|SAMUEL LAWRENCE, farmer; P.O. Anamosa; is a native of Massachusetts, and was born in Groton, Middlesex Co.; he grew up and received his education in Massachusetts, and when 18 years of age, he came West to Jo Daviess Co., Ill., and taught school in Galena; he came to Iowa in 1852, and, after spending a few months in Dubuque and the mining regions, came to Jones Co. he was appointed Recorder of Deeds; he was appointed Deputy Sheriff under Frank Hicks and was Acting Sheriff during his official term; he was afterward elected Sheriff of Jones Co. and served two years, and was again re-elected for a second term; he has also held school offices. Mr. Lawrence has been engaged in farming and owns 265 acres of land. During the war, he enlisted but did not go in the field.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 563.
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