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    La8 Benjamin Lawrence

    Lawrence Pedigree

    possible pedigree connections 1. Lawrence of Ashton, Lawrence of Sevenhampton, Lawrence of Shurdington, Lawrence of Washington
    2. Lawrence of Affpuddle, Lawrence of Chelsea, Lawrence (Laurence) of Creech Grange
    3. Lawrence One Name SearchDNA results
    American Progenitor:
    La12 Benjamin Lawrence I (born in Accomac Co. Va between 1620 and 40 in ?Wilts, England d after 1674) and Ann Ascomb
    La11 Benjamin Lawrence
    m Elizabeth Talbott Ta11 born in 1661 daughter of Richard Talbott (Ta12) and Elizabeth Ewen (Owen) (Ew12).
    La10 Benjamin Lawrence b 13 May 1677 d about 1728
    m Rachel Moriarti Mo10 daughter of
    +1 Edward Moriarti Mo11
    Honore Elder Ed11 of Anne Arundel County 5th Dec. 1701
    La9-1 Elizabeth Lawrence (8th Dec. 1702 - ) :married ¬
    La9-2 Benjamin Lawrence (27th Jan 1704/5 - )  married (Do9-4) Ruth Dorsey. m2 Nathaniel Rumney
    La9-3 Rachel Lawrence
    m1 Captain Philemon Dorsey
    m2 Nathan Harris.
    La9-4 Ruth Lawrence
    Leavin Lawrence Born: 1711/12, March 6, Maryland, died: 1756, Maryland, following a hunting accident. His will, February 27, 1756, November 9, 1756, is recorded in Liber B.T.#2 of Wills, Folio 287, .Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
    m Susannah Dorsey (Do9).
    La8-1 Elizabeth Lawrence b about 1749 in Anne Arundel Co d aabout 1785
    m Christopher Owings son of Samuel Owings b 1 Apr 1702 and Ruth Urath Randall b Jan 1712/13 b 16 Feb 1743/4 in Baltimore
    -1 Beal Owings b about 1770 in Baltimore m Ruth Dorsey b about 1765 in Anne Arundel Co
    -2 Christopher Owings b 2 Jul 1776 in Baltimore m Charlotte Worthington b 25 OCT 1778 in Frederick Co dau of Charles Worthington b 1752 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland and Elizabeth x
    -1-1 Ruth Owings b about 1791 in Md m Vachel Dorsey b about 1790 in Md
    -1-2 Samuel Christopher Owings b Sep 1793 in Baltimore m1 Mary Yellot Willis b about 1796 and had
    -1-3 Elizabeth Dorsey Owings b 25 Aug 1798 in Baltimore m Samuel Owings Moal b 13 Jan 1796 in baltimore
    -2-1 Washington Owings b 12 Apr 1812 in Fredrick Co Md m Hannah Riner b 4 Mar 1815 in Frederick Co
    -1-1-1 Caroline Mary Dorsey m Thomas Carr Chiles b about 1790
    -1-2-1 Sarah Catherine Tilden b about 1816 in Baltimore
    -1-3-1 Ellen N. Moale b 1827 
    -1-3-2 Maria Moale b 1830
    -2-1-1 Rebecca Owings b Oct 1837 in Frederick Co m Dr Daniel Edwin Stone b 29 Dec 1839 In Loudoun Va
    -1-1-1-1 Emily Thomas Chiles b 13 Jan in Ky d after 1870 in Distr. 2 Jefferson Co Ky m E.L. Dorsey
    -2-1-1-1 Leonor Stone
    -2-1-1-2 Daniel E Stone Jr
    -1-1-1-1-1 Laura Dorsey b 1852
    -1-1-1-1-2 Matilda Dorsey b 1854
    -1-1-1-1-3 Anna Dorsey b 1857
    -1-1-1-1-4 Charley Dorsey b 1859/60 .
    La8-2 Rachel Lawrence (3rd May 1739 - 12th Aug. 1808) m1 Capt. Philemon Dorsey (20th Jan. 1715 - ) on 13th Dec. 1759, and had -1 Joshua Dorsey2 b. 30 Jan 1762, d. a 1815 m Janet Kennedy dau of Phillip Kennedy
    -2 Henrietta Dorsey b: 20 FEB 1766 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland m1 William Hobbs, son of Samuel Hobbs, on 13 December 1786 in Frederick Co., Maryland. m2 John Lawrence Talbott [I], son of Richard Talbott [I] and Ruth Dorsey, on 13 December 1786 in Frederick Co., Maryland
    -3 Ariana Dorsey b: 24 MAR 1769 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland m Samuel Owings [I], son of Thomas Owings and Ruth Lawrence, in 1788 in Baltimore Co
    m2 Nathan Harris b: 31 JUL 1742 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland son of Thomas Harris b 27 Mar 1699 in Pr Georges Co Md and Sarah Offutt b 2 Apr 1709 in Pr Georges Co Md Married: 19 JAN 1775
    -4 Harriet Harris b 5 NOV 1775 d on 27 June 1829 Basil Dorsey Jr son of Basil Dorsey and Mary Crockett, on 12 October 1792 m2 James Higgins.
    -5 Cordelia Harris b 10 APR 1778 m1 Beale Owings +3 ch son of Richard Owings.1 Cordelia Owings m2 Thomas Beale Owings + 5 ch son of Thomas Owings and Ruth Lawrence, in 1806.
    -6 Orrellana Harris2 b 27 Aug 1781
    -1-1 Elizabeth Dorsey b. 1797
    -2-1 Richard Talbott1 b. c 1785, d. 1840
    -2-2 Providence Talbott1 d. 1862
    -2-3 John Lawrence Talbott II1
    -2-4 Warner Hobbs b. 22 Nov 1787
    -2-5 Philemon Dorsey Hobbs b. c 1789
    -2-6 Rachel Hobbs b. 1791
    -2-7 William Hobbs Jr.1 b. 6 Dec 1793, d. 15 Sep 1871
    -2-8 Kitty Hobbs b. 1795
    -2-9 Janet Hobbs b. 1796
    -3-1 Maria Owings b. 1789
    -3-2 Joshua Owings b. 1794
    -3-3 Ariana Owings b. 1796
    -3-4 Rachel Owings b. 1799
    -3-5 Samuel Owings II1 b. 1802
    -3-6 William Owings b. 1803
    -4-1 Nathan Harris Owings
    -4-2 Harriet Harris Owings1 b. c 1798
    -4-3 Mary Owings1 b. c 1802
    -4-4 Orrellana Harris Owings1 b. bt 1807 - 1808
    -4-5 Thomas Beal Owings
    -4-6 Rachel Ruth Owings
    -4-7 Cecilius W. Harris Owings1 b. 1819
    -4-8 Cordelia Elizabeth Owings b. 1822
    La8 Benjamin Lawrence was the born: 17 May, 1741,  in  Maryland. Delaware Hundred in Howard County was his home. Died: March 5, 1814,   Jefferson County, Kentucky, at "Eden" his farm, between the State Pike and the Taylorsville Road,  owned in 1950 by the Cooke Brothers, automobile dealers, and called "Gold Acres", where he is buried in a stone box grave.
    Benjamin Lawrence (17 May 1741 - 05 Mar 1814) & his wife Urath Randall Owings (07 Jul 1738 - 17 Sep 1807) are both buried in the Lawrence Family Cemetery - Bellemeade, Jefferson, KY.
    6 Jan., 1776, he was commissioned 2d. lieut. in his brother-in-law Richard Owings' company of the Soldiers' Delight battalion, Baltimore co. militia.

