La7 Samuel Lawrence

    6th child, and son of Benjamin Lawrence La8 and Urith Randall Owings Ow8.
    Born: 1764, September 28, Maryland.
    Died: 1822, September 17th - (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
    Married: 29 Jun 1790 Sarah Hobbs Ho7.

    La6-1 James Brown Lawrence (1790- by 1828).
    La6 Urith Owings Lawrence (1791 - 1854).
    La6-3 Benjamin II Lawrence (1795-1874) m 17 AUG 1818 Susanna Dorsey Howard b 13 DEC 1803 in Maryland d 12 NOV 1854 in Louisville dau of Thomas Worthington Howard b c 1778 in Maryland and Ruth Snowden Dorsey b c 1784
    La6-3-1 Benjamin Howard Lawrence b 25 APR 1826 in Jefferson Co KY m 3 NOV 1847 Selena Ormsby Gray b: 1830 in Jefferson Co KY
    La6-3-1-1 Elizabeth Gray Lawrence b 1848 in Louisville, Jefferson Co
    La6-3-1-2 Elias Lawrence b 1853 in Louisville, Jefferson Co
    La6-3-1-3 Benjamin Howard Lawrence b 1855 in Louisville, Jefferson Co
    La6-4 Elhannon or Elbannon Lawrence (1797-1798).
    La6-5 Elias Dorsey Lawrence (1 Aug 1799- 18 June 1828).

      Married Mary Ann Peachy Fry, daughter of Joshua Fry and Peachy Walker, on 14 August 1823. She married 2nd, Dr. Lewis Warner Green of Danville on 9 April 1834 in Danville.
      La6-5-1 Samuel Lawrence (b. 1824, d. by 1828)
      La6-5-2 Joshua Fry Lawrence b 14 Feb 1824, d 1893). He graduated from Jefferson College in Ganonsburg Pa.
      m his cousin, Urith Lawrence Pope on 2 Dec 1851, and was a planter in Jefferson Co Ky '47— served in the Kentucky Legislature 1865-69 .

    La6-6 Washington Lawrence (1800-1801).

    Samuel Lawrence La7 arrived at Louisville on 12 May 1799, with his family from Baltimore County, Maryland, according to the Benjamin Lawrence Bible.
    The family tradition says he came first, and his father shortly afterwards.
    His home was what later was Douglas Station - at the west outskirts of Middletown, Kentucky.
    He and his wife and an old slave, Simon, were buried on the hillside on the South side of the State Pike, on the high ground made by cutting the ground for the old Louisville and Interurban Rail Road which ran to LaGrange and Shelbyville, Kentucky (Note by Ni3-5 "not clear; probably means that the high ground at the graves remained undisturbed when the railway cut was made, later on, through ground immediately ..." more likely meant that higher ground was piled up with the ground from the excavation for the tracks. ).
    Some years later, the Interurban was discontinued, and the State Pike widened. The grave yard was removed and the two Lawrance bodies were re-buried in the Brown Grave Yard on the old Midland Trail (Brown’s Lane) opposite the old James Brown house, owned by John Monohan.
    The remains of Simon, the old slave, who drove the family through Cumberland Gap to Kentucky when they came from Maryland, was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery. This burial was said to be authorized by Annie Stuart Anderson, a descendant of the Lawrences but was not approved by all the family of descendants, as some of them were not consulted.
     The Nicholas family was not consulted.
    The above information was given Mrs. Nicholas (Ni3-5) by Nellie Galt and Mrs. Wm. Meade Brown.

    The following inscriptions were copied from the box grave lids, in the stone enclosure before the graves were removed from the original location on the old Lawrence place:

    to the memory of
    Samuel Lawrence Cap
    who departed this life
    on the 17th of Sept.A.D.1822
    57 years, 11 mo & 19 da' s.
    to the memory of
    Sarah Lawrence
    Consort of Samuel Lawrence
    who departed this life
    Sept. 19, 1828
    in the 59th year of her age.

    There was another stone, like a headstone, in this graveyard inscribed:- "As a memorial of their affectionate regards for a kind and indulgent father
     This tomb is placed over his remains by his children.”
     Simon was said to be buried at the feet of his master and mistress.
     This record was made by Mrs. Nicholas (Ni3-5)
     They brought the blue willow Canton china, of which Mrs. Nicholas (Ni3-5) has a plate and a saucer. Sarah Thruston Hughes had a small chest of drawers which they are said to have brought also.


    Original tomb stones.
    Lawrence Bible owned by Mrs. E.L. Shawler, St. Matthews, Ky. Family records collected by  Mrs. Nicholas in her files.

    Appendix - La7.
     The Marriages of the children of Samuel Lawrence and his wife, Sarah Hobbs, and other dates:

    La6 Urith  Owings Lawrence.
    Born: 1791, June 27.
    Married: 1809, September 25 or 28, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
    Died: 1854, January 2.
    Buried in Brown Grave Yard,
    aged 69 yrs - 2 mo. 21 da.
    She married James Brown III (Br6.7).

    La6-2 Benjamin Lawrence.
     Born: 1793, September 7. Died: 1794, August 24.

    La6-3. Benjamin Lawrence.
     Born: 1795, August 7.  Died: 1874, March 5, aged 72 years 10 months.

    La6-4. Elbanon Lawrence.
     , Born: 1797, November 23.   Died: 1798  September 12.

    La6-5. Elias Lawrence. '
     Born: 1799, August 1. Died:Wednesday, June 18  1828 in his 29th year.

    La6-6. Washington Lawrence.
      Born: 1800, Dec. 3. Died: 1801, July 31.

    These Birth Records were copied from Ls.wrenoe Family Bible by Cousin Urath Galt

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