Major Samuel Lawrence (Continental Army)

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Samuel Lawrence

Birthplace: Groton, Middlesex, MA
Death: Died in Groton, Middlesex, MA
Immediate Family:

Son of Amos Lawrence and Abigail Lawrence
Husband of Susanna Lawrence
Father of Major Samuel Lawrence; Luther Lawrence; William Lawrence; Amos Lawrence; Susan Lawrence and 5 others
Brother of Samuel Lawrence; Amos Lawrence; Samuel Lawrence; Nehemiah Lawrence; Asa Lawrence and 3 others

Occupation: Revolutionary War officer, and the founder of Groton Academy, now Lawrence Academy at Groton, MA
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About Major Samuel Lawrence (Continental Army)

Samuel Lawrence(1754-1827) was an American revolutionary from Groton, Massachusetts.

Samuel Lawrence fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill under Henry Farwell who was killed there. Samuel served in the army for 3 and half years from 1775 to 1778, and rose within the U.S. Army to the rank of major. While in the army he married Susanna Parker in 1777. He was adjutant under General John Sullivan in Rhode Island in 1778. After the war, Lawrence returned to Groton, Massachusetts, where he settled as a farmer. In 1793, he helped to found Groton Academy, (now Lawrence Academy at Groton.)

He was the patriarch of Boston Brahmin Lawrence family. His sons, William(1783-1848), Abbott(1792-1855), and Amos(1786-1852), were all influential in United States history. He was also the father of Samuel(1801) who was a business partner with his brother William, and Luther Lawrence(1778-1839) who was Mayor of Lowell, MA 1838–39. Luther died on April 17, 1839 when he fell into a wheel pit while showing a visitor around his mill.

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Major Samuel Lawrence (Continental Army)'s Timeline

April 22, 1754
Groton, Middlesex, MA
July 22, 1777
Age 23
Groton, Mass.
September 28, 1778
Age 24
Groton, Mass.
July 2, 1781
Age 27
Groton, Mass.
July 7, 1783
Age 29
April 22, 1786
Age 32
Groton, Massachusetts, USA
Age 31
May 24, 1788
Age 34
November 12, 1790
Age 36
December 16, 1792
Age 38
Groton, MA, USA