:

1900 census shows her living with parents in Pope County, born Aug. 1882.
1910 living with husband Charlie Gebauer in Golconda.
By 1930 Charles Gebauer has a new wife, Mary, and is living in Rosiclare, IL.
Minnie not found on 1920 or 1930 census.

More About MINNIE M LAWRENCE: Burial: New Zion Cemetery

Notes for CHARLES GEBAUER:

1910 census shows following for Monroe Street, Golconda, Illinois:

Gabaur, Charlie M 30 Blacksmith
Minnie 31 wife
Lawrence 7
Noel 4
Della (cousin) 22 Dressmaker

In 1930 census for Rosiclare, Hardin County, IL

Gebauer, Charles 52 miner at spar mine
Mary 38 wife
Lawrence (son) 28 (single) baker at baker shop
Irene (daughter) 2 1/4

Children of MINNIE LAWRENCE and CHARLES GEBAUER are:

i. NOEL6 GEBAUER.
ii. LAWRENCE GEBAUER.

Notes for LAWRENCE GEBAUER:

Lawrence Gebauer shown on 1930 census for Rosiclare, Illinois, living with father and stepmother.
1930 Rosiclare, Hardin County, IL;
Gebauer, Charles 52 miner, spar mines
Mary 38 wife
Lawrence 28 (single) baker, baker shop
Irene 2 1/4 daughter.

 

32. HARVEY C.5 LAWRENCE (GRANDISON CATLETTE4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 1856. He married MARY KELLEY February 20, 1876 in Pope Co, IL. She was born 1859.

Notes for HARVEY C. LAWRENCE:

1880 census shows the family living in Pulaski County, IL -- Grand Chain:

Lawrence, Harvey 25 Laborer IL KY TN
Lawrence, Mary 21 Housekeeping IL KY TN
Lawrence, Catlet 2 IL IL IL
Lawrence, Edna 1 IL IL IL
Oscar Mar, 1880 IL IL IL

Children of HARVEY LAWRENCE and MARY KELLEY are:

i. CATLETTE6 LAWRENCE, b. 1878.
ii. EDNA LAWRENCE, b. 1879.
iii. OSCAR LAWRENCE, b. March 1880.

33. NEWTON5 LAWRENCE (GRANDISON CATLETTE4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born April 1858 in Johnson Co., IL, and died Aft. 1920. He married MARY ELIZABETH HERRING December 2, 1877 in Pope Co, IL. She was born October 1858, and died Aft. 1920.

Notes for NEWTON LAWRENCE:

Found on 1880 census for Alexander township, Pope County, IL:

Lawrence, Newton 22 Farmer
Elizabeth 23 Housekeeper
Martha 2 Daughter
Hattie H. b. April, 1880 Daughter

The 1900 census shows the family, still in Alexander township, Pope County:

Lawrence, N.M. April 1858 Farmer
Mary E. October, 1858 Wife
Martha September, 1878 Daughter
Margie March, 1884 Daughter
Zora March, 1886 Daughter
Thomas August, 1888 Daughter
Almina April, 1890 Daughter
Ado January, 1894 Son
Stephen December, 1898 Son
O'neill, Hallie November, 1899 Grandson

The 1910 census shows the family living in East Marion Township, Williamson County:

Lawrence, Newton 52 Farmer on own farm
Mary E. 51
Thomas 20 Section Hand on Railroad
Ado 15
Stephen 11

The 1920 census shows the family in East Marion Township, Williamson County:

Lawrence, N.M. 62 Teamster, transfer Company
Mary 61

Children of NEWTON LAWRENCE and MARY HERRING are:

i. MARTHA6 LAWRENCE, b. September 1878.
ii. HATTIE H. LAWRENCE, b. April 1880.
iii. MARGIE LAWRENCE, b. March 1884.
iv. ZORA LAWRENCE, b. March 1886.
v. THOMAS NEWTON LAWRENCE, b. August 18, 1889, Pope County, IIlinois; m. JULIA LNU; b. 1895, Illinois.

Notes for THOMAS NEWTON LAWRENCE: 

Appeared in the 1910 census for Williamson County, East Marion Township. Living in household of parents Newton and Mary E. Lawrence.

Lawrence, Thomas 20 Section Hand on railroad.

Later, he signed for a world war I draft card as follows: Thomas Newton Lawrence, Pope County, Foreman Missouri and Pacific RR, b. August 18, 1889. Wife and 2 children.

On the 1920 census for Williamson County, East Marion Township:

Lawrence, Tom 30 Laborer, Coal mine
Julia 25
Loren 7
Joyce 5
Cecil 2 months

vi. ALMINA LAWRENCE, b. April 1890.
vii. ADO LAWRENCE, b. January 1894.
viii. STEPHEN LAWRENCE, b. December 1898; m. EDITH LNU; b. 1900.

Notes for STEPHEN LAWRENCE:

Shown in 1920 census in East Marion Township in Williamson County:

Lawrence, Stephen 21 Laborer, Coal mine.
Edith 20

 

34. THOMAS H.5 LAWRENCE (GRANDISON CATLETTE4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 1862 in Illinois. He married MARY I LNU. She was born 1861 in Kentucky.

Notes for THOMAS H. LAWRENCE:

1880 census shows Thomas living with mother Martha, in Alexander Twp. Pope County, age 19.

Child of THOMAS LAWRENCE and MARY LNU is:

i. HENRY6 LAWRENCE.

35. JOHN H.5 LAWRENCE (GRANDISON CATLETTE4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born April 1874 in Pope Co., IL. He married EMMA L TAYLOR October 8, 1892 in Pope Co, IL.

Notes for JOHN H. LAWRENCE:

1880 census shows John living the widowed mother's household: Martha Lawrence, Pope County. John was 6 years old at the time.

Shown on 1900 and 1910 census for Union Pct., Pope County as a farmer. Children listed.

