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Subject: [GM-L] LAWRENCE GRAVES AT GROTON, MA
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 09:11:27 EST
Source: Epitaphs from the Old Burial Ground, Groton
MA by Dr. Samuel A. Green
Note: Due to the large number of tombstones that exist
at the Groton Old Burial Ground, I will not describe
the stones, nor the poetic memorials, but simply the
dates and the author's notes, if any. Janice
p.5 Rebeckah Lawrance wife to Lieut Jonathan Lawrance
died Feb l6, l724 age 74 yrs. Note: Her maiden name
was Rutter and she was from Cambridge.
p.6 Lieut Jonathan Lawrance died Sep. l9,l729 in his 73
year. Note: The son of John and Elizabeth Lawrance
of Watertown, MA. By his will he left f l00 to the
town of Groton for buying a meeting house bell.
f 40 to the church of Christ at Groton for procuring
some silver plate; and f 20 to the Church, the in-
come to be paid annually to the settled minister.
Paid Benjamin Bancroft for his journey to Charlestown
in order to procure wine for the funeral and for the
wine itself...2" l6"6
Paid for the coffin 6/ diging the grave 5/
For the gravestone 3 pounds for transporting them 7/
Paid James Hay for gloves 9" 2"
p.6 Thomas Lawrance died oct 4, l729 aged 37 years.
Note: The son of John and Anna (Tarbell) Lawrance.
p.l6 Unice Lawrance dau of Nathaniel and Anna Lawrance
died Nov l5, l747 age l0 yrs.
p.2l Abel Lawrence twin son of Abel and Mary Lawrence
died July l4, l753 age 9 months.
p.3l Anna Lawrance wife of Nathaniel Lawrance died Sep.
3 l758 age 73 years. Note: Her maiden name was
p.35 Ase Lawrence son of Capt. Amos Lawrence and wife,
Abigail Lawrence died Nov 6, l759 age 3 yrs.
p.42 Colonel William Lawrence died May l9, l764 age 67.
A Gentleman who in mil life rose from Capt to
Lieut. to the command of a regiment. In l739 he
was made Justice of Peace and afterwards, Qurum
Unus, a spec. Justice of the Court of Common Pleas
for the County of Middlesex and a standing Justice
of the Court. He for many yrs represented Groton
with the Districts of Pepperell and Shirley in the
Gen. Assembly of this province. In all his public
betrustments he acquitted himself with fidelity
and honour. In private life his behavior was be-
coming his Christien profession. He was remarkably
industrious in the improvement of time; Just in his
dealings, a good neighbor; a faithful friend;
patient of injuries and ready to forgive them,
grateful to benefactors, ready in affording
assistance to the widow and fatherless, and merci
ful to all proper objects of pity. He was a strict
observer of the Lords Day, a constant and serious
attender on public excercises of religin, a devout
worshiper of God in his family.
Here also lies the body of Susanna Lawrence, relict of
the above name Colonel William Lawrence, a woman of piety
and good sense, anindustrious, prudent wife, an indulgent
parent, a good neighbour, a faithful friend, a hater of
hypocrisy and guile; a lover of hospitality, patient
under affliction and resigned to the will of Heaven in
death which she was called out of the world to receive
the rewards of a faithfull servant on Sep l0 l77l age 80.
The above is inscribed on a tablet at the graves.
Nathaniel Lawrance died Sep l2,l765 age 87 years.
