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Adam Laurence

[Lawrence]

Adam Laurence [Lawrence]

Texas Historical Commission Marker Number: Unknown (not listed in Texas Historical Commission’s Atlas)

Year Dedicated:  possibly 1962 as this is the year David Hutcheson McFadin, also in Williamson County, had his marker dedicated

Marker Size: Granite slab w/star & wreath at grave site  (search for David Hutcheson McFadin’s historical marker listing for a photo of what the marker looks like)

The following headstone pictures are at Adam’s grave site as of May 2017.  The one on the ground was his original headstone.  The standing headstone was made by the family descendants/community – year unknown.  Neither of these headstones are the granite slab with star & wreath made by the State of Texas.  The granite slab has been missing for decades.

Adam Laurence (changed the spelling of his name to Lawrence) Headstone Photo Courtesy Nancy Bell May 2017

Adam Laurence (changed the spelling of his name to Lawrence) Headstone Photo Courtesy Nancy Bell May 2017

Adam Laurence (changed the spelling of his name to Lawrence) Headstone Photo Courtesy Nancy Bell May 2017

Adam Laurence (changed the spelling of his name to Lawrence) Headstone Photo Courtesy Nancy Bell May 2017

Adam Laurence (changed the spelling of his name to Lawrence) Headstone Photo Courtesy Nancy Bell May 2017

Adam Laurence (changed the spelling of his name to Lawrence) Headstone Photo Courtesy Nancy Bell May 2017

Marker Text: 

Oct. 16, 1799, Oct. 2, 1878 Adam Laurence received a Land Grant in 1822. He fought in the Texas Revolution in 1836.

Address: 2800 CR 473

Primary City: Thrall

Secondary Town(s): Lawrence Chapel

Additional Information: in Lawrence Chapel Cemetery

Latitude: 30.4875
Longitude: -97.2393

Verified Location:  Verified 12/2/2016 & 5/16/2017 & 6/24/2017 & 8/4/2017

Texas Historical Commission “5” = Marker is a 1936 Texas Centennial Grave Marker and Texas War for Independence Grave Marker. These small granite markers were hand carved and placed on the ground below the headstone.

WCAD–R326067 & R375629 Per WCHC’s Historical Marker Notebook, pg 3, per initials “M.M.”…”GUIDE TO OFFICIAL TEXAS HISTORICAL MARKERS page 134 under the town of THRALL: 5 Adam Lawrence–Lawrence Chapel Cemetery.  Recent searches in the cemetery in November 1978 have not been able to locate the Official State Marker.”

Additional Information:
The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 68, July 1964 - April, 1965, Adam Lawrence of New Year Creek, by John P. Landers, pgs 43-52

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