1920 census for Union Township, Pope County, IL:

Lawrence, John H. 47 Farmer, General farming
Emma L. 43 Wife
Lester P. 17 Son
Gladys P. 14 Daughter
Nathan C. 12 Son
Richard I. 10 Son
Martha E. 2 (twin) Daughter
Mary E. 2 (twin) Daughter
Jackson, Averill 23 Daughter
Marjorie L. 5 months. Grandaughter
Lawrence, Hershel 35 Brother (Actually, cousin, Edward Herschel, son of Uncle Thomas N.)

Children of JOHN LAWRENCE and EMMA TAYLOR are:

i. AVERIL6 LAWRENCE, b. May 1896, Pope Co., IL.
ii. LAURA LAWRENCE, b. January 1900, Pope Co., IL; d. Bef. 1910, Pope Co., IL.

More About LAURA LAWRENCE: Burial: Pope Co., IL

iii. LESTER P. LAWRENCE, b. 1903.
iv. GLADYS P. LAWRENCE, b. 1905.
v. NATHAN C. LAWRENCE, b. 1908.
vi. ERVIN C. LAWRENCE, b. 1910.

36. IZZARILDA ANGELINE5 LAWRENCE (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born November 1858 in Williamson Co., IL, and died 1912 in Doniphan, MO. She married JAMES THOMAS BROOKS September 16, 1879 in Johnson Co., IL. He was born March 1841 in Kentucky.

More About IZZARILDA ANGELINE LAWRENCE: Burial: Doniphan, MO

Children of IZZARILDA LAWRENCE and JAMES BROOKS are:

i. DENNIS6 BROOKS, b. January 25, 1882, Doniphan, MO; d. 1947, Doniphan, MO; m. (1) HATTIE BAUCHAM; d. Aft. 1940, Doniphan, MO; m. (2) FIRST WIFE.
ii. SALLIE BROOKS, b. Abt. 1886, Doniphan, MO; d. October 10, 1901, Ripley Co., MO; m. M. BUTLER MURRAY.

More About SALLIE BROOKS: Burial: Fairdealing Cemetery, Ripley Co., MO

More About M. BUTLER MURRAY: Burial: Fairdealing Cemetery, Ripley Co., MO

iii. ALICE BROOKS, b. November 1892, Doniphan, MO; d. Riverside CA; m. ALBERT MURRAY.
iv. MARY ERMA BROOKS, b. July 10, 1895, Doniphan, MO; d. January 13, 1971, Houston, TX; m. GEORGE WESLEY SIMCOX, October 11, 1911; b. August 25, 1893, Henry Co., MO; d. September 11, 1955, Missouri.

More About MARY ERMA BROOKS: Burial: Mt. Lebanon Cem., St. Louis Co., MO

More About GEORGE WESLEY SIMCOX:

Adoption: Adopted by Perry Thomas Simcox, St. Louis, MO
Burial: Mt. Lebanon Cem., St. Louis Co., MO

 

37. WILLIAM LOONEY5 LAWRENCE (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born July 18, 1866 in Simpson Twp, Johnson, Co., IL, and died February 5, 1912 in Wayne Co., IL. He married ATHALIA TIERNAN ROBERTSON Abt. 1887. She was born August 1, 1869, and died November 19, 1935 in Wayne Co., IL.

Notes for WILLIAM LOONEY LAWRENCE:

1910 census shows William L. a farmer in Berry Township, age 44, wife Athalia, daughter Leafy V. , daughter Wilna Gregg and grandson, Kenneth Gregg age 4.

More About WILLIAM LOONEY LAWRENCE: Burial: Dickeyville Cemetery, Wayne Co., IL

More About ATHALIA TIERNAN ROBERTSON: Burial: Dickeyville Cemetery, Wayne Co., IL

Children of WILLIAM LAWRENCE and ATHALIA ROBERTSON are:

i. WILNA LAUREL6 LAWRENCE, b. January 22, 1888, Wayne Co., IL; d. July 20, 1960, Claremore, OK; m. (1) BENJAMIN GREGG, Abt. 1904, Wayne Co., IL; d. Abt. 1906, Wayne Co., IL; m. (2) SIDNEY BREEZE STATON, Abt. 1910; b. Wayne Co., IL.

More About WILNA LAUREL LAWRENCE: Burial: Claremore OK

ii. ORTHA BERNICE LAWRENCE, b. August 1, 1889, Wayne Co., IL; d. November 18, 1908, Wayne Co., IL.

More About ORTHA BERNICE LAWRENCE: Burial: Wayne Co., IL

iii. GENEVA BERYL LAWRENCE, b. November 11, 1892, Wayne Co., IL; d. January 15, 1893, Wayne Co., IL.

More About GENEVA BERYL LAWRENCE: Burial: Wayne Co., IL

iv. FAE LOONEY LAWRENCE, b. August 6, 1894, Wayne Co., IL; d. September 2, 1903, Wayne Co., IL.

More About FAE LOONEY LAWRENCE: Burial: Wayne Co., IL

v. UTHA IRENE LAWRENCE, b. February 23, 1898, Wayne Co., IL; d. March 7, 1898, Wayne Co., IL.

More About UTHA IRENE LAWRENCE: Burial: Wayne Co., IL

vi. FLETTA LEE LAWRENCE, b. June 13, 1901, Wayne Co., IL; d. June 13, 1901, Wayne Co., IL.

More About FLETTA LEE LAWRENCE: Burial: Wayne Co., IL

vii. LEAFY VEA LAWRENCE, b. Abt. 1903; d. 1953, Fairfield, IL; m. GRANVILLE ROBERTSON.

