Sunday, May 25, 2014

52 Ancestors: #21 - Sarah DAVIS Lamb

Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small has issued a challenge:  write one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor.  It can be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem – anything that focuses on one ancestor.



Sarah DAVIS Lamb is my third great grandaunt, daughter of my fourth great grandfather, Leonard Davis. Leonard is a proven patriot thanks to one of Sarah’s descendants who joined the DAR through her line.

Sarah was born about 1801 in Albemarle County, Virginia but lived her teen years in Rockingham County.  There she met and married Matthias Lamb on December 18, 1826.  At some point they moved to Rockbridge County where they raised their large family.  Sarah and Matthias were living with their son Abraham in Botetourt County in 1870. 

In 1880, there is a Sarah Lamb in Botetourt enumerated as the grandmother in the household of Jacob Lamb whose age makes him more likely a son than grandson.  However, there is no Jacob Lamb in the earlier records for Matthias and Sarah Lamb.  So I’m not certain this 1880 census reflects “MY” Sarah Lamb’s family.

Sarah’s death record is dated November 24, 1881 in Craig County where her son Moses lived. 

THREE GENERATIONS:

Sarah Ann DAVIS  ( 1801 Albemarle Co, VA - 24 Nov 1881 Craig Co, VA ) & Matthias LAMB (1804 – Abt 1880 Botetourt Co, VA ) 18 Dec 1826 Rockingham Co, VA


