Philip Lawrence was born in Beaver County, Pa., July 7, 1816. When he was four years of age his parents moved to Wayne County, O. In 1843 he came to Salem township, and settled in his present home place. March 20, 1839, he married Miss Kennedy, and has reared a family of eight children, of whom seven survived to manhood and womanhood, and four are still living. Mr. Lawrence held the office of township trustee about ten years during and after the war. He ranks among the pioneers of his township, as the whole section was wild at the period of his settlement, and but few neighbors within many miles of his farm.



From "History of Auglaize County, Ohio, with the Indian History of Wapakoneta, and the First Settlement of the County", Robert Sutton, Publishers, Wapakoneta, 1880