From: Smith, James H., 1880, History of Chenango and Madison Counties, New York. D. Mason & Co.. Syracuse, NY
In the year 1806, Thomas
Lawrence emigrated to America from England, and settled with his father,
William Lawrence, at Clockville, Madison Co. Thomas Lawrence was
at that time twelve years of age. He died in the year 1870, at the
close of a long, reputable and useful life. He had become extensively
known throughout the county, having business relations with most of the
farming inhabitants in the manufacture and sale of plaster for fertilizing
purposes. He was a zealous and consistent member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, and missed no opportunity of advancing the cause.
George Lawrence is a son of Thomas Lawrence and was born at Clockville, in the year 1829. At the age of twenty-one, he purchased a farm in the town of Fenner, Madison Co., whereon he resided seven years. He then removed to his present farm. He is now extensively engaged in the culture of hops, and also in connection with his brother, U.N. Lawrence, who resides on an adjoining farm, in the manufacture of malt. The brothers purchase their barley chiefly in Chicago, IL, and their malt finds a market in New York City and Brooklyn.
Mr. Lawrence is one of the stable, enterprising men who do much in any community to give it character and progress.