James Lawrence [Sr.]1

#110016, b. 11 April 1720, d. 5 March 1802

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
FatherSamuel Lawrence b. c 1700, d. b 25 Oct 1763
MotherMary Darden b. c 1700

Major Life Events

     James Lawrence [Sr.] was probably born in Augusta Co., Virginia, on 11 April 1720.1,2 He married Elizabeth Ritchie circa 1740 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Some researchers indicate that the marriage took place in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.1,3 James died on 5 March 1802 in Mercer Co., Kentucky, at age 81.1,4

Children of James and Elizabeth Ritchie

Narrative

     The following information on the family of James Lawrence Sr. and Elizabeth is from the email sent to Bettye Heinrich by William Lawrence.

     James and Elizabeth were in Lincoln and Mercer Counties, Kentucky at an early date having moved from Augusta/Botetourt Counties, Virginia, before the early 1780s. There are indications that the Lawrences lived in Peach Bottom in Drummore Township of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, prior to moving to Augusta/Botetourt Counties in the late 1750s.

     They lived on the fountier where native Indians repeatedly objected with violence to the encroachments of the settlers. The Virginia government repeatedly signed treaties agreeing that the land west of the Applachians was Indian territory but settlers to some extent were protected by the militia. The Lawrence's owned land in Virginia at the mouth of Craig's Creek on the north side of the James River (about 1/4 mile north of Eagle Rock) and grew hemp on their land.

     James and Elizabeth had 12 children. All of them with the exception of James Jr. who died in 1773 in Botetourt County, Virginia, came to Kentucky and owned thousands of acres of land in Jefferson, Lincoln, Fayette, Mercer, Nelson, and various other counties. In October 1780, four of James' sons were granted 1500 acres each along the Rolling Fork of the Salt River in what is now Nelson County.

     James served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Captain John Winston's Company of the 14th Regiment of Foot commanded by Colonel William Davies. He was drafted at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, for a term of one year on 17 February 1778. Sons Samuel Jr., Isaac, Solomon, and Joseph also served in one of the last battles of the Revolutionary War in the West. They enlisted 22 October 1782, in the Lincoln Militia under Captain Samuel Kirkman in the expedition commanded by General George Rogers Clark against the Shawnee Indians and were discharged 23 November 1782.

     James Sr. was a silversmith but the location of his business is unknown. He made his will 13 August 1801, in Mercer County, Kentucky, and died 5 March 1802 in Danville, Kentucky. Elizabeth his wife evidently died between 1791 and 13 August 1801 as she is not mentioned in his will.

     James made a will on 13 August 1801 in Mercer Co., Kentucky.5

Citations

  1. [S5549] William Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family Information," e-mail to Bettye Heinrich, 17 sep 1998.
  2. [S5609] William E. Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family of Virginia and Kentucky", Family Group Sheet found on Lawrence One-Name Study, http://www.lawrence-ons.org/jam1.html
  3. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Parker Rhodes Families (Elizabeth Ritchie).
  4. [S5551] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Roetken Family (James Lawrence, ID#I0637).
  5. [S5566] Laura H. McCain, Mercer Co., KY Will Books 1, 2, & 3, page 31, will of James Lawrence.

Elizabeth Ritchie1,2

#110017, b. circa 1724, d. between 1791 and 1801

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Ritchie was born circa 1724.1 She married James Lawrence [Sr.], son of Samuel Lawrence and Mary Darden, circa 1740 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Some researchers indicate that the marriage took place in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.1,2 Elizabeth died between 1791 and 1801 in Mercer Co., Kentucky.1,2

Children of Elizabeth and James Lawrence [Sr.]

Citations

  1. [S5549] William Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family Information," e-mail to Bettye Heinrich, 17 sep 1998.
  2. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Parker Rhodes Families (Elizabeth Ritchie).

James Lawrence Jr.1

#110018, b. 11 April 1742, d. 25 July 1834

Relationships2nd cousin 5 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
17th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
3rd great-grandson of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
FatherJames Lawrence [Sr.]1 b. 11 Apr 1720, d. 5 Mar 1802
MotherElizabeth Ritchie1 b. c 1724, d. bt 1791 - 1801

Major Life Events

     James Lawrence Jr. was born on 11 April 1742 in Augusta Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Frances Hunter circa 1771.1,2 James died on 25 July 1834 in Botetourt Co., Virginia, at age 92.1,2

Child of James and Frances Hunter

Narrative

     James made a will on 8 October 1773 in Botetourt Co., Virginia.3

Citations

  1. [S5549] William Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family Information," e-mail to Bettye Heinrich, 17 sep 1998.
  2. [S5609] William E. Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family of Virginia and Kentucky", Family Group Sheet found on Lawrence One-Name Study, http://www.lawrence-ons.org/jam1.html
  3. [S5565] Ann Chilton, Botetourt Co. VA Will Book A 1770-1801, page 5, will of James Laurence.

