Compiled by Vanessa Rudisill Stern

First Page
Lawyer Descendancy Chart
Lawyer Photo Album

Martin Lawyer, so far the earliest identified ancestor of this family, was born in Hanover, Germany and settled on a farm in Harford County, Maryland.  Brothers Casper and Philip Lawyer both show up in the 1800 census of Frederick County, Maryland in Westminster District #5.  This area later became Carroll County.  Casper's family consisted then of 2 males under 10, 1 male age 16-26, 2 males age 26-45, 2 females under 10 and 1 female age 26-45.  Philip's family consisted then of 1 male under 10, 1 male age 10-16, 1 male age 26-45, 2 females under 10, 1 female age 1-16, 1 female age 16-26 and 1 other free person.  Carroll County was formed in 1837 from parts of Frederick and Baltimore Counties.  Silver Run, where many of the Lawyers lived, is right on the line of the old Frederick/Baltimore Counties, so it is likely that the families stayed put and the county lines moved around them.

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Framingham, MA 01701

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