    In 1799 he removed with his family to Jefferson co., Ky., near Louisville; and on his plantation, Eden, built the first stone house in the county.

    m 28th January 1762 inSt. Thomas Church in Baltimore,Maryland, to Urith (also spelled Urath) Randall Owings (Ow8) (26th Sept(?Jan.) 1738 -  17th Dec.(?Sept.) 1807).
    La7-1 Samuel Lawrence (30th Oct. 1762-16th Nov 1763)
    La7 Samuel Lawrence (20th/?28th Sept. 1764 - 17th Sept. 1822)
    m Sarah Hobbs Ho7 (b 29 Jun 1769 d 19 Sep 1829
    La6-1 James Brown Lawrence (1790- by 1828).
    La6 Urith Owings Lawrence (1791 - 1854).
    m James Brown III. (Br6)
    Died: 1854, January 2, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
    Buried in Brown Grave Yard, in Browns Lane, above St. Matthews, Kentucky.
    Br5 Sarah Lawrence Brown b July 12, 1810 - 1884. Po4-1 Elizabeth Thruston Pope (twin 27 Apr 1828-1883), married Dr. Th. Galt (also called Edmonia Pope, who married Dr. William Galt, their children being Ellen Galt and Urith Galt)
    Po4-2 Urath Lawrence Pope (twin 27 Apr 1828-1884), married Joshua Fry Lawrence
    Po4-3 James Brown Pope (1830-?) ¬
    Po4-4) Mary Emmeline Pope (1832 ¬-?)
    Po4-5 Ellen E. Pope (25 Jul 1834 - ?), married Dr. John Thruston
    Po4-6 Worden Pope (1836 - ? )
    Po4 Mary Ann Pope (1838 - 1897) m 29 January 1857 in Louisville, Ky, George Nicholas Ni4.
    Po4-8 Alfred T. Pope, died young. (1840 ¬-?)
    Ni3-2 Samuel Smith Nicholas ( 1862-1864)
    Ni3-3 Mary Emeline Nicholas (1863-1863)
    Ni3-4 Worden Pope Nicholas (1864-1942) who had issue
    Ni3-5 George Nicholas (1866-1926) who married Evelyn Belle Thompson in Shelbyville, Ky., who compiled the extensive genealogical notes on which this part of the genealogy is based. They had 3 sons and a daughter.
    Ni3-6 Sarah Lawrence Nicholas (1868-1935)
    Ni3-7 Patrick Pope Nicholas (1869-1941)
    Ni3-8 Thomas Prather Nicholas (1872-1942)
    Ni3-9 Lawrence Nicholas (1874-1942)
    Ni3-10 Cary Nicholas (1876-1897)
    Ni3 Matilda Prather Nicholas (1878-1954) m Dr. Thomas E. Bland on June 20th, 1906, in Shelbyville, Ky.
    Ni3-12 Mary Anna Nicholas (1880-1915)
    Ni3-13 Samuel Smith Nicholas (1881-1927)
    Bl2 Anna Pope Bland, b. 26 June 1908, d. 15 Feb. 1970, married Dr. Eustace G. Hester.
    He1-1 Thomas Eugene Hester
    He1-2 William Griffth Hester
    He1-3 George Nicholas Hester
    He1-4 Jane Ann Hester
    Bl2-2 Levicy Jane Bland, b. 28 Aug. 1910 d. unmarried March 1985.
    Br5-2 Elizabeth C. Brown
    Br5-3 Samuel L. Brown
    Br5-4 Caroline Brown
    Br5-5 Alfred Brown
    Br5- Mary Ann Brown
    Br5-7 Theodore Brown
    Br5-8 Emeline Brown
    Br5-9 James L. Brown
    Br5-10 Francis C. Brown
    Br5-11 Arthur Brown
    La6-3 Benjamin II Lawrence (7 Sep 1795 in Baltimore Co. Md. -1874).
    La6-4 Elhannon or Elbannon Lawrence (23 Nov 1797 in Baltimore Co. Md. -1798).
    La6-5 Elias Dorsey Lawrence (1 Aug 1799 in Jefferson Co. Ky- 18 June 1828).
    m 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 a. Samuel Lawrence (b. 1824, d. by 1828)
    La6-5-2 Joshua Fry Lawrence (b. 14 February 1824, d. 1893). He graduated from Jefferson College in Ganonsburg Pa. He married his cousin, Urith Lawrence Pope on 2 December 1851, and was a planter in Jefferson Co., Ky., '47— served in the Kentucky Legislature 1865-69 .
    La6-6 Washington Lawrence (1800-1801).
    La7-3 Mary Jane (called Polly) Lawrence (20th/?28 Feb .1767- 20th Aug. 1810)
    m1 17 FEB 1786 in Baltimore MD, Elias Dorsey b ABT 1759 d20 SEP 1794 s/o Vachel DORSEY; Md. He m1 Susanna Snowden + 2 dau He was in a milling business partnership with Thomas Dorsey and Benjamin Lawrence. In his will he directed the mill to be sold. In will he named his daughters Mary and Ruth. Apparently Mary married La7-6 Levin Lawrence.
    m2 AFT 1794 William Chambers b 1 MAY 1764 in New York, d AFT 1810 in Jefferson Co Ky
    La7-3-1 Mary Lawrence Chambers b: AUG 1810 in Merrydale, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, 1891 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. She lived in Louisville Ward 4, Jefferson, Kentucky
