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Joseph Lawrence

Birthplace: New York, Queens County, New York, United States
Death: Died in New York, Queens County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Lawrence and Hannah Bowne
Husband of Phebe Townsend
Father of Phebe Lawrence; Elizabeth Titus Lawrence; Henry Lawrence; Lydia Corlies Lawrence; William Lawrence and 1 other
Brother of Mary Burling Lawrence; Caleb Lawrence; Hannah Willet Lawrence; Lydia Hunt Lawrence and John Lawrence

Managed by: Richard McKay Cryan
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About Joseph Lawrence

Joseph Lawrence (1741—?) was a merchant captain from Flushing, N.Y. He was at one time employed by Samuel Townsend, who was the son of one of the first settlers of Oyster Bay, L.I. One of the vessels built by Townsend at that place was the brig Audrey (see Box 1, folder 7) some time before the Revolution, and it was commanded by Joseph’s brother, Effingham. Another brother, John L., (1731-?) may be the “John” who appears on the cover of the account book in Folder 9 of Box 1. Joseph’s son, Effingham, was a judge in Queens County in the early 19th century. He lived at the family homestead, “Stone-House” (see Box 3, folder 2) in Bayside and was possibly the source of the later account books.

Lawrence, Thomas. The Historical Genealogy of the Lawrence Family. New York : Edward O. Jenkins, 1858.

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Joseph Lawrence's Timeline

June 23, 1741
New York, Queens County, New York, United States
March 17, 1764
Age 22
Chester, Orange County, New York, United States
Age 23
April 12, 1767
Age 25
Age 25
Age 28
Age 28
May 7, 1779
Age 37
November 5, 1813
Age 72
New York, Queens County, New York, United States