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. 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:

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:

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)

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:


From a email from France, received 30 March 2017, and translated by Google Translation;

Your article "Pioneer Laurent family" allowed me to complete my family tree, thank you. I would like to give you some details about the family of Toussaint LAURENT and Françoise MILLE.

Toussaint LAURENT (Tusent LAWRENCE) was born on 14 September 1795 in Rosières-sur-Mance, Haute-Saone, France. Françoise (Frances) was born on 26 February 1798 in Rosières-sur-Mance as well.

Before his departure in the United States, Tusent exercises the profession of wine-grower in this same village. He married Françoise on 1 March 1824 in Rosières-sur-Mance.

Marcel (Marshal) son of Françoise MILLE, born before marriage, is adopted by the couple during their marriage.

I am currently looking for all the inhabitants of Rosières-sur-Mance and other neighboring villages left in Lyme (Rosiere) between 1829 and 1832. My origins are in Rosières-sur-Mance (Cocagne family) and I have links More or less closely related to most of the migrants of that period. Discovering the descendants of families in the United States also interests me.
Forgive me for writing in French, but my English would be too rough.
Cordially


For further information, contact:
Rick Lawrence


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