More About LEAFY VEA LAWRENCE: Burial: Fairfield, IL

38. JOSEPH HENRY5 LAWRENCE (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born April 27, 1874 in Simpson, Twp. Johnson Co., IL, and died April 13, 1951 in Fairfield, IL. He married (1) MONTA EUDORA CAMDEN March 7, 1894 in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL, daughter of CHRISTOPHER CAMDEN and ELIZABETH CHAPMAN. She was born February 15, 1876 in New Burnside Twp., Johnson Co., IL, and died March 8, 1906 in Wayne Co., IL. He married (2) NETTIE ALICE BUCHANAN July 7, 1906 in Fairfield, IL. She was born September 5, 1888 in Wayne Co., IL, and died February 14, 1976 in Fairfield, IL. He met (3) HALENE PICKETT Abt. 1932 in Fairfield, IL, daughter of OLCEY PICKETT and SARAH BROSTER. She was born April 17, 1905 in French Creek Twp., Edwards Co., IL, and died June 8, 1996 in Las Vegas, NV.

Notes for JOSEPH HENRY LAWRENCE:

Obituary of Joseph Henry Lawrence, from the Wayne County Press of April 15, 1951:

Joe H. Lawrence, 77, well-known Fairfield resident, died at Memorial Hospital early Friday morning. He had been in failing health the past two years but did not become seriously ill until ten days ago. Death was attributed to hardening of the arteries.

Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. E. M. Leckrone officiating. Concluding services were at Maple Hill cemetery.

LIFE SKETCH (from obituary, above)

Joseph Henry Lawrence, son of Benjamin F. and Amanda Morray Lawrence, was born near Simpson, Illinois, on April 27, 1874.

In early life he was married to Monta E. Camden, who passed away in 1906, and to this union were born five children, three of whom have preceded him in death: Amusa Marie, in infancy; Mrs. Wanda G. Tate and Joseph F. Lawrence. Those of this union surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth L. Hutchison of Los Angeles, Calif., and Eulah May Lawrence of Chicago, Ill.

Later he united in marriage with Nettie A. Buchanan, who survives. To them were born three children: Ellen Pauline Dennis, who preceded him in death in 1931; and Natalie P. Willis of Springfield, Ill., and James Harold Lawrence, of Tucson, Ariz., who survive. He also leaves five grandchildren, one great grandson, and one half-brother, Alma Thomas, of Vienna, Ill.

Mr. Lawrence began his livelihood as a farmer and stock dealer in Berry township, and later moved to Fairfield where he has continued in buying and selling stock for the past 36 years. He has always been interested in politics, having held both county and state appointments for a number of years. Mr Lawrence was always interested in civic betterment and the welfare of his home town. He had a keen sense of humor and his warm personality endeared him to his many friends. He was a member of the First M.E. church of this city.

Relatives attending from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Gerald P. Willis of Springfield; and son, G. Kent Ryan of Urbana; Eulala M. Lawrence of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Hutchison of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs Roy J. Martin, Jr., and son, William Lee Martin, of Fort Worth, Texas; Alma Thomas and sons, Clifford and Wilbur Thomas, of Vienna, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Lawrence of Harrisburg; Mr. and Mrs. J. Millis Johnson of Vienna; Mr. and Mrs. C. Roscoe Ross and family of Tunnel Hill; Mrs. Luta Grisson Westman and daughter Wyoma, of Vienna; Mrs Edith Morray and daughter, Dorothy Helmerich of Mt. Carmel; William G. Tate, Frankfort, Ky.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Legg of Sims; Mr. Ralph Legg of Wood River; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon V. Buchanan and daughter Mrs. Melvin Lowe, and grandson Stephen Lowe of Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. Arvel Buchanan and family of Sims; Mr. and Mrs. Jess Buchanan; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buchanan and family and Mr. Charles Buchanan of Sims. Friends attending from a distance were: Levi Sons of St. Louis, Mo.,; Mr. and Mrs. Carroll V. Bright of Granite City; Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Green of St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Ulrich, and family of Olney.

From the Fairfield City Directory of 1932:

Lawrence, Joe H. Auto Inspector West Hard Road, Wife: Nettie
Lawrence, Harold Sexton Employee West Hard Road

Exerpt from a letter dated Feb 14, 1984 from Ruth Lawrence Hutchison to Wyoma Riley:

". . . Dad (Joseph Lawrence) used to talk about his boyhood life --- he was six when grandmother married John Thomas and came to Wayne County. Thomas was a Johnson County widower with three daughters, Kate, Fannie, Anne and a son Frank. He had been a Lieut. in the Civil War. He is in the list of Johnson County soldiers in Mrs. Chapman's History."

Amanda E. Thomas and John F. Thomas appointed guardians of Joseph H. Lawrence for the purpose of administering pension funds from his father's military service, dated 15 February, 1887. Pension ended when Joseph was 16. He moved back to Johnson County, IL and worked as farmer and married there in 1894, later moving his family back to Wayne County and farming land next to his stepfather's land. Deed in Williamson County courthouse: "R.J. Morray and wife Mary of Creal Springs precinct for $300 convey to Jeseph H. Lawrence of Arrington Twp, Wayne County, IL, SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of 20-10-4, containing 40 acres more or less."

Birth certificate in Johnson County court house, Vienna, IL (filed in 1943 by daughter Natalie Ryan, 203 E. Center St. Fairfield, IL.): Joseph H. Lawrence April 27, 1876 (Actually 1874). Father: Benjamin F. Lawrence, New Burnside, IL 31 (Farmer). Mother: Amanda E. Morray (30), child born in Illinois. Fourth child, 2 living.

Marriage License in Johnson Co. court house: 7th. Mar. 1894: Joseph L. (s/b H) Lawrence age 20, Saline Pct. Johnson Co., IL, & Monta Camden Burnside Pct. Johnson Co., IL, age 17. Married by Rev. C.H. Caldwell. Monta daughter of C.C. Camden and ____ Chapman.

