George Lawrence

#5527, b. say 1725, d. 12 January 1806

Relationship4th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherRobert Lawrence [IV] b. s 1702, d. b 28 Jan 1744/45
MotherAnne Council d. a 19 Apr 1756

     According to conflicting evidence, he married Sarah Beale on 13 January 1792.1,2

Major Life Event

     George Lawrence was born say 1725.1,3 He married Sarah Beale on 8 January 1791.4 George died on 12 January 1806.4

Family of George and Sarah Beale

Narrative

     George, along with his brother Charles, was bequeath land in Southampton Co., Virginia, by his uncle, Jeremiah Lawrence, in his will made in 1755.

     On 3 May 1771, George sold this land to John Lawrence. I believe this to be the John Lawrence that bought the land from Charles, George's brother, and who is an uncle of George and Charles.5

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.
  2. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Lawrence, George and Sally Beal, page 73.
  3. [S317] Letter, Lynn Kirk Rose to Paul E. Lawrence.
  4. [S316] Family Bible, George Lawrence's Family.
  5. [S1602] Deed George Lawrence to John Lawrence, Copy in researcher's file.

Charles Lawrence

#5528, b. say 1728, d. after 1800

Relationship4th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
Descent from Alfred the Great
FatherRobert Lawrence [IV] b. s 1702, d. b 28 Jan 1744/45
MotherAnne Council d. a 19 Apr 1756

Major Life Event

     Charles Lawrence was born say 1728.1,2 He married Amey Joyner, daughter of Joseph Joyner and Elizabeth Smelly, circa 1760.3 Charles died after 1800.

Children of Charles and Amey Joyner

Narrative

     Charles was under age when his father made his will in 1743. Therefore if he became of age the following year, the earliest he could have been born would be 1723. In the will of Jeremiah, Charles' uncle, Charles is bequeathed land so he was probably of legal age when that will was made in 1755. Therefore, the latest he could have been born would be 1734. He appears in the 1787 Northampton Co., North Carolina census and is probably in the age group of over 60 on that census which would indicated that he probably was born prior to 1728.

     Charles witnessed the will of Joseph Joyner, recorded 8 April 1760.4,5 In that will Joseph names daughter, Amey. This may be the Amey that is named as Charles' wife when he sells his property in Southampton County in 1770. If so, since Amey was not listed as Amey Lawrence in Joseph Joyner's will, they probably married after the death of Joseph Joyner.

     As stated above, Charles, in the will of his uncle Jeremiah Lawrence dated 30 November 1755, is bequeath land in Southampton Co., Virginia. On 12 July 1770, Charles and wife Amey sold that land to John Lawrence for £50. The land was described as "being in the County of Southampton on the south side of Black Water it being part of a pattein granted to John Lawrence the sixteenth day of December 1714 Bounded as follows: Beginning in the pattein line where George Lawrance's new line begins as bounds him and thence south __East along that new line to the Cattail Branch then along the said Branch to the Pattain line then along the said ____ distance to joyn the said John Lawrances one land and so along Lawrances Land to the Pattain line then along the Pattain on to the begining it is one hundred & fory acres … as was given the said Charles Lawrance by his uncle Jeremiah Lawrance."6 I believe the John Lawrence to be Charle's uncle, a brother of Jeremiah who originally gave the land to Charles.

     Charles Lawrence next appears in Gates County, North Carolina in the period 1782 through 1785. Gates County was formed in 1779 from Chowan, Hertford, and Perquimans Counties. I believe that this is probably the Charles Lawrence that sold his land in Southampton Co., Virginia in 1770. I have found no other mention of a Charles Lawrence in these counties or surrounding area between 1770 and 1782.

     In June 1782, Peter Piland sells deeds land to Joshia Jurdon adjoining that of Charles Lawrence.7 In December 1784, Charles Lawrance deeds to Thomas Brickell for 30 pounds, 50 acres on Bennetts Creek, beginning at white oake, a corner tree adjoining Demsey Fulks land, running across pecosin SW to a Spanish oak on south side of shipyard, then straight to creek and up creek to a bushy top pine near causeway of Bennetts Creek Bridge and along road to corner of said Lawrence's orchard and up road to said Brickell's fence and along his line.8 It appears that at this time, Charles Lawrence may have moved to Northampton County, North Carolina. Recorded in Gates Co. 19 February 1794, is the sale on one negro woman named Sarah, one negro girl named Winney, one negro girl named Rozilla, and one negro girl named Venus to William Baker for 77 pounds, 10 shillings by Charles Lawrence of Northampton Co., NC.9

     In 1787 Charles Laurance appears as the head of household in the North Carolina state census in Capt. Horn's District with two white males between 21 and 60 years, three white males under 21 and above 60 years, and two white females all ages. I believe that this is probably the Charles Lawrence from Southampton Co., Virginia and Gates Co. and is probably the father of the Charles Lawrence that married Elizabeth Daughtrey, mentioned in the will of Jesse Daughtrey in 1796. No definitive records have been found to prove this relationship and may never be found due to lost and destroyed records. Likewise, no records contradicting this possibility have been found.

