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Robert Lamb (bef. 1732 - 1814)

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Robert Lamb
Born before in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 29 Sep 1757 in Guilford, NCmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Guilford County, North Carolina, USAmap
Profile last modified 6 Sep 2019 | Created 12 May 2013 | Last significant change: 6 Sep 2019
00:17: Audra (Hodgin) Reschly edited the Biography and GEDCOM for Robert Lamb (bef.1732-1814). (Imported data from GEDCOM upload #147853, Person P150) [Thank Audra for this]
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Robert was a Friend (Quaker)


On 1 April 2014, Fred Remus III removed Henry Lamb (1697 - 1761) (Lamb-464) as father of Robert Lamb.
This is distressing because I'm getting Ancestry DNA matches for this Henry Lamb. Hollenbeck-72 13:43, 3 November 2016 (EDT)

Conflicting Birth Dates

Another profile (Lamb-2369) which was merged into this gave slightly different birth dates and death dates.
Born: 1740
Died: 1800


From Styles, p. 23:
[Following the listing of ten children of Henry & Elizabeth Lamb, Styles writes the following.]
And this man, who I had shown to be a son, but who is not:
Robert Lamb, married Rachel Taylor [When I began this book, Robert was in the family of Henry. However, he has been deleted as a son of Henry, based upon recent research of Thomas Hamm, of Earlham College, Indiana, which research was forwarded to me by Jerry Richmond of Illinois during the editing of this book. Quoting Dr. Hamm, “Robert Lamb was not a son of Henry and Elizabeth. He was an emigrant from England. Haverford College has the journal and some letters of William Hunt (ca. 1733 – 1772), a minister from New Garden MM, NC. In 1772 he was traveling in the north of England, and in one of his letters home to his wife mentioned that he had seen Robert Lamb’s mother, and to tell Robert that she was well. Unfortunately, he’s not clear what her name was or even just where she lived.” See the addendum at Part II for five generations of the Robert and Rachel Taylor Lamb family.
[The addendum mentioned covers pages 363-374. I can look up information on the descendants for anyone interested - FR]

Marriage to Rachel Taylor

Name: Robert Lamb
Marriage Date: 29 Sep 1757
Marriage Date on Image: 29 Ninth 1757
Marriage Place: Guilford , North Carolina
Death Place: Guilford, North Carolina
Father: Simeon [Taylor]
Spouse: Rachel Taylor
Event Type: Marriage
Monthly Meeting: New London Monthly Meeting
Historical Meeting Data: Search for this monthly meeting in the 'Quaker Monthly Meetings Index'
Meeting State: North Carolina
Meeting County: Guilford [1]

No biography yet.[2] Can you add information or sources?


  1. Source Citation: Earlham College; Richmond, Indiana; Quaker Marriage Records; Collection: Miscellaneous Vital Records; Source Information: U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.; Original data:
    • Swarthmore, Quaker Meeting Records. Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
    • North Carolina Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hege Friends Historical Library, Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina.
    • Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Earlham College Friends Collection & College Archives, Richmond, Indiana.
    • Haverford, Quaker Meeting Records. Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.
  2. Profile created by Audra Reschly through the import of Girls Direct Line.ged on Sep 5, 2019. This comment and citation should be deleted after a short biography has been added and primary sources have been cited.
  • TRIANGULATION EFFORT UNDERWAY: The first two peope in a triangulation effort have already been found. Sixth cousins, Brian Baker GEDmatch kit number M507282, and Richard Hollenbeck GEDmatch kit number M434974, share 9.1 cM on chromosome 20. Start Location: 57,762,994. End Location 59,650,650. Estimated MRCA=6.2
  • Source: S20 Marshall L. Styles. Descendants of Henry and Elizabeth Lamb of North Carolina: A Quaker Family Legacy, 1697 - 2000. Salem, MA : Higginson Book Co., ©2000. pp. 23, 363-4.
  • Center MM [1] pg 683 (Marriage of dt, Ann).
  • Center MM [2] pg 683 (marriage of son John).


  • Wikitree profile Lamb-1719 entered on May 12, 2013 by Katie Boosted. Click the Changes tab for the details of contributions by Katie and others.

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On 11 Nov 2017 at 05:52 GMT J. (Massey) Schwartz wrote:

The marriage of Robert Lamb and Rachel Taylor occurred at New Garden MM. Ancestry transcribed it wrong as "New London". On the image itself it's written in small print as "New Garden" beside their names.

On 7 Oct 2015 at 02:49 GMT Richard Hollenbeck wrote:

Lamb-2369 and Lamb-1719 appear to represent the same person because: Birth dates need some work, Both Robert Lamb profiles are from England and are the husband of Rachel Taylor.

Rejected matches › Robert Lamb (1741-1798)

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