James Lawrence help

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Hello,
I'm trying to find a firm record of birth/death/marriage for great (x5) grandfather, James Lawrence, born between 1761-1775, most likely in Barnstable, and settling in Fairfield Maine sometime in the late 1700s. I've read several accounts but nothing conclusive and most are conflicting. The only thing I can confirm for sure is that he is the father to my great (x4) grandfather, James Jr. (see attached URL) 
I'm specifically looking for *well-sourced, documented* info about James I in the form of a headstone, burial certificate, birth record, or marriage record.
Thank you!

https://www.myheritage.com/photo-1500014_476514741_476514741/james-jr-anna-lander-marriage-info

in Genealogy Help by Aimee Lawrence G2G Rookie (220 points)

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Unnecessary reminder that although headstones are set in stone              (literally) they can contain mis leading or false information. As some of you have read on this site, Ihad a rather vain aunt-by-marriage who insisted that  her date of birth on her gravestone should be recorded as several years earlier that it actually was, Seems she feared being recorded as older than her spouse.  Stonemasons carved the stone as she wanted to be seen- FAG folk be aware!
by Dorothy Coakley G2G6 Pilot (174k points)

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