Emma Busbee

#418, b. circa 1886, d. after 1966

Major Life Events

     Emma Busbee was born circa 1886 in South Carolina.1,2 She married Robert Hunter Harr on 7 June 1917 in Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee.3 Emma died after 1966 in Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee.

Family of Emma and Robert Hunter Harr

U. S. Census Records

Census1920Emma Harr was listed as wife at age 35, occupation as a stenographer at the County Clerks Office, born in South Carolina, in the household of Robert Hunter Harr in Second District, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 20 January 1920.4
Census1930Emma Harr was listed as wife at age 44, born in South Carolina, in the household of Robert Hunter Harr in Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 4 April 1930.5

Residence (City Directories)

ResidenceEmma Harr and Robert Hunter Harr lived on Grove, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1916. Robert was a stoneman for Knoxville Litographic Company and Emma was a stenographer for the County Clerk's office.6
ResidenceEmma Harr and Robert Hunter Harr lived on Grove, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1917. Robert was a printer for Knoxville Litographic Company and Emma was a stenographer for the County Clerk's office.7
ResidenceEmma Busbee lived on College, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1919. Emma was a stenographer for the County Clerk's office.8
ResidenceEmma Harr and Robert Hunter Harr lived in Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1920. Robert was a foreman of the composing room for the Knoxville Litographic Company and Mrs. Robert H. Harr (Emma) was a stenographer for the County Clerk's office.9
ResidenceEmma Harr and Robert Hunter Harr lived in Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1921. Robert was a foreman of the composing room for the Knoxville Litographic Company and Mrs. Robert H. Harr (Emma) was a stenographer for the County Clerk's office.10
ResidenceEmma Harr and Robert Hunter Harr lived in Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1922. Robert was a foreman of the composing room for the Knoxville Litographic Company and Mrs. Robert H. Harr (Emma) was a stenographer for the County Clerk's office.11
ResidenceEmma Harr and Robert Hunter Harr lived on Grove, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1923. Robert was a foreman for the Knoxville Litographic Company and Emma was a stenographer for the County Clerk's office.12
ResidenceEmma Harr and Robert Hunter Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1925. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 624½ Gay in Knoxville and Emma was a clerk at A. W. Edington.13
ResidenceEmma Harr and Robert Hunter Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1928. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 624 Gay in Knoxville and Emma was deputy county clerk.14
ResidenceEmma Harr and Robert Hunter Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1929. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 624 S. Gay in Knoxville and Emma was deputy county clerk.15
ResidenceEmma Harr and Robert Hunter Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1930. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 716 S. Gay in Knoxville and Emma was deputy county clerk.16
ResidenceEmma Harr and Robert Hunter Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1931. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 716 S. Gay in Knoxville and Emma was deputy county clerk.17
ResidenceEmma Harr and Robert Hunter Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1933. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 716 S. Gay in Knoxville and Emma was deputy county clerk.18
ResidenceEmma Harr and Robert Hunter Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1934. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 716 S. Gay in Knoxville and Emma was deputy county clerk.19
ResidenceEmma Harr and Robert Hunter Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1936. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 716 S. Gay in Knoxville and Emma was a bookkeeper for R. H. Harr Printing Company.20
ResidenceEmma Harr and Robert Hunter Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1942. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 716 S. Gay in Knoxville and Emma was a bookkeeper for R. H. Harr Printing Company.21

Citations

  1. [S948] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, City of Knoxville City, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 3B, ED67, line 100, dwelling 73, family 73.
  2. [S1008] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Knox Co., TN, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, ED119, page 13B, line 66, dwelling 284, family 298.
  3. [S91] Davis Index, Knox Co. Marriages.
  4. [S1008] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Knox Co., TN, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, ED119, page 13B, line 65, dwelling 284, family 298.
  5. [S948] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, City of Knoxville City, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 3B, ED67, line 99, dwelling 73, family 73.
  6. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1916.
  7. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1917.
  8. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1919.
  9. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1920.
  10. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1921.
  11. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1922.
  12. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1923.
  13. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1925.
  14. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1928.
  15. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1929.
  16. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1930.
  17. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1931.
  18. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1933.
  19. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1934.
  20. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1936.
  21. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1942.