Death certificate in Wayne County courthouse: Joseph Henry Lawrence 203 E. Center St. Non-veteran - b. April 27, 1874, Simpson, IL. d. April 13, 1951 5:15 a.m. Cause of death: Uremia, Nephritis, artero sclerosis. Live Stock dealer. Father, Benjamin F. Lawrence, Mother: Amanda E. Morray, informant Ruth Hutchison, daughter.

1900 census for Arrington Twp. Wayne County, IL:

Joseph Lawrence age 24 married 6 years Farmer Mortgage on farm
Monta age 22 married 6 years Wife
Wanda age 4 daughter
Next door to John Thomas, age 71; Wife Amanda 56; Son Alma 17.

1920 census for Big Mound Township, Highland Park subdivision, just outside Fairfield Corporation limits:

J.H. Lawrence 45 Stock dealer
Nettie 32 Wife
May 16 Daughter
Pearl 12 Daughter
Pauline 10 Daughter
Harold 8 Son

1930 census for Wayne County, IL, shown living on "west Hard Road" the first house outside corporation limits:

Joseph H. Lawrence 55 Auto Investigator for Secretary of State
Nettie 42 Wife
J. Harold 18 Grocery Clerk

More About JOSEPH HENRY LAWRENCE: 

Baptism: Joseph was a member of the Fairfield Methodist Church
Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, IL
Elected: Joseph held a number of political and other appointments to committees and agencies in Wayne County, according to his obituary.
Occupation: Joseph was a farmer early in life, first in Williamson Co. then in Wayne Co. Later he bought and sold livestock. He was employed as Illinois State License Inspector at the time of Robert's birth in 1933.

Notes for MONTA EUDORA CAMDEN:

Grave marker at Lappin Cemetery (3 miles north of Sims, IL): Monta Camden Lawrence 1877-1906
More About MONTA EUDORA CAMDEN:
Burial: Lappin Cemetery, Wayne Co., IL

More About NETTIE ALICE BUCHANAN: Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, IL

Notes for HALENE PICKETT:

Member of Stewart Street Baptist Church, Carmi, IL.
Died June 8, 1996 at age 91, at home of Daughter, Mary Etta Paul in Las Vegas, NV.

More About HALENE PICKETT: 

Baptism: Baptised early in life and was a member of the Southern Baptist faith.
Burial: Maple Ridge Cemetery, Carmi, IL

Marriage Notes for JOSEPH LAWRENCE and HALENE PICKETT:

[Dukes.FTW]
Joseph Lawrence and Halene Garrett were neighbors on West Main Street in Fairfield in 1932.

Children of JOSEPH LAWRENCE and MONTA CAMDEN are:

i. AMUSA MARIE6 LAWRENCE, b. March 1895, Wayne Co., IL; d. March 1895, Wayne Co., IL, lived only 3 weeks..

Notes for AMUSA MARIE LAWRENCE: Grave marker in Lappin Cemetery (3 miles north of Sims, IL): Amusa Marie Lawrence 1895-1895

More About AMUSA MARIE LAWRENCE: Burial: Lappin Cemetery, Wayne Co., IL

ii. WANDA GERTRUDE LAWRENCE, b. March 13, 1898, Johnson Co., IL; d. December 26, 1944, Frankfort, KY; m. WILLIAM GLEN TATE, July 30, 1919, Wayne Co., IL; b. 1898, Illinois.

Notes for WANDA GERTRUDE LAWRENCE: Grave marker in Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, IL: Wanda Lawrence Tate 1897---1944.

1920 U.S. census for 1178 Second Avenue, Akron, Ohio (a rooming house):

Tate, William 22 b. Illinois; Parents b. Illinois Trucker, Rubber Company
Tate, Wanda 22 b. Illinois; Parents b. Illinois Stenographer, Rubber Company

1930 U.S. census for 406 W. Delaware St., Fairfield, Illinois:

Tate, William C. (owner of home $2500) age 33 Machinist, Underwear Company
Tate, Wanda Wife, married age 22) age 33 no occupation
Tate, Joella daughter age 9 attends school (name actually Jo Ellen)

More About WANDA GERTRUDE LAWRENCE: Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, IL

iii. RUTH LEE LAWRENCE, b. June 28, 1900, Wayne Co., IL; d. September 21, 1988, Fairfield, IL; m. (1) JOHN EDWARD, JR. KELLERD, August 16, 1919, San Francisco, CA; m. (2) HAROLD M. HUTCHISON, Abt. 1923, Pennsylvania; b. Brockway, PA; d. December 31, 1958, Los Angeles, CA.

Notes for RUTH LEE LAWRENCE:

Letter from Margaret R. Bliss (Ruth's friend) to Robert Garrett, dated May 27, 1992: "Dear Mr. Garrett: Ruth moved to Laguna Hills, CA in 1973. Her condominium was in the same fourplex as mine. She was well and enjoyed working in her flower garden and caring for her lovely home. The last few years were difficult after falling over a cement divider in a parking area. Her elbow was shattered and she had multiple fractures of her upper arm. The fractures did not heal properly. However she did not feel able to undergo a second surgery. Ruth had extensive physical therapy without much improvement. I drove Ruth to the Doctor's office for therapy and did most of the shopping, checking on her daily was a joy. A relative, Bill (Nickels) from Florida visited and promised to care for her if she moved to Florida. She was not happy in Florida. The family in Fairfield can inform you of her stay in Florida and Illinois. Ruth was a dear friend and my leaving in 1987 was not easy. Ruth moved a few months later to Florida. I phoned each week and was sorry to learn of her death in Illinois."

Obituary in the Wayne County Press: "Ruth Hutchison, 88, of Fairfield died at 8.27 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 1988 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are pending at Nales Funeral Home in Fairfield. She was the aunt of Mrs. Don (Linda) Gillison of Fairfield."

