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Born: Nov 1, 1755 Albermarle, Virginia

Died: Pension paid to March 4, 1839.

Burial: near Sylvania Church, Cincinnati, Greene County, Indiana.

Service: Volunteered and enterd Militia of Virginia "Minute Men"
under Capt Dabney CARR, served abt 1 1/2 years

In 1777, volunteered as ranger in North Carolina under William UNDERWOOD

Discharged in Surrey County, N.C.

Again enlisted under Capt UMPHREY.

In 1779, volunteered in Militia of North Carolina
in the Battle of Guilford Court House.

Pension: Claim S 31810



Directions: Lawrence Cemetery

Is located in section 19 of Center Twsp, Greene Co., IN about a mile back in the woods northeast and behind Sylvania Church.

Going west of Cincinnati, Indiana, take Hwy 54 until you come to CR800E, turn left or south or coming east from Bloomfield on St Hwy 54 turn right or south onto CR800E, go abbout two miles or less until you come to the property and home of Mrs Cora Beck which is located on the eastside of the road just before the intersection with CR225. The cemetery is located up on a hill about one mile behind Mrs Cora Becks home. Once you get to the top of the hill, cross a field and into the woods, the cemetery is located in the woods east of the field near a power line.

Contact Mrs Cora BECKS at Box 86, Rt 6, Bloomfield, In 47424 for permission to get access to the cemetery.

I want to thank Ryan SNODGRASS, grandson of Rev Bob ENGLAND for going with me to locate this cemetery. Ryan along with his Sunday School class at Sylvania Church cleaned up the cemetery sometime back.

Ryan Snodgrass, grandson of Rev Bob ENGLAND,Pastor of Sylvania Church standing by the gravesite of Joseph Lawrence.

Relative of Joseph Lawrence buried in this cemetery section 19 of Center Twsp, Greene Co., Indiana

Probably a grandson of Joseph Lawrence

Pictures and directions provided by Edward Hitchcock of the Daniel Guthrie Chapter SAR in Bedford, Indiana. Dec 2002

Indiana War Graves Index - Daniel Guthrie Chapter SAR, Bedford, Indiana SAR