    m 1827 Robert Tyler b 14 SEP 1805 in Jefferson Co Ky lawyer
    La7-3-1-1 W. c. Tyler b about 1830
    La7-3-1-2 Mary L. Tyler b about 1835
    La7-3-1-3 Ann E. Tyler b about 1838
    La7-3-1-4 Emma Tyler b about 1842
    La7-3-1-5 Frances S. Tyler b about1846
    La7-3-1-6 Roberta Tyler b about 1849
    La7-4 Susannah Lawrence (4th May 1769-1818)
    m Edward Dorsey (1762-1804) on 22nd Feb. 1786 in first Baptist Church at Vale of Eden
    La7-4-1 Urith Dorsey b. 24 Dec 1788
    La7-4-2 Patience Dorsey+ b. 23 Apr 1789
    La7-4-3 Mary Ann Dorsey b: 13 SEP 1791
    m 19 APR 1808 Basil Nicholas Hobbs b: 1786, Death: 1837 son of Nicholas Hobbs b: 22 SEP 1746 and Elizabeth Cummings Cu8 b: 1752
    CuHo7-2-1 =
    Susan Evaline Hobbs b 18 JUN 1809 in Kentucky d AFT 1870 in Galveston, Texas
    m Alfred Peyton Luckett b 12 MAY 1801 in Loudoun Co., Virginia
    -1 Thomas Luckett b 1843 d 1913 m Maria Grecey b 1843 d 1910
    La7-4-4 Elias Dorsey+ b. 7 Jun 1796, d. 1871
    La7-4-5+ Susannah Dorsey b. 22 Aug 1798
    Levin Dorsey b. 19 Dec 1799
    Benjamin Lawrence Dorsey b. 13 Feb 1802
    Urith Owings Dorsey b. 5 Oct 1804
    m2 Capt. John Williamson circa 1806.
    Susan Evaline Hobbs b: 18 JUN 1809 in Kentucky, Death: AFT 1870 in Galveston, Texas. living in 1850 in District 78, St Charles, Missouri, in 1860 - District 2, Jefferson, Kentucky 
    Matilda Dorsey b. 1794
    La7-4-3 Elias Dorsey b: 7 JUN 1796 in Anne Arundel , Maryland 
    La7-4-4 Levin Lawrence Dorsey b: 19 DEC 1799 in Baltimore Co, Marylandm2 Jno. Williamson
    La7-5 Rebecca Lawrence {4th Jul. 1771 in Owings Mills Baltimore Co., Md. - 12 May l822 in Jefferson Co. Ky.}
    m Richard Winchester (1755 - 1817 aged 61), son of William Winchester and Lydia Richards
    La7-6 Levin Lawrence b 8th Apr 1774 d 27th Jul 1846
    m Mary Snowden Dorsey (?28 'Feb 1767/?1780 - 26th Apr. 1852/? d 6/20 AUG 1810 in 'Merrydale' in Middletown, Jefferson Co Ky The census of 1810 shows 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 1 female 26-44, 9 slaves; while the 1840 census shows 2 males 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 2 males 20-29, 1 male 60-69, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 60-69, 32 slaves.
    La7-7 Elizabeth Lawrence ( 2nd May 1778-7th Feb. 1814 aged 36)
    m William Rose Hynes in 1800 Benjamin Hynes d 1828
    La8-4 (La8-4) John Dorsey (or Levin) Lawrence* (b. 1740 or 26 Oct 1743 in Anne Arundel, Md; died 18 Dec 1798  Anne Arundel, Md.)
    m1 Sarah Dorsey in 1763
    La8-4-1 Hammond Dorsey Lawrence by Sarah Dorsey. and/or reports 3 known children by Martha West m2 Martha West, 20 Apr 1766 in Md., lived at Valley farm, Linganore Hills, 
    La8-4-2 John Stephen LAWRENCE b 14 Oct 1774 Md d 7 Oct 1839 Frederick Co., Md (Census: 6 Aug 1810 Frederick Co., Maryland: 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45, 2 females 0-10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45, 13 slaves) (Census: 15 Nov 1820 District 8, Frederick Co., Maryland: 3 males 0-10, 1 male 18-26, 1 male 26-45, 1 male 45+, 1 female 0-10, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 26-45) (Census: 1 Jun 1830 District 8, Frederick Co., Maryland: 2 males 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 40-49, 1 male 50-59, 2 females 0-5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 40-49)
    m 1 Jan 1805 Sarah Maria SHRINER (b. 9 Jun 1790, d. 14 Apr 1857); Maryland
    -1 Martha Eve LAWRENCE b 1805 Maryland
    -2 Sarah Margaret LAWRENCE b Maryland
    -3 John Peter LAWRENCE b 25 Nov 1811 Frederick Co., Maryland
    -4 Charles Augustus LAWRENCE b 29 May 1818 Frederick Co., Maryland
    -5 Stephen Decatur LAWRENCE b 1820 Frederick Co., Maryland
    -6 Emma West LAWRENCE b Frederick Co., Maryland
    -7 Anna Lavinia LAWRENCE; Frederick Co., Maryland
    -3- ... ancestors of Kimberly Lawrence Bowen
    La8-4-3 Upton Sheredine LAWRENCE b 21 Jul 1779 Maryland (Census: 28 Oct 1820 Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland :1 male 0-10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 3 females 0-10, 1 female 26-45, 1 female 45+)