1930 census for 930 South Lake St, Los Angeles, CA:

Hutcheson, Herold Renting ($35.50 per mo.) age 32 b. Pennsylvania, parents b. Pennsylvania Salesman, Automotive Co.
Hutcheson, Ruth Wife age 29 b. Illinois, parents b. Illinois no occupation

More About RUTH LEE LAWRENCE:

Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, IL
Occupation: Legal secretary, Chicago, IL & Los Angeles CA
Residence: Lived in Laguna Hills, CA

More About JOHN EDWARD, JR. KELLERD: Burial: U.S. Military Cemetery, San Francisco, CA

More About HAROLD M HUTCHISON: Burial: Brockway, PA

iv. EULALA MAYE LAWRENCE, b. May 20, 1903, Wayne Co., IL; d. June 17, 1989, Santa Monica, CA.

Notes for EULALA MAYE LAWRENCE:

Excerpt from a letter dated 28 Apr. 1976 from Eulala May Lawrence to cousin Anna Ross: (Talking about an old friend) ". . . His wife is my friend from World War II days in Boston, Mass. when I had a war job there about 1942-1943 with the U.S. Coast Guard -- a Civil Service job in an office. . . .

Birth record on file at Wayne Co., IL courthouse: Eulala May Lawrence, 4th. child of Monta Camden Lawrence (26) and Joseph Henry Lawrence (28) (Farmer). May 20, 1903, b. in Johnson Co., IL.

Obituary in Wayne County Press: "Eullala Maye Lawrence, 86, the aunt of Mrs. Don (Linda) Gillison of Fairfield, died June 17 (1989) at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, CA. Graveside services were Monday at Maple Hill Cemetery. Nale's Funeral Home handled the arrangements. She was a retired legal secretary. She graduated from the Fairfield School system. She was born May 20, 1903, the daughter of Joseph and Monta (Camden) Lawrence. She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Don (Linda) Gillison of Fairfield and Sue Pietsch of Milford, Mich. and several great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces."

1930 U.S. census for 274 Seventeenth St. Los Angeles, California, (a boarding house):

Lawrence, Maye Lodger age 26 single occupation: stenographer, insurance company

More About EULALA MAYE LAWRENCE: Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, IL

Occupation: Legal secretary, Chicago, IL & Los Angeles CA
Residence: Lived in Santa Monica, CA

v. JOSEPH FRANKLIN LAWRENCE, b. September 9, 1905, Wayne Co., IL; d. January 9, 1944, Detroit, MI; m. GRACE NICHOLS, 1931, Detroit, MI; b. 1909, Bay City, MI.

Notes for JOSEPH FRANKLIN LAWRENCE:

Birth certificate on file at Wayne Co. IL courthouse: Sept. 9, 1905, Joseph Franklin Lawrence. (Parents) Joseph H. Lawrence 31 (Stock dealer) and Monta C. Camden Lawrence (29), Berry Township.

1910 census for Lamard Twp. taken May 2, 1910, living in home of William J. Sons:

Sons, William J. 53 Farmer
Sons, Samantha 51 Wife
Sons, Cleona 15 Daughter
Lawrence, Joseph 4 Lodger

1920 census for Lamard Township, Wayne County, IL, living in William J. Sons' home:

Sons, William J. 62 farmer, living on own farm
Sons, Samantha 61 Wife
Lawrence, Joseph 14 Foster-child attending school this year

1930 Census for Detroit Mi. Precinct 7, House # 2214 West. April 11, 1930 Living as Boarder in Ida Babcock's (age 60) home:

Joseph F. Lawrence Boarder 25 b. in Illinois, parents b. in Illinois Single Junior Accountant in Auditor's office

More About JOSEPH FRANKLIN LAWRENCE: Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, MI

Notes for GRACE NICHOLS: 1920 census for 306 N. Catherine Street, Bay City, Michigan:

Edward Nicklaus age 44 b. Germany, immigrated 1890, naturalized 1910 Railroad conductor
Belle A. age 45 b. Michigan, parents b. Michigan
Hazel age 22 b. in Michigan, occupation: book keeper at Vulcanizing plant
Clarence age 20 b. in Michigan, occupation: fireman on railroad
Doris age 16 b. in Michigan
Russell age 13 b. in Michigan
Grace age 11 b. in Michigan

1930 census for 1549 Garland Avenue, Detroit, MI, April 9, 1930

Nichols, Grace age 21 roomer single b. in Michigan, father b. in Germany, mother b. in Michigan Occ: stenograper at real estate office.

Children of JOSEPH LAWRENCE and NETTIE BUCHANAN are:

vi. NATALIE PEARL6 LAWRENCE, b. May 5, 1907, Wayne Co., IL; d. October 16, 1980, Springfield, IL; m. (1) JOHN ALDEN RYAN, Abt. 1930, Chicago, IL; b. Chicago, IL; m. (2) GERALD P. WILLS, Bef. 1953; b. Taylorville, IL; d. 1953; m. (3) REGINALD HAYNES CLARK, Bet. 1953 - 1975, Springfield, IL; d. 1975.

More About NATALIE PEARL LAWRENCE: Burial: Roselawn Memorial Park, Camp Butler, Springfield, IL

More About REGINALD HAYNES CLARK: Occupation: Supervisor with IL state government, Springfield, IL

vii. ELLEN PAULINE LAWRENCE, b. July 22, 1909, Wayne Co., IL; d. October 2, 1931, Fairfield, IL; m. OREN DAVIS, November 1928; b. Crossville, IL.

Notes for ELLEN PAULINE LAWRENCE: Grave marker in Mapel Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, IL: Pauline Lawrence Dennis, 1909---1931.

