The Lamb ancestry traces back to England with our immigrant being Thomas Lamb IF, in fact, all of the links are accurate; all too many times they are not. Internet research shows that Thomas Lamb was born about 1690 in Cheshire, England, death unknown. Thomas was the father of Thomas, who was born in Pennsylvania and died in South Carolina. Much research needs to be completed to document these connections however, if it were to become important enough to register as a Revolutionary War descendant.
For purposes of this page, and for family connections, I’ll post more recent family connections. We’ll begin with the Civil War times, and proceed forward.
Joseph F. Lamb was born in Alabama in 1818. He traveled westward with his family as a child, marrying Martha Ann Potts in Tennessee. Together they raised a large family in Kentucky. Joseph had a younger brother, Thomas F. Lamb, who married Elizabeth Potts in 1847. Thomas’ eldest son, James Elbert married Elizabeth Frances Potts. Confused yet? Internet research does not help to untangle these family connections, but if anyone has old Bible records, family documents like marriage records, birth certificates, death certificates, that can shed light on them, please share. Still working to unravel these families.
We do have documents to prove that James Elbert and Elizabeth Frances (Potts) Lamb are the parents of children, Luella D., Luther Allen, Loid, and unnamed twins, born in 1900. Luella married Robert Henry Lovell and they made their home in Tennessee. Loid and the unnamed twins appear to have disappeared from the records. Our Lamb families descend from Luther Allen, born November 19, 1878 in Hickman, Fulton County, Kentucky. Luther died November 27, 1946 in Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Missouri. Luther first married Katie Bell Ladd and had children Judge Dewey, Louise, and Anna V. After the death of Katie, Luther married Lillie Ann McGill. The children of Luther and Lillie are L.T., Woodrow Pershing, R.E., Luther Howard, Georgie Mae, Dorothy Lorene, Franklin D., and Vetrice Evelyn.