Joseph Lawrence

Ensign Joseph Lawrence, 1st Regiment New Hampshire Continental Line

Joseph Lawrence was born January 12, 1736 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was the son of Ebenezer and Sarah (Hammond) Lawrence. 

Joseph Lawrence was commissioned as an Ensign in Captain Jason Wait’s Company of the 1st Regiment, New Hampshire Continental Line on November 8, 1776. He residence is listed as Walpole, New Hampshire. Ensign Joseph Lawrence died in service on June 4, 1777.

Sources: Frederic Kidder, History of the First New Hampshire Regiment in the War of the Revolution (Albany, 1868), 84, 130; Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army, (Baltimore, 1914), 342; Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New Hampshire for the Year ending June 1, 1866, Volume 2, (Concord, 1866), 298, 337; Selected Wartime Service Records of Ensign Joseph Lawrence.