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b. 3 Sep 1813 Morovia, Buncombe Co., NC. d. bef 25 May 1872 m. Nancy ANDERSON (b. 1 Mar 1815 same place d. ?). Children: Julyann, James, Jason, George Washington, Latesy, Matilda, Absolem, Winfield Scott. Lived Buncombe Co., NC until 1845, Green Co., NC or TN until 1850, and Persimmon Creek, Shoal Twp., Cherokee Co., NC. d. May be related to Jason LORANCE b.abt. 1820 Yancey Co. NC.





b. 22 Feb. 1830 NC. d. 14 Feb.1905 GA. m. 1867 Elizabeth JOHNSON. Bur. Mount Olive Church Cemetery near Cloudland, GA. (4) sons (1) daughter: Andrew, John Wesley, Alford, Willis Lee & Mary Jane. All of his children spelled their names LOWRANCE. Alexander's headstone reads "LAWRANCE" and marriage record reads LORENZ. Need info on Alexander's parents. Charles Dodson

Clarence Earlie


(s/o Adlai Rufus) b. ? d. ? m. Ruby GENEVA ? Children: Kathleen, Tom, Patricia, Kenneth, Bob, Carl, Larry

Bob Lowrance

David Eldrige


b. Dec 1843 LA (possibly Shreveport) d. ? m.1864 Macon Co., GA. Elizabeth SHEALY Children: Annie Lee, Mike, Laura Belle, Ella, Eliza, Robert, Maude, and Lou. According to census records David's father was b. IN and his mother born in LA. Any info appreciated!

Liz Dalton

D. Lafayette


b. 1852 ? d. ? m. ? Nancy ? (b. 1850). Children: Elizabeth M. (b. 1872), Columbus (b. 1873), John (b. 1874), D. Nancy (b. 1877) & Daniel Lafayette (Fate). Lived in Lincoln Co., NC. Later moved to McAdenville, NC.

Chris Lowrance

Elcainey "Cain"
b. 1 Jan 1826 NC. d. 20 Nov 1889 Kerrville, TX. (Family moved to McNairy Co., TN. when he was 18 months old) m. 15 March 1866 Tishomingo Co., MS. Martha Louiza PATRICK. Children: Fenna Florence (b 20 Sep 1867), Otway Ollie (b. 21 Jan 1869), Banks Burow (b. 17 Apr 1870) and Bloomer Patrick (b 18 Sep 1879). JR



b. 2 Mar 1818 In Henry Co., KY. died 20 Mar 1877 in Henry Co., KY. She married John R JONES who was born 13 Jul 1798 in Fauqier Co., VA. and died 14 Jan 1873 in Henry Co., KY. They had 11 children.

Diane Bollschweiler

Elizabeth (Sophie)


b. 1776 d. ? m. 14 Feb. 1791 Lincoln Co., NC. George LUTES (b. 1770 d. 1803). Who were Sophie's parents?


Elvira/Alvira LORENTZ b. 1825 TN (per census) d. Aug 1859 TX. m. 1847 Saline Co., AR. Maxfield HENSLEE (sometimes found HENSLEY) b. 1810 NC. d. July 1887 Menard Co., TX. Children: Martha P. b. 1848 Saline Co, Maxfield F. b. 1849 Saline Co, John Crain b. 1852 Saline Co, Elizabeth b. 1854 Collin Co, TX, Martin V. 1857 Collin Co.
Sandra Wortham

Glen Jr. (Buddy)


(s/o Glen "Whitey" b. Varna, IL abt. 1934 d. 1986 KY and Barbara ?) b. ? Sister: Deborah Jean b. 1958 Elmonte, CA. Glen Sr. had bro. James R. of East Peoria Il.; sis. Gloria Jean of Bayonne NJ; Carol. Last known whereabouts; Glen Jr in the CB's late 1970s; Deborah in MO late 1970s.

Linda Lorance

Gustave Frederick


b. 1839. (poss. Alsace-Lorraine however 1880 census shows the birthplace as Saxony, Germany). d. ? m. ? Arr. NY abt. 1857. He changed the spelling of his surname to LAWRENCE.

