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Edouard (Lajambe) Lashamb (1836 - abt. 1899)

Edouard (Edward) Lashamb formerly Lajambe
Born in Sainte-Martine, Bas-Canadamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died about at about age 62 in Brasher, St. Lawrence County, New Yorkmap
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Edouard Lajambe, fils de Pierre Lajambe et Sophie Noreau, né le 14 février 1836, a été baptisé le lendemain à Sainte-Martine[1].

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- 1870 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: Edward Lashamb 32 (farmer), wife May 45, children Julia Anne 15, Mariah 11, Henry 8, & Michael 3.

- 1880 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: Edward Lassom 46 (farmer), wife Mary 55, Maria 21, Henry 18, Michael 13.

- 1900 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: Widowed Mary Lashomb 77 living with son-in-law John Raymo 39, wife of 18 years Maria 40, & their 7 children.

Civil War: Enlisted in Co. A, 92nd Infantry Regt. NY on 11 November 1861. Reenlisted on 3 January 1864. Transferred to Co. D, 96th Infantry Rgmt on 1 December 1864. Deserted Co. D, 96th Infantry Rgmt. on 16 September 1865 at Warrenton, VA.

Massena Observer, Thursday 24 March 1898: Edward LaShomb was arrested Monday by Policeman King and Tuesday morning pleaded guilty to public intoxication before Justice Dominy who taxed him $8 for the benefit of the public treasury.

Massena Observer, Thursday, 29 September 1898: A Brasher Man Robbed - An acquaintance formed in Canton jail turns out badly - Edward Lachamp, of Brasher Center, Robbed of $50 in Ogdensburg, and badly used up -- About a month ago Edward LaChamp, or Lashomb, commonly called, of Brasher Centre, was arrested in Massena for disorderly conduct, and sentenced to 30 days in Canton jail. While there he formed the acquaintance of a female prisoner, Mrs. Susan Depotsey. Her sentence expired first, and on leaving jail she invited LaChamp to come up to the city when his sentence expired and she would show him the sights. His sentence expired last week Tuesday and he forthwith proceeded to the "only city” carrying $54 in a leather wallet. Susan met him and together they made a round of the saloons and soon were both gloriously drunk. Then Susan threw LaChamp over for another fellow. Later LaChamp was ordered off the street by the police, when a man named William Smith said he would take charge of LaChamp until he was sober, and they went off together. LaChamp turned up in the morning presenting a pitiable appearance. His face and hands were covered with blood and his clothing was saturated. Both eyes were blackened and swollen almost shut, and there was a cut on the side of his face. He was taken to police headquarters and lodged a complaint, and soon Smith and "Bill" Gagnon were under arrest. Gagnon was seen arguing with LaChamp about midnight, and when arrested he had several dollars in his possession. LaChamp positively identified Smith as his assailant, and both prisoners were held to await the action of the grand jury this week. LaChamp is 59 years old and has a wife and four children at Brasher Centre. He has been a source of considerable annoyance to the Massena police and the last time was given 30 days at Canton. He was sent to Canton to be detained as a witness.

Notes for Marie Lacombe:

Obituary: Massena Observer, Thursday, 1 February 1912: Brasher Center: Mrs. Mary Lashomb died at an early hour Monday morning from dropsy. All that willing hands and loving hearts could do was done for her but God knows best. She was born in 1823, in lower Canada and moved to the United States with her parents when a young girl and lived here since. Fifty-nine years ago she married Edward Lashomb, who died twelve years ago. Seven children were born to them, four of whom survive her: Henry, of Massena, Michael, of Norwood, Mrs. Julia Compo, of Brasher, and Mrs. John Raymo with whom she has lived since her husband's death. She was respected and loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. She was laid to rest at the R.C. church at Brasher. Father Sullivan read requiem high mass.

Obituaries for the children:

Michael Lashomb: Massena Observer, Tuesday 26 September 1935: Michael LaShomb, sr., 68, died at his home on West Hatfield street at 11:35 o'clock Sunday night. He had been in declining health for about a year but his condition was serious only for about a week. He was born in the town of Brasher, June 25, 1867, a son of Edward and Mary LaShomb. In early life he married Miss Phoebe Deshane. They lived on farms in Massena and Louisville. She died in 1927 and in 1930 he married Mrs. Delia Gonyea, of Massena. Surviving are his widow; five sons, Michael, jr., Vernon, Leland and George, all of Massena, and Robert, of Hopkinton; two daughters, Mrs. James Mahoney, Saranac Lake, and Mrs. Carl Stone, Norwood; thirteen grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John Raymo, Massena-Winthrop road. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from Sacred Heart church and burial was made in the Catholic cemetery at Louisville.


  1. "Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 July 2014), Sainte-Martine > Sainte-Martine > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1831-1836 > image 240 of 254; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal.

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Lajambe-99 and Lashamb-6 appear to represent the same person because: HI, My information has Edward as my g-grandfather. George Hubert aka Pearl Town was born out of wedlock to Helen Taft. Its a long story. Let me know how to proceed . I have all records.

thanks, Charley

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