    m 31 Jan 1803 Elizabeth HAGER (b. 1 Aug 1785, d. 5 Aug 1867) Maryland
    -1 Jonathan LAWRENCE b 1805 Maryland
    -2 Upton Hager LAWRENCE b 1807 Maryland
    -3 Aug Matilda Hoffman LAWRENCE b 1815 Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland
    -4 Martha West LAWRENCE b 1817 Washington Co., Maryland
    -5 Elizabeth Ann LAWRENCE b 1819 Washington Co., Maryland
    -6 1820 Mary Ann Hoffman LAWRENCE; Washington Co., Maryland
    -7 Barbra LAWRENCE b 14 Sep 1822 Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland d 31 Mar 1824 Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland bur Old Zion's Churchyard, Hagerstown, Maryland
    La8-4-4 Margarette LAWRENCE b 2 Sep 1781 Maryland
    m circa 1810 Richard TALBOTT b. ca. 1787, d. ? Maryland
    La8-5 Levin Lawrence b 1750 in Anne Arundel, Md. d 31 Mar 1805
    m 29 Aug 1786 Anne Arundel Co., Maryland Sarah DORSEY, Birth: 31 Oct 1763 Anne Arundel Co., Maryland dau of Caleb Dorsey b 8 Jul 1740 in Anne Arundel Co and Rebecca hammond b 28 Aug 1741 and granddau of   John Ely Dorsey b: 7 OCT 1708 in Anne Arundel County, MD and Elizabeth Dorsey b: 6 MAR 1719/20 in Anne Arundel and great granddau of Caleb Dorsey b: 11 NOV 1685 in Hockley, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland and Eleanor Warfield b: 10 JUL 1683 in Anne Arundel County, MD. Eleanor Warfield was the dau of Richard Warfield b 27 Aug 1646 in England and Eleanor Browne b 1649 in England
    Census: 6 Aug 1810 Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    (1 male 10-16, 3 males 16-26, 1 female 0-10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 26-45, 1 female 45+, 30 slaves)
    Death: __ Mar 1820 Anne Arundel Co., Maryland , Father: Caleb DORSEY , Mother: Rebecca HAMMOND (b. 28 Aug 1741, d. 6 Oct 1797)
    La8-5-1 Caleb Dorsey LAWRENCE
    Birth: 1 Jan 1787 Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Death: 31 Aug 1787 Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    La8-5-2 Caleb LAWRENCE
    Birth: __ ___ 1793 Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Census: 7 Aug 1820 District 5, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1 male 26-45, 1 female 16-26, 7 slaves)
    La8-5-3 Larkin LAWRENCE
    Birth: __ ___ 1794 Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Census: 7 Aug 1820 District 5, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1 male 26-45, 7 slaves)
    Census: 1 Jun 1830 District 6, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1 male 30-39, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 20-29)
    Marriage: 14 Jan 1840 Theresa Josephine BROWN (b. 1813, d. 2 Apr 1889), daughter of Moses BROWN; Missouri
    Census: 1 Jun 1840 Lincoln Co., Missouri (1 male 15-19, 1 male 40-49, 1 female 20-29)
    Daughter: 30 Oct 1841 Mary Elizabeth LAWRENCE; Lincoln Co., Missouri
    Daughter: 26 Dec 1842 Sarah Ann LAWRENCE; Lincoln Co., Missouri
    Daughter: __ ___ 1845 Ann LAWRENCE; Lincoln Co., Missouri
    Daughter: 25 Aug 1848 Jane Dorsey LAWRENCE; Lincoln Co., Missouri
    Son: 20 Sep 1849 Larkin D. LAWRENCE; Lincoln Co., Missouri
    Census: 1 Jun 1850 District 49, Lincoln Co., Missouri (farmer $1000)
    Son: 12 Jul 1852 Levin LAWRENCE; Lincoln Co., Missouri
    Death: 15 Mar 1857 Lincoln Co., Missouri
    La8-5-4 /F Rebecca LAWRENCE
    Birth: 6 Dec 1796 Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Marriage: 3 Oct 1820 David WATERS (b. 12 Oct 1796, d. 29 Jun 1838); Maryland
    Son: 19 Aug 1821 George Washington WATERS; Maryland
    Daughter: 10 Oct 1823 Mary Ann WATERS; Maryland
    Son: 6 Jul 1829 Richard D. WATERS; Maryland
    Census: 1 Jun 1830 District 6, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1 male 0-5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 30-39, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 30-39)
    La8-5-5 Hammond Dorsey LAWRENCE
    Birth: __ Oct 1797 Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Marriage: __ ___ ____ Louisa SHIPLEY (b. 25 Jan 1802, d. 18 May 1858), daughter of Richard SHIPLEY; Maryland