Lynn Brandvold

b. ? d. ? m. 12 Feb. 1922 Stella May WEEKS (d/o Wiley Felix WEEKS & Mary BUFFALO).
Any information on this family wold be greatly appreciated.
Sheri Franek

Jacob Harness


b: 1807 VA. d. 1886 Married Eliza J. or Elizabeth HOLMES (b. abt. 1809 (DE?) d. 11 Mar 1888). Son: Jacob Harness b. Aug 1851 IL, d: 4 Apr 1934, Persifer Twp., Knox Co., IL m. 28 Aug1873, Knox Co., IL. Alice E. (BRADFORD?); b: May 1852, d: 1879 IL. Children: William, Stella, Hettie, Harvey Jacob b. 1876 ? d: 1943 Grand Island, Hall Co., NE. m1. Louise Mae O'BRIEN b: Knoxville, MO. m2 13 Oct 1913 Hastings, NE. Olive JORDAN, b. 4 Jan 1889, Keytesville, MO. Children: Dale, Bruce, Alice, Cecil Jacob b. 17 Jan 1917, Hastings, NE. m. 18 May 1940 Maxine Luella RUHE, d: 20 Feb. 1963, Denver, CO. bur. Cairo, NE. Child: Dennis.

Sharon Lorance

Jacob N.


b. 1771 ? d. Mar 1850 Cass CO, IL m. 24 Sep. 1834 Morgan Co., IL (last of several) Sarah WILLIAMS (b. abt. 1801-1810 d. aft. Mar. 1850) Children (previous marr.): David; Jonathan C.; William; Peter Alfred; Jason; Delila; Lydia; Catharine P.; Sarah "Sally"; Children from Sarah Williams: Mary Jane; Jacob; Harriet Ann; Martha. May have also been sons Samuel & James who died before Will was made. Jacob is first found living in IL by 1828. May have lived in Logan Co., KY (1820 Census shows a Jacob LORANCE), where there is also a Henry LORANCE living.

Connie Griffin



b. 1830 AR. d. 1884 ? m. Amanda ? (b. 1845 AR.d. 1901).Daughter: Annie b. 22 Dec. 1869 d. 1954 Garrison, TX.  m. William Marion ANDERSON (b. 1866).  Who were J.M.'s parents?

Cathy Brinson

Johann Nicholaus

b. 1670, Kaiserslautern, The Palatinate d. 1715 Limerick, IRL (?) m. ? Margrath ROECKEL ( b. abt. 1675 d. 1710, Limerick, IRL). Children: George LAWRENCE, Peter (LAURENCE) LAWRENCE (m1 Catherine, children: John Sr. b. 1742, Ballingrane, County Limerick, IRL.  m. abt. 1775, NYC, Margaret SWITZER (widow of Philip EMBURY) , d. 24 Feb 1822, Augusta Township, Ontario, CAN.; Peter Jr., b. 1761,Kilscannel, Limerick, IRL.  m. 5 Oct 1778, Trinity Church Parish, NYC, NY, Sarah BARWICK, d.., Sr.; Mary LAWRENCE; m2 Agnes BENNER children: Elizabeth b. 1754, Shehanagh or Ballingrane, Limerick, IRL, d. 17 Nov 1754, Parish Church, Rathkeale, Limerick, IRL; Loyalist Cap. George Sr. (Butler's Rangers, Fort Niagara and The War of 1812), b. 26 Mar 1757, Ballingrane, Limerick, IRL, m. ? Sarah BEAUCROFT NY/VT. d. 7 May 1843, Virgil, Upper CAN(Ontario); Agnes LAWRENCE, b. 1763, d. 12Sep1764, Parish Church, Rathkeale, Limerick, IRL). Howard Ray Lawrence
John (Johann Casper)

b. 1756 GER d. 15 Feb 1807 Lancaster, PA, m. abt. 1774 (prob. PA.) Mary ? (b. ?, d. 10 Mar 1832 Lancaster, PA.). 3 (known) children: Jacob (b.1775/76 m. 1803 Lewis Co., (W)VA. Rebecca STALNAKER), John (b.abt.1780, m. Maria Magdelana METZGER), Heinrich (b. 25 Sep 1781 d. young). The will of Mary LORENTZ mentions her son Jacob LORENTZ living in Upshur Co., VA.. Who were Mary's parents, sibs? Where was she born? Any info. appreciated.

