Biographical Sketch of Almon Lawrence
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Lawrence, Almon, Monkton, Monkton Ridge p. o., was born in Monkton, Vt., on May 18, 1804. His early life was spent on his father’s farm until he entered Newton preparatory department. He graduated from the Burlington College in 1837, after which he taught at St. Albans for several years, and then returned to farm life. He was a son of Diah and Lucretia (Peck) Lawrence. She was born in Norwich, Conn., in 1784, and he was born in 1772. They were married in 1800 and had a family of thirteen children born to them, six of whom are now living — Almon (born in 1804), Milton (born in 1816), Abi (born in 1818), Mary Olive (born in 1823), Henry (born in 1826), Jane (born in 1828). Diah was a son of Josiah and Mrs. Mary (Branch) Lawrence; they were born in Connecticut and married in 1761, and settled in Bennington county, Vt., where they died. They had a family of eight children born to them, three of whom are now living — Diah, Mary and Josiah. Diah settled in Monkton, Vt., in 179-, where he purchased the old homestead which is now in the possession of Almon Lawrence.