More About ELLEN PAULINE LAWRENCE: Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, IL

viii. JAMES HAROLD LAWRENCE, b. September 13, 1911, Wayne Co., IL; d. March 4, 1952, Arizona, as a result of lung disease contracted in So. Pacific during World War II; m. (1) HALINE MCCRACKEN, 1938; m. (2) MARY THELMA SANDERS, 1942, Fairfield, IL.

More About JAMES HAROLD LAWRENCE: Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, IL

Child of JOSEPH LAWRENCE and HALENE PICKETT is:

ix. ROBERT DEAN6 GARRETT, b. April 13, 1933, Fairfield, IL; m. PEGGY JEAN SPENCE, December 8, 1955, St. Louis, MO; b. May 19, 1933, Mayberry Twp., Hamilton Co., IL.

Notes for ROBERT DEAN GARRETT:

Robert Garrett DNA tests were done in 2005 and 2006. These tests were carried out by laboratory of Family Tree DNA, test number: 26884. Comparison of these results with the test results of another descendant of Henry Grandison Lawrence (1807-1861) resulted in an exact match on all 37 markers, proving paternal ancestry line back to Henry Grandison Lawrence.

More About ROBERT DEAN GARRETT:

Adoption: April 1933, Robert adopted by Roy Garrett.
Baptism: 1949, First Baptist Church, Carmi, IL
Degree: December 17, 1988, Bachelor of Arts, Eastern IL Univ.
Elected: November 1985, Board of Trustees, Richland Community Coll.
Military service: Bet. 1950 - 1955, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, Korean War
Occupation: Insurance Co. Executive, Kemper Corp.

More About PEGGY JEAN SPENCE:

Baptism: 1960, Missionary Baptist Church, Norris City, IL
Occupation: Manager of Furniture Store, Decatur, IL
Retirement: 1988, After retirement, made hand-made Father Christmas dolls.

39. DAVID HARRISON5 LAWRENCE (LEMUEL LEE4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born January 12, 1860 in Johnson County, IL, and died June 16, 1934 in Johnson County, IL. He married (1) MARY L COTTON August 16, 1882 in Johnson Co., IL. She was born December 1853 in Ilinois, and died Bet. 1886 - 1888 in Johnson County, IL. He married (2) DIZE J. MORRIS March 25, 1888 in Johnson Co., IL.

Notes for DAVID HARRISON LAWRENCE:

According to Lemuel Lawrence's biography in THE BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW OF JOHNSON, MASSAC, POPE AND HARDIN COUNTIES by Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, IL, 1893, David H. Lawrence was "farmer in Burnside Township who has two sons and two daughters."

More About DAVID HARRISON LAWRENCE: Burial: Johnson County, IL

More About MARY L. COTTON: Burial: Johnson County, IL

Children of DAVID LAWRENCE and MARY COTTON are:

i. MAUD6 LAWRENCE, b. February 1884.
ii. LINSIA LAWRENCE, b. June 1886.

Child of DAVID LAWRENCE and DIZE MORRIS is:

iii. SAMUEL R.6 LAWRENCE, b. November 1891.

40. ULYSSES GRANT5 LAWRENCE (LEMUEL LEE4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born November 4, 1868 in Johnson County, IL, and died February 13, 1919 in New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. He married SARAH CALDWELL Abt. 1887 in New Burnside,IL, daughter of C. H. CALDWELL. She was born 1865, and died Aft. 1920 in New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL.

Notes for ULYSSES GRANT LAWRENCE:

According to BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW OF JOHNSON, MASSAC, POPE AND HARDIN COUNTIES, by Biographical Publishing Company of Chicago, IL, 1893, "Ulysses Grant Lawrence a farmer residing of Simpson township, residing in Ozark, who has a wife, two sons and one daughter. His wife being a daughter of Rev. C.H. Caldwell. . . ."

1900 census shows family as living in Burnside Township, JOhnson County, IL, as follows:

Ulyses G. age 36
Sarah C. 35
Guy 14
May 11
Roy 8

More About ULYSSES GRANT LAWRENCE: Burial: Johnson County, IL

More About SARAH CALDWELL: Burial: Johnson County, IL

Children of ULYSSES LAWRENCE and SARAH CALDWELL are:

i. GUY6 LAWRENCE, b. January 1886, Burnside Twp., Johnson Co., IL; d. Aft. 1951, Harrisburg, IL.
ii. MAY LAWRENCE, b. September 1888.
iii. ROY LAWRENCE, b. July 1892.
iv. ULYSSES GARY LAWRENCE, b. 1902.

41. MAUD5 LAWRENCE (LEMUEL LEE4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born December 23, 1865 in Ilinois, and died May 5, 1947. She married WILLIAM LOUIS KELTNER January 14, 1883 in Johnson Co., IL. He was born January 1856 in Ilinois.

Notes for MAUD LAWRENCE:

According to BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW OF JOHNSON, MASSAC, POPE AND HARDIN COUNTIES, by Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1893, "Maud Lawrence, wife of W.L. Keltner, of New Burnside, has two sons and two daughters."

Notes for WILLIAM LOUIS KELTNER: 1900 Census shows family in Stoddard County, MIssouri.

More About WILLIAM LOUIS KELTNER: Residence: New Burnside, Illinois

Children of MAUD LAWRENCE and WILLIAM KELTNER are:

i. PEARL6 KELTNER, b. February 1885, Ilinois.
ii. EWING KELTNER, b. November 1886, Ilinois.
iii. LOUIS KELTNER, b. July 1888, Ilinois.
iv. EMMA KELTNER, b. December 1891, Ilinois.

42. MATTHEW C.5 LAWRENCE (LEMUEL LEE4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born March 15, 1869 in Johnson County, IL, and died September 7, 1946. He married LILLA D. CASPER May 3, 1887 in Johnson Co., IL. She was born November 1870 in Illinois.

Notes for MATTHEW C. LAWRENCE:

According to BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW OF JOHNSON, MASSAC, POPE AND HARDIN COUNTIES, by Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1893, "M.C. Lawrence, a dealer in musical instruments who has a wife, but no children."