Margaret C. Lew

Sally Lorentz Anderson



b. 10 Jan 1790, NC. d. 28 Apr 1876 m. 10 Apr 1813, Maury Co, TN, Eleanor HAYNES (b. 31 Mar 1792, Iredell Co., NC, d. 1 Feb 1869, Tarrant Co., TX). John is supposed to be buried in Stringtown, Choctaw Nation, OK, but I have not been able to confirm the name of the cemetery. Looking for final resting place.

R.N. Haynes



(s/o Peter LORANCE & Elizabeth IKERD) b. 1828 IN. d. ? Prarie Co., AR. m. ? Jackson Co., IN. Mahala STODGELL. Son: William A. LOURANCE (my gggf) For some reason the spelling changed to LOURANCE and that is how it stayed in my family til this day. Looking for info on John and Mahala and their children.

Jason Rosenburg


b. ? d. ? m Ann Maria MUGEL (d/o Claus MUGEL;glassmaker). Children: Anna Barbara (b. abt. 1652 d. 6 Jan 1702 Rosteig, Alsace, FRA); Anna Regina (b 22 Jun. 1658); Anna Barbara (m. Johann Nicolas FISCHER b. 1651 d. 1701, Rosteig, Alsace, FRA). Anna Barbara LORENTZ and Johann Nicolas FISCHER both bur. Volksberg, Alsace, FRA.

Charles Campbell

Joseph Boyden


b. 1888 NC. d. ? m. ? Josephine BASS. Children (included): James, Edna (m. Walter PEACOCK), Thomas, Margaret (m. Frank THOMPSON), and Martha (m1. ? CLEMENT m2 ? CRESS). Family lived in Mooresville, NC.

Rene Thompson

Joyce May
b. ? Muleshoe, TX. d. ? m. ? Son: D. O. LORANCE. Twila Chesher



b. 1820 VA (WV?) d. 1856 m. 21 Jan 1845 Muskingum Co., OH Lenorah RICHARDSON. Children: Harriet, Annis, Ira Allen and Rufus M[artin?]. Any info appreciated!

Judith Adam

Martin Christian


b. ? d. ? m. ? Wilhemina ?. Children: Marie Mary Hope, Gustav August. They left Handburg on 19 Oct. 1858 and arrived in East London 13 Jan. 1859. They settled in Wisdaden and later in Kingwilliams Town Kaffraria, South Africa. Looking for any info.

George Lorentz



b. 31 Oct 1774 NC. d. ? m. 6 Dec 1792 ? Jacob S. LUTZ. Who were Mary's parents? Sibs?

Peter J. Rzeminski

Mary Ann


b. ? d. ? m. 6 Mar 1870, Fulton Co., OH Benjamin BENDER (b 1849 OH s/o Jacob and Catherine EYER) (At least 3) Son: Occola, Walter B.(born 10 Apr.1881)  and one of whom died as an infant. The name has been seen as LAWRENCE; LORENCE. Her family could very easily be German. Benjamin's family was Mennonite.


Mary Ann (or Jane)


b. 3 Sep. 1861 Hardeman, TN. d. 6 Mar. 1941 McClain Co., OK. m. 22 Jul 1877 ? John ROLAND/ROLIN Children: Malinda, Mary, Ollie, Laura, John, Andrew, Benjamin, Sevility, Anna, and Charles.

