In 1850, George P. LAWRENCE (b abt 1823 - VA), is enumerated residing within the household of Mrs. Anna Goodwin (Grigg) BURR (b abt 1806 - Warren, OH, d 31 Jan 1875 - Newton, MO), in Palmyra, Marion County, MO [23 Aug 1850]. Listed immediately following George P. LAWRENCE is a child identified as George M. LAWRENCE, age 1 (b abt 1849 - MO).
Mrs. Anna BURR was the proprietress of a school known as Mrs. Burr's Seminary. Also shown within the 1850 Census record are a number of females ranging in age from age thirteen to twenty who seem to be Mrs. BURR's boarding students.
Early records from Marion County, MO, seem to show that Mrs. Anna BURR was previously a widow of a Mr. LAWRENCE prior to her marriage to an Erasmus BURR. Erasmus BURR was killed in a bar room incident in 1834 shortly after the BURR's arrival from St. Louis.
Anna Goodwin (Grigg) BURR was the daughter of Rev. Jacob GRIGG and Mary Ann LITTLEDYKE.
It seems most likely that George P. LAWRENCE was a son of Mrs. Anna BURR's, though he might have been a stepson or related in some other way. George's Virginia birthplace and birthdate suggests that Anna probably married a Mr. LAWRENCE in Virginia, perhaps about 1822, when Anna would have been about age 16.
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Does anyone have any further information about this George P. LAWRENCE (b abt 1823 - VA) either before or after his appearance in the 23 Aug 1850 date of the Census? Does anyone know the name of Anna BURR's first husband and George LAWRENCE's father? Does anyone know what became of George M. LAWRENCE (b abt 1849 - MO)?