Frances Hunter1

#110019, b. 10 March 1749/50, d. 25 June 1934

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III

Major Life Events

     Frances Hunter was born on 10 March 1749/50.2 She married James Lawrence Jr., son of James Lawrence [Sr.] and Elizabeth Ritchie, circa 1771.1,2 Frances died on 25 June 1934 at age 184.2

Child of Frances and James Lawrence Jr.

Citations

  1. [S5549] William Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family Information," e-mail to Bettye Heinrich, 17 sep 1998.
  2. [S5609] William E. Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family of Virginia and Kentucky", Family Group Sheet found on Lawrence One-Name Study, http://www.lawrence-ons.org/jam1.html
  3. [S5565] Ann Chilton, Botetourt Co. VA Will Book A 1770-1801, page 5, will of James Laurence.

William Lawrence1

#110020, b. circa 1743, d. 1805

Relationships2nd cousin 5 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
17th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
3rd great-grandson of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
FatherJames Lawrence [Sr.]1 b. 11 Apr 1720, d. 5 Mar 1802
MotherElizabeth Ritchie1 b. c 1724, d. bt 1791 - 1801

Major Life Events

     William Lawrence was born circa 1743 in Augusta Co., Virginia.1,2 William married first Mary Logan.1 William married second Jane Barnett.1 William died in 1805 in Lincoln Co., Kentucky.1,2

Family of William and Jane Barnett

Citations

  1. [S5549] William Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family Information," e-mail to Bettye Heinrich, 17 sep 1998.
  2. [S5609] William E. Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family of Virginia and Kentucky", Family Group Sheet found on Lawrence One-Name Study, http://www.lawrence-ons.org/jam1.html

Mary Logan1

#110021

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III

Major Life Events

     Mary Logan married William Lawrence, son of James Lawrence [Sr.] and Elizabeth Ritchie.1

Citations

  1. [S5549] William Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family Information," e-mail to Bettye Heinrich, 17 sep 1998.
  2. [S5609] William E. Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family of Virginia and Kentucky", Family Group Sheet found on Lawrence One-Name Study, http://www.lawrence-ons.org/jam1.html

Jane Barnett1

#110022

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III

Major Life Events

     Jane Barnett married William Lawrence, son of James Lawrence [Sr.] and Elizabeth Ritchie.1

Family of Jane and William Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S5549] William Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family Information," e-mail to Bettye Heinrich, 17 sep 1998.

Janett Lawrence1

#110023, b. circa 1744, d. between 1777 and 1801

Relationships2nd 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 Robert Lawrence III
FatherJames Lawrence [Sr.]1 b. 11 Apr 1720, d. 5 Mar 1802
MotherElizabeth Ritchie1 b. c 1724, d. bt 1791 - 1801

Major Life Events

     Janett Lawrence was born circa 1744 in Augusta Co., Virginia.1,2 She married James Cloyd.1 Janett died between 1777 and 1801.1,2

Family of Janett and James Cloyd

Citations

  1. [S5549] William Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family Information," e-mail to Bettye Heinrich, 17 sep 1998.
  2. [S5609] William E. Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family of Virginia and Kentucky", Family Group Sheet found on Lawrence One-Name Study, http://www.lawrence-ons.org/jam1.html

James Cloyd1

#110024

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III

Major Life Events

     James Cloyd married Janett Lawrence, daughter of James Lawrence [Sr.] and Elizabeth Ritchie.1

Family of James and Janett Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S5549] William Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family Information," e-mail to Bettye Heinrich, 17 sep 1998.

Samuel Lawrence1

#110025, b. circa 1746, d. 2 April 1796

Relationships2nd cousin 5 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
17th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
3rd great-grandson of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
FatherJames Lawrence [Sr.]1 b. 11 Apr 1720, d. 5 Mar 1802
MotherElizabeth Ritchie1 b. c 1724, d. bt 1791 - 1801

Major Life Events

     Samuel Lawrence was born circa 1746 in Augusta Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Rosanna Elizabeth Russell.1 Samuel died on 2 April 1796 in Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland.1,3,2

Child of Samuel and Rosanna Elizabeth Russell

Narrative

     Samuel made a will on 27 August 1795 in Mercer Co., Kentucky.4

Citations

  1. [S5549] William Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family Information," e-mail to Bettye Heinrich, 17 sep 1998.
  2. [S5609] William E. Lawrence, "James Lawrence Family of Virginia and Kentucky", Family Group Sheet found on Lawrence One-Name Study, http://www.lawrence-ons.org/jam1.html
  3. [S5551] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Roetken Family (Samuel Lawrence, ID#I0200).
  4. [S5566] Laura H. McCain, Mercer Co., KY Will Books 1, 2, & 3, page 2, will of Samuel Lawrence.