Dr. Wm. Pitt Lawrence – Tombstone Inscription

Lawrence, Wm. Pitt, Dr.
Lawrence, Nancy Pomeroy
Section 28.2
ID # 280881

Dr. Wm. Pitt Lawrence
Born Sept. 26 AD 1784
At Medford, Mass.
Died Jan. 30 AD 1853

1908 Plat: Dr. Wm. P. Lawrence Died 1853
                Section 28 NE Lot 35
1909 List: Lot owner Samuels
Interment Index: 2-7-1853 Dr. Wm. P. Lawrence
Smith 1908 & Garrett: Same as Recorded 2005

Nancy Pomeroy Lawrence
Born Aug. 11th A.D. 1791
At Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Died March 19th A.D. 1846

All must to their cold graves:
Only the actions of the Just
Smell sweet and blossom in the dust.

1908 Plat: N.P. Lawrence 1791-1846
              Section 28 NE Lot 35
1909 List: N.P. Lawrence 28 NE Lot 35
              Lot owner Samuels
Smith (1908): Nancy Pomeroy Lawrence
              Aug. 11, 1791- March 19, 1846
Garrett (1971): Nancy Pomeroy Lawrence
              Born August 11, 1791
              At Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
              Died March 19, 1846
Interment Book: March 22, 1846
Mrs. A. Lawrence 54 Years
Wife of Dr. W.P. Lawrence

Obituary: 1846
Nashville Whig – March 28, 1846
Mrs. N.P. Lawrence

Dr. Lawrence. Recorded 2005

Mrs. Lawrence. Recorded 9-9-2014


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After 2009 Restoration

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Tennessee State Library and Archives has a collection entitled “Lawrence Family Papers 1780-1944” which are available on microfilm. Dr. Lawrence came to Tennessee soon after 1809 and practiced medicine first in Carthage, later in McMinnville and then in Nashville. He served as Surgeon with the 3rd Regiment of Tennessee Militia in the War of 1812. His son Dr. John M. Lawrence married Rachel Jackson, granddaughter of Andrew Jackson. There are connections with the Hayes, Acklen and Walton families.