Mary Elizabeth LORENTZ b. 1741 Paoli, Chester Co., PA. d. 15 Oct 1819 Jane Lew, Lewis Co., WV. m. abt 1756 Fredrick Co., MD. or Paoli, PA. Samuel BONNETT . Father listed as Mathew LORENTZ who came on the ship from Germany and took the Oath of Allegiance [p. 294] on the Shop Speedwell from Rotterdam Sept 25, 1749. Also spelled Mattheis.
b. abt 1841 MO. d. 9 Jul 1895 ? m. 20 Dec. 1862 Margaret FORESTER (b abt 1846 IL, d. 20 Aug 1871). (At least one known) child: John Franklin LAWRENCE (b 1 Jun 1869 Belleville, St. Clair, IL, d. 1918 Centralia, WA. m. Eunice Emma McKINLEY b. 21 Oct 1870 Dekovan, KY. d May 1956 Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.) and poss. one named Louis. Believe the family name was spelled LORINZ before that. This is all the info I have on the Lawrence/Lorince/Lorinz family. Where was Napleon born? Did he have other children? What was his father's name and where did the family originate? Any help most appreciated.
Rachel LOWRANCE b. 1817 in NC d. bef 1860 in Washington Co., TN m. 1 Sep 1833 in Washington Co., TN. Joseph ROGERS. Children: Elihu, Samuel, Manerve, Reuben, David, Margaret Elvira, Eveline, Joseph, and Mary J. Thanks. G. S. Hamblin



b. ? d. ? m. ? Peradine BOND. Children (all b. IL): Noal b. 17 Apr. 1902 d. Nov. 1981; Richard Braseal b. 1 Oct. 1904 d.16 Oct. 1960 m. ? Ailene GLEN; Beatrice b.? d. ? Ross SHIVES; Wesley b. ? d. ? m. ? Lillie PALM. Any information is appreciated

Linda Lorance



b. 1768 d. abt 1853 Fauquier Co., VA abt. 1800 (descendant of Johannes?), m1. ? daughter Mary Ann m2. Mary THORP/THARP Children: Alexander (Sandy), Noah, Ransom, and James. One other known daughter: Theodosa. Resided in Harrison/Lewis counties VA until death.

Robin W. Lawrentz



b. abt. 1800 poss. TN or NC d. 18?? TN/WV m. abt. 1823 Hawkins Co. TN to David LAWSON Children: James, Joseph, John and William

Sarah Jane


b. 6 Apr. 1890 ? d. ?

Barbara Ward

Thelma Cleopatra
b. 23 May 1902 Howard, KS. d. 13 Nov. 1993 Colby, KS. m. ? Floyd Maurice KEMP.  Children: Faith Cleopatra, Floyd Maurice Jr. GLH
s/o Jacob (s/o Peter & Elizabeth BRIDGES) & Betsy FRIZZLE( FRISSET) b. 1805 Lincoln Co., NC. d. ? m. ? Mary E. ?. Child: Abraham Augustus (LAWRANCE) b 6 July 1833 Adams Co, IL; d. 9 Sept 1870 Grass Valley, Nevada Co, CA. m 29 Dec 1861 Grass Valley, CA. Mary ROUSE. Child: Dora Olive b. 26 March 1863 Rough & Ready, Nevada Co., CA. Looking for information about William (actual birth date, date of death and place) and Mary's last name and vitals.

Peggy Heseltine

William H.
b. 11 Oct 1850 IN. d. ? m. Lola TOURVILLE (b. 27 Apr 1859 St Louis, MO.) Children: Osmand( 13 Apr 1883 St. Louis, MO.); Pansy (13 Aug 1886 St Louis, MO.); Liola ( 19 Oct 1887 St Louis, MO.); James Walker (23 Apr.1890 St. Louis, MO. (my gf)); Enace Esttella (22 Mar 1894 St Louis, MO.); Thomas Yetysehe (2 Sep 1898 St Louis, MO.) (from Family Bible: It is hard to make out some of the hand writing so a couple may be off a letter or two) Thanks for the help.
James William Lorance III
William Houston
b. 1825 Monroe Co. TN d. 1913 Nemaha Co. NE m1 ? Mary HILL (b. 1832 TN) (10) Children: John H., Benjamin Franklin, Thomas A., Oliver P., Edmond B., William Ira, Mary Ethel, Cora Hope, Zera Fine, Lizzie Bell. m2 ? Luella A. Rutherford CLARK (2) Children: Paul Raymond, Ralph C. I have received one tree that suggests Joseph LORANCE/LOWRANCE and Mary Ann HYTOR of Iredell, NC, but nothing to corroborate. Who are William's parents?







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