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Simeon Lamb (1759 - 1846)

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Simeon Lamb
Born in Guilford, NCmap
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Husband of — married 27 Dec 1786 in Guilford County, North Carolina, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Salisbury, Rowan, NCmap
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Simeon was born in 1759. He was the son of Robert Lamb and Rachel Taylor. He passed away in 1846. [1]

Simeon Lamb of Center Monthly Meeting and Mary "Polly" Reynolds of Randolph County, were united in marriage 27 12 1786 (27 December 1786) at Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina. The Friends record notes not only the parents of Simeon, but also the parents of Mary as Susannah and Jeremiah Reynolds. [2]

Simeon's neighbors in 1800, Guilford Co. NC include Ann Reynolds, John Lamb and Robert Lamb. [3]

Simeon's neighbor in Wabash, Indiana in 1820 is his son, Jeremiah. [4]

By 1830, Simeon is living in Livingston Co., Kentucky with the following neighbors: William Lamb, David Lamb, John Lamb. These are possibly his sons. Simeon is listed as age 60-70, William: 30 to 40, David: 20-30, and John: 20 to 30. [5]

Note: A "Joel Lamb" is listed on the 1840 Livingston Co. KY census with a male in his household age 70-80. This would fit Simeon as he was 60-70 in the 1830 census for the same county. All other Lambs in same county for the same year do not have a male of this age in the household. Also, Joel is listed as a son by other researchers, but the age isn't adding up. In any case, the members in Joel's household are:

  • 1 male, 5-10
  • 2 males, 15-20
  • 2 females, 5-10
  • 2 females, 10-15
  • 1 female, 40-50 (Maybe Simeon's widowed daughter-in-law?)

Research Notes

This is the text of a letter written 21 Jan 1939 by James R. Lamb of Emmett, Idaho, to Dr. William "Joe" Lamb, living in Columbia Tennessee:

Robert Lamb was born in Scotland in 1720. He came to the United States when about seventeen years old, as a stow-away, that is he had to work as a slave for seven years after arrival,to pay for his passage across the sea. After he had paid his passage across the sea, he settled in N.C. Nothing ls known of his occupation,but he is supposed to have been a farmer. He lived near Guilford Court House,N.C.

He had five sons and one daughter. Their names were Samuel, Simeon, Sallie, William, David,and John. Samuel was born in 1756. Nothing more is known of him.

Sallie married a man by the name of White and lived in N.C.

William was born in N.C. in l762. He afterwards moved to Penn. and nothing more is known of him.

David was born ln 1765. He married and dled there but i t is no t known to whom nor when.

John was born in 1768. He moved to Illnois, near where Chicago now stands. He was married and afterwards died there.

Simeon, the second son,was born in N.C. Nov 4th 1759. In 1797 he moved to what was then known as Indiana Territory and settled there near the Ohio river,at the present site of New Albany. In 1801 he moved to Salem, Washington Co. and practiced medicine there. He was the first circuit Judge in Indiana Territibry. He was well educated man for that time, being educated for a Quaker Priest,but quit the church and lived a very wicked llfe. He was also a surveyor. He became involved in a difficulty in Salem, shot a man. He left and went to Philladelphla, where he stayed about ten years, having no communication with his family during that time. He then went to Livingston, now Cr1ttenden Co. Ky. and lived with his children and grandchildren until his death, which occured in March 1846. He was buried at the family burying ground on the Flynn's Ferry Road, about 4 miles east of Repton. He was married in N.C. in 1785 to an English Lady named Polly Reynolds, by whom he had eleven children. The children's names were Jeremiah, Robert, Rachael, Susan, William, Sallie, Annie, Joel, David, John and Phoebe.

Robert was born in N.0o in1797 and moved to Indiana Territory with his father in 1797. He was married to Polly Hoggett in 1812. He died in Gallatin Co. Ill He was a First Lieutenant ln the war of 1812. Robert had eight children,John,Sallie,Rach~Al(Rachial),Joel and Caroline,William and Annie. Rachie,l was born in N.Co and moved to Indiana Territibry where she married. Jacob;t Mendenhall.We have an account of two of their children,Zaddock and Milo. Zaddock was killed in the Black Hawk War and Milo died of consumption at Joel Lamb's in Crittenden Co.Ky.

