Elisha Lawrence Family of Abbeville District, South Carolina



Subject: Elisha LAWRENCE *Ancestor of Y-DNA Project participants #70489, #81029, #84096, #444549, #N3270, and #N81335
Birth: before 1719 maybe Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., New Jersey

Note: It is believed but needs to be proved that this Elisha LAWRENCE is the one given land and made co-executor in his father Joseph LAWRENCE's will.
When will is proven in May 1743, this Elisha was "residing far out of the province". [ See William LAWRENCE ]

Note: In 1759 Elisha received a land grant in 96 District (Abbeville), South Carolina
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Spouse: unknown (--?--)
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Four Known Children
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1/M Joseph LAWRENCE
Birth: circa 1745 probably South Carolina
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2/M John LAWRENCE **
Birth: circa 1746 probably South Carolina
Note: 1783 with brother Benjamin LAWRENCE served on a petit jury in 96 District, Abbeville Co., South Carolina
Note: 7 May 1784 received Warrent #292 for land in Franklin Co., Georgia for his Revolutionary War service
Census: 2 Aug 1790 96 District, Abbeville Co., South Carolina (3 males 16+, 2 males -16, 2 females)
Census: 4 Aug 1800 Abbeville District, South Carolina (1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 45+, 1 female 10-16) __________________________________________________________________________

3/M Benjamin LAWRENCE
Birth: circa 1747 probably South Carolina
Note: Was a Lieutenant in the South Carolina Militia during Revolutionary War
Note: 1783 with brother John LAWRENCE served on a petit jury in 96 District, Abbeville Co., South Carolina
Census: __ ___ 1792 Pendleton District, South Carolina (2 males 16+, 2 males -16, 3 females, 3 slaves)
Census: 4 Aug 1800 Pendleton District, South Carolina
(2 males 10-16, 2 males 45+, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 26-45, 1 female 45+, 5 slaves)
Census: 6 Aug 1810 Pendleton District, South Carolina
(1 male 10-16, 2 males 16-26, 2 males 45+, 1 female 0-10, 3 females 45+, 6 slaves)
Census: 7 Aug 1820 Pendleton District, South Carolina (1 male 45+, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45+) __________________________________________________________________________

4/M Joab LAWRENCE
Birth: circa 1748 probably South Carolina

Note: He is said to have never married and lived on brother Benjamin's plantation until his death.
The 1790-1810 Censuses show a male his age living with Benjamin.

Probate: __ ___ 1813 Pendleton District, South Carolina (willed a horse to Joab Lawrence, son of John Lawrence above)



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