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"It is almost dark now. I hear the distant shouts of men across the river training for war. They will leave tomorrow. My heart aches that Willis will be among them, but I am proud of his courage and determination to fight for Texas's freedom. I must pray for our boys now, then try to sleep."
—Lucinda Lawrence[4]

Lucinda Lawrence (1822 – c. 1905) was the daughter of Aaron and Rebecca Lawrence. She had four siblings, Willis, Lemuel, Green, and Mary. Her family moved to Gonzales, Texas when she was younger. In October 1835, Lucinda witnessed the beginning of the Texas Revolution.


Early life[]

In 1822, Lucinda was born to Aaron and Rebecca Lawrence in America. She had two older brothers, Willis and Lemuel, and two younger siblings, Green and Mary. Her family later emigrated to Texas when it was still a part of Mexico. Mary died during the trip.

Texas Revolution[]

In late September 1835, Lucinda's father was injured when an ox "gored" his leg with its horn. He developed a bad fever, which took two days to break. Later that month, Mexicans came to take back the town's cannon. They refused to return it, leading to a battle on October 2 which the Texians won. A few days later, Willis went to San Antonio to fight. The siege lasted for several weeks, finally concluding with a Mexican defeat on December 11. Willis returned just in time for Christmas.

Willis decided to return to San Antonio just a few short weeks later. Lucinda and her family soon joined him since her mother was worried about her brother Isaac and his wife Esperanza. Lucinda attended a fandango in late February 1836. There she danced with a James Allen, with whom she shared her first kiss. The same night, Lucinda's family began packing after they heard that the Mexican army was near. Willis and Isaac remained behind to fight.

Lemuel disappeared soon after the arrived back in Gonzales. Several days later, they received news that Alamo was defeated and Willis and Isaac were killed. Lucinda's family joined the "Runaway Scrape", heading towards the States. Her father had to stay behind in San Felipe due to his injury. Across the Trinity River, they met up with Lucinda's aunt Nancy, the wife of Henry who died at Goliad. Near the border, a messenger informed them that they had defeated Mexico. Lucinda's family headed back home.

Later life[]

Lucinda, her mother, and Green reached Gonzales after an arduous month-long journey. There they were greeted by Lemuel and her father, who had their crops "up and healthy". Lemuel, having been held prisoner by Comanche, had finally escaped and arrived home after several weeks. Later, Lucinda went to San Augustine Female Academy, before moving to Houston where she taught school.

She married and had atleast two sons. Her husband and eldest son were killed while fighting with Terry's Rangers during the Civil War. Lucinda's youngest son built a mansion on Galveston Island, where she stayed until it was hit by a hurricane in 1900. She lived the rest of her life in Gonzales and passed away at eighty-three.

Personality and traits[]

Lucinda enjoyed learning and continued her education into her adulthood. She took particular delight in writing, making an entry in her diary nearly every day. Lucinda was occasionally prone to jealously, especially for her best friend Mittie Roe. After her experiences in the Texas Revolution, she grew as a person and stopped being jealous of Mittie. At thirteen, Lucinda was already interested in matters of romance. She alsp had a crush on her brother's friend Galba Fuqua.

Family tree[]

The Lawrence Family Tree
Aaron Lawrence
Rebecca Lawrence
Willis Lawrence
(d. 1836)
Lemuel Lawrence
(b. 1820)
Lucinda Lawrence
(d. 1860s)
Green Lawrence
(b. 1826)
Mollie Lawrence
Mary Lawrence
Five children
George Washington
Eight children
Two sons

Behind the scenes[]


Amy Stewart as Lucinda



See also[]

Dear America characters
Main characters

Remember "Mem" Whipple | Deliverance Trembley | Lozette Moreau | Catharine Logan | Prudence Emerson
Abigail Stewart | Lucinda Lawrence | María Rosalia de Milagros | Hattie Campbell | Mary Driscoll
Florence "Florrie" Mack Ryder | Susanna Fairchild | Clotee Henley | Amelia Martin | Emma Simpson
Sarah Nita | Phillis "Patsy" Frederick | Libby West | Priscilla "Pringle" Rose | Mary "Polly" Rodgers
Nannie Little Rose | Angeline Reddy | Sarah Jane Price | Teresa Viscardi | Anetka Kaminska
Zipporah Feldman | Minette "Minnie" Bonner | Angela Denoto | Margaret Ann Brady | Kathleen Bowen
Simone Spencer | Lydia Pierce | Nell "Nellie Lee" Love | Bess Brennan | Minerva "Minnie" Swift | Grace Edwards
Julie Weiss | Madeline Beck | Amber Billows | Piper Davis | Dawn "Dawnie Rae" Johnson | Molly Flaherty

Supporting characters

Antoinetta Viscardi | Leon Nasevich | Daniel Pierce | Erma Jean Love | Patrick Flaherty

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A Journey to the New World | I Walk in Dread | Look to the Hills | Standing in the Light
Love Thy Neighbor | The Winter of Red Snow | Cannons at Dawn | A Line in the Sand
Valley of the Moon | Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie | So Far from Home | All the Stars in the Sky
Seeds of Hope | A Picture of Freedom | A Light in the Storm | When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow | I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly | The Great Railroad Race
Down the Rabbit Hole | Land of the Buffalo Bones | My Heart Is on the Ground | Behind the Masks
My Face to the Wind | West to a Land of Plenty | A Coal Miner's Bride | Dreams in the Golden Country
A City Tossed and Broken | Hear My Sorrow | Voyage on the Great Titanic | A Time for Courage
When Christmas Comes Again | Like the Willow Tree | Color Me Dark | Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Christmas After All | Survival in the Storm | One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping
My Secret War | Early Sunday Morning | The Fences Between Us | With the Might of Angels
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?