Benton County
Tennessee
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ROBERT J. LAWRENCE

House, 40th General Assembly, 1877-79; representing Benton and Humphreys counties; Democrat.

Born in North Carolina ca. 1820; Married Susannah Hayes on 23 March 1845 in Benton County, TN; Children -- William, Henry, Thomas D., Cordelia, Robert J., Jr., Sarah.

Farmer, made their home in the 1st Civil District, Benton County, TN; later moved to Holladay, Benton County, TN, where he was a ruling elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Deeded land in 1848, three acres, to Mount Carmel Church for building site and campground. Postmaster at Camden 5 February to 15 November 1875; justice of the peace. Member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church; Worshipful Master Mount Carmel Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons at Holladay. Died prior to 10 June 1893, exact date and burial place not determined.

Biographical Directory Tennessee General Assembly 1796-1969 Preliminiary No 13 Page 12

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