1.  Isaac LAMB ( 1827 Virginia - Before 1880 ) & Martha A. UNKNOWN
  • Sarah Jane LAMB ( 15 Apr 1853 Rockbridge Co, VA - )
  • Mary Ellen LAMB ( Dec 1854 Rockbridge Co, VA - )
  • John W. LAMB ( 1856 Virginia - )
  • Henry P. LAMB ( 1859 Virginia - )
  • Laura V. LAMB ( 1862 Virginia - )
  • Charles D. LAMB ( 1864 Virginia - )
  • George A. LAMB ( Nov 1870 Rockbridge Co, VA - )
2.  Margaret LAMB ( 1830 Rockbridge Co, VA  - 1875 Rockingham Co, VA ) & Elias Elijah NEFF ( 30 Mar 1817 Rockingham Co, VA - 30 Sep 1895 Rockingham Co, VA  ) 14 Nov 1855 Rockbridge Co, VA
  • Sarah Ann NEFF ( 1856 Rockingham Co, VA - )
  • Ellenora NEFF (21 Feb 1858 Rockingham Co, VA – 23 Apr 1935 Shenandoah Co, VA ) & John BRANNER ( 18 Nov 1856 Shenandoah Co, VA – 18 Sep 1928 Shenandoah Co, VA )  20 Dec 1877 Rockingham Co, VA
  • Areadner NEFF (5 May 1859 Rockingham Co, VA – 4 May 1941 Rockingham Co, VA ) & Michael LOHR ( 15 Dec 1854 Rockingham Co, VA - ) 21 Dec 1880 Rockingham Co, VA
  • Martin H. NEFF ( 24 May 1861 Rockingham Co, VA – 28 Jun 1875 Rockingham Co, VA  )
  • Rebecca NEFF ( 8 Sep 1862 Rockingham Co, VA – 1870 Rockingham Co, VA - )
  • Michael NEFF ( 1 Feb 1864 Rockingham Co, VA –  13 Jun 1941 Monroe, IN ) & Mary Zylpha CLEVENGER (1865 – 1900 ) 20 Jan 1890 Delaware Co, IN
  • Lewis Frank NEFF (11 Apr 1865 Rockingham Co, VA – 4 Aug 1924 Yorktown, IN ) & Amanda SHAFFER ( 1870 Virginia – 1951 Indiana ) 4 Oct 1893 Delaware Co, IN
  • Mathias L. NEFF (4 Nov 1866 Rockingham Co, VA – 31 Jul 1929 Dayton, OH ) & m1) Ada LEFFINGWELL ( 1859 – 1899 ) 25 Dec 1890 Dayton, Greene Co, OH ; & m2) Elizabeth FULTZ ( 1870 - ) 5 Oct 1901 Delaware Co, IN
  • Ida NEFF (1868 Rockingham Co, VA - )
  • Alice Lelia NEFF ( 10 Jul 1869 Rockingham Co, VA – 4 Nov 1948 Norfolk, VA ) & m1) Noah Earl HOLLER (24 Jul 1862 Rockingham Co, VA – 2 May 1899 Rockingham Co, VA ) 5 Sep 1893 Rockingham Co, VA ; & m2) Jacob KLINE ( 1868 Rockingham Co, VA – 1948 Fauquier Co, VA)
  • John Samuel  NEFF ( 5 Mar 1871 Rockingham Co, VA – May  1941 Harrisonburg, VA ) & Martha A. FITZWATER ( 17 Oct 1877 Rockingham Co, VA – 31 Aug 1968 Rockingham Co, VA )  4 Apr 1895 Rockingham Co, VA
3.  Joseph LAMB  ( 1832 Virginia - Before 1880 ) & Frances SWOPE (17 May 1832 Virginia - 30 Dec 1900 Rockbridge Co , VA )   02 Oct 1856 Lexington, Rockbridge, VA 
  • George P. LAMB ( 1859 Virginia - ) & Elizabeth R. UNKNOWN
  • Alicia LAMB ( 1861 Virginia - )
  • James E. LAMB ( 1865 Virginia - )
  • Edmonia C. LAMB ( 1867 Virginia - ) & John Henry BROWN 02 Jan 1896 Rockbridge Co, VA
  • Ella LAMB ( 02 Mar 1870 Rockbridge Co, VA - 16 Mar 1934 Lexington, Rockbridge, VA ) & Stuart Madison FIX 13 Jan 1898 Rockbridge Co, VA
  • Viola LAMB ( 1872 Virginia - ) & Porter HICKMAN ( 1869 Virginia - ) 04 Oct 1899 Lexington, Rockbridge, VA
  • Bruce LAMB ( 1874 Virginia - ) 
4.  Mary Ariadne LAMB ( 28 Oct 1833 Rockbridge Co, VA - 27 Jul 1902 Summersville, Nicholas, West VA ) & Addison McLaughlin DOTSON  ( 11 Aug 1836 Summersville, Nicholas, West VA – 7 Dec 1903 Summersville, Nicholas, West VA )  01 Jan 1863 Botetourt Co, VA
  • Ariadne LAM ( 1858 Botetourt Co, VA - )
  • Richard Matthias DOTSON ( 28 Nov 1863 Botetourt, VA - 12 May 1901 Nutterville, Greenbrier Co, West VA )
  • William Abraham DOTSON ( 20 Sep 1865 Summersville, Nicholas, West VA - 10 Apr 1918 Nicholas, West VA )
  • Alexander Jackson DOTSON ( 09 Apr 1867 Summersville, Nicholas, West VA - 14 Aug 1896 Summersville, Nicholas, West VA )
  • Samuel Charles DOTSON ( 25 Dec 1870 Summersville, Nicholas, West VA - 22 Aug 1955 Wheeling, Ohio, West VA )
  • Thomas Jacob DOTSON ( 08 Oct 1871 Summersville, Nicholas, West VA - 27 Jul 1895 Summersville, Nicholas, West VA )
  • Mary Ann DOTSON ( 16 Sep 1877 Summersville, Nicholas, West VA - 15 Oct 1895 Summersville, Nicholas, West VA )
5. Elijah LAMB  (1835 Virginia – 19 Jun 1862 Richmond, VA ) & Sarah DUNLAP ( 1841 Rockbridge Co, VA - ) 18 Jun 1856 Rockbridge Co, VA