Susan was born in N.C. and married Humphrey Harris in Indiana Territory. Nothing more being know of her.

William was born in N.C. He was married to Susan Archer in Crittenden Co. 1830 and afterwards moved to Hardin Co.Illo where he diedo He had three sons and some daughters. His sons were named Riley,Milo and John. Sallie was born in hn~. She ~[[[Hines-1648|Hines-1648]] married those Reed in Indiana Ter~ and moved to near Chicagoo

Annie was born in N.C. and married John Durham in Indiana Ter.,nothing more being known~~ her.

Jeremiah,the-first son of Simeon was born in WECo in Guilford County Nov. 14,17870 He went with his father to Indiana Ter.ln ~970 He was married to Rachlal Hoggett at Salem 1810. He was a well educated man as well as his fathero He practiced medicine,was also a miller. He was a Lelt.Col. in the war of 1812~ In 1820 he moved to Livingston,now Crittenden Co.Ky. In 1824 he moved to Todd Op.Kyo and built a m~ water mill on the west fork of Red River. He was killed by a saw mill carriage falling on him on March 11, 1831. He had ten children whose names were as follows.

Scipio Afrlcannus, Indlana, Simeon, John Milton, James Madlson, Loulsa, Livina, Cornelia, Johnathan Lyons, Mary Elizabeth and Jeremiah Alford.

This much of the Lamb famlly was written and sent to~~llliam Joseph Lamb by J.R.Lamb,a Presbyterian Minister of Emmett,Idaho, al~ig with the following letter on Jan.21,1939. Emmett,Idaho Jan.21,1939 The following letter was also enclosed with the above. -------

Dear Joe: Your recent letter did me a lot of good and I wish we could meet again. I want to take time to answer lt more fully before long. By your reference to the Lambs of Fayettevllle, I lnfer you are not posted about our own connections. I lived at Fayettevlll for three years and knew that branch, but not able to trace any klnship. I have taken time this week to prepare a story, maklng one copy for yourself and one for Solon, which brings our unbroken history from Scotland down to the time of our parents. As you will see thls authentic. My Grandfather no doubt knew personally Robert Lamb. Preserve this and have as many cpples made as you care to distribute among the family. I mean to have one copy for each of my children. Of course you will make any corrections as to the family which your knowledge may suggest. I think Neither of us can go back beyond our immediate parents to rectify any errors.

I mean to take time to tell you more of my family, and about our old schoolmates as far as I know. Not time today. Will say however that it will likely fall to me to attend General Assembly of Pres. Ch. at Cleveland,Ohio,late in May. Aim to see a son near Pitsburgh posslbly visit old parishioners also near that city. If I find a lot of money I would llke so much to vlslt in Tenn.and Ky. also. Can make no promises about that as yet. But how I would enjoy having a few days with you agaln, seeing Solon and famlly and golng to Fayetteville where one of my boys born,etc. Hope to write you before long. Your cousin, J.R.Lamb


  1. Entered by Katie Boosted, May 18, 2013
  2. "U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935," database, Ancestry, 2014; citing 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.
  3. "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 October 2017), Simeon Lamb, Salisbury, Guilford, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 626, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 31; FHL microfilm 337,907.
  4. "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 October 2017), Simeon Lamb, Wabash, Indiana, United States; citing p. 196, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 14; FHL microfilm 205,608.
  5. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 August 2017), Simeon Lamb, Smithland, Livingston, Kentucky, United States; citing 26, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 39; FHL microfilm 7,818.

See Also

  • "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 October 2017), Simon Lamb, Guilford, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 506, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147. Massey-3526 19:23, 12 October 2017 (EDT)
  • In a letter by James R. Lamb of Emmett, Idaho, dated 21 Jan 1939, to Dr. W. Joseph Lamb of Columbia, Tennessee, he gives a detailed history of the Lamb family. He gives the date of Simeon's birth as 4 Nov 1759.


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