Jacob Lamb (1798-1847) and Elizabeth Adams (about 1799-about 1831)

Jacob Lamb and Elizabeth Adams are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Jacob Lamb was born October 15, 1798. He was the son of John Lamb (who served in the American Revolution) and Elizabeth Kiplinger. John’s parents came to America from Germany. Johann Konradt Lahm and his wife  Maria Catharina Creitz arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741. They were 22 and 23 years old, and had one child born in Germany. Elizabeth’s parents Phillip Kublinger and Apollonia Ein were born in Germany but I haven’t found arrival records.

Elizabeth Adams was born about 1799, probably in Ohio. Her parents are unknown.

Jacob and Elizabeth married on April 16, 1819 in Harrison County, Ohio. They would have 8 children. (I found marriage records for Jacob Lamb in this book available through Google Books: Historical Collections of Harrison County, in the state of Ohio.)

On the 1820 US Census, Jacob was head of a household in Nottingham, Harrison County, Ohio. There were 3 in the household: 1 male under age 10; 1 male aged 16-25 (Jacob was 22); 1 female aged 16-25 (Elizabeth was about 19).

On the 1830 US Census, Jacob was head of a household in Moorefield, Harrison County, Ohio. There were 9 in the household: 3 males under age 5; 2 males aged 5-9; 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 30-39 (Jacob was 32); 1 female aged 5-9; 1 female aged 20-29 (Elizabeth was 29). Elizabeth likely died in 1831.

Jacob married Mary Williams on February 2, 1832 in Harrison County, Ohio. They would have 5 children before Mary died in about 1839. (after the death of his mother, son Jacob was given over to Hiram James, who became his guardian.

On the 1840 US Census, Jacob was head of a household in Clay, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. There were 11 in the household: 1 male under age 5; 3 males aged 10-14; 2 males aged 15-19; 1 male aged 40-49; 1 female under age 5; 2 females aged 5-9; 1 female aged 10-14.

Jacob married Mary Ann Kail Barnhouse, who was widowed in 1840, and they had 2 children. Jacob died February 6, 1847 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. His will confirms the children.

The children of Jacob Lamb and Elizabeth Adams:

John Lamb – John was born about 1820 in Harrison County, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Jane James in about 1844. They had at least 3 children. The last record I have of him is the 1850 US Census when he lived in Clay, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

Adams Lamb – Adams was born in January of 1821 in Harrison County, Ohio. He married Margaret Parrish in about 1843 and they had 6 children. Adams is found a widower on the 1860 US Census, with a 2 month old daughter, so I wonder if Margaret died in childbirth. Adams married Lavina M. Ish, a widow with 4 children, around 1865. He died sometime after the 1910 US Census, when he’d been widowed.

Hannah Lamb – Hannah was born in about 1822 in Harrison County, Ohio. She married Hiram James in about 1845 and they had 4 children. They farmed in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and Bureau County, Illinois. She is last found on the 1885 Iowa State Census living in Marshalltown, Iowa, widowed and living with son Harry.

George B. Lamb – George was born about 1825 in Harrison County, Ohio. He married Hester. They had at least 4 children, and buried 3 of them in 1854. George died September 5, 1858 in Allen County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Hiram Lamb – Hiram is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Lawrence Lamb – Lawrence was born in 1828 in Harrison County, Ohio. He married Adaline Emma Wilkins on April 3, 1850 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. They had 5 children. He died 1914.

Alexander Lamb – Alexander was born about 1830 in Harrison County, Ohio. He died prior to his father’s will in February 1847.

Elizabeth Lamb  – Elizabeth was born about 1831 in Harrison County, Ohio. She died prior to her father’s will in February 1847.

The children of Jacob Lamb and Mary Williams:

Susannah Lamb – Susannah was born November 4, 1832. She married the widowed George Ross in about 1854. They had 2 children and farmed in Ohio. Sometime after the 1880 US Census, they moved to Laclede County, Missouri. She died September 15, 1895. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Margaret Lamb – Margaret was born on March 31, 1834. She married John Lawyer on December 10, 1854. They had 6 children and farmed in Ohio, Kansas and Iowa. She died on December 31, 1902. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Catherine Lamb – Catherine was born about 1836 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She is found on the 1850 US Census living with a Charles Lamb, his wife and children, in Manhattan, Lucas County, Ohio. I suspect he’s an uncle. She died at the age of 21 according to her brother Jacob’s biography linked below.

