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Daniel Thomas Lawrence
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1803
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1883
Clayton County
Iowa, USA


Occupation: Shoemaker, farmer

Married: Sep 16, 1827, LAURA ALMERA BROWN, New York

Nine children:
1. Mary Maria LAWRENCE (m. Benjamin Hunt)
1832 aft 1883
2. Emily Eliza LAWRENCE
1833 1854
3. Avery Thomas LAWRENCE
1836 1916
4. Estelle Hannah LAWRENCE
1839 1929
5. Theodocia Minerva LAWRENCE
1841 1893
6. De Ette Almera LAWRENCE
1843 - 1921
7. Almira Lorette LAWRENCE
1845 1919
8. Ellen Celestine LAWRENCE
1848 1938
9. Laura Alice LAWRENCE
1852 1852

Daniel Lawrence, the subject of the following sketch, died at his residence, on Hewitt Creek, near Volga, Monday morning, October 8th, 1883. A short notice of his death appeared in the ADVOCATE soon after.

Mr. Lawrence was a genuine yankee having been born on the sea coast of Massachusetts in July 1803. Accordingly he was about 80 years and 3 months old at the time of his death. At the age of 5 years he removed with his father to Jefferson county, N.Y. where he resided until 1837. Before removing from Jefferson county, he was married to Miss Almera Brown. In 1837 he removed with his family to Sperry, township Clayton county, Iowa, where he bought an excellent farm upon which he made his home till called away by death. Eight children were born to him all of whom excepting one, Mrs. Emily Ross, are living.

Mr. Lawrence was a gentleman of many excellent qualities. He had a kind heart and was genial and sociable. He was an accommodating neighbor and in all his dealings manifested the strictest integrity. He was possessed of more than ordinary intelligence and was well posted in all the public questions of the day. Originally an abolitionist, he was a charter member Republican, and one of the earliest to unite with the Greenback party with whom he acted till the day of his death. He was a natural reformer and radical in his views. He also possessed much military genius and had he not been disqualified by age would doubtless have taken an active and prominent part in the war of the rebellion. He formed a military company during the war for drill and did much to infuse a military spirit amongst the young men of the vicinity where he resided.

The writer of this sketch has been acquainted with Mr. Lawrence for the number of his sincerest friends. Among his neighbors he was a man of peace and universally loved and respected. His memory will ever be cherished in the hearts of all who were so fortunate as to make his acquaintance.

From an old family booklet maintained by Josephine Doolittle.
Source: The Jakubowski Family Tee (
Family links: 
  Laura Almera Brown Lawrence (1807 - 1852)
  Emily Eliza Lawrence Ross (1833 - 1854)*
  Avery Thomas Lawrence (1836 - 1916)*
  Estelle Hannah Lawrence Piper (1839 - 1929)*
  Theodocia Minerva Lawrence Doolittle (1841 - 1893)*
  De Ette Almera Lawrence Rue (1843 - 1921)*
  Almira Laurette Lawrence Lawrence (1845 - 1919)*
  Ellen Celestine Lawrence Emery (1848 - 1938)*
  Laura Alice Lawrence (1852 - 1852)*
*Calculated relationship
Hillcrest Cemetery
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Catherine Clemens...
Record added: Nov 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62121491
Daniel Thomas Lawrence
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Daniel Thomas Lawrence
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