JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


PIONEER LAURENT FAMILY



TOUSSAINT and FRANCES LAURENT were both born in Rosiere France in 1795.  They married 
and had two sons before emigrating  in 1831 to the French Settlement in the town of 
Lyme, ( the settlement's name was soon changed to Rosiere since that was where the
majority of the settlers came from, and in 1849 Cape Vincent was formed from the northern
part of  Lyme). 

Two  daughters were born to them  in the two years following their arrival. TOUSSAINT'S 
(spelling taken from  original deed to Lawrence homestead dated  25 May 1848) signature
is found on a letter written to the bishop in 1832.   A copy of a map taken from the LeRay 
files shows Toussaints name on the 47.86 acres (dated May 3rd 1843) that was deeded to
him from Leray De Chamount  by his attorney, Patrick  Somerville Stewart, for the sum of
$249.25 on 25 May 1848.  This property has remained in the family ever since and is
the home farm of his g.g.g grandson Rick Lawrence and his family.			
					
TOUSSAINT and FRANCES LAURENT (LAWRENCE) are buried in the old Rosiere cemetery. 
TOUSSAINT died in 1861  and  FRANCES died in 1884.  Their gravestones  are still in place
thanks to their g-g grandson Alfred Lawrence who repaired them.     	

Children of TOUSSAINT and FRANCES LAURENT:

     	2  i   MARSHAL  married  ANNE SEYMOUR

	3 ii  NICHOLAS  married  VIRGINIA FAVRET  (FAVRE)

	4 iii  MARY ETTA  married  JEAN  FAVRET  (FAVRE)

	5  iv  MARGARET married PHILIP KIRKNER					                  

											   
2. MARSHAL LAWRENCE was born in Rosiere, France on 27 Aug 1819.  He 
emigrated with his parents to Rosiere N.Y. in 1831.  His name appears on
a map from LaRay  files on 25 acres  across from his parents homestead, dated 24 July
1844 but no evidence exists of his ever building there. His name is next found as
owning a house in the village of Cape Vincent.  He died on 5 Oct 1881 and is buried in
the old Catholic cemetery in Cape Vincent.			
						
He married  ANNE SEYMOUR who was born 10 Oct 1820 .  They had 5
children.  Anne is died on 28 Sep 1879 and was buried with Marshal.	
	
Children of MARSHAL LAWRENCE and ANNE SEYMOUR:		 

	6   i  ANNETTE LAWRENCE married  LAWRENCE PLUCHE						
	
            7  ii  MARGARET LAWRENCE  married  JOSEPH JONES

 	8  iii  ROSELLA  LAWRENCE married JOSEPH GRAVELLE	

            9  iv  MARY ANNE LAWRENCE married HIRAM STODDARD

          10. v  ELIZABETH LAWRENCE married JOHN BLUME					


3. NICHOLAS LAWRENCE was born in Rosiere, France  in 1822.  He emigrated  with his 
 family to  Rosiere N.Y.  in 1831. He  worked  the family  homestead and as the only    
survivor of his siblings, he  inherited the homestead when his mother  passed
away in 1884. He died in 1895 and is buried in the new Rosiere Catholic 
cemetery.										  

He married VIRGINIA FAVRET  (FAVRE)   who  was born in in 1829,  also in  Rosiere France . 
They had  9  children  who they raised in the small log cabin  on the homestead.  She 
died in 1908 and is buried with Nicholas.

Children of NICHOLAS LAWRENCE and VIRGINIA FAVRET:

	11  i  MARY ANNE LAWRENCE married JOHN CUMMINGS 

	12  ii  NICHOLAS LAWRENCE married  FLORA CORBETT

	13  iii  THERESA LAWRENCE never  married

	14  iv  JULIA LAWRENCE married JOHN MUSSOT

	15  v  TUSANT LAWRENCE married  ELLEN DUFORD

	16  vi  STEPHEN JOSEPH LAWRENCE married  MARY JANE BOURCY

	17  vii  GENEVIEVE LAWRENCE married OSCAR RADLEY

	18  viii  ADELAIDE LAWRENCE married  EDWARD RYAN

	19  ix  HATTIE LAWRENCE 


4.   MARY ETTA LAWRENCE was born in 1832  in Rosiere N.Y.
She married  JOHN FAVRET (FAVRE)  

Children of MARY ETTA LAWRENCE and JOHN FAVRET (FAVRE)

	20  i  FRANCES FAVRET married  FRED GILES

	21 ii  FRANK FAVRET married  DORA RIDER

	22  iii MARY CAROLYN FAVRET married  FRANCES GILES

	23 iv  PHILIP FAVRET never married

	24 v  GEORGE married PREBUM MACUM 
	

5.  MARGARET FRANCES LAWRENCE was born in Rosiere N.Y. on 31 Jan 1833.   She
 died on Aug 31 1866 and is buried with her parents in the old Rosiere
cemetery.

She married PHILIP KIRKNER (KIRCHNER, KIRCKNER)  They had one child.

Child of MARGARET FRANCES LAWRENCE AND PHILIP KIRKNER:

	25  i   PHILIP TUSANT KIRKNER

For further information, contact:
Rick Lawrence


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