John? Harris

#30359

Major Life Events

     John? Harris married Willie G. Harper, daughter of James Lee Roy Harper and Jennie Bromwell.1

Family of John? and Willie G. Harper

Citations

  1. [S826] Dick Hulan, "Harper/Hulan/Mullins/Nokes e-mail from Dick Hulan," e-mail to Paul E. Lawrence.

Mourning Lawrence

#30365

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Michael Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Mourning Lawrence married Thomas Lawrence, son of Michael Lawrence and Susanna Larcomb.1

Family of Mourning and Thomas Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S458] Louise Perkins, "Descendants of Lawrence de Lancaster."

Robert Carr

#30366

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of John Lawrence Jr.

Major Life Events

     Robert Carr married Priscilla Lawrence, daughter of John Lawrence Jr. and Margaret Murphy, circa 1738 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2

Family of Robert and Priscilla Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S458] Louise Perkins, "Descendants of Lawrence de Lancaster."
  2. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Carr, Robert and ______ Lawrence, daughter of John Lawrence, page 8.

Richard Thomas

#30367

Major Life Events

     Richard Thomas married Elizabeth Sanders.1

Child of Richard and Elizabeth Sanders

Citations

  1. [S458] Louise Perkins, "Descendants of Lawrence de Lancaster."

Elizabeth Sanders

#30368

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Sanders married Richard Thomas.1

Child of Elizabeth and Richard Thomas

Citations

  1. [S458] Louise Perkins, "Descendants of Lawrence de Lancaster."

Pheribe Darden

#30369

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of John Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Pheribe Darden married John Lawrence, son of George Lawrence, on 10 January 1793 in Southampton Co., Virginia. There is a Pheribe Darden who married a John Lawrence in Southampton Co. Virginia, 10 January 1793. This may be the Pheribe that was the wife of this John Lawrence. However, if so, she probably was not his first wife nor the mother of his children as John died about 1795, and two of his married daughters were had died by 1795.1,2

Family of Pheribe and John Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S1080] Genealogical Society of Utah, Southampton Co., VA Marriage Bonds 1751-1853.
  2. [S4726] Catherine L. Knorb, Southampton Co., VA Marriages 1750-1810, page 70.

Lemuel Lawrence

#30370, b. circa 1737, d. 10 April 1811

Relationships1st cousin 6 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
16th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
2nd great-grandson of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
FatherJohn Lawrence b. c 1719, d. a 2 Mar 1757

     Conflicting evidence states that Lemuel Lawrence was born on 1 January 1744 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1

Major Life Events

     Lemuel Lawrence was born circa 1737 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3 He married first Mary Wood, daughter of Jonas Wood.4 Lemuel Lawrence married second Mary Norfleet, daughter of John Battle and Sarah Browne.5 Lemuel died on 10 April 1811 in Northampton Co., North Carolina.6

Children of Lemuel and Mary Battle

Narrative

     At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War Lemuel Lawrence was living at South Quay, Virginia. When the British moved into Nansemond Co., Virginia, he fled with his family and slaves to Northampton County, North Carolina. Here be bought 100 acres from Jesse Kirby and his wife Martha on November 4, 1780. On December 25, 1781, he purchased for 20£ 280 acres from William and Susannah futrell. September 6, 1797, he bought from Matthew Figures 680 acres of land joining James Washington, Benj. Cookley, Wm. Sherad, Barth. Figures and Thomas Figures excepting the town of Princeton. He bought 120 acres of land in Northampton County from Exum Liles on January 27, 1801.4 (see deed below)

     According to Joseph D. Lawrence Jr., Lemuel and his wife, Mary, had four sons and four daughters of which two have been identified.

     The following deed is recorded in Northampton County, North Carolina, Deed Book 1, page 527.7

State of North Carolina, Halifax District. this Indenture made, and executed this twenty seventh day of January, One Thousand, Eight Hundred & one, Between Exum Liles of Northampton County and State aforesaid, on the one part, and Lemuel Lawrence, Esq. of Northampton County, and State aforesaid, Witnesseith, That the said Exum Liles, for, and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred and Fourteen pounds Virginia currency, presently in hand, paid by the said Lemuel Lawrence, unto the said Exum Liles, the receipt whereof, the said Exum Liles, doth hereby acknowledge, himself, and is therewith contented and satisfied. hath bargained sold, and aassigned, and delivered, as he doth by these presents, bargain for, sell assign, and set over unto the said Lemuel Lawrence, his Executors, Administrators, Heirs, and assigns. One certain piece of land, laying and being in the County of Northampton County, the same which he Exum Liles bought of Edwin Liles, and the same contains one Hundred and twenty acres, be the same more or less. -Beginning at an oak on the road running down with the road, South seventy five degrees east two Hundred & two poles to a white oak, on the Cyprus Swamp, from thence to the first station, Containing as already observed. One Hundrec & twenty acres, be the same more or less.

