Biography of Edwin L. Lawrence

Lawrence, Edwin L., p. o. Lehigh, N. Y., was born in Erie county, N. Y., August 3, 1831, and came to live with his foster father, Benjamin Lawrence, on the homestead when six years old. Mr. Lawrence had the name of the boy changed from Cady to Lawrence by the Legislature. He was educated in the district schools and has always followed farming and is now living a retired farmer. He has married twice; first, to Abigail Hoyt of Batavia; they had three children: Carrie E., Morris B. and Frederick E. Carrie married Frank Day; they have three sons: William, Edwin and James. Morris B. married Nancy Booth of this locality, and is the farmer at home. Frederick E. resides at home. Mrs. Lawrence died in 1868, and in 1870 Mr. Lawrence married Eliza Reed, who bore him eight children: Emma, Edna, Hettie, Jennie. Dennis, Berty, Lee and Fay. Emma married Benjamin Ward of Pembroke; they have three children: Clarence, Howard and Gladdis. Edna married Walter Prince. Dennis married Martha A. Francis. Mr. Lawrence's father, Morris W. Cady, was born in Windsor, Vt., May 6, 1782; he married twice; first, to Elizabeth Thomas of his native place; they had four children: Helen M., George W., Edwin L., and Oscar T. Mrs. Cady died in 1837, and for his second wife he married Mrs Tenny; they have one daughter, Marette. Mr. Lawrence in his political choice is a sound Jackson Democrat Eliia P. Vosberry was the name of his second wife before her adoption. Ancestry of children by first marriage English and German; the children of second marriage English and Dutch.

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