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Notes for Laurence GINN


Residences & events:

1800 Mason Co, KY. He was taxed in this county that year, along with James, Thomas, and William Ginn.

11/18/1810 Mason Co, KY. Laurence served as bondsman for the marriage of Polly Ginn and Nicholas Warringfor.

1810 Mason Co, KY. His family at census time consisted of 1 male age 10-16, 2 at 16-26, himself at 26-45, 1 female age 10-16, 3 females 16-26 and his wife was also 26-45.

He was probably the Lawrence Ginn listed in the 3rd Reg of Poage's Mounted KY Vols as a Pvt in the War of 1812. James Ginn was in the same regiment.

1/1/1823 Wayne Co, IN was his address when he bought 80 acres of land in Fayette Co.

1/10/1823 He bought another 80 acres in Fayette.

1830 Fayette Co, IN. He had moved to his real estate by census time. Apparently he and Sarah were living alone as the only ones in the family were a man and woman aged 60-70.

The biography of grandson John Thompson includes some of his life:

"His [John Thompson's] parents were James and Sarah (Ginn) Thompson, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of Culpeper Co., Virginia, who married in Kentucky"

"His [John Thompson's] wife, nee Sarah Ginn, was the daughter of Lawrence Ginn, of Virginia, who located in Fayette County, when he improved a farm and finally died. He was a strong Jacksonian Democrat, and, like Jackson himself, had "no use" for a man who did not live up to his word. His parents came from England and were of the industrious class of yeomany. Their children were: Elizabeth, Mrs. Bantbann; Mary, Mrs. Walingfort; Sarah, the mother of our subject; Phebe, Mrs. Warren; and Thomas, who served for a time as sheriff of Henry county and was a prominent citizen."
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