James David Lawrence

#420, b. 12 February 1852, d. 26 October 1937

RelationshipsGreat-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
5th great-grandson of Robert Lawrence
4th great-grandson of James Daughtrey [Sr.]
12th great-grandson of John de Hardy
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence III
Descendants of James Daughtrey Jr.
Descendants of John de Hardy
FatherLemuel Lawrence b. 15 Apr 1803, d. 8 Mar 1881
MotherNancy Daniel b. 18 Jan 1819, d. 7 Aug 1883

Major Life Events

     James David Lawrence was born on 12 February 1852 in Gallatin, Sumner Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6 He married Margaret Ann Crimmons, daughter of John Quinn and Carolyn McGee, on 17 December 1878 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.7 James died on 26 October 1937 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, at age 85.1,8,9,10 He was interred in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,11

Children of James and Margaret Ann Quinn

U. S. Census Records

Census1860James David Lawrence was listed at age 8, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Lemuel Lawrence in Sumner Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 14 June 1860.12
Census1870James David Lawrence was listed at age 17, born in Tennessee, occupation as a farm laborer, as a member of the household of Lemuel Lawrence in Sumner Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 23 June 1870.13
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 3 June 1880, James David Lawrence was listed as head of household in Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 29, occupation as a farm hand, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Margaret Ann Lawrence, Carrie Louise Lawrence, John Lawrence and Elizabeth Ayers.14
Census1900James David Lawrence was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census enumerated 8 June 1900, in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 48, occupation as a carpenter, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Margaret Ann Lawrence, John Daniel Crimmons [Sr.], Richard A. Lawrence, Sallie Lawrence, William Edward Lawrence, Joseph Paul Lawrence and Rachel Lavinia Lawrence.3
Census1910James David Lawrence was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census enumerated 18 April 1910, in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 59, occupation as a house carpenter, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Margaret Ann Lawrence, Joe Lawrence and Rachel Lawrence.4
Census1920James David Lawrence was listed as husband at age 66, occupation as a house carpenter, born in Tennessee, in the household of Margaret Lawrence in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 10 January 1920.15
Census1930James David Lawrence was listed as father at age 78, born in Tennessee, in the household of Joseph Paul Lawrence in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 14 April 1930.16

Citations

  1. [S3111] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, James David Lawrence.
  2. [S632] Lawrence Family Bible.
  3. [S1626] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 9B, ED74, line 68, dwelling 177, family 179.
  4. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 90A, ED19, line 43, dwelling 78, family 82.
  5. [S1645] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 11B, ED17, line 66, dwelling 240, family 247.
  6. [S928] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED92, line 14, dwelling 3, family 3.
  7. [S553] Davidson Co., TN Marriage Records: book 7, page 70; Microfilm.
  8. [S138] Earl Lawrence Smith, "Lawrence-Quinn, Family Group Sheet."
  9. [S284] Information provided by Wanda Lawrence Proctor.
  10. [S529] Information provided by Earl Lawrence Smith, Charts, notes, etc. Copy in researcher's file, Family Group Sheet for Lemuel Lawrence.
  11. [S529] Information provided by Earl Lawrence Smith, Charts, notes, etc. Copy in researcher's file.
  12. [S894] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 34, line 8, dwelling 221, family 221.
  13. [S695] 1870 U. S. Census, Sumner Co., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 637A, line 34, dwelling 395, family 395.
  14. [S602] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (third part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 120D, line 33, dwelling 232, family 232.
  15. [S1645] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 11B, ED17, line 65, dwelling 240, family 247.
  16. [S928] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED92, line 8, dwelling 3, family 3.

Jesse Daughtrey

#422, b. say 1735, d. after 1 January 1796

Relationships4th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
Great-grandson of James Daughtrey [Sr.]
ChartsDescendants of James Daughtrey Jr.
Descent from James Daughtrey Sr. to Researcher
FatherThomas Daughtrey [Sr.] b. c 1693, d. a 15 Nov 1757
MotherMary Garland b. 1670

Major Life Events

     Jesse Daughtrey was born say 1735 in Bertie Co., North Carolina.1,2 He married first Unknown ?.2 Jesse married second Rhoda Ward before 1785 in Rich Square, Northampton Co., North Carolina.2 Jesse died after 1 January 1796 in Northampton Co., North Carolina.1

Children of Jesse and Unknown ?

