Catharine Lawrence

Brief Life History of Catharine

When Catharine Lawrence was born on 15 May 1766, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, John Lawrence, was 34 and her mother, Ann Burling, was 30. She died on 9 May 1834, at the age of 67, and was buried in Houston Street Cemetery, New York City, New York County, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lawrence
1732–1794
Ann Burling
1735–1821
Edward Burling Lawrence
1756–1832
Hannah Lawrence
1758–1838
Effingham Lawrence
1760–1800
Mary Lawrence
1763–1831
Catharine Lawrence
1766–1834
Jane Lawrence
1768–1854
Phebe Lawrence
1770–1771
Anna Lawrence
1772–1846
John Burling Lawrence
1774–1844
Cornelia Lawrence
1778–1778
Phebe Lawrence
1778–1780

Sources (2)

  • Catharine Lawrence, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Catharine Lawrence, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

New York is the 11th state.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence, from Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees. The name was borne by a Christian saint who was martyred at Rome in the 3rd century AD ; he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout Europe, with consequent popularity of the personal name (French Laurent, Italian, Spanish Lorenzo, Catalan Llorenç, Portuguese Lourenço, German Laurenz, Polish Wawrzyniec, etc.). In Britain this is a common name from the 12th century, with pet forms such as Law , Low , Lawrie , Laurie , Larry , Larkin , all of which are represented in surnames. There was also a feminine form Laurencia which may have given rise to the English surname. The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Ashkenazic surnames. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. German Lorenz , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Slovenian Lavrenčič and Lovrenčič (patronymics from Lavrencij and Lovrenc, equivalents of Lawrence), Polish Wawrzyniak . Compare Larrance , Laurence , Lawerence , Lieurance , and Lowrance .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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