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LAWRENCE FAMILY FROM GEORGIA Updated November 9, 2000
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My Lawrence family originally landed in this country in 1733. They were part of the James Oglethorpe community Georgia which later became Savannah. There were other Lawrence's in South and North Carolina. Frederick Lawrence died in 1779 following the Battle of Kettle Creek Wilkes Co., GA. One of his sons William Henry Lawence married the Jane Byrd, the second wife of Carter Henry Harrison, son of Benjamin Harrison, the "signer". The family moved North to Jackson Co., GA, then on to Forsythe Co., GA where they stayed several years. Movement was probably through Kentucky, ending up in Central Texas, Wise or Jack Counties, where five brothers settled. Another brother Henry Harrison Lawrence I settled in Oak Hill, Travis Co., TX. He had an orchard of peach and other fruit trees. There he married Mary Ellen Ross. Mary Ellen Ross parents were Samuel Lafayette Ross and Cassandra Kinkaid Slaughter. Samuel Lafayette Ross descended from James Thomas Ross of Blount Co., TN. Cassandra Slaughter descended from James Lightfoot Slaughter whose parents or grandparents came from Wales. Please contact me for further information as I have many holes to fill and the brick walls are beginning to hurt my head.