Family:Lawrence, Benjamin (1720-1807)

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Benjamin Lawrence (Nathaniel, Ruth3 Whitney, John2, John1), son of Nathaniel and Anna (Scripture) Lawrence, was born 6 Nov 1720, Groton, MA,[1] and died 1807, Groton, MA, aged 87 years.[2]

He married, 20 Jun 1744, Groton, MA, Ruth Dodge, daughter of Noah and Margery (Crockett) Dodge. She was born 9 Dec 1722, Beverly, MA.

He was also known as Lt. Benjamin Lawrence.

On 22 Oct 1807, Groton, MA, administration on his estate was granted to son Salmon Lawrence.

Children of Benjamin and Ruth (Dodge) Lawrence, all born Groton, MA:

i. Rebecca Lawrence, b. 10 Jan 1744/5; m. 5 Oct 1775, Groton, MA, Ezra Peirce.
ii. Benjamin Lawrence, b. 1 Sep 1746; m. 21 Nov 1769, Groton, MA, Sibyl Parker.
iii. Anna Lawrence, b. 14 Nov 1748; m. John Fisk.
iv. Margaret Lawrence, b. 3 Jan 1750/1.
v. Sarah Lawrence, b. 2 Apr 1753; m. 14 Jul 1774, Groton, MA, Abel Bancroft.
vi. Phebe Lawrence, b. 19 Oct 1755; m. Nehemiah Peirce.
vii. Ruth Lawrence, b. 3 Jan 1758; m. ----- Ames.
viii. Rachel Lawrence, b. 16 Mar 1760.
ix. Deborah Lawrence, b. 1 Jul 1762; m. Jonathan Sheple.
x. Solomon Lawrence, b. 23 Apr 1765; m. circa 1791 Mary Lakin.

Census

  • 1790, not found
  • 1800, Pepperell, Middlesex Co., MA: Benjamin Lawrence, 1 male over 45, 2 males 10-15, 1 female over 45, and 1 female 10-15. This seems to have been his son Benjamin, rather than himself.

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