    Census: 7 Aug 1820 District 5, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1 male 18-25, 3 slaves)
    Son: 20 Sep 1820 Richard Dorsey LAWRENCE; Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Son: 12 Mar 1824 Francis Lafayette LAWRENCE; Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Census: 1 Jun 1830 District 6, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2 males 5-9, 1 male 30-39, 1 female 20-29)
    Daughter: 18 Feb 1831 Sarah Elizabeth LAWRENCE; Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Son: 3 Nov 1832 Larkin Hammond LAWRENCE; Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Daughter: 15 Mar 1834 Josephine Louise LAWRENCE; Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Son: 8 Jun 1835 Edward Thomas LAWRENCE; Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Daughter: 10 Feb 1837 Mary Margaret LAWRENCE; Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Son: 24 Oct 1839 Caleb Van Buren LAWRENCE; Hanover, Washington Co., Pennsylvania
    Census: 1 Jun 1840 Hanover, Washington Co., Pennsylvania
    (1 male 0-5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 30-39, 1 female 0-5, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 30-39)
    Son: 18 Jul 1841 George Benton LAWRENCE; Hanover, Washington Co., Pennsylvania
    Son: 10 Feb 1843 John Polk LAWRENCE; Hanover, Washington Co., Pennsylvania
    Death: 12 Aug 1844 Holliday Cove, Brooke Co., West Virginia
    La8-5-6 Caroline Dorsey LAWRENCE
    Birth: __ ___ 1799 Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Marriage: 3 Nov 1818 Joshua OWINGS (b. 4 Aug 1794, d. ? ); Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Daughter: 12 Mar 1820 Sarah OWINGS; Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Daughter: __ ___ 1822 Mary Ann OWINGS; Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Daughter: __ ___ 1826 Ann OWINGS; Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Death: 24 Aug 1871 
    La8-5-7 Sarah Dorsey LAWRENCE
    Birth: 25 Dec 1805 Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
    Marriage: 26 Sep 1831 John Henry KEENE (b. 12 Dec 1806, d. 15 Jun 1894); Maryland
    Daughter: 4 Jul 1832 Ann Hall KEENE; Baltimore Co., Maryland
    Daughter: 1 Oct 1833 Elizabeth Dorsey KEENE; Baltimore Co., Maryland
    Son: 26 Nov 1835 John Henry KEENE; Baltimore Co., Maryland
    Son: 2 Jan 1837 Robert Goldsborough KEENE; Baltimore Co., Maryland
    Daughter: 14 Jul 1839 Sarah Ann KEENE; Baltimore Co., Maryland
    Son: 22 Dec 1840 James KEENE; Baltimore Co., Maryland
    Son: __ Jun 1842 William Caroosto KEENE; Baltimore Co., Maryland
    Son: 25 Aug 1843 Charles Ridout KEENE; Baltimore Co., Maryland
    Daughter: 25 Mar 1846 Mary Hollingsworth KEENE; Baltimore Co., Maryland
    Daughter: 6 Apr 1849 Laura Eleanora KEENE; Baltimore Co., Maryland
    Census: 1 Jun 1850 District 2, Baltimore Co., Maryland (farmer $20,000) 
    La8-6 Ruth Lawrence (b 22 Dec 1745 ¬ 27 Jul 1827 Anne Arundel Co., Maryland) Marriage: 27 Nov 1760 Thomas OWINGS; Ann Arundel Co., Maryland
    La8-7 Margaret Lawrence (1756 - Death: __ ___ 1835 Leonardstown, Maryland
    La8-8 Richard Lawrence (1757¬
    La9-5 Margaret Lawrence. Born: 1756. Died: 1835.
    La9-6 Richard Lawrence, , Born: before 1755. Married: 3 times (either the dates first marriage was at a very young age  or the ages in the census returns are all wrong. Assuming the tally was correct we have the list of children below, unless some of the children were nephews or nieces or other foster children). Died: about 1829 at “Whitehall” at Guilford. Served in General Otho H. Williams Company in the Revolution. 
    Census: 2 Aug 1790 Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland (2 male >16, 2 females: these sons must be by a wife before Ann Warfield )
    Census: 4 Aug 1800 Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland
    (1 male 10-16, 2 males 16-26, 1 male 45+, 1 female 0-10, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 26-45 = Charlotte Warfield)