Matthew and Lillie family in Stoddard County, Missouri 1900 census. He is shown as a liveryman and she a dressmaker.

 

Child of MATTHEW LAWRENCE and LILLA CASPER is:

i. HAL6 LAWRENCE, b. 1894, Ilinois.

 

43. MARSHALL LEE5 LAWRENCE (LEMUEL LEE4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born July 30, 1872 in Johnson County, IL, and died March 9, 1920 in Desha County, Arkansas. He married DRUCILLA WOODSIDE February 28, 1892 in Johnson Co., IL. She was born February 1874 in Illinois.

Notes for MARSHALL LEE LAWRENCE:

According to BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW OF JOHNSON, MASSAC, POPE AND HARDIN COUNTIES, by Biographical Publishing Company of Chicago, 1893, "Marshal L. Lawrence, a farmer in Burnside Township, who has one daughter. . . ."

1900 census shows family living in Burnside Township, Johnson County, IL. Marshall listed as Lee Lawrence, occ. poultry dealer.

1910 census shows family living in Bowie Township, Desha County, AR. Marshall listed as Marshall L., occ. locomotive engineer.

1920 census shows family living in Bowie Township, Desha County, AR. Marshall occupation: Railroad engineer. Census 1-6-1920.

Children of MARSHALL LAWRENCE and DRUCILLA WOODSIDE are:

i. DIMPLE6 LAWRENCE, b. December 1892.
ii. TAL LAWRENCE, b. March 1894.
iii. MADGE LAWRENCE, b. February 1896.
iv. NELLIE LAWRENCE, b. 1902, Arkansas.
v. JAMES LAWRENCE, b. 1907, Arkansas.
vi. MARIAN LAWRENCE, b. Bet. 1909 - 1910, Arkansas.
vii. LEMUEL LAWRENCE, b. 1912, Arkansas.
viii. WHITNELL LAWRENCE, b. 1914, Arkansas.
ix. WILLIAM LAWRENCE, b. 1917, Arkansas.

 

44. ELLA5 LAWRENCE (LEMUEL LEE4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born March 6, 1877 in Johnson County, IL, and died February 15, 1935. She married JAMES FRANKLIN WHITESIDE March 27, 1898 in Pope Co, IL. He was born December 1871 in Ilinois.

Notes for JAMES FRANKLIN WHITESIDE:

1900 Census for Alexander Pct. Pope County, IL, list the family:

Whitesides, J.F. Dec, 1871 Farmer
Ella Sept, 1878 (married 2 yr.)
Opal Dec., 1899 Dau.

1910 census for Alexander Pct, Pope County IL lists this family:

Whitesides, James F. 38 Farmer
Ella 30 (married 12 yr) Wife
Lula 16 Dau. (must be by previous marriage of James)
Ruby 15 Dau. (must be by previous marriage of James)
Opal 11 Dau.
Myrtle 9 Dau.
Madge 6 Dau.
Mable 11 m. (May, 1909) Dau.

Children of ELLA LAWRENCE and JAMES WHITESIDE are:

i. OPAL6 WHITESIDE, b. December 1899, Pope Co., IL.
ii. MYRTLE WHITESIDE, b. 1901, Pope Co., IL.
iii. MADGE WHITESIDE, b. 1904, Pope Co., IL.
iv. MABLE WHITESIDE, b. May 1909, Pope Co., IL.
v. RALPH WHITESIDE, b. 1912, Pope Co., IL.
vi. MAUD WHITESIDE, b. 1914, Pope Co., IL.

45. MARTHA ALICE5 LAWRENCE (HENRY HARRISON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born August 1, 1865 in New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL, and died January 19, 1904. She married (1) JOHN M. STAFFORD. He was born January 15, 1866, and died May 14, 1957. She married (2) ED BARNETT Bef. 1888.

Children of MARTHA LAWRENCE and JOHN STAFFORD are:

i. EDITH6 STAFFORD, b. 1900.
ii. HOMER STAFFORD, b. 1902.
iii. QUAYLE STAFFORD.
iv. GENEVA STAFFORD, b. 1904; d. January 21, 1985; m. FNU BOYD.

Notes for GENEVA STAFFORD: Mother died when Geneva was born. Raised by Aunt Anna Powell.

Children of MARTHA LAWRENCE and ED BARNETT are:

v. DARWIN6 BARNETT.
vi. WALTER BARNETT, b. September 1888.

Notes for WALTER BARNETT:

Shown in the 1990 census for New burnside Township, Johnson County, Illinois as living with his grandparents, Henry Harrison Lawrence.

46. SARAH ISABELLE5 LAWRENCE (HENRY HARRISON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born February 20, 1866 in New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL, and died June 11, 1917. She married RICHARD W RUSHING May 18, 1884 in Johnson Co., IL. He was born March 26, 1859, and died 1942.

Notes for RICHARD W. RUSHING:

The 1900 census shows Richard Rushing family living in Cass Township, Oklahoma County, Okla. He is shown as a farmer and has the following family members: Belle, (Isabelle), Ada, Floyd, Everett, and Earnest.

The 1910 census shows them living in Boone Township, OK, and they have added Pearl, born in 1904.

Children of SARAH LAWRENCE and RICHARD RUSHING are:

i. CLAUD6 RUSHING, b. April 27, 1885; d. September 12, 1889.
ii. ADA RUSHING, b. October 14, 1887; d. December 1968; m. NATHAN M. HANNA; b. 1878, Texas.

Notes for ADA RUSHING: Ada had a daughter Jessie O. Miller, born in 1909 in Oklahoma.