Children of Jesse and Rhoda ?

Narrative

     Thomas Daughtree gave 160 acres of land in Uraha Woods, joining Patterson's branch and Catawishey for "the love, good will, and affection I bear my son," registered in Northampton County Court November 1756.3

     Jesse served in the Revolutionary War as a private under Col. Abraham Shepard. He enlisted August 9, 1778 to Jan. 8, 1780. According to Norman J. Flythe of North Carolina, Jesse was previously married before marrying Rhoda and had several children from that marriage.2.

     Jesse made a will on 1 January 1796 in Northampton Co., North Carolina.      Jesse's will:

In the name of God, amen. I Jesse Daughtrey of No Hampton County in No Carolina being of sound mind, desposing mind and memory do constitute and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form folowing viz ----
Item I give to my beloved wife Rhoda Daughtrey the house and planation whereon I now live and horse called ball and a philly called _______ two feathers and furniture two cows and calf three show and pigs my negro man called Frank and a sufficency of my plantation utentials and kitchen furniture at the discression of my exor having mentioned also a suff___ ___ of my crop and stok for one year support of her and children during her widowhood and after her death or marriage I give all the above mentioned articles to be equally divided the land and plantation excepted between my children Lawrence ___ Henry Temperance Sarah and Pleasant Daughtrey to them and their heirs forever ------
Item I give devise and bequath unto my two sons Joseph and Thomas Daughtrey the land and planatation whereon I now live including all the lands of which I am possess to be equally divided between them when they come to lawfull age after my wifes marriage or death but if my wife should marry or die before they come to age then in that case it is my desire the lands to be hired out till the eldes comes of age and the profits arising be equally divided between them and in case that either of my said sons Joseph or Thomas Daughtrey should dye before they should arive to lawfull age or have lawfull issue — in that case I give devise and bequeath all my lands herein mentiond to the survivor to him ____ heirs or assigns forever ----
Item I give unto my son Joseph Daughtrey one Negro girl called rachel and one hundred silver dollars but in case should dye before he should come of lawfull age or have lawfull issue the above to my son Thomas Daughtrey to him and his heirs & assigns forever —
Item I give unto my son Thomas Daughtrey one Negro girl called Hester and one hundred silver dollars but if he should dye before he comes to lawfull age or have lawfull issue then I give the above mentiond negro and money unto my son Joseph Daughtry to him and his heirs forever ----
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Jesse Daughtrey five shillings current money to him nad his heirs forever ----
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Pharaby Daughtrey five pounds current money to here and her heirs forever ----
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Sharkey Daughtrey five shillings to him and his heirs forever ----
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Lawence wife of Chas Lawrence five pounds current money to her and her heirs forever ----
Item I give and bequeath unto my son William Daughtrey five pounds to him and his heirs forever -----
Item It is my will that my Negros Lewis and Lilvey together with all the remainder of my estate of wihch kind so ever not before given away be sold and equally divided between my children namely Lawrence, Henry, Temperance, Sarah & Pleasant Daughtrey to them and their heirs forever -----
Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appointe my beloved wife Rhoda Daughtrey & two friends Thomsas Outland and Josiah Outland wholly and sole executors of this my last will and will and testament revoking disallowing and making void all other and former wills by me here to fore made. This I own to be my last will and testament ----- In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 1st day of January 1796 ----
Signd Seald and acknowledge by the testator to be his last will and testament in present of Jason Bryan James Lambertson4.

Citations

  1. [S165] Margaret M. Hofmann, Northampton County, North Carolina 1759 - 1808 Genealogical Abstracts of Wills, page 94, will of Jesse Daughtrey.
  2. [S572] Robert Daughtrey, GEDCOM, 14 February 1998 Copy in researcher's file.
  3. [S177] Margaret M. Hofmann, Northampton County, North Carolina Deeds, page 124.
  4. [S525] Northampton Co., NC Wills Will Book Two, Will 413, page 111.