To Have and to hold all the said lands, Woods, Wates, Water Courses, Mines, Minerals, Estate or quantity of Estate, right. Title, Privilege, or any benefit or profit in any wise appurtaining, or belonging unto him the said Lemuel Lawence, his Executors, Administrators, Heirs, and assigns, forever, to the only proper use and beoof of the said Lemuel Lawrence, his Executor, Administrators, Heirs and assigns, forever, and the said Exum Liles doth for himself, his Executors, administrators, Heirs and assigns forever promise 7 covenant to warrant and forever defend the above mentioned premises unto the said Lemuel Laurence, his Executors, Administrators, Heirs and assigns, against any claim of my own, or any of my Execu. Administrators, Heirs or assigns, or any one claim under me, or any one laying any lawful claim thereto. In Withess whereof I the said Exum Liles hath hereunto set my hand and seal this day and date above written.

Teste John Pipkin Jurt. Exum Liles (SEAL)
William Rea
Northampton County NC March Court 1801
This Deed was proved by the Oath of
Jno Pipkin and ordered to be registered.

     Lemuel made a will on 14 January 1809 in Northampton Co., North Carolina. Lemuel's will was recorded in the June Court 1811 in Northampton County, North Carolina. The will:8

In the name of God amen I Lemuel Laurence of Northampton County and State of North Carolina being in reasonable health and sound disposing mind and memory, thanks be given to Almighty God for the same, and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all flesh once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner & form following -

Impremis, first I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who give it to me, relying on the meritorious blood of my blessed Saviour to have full remission of all my lsins, and as to what worldly Estate it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this life I give and dispose of the same in manner & form following to wit. -

Item, I lend to my beloved wife Mary Laurence during her natural life the land and plantation I now live on and also four negroes vizt Jacob, Isham, Mary and Cate and also one half of the stock of all kinds at the plantation whereon I now live together with one half of my plantation utensils household & kitchen furniture -

Item, I lend to my beloved son Jonas Laurence, Moses, Jim, Nancy Young, Luke, Venus, and also Jacob, Isham and Cate after my wifes decease to him during his natural life and after his decease I give the said eight negroes to be equally divided amongst all his heirs lawfully begotten of his body to them & their heirs forever -

Item, I give unto my daughter Polly Cross wife of Jesse R. Cross three negroes, to wit, Jack, George and Dorcas and also negro woman Mary after my wifes decease I also give her the remaining half of my stock of all kinds household and kitchen furniture - plantation utensils to here & her heirs forever -

Item, I give to my daughter Polly Cross after my wifes decease all the land whereon I now live together with the above lent stock - to her & heirs forever. -

Item, I lend to my son in law Jesse R. Cross two negroes, to wit, David and Cherry till my Grandson Lem'l Laurence Cross arrives to lawful age or marrys then I give the said negroes say David and Cherry to my said Grandson Lem'l Laurence Cross to him & his heirs forever -

Item, It is my desire that none of my property should be sold to discharge any debt, but that my son Jonas Laurence and my son in law Jesse R. Cross should pay all my just debts between them equally. -

Item, Lastely I constitute my trusty friend John Pipkin my son Jonas Laurence and my son in law Jesse R. Cross my Ex'ors to this my last Will and Testament, revoking all other wills heretofore made by me and declaring this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 15th day of January Anno Dom: 1809

Sign'd seal'd pronounced
& declar'd in presence of Lem: Laurence (SEAL)

Reddick Cross
D. C. Darden
Jesse Vann

In addition to the aforegoing Will -

Item, I give and bequeth unto my beloved wife Mary Laurence Twenty pounds to her & her heirs forever -

Item, I give unto my granson Lemuel L. Cross one negro boy called Wilson to him and his heirs forever. -

Item, I give unto my daughter Pollly Cross one negro girl called Silvia and all the residue of my property nto already given away, to here & her heirs forever -

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29 of March 1811.

