Biography of John Lawrence
Yates County, NY Biographies





Lawrence, John, a native of New Bedford, Mass., born September 6, 1753, was a ship builder, and came to Milo in 1789, settling two and one half miles south of Penn Yang, where he carried on the mercantile business for years. He had four sons and five daughters, most of whom lived and died in this county. His oldest son, Meletiah, born October 18, 1774, was educated in New Bedford, Mass. He married, in 1810, Mary Alford, of Milo, by whom he had four children, of whom Judith A. is the widow of D. Ogden; and Sabra A. is the widow of Oliver Stark, and resides in Penn Yan.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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