     If this relationship is true, the probable family members in that 1787 NC census10 are as follows:

     wm 21-60 -- the younger Charles that married Elizabeth Daughtrey
     wm 21-60 -- one of the younger Charles' brothers as mentioned in his will in Sumner County, Tennessee, made 8 December 1806, probably John
     wm under 21, over 60 -- over 60, the elder Charles whose estimated birth date is between 1723 and 1734, which would indicate that his birth date was probably before 1728
     wm under 21, over 60 -- under 21, the other brother of the younger Charles, probably Robert
     wm under 21, over 20 -- under 21, possibly the first born of the younger Charles, believed to be the Charles Lawrence that served in the War of 1812 under Capt. Geo. Sarver of Sumner Co., Tennessee, and died 20 February 1815
     wf -- Amey, wife of the elder Charles
     wf -- Elizabeth, wife of the younger Charles

     The marriage date of the younger Charles to Elizabeth Daughtrey is not known other than that they were married when Elizabeth's father made his will in 1796. A daughter of the younger Charles, Amah, married John Moss in 1809. Amah was probably was born by 1790 or earlier, therefore the younger Charles and Elizabeth probably were married by at least 1789 or earlier. If the above analysis of the 1787 NC census is accurate, and the Charles of the War of 1812 was their son, they probably were married at least by 1786.

     Charles Lawrence appears on the 1800 U. S. Census in Northampton Co., North Carolina with one female over 45, probably his wife Amey, and one female age 10 to 16, identity unknown. No further records for this Charles have been located.

U. S. Census Records

Census1800Charles Lawrence was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census in Northampton Co., North Carolina. He is enumerated with 1 white male 45 or older, i white female 10-16, and 1 white female 45 or older.11

Citations

  1. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 148, will of Robert Lawrence; & page 183, will of Jeremiah Lawrence.
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.
  3. [S164] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Southampton County, Virginia 1749-1800, page 23, will of Joseph Joyner.
  4. [S164] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Southampton County, Virginia 1749-1800, page 23, will of Joseph Joyner.
  5. [S822] Joseph Joyner's Will.
  6. [S1601] Deed Charles Lawrence to John Lawrence, Copy in researcher's file.
  7. [S750] Mona Armstrong Taylor, Gates Co., NC Deeds 1776-1803, page 17.
  8. [S750] Mona Armstrong Taylor, Gates Co., NC Deeds 1776-1803, page 36.
  9. [S750] Mona Armstrong Taylor, Gates Co., NC Deeds 1776-1803, page 122.
  10. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, page 115.
  11. [S1412] 4 August 1800, 1800 U. S. Census, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Orange, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington Cos., North Carolina, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 457.

Sarah Lawrence

#5529

Relationship4th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherRobert Lawrence [IV] b. s 1702, d. b 28 Jan 1744/45
MotherAnne Council d. a 19 Apr 1756

Priscilla Lawrence

#5530

Relationship4th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherRobert Lawrence [IV] b. s 1702, d. b 28 Jan 1744/45
MotherAnne Council d. a 19 Apr 1756

Martha Gay1

#5531, b. circa 1754

Major Life Event

     Martha Gay was born circa 1754 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Hardy Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence [IV] and Anne Council.3,4

Family of Martha and Hardy Lawrence

Narrative

     Martha was also known as Patsy.

Citations

  1. [S311] Henry Gay Descendants, online URL http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/ehendric/…
  2. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Thomas Parker 1705 Virginia (Joshua Gay, ID: I07513).
  3. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  4. [S422] Enfield-Bryant Genealogy, Genealogy Database.

Amey Joyner

#5538

Relationship4th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
Descent from Alfred the Great
FatherJoseph Joyner b. b 1724, d. b 8 Apr 1762
MotherElizabeth Smelly

Major Life Event

     Amey Joyner was born in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 She married Charles Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence [IV] and Anne Council, circa 1760.2

Children of Amey and Charles Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S387] Descendancy Chart of Thomas Joyner of Isle of Wight County, Virgina, online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/joyner.htm
  2. [S164] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Southampton County, Virginia 1749-1800, page 23, will of Joseph Joyner.