John Lawrence

21 October 1731–
Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Lawrence was born on 21 October 1731, in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, David Lawrence, was 48 and his mother, Rachel Bacon, was 41. He married Mary Barden on 26 November 1753, in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Lawrence
1731–
Mary Barden
1729–
Marriage: 26 November 1753
Elihu Lawrence
1754–1817
Rachel Lawrence
1756–1837
David Lawrence
1759–1830
Lydia Lawrence
1762–1833
John Lawrance
1764–
Mary Polly Lawrence
1766–1848
Timothy Lawrance
1769–
Elisabeth Lawrance
1772–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 November 1753Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (1)

    World Events (6)

    1776
    Age 45
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 45
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 63
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Lafrenz
    Lawerence
    Lorenson
    Law
    Larsen
    Lourens
    Lauritzen
    Wawrzynski
    Lauwers
    Leverenz
    Renda
    Lory
    Larkin
    Laurence
    Vavra
    Lawry
    Lourenco
    Lorentson
    Louw
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    Lolley
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    Laursen
    Laurie
    Lorincz
    Laven
    Lens
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    Lowrance
    Wawro
    Renzo
    Lakin
    Lieurance
    Wawrzyniak
    Lavrich
    Leys
    Larry
    Laurich
    Larsson
    Lewerenz
    Vavrek
    Lorenz
    Lawrance
    Lawrenson
    Laurance
    Llorens
    Lawrie
    Lensing
    Lorenzo
    Larrance
    Lovric
    McLaren
    Lauritsen
    Rens

    Sources (22)

    • John Lawrence, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • John Lewrance, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • John Lawrence, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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