Rhoda ?

#423, d. 22 February 1808

ChartsDescendants of James Daughtrey Jr.

Major Life Events

     She married first Unknown Boon.1 She married second Unknown Ward.1 She married third Jesse Daughtrey, son of Thomas Daughtrey [Sr.] and Mary Garland, before 1785 in Rich Square, Northampton Co., North Carolina.1 Rhoda died on 22 February 1808 in Northampton Co., North Carolina.1

Children of Rhoda and Unknown Boon

Children of Rhoda and Jesse Daughtrey

Citations

  1. [S572] Robert Daughtrey, GEDCOM, 14 February 1998 Copy in researcher's file.

Elizabeth Daughtrey

#424, b. say 1765, d. circa 1836

Relationships3rd great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
2nd great-granddaughter of James Daughtrey [Sr.]
ChartsDirect Descent from the immigrant Robert Lawrence to Researcher
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
Descendants of James Daughtrey Jr.
Descent from James Daughtrey Sr. to Researcher
Descendants of John de Hardy
Descent from John de Hardy to Researcher
FatherJesse Daughtrey b. s 1735, d. a 1 Jan 1796
MotherUnknown ?

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Daughtrey was born say 1765 in Northampton Co., North Carolina.1 She married Charles Lawrence, son of Charles Lawrence and Amey Joyner, say 1786 probably in North Carolina. The marriage date is based on the analysis of the 1787 North Carolina Census. Elizabeth died circa 1836 in Tennessee.

Children of Elizabeth and Charles Lawrence

Narrative

     Elizabeth was also known as Betsy.

     In the Taxable Property and Polls in Sumner Co. for the years 1816 through 1821 Elizabeth is listed with 50 acres on Sink Creek in all years. In 1816 she was listed next to John Lawrence, James Vincent agent. John is probably her son John. The 50 acres was formally purchased from Richard Vincent in 1833 for the heirs of Charles Lawrence, Elizabeth's husband. I believe the land was given to Elizabeth for her use after the death her husband around 1806/07 perhaps by James Vincent and then formally sold to the heirs of Charles Lawrence in 1833 by Richard Vincent who may have been a heir of James Vincent. In 1817, Elizabeth was again listed next to John Lawrence, James Vinson agent. In 1818, Betsy Lawrence was listed next to Robert Lawrence and John Lawrence by James Vincent agent. In 1819 and 1820, Elizabeth Lawrence was again listed with Robert and John. In 1821, Elizabeth is listed with John.2 Her son Robert married in 1820.

     On 4 November 1833, land that had been conveyed to Elizabeth Lawrence after the death of her husband, Charles, for her use durng her widowhood was deed to Elizabeth and the heirs of Charles Lawrence. That deed is as follows:3
This Indenture made the 4th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty three between Richard Vincent of Warren County and State of Tennessee of the one part and the heirs of Charles Lawrence formerly of Sumner County and the State aforesaid of the other part witnessed that the said Richard Vincent for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to him in hand paid for said heirs by Robert Lawrence Executor of the last will and testament of the said Charles Lawrence the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged had bargained and sold and by these present doth bargain and sell alun [sic] convey and confirm unto said heirs a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the County of Sumner aforesaid on the waters of Sinking Creek Beginning at the north west corner of a tract belonging to the heirs of Jacob Howdyshalt dec'd running thence West with Schluters & Vinsons lines formerly Rutherfords & Pattons sixty four poles to the North East Corner of a tract formerly belonging to ane Farr then South one hundred & seventy seven poles to a Red oak then East sixty four poles to a stake in Jacob Howdyshalt western boundary line thence north with said line to the Beginning Containing fifty acres be the same more or less it being the same tract of land that the said Richard Vincint conveyed to Elizabeth Lawrence widow of the said Charles Lawrence during her widowhood to have & to hold the above described land & premises with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining and the said Richard Vincent doth doth [sic] hereby for himself his heirs Executors promise and agreed to warrant & defend the tract of land herein described with the appurtenances against all and every Legal or equitable right little claim intrust or ________ of himself his heirs assigns and all other persons whomsoever to the above proper use and behoof of the heirs of the said Charles Lawrence before mentioned their heirs and assgins forever reserving however unto Elizabeth Lawrence widnow of the said Charles Lawrence before mentioned the right and priviledge to occupy possess & enjoy the tract of land herein described with the priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging during here Widowhood according to the prospect & meaning of a deed executed by the said Richard Vincent to Elizabeth Lawrence on the seventh day of January one thousand Eight hundred & nine In witness whereof the said Richard Vincent doth hereunto set his hand and seal this day and year first written Signed Sealed and acknowledged in presence of
Robert Lawrence Rich Vincent (Seal)
Robert Vincent
State of Tennessee Warren County Personally appeared before me Pleasant Henderson Clerk of Circuit Court of said County Robert Lawrence & Robert Vincent the ________being witnesses to the within deed who being the first sworn depose and say that they are acquainted with Richard Vinson the bargainor & that he acknowledge the same in their presence to be his act and deed upon the day it bears date witness my hand at office this 5th day November 1833. P. Henderson Clerk
Registered & Examined Nov 11th 1833
James Dauglass Registor By G. N. Dauglass.