Notes for NATHAN M. HANNA:

1920 census shows family living in Potawatamie County, OK
Hanna, Nathan 42 Railway switchman Born in Texas
Ada 32
Miller, Jessie O. 11 Stepdaughter (Ada's daughter)
Rushing, Richard 60 Father in law
Earnest 22 Brother in law
Pearl 16 Sister in law

iii. FLOYD RUSHING, b. May 11, 1890; d. February 26, 1916.
iv. EVERETT RUSHING, b. June 18, 1892.
v. ERNEST RUSHING, b. March 25, 1897.
vi. PEARL RUSHING, b. August 21, 1904; d. December 23, 1924.

Note on Everett and Ernest Rushing: Authors of the book "Sojourners," the "History of Richard Rushing's Life Long Search for a 'better country'."

47. WILLIAM ROBERT5 LAWRENCE (HENRY HARRISON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born March 15, 1871 in New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL, and died July 29, 1943. He married NANCY E LNU. She was born July 19, 1872, and died June 23, 1931.

Notes for WILLIAM ROBERT LAWRENCE:

Notes from book "Sojourners": A very tall and strong man, called "Uncle Bob." He could lift the end of a thrashing machine, as could his son Dillon. He could take a pencil in each hand, put the points together and write his name, forward and backward at the same time. He played softball and the batter never knew which hand he would pitch with.

Children of WILLIAM LAWRENCE and NANCY LNU are:

i. DILLON O.6 LAWRENCE, b. October 29, 1900; d. February 24, 1981.
ii. NOEL LAWRENCE.
iii. DENNIS LAWRENCE.
iv. LILLIAN LAWRENCE.

48. ANNA GERTRUDE5 LAWRENCE (HENRY HARRISON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born March 23, 1873 in New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL, and died October 20, 1979. She married NEWTON POWELL November 14, 1901 in Illinois. He was born Abt. 1855 in Illinois.

Notes for ANNA GERTRUDE LAWRENCE:

Lived near Creal Springs, Illinois. The 1900 census showed her living with her sister and brother in law: Festus Butler in Mississippi County, Missouri.
Died in 1979 at the age of 106.

Notes for NEWTON POWELL:

the 1910 census lists this family as being in Stonefort Pct. Williamson County, IL
Powell, Newton 55 Farmer
Annie 37 wife married 8 years
Nellie 16 daughter (previous marriage)
Floyd 7 son
Geneva 6 Daughter
Robert C. 4 Son
Newton had a daughter Nellie born 1896, by previous marriage.

Children of ANNA LAWRENCE and NEWTON POWELL are:

i. FLOYD6 POWELL, b. September 22, 1902; d. September 5, 1977; m. MARJORIE CREAL, December 11, 1937; b. January 17, 1905.
ii. GENEVA POWELL, b. 1904.
iii. ROBERT CECIL POWELL, b. September 12, 1905; d. May 27, 1961; m. JENNIBEL LNU; b. December 30, 1908.

49. IDA MAY5 LAWRENCE (HENRY HARRISON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born May 8, 1875 in Illinois, and died April 5, 1911. She married FESTUS BUTLER Abt. 1897. He was born August 1871 in Tennessee.

Notes for FESTUS BUTLER:

the 1900 census shows the family living in Mississippi county, Missouri:

Butler, Festus Aug, 1871 Barber
Ida May, 1875 Wife
Grace Feb. 1899 Daughter
Lawrence, Annie Mar, 1873 Sister in law

1910 census shows the family living in Mt. Vernon, Illinois Jefferson County:

Butler, Festus 38 Barber
Ida 34 Wife
Grace 11 Daughter

Child of IDA LAWRENCE and FESTUS BUTLER is:

i. GRACE6 BUTLER, b. February 1899, Mississippi County, Missouri.

50. ERNEST FRANKLIN5 LAWRENCE (HENRY HARRISON4, HENRY GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born July 27, 1877 in New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL, and died November 27, 1957. He married (1) ALICE COLLINS July 4, 1901. She was born March 4, 1867, and died October 7, 1906. He married (2) LELIA CORRINE ARMSTRONG November 28, 1907 in Decatur, IL. She was born February 4, 1888 in Draffenburg, KY, and died August 19, 1965 in Owensboro, KY.

Notes for ERNEST FRANKLIN LAWRENCE:

Worked on Santa Fe railroad, Amarillo, Texas. Moved back to New Burnside in 1917, then to Wheeler, Indiana in 1935. Retired in 1952 and moved to Carrier Mills, Illinois.

More About ERNEST FRANKLIN LAWRENCE: Residence: 16 W. Railroad Street, Carrier Mills, IL

Children of ERNEST LAWRENCE and LELIA ARMSTRONG are:

i. HENRY PRESTON6 LAWRENCE, b. June 30, 1908, Amarillo, TX; d. November 29, 1988, Owensboro, KY; m. OPAL ALPHA EAGLETON, August 30, 1932; b. October 10, 1909; d. June 1, 2001.
ii. HERBERT WADE LAWRENCE, b. October 7, 1910, Melrose, New Mexico; d. November 25, 1977, Elgin, Illinois; m. MARGUERITE HAMMOND, May 17, 1930, Champaign, IL; b. March 31, 1907, Glensboro, Anderson Co., KY; d. July 29, 1990, Elgin, Illinois.
iii. LLOYD ERNEST LAWRENCE, b. June 21, 1914, Independence, Kansas; d. November 28, 1938, St. Elmo, IL.

Notes for LLOYD ERNEST LAWRENCE: Killed in fire at a store where he worked, run by Lawrence Caffoon.

iv. ALVIN ORTO LAWRENCE, b. 1915, Fredonia, KS; d. November 2004; m. UNKNOWN WIFE.
v. RALPH LEROY LAWRENCE, b. 1917, Independence, Kansas; d. June 3, 1998, Valparaiso, Indiana; m. LOUISE HAUB; b. 1919, Clifton, IL; d. March 31, 2005.

 


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