    Census: 6 Aug 1810 Ward 8, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland
    (1 male 0-10, 1 male 10-15, 3 males 16-26, 1 male 45+, 2 females 0-10, 1 female 16-26, 2 females 26-45, 4 slaves)
    Census: 7 Aug 1820 Ward 1, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland
    (1 male 0-10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 45+, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45+)
    Death: __ ___ 1829 Baltimore Co., Maryland
    m1 c 1773 1 x
    La9-6-1 y Lawrence b about 1773 d or m before 1820
    La9-6-2 y Lawrence b about 1774 d or m before 1820
    m2 c 1773 Ann Warfield b about 1767 married: 6 MAR 1780 in Frederick Co., Maryland  dau of  Rezin Warfield b: 16 MAY 1740 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland and Honor Elder Howard b: 27 MAR 1740 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland and granddau of Alexander Warfield b: 1701 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland and Dinah Davidge b: 1705 in Maryland and grandson of Richard Warfield b: 1676 in Anne Arundel, Maryland and Ruth Cruchley b: 1683 in Anne Arundel, Maryland Source: Samuel and Fonda Flax Carroll 
    La9-6-3 x Lawrence b about 1781 d or m before 1800
    La9-6-4 x Lawrence b about 1783 
    La9-6-5 5 Otho Williams Lawrence b: 1790 in Anne Arundel , Maryland
    La9-6-6 6 y Lawrence b about 1802
    La9-6-7 7 x Lawrence b about 1804 d or m before 1820
    La9-6-8 8 x Lawrence b about 1807
    La9-6- 9 y Lawrence b about 1812
    m3 m3 Charlotte Warfield b 25 OCT 1793 in Montgomery Co., Maryland Married: 3 SEP  dau of Joseph Warfield b: 19 FEB 1758 in Anne Arundel , Maryland and Elizabeth Dorsey b: 8 DEC 1761 in Maryland and granddau of  Dr. Joshua Warfield b: 17 OCT 1724 in Anne Arundel, MD and Rachel Howard b: 2 APR 1732 in Anne Arundel, MD 1824 in Montgomery Co., Maryland 
    La9-6-10 10 Nicholas Otho Lawrence
    La9-6-11 Richard Joseph Lawrence b: 16 OCT 1827 also shows two daughters for this marriage: La10-2 Elizabeth Lawrence b. 25 Feb 1678/79 at West River, Anne Arundel Co. d 7 Oct 1700 in Anne Arundel Co. m John Gassaway and had issue. Benjamin Lawrence+ b. 13 May 1677 at West River, Anne Arundel Co.
    La10-3 Lucy Talbot Lawrence b. 1685 in West River, Anne Arundel Co. Md. d 1727 shows
    m John Belt son of John Belt of Norfolk Co. Va. and Elizabeth Tydings and grandson of Humphrey Belt and Anne of Gravesend, Engl.
    La10-3-1 John Belt b 1703 Baltimore Co. Md d 1 Dec 1788 m Lucy
    La10-3-1-1 John Belt
    La10-3-1-1-1 John R. Belt b about 1773 Butler Ohio d about 1843
    m Nancy Ann Swaney/Sweaney
    La10-3-8-1-1-1 Nancy Ann Belt b21 Mar 1811 Butler Ohio d 20 May 1867 Chico, Butte, Cal.
    La10-3-2 Richard Belt b 1706 in Baltimore Co. Md.
    La10-3-3 Higginson BELT b 1710 in Anne Arundel Co.
    La10-3-4 Leonard BELT was born about 1714 in Baltimore Co., MD. He died in Sep 1793 in Montgomery Co., MD.
    La10-3-5 Sarah BELT b about 1707 .
    La10-3-6 Mary BELT b about 1715 in Md.
    La10-3-7 Joseph BELT was born about 1707.
    La10-3-8 Lucy BELT.
    La10-3-9 Elizabeth BELT.
    La10-3-10 Margaret BELT. She was born in 1685
    La10-4? possibly here was y Lawrence b about 1685 -1 Priscilla Lawrence b 1715 Calvert Co MD d there 1772
    m William Hardesty b 1694 Calvert Co d there 17 Feb 1759
    -1-1 Thomas Elisha Hardesty b 14 Jan 1737 Calvert Co d 6 Jan 1841 Randolph NC m Mary Elizabeth Deadman b 2 Apr 1732 St Pauls Parish Baltimor d 10 Dec 1787 Macklenburg Va -1-1-1 Benjamin Hardister b 1760 Calvert Co d 1826 Burbon Ky m Mary Oliver -1-1-1-1 Jephtha Hardister b 1795 NC d 1860 Macon Mo m Lydia Rainey b 1802 TN d Mo
    -1-1-1-1-1 Maria Hardister b 1815 Oh d 1860 Miami KA m John Cramer
    -1-1-1-1-1-1 David Carian Cramer b 25 Nov 1853 Oh d 17 May 1929 Wellsville KA m Elizabeth Wilson dau of John Wilson and Elizabeth Glenton
    -1-1-1-1-1-1-1 Edna Pearl Cramer b 9 Feb 1887 Wellsville d 3 Dec 1955 KA m Gilbert Leon Doud ancestors of Joshua Shane Doud, author's DNA match
(These dates are confused in different records according to  Mrs. George Nicholas (Ni3-5))

