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Deacon Jonathan Lawrence

Deacon Jonathan Lawrence

Male 1696 - 1773  (76 years)

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  • Name Jonathan Lawrence 
    Prefix Deacon 
    Born 14 Jun 1696  Groton, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1773  Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Deacon Johathan Lawrence was chosen, May 20, 1765, one of the committee to tune the psalm in the Stoneham congregation; was repeatedly chosen moderator of the town meeting; and took an active part in town and parish business until near his death, 1774, when nearly 80 years old.
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      From NEHGS Manuscripts - Cemetery Inscriptions
      Second Burial Ground, Montvale Ave., Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA

      (3) "Erected in Memory of M'r Jonathan Lawrence, who died August 1st 1793, Ætatis 68. "Peacefull & happy in his life, Calm & composed at death) And with a Christian fortitude, He did resign his breath. And now he slumbers in the dust, His soul, we trust, has winged its way, From the abode of sin and death, To realms of everlasting day. Let all who knew his pious life, Be influenced thereby, That we may meet in heaven at last, And Reign with Christ on high."

      Jonathan Lawrence, son of Deacon Jonathan (first of Charlestown, afterwards of Stoneham) and Hannah (---) Lawrence, was born in Charlestown, Dec. 27, 1724; lived in Woburn, where he married Rachel Wright in 1750. ( Vide Bond's Watertown Genealogies, pp. 823, 828.) She died in 1823 (epitaph 123). Jonathan Lawrence was received into full communion by Woburn First Church, April 18, 1756, being the first person admitted to membership after the ordination of the Rev. Josiah Sherman (Jan. 28, 1756), and the first named in the present church catalogue. (Vide Church Manual, p. 9.) The records of the church previous to the year 1756 are unaccountably missing or lost. Jona. Lawrence, collector of First Parish, 1760 (Sewall's Woburn, 336) ; treasurer of Woburn, 1777-78 (Ibid., 583). 1793, Aug. 1, "Mr. Jonathan Lawrence died." 4th, "Buried." (Thompson's Diary.) (See note regarding family in W. R. C.'s copy, Diary, p. 156.)

      (123.) "Erected In memory of Mrs. Rachel Lawrence, widow of Mr. Jonathan Lawrence, who died April 21, 1823, Æt. 93."

      Rachel (Wright) Lawrence, widow of Jonathan Lawrence (epitaph 3), daughter of Joseph and Rachel (Brooks) Wright, and born in Woburn, Feb. 8, 1730-31. Her mother died in Woburn, a widow, June 21, 1750. (Vide epitaph 148, First Yard.)

      (194.) "Erected In memory of Mrs Ruth widow of Mr. James Weston. who departed this life Jan. 1, 1832, Æt. 65 Years."

      Ruth Weston, widow of James Weston. Ruth Lawrence, daughter of Jonathan and Rachel (Wright) Lawrence (epitaphs 3 and 123) ; born Feb. 12, 1767. James Weston, of Reading, and Ruth Lawrence, of Woburn, married Sept. 26, 1818. James Weston, 3d, Reading, and Rhoda Reed, of Woburn, married Nov. 30, 1797.
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      Jonathan Lawrence found in:

      Massachusetts Vital Records, 1600s-1800s
      Event Type:  Birth
      Event Date:  14-JUN-1696
      Town of Record:  Groton
      County of Record:  Middlesex
      Comment:  /S NATHANIEL AND HANNAH
    Person ID I33576  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 

    Father Deacon Nathaniel Lawrence,   b. Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1731 
    Mother Anna "Hannah" Fiske,   b. 11 Feb 1656/57, Haverhill, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1725  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Abt 1689  Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah [--?--],   d. Unknown 
    Married Bef 1721 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Lawrence,   b. 25 Feb 1721/22, Charlestown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown  [Stepchild]
     2. Jonathan Lawrence,   b. 27 Dec 1724, Charlestown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1793, Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Ebenezer Lawrence,   b. 1727, Charlestown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     4. Judith Lawrence,   b. 1728, Charlestown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F12568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jun 1696 - Groton, Middlesex Co., MA Link to Google Earth
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