Jacob Lamb – Jacob was born September 7, 1837. He married Nancy Brown and they had 2 children. He married Mary M. Pierce on January 13, 1870 in Warren County, Iowa and they had 7 children. He died May 6, 1907. His Find A Grave memorial is here. A biography of Jacob Lamb found in a book available through Google Books helped me greatly in piecing together this family: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1.

Mary Lamb – Mary was born about 1838 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She married a Mr. Snodgrass according to her brother Jacob’s biography linked above. She died prior to her father’s will in February 1847.

The children of Jacob Lamb and Mary Ann Kail Barnhouse:

Lydia Lamb – Lydia was born in about 1843-1845, and she died in childhood, prior to her father’s will in February 1847.

Nancy Lamb – Nancy was born in 1847 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She died when she was about 20 years old.

Hiram J. Lamb (1826-1902) and Sarah Laura Burkhead (1835-1926)

Hiram J. Lamb and Sarah Laura Burkhead are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents.

Hiram J. Lamb was born May 16, 1826 in Ohio or Indiana. He is the son of Jacob Lamb and Elizabeth Adams. Read about them here.

Sarah Laura Burkhead was born October 12, 1835 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Joshua Samuel Burkhead and Rachel Gray. Read about them here.

On the 1850 US Census, Hiram is found living in Clay, Tuscarawas County, Ohio with his sister Hannah Lamb James, her husband Hiram James, their children Elizabeth and Charles, and Hiram and Hannah’s half-siblings Jacob and Margaret. Also in Tuscarawas County is Hiram’s future wife, 14 year old Sarah Burkhead. She is found with her parents Joshua and Rachel Burkhead and her siblings.

Hiram and Sarah were married around 1854, probably is Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

On the 1860 US Census, Hiram was 36 and Sarah was 24. They lived in Rush, Tuscarawas County, Ohio with their 3 children: Rachel, age 5; Mary, age 3; Emmett, age 2 months.

On the 1870 US Census, the family lived in Jefferson, Warren County, Iowa. Hiram was 45 and Sarah was 37. They had 5 children: Rachel, age 16; Mary, age 12; Emmett, age 10; Margaret, age 7; Thomas, age 1.

On the 1880 US Census, the family remained in Jefferson, Warren County, Iowa. Hiram was 55 and Sarah was 47. Two children were at home: Emmett, age 20, school teacher; and Thomas, age 11.

On the 1900 US Census, it gets weird. Hiram, age 74 and Sarah, age 64, are still in Warren County, Iowa. Sarah is listed as head of household and Hiram is listed as her brother. It says both are widowed, and that Sarah had no children. The birth month, year, and location are correct for both. At least two if not three of their 5 children were dead. Daughter Rachel lived in Minnesota and son Emmett lived in Cherokee County, Iowa.

Hiram died April 24, 1902 in Warren County, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sarah married David Baker on January 4, 1904 in Des Moines, Iowa. She was 69 years old. I can’t find record of her after that.

Son Emmett died in 1918. Widowed daughter Rachel returned to Iowa from South Dakota, and married in Warren County, Iowa in 1923.

Sarah died in 1926 in Clarke County, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Hiram Lamb and Sarah Laura Burkhead:

Rachel Axia Lamb – Rachel was born August 4, 1854 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She married Josiah Tuttle Burlingame in 1873. They had 8 children. She married Robert Ritchey on February 14, 1923 in Liberty Center, Iowa. She died July 27, 1937. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary Alice Lamb – Mary is Todd’s 2X Great Grandmother. Read about her here.

Emmett Burkhead Lamb – Emmett was born March 11, 1860 in Warren County, Iowa. He married Linnie P. Anderson on November 7, 1882 in Warren County, Iowa. They had a daughter, Ina, and a son, Carroll. After Linnie died in 1894, Emmett married Margaret Jennie McGinnis on March 21, 1898. They had no children. Emmett was a school teacher and then a commercial seller of produce. He died May 27, 1918. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Margaret Lamb – Margaret was born about 1863 in Warren County, Iowa. The only record I have of her is on the 1870 US Census when she was 7.

Thomas Lamb – Thomas was born March 2, 1869. He married Lottie B. Patterson on February 24, 1891 in Warren County, Iowa. They had a daughter, Doris. He died September 2, 1894. His Find A Grave memorial is here.