Mary Estelle Harwell was born to Dr. Littleton Theodore Peterson Harwell and Martha S. Robinson. Mary Estelle was a well educated woman with a very smart wit and gentle nature.
Mary Estelle and Evan Harvey Lawrence were married Dec. 1, 1859 in Putnam County, Georgia. She was the mother of 10 children. Julius Edgar, Evan Allen, Littleton Jeremiah, Oliver Seaborn, Lucy Adeline, Walter Harwell, Lamar Gordon, Mary Estelle Jr., Spence Lee and Nanny Lee.
In 1861 the civil War started, Mary Estelle endured the absence of her husband during the civil war, taking care of 2 little children while waiting to hear if he was coming home or dead.
In 1882 she had her last pregnancy, which produced twins. Her son Spence was so little that he died at birth. This twin birth was very hard on her, but she had help from her oldest sons and daughters. The other twin was Nannie Lee she was a little trouper and hung on and lived to the ripe old age of 91 yrs.
In 1890 when her husband Evan was only 56 yrs old, he died, leaving her to finish raising the youngest children with her oldest few children that weren't married. She met life with grace and dignity. She had a large circle of friends that were happy to know her.
Rev. Evan Harvey Lawrence was Born in Putnam County, Georgia, to Allen S. Lawrence Sr. and Mary Lamar Coats.
He had several Brothers and sisters. He was a farmer on his fathers plantation in Putnam County, where they grew cotton and peaches.
When he was a young man of 25 yrs he married Mary Estelle Harwell on Dec. 1, 1859 in Putnam County, Ga. They had 10 Children. Julius Edgar, Evan Allen, Littleton Jeremiah, Oliver Seaborn, Lucy Adeline, Walter Harwell, Lamar Gordon, Mary Estelle Jr., Spence Lee and Nanny Lee.
Evan Harvey was a likeable, gentleman, good husband and father. He owned 100 acres in Morgan County, Georgia, where he raised his family. He grew cotton and peaches like his father before him. He enlisted in the Civil War as private soldier in the Western Army under Gen. Bragg. He was in the Oglethorpe Company A, 63rd Georgia Regiment from 1862-1864. In a battle on Kennesaw Mountian, Kennesaw, Georgia.
After the war he became a Minister in the Antioch Baptist Church where he tended his Flock and his fields as a farmer as well. He had a large group of friends that were happy to have him as their friend. Evan Harvey died at the age of 56 yrs from an illness contracted during the war.
From: Teresa George, his great great daughter