Mary Estelle <I>Harwell</I> Lawrence


Mary Estelle Harwell Lawrence

Putnam County, Georgia, USA
Death 21 Jan 1909 (aged 69)
Madison, Morgan County, Georgia, USA
Burial Madison, Morgan County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 90678358 View Source

Mary Estelle Harwell was born to Dr. Littleton Theodore Peterson Harwell and Martha S. Robinson. Mary Estelle was a well educated woman with a very smart wit and gentle nature.

Mary Estelle and Evan Harvey Lawrence were married Dec. 1, 1859 in Putnam County, Georgia. She was the mother of 10 children.

In 1861 the civil War started, Mary Estelle endured the absence of her husband during the civil war, taking care of 2 little children while waiting to hear if he was coming home or dead.

In 1882 she had her last pregnancy, which produced twins. Her son Spence was so little that he died at birth. This twin birth was very hard on her, but she had help from her oldest sons and daughters. The other twin was Nannie Lee she was a little trouper and hung on and lived to the ripe old age of 91 yrs. All of her children's names are listed on her husband Evan Harvey Lawrence's bio.

In 1890 when her husband Evan was only 56 yrs old, he died, leaving her to finish raising the youngest children with her oldest few children that weren't married. She met life with grace and dignity. She had a large circle of friends that were happy to know her.


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