John Law

28 October 1796–7 October 1873 (Age 76)
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John

When John Law was born on 28 October 1796, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Lyman Law, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Learned, was 22. He married Sarah Ewing on 28 November 1822, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 7 October 1873, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Vincennes Township, Knox, Indiana, United States.

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John Law
Sarah Ewing
Marriage: 28 November 1822
Richard Lyman Law
Anna E Law

Spouse and Children

28 November 1822
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States


Parents and Siblings






    Elizabeth Learned Law


    Edward Ellensborough Law



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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 6

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English:1. from a Middle English short form of Lawrence . 2. topographic name for someone who lived near a hill, northern Middle English law (from Old English hlāw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Unknown in entry for Richard L. Law, "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961"
  • John Law, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Law, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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