Test. John Peebles
his Lemuel Laurence (SEAL)
Abram X Darden
mark

Northampton County SST June Court 1811

The aforegoing will of Lemuel Laurence dec'd was proved in open Court by the oaths of Reddick Croos, D. C. Darden and Jesse Vann and the Codicil thereto annexed was proved by the oath of John Peebles ordered to be recorded -

Test Ea: Haynes CCT.

U. S. Census Records

Census1790In the 1790 Census Lemuel Lawrence was listed as a head of household in Northampton Co., North Carolina. He is enumerated with 2 white males 16 or older, 2 white males under 16, 4 white females, and 19 slaves.9

Citations

  1. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Like Tears in Rain (Lemuel Lawrence - Mary Battle Family Group Sheet).
  2. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (Elisha Ballard - Ann Lawrence Family Group Sheet).
  3. [S1023] Joseph D. Lawrence Jr., "Lawrence Family of Virginia", page 492.1.
  4. [S1023] Joseph D. Lawrence Jr., "Lawrence Family of Virginia", page 493.01.
  5. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (Lemuel Lawrence - Mary Battle Family Group Sheet).
  6. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Like Tears in Rain (Lemuel Lawrence - Mary Wood Family Group Sheet).
  7. [S1023] Joseph D. Lawrence Jr., "Lawrence Family of Virginia", page 493.09.
  8. [S1023] Joseph D. Lawrence Jr., "Lawrence Family of Virginia", pages 493.07-493.08.
  9. [S923] 2 August 1790, 1790 U. S. Census, North Carolina, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 74.

Martha Lawrence

#30371, d. before 1795

Relationships4th cousin 5 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
17th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
3rd great-granddaughter of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of John Lawrence
FatherJohn Lawrence b. s 1715, d. b 12 Jan 1796

Major Life Events

     Martha Lawrence married John Dickinson.1 Martha died before 1795.2

Children of Martha and John Dickinson

Citations

  1. [S458] Louise Perkins, "Descendants of Lawrence de Lancaster."
  2. [S1023] Joseph D. Lawrence Jr., "Lawrence Family of Virginia", page 492.1.
  3. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, John Lawrence ca 1668-1739 Margaret Murphy ca 1696-1750 of Nansemond County, Virginia.

John Dickinson

#30372, d. between 1786 and 1795

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of John Lawrence

Major Life Events

     John Dickinson married Martha Lawrence, daughter of John Lawrence.1 John died between 1786 and 1795.2,3

Children of John and Martha Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S458] Louise Perkins, "Descendants of Lawrence de Lancaster."
  2. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, John Lawrence ca 1668-1739 Margaret Murphy ca 1696-1750 of Nansemond County, Virginia.
  3. [S1023] Joseph D. Lawrence Jr., "Lawrence Family of Virginia", page 492.1.

Elizabeth Lawrence

#30373

Relationships4th cousin 5 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
17th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
3rd great-granddaughter of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of John Lawrence
FatherJohn Lawrence b. s 1715, d. b 12 Jan 1796

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Lawrence married James Dickinson.1

Citations

  1. [S458] Louise Perkins, "Descendants of Lawrence de Lancaster."
  2. [S1023] Joseph D. Lawrence Jr., "Lawrence Family of Virginia", page 492.1.

James Dickinson

#30374, d. before 1796

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of John Lawrence

Major Life Events

     James Dickinson married Elizabeth Lawrence, daughter of John Lawrence.1 James died before 1796.2

Citations

  1. [S458] Louise Perkins, "Descendants of Lawrence de Lancaster."
  2. [S1023] Joseph D. Lawrence Jr., "Lawrence Family of Virginia", page 492.1.

Abigail Lee Lawrence

#30375

Relationships4th cousin 5 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
17th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
3rd great-granddaughter of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of John Lawrence
FatherJohn Lawrence b. s 1715, d. b 12 Jan 1796

Major Life Events

     Abigail Lee Lawrence married John Carr.1

Citations

  1. [S458] Louise Perkins, "Descendants of Lawrence de Lancaster."
  2. [S1023] Joseph D. Lawrence Jr., "Lawrence Family of Virginia", page 492.1.