Anna Lawton

30 November 1731–
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Lawton was born on 30 November 1731, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, her father, John Lawton, was 35 and her mother, Abigail Abbott, was 31.

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Family Time Line

John Lawton
1696–1734
Abigail Abbott
1700–1750
Patience Lawton
1714–1738
Elizabeth Lawton
1721–
Lydia Lawton
1722–
Sarah Lawton
1724–1791
Isaac Lawton
1726–1802
Abigail Lawton
1729–1825
Anna Lawton
1731–
Mary Lawton
1733–1830

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 45

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 45

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
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:1. habitational name, common in Lancashire and Yorkshire, from Buglawton or Church Lawton in Cheshire, or Lawton in Herefordshire, named in Old English as ‘settlement on or near a hill’, or ‘settlement by a burial mound’, from hlāw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. 2. variant spelling of Laughton .

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

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  • Anna Lawton, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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