Bette, In the Taaffe lineage there are tons of John/Laurence combonations here is my lineage. Oringiated in wales circa 850AD. Then to Louth, Ireland around 1195, this was Sir Nicolas Taaffe I. then to Co. Sligo somewhere around 1750. From there I have John Taaffe who moved to Co. Roscommon circa 1790, and had sons John, Laurence and John in Boyle, Roscommon. The first John, my 3rd Great Grandfather, had sons Laurence and John. Laurence 1833-1873 moved to North Carolina in 1864 for the Civil War on the South side. Laurence had sons Laurence II and Rodrick. Rodrick 1870-1957 had sons Rodrick, John and Gordon. John 1915- had sons Laurence and John. Laurence 1955- had me Jason. If this is not the line you are looking for I have several others, after trying to find My line.