1812 - 1857                     INDEX      PEDIGREE



Marriage: about 1837
Place: Tioga County, Pennsylvania
SPOUSE: (2)Mary Garlick

Birth Date: 4 March 1812
Birth Place: Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Death Date: 1857
Springville, Utah, Utah


Asenath Annetta Lawrence -1839            Aaron Lawrence-1842
Elmira Marinda Lawrence-1847


Mother: Asenath Bailey

Francis Lawrence-1812
John Norris Lawrence-1822
Asenath Lawrence-1826
William Lawrence-1830




Francis Lawrence's in-laws,Noah Bulkeley family moved to Missouri with the saints in the 1830s. They were driven from Missouri to Illinois in 1838. Francis and Nancy Lawrence are near them there in Pike County, Illinois in 1839. Their first child, Asenath Annette was born in Barry, Oike County Illinois the 22nd of February 1839. Their seconf child Aaron was born in Illinois as well, in 1843. In 1844 when the saints were driven from Illinois, Francis and Nancy moved to the western edge of Iowa in Pottowattamie County. Here they had their third child, Emily Marinda. Franics is found on the 1850 Census in Pottowattamie County and remained there until their journey across the plains in 1852. They traveled with the Weimer Company along with several members of the Bulkley family includung Nancy's brother -------Buckley and his wife Jane Draper and her sister,------and her husband Abraham Day. The Abraham Day family had lived near them in Pike County Illinois and Pot. Co. Iowa. Nancy Lawrence died crossing the plains on 20 August 1852. Marinda may have died on the plains as well, or in Iowa after 1850 but she is not listed with the family in Springville. (Asenath named her first daughter Emily Marinda Potter)
     Francis Lawrence remarried in Springville to Mary Garlick by whom he had one child. Francis Lawrence appears on the Bishop's report of 1852 and the Utah State Census in 1856. He and Mary are both on the state census. He died in 1857 as the result of an accident in Hobble Creek Canyon. He had gone to haul a load of lumber from the canyon, but the wagon broke, dumping the lumber, which killed Lawence. His wife, Mary remarried and lived in southern Utah. (Information from Diane Hancock, Spring Creek 12th ward, who is a descendant of Francis Lawrence and Mary Garlick.)