Appendix La8
 Benjamin Lawrence (La8) was on the Committee of Observation for  his section, (Delaware Hundred) in Howard County. He built a mill on Delaware Bottom. He was a Commissioner in Maryland during the Revolution according to Anne S. Anderson.
He removed to Kentucky in 1799, following his son Samuel Lawrence II (La7) who came to Jefferson County, Kentucky, from Baltimore County, Maryland, arriving May 12, 1799, according to the Lawrence Bible.
Benjamin Lawrence (La8) settled at "Eden", as he called his choice of location, where his burying ground was still preserved in 1950, surrounded by a stone wall.
The “Dai1y Focus” an early newspaper carried an advertisement of the sale of “Edenland", ten miles East of Louisville at an early date, by Leaven Lawrence. This was perhaps his son, Leavin, and may have followed his father's death.
Copies of inscriptions on stone box graves at "Eden" were made by Mrs. George Nicholas (Ni3-5) and are as follows:

Sacred to the Memory of
 Benjamin Lawrence
who departed this life
 March 5, 1814
Aged 72 years 10 months.

Sacred to the Memory of
 Urath Lawrence
late Consort of Benjamin
Who departed this life
 Dec. 17, 1807 (Alice Trabue's copy Sept. 17}
Aged 69 yrs. 2 mo. & 21 days

