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.

Martin VanBuren Perkins (1845-1924) & Mary Alice Lamb (1856-1881)

Martin & Alice are Todd’s great great grandparents, the parents of his great grandfather Oatis Nelty Perkins.

PERKINS Edward HUFFMAN Sarah family 1884 black and whiteMartin VanBuren Perkins was born on November 17, 1845 in Warren, Illinois. His parents are Edward Perkins and Sarah Huffman. He was the 3rd and their 10 children. Read more about Edward and Sarah here.

(Photo: Edward Perkins and Sarah Huffman and many of their children and grandchildren. See more information at the link above.)

Mary Alice Lamb was born in 1856 or 1857 in Ohio. Her parents are Hiram Lamb and Sarah Burkhead. She was the 2nd of their 5 children. You can see Hiram’s Find A Grave memorial here and Sarah’s here.

Prior to marrying Mary Alice Lamb, Martin married Lavina M. Porter on October 3, 1869 in Warren, Iowa. They had a son, Cyrus, who was born in late 1870 and died on February 6, 1871. Lavina died on May 19, 1871. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martin married Mary Alice Lamb on November 5, 1874 in Warren County, Iowa.

On the 1880 US Census, the family was enumerated twice in Jefferson, Iowa, first on July 1 and then on July 7. Martin was 34 and farming, and Alice was 24. Their son Oatis Nelty was 3. Living with them was 17-year-old Edward Perkins, Martin’s cousin.

Their son Elmer was born in 1881. I do not know if Mary Alice died, or if they divorced. I can’t find her after this. (Mary Alice’s parents, and Martin and his two other wives, are all buried in Linn Grove Cemetery in Prole, Iowa. There is no sign of Mary Alice being buried there. So I suspect there was a divorce, she remarried, and I’m just not finding the records.)

Martin married Nancy Elizabeth Kellar Coffee on January 31, 1886 in Warren, Iowa. She had been widowed and had two children.

On the 1900 US Census, Martin was 52 and Nancy was 51. He was teamster in Des Moines, Iowa. They had two children: Govia, age 13; and Bertha, age 10. Also in the home were Nancy’s children from her first marriage: Charles Coffee, age 24, a teamster; and Fred Coffee, age 17, a messenger.

On the 1910 US Census, Martin was 64 and Nancy was 61. Martin was a teamster for the City of Des Moines. Stepson Charles Coffee was 36 and working as a teamster for a brewery. Stepson Fred Coffee was 25 and working as an iron cutter for bridge works. Son Govia was 22 and worked as a carpenter. Daugther Bertha was 21. There was also a lodger, Peter Peters, age 68, a night watchman.

On the 1920 US Census, Martin was 74 and a weighman for city scales. He was boarding with the Hilliard family in Des Moines. Nancy was 67 and lived with sons Govia, age 27, a locomotive engineer; and Fred Coffey, age 32, a laborer at an incubation factory.

Elizabeth died on April 25, 1921 in Des Moines, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martin died November 24, 1924 in Warren, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The child of Martin VanBuren Perkins & Lavinah M. Porter:

Cyrus Perkins – Cyris was born on November 10, 1870 in Iowa, and died on February 6, 1871. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Martin VanBuren Perkins & Mary Alice Lamb:

Oatis Nelty Perkins – This is Todd’s great grandfather. Read more about him here.

Isaac Elmer Perkins – Elmer was born on January 11, 1881 in Warren County, Iowa. He married Izetta Boggs on February 3, 1907 in Taylor, Iowa. They had 2 children and divorced. He married Nora Anderson Rose on March 26, 1921 in Mason City, Iowa. He died September 6, 1933 in Dixon, Illinois.

The children of Martin VanBuren Perkins & Nancy Elizabeth Kellar:

Govia Colmore Perkins – Govia was born on January 13, 1887 in Warren, Iowa. He married Lillian Schodt and they had 2 children. He died on April 20, 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Bertha D. Perkins – Bertha was born on February 19, 1889 in Warren, Iowa. She married Archie Harter on August 24, 1910 in Polk, Iowa. She died on April 10, 1911 in Warren, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.