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Joseph Lamb (abt. 1735 - abt. 1820)

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Joseph Lamb
Born about in Nansemond County, Virginiamap
Husband of — married in New Garden MH, Rowan County, North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Randolph County, North Carolina, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Mar 2011
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Categories: Patriotic Service, North Carolina, American Revolution | Providence Cemetery, Randolph County, North Carolina | North Carolina, American Revolution | US Southern Colonist | NSSAR Patriot Ancestors.

Joseph Lamb served North Carolina during the American Revolution
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Joseph Lamb settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.
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Joseph Lamb is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-232463
Rank: (PS) Furnished Beef




Date: 1735
Place: Nansemond County, Virginia
Source: Styles
Note: On page 23, Styles gives the children of Henry and Elizabeth Lamb in order of their marriages, stating that he was unable to locate any of their birth records. Then, on page 34, he states "Joseph Lamb was born in 1735 in Nansemond County, VA." Because of this conflict, I have mark the date as uncertain.


Date: 23 Jul 1761
Place: New Garden MH, Guilford County, North Carolina
Husband: Joseph Lamb
Wife: Frances Beeson
Source: Styles

Children of This MarriageSource[1]:

  1. Henry M. Lamb
  2. Gabriel Lamb
  3. Wilmet Lamb
  4. Benjamin Lamb
  5. Nathan Lamb
  6. Charity Lamb
  7. Caleb Lamb
  8. Albert Lamb
  9. Edith “Edie” Lamb
  10. Richard Lamb

Revoluitonary War Service

Joseph provided patriotic service during the American Revolution.[2]

"Joseph appears in the Daughters of the American Revolution Patriots Index for Patriotic Service, indicating he provided a non-military service, such as a provider of goods or services, also noting his marriage to Frances Beeson.[3]


Last Will and Testament of Joseph Lamb, son of Henry[4]

"I Joseph Lamb of Randolph County & State of North Carolina being in a weak state of health, at present, but of a sound mind & memory, thanks be given to the Lord for the Same, and Calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die, Do ordain and make this my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following: first that all my Just Debts & funeral charges be paid out of my Estate by my Executor hereafter to be named, it is my will that my Son Richard Lamb shall have the plantation whereon we now Live with all the appurtenances thereto Belonging on this side the Creek, and my son Gabriel to have all on the west side the creek. It's a plantation on which he now lives. the creek is to be the line between them. It is my will that my Son Richard shall have the waggon & geers, it is my will that my Sons Henry, Benjamin, & two Daughters Welmet & Edith have five Shillings each, and the Remainder of my property to be equally Divided between my other Children, Benjamin, Nathan, Charity, Caleb, Albert, Richard, & Gabriel."
"And lastly I ordain Nathan Lamb & Richard Lamb my Executors to this my Last Will & testament this twenty eighth day of the twelfth month 1813, pronounced in the presence of David Reynolds, William Chamness, William Beeson. Signed Joseph Lamb."

Joseph's will was proven November 1820 term, Randolph County Court of Pleas & Quarter sessions.

"The executor of this will was proven in open court by William Chamness one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded." William Chamness was the husband of Joseph's grand daughter Edith Lamb, daughter of Nathan. The original will is in the N.C. State Archives at Raleigh.

He did not name his wife Frances in his will, so it may be presumed that she predeceased him.


  1. Styles
  2. From Styles, p. 35; #Dar
  3. DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 2, p.1730, #DAR
  4. #Will,Styles
  • Will: Randolph County, North Carolina; probated in Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Book ?, page ?, dated ?, probated 1820
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed Jan 25, 2015), "Record of Joseph Lamb", Ancestor # A090664.
  • S20 Author: Marshall L. Styles. Title: Descendants of Henry and Elizabeth Lamb of North Carolina: A Quaker Family Legacy, 1697 - 2000. Publication: Salem, MA : Higginson Book Co., ©2000. pp. 34-39.
  • U.S. & International marriage records, Quaker records
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #174748945 Retrieved Feb 10, 2018. , no photo, Providence Cemetery, Randolph County, North Carolina
  • "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 February 2018), Joseph Lamb, Randolph, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 279, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  • "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 November 2015), Joseph Lamb, 1820; citing Randolph, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 2,025,893.

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On 29 Apr 2016 at 12:00 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

Lamb-3839 and Lamb-469 appear to represent the same person because: same person

On 15 Nov 2015 at 11:41 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

Lamb-2999 and Lamb-469 appear to represent the same person because: Same person

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