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William Willis Lamb (abt. 1804 - abt. 1870)

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William Willis Lamb
Born about in North Carolina, USAmap [uncertain]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 23 Dec 1824 in Madison, Alabamamap
Husband of — married 3 May 1832 in Bloomington, Monroe Co., INmap
Died about in Christian, Missouri, USAmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified 18 Feb 2019 | Created 22 Sep 2010
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Willis Lamb's family moved from Surry Co. NC to Jackson and Madison Co.. AL in the 18 teens. They first lived in the area of Paint Rock River. Their mother is identified in a letter written by one of Willis' nephews as Martha, but the father's name was not given. One researcher who had died before I learned of this family had told someone that he had found that the father was the older Jacob Lamb who died in Limestone Co. in the 1820s.
Willis was in the 1830 census of both Jackson and Madison Counties. He must have been close enough to the border that he was counted twice or he moved from one county to the other in time to be counted twice. He was living next door to a widow named Pennington. Two of his brothers married daughters of Isaac Pennington's daughter Mary and her husband John Graham (written Grimes in some documents).
The Grahams also came to Jackson Co. AL. Some in this Graham family claim their family tradition has it that Isaac's first wife was a Mary Lamb.
It seems, from the 1830 census that Willis may have been married before 1830, but by 1832 he had moved to Monroe Co. IN where he married Joseph Pennington's daughter Sarah Pennington on 3 May 1832. [1]
At the time of the 1860 Census, William, his wife Sarah, and three of their children -- Sarah, Louisa and Isaiah -- are all living in Porter Township, Christian County, Missouri. William's mother, Martha (age 98), is also living with them.[2]




1840 Listed in the U.S. Census Monroe Co., IN[citation needed]
1850 Washington Co., AR census (White River Twn):[3]
LAMB, Willis 46 NC Farmer 150
Sarah 44 NC
Caroline 17 IA
Frances 16 IA
Elizabeth 14 IA
Sarah10 IA
Louiza 7 MS
Isaiah 4 AR
1860 Christian Co., MO census[2]:
LAMB, William 55 NC Farmer
Sarah 52 MO
Sarah 19 IN
Louisa 17 MS
LAMB, Martha 98 NC (b. ca 1762)
1870 Christian Co., MO census:[4]
LAMB, William 66 NC Farm Lbr
Sarah 68 NC


  1. Per Ted Stout
  2. 2.0 2.1 "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 March 2016), William Lamb, 1860.
  3. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Willis Lamb, White River, Washington, Arkansas, United States; citing family 29, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), William Lamb, Missouri, United States; citing p. 31, family 230, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,268.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 September 2017), Willis Lamb, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 120, sheet 19B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0738; FHL microfilm 1,254,738.


  • This person was created through the import of PittsPenn_2010-09-21.ged on 22 September 2010 by MG Pitts.
  • WikiTree profile Lamb-782 created through the import of My Family File072211.ged on Jul 25, 2011 by Grady Lucas.
  • Thank you to Jon Myers for creating WikiTree profile Lamb-1592 through the import of MYERS-EVEY Family WikiTree.ged on Apr 18, 2013.

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On 1 Jan 2016 at 21:01 GMT MG Pitts wrote:

Lamb-782 and Lamb-136 appear to represent the same person because: I believe these are ready to merged now.

On 22 May 2015 at 16:09 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

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Same spouse but parents differ. Perhaps one of them has the wrong spouse listed?

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