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
1850–1916
Ellen Janet Cobb
1853–1896
Marriage: 10 August 1870
Ernest Winifred Lawrence
1872–1907
Katherine Annabelle Lawrence
1874–1950
John Franklin Lawrence
1877–1939
James Lawrence
1880–1880
Gertrude Elizabeth Lawrence
1883–1941
Florence Janet Lawrence
1886–1919
David Stillman Lawrence
1887–1965
Ira Judson Lawrence
1889–1908
Carrie Lanrence
1889–
Carrie Lawrence
1889–
Lester Lawrence
1891–1931
Harold Lawrence
1894–1905
Earl Raymond Lawrence
1896–1993

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 August 1870
Canton, Wayne, Michigan, United States
children

(13)

    Ernest Winifred Lawrence

    Male1872–1907Male

    Female1874–1950Female

    John Franklin Lawrence

    Male1877–1939Male

    James Lawrence

    Male1880–1880Male

    Gertrude Elizabeth Lawrence

    Female1883–1941Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    David W. Lawrence Sr

    Male1811–1889Male

    Mary Jane Moreland

    Female1821–1864Female

siblings

(7)

    Eliza Lawrence

    Female1838–Female

    Sarah Lawrence

    Female1841–Female

    James Elliott Lawrence

    Male1847–1886Male

    Male1850–1916Male

    Jane Lawrence

    Female1850–Female

+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.
1863

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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Find A Grave History

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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