Thomas E. Lamb was born on 11 Feb 1770 in Center (Greensboro), Guilford, NC. Hinshaw, Vol I, p. 660. He died on 15 Jul 1851 in Green, Wayne, IN. He was buried in Williamsburg Cemetery.
He was married to Hannah Lewis (daughter of John Lewis Jr. and Sarah Ruckman) in 1798 in Randolph County, NC. Notes from Billie Lee Lamb Smith of Bucklin, KS: "Thomas and Hannah moved to Indiana about 1809, and lived near Vincennes, until the war of 1812. Then moved to Wayne County in 1816 and remained for a time in the block-house at Williamsburg, the Indians being dangerous at that time. They spent the remainder of their lives in Green Township. Both are buried in Williamsburg Cemetery, Wayne County. A partial history of their descendants is found in A Brief Genealogy of the Thomas Lamb Family by Ruby Manning, 1942.”Children’s names of this union from Billie. Additional information from Joyce Overman Bowman and Rachael Lamb Heater.
Notes from Joyce Agerton, materials received 1972 from Mrs. Oliver (Foy Lamb) Smith, forwarded to Marshall Styles November 1997; "Lamb Family of N.C. and Indiana: Thomas Lamb of Scotch descent was born February 11 1771. He was married in N.C. to Hannah Lewis, daughter of John and Sarah Ruckman Lewis of Guilford County, N.C., who was born January 18 1782 and died October 19 1865 in Wayne County, Indiana. The 1790 Census of Randolph County, N.C., Hillsborough District lists consecutively four Lewis families (David, Richard, John Sr. and John) the following Lamb families: Henry, Benjamin, Nathan and William, who may have been brothers of Thomas and John and Joseph Lamb, either of whom may have been the father of Thomas and with whom he may have been listed. Also in the same neighborhood appears a Jacob, Elizabeth and Cornelius Lamb who could have been brother and sister or cousins of Thomas. Listed next to Cornelius Lamb is a Stephen Lewis. The 1790 census for Perquimans County, Edenton District, lists Phinehas, John, Joseph, and Zachariah Lamb and in Gates County appears an Isaac Lamb, all of whom were living close together. Thomas and Hannah left Randolph County, N.C. after being married and moved to a place near Vincennes, Indiana about 1809-10 where they lived until after the War of 1812 when they moved to Wayne County. The remained for a time in the block house at Williamsburg, the Indians being dangerous at that time. Thomas entered on May 17 1814... 160 acres Green Township, now Perry Township, where he and Hannah spent the remainder of their lives. Perry Township was first settled in 1814, but at the end of 1814 there were but five families within it and the Thomas Lamb family was one of these. He died July 15 1851 and is buried in Wayne County.”
Hannah Lewis was born on 18 Jan 1782 in Pennsylvania. She died on 19 Oct 1865 in Green, Wayne, IN. She was buried in Williamsburg Cemetery.
Thomas E. Lamb and Hannah Lewis had the following children:
i. Isaac Lamb was born in 1799 in N. Carolina. He died in 1849.
ii. Mehulda E. Lamb
iii. Martha “Patsy” Lamb
iv. Naomi Lamb, born 1804 in N. Carolina; married Isaiah Low in 1821.
v. Emily Lamb, born 1806 in N. Carolina; married Charles Williams 1824. +300
vi. John Lamb
vii. Milo Lewis Lamb
viii. James Harvey Lamb
ix. Sarah Ann Lamb
x. Martin Luther Lamb
xi. Priscilla Lamb
Note: Despite the statement above that she was born in Pennsylvania, I have used North Carolina as shown on the 1850 census. Hannah and Thomas were also married in North Carolina. I have marked the birth place as uncertain. Her parents and her children are also named above and could be added.
Note: I have used 1782 as birth year. That year is given both in Styles and the 1850 census. I have used North Carolina as birthplace, since the same census gives that, and Hannah was married in North Carolina. The birthplace is marked as uncertain.
Source: S630 Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Publication: Yates Publishing. Online publication: Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Source: S632 Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records. Author: Edmund West, comp. Online publication: Provo, UT, USA : Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Source: S633 Title: Family Data Collection - Marriages. Author: Edmund West, comp. Online publication: Provo, UT, USA : The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.
Source: S635 Title: Family Data Collection - Births. Author: Edmund West, comp. Online publication: Provo, UT, USA : Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.
Source: S656 Title: 1860 United States Federal Census. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA : Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data - 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C. : National Archives and Records.
Source: S719 Title: U.S. Census, 1850. Shows Hannah, age 68, living with husband Thomas, age 80. Gives his occupation as farmer.
Source: S790 Title: Ancestry Family Trees. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA : Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.