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Amos Lawrence

Amos Lawrence, American merchant, philanthropist.


  • Lawrence, Amos was born on April 22, 1786 in Groton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel and Susanna (Parker) Lawrence.

  • Career

    • Engaged in various philanthropies, gave away about $500,000, 1842-1852, including gifts to Groton (Massachusetts) Acad.


    • Married Sarah Richards, June 6, 1811. Married second, Nancy Means Ellis, 1821.
    • father: Samuel Lawrence
    • mother: Susanna (Parker) Lawrence
    • spouses: Sarah Richards
    • Nancy Means Ellis
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    Died December 31, 1852
    (aged 66)