U. S. Census Records

Census1820Elizabeth Daughtrey was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sumner Co., Tennessee. Enumerated were:
          1 white male under 10 (unknown)
          1 white male 10-16 (probably William)
          4 whitemales 16-26 (probably Robert, John, and Lemuel, and perhaps John Moss, husband of Amah)
          3 white females under 10 (possibly Eliza (Emmaliza) and Mary Jane, daughters of Amah, and an unknown)
          1 white female 26-45 (possibly Amah)
          2 white females over 45 (Elizabeth and an unknown).4

Citations

  1. [S572] Robert Daughtrey, GEDCOM, 14 February 1998 Copy in researcher's file.
  2. [S2850] Genealogy in Sumner County, Tennessee, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sumner/, Record of the Taxable Property and Polls in Sumner County for the years 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, and 1821.
  3. [S306] Deed Books, Sumner Co., Tennessee, Deed Vol. 13, page 482.
  4. [S1017] August 7, 1820, 1820 U. S. Census, Giles, Maury, Rutherford, Shelby, Steward, and Sumner Counties, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 318.

Charles Lawrence

#425, b. say 1761, d. after 8 December 1806

Relationships3rd great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
3rd great-grandson of Robert Lawrence
10th great-grandson of John de Hardy
ChartsDirect Descent from the immigrant Robert Lawrence to Researcher
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
Descendants of James Daughtrey Jr.
Descent from James Daughtrey Sr. to Researcher
Descendants of John de Hardy
Descent from John de Hardy to Researcher
FatherCharles Lawrence b. s 1728, d. a 1800
MotherAmey Joyner

Major Life Events

     Charles Lawrence was probably born in Southampton Co., Virginia, say 1761. He married Elizabeth Daughtrey, daughter of Jesse Daughtrey and Unknown ?, say 1786 probably in North Carolina. The marriage date is based on the analysis of the 1787 North Carolina Census. Charles died after 8 December 1806 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.1

Children of Charles and Elizabeth Daughtrey

Narrative

     Charles was probably born in Virginia before his father Charles and mother Amey sold their land in 1770.

     Apparently when Charles came to Sumner Co., Tennessee, he did not purchase land but lived with his brother John. Charles first appears on the 1798 Sumner Co. tax list immediately after John Lawrence. He also appears on the 1799 Sumner Co. tax list after John Lawrence. On the 1799 tax list John is listed with 200 acres "on Cumberland River" while Charles is listed with no acres. Charles also appears on the 1801 tax list next to John who is listed with 183 acres on Sinking Creek.2

     Recorded in the January 1801 Term Sumner County Court Minutes: The last will and testament of James Chapman decd. is exhibited in court and proved by the oath of Charlees Lawrence a subscribing witness thereto who also made oath that Thos. Campbell another subscribing witness to the testament subscribed his name in the presence of the said Lawrence ___ at the sametime Martha Chapman & Alexander Chapman Executrix & Executer therein named appeared in court & qualified as executrix & executor to the said will and testament.3

