John Lawrence

about 1772–
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John

When John Lawrence was born about 1772, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Isaac Lawrence, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Kirby, was 25.

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Isaac Lawrence
1747–1804
Elizabeth Kirby
1747–
Henry Lawrence
1770–
John Lawrence
1772–
Isaac Lawrence
1773–
Freeman Lawrence
1774–
Robert Lawrence
1776–
Ruth Lawrence
1775–1796
Abigail Lawrence
1776–1844
Robert Lawrence
1778–
Rebecca Lawrence
1779–1844
Isaac Lawrence
1784–1853
Freeman Lawrence
1790–1850

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1776

Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 4

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 9

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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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