Sarah Lawrence

11 April 1685–1757 (Age 71)
Flushing, Queens, New York Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Lawrence was born on 11 April 1685, in Flushing, Queens, New York Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Major William Lawrence Jr, was 30 and her mother, Deborah Smith, was 27. She married Joseph Rodman on 11 March 1709. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died in 1757, in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Rodman
1685–1759
Sarah Lawrence
1685–1757
Marriage: 11 March 1709
Joseph Rodman
1708–1758
Joseph Rodman Jr. II
1711–
Elizabeth Rodman
1730–
Ann Rodman
1711–1713
William Rodman
1712–1713
Samuel Rodman
1715–1780
Mary Rodman
1717–1769
Sarah Rodman
1719–1780
William Rodman
1721–1759
Deborah Rodman
1725–
Anna Rodman
1728–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 March 1709
children

(11)

    Joseph Rodman

    Male1708–1758Male

    Ann Rodman

    Female1711–1713Female

    Joseph Rodman Jr. II

    Male1711–Male

    William Rodman

    Male1712–1713Male

    Male1715–1780Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence (Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees). The name was borne by a 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 (assimilated to the Polish word wawrzyn ‘laurel’), etc.). The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Rodman (born Lawrence), 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage
  • Maryland Archives, 1658-1783
  • Genealogy of the Rodman family, 1620 to 1886

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