John Wesley Lawrason

ID # 849, (1855-1917)
FatherJohn Purvis Lawrason (1822-1868)
MotherSarah D. Crane (1827-1900)
BirthJohn Wesley Lawrason was born in 1855 at Beverly Township, Wentworth County. 
MarriageHe married Cynthia Buckberrough, daughter of James Coleman Buckberrough and Rachel Smith, on 1 January 1878 at Norwich, Ontario; Mrge reg. 008416-78 Norwich, Oxford County
Wesley Lawrason, 23, farmer, born and residing Beverly. Parents John and Sarah.
Cynthia Buckborough, 21, born and residing Windham, Norfolk County. Parents James and Rachel.
Wit. George H. Cornell of Montreal, P.Q. and Phoebe Buckborough of Windham, on 1 Jan, 1878 at Norwich, by Rev. J. L. Davis.
The bride and groom were Episcopal Methodist. 
MarriageHe married Lucy Cater on 13 November 1901 at Kalamazoo, Michigan; Return of marriages for the County of Kalamazoo
Nbr. 5938, date of license Nov. 9, 1901
John W. Lawrason, 46, farmer, residing Kalamazoo, born Canada. Married previously once. Parents John Lawrason and Sarah Crane.
Lucy Cates, 46, residing Comstock, Michigan, born Michigan. Father John Cates, mother unknown. Not previously married.
Date of marriage Nov. 13, 1901, by J.C. Floyd, clergyman.
Witnesses (written rather illegibly) A.T. Geeling, Comstock, and Mrs. C.G. Shulber of Kalamazoo. 
DeathHe died on 22 November 1917. 
BurialHe was buried at Highland View Cemetery, Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan. 
NoteJohn and Cynthia were in Beverly Township at the time of the 1881 census. By the time of the 1900 census in Michigan, the family is at Barry, Woodland Twp. With them is daughter Mildred born in Michigan. Wesley is shown as John Lawrason, with enumerators' marks over what appears to be an initial. He is a widower and there is no indication as to when Cynthia died, but Mildred was born in 1883. According to a later census, the family went to the U.S. in 1882.

John Wesley Lawrason was, at some remove, a cousin of Cynthia Buckberrough, his wife. His parents were John Purvis Lawrason and Sarah Crane who are buried at Troy; his grandparents were Thomas Lawrason and Charity Deneen, also buried at Troy; and his great grandparents were Miller Lawrason and Elizabeth Purvis who are buried in St. George Cemetery.

Miller Lawrason was brother to Elizabeth Lawrason who married John Coleman; Elizabeth was the mother of Sarah Coleman who married George Buckberrough; they in turn were the parents of James Coleman Buckberrough, who was the father of Cynthia. 

Children of John Wesley Lawrason and Cynthia Buckberrough

Last Edited6 Aug 2016