Excerpts from "Descendants of Richard and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott" by Ida M. Shirk

6 Jan., 1776, he was commissioned 2d. lieut. in his brother-in-law Richard Owings' company of the Soldiers' Delight battalion, Baltimore co. militia.

In 1799 he removed with his family to Jefferson co., Ky., near Louisville; and on his plantation, Eden, built the first stone house in the county.

They [Benjamin Lawrence & Urath Owings] are buried side by side in the family graveyard at Eden; the places marked by large flat slabs, bearing names and dates only.

Revolutionary War soldier gets his due
Grave site cleaned up at Shelby Campus

Nearly 200 years after Revolutionary War soldier Benjamin Lawrence was buried in eastern Jefferson County, he has been rediscovered by a Desert Storm veteran who is making sure Lawrence is honored.

The family cemetery in which Lawrence was buried is near the back entrance to the University of Louisville's Shelby Campus off Whipps Mills Road, next to homes in Bellemeade. It is encircled by an old stone wall and an 8-foot-tall, locked chain-link fence.

Navy veteran Ken Nichter of Fern Creek, a U of L hazardous-materials technician and a Cub Scout leader, happened upon the site during a geocaching hunt at the campus last summer.

He and a colleague were looking for a film canister stashed in a tree next to the cemetery during a scavenger hunt-type game played with portable global positioning system devices.

Nichter suggested a cleanup at the cemetery for an Eagle Scout project.

The cleanup has been completed, and on Saturday a new bronze "Patriot Marker" in the shape of an eight-pointed star will be installed at Lawrence's grave site by the Sons of the American Revolution.

"Working here at U of L, I was utterly ashamed to see a cemetery on our property in this bad of shape," Nichter said. The weeds were waist high and it was full of trash, he said. "To me that's disrespectful."

Nichter, a Cub Scout leader with Troop 56 at Fern Creek United Methodist Church, suggested the Eagle project to a Boy Scout with the troop, Ben Watson, 14, of Greenville, Ind.

On a recent Saturday, Ben and other Scouts and family members raked leaves and removed tree limbs from the cemetery. It was one of several Saturdays they worked there.

Ben said he was motivated by respect for Lawrence. "He's an important part of the history of Louisville," Ben said.

Nichter asked university library archivists for information about Lawrence and the cemetery. They found a 1978 article in a university publication written by John A. Dillon Jr., former vice president for academic affairs. He died last year.

Dillon wrote that the Daughters of the American Revolution had placed a name plaque on Lawrence's grave during the country's bicentennial in 1976.

The article said Lawrence was born in Maryland in 1741 and died in 1814. He came to Kentucky in 1798 and in 1800 purchased 377 acres in the area of today's Shelby Campus.
Dillon said Lawrence's children married into other leading families of the region, including that of Edward Dorsey Hobbs, founder of Anchorage.

"The ravages of time, of stone decay and especially of vandals have destroyed or obliterated most of the markings on the approximately 30 graves," Dillon wrote.

But he said he hoped the cemetery could be made presentable: "If one inherits a piece of the past as we did … it seems only right to attempt to maintain it for … future generations."

A parent in the troop is paying the $102 for the bronze marker, which will be put in the ground Saturday by Forrest Chilton of Middletown, president of the Sons of the American Revolution's Gov. Isaac Shelby Chapter in Shelbyville and a member of the group's Louisville-Thruston chapter.

"We're enjoying freedoms today that that gentleman helped make possible," Chilton said. He said he has marked about 30 graves in the state in the past 10 years, including one on the Fourth of July at a Lutheran cemetery off Watterson Trail in Jeffersontown.

Lucian Young, grounds superintendent for U of L, said that he didn't know a Revolutionary War soldier was buried in the cemetery and that he will try to improve its maintenance.

Published in the Courier-Journal - November 15, 2006

I descend from Benjamin & Urath's son Samuel Lawrence (29 Sep 1764 - 17 Sep 1822) who married Sarah Hobbs (03 Jul 1769 - 19 Sep 1828).  Let me know if you'd be interested in any information about them and I'll get back to you.


David J. Peterie

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Benjamin Lawrence, (1741-1814), scrved as second lieutenant of Baltimore County Militia.  He was born in Anne Arundel County, Md., and died in Jefferson County,Ky.