     Land to support his family is not purchased until 4 November 1833, when land is purchased per instructions of the will of Charles Lawrence for his heirs by Robert Lawrence, executor of the will of Charles Lawrence. At this time, for the sum of $200, a tract of land containing 50 acres on the waters of Sinking Creek is purchased from Richard Vincent of Warren County. This land is described as the same tract of land Richard Vincent conveyed to Elizabeth Lawrence during her widowhood.4 Evidently the land was conveyed to Elizabeth after Charles' death for her and her childrens use, but was not purchased until 1833.

     Later transactions involving this tract of land establishes the children of Charles and Elizabeth that were living at the time of the purchase in 1833. Amah Lawrence (a daughter of Charles) married John Moss in Sumner Co. and had two daughters, Mary Jane born circa 1814 who married Joseph C. Johnson, and Emmaliza (Eliza) born circa 1816 who married Anderson Kirkpatrick. On 12 January 1849, Robert Lawrence (a son of Charles), Anderson Kirkpatrick and his wife Emmaliza, Joseph C. Johnson and his wife Mary Jane sell to Lemuel Lawrence (another son of Charles) the same tract of land mentioned earlier for the sum of $80.5 It would appear at this time that Amah is deceased and her daughters, Mary Jane and Emmaliza, along with Amah's brother Robert, are selling their share of the property to their Lemuel.

     On the 17 December 1850, John and William (two more sons of Charles) sell this same aforementioned tract of land to Lemuel for a sum of $80.6 Again, it appears that John and William are selling their share of the property to their brother Lemuel.

     From these transactions, we can establish that there were five heirs of Charles alive when the tract of land was purchased in 1833, Amah, Robert, John, William, and Lemuel. Each of these five would have had a $40 inheritance in the land purchased for $200. Each, the heirs of Amah (who evidently had died prior to 1849), Robert, John, and William sell their shares to their brother Lemuel in 1849 and 1850 for their $40 inheritance.

     Lemuel sells this tract of land to Mitchell R. Moore on 5 January 1856, for a sum of $500.

     Another possible son of Charles and Elizabeth may be a Charles Lawrence who enlisted as a private in Capt. Sarver's regiment from Sumner Co. in the War of 1812. Among his War of 1812 military records is a power of attorney to Abram Trigg for his wages. Abram Trigg also served as bondsman for the marriage of Amah Lawrence and John Moss. This Charles died in 1815.

     Charles made a will on 8 December 1806. Last will and testament of Charles Lawrence: Will:

     I constitute. I Charles Larence of Sumner County District of Mero and state of Tennessee being by the providence of God in a weak and low condition of body but in sound mind and memory, do in the presence of Almighty God, constitute this my last will and testament in the following manner, viz, first for as much of my personable property such as can be best spared from the use of my family to be sold and purchase made of as much land for the support of my family as my worthy executors may think fit or sufficient for that purpose which land is to continue for the use of the widow until the children is of age, provided she continues to act the part of a mother till then; at which period if the widow should have married, the land is to be sold this Money equally divided between my legatees. Next as much of my property to be sold as will defray my lawful debts and funeral charges the balance to remain for the use of the widow and children for the conducting of which purpose, I do by these present constitute my worthy Brothers Robert Larence and John Larence my Executors with Betsy my wife, this indenture made this 8th day of December in the year of our Lord 1806. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Thomas Campbell Sen., Thomas Campbell Junior.
Charles (his mark) Larence1.

Citations

  1. [S825] Charles Lawrence's Will.
  2. [S4708] Sumner County Tax Lists.
  3. [S1596] Sumner Co., TN Court Minutes Vol. 3, 1797-1801, page 406.
  4. [S306] Deed Books, Sumner Co., Tennessee, Book 13, page 482.
  5. [S306] Deed Books, Sumner Co., Tennessee, Book 21, pages 191-192.
  6. [S306] Deed Books, Sumner Co., Tennessee, Book 22, pages 161-162.