6.  Moses LAMB ( 06 Dec 1837 Virginia - 06 May 1905 New Castle, Craig Co, VA ) & m1) Elizabeth J. MANKEY  (1840 Rockingham Co, VA -  28 Oct 1881 Craig Co, VA )15 Nov 1860 Virginia ; m2)  Frances Creg BRIZENDINE  ( 1856 – 1947 ) 23 Oct 1890 New Castle, Craig Co, VA
  • Eliza Ann LAMB ( 30 Mar 1868 - 26 Jul 1942 Botetourt, VA ) & Miles William BIGGS Jr. ( Oct 1844 - ) 1888.
  • William A. LAMB ( 1861 Virginia - )
  • Charles L. LAMB (1864 Virginia - )
  • Virginia LAMB ( Aug 1865 Virginia - 29 Dec 1925 Hopewell, VA ) & Robert Watt HANCOCK ( 03 Nov 1863 New Castle, Craig Co, VA - 20 Feb 1922 Hopewell, VA ) 13 Nov 1888 New Castle, Craig Co, VA
  • Arminta Belle LAMB ( Feb 1870 Fincastle, Botetourt, VA - Before 1910 ) & Alexander Jackson CALDWELL (10 Jun 1862 Craig Co, VA - 03 May 1960 ) 16 Oct 1889 Craig Co, VA
  • Mary M. LAMB ( 1873 Virginia - )
  • James W. LAMB ( 1875 Virginia - ) & Lizzie UNKNOWN (1870 Ohio - )
  • Clarra E. LAMB ( 1877 Virginia - )
  • Edward W. LAMB ( Feb 1880 Craig Co, Virginia -  )
7.  David LAMB ( 1839 Virginia - ) & Frances LINKNOKER/LINKENHOFER ( 1843 - ) 12 Dec 1861 Botetourt Co, VA
  • Jackson L. LAMB ( 1864 Rockbridge Co, VA - )
  • Eliza V. LAMB ( 1865 Rockbridge Co, VA - )
  • Sarah Catherine “Sallie” LAMB ( 7 Jul 1866 Rockbridge Co, VA – 4 Mar 1942 Stark Co, OH ) & Ottway PEMBERTON ( 01 Aug 1866 Clifton, OH – 6 Dec 1926 Clark Co, OH ) 7 Nov 1886
  • Robert A. LAMB ( 18 Feb 1867 Rockbridge Co, VA – 21 Mar 1939 Dayton, OH ) & Ella Rebecca TIMMONS (16 Mar 1872 Madison, OH – 28 Apr 1948 Yellow Springs, OH ) 20 Dec 1917 Clark Co, OH
  • Seymour W. LAMB (14 Sep 1870 Rockbridge Co, VA – 10 Aug 1913 Madison, OH ) & m1) Mary BOOTH ( 1868 - ) ; & m2) Jennie FORD ( 1879 - ) 8 Mar 1912 Madison, OH
8.  Abraham LAMB ( Mar 1841 Lexington, Rockbridge, VA - After 1900 Botetourt Co, VA ) &  Martha UNKNOWN
  • Nannie Sadahlia LAMB ( 22 Jun 1866 Bedford, Bedford, VA - 26 Apr 1934 San Mateo, Putnam, FL )  & Samuel Huff FERRELL (on 30 Nov 1856 Bedford, VA - 08 Jan 1943 San Mateo, Putnam, FL )  29 Aug 1888 Bedford, VA
  • Philip LAMB ( 1867 Virginia – 23 Dec 1885 Botetourt Co, VA )
  • Emory Ernest LAMB ( Dec 1869 Botetourt, VA - After 1940 ) & Armenia O. UNKNOWN ( About 1879 - )About 1904
  • John LAMB ( 6 Mar 1878 Botetourt Co, VA - )
  • Florence LAMB ( May 1880 Botetourt, VA - )
  • Lula LAMB ( 1881 Botetourt Co, VA - )
9.  Matthew LAMB ( 1842 Rockbridge Co, VA - )


6 comments:

  1. WoW! I am amazed at how long most of these people lived. And I am amazed at your genealogy skills.
    Happy Long Weekend!

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  2. Sarah might not have a long story but she has a long list of family!

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  3. No matter how often I see it I am still always surprised to see the births of children 2 or 3 years apart. In a way it's helpful because when there's more than 3 years between births, we can guess that there may have been a miscarriage or an early death.

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    1. Yeah I know -- and when a couple doesn't conform to that every-other-year pattern, I notice that too!

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