Elder John Lawrence

Male Abt 1721 - 1801  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Elder John Lawrence 
    Born Abt 1721  [1
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1770  Pawling, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Minister 
    Religion 13 Nov 1782  Fishkill, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Established a Baptist church 
    Residence 1792  Montgomery, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Virginia Tax List 
    Died 1801  Montgomery, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 20 Feb 1801  Montgomery, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Will 
    Probate Oct 1801  Montgomery, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I36  Eddie's Genealogy | Descendants of Elder John Lawrence
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2017 

    Family Lavinah,   d. Abt 1811, Montgomery, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Liony Lawrence
     2. Mary Lawrence,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Mercy Lawrence,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Rebeckah Lawrence,   b. Abt 1750,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. John Lawrence,   b. Bef 1760,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Thomas Lawrence,   b. Abt 1760, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837, Montgomery, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +7. William Lawrence,   b. 1764, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Rockcastle, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. Sarah Lawrence,   b. 22 Nov 1765,   d. 25 Mar 1822  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Minister - 1770 - Pawling, Dutchess, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Established a Baptist church - 13 Nov 1782 - Fishkill, Dutchess, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Virginia Tax List - 1792 - Montgomery, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1801 - Montgomery, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Will - 20 Feb 1801 - Montgomery, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Oct 1801 - Montgomery, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Will of Elder John Lawrence
    Will of Elder John Lawrence
    In the Name Of God Amen, I, John Lawrence of Montgomery County & State of Virginia being through the abundant mercy of God of a sound mind and perfect understanding and memory do constitute and appoint this my Last Will and Testament and desire it may be Received by all as such.

    Impromise, I give my soul to god who gave it in hopes of a joyful Resurrection through all sufficient merits and mediation of my most blessed redeemer, Jesus Christ, Him I give my body to the earth from whence it came to be buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named. I desire that all my just debts and funeral charges being paid that the residue of my estate be disposed of in the manner following.

    Impromise, I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Levinah, all my real and personal estate during her natural life and that one third of my personal estate to be wholly at her disposal and will.

    Item, I give and bequeath unto Thomas Sabens, son of Liony Sabens, the plantation I now live on adjoining James Simpkins land. I likewise give him, the said Thomas Sabens, the two-thirds of all my personal estate after the decease of my loving wife to him and his heirs and a signs forever.

    Item, I give and bequeath unto my three sons, John Lawrence, William Lawrence, and Thomas Lawrence a sartain (sic) tract of land laining(?) on Lorrel Creek at the waters of [?] to be equally divided between the three to them and thare (sic) heirs or assigns forever.

    Item, I give and bequeath unto Levi Charlton a certain parcel[?] laining(?) on the east side of Pounding Mill branch between John Lawrence and Francis Charlton land, James Simpkins land and with Simpkins line strait to said branch to him and his heirs and assigns forever.

    Item, I hereby constitute and appoint my loving sons, John Lawrence, William Lawrence, and Thomas Lawrence, Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and dismissing all former wills and testaments by me heretofore made constituting, this my last Will and Testament in witness where of, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the twentieth day of February one thousand eight hundred and one. Signed and sealed and delivered in presence of James Simpkins, James Stevens, and Rebeckah Stevens.

    John Lawrence


    Montgomery October Court 1801
    This last will and testmant of John Lawrence deseased was proved in court by the the oath of James Simpkins and James Stevens two of the witnesses thereto

    Ordered to be recorded
    Charles Taylor

    Histories
    History of Elder John Lawrence
    History of Elder John Lawrence
    A brief summary of important events in the life of Elder John Lawrence.
    A Tale of Two Williams and Two Sarahs
    A Tale of Two Williams and Two Sarahs
    An example of the necessity of paying attention to detail.

  • Sources 
    1. [S68] A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia, Robert B. Semple, (Richmond, Virginia: Pitt & Dickenson, 1894.), 355. (Reliability: 3).
      Establishes Elder John Lawrence's birth date in the year 1721. He died in 1801 and this reference says he was 80 years old when he passed away.

    2. [S65] A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America and Other Parts of the World, David Benedict, (New York, New York: Lewis Colby and Company, 1848.), 549. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S67] History of Duchess County, New York: With ... Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, Part 1, James Hadden Smith and Hume H. Cale, (Syracuse, New York: D. Mason & Company, 1882.), 317. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S61] Binns Genealogy, Montgomery, Virginia, USA, (Binns Genealogy. http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ : n.d.), Elder John Lawrence (http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ : accessed 28 Aug 2016); citing 1792 Personal Property Tax Montgomery, Virginia, USA (Reliability: 2).
      http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/Montgomery/1790-index.htm

      http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/Montgomery/1792PersonalB/06.jpg

    5. [S62] Descendants of Elder John Lawrence of Southwest Virginia and New England, Ora Belle McColman, editor, (1995; reprint, Roanoke, Virginia: O.B.M. McColman, 1999.), Foreward & Contents. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S62] Descendants of Elder John Lawrence of Southwest Virginia and New England, Ora Belle McColman, editor, (1995; reprint, Roanoke, Virginia: O.B.M. McColman, 1999.), 5. (Reliability: 3).