Note: The son of Enoch and Ruth (Whitney) Shattuck
Lawrence b. Feb 2l, l677/8 at Watertown, MA. The mother
was the widow of John Shattuck when she married Enoch
p.53 Abel Lawrence son of the late Col. William Law-
rence, Esq. & Susanna his wife. He d. Sep 20, l770 age
p.60 Amos Lawrance son of Lieut Amos Lawrance and wife
Betty. Amos died Oct 4, l773 age 4 days.
p.65 Abigail Lawrance dau of Lieut. Amos Lawrence and
his wife, Betty. She died Aug l3, l775 age l0 months.
p.7l Jonathan Lawrance son of Jonathan Lawrance and wife
Esther Lawrance. He died Oct l, l775 age 2l years.
p.8l Dradamy Lawrence dau of Capt Asa Lawrence and wife,
Abigail Lawrence. who died Oct l8, l778 in the 7th year
of her age.
p.8l Oratio - Gates Lawrence son of Capt. Asa Lawrence
and wife, Abigail Lawrence who died Oct 27, l778 age 4
p.9l Capt Amos Lawrance died June 20,l785 age 70.
p.9l Abigail Lawrance wife of Capt. Amos Lawrance died
Jan 6, l784 age 63. Note: He was the youngest
son of John Lawrence and wife, Anna (Tarbell)
Lawrence b. Feb l9, l7l5/6 He m. Nov 7, l749
Abigail dau of Deacon Nehemiah and Sarah (Foster)
Abbott of Lexington, MA She b. Jan 26, l72l
p.93 Nehemiah Lawrence died July l3,l786 age 34 years.
Note: The son of Amos and Abigail (Abbott)
Lawrence b. Jan l4, l752.
p.l04 Rebekah Lawrance wife of Lieut Benjamin Lawrance
died Feb l8, l795 age 72 years.
Note: Her maiden name was Dodge.
p.ll0 Mary Lawrance wife of Salmon Lawrance died Dec.
22, l797 age 28 years.
p.98 Jonathan Lawrance died Apr l2, l806 age 8l years
p.98 Esther Lawrance died Feb 2, l789 age 65 wife of
Note: The son of Thomas and Prudence Lawrance
born Sept. 2, l725. His wife was dau. of Jona-
than and Sarah (Barron) Shed. b. Aug 23, l724.
p.ll6 Ruth Lawrance wife of Joel Lawrance died Nov l9,
l800 age 35 years.
Note: She was the dau. of Jonathan Collier of
p.l20 Capt. Asa Lawrance died Jan l6, l804 age 67 years.
Note: The son of Peleg and Ruth Lawrence b. June
l4, l737 He m. July 27, l757 Abigail King of
p.l30 Lieut. Benjamin Lawrence died July 5, l807 age
Note: The son of Nathaniel and Anna (Scripture)
Lawrence b. Nov 6, l720 He m. June 20, l744
p.l39 Rowland Lawrence died June l7, l8l2 age 49 years
Mahala Lawrence, his wife died July 30, l790 age
p.l43 Marjary Lawrence died Jan 29, l8l4 age 63.
Note: The dau. of Benjamin and Rebecca (Dodge)
Lawrence b. Jan 3, l75l
p.l44 Thomas Lawrance son of Joel & Ruth Lawrance died
Aug 5, l8l4 age 22 years.
Note: He was drowned in Long Pond, Groton, MA.
p.l5l Betsy Lawrance wife of Joel Lawrance died Nov 26
l8l7 age 52 years.
Note: Her maiden name was Stedman and she was
Joel Lawrance's 2d wife.
p.l68 Joel Lawrence died May 26, l827 age 60.
Note: The son of Jonathan and Esther (Shed)
Lawrence b. July 2l, l767, he m. (l) Ruth
Collier dau of Jonathan Collier of Groton, MA
He m. (2) Betsey Stedman, He m. (3) Isabella
Willard of Langdon, NH.
p.l7l Salmon Lawrence Jr. died Jan l7, l829 age 40
years. Sally Lawrence, his wife, who died Mar
23, l8l8 age 30 years.
p.l73 Lucy Lawrence wife of Asa Lawrence died June l9,
l830 age 49 years.
p.l83 John Lawrence died July 9, l834 age 59 years.
Margaret Lawrence died May 20, l845 age 67, his
p.205 Lucy Lawrence died Dec l2, l845 age 49 years.