NameThomas D. Lawrence
Birthabt 1762, Hanover Co?, VA [137], [1042]
Birth MemoAge 73 in 1835
Move1787, Goochland Co, VA
Move1798, Mason Co, KY [761]
Move1800, Logan Co, KY [1042]
Death20 Nov 1835, Butler Co, VA [1042]
FatherHenry Lawrence (~1730-<1768)
MotherElizabeth Standley (ch. 1727->1797)
Other spousesAbigail Gough
Marriageabt 1787
SpouseSavary (Lawrence)
Birthabt 1766
Deathabt 1801, Logan Co, KY
Birth22 Oct 1794, Virginia [136]
Death12 Jun 1871, Todd Co, KY [136]
BurialGlenwood Cem, Elkton, Todd, KY
Marriage6 Feb 1833, Butler Co, KY [130, FTM Marriages: IL, IN, KY, OH, TN]
Marriage15 Jun 1808, Russellville, Logan, KY [131]
3 FChristiana “Kitty” Lawrence
Birthabt 1790, Goochland Co?, VA [1042]
Deathaft 1860, Weakley Co, TN
SpouseJeremiah Shelton Jr.
Marriage25 Jan 1809, Logan Co, KY [131]
4 FMary “Polly” Lawrence
Birth30 Mar 1792, Goochland Co?, VA [1042]
Death5 Mar 1852, Butler Co, VA [1042]
SpouseSamuel Ewing
Marriage11 Feb 1812, Butler Co, VA [1042]
5 FMartha “Patsy” Lawrence
Birthabt 1797
Death1872, Graves Co, KY [1042]
SpouseJohn Slade Taylor
Marriage9 Nov 1814, Butler Co, VA [1042]
SpouseMartin Peterson
Marriageaft 1837
Notes for Thomas D. Lawrence
From grandson Hershel bio: “The maternal grandfather, Thomas Lawrence, was a deacon in the Baptist Church. He was also a Revolutionary soldier....Captain Porter moved from Prince Edward county, Virginia, about the year 1794, and settled in what is now Butler county, Kentucky. The maternal grandfather emigrated from the same county in Virginia, but it is not known to the writer at what time.”[ [763]]

Pension: Thomas Lawrence, Butler County, Sergeant, Virginia Line, $120.00 Annual Allowance, $360.00 Amount Received, November 3, 1832 Pension Started, Age 73[ [137]]

Served in the 14th VA Inf and its various permutations from Jan 1777 - Feb 1780. In 1783, he received a land warrant for service, in VA - for 200 acres. He bought 100 acres from the Jolley Parrish estate (father-in-law to brother Henry Leighman) in 1787. He appears in Goochland Co. land and tax documents from 1787 to 1795. In his Rev War pension papers filed 10 Aug 1832, he states he moved to Mason Co., KY for a while, and then to Logan Co. He may be the Thos. Larrance who appears on the 1799 tax list in Mason Co. In Dec 1798, a Jesse Laurence signs for a 100 acre survey for himself, and a 200 acre survey for Thomas Laurence in Logan Co. on the Elk Fork, near the Logan Cr. The 200 acres is paid for with the land warrant. Thos. Laurence appears on the 1800 tax list in Logan Co. with 200 acres on the Red R. Thos. appears on the 1803 tax list on "Bill Cr." Evidently in the 1801-03 period, he relocated to the part of Logan Co. that became Butler Co. 1804 and subsequent tax lists have him on the Big Muddy R. His wife died not long after they arrived in Kentucky and he remarried in early 1802. [ [1042], [761]]

In 1810, Thomas was appointed Justice of the Peace in Logan County. In 1817 he was appointed Trustee of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church. He continued to accumulate land over the years: 200 acre grant in 1807, 160 acres in 1820, purchased 500 acres in 1824, totalling over 1200 acres before his death in 1835.[ [761]]

Kids with second wife (note overall he had 9 girls and 2 boys):
• Judith "Judy" "Julia" b.c. 1803, m. 22 Nov 1822 to Jonathan Shelton, d. after 1860, probably in Graves Co.
• Elizabeth M. b.c. 1806, m. 9 May 1822 to Ralph N. Shelton, d. after 1860, probably in Butler Co.
• Henry Grandison b. 1807, m. 1825 to Sarah "Sallie" Baucom, d. 11 Mar 1861, Johnson Co., IL
• William J. (G.?) b.c. 1810, m. 4 Jul 1833 to Patsey Pate, left Butler Co. in 1835
• Susannah "Susan" "Sukey" b.c. 1816, m. 7 Jun 1838 to Stephen P. Step, d. after 1860, (they appear on the Randolph Co., AR 1860 census - both sons went to TX)
• (Francine?) Fanny b.c. 1820, d. after 1840, fate unknown
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