John Moreland Lawrence

5 April 1850–9 June 1916 (Age 66)
Milan, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of John Moreland

When John Moreland Lawrence was born on 5 April 1850, in Milan, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, his father, David W. Lawrence Sr, was 39 and his mother, Mary Jane Moreland, was 29. He married Ellen Janet Cobb on 10 August 1870, in Canton, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Canton, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 9 June 1916, in Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Canton, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Moreland Lawrence
Ellen Janet Cobb
Marriage: 10 August 1870
Ernest Winifred Lawrence
Katherine Annabelle Lawrence
John Franklin Lawrence
James Lawrence
Gertrude Elizabeth Lawrence
Florence Janet Lawrence
David Stillman Lawrence
Ira Judson Lawrence
Carrie Lanrence
Carrie Lawrence
Lester Lawrence
Harold Lawrence
Earl Raymond Lawrence

Spouse and Children

10 August 1870
Canton, Wayne, Michigan, United States


    Ernest Winifred Lawrence



    John Franklin Lawrence


    James Lawrence


    Gertrude Elizabeth Lawrence


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    David W. Lawrence Sr


    Mary Jane Moreland




    Eliza Lawrence


    Sarah Lawrence


    James Elliott Lawrence



    Jane Lawrence


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 4

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 18

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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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John Moreland Lawrence is the son of David Lawrence who was born in NY and Jane Moreland of Ireland. John married 10 Aug 1870 in Canton, Wayne Co., Michigan to Ellen (aka Ella) Janet Cobb the daughter …

Sources (3)

  • John M Lawrence, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John M Lawrence, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Lawrence in household of David W Lawrence, "United States Census, 1850"

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