He was born on 26 June 1841 (7 (June 1842), 13 (26 June 1841); 2 (23 in 1865), 4 (18 in 1860), 5 (29 in 1870), 6 (38 in 1880), 7 (57 in 1900), 11 (8 in 1850)). He was born in Pennsylvania (4, 5, 6, 7, 11).
In 1850, he was living in Conowaga Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with John and Elizabeth Lawrence (presumably his parents), and with Samuel, Catharine, George, and Pius (presumably his siblings) (11). He had attended school within the year (11).
In 1860, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with John and Elizabeth Lawrence (presumably his parents), and various other Lawrence's (presumably his siblings) (4).
He was drafted (1, 2). He was mustered into service as a private on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3, 12). He was a private, in company F (1, 14, 15). His brothers also served, in other regiments: George Washington Edward (138th PA), Henry Jacob Sebastian (165th PA), James Anthony (165th PA) (13).
In 1870, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with John and Elizabeth Lawrence (presumably his parents), and several other Lawrence's (presumably his siblings) (5). He was a blacksmith (5).
In 1880, he was living in Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with John and Elizabeth Lawrence (presumably his parents), and his sister Anna (6). He was a blacksmith (6).
On 6 December 1889, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 12).
In 1890, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Irishtown) (3). He had chronic diarrhea (3).
In 1900, he was living in McSherystown Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his sister Annie and her family (7). He was a day laborer (7). He had been out of work 12 months in the previous year (7).
In July 1902, he received an increase in his pension, from $8 per month to $12 per month (10). He was then living in McSherrystown (10).
On 2 February 1907, he died, in McSherrystown, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9, 12). He had been ill for several years, and had gangrene of the foot (9). He was not married (9). Reverend Father Reader conducted the funeral services (9). He was buried in the new St Mary's Cemetery, in McSherrystown, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Francis Lawrence)
2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Francis Lawrence)
3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 18, page  (Francis C Lawrence)
4 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township (post office New Oxford), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 531 = 59 handwritten (Francis Lawrence)
5 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 321 = 12 handwritten (Francis Lawrence)
6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, 60th district, microfilm series 7, enumeration district 60, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 297 D = 4 handwritten (Francis Lawrence)
7 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, McSherystown Borough, ward 1, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T623, microfilm series 1354, page 86 A = 4 handwritten (Francis C Lawrence)
8 pension index, by name (Francis Lawrence)
9 [death notice]. Gettysburg Compiler, 13 February 1907, page 1 (Francis Lawrence)
10 [pension increase]. Gettysburg Compiler, 22 July 1902 [sic], page 3; and New Oxford Item (New Oxford PA), 14 July 1932 [sic], page 4 (Francis Lawrence)
11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Conowaga Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 284 (Francis Lawrence)
12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Francis Lawrence)
13 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 27 October 2009 (Francis Charles Lawrence)
14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Francis Lawrence)
15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Francis Lawrance)
|Name||John Lawrence||Elizabeth "||Francis "||Samuel "||Catharine "||George "||Pius "|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Blacksmith||"|
|Real estate owned|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||John Lawrence||Elizabeth "||James "||Henry "||Francis "||Samuele "||Catharine "||George "||Howard "||Sarah "||Ann "|
|Value of real estate owned||2000|
|Value of personal estate||500||200||175|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year||1||1||1||1|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Lawrence John||" Elizabeth||" Francis||" Mary Q||" Sarah||" Annie|
|Occupation||Blk Smith||Keeping House||Blk Smith||Keeping House|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value|
|Birthplace||- [sc. Penna]||-||-||-||-||-|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||27|
|family visit #||27|
|name||Lawrence John||" Elizabeth||" Francis||" Anna|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Farmer||Keeping House||Blacksmith||Works in cigar shop|
|school this year|
|name||Leonard Annie||- Harry||- Charles F||- Caroline M||- Annie E||- Mary G||Lawrence Francis C.|
|birth date||May 1858||July 1881||July 1884||May 1885||Sept 1887||Feb 1893||June 1842|
|# years married|
|mother of how many children?||5|
|# of children living||5|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Seamstress||Cigar maker||Farm laborer||Tobacco stripper||At school||At school||Day laborer|
|# months not employed||0||3||0||0||12|
|# months in school||9/12||9/12|
|free or mortgaged||M|
|# of farm schedule|
Francis Lawrence, of the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, of McSherrystown, has been granted an increase of pension from $8 to $12. ...
Francis Lawrence, McSherrystown, has been granted an increase of pension from $8 to $12.[Gettysburg Compiler, 13 February 1907, page 1]
Francis C. Lawrence died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Annie M. Leonard, of McSherrystown, on Feb. 2nd after an illness of several years with gangrene of the foot, aged about 63 [?] years. He was unmarried and was a veteran of the Civil War. The funeral was held on Tuesday of last week from St. Mary's Church, McSherrystown, services by Rev. Father Reader, interment in the new St. Mary's cemetery. He is survived by four brothers and four sisters, James Lawrence and George Lawrence of Irishtown, and Samuel Lawrence, Henry Lawrence, Mrs. John Staub, Mrs. Mary Jane Johns, Mrs. Jerome Overbaugh and